WHO HAS PLAYED MORE?
Mid-season balance: Valverde's favorites
Published:6/01/2020 - 23:58h
Updated:6/01/2020 - 23:58h
Ernesto Valverde is one of those coaches who tend to blindly trust their most common headlines and, so far, there are only nine players with more than a thousand minutes
At the beginning of 2020, already they have played 20 days of LaLiga Santander. During these four first months and half of competition, all the players of the first staff of the FC Barcelona have had his minutes and any has remained without debuting, although some of them have had notably more leadership that others.
Place by place, Ernesto Valverde has gone leaving more or less clear which have been his preferences to form his alignments and there are some footballers that seem indescutibles, especially those that happen of the one thousand minutes played, that only are nine in all the staff. Still and like this, anybody in the team has played the 1.710 complete minutes of these 20 days ligueras.
Marc-André ter Stegen is the footballer that more minutes has had in the present season in the domestic championship (1.620), losing only the duel against the Espanyol by injury. In defence, find to the second player with more minutes, Gerard Hammered (1.613) and, beside him in the central axis, neither there would be debate: Clément Lenglet would accompany him (1.342).
Also in defence, find to another player that surpasses the one thousand minutes contested, in this case occupying the side: Sergi Roberto (1.361). Curiously, for the Catalan there were plans to bet by him like midfield player, but the numerous injuries in defence -neither Nelson Semedo (933) neither Jordi Alba (862) arrive to the one thousand minutes- have done him go back to the saga.
In the centre of the field there is two clear referents regarding minutes player. Frenkie Of Jong is the fourth footballer of the Barcelona staff that has played more (1.438), only surpassed by Hammered, Ter Stegen and Antoine Griezmann. Sergio Busquets (1.111), that curiously began the season like acting, would be the second man that more has played in the medullary.
The offensive trident, conditioned by Dembélé
To principle of season, expected a lot of rotations in attack by the competition between the poker of cracks of the staff formed by Leo Messi, Luis Suárez, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembélé, but the injuries of the 'mosquito' have done that the 'MSG' have consolidated . Griezmann (1.470) has been the forward that more minutes has accumulated; the Uruguayan would be the second (1.278) and Leo Messi (1.169), that lost several meetings by physical problems, the third.