After another week of football worldwide, it is time for the FIFA 23 TOTW 18 predictions!
The 23 players predicted are who we believe had the best performances of the week and have the highest chance of making the squad.
FIFA 23 TOTW 18 will be revealed and released on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT.
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FIFA 23 TOTW 18 Predictions
Koen Casteels – GK – 84 → 87
4 Saves & Clean Sheet / 2-0 win against FC Koln / 8.0 WhoScored match rating
Oliver Baumann had the most standout performance of the week with 11 saves. However, seeing as Hoffenheim lost, we have gone with Wolfsburg’s Casteels.
The Belgian had the highest match rating from his team’s 2-0 win.
Junior Firpo – LB – 75 → 83
1 Goal & Clean Sheet / 1-0 win against Southampton / 8.3 WhoScored match rating
Not only was Firpo’s goal an important one, but it was against relegation rivals Southampton. It was a massive bottom-of-the-table clash and the left-back’s goal made all the difference.
Eric Dier – CB – 80 → 84
1 Assist & Clean Sheet / 2-0 win against Chelsea / 7.5 WhoScored match rating
There was likely always going to be a TOTW from this Chelsea vs Tottenham fixture. Eric Dier got an assist and kept a clean sheet making him the standout pick.
Edson Alvarez – CDM → CB – 80 → 84
1 Goal / 2-1 win over Vitesse / 8.1 WhoScored match rating
The Mexican was played out of position but was one of the best players for Ajax. With a goal and Man-of-the-match performance, he is definitely a possibility for TOTW 18.
Kingsley Coman – LM → RM – 88 → 89
1 Goal & 1 Assist / 3-0 win against Union Berlin / 9.5 WhoScored match rating
Coman scored and assisted in one of the biggest games of the season. With Union Berlin chasing the title, this win was crucial for Bayern to create a larger gap.
Antonio Candreva – RM → CM – 83 → 86
1 Goal & 1 Assist / 3-0 win against Monza / 8.3 WhoScored match rating
Candreva scored and assisted as Salernitana beat Monza by three goals. If Salernitana is to avoid relegation, Candreva will be a key man for them.
Khéphren Thuram – CM – 83 → 86
1 Goal & 1 Assist / 3-0 win against Monaco / 8.9 WhoScored match rating
The Frenchman scored a sensational volley as OGC Nice beat Monaco by three goals. The young midfielder also assisted.
While Moffi scored twice and assisted, the lack of midfielder options means we feel Thuram will be selected instead.
Phil Foden – LW → RM – 85 → 87
1 Goal & 1 Assist / 4-1 win against Bournemouth / 9.0 WhoScored match rating
The Manchester City wide man was back amongst the goals and assists at the weekend. His contributions guided the blue side of Manchester to a crucial three points in the title race.
Cristiano Ronaldo – ST – 91 → 92
3 Goals / 3-0 win against Damac FC / 9.1 SofaScore match rating
It remains to be seen if Ronaldo will receive another TOTW after only appearing in Team of the Week 16. However, when the Portuguese striker scores a hat trick it is pretty hard to ignore.
Timo Werner – ST – 84 → 87
1 Goal & 1 Assist / 2-1 win against Eintracht Frankfurt / 7.8 WhoScored match rating
The Leipzig forward scored and assisted as his side picked up all three points. With his bundles of pace, Werner is always an exciting item in FIFA.
Lionel Messi – RW → ST – 91 → 92
1 Goal & 2 Assists / 3-0 win against Marseille / 9.5 WhoScored match rating
This could easily be Kylian Mbappé who scored twice and assisted. However, Lionel Messi is yet to be awarded an inform item so we suspect he is the favorite.
Steve Mandanda – GK – 79 → 84
7 Saves & Clean Sheets / 1-0 win against Nantes / 8.4 WhoScored match rating
The French veteran was vital between the sticks as Rennes secured a 1-0 win. His seven saves made sure Doku’s goal was enough for the three points.
Anthony Jung – LWB – 72 → 82
2 Assists / 3-0 win against VfL Bochum / 8.3 WhoScored match rating
The German wing-back provided two assists as his team got a 3-0 win. While not the most appealing item, his regular card does have an alternate “CB” position which could make his TOTW a decent low-rated option.
Thiago Almada – CAM – 76 → 83
2 Goals / 2-1 win against San Jose Earthquakes / 9.4 WhoScored match rating
The MLS has returned meaning there is an even wider pool of players to select from. Almada is the standout MLS choice as his two late goals secured the win for Atlanta United.
Moussa Doumbia – LM – 68 → 80
2 Goals & 1 Assist / 5-1 win against Annecy FC / 8.3 SofaScore match rating
The Malian wide midfielder scored twice and assisted as Sochaux scored five goals. It was a big win for Ligue 2’s second place.
Junya Ito – RW – 78 → 84
1 Goal & 2 Assists / 3-0 win against Toulouse / 10 WhoScored match rating
The Stade Reims winger was in excellent form as he scored and assisted within the game’s first seven minutes. The Japanese later went on to assist another goal.
Danny Ings – ST – 79 → 84
2 Goals / 4-0 win against Nottingham Forest / 8.1 WhoScored match rating
Ings struck twice for his new side West Ham as they secured a much-needed win. The English forward can be a real asset for the Hammers.
Martin Braithwaite – ST – 76 → 83
2 Goals / 2-1 win against Mallorca / 7.9 WhoScored match rating
The Danish attacker netted two goals as Espanyol picked up the maximum points. Braithwaite’s two goals put his side into the lead on two occasions.
Michael Santos – ST – 71 → 81
2 Goals & 2 Assists / 4-2 win against Club Atletico Platense / 9.5 WhoScored match rating
Santos had a hand in all four of his side’s goals. He is definitely in with a chance of an inform item.
Mats Seuntjens – LM → ST – 72 → 82
3 Assists / 4-1 win against SC Heerenveen / 8.9 WhoScored match rating
The RKC Waalwijk man got a hattrick of assists as his side scored four second-half goals to come back from 1-0 down.
Elliot Watt – CDM – 64 → 79
3 Assists / 5-2 win against Mansfield / 9.3 WhoScored match rating
Another player who picked up a hat trick of assists is Salford midfielder, Elliot Watt. His three contributions helped his side as they won 5-2.
Eamonn Brophy – ST – 65 → 79
2 Goals & 2 Assists / 4-0 win against Dundee United / 10 WhoScored match rating
The Scottish forward got a brace of goals and assists as Ross County demolished Dundee United.
Max Mata – ST – 59 → 75
3 Goals / 3-2 win against UCD / N/A match rating
The Sligo Rovers striker scored three goals as his team picked up their first win of the season.
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