There may have been a slight shortage of Premier League games, but there was no shortage of action as Tottenham thrashed Stoke, courtesy of a Harry Kane hat-trick and Chelsea maintained their ten point advantage at the top with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Swansea, in which Cesc Fabregas starred. Bayern Munich recorded Europe’s biggest win, beating Hamburg 8-0, whilst Real Madrid came from behind against Villarreal to keep their lead at the top of La Liga. Sevilla and Barcelona also won, however. Atalanta beat Napoli in a fourth versus third Serie A clash, while Roma beat Inter Milan to stay second. Here are our predictions for the FIFA Ultimate Team of the Week 24.
Geronimo Rulli (OVR 83 > 85)
Real Sociedad maintained their charge on a Champions League spot, remaining fifth in La Liga, with a 1-0 win over Las Palmas. Sociedad owe their victory to their superb goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli, who made six crucial saves to deny Las Palmas a goal and keep a crucial clean sheet. His rating could increase to 85, and he’ll cost 1,300 coins on PS4 and 1,200 coins on Xbox One.
Alex Sandro (OVR 84 > 86)
It was business as usual in Serie A as Juventus recorded a 2-0 victory over Empoli to take them ten points clear at the top of the league, though Roma had not yet played. An own goal put the Old Lady ahead, whilst Alex Sandro’s tight finish into the corner of the goal settled the points. His defensive contribution was also reflected by the clean sheet. His rating could rise to 86, and he’ll cost 9,000 coins on PS4 and 6,200 coins on Xbox One.
Mattia Caldara (OVR 74 > 77)
Caldara was the Man of the Match in Atalanta’s huge 2-0 victory over third-placed Napoli, taking them to just three points behind in an above-expectation Serie A campaign. Caldara scored both goals of the game and kept a clean sheet against a typically rampant Napoli side. It means his rating will rise to 77 and he’ll cost 1,600 coins on PS4 and 1,300 coins on Xbox One.
Gabriel Mercado (OVR 76 > 82)
Mercado’s rating is set to increase in 82 after a Man of the Match performance in Sevilla’s 2-1 win over. Sevilla came from behind in their local derby, with Mercado levelling the score from close range after the break. The result keeps them three points behind La Liga table-toppers Real Madrid. Mercado will cost 1,300 coins on PS4 and 1,000 coins on Xbox One.
Kingsley Coman (OVR 81 > 84)
Even though much of the focus will centre of Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski for their roles in Bayern’s 8-0 victory over Hamburg, but Kingsley Coman deserves recognition for his contribution too. He came off the bench in the 60th minute and did not hesitate in finding the back of the net, scoring twice in the space of five minutes. Coman’s rating could rise as high as 84, costing 900 coins on PS4 and 850 coins on Xbox One.
Cesc Fabregas (OVR 86 > 89)
Cesc Fabregas marked his 300th Premier League appearance with a key Man of the Match performance in Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Swansea City. He justified his selection over Nemanja Matic with an assist, taking him second in the all-time Premier League assists charts, only behind Ryan Giggs. The Spaniard’s rating could rise to 89, and he comes cheap, costing 12,750 coins on PS4 and 10,000 coins on Xbox One.
Radja Nainggolan (OVR 85 > 88)
Roma’s midfielder Radja Nainggolan is becoming a regular feature of TOTW, but justifiably so after another stellar performance in Roma’s 3-1 victory over Inter Milan. The result took them clear of third-placed Napoli in the Italian Serie A. Nainggolan opened the scoring with a stunning first half goal, curling into the top right corner, then doubled the lead in the second half with another equally fantastic finish. With his rating set to increase to 88, Nainggolan will cost 104,000 coins on PS4 and 75,000 on Xbox One.
Memphis Depay (OVR 80 > 83)
Lyon’s new-boy Memphis Depay left Manchester United in January to rejuvenate his career in France, and he’s gone some way to restoring his reputation with two goals and an assist in a 5-0 romp over Metz. He tapped home a rebound to break the deadlock and added his second after the break with a low shot from the edge of the area. Depay’s rating could rise to 83, and he’ll only cost 1,400 coins on PS4 and 1,100 coins on Xbox One.
Thomas Muller (OVR 87 > 90)
Bayern Munich recorded a huge 8-0 victory over struggling Hamburg on the weekend to retain their gap at the top of the Bundesliga, and Thomas Muller was instrumental in the victory with three assists. He may have struggled to find his role in Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern, but this performance proved his worth to his new boss. Muller’s rating could rise as high as 90, but he’ll cost 13,500 coins on PS4 and 8,100 on Xbox One.
Robert Lewandowski (OVR 90 > 94)
Muller may have created the chances, Polish international Robert Lewandowski played a huge role with his hat-trick. Lewandowski converted a first half penalty and then struck twice after the break. Bayern remain five points clear at the top of the Bundesliga. Lewandowski’s rating may rise to 94, but he’ll cost 139,000 coins on PS4 and 82,000 on Xbox One.
Harry Kane (OVR 85 > 90)
Overcoming an early season injury that kept him out for around eight weeks, Harry Kane has, once again, scored over 20 goals in a season, now for the third year in a row. He added to his tally with three goals on the weekend in Tottenham’s 4-0 victory over Stoke City. His first was a typical striker’s instinctive finish, whilst his second was a well-taken volley from Christian Eriksen’s corner. His third took a large deflection to beat Lee Grant. He also assisted Dele Alli’s fourth goal in a Man of the Match performance. Kane’s rating could rise to 90, but he’ll cost 11,500 coins on PS4 and 10,500 on Xbox One.
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