With the first half of the Bundesliga season in the books, here's our team of the season so far.
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Goalkeeper: Gregor Kobel, Borussia Dortmund
In what has been a disappointing season for Borussia Dortmund so far, Gregor Kobel has been one of the bright spots for the Black and Yellows. Although his clean sheet percentage is only 18.8, Kobel has certainly done what he can to keep Dortmund's conceded goals down, making 56 saves, which amounts to 76.3% of the attempts that have come his way.
Full-back: Jeremie Frimpong, Bayer Leverkusen
An attacking wing-back, Frimpong spends more time in the opposition half than in his own and has scored five goals and laid on five assists so far this season. The speedy Dutchman has taken another step forward in his development and has played a big role in Leverkusen's high-flying attack.
Centre-back: Odilon Kossounou, Bayer Leverkusen
Starting all but one Bundesliga match this season, Kossounou has become a mainstay at the back for Leverkusen. Not only has Kossounou been rock solid in his defensive duties, but he also plays an important role in getting the ball forward and making the right passes.
Centre-back: Jonathan Tah, Bayer Leverkusen
Since Xavi Alonso took over at Leverkusen, Tah has rediscovered his best form at the heart of Die Werkself's defense, earning himself a place in Julian Nagelsmann's Germany squad. Playing in the middle of three centre-backs, Tah offers physical and aerial strength, as well as solid ball distribution. In fact, he has the best open-play completion rate of any Bundesliga player, with 96.9 percent of his passes finding a teammate.
Full-back: Alex Grimaldo, Bayer Leverkusen
The Spanish full-back has taken the Bundesliga by storm since joining Leverkusen from Benfica last summer, and has been directly involved in an impressive 13 goals in the Bundesliga (seven goals, six assists).
Central midfielder: Granit Xhaka, Bayer Leverkusen
Xhaka hasn't had a hand in a single Leverkusen goal this season, but his importance to Xabi Alonso's Bayer Leverkusen team should not be underestimated. Playing in a holding playmaker role, the Swiss international binds the team together with his world-class ball retention.
Winger: Leroy Sané, Bayern Munich
Sané is playing arguably his best football of all time, scoring eight goals and providing eight assists in 15 appearances for Bayern this season.
Attacking midfielder: Florian Wirtz, Bayer Leverkusen
Leverkusen know they can always count on Wirtz to come up with something special, with the youngster producing key passes, goals and assists left and right. The way he's worked his way back from the cruciate ligament rupture he suffered last year is very impressive and shows that he's not only a very talented footballer, but also has the mentality and determination to become one of the best players in the world.
Winger: Xavi Simons, RB Leipzig
The Paris Saint-Germain loanee has been one of the most exciting additions to the Bundesliga, with the Dutchman having emerged as Leipzig's most creative force.
Striker: Harry Kane, Bayern Munich
It was expected that Harry Kane would score a lot of goals for Bayern, but nevertheless he has arguably exceeded expectations with 21 goals in 15 Bundesliga games so far.
Striker: Serhou Guirassy, VfB Stuttgart
Another free-scoring forward, Serhou Guirassy has been unstoppable for Stuttgart, finding the back of the net 17 times in 14 games for the Swabians.