Picking the Best Potential Borussia Dortmund Lineup to Face Mönchengladbach on Saturday

Although calling Borussia Dortmund 'the most inform team in Europe' could be a little bit of a stretch, there is no one who can match their defensive record this season. A characteristic we don't always associate with die Schwarzgelben, Peter Bosz's side remain the only team in Europes top five leagues yet to concede a goal.

Having steamrollered FC Köln at the weekend, followed by a victory away at Hamburger SV, there is a great deal of excitement at the Westfallenstadion as Dortmund prepare to host Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Here's how Dortmund could lineup on Saturday.


  • Bürki

The Swiss goalkeeper is yet to concede a goal this season, and after some impressive saves to deny the likes of André Hahn and Mërgim Mavraj on Wednesday, Roman Bürki will keep his place in between the sticks for Borussia Dortmund.


  • Piszczek
  • Sokratis
  • Toprak
  • Zagadou

Although the imminent return of Marc Bartra is set to give Peter Bosz a headache over selection in the heart of defence, the form of Ömer Toprak should keep him partnered with Sokratis for a little while longer. 

Łukasz Piszczek will retain his place on the right of Dortmund's back four, while 18-year-old Dan-Axel Zagadou continues to plug a gap on the left.


  • Dahoud
  • Sahin
  • Castro

Despite Julian Weigl returning to the Borussia Dortmund first team, and Mario Götze enduring some light training as he returns from injury, the midfield three is likely to remain similar to how it has been all season. 

With Nuri Sahin and Gonzalo Castro nailed on for a spot in the starting XI, Bosz has a choice between Mahmoud Dahoud and Shinji Kagawa to make up his midfield trio. Although Kagawa notched his first goal of the season in Hamburg, Dahoud will be facing his old side for the first time since his €12m move to Dortmund over the summer.


  • Yarmolenko
  • Aubameyang
  • Pulisic

There aren't many players in Europe who are performing as well as Andriy Yarmolenko right now.

Despite the Ukrainian still waiting for his first Bundesliga goal, he is proving a handful for defenders throughout the league. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will, of course, keep his spot through the middle and recent birthday boy Christian Pulisic looks set to join him in the Borussia Dortmund attack.