FC Barcelona or Barca is the one of the most successful and richest Spanish club. The club has won the La Liga championship twenty-two times, the Copa del Rey twenty-six times, the Copa de la Liga twice, the Supercopa de España ten times, the European Cup four times, the Cup Winners’ Cup four times, the Fairs Cup three times, the European Super Cup four times and the FIFA Club World Cup twice. The 2014-15 football season is about to begin and the Spanish giants are looking forward for momentous performances in the lights of players like Messi, Suárez and Neymar. FC Barcelona Squad Predictions for 2014-15 is a list of those players who could possibly represent the side for the upcoming football season.
GK- Claudio Bravo:
Claudio Bravo, 31, is coming to Barça after eight seasons playing for Real Sociedad, and also captaining the Chilean national team. Bravo is noted for his calmness between the posts, his leadership skills, and lots of agility. These qualities make him perfect choice as a goal keeper for the Spanish giants.
RB- Dani Alves:
Dani Alves is one of the strongest, most intense right-sided players in the world, and covers an extraordinary amount of ground. He will surely control the right side of the field for Barca for the season 2014-15.
CB- Gerard Piqué:
The Catalan is a defender with a wide raging skill set. The centre back also knows how to apply his skill on offence and he gives the team additional options on set parts. Besides playing at centre back, Piqué can also play as a sweeper in front of the defensive line.
CB- Jérémy Mathieu/Javier Mascherano:
FC Barcelona’s new signing Jérémy Mathieu will play as a centre back. The defender says that he’s “versatile” but that he prefers to play in the center back position. Javier Mascherano has authority and presence in the centre of the pitch. The centre back is superb when tracking back to win tackles and protect his defense.
LB- Jordi Alba:
A fast and skillful player who uses his speed and ability to press forward down the left flank, Alba’s versatility also means that he can be used all over the pitch but he is mostly used as left back.
CM- Ivan Rakitic:
Ivan Rakitic joined FC Barcelona in the summer of 2014. Rakitic is a physical midfielder who can play on nearly every inch of the midfield. He’s an offensive-minded player, but he is also an avid defender when his team requires it.
DM- Sergio Busquets:
Sergio Busquets is a very complete midfielder renowned for his intelligence on the field. He positions himself well and is a good reader of the game. Busquets adds security to the team because he rarely gives the ball away and is also solid in his defensive duties. That’s why he will play the role of defender midfielder in FC Barcelona squad.
AM- Andrés Iniesta:
The Barça number eight midfielder started out in defense for Barça but now he plays the role of attacking midfielder. And on time he can be moved into a more attacking role in Barcelona’s forward line.
RF- Leo Messi:
The Argentinian striker and winner of Four Ballon d’Or awards can be considered as the best player in the world. A natural left footer, Leo Messi is stunningly versatile, and can play either in the middle or on whichever of the wings required, but he feels most comfortable playing on the right.
LF- Neymar Jr.:
The Brazilian No. 10 Neymar Jr. was signed for Barça in 2013. Fast, tricky and clever Neymar, is particular dangerous one on one, but he can shine in any attacking position. But for this FC Barcelona squad, Neymar will play as left forward or left winger. The 22 years old is a lethal weapon against any defense.
ST- Luis Suárez:
One of the most productive strikers in European football Luis Suárez is recently signed for Barcelona. With the arrival of Suárez, in FC Barcelona squad ‘’Messi-Neymar Duo’’ will become a ‘’Troika’’. The addition of Luis Suárez makes the Barca forward line one of the most lethal and dangerous forward line.