Not everyone expected Benjamin Pavard to play such a central role during the first months at his new club Bayern Munich. The young Frenchman joined the German champions from VfB Stuttgart in this summer for a reported fee of £31 million. In the first 11 Bundesliga games, this season Pavard was in every single minute on the pitch. It’s the same for all four games of the group stage of the Champions League and the two DFB Cup fixtures against Cottbus and Bochum.

In this tactical analysis, we will look at the Frenchman’s role in the system and tactics of Bayern Munich and then examine what his greatest strengths and weaknesses are on the pitch.

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