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FIFA 17 TOTS Rating Predictions: Bundesliga

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Bayern's fifth league title in a row sees them dominate.

VfL Wolfsburg v Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images for MAN

Based on the order in previous years, the second league-exclusive TOTS comes from the German Bundesliga.

In a first ever for FUT, the community were able to vote for the Starting XI of a league TOTS. As a result, some of these choices may not be my favoured team, but who I predict will receive the most votes from the community. Voting closes on Sunday 21st May at 11pm (BST)/6pm (ET), so make sure you get your votes in to help pick who gets in.

With Bayern winning a record fifth league title, they will obviously be the focus of our prediction, but expect a few other interesting players to show up from both expected and unexpected places.

Note: All stats are taken from Kicker and WhoScored and are accurate as of May 15th.

Kicker is a German sports magazine/newspaper, which has a panel of journalists who rate each player based on their performances. These ratings range from 1,0 (best possible) to 6,0 (worst possible) and move in steps of 0,5.

A big thanks goes to my friend Krewnaj for his help and advice throughout making this prediction.


Manuel Neuer

Appearances: 26

Record: 19/6/1

Kicker Rating: 2,88

Clean Sheets: 14

Goals Conceded: 13

Saves: 51

Still considered to be the best keeper in the world by many, Neuer may not have had his best season in recent years, but he is still a fan favourite and I fully expect him to win the goalkeeper spot in the fan-chosen XI, even though he would not be my personal choice for the TOTS.


Jonas Hector

Appearances: 32

Record: 11/13/8

Kicker Rating: 3,19

Goals: 0

Assists: 2

Clean Sheets: 9

Goals Conceded: 39

Although I believe that this spot should belong to Schalke's Sead Kolašinac, but with Jonas Hector being Die Nationalmannschaft's first choice left back, I can see him being chosen ahead of the Bosnian.


Mats Hummels

Appearances: 27

Record: 19/6/2

Kicker Rating: 2,84

Goals: 1

Assists: 2

Clean Sheets: 13

Goals Conceded: 16

After his surprise announcement last summer that he was leaving Dortmund for Bayern, there was little doubt that the reigning champions defence would have an incredible season. As a result, there is little doubt that he will win this spot in the vote - a well deserved TOTS.


Javi Martinez

Appearances: 25

Record: 21/3/1

Kicker Rating: 2,96

Goals: 1

Assists: 1

Clean Sheets: 14

Goals Conceded: 9

Unlike Hummels selection, this spot is wide open as all three players - Martinez, Orban and Süle deserve some sort of recognition this season. I believe that Bayern's dominance will see Martinez take the spot ahead of the other two, along with him having the votes from Spanish fans.


Philipp Lahm

Appearances: 25

Record:

Kicker Rating: 2,74

Goals: 1

Assists: 3

Clean Sheets: 13

Goals Conceded: 14

This spot is a very close one, with retiring German legend Philipp Lahm and Dortmund stalwart Łukasz Piszczek fighting for the spot. I have opted for Lahm as he has had an excellent year. A firm fan favourite in Munich, he should get in the Fan XI, but even if he misses out then he should definitely make it into the TOTS based on merit, as he currently holds the best Kicker rating out of all defenders in the league.


Emil Forsberg

Appearances: 29

Record: 18/5/6

Kicker Rating: 2,72

Goals: 8

Assists: 21

The Swedish international has had an incredible season, especially when linking up with Timo Werner - drawing comparisons to the Mahrez/Vardy partnership at Leicester last season. As a result, Forsberg has run away at the top of the assists chart with an impressive 21 in total - 6 of those being for Werner. As a result, he should easily win this spot in the TOTS.


Naby Keïta

Appearances: 30

Record: 20/4/6

Kicker Rating: 2,77

Goals: 8

Assists: 8

After moving from Salzburg to Leipzig in the summer, Keïta has become known as one of the top young talents in the world. With his performances this season, there is no doubting his potential and his worthiness for a TOTS. Already a member of the 'Gullit Gang', the Guinean international could looks set to get an incredible card which will certainly be one of the best in the game.


