Picking the Best Potential Bayern Munich Lineup to Face Mainz 05 on Saturday

​Carlo Ancelotti will be desperate for his Bayern Munich side to return to winning ways on Saturday after suffering a 2-0 defeat to TSG Hoffenheim.


Marc Uth's controversial opener stunned Bayern and the 26-year-old found his way past Manuel Neuer again later in the match, beating the German international goalkeeper at his near post for the second time.


Here's who Ancelotti could turn to on Saturday.

Goalkeeper

  • Neuer
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​Widely regarded as the best keeper in the world - easy pick.

Defence

  • Kimmich
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  • Hummels
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  • Süle
    Süle4
  • Rafinha
    Rafinha13

Versatile youngster Joshua Kimmich has filled the boots of the retiring Philipp Lahm very well. After scoring a sumptuous goal against Anderlecht in the Champions League, the 22-year-old is ready to keep his good form going. Although Jerome Boateng has returned from injury, Mats Hummels, Javi Martínez, and Niklas Süle will be fighting for a spot in the Bayern back four.

Midfield

  • Thiago
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  • Vidal
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  • Robben
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  • Müller
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  • Ribéry
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Carlo Ancelotti tends to switch between a two-man midfield and a three quite often. With the combination of Sebastian Rudy, Corentin Tolisso and Thiago failing to make an impact against Hoffenheim, Vidal should walk back into the side to partner Bayern's talismanic Spaniard, Thiago. Arjen Robben and Franck Ribéry should occupy the wide positions with Thomas Müller replacing James Rodriguez in the attacking midfield role.

Forwards

  • Lewa
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The Polish goalscorer is currently averaging a goal every 73 minutes this season. Goals against Bayer Leverkusen (Bundesliga), Borussia Dortmund (Super Cup) and Anderlecht (Champions League), as well as brace's against Werder Bremen (Bundesliga) and Chemnitzer FC (DFB-Pokal), have Lewandowski on course to challenge for the Torjägerkanone once again this season.