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Team of the Season Rating Predictions: La Liga Santander

The one we've all been waiting for.

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In our fourth TOTS Prediction, we look to Spain and La Liga, a league that has no lack of quality or big names. With Real Madrid winning their first league title in five years, they make up a fair amount of the TOTS, with some of the regulars from Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, and others joining in as well.

Note: All stats are taken from Transfermarkt and WhoScored and are accurate as of May 30th.


Jan Oblak

Appearances: 30

Record: 17/7/6

Clean Sheets: 15

Goals Conceded: 20

Saves: 63 - 1 penalty save

Atlético Madrid seem to have a habit of building an incredible defense and having a great defensive record. This season was no different as they kept 20 clean sheets in their 37 games so far. Oblak missed eight games and five of those clean sheets due to injury, but 15 clean sheets is still a league high so he should easily get in the TOTS.


Filipe Luís

Appearances: 34

Record: 20/9/5

Goals: 3

Assists: 6

Clean Sheets: 18

Goals Conceded: 23

After a failed spell at Chelsea, Luis has gotten back to top form in the past couple of seasons since rejoining Atlético Madrid. Just as capable in defense as in attack, the Brazilian had one of the highest average MARCA ratings this season, making him an obvious choice for TOTS.


Diego Godín

Appearances: 31

Record: 17/8/6

Goals: 3

Assists: 1

Clean Sheets: 17

Goals Conceded: 32

For the fourth time in six seasons, Godín has helped Atléti keep the best defensive record in the league. As per usual, he chipped in with a few goals during the season, but it was his solidity at the back which should get him a TOTS.


Sergio Ramos

Appearances: 28

Record: 20/5/3

Goals: 7

Assists: 0

Clean Sheets: 5

Goals Conceded: 35

The king of late goals was up to his usual antics this season. 3 of his 7 league goals (5 of 10 in all competitions) have come after the 80th minute. Those goal tallies are also record hauls for the 31 year old, and is a certainty for a TOTS.


Dani Carvajal

Appearances: 23

Record: 14/6/3

Goals: 0

Assists: 5

Clean Sheets: 7

Goals Conceded: 26

Easily the best right back in La Liga, Carvajal was rewarded with a Most Consistent TOTS, and this card should be re-released in the La Liga TOTS in a couple of weeks time. So if you have his card already, it may be best to sell it and then buy it back later.


Cristiano Ronaldo

Appearances: 29

Record: 20/6/3

Goals: 25

Assists: 6

Is a La Liga TOTS even complete without Ronaldo? The current Ballon d'Or holder has helped take Real Madrid to another league title and Champions League final with his 25 goals and 6 assists and 40 goals and and 12 assists in all competitions. It may be considered a poor haul for him — his worst ever for Real Madrid in the league, and second worst overall since joining Los Blancos, but he will still easily be in the TOTS. The only real debate is whether he will be better than his TOTY card or not.


Toni Kroos

Appearances: 29

Record: 21/5/3

Goals: 3

Assists: 12

The German midfielder may not be the fastest of players, but his ability on the ball is incredible. He is second in the league for assists with a total of 12, five of which have been for Sergio Ramos. His set pieces are some of the best in the world, and with his excellent performances continuing beyond last year, he should easily get a TOTS.


Jonathan Viera

Appearances: 31

Record: 9/6/16

Goals: 7

Assists: 8

Another re-release from the Most Consistent TOTS, Viera helped pull Las Palmas clear of relegation with some excellent performances throughout the season, despite a run of five successive losses in the final few weeks. He may only have 7 goals and 8 assists, but his other contributions have been just as important and should be re-released for the La Liga TOTS.


Lionel Messi

Appearances: 34

Record: 26/5/3

Goals: 37

Assists: 12

After an injury hit 2016, Messi has come back in fine form this season. In his 34 appearances, he was involved in two or more goals 16 times, and only had eight games where he had no goals or assists, 1 of them coming as a sub.


Luis Suárez

Appearances: 35

Record: 26/5/4

Goals: 29

Assists: 15

Arguably the best center forward in the world right now, Luis Suárez had yet another great season. He may "only" have 29 goals this season when he had 40 last time around, but everyone knows he's getting a blue Team of the Season item.


Antoine Griezmann

Appearances: 36

Record: 22/8/6

Goals: 16

Assists: 8

It is looking increasingly likely that this will be the French striker's last year in Spain, with Manchester United hovering over him and waiting to snatch him away from Madrid. He may not have been in as good form as previous years in terms of goals, but that doesn't mean his performances have been worse, and he will get a well deserved TOTS.


Sergio Asenjo

Appearances: 24

Record: 10/9/5

Clean Sheets: 12

Goals Conceded: 15

Saves: 68 - 1 penalty save

This spot could go to Ter Stegen of Barcelona, but I believe Villarreal's Asenjo as he as had an equally impressive season. He kept a clean sheet in half of his matches, as he managed to help his side to a solid fifth place finish and Europa League qualification.


