4. Thiago Alcantara

WhoScored rating: 8.20

Bayern Munich midfield maestro Thiago has wasted no time in proving his worth at the Allianz Area, ranking above all the Barcelona playmakers he failed to oust from the starting XI last season.

The 22-year-old's ball retention and eye for a pass help him stand out among an embarrassment of riches in Bayern's midfield, a stats score which should make Spain coach Vicente del Bosque sit up and take notice. 

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