TOTW 8 Predictions
Each Monday, we will recap the top performances of the week/weekend and venture some guesses of who will earn a spot in Wednesday’s Team of the Week.
Player: Mohamed Salah
Reason: The Egyptian forward nabbed 2 goals in Liverpool’s 4-1 result against West Ham on Saturday. If he makes it in TOTW 8, his OTW card will get an upgrade as well.
Player: Kylian Mbappe
Reason: Mbappe contributed well in PSG’s 5-0 rout of Angers over the weekend. With 2 goals and an assist, the young French transfer might earn his first TOTW with his new club.
Player: Nicola Sansone
Reason: The Italian attacking midfielder had the only 2 goals in Villareal’s victory against Malaga over the weekend, surely putting him in the mix for a new card.
Player: Timo Werner
Reason: Scoring both a goal and grabbing an assist, Werner was the Man of the Match against Hannover on Saturday. Look for him to get his first inform of the year on Wednesday.
Player: Paco Alacer
Reason: The Spanish winger played impressively in a big match against Sevilla over the weekend. Putting Barcelona’s only 2 goals in the back of the net, Alacer, who doesn’t tend to get much playing time, could very well get an upgrade.
Player: Almamy Toure
Reason: Earning a Man of the Match to go along with his 3 assists, the 21 year old defender from Mali had an amazing performance in Monaco’s 6-0 win over Guingamp. I would be shocked if EA did not recognize him by putting him in TOTW 8.
Player: Gregor Balazic
Reason: Grabbing a goal as a center back is always noteworthy. Balazic went and did it twice in Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Dinamo Moscow.
Player: Leon Clarke
Reason: The Championship forward has perhaps the best case for a TOTW honor. With all four goals in a 4-1 victory over Hull, Clarke unsurprisingly was MOTM and had a 10.0 rating on Whoscored.
Player: Leighton Baines
Reason: In a big 3-2 win against Watford, Baines got forward and grabbed both a goal and an assist. With limited other LB options for TOTW this week, look to him as a prime candidate.
Player: Florian Thauvin
Reason: The French winger played next to perfect in a 5-0 Marseille stomping of Caen over the weekend. Two goals, an assist, and a MOTM should be enough to get him into the TOTW 8.
Think I snubbed a candidate? Leave a comment below saying who you think should make it into TOTW 8.