FIFA 17 TOTW 42 Predictions

Last week's score: 15/18

Formation: 3-4-1-2

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Esteban Andrada - GK - 69 OVR I was wrong with my Argentine keeper selection last week, but I would be shocked if the same mistake was made again. Although Lanus drew the match 1-1, meaning Andrada did concede in a match he didn't win, he was outstanding overall. Making a total of ten saves (which includes a penalty), it is clear to see just how pivotal his role in the draw was. Without him the score would have been significantly worse.


Alexander Callens - CB - 73 OVR When it comes to possible incorrect picks, I expect those to fall on the defensive side this week with the options being limited, to say the least. Alexander Callens makes an appearance thanks to his goal in NYFC's 3-1 home win and although he was not Man of the Match, I can't see another David Villa inform, especially for just one goal.

Jonatan Tollas Nation - CB - 68 OVR As far as punts go, this is a big one. Jonatan Tollas Nation picked up MOTM in Valerenga's 0-0 away draw, and although it was not a special match rating, the fact that he picked up MOTM alongside no real Tippeligaen options means he could sneak in.

Matt Polster - RB - 67 OVR In terms of FIFA, this one won't exactly be the best of items. But after Matt Polster assisted two of Chicago Fire's four goals and helped to keep a clean sheet in an unusual RB role, it's hard not to select him for the side.


Hector Villalba - RM - 74 OVR The MLS-heavy TOTW trend is likely to continue after there were plenty of options once again this week. And with performances like Villalba's, it honestly has every right to be that way. The young Argentine scored both Atlanta United's goals in their 2-0 win away at Columbus Crew, which sees them climb to fifth in the table.

Blerim Dzemaili - CAM - 74 OVR Blerim Dzemaili was snubbed a couple of weeks ago, despite being gold, but with him being the best option from his match, his chances of making the cut are significantly higher this time around. The Swiss midfielder scored one and assisted another in Montreal Impact's 2-0 win over DC United.

Yoshimar Yotun - LM - 68 OVR Malmo returned where they left off with another three points to their name, courtesy of a 3-2 win. Yoshimar Yotun was the standout player, picking up both a goal and an assist. He received a lot of plaudits for his work to boot.

Yu Kobayashi - RM - 70 OVR The first of two Kawasaki players to make the cut this week comes in Yu Kobayashi, who was involved in three of their five goals. He picked up two of his own to go alongside an assist.


Lee Dong Gook - ST - 75 OVR Lee Dong Gook has been the face of the so-called "Team of the Weak" for many years now, and after just two of the said teams, he looks to be making an appearance this week. The Korean scored twice for Jeonbuk on Wednesday (which although is early they counted last week) in a convincing 3-1 away win over Pohang.

Yeom Ki Hun - ST - 75 OVR Another Korean league player from another Wednesday fixture; risky, but with the lack of games being played once again, it really should happen. Yeom Ki Hun played a more advanced role for Bluewings and rewarded them by being involved in all three of their goals: one goal and two assists in the 3-0 win.

Nemanja Nikolic - ST - 75 OVR Nemanja Nikolic makes it three gold strikers in the side for his contribution of two goals and an assist during Chicago Fire's convincing 4-0 home win over Vancouver. Although he didnt pick up MOTM, I still see him as the strongest option from the game.


Anders Kristiansen - GK - 59 OVR We haven't seen many bronze keepers at all this year, thanks to the change of format mainly, but these weeks are when they should finally appear. Anders Kristiansen makes a good shout to become one after making a total of 5 saves and picked up MOTM in a 0-0 away draw away at odd.

Ryosuke Yamananaka - LB - 64 OVR Unlike last week, defenders were significantly harder to select, which in turn makes it that much harder to achieve a higher number of correct picks. Yamananaka is a punt, but after he scored what turned out to be the winning goal in his side's 2-1 win and also appeared in the J-League TOTW, he is a viable option.

Gabriel Somi - LM - 62 OVR Although Osterunds failed to win their match, thanks to a brace from Gabriel Somi, they didn't come away empty handed. The match ended 2-2 and Somi came away with MOTM as a result (and deservedly so).

Marlon Hairston - RM - 65 OVR Another MLS wide player with a brace now in Marlon Hairston. This one came in Colorado Rapids' 3-1 home win over Houston Dynamo, from which teammate Tim Howard is also an option after making six saves. There are better goalkeeping options this week in my eyes though.

Robert Benson - CM - 57 OVR Half of the Irish games were postponed on Friday, but three did get underway and from them, Benson looks to be the best option. The Irish midfielder found himself on the score-sheet twice during Dundalk's 3-0 win over Bray.

Nahir Besara - CF - 65 OVR It was goals galore as Orebro hosted Norrkoping with the former coming out on top as 4-2 winners. Besara played in a deeper role just off the striker which coud be classified as either CF or CAM. Either way, his two goals and MOTM award should be enough for him.

Hiroyuki Abe - ST - 64 OVR A second player from Kawasaki -- and it could easily have been three. Hiroyuki Abe is the one player who is certain to get in from their 5-0 win after scoring twice and assisting another two claiming a perfect 10/10 match rating.

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