Let’s take a look at three players who have made their case for TOTW status and what they did to earn their place!
Robert Lewandowski may be a lock for TOTY but he’s also almost certainly going to feature in the FIFA 22 TOTW for Week 18. Bayern Munich are starting to run away with the Bundesliga at the moment and another convincing win yesterday sees them recover from a surprising loss to Monchengladbach.
Lewandowski bagged a hat-trick to take his season tally to 23 in just 19 games. Unreal performance from the Polish striker who many still consider being ‘too old’ to do the job at an elite level.
Borussia Dortmund have been comical in defence at times and heavily rely on their attacking threat to win games. They managed to bag five goals against SC Frieberg yesterday and right-back Meunier got two of them.
He played 75 minutes but was defensively solid – something Dortmund need on a regular basis – and also helped in attack with constant runs at the defence and his two-goal contribution. He should be able to seal a spot on the TOTW for Week 19.
Phillipe Coutinho played more than just a passive role in Aston Villa’s stunning come-from-behind draw against Manchester United. He saw around 20 minutes of action and was a breath of fresh air into a team that saw weakness in their opponent.
He was on the field for both of Villa’s goals and bagged the equalizer himself. Hollywood couldn’t have written it any better. He contributed so much for a player who’s seen very little on-field action in the last two months and may receive a TOTW nod because of that.