Other than Liverpool, FC Barcelona might be the most disappointing team in the world right now. During the summer, they welcomed several stars to join their roster. Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic and Tomas Vermaelan have all been high rated players from their former clubs.
Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegan was supposed to start in goal for FC Barcelona after the departure of legendary goalkeeper Victor Valdes. Claudio Bravo has played quite well for the high ball possession team, but unbelievably, Getafe managed to hold the team down to a draw.
Lionel Messi has 17 goals in La Liga BBVA and also 15 assists. Neymar has been disappointing since beat Rayo Vallenceno 3-0, where he scored a goal and assisted on Messi's brilliant finish. With 1 hat trick and a two goal game, Neymar is 3rd in La Liga with only 11 goals. Luis Suarez has yet to find the net in the regular season for FC Barca despite finishing the back of the net 25 times for Liverpool in 2013-14.
This is the final season of legendary Barcelona central midfielder Xavi Hernandez Creus. He has one goal and 2 assists and is offering to come off the bench to serve for coach Luis Enrique every time he wants star midfielder Andres Iniesta off the pitch.
Dani Alves has been known for his amazing ability to come off the field and sprint. However, he has failed to touch the ball this season for FC Barcelona. Jordi Alba has a single set up and several yellow cards, while Javier Mascherano picked up a red card in his first match of the season against Elche CF. Gerard Pique has been defending solidly, but the team can't win without Lionel Messi.
Pedro Rodriguez has failed to play many games for FC Barca this season and the team will need him often if they can't find the net often. Last week, Ivan Rakitic re-visited Seville in their 5-1 win to Sevilla. Thomas Vermaelan has yet to play for FC Barcelona since joining from Arsenal Gunners last season. The departure of Pep Guardiola was suppose to help the team, but Luis Enrique's return has landed Barcelona no where close to the season title. They are 5 points behind Real Madrid for 1st place.