Although there are no BPL players due to the FA Cup there are still multiple names to shout about such as Ibra, Miranda and Muller.
Last weeks score 17/23
Formation: 3-4-2-1 – Part one: http://www.futhead.com/16/squads/9826357/
Part two: http://www.futhead.com/16/squads/9826399/
Keylor Navas – GK – 79 OVR
When Real Madrid fail to win it is usually the opposing side which picks up an IF however on this occasion RM have Navas to thank for the point and without him they would have lost the match. He made 4 saves in total which does not sound like a lot but the quality of the saves are what count as shown by picking up an 8.5 match rating. Lux is also worth mentioning who picked up a 9/10 however because his side lost I just couldn’t take the risk.
Raphaël Guerreiro – LB – 76 OVR
The first of several Ligue 1 IF’s this week is Guerreiro who was involved in two Lorient goals during a 4-3 win with both a goal and an assist. The defensive options were few and far between and so a 7 from the Portuguese defender could well be enough.
Miranda – CB – 84 OVR
Miranda has been outstanding throughout the season so far and could have picked up an IF on numerous occasions. This is probably his best chance though after scoring one of Inter’s three goals along with picking up the MOTM award in their 3-1 home win against Sampdoria.
Gregory van der Wiel – RB – 78 OVR
Van Der Wiel is the first of two PSG players selected this week during a 4-1 home win against Reims. The first of which is clearly VDW after claiming both a goal and an assist in the match before claiming an 8/10 from L’equipe. No prizes for guessing the second PSG player.
Morales – LM – 77 OVR
Morales has been playing well in recent weeks and was very unfortunate to get snubbed a few weeks ago. He put it yet another top performance on Friday when Levante managed a 3-0 home win against Getafe. He was heavily involved in all three of the goals with one goal, one assist and winning the penalty.
Ryad Boudebouz – CAM – 76 OVR
When one of the big leagues are not playing it is often the case that great performances are taken notice of without the need of multiple goals and assists. Boudebouz falls under that category after picking up an 8/10 from L’equipe for him performance in Montpellier’s 3-2 away win against Angers.
Thomas Müller- CAM – 86 OVR
I tried to be clever with Muller last week and it failed to pay off, this time however there is no doubt about it with him being a straight forward selection. He claimed Kickers POTW with the top mark possible after scoring the first and second Munich goals in a 3-1 home win.
Kevin Volland – RM – 80 OVR
Volland, just like Boudebouz is included for his match rating which was the second highest in Germany this week with a 1.5. On paper he just has one assist to his name however that is only half the story. In a week like this I would expect to see Volland included.
Domenico Berardi – RW – 80 OVR
Berrardi was this weeks player of the week in Italy after picking up both a goal and an assist during Sassuolo’s 3-2 home win against Empoli. Team mate Defrel also stands a chance however Berardi should take preference here.
Edin Džeko – ST – 81 OVR
Although the Bosnian striker put in a real contender for miss of the season during Roma’s 5-0 home win against Palermo in general he had a great game. He was directly involved with four of Roma’s five with both two goals and two assists. Although it was actually his team mate, Salah of which claimed MOTM because the winger is in the current side it rules him out of this one.
Zlatan Ibrahimović – ST – 89 OVR
Ibra was snubbed a couple of weeks ago and I can understand that however if he is snubbed again this time around I would be very surprised. The big man from Sweden once again ran the show for PSG in a 4-1 home win with he picked up both two goals and two assists to help claim a 9/10 from L’equipe.
Laurent Henkinet – GK – 64 OVR
Waasland recorded a surprise 1-0 win at home to Anderlecht this weekend and what makes it even more impressive is they were down to 10 men for the majority of the game. Had it not have been for Henkinet of whom made 8 saves in total the result could have been significantly different however and thus he makes my side.
Adam Mójta – LB – 63 OVR
Mojita helped Podbeskidzie to a very impressive 4-1 home win against Lech Poznan by assisting three of the four goals. A defender which contributes to three goals in a shock win should not be missing out that is for sure.
Andrew Tutte – CM – 65 OVR
Bury actually found themselves two down after just 17 minutes however when Eastman saw red after 33 minutes the game was Bury’s for the taking. Tutte played a big part in the turn around which saw a 5-2 win for the home side scoring the 2nd, 3rd and 5th goals.
Otávio – CM – 73 OVR
I will be honest this spot was very hard to decide on and in fact I could have pondered over it for quite some time. In the end I just went with Otavio however who scored once and assisted another two in Guimares’s 3-3 draw away at Braga. He was POTW in Portugal and although they are far from confirmed an IF with the BPL not playing I wouldn’t be surprised to see one.
Ruud Boymans – ST – 72 OVR
Boymans was this weeks player of the week in Holland for his two goals in FC Utrecht’s 2-1 home win against Willem including a late winner in the 85th minute. With the love that the Dutch league has been receiving in recent weeks I just had to include Boymans.
John Guidetti – ST – 74 OVR
Celta Vigo picked up their first league win in five attempts on Saturday and The man which can be put into an Eminem song (check his page) was largely behind that, scoring two of the three Vigo goals. He claimed an 8/10 from Marca and with just striker managing a hat trick it should be enough.
Nicky Ajose – ST – 63 OVR
Ajose was the man of the moment for Swindon this week after playing a massive part in them picking up three points via a 3-2 home win against Blackpool. The League 1 striker scored all three Swindon goals which included an 88th minute winner.
Benjamin Hübner – CB – 70 OVR
Other than the two obvious selections from the Bundesliga there was not a lot to choose from however with no BPL I can’t see there being less than three IF’s from the German leagues. This is why I have selected Hubner who scored one of two Ingolstadt goals in a 2-0 home win against Werder Bremen.
Esteban Cambiasso – CDM – 78 OVR
Let’s be honest who doesn’t want an IF Cambiasso? The Argentine veteran could in fact be picking one up this week after grabbing both a goal and an assist from CDM in a 4-0 win for Olympiakos.
Aaron Mooy – CM – 74 OVR
With the way that Mooy is currently playing I really wouldn’t be surprised to see him signed by a bigger club in the summer. He scored twice and assisted another this weekend during Melbournes 4-1 home win.
Hans Vanaken – CAM – 76 OVR
Vanaken was one of the early additions to the side and although the Belgian league was snubbed last week I can not see the same again this time around, especially with no BPL. Vanaken was involved in three of six Brugge goals in a 6-0 demolition of Westerlo with two goals and an assist.
Lisandro López – ST – 77 OVR
It is very rare that I would even consider a striker which had scored once however this is not like many situations. Lopez came on as a sub to score an unbelievable equiliser in acing Clubs 1-1 draw with rivals Independiente. The goal is well worth a watch if you haven’t seen it already.