LaLiga 2018/19: 5 players who have created the most 'big chances' this season
The one player who has unquestionably benefited from Neymar's shock Barcelona exit is Jordi Alba. Since Neymar's departure, he has had the whole left flank to himself, giving him that little extra space that he needed to completely unleash his true potential.
The Spaniard has suddenly found a rejuvenated role under Ernesto Valverde and is now arguably the best fullback in the world. His sheer pace with the ball helps him tear through defenses, and slot in exquisite assists from the left side.
He has found a terrific understanding with Lionel Messi, with whom he has now formed one of the most fearsome duos in the world. The former Valencia man has proved to be ever so reliable at the back, and very threatening when left free on the left wing during attacks.
He has created 10 Big chances this season, not only for Lionel Messi but also the likes of Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele.