Lionel Messi and co failed to break down the visitors, as they settled for a drab draw at the Camp Nou.
The draw sees Barcelona open up their lead at the top of La Liga to seven points, but the goalless draw means that today was the first time this season Barcelona had failed to score in a La Liga fixture.
Not since September 2016 against Malaga had Barca fired a blank at home but Getafe's organised defensive display earned them a deserved point.
Valverde said he would carefully manage Dembele's game time to ensure that he does not suffer a recurrence of the hamstring problem and hinted that the 20-year-old would start on the bench against Getafe.
That opens the door to other options filling in for the back four with Yerry Mina expected to make his debut.
Messi won a free-kick and sent the shot spiralling over - the fear for Getafe was that Bruno Gonzalez catching him in the face with a stray boot while he was on the floor might have made the great man angry.
Fittingly it was the flawless Guaita who had the final say as he tipped Suarez's header over the crossbar in stoppage time.
Sevilla's winner came within seconds of the restart when Joaquin Correa raced onto Clement Lenglet's through ball and touched it past Girona goalkeeper Bono as Pablo Sarabia bundled home Bernando Espinosa's attempts to clear off the goal-line - with Rojiblancos' goalscorer remaining unclear.
If anything they're more of a juggernaut than usual, with Philippe Coutinho joining the attack and Ousmane Dembele returning to health. "We will keep fighting in every game we have left". 'As the game went on, they improved.
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Getafe returned to La Liga last summer and have been difficult to beat in the Primera Division this term, losing narrowly to both Barcelona and Real Madrid at home before ending Valencia's unbeaten record back in December.
It was a factor in a stuttering start from LaLiga's leader, although Mina's playmaking capabilities from deep appeared attuned to Barca's famed style.
"What cost us the win was a lack of speed, continuity and creating chances".
Getafe are without Markel Bergara, but boss Bordalas has a virtually full-strength squad available to choose from ahead of the trip to the league leaders.
However, the message from Barcelona is that they are not panicking.