Borussia Dortmund 4-0 Schalke player ratings: Brandt plays a blinder

Julian Brandt, Borussia Dortmund (Photo by MARTIN MEISSNER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Julian Brandt, Borussia Dortmund (Photo by MARTIN MEISSNER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund (Photo by Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images via Getty Images) /

MANAGER: Lucien Favre – 10/10

A clean sheet and four goals. What more could a manager want? The thing that I like most about Favre is that he gives players a chance, and that he did today. He will be frustrated by the performance of Dahoud but he was replaced anyway. I learned a lot about his side today but Favre knew it.

It takes a real manager to get your side fired up with everything that’s going on in the world and he did exactly that today, perhaps even making a statement to Bayern Munich in the process. They are on the Bavarian’s tails prepared to pounce on any mistake.

SUB: Jadon Sancho – 6.5/10

When Jadon Sancho was brought on, the game was essential over anyway. He had a few good touches to remind the supporters he is back in business but he will surely start in the next match to get his tally back on track.

SUB: Mario Gotze – N/A

Average from Mario Gotze, although he wasn’t given enough time to warrant a fair enough rating.

SUB: Marcel Schmelzer – N/A

Came on to replace the brace-king Guerreiro with HUGE boots to fill. I’m kidding, of course. Marcel Schmelzer did well but it would be unjust to give him a rating given the amount of time he had on the pitch.

SUB: Leonardo Balerdi – 7/10

Came on to replace the lacklustre Dahoud and within just minutes of his arrival, Leonardo Balerdi improved the Dortmund midfield. A good display from him.

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Who impressed you the most for Dortmund in his emphatic win?