- Injury hit Dortmund host high-flying Hertha.
- Thomas Tuchel ready to gamble on Bartra.
- Stark may fill Lustenberger void for visitors.
Official Fantasy Bundesliga Managers take note: bundesliga.com is on hand to provide likely line-ups as well as injury and suspension news ahead of Matchday 7.
Already fretting over a lengthy injury list, Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel will be hoping defender Lukasz Piszcek can recover from a knock in time to face Hertha. With Injured central defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos out of action, the 43-year-old tactician may opt to gamble on the fitness of Marc Bartra, who has been recovering from an adductor problem.
USMNT defender John Brooks could feature for a Hertha side shorn of injured defensive midfielder Fabian Lustenberger and Slovak defender Peter Pekarik. Germany Under-21 international Niklas Stark is in line for a start in midfield while striker Salomon Kalou is back in the squad have recovered from a back problem.
Dortmund possible line-up: Bürki - Passlack, Ginter, Bartra, Schmelzer - Weigl - Pulisic, Rode, Götze, Dembelé - Aubameyang
Absentees: Reus (groin), Schürrle (medial ligament strain), Bender (ankle), Durm (knee), Guerreiro (muscle tear), Sokratis (muscle injury), Subotic (recovering from surgery), Castro (hamstring).
Hertha possible line-up: Jarstein - Weiser, Langkamp, Brooks, Plattenhardt - Skjelbred, Stark - Esswein, Stocker, Haraguchi - Ibisevic
Absentees: Körber (meniscus), Pekarik (light training), Darida (ankle), Duda (light training), Lustenberger (pelvis)
Coach: Pal Dardai
Dortmund play host to Hertha with the game kicking-off at 20:30CEST/18:30GMT on 14 October. Find out where to watch the game where you are by clicking on this link.