A steady scoring week with 15. 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.
TOTW24 Score – 15/23
Guaita – GK – OVR 79 Guaita made a total of eight saves to keep his clean sheet in a 1-0 win over Brighton.
Matt Doherty – RWB – OVR 78 Jota could still make TOTW despite his recent Europa League MOTM but opted for Doherty instead for scoring a goal.
Kostas Manolas – CB – OVR 85 With only a handful of games being played over in Italy this week Manolas has a strong shout of featuring, he got a goal and MOTM in the process for Napoli.
Carvajal – RB – OVR 85 Carvajal impressed claiming MOTM, clean sheet and an assist to potentially secure his IF.
Coutinho – LM – OVR 86 Coutinho looks set to claim the IF after scoring two of those six goals, claiming MOTM with a 1.5 from Kicker.
Pablo Sarabia – CAM – OVR 83 This is a punt as Sarabia just had a MOTM a few weeks ago but with Mbappe just having a recent IF & PSG looking impressive, Sarabia got 1 goal and a 7 from L’Equipe,
Teji Savanier – CM – OVR 79 Savanier scoring two of those three goals. L’equipe awarded him an 8/10 which practically locks him into the side.
Mislav Orsic – LM – OVR 73 Orsic got one goal and two assists in Zagreb’s 4-0 home win over Rijeka.
Duvan Zapata – ST – OVR 82 Ilicic was heavily involved and actually picked up the official MOTM. I do see the IF going to Zapata instead though for his HT as Ilicic’s IF was fairly recent so Zapata gets the nod.
Dario Benedetto – ST – OVR 79 Benedetto scored all three of those goals to help secure both the three points and his SIF.
Andre-Pierre Gignac – CF – OVR 80 Gignac seems to keep coming close to an IF this week seems like he’s nailed down after his Hat-trick which should give him an IF at last.
Predrag Rajkovic – GK – OVR 76 Its not often that L’equipe award a rating higher than an 8/10 so when Rajkovic picked up a 9/10 for his performance in Reims 1-1 draw away at Monaco I simply couldn’t ignore him. In total he made six saves, only conceding a Ben Yedder penalty but he deserves to feature.
Ryan Donk – CB – OVR 76 Donk picking up a goal and a clean sheet, he was unlucky last week to miss out but can’t see him missing two weeks running.
Jose Gaya – LB – OVR 81 Another punt in Gaya is here but with lack of big defenders, he has a chance but he got a 3 from Marca & made TOTW which may help but he didn’t keep a clean sheet or score/assist so it’s a gamble but he was impressive in this game regardless.
Ismaila Sarr – RM – OVR 78 Sarr ran riot, scoring twice and assisting another, showing why the young Senegalese winger has a lot of hype around him.
Dieumerci Mbokani – ST – OVR 78 Mbokani scored all three of those goals which will lead to his inevitable IF.
Youssef En-Nesyri – ST – OVR 76 En-Nesyri scored twice earned POTW and a 3 from Marca, with the winner coming late on. In Sevilla’s 3-2 home win over Osasuna.
Nikola Kalinic – ST – OVR 79 Kalinic came in for Dzeko and made a statement after he scored twice and assisted another plus a 7.5 from Gazzetta.
Federico Macheda – ST – OVR 73 Macheda seems to be set for an IF as the former Manchester United forward who now plays in Greece scored twice and assisted another.
Danny Blum – LM – OVR 70 Blum scored three goals in a 4-4 thriller from LM. He went on to claim player of the week with a perfect 1 match rating from Kicker only issue is was a 4-4 draw but should do enough to feature.
Klauss – ST – OVR 69 Linz seem to be building a quality team in Austria and for Europe too going by form this season, with 2 recent MOTMs for the Europa League an IF looks inbound too as Klauss scored three times.
Hamdan Al Shamrani – CB – OVR 64 Shamrani managed to score twice from the back in a 5-1 win, getting the joint highest match rating for doing so plus a position change from LB to CB makes the silver IF that little more appealing.
Max Burgess – CAM – OVR 63 Rounding off the TOTW is Burgess who scored three goals for Western United to seal his spot.