Joao Félix, Ferran Torres y Lamine Yamal


Joao, Ferran and Lamine: Barça will bet on the 'JFL' for the duel against Athletic

Published:21/10/2023 - 23:43h

Updated:21/10/2023 - 23:43h

FC Barcelona, ​​due to the plague of injuries, has been forced to form a new trident up front, made up of Joao Félix, Ferran Torres and Lamine Yamal. These players emerge as Barça's main offensive references in the match against Athletic

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The FC Barcelona will confront to the Athletic in the tenth day of LaLiga EA Sports with a forward limited regarding available options. At present, the combined Barcelona only has Lamine Yamal, Ferran Torres and Joãor Félix like natural forwards, since so much Raphinha (injury of biceps femoral of the right thigh) like Robert Lewandowski (sprain of left ankle) will be absent in the crossing against the Basques.

In case that Xavi decide to follow using his offensive training 4-3-3, the trainer of Terrassa would have to trust the three players mentioned previously. Félix would occupy the left position, Yamal the right and Torres would act like false nine, a tactics that worked well against the Granada, since the square culé showed a good performance in attack.

The trident 'JFL' backs in solid statistics, because between this trident add a total of eight targets (four of Ferran, three of Joao and one of Lamine) and five assistances (three of the Portuguese and two of the espluguense). These registers are important for suplir, temporarily, the six annotations and four passes to goal that contributed Robert Lewandowski, the main offensive weapon of the FC Barcelona.

It will change Xavi of diagram?

Another option for Xavi Hernández would be to make a tactical change, reinforcing the centre of the field and deleting one of the names in attack to give fit to an additional midfield player. A change to a diagram 4-4-2, for example, would allow the inclusion of Fermín López, forming a quartet beside Romeu, Gündogan and Gavi.

In spite of having lost key pieces in the FC Barcelona, Xavi has known to manage of effective way his staff and has obtained good answers of his background players of cupboard, something necessary if it values the complex stretch of the season that will face the combined Barcelona, with three parties of maximum requirement.

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