Eden Hazard has received a 91-rated in-form card in FIFA 18’s Ultimate Team mode thanks to his brace against West Bromwich Albion last weekend, and he is joined by Paul Pogba in Team of the Week 10.
The Manchester United star played a key role in their 4-1 victory over Newcastle United, while Shkodran Mustafi and Callum Wilson also feature from the English top flight.
Serie A is well represented with Radja Nainggolan, Lorenzo Insigne and Mauro Icardi all in the starting XI, while the Bundesliga has five players included in the overall squad.
EA Sports released the lineup on Wednesday:
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) November 22, 2017
Here is the Team of the Week in full:
Position: GK. Neto, Valencia, Brazil. New Rating: 83
Position: CB. Shkodran Mustafi, Arsenal, Germany. New Rating: 87
Position: CB. Dante, Nice, Brazil. New Rating: 84
Position: CB. Matthijs De Ligt, Ajax, Netherlands. New Rating: 81
Position: CAM. Eden Hazard, Chelsea, Belgium. New Rating: 91
Position: CM. Radja Nainggolan, Roma, Belgium. New Rating: 87
Position: CM. Arturo Vidal, Bayern Munich, Chile. New Rating: 88
Position: CDM. Paul Pogba, Manchester United, France. New Rating: 88
Position: LW. Lorenzo Insigne, Napoli, Italy. New Rating: 86
Position: ST. Mauro Icardi, Inter Milan, Argentina. New Rating: 87
Position: ST. Max Kruse, Werder Bremen, Germany. New Rating: 84
Position: GK. Ron-Robert Zieler, Stuttgart, Germany. New Rating: 82
Position: SS. Raffael, Borussia Monchengladbach, Brazil. New Rating: 84
Position: LM. Yunus Malli, Wolfsburg, Turkey. New Rating: 82
Position: LM. Gonzalo Castro, Malaga, Uruguay. New Rating: 81
Position: CM. Javier Pastore, Paris Saint-Germain, Argentina. New Rating: 84
Position: ST. Emmanuel Adebayor, Medipol Basaksehir, Togo. New Rating: 82
Position: ST. Callum Wilson, Bournemouth, England. New Rating: 81
Position: CB. Gian Marco Ferrari, Sampdoria, Italy. New Rating: 80
Position: CM. Melero, Huesca, Spain. New Rating: 78
Position: ST. Teemu Pukki, Brondby, Finland. New Rating: 78
Position: ST. Danny Hylton, Luton Town, England. New Rating: 76
Position: RW. Craig-Mackail Smith, Wycombe Wanderers, Scotland. New Rating: 72
Paul Pogba, Manchester United
Pogba made his first appearance for United since September 12, but the Frenchman slotted back into the team as if he’d never left.
The midfielder put in a superb all-round performance and set up Anthony Martial with a sublime cross after shifting the ball past Isaac Hayden, and he also got on the scoresheet himself when he tapped in Marcus Rashford’s header.
Football writer Liam Canning hailed his efforts:
Think it's phenomenal how Pogba can be out for 13 games but come back without any rust and run the game for Manchester United. A goal and an assist for him. Back to winning ways.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) November 18, 2017
ESPN FC’s Rob Dawson demonstrated the positive impact Pogba has on the Red Devils’ attacking play:
In the six matches Pogba has started this season, United have averaged 3.2 goals per game.
— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) November 18, 2017
Pogba has been rewarded with a new card for his troubles, and while his overall rating has only gone up by one, his attributes have improved quite significantly.
His passing and dribbling have both improved to 87 from 84, while his shooting has moved up from 79 to 81, so he’ll be a bigger threat in front of goal. However, he’ll need to make runs from slightly deeper now as his position is defensive midfield.
Eden Hazard, Chelsea
Hazard was at his electric best on Saturday as the Blues dismantled West Brom 4-0.
The Belgian played a key role in Alvaro Morata’s opener, as it was a rebound from Hazard’s shot that the Spaniard converted, and the winger netted two well-taken strikes of his own.
Goal’s Nizaar Kinsella shared the numbers behind his performance:
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) November 18, 2017
Football journalist Dan Levene was similarly enamoured by him:
Eden Hazard is in one of those moods where he might try to steal the glint off the stars in the sky. And you know what? Nobody could stop him right now.
— Dan Levene (@danlevene) November 18, 2017
Hazard’s pace and dribbling stats are already in the elite 90 bracket, and they’re even better thanks to his upgrade, while his 82 shooting and 84 passing take another step toward that becoming 85 and 86, respectively.
Perhaps the most notable change is his position, which will be attacking midfield. That will allow him to provide a greater threat centrally than his usual place on the left wing.