For a large team like Barcelonathe stage of change It will always be a double effort. Messi is no longer the flag of this project and there was also a change of president along with the technical management that has not been able to plan a season correctly. However, between The leagueChampions League and Copa del Rey, the ‘culés’ have used more players in the league than the whole of this century.
37 players have already played this season at Barça, when the highest figure in the entire 21st century in the same season had been 30. The number of men used by both Koeman and Sergi and Xavi is unusually high, even taking into account account that, due to COVID-19 and injuries, they caused several players with a lack of arena to debut in the subsidiary team in January.
If we go to a comparison with the big teams in Europe, Barcelona is the one that has used the most followed by Sevilla and PSG who have 32. Benfica (30) is still on this list, Bayern, Borussia, Juventus and Real Madrid (28), Arsenal (27), Liverpool (26), Atlético, Chelsea, Manchester United (25) and Manchester City (23). Only Salernitana (41) and Saint-Étienne (38) are the ones, from the big leagues, that used more players.
Ferran Jutglà (302′), Ilias Akhomach (126′), Álvaro Sanz (27′) and Estanis (10′) are the players who debuted with Xavi. Also added are Ousmane Dembélé (399′) or Samuel Umtiti (90′), who had not gotten to have minutes this season with Koeman, and the winter signings Ferran Torres (180′) Dani Alves (180′), Adama Traoré (61 ′) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (29′). Of course, Koeman had already used 27 men and gave the option of debuting to Gavi, Nico, Abde or Balde, in addition to the signings Memphis, Eric García, Luuk de Jong, Yusuf Demir or Sergio Agüero.
It is so, guided by the statistics, we form a Barcelona line-up in 2021: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Pique, Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Nico, Frenkie de Jong; Dest, Gavi and Memphis. Mingueza, Abde, Luuk de Jong and Coutinho would be the substitutes. The latter is no longer in the team. With the recent additions, the numbers could change.
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