Bayern Munich will be looking to atone for last weekend’s shock home defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach when they visit Koln in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Bayern’s lead at the top of the table was cut to six points in the process, although a bigger concern for Julian Nagelsmann has been the Covid-19 outbreak at the club.

The German welcomed back several of his missing stars to training this week and he will hope to have a stronger pool of players to choose from this weekend.

Here’s how Bayern could line up.

Manuel Neuer
Neuer returned to training this week / Sebastian Widmann/GettyImages

Manuel Neuer (GK) – Should return after missing last weekend’s defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach.

Benjamin Pavard (RB) – The Frenchman was forced to fill in as a centre back last time out.

Dayot Upemecano (CB) – A reassuring presence at the heart of the Bayern backline.

Niklas Sule (CB) – Blossoming into one of the most dominant defenders in Europe.

Alphonso Davies (LB) – Nagelsmann was forced to improvise at left back last week in the absence of the Canadian.

Joshua Kimmich

Kimmich is building back up to full fitness / Sebastian Widmann/GettyImages

Corentin Tolisso (CM) – The France international is a dynamic presence in midfield.

Joshua Kimmich (CM) – The German suffered complications after he contracted Covid-19 last month.

Thomas Muller (AM) – Even at 32 years old the Germany international is still integral to Bayern.

Robert Lewandowski

Lewandowski in action / Sebastian Widmann/GettyImages

Serge Gnabry (RW) – Searing pace down the right hand side and end product to boot.

Robert Lewandowski (ST) – Started 2022 where he ended 2021, by getting on the scoresheet.

Leroy Sane (LW) – Nagelsmann will be pleased to welcome the former Man City man back into the fold.

Read 90min’s Koln vs Bayern preview here.

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