Battle of the top goalscorers
Is there a more mouth-watering prospect this weekend than Robert Lewandowski lining up against Timo Werner?
The Bayern man leads the Bundesliga golden boot race with an astonishing 22 goals from 20 games but Werner, who has endued a relative drought of two games and was wanted by Chelsea last month, trails just two behind.
For both Chelsea and Spurs fans (and indeed their respective defences) there is plenty of interest before the upcoming Champions League games but it could end up being terrifying should both be on top form.
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They are also setting near-record pace for German domestic football and are the first two players since Franz Brungs and Johannes Lohr in 1967/68 to have scored 20 goals after 20 matches.
The Coutinho and Gnabry paradox
The Premier League perception of both attacking midfielders has been flipped on its head at Bayern.
Philippe Coutinho, a star during his five years at Liverpool, has struggled to make a positive impact since joining the Bavarians on loan from Barcelona last summer and is likely to be dropped following an average performance in the midweek 4-3 DFB Pokal win against Hoffenheim.
Serge Gnabry, on the other hand, has become something of a cult hero. Spurs fans will already know about the former Arsenal man who was ruthlessly (and wrongly) judged as not being up to scratch for a struggling Wet Bromwich Albion following his four goals in October’s Champions League group stage game.
But after overcoming an achilles injury that kept him out for about a month, he is returning to his sharpest and Chelsea will have a significant job on their hands to keep him quiet later this month.
Serge Gnabry scores his team’s seventh goal against Spurs
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