The latest FIFA 14 Ultimate Team of the Week release is here and, boy, is it a special one.
Do the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski, Sergio Aguero and Karim Benzema need improving on EA Canada's game?
Well, tell them to stop playing so brilliantly in real life. Having racked up plenty of goals across the past week, this quartet headline Team of the Week 8, as noted on EA's official Twitter account:
Let's take a look at the full squad and break down key stats from the most interesting inclusions:
|Player Name||Nation||Club||Position||Normal Rating > In-Form Rating|
|Vincent Enyeama||Nigeria||LOSC Lille||GK||76 >78|
|Mathieu Debuchy||France||Newcastle United||RB||78 > 80|
|Steven Caulker||England||Cardiff City||CB||74 > 77|
|Lucas Digne||France||Paris Saint-Germain||LB||75 > 77|
|Ivelin Popov||Bulgaria||Kuban Krasnodar||CAM||77 > 79|
|Ruben Pardo||Spain||Real Sociedad||CM||73 > 74|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||Portugal||Real Madrid||LW > LM||92 > 93|
|Domenico Berardi||Italy||Sassuolo||RW||72 > 73|
|Karim Benzema||France||Real Madrid||ST||85 > 86|
|Sergio Aguero||Argentina||Manchester City||ST||88 > 90|
|Robert Lewandowski||Poland||Borussia Dortmund||ST||86 > 88|
|Roberto||Spain||Granada CF||GK||73 > 74|
|Rafal Grodzicki||Poland||Śląsk Wrocław||CB||64 > 64|
|Andre Hahn||Germany||FC Augsburg||RM||67 > 71|
|Steven Schumacher||England||Fleetwood Town||CM||62 > 64|
|Humberto Suazo||Chile||Monterrey||ST||76 > 78|
|Niclas Fullkrug||Germany||Greuther Fürth||ST||68 > 71|
|Marius Helle||Norway||Sandnes Ulf||ST||58 > 64|
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Analysing Week 8's Most Interesting Inclusions
Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid
|Long Shots/Shot Power||99/99|
Is there anything to say about this item other than it’s enough to scare the bejesus out of any team? Ronaldo’s in-form is amazingly quick, heroically strong and possesses near perfect finishing stats.
Seriously, try choosing key stats when the Portuguese star has so many attributes at 90 or above.
Expect to pay an unsettling amount for this card. I’m talking a couple of million. Should you receive the Real Madrid star in a pack, congratulations, you’re set for the whole season.
Robert Lewandowski, Borussia Dortmund
|Long Shots/Shot Power||89/99|
Robert Lewandowski’s reactions make this release a fascinating one. The Polish forward’s energetic style resulted in a hat-trick against Stuttgart, his willingness to pop up all over the box helping Dortmund to a comfortable 6-1 win.
The much-admired striker’s improved pace gives him a little more edge than the original version. Considering his finishing and heading abilities have also been improved, Lewandowski’s in-form will be up there with the best.
Sergio Aguero, Manchester City
Sergio Aguero is untouchable right now, a notion highlighted with his second in-form of the season. Many of the Argentinian’s key traits have been improved, including pace, shooting, passing and heading.
His immense acceleration will leave defenders for dead, acting as the perfect antidote to the player’s 71-rated strength, which appears underrated.
Karim Benzema, Real Madrid
Real Madrid’s world centres on Ronaldo and Gareth Bale right now, but there’s another forward who has netted goals recently.
Karim Benzema, AKA "The Forgotten Man," doesn’t flaunt the same kind of explosiveness as the other items featured here, but his well-rounded game is topped off by a versatile array of finishing skills that finesse users will thoroughly enjoy.
These items are available now and will leave packs at 5:30 p.m. GMT on Nov. 13. Are you planning on picking any up? Let us know in the comments section below.