EA SPORTS has today announced the latest instalment in their Team of the Season campaign, this time in the shape of the best players from the 2016/17 Ligue 1 season.
French champions AS Mononco dominate the squad with a massive six players in the starting 11 and a total of nine players in the entire 23 man squad.
PSG also have their fair share of players with three players who form the spine of the starting 11, with Thiago Silver at CB, Verratti at CM and Cavani up top.
The rest of the squad is rounded out with top forming players from Olympique Lyonnais, OGC Nice and Olympique de Marseille.
The Ligue 1 starting XI can be viewed below but check out the gallery to see each players upgraded stats
Ligue 1 Starting XI
GK: Danijel Subašić – AS Monaco (France) – Croatia
LB: Benjamin Mendy – AS Monaco (France) – France
CB: Kamil Glik – AS Monaco (France) – Poland
CB: Thiago Silva – Paris St-Germain (France) – Brazil
RB: Ricardo Pereira – OGC Nice (France) – Portugal
LM: Thomas Lemar – AS Monaco (France) – France
CM: Marco Verratti – Paris St-Germain (France) – Italy
RM: Bernardo Silva – AS Monaco (France) – Portugal
ST: Falcao – AS Monaco (France) – Colombia
ST: Alexandre Lacazette – Olympique Lyonnais (France) – France
ST: Edinson Cavani – Paris St-Germain (France) – Uruguay
FIFA 17 LIGUE 1 SUBS AND RESERVES
Below you’ll find the remaining squad members as part of the Ligue 1 Team of the Season Subs and Reserves.
GK: Cédric Carrasso – Girondins de Bordeaux (France) – France
CB: Loïc Perrin – AS St. Etienne (France) – France
CDM: Fabinho – AS Monaco (France) – Brazil
CM: Jean Michaël Seri – OGC Nice (France) – Ivory Coast
CM: Corentin Tolisso – Olympique Lyonnais (France) – France
RW: Florian Thauvin – Olympique Marseille (France) – France
ST: Kylian Mbappé – AS Monaco (France) – France
CDM: Tiémoué Bakayoko – AS Monaco (France) – France
CAM: Ryad Boudebouz – Montpellier HSC (France) – Algeria
CDM: Wylan Cyprien – OGC Nice (France) – France
ST: Bafétimbi Gomis – Olympique Marseille (France) – France
ST: Loïs Diony – Dijon Football (France) – Denmark
FIFA 17 fans can look forward to a brand new Team of the Season squad released later today, after EA Sports announced their intention on Twitter to drop a new 23-man squad at 5pm BST later today.
This follows on from the launch of two TOTS squads earlier this week in the form of the Turkish SuperLig and Suadi Dawry Jameel League.
Unlike last Friday’s Bundesliga reveal, EA Sports haven’t shared which league tonight’s new Team of the Season squad will come from.
According to the FIFA 17 Ultimate Team expert on Twitter, known as the Fut Economist (@FUT_Economist), the stats on the tease from EA Sports Twitter announcement suggests that today’s reveal will be from the French Ligue 1.
It’s unlikely to be from the Spanish La Liga given that there’s currently a FIFA 17 competition live which was announced earlier today that asks fans of the game to predict the La Liga TOTS squad for a chance to win a Xbox One S or one of 10 La Liga TOTS players!
While we wouldn’t rule out EA Sports dropping the team later today, it seems more likely that they’ll at least give fans a couple of days to submit their predictions.
Only EA Sports know their roll out plans and for today, we’re going to take a quick look at who we might see in the Ligue 1 Team of the Season, thanks to some predictions from the FIFA Ultimate Team experts at Futhead.com
FIFA 17 LIGUE 1 TOTS FUTHEAD PREDICTION
Stephane Ruffier – GK – 85 OVR
Benjamin Mendy – LB – 75 OVR
Thiago Silva – CB – 89 OVR
Kamil Glik- CB – 84 OVR
Dijibril Sidibe – RB – 80 OVR
Thomas Lemar – LM – 80 OVR
Marco Verratti – CM – 85 OVR
Fabinho – CDM – 80 OVR
Florian Thauvin – RW – 81 OVR
Edinson Cavani – ST – 86 OVR
Alexandre Lacazette – ST – 85 OVR
FIFA 17 LIGUE 1 TOTS SUBS AND RESERVES FUTHEAD PREDICTION
Below you’ll find the predictions for the Subs and Reserves for the Ligue 1 Team of the Season.
Yohann Pele – GK – 74 OVR
Loic Perrin- CB – 82 OVR
Bernardo Silva – RM – 82 OVR
Ryad Boudebouz – CAM – 80 OVR
Jean Michael Seri- CM – 80 OVR
Bafetimbi Gomis – ST – 78 OVR
Falcao – ST – 82 OVR
Dante – CB – 81 OVR
Morgan Sanson – CDM – 80 OVR
Blaise Matuidi- CM – 86 OVR
Lucas – RW – 82 OVR
Kylian Mbappe Lottin – ST – 71 OVR
Marcal – LB – 76 OVR
Stay tuned for the official FIFA 17 LIGUE 1 TOTS Squad
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.