Predicted Borussia Dortmund lineup for FC Köln clash

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Borussia Dortmund defender Nico Schlotterbeck
Nico Schlotterbeck. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images) /

Defenders: Marius Wolf, Niklas Süle, Nico Schlotterbeck, Raphael Guerreiro

Edin Terzic will have to make at least one change to the back four that kept a clean sheet against Schalke 04, with Mats Hummels sidelined. Niklas Süle started in both of Germany’s games during the international break and is set to partner compatriot Nico Schlotterbeck in central defence on Saturday.

Hummels’ absence will certainly be felt, but Borussia Dortmund have enough quality to make do without the veteran defender in Köln.

Thomas Meunier may have to make way for Raphael Guerreiro, who appears to be fit again after recovering from his muscle injury. Marius Wolf could return to the right-back role after assisting the winner against Schalke from left-back.

Borussia Dortmund’s full-backs have not been able to make the desired impact so far this season. And the two full-back positions will be a big worry for Terzic going into the team’s busy run of fixtures.