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

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

Let's take a look at the full squad and break down key stats from the most interesting inclusions:

FUT14 Team of the Week 8, Nov. 6-Nov.13, 2013.
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
SUBS
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

IF Cristiano Ronaldo, 93 overall.
Key Stats Rating
Ball Control 98
Finishing 98
Long Shots/Shot Power 99/99
Total Stats 493

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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.

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Robert Lewandowski, Borussia Dortmund

SIF Robert Lewandowski, 88 overall.
Key Stats Rating
Reactions 99
Finishing 99
Long Shots/Shot Power 89/99
Total Stats 460

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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.

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Sergio Aguero, Manchester City

SIF Sergio Aguero, 90 overall.
Key Stats Rating
Ball Control 95
Finishing 99
Acceleration 96
Total Stats 471

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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.

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Karim Benzema, Real Madrid

IF Karim Benzema, 86 overall.
Key Stats Rating
Ball Control 88
Finishing 97
Curve 88
Total Stats 455

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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.

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