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Only four players better than grade 3! The interim reports under Thomas Tuchel



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Coach Thomas Tuchel has completed his first month as FC Bayern coach: FCB played eight games in April – with more than inconsistent success. Which players have shined so far under the Nagelsmann successor – and who is not on the right track under Tuchel. SPOX shows the interim reports of all Bayern professionals.

FC Bayern has played eight games under Thomas Tuchel so far. The balance sheet shows three wins, three losses and two draws.

We evaluated all of the Bayern pros’ appearances based on the individual reviews and calculated an average grade.

FC Bayern: All games under coach Thomas Tuchel


  • Yann Sommer: 8 appearances (8x starting eleven) – average grade: 3.4*

Shined once in the league with an away win in Freiburg, but always with uncertainties, even with the ball at his feet. Still held few “unsustainable”, has currently collected few arguments for replacing Neuer beyond this season.

*In the following, all appearances with at least 20 minutes playing time count as a stake, i.e. a substitution up to the 70th minute


  • Matthijs de Ligt: 8 appearances (8x starting eleven) – average grade: 3.0

Most constant central defender under Tuchel, only shaky against Mainz and in between against Hertha. Otherwise an absolute bank and also dangerous in front.

  • Dayot Upamecano: 6 appearances (6x starting eleven) – average grade: 3.6

Even a corner stronger than de Ligt against BVB and in the cup, then the crash in the two games in the premier class against ManCity, which was then also reflected in the league. Missing currently injured.


  • Benjamin Pavard: 7 appearances (7x starting eleven) – average grade: 2.9

Missed against Mainz with a yellow card suspension, otherwise set and always impeccable, whether as a right-back or in the centre. His goal threat is well known. So far, incredibly constant under Tuchel (only once a 3.5).

  • Alphonso Davies: 5 appearances (3x starting eleven) – average grade: 3.3

The Canadian is currently lacking consistency: Good against BVB and as a joker in the second leg against City, but a total failure in the first leg. Injured early on against Mainz, it is still unclear whether he will play again this season.

  • João Cancelo: 6 appearances (6x starting eleven) – average grade: 3.0

Substituted late against BVB and in the first leg against City, otherwise a bench under Tuchel. Has stabilized his performances and is involved in attacking play. In the end, however, the moments of success were missing.

  • Noussair Mazraoui: 2 appearances (1x starting eleven) – average grade: 4.5

Had little to report under Tuchel until the injuries to Davies and then Upamecano, then played against Mainz and Hertha – and could not recommend himself. “I also want him to play more,” emphasized Tuchel. But: “That’s up to him alone.”

  • Josip Stanisic: 1 appearance (1x starting eleven) – average grade: 5.0

Has it harder under Tuchel than under Nagelsmann. Three late joker missions, then a weak point against Mainz from the start. So probably have to queue further back.


  • Joshua Kimmich: 8 appearances (8x starting eleven) – average grade: 2.8

The leader in the team and Nagelsmann’s favorite almost always offered solid to good performances even in the crisis. Only weaker against Mainz. Against Hertha with two fantastic assists.

  • Leon Goretzka: 8 appearances (7x starting eleven) – average grade: 3.75

Good against Dortmund and in the City second leg, otherwise several times average and several times really bad. He’s not in good form at the moment – is there a chance for Gravenberch?

  • Ryan Gravenberch: 1 appearance (0x starting eleven) – average grade: 3.0

Here and there with a few late substitutions, against Hertha he was finally allowed to play for half an hour and presented himself quite well. Could Goretzka unbutton a few more minutes – unless Tuchel lets play more offensively.


  • Jamal Musiala: 7 appearances (5x starting eleven) – average grade: 3.9

The young star is deep in crisis. In the league once against Freiburg, otherwise there is not much positive to report, whether from the start or as a joker. Waiting for a goal since the end of February.

  • Thomas Müller: 6 appearances (5x starting eleven) – average grade: 3.8

As a brace against Dortmund with the perfect start under Tuchel, but has been consistently weak since then: four times starting eleven, four times grade 4 or worse. Actually without any claims to the first eleven – but Musiala is currently no better either…


  • Kingsley Coman: 6 appearances (6x starting eleven) – average grade: 2.9

Three good and three moderate games under Tuchel. Currently still the best option on the wing to boost Bayern’s offensive game.

  • Leroy Sané: 7 appearances (6x starting eleven) – average grade: 2.9

Had a good to solid start under Tuchel (grades between 2 and 3.5), but just can’t score anymore (a goal since the beginning of February). Should be set against Coman anyway.

  • Serge Gnabry: 6 appearances (4x starting eleven) – average grade: 3.7

Sometimes starting eleven, sometimes from the bench, sometimes wings, sometimes in the middle in front. But he is also one of the faces of the Bavarian offensive crisis. Was the beautiful goal against Hertha the can opener?


  • Sadio Mané: 6 appearances (3x starting eleven) – average grade: 3.9

Anyone who promised Tuchel to get the high-priced newcomer on track has so far been disappointed. Even with the new trainer, there were only a few bright spots (one goal) – plus the dropout against Sané in the cabin and the subsequent suspension

  • Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting: 3 appearances (3x starting eleven) – average grade: 3.5

He has had knee problems since the BVB game, and his top form is sorely missed in front of the opposing goal. He was able to run three times under Tuchel, so far without a goal.

  • Mathys Tel: 4 appearances (0x starting eleven) – average grade: 3.5

Tuchel recently confirmed his joker role, coming on as a substitute in the last four games, against Hoffenheim it was at least half an hour. The storm crisis does not stop at him either.


  • Sven Ulrich is available as Sommer’s substitute, but has not yet had to intervene. His contract runs until 2024.
  • Daley Blind was brought in as a backup player, under Nagelsmann he made a few short appearances – once he played through against Gladbach (2:3). His farewell should be certain.
  • Bouna Sarr is said to have turned down offers in the winter. He is fit again after a long injury but is still waiting for his first competitive minute. It would have been almost as far as Hertha, but then Gnabry scored. Sarr to Picture: “That was bitter! The coach changed his mind with the goal. Then I couldn’t get in.”
  • The youth talents Paul Wanner and Arijon Ibrahimovic are also still without action under Tuchel.