3 Possible ways or Players Barcelona can use to replace Suarez at centre-forward excluding Messi

3 Possible ways or Players Barcelona can use to replace Suarez at centre-forward excluding Messi

Finding the right player to replace Suarez in the centre-forward position is going to be key to Barca's success this season.

The match against Sevilla served as an example of why playing Leo Messi at centre-forward is problematic. When the midfield wasn't capable of creating chances, Leo had to drop down, which led to Barcelona attacking with no one in the centre-forward position.

Thus, we believe that Ronald Koeman should try using someone else in that position and putting Messi back in his preferred position — on the right-wing. Luckily, he has three options to choose from.

1. Antoine Griezmann

Barca XI: Neto; Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Pjanic, De Jong; Messi, Coutinho, Ansu Fati; Griezmann.

When he only took over at Barcelona, Ronald Koeman said that Antoine Griezmann was not a winger. However, the coach seems to have forgotten his own words, as he's been using him on the right flank.

Interestingly, Koeman played Griezmann at centre-forward during pre-season and he looked good, especially considering that he had only returned from international duty. For some reason, the coach went back on his own decision.

2. Ansu Fati

As per earlier reports, Koeman considered using Ansu Fati at centre-forward. This position wouldn't be new for the 17-year-old as he used to play as a striker at La Masia. He was moved to the wing when he was promoted to the U19 side.

Fati also played in a central role in Spain's UEFA Nations League match against Ukraine after Luis Enrique subbed Gerard Moreno off.

3. Martin Braithwaite

Martin Braithwaite is currently the only nominal striker at Barca. We know that the Dane is a hard-working player and he'll have no problem covering for Messi defensively if he has to. Braithwaite certainly deserves a chance to play from start, at least in a game against a weaker side.

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