FERRAN AND LAMINE, BENEFITS
Barça's options to replace Raphinha
Xavi Hernández will not be able to count on Raphinha for the next month and will have to find the ideal formula so that FC Barcelona does not suffer his absence in, at least, the next four games
The FC Barcelona will not have Raphinha by the next month. The player asked the change in the first-half of the clash against the Seville after feeling a prick in his right leg, to light all the alarms in the City Condal. This Saturday, issued a communiqué confirming that "the proofs made have showed that Raphinha suffers an injury in the biceps femoral of the right thigh. It is drop and his evolution will mark his availability".
Although there is not time estimated of drop, everything seems to indicate to that will be out of action by the next month. The blaugrana will benefit enormously that there is stop of seleccion and the absence will not be so dangerous, but supposes a very sensitive drop for Xavi Hernández that trusts fully in the international with Brazil, because his performance was being very positive.
In fact, it is necessary to take in account that the trainer egarense modified the role of Raphina in these last two parties and has taken him like an interior more to allow that the right extreme that have more amplitude and space. It was the last tactical modification of the blaugrana and was being striking, but has not had continuity and it will be necessary to see how returns after the stop of selections.
The options of Xavi without Raphinha
It is thus that will generate special attention see how Xavi will be able to mitigate his absence by the next four parties. In principle and seen the seen in these last clashes, everything seems to indicate to that will follow the approach of 4-3-3 and that the simplest change will be to include to a new player by the right extreme. There are two options: Ferran Torres or Lamine Yamal.
Already the player formed in The Masia had appeared like titling in front of the Seville with the presence of Raphinha in the interior. It could not appear a lot, but it benefited of the entrance of Fermín López to have more amplitude by the right-handed extreme. The change worked because it began to be more comfortable and generate much more danger, to the point that it was one of the most stood out players of the night.
Ferran Torres wants to be important
On the other hand, Ferran Torres positions like another of the alternatives to follow playing with three attackers. Playing by the right is as better manages the one of Foios and can be the most feasible alternative by his experience and route in the maximum level. In principle, it seems that it will be to title in Port wine, but it will be necessary to see how reacts Xavi, because another option is to play with four midfield players (including to Romeu and Fermín in the XI) and that they are Joao Félix and Robert Lewandowski the only attacker.