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FIFA 16 Ultimate Team™ - Team of the Week - December 23

Posted December 23rd at 4:00pm.

Each week FIFA Ultimate Team assembles the best players from international and club competition around the world. This collection of players is available to challenge in FUT.

Juventus continue to make their way back up the Serie A table following a 2-3 away victory over Carpi on Sunday. Although the hosts took the lead early in the match, Mario Mandžukić’s two goals in the first half quickly erased that. Heading into the Christmas Break, Inter still sits atop the Serie A table, but are only one point ahead of Fiorentina and Napoli, and three points ahead of the defending champions, Juventus.

Also on Sunday, it was a goal fest at the Santiago Bernabeu as Real Madrid erased an early 1-2 deficit to crush Rayo Vallecano 10-2. Both Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema peppered the opposition’s net with a joint seven goals. The Welshman finished with four goals and one assist while his French teammate put the ball in the back of the net three times. La Liga takes a short holiday break, returning to action on Wednesday, December 30.

Then on Monday evening in the Barclays Premier League, it was a battle between second and third as Arsenal welcomed Manchester City to the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal went into the half-time break with a 2-0 lead and held on to defeat their rivals 2-1. Mesut Özil extended his lead among the Top Assists leaderboard, helping out on both goals for his side. Next for both clubs on Boxing Day, Arsenal visits Southampton while City host Sunderland.

Starting XI

  • GK: Stéphane Ruffier – AS Saint-Etienne (France)
  • CB: Daniel Ayala – Middlesborough (England)
  • CB: Tom Beugelsdijk – ADO Den Haag (The Netherlands)
  • RB: Adam Smith – Bournemouth (England)
  • LM: Dennis Praet – Anderlecht (Belgium)
  • CM: Marco Verratti – Paris Saint-Germain (France)
  • CAM: Mesut Özil – Arsenal (England)
  • RW: Gareth Bale – Real Madrid (Spain)
  • ST: Karim Benzema – Real Madrid (Spain)
  • ST: Mario Mandžukić – Juventus (Italy)
  • ST: Jonas – SL Benfica (Portugal)

Substitutes & Reserves

  • GK: Franco Armani - Atlético Nacional (Colombia)
  • CB: Jérémie Bréchet – GFC Ajaccio (France)
  • CB: Frederik Sørensen – 1. FC Köln (Germany)
  • CAM: Daniel Didavi – VfB Stuttgart (Germany)
  • CAM: Thomas Ince – Derby County (England)
  • ST: Odion Ighalo – Watford (England)
  • ST: Kane Hemmings – Dundee FC (Scotland)
  • CB: Arribas – RC Deportivo (Spain)
  • CB: Adil Rami – Sevila FC (Spain)
  • CM: Lucas Biglia – Lazio (Italy)
  • LM: Denis Suarez – Villarreal CF (Spain)
  • ST: Lars Stindl – Borussia Monchengladbach (Germany)

*Please note: starting line-up and/or player positioning may differ slightly in-game.


The Team of the Week is available to play against each and every week in FIFA Ultimate Team. TOTW items are available by chance when opening FIFA Ultimate Team Packs.

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