TOTW 11 – PREDICTION
Has the potential to be one of the better team of the weeks we’ve seen in terms of meta cards. Son, Pogba and Mendy the highlights.
GK – Nick Pope – In the game between Burnley and Everton all eyes were on the two number 1’s.
The on-going battle of who deserves England’s starting goalkeeper spot continues.
Both keepers performed well keeping their respective sides in the game.
But Pope made 4 second half saves to keep his team in the game and get them a point on the board.
CB – Leonardo Bonucci – Veteran centre back Bonucci recovered from a first half mistake, losing his man which led to Juventus going 1-0 down and popped up with a last-minute winner against Serie A rivals Torino.
Heading home a great ball into the box from right back Cuadrado who also registered 2 assists in this game.
LB – Alex Telles – Alex Telles started against West Ham after a troubled start to his life in Manchester.
After a poor first half display which could have seen Man United 3-0 down.
Like Bonucci Telles recovered well after losing his man which led to West Ham making it 1-0 mid way through the first half.
The second half provided Telles with his first goal involvement for United as he crossed before an excellent Mason Greenwood touch, turn and finish.
RWB – Kieran Trippier – Two assists vs Real Valladolid were enough to seal a 2-0 win for Diego Simione’s men.
A low driven cross making its way through to Lemar to open the scoring.
Before Trippier beat his man in the air to flick a header onto Llorente who wrapped up the scoring for Athletico Madrid.
LB – Ferland Mendy – Dubious if Mendy will get the assist, never the less Mendy was strong as ever in his left back role against Europa League masterminds Sevilla.
After a hard few weeks for Zidane and his team they needed a win to keep within touching distance of city rivals Athletico.
Mendy crossed before Vinicius connected.
Eventually bouncing off Bounou in Sevilla’s goal and going in.
CB – Kurt Zouma – Zouma and his teammates had to come from behind and beat newly promoted Leeds United at the bridge.
Zouma jumped highest from a Mason Mount delivery to head home to give the blues the lead just after the hour mark.
He was strong as rock at the back and helped Chelsea secure a 3-1 win.
CM – Paul Pogba – The medias favourite man was in the limelight again.
After a strong first half and 43/45 passes completed, Pogba and co found themselves lucky to be going in 1-0 down.
It looked like a matter of when not if for West Ham to double their lead.
A little bit of luck from a Dean Henderson clearance eventually found its way to Bruno Fernandes who teed up Pogba to unleash a trademark strike from his Juventus days, bending one past Fabianski to draw United level.
CM – Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – Lazio kept their European qualification hopes in touching distance with a win over Spezia.
Milinkovic-Savic set up the free scoring Ciro Immobile inside 15 minutes to take the lead before find the net himself 18 minute later.
Playing on the right of a 3-man midfield he dominated the game and helped his side to a critical victory.
LM – Heung-Min Son – The battle of North London, both teams needed to win but for very different reasons.
Form goes out the window during these games, but Son made sure to keep up his great start to the 2020/21 season.
That combination of Kane and Son combined once again, and I am sure it will not be the last.
Before Son curled a great effort past the diving Leno. Just before the half mark Son slipped through Harry Kane who became the highest scoring player in this fixture as he does what he does best and finished at the near post.
Spurs ran out 2-0 winners as Mourhino’s men continue their title challenge and look to break their trophy curse.
LW – Lorenzo Insigne – Napoli fans favourite provided again as they ran out 4-0 winner’s vs bottom side Crotone.
Insigne opened the scoring in the first half with a sublime curling effort from 25 yards across the keeper and into the top corner.
Before a beautiful in swinging cross from Insigne came into the path of Lozano to chest and finish off and double Napoli’s lead.
He was subbed with 12 minutes to go as Napoli held on to their 4-0 lead.
ST – Wilfred Zaha – A dangerous cross inside the first 10 minutes from Zaha resulted in Furlong turning the ball past his stranded keeper to gift Crystal Palace an early lead.
Following a West Brom equaliser and 4 minutes later a Red Card Palace went into the break with a man advantage but the score was 1-1.
Zaha found himself inside the box, cut in from the left and curled a ball right footed past the inform Baggies keeper Johnstone.
Following a Beneteke strike Zaha doubled his tally for the afternoon giving his side a 4-1 lead and putting the game to bed, it was a neat finish with the outside of his boot from close range.
Palace ended up winning 5-1 with Benteke adding to his tally, don’t be surprised if we see him in the TOTW.
GK – Lindner – 7 saves and a clean sheet for Basel in their 1-0 win.
RB – Tavernier – A goal and an assist for the Rangers man who is flourishing under Gerrard’s management. Adding to his growing goal contributions for the season.
CB – Sviatchenko – A goal in his sides 2-0 win over Vejle Boldklub
RM – Hakimi – A OTW upgrade could be on the cards as Hakimi bagged 2 goals in Inter Milan’s win against Bologna
CM– Romo – Cruz Azul ran out 4-0 winners with the experienced Romo bagging 2 for himself.
CAM -Reynoso – A hattrick of assists for Minnesota United as they beat the inform Sporting KC 3-0.
CAM – Kiteishvili – Two goals for the Georgian in his sides 4-0 demolition of Austria Wien.
LF – Lemar – Connecting to Trippier cross Lemar opened the scoring in his sides 2-0 win.
ST – El Arabi – Continued his fine form this season with another hattrick in Greece.
ST – Piatek – A super sub masterclass, finding his team 1-0 down he came on at half time to bag a hattrick and wrap up 3 points in a 3-1 win.
ST – Paloschi – 2 goals helped his side overcome Pisa 4-0 in Serie B.
ST – Bihan – Performance of the weekend goes to Mickael Le Bihan who scored 3 and assisted 1 as his side eased past Niort 6-0.