Pep is one of the biggest reasons for this though. He micromanages attackers way too much unless they're Messi.True, the death of the #10 position is what Zizou and Messi were discussing in the recent interview that they had.
We'll either watch a false winger (Zizou and Messi also discussed about this) in a 433 or a variation of the 352 or 343.
Escheverri and Soule are the 2 talents that I'm hopeful of who can provide this type of magic.
I also think Pep is trying to scout athletic 8's who have great dribbling skills as well.
From player interviews and general observations I have concluded that he's too specific and rigid with his tactical instructions. Ofcourse, he does it for results but we're talking about entertainment here.
Jack Grealish was elegant, unpredictable and full of flair at Villa. People compared him to Gazza. Pep made him into a boring LW who retains possesion and continuously passes it backwards and sideways.