3 possible attacking formations Barcelona can field next season
If Coutinho does leave Barcelona or if he is out of form, Ousmane Dembele will be the man to replace the Brazilian in this forward line. Dembele offers a brutal pace and flexibility to the line-up. In fact, we could see the rise of Dembele as a Barcelona player in this formation.
However, Malcom could also be a part of this formation depending on the competition and the availability of the players.
Suarez has had the worst season of his Barcelona career the previous campaign and if the 32-year-old cannot get back to form, we could well see him dropped from the starting XI. If Valverde needs to have a balanced approach, he can employ a 4-3-3 formation and his front three could be Coutinho, Messi, and Griezmann.
While Coutinho will occupy the left-hand side, Messi can do the honors on the right flank. Griezmann will be the central forward in this case. Based on how the game goes, Valverde will have a solid bench strength to make an impact as substitutes.