A steady scoring week with 13. Which keeps us in a strong position. Can we keep this form up and hopefully continue to be consistent. Big question is which Headliners and Ones To Watch if any will feature this week.
TOTW23 Score – 13/23
Oliver Baumann – GK – OVR 82 He made an impressive nine saves, one of which was a penalty save in a 1-1 away draw. He claimed Bundesliga keeper of the week which should help.
Dan-Axel Zagadou – CB – OVR 79 Zagadou looks set for an IF after he scored their opening goal in a 2-0 win over Werder Bremen.
Alex Telles – LB – OVR 84 Telles scored a big goal and kept a clean sheet, the big problem is he just had an IF a few weeks ago so may miss out but this card could be a juicy IF.
Marcos Alonso – LWB – OVR 81 He looks set for his second IF of the year after scoring one of Chelsea’s two goals in their 2-1 win over Spurs.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – LM – OVR 88 Although he played out on the left this week, he was still crucial in the attacking third, scoring two of their three goals in a five-goal thriller with Everton.
Serge Gnabry – CAM – OVR 84 The big question is which Bayern player gets the nod and we’ve gone with both as a safety net, he was unlucky this week but may miss out to Lewa this week, but time will tell.
Bruno Fernandes – CAM – OVR 85 He scored once and assisted another only problem is with his winter refresh so recent may go against.
Koke – CM – OVR 85 Koke looks set to be the best option, and with a tasty positional change coming his way, he offers a decent sized name for EA’s side. The Spaniard picked up a goal and an assist to claim a perfect three stars from Marca.
Fernando – CM – OVR 81 The Sevilla midfielder scored once and assisted another in Sevilla’s 3-0 away win over Getafe.
Robert Lewandowski – ST – OVR 89 The Polish striker scored twice during a 3-2 Bayern win, seeing him claim MOTM with a 1.5 from Kicker but him or Gnabry will get the IF this week.
Edin Dzeko – ST – OVR 84 Dzeko, who picked up both a goal and assist, narrowly missing out on MOTM to Mkhi but should still get in.
Aitor – GK – OVR 79 Levante pulled off the biggest shock of the weekend, managing a 1-0 win at home to Real Madrid. Aitor, who has been magnificent all season for them, was once again the hero, making a total of eight saves in keeping his clean sheet intact and denying Madrid from getting on the scoresheet.
Ryan Donk – CB – OVR 76 Donk picking up both a goal and an assist from CB in their 3-1 win. Although they didn’t keep the clean sheet, with Donk being a Gold item, I think it’s safe to say that he will be included this week plus he went from CDM to CB.
Renato Steffen- RM – OVR 76 He scored two goals in Wolfsburg’s 4-0 win over Mainz, and thus he makes my team.
Christopher Nkunku – RW – OVR 77 Nkunku produced four of the five assists to get his IF.
Darwin Machis – CM – OVR 75 The Venezuelan scored twice for Granada in a 3-0 win away at Osasuna as they continue to close in on a European spot.
Loic Remy – ST – OVR 77 It’s been a month since EA released Remy’s Player Moments SBC, and they have been against releasing IFs close to their SBCs so far this FIFA. But I just feel there is a big enough gap to justify awarding Remy the inform in this instance. The Lille forward scored two of their three goals in a 3-0 win at home to Toulouse.
Jhon Cordoba – ST – OVR 76 Koln ran away as 5-0 winners against Hertha Berlin and produced two candidates for TOTW in the process with both Kainz and Cordoba scoring twice and assisting another. Kainz has a Shapeshifter item, however, and thus is ruled out, making this selection easier.
Jonathan David – ST – OVR 74 David has come into the equation for a TOTW position on many occasions, but each time has narrowly missed out largely due to being a Silver item. The Canadian has finally managed to score a hat trick though, and thus should get off the mark in terms of in-forms.
Sergio Pena – CM – OVR 70 Pena was fantastic throughout and was involved in all four of those goals, scoring one and assisting the other three.
Chris Maguire – RW – OVR 67 Maguire played his part in Sunderland’s goal, who picked up three assists.
Graham Burke – CM – OVR 66 Burke, managed to score five times, including a spell which saw him score a five-minute hat-trick which makes his IF a given.
Dominik Stroh-Engel – ST – OVR 64 To round off the TOTW is Stroh-Engel who scored three goals in 5-3 away win in the third tier of Germany, and although he scored an own goal as well, I still expect to see him in TOTW.