- Schalke's Weinzierl eyes possible rotations.
- Goretzka and Choupo-Moting return to fitness
- Mainz weary after European exertions.
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 8.
FC Schalke 04 coach Markus Weinzierl will look to make possible changes following his team's 1-0 UEFA Europa League win away to FK Krasnodar on Thursday. Cameroon international attacker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and midfielder Leon Goretzka are fit again and likely to make the starting line-up for a Schalke side shorn of forward Breel Embolo for the long term.
1. FSV Mainz 05 will continue to observe their squad after Thursday’s Europa League draw at home to RSC Anderlecht. Midfielder Christian Clemens remains sidelined with tendonitis while Jose Rodriguez serves the fifth of a five-game suspension.
Schalke 04 possible line-up: Fährmann - Höwedes, Naldo, Nastasic, Baba - Bentaleb, Geis - Schöpf, Goretzka, Choupo-Moting - Huntelaar
Absentees: Coke (cruciate ligament), Uchida (recovery training), Embolo (ankle and leg fracture)
Coach: Markus Weinzierl
Mainz possible line-up: Lössl - Donati, Bell, Balogun, Brosinski - Frei, Gbamin - Öztunali, Malli, De Blasis - Cordoba
Absentees: Clemens (tendonitis), Halimi (suspended), Jose Rodriguez (suspended), Latza (recovery training), Ramalho (recovery training), Zimling (cruciate ligament), Berggreen (cruciate ligament), Muto (knee)
Coach: Martin Schmidt
Schalke 04 host Mainz at the VELTINS-Arena with the game kicking off at 17:30CEST/15:30GMT on 23 October.