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TOTW 29 has potential for six 88+ rated players and a OTW item
Last week's score: 15/23 Formation: 3-4-1-2. Squad link:http://www.futhead.com/17/squads/5561543/
Yann Sommer - GK - 84 OVR It seems crazy that we will be seeing an 88 rated Sommer but it looks as though that is going to become a reality after he picked up a perfect 1 rating from Kicker. The Swiss keeper helped his 10 men to a 0-0 draw thanks to making four saves and a penalty.
Shkodran Mustafi - CB - 83 OVR Mustafi has been in line for an IF on several occasions but this is by far his strongest shout. The German claimed both a goal and assist for Arsenal as they managed to secure a point in a 2-2 draw with Manchester City
Nacho Fernandez - LB -OVR 80 The first of two BBVA LB's to make my side is Nacho who scored one of Madrid's three goals in what was a routine 3-0 win over Leganes. There are multiple options for this spot but with the Madrid factor playing a part I feel as though Nacho will get the nod over the likes of Britos and Dier.
Felipe Luis - LB -OVR 85 The selection of Luis heavily involves his rating with a lack of big names performing that 88 rating his item contains will help to boost the side. Not to say that he doesn’t deserve an IF as a goal and a clean sheet is always impressive but there are arguably better options. I believe that EA will include him and that is what I am trying to predict at the end of the day.
Coutinho - LW - 86 OVR It's safe to say that the Merseyside derby is one of the biggest in England and with the two clubs being closer together than ever it has that much more meaning to it. Liverpool came away as 3-1 winners with Coutinho coming back from injury to Instantly claim headlines with both a goal and an assist
Artur Ionita - CM -OVR 75 Ionita found himself on the score-sheet twice for Cagliari in their 3-1 away win over Palermo. A performance which resulted in the Moldavian midfielder receiving an 8/10 from Gazzetta.
Wilfried Zaha - RM -OVR 80 There are several options in terms of selecting an IF for Crystal Palace with Hennessey, Zaha and Benteke all performing well during their shock 2-1 win away at Chelsea. Zaha for me is the best option with the amount of goalkeeping options alongside the fact he picked up MOTM for his goal and assist.
Hakim Ziyech - CM - 80 OVR It what could prove to be a pivotal match in the Dutch title race Ajax managed to record a 2-1 win over Feyenoord. Although Ziyech only picked up an assist on paper with the Moroccan claiming MOTM with an 8.5 in such a vital game I can see him getting the nod here.
Robert Lewandowski - ST -OVR 90 A familiar face now in Lewandowski and yet another world class performance to go alongside his name. The Polish striker was involved in five goals as Munich went on to hammer Augsburg 6-0. Three goals and two assists to his name, more than enough for a 95 item.
Alejandro Gomez - ST -OVR 81 Talking of familiar faces Gomez is becoming one in terms of TOTW. Another hat trick on Sunday means he is in line for what would be his fourth IF of the year and truth be told it could have and probably should have been more.
Edin Dzeko - ST -OVR 81 Dzeko continued his impressive form this season with another two goals in Roma's 2-0 win. He claimed a 7.5 from Gazzetta however with the lack of gold striker options that could well be enough to see him included
Benoit Costil - GK - 82 OVR Rennes were reduced to 10 men from as early as the 5th minute. Costil managed to save the resulting penalty and went on to make another five saves as they managed to secure a 1-1 draw with Lyon.
Danny Simpson - RB - 75 OVR Carrying on with the theme of BPL defenders we have Simpson who picked up both assists on the Leicester goals in their 2-0 win over Stoke.
Thomas Delaney - CM -OVR 76 Delaney picked up Bundesliga POTW thanks to his role in Werder Bremen’s 5-2 away win over Frieburg of which he scored three and assisted another. This result helped WB to their 4th win in five which in turn has helped them climb away from the relegation zone.
Scott Sinclair - RW -OVR 75 We are yet to see what EA are going to do regarding title winners this season and although they were very hit and miss during 16 after Sinclair scored a hat trick during Celtic's 5-0 win which secured them the title this won't really be an indication. Sinclair will be in the side as a hero or not is yet to be seen.
Giuseppe Rossi - ST -OVR 79 Monday games seem to be a thing of the past judging from recent selections however I am taking the risk once again with this one after Rossi managed a hat trick for Vigo in their 3-1 win, seeing the Italian pick up 3 from Marca.
Mario Gomez - ST -OVR 82 Although Wolfsburg failed to win the match the fact that Gomez scored three goals and picked up a 1 from Kicker pretty much makes him a certainty for this side. Can always do with an excuse to press the Mario Gomez button.
Ohi Omoijuanfo - ST - OVR 66 It was the return of the Norwegian league this weekend and with it we saw a hat trick from Stabaek's striker Ohi. He scored all three of their goals during a 3-1 win over Aalesund.
Andrew Considine - CB -OVR 65 I always find it bizarre when this happens but we have a rare defender hat trick with Considine. The Aberdeen defender played in a CB three rather than his usual LB role and chipped in with three goals during their 7-0 romp of Dundee FC.
Andreas Ulmer - LB -OVR 73 Although it was not quite a hat trick Ulmer came close to matching it with two goals and an assist to his name. Salzburg came away as 5-0 winners so with the clean sheet alongside his offensive stats it becomes increasingly difficult to see him not making the cut. The funny thing is that several defenders with multiple goals will likely miss out this week.
John Marquis - ST -OVR 63 Marquis has had an impressive season for Doncaster and another three this week sees him climb to the top of the goal scorer rankings. Several other hat tricks but with many including pens I think Marquis has a step up on them.
Jamie Maclaren - ST -OVR 70 There were several A-League players which could have easily made the cut on any normal week but with so many players performing I have selected just the one which comes with Maclaren. The Australian striker scored three of Brisbane’s five goals in their 5-1 win.
Erick Torres - ST - OVR 71 Dynamo managed to produce an impressive 4-1 win over NYRB, a result which surprised most. Torres was the man pulling the strings managing to score three of their four goals.