FIFA 17 fans are probably still reeling from the announcement of the Dutch Eredivisie and Belgium Pro League Team of the Season (TOTS) announcements earlier this week, but EA Sports has another surprise lined up for Ultimate Team fans later today.
At 3PM, Bundesliga.com will reveal which 11 stars have made it into the 2016/17 Bundesliga Team of the Season.
However, unlike most TOTS squads, the Bundesliga starting 11 was chosen by a community vote, with over 5.5 million people so far weighing in with who should be represented in the Bundesliga’s Dream XI.
Though the squad has been whittled down from 33 players to 11, as most Ultimate Team players will know, these Team of the Season squads typically contain 23 players, so we expect that EA Sports will be picking the remaining players following the results of the community vote.
Equally, we can also expect EA Sports to select the 24th TOTS player, who is available exclusively as a FUT Champions Daily Qualifier Tournament reward on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
The announcement of the Bundesliga Team of the Season squad will mark the fifth so far, with EA Already revealing the Premier League, English Football League, Most Consistent squad and as mentioned previously, the Dutch Eredivisie and Belgium Pro League.
Before EA and Bundesliga.com unveil the new Team of the Season squad, here’s a prediction of the players we could see, as suggested by the FIFA Ultimate Team experts at Futhead.com
FIFA 17 BUNDESLIGA TOTS FUTHEAD PREDICTION
Manuel Neuer – GK – OVR 92
Sead Kolasinac – LB – OVR 77
Matts Hummels – CB – OVR 87
Javi Martinez – CB – OVR 85
Phillpp Lahm – RB – OVR 89
Emil Forsberg – LM – OVR 79
Naby Keita – CM – OVR 78
Thiago – CM – OVR 85
Arjen Robben – RM – OVR 87
Robert Lewandowski – ST – OVR 90
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang- ST – OVR 87
FIFA 17 BUNDESLIGA TOTS SUBS AND RESERVES FUTHEAD PREDICTION
Below you’ll find the predictions for the Subs and Reserves for the Bundesliga Team of the Season.
Rune Almenning Jarstein – GK – OVR 80
Will Orban – CB – OVR 77
Ousmane Dembele – RM – OVR 80
Sebastian Rudy – CM – OVR 78
Vicenzo Grifo – LM – OVR 75
Timo Werner – ST – OVR 77
Anthony Modeste – ST – OVR 82
Lukasz Piszczek – RB – OVR 82
Niklas Sule – CB – OVR 81
Karem Demirbay – CM – OVR 76
Max Kruse – ST – OVR 80
Andrej Kramaric – ST – OVR 77
Serge Gnabry – LM – OVR 77
Stay tuned for the official FIFA 17 TOTS Squad later today
Although the Team of the Season squad news is grabbing everyone’s attentions at the moment, it won’t be long until fans are drooling over FIFA 18.
Football game rivals at Konami have already revealed PES 2018 along with several ways in which the game will look to better the FIFA 18 offering.
But for now, EA Sports has remained tightlipped on FIFA 18, but we would expect to hear something in the coming days and weeks leading up to EA’s E3 show, EA Play.
That said, fans of the game were recently shown a potential FIFA 18 “Leak” according to The Daily Mirror who first reported the news.
This video featured 24-year-old Manchester United ace, Paul Pogba, replacing Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Marco Reus as the game’s cover star.
However, this FIFA 18 clip, unfortunately, turned out to be a big fat fake and was actually concept art designed by Twitter user @JamescDZN.
It’s still fun to look at though, teasing a potential new menu interface, a revamped Alex Hunter Journey mode and the addition of FIFA Street, a fan favourite that’s been requested for several years, but in all likelihood won’t return to FIFA 18.
All we really know about FIFA 18 so far, is that it will also come to Nintendo Switch.