Three Hoffenheim players have made it into this week’s dream team, as the penultimate Bundesliga matchday produced a season-leading 37 goals.
Rune Jarstein (Hertha Berlin, 10 points)
The Norwegian loves a clean sheet, and his 11th of the season in thwarting Darmstadt means you will love them too…if you picked the Hertha 'keeper, whose 'zu null' as they call it in Germany was worth half his Matchday 33 tally.
Steven Zuber (Hoffenheim, 13 points)
Zuber was one of many Hoffenheim players to make hay in a rather bonkers game on Saturday as TSG beat Bremen 5-3. A goal and an assist gave him a more-than-decent return of 13 points, so kudos to you if he was in your team.
Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen, 12 points)
The enthusiasm of youth was what Leverkusen needed to rally from being two goals down in the derby against Cologne, and Havertz epitomised that. He assisted one of his team’s goals but also accumulated eight points from won duels. Talk about getting stuck in.
Arjen Robben (FC Bayern Munich, 15 points)
The guy is 33, yet he can still sprint from halfway, skip past two defenders and chip the goalkeeper from inside the box, all in the 95th-minute. Arjen Robben is simply a freak of nature, as well as a guaranteed Official Fantasy Bundesliga point-scorer.
Watch: Robben described Bayern's victory over Leipzig as "a big advert for football"
Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern Munich, 16 points)
He had the 30-goal mark in his sights this weekend and Bayern’s no.9 duly delivered, bagging a brace in that barmy 5-4 win at Leipzig. He might have had a hat-trick had his cheeky dink not struck the post, but 16 points was another handsome return for the league’s leading scorer.
Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim, 15 points)
He’d notched nine goals in his previous twelve games, so Kramaric was a pretty safe bet against a Bremen side that had conceded four in their previous outing. The Croatian’s two goals, carbon copies of one another, were expertly taken and helped keep Hoffenheim in contention to finish third.
Adam Szalai (Hoffenheim, 14 points)
The Hungarian has been less prolific than Kramaric this term, but Hoffenheim have spread the goals out across the team this season and Szalai delivered a telling contribution against Bremen. A goal and an assist, plus four successful challenges, would have seen you well rewarded for backing him this week.