Bundesliga

The best Bundesliga players in 2019/20, statistically

Bayern dominate the standings with four out of the five entries, with Dortmund sneaking in one star to join the defending champions

 
9:00am on Friday 15th May 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Should everything go to plan, the German Bundesliga will return on Saturday as they look to complete the 2019/20 campaign in full.

At the moment, Bayern lead the way at the top of the table, four points ahead of Dortmund, and they have been in sensational form since the winter break, winning 14 of their 15 matches in all competitions.

Their sensational attacking displays have meant that some key players have seen their FC Ratings dramatically increase as a result, and it's no surprise to see their squad dominate the highest-rated FC players so far this season.

Robert Lewandowski (99)

31 yrs - S (C) - Bayern
99
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
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2041
Played matches
23
25
3
Shots P90
4.72
Shots On target P90
2.38
Touches in box opp P90
9.52
Duels won P90
6.13

Robert Lewandowski has been in astonishing form this season, scoring 25 goals in 23 appearances so far, as well as contributing three assists.

The Pole's goals have skyrocketed his rating but it is not only the amount of goals scored, but the importance of them; in terms of decisive goals, he leads the rankings with nine.

Lewandowski may not affect the play too much in other areas such as chance creation, or even completed passes, but who cares when you average more than a goal a game?

Serge Gnabry (99)

24 yrs - AM (RL) - Bayern
99
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
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1619
Played matches
23
11
9
Shots P90
4.17
Crosses P90
3.50
Final third passes
21.40
Touches in box opp P90
9.95

Serge Gnabry continues to mock the Gunners' decision to let him go with his performances in the Bundesliga as he has been one of the revelations of the campaign.

With Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery both leaving Bayern last summer, someone had to step up and Gnabry has already achieved that. He has been named Man of the Match on seven occasions for Bayern, which is bettered only by Timo Werner of RB Leipzig, and has contributed to 20 goals via nine scored himself and 11 assists.

In terms of Big Chances Created, he is second only to Thomas Muller, with an average of 1.1 per game. Despite not being a natural centre-forward, usually being deployed on the wing, nobody in the Bundesliga has averaged more touches inside the opposition box than Gnabry's score of 9.9 - not even Lewandowski.

THIAGO ALCANTARA (99)

29 yrs - DM, M (C) - Bayern
99
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
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1666
Played matches
22
3
0
SUCCESSFUL PASSING %
90%
Passes P90
92.32
Final third passes
23.84
Interceptions P90
2.38

While the above two players will probably grab most of the headlines, another spectacular performer this campaign for Bayern has been Thiago Alcantara in midfield.

Very much the orchestrator from deeper areas, he has developed into a midfield metronome arguably as good as anyone in Europe.

He averages 92.3 passes P90 with a completion rate of 90%, with 23.8 of these passes being sent into the final third. Due to Bayern enjoying the majority of possession in nearly every game, he is not needed as much as other players in the defensive side of things. But, he is still within the top six players who have made the most ball recoveries P90, with 9.9.

Jadon Sancho (99)

20 yrs - AM (RL) - Dortmund
99
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
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1807
Played matches
23
14
15
Shots P90
2.24
Dribbles P90
3.04
Touches P90
79.54
Final third passes P90
28.59

No Bundesliga discussion can exist without Jadon Sancho, who has enjoyed a superstar campaign, who has made 29 contributions in the form of 14 goals and 15 assists, the highest total of anyone in Germany.

He creates 0.7 Big Chances per game, with that score given more context by the fact that nobody in the league sends more passes into the final third than him, with 28.6 per game. BVB attempt to win the ball back as quickly as possible via high pressing, with Sancho also contributing 4.2 ball recoveries and 0.7 interceptions per game.

THOMAS MULLER (97)

30 yrs - AM (CR) - Bayern
97
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
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1558
Played matches
25
6
16
Shots P90
2.25
Final third passes
22.99
Duels won P90
4.56
Touches in box opp P90
6.99

After being regularly left out of the starting XI by Niko Kovac, Thomas Muller has turned his season around after the Croatian's departure to become the assist king of the Bundesiiga. With Lewandowski now the main man for Bayern in terms of goalscoring, Muller has become the provider, laying on 16 goals for his team-mates in a hugely productive season. In Europe's top five leagues, that is only bettered by Kevin De Bruyne of Man City (17).

He also leads the way for the most Big Chances Created P90, with 1.3. Muller makes the chances, Lewandowski finishes them.

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