The end of the season is drawing nearer for many leagues. Accordingly, the Teams of the Season (a.k.a. TOTS) will begin to appear in FIFA 17 Ultimate Team starting Friday, May 12, 2017.
With that, it's about time we start getting some predictions up and running for who looks like they could get a nice upgraded card in the near future.
These first three squads were voted for by the FIFA community on the EA forums, with the teams now being in the hands of EA to create and position as they best see fit.
In the coming weeks, I will be going through each of the five main European leagues and predicting which players will get in the TOTS for each respective league, so make sure you come back to check them out!
The final draft for the Gold squad has 24 players, so it seems that there will be an SBC to complete in order to obtain one of the cards — most likely Matt Ritchie.
Bear in mind that these predictions are based off of the upgrades which were issued last season, so some may be slightly off, but they should help provide a good representation of what the actual card will look like.
Jan Vertonghen and Daniel Carvajal are probably the two stand-out inclusions. Vertonghen has been a rock at the back for Spurs, while the Spanish right back has been a mainstay in Real Madrid's domestic and European campaigns.
From a lesser-known view, the inclusions of two young Portuguese wingers - Bruma and Gelson Martins - offers two very pacy, and hopefully affordable, wingers to use in a wide variety of squads due to their links.
In defense, Mathias "Zanka" Jørgensen improves his perfect link with Jores Okore in what was already a solid defensive partnership for lesser-known hybrids.
A few very nice players feature in the silver squad, such as Theo Hernandez, the young French defender currently on loan at Alaves from fellow La Liga side Atlético Madrid; Saudi center back Osama Hawsawi, who boasts some incredible defensive stats and Graham Carey of Plymouth who looks like a great attacking midfielder.
Bronze players may be rarely used, but that doesn't stop them from having some very impressive stats, and may be well worth trying out.
One of the main ones here is John Akinde who will have over 85 in both pace and physical. Danish duo Lukas Lerager and Christian Nørgaard could prove to be a solid pairing in central midfield, and easy to form any number of hybrids around due to their league and national links. Australian full back Rhyan Grant is the pick of the defenders, boasting a card which will have at least 65 in all six stats.
You can see each of the squad in more detail on Futhead, with a separate squad for the Gold, Silver and Bronze sides.
Make sure you check back over the next couple of weeks to see who I am predicting to go big in the five main TOTS, and make sure to follow me on Twitter, @Darren_8196, to keep up with all of my predictions and articles about TOTS and FIFA Mobile.