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The ideal alignment of the Barcelona in 2018, difficult to catalog

Published:26/12/2018 - 01:19h

Updated:26/12/2018 - 01:28h

It is not easy to determine an eleven of gala of the FC Barcelona this season 2018-19. Ernesto Valverde has showed to be a practical technician, that uses to the players that thinks that are in better form in each party. And this does that the onces vary

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Along this year 2018, Ernesto Valverde has gone varying the eleven of the FC Barcelona contributing light retouchings in distinct parties. Always it has kept a solid block of players to those who considers the 'heavy weights' that sustain to the team, but in determinate positions has bet for using to those who has thought that were, in each moment, in a better version.

Philippe Coutinho could represent the best example of variability in the alignments. It arrived to the FC Barcelona in January of 2018 like the most expensive signing of the history of the club, and began playing in the position of left interior, where in the past played Andrés Iniesta. From here cuajó irregular performances, but that cost him to mark 10 goals to measure that was advancing his position the past season.

This course 2018-19, Valverde used him more like extreme at the beginning, whereas from does some weeks has remained relegado to the bench because of the hatching of Ousmane Dembélé, a fixed to day of today for the FC Barcelona in attack beside two 'insustituibles' as they are Leo Messi and Luis Suárez, those who carry the offensive weight of the team.

In the centre of the field and the defence, the injuries also have done that the eleven of gala vary. Arthur Melo surprised when doing place at the beginning of season in the alignments, after his hatching in the Tottenham-Barça of Champions League. An injury separated him during some weeks of the eleven, and this was taken advantage of by Arturo Vidal to snatch him to day of today the titularity. Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic, by against, yes have kept fixed in the alignments of the important parties, to the equal that Messi and Suárez.

And, in the defensive line, also have given changes. Sergi Roberto seemed the right side headline, but his recent injuries and the big state of form of Nélson Semedo have allowed that the Portuguese assume more chevrons that the Catalan in the last months. And, in defence, Samuel Umtiti has diluted owing to his annoyances of knee and has caused the fast adaptation of Clément Lenglet, the one who to day of today is the usual couple of Gerard Hammered in the axis of the defence. The central Catalan keeps on being to title indisputable, to the equal that Jordi Alba in the left-handed side.

Seven players 'fixed' in the FC Barcelona

Ter Stegen, finally, is the guardameta title of the FC Barcelona in LaLiga Santander and the Champions League, leaving to Jasper Cillessen, the cancerbero acting, for the Glass of Rey. Like this the things, the 'heavy weights' fixed always in the alignments of the Barça have been, along this year 2018, Ter Stegen, Jordi Alba, Gerard Hammered, Busquets, Rakitic, Leo Messi and Luis Suárez.

Seven players that always are, and four positions in which they have had some alternations that, surely, also will repeat in 2019. It is what has have of a so exceptional staff. That keep the titularity is tremendously complicated...

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