The football season is truly up and running, with all five of Europe’s big leagues all now back in action.
In the Premier League, more wins for Liverpool and Manchester City shows it is to be business as usual this season, whilst Tottenham and Manchester United suffered shock defeats to Newcastle and Crystal Palace, respectively.
Elsewhere on the continent there were goals scored from new signings Antoine Griezmann and Romelu Lukaku, give them a great chance of making the Team of the Week on FIFA 19.
A squad of 23 in-form players will be released at 6pm on Wednesday, 28 August on Ultimate Team. You can challenge the squad for a coin bonus, and if you’re lucky, find the players for yourself in packs from the FUT Store. Alternatively, you can buy and sell them on the transfer market.
RealSport looks at who could make the team this time around.
Martin Dubravka (OVR 77 – IF 80)
Newcastle picked up one of the shock results of the weekend with their 1-0 win away at Tottenham. New boy Joelinton may have got the goal, but much of the credit has to go to Magpies ‘keeper Martin Dubravka who made four big saves as Spurs somehow failed to find the net.
Dubravka’s 77 overall should rise to an in-form 80 this week, with his base card priced at 450 coins on PS4 and 500 on Xbox One.
Pavel Kaderabek (OVR 79 – SIF 83)
Hoffenheim featured in a topsy-turvy clash against Werder Bremen, with right wing-back Pavel Kaderabek grabbing an 87th minute winner. The home side went from 1-0 down to 2-1 up, only for Werder to equalise with 10 men. Kaderabek secured the points to give his side their first victory of the season.
The Czech defender is likely to increase from 79 to a second in-form card of 83, with his base item worth 450 coins on PS4 and 800 on Xbox One. Kaderabek’s 82 in-form will set you back as much as 40,000 on both consoles.
Giorgio Chiellini (OVR 90 – SIF 92)
It was a sluggish start to Juventus’s title defence, as the Old Lady only managed to steal a 1-0 victory against Parma. Giorgio Chiellini was in the right place at the right time to poke in a scuffed Alex Sandro low ball into the area, giving Maurizio Sarri his first points as Juve manager.
Chiellini should see his 90 overall improve to a 92 in-form, with his base card costing 40,000 coins on both consoles. A 91 in-form is worth 95,000 on both PS4 and Xbox One, whilst his 95 Team of the Season item will set you back 250,000 on PS4 and 216,000 on Xbox One.
Patrick van Aanholt (OVR 75 – IF 79)
It was quite a weekend for big goals from defenders, with perhaps none bigger than Patrick van Aanholt’s against Manchester United. The left back’s drive in the 93rd minute saw them snatch all three points at Old Trafford in a 2-1 victory, and push them into the top half of the table.
A 75 overall for the Dutch Van Aanholt should now improve to an in-form 79, with his base card costing 1,500 coins on PS4 and as high as a mad 10,000 on Xbox One.
Mohamed Salah (OVR 88 – TIF 92)
Mohamed Salah just can’t stop. The Egyptian blew Arsenal away in a 3-1 win over Liverpool over Arsenal, with Salah scoring twice, including a penalty in which he won himself. With him in this form, just maybe the Reds can go one better and secure the Premier League title this season.
An 88 overall for Salah is likely to improve to 92 this week, with his base card priced at 30,000 on PS4 and 30,000 on Xbox One. A 91 Champions League Man of the Match card will cost you 350,000 on both consoles, whilst a 97 Team of the Season card comes in at 825,000 on PS4 and 930,000 on Xbox One.
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