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FUT 17 Team of the Week 24 predictions

Is the world ready for a 94 rated Robert Lewandowski?

A stream of constant FIFA 17 content releases seem to be slowing to a crawl and with the end of the Ratings Refresh cycle and no Champions League/Europa games this week, there’s never been a better time to put an end to league-specific Weekend League squad requirements.

While there’s less motivation to specialize in the Bundesliga or La Liga Santanders of the world than in recent weekends, this week’s FUT Team of the Week could be as spicy as any in recent memory. Let’s take a look at the players that might feature in what should be an enticing TOTW.

Harry Kane’s been regularly reasserting himself as one of the premier strikers in the highest level of football. You probably wouldn’t be at fault for expecting his goal scoring output to drop with the degree of difficulty increasing from a Championship opponent in the FA Cup to the Premier League, but Kane had no problem finding the back of the net, even against a Stoke City side coming off a shutout. With another hat trick to his name, expect Harry Kane’s first 90 rated card of this FUT life cycle.

Speaking of world class strikers, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski continues to showcase while all the top clubs keep being linked to him, scoring an effortless hat-trick during an 8-0 demolition of potentially relegation bound Hamburger SV — in less than 60 minutes, no less. His der Rekordmeister teammate Thomas Müller celebrates a bit of a return to form in his own right, finishing the same match with a pair of assists and a high rating to boot.

Radja Nainggolan was expected by some to sneak into Team of the Week 23, but continuing a powerhouse 2016-2017 campaign for AS Roma, the Belgian midfield force looks set to garner a third FIFA 17 special card for his performance in the San Siro in a 3-1 win over Internazionale.

Nainggolan and the aforementioned Kane lead a slew of recently “Ratings Refresh”-ed players we expect to make this TOTW. Feyenoord attacker Jens Toornstra, Real Sociedad keeper/FIFA Mobile superhero Geronimo Rulli, Juventus loanee Atalanta centerback Mattia Caldara, and Everton defensive midfielder Idrissa Gueye all could get their first post-ratings upgrade in-forms.

Finally, on the Ones to Watch front, this looks like a great weekend for rewarding those holding on to pack pulls from the Winter Tradeable OTW Squad Building Challenege. Crystal Palace’s Patrick van Aanholt, a long time Premier League LB squad building staple, and former wantaway winger Memphis Depay, now of Lyon, are both set to get their first OTW ratings boosts of the second half of the season.

Be sure to follow me on Twitter at @Darren_8196. You can also check out my predictions on Futhead. Team of the Week 24 will be unveiled Wednesday, March 1 at 10 a.m. ET (3 p.m. GMT).

FIFA 17 Ultimate Team: TOTW 24 Predictions

Position Player Club Country Rating Pred.
Position Player Club Country Rating Pred.
GK Geronimo Rulli Real Sociedad Argentina 83 > 85
LB Patrick van Aanholt Crystal Palace Netherlands 75 > 81 (OTW)
LB Alex Sandro Juventus Italy 84 > 86
CM > RB Ruud Vormer Club Brugge Belgium 77 > 81
LM Memphis Depay OM Lyon Netherlands 80 > 83 > 85 (OTW)
CM Marco Verratti PSG Italy 85 > 86 > 87 > 88
CM Radja Nainggolan AS Roma Belgium 85 > 86 > 87
CM Cesc Fabregas Chelsea Spain 86 > 87 > 88 > 89
CF > CAM Thomas Muller Bayern Munich Germany 87 > 88 > 89
ST Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich Poland 90 > 91 > 92 > 93 > 94
ST Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur England 85 > 86 > 87 > 88 > 89 > 90
Subs
CB Mattia Caldara Atalanta Italy 74 > 74
LW > LM Alexander Szymanowski Leganes Argentina 77 > 81
CM Idrissa Gana Gueye Everton Senegal 82 > 84
CAM Valter Birsa Chievo Verona Slovenia 78 > 82
RW > CAM Jens Toornstra Feyenoord Netherlands 76 > 81
CAM Adrian Gonzalez Eibar Spain 75 > 81
ST Jamie Vardy Leicester England 82 > 84 > 86
Reserves
GK Connor Ripley Oldham Athletic England 63 > 64
RM > RW Jota Brentford Spain 73 > 74
ST Aziz Bouhaddouz St Pauli Morcco
ST Jakub Sylvestr Aalborg BK Slovakia 69 > 72
LM > ST Conor McAleny Oxford United England 65 > 72