Barcelona: Rating players for the 2017/18 season
The Catalan giants are the 2017/18 La Liga Champions. They are yet to lose a game in La Liga this season and could create a record if they remain unbeaten in their last four games. Though they missed out on the UEFA Champions League this season, they did extremely well in the domestic competitions.
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez took the goal scoring responsibility after the departure of Neymar. Defensively, Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti performed well this season. Busquets, Iniesta, and Rakitic are having a good season in the middle of the park.
Here in this article, we will rate the Barcelona players (with a minimum of 10 competitive starts) based on their performances this season.
#18 Andre Gomes 3/10
Andre Gomes' 2017/18 season has been a disaster. Barcelona paid a lot of money for the Portuguese international in 2016, but he could not regain his best form at the Camp Nou until now. He warmed the bench for most of the season and failed to impress with his odd appearances.
#17 Lucas Digne 4/10
With Jordi Alba in the team, Lucas Digne rarely got opportunities to play for Barcelona this season. He made only 12 appearances for the club and was always a second choice left-back to Valverde. With Alba going from strength to strength, Digne might not have a future at Barcelona.
#16 Paco Alcacer 5/10
Paco Alcacer is one of the most talented but underused footballers in La Liga this season. With Messi and Suarez upfront, Alcacer was made to sit on the bench for the most part of the season. He was impressive with 4 goals and 3 assists in 8 La Liga starts in 2017/18. He is good enough to start games in most of the La Liga teams.