Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have started the season off in a comfortable fashion, with an opening day 3-1? victory against Bayer Leverkusen, as new boys Niklas Süle and Corentin Tolisso got off to a flying start.
As a number of first team players such as James Rodríguez and Jérôme Boateng are still sidelined with injuries, manager Carlo Ancelotti still has a number of options to select from with such a strong squad at his disposal.
The Italian boss should stick with the same side that opened the season with a win at the Allianz Arena.
?Recently appointed captain Manuel Neuer should return to the first team after breaking his metatarsal in the second-leg quarter final defeat to Real Madrid in last season’s Champions League.
?Niklas Süle impressed in his Bundesliga debut for new side Bayern Munich after completing his switch from rivals Hoffenheim, scoring in his first match. He will be partnered by compatriot Mats Hummels in a strong duo in the heart of the defence.
On the left, David Alaba continues to excel as one of the world’s greatest full-backs, while promising versatile defender Joshua Kimmich has seamlessly replaced retired legend Philipp Lahm, who has remarkably been linked with an instant return to football.
?Two further signings from the summer stamped their claims as first team regulars alongside warrior Arturo Vidal, who has been linked recently with a return to Serie A as Inter Milan remain a potential option.
Hoffenheim signing and German international Sebastian Rudy showcased his industry in midfield, while €40m capture bagged his first goal for Stern des Südens with a thumping header.
?A familiar three will collaborate in attack, with Polish captain Robert Lewandowski leading the line, following his dispatched penalty in last week’s opening fixture. Franck Ribéry was electric in pre-season, still proving his menace at 34-years of age as the French winger shows no sign of a decline in form.
Bavarian favourite Thomas Müller should complete the trio as Rodriguez still remains a doubt, while maverick winger Arjen Robben steps up his recovery from the substitute bench.