Wolfsburg have been solid rather than spectacular so far in 2015/16, but are still in touch near the top of the table. - © © gettyimages
Wolfsburg have been solid rather than spectacular so far in 2015/16, but are still in touch near the top of the table. - © © gettyimages
Bundesliga

100-day review: VfL Wolfsburg

With a third of the 2015/16 season done and dusted, bundesliga.com is checking in with all 18 clubs to see where they are at after 12 matches.

The story so far

Sitting third in the table and in contention for the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds, things are ticking over quite nicely for VfL Wolfsburg...

It was always going to be difficult for the Wolves to emulate their successes of 2014/15, a season in which Dieter Hecking's charges finished as Bundesliga runners-up and DFB Cup winners, especially in the wake of high-profile summer departures. Yet the club have recruited shrewdly and appear to be on a solid footing this term, with healthy competition for places in every area of the pitch. While not yet in full flow, there is the sense that they will be tough to stop once they truly get going.

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Top stats

    Wolfsburg are unbeaten at home so far this season, with five wins and a draw from their six fixtures at the Volkswagen Arena. FC Bayern München are the only team to have picked up more points on home turf.The Wolves' attack has needed an average of four shots per goal so far in 2015/16 - a ratio bettered by only two league rivals.Hecking's charges have scored more goals from crosses (five) than any other Bundesliga side in 2015/16.Striker Bas Dost scored on Matchday 1 this season. In 2014/15 he needed until Matchday 14 to find the net for the first time, while in 2013/14 he had to wait until Matchday 17.

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Best player

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Most memorable quote

"What can I say? A world-class striker took five shots at goal and could have scored seven times."

Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking after Robert Lewandowski's five-goal salvo for FC Bayern München against the Wolves on Matchday 6.

Best newcomer

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