Unai Nunez is back from a ban and should start at centre-back despite the return of Yeray.
Inigo Lekue and Enric Saborit should start at left and right back, with Mikel Balenziaga and Oscar de Marcos out injured.
Inaki Williams should be set to play out on the right wing for Kuko Ziganda's men.
Espanyol have won three of their last four games, with Quique Sanchez Flores' side finally turning a corner. However, there is some doubt whether he will still be manager as Stoke have offered him a way back to the Premier League.
The hosts went through to the quarter finals of the Copa del Rey in midweek, and things are looking up for them, especially given their impressive home form in Cornella.
Athletic are one of the more in-form teams in La Liga at present, and have recorded four wins in their last five matches.
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