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Dzeko, Mertens, KDB and a OTW Morata headline in week 34
Last week's score: 14/23
Fraser Forster - GK - OVR 78 Several BPL keepers stood out this week but Forster was still the pick of a strong bunch. The Southampton keeper made a total of eight saves alongside saving a Milner penalty as the saints held Liverpool to a 0-0 draw.
Alex Oxlaide Chamberlain - RWB - OVR 79 Once again Chamberlain's special item is ruined by the fact he will be classified as a RWB but the Englishman who has played in several roles for Arsenal this year impressed once again for Wenger's side as they managed a 2-0 win over United which ended their 22-game unbeaten streak. The Ox picked up the assist on both the goals which makes him a very strong candidate for this side.
Ezequiel Garay - CB - OVR 84 When a gold CB finds himself on the score sheet twice nine times out of ten he will be in. Garay managed just that as he helped Valencia to a 4-1 win over Osasuna making him one of the easiest selections this week
Patrice Evra - LB - OVR 82 For the first week in a while the defensive options were rather slim and due to that Evra has an increased chance of making the cut. The Frenchman scored one of Marseille's two goals as they narrowly recorded three points via a 2-1 win.
Thomas Lemar- LM - OVR 80 Monaco took another step towards lifting the Ligue 1 title with a 3-0 win away at Nancy and once again it was their youngster in Lemar who stood out. The winger grabbed both a goal and assist which saw him pick up an 8/10 from L'equipe.
Kevin De Bruyne - CM - OVR 88 KDB looks set to pick up a little boost before his TOTS which is just around the corner after City dominated Crystal Palace with a 5-0 win. The Belgian was involved in three of those goals with one of his own alongside two assists. Both Kompany and Otamendi found themselves on the scoresheet but KDB was the main man on the day.
Marco Verratti - CM - OVR 85 Verratti is starting to gain a real reputation for picking up IF's without doing a whole lot and with him claiming an 8/10 and MOTM this week in a crucial win for PSG he could well be picking up his 5th IF this year. The Italian midfielder may have only scored one goal but in the circumstances, he has a strong claim for a spot.
Yannis Salibur - RM - OVR 76 Either Salibur or Briand could make this side after both Guingamp players picked up a brace and an assist during their 4-0 win. I have opted for Salibur purely down to the positional spread with lots of striker options compared to only a few from midfield.
Edin Dzeko - ST - OVR 81 Dzeko made his claim for the Serie A golden boot adding another two to his already impressive numbers in Roma's 4-1 win over AC Milan. The Bosnian also picked up an assist which saw him receive an 8/10 from Gazzetta.
Dries Mertens - ST - OVR 85 Surprise surprise Mertens pops up yet again. The Belgian is in contention for a spot every other week these days and since making the move to ST for Napoli he can't stop finding the back of the net. He picked up POTW in Italy this week after getting two goals and an assist during Napoli's 3-1 win
Morata - ST - OVR 82 Rodriguez was once again the stand out player for Madrid this weekend however seeing as he is in the current side he is unable to be selected this time around. That leaves a spot for Morata to jump into who like Rodriguez scored twice for Madrid to help them secure three points.
Tom Starke - GK - OVR 74 As is often the case when Munich have the title secured you see a lot of different faces getting the chance for them. As always Stake got the nod in goal and once again he has impressed. The veteran saved a last-minute penalty to keep Munich's 1-0 win in tact claiming the top mark from kicker with a 1.
Andrea Costa - CB - OVR 76 This one goes down as a bit of a punt considering that Costa was not actually MOTM but with both a goal and assist to his name in a 3-1 win for Empoli he does look good on paper.
Jose Izquierdo - LW - OVR 77 I am still unsure as to if these matches count but once again when a midfielder scores a hat trick it becomes nigh on impossible to ignore them. Izquierdo managed just that as Brugge came away with a 3-1 win away to Charleroi
Leonardo Bittencourt - LW - OVR 77 Koln played out a seven-goal thriller with Werder Bremen of which they came out on top as 4-3 winners from. They have two potential players in terms of making the cut but with Bittencourt claiming POTW for his goal and two assists I have selected him over Modeste who scored twice.
Wes Hoolahan - CAM - OVR 77 Norwich ended their season with a 4-0 win. The Irish midfielder was involved in all those goals claiming both two goals and two assists.
Florian Niederlechner - ST - OVR 74 Frieburg picked up a huge three points over Schalke with a 2-0 win in their quest for European football. The German striker picked up both their goals which in turn saw him claim a 1 from Kicker. Under the situation of the match that should see him in.
Andre-Pierre Gignac - ST - OVR 82 We often see Gignac pick up several IF's throughout the year now that he is playing his football over in Mexico. This would be his second of the year after he bagged himself a hat trick in Tigres's 5-1 away win
Eugenio Lamanna - GK - OVR 72 It's been a while since we have seen two bronze/silver keepers in one TOTW with the lack of them in general recently. This week more than ever it has a chance of happening though. Lamanna made a total of four saves along with a penalty save as Genoa shocked Inter with a 1-0 win. Lamanna picked up MOTM with a 7.5 from Gazzetta making him keeper of the week.
Joe Bennett - LWB - OVR 69 Another wingback with multiple goal contributions now with Bennett. The Cardiff defender was involved in all three of their goals with one for himself alongside setting up the other two in a 3-0 win.
C.J. Sapong - ST - OVR 71 Onto a few silver hat tricks now, the first of which comes in the MLS after Sapong scored all three of Philadelphia's goals in their impressive 3-0 home win over NYRB's.
Gustav Engvall - ST - OVR 68 Over to Sweden now who have been picking up a fair few IF's as of late and they look to be on route to another after Engvall scored three of his sides four goals in a comfortable 4-0 away win.
Jair - ST - OVR 72 It's been a while since we have seen a K-League in-form and perhaps after harshly missing out on a TOTS MC spot Jair has his reward incoming in the form of an IF. The Brazilian played up top for Jeju as they managed a 4-1 home win of which he scored a hat trick in.