Barcelona have been handed some positive injury news ahead of tonight's clash against Rayo Vallecano.

Cesc Fabregas is back in contention for the Catalan outfit after missing the side's shock 1-0 weekend defeat to Getafe, a result which leaves Pep Guardiola's side six points behind Real Madrid at the top of La Liga.

The former Arsenal club captain is expected to be back in action for Rayo's visit to the Nou Camp though, with compatriot Anders Iniesta also available after missing out at the weekend.

Iniesta picked up a thigh strain in the 3-2 win over AC Milan at the San Siro, a result which secured Barca's passage to the knockout stages of the Champions League as Group H winners.

After returning to first team training at the start of the week, the club have confirmed that the Spanish international is fully recovered and available for selection to face Jose Sandoval's side.

Both are tipped to start as Guardiola looks to shuffle his pack following Saturday's loss.

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