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McKennie returned to the Schalke bench for their trip to Bayern Munich on Matchday 19 after recovering from a dislocated shoulder he suffered prior to the winter break
Club: Fortuna Düsseldorf (on loan from Manchester City)
Steffen missed the Matchday 18 relegation six-pointer against Werder Bremen with a knee injury. He made the second-most saves (67) of the entire league during the first half of the season.
Club: RB Leipzig
Adams started Leipzig's first game of 2020 as they beat Union Berlin 3-1 on Matchday 18, having exactly 100 touches of the ball in his 86 minutes of action, and played 71 minutes in Leipzig's 2-1 defeat in Frankfurt on Matchday 19. It comes after the midfielder missed almost the entire first half of the campaign with a groin problem.
Club: Werder Bremen
Sargent made his return from injury against Fortuna Düsseldorf on Matchday 18, playing 86 minutes of the 1-0 win. The 19-year-old has two goals and two assists in 12 games this season.
Watch: Josh Sargent's MD3 Move of the Matchday
John Brooks made his 12th Bundesliga appearance of the season as Wolfsburg slipped to a 3-1 defeat to Cologne on Matchday 18. He won a huge 16 tackles, had more touches of the ball (65) than any Wolfsburg player and covered 6.23 miles. Nevertheless, he was back on the bench a week later as Wolfsburg fell 2-1 at home to Hertha Berlin.
Club: Borussia Mönchengladbach
After missing several weeks out of action through injury before the winter break, Johnson made his first appearance of 2020, starting his side's 2-1 win over Mainz on Matchday 19. He had been an unused substitute in Gladbach's 2-0 defeat to Schalke on Matchday 18.
Club: Eintracht Frankfurt
Chandler started a fifth consecutive Bundesliga match, lasting 89 minutes of Frankfurt's 2-1 win over league leaders RB Leipzig on Matchday 19. A week earlier, he played the full 90 minutes of Frankfurt's welcome 2-1 at Hoffenheim, scoring the winning goal - his first since February 2018.
Club: Fortuna Düsseldorf
Alfredo Morales made his 11th league start of the season in Fortuna's defeat to Werder on Matchday 18. He tested Jiri Pavlenka with the score at 0-0, and won more tackles (18) than any player on the pitch.
Club: Borussia Dortmund
After being promoted to the Dortmund first team on a permanent basis during the winter break, Reyna made his second Bundesliga appearance on Matchday 19, coming on for Jadon Sancho in the 88th minute of Dortmund's 5-1 win at home to Cologne.
Brady Scott has conceded 14 goals and kept two clean sheets in his nine appearances for the Cologne reserves in the Regionalliga West so far this term.
Club: Bayern Munich
Chris Richards made his 15th appearance of the season in the Bayern Munich reserve team's 1-1 draw at home to Würzburger Kickers prior to the winter break in Germany's third tier.
Bobby Wood was an unused substitute in HSV's Matchday 18 draw away to Darmstadt in December.
Club: Greuther Fürth
Former Bayern Munich, Hamburg and VfB Stuttgart forward Julian Green missed Greuther Fürth's last five league matches through injury prior to the winter break. The Floridian is on four goals for the season.
Sebastian Soto was an unused sub as Hannover drew 2-2 at home to to VfB Stuttgart on Matchday 18.
Look out for
Lennard Maloney - Union Berlin
Ulysses Llanez - Wolfsburg
Maurice Malone - Augsburg
Timothy Tillman - Bayern
Malik Tillman - Bayern
Giona Leibold - Wehen Wiesbaden
Matthew Hoppe - Schalke
Justin Butler - Bayern
Nick Taitague - Schalke
Isaiah Young – Bremen
Max Rugova - Nuremberg
Taylor Booth - Bayern
Michael Edwards – Wolfsburg
Mason Judge – Frankfurt
Maximilian Göggel – Stuttgart
Michael Wentzel – Gladbach
Joon-mo Kang – Dresden
Noah Jones – Leipzig