Merry Christmas to you all – as we know which teams will be topping the tree during the holidays.
Despite not playing in the Premier League this weekend (winning the Club World Cup in Qatar), Liverpool are still way ahead in the title race, leading Leicester by 10 points with a game in hand.
Over in Spain, Barcelona edged ahead of Real Madrid thanks to a 4-0 win over Alaves, after a 0-0 stalemate in an eventless Clasico in midweek.
It’s a two-way tie in Serie A, as Inter Milan look to steal the crown off Juventus, with the Nerazzurri ahead on goal difference.
Bayern Munich lie in third place in the Bundesliga, four points behind RB Leipzig with Borussia Monchengladbach in second.
Lastly over in
France, it’s business as usual for PSG who are seven points clear of Marseille
with a game in hand.
It was a brilliant weekend
of footballing action across Europe, with some Christmas surprises for a lot of
clubs in the bottom half.
Have they done
enough to secure a FIFA 20 Ultimate Team of the Week in-form card?
A squad of 23 players is set to be released at 6pm on Wednesday, 25 December – yes, Christmas day!
They will be available in packs from the FUT Store and can be bought and sold individually on the transfer market.
RealSport predicts who will be in this Christmas side.
Rune Almenning Jarstein (OVR 83 – IF 84)
Hertha Berlin clung on to a point against high-flying
Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga and Die Alte Dame have
goalkeeper Rune Alemenning Jarstein to thank. The Norweigan made six saves in
the 0-0 draw.
Jarstein’s 83 overall should creep up to an in-form 84, with
his base card priced at 1,700 coins on PS4 and 2,000 on Xbox One.
Aleksandar Kolarov (OVR 82 – SIF 85)
Aleksandar Kolarov just keeps going. The Serbian was up to his old tricks with a goal in Roma’s 4-1 victory over Fiorentina. The win keeps his side fourth in the Serie A table.
Kolarov’s 82 overall is set to rise to an 85 second in-form card. The left back’s base item will set you back 1,700 coins on PS4 and 1,900 on Xbox One, with an 84 in-form worth around 20,000 on both consoles.
Diego Carlos (OVR 79 – IF 81)
Sevilla have had a great first half of the season, sitting
in third place in the table, and they picked up another three points at the weekend.
Centre back Diego Carlos got on the scoresheet in the 2-0 win over Mallorca,
closing the gap to second-placed Real Madrid to just three points.
Carlos’ 79 overall should rise to an 81 in-form this week,
with his base card priced at just 800 coins on both consoles.
Alex Sandro (OVR 85 – IF 86)
Juventus played in midweek due to their involvement in the Supercoppa Italiana but still did the business with a 2-1 win over Sampdoria. Left back Alex Sandro assisted both goals, with Juve only behind league leaders Inter on goal difference.
Sandro’s 85 overall is set to rise to an in-form 86, with
the Piemonte man’s base card costing 27,000 coins on both consoles. The
Brazilian’s TOTY nominee card will set you back 95,000 on PS4 and 94,000 on
Hakim Ziyech (OVR 85 – SIF 87)
Hakim Ziyech is continuing from where he left off last season,
with the Moroccan scoring and assisting in Ajax’s 6-1 thumping of Den Haag. De
Godenzone lead the Dutch Eredivisie by three points, with AZ Alkmaar managing
to keep pace with them.
Ziyech’s 85 overall should improve to an 87 second in-form
card, with his position moving from CAM to RM. His base item worth 14,000 coins
on both consoles, with an 86 in-form valued at 27,000 on PS4 and 28,250 on Xbox
One. An 87 Champions League item will set you back 26,000 on both consoles.
Ever Banega (OVR 83 – IF 85)
Another Sevilla man, Ever Banega was involved in both goals as they swept aside Mallorca 2-0. The Argentine set up Diego Carlos as well as scoring a penalty, maintaining Los Nervionenses' third place in La Liga.
Banega’s 83 overall could be boosted to an in-form 85 this week, with his position moving from defensive to central midfield. His base card costs just 2,500 coins on both consoles.
Neymar (OVR 92 – IF 93)
Kylian Mbappe may have grabbed the headlines in PSG’s 4-1
win over Amiens with a brace, but Neymar pulled the strings in midfield. The Brazilian
scored one and assisted another playing as left attacking midfielder, and is
starting to show greater discipline on the pitch.
Neymar should see his 92 overall rise to an in-from 93, with
his position moving from LW to CAM. His base card is worth 765,000 coins on PS4
and 630,000 on Xbox One. His 93 TOTY nominee card is priced at 1.2 million on
PS4 and 1 million on Xbox One.
Willian (OVR 82 – IF 84)
The Premier League player of the weekend, Willian almost single-handedly took down Tottenham. The Chelsea winger scored both goals in the 2-0 win – including one beautiful curled effort into the bottom corner.
Willian’s 82 overall looks set to rise to an 84 in-form, with his position moving from right to left wing. His base card costs 3,500 coins on PS4 and 4,000 on Xbox One.
Romelu Lukaku (OVR 85 – OTW 87)
It’s been a superb campaign for Romelu Lukaku, scoring 12
Serie A goals in 17 appearances so far. The Belgian added two to that tally in
the 4-0 win over Genoa, taking Inter top of the league.
Lukaku’s 85 overall will rise to an 87 in-form card, also
boosting his Ones To Watch item. The Belgian’s base card costs 13,000 coins on
both consoles, with an 86 in-form valued at 28,000. His Ones TO Watch item will
set you back 63,000 on PS4 and 70,000 on Xbox One.
Josip Ilicic (OVR 84 – SIF 87)
Atalanta produced one of the results of the weekend’s action, smashing AC Milan 5-0. In an incredible campaign so far, in which they’ve reached the Champions League quarter-finals, forward Josip Ilicic has always been at the fore – scoring twice and grabbing an assist in the victory.
The Slovenian Ilicic should see his 84 overall improve to an
87 second in-form item, with his base card priced at 7,000 coins on both
consoles. An 86 in-form item will cost you 27,000 on PS4 and 29,000 on Xbox
Wissam Ben Yedder (OVR 83 – OTW 86)
After a turbulent season, Monaco look to be back on their feet, emphasised by a 5-1 win over Lille. Summer arrival Wissam Ben Yedder scored twice and provided an assist, as the Monegasques sit in seventh place, three points off the top four.
Ben Yedder's 83 overall should improve to an 86 in-form, also increasing his Ones To Watch card. The Frenchman's base item costs 7,000 coins on both consoles, with an 85 in-form priced at 188,000 on PS4 and 143,000 on Xbox One. His Ones To Watch item is valued at 430,000 on PS4 and 350,000 on Xbox One.
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FUTMAS is well underway now and we’ve been treated to an array of quality cards, with a festive twist.
FUTmas serves as a celebration of Ultimate Team and Christmas (medals for those who already guessed) and gives players around the world the opportunity to complete squad challenges and unlock rewards.