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FUT 17 Team of the Week 26 predictions

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Expect Inter Milan players, Serie A fans.

FC Internazionale v Atalanta BC - Serie A Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

After a rather unfair snub of Messi in the TOTW last time out, this week looks set to be a lot lower profile, with no massive names of note. And with so few Premier League games on, we have a lot more players from lesser leagues, which could be a good thing for you if you like to experiment with more obscure players and leagues.

In terms of the big leagues, Inter Milan are the clear stand out team this week. With 5 goals in 17 minutes in the first half, they demolished Atalanta, running out 7-1 winners. Two of the big performers in that game were Mauro Icardi and Eder Banega who each took home a match ball for their hat-trick performance, with Banega also setting up two of the goals. Both players received an incredible 9/10 match rating from Gazzetta, with Banega edging the ‘Man of the Match’ award. On top of this, there is another IF for Napoli's dynamic attackers, with Lorenzo Insigne taking the headlines this week for his two-goal and MOTM performance in 3-0 win over Crotone.

Over in Spain, Barcelona seemed to be in a hangover from their midweek Champions League thriller against PSG and suffered a shock 2-1 loss away to a struggling Deportivo de La Coruña. As with most times when Barcelona or Real Madrid lose, it is mainly down to the opposition defense or goalkeeper having a great game, and this is no different. Germán Lux made an impressive four saves and received the joint best match rating from the game, so he should be a shoe-in for a spot in the TOTW.

Ligue 1's main representation comes in the form of Dimitri Payet, who bagged two assists in Marseille's 3-0 win over Angers. Lyon's Memphis Depay scored what could be the goal of the season in Ligue 1, but due to right back Christophe Jallet receiving the same match rating for his goal and assist, I believe that the Dutchman will be excluded in favour of his teammate.

With no real stand out performances in the German Bundesliga, the options are fairly limited. Felix Wiedwald should be one of those that makes it, after he made a last minute penalty save to earn Werder Bremen a much needed point in their 1-1 draw against Bayer Leverkusen. His five other saves added to his excellent performance, which saw him given the Player of the Week award.

Elsewhere, we see a very nice IF for Nicolai Jørgensen for his three goals and two assists for Feyenoord, which saw him earn an extremely rare 9,0 match rating. New MLS outfit Atlanta United could earn their first IF in the form of Josef Martinez, whose hat-trick helped them to a 6-1 win over fellow newcomers Minnesota United. The Portuguese Primeira Division looks set to receive a couple of very nice IF's as well, with Bas Dost and Iuri Medeiros both likely to get an IF for their four goals and two goals one assist respectively.

Here is my complete prediction for TOTW 26, as shown on the Futhead Squad Builder. You can see my full prediction in more detail here, and make sure to follow me on Twitter as well for more updates about the TOTW and FIFA Mobile.

FIFA 17 Ultimate Team: TOTW 26 predictions

Position Player Club Country Rating Pred.
Position Player Club Country Rating Pred.
GK Germán Lux Deportivo La Coruna Argentina 77 > 82
LB Sead Kolašinac Schalke Bosnia Herzegovinia 77 > 82 (UP)
CB Loïc Perrin Saint-Etienne France 82 > 84 > 86
RB Christophe Jallet Lyon France 79 > 82
LW Lorenzo Insigne Napoli Italy 84 > 86 > 87 > 88 (UP)
CAM Éver Banega Inter Milan Argentina 84 > 86
CM Alan Dzagoev CSKA Moscow Russia 81 > 84
LM Dimitri Payet Marseille France 86 > 87 > 88 (OTW)
ST Mauro Icardi Inter Milan Argentina 84 > 86 > 87 > 88 > 89 (UP)
ST Bas Dost Sporting CP Netherlands 80 > 83 > 85 (UP)
ST Anthony Modeste 1. FC Köln France 82 > 84 > 86 (UP)
Subs
GK Felix Wiedwald Werder Bremen Germany 76 > 81
LM > RM Pablo Piatti Espanyol Argentina 78 > 82 > 84
CAM Juan Fernando Quintero Independiente Medellin Colombia 79 > 83 > 85
RM > RW Iuri Medeiros Boavista Portugal 77 > 83 > 85
ST Nicolai Jørgensen Feyenoord Denmark 78 > 82 > 84 (UP)
ST Oumar Niasse Hull City Senegal 75 > 81
ST Josef Alexander Martinez Atlanta United Venezuela 72 > 74 > 80
Reserves
CDM > CM Josh Wright Gillingham England 64 > 64
CAM Joshua King Bournemouth Norway 72 > 74
ST Felipe Mora Universidad De Chile Chile 72 > 74
LM > ST Gerard Badía Piast Gliwice Spain 69 > 74
LM > ST Medy Elito Cambridge United England 62 > 64
FIFA 17 Ultimate Team: TOTW 26 predictions