Picking the Best Potential Borussia Dortmund Lineup to Face Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday

This weekend Borussia Dortmund will look to continue with their unbeaten start to the Bundesliga season as they take on Freiburg.


Lucien Favre's outfit have been firing on all cylinders so far this season and rightfully find themselves in first position in the league table. Freiburg will hope to put up and good fight against BVB, but the home side are by far the favourites for this one.


Here's how Dortmund may line up.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Roman Burki (GK) - The Swiss shot stopper is the undisputed number one at Dortmund these days and in all likelihood he'll start between the sticks this weekend.


Łukasz Piszczek (RB) - The 33-year-old defender has been with the team for eight years now, he'll add some needed experience to this defence. And with a goal and two assists in the league so far he may just help the forwards too.


Manuel Akanji (CB) - Another youngster who has impressed in recent times, Akanji only joined the club from Basel last January but has already cemented his role in the heart of Dortmund's backline.


Dan-Axel Zagadou (CB) - This defence has real potential and the 19-year-old Frenchman seems to fit seamlessly alongside his other youthful counterparts.


Achraf Hakimi (LB) - Since the youngster joined BVB from Real Madrid he has made a really positive impact. Though his favoured position is on the right, Hakimi has earned himself regular minutes filling in at left back with Marcel Schmelzer out injured.

2. Midfielders

Jadon Sancho (RM) - The electric Englishman was left on the bench for the midweek draw against Club Brugge, but he may very well be restored to the starting 11 this weekend. If he does, you know what to expect: assists.


Thomas Delaney (CM) - He may have a name that sounds like he'd be better suited to playing lower tier English football, but the Dane is more than at home in heart of Dortmund's midfield. He's featured ten times in the league for his new side since signing this summer.


Mahmoud Dahoud (CM) - Dahoud may get the shout here after Axel Witsel suffered a knee injury in UCL midweek. 

 

Christian Pulisic (LM) - The 20-year-old American has been linked with transfers to a series of different clubs of late. You suspect that if he keeps on playing as well as he has done recently, he may very well find himself part of a multi-million pound move elsewhere. 


Marco Reus (CAM) - This season, the club's iconic talisman has been godlike. Now operating in his preferred number ten role, Reus has been in devastating form, managing eight goals and four assists, contributing to one league goal per game. 

3. Forwards

Mario Gotze (ST) - Despite having one of Europe's most inform goalscorers in their team in Paco Alcacer, Lucrain Favre has opted to use Gotze as his centre forward in recent times. The German allows the other attacking players to bomb on forward all around him. And having Alcacer as an impact substitute when opposition legs are tiring has also been a big part of Dortmund's success this term.