Ranking Bayern Munich's 5 Most Important Players so Far This Season

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Ranking Bayern Munich's 5 Most Important Players so Far This Season
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We are more than a third of the way into the 2013-14 Bundesliga season, and Bayern Munich look as dominant as ever.

Now on a 38-game unbeaten run, the European champions appear to have gotten stronger under the tutelage of new manager Pep Guardiola. 

Four points clear of their nearest rivals Borussia Dortmund (who have only stayed so close in contact with Bayern thanks to their best-ever start to a German top-flight campaign), things seem to be falling into place for Guardiola and Co.

But while the new boss deserves credit, anyone with half a footballing brain could tell you that players ultimately drive a team.

In Munich's case, we may be looking at one of the most star-studded sides in the history of world football.

As such, it's difficult to pick out which footballers in particular have contributed the most toward the continued success of the Bavarian giants so far this year.

In order to formulate this list, I evaluated the key members of Munich's squad on a variety of factors: goals scored, creativity, defensive duties carried, match time and the individual flair that they bring to the side. I ranked each variable from one to 10.

My results left me with these five men topping the ranks of Bayern's best players at this interval.

So, let's take a look at who ended up where. 

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