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5 reasons why Barcelona could end up trophy-less this season

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Chelsea FC v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg
What if they don't win anything?

Blasphemy! How can a club like Barcelona end up trophyless this season? They are yet to lose a game in the league and have an important away goal against Chelsea in the Champions League. They are also in the final of the Copa del Rey, where they will face Sevilla.

Everything implies that Barcelona have a great chance to win at least a trophy this season. Heck, they might as well go on to win a treble of trebles this term. There is, however, also a chance that everything crashes and they miss every trophy there is to win.

Obviously, the chance of that happening is almost zero. If, however, it does happen, it will be because of these five reasons…

#5 Misfiring Dembele

In the summer of 2017, Barcelona's main target was Marco Verratti. A failure to get him also led to them losing Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain. At that time, it became imperative for them to sign a replacement—and so they did in the form of Ousmane Dembele.

Now, let’s not make a mistake here: Ousmane Dembele is what people could call an ultimate talent. The youngster can make fools out of experienced defenders like they were his pastime toys. Ever since his move to Barcelona, however, he has been marred by injuries.

As a result, his form has taken a hit and it seems as though it will be quite a while before he reaches his optimum peak—and it may hamper Barcelona’s chances this season, especially due to the…

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