Rakitic, Arturo Vidal and Aleñá, during a training with Barça

DILEMMA FOR ERNESTO VALVERDE

Another 'battle' in the midfield of Barça against Valencia

Published:12/09/2019 - 20:07h

Updated:12/09/2019 - 20:07h

As in the majority of matches of this season 2019-20, against Valencia Ernesto Valverde will have to choose to three midfield players of the seven that has available. More than one will remain dissatisfied

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At all easy will have it Ernesto Valverde to choose to the players that compose the centre of the field of the FC Barcelona this Saturday in front of Valencia. The group culé arrives to the party empatado to four points with the 'chés', and with the obligation to win to start with to scalar to the first positions of the table clasificatoria and struggle elbow with elbow with the Athletic of Madrid by the first place.

To win to the ones of Celades, the 'Txingurri' will range to the best possible alignment that have in these moments. And in the centre of the field, there is until seven options to cover three positions. Sergio Busquets seems immovable in the defensive pivote, but his companions could vary regarding the two last days of the championship suspender belt.

Ivan Rakitic has all the ballots to be headline after have not attended to the parties of selections with Croatia, of the same way that Arturo Vidal that it did not play with Chile and also is rested. Frenkie Of Jong has been headline in the three first days of League, but could have of rest when having played the two meetings of Holland in this last stop.

Something alike sucede with Arthur Melo, the one who in spite of shining in the second half in front of Osasuna, has made a very long trip from North American earths in the last hours and has had minutes with the 'canarinha'. In any case, and in spite of having arrived this Thursday to the trainings of the Barça, aspires to the titularity beside Busquets and Rakitic like first option.

Frenkie Of Jong and Arturo Vidal could remain in the bench, although they also have ballots to go in in the eleven. What is clear is that these five midfield players will be summoned by the 'Txingurri' for the party, and the sacrificed could go back to be Carles Aleñá, the one who has not been summoned in the two last days. Regarding Sergi Roberto, Valverde could reposition him in the right side because of the annoyances of Nélson Semedo.

Carles Aleñá can be the big victim

Play the one who play, what is clear is that the Barcelona will have of a midfield of full guarantees, and of alternatives of luxury in the bench to change the dynamics of the party in the second part, when the team need it. With so much talent accumulated, foresee 'battles' in the entrenos previous to each party to win the titularity. And if it follows the situation of ostracism of Carles Aleñá, it will be necessary to see which sucede with him in the market of winter. A cession could not being a bad idea, in function of how many opportunities have received until then.

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