There is perhaps no more in-form player in the English Premier League at the moment than Gareth Bale, and his inclusion into this team of the week is pretty straightforward as a result.
The Welsh winger has been in blistering form for Tottenham Hotspur in both the Europa League and the English Premier League, with his goal-scoring and attacking brilliance leading him to the best average match rating out of all the players in the competition this year.
Yet not only that, Bale also ranks amongst the top handful of players in the league for effective crosses per game as well as goal-scoring opportunities created per game.
He'll likely have lots of space on the left wing this week against West Ham—particularly if Kevin Nolan pushes forward a lot from the right central midfield area. And when he has time, and space, there's only one or two options that usually emerge from Bale at the moment.
And both of them involve his success in attack.
Expect another big week from him here.