When FC Barcelona aquired the services of David Villa, the football world assumed that the Blaugrana attack would become an even more feared entity.
Replacing Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the more mobile and agile David Villa seemed to be an improvement. El Guaje is the better fit, there's no doubt about it. His off-the ball contribution to Barca's game is superb but strangely enough, his goals have dried up.
Of course Pep Guardiola must be held accountable for his weird experiments that, with every passing week, seem to have more in common with fringe science than football tactics.
Installing David Villa as a left-winger is just wrong, the man was born to be a centre-forward not the Spanish re-incarnation of Thierry Henry (the FC Barcelona version).
Now let's take a look at some of the finest strikers who have ever played for FC Barcelona.
These thoroughbred strikers had one task, and one task only, to score goal en masse. Imagine if one of them had to play out of position like David Villa, they would have lost their killer-instict.
Please Pep stop emulating Dr. Bishop from the hugely popular TV-Show "Fringe", there's no reason to experiment.
Ask yourself "if Romario had played as a left-winger, would he have been as efficient?"