FIFA 18 Team of the Week 3 Predictions

Last week's score: 19/23
Formation: 3-4-1-2
Squad Link: http://www.futhead.com/18/squads/563071/

Goalkeeper

Alexandr Belenov - GK - OVR 76 The keeper selection was not as straight forward as it has been recently, but for me, I believe there are two real options here. Belenov, who made a total of four saves, one of which was a last-minute penalty in a 0-0 draw with CSKA, is our front runner. Alternatively, we have Rui Patricio who made seven saves in a 0-0 with Porto. I have gone with the Russian, due to the penalty, but it really could go either way.

Defenders

Ben Davies - LWB - OVR 78 It doesn't seem to matter who Spurs put in the wingback position as they always perform. Both Tripper, who claimed two assists, and Davies, with a goal and assist, stand a chance of making the side. But for me, the Welshman is the best option from the 4-0 win.

Maicon - CB - OVR 80 Although Galatasaray conceded twice, which will not help Maicon's cause, the fact that it means his brace was crucial in the final result will. A last-minute goal from the Brazilian saw the home side come away with a 3-2 win, keeping them five points clear at the top.

Nacho Monreal - CB - OVR 80 Monreal is naturally a LB but has been deployed in a back three as of late which has gone down with mixed reviews. He played a big part in their 2-0 win this week though, scoring one of the two alongside helping to keep a clean sheet for them.

Midfielders

Neymar - LM - OVR 92 PSG are almost certain to pick up at least one IF, if not two, but who that will be is up for debate. Neymar is the obvious choice, scoring twice, assisting another and receiving an 8/10 from L'Equipe. But with both Draxler and Meunier also picking up 8/10s, both are also in high contention.

Marouane Fellaini - CM - OVR 79 Who needs Paul Pogba? United continue their dominance with a 4-0 win over Palace, of whom still are yet to pick up a point, or even score this season. The big Belgian scored two of the four goals making him a prime candidate for the side.

Marcelo Brozovic - CAM - OVR 81 Calcio A already has a few decent cheap in-forms and is set for another with Brozovic. The Croatian scored both of Inter's goals in a narrow 2-1 win which saw him pick up an impressive 8/10 from Gazzetta.

Isco - CAM - OVR 86 The Spanish leagues offered very little in terms of options, hence having just the one selected from them. This significantly helps Isco's cause with multiple other midfield braces occurring. A big name alongside one of only a couple of Liga BBVA options almost makes him a certainty.

Lucas Ocampos - LW - OVR 76 OM pulled off an impressive 4-2 win over Nice from which multiple players performed well in. Ocampos was the pick of the bunch though, scoring twice and claiming an 8/10 from L'Equipe for doing so.

Forwards

Luis Alberto - ST - OVR 77 There are several players which could pick up an IF from Lazio, but as is often the case, I have opted for the official MOTM. The Spaniard Luis ALberto scored two of his own alongside assisting another to claim an 8/10. Parolo is the next best option, but with a 7.5 is over-shadowed.

Cedric Bakambu - ST - OVR 81 Now a SIF in just the third week of FIFA is a push, but with no other big-name strikers managing that, it does put him in good stance. The Villarreal man scored all three of their goals, leading them to a 3-0 home win over Eibar.

Substitutes

Robin Himmelmann - GK - OVR 70 The first player in what is a bench which pretty much picks itself is Himmelmann. The German is the first of two from the second division which can help compensate for the lack of first division selections. He picks up his spot after making a total of 9 saves, one of which was a penalty in a 2-0 win, claiming the top mark from Kicker in the process.

Justin Morrow - LWB - OVR 71 The hat tricks start off nice and early this week, with Morrow scoring three from defense, which is the first defender hat trick in 20 years in MLS. Toronto went on to win 4-2, and although he conceded twice, let's be honest: Morrow will be getting an IF. TFC clinching the Supporters' Shield (best regular season record) doesn't hurt his case either.

Christoph Knasmullner - CM - OVR 66 The Austrian league looks set to pick up their first IF of the year after once again we saw a hat trick from midfield, which seems to be becoming a regular occurrence. Knasmullner was the player who managed it, coming in a 4-2 home win for Admira.

Tarique Fosu - CM - OVR 63 Yet another hat trick from midfield now and Fosu has potential to be a very good silver IF with the current upgrades. He scored all three of Charlton's goals in a 3-1 away win, putting them in a playoff spot.

Adam Rooney - ST - OVR 69 There were a few SPL options this week but none were better than that of Rooney, after the Irish striker scored three for Aberdeen in a 3-0 home win.

Sebastian Andersson - ST - OVR 68 If for some reason you wanted a strong link between two Swedish Bundes 2 discard IFs, now is your chance to do so after Andersson scored all three Kaiserslautern in a 3-0 win. Andersson and Ishak up top?!

Youssouf Hadji - ST - OVR 70 When you consider that Ligue 2 had barely any IFs over the whole of FIFA 17, you would be surprised to see that they are in line for another in just the third week of 18. Hadji scored three of four Nancy goals as they cruised to a 4-1 home win. The best part is that if Mothib was in the game it is likely they would have picked up two.

Reserves

Hakan Arslan - CM - OVR 78 Two IFs from the Turkish league is somewhat of rarity in EA's TOTW process, but with two top end performances, it surely has to occur on Wednesday. We have already mentioned Maicon, but Arslan put in the more impressive shift. The Turk scored three times from central midfield, helping Sivasspor to a 3-1 home win.

Lucas Castro - CM - OVR 78 We now find ourselves back over in Italy after several top performances occurred this week. Chievo pulled off a shock 2-1 home win over Fiorentina of which their Argentine midfielder, Castro, scored both. Although he only picked up a 7.5 match rating, which is lower than several others in the league, the result should help him.

Steven Berghuis - RW - OVR 76 Berghuis really has stood out for Feyenoord in recent months and with another two goals, plus an assist to his name this week it could finally be time to see him pick up an IF. The Dutchman also picked up player of the week for good measure.

Jose Sand - ST - OVR 78 Although Sand does have two penalties to his name, with the sheer lack of gold ST options, he makes my side. After all, there have been several players get in for this exact reasoning recently.

Nicolas Stefanelli - ST - OVR 66 With the new system in place, I believe we will see more silver to gold in both the sub and reserve spots, which in a sense is fairer as with multiple hat tricks in the past some have missed out. Stefanelli falls into that category after scoring three of AIK's five goals on Sunday.

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