Summary

  • Kalou in line to make first Bundesliga start of the season.
  • Hertha without suspended Stocker.
  • No injury concerns for second-placed Köln.

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Valentin Stocker's three-match suspension opens the door for Salomon Kalou to make his first Bundesliga start of the season, while Niklas Stark is expected to keep his place in the Hertha Berlin midfield in the continued absence of the injured Fabian Lustenberger.

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1. FC Köln travel to the capital boasting a clean bill of health, with head coach Peter Stöger expected to name the same side that beat FC Ingolstadt 04 2-1 last weekend thanks to two goals from the current campaign's leading marksman, Anthony Modeste.

Hertha possible line-up: Jarstein - Weiser, Langkamp, Brooks, Plattenhardt - Skjelbred, Stark - Esswein, Kalou, Haraguchi - Ibisevic

Absentees: Stocker (three-match ban), Körber (meniscus), Pekarik (light training), Darida (ankle), Duda (light training), Lustenberger (pelvis)

Coach: Pal Dardai

Köln possible line-up: Horn - Sörensen, Mavraj, Heintz, Hector - Lehmann, Höger - Risse, Rausch - Osako, Modeste

Absentees: None

Coach: Peter Stöger

Hertha host Köln at the Olympiastadion with the game kicking off at 15:30CEST/13:30GMT on 22 October.

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