Bundesliga: My 2019-20 Offensive Players of The Year

Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)
Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images) /
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Bayern Munich
Robert Lewandowski (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

3. Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich

What? The man who scores goals for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and midnight snacks is third on your list of best offensive players? Yes.

The Polish international is the Bundesliga’s Golden Boot winner with a near-record 33 goals (29 in open play). He also added four assists for the champions. Robert is a pure striker and the best one in Germany.

Robert Lewandowski is involved at the end of the attack rather than being a part of the attack.

He leads the German top-flight in npxG+xA/90 with at a whopping 1.15. He is also second in xGChain90, but his xGBuildUp90 of 0.31 places him third on his team and seventh among our qualifiers.

2. Serge Gnabry, Bayern Munich

The 24-year old did not lead FCB in goals or assists. He had 12 and 10, respectively, making him one of the three league players in double figures in each category.

Despite his underlying numbers, he was one of the best play-makers in the league, especially in the build-up in play.

Serge Gnabry, among the qualified field, was fourth in xG per 90 minutes, third in non-penalty xG/90, and third in expected assists per match.

More importantly, the German was second in npxG+xA/90 (1.06), xGChain90 (1.34), and xGBuildUp90 (0.50).

Serge showed footballing intelligence and natural brilliance throughout the season, and his direct and indirect productivity was an anchor for the German super club.

He was not the only anchor for Bayern.