Cologne – There is nothing particularly new to Borussia Mönchengladbach's counter-attacking brand of football, yet Lucien Favre appears to be refining it to near perfection with his side finishing the 2014/15 Hinrunde in fourth place while marching into the last 32 of the UEFA Europa League.
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 in 2014/15.
The Foals have been among the Bundesliga's leading clubs right from Matchday 1, and with 27 points from the first half of the season, they remain in the hunt for a place in the UEFA Champions League next season, regardless of whether they qualify by winning the Europa League, which also looks within their capabilities. Can they keep up their form until the end of the season, and where do you expect them to finish? Tell us your thoughts by interacting with Bundesliga on Twitter.