TOTW 12 – Prediction
Not the most exciting totw in all honestly, it’s unlikely it will contain any significant upgrades to most peoples squads.
Dybala, Lozano, Bamba and Allan the stand out cards.
GK – Andrea Consigli – Sassuolo hosted mid table Benevento looking to pick up their first league win since November 22nd.
An early penalty gave them a 1-0 lead, the rest of the game saw Sassuolo miss opportunities and a number of fine saves from Consigli meant that Benevento held on to take the 3 points in their pursuit for European football.
RB – James Tavernier – 17 goals and 12 assists in 27 this season now for the English right back.
Another sensational free kick saw Tavernier put Rangers 1-0 curling it into the top corner.
Before another set piece this time whipping the ball onto Connor Goldson for the centre back to slot home just before half time.
Rangers ran out 2-1 winners to keep their 13-point lead at the top of the league.
CM – Toni Kroos – Atletico looked to stay top of the league when they travelled across the city to play rivals Real.
Real needed to win or could have trailed their local rivals by 9 points.
A win would see them close the gap to 3 points.
A Toni Kroos out swinging corner saw Casemiro head home after just 15 minutes.
Kroos was solid as ever in his central roll, keeping the ball moving and dictating the tempo of the game.
Real won the Madrid derby 2-0 moving up to 3rd in the league.
CAM – James Maddison – A first half master class from James Maddison and Jamie Vardy was enough to give Leicester the victory over Brighton.
Maddison’s first goal came from a ball laid off to the edge who calmly slot it home.
Maddison doubled his tally and extended his teams lead to 3-0 just before the break.
A wonderful bit of skill on the top corner of the box, switching right the back left.
It saw Maddison open his body up and curl one top corner left footed.
Two assists and a goal for teammate Jamie Vardy could also see him stake a claim in this TOTW.
CM – Allan – Everton looked to get back on track and end their sticky patch after their early season form.
Chelsea travelled to Goodison, a ground which has not brought them the best of luck in recent years.
A first half Sigurdsson penalty was enough to hand the 3 points to Everton.
Chelsea’s 2nd league defeat of the season could have been by more than one goal, Calvert-Lewin having a second penalty chalked off by VAR for being offside.
Allan was instrumental for The Toffees making 3 tackles, completing 4 dribbles and completing 27 passes for his side.
CDM – Tomas Soucek – Soucek continued his goalscoring form as he pulled West Ham Level after an early Leeds penalty.
Soucek completed 80% of his passes, won 2/3 headers including his goal and was solid in the centre of the park as his West Ham side continued their good form and came out victorious over Leeds United as their faithful watched on.
LM – Jonathan Bamba – A goal and assist for the man having a fine season saw his team defeat Bordeaux 2-1 to stay top of the league for another week.
Bamba opened the scoring with a curling effort before being pegged back on 30 minutes.
Bordeaux were solid defensively but couldn’t stop Bamba and Fonte from combining just before half time to restore their teams lead.
Lille would hold on for the second half and ensure they stayed put at the top.
RM – Hirvin Lozano – Lozano could be looking at yet another inform after yet another great performance from the bench.
With his side 1-0 down Gattuso called upon Lozano to produce from the bench.
Coming off the bench to equalize after just 8 minutes on the pitch.
Combining with Napoli favourite Mertens to level. 15 minutes later Lozano teed up Petagna who put his side ahead as Napoli kept the pressure on the top 2.
CAM – Lucas Zelarayan – A fine performance in the MLS cup final saw Zelarayan score a brace as well as add an assist as his Columbus Crew side overcame a strong Seattle Sounders side 3-0 at the Mapfre Stadium against the defending champions.
A back-post volley from Zelarayan saw the ball sneak past Frei in the Sounders goal.
The second goal was a great piece of control from the chest on Zelarayan on the edge of the box, looking like he was going to unleash a shot he instead slotted in teammate Etienne who passed one beautifully past Frei to double his sides lead on the 30-minute mark.
10 minutes from time Diaz cut the ball back to an unmarked Zelarayan 15 yards out, who made no mistake and fired it into the top left corner handing the MLS cup to Columbus.
ST – Paulo Dybala – A mazy run, cutting in from the right saw Paulo Dybala put Juventus ahead just before the hour mark.
Dybala received the ball from McKennie before gliding past 2-3 Genoa players and slotting it past Perin.
Genoa levelled before 2 Cristiano Ronaldo penalties sealed the victory for the Italian Giants.
ST – Florian Thauvin – Marseille hosted Monaco with the top of Ligue 1 being separated by a very fine margin.
It was a tale of Benedetto and Thauvin in the first 15 minutes as first Benedetto set up Thauvin to fire his side ahead just 5 minutes into the game.
Before Thauvin returned the favour 8 minutes later to extend their sides lead 2-0.
FUT favourite Ben Yedder pulled one back with a 79th minute penalty but it was not enough for his Monaco side to take any points.
Don’t be surprised to see Benedetto in this weeks TOTW after a fine performance from this duo.
GK – Emiliano Martinez – 7 saves vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
CB – Pedro Mendes – 1 goal vs Bordeaux
CB – Rafael Toloi – 1 goal and cleansheet vs Fiorentina
LB – Javi Galan – 1 assist and clean sheet vs Deportivo Alavez
CM – Nicolo Barella – 1 goal and 1 assist vs Cagliari
RW – Antony – 1 goal and 2 assists vs PEC Zwolle
CM – Jens Toornstra – 2 goals vs VVV-Venlo
RM – S. Wamangituka Fundu – 2 goals and 1 assist.
ST – Cristhian Stuani – 2 goals vs Logrones
ST – Weissman – 2 goals vs Osasuna
ST – James Collins – 3 goals vs Preston North End
ST – Leonardo Mancuso – 4 goals vs Virtus Entella