FC Barcelona are the only club in Europe to have won all accolades before them in a single year, claiming a whopping 6 trophies under Pep Guardiola in 2009 before going close again under Luis Enrique with 5 trophies in 2015. It looks like the Catalans are ready to complete a treble this term once again and down are the reasons why.
5. Squad depth
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The lack of squad depth is one of the factors which hindered Barcelona from claiming the treble in each of the past 3 seasons, but that problem has now been buried following a couple of successful transfers this year.
Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele have linked up with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez up front to give Ernesto Valverde plenty of options in attack, while Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets and Arthur Melo have been controlling games from the middle of the pitch.
Summer signing, Clement Lenglet has been a huge influence at the back alongside the likes of Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, and Sergi Roberto, with Ter Stegen raising his game to an incredible level.
4. Incredible start across all competitions
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The Catalans sit comfortably on top the La Liga table, with 3 points ahead of second-placed Espanyol after 11 matches so far, and they are also the first side to qualify for the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League, having pulled a massive 10 points from a possible 12, and flying on top of Group B in the European tournament.
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Summer signing, Arthur Melo has taken everyone by surprise with his incredible start to life in the Catalan capital, quickly establishing himself in the Barcelona midfield.
Sergio Busquets is an awoken man in the center of the pitch, while Ivan Rakitic has taken his game to an incredible height since the beginning of the term. With this trio in the extraordinary form, Barcelona have found it very easy to control games this season.