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Schalke vs Bayern Munich: Lineups announced! Sule and Sane start, Coman benched

Robert Lewandowski
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Bayern Munich have an opportunity to go seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga table with a win against FC Schalke 04 this evening.

Hansi Flick has made a few rotations to his starting XI, with Lucas Hernandez making way for Alphonso Davies again.

Niklas Sule starts on the right, replacing Benjamin Pavard, while David Alaba and Jerome Boateng form the central defence.

Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka start in the midfield, alongside Thomas Muller. Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry are on the wings, with Robert Lewandowski returning to take his place up front.

And as always, Manuel Neuer captains the side and takes his place between the sticks.

Schalke will be hoping for a miracle against the league leaders, having lost 8-0 in the reverse fixture.

They have only won one game since matchday 18 of last season, and are in the midst of their worst start to a Bundesliga campaign.

With RB Leipzig losing to Mainz this weekend, this is the perfect opportunity for Bayern to extend their lead at the top of the table.