Roma were away to Inter Milan for their Sunday fixture and with Roma having just the one shot on target, they were extremely fortunate to come away with a 1-1 draw. Alisson in goal was the hero of the day, pulling off a total of 7 incredible saves to ensure they at least left with a point.
Angers were hosts to Troyes for their Ligue 1 match, and while the hosts managed to secure a 3-1 victory, it wasn't their strikers who were finding the net. From the CB role, Thomas not only put in a solid performance defensively, but also found the back of the net twice.
Real Madrid were hosts to Deportivo in La Liga and with Champions League spots tighter than ever, they really needed to find some form. In a game of 8 goals, it was all one-way traffic, with the hosts comfortably winning 7-1. While both Bale and Ronaldo scored twice, it's their CB Nacho who gets the nod with two goals to his name as well.
A struggling Arsenal were hosts to Crystal Palace on the weekend, and with both Ozil and Sanchez missing things were looking pretty bleak. Within the first 25 minutes however Arsenal had managed to take a 4-0 lead, with Monreal not only scoring once but assisting another two. The match ended 4-1, and which should be enough to secure him a spot this week.
Lazio were hosts to Chievo for their Serie A fixture, and in a game of 6 goals, there was only ever one winner. In a 5-1 victory it was their CM, Savic, who really stole the show. With 2 goals and a dominating performance across the pitch, could he be due a second inform this week?
Ligue 1 had two fixture this week and after Lyons first 2-0 win, Fekir was already in these predictions with a goal and a fantastic performance. On Sunday, Lyon hosted league leaders PSG where against all odds they provided a 2-1 victory for their fans. Once again, Fekir was the man of the hour, scoring once and assisting the second.
Barcelona were on the road to Real Betis for their Sunday fixture where they left as comfortable 5-0 winners. Suarez bagged 2 goals and 2 assists, Messi had 2 goals and an assist, but sadly neither are eligible for this TOTW and hence our attention is turned to the next standout performance. Rakatic not only scored, but assisted another, leaving him as our selection from Barcelona this week.
Bayern were at home to Werder Bremen for their Bundesliga clash, and in a 6-goal thriller, it was the hosts who took all the points. Lewandowski found the back of the net twice, but the real standout performance was from Muller with 2 goals and an assist to his name.
There really isn't much that needs to be said here, so I will simply summarize. PSG 8-0 Dijon, Neymar 4 goals and 2 assists. It's happening, nothing else needs to be said.
Chelsea were on the road to Brighton for their Premier League fixture and in a dominating display, they left as 4-0 winners. Despite some fantastic performances across the pitch, once again it was Hazard who really stole the show. Scoring twice and receiving a perfect match rating, surely this is enough to see him bag his third inform of the year?
With Gabriel Jesus still out injured and Manchester City having just faced their first loss of the season, the pressure was on to instantly regain their form. This is exactly what they did, and it was the experienced Aguero who ensured this happened. Aguero not only scored the first, but also the second and third to ensure a City win, a hat-trick and his third inform of the year.
CD Lugo were at home to Sporting de Gijon for their weekend fixture in the second Spanish division. With the game fairly tight at 2-1, the ball falls into CD Lugo's half, with their keeper, Carlos, heading towards it. A single strike sees the ball loop over a struggling keeper into the net, yes ladies and gentleman Carlos scored from within his own half. If a goalkeeper 60-yard goal isn't enough, then nothing should be!
Borussia M'Gladbach were hosts to Augsburg for their Bundesliga fixture and in a game of 2 goals, both went in favour of the home side. Ginter at the back not only ensured a clean sheet was kept, but he also scored once and assisted the second. Could this be time for his third inform already?
Strasbourg were hosts to Dijon for their weekend match where in an incredibly tight match, they just managed to edge out the opposition in a 3-2 win. Their RB Lala is the selection this week, scoring twice from the spot to ensure all the points stayed where they were.
Rio Ave were at home to Boavista and in a game of few goals, they left as 2-0 victors. Ribeiro at LB was the man of the whole, not only did he control the backline and ensure a clean sheet, but he also found the net once himself.
With his brother already in these predictions, it only seems fair that we include Thorgan as well! Borussia M'Gladbach were 2-0 winners over Augsburg on the weekend, and while we already have Ginter as a nominee, Thorgan played exceptionally well and also deserves a mention. With a goal and an assist in an almost flawless display, will we see both the Hazard's getting informs this week?
Leverkusen were on the road to Hoffenheim for their Bundesliga clash and with a comfortable 4-1 victory the journey was well worth it. While there were several stand out performances, Bailey was the man of the hour. Scoring once and assisting another, while easily taking the MOTM award, will we see him feature again this week?
Bologna were hosts to Benevento this week and despite the travelling sides recent form, Bologna were simply too much for them. Picking up an easy 3-0 win, it was Verdi who really stood out, providing the assist for each and every goal.
AC Milan were on the road this weekend to Cagliari, and with Bonucci featuring in the TOTY, surely there was going to be nothing but confidence at the back! That may not have been the case, as AC Milan edged out a 2-1 victory, however Kessie was the man behind both goals and we could finally be seeing his OTW get a boost!
FC Cologne were away to Hamburg for their Bundesliga clash, and in a comfortable 2-0 victory it was Terodde who found the net twice to secure all 3 points.
Over to Portugal now where Benfica played hosts to Chaves in their Liga Nos fixture. Jonas has been fairly quiet this year, with just the one inform to his name people were starting to worry about him. Fear not though, with two goals this week, there is a strong chance he picks up yet another inform here!
Monaco and Nice went head to head last Tuesday and with 2 goals apiece, there was no separating the two sides. While his performances this year don’t quite match that of the previous, Balotelli proved he is not done yet, scoring twice to ensure his team took at least a point.
Fulham seem to be scoring for fun these days and nothing was going to change when they played hosts to Burton for their weekend fixtures. In a 6-0 thrashing, it was both Fonte and Sessegnon who stole the show. With Sessegnon featuring so recently however, the nominee goes to their striker Fonte this week.