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Fifa 17: Team of the Week 18 (TOTW) Predictions

Title races have heated up all across Europe this week, as we look at which performer may appear in FIFA Ultimate Team's Team of the Week.

The goals have been flying in to help you get over your winter blues, and with snow hitting Europe this week, it was definitely needed. In the Premier League, only three games had less than three goals, with Arsenal and Spurs both hitting four, as did Everton in an unbelievable win over Manchester City. Real Madrid’s 40-match unbeaten run finally came to an end with Sevilla doing fellow challengers Barcelona a favour in the title race, and it wasn’t so dissimilar in Italy with Juventus experiencing a rare defeat at the hand of Fiorentina. The plot thickened in the races for domestic glory all over Europe this week, and we have a look at which special individual performances may receive a place in the FIFA Ultimate Team: Team of the Week.

Miguel Angel Moya (OVR 81)

It wasn’t a vintage Atletico Madrid performance against Real Betis in La Liga, with Atletico having to call on goalkeeper Miguel Angel Moya to make six saves to hang on to the 1-0 victory. Moya has emerged as one of the finest goalkeepers in Europe since moving to the Vicente Calderon in 2014 but has had to be patient for game time with Jan Oblak often pipping him for a starting spot. Moya has an 81 rating on Ultimate Team, and the Spaniard will cost you just 700 coins on either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.

Martin Montoya (OVR 79)

When Dani Alves left Barcelona for Juventus, Martin Montoya would have thought he would finally get a run in the Barca side after a year away on loan, but the right back was released and picked up by Valencia. The Mestalla side need to get their act together fast, lying in 17th place in La Liga, and Montoya scored in the crucial 2-1 victory over Espanyol. The Spanish Montoya is rated at 79 on FIFA 17, and will also cost just 700 Ultimate Team coins on either console.

Jerome Roussillon (OVR 74)

Jerome Roussillon grabbed a late equaliser as Montpellier drew with Dijon in Ligue 1. The left back doesn’t score many, and that was the 24-year-old’s fourth goal of his career, but what a time to score. Montpellier may be up in 12th position, but they are just three points above the relegation zone, and defeat to fellow strugglers Dijon would mean they would have been one place closer to the drop. Roussillon has a maximum silver rating of 74 on Ultimate Team, and the Frenchman will cost you 8,000 coins on PS4 and 6,400 on XB1.

Marcos Alonso (OVR 77)

What a few months it has been for Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso. The Spaniard made a dream move from Fiorentina to the Premier League club in the summer, and after a period of limited game-time, the left wing back has come into his own since Antonio Conte switched to the now infamous 3-4-3 formation. With Diego Costa ‘rested’, Conte needed a goalscorer, and it was Alonso who delivered, scoring twice in the 3-0 win over champions Leicester City. Alonso is a 77-rated left midfielder in Ultimate Team, costing between 600 and 750 coins on both consoles.

Michail Antonio (OVR 76)

With Dimitri Payet wanting out at West Ham United, coach Slaven Bilic needs a man to drive his team for the rest of the season. Michail Antonio has stepped up again after a strong campaign last year, and the Englishman grabbed three assists in the Hammer’s important 3-0 win over London rivals Crystal Palace. Those assists add to the eight goals scored this season by the right midfielder, and he is looking all the more likely to receive a first England cap this season. Antonio has a 76-rating on FUT, and will cost 700 coins on either console.

Tom Davies (OVR 58)

Few would have heard of Everton midfielder Tom Davies before Everton’s clash with Manchester City, but they will do now. The 18-year-old has impressed in the few appearances he has made for Everton, earning a man-of-the-match award at the end of last season, and he repeated that feat against title-chasing City on Sunday. The Englishman scored, picked up an assist and played a large part in the first goal to spur Everton on to a famous 4-0 win which should reignite their season. The England U19 captain is rated just 58 on FIFA 17, and do to his performance the central midfielder cost 4,000 coins on PS4 and 1,300 on XB1.

Joey Barton (OVR 76)

He’s the footballer everyone loves to hate, and after being shown the door at Scottish side Rangers, Joey Barton returned to Burnley at the weekend, winning them the match against Southampton. The one-time England international scored a deflected free-kick after coming off the bench to give the Clarets a 1-0 win, taking them into the top half of the table and, more importantly, 10 points away from the relegation zone. Barton has a 76 rating on Ultimate Team, with his Rangers card costing 3,100 coins on both consoles, but a new Burnley one will be released soon.

Marko Arnautovic (OVR 82)

It’s been and up and down season for Stoke City so far, but with Marko Arnautovic in form, they can look to climb the table. The Austrian scored two goals in the 3-1 victory over relegation battlers Sunderland, and with Wilfried Bony away at the African Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast, Arnautovic has needed to step up in the goals department. The left midfielder has an 82 rating on Ultimate Team, and will cost around 800 coins on both consoles.

Bernardo Silva (OVR 81)

It’s been a superb season for AS Monaco man Bernardo Silva with the Portuguese scoring six goals and grabbing four assists, with Monaco now topping the Ligue 1 table. The right midfielder bagged a brace in the 4-1 victory over Marseille, and with Nice drawing, the principality side are above them on goal difference, with favourites PSG three points behind in third. Right midfielder Silva has an 81 rating on FIFA 17, and will cost 750 coins on Ultimate Team.

Abel Hernandez (OVR 76)

It hasn’t been an easy season for Hull City, but with a striker like Abel Hernandez, they may just have a chance of staying up. New manager Marco Silva restored the striker to the starting line-up, and Hernandez didn’t let him down, scoring twice as the Tigers defeated Bournemouth 3-1. With tough games ahead against Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, the Uruguayan Hernandez will need to be on top form if Hull are to get anything from those games. Hernandez is rated at 76 on Ultimate Team, setting you back just 700 coins.

Harry Kane (OVR 84)

A perfect week for new father, Harry Kane. The Spurs striker celebrated in perfect style by scoring a hat-trick against West Bromwich Albion, and the England man now looks back to his best, forming a deadly partnership with Dele Alli. Tottenham currently lie in second place in the league, and if they can continue their seven-match winning run with another three points against Man City next weekend, they could potentially dump one of their rivals out of the title race. Kane has an 84 rating on Ultimate Team, and is very good value costing around 4,000 coins on both consoles.

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