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FUT Team of the Week 35 Predictions

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A stacked TOTW for the first big TOTS.

UD Las Palmas v FC Barcelona - Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

With the majority of leagues finishing in the next couple of weeks, EA may decide to stack TOTW's with some top players to cash in before the leagues end. And with TOTS starting to be released, we're in for a bumper week of packs and players being released.

Starting off this week is Barcelona's Brazilian star Neymar, who had an incredible game against Las Palmas, in which he scored three and set up the other goal in a 4-1 win. Barcelona need Real Madrid to drop three points in their last two matches in order for Barça to retain the league title. However, it was not to be this week thanks to a Ronaldo brace, and more impressively, a goal and assist for makeshift left back Nacho Fernández, who helped his to an impressive 4-1 win over fourth placed Sevilla. Not to be left out is Valencia's left back José Gayà who scored the only goal in his sides 1-0 win over Espanyol.

With the English Premier League TOTS expected to be out this weekend, several candidates have been ignored who I expect to make it into the TOTS. Liverpool's main man Philippe Coutinho was the star of the show once again for them. With two goals and an assist in a 4-0 win, he has put Liverpool's fate in their own hands as they sit third - four points ahead of fifth placed Arsenal who have one game in hand. Arsenal boosted their hopes of getting fourth again with two wins this week - a 2-0 win away to Southampton, and 4-1 win in Stoke. Olivier Giroud scored three goals over the two games, which should see him included ahead of Sanchez who will most likely be in the EPL TOTS. Swansea managed to secure their Premier League survival with a week to spare, thanks to a 2-0 win over Sunderland, and Hull failing to get any points. Kyle Naughton was given the MOTM award after scoring their second goal. Of course, Michy Batshuayi may get in the TOTW somewhere after his exchange with EA on Twitter, but I think that he may receive a special hero card at a separate time for his title-winning goal.

Bayern once again proved their dominance with in an amazing game with second placed RB Leipzig. Losing 4-2 with 84 minutes gone, Bayern came back to win 5-4 with Arjen Robben scoring one and setting up another as he received the POTW award from Kicker. Another goal-fest took place between Werder Bremen and Hoffenheim, as their game ended 5-3 to the latter. Andrej Kramarić's contrubition proved decisive as he scored twice. The result makes the last day of the season very interesting for Hoffenheim and Dortmund as they are now level on points going into next week. Lastly, Timo Horn made seven saves to help keep Köln in with a chance of making it into the EL next season, after their 2-2 draw with Bayer Leverkusen sees them sit two points behind Freiburg and the last spot.

Napoli and Roma are going to be battling until the last minute to see who will get the automatic CL spot, and who will have to qualify. José Callejón was the Gazzetta POTW after he helped Napoli to a 5-0 with two goals and an assist. Juventus were hoping to seal their sixth consecutive title this weekend, but lost 3-1 to Roma. With De Rossi in the current TOTW and Nainggolan already having three IF's, I have taken a punt and included Antonio Rudiger who received the best match rating of Roma's defenders. Diego Farias is the final Serie A player to get in, after he scored twice in Cagliari's 3-2 win over Empoli - a result which keeps their opponents in a very tight relegation battle.

Monaco look set to win the Ligue 1 title, but will have to wait until Wednesday at the earliest to confirm it. PSG continued to push them all the way, winning 5-0 at the weekend. Lucas was the standout player, scoring twice in the game. Eiji Kawashima was the L'Equipe POTW this week as he saved a penalty and made 4 other saves to help Metz to a 1-1 draw against Toulouse.

As the season draws to an end across many European leagues, we have a couple of players who may receive a hero card instead of a regular IF. Firstly, the Dutch legend Dirk Kuyt scored a hattrick to help Feyenoord to a 3-1 win over Heracles to help them clinch the title by a single point. Benfica clinched their fourth consecutive title thanks to a 5-0 over Vitória de Guimarães, with Jonas scoring two and setting up another in the game.

As always, the Futhead Squad Builder brings us visual representation for our side. You can check out the squad here, and make sure you follow Me on Twitter for all kinds of insight about TOTW, FIFA Mobile, and more. Come back tomorrow to see who I think will make it into the Bundesliga TOTS.


Team of the Week 35 Predictions

Position Player Club Country Rating Pred.
Position Player Club Country Rating Pred.
GK Timo Horn Köln Germany 82 > 84 > 86
LB José Gayà Valencia Spain 80 > 83
CB > LB Nacho Fernández Real Madrid Spain 80 > 83
CB Antonio Rudiger Roma Germany 79 > 82
LW Neymar Bracelona Brazil 92 > 93 > 94 > 95 > 96 > 97
LW > CM Philippe Coutinho Liverpool Brazil 86 > 87 > 88 > 89
RM Arjen Robben Bayern Munich Netherlands 87 > 88 > 89 > 90 > 91
RW > RM José Callejón Napoli Spain 82 > 84
ST Jonas Benfica Brazil 84 > 86 > 87 > 88
ST Olivier Giroud Arsenal France 83 > 85 > 86
RW Lucas Paris Saint-Germain Brazil 82 > 84
Subs
GK Eiji Kawashima Metz Japan 69 > 73
RB Kyle Naughton Swansea England 75 > 81
CM > LM Manuel Fernandes Lokomotiv Moscow Portugal 80 > 83 > 85 > 86
CAM > RM Diego Farias Cagliari Brazil 74 > 74 > 80
CAM Dirk Kuyt Feyenoord Netherlands 76 > 81
ST Vágner Love Alanyaspor Brazil 78 > 82
ST Andrej Kramarić Hoffenheim Croatia 77 > 81
Reserves
LM Justin Meram Columbus Crew Iraq 70 > 73
LW > CM Jamie McGrath Dundalk Republic of Ireland 57 > 64
CDM > CAM Reinhold Yabo Arminia Bielefeld Germany 70 > 73
RM > RW Gilbert Koomson Sogndal Ghana 64 > 64
ST Kamil Biliński Śląsk Wrocław Poland 68 > 72