Ranking Borussia Dortmund's 5 Most Important Players So Far This Season

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Ranking Borussia Dortmund's 5 Most Important Players So Far This Season
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After what has been the best start that BVB have ever made to a Bundesliga season, I felt it appropriate to take a look at which of their players have had the biggest impact in this early success.

To calculate my findings, I evaluated the entire first-team squad on a variety of factors: goals scored/goal-scoring ability shown, creativity of chances, defensive duties, playing time in the first XI and the individual flair that players bring to the side.

My findings—which it is important to remember are focused on this season's performances alone—left me with six players (two of which were tied for third spot) standing out a step ahead of the rest.

One thing to note: While this is a fair test for the majority of outfield players, it obviously cannot really be applied to a goalkeeper. As such, Roman Weidenfeller deserves an honorary mention here. 

Let's take a look at which elite players made the grade...

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