2. Good squad depth
Having a good depth in the squad is beneficial to every team , playing in every level . A team participates in more than one competition in a season and sometimes there is just an interval of two or three days between the games. In such a case, if there are more than 2 players who play in a similar position or can do so , it’s always good for the team. Paris have a good squad depth and their squad has improved immensely after the addition of Julian Draxler, Goncalo Guedes and Giovanni Lo Celso, albeit the latter of the two haven’t played as much for the defending champions.
Paris Saint Germain do have a few key players without whom their game becomes a bit slow, but the players who come in for the absent ones are also exceptional and do not lack quality and talent . Hatem Ben Arfa has displayed glimpses of his ability, coming off the bench to replace Cavani, Presnel Kimpembe showed what he’s made of against Barcelona . As Emery insists , there is a healthy competition between the players for the starting role and we’ve seen the likes of Alphonse Areola being picked instead of Kevin Trapp and Emery preferring to play Laywin Kurzawa instead of the much experienced left back Maxwell. Even Thomas Meunier has proved to be exceptional this season and we’ve seen him being picked over Serge Aurier, who doesn’t seem to be able to replicate last seasons form.
PSG’s bench is also filled with quality players and the last three weeks have been really busy for the capital club as they’ve been playing a game in every three to four days. Despite this , PSG are still progressing in all the competitions due to continuous rotation of the squad, resting key players for big games whenever needed.