Setién could vary the blackboard of the Barça


The three schemes that Setién can use in Barcelona

Published:17/01/2020 - 00:28h

Updated:17/01/2020 - 00:28h

Quique Setién did not deny in his presentation that the game system could vary depending on what he sees in his new players. You have three possible options

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"With regard to the drawing, the important is the philosophy, have clear to what play. The drawing possibly value sometime some change with regard to the 4-3-3 or to the 4-4-2 that has played lately. But I leave it between comillas because we need to see a lot of things", said Quique Setién in his presentation with the Barça. The Cantabrian has three possibilities.


It is a new system that carries the stamp of Setién, since it employed it in the majority of occasions when it trained to the Real Betis. The key of this drawing is that it plays with three central defences and two carrileros long that in position of attack turn into extreme. Besides, it used two mediocentros and a link that connected with the two forwards.

Employ this system would give back the leadership to Samuel Umtiti, that would become to title beside Hammered and Lenglet. Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto (or Nélson Semedo) would have a key paper in the offensive game to open the field and players tame Arthur or Frenkie of Jong would be key to handle the game from the room of machines. Without the lesionado Luis Suárez, Leo Messi and Antoine Griezmann would form the offensive couple.


This system, usual in the first season of Ernesto Valverde​ (with big results by the solidity that showed the team and by the doublet of League and Glass that attained ), wins whole after the injury of Luis Suárez and until Ousmane Dembélé do not recover . Setién Sees key the control of the balloon from the centre of the field and this system would allow him populate more the wide zone to recover the control of the parties.

In this system, see again to Frenkie of Jong and to Arthur Melo indispensable by his profile of game possession, completing the centre of the field with players like Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic or even Sergi Roberto advancing his position. Messi and and Griezmann would keep up, waiting for the turn of the lesionado Dembélé.


The option 'continuista', the most used in the last decades and the one who to Valverde him atragantó during the last campaign and average. Given the results of the Txingurri with this diagram and having the injury of Luis Suárez, is difficult to see to the team keeping the drawing during the next months.

In this case, Ansu Fati and Carles Pérez would earn leadership to accompany to Griezmann and Messi in the forward while Dembélé keep in the dry dam. The composition of the centre of the field would be the key to improve, having Setién that decide why profile of footballers bet or if Arthur or Riqui Puig step forward in the team.

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