Marcelo

Appearances: 30

Record: 23/4/3

Goals: 2

Assists: 10

Clean Sheets: 7

Goals Conceded: 34

Theo Hernandez was close to taking this spot, but who can ignore Real Madrid's marauding left back? His 10 assists makes him the fifth highest assister in the league, behind only 'MSN', Kroos, and Piatti. Defensively, Real Madrid may not be the force they once were, but there is no denying that Marcelo deserves a TOTS.


Gerard Piqué

Appearances: 25

Record: 17/6/2

Goals: 2

Assists: 0

Clean Sheets: 9

Goals Conceded: 23

Barcelona's defense may not have been as good as it has been in previous years, but Piqué has been one of the few consistent performers for them. Despite not getting involved much in the attack, Piqué was key defensively to Barca's run at retaining the league title for another season.


Pablo Piatti

Appearances: 30

Record: 13/9/8

Goals: 10

Assists: 11

Across Europe's top five leagues, just eight players managed to get double figures in both goals and assists, per WhoScored. Piatti is the least well known player to feature, as he managed to reach double figures as he helped Espanyol to their highest ever points tally as they finished in a very respectable 8th place — their highest finish since 2005.


Saúl Ñíguez

Appearances: 33

Record: 20/8/5

Goals: 4

Assists: 3

Atlético Madrid's versatile midfielder has had a solid season yet again, as his reputation continues to grow. Capable of playing anywhere across the midfield, his workrate and defensive attributes more than make up for his lack of obvious attacking contribution, with a TOTS coming his way as a result. Whether he remains with Atléti next season remains to be seen, with a growing number of suitors emerging both at home and abroad.


Neymar

Appearances: 30

Record: 21/6/3

Goals: 13

Assists: 15

Is there really any reason he won't get in? 13 goals and 15 assists may make him the worst of Barcelona's incredible attacking trio, but he is a guarantee for the TOTS with stats that can beat almost anyone in any league.


Iago Aspas

Appearances: 32

Record: 11/6/16

Goals: 19

Assists: 4

After a miserable spell at Liverpool, Aspas took a year at Celta to find form again, but what incredible form it is. He has been crucial for the club he first joined at age eight, scoring 19 in what is his best return in the top flight in his career. He finished as the 4th top scorer — behind just Ronaldo, Messi and Suárez. A thoroughly well deserved TOTS.


Yeray Álvarez

Appearances: 26

Record: 15/2/9

Goals: 0

Assists: 1

Clean Sheets: 6

Goals Conceded: 30

It's been quite a year for Yeray. In his first season with the Athletic Bilbao first team, he played every minute of their Europa League campaign, made 26 league appearances, was diagnosed with testicular cancer, turned 20 years old, and then came back and was playing within a month after beating the disease. He has been a rock at the back for Bilbao, irrespective of his health problems, and I believe has a good chance of making it into the TOTS.


Luka Modrić

Appearances: 25

Record: 19/3/3

Goals: 1

Assists: 2

Stats-wise, Modrić has had a very poor season, managing just 1 goal and 2 assists across his 25 appearances. However, it is his other contributions that I think should see him make it into the TOTS. He is by no means a safe bet, with teammate Isco and others like Rakitić and N'Zonzi all possible replacements for the Croat.


Asier Illarramendi

Appearances: 34

Record: 18/6/10

Goals: 1

Assists: 3

His stats may not look too appealing, but the former Real Madrid midfielder has had an excellent season. He has the most interceptions in La Liga — at one point rivaling N'Golo Kanté for the most interceptions in Europe this season. He has been slowly rebuilding his career over the past couple of seasons, and this would be a well deserved TOTS.


Aritz Aduriz

Appearances: 32

Record: 16/5/11

Goals: 16

Assists: 1

Athletic Bilbao team always has two main things — big young defenders, and big, strong strikers. Aduriz kept his fine goalscoring record going as he helped Bilbao reach the EL qualifiers, with his goals and assists earning Bilbao an extra 19 points, which proved crucial.


Sandro Ramirez

Appearances: 30

Record: 11/7/12

Goals: 14

Assists: 5

Having left Barcelona for game time, Sandro has shown his quality this season at Malaga. With 14 goals and 5 assists in 30 appearances, he has become a key member of their squad and earning Malaga an extra 15 points and was the third top scorer outside of the 'Big Three' clubs.


DKT: Pedro León

Appearances: 37

Record: 15/8/14

Goals: 10

Assists: 6

Eibar were one of this seasons surprise teams, as they finished in an impressive 10th place. One of their standout player was Pedro Leon, who was the club's second top scorer and assisted from his right wing position.


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