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FIFA 17: Team of the Week 9 (TOTW) 16th Nov.

FIFA 17 gives you something to shout about after the international break with a very strong Team of the Week.


The international break is often a disappointment, but at least EA Sports give you something to cheer about when they release the Team of the Week on FIFA 17’s Ultimate Team. There were plenty of goals all over the globe, and the star performers have been rewarded with places in this week’s squad. Challenge the Team of the Week to earn extra coins, and if you are lucky, you may just find a player in a pack this week.

Starting XI

The starting line-up of the Team of the Week is dominated by the big names, so if you find one of these rare in-form cards, you could sell them for a fortune.

Claudio Bravo (OVR 86)

Chile got one step closer to World Cup qualification with a 0-0 draw and 3-1 win against Colombia and Uruguay, respectively. Claudio Bravo shrugged off a hip injury sustained against Colombia to make five saves against a Uruguay side featuring both Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez. The Manchester City keeper improves from 85 this week, and will cost 42,000 coins on PlayStation 4 and nearly 50,000 on Xbox One.

Kyle Walker (OVR 84)

Kyle Walker’s England put neighbours Scotland to the sword in a 3-0 win at Wembley. Walker crossed the ball to Daniel Sturridge to open the scoring, and it looked to be the Tottenham right back’s best performance of the season. Walker jumps up from 81 to take his price to a whopping 170,000 on both consoles.

Martin Skrtel (OVR 84)

A 4-0 win will go down nicely for Slovakia captain Martin Skrtel, with the Fenerbahce centre back getting on the scoresheet himself. He improves frm 82, and will only cost between 10,000 and 11,000 coins on both consoles.

Miguel Layun (OVR 84)

Porto left back Miguel Layun opened the scoring for Mexico as they handed the USA their first World Cup qualifying home defeat in 15 years. This was the backed up by a clean sheet against Panama, putting Mexico in second place in the fifth round of qualifying. Layun increases by three points from 81, costing an affordable 13,500 on PS4 and 21,000 on XB1.

Marcelo Brozovic (OVR 83)

It was five goals in a week for Croatia, with Marcelo Brozovic scoring both goals in the 2-0 win over Iceland. This followed a 3-0 win in Northern Ireland, handing the Green and White Army a first defeat in 11 home matches. Brozovic’s brace sees him increase from 79 to 83, and the Inter Milan right midfielder will set you back between 10,000 and 11,000 coins on either console.

Dries Mertens (OVR 85)

Belgium’s Dries Mertens grabbed a brace of his own in the 8-1 thrashing of Estonia. Mertens’ position has changed to centre forward from left winger after operating as an ‘inside forward’ behind Romelu Lukaku, and his rating increases by two. He will not cost a very high price of 120,000 on PS4, and 117,000 on XB1.

Christian Eriksen (OVR 86)

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen also bagged two goals in Denmark’s 4-1 win over Kazakhstan. Playing a more central role has given him more space to work with, with the usual attacking midfielder moving to central midfield this week, along with an in-form increase of two overall points. You will be looking to buy or sell Eriksen for around 110,000 coins on both consoles.

Dimitri Payet (OVR 87)

Despite West Ham’s struggles this season, Dimitri Payet picked up a goal and assist as France came back to beat Sweden 2-1. This is his third rare card of the season, after featuring in the Scream Team as well as having a Squad Building Challenge card. The left midfielder improves by one from 86, and will cost 92,000 coins on PS4 and 105,000 on XB1.

Ricardo Quaresma (OVR 85)

Despite Cristiano Ronaldo scoring two goals against Latvia, coach Fernando Santos gave the plaudits to substitute Ricardo Quaresma. The Besiktas man set up two late goals as the European Champions survived a scare in the 4-1 win. Quaresma improves from 83 and moves from right midfielder to right winger, taking his price to 46,000 on PS4 and 39,000 on XB1.

Romelu Lukaku (OVR 86)

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku claimed two goals of his own in Belgium’s 8-1 win over Estonia. It’s Lukaku’s second rare card of the season after featuring in the Scream Team, as his rating increases from 84 to 86. He will now cost around a massive 220,000 coins on both consoles.

