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5 worst players for Barcelona in 2017

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Vidal hasn't even been a shadow of himself at the Camp Nou
Modified 29 Dec 2017, 16:49 IST
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When a year is at its end, we often tend to review the bygone days in an attempt to see how things have fared over the calendar. And so it is not a surprising thing when I attempt to dig into the past and try to unearth the worst things for Barcelona.

2017 was a year to forget for the Camp Nou outfit, although they have salvaged something with their second-half performances this year. The thing is, they have only one trophy to show for in 2017, which is something that can’t be deemed as successful by any means.

Since they didn’t win any trophies, some of the blame has to go on individual performances. And hence, here are 5 of the worst players for Barcelona in 2017…

#5 Aleix Vidal

In the beginning of 2017, things started to go well for the former Sevilla right-back. However, an injury forced him to sit out of the field and lose his spot to Sergi Roberto. The young Barcelona midfielder was chosen to play out of position at right-back instead of Vidal, who is a natural in that position.

And then the Catalans signed Nelson Semedo to fill up the void left by the departure of Dani Alves. You see, Aleix Vidal was supposed to be the heir to the throne left by the Brazilian. Indeed, just like the current PSG star, Vidal came to Barcelona from Sevilla.

However, his 2017 was one to forget as injuries and the resulting lack of form caused him to stay away from the team. Even now, Nelson Semedo and Sergi Roberto are the ones considered for the position before the Spaniard.

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Published 29 Dec 2017, 16:49 IST
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