First half of the season analysis: Bayern München

Cologne - Unbeaten in 17 matches, conceding a record-breaking low of four goals and with an 11-point lead at the top of the table, defending champions FC Bayern München could hardly have enjoyed a better first half to the 2014/15 season.

bundesliga.com has assessed the performance of all 18 clubs in various areas of play over the course of the Hinrunde and ranked them in positions 1-18 accordingly. The greater the surface area on the spidergram below, the better that club has statistically performed overall so far in 2014/15.

At their current rate, Bayern are likely to go on to beat last year's feat of winning the league with seven games to spare. So will Pep Guardiola's charges break their own record in 2014/15? Tell us your thoughts by interacting with us on Twitter!