FIFA 17 Ultimate Team: FUT Team of the Week 31, In-Form Player Stats Revealed

Paris Saint-Germain's Argentinian forward Angel Di Maria gestures as he celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Angers and Paris Saint-Germain on April 14, 2017 at the Raymond Kopa Stadium in Angers, western France. / AFP PHOTO / FRED TANNEAU        (Photo credit should read FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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Paris Saint-Germain’s Angel Di Maria and Real Madrid’s Isco both reached a 90 rating as they were included in Team of the Week 31 in FIFA 17’s Ultimate Team.

The pair are joined by 91-rated Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City, while the Belgian’s compatriot and club captain Vincent Kompany is also included after his goalscoring performance against Southampton.

Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid’s Yannick Carrasco is up to an 88 rating after his double against Osasuna, and Manchester United’s Ander Hererra is boosted to 85 after his masterclass against Chelsea.

EA Sports released the lineup of 23 players on Wednesday: 

Centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos is included after he netted in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-1 Bundesliga win over Eintracht Frankfurt, while PSG’s Kevin Trapp was excellent in keeping a clean sheet against Angers.

Here’s the TOTW 31 lineup in further detail:

FIFA 17 Ultimate Team: Team of the Week 31 (3-4-3)
Kevin Trapp 83 85 GK Ligue 1 Paris Saint-Germain Germany
Vincent Kompany 86 87 CB Premier League Manchester City Belgium
Sokratis Papastathopoulos 85 88 CB Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund Greece
Cristian Zapata 78 81 CB Serie A Milan Colombia
Kevin De Bruyne 88 91 CAM RM Premier League Manchester City Belgium
Isco 84 90 CAM CM La Liga Real Madrid Spain
Yannick Carrasco 84 88 LM La Liga Atletico Madrid Belgium
Ander Herrera 83 85 CM Premier League Manchester United Spain
Jean Michael Seri 80 83 CM CDM Ligue 1 OGC Nice Cote d’Ivoire
Angel Di Maria 87 90 RW Ligue 1 Paris Saint-Germain Argentina
Florian Thauvin 81 87 RM RW Ligue 1 Olympique de Marseille France
Bernd Leno 86 88 GK Bundesliga Bayer Leverkusen Germany
Rafael Tolii 75 81 CB Serie A Atalanta Brazil
Iker Muniain 78 82 LW LM La Liga Athletic Bilbao Spain
Kerem Demirbay 76 81 CAM CM Bundesliga Hoffenheim Germany
Jonas 83 87 ST Primeira Liga Benfica Brazil
Xherdan Shaqiri 82 86 RM RW Premier League Stoke City Switzerland
Quincy Promes 81 86 RM ST Russian Premier League Spartak Moscow Holland
Michael Esser 69 72 GK Bundesliga Darmstadt 98 Germany
Joao Pedro 73 74 CAM CF Serie A Cagliari Brazil
Nick Powell 70 74 CAM ST Championship England
Marcos Riquelme 70 74 ST Chilean Primera Division Audax Italiano Argentina
Pawel Cibicki 68 72 ST Allsvenskan Malmo Sweden
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Angel Di Maria, Paris Saint-Germain

Di Maria’s latest in-form boost sees him hit the 90 mark for pace, passing and dribbling, while his shooting is up to 88.

The Argentinian has blown hot and cold at times this season for PSG but was brilliant as he netted both goals in the French giants’ 2-0 away league win at Angers.

Per French football expert Jonathan Johnson, it was a tough fixture for the defending champions as they looked to keep the pressure on Ligue 1 leaders Monaco:

And Di Maria stepped up when he was really needed, scoring his first from a free-kick and finishing off a counter-attack late on to secure the points for Unai Emery’s side.

Per WhoScored.com, they were only his fourth and fifth league goals of the campaign, but they came at a crucial time, and his in-form boost is much merited. 

 

Isco, Real Madrid

Isco was instrumental as Real managed to maintain their three-point lead at the top of La Liga thanks to a narrow 3-2 win away at struggling Sporting Gijon.

He was on the scoresheet twice, the second a 90th-minute winner from the edge of the box, with his low shot nestling in the corner to prevent a weakened Real side—without Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema—from dropping points.

The 24-year-old Spaniard’s first of the game came after delightful footwork in the penalty area and drew Los Blancos level at 1-1 after 17 minutes.

Per Squawka, his running on the ball was brilliant against Sporting:

No surprise then that his latest in-form card—his fifth inclusion in a FUT 17 Team of the Week—sees his dribbling boosted to heady 93, while his shooting is now rated at 91 and his passing 92.

 

Vincent Kompany, Manchester City 

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Vincent Kompany of Manchester City celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester City at St Mary's Stadium on April 15, 2017 in Southampton, England.  (Photo by

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Kompany made only his fourth start of 2016-17 in the Premier League against Southampton and showed manager Pep Guardiola exactly what he has been missing while the Belgian centre-back has been injured. 

As well as heading City’s 55th-minute opener in an eventual 3-0 win, he also showed trademark composure in his defensive role, a trait that has been often missing in Guardiola’s back line this term.

Kompany’s leadership is so vital to City that they would arguably be competing for the title had he not been so troubled by injuries again this season.

The Belgian made it clear after the match how motivated he remains, which can only be good news for the Sky Blues, per BT Sport Football:

His inclusion in Team of the Week 31 sees his defensive attribute boosted from 86 to 89, while he is now rated 84 for physicality.   

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