First half of the season analysis:

Cologne - After an awful start to the season, SV Werder Bremen began to pick up points in the final weeks of the Hinrunde, although they are yet to fully free themselves from the throes of a relegation battle.

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.

Judging from the numbers below, there is plenty of work to be done in the second half of the season if Werder are to survive in the top flight under new coach Viktor Skripnik. Will their woeful defensive record improve, and does former Bremen defender Skripnik have what it takes to keep the proud northern club in the Bundesliga? Tell us your thoughts by interacting with Bundesliga on Twitter.