It’s been a busy week for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team fans, not only with the release of the weekly Team of the Week squad, but also two Team of the Season squads.
If you’ve somehow missed the recent FIFA 17 news, then let’s bring you quickly up to speed.
EA Sports are releasing their customary Team of the Season squads, one league at a time which started with the three Gold, Silver and Bronze Community squads made up of players who consistently performed at the top level all season, but who failed to attain a Team of the Week in-form card.
That means we’ll certainly be getting a TOTS squad for the best performing players from the British Premier League, Bundesliga, Calcio A, La Liga, Ligue 1 and possibly a few more along with the Rest of the World team too.
This past week, FIFA 17 Ultimate team players were given not one, but two new Team of the Season squads.
The most exciting of which was easily the British Premier League Team of the Season squad which featured four players from newly crowned Champions Chelsea, as well as four players from runners-up Tottenham Hotspur.
Manchester United, Liverpool and Everton complete the team with a player apiece, while Arsenal and Manchester City could only settle for one player each – Alexis Sanchez and Kevin De Bruyne – both on the substitutes bench.
You can take a look at the full squad in the gallery below, or by following this link: FIFA 17 BPL Team of the Season
It’s also worth noting that this new FIFA 17 Team of the Season squad for the Premier League is now live with players able to pick up some of the impressive BPL player cards.
In addition, we’ll remind players that unlike the customary Team of the Week squads, these TOTS squads will also include an exclusive tournament reward 24th TOTS player.
“A super Bonus SBC that rewards fans for completing special SBCs every week” explains EA Sports.
For the Premier League that means players have the chance to get themselves a 89 rated CAM Gylfi Sigurdsson card.
The first Team of the Week squad to be released might not have been quite as impressive as the Premier League, but it still included quite a few fantastic in-form cards for players to pick up.
The team has been made up of a selection of players from League Two, League One and the Championship.
It also includes EFL Championship Player Of The Year Anthony Knockeart, who is joined by teammates Lewis Dunk, David Stockdale and Championship winner Dwight Gayle from Newcaslte United.
You can take a look at the full squad in the gallery, below, but for anyone wondering when we might see squads released from the rest of Europe, don’t worry we’ve an idea.
It’s believed that Team of the Season squads will stick to a standard release schedule, with one new squad coming every Tuesday and Friday to mirror past events.
The only difference we’ve had this year, is the release of the Premier League Squad on a Saturday, which was most likely done to encourage viewers to tune into the FIFA 17 eSports tournament taking place this weekend.
So stay tuned next week for quite a few more Team of the Season squads!
Last but by no means least, somewhere between the backdrop of all of this fascinating Team of the Season news, website’s were recently flooded with a potential FIFA 18 “Leak” according to The Daily Mirror who first reported the news.
The “leaked” video appeared to show 24-year-old Manchester United ace, Paul Pogba, replacing Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Marco Reus as the game’s cover star.
This FIFA 18 clip – available above – 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.
As it stands no one knows who the game’s next cover star will be, but it’s possible that EA Sports could once again put it to the public vote, commencing mid-June following EA’s big E3 Show, dubbed EA Play.
All we really know about FIFA 18 so far, is that it will also come to Nintendo Switch.