Predictions of the FIFA 16 TOTS 23 Players
Are you excited about TOTS for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team this year? We can see that many of you are now asking when TOTS is out for FIFA 16 this year, as it’s the season finale event for the game and the big chance to get the best rated players on Ultimate Team.
With TOTW being increased to 23 players it is still unknown as to if TOTS will follow. What I have decided to do is predict 23 players with the first 18 being as if I was predicting 18 and then the final five can be wiped off if EA decide to make it 18. I hope that makes sense. Bare in mind a few statistics will be slightly off due to games being played after release and this is only my prediction and not what the final team will look like.
Jack Butland – GK – 79 OVR
Butland had been knocking on the England door for quite some time so it’s a shame that when he finally got his deserved call up that he got injured, an injury which is likely to make him unavailable for the remainder of the season. I do still feel that he has shown more than enough to be able to pick up his TOTS however recording an impressive 13 clean sheets, making 102 saves (the highest in the division) while only conceding 37 times, which for stoke is impressive.
Nacho Monreal – LB – 80 OVR
Monreal was arguably robbed of a TOTS MC but with him debatably being the best LB in the premier league on a consistent basis I can easily see him making the cut for the BPL side. The Spanish LB has helped contribute to 13 Arsenal clean sheets while only conceding 31 goals with him on the field. He has also attributed to two assists however his attacking statistics are not why he has been included.
Toby Alderweireld – CB – 81 OVR
Another player which was on the fringe of a MC item is Alderweireld who actually pick his IF up just before the deadline. Alderweireld has possibly been the best BPL CB this year helping push Spurs to an impressive second position in the table. The Belgian CB has managed four goals and three assists along with the bragging rights for one of the best defensive records around. He is pretty much a certainty for this side and I am sure no one will argue against that.
Chris Smalling – CB – 82 OVR
I think that its safe to say that Manchester United have not had the best of season while they sit down in 6th position battling with both West Ham and rivals Manchester City for the fourth Champions league spot. It has been the attacking part which United have struggled with however with them boasting the the second best defence in the division after Spurs. Mike Smalling has been at the heart of that helping them to 14 clean sheets while only conceding 26 goals.
Héctor Bellerín – RB – 77 OVR
There have not really been any stand out players from RB this year however Bellerin would be the stand out from that position. The Rapid Spaniard was upgraded from a silver to a gold in the winter which shows that EA already rate his performances and with him playing for Arsenal I would expect him to pick up a place in TOTS as well. He has picked up a goal and five assists to go with 14 clean sheets.
Marko Arnautović – LM – 79 OVR
Stoke have flown under the radar so to speak with teams like Leicester, Tottenham and even West Ham stealing the limelight however Mark Hughes side sit in a very respectable 8th position, only five points away from champions league football and although it is unlikely that they will get to that point it is still worth pointing out just how well they have done. Arnautovic has been a big part of Stokes push managing ten goals and five assists. With the Austrian being the best option on the left I would expect many pundits to select him in their side.
N’Golo Kanté – CM – 77 OVR
Although it is Vardy and Mahrez which claim the spotlight for Leicester during this remarkable campaign a lot of praise has to be thrown the way of Kante who you could argue holds Leicester together. Offensively he does not have much to boast about with three assists and just a single goal however that is not why he picks up a spot in the side. For me he is one of the cemented players in this side and I would expect multiple teams to try and sign him in the summer. He is also in TOTS MC if there was any doubt whatsoever on this selection.
Mesut Özil – CM – 88 OVR
No doubt we will see a lot of assist related puns on this one however I will be passing on them. Ozil makes his was to the top of the assist chart, surprise surprise with a massive 18 to his name. alongside that he has five goals. He has helped Arsenal mount another title challenge which looks to be just short once again. The playmaker has been one of the very few big name players to actually perform this year with even his team mate Sanchez failing to repeat last seasons performance.
Riyad Mahrez – RM – 76 OVR
Mahrez going forward has been the most consistent player you will find in the BPL this year. He has contributed to a massive 27 goals with, 16 for himself and 11 assists. His performances have attracted the attention of multiple top clubs and there is no reason why he couldn’t make it at the top level. To think he was playing in the second division in France just a couple of seasons ago is crazy. With three IF’s picked up already this season his TOTS is likely to look very good indeed.
Jamie Vardy – ST – 75 OVR
Personally I am not a big fan of the Vardy hype train however you can not deny that he has been brilliant in patches this season after breaking Ruud’s record of the most consecutive games with a goal, now standing at an impressive 11 games. Since then he has only managed to score five goals in 17 matches. Yes Vardy is significantly over rated but he does deserve a spot in this TOTS. He did grab another two goals after I wrote this so he stands on an impressive 21 goals now.
