Wolves mull over defensive reshuffle.
Draxler and Caligiuri want wide berth.
Mainz hopeful of Gbamin return.
Official Fantasy Bundesliga Managers take note: bundesliga.com is on hand to provide likely line-ups as well as injury and suspension news ahead of Matchday 6.
VfL Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking will weigh up whether to include defenders Robin Knoche and Christian Träsch in his starting line-up for the encounter against 1. FSV Mainz 05. The 52-year-old tactician is also considering his options on the left, with Julian Draxler and Daniel Caligiuri both vying for a starting slot. Fresh from their maiden UEFA Europa League win against Qäbälä FK, injury-plagued Mainz hope to at least have France Under-21 defender Jean-Philippe Gbamin fit again for the trip to Lower Saxony.
Wolfsburg's clash with Mainz kicks off at 15:30CEST/13:30GMT on Sunday 2 October at the Volkswagen Arena. Find out where to watch the game where you are by clicking on this link.
Wolfsburg possible line-up: Casteels – Träsch, Bruma, Knoche, Horn – Arnold, Gerhardt – Blaszczykowski, Draxler, Caligiuri – Gomez
Absentees: Ascuses (thigh), Jung (cruciate ligament), Azzaoui (cruciate ligament), Didavi (meniscus), Guilavogui (neck), Luiz Gustavo (groin)
Coach: Dieter Hecking
Mainz possible line-up: Lössl – Donati, Bell, Bungert, Bussmann – Frei, Gbamin – Clemens, Malli, Öztunali – Cordoba
Absentees: Jose Rodriguez (suspended), Curci (recovery training), Balogun (hamstring), Jairo (knee), Latza (abductor), Ramalho (calf), Zimling (cruciate ligament), Berggreen (cruciate ligament)
Coach: Martin Schmidt