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Sarr And Sane Feature | Strongest Possible Bayern Munich Lineup So Far This Season

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Jack O’Brien
A 22 y/o football nerd seeking my way into football writing. I love Irish football and also the Premier League. A huge Arsenal fan! Aside from writing, I like to spend my time fishing and drinking beer.

Bayern Munich are yet again looking like the team to beat, having demolished teams like Atletico Madrid and RB Salzburg in the Champions League while they are also leading the Bundesliga table, ahead of Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig. So, in this article, we will be looking to build their strongest possible eleven, based purely on performances so far this season.

Strongest Possible Bayern Munich Lineup So Far This Season

Defence

Benjamin Pavard hasn’t had the best start to the season, in truth. The Frenchman has often looked rattled during defensive phases, so Bouna Sarr gets a surprising inclusion in this lineup.

By contrast, Lucas Hernandez is having one great season at FC Bayern. The ex-Atletico Madrid star has done an incredible job in replacing the injured Alphonso Davies and might even retain his place in the starting lineup even if he is fit.

As far as the central defensive pairing is concerned, Jerome Boateng has been fairly solid at the back while David Alaba is a guaranteed starter, thus leaving Niklas Sule out of the starting eleven.

Manuel Neuer completes the defence by starting in between the sticks, ahead of Alexander Nubel who has barely received any opportunity to perform.

Strongest Possible Bayern Munich Lineup So Far This Season - It has been a great season for Hernandez.
Bayern Munich’s French defender Lucas Hernandez leaves the field after the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Bayern Munich v RB Leipzig in Munich, southern Germany, on February 9, 2020. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Midfield

Joshua Kimmich has become one of the world’s top three midfielders thanks to his consistent performances over the past year or so. He has also become a leader in the middle of the park and is a guaranteed starter.

As far as his partner is concerned, Leon Goretzka is the favourite, having already created a formidable relationship with Kimmich in the double pivot. Their collective understanding plays a key role in bringing stability in Bayern’s second line of press.

Attack

Leroy Sane has been in fiery form since returning from injury, so he edges Kingsley Coman in the wide-attacking position, with Serge Gnabry almost a guaranteed starter.

These two players operating in the wider attacking role means Thomas Muller will have to be deployed in the attacking midfield position, at the expense of Corentin Tolisso, even though the Frenchman himself is having a good season so far.

And finally, the Bayern Munich attack will be led by none other than Robert Lewandowski, as his back-up in Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is barely good enough even to get a place on the bench.

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