They also have the comfort of a three-point lead over the chasing pack, exactly halfway through the 2022/23 campaign. Julian Nagelsmann praised the impact of half-time substitutes Kingsley Coman and Ryan Gravenberch against Cologne, so may be tempted to shuffle his pack for the visit of Frankfurt. Thomas Müller is another proven alternative across the frontline after beginning the last two on the bench, but Sadio Mane - although running again - is still some way off a competitive return. Nine-goal top scorer Jamal Musiala could be rested after going three matches without finding the back of the net.
That will be music to the ears of the returning Kevin Trapp, who missed Frankfurt's 1-1 draw with Freiburg on Wednesday through illness. Head coach Oliver Glasner has confirmed that the Germany international is fit and in the squad, so Diant Ramaj should drop down to the bench again as the team looks to extend their unbeaten run to six Bundesliga games. Glasner is unlikely to make too many other changes though, meaning Kolo Muani, who took his goal tally to six for the season with his strike in Freiburg, will lead the line again ahead of Rafael Borre, while Jesper Lindstrom and former Bayern playmaker Mario Götze will pull the strings behind him.
Another Bayern alumni, Sebastian Rode, could come into central midfield in place of Djibril Sow after being rested during the week. Watch: Highlights of Bayern's draw with CologneMatch stats Sommer has not kept a clean sheet since Matchday 7, when former club Gladbach beat Leipzig 3-0. As well as nine goals, Musiala also has a team-leading six assists.