The Most Likely
With the departures of Ilkay and Hummels this summer, we will have big holes in the midfield and defense. Since Bender is more known to Tuchel than Bartra, he will probably fill in for Hummels to start the season. Since the other midfielders we've bought probably aren't ready to start Rode will most likely play the CDM alongside Weigl. Nothing too controversial here, as long as we keep Mhki and Auba this lineup should leave us just as good as we were last year.
The 'Tuchel's Touch' Lineup
With Tuchel unlocking the talents of Weigl and Mkhitaryan last year, who knows what he may able to do with talents like Merino and Guerreiro in their first years at BVB. If they could have similar improvements like Weigl, we are looking at a very good season. They could even find their way into the first team.
If Aubameyng and Mkhi leave as well this summer, Reus gets hurt and we sell Sokratis, this is what our lineup could look like. Kindergarden. While a lot of these players have bright futures, this lineup would probably struggle to make top 4 in the Bundesliga. but no way this happens right?