FIFA 17 Ultimate Team: FUT Team of the Week 30, in-Form Player Stats Revealed

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 05:  Eden Hazard of Chelsea looks on during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on April 5, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistApril 12, 2017

Five players are rated at 90 or higher in the Team of the Week 30 selection in FIFA 17’s Ultimate Team, including Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Juventus man Paulo Dybala.

Hazard netted a sublime goal for the Blues in their win against Bournemouth, while a goal and an assist from Mesut Ozil helped the Gunners to a 3-0 victory over West Ham United last Wednesday; Dybala, meanwhile, set up one of Gonzalo Higuain’s goals in the 2-0 win for the Serie A leaders over Chievo.

FUT 17 players could hardly hoped for a more stacked release in terms of attacking talent, with no more than five forwards and creative midfielders boasting new ratings of 90 or higher in the TOTW 30 lineup:

In a squad packed full of attacking talent, Paris Saint-Germain sharpshooter Edinson Cavani and Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben also get an upgrade after fantastic weekends.

Here is a look at a quality Week 30 selection in full, per the EA Sports Twitter feed:

Below are further details of the 23-man selection and a recap of why some of the most exciting players were worth an upgrade:

FUT Team of the Week 30
Jan Oblak 87 89 GK La Liga Atletico Madrid Slovenia
Philipp Lahm 88 89 RB Bundesliga Bayern Munich Germany
Marcos Alonso 79 83 > 85 LWB Premier League Chelsea Spain
John Brooks 79 82 > 84 CB Bundesliga Hertha Berlin United States
Mesut Ozil 89 91 CAM Premier League Arsenal Germany
Arjen Robben 87 88 > 89 > 90 RM Bundesliga Bayern Munich Netherlands
Andres Guardado 82 84 CM CDM Eredivisie PSV Mexico
Heung-Min Son 79 83 > 88 LM Premier League Tottenham South Korea
Eden Hazard 89 90 > 92 > 93 > 94 LW Premier League Chelsea Belgium
Edinson Cavani 86 87 > 88 > 90 > 91 ST Ligue 1 Paris Saint-Germain Uruguay
Alvaro Morata 82 84 ST La Liga Real Madrid Spain
Andrea Consigli 83 85 GK Serie A Sassuolo Italy
Matias Aguirregaray 72 74 RB Primera Division Estudiantes Uruguay
Paulo Dybala 85 87 > 88 > 89 > 90 ST CAM Serie A Juventus Argentina
Aaron Hunt 77 81 CAM RM Bundesliga Hamburg Germany
Jens Toornstra 76 81 > 84 RW CM Eredivise Feyenoord Netherlands
Mario Balotelli 81 84 > 86 > 87 ST Ligue 1 Nice Italy
Bas Dost 80 83 > 85 > 86 ST Primeira Liga Sporting CP Netherlands
Emiliano Rigoni 76 81 LM Primera Division Independiente Argentina
Elias Hernandez 74 74 RM Liga MX Leon Mexico
Atomu Tanaka 64 64 CM CAM Veikkausliiga HJK Helsinki Japan
Valentin Vada 73 74 CM Ligue 1 Bordeaux Argentina
Shinzo Koroki 73 74 ST J League Urawa Red Diamonds Japan
EA Sports

 

Eden Hazard, Chelsea

Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard chases the ball down during the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Chelsea at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England on April 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRK / RESTRICTED

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For much of the 2016-17, the addition of N’Golo Kante has been hailed as the catalyst behind Chelsea’s surge to the summit of the Premier League table. But Hazard’s return to form this season has been just as vital.

His goal against Bournemouth was indicative of a man at the top of his game. The Belgium international burst into the box, slalomed past the goalkeeper and tucked away a neat left-footed shot.

Per Squawka Football, Hazard proved to be far too hot to handle for the Bournemouth defence on Saturday:

Arsenal legend and Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry believes the Chelsea man has been the best player in the division this season:

His ability to mesh tight control with explosive speed and ruthless finishing is unmatched in much of world football.

The base attributes on Hazard’s upgraded card reflect that, with 94 for pace and 97 for dribbling meaning he’ll be very difficult for any defender to get near.

 

Mesut Ozil, Arsenal

Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 5, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / Ian KINGTON / RESTRICTED T

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Although Ozil and his Arsenal team-mates were the subject of massive criticism following their 3-0 surrender at Crystal Palace on Monday, in last week’s 3-0 win over West Ham United, the German pulled the strings.

Indeed, not only did Ozil fire home a crucial opener from the edge of the penalty area, he produced an excellent low cross for Theo Walcott to double the team’s advantage.

As noted by sports journalist Chris Smith, after what had been a rough 2017 for the playmaker, it looked to be a fine return to form:

Although the progress made that night by the Gunners has since been undone by the appalling performance at Palace, Ozil’s display is enough to earn him a boost. And given a 91 rating, it’s a card plenty will be desperate to get their hands on this week.

 

Paulo Dybala, Juventus

TURIN, ITALY - APRIL 11:  Paulo Dybala of Juventus looks on during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Juventus and FC Barcelona at Juventus Stadium on April 11, 2017 in Turin, Italy.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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Dybala caught the eye in sensational style in Juventus’ 3-0 win over Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, and there were signs he was beginning to find top gear as Juventus breezed past Chievo in Serie A.

Indeed, while Dybala has found goals tough to come by in the Italian top flight as of late—his last was the 97th-minute winner against AC Milan on March 10—he has other assets aside from sticking the ball in the back of the net. Most notably, his creativity.

La Joya was tasked with dropping deep earlier in the campaign in an attempt to facilitate space for Higuain. He struggled initially, but as noted by OptaPaolo after Dybala’s assist on Saturday, he has adjusted well:

There have been times this season when Dybala has been frustrating to watch, and there are areas in which he can improve. But after his extraordinary showing against Barcelona, he seems to be peaking at just about the perfect time.

And that’ll make him a popular choice in Ultimate Team too, with an overall rating of 90. The fact he’s only good enough for a spot on the bench this week is testament to the quality of performances that were on show elsewhere over the weekend.

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