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Borussia Dortmund vs Stuttgart: Lucien Favre's Best Available Die Schwarzgelben Lineup

Borussia Dortmund will be aiming to get their season back on track when they host Stuttgart in the Bundesliga on Saturday.


Die Schwarzgelben suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of relegation-threatened Augsburg which allowed Bayern Munich to move level on points with them after their stunning 5-1 win at Borussia Monchengladbach.


After witnessing his side's elimination from the Champions League in midweek, manager Lucien Favre could make several changes to his team this weekend.


Here is how Dortmund could lineup against Stuttgart.

1. Goalkeepers and Defenders

Roman Burki (GK) - Dortmund's first choice goalkeeper, Burki has made 31 appearances for the club this season and will be aiming to add to his tally of 11 clean sheets at the weekend.


Achraf Hakimi (RB) - On loan at the Bundesliga leaders from Spanish giants Real Madrid,  Hakimi has been one of Der BVB's best defenders this season having made 25 appearances in all competitions.


Julian Weigl (CB) - Another one of the club's versatile players, Weigl can play as a defensive midfielder and as a centre-back and his performances this season in the Bundesliga have attracted the attention of Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain.


Manuel Akanji (CB) - After missing six of the last eight league games, Akanji returned to action in Dortmund's 3-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen and is expected to be in contention to start against Stuttgart on Saturday.


Abdou Diallo (LB) - Since joining Der BVB last summer from Mainz, Diallo has impressed both as a central defender and as a full-back, which is where he is likely to feature against Stuttgart at the weekend.

2. Midfielders

Thomas Delaney (CM) - Delaney has scored once this season and provided three assists for his teammates from defensive midfield.


Axel Witsel (CM) - Following a summer move to Germany from Chinese Super League side TJ Quanjian, Witsel has built a solid partnership alongside Delaney and is undoubtedly one of Dortmund's stand-out players due to his physicality and ability to provide the right pass.


Mario Gotze (AM) - Scorer of the winning goal for his country in the 2014 World Cup final, Gotze has battled back from a myriad of injuries to feature in 17 Bundesliga games this season in which he has featured both as a false-nine and as an attacking midfielder.

3. Forwards

Jadon Sancho (RW) - Undoubtedly one of England's brightest young prospects, Sancho has been nothing short of sensational for Dortmund this season and has been directly involved in 23 goals this season (nine goals, 14 assists) which is a staggering total for a player who is only 18 years old.


Paco Alcacer (ST) - Having signed permanently for Der BVB from Barcelona in January following an initial loan spell, Alcacer will be aiming to add to his 13 Bundesliga goals when his side faces Stuttgart at the weekend.


Marco Reus (LW) - Arguably Dortmund's most influential player, without Reus, Favre's team tends to look dis-functional as the Germany international brings genuine world class qualities to his side whenever he plays.