Skripnik figuring out his starting line up

Few Bundesliga teams managed to turn things around as drastically as Werder Bremen last season. After Skripnik had replaced Dutt, the green and whites suddenly transformed from a relegation candidate to a team challenging for the top 6 positions of the table. Suffice to say, the expectations to the team are far greater going into this season compared to the year before. If you want to put a bet on Werder reaching an Europa League spot at the end of the season,we suggest any of the sites reviewed here.

Right now it seems like Skripnik is going to stick to the same players as last season. Theodor Gebre Selassie, Alejandro Galvez, Jannik Vestergaard, Clemens Fritz, Philipp Bargfrede, Zlatko Junuzovic and Franco Di Santo seem all like shoe ins for the coach’s starting line up. The new boys Felix Wiedwald and Anthony Ujah are also guaranteed playing time at the start of the season it seems.

Spots up for grabs

Right now it seems like there are only two places in Skripnik’s starting line up that the coach hasn’t decided upon. At left back Santiago Garcia is currently injured, which leaves the coach with a choices between Janek Sternberg and Ullisses Garcia. The German youngster had at times problems adjusting to the pace of the Bundesliga, whilst new boy Garcia hasn’t played at such a high level before. Right now it seems like the Swiss 19-year-old might be the designated choice at the start of the season. If he’s going to be the one who manages to solve Werder’s issues on that position stands to be seen.

The spot for the player feeding Ujah and Di Santo with passes is still up for grabs as well. Right now Fin Bartels, Levent Aycicek and Levin Öztunali are fighting for that one position in the starting line up. Bartels showed last season how valuable he can be, as he filled in on several different positions, making an impact in all of them. Aycicek and Öztunali have been touted as great talents, but so far they haven’t managed to break through. Who Skripnik is going to choose is still up in the air.

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Maximilian Jones

Maximilian is a Berlin native with a German mother and English father. Raised in Germany and studied in London, Maximilian grew up to love football from an early age but his early exposure to the Bundesliga honed his passion for all things German football.