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As TOTW's go I think it's safe to say this is a good one.
Last week's score 16/23 Formation: 3-4-1-2. Squad Link: http://www.futhead.com/17/squads/5667155/
Andrea Consigli - GK - OVR 83 On paper Consigli only has six saves in a 1-1 draw away to Atlanta however when you take into consideration that Gazzetta rewarded him with an 8/10 you know that it was a good performance. When a keeper is rated that highly it is very rare for them to miss out and thus I fully expect to see an IF Consigli on Wednesday.
David Abraham - CB - OVR 77 There are a few Bundesliga defenders in with a shout and on paper Abraham doesn’t look so impressive with just an assist in a 2-2 draw but seeing as he also got the highest kicker rating of the available defenders I have opted for him.
Pepe - CB - OVR 88 This one probably wouldn't occur if it wasn't such a big game but after scoring in a 1-1 draw during the Madrid derby I believe it increases his chances significantly. Not to mention that an 89-rated player never goes a miss. He would have been a certainty had Griezmann not scored a late goal to level the match but either way I think he has a good shout for this side.
Phil Jagielka - CB - OVR 82 Jagielka over the course of two games the Everton defender picked up two goals and an assist. Firstly, he scored Everton's only goal in a 1-1 draw with Man united before getting both a goal and an assist in their 4-2 win over Leicester.
Eden Hazard - LW - OVR 89 In a result that all but confirms Chelsea's title hopes leaves them seven points clear at the top. Hazard was once again the man behind the performance scoring both of their goals in a 2-1 win over City. Although Hazard missed the penalty the fact he then scored from the rebound cancels that out in my eyes.
Lorenzo Insigne - LW - OVR 84 It's getting to the stage where I am predicting an IF Insigne almost every week, but the Italian winger is on that sort of form right now. Another two goals for him during Napoli's 3-0 win over Lazio saw him pick up an 8/10 which should be enough for his fourth IF of the season.
Arjen Robben - RM - OVR 87 Robben picked up Bundesliga POTW for his performance in Munich's 4-1 win over rivals Dortmund. Although the winger only picked up one of the goals he was by far the best player on the pitch and ran the show, as shown by his perfect 1 rating from Kicker.
Heung Min Son - LM - OVR 79 Tottenham are not giving up the title without a shout, after a late turnaround mid-week they managed to thrash Watford 4-0 at home. Son was involved in three of those four goals with two of his own alongside an assist. 88 rated Son? seems absurd but it’s likely to happen.
Morata - ST - OVR 82 One OTW item which I expected to pick up a few IF's was Morata. As it turns out that has not been the case however after the Spaniard bagged himself a hat trick on Wednesday the first is now surely on the way. Madrid came away as 4-2 winners with Morata scoring the latter three Madrid goals.
Mario Balotelli - ST - OVR 81 You either love him or you hate him. If he's not getting sent off he’s actually quite a good player though. The Italian bagged himself another two goals for Nice on Friday as the French outlet recorded a 2-1 away win over Lille. Balotelli's performance earned him an 8/10 from L'equipe which was the joint highest of the week.
Edison Cavani - ST - OVR 86 Who really needs Ibra? Cavani has more than taken the role for PSG and hit his 28th and 29th goals of the season along with picking up an assist during PSG's 4-0 home win. He claimed an 8/10 from L'equipe which could make him set for a 91-rated item
Benjamin Lecomte - GK - OVR 79 There are several Lorient players which stand a chance of making this side which makes the decision all that more difficult. Lecomte, Marveaux and Moukandjo all picked up an 8/10 for their 4-1 win over Lyon. With the lack of goalkeeping options once again I have opted for Lecomte though.**
Andres Guardado - CM - OVR 82 Guardado really shouldn't miss out after picking up an impressive goal and three assists for PSV this weekend however with two other Dutch league players picking up hat tricks he could well miss out. That is due to the league not often picking up many IF's for some reason and Guardado is the weakest of those three.
Jens Toornstra - CM - OVR 76 When Ajax managed to beat Feyenoord last week it looked as though the tides could well be turning but they have made a statement here after managing a huge 8-0 win over GA Eagles. Toornstra scored three of those eight and thus makes my side.
Pablo Fornals - CM - OVR 76 This one can be classified as a punt but when Barcelona lose there is usually an IF from the opposition. Malaga went on to win the game 2-0 while Fornals was the only player to pick up 3 From Marca and thus stands out. On paper, he only picked up an assist but from watching the youngster play previously he is a star in the making.
Wes Hoolahan - LM - OVR 77 Hoolahan scored twice and assisted another in a shock 7-1 win at home to Reading. Too little too late for Norwich but it won't help Readings morale in competing for the play offs. Player - ST - OVR 00
Aaron Hunt - RM - 77 OVR The other player in the Bundesliga with a perfect kicker score(1) was Hunt. The German scored both of Hamburg's goals in a 2-1 home win over Hoffenheim.
Bas Dost - ST - OVR 80 Bas Dost is literally the definition of IF at the moment and now looks as though he will be picking up a TIF after the Dutch striker scored another three goals. This time during a 4-0 home win for Sporting. It looks like the big striker has found the form which he made his name with during his Wolfsburg days.
Alcala - CB - OVR 71 Unlike last week the silver defenders didn't have a stupidly high standard but one did stand out. That was Alcala after he scored both Girona goals and kept a clean sheet in their 2-0 win.
Almog Cohen - CM - OVR 71 Cohen picked up Bundesliga POTW during the 1st set of fixtures played after he scored a brace for Ingolstadt. He then added to that with a goal and assist at the weekend. Despite the midfielder not picking up a hat trick and being silver I still feel that he has a high chance of making the cut.
Ezgjan Alioski - ST - OVR 63 The first of three hat tricks selected for the reserves is Alioski who scored three of Lugano's four goals in their 4-2 win. There were also a couple of mid-week hat tricks but I have decided to leave them out for the most part.
Ricky Van Wolfswinkel - ST - OVR 73 There are a whole bunch of players from the Dutch division which can quite easily make the cut however I am sure that we will see no more than two or three at a huge push. Wolfswinkel was another who found the net three times to help his side to a 4-2 home win
Shinzo Koroki - ST - OVR 73 We have not seen many J-League IF's this year despite it being a new league. It now looks set for back to back IF's though after Koroki scored three and assisted another in a huge 7-0 win.