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Holger Badstuber's return to competitive action after nearly two years of absence has exceeded expectation by leaps and bounds.
After being benched in the Superpokal, the 25-year-old has started each of the last three games for Bayern.
Although some might say he was not often tested, it was his good work that ensured that he did not have to do the spectacular. There's a good reason why he was "untested" and many of his teammates were forced to scramble to avoid disaster.
Factoring in the lowered expectations as he returned from such a catastrophic duo of injuries, Badstuber earns top marks.
Great things are expected of new signing from Roma Mehdi Benatia, but as of yet he has not made an appearance for Bayern.
Germany international Jerome Boateng was a bit of a mixed bag in August, but performed well more often than not. He struggled in the Superpokal, although he had little support from his teammates, and the penalty for which he was whistled in the Pokal was rather harshly given.
After serving a suspension in the Bundesliga opener, Boateng put on a brilliant performance against Schalke, making a heroic defensive effort to deny Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting when the Cameroonian thought he might be clear on his way towards goal.
Although he played well against Munster, Dante's August was underwhelming. He was found sorely lacking in pace in the Superpokal and a nervy performance in the Bundesliga opener saw him benched for the second league game of the campaign.
With Benatia having joined Bayern and Badstuber already making big strides in his long-awaited return to action, the 30-year-old may find it quite hard to fit into the Bayern first team.
After apparently being made an integral member of Guardiola's defense during the preseason, Spaniard Javi Martinez played just a few minutes against Dortmund before tearing an anterior cruciate ligament.
Martinez will not only miss the vast majority of the season, but will have more competition in the form of Benatia when he returns to action.