First half of the season analysis: VfB Stuttgart

Cologne - VfB Stuttgart have the third best away record in the Bundesliga at the halfway stage of 2014/15, but are nevertheless hovering nervously above the relegation zone due to their dire home form.

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.

Can coach Huub Stevens steer the Swabians clear of the drop zone for a second successive year after retaking the reins from Armin Veh? Or will defensive shortcomings catch up with them this time? Tell us your thoughts by interacting with Bundesliga on Twitter.