Against a high flying FC Köln, Pep Guardiola is taking no chances opting to start a high powered offensive lineup as they seek to snag their 10th Bundesliga victory in 10 matches, keeping their already impressive lead in the table intact.
And he's going big starting a 4-man attacking frontline and opting to bring both Arjen Robben and Kingsley Coman straight from the injury list into the starting 11. With Thomas Müller floating in the middle and the whole team guided from deep by the tenacity and physical drive of Arturo Vidal, expect this to be a high octane attacking force.
On the flipside, there could be issues with the counterattack with Vidal as the lone holding midfielder.
Douglas Costa -Thomas Müller - Arjen Robben - Kingsley Coman
David Alaba - Jerome Boateng - Philipp Lahm - Rafinha
Bench: Sven Ulreich, Thiago Alcantara, Javi Martinez, Xabi Alonso, Jan Kirchoff, Juan Bernat,Joshua Kimmich