Next Match: away to Wolfsburg, December 14
Rani Khedira received praise for his part in Stuttgart's 4-2 win over Hannover last weekend as parallels with his brother Sami start to be drawn. Khedira, 19, has emerged from the Swabians' youth team and now seems to be on the brink of his breakthrough into the first team. As part of Stuttgart's youngest side since 1987, fielded last weekend, he shone in a comprehensive victory. "He plays with a lot of passion and runs a great, great deal," said coach Thomas Schneider. "He's a defensive midfielder who is not afraid of a fight."