Gameweek 371 sees Lens kick off the Sorare Ligue 1 weekend at home to Reims as they look to tighten their grip on automatic qualification to the Champions League and maintain any remote title hopes they still harbour.
PSG bounced back from defeat to Lorient with a win last week so that six-point lead can be maintained if they win at home to struggling Ajaccio while Auxerre and Brest go head-to-head in a game that could have huge repercussions at the bottom of the table.
101 Great Goals has looked at the data to see which players you should consider picking for the week ahead in your Sorare Ligue 1 team, analysing the most in-form players judging by their last five average scores and looked at who each player is to come up against in the next gameweek to suggest who you should pick in your side.
It has not been an easy season for Brest, circling round the plughole of Ligue 1 and currently just three points above the drop zone, but one player who finds himself in the form of the season is Marco Bizot. The goalkeeper has, if anything, gone from strength to strength and currently finds himself as one of the most in-form goalkeepers in the league.
Despite a modest average score of 47 over his last 40 (L40) matches, those numbers improve over time to give him an L15 of 53 and a fantastic L5 of 67, making him one of the ones to pick. An 80 against Nantes was preceded by a 75, 84 and 61 in his previous four matches and with a game against Auxerre to come, Bizot will be confident of continuing the form that has seen Brest climb out of the bottom four.
Brest’s defence is the most in-form around on current form, having kept three successive clean sheets until their most recent game - a 2-1 defeat to Lorient. Their six-game unbeaten run saw just three goals conceded and means a lot of their defenders have high recent scores, something we think could continue. It has played a huge role in their climb away from relegation, and with the upcoming game against Auxerre they could climb further away.
Kenny Lala is one to focus on however. He is a fairly new arrival having joined from Olympiacos in January, and he has made an immediate impression with an L5 of 64, which includes impressive performances of 83, 92 and 68 in that time. He has two assists to his name and as a full-back does contribute in the attacking third, so he could be a good budget option to explore for your team this week.
Valentin Rongier’s form has been nothing short of sensational for Marseille. The defensive midfielder is not an obvious selection owing to his low attacking returns, but one of the beauties about Sorare is that players like Rongier are rewarded for their all-round play. There can be no doubt that his defensive contributions are the main players behind his recent scores soaring, and in his L5 he has an astounding average of 78 thanks to successive scores of 62, 98, 68, 72 and 88. He very rarely misses out as is shown by an L40 of 57, and with Marseille to face bottom club Angers this weekend, he is expected to return a high score once more.
Jeremy Doku is a massive talent, and it took him a bit of time to get going this season, with no goals until the end of February. Even since then, the Rennes forward has been far from prolific - he has five goals all season and four of them came in the space of three games in April - and with no assists to his name, it looks like an odd selection. However so thrilling has his play been that he is one of the outstanding candidates for selection at the moment. He ranks among the top 1% of all players (according to fbref) in his position in the top five European leagues for non-penalty goals (per 90), expected goals and assists, progressive carries, successful take-ons, touches in the opposition area and progressive passes received.
Thanks to these sort of numbers, he has an L5 of 70, an L15 of 61 while the L40 drops away to 45. He has only been a relative newcomer to the starting XI which may explain some of the lower scores earlier in the season, but scores of 98, 57, 100 and 61 in his last four games show he is a player going places. And of course remember, he is under the age of 23 so will gain you extra XP, and a home tie against Troyes hints are further big returns.