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Last week's score: 15/23
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Benjamin Lecomte - GK - OVR 82 Surprisingly we didn't see a Ligue 1 keeper in the opening week side, but I am certain on the inclusion of Lecomte for the second. That is after L'Equipe awarded him an 8/10 for his four saves in Monaco's 0-0 away draw with Reims, making him the keeper of the week in France.
Trent Alexander Arnold - RB - OVR 83 I think it's safe to say that TAA was hard done by in terms of rating, with him widely being recognised as the best RB in the league at the moment. Once again he was a threat down the right-hand side during Liverpool's 2-1 win over Chelsea, with the forward-playing fullback scoring the opener. Liverpool remain five points clear at the top after continuing their 100% record as a result.
Thiago Silva - CB - OVR 87 PSG travelled to Lyon for the late fixture in Ligue 1, with many expecting it to be these exact sides which end up fighting for the title it was always going to be a big one. PSG were the side that came away with three points, via a 1-0 win. Neymar once again scored the winner, but it was Thiago Silva who stood out with a convincing display at the back to help PSG keep their clean sheet.
Aleksandar Kolarov - LB - OVR 82 I opted to take the punt on Kolarov for numerous reasons, with the main two being the lack of Serie A and the other being that we only had a couple of strikers worth mentioning. Due to that, it allowed me to include more defenders, and thus Kolarov managed to sneak in as a fourth in the starters.
Aaron Cresswell -LB - OVR 76 Aaron Cresswell has always been an impressive set-piece taker and he showed exactly what he can do during West Ham's impressive 2-0 win over Manchester United, scoring the second from a freekick. West Ham now move up to fifth, being unbeaten in their last five.
Bernardo Silva - LW - OVR 87 The first of two players I have selected from City's ridiculous 8-0 win over Watford is Bernardo Silva. Silva wasn't named the official MOTM, but with three goals to his name, he becomes difficult to ignore. After all, it's not often you see a result quite like this one.
Marcelo Brozovic - CM - OVR 81 This was actually a difficult side to select in general, and thus I had to look at big games to try and fill the final few spots. AC Milan against Inter was one of the bigger ones, and with Inter coming away as 2-0 winners, the MOTM is the best shout. That of course went to Brozovic, who scored one of the two goals.
Kevin De Bruyne - CM - OVR 91 With so many goals, practically the whole City side could have been in TOTW. But you have to narrow it down, and that's the reason why Otamendi, who scored once and assisted another, misses out. The second City player is none other than their talisman, KDB, The Belgian has been nothing shy of magnificent this season and added another goal and two assists to his name during the 8-0 romp.
Coutinho - CAM - OVR 86 Lewandowski was awarded the MOTM award by EA in Munich's 4-0 win over Koln, but with his upcoming POTM item already confirmed, I can't see EA making that pointless in the same week. Thus I am opting for the little magician, Coutinho, who managed a goal and an assist in the same match. On top of that, it would be another promotion for EA's incoming OTW promo. I think this will work in the Brazilian's favour.
Francesco Caputo - LW - OVR 75 Serie A was by far the hardest league to get involved this week with next to no options from the division, especially with Llorente not being in the game at this time as a late out-of-contract signee. As a result of that, Caputo looks to be the clear favourite after scoring twice from the wing in Sassuolo's 3-0 win.
Willian Jose - ST - OVR 82 Jose is usually one of the IFs which ends up getting used solely for SBC related purposes, and looking at his stats, the same will probably happen again this year. He could be picking up his first IF early on though after scoring twice in Sociedad's 3-1 away win over Espanyol.
Ruben Blanco - GK - OVR 76 With so many games in La Liga ending with one or no goals, it was always likely that we would see a keeper included. There were a fair few options, but the best one looks to be Celta Vigo's Blanco, who made a total of six saves to claim MOTM in their 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid.
Nicolas Sanchez - CB - OVR 76 The Mexican league offered a few options in terms of TOTW for the second side this FIFA, one of which is Sanchez. The Argentine managed to score twice from the back during a 3-2 win over Puebla for Monterrey. And although they did concede twice, a Gold defender with two goals rarely misses out.
Viktor Tsygankov - RM - OVR 79 Last year Tsygankov managed to get to an impressive 91 rating but still starts FIFA 20 at a modest 79. The Ukrainian is often within the action for Kyiv, who also often win heavily and in turn, is in the questioning for TOTW on a regular basis. His first shout comes after a goal and two assists during their 5-0 win this weekend.
Nikola Vlasic - CM - OVR 77 The past couple of season have seen the Russian league become a controversial topic when it comes to TOTW with various issues on EA's end meaning we still don't really know what the situation is with them. That being said, should they be able to count this week, Vlasic looks set to make the side after he scored twice and assisted another in CSKA's win.
Amine Harit - LM - OVR 76 Harit was snubbed by EA last week -- undeservedly so in my eyes -- but once again I am going to take the punt on his inclusion and once again he scored once and assisted another. The Morrocan was awarded a 1.5 for the second week running by Kicker, and with him being a crucial part of Schalke's side in recent weeks, it's only a matter of time before that IF comes.
Chris Wood - ST - OVR 77 It had been Wood's striker partner scoring all the goals before their match against Norwich, but Wood started off his tally with two against the Canaries. In a week with minimal competition from strikers, that should be enough for him to get in.
Marcus Thuram - ST - OVR 75 Last week's Bundesliga player of the week ended up being snubbed, but seeing as this week's is a Gold, I can't see the same happening. Ergo Thuram looks set to get the nod after coming off the bench to score twice for Gladbach in their 2-1 win over Fortuna.
Vito Mannone - GK - OVR 69 EA continues to be stingy on Silver or Bronze keepers making the TOTW after Zentner looked to be nailed on last week. But once again I just can't ignore the keepers, this time with Mannone being spectacular between the sticks for Minnesota making a total of 12 saves in their 0-0 draw, claiming plaudits from every source possible for his performance.
Tariqe Fosu - LM - OVR 67 When you consider that Lincoln went into this match as favourites, you would be shocked to see the final score with Oxford coming away with a 6-0 win. Fosu is the clear option from the match, scoring three of those six goals and is the only realistic option from the English lower divisions making him even more likely to make the cut.
Erik Exposito - ST - OVR 66 Wroclaw made it nine games unbeaten to start the season. although the past four have been draws, which means they are only in the second position. The most recent being a 4-4 draw, from which Exposito managed to score three goals within, the last of which was the 90th-minute equaliser. The draw could harm his chances, but he's still done enough for inclusion from me.
Ismael Sosa - ST - OVR 73 Club Leon look to be serious contenders for the Liga MX title this season, sitting in 2nd after nine games with an impressive 18 points. The latest three points came with a 4-2 away win over Necaxa with Soa grabbing three of those four goals to secure his place in TOTW.
Casimir Ninga - ST - OVR 73 The third and final player from Ligue 1 I have included this week is Ninga, who surprisingly was actually not featured in their TOTW. But with three goals to his name off the bench, I would be surprised to see EA overlook him. If they somehow do, it is likely to be Lage who features instead.