After the very unfortunate injuries suffered by Andres Iniesta and Alexis Sanchez in recent weeks, Guardiola feels the obligation to look at his bench in order to complete his team. Afellay must be ready to take his chance.
The Dutch Babyface has finally recovered from his own injury, which he picked during the money-focused USA Tour in the summer. Ibi returned to the team against AC Milan, playing as a sub and producing a decent performance.
Pedro, Messi and Villa will most probably be Pep's first choice attack, but Afellay will definitely have a bigger part to play during the second half of the next few matches.
If he can assist Messi as well as he did during the legendary 0-2 at the Bernabeu last season, we'll be OK. Seriously, you need to watch the video below, it just gave me goosebumps again!!!!
AFELLAY: TIME TO PROVE WHAT YOU ARE MADE OF!!!!!