Harry Kane – ST – 81 OVR
After failing to score in his first six fixtures in the BPL many dubbed Kane as a one season wonder however since then he has managed to pick up 22 league goals making him the top goal scorer this season. Had Aguero have been fit throughout we probably would have seen a repeat of last year but with 20+ goals in back to back seasons now Kane does not look like slowing down anytime soon
Petr Čech – GK – 86 OVR
The sub keeper was probably the hardest position to fill with multiple names potentially earning the nod. In the end I went for the Arsenal stopper over the likes of De Gea, Kaspar, Lloris and Gomes. The Czech veteran was one of the best value signings this summer after making the switch from Chelsea and since then has excelled conceding only 28 goals this season and making a total of 90 saves, which is the joint third in the rankings.
Robert Huth – CB – 78 OVR
A lot of Leicester success has been down to their attacking presence and yes a lot can be put down to the brilliance of Mahrez. That is not to deny how important their defence has been though with the likes of Huth, who only signed a permanent deal in the summer standing out as one of their most important players. He has scored on three occasions for the foxes and has been a rock at the back throughout their season.
Eric Dier – CDM – 74 OVR
Pochettino decided to play Dier in the slightly more offensive role of sitting in font of the back four whereas to previously he would be playing at either RB or CB. Since the switch Dier as grown into a crucial player for Tottenham massively helping their defensive record being a big reason as to why they have conceded the fewest goals in the BPL this season. He has since cemented his place into the England starting line up of which he looks to be a certainty for the Euro’s now.
Dele Alli – CAM – 72 OVR
Alli actually started the year as a 67 rated silver and after his inevitable TOTS he should end up around the 83 mark which is a massive jump of 16 ratings. That goes to show how much potential this young midfielder has. He has eight goals and 12 assists to his name as well as earning a call up to the England squad of which he should cement himself as a starting player within.
Dimitri Payet – CAM – 82 OVR
Other than the obvious Leicester City West Ham have been one of the surprise packages this season and could even snatch the fourth champions league spot. Personally I think that they will just miss out on it but you can’t fault their performances thus far. Payet has been the biggest part behind this push and since signing him in the summer he has proved to be one of the best midfielders in the Premiership. He has an impressive 9 goals and 9 assists to his name but its his overall performance which really stands out.
Romelu Lukaku – ST – 82 OVR
This could well be the final season in an Everton shirt for Lukaku with interest coming from multiple top clubs across various leagues. With Everton unlikely to finish to a European place anytime soon Lukaku will surely want to move on he bigger and better things. The big Belgian has 18 goals and six assists to his name thus far which puts him third in BPL standings for goals, which for a team down in 12th position is quite a feat.
Sergio Agüero – ST – 94 OVR
Many of the big names from last year have failed to perform again this season and although a lot of that is down to lackluster displays from both City and Chelsea there appears to be no effort from the likes of Costa and Hazard who were the spark in the 2014/15 campaign. Aguero has arguably been the only one to perform again and although he is only 4th in the golden boot running that is mainly down to injuries. He has managed 18 goals in just under 2000 minutes of game time which should really see him into this side.
Christian Fuchs – LB – 74 OVR
It was always going to be a case of Leicester dominating this years team with no world class names in their side it was a team performance which got them to where they are today. Another player which stood out is the Austrian LB Fuchs who came over from German side Schalke. Since then he has cemented himself as one of the best, if not the best LB in the Premier League, for this season of course. Offensively he has just the three assists to his name although In his 23 PL starts, he’s helped keep 14 clean sheets and only conceded 15 goals which shows how important he is to the side defensively.
Danny Drinkwater – CM – 74 OVR
Drinkwater was another player selected by myself for the silver MC side and is in for very similar reasons to Dier in the sense that his role is also to hold the midfield together and by doing so to the standard which he has managed resulted in an England call up. Although I don’t feel that he will be a starting player in the euro’s it still shows how well he has played this season. EA have already acknowledged his performances with a winter upgrade and he has continued to perform since then so the next step is a TOTS.
Ross Barkley – CAM – 80 OVR
Now this is arguably my weakest selection from the side but with a 23 man squad that was always going to happen at some point. Barkley has been great don’t get me wrong but there are so many potential players that could make the cut over him from various other positions and should EA make it three keepers I would expect Barkley to be the player which misses out. He has both eight goals and eight assists however has sort of dropped of the pace of which he showed last year.
Christian Eriksen – CAM – 83 OVR
Eriksen will have an extremely impressive TOTS item should he make the final cut and he could well do so with six goals and twelve assists to his name. I feel as though he is on the fringe however with fellow team mates such as Alli, Dier and Kane leading the limelight in the midfield and attack. He does have a valid shout for the potential reserve section though and thus I have included him within.
Odion Ighalo – ST – 76 OVR
Watford and Ighalo started of the season in superb fashion, both have dropped off the pace towards the latter stages however they most likely go hand in hand. Ighalo fails to make my main side because of that however should EA decide to include reserves I can see him making the cut there. He does have 15 goals still at the end of the day even if he does only have one in his last eleven matches.
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