Neymar (OVR 93)

Neymar outshone Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi with Brazil triumphing 3-0 over Argentina. The 24-year-old grabbed his 50th international goal in the rout, playing as a left midfielder. It’s a change from his usual left wing position for Barcelona, which has been recognised on Ultimate Team, along with an in-form boost of one overall point. As you’d expect, Neymar doesn’t come cheap, and you will need 1 million coins at least to get hold of him.

Subs

There are further great performances on the bench, with some players outside of the internationals receiving recognition.

Andriy Pyatov (OVR 85)

Two clean sheets against Finland and Serbia gets Ukraine goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov on the subs bench. The 1-0 and 2-0 triumphs take Andriy Shevchenko’s side to second in their group after four marches. This is Shakhtar Donetsk’s Pyatov second TOTW appearance of the season, meaning he jumps up by five overall points. For a keeper of his ability he is very cheap, only costing 11,000 coins on either console.

Chris Brunt (OVR 74)

After eight months on the side-lines, Chris Brunt returned to the Northern Ireland side as they defeated Azerbaijan 4-0. The West Brom man bagged the fourth on his injury comeback, which has earned the left back a five point overall boost this week. You’d be looking at a price of 40,000 coins to claim him on either console as he is a top-rated silver card.

Edison Flores (OVR 64)

Peru picked up a big win in South American World Cup qualifying with a 4-1 victory away in Paraguay. Edison Flores bagged the second goal in the results that takes them to within five points of a play-off spot. Flores plays domestically for Danish side Aalborg, and the left midfielder has increased by one overall this week. Now being a top bronze player, he is being sold for 50,000 coins on both consoles in Ultimate Team.

Milos Ninkovic (OVR 74)

Outside of the internationals Milos Ninkovic scored two goals and set up another as Sydney FC defeated Perth Glory 4-1 in the A-League. The Serbian moves from attacking to left midfield this week, with his rating improving by three. Ninkovic will cost around 9,500 cons on PS4 and 14,000 on XB1.

Kyle Vassell (OVR 64)

Two goals from Kyle Vassell helped Blackpool breeze past Notts County in EFL League Two. The English striker will set you back 9,200 coins on PS$ and 12,500 on XB1.

Serge Gnabry (OVR 74)

After a strong Olympics with Germany, Serge Gnabry bagged a hat-trick for the full-international side on debut against minnows San Marino. The Werder Bremen man has switched from right midfielder to left winger and his overall rating has gone up by one. The former Arsenal man will cost 40,000 coins on PS4 and around 50,000 on XB1.

Josef Martinez (OVR 74)

Venezuela striker Jose Martinez notched a hat-trick as his side defeated Bolivia 5-0 in World Cup qualifying. The Torino man improves from 72, and with his 92 pace and now top silver rating, there are no known ‘buy it now’ prices for Martinez.

Reserves

Outside of the match-day squad there is still plenty of quality with no player rated less than 82.

Jonas Hector (OVR 83)

Gnabry may have got the headlines in that thrashing of San Marino, but left back Jonas Hector grabbed two goals of his own. The Cologne man has improved by three overall points, and will cost 19,000 coins on PS4 and 16,000 on XB1.

Yannick Bolasie (OVR 82)

Everton left midfielder Yannick Bolasie scored the winner as DR Congo defeated Guinea 2-1 in World Cup Qualifying. Bolasie improves from 78 and will cost 58,500 coins on PS4 and 46,000 on XB1.

Memphis Depay (OVR 83)

He can’t get a game for Manchester United but Memphis Depay starred for The Netherlands, scoring two goals, as they defeated Luxembourg 3-1. He moves from left midfielder to left winger, and improves by three overall points, which takes his price to 95,000 coins on PS4 and 85,000 on XB1.

Victor Moses (OVR 83)

Victor Moses has been in fine form for Chelsea, and he has taken that to the Nigerian national side by scoring two goals in the 3-1 win over Algeria. The left midfielder moves to right wing this week as he jumps up six overall points. He will cost around 26,000 coins on both consoles. 

Andrea Belotti (OVR 83)

22-year-old Torino striker Andrea Belotti scored two goals at Italy beat Liechtenstein 4-0 and almost made the difference in the friendly against Germany. He improves by six overall points from 77, and for an Italian striker he’s very affordable, costing 12,750 coins on PS4 and 11,750 on XB1.

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