We have a pretty big fdj problem. There is not a player in the squad that can come close to filling that role and when he's out our entire team looks poor because Xavi hasn't shown the tactical nous for a clear and consistent progressive attack.
Frenkies transitions and runs from defence + line splitting passes are the life of our attacking play. Remove that and it's back to pass ball to wings and hope for some magic.
Gundogan is great further upfront but we need someone who splits lines. Pedri is very cautious and doesn't have the mobility to play there. Not going to talk about Romeu he is usless.