Team of the Week 18 will have a decidedly different look from previous weeks with just two Premier League games for players to be chosen from as the English game was taken over with a weekend of, admittedly brilliant, FA Cup games.
The other leagues were in full-swing though and there was plenty of blockbuster performances including Real Madrid's 4-1 demolishing of Deportivo Alaves inspired by a virtuoso performance of that forgotten man, Eden Hazard.
Hazard was at his best in Real Madrid's 4-1 victory of Deportivo Alaves. (Picture: EA Sports)
In Serie A, league leader Milan's 3-0 defeat at the hands of Atalanta has split the title race wide open with Inter, Roma, Atalanta, Juventus and even 6th place Napoli all in with a shout.
The same can't be said for the Bundesliga where Bayern continue their march for their ninth consecutive league title helped by smashing Schalke 4-0 away. Two goals from Müller would have made him a shoo-in for TOTW 18, but his inclusion last week rules him out. Kimmich with his three assists will have to do.
Is there any better midfielder in the world than Bayern's Kimmich? (Picture: EA Sports)
Two performances from LaLiga need to be highlighted.
First, Youssef En-Nesyri, who again impressed for Sevilla scoring a hattrick as they defeated Cadiz 3-0.
The other is Real Betis' Joaquín. The 39-year old (!) rolled back the years when he came off the bench when they were 2-nil down versus Real Sociedad. Joaquín quickly got to work from the right-wing setting up one before scoring a 90th-minute equaliser, rescuing a point for the club where he started his career. Legend.
FIFA 21 Team of the Week 18 predictions
- GK: Jirí Pavlenka - Werder Bremen
- RB: Juan Cuadrado - Juventus
- CB: Moussa Niakhaté - Mainz 05
- CB: Nico Elvedi - Borussia M.Gladbach
- LB: Paulo Otávio - Wolfsburg
- DM: Joshua Kimmich - Bayern Munich
- CM: Frenkie de Jong - FC Barcelona
- LW: Eden Hazard - Real Madrid
- RW: Joaquín - Real Betis
- CF: Hwang Ui-Jo - Bordeux
- ST: Youssef En-Nesyri - Sevilla
- GK: Oliver Baumann - Hoffenheim
- CB: Cristian Romero - Atalanta
- FB: Matt Targett - Aston Villa
- CM: Giacomo Bonaventura - Fiorentina
- AM: Lorenzo Pellegrini - Roma
- RW: Ricardo Quaresma - Vitoria de Guimaraes
- ST: Myron Boadu - AZ Alkmaar
- DL: Borna Barisic - Rangers
FIFA 21's TOTW 18 players will be available from 27th January (6 pm UK) and will be in FUT packs for seven days.
That means 6 pm BST, 12 pm CT, 1 pm EST, 3 am AEST for those around the world.