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With BPL TOTS likely to be around the corner a TOTW with Neymar, Coutinho, Robben and a couple of hero's is a good way to get ready.
Last week's score 17/23
Timo Horn- GK - 77 OVR Horn only recently picked up his first IF but with horn being the only stand out keeper which is gold it makes him very difficult to ignore. The German stopper picked up a 1 from kicker for his seven saves in Koln's 2-2 draw with Leverkusen.
Gaya - LB - 80 OVR Another week, another Valencia defender. It was Gaya who helped them to pick up three points this time around, scoring the only goal in their 1-0 win over Espanyol.
Kyle Naughton- RB - 75 OVR Swansea picked up a vital three points away at Sunderland with a 2-0 win. Naughton scored the second of those two in a result, combined with Hull's loss, that confirmed safety for another season. Sigurdsson should receive a few thank you cards.
Nacho Fernandez - LB - 80 OVR Another BBVA LB now and despite doing more on paper Nacho is the weaker of the two options. The young Spaniard both scored and assist one goal as Madrid managed a 4-1 win over Sevilla. Ronaldo was the stand out player but can he really pick up anymore IF's?
Neymar - LW - 92 OVR Neymar is in line for another little boost to is item just before TOTS after he was involved in all four of Barcelona's goals in a 4-1 away win over Las Palmas. The tricky winger scored three of his own alongside picking up the assist for Suarez.
Coutinho - CM - 86 OVR I'm not sure what to make of the Liverpool line-up but on paper it looks as though Coutinho played a CM role which I find hard to believe. Either way, regardless of where Coutinho played he will be making the cut after the Brazilian scored twice and assisted another in Liverpool's convincing 4-0 win over West Ham.
Arjen Robben - RM - 80 OVR Robben was officially Bundesliga POTW for his goal and assist in Munich's 5-4 away win over Leipzig of which included a very late turnaround. Although this would be his fourth IF the fact that he is player of the week usually goes a long way.
Jose Callejon - RW - 82 OVR Callejon was right on the border of making TOTS MC and thankfully he didn’t as he is now pretty much guaranteed to make TOTW after picking up player of the week in Italy. The Spaniard scored twice and assisted another in Napoli's 5-0 demolition of Torino, claiming an 8/10 from Gazzetta in the process.
Lucas - RW - 82 OVR Although PSG managed a convincing 5-0 away win over St Etienne it was still not enough for them. They will probably be picking up an IF though with several players picking up good L'equipe ratings. Lucas managed an 8 and thus gets my selection.
Oliver Giroud - ST - 83 OVR Despite it being Sanchez who picked up MOTM in Arsenal's 4-1 away win over Stoke I am going with the Frenchman to pick up the IF. Giroud scored two of the four goals and with Sanchez being next to a certainty for the next TOTS I can't see him getting the nod over Giroud.
Jonas - ST - 84 OVR Benfica had led the division for a very long time but with Porto on the chase it was important that they continued to win their games. They officially confirmed the title this weekend courtesy of a convincing 5-0 win and with Jonas picking up two goals and an assist in the match it makes sense for him to make the cut for so many reasons.
Eiji Kawashima - GK - 69 OVR Once again, we are opting for the silver keeper option with a lack of options in the goalkeeper department. Kawashima picked up a 9/10 from L'equipe which is not something which occurs often and although Metz failed to win the match 5 saves and a penalty save in a 1-1 draw is nothing to overlook.
Manuel Fernandes - LM - 80 OVR Annoyingly it looks as though Fernandes played out wide else he would have been an amazing central item. The Portuguese midfielder picked up Russia's POTW after he scored one and assisted another two in Lokomotiv's 4-0 home win picking up an impressive 9/10
Andrej Kramaric - LW - 77 OVR The Bundesliga was the hardest league to select players from despite the large amount of options present. Kramaric is one which I feel will walk in though after he scored twice in Hoffenheim's 5-3 away win over Werder Bremen which saw him awarded with a 1.5 and MOTM from Kicker.
Dirk Kuyt - CM - 76 OVR Feyenoord picked up the title this weekend, shocking both PSV and Ajax in the three-horse race. Kuyt played the pivotal role in a 3-1 win which eventually secured them the title scoring all three of the goals.
Diego Farias - RM - 74 OVR Farias played a further back role than his usual ST position with Cagliarli opting to play him out wide. He still performed well scoring twice in their 3-2 win picking up a 7.5 from Gazzetta.
Falcao - ST - 82 OVR PSG's streak is finally over after it was Monaco who picked up the title this weekend (all but confirmed). No Monaco player officially made TOTW but seeing as Falcao received an 8/10 for his brace he could easily make the cut as a hero item.
Vagner Love - ST - 78 OVR Turkey look set to pick up yet another forward option in Vagner Love after the Brazilian scored a hat trick in his sides 4-2 win. Not the player he used to be in terms of FUT but still a useable item nonetheless.
Jamie McGrath - CM - 57 OVR I'm usually quite blunt when it comes to the Irish IF's with them being completely unusable a good 90% of the time and although McGrath will pretty much only be pace at least he has something going for him. The Dundalk midfielder scored three of their four goals to secure his spot in this side.
Gilbert Koomson - RW - 64 OVR No need for EA to shove undeserving Bronzes into the side in the final week this time around after two bronzes deserve a spot in this week’s side. Koomson is the second after he also managed to score a hat trick. Once again it came in a 4-0 win as Sogndal cruised past Viking.
Justin Meram - LM - 70 OVR Yet another hat trick from midfield now with Meram finding the net three times for Columbus Crew in their closely fought 3-2 away win over Montreal, who continue to struggle near the foot of the table.
Reinhold Yabo - CAM - 70 OVR What would you know, yet another hat trick from midfield with Yabo managing it in the second division of Germany. His side went on to win 6-0 with the man himself claiming POTW.
Kamil Bilinski - ST - 68 OVR Wroclaw came away with an impressive 6-0 win in their relegation group match-up with Ruch taking them a step closer from relegation. Bilinski was the best player on the pitch scoring three of the goals and thus makes his way into this side.