Thiago Alcântara

Appearances: 27

Record: 21/5/1

Kicker Rating: 2,71

Goals: 6

Assists: 4

Barcelona bosses must be kicking themselves for letting a 22 year old midfielder leave for a minimal fee of €25m, rather than the €90m of his release clause, because they didn't give him enough playing time. Four years later, Thiago has become a key part of Bayern's team and has had his best season yet for the five time Bundesliga champions. A fan favourite, his presence in the TOTS is beyond doubt.


Arjen Robben

Appearances: 25

Record: 17/7/1

Kicker Rating: 2,43

Goals: 12

Assists: 10

This spot is one of the few that I have doubts over from the fan-votes TOTS, with it being a battle of age between Arjen Robben and Ousmane Dembélé. The Dutchman may be nearing the end of his playing career, and had game time limited by injuries in the past couple of seasons, but there is no doubting that 'Le Cut Inside Man' has not lost his quality, with his 12 goals and 10 assists in just 25 appearances seeing him top the Kicker player ratings rankings as the best player in the league.


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Appearances: 31

Record: 15/10/6

Kicker Rating: 3,11

Goals: 29

Assists: 2

With growing speculation over where the Gabonese striker will be playing next season, Dortmund fans will be hoping that they can keep hold of their striker. His goals and assists have helped earn his side an extra 21 points this season - something that they have sorely needed after another season with several key players suffering long term injuries. The pace-demon is a firm FUT favourite and is a common sight in many teams which feature Bundesliga players, which adds to his already high likelihood of receiving a TOTS.


Robert Lewandowski

Appearances: 32

Record: 24/6/2

Kicker Rating: 2,63

Goals: 30

Assists: 7

It looks set to be a battle to the last minute between the current and former Dortmund strikers for the Golden Boot, with Lewandowski edging it 30 to 29 with one game left. The Polish superstar is a firm fan favourite in his homeland, the Bundesliga, and further afield, making him a certainty to get in the TOTS.


Rune Jarstein

Appearances: 33

Record: 15/4/14

Kicker Rating: 2,76

Clean Sheets: 11

Goals Conceded: 41

Saves: 99 (1 penalty save)

The Norwegian keeper has become a key part of the first team after two years deputising for Thomas Kraft. Yet to miss a league game this season, he has made an impressive 99 saves to help keep his side in many games, and helped Hertha get into the Europa League after they crashed in spectacular fashion last season - going from 3rd to 7th in the last six weeks of the season.


Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Appearances: 25

Record: 14/6/5

Kicker Rating: 3,04

Goals: 2

Assists: 0

Clean Sheets: 7

Goals Conceded: 25

The Greek centre back has been one of Dortmund's most consistent performers this season. Even with the constantly changing back line, he performs well whoever is partnering him and in whatever formation they are playing. The only thing that may stop him getting in is the high level of competition in defensive positions, but I think that he should make it in.


Willi Orban

Appearances: 28

Record: 17/5/6

Kicker Rating: 3,02

Goals: 3

Assists: 1

Clean Sheets: 8

Goals Conceded: 30

RB Leipzig were certainly one of the surprises of the season in Germany, after their rapid (and some may say unfair) rise after they were founded just 8 years ago. They managed to keep within just three points of Bayern going into the winter break, before falling off in the second half of the season. Forsberg, Keita and Werner may have got a lot of the credit, but Orban has played a big part in marshalling their defence to help them keep the second best defensive record in the league.


Sebastian Rudy

Appearances: 31

Record: 16/11/4

Kicker Rating: 2,85

Goals: 2

Assists: 9

Hoffenheim have had their best season ever under their excellent young manager Julian Nagelsmann, reaching the Champions League qualifiers at a minimum. Rudy has played a starring role in their midfield, with his goals and assists proving crucial in many games, as well as excellent defensive performances, so a re-release of his TOTSMC card is definitely not off the table.


Ousmane Dembélé

Appearances: 31

Record: 15/10/6

Kicker Rating: 2,75

Goals: 6

Assists: 12

After winning the Ligue 1 young player of that year last season, Dembélé sealed a lucrative move to Dortmund and hasn't looked back since. His link up play with his adopted mentor Aubameyang has been a joy to watch. Even out he misses out on the fan voted XI, he is a certainty to get in the TOTS based on merit due to his excellent 6 goals and 12 assists this season.


