FUT14 Team of the Week 8: Analysing Ronaldo, Lewandowski, Aguero and Benzema

Nick AkermanFeatured ColumnistNovember 6, 2013

MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 02:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their opening goal during the La Liga match between Rayo Vallecano de Madrid and Real Madrid CF  at Estadio de Vallecas on November 2, 2013 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
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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?

No?

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:

FUT14 Team of the Week 8, Nov. 6-Nov.13, 2013.
Player NameNationClubPositionNormal Rating > In-Form Rating
Vincent EnyeamaNigeriaLOSC LilleGK76 >78
Mathieu DebuchyFranceNewcastle UnitedRB78 > 80
Steven CaulkerEnglandCardiff CityCB74 > 77
Lucas DigneFranceParis Saint-GermainLB75 > 77
Ivelin PopovBulgariaKuban KrasnodarCAM77 > 79
Ruben PardoSpainReal SociedadCM73 > 74
Cristiano RonaldoPortugalReal MadridLW > LM92 > 93
Domenico BerardiItalySassuoloRW72 > 73
Karim BenzemaFranceReal MadridST85 > 86
Sergio AgueroArgentinaManchester CityST88 > 90
Robert LewandowskiPolandBorussia DortmundST86 > 88
SUBS
RobertoSpainGranada CFGK73 > 74
Rafal GrodzickiPolandŚląsk WrocławCB64 > 64
Andre HahnGermanyFC AugsburgRM67 > 71
Steven SchumacherEnglandFleetwood TownCM62 > 64
Humberto SuazoChileMonterreyST76 > 78
Niclas FullkrugGermanyGreuther FürthST68 > 71
Marius HelleNorwaySandnes UlfST58 > 64
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Let's take a look at the full squad and break down key stats from the most interesting inclusions:

MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 30:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring Real's 6th goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Sevilla FC at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on October 30, 2013 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Deni
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IF Cristiano Ronaldo, 93 overall.
Key StatsRating
Ball Control98
Finishing98
Long Shots/Shot Power99/99
Total Stats493
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Analysing Week 8's Most Interesting Inclusions

Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21:  Robert Lewandowski looks on during a Borussia Dortmund training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group F match against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on October 21, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Gett
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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.

SIF Robert Lewandowski, 88 overall.
Key StatsRating
Reactions99
Finishing99
Long Shots/Shot Power89/99
Total Stats460
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Robert Lewandowski, Borussia Dortmund

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05:  Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates scoring the second goal  during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City and CSKA Moscow at the  Etihad Stadium on November 5, 2013 in Manchester, Engla
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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.

SIF Sergio Aguero, 90 overall.
Key StatsRating
Ball Control95
Finishing99
Acceleration96
Total Stats471
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Sergio Aguero, Manchester City

MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 02: Karim Benzema of Real Madrid CF scores their second goal during the La Liga match between Rayo Vallecano de Madrid and Real Madrid CF  at Estadio de Vallecas on November 2, 2013 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo More
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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.

IF Karim Benzema, 86 overall.
Key StatsRating
Ball Control88
Finishing97
Curve88
Total Stats455
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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.