It looks like the days of Bayern Munchen taking other teams in the Bundesliga for a ride is all over, perhaps.

The Bavarians enjoyed quite a fine start to the season under new coach, Niko Kovac who took over from legendary, Jupp Heynckes.

Heynckes was brought is during the last season to save the sinking ship at the Allianz Arena under the tutelage of Carlo Ancelloti and he led the team to domestic success.

A new dawn under Kovac seems not have the perfect spark for the club as they are untraditionally not on top nor even second. They currently lie in 4th position, 4 points behind league leaders, Borussia Dortmund.

Dortmund last won the league in 2012,being the second consecutive title after earlier winning it in 2011 and since then, Bayern has continued their dominance of the league with 6 straight titles.

Paco Alcacer has rediscovered his form at Dortmund this season

Of all their competitors in the league, the Yellow Submarines look like the only ones capable of turning the tides and wrestle power from the Bavarians.

A revelation for them this season has been Paco Alcacer who is currently on loan from Barcelona and has hit 7 league goals already in 8 games.

The Spaniard joined Barcelona in the summer of 2017 but struggled to find his foot at the Nou Camp in his first which prompted his loan move and has since proven to be a wise decision for the striker.

18-year old English prodigy, Jadon Sancho has also being phenomenal this season, making just two starts but having found the back of the net twice and creating 8 goals in 11 matches this season already. This impressive form earned him a call up to the Three Lions over the last international break.

18-year old England prodigy, Jadon Sancho

It would be good to see a new champion in Germany to at least tell Bayern that it is not a one-man show.

Although it would be nice for a different team other than Dortmund to pull that, say, Borussia Monchegladbach who are currently second, the fear is just if they can maintain the momentum throughout the season.

That said, one would still not be surprised if Bayern turn things around to claim the title only this time, they may not be crowned champions in march like we are used to. ![images (1).jpeg](