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Dropped Deulofeu pays price for poor form at Barcelona

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The winger has been left out of Saturday’s clash

Getafe v Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has announced the squad for tomorrow's game against Celta Vigo. Part of those missing from the squad are those who are injured, including Arda, Dembélé, Rafinha and Mascherano. But then there are Semedo and Deulofeu who are missing from the squad due simply because they were dropped.

“The fact that he is not in the squad is because we have a long list of players and sometimes some come in and others go out. Deulofeu is insistent in attack, taking players on and trying to make the difference up front.”

Ernesto Valverde| FC Barcelona

Deulofeu received a rating of only six in Barcelona’s midweek win over Murcia according to the community player rankings. He was pretty poor in a game where just about every other Barcelona player enjoying a strong showing.

It remains unclear how this drop will effect Deulofeu and for how long, but for now, he is out of the squad and the message is clear - he needs to improve.