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Quite a difficult side to select but with Messi, Sokratis, Kompany and ADM making an appearance it could be a decent one!
Last week's score 12/23 Formation 3421 Squad Link: http://www.futhead.com/17/squads/5846456/
Kevin Trapp - GK - OVR 83 Last week saw a keeper with an 8/10 miss out from Ligue 1 however that was a far less desirable IF than that of Trapp. The German stopper is highly unlikely to miss out after his 8 which he got for 4 saves in a 2-0 win over Angers
Vincent Kompany - CB - OVR 86 Kompany has been very unfortunate the past couple of seasons due to injury. This has resulted in the Belgian having very little game time. He made a return to action on Saturday and bounced back with a goal in their 3-0 away win over Southampton
Francesco Acerbi - CB - OVR 81 Gold and Serie A options are not two things which went together for selecting this side. Acerbi is arguably the only real option for it and thus gets my nod. The Italian scored the winning goal in Sassuolo's 2-1 win.
Sokratis - CB - OVR 85 Quite a few Bundesliga options this week although most come from lesser quality players. Sokratis would be one of the main players should he make the cut though and he stands a good chance after scoring a superb goal in Dortmund's 3-1 home win claiming MOTM with a Kicker mark of 2
Yannick Carrasco - LM - OVR 84 Another comfortable win to nil for Atletico came and once again Felipe Luis was in the goals. I have not opted for the Brazilian but Carrasco who scored the other two in their 3-0 win. With Luis recently being included in paves the way for Yannick's second IF.
Ander Herrera - CM - OVR 83 Is the title race now back on? Tottenham will certainly think so after Man U took three points courtesy of a 2-0 win. Herrera was the main man scoring one and assisting the other both of which were superb from the Spaniard.
Florian Thauvin - RW - OVR 81 Thauvin's impressive season continued with another two goals and an assist to his name during Marseille's 4-0 win over St Etienne. He picked up POTW in France with an 8/10 and with a TIF on the way his inevitable TOTS look like one to look out for!
Lionel Messi - CAM - OVR 93 Messi has been snubbed time after time however EA finally broke the seal and gave him an IF in a rather unexpected week. Due to that I feel as though he can get in once again in a week with not many world class names available to select. He scored twice and assisted another for Barcelona as they managed a 3-2 away win over Gijon.
Angel Di Maria - RW - OVR 87 The second player from PSG I have selected is Di Maria. Although the Argentine was not MOTM he still played a huge part in their win scoring both goals in a previously mentioned 2-0 win. The big name factor alongside the fact there was a lack of options could well see him included.
Quincy Promes - ST - OVR 81 One of the biggest games in the RPL happened this weekend and it was Spartak Moscow who came out on top winning the match narrowly by two goals to one. Promes was involved in both picking up a goal and assist which although is often not enough for a ST in the circumstances I can see him getting the nod.
Jonas - ST - OVR 84 There was a severe lack of gold striker options and thus a Jonas brace could easily be enough to see him make the cut. He scored two of Benfica's three goals in a 3-0 win, the other of which came in the form of an OG. He picked up MOTM in the process which could see him pick up a SIF.
Michael Esser - GK - OVR 69 Bundesliga keeper and player of the week came for Esser after an inspired performance from the German keeper saw him pick up a perfect 1. Esser made a total of seven saves as Darmstadt managed a narrow 2-1 win over Schalke.
Luisinho - LB - OVR 75 A lack of defenders once again appeared to be the main problem in selecting the side and thus we have the punt of Luisinho. The Deportivo LB assisted one of their two goals in a 2-0 home win over Malaga.
Jean Michael Seri - CM - OVR 80 Seri has been on the fringe of TOTW multiple times without receiving one or even making my prediction. This time he is almost a certainty though after he scored twice for Nice during a 3-1 win. He picked up an 8/10 from L'equipe which was the joint highest this week.
Muniain - LM - OVR 78 Bilbao had a convincing 5-1 home win over Las Palmas from which we have two potential players from. The first of which is Aduriz who found the net twice. As you can see I have opted for his team mate Munian who likewise scored twice. Both claimed 3 from Marca however Munian was officially MOTM.
Kerem Demirbay - CM - OVR 76 Hoffenheim played out an eight-goal thriller of which they came away as 5-3 winners in. Both Demirbay and Szalai scored two in the match but seeing as though Demirbay plays further back and was voted as the official MOTM I can see him getting the nod.
Jorginho - CM - OVR 81 Another punt now with Jorginho who only picked up an assist but managed a 7.5 match rating in the process during Napoli's 3-0 win over Udinese. With the lack of Serie A options this could well result in Jorginho having some preference.
Max Kruse - ST - OVR 80 I have already mentioned the lack of gold striker options and so we have yet another with a goal and assist to his name in Kruse. The Bremen striker was involved in both their goals as they managed a 2-1 win over Hamburg.
Nigel Hasselbaink - LW - OVR 66 Usually when you see a silver with just one goal to his name you would write him off instantly, especially while the main leagues are playing. I am still taking the punt here though after Hasslebaink picked up an impressive 8.5 match rating which saw him pick up POTW.
Joao Pedro - CAM - OVR 73 There were very few options in terms of Serie A this week but one player who performed came from Cagliari in their 4-0 win over Chievo. The Brazilian picked up two goals and an assist to claim the best mark from Gazzetta for the game-week with an 8/10
Nick Powell - CAM - OVR 70 Powell comes from a mid-week fixture and came off the bench in what I believe was a CAM role however he could well be ST. Either way he deserves his spot in the side after coming on with Wigan trailing 2-0 before scoring three goals to allow his side to take all three points.
Ohi Omoijuanfo - ST - OVR 66 Two hat tricks in three weeks now for Ohi who although could well miss out for that sole reason makes my side with the lack of alternate options available to us. Another 9/10 match rating for the Norwegian who should be picking up a 74-rated item come Wednesday.
Marcos Riquelme - ST - OVR 70 A player who without a doubt will be making the side is Riquelme after the Argentine was involved in four goals with three of his own and an assist as Audax went on to win 5-2.