Due to the Euro 2010 qualifers, we're now in the middle of a two-week break in club football and it's time to analyse how Barcelona players have been performing so far and to predict the rest of the season.
So far, Barcelona have already won the Spanish Super Cup, their eighth trophy in the past 18 months. However, they have surprisingly dropped five points at home in the league (despite a perfect away record) and are only in fourth place, three points behind leaders and next opponents Valencia, and one point behind eternal rivals Real Madrid.
Barcelona fans certainly remember that at this point in 2008/2009 Barcelona had also wasted five points, but then went on to lose only two more points until the end of the first half of the season, destroying every opponent in sight.
The blaugrana supporters expect the team to finally hit top form after the international break and to emulate the achievements of the legendary 2008/2009 squad.
Thiago, Jeffrén, and Nolito have just played a few minutes, so they weren't rated.