Munich - With a fifth of the season already elapsed, the likes of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund provide a familiar sight at the top end of the standings.
FC Schalke 04 are another team to have continued last term's good form, but few would have expected Eintracht Frankfurt to be mixing it among the UEFA Champions League places.
However, while the current top four may be working well as collectives, that's not to say it's only their players shining in the individual stakes. Indeed, the likes of VfB Stuttgart, Fortuna Düsseldorf and even struggling Greuther Fürth all boast standout performers who top various stats categories heading into the international break. bundesliga.com took the domestic pause as an opportunity to pick out both the stars and unsung heroes of the season so far.