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FUT 17 Team of the Week 25 predictions

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IF Messi. Finally.

FC Barcelona v Real Sporting de Gijon - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

With the return of major European football in the cards, it’s easy to want to be patient and wait and see what the next couple Champions and Europa League matches have in store before going out on a limb and buying a potential FUT difference maker on the transfer market. And then you see what Team of the Week 25 may just have in store.

Though we were optimistic we’d see the first non-Team of the Group Stage or Team of the Year Lionel Messi two weeks ago, it was all for not. This week, however, after another stunning performance — this time a two goals, two assist, 3* Man of the Match showing in a 5-0 win over Celta Vigo — we’re more confident than ever a 95-rated TOTW Messi is upon us.

With La Liga Santander in full force, Barca rival Real Madrid stalwart Karim Benzema has his own claim to Team of the Week glory after putting up 2 goals, an assist and also receiving a 3* rating from MARCA after a 4-1 win against Eibar. Madrid’s other big rival, Atletico Madrid, could also feature a star in the squad with the ever popular Antoine Griezmann potentially on the verge of his best special card this FIFA Ultimate Team after two goals and a 3* rating following a 3-0 win over Valencia.

Shifting across Europe, the German Bundesliga hasn’t had the sort of explosive resume it did even two seasons prior, but a couple individual standouts continue to turn heads week in-week out. Already with a monster upgraded Ones To Watch card to his name, Borussia Dortmund starlet Ousmane Dembele could be on the verge of another after his 1.5-rated one goal one assist Kicker Team of the Week honors garnering play in a 6-2 win against Bayer Leverkusen. The win was so one sided Leverkusen manager Roger Schmidt was summarily dismissed in its aftermath.

US international Fabian Johnson could be on the verge of his first in-form after two goals and a 1.0 Kicker rating in a 4-2 win over Schalke by his Borussia Monchengladbach. BL table leading Bayern Munich could also feature with centerback Javi Martinez a scorer in a 3-0 FCB win over 1 FC Koln.

Finally, in what could be one of the real super subs of the near halfway through FIFA 17 Ultimate Team life cycle, look out for another in-form from Mexico staple Miguel Layun. The Porto full back can come off your bench at any number of positions should he get his second inform after a goal in a 7-0 win over Nacional.

Below are my TOTW 25 picks, visually represented by the Futhead Squad Builder. You can always find my Team of the Week picks there too. Be sure to follow me on Twitter as well at @Darren_8196.

FIFA 17 Ultimate Team: TOTW 25 predictions

Position Player Club Country Rating Pred.
Position Player Club Country Rating Pred.
GK Artur Boruc Bournemouth Poland 76 > 81
LB > RB Miguel Layun Porto Mexico 81 > 84 > 86
CB Hector Moreno PSV Mexico 80 > 83
CB Javi Martinez Bayern Munich Spain 85 > 86 (UP)
LM Ivan Perisic Inter Croatia 84 > 86 > 87 (UP)
LM Fabian Johnson Borussia Monchengladbach United States 79 > 82
RM Marko Arnautovic Stoke City Austria 82 > 84 > 86 > 87
RM > RW Ousmane Dembele Borussia Dortmund France 80 > 85 > 86 (OTW) (UP)
ST Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid France 88 > 89 > 90
ST Karim Benzema Real Madrid France 87 > 88
RW Lionel Messi Barcelona Argentina 93 > 94 > 95
Subs
LM Nathan Redmond Southampton England 75 > 81
CM > CAM Bruno Fernandes Sampadoria Portugal 76 > 81
LW Jese Las Palmas Spain 80 > 83 (OTW)
RM > RW Florian Thauvin Olympique de Marseille France 81 > 84 > 86 (UP)
ST Andrea Belotti Torino Italy 80 > 83 > 85 (UP)
ST Marcus Berg Panathinaikos Sweden 80 > 83 > 85
ST Llorente Swansea City Spain 79 > 83 > 85
Reserves
RM > RWB Timofey Kalachev Rostov Belarus 74 > 74
CM > RM Josh Koroma Leyton Orient England 47 > 64
LW > ST Kylian Mbappe Lottin AS Monaco France 71 > 74 > 81
ST Fanendo Adi Portland Timbers Nigeria 72 > 74
ST Samuel Di Carmine Perugia Italy 66 > 72