This week saw an array of stars come to the fore for their respective clubs and as The Gist, every week a deserving candidate will be voted The Gist’s ‘Weekly World Player of the Week’. Find out who the fans of The Gist voted as the best player in the past week (24/12/16)

This weekend we saw three men shine for their respective clubs. They delivered devastating quality that helped lift their squad to victory.

The candidates……………..

Leo Messi
  1. The Argentine was in devastating form this week. He looked like the Messi of 2012, scoring dribbling, assisting and leaving a helpless Espanol in his wake
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Photo by Getty images @

2. The United front man played like a 21 year old version of himself, scoring too and proving to be too much to handle for the West Brom defence

Diego Costa ( Photo by Getty Images @

3. The Spaniard showed great character to score the only goal of the game against Crystal Palace as Chelsea hit their 11th consecutive win. The forward picked up a first yellow card since September but dusted himself up to score.

How did #TheGist vote?

Voting or The Gist’s World Player of The Week takes place on The Gist’s official WhatsApp group and this week’s votes are in……..

Lionel Messi- 6

Zlatan Ibrahimović- 1

Diego Costa- 2

Leo Messi wins this weeks #TheGist’s  WPOTW

The mesmeric Argentine was back to his best. He rose to the occasion in the Catalan derby and for most parts looked unplayable.