EA Sports have released the 13th edition of their Ultimate Team team of the week and the main headline is that Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is joined up front by none other than PSG talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The big Swede returned from injury over the weekend and he helped his team to a 2-1 victory over Nantes, extending their unbeaten start to the Ligue 1 season.
Ronaldo was in imperious form as he scored a hat-trick to take his tally for the season in La Liga to 23 goals, an astonishing feat.
The third member of this fearsome front line is West Ham United forward Andy Carroll who terrorised the Swansea City defence on Sunday, scoring two goals and assisting one more during the Hammers’ 3-1 win.
In goal is Hull City keeper Allan McGregor who performed heroics during his side’s 0-0 draw with West Brom over the weekend which included saving a penalty.
The defence is led by Mats Hummels who led his Borussia Dortmund side to a much needed win against Hoffenheim on Friday which lifted the club off the bottom of the Bundesliga.
He is joined in the three man defence by Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez with the 19 year old in sensational form over the past couple of weeks with the La Liga champions not conceding a single goal since November 22. He was crucial in their 2-0 win away at Elche on the weekend.
The final member of the defence is Thomas Heurtaux who helped Udinese keep out Inter Milan at the San Siro as they secured 2-1 victory.
FIFA never seem to really pay much attention to things like coherence when they pick formations and this week the entire midfield is made up of wingers. The men actually out wide are Ivan Persic, whose Wolfsburg side kept up their impressive assault on league leaders Bayern Munich with a 3-1 victory over Hannover, and Andre Carrillo whose FIFA 15 Coins Sporting Lisbon team won their second league game in a row by beating Boavista 3-1.
In the middle of the park are Tranquillo Barnetta who registered a hat-trick of assists as Schalke crushed Stuttgart 4-0 and Balazs Dzsudzsak who registered a goal and an assist as he helped Dynamo Moscow move up to third in the Russian Premier League.
The front three all had excellent weekends and frankly we can’t wait to try them out together as we are sure that it is not a front three that anyone has ever combined together. Obviously Carroll has to be the focal point of the team but Ibrahimovic isn’t exactly blessed with pace so you may want to use him and Ronaldo as attacking midfielders.
On the bench we see a number of lesser players who had excellent weekends but Newcastle United fans will be delighted to see Papiss Cisse make the cut after his two goals helped the Magpies end Chelsea’s unbeaten run on Saturday.