Anthony Modeste

Appearances: 33

Record: 11/13/9

Kicker Rating: 2,94

Goals: 25

Assists: 4

For a while, it looked like the Golden Boot race might have been between three players, before Modeste was unable to keep up with Aubameyang and Lewandowski. But with 25 goals and 4 assists, he isn't far behind the top two, and a certainty for TOTS with his contributions helping the Billy Goats earn 22 extra points.


Timo Werner

Appearances: 31

Record: 19/6/6

Kicker Rating: 2,77

Goals: 21

Assists: 8

Since Miroslav Klose retired, Germany haven't been able to find a good striker to replace him in the National team set up. Timo Werner looks like a great option to fulfil that role after his excellent season for RB Leipzig, with 21 goals and 8 assists in his 31 appearances this year. His performances have earned him a first international call up and appearance, and at just 21 years old he should have a long career ahead of him.


Timo Horn

Appearances: 19

Record: 8/6/5

Kicker Rating: 2,55

Clean Sheets: 5

Goals Conceded: 24

Saves: 65

The Köln keeper has had an excellent season, when he has been fit. Boasting the second best Kicker rating in the league, he has been a great boost for his side as they have averaged 1.58 points per game with him playing, and only 1.14 without him. However, with him him missing 14 games due to injury, his chances of getting in are significantly lower. As a result he may be ignored, with Roman Bürki or Bernd Leno the favourites to take this spot.


Vincenzo Grifo

Appearances: 29

Record: 13/5/11

Kicker Rating: 3,19

Goals: 6

Assists: 11

The majority of good things to happen for Freiburg have involved their Italian winger. His 6 goals and 11 assists have helped Freiburg gain an impressive 19 points, without which they would be in the relegation zone. Instead they hold a Europa League qualifier spot and have a very good chance of making it automatically. Grifo, and keeper Schwolow, are the two reasons behind their success, and a TOTS for the Italian is well deserved.


Kerem Demirbay

Appearances: 27

Record: 15/9/3

Kicker Rating: 2,87

Goals: 6

Assists: 9

The second of four Hoffenheim players I am predicting is their attacking-minded midfielder Kerem Demirbay. With 6 goals and 9 assists, his stats may not look that amazing when compared to others, but with an impressive Kicker rating, he looks set to get in the TOTS. One of the few down sides to his season was that he is yet to break into either the German or Turkish national team set up, but if he keeps playing like this then it won't be too far away.


Andrej Kramarić

Appearances: 33

Record: 16/13/4

Kicker Rating: 3,05

Goals: 15

Assists: 9

After a failed spell at Leicester, the Croat made his move to Hoffenhiem permanent past summer. He has been in fine form this season, with 15 goals and 9 assists helping his side get into the Champions League after an incredible season. This spot could have gone to Max Kruse, but as he missed 2 months and had a month of incredible form where he got most of his goals and assists, I think Kramarić should edge it.


Simon Terodde

Appearances: 31

Record: 19/6/6

Kicker Rating: 3,08

Goals: 23

Assists: 3

ho has an incredible 23 goals and 6 assists in 31 games this season, helping them to first place in the league and guaranteed a spot in at least the promotion play-off.


Bonus Daily Knockout Tournament Reward - Benjamin Hübner

Appearances: 25

Record: 13/8/4

Kicker Rating: 2,98

Goals: 2

Assists: 4

Clean Sheets: 9

Goals Conceded: 24

Both of Hoffenheim's main centre backs - Benjamin Hübner and Niklas Süle - deserve recognition for an excellent season. I believe that Hübner may just edge out his teammate, as he currently has a better Kicker rating, as well as more assists, but with Süle moving to Bayern in the summer, the growing hype and his reputation may push him in ahead of his current teammate.


Here we go then. The EPL TOTS drops on Friday 19th May, with the Bundesliga expected to follow on the 26th. You can see the whole thing in more detail here.

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