It's time to pick your 2016/17 Bundesliga Team of the Hinrunde, and here is your selection of right-backs to choose from.
Philipp Lahm (FC Bayern München)
A model of consistency as Bayern have retained their top spot, Lahm has - remarkably - completed almost 90 per cent of his passes this season. Used both at right-back and in midfield by Carlo Ancelotti, Lahm may be enjoying fewer on-pitch minutes, but seems to be becoming more effective with age: the 33-year-old has already picked up a goal and an assist this term.
Mitchell Weiser (Hertha Berlin)
Weiser has enjoyed an outstanding first half of the season as Hertha Berlin have ensconced themselves firmly in the UEFA Champions League-chasing pack. The Cologne native has created four goals for his team-mates, as well as scoring one himself, despite missing three games with injury. The 22-year-old is another fine source of Official Fantasy Bundesliga points.
Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
One of the surprise packages of the season, Henrichs has been irreplaceable at full-back as Leverkusen have progressed to the last 16 of the Champions League and close in on the European spots. The 19-year-old has started all but one of Die Werkself’s first 14 games of the season and earned a spot in Joachim Löw’s recent Germany squad.
Frederik Sörensen (1. FC Köln)
That Köln boast one of the Bundesliga’s best defences is in no small part down to the Denmark-born, Italy-schooled centre-back, whose effortless switch to full-back has belied his 24 years of age. Sörensen has featured in every minute of the Billy-Goats’ impressive campaign thus far, chipping in with an assist along the way.