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Karim Benzema headlines PES 2021 Players of the Week

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If you're building your MyClub on PES 2021 or PES Mobile, you'll be looking at bringing in some Featured Players to take your side to the next level.

We take a look at the players who starred in real life this week to earn a Featured Players item.

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Karim Benzema (OVR 93)

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CLASICO KING - Karim Benzema's strike brings Los Blancos to within one point of leaders Atletico

With El Clasico at the weekend, there's no other place to start.

Karim Benzema once again showed he can be Real Madrid's go-to man, with the Frenchman bagging the opening goal in the 2-1 win over Barcelona.

Benzema's standard card is rated at 88, but he receives a 93 Featured Players item this week, which can be trained up to 97.

Fabian Ruiz (OVR 91)

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ON THE MOVE? - Fabian Ruiz has been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid

Another man who bagged an opener this week was Napoli's Fabian Ruiz.

The Spaniard helped Gli Azzuri to a 2-0 win at Sampdoria, meaning Napoli remain just two points off the top four.

Fabian Ruiz waves behind his 84 rating to receive a 91 green item this week, which can be trained to 96.

Memphis Depay (OVR 91)

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MR DEP-ENDABLE - Depay is looking to fire Lyon into the Champions League places

Memphis Depay is looking to drag Lyon into the Champions League places, with the Dutchman netting a brace in the 3-0 victory over Angers.

OL sit fourth in Ligue 1, just two points off PSG in second.

Centre forward Depay progresses from 85 to a second Featured Player item of 91, which can be trained to 95.

Rui Patricio (OVR 90)

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SAFE AS HOUSES - Rui Patricio kept Wolves in the game against Fulham

A late win for Wolves, and although Adama Traore will get the headlines for his late goal, Rui Patricio should be getting the praises.

Fulham rained down on 14 shots on his goal, but the Portuguese kept them at bay as the Midlands club look to take some momentum into next season.

Patricio's normal 84 rating improves to 90, which can be trained all the way to 94.

Leandro Paredes (OVR 89)

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SQUAD DEPTH - Paredes is competing with Idrissa Gueye, Marco Verratti, Danilo Pereira and Ander Herrera for a starting spot at PSG

It was a great week for PSG, picking up a Ligue 1 victory and qualifying for the Champions League semi-finals.

Leandro Paredes notched a goal and an assist in the 4-1 win over Strasbourg, as the Parisians look to close the three-point gap between themselves and Lille at the top of the table.

It's s second Featured Players item for Paredes, seeing him rise from an 82 rating to 89 - which can be trained to as high as 95.

Christian Pulisic (OVR 89)

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BACK ON TRACK - Pulisic looks to have put his injury troubles behind him

Christian Pulisic looks to be hitting form at just the right time for manager Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea, with the left winger bagging a brace in the 4-1 win over Crystal Palace.

The American followed that up with another Man of the Match display in the Champions League against Porto, where he was fouled 11 times.

On PES 2021, Pulisic shoots up from an 82 rating to 89, which can be improved to 96.

Fred (OVR 88)

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FRED THE RED - The Brazilian has been a regular for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer all season

Manchester United put a serious dent in Tottenham's top-four hopes, with the Red Devils picking up a 3-1 win in North London.

Fred started the comeback with a goal just before the hour-mark, which should secure United's Champions League status, with a nine-point gap with just seven games to go.

Fred's strike takes his normal 82 rating to 88, which can be trained to a 93 rating.

Stefan Radu (OVR 88)

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SOLID FOUNDATION - Radu's brilliance at the back keeps Lazio in the Champions League qualification frame

Lazio kept up their own top-four aspirations alive with a late 1-0 win over Hellas Verona.

Stefan Radu set up star man Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to grab the 92nd-minute winner, with Lazio needing to make up six points on Atalanta in fourth, but do have a game in hand.

Radu normally has an 82 rating in MyClub, but he picks up his first Featured Players item of the year, which is rated at 88 but can be trained to 92.

Jesse Lingard (OVR 86)

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MESSI LINGARD - The West Ham man is perhaps in the richest vein of form of his career

What a turnaround it's been for Jesse Lingard, with the West Ham loanee bagging a brace against top-four rivals Leicester in the 3-2 win.

The midfielder has regained his place in the England squad thanks to eight goals and four assists in just nine appearances for the Hammers.

Lingard's 77 MyClub rating teleports all the way to 86 this week, which can be trained to as high as 91.

Stuart Dallas (OVR 85)

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LEAVING IT LATE - Dallas' injury time strike stole the points for Leeds

The shock result of the weekend went to Leeds United, who recovered from a red card to defeat Premier League champions-elect Manchester City 2-1.

Stuart Dallas grabbed both goals for the Whites, including the 91st-minute winner.

The Northern Ireland international improves from a 73 rating to 85, which can be trained to 91.

Martin Erlic (OVR 85)

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BEGINNER'S LUCK - Spezia are cruising to safety in their first Serie A season

The third and final player from Serie A, Martin Erlic was the surprise catalyst in Spezia's 3-2 victory over Crotone.

The centre back grabbed a goal and an assist, as Spezia move 10 points clear of the relegation zone in their first-ever Serie A season.

Erlic's rating transports from 72 to 85 this week, which can be trained to 93.

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You can sign Featured Players or any other special players through a Special Agent in myClub or on PES Mobile.

Spend 100 myClub coins on "POTW: Worldwide" to get the best stars from the last seven days.

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The next release will be on Thursday, 15 April at 3am BST (or Wednesday, 16 April at 10pm ET).

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