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:
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All around great #TOTW with @DeBruyneKev, @isco_alarcon, @CarrascoY21, @XS_11official, @AnderHerrera and Di Maria! https://t.co/vJDLng0BJj https://t.co/9tE2PW8Sb4
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|
|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|
|Marcos Riquelme||70||74||ST||Chilean Primera Division||Audax Italiano||Argentina|
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:
FT: Angers 0-2 PSG. Di Maria’s double enough for the visitors in tricky circumstances. Provisionally level on points with Monaco. #SCOPSG
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:
Isco’s game by numbers vs. Sporting: 95% pass accuracy 10 take-ons 3 crosses 2 chances created 2 interceptions 2 goals 🕺 https://t.co/rlwB9n1lj3
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
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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:
BT Sport Football@btsportfootball
“If I had to work 15 years for one moment like this, I would do it!” Kompany is happy to be back! 🎤 @DesKellyBTS https://t.co/hFlYGic532
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.