FIFA 21 TOTS Predictions: Who Will Make It Into The La Liga TOTS Lineup?
FIFA 21’s Team of the Season event is in full swing and following the release of the Premier League TOTS – the La Liga TOTS squad is poised to be released next.
On that note, here’s a look at 11 players you can expect to see when the La Liga TOTS lineup is released;
Jan Oblak – GK
Jan Oblak has enjoyed another stellar season with Atletico Madrid having conceded just 22 goals in 33 games and kept 17 clean sheets (the most of any La Liga goalkeeper) this term.
He’s played a crucial role in Atleti’s title bid, having earned Diego Simeone’s men crucial points on a multitude of occasions.
Thibaut Courtois and Ter Stegen also have great claims to be included in the La Liga TOTS XI, however, Jan Oblak has outperformed both goalkeepers this season and thus deserves to get the nod ahead of Courtois and Ter Stegen.
Jordi Alba – LB
Jordi Alba’s presence on the left flank has consistently provided Barcelona with defensive soliditiy and attacking fluidity throughout the course of the 2020/2021 La Liga campaign.
The 32-year-old has been one of Barcelona’s standout performers in a season littered with abysmal displays.
He’s scored three goals and registered five assists in 31 league appearances this season, he’s also averaged a 1.2 interceptions per game – to put things into perspective, Sergio Busquets who plays as a defensive midfieder averages 1.5 interceptions per game. He undoubtedly deserves to be included in FIFA 21’s La Liga TOTS XI.
Raphael Varane – CB
Varane earned himself a place in the FIFA 20 TOTS lineup – and he’s poised to make his second entry in a row after an impressive individual season with Real Madrid.
The Frenchman has only been dribbled past a total of nine times in 30 games this season – which in itself, goes to show how hard he is to go past in a 1 v 1 situation.
He’s been a crucial figure in Real Madrid’s backline this term – so much so that because of the defensive stability Varane offers – Sergio Ramos is able to join into attacks and improve Real Madrid’s attacking options.
Jules Kounde – CB
Sevilla are currently locked in a dog-fight for the La Liga title with Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid. Throughout the course of the season they’ve maintained a strong title bid, and by the looks of things they have a decent chance of winning it.
This chance, would most likely be non-existent, without the presence of Jules Kounde in the squad.
Jules Kounde is arguably the best U-23 center-back in the world. He’s pacey, strong and most importantly he’s composed.
Kounde averages a paltry 0.8 tackles and 1.2 interceptions per game – and that’s because like Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk, he rarely attempts tackles and interceptions – instead, he baits his opponents into making mistakes by cutting passing lanes.
Judging by his impressive displays this season, Kounde deserves a spot in the La Liga TOTS lineup, but it remains to be seen if he will be included in the team.
Kieran Trippier – RB
Trippie r has been one of Atletico Madrid’s most important players this season. He’s consistently kept things tidy on the right flank while also making significant contributions to the team’s overall cohesion.
He’s featured in just 26 league games for Atletico Madrid thus far, due to a 10-week suspension, but despite missing out on a number of games, Trippier’s contributions to the team warrants an entry into the La Liga TOTS lineup.
Casemiro – CDM
Casemiro is arguably one of the most dominant midfielders to have ever put on a Real Madrid shirt.
He’s consistently provided the club with key interceptions, important tackles, crucial blocks and earth-shaking goals ever since he became a mainstay at Real Madrid in 2015.
He has played a key role in Real Madrid’s title charge this season, often thwarting attacks and providing the team with defensive stability – thus, he deserves a spot in the La Liga TOTS lineup, alongside Toni Kroos.
Marcos Llorente – CAM
The FIFA community will be pleased to see Marcos Llorente on this list considering the Spanish midfielder is one of the most popular players in FIFA 21.
Llorente been a popular midfield option in FIFA since the game was released back in October due to his impressive stats. And now he’s poised to become even more popular if he makes into the TOTS La Liga Lineup.
Atletico Madrid have conceded the least amount of goals in the league this term and Marcos Llorente has played a huge role in that feat.
Llorente has scored 12 goals and registered 10 assists in 29 starts this season – in addition to that, he’s also won two tackles per game along with a wide range of defensive contributions.
Toni Kroos – CM
We can’t make a La Liga TOTS list without including Toni Kroos. The German midfield maestro has been instrumental in Real Madrid’s 2020/2021 La Liga campaign having provided eight assists and three goals in 23 starts this season.
Kroos currently averages 2.3 key passess per game with a 93.5% pass completion rate –
that’s more than Lionel Messi’s passing tally for the season.
Lionel Messi – ST
Lionel Messi has single-handedly carried Barcelona to victories over the past year. Without him, Barcelona would not be able to launch a viable title bid this season – and thus, he wholeheartedly deserves to be in the La Liga TOTS.
Messi has scored 28 goals, registered nine assists and won a whooping 21 man of the match awards this season.
It’s borderline impossible for Messi to be excluded from the TOTS squad.
Karim Benzema – ST
Benzema has proven himself to be one of the most prolific forwards across Europe’s top five leagues this season.
He’s bagged 21 goals and made nine assists this season – a tally that has allowed him to fully establish himself as Real Madrid’s talisman following Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit a few seasons ago.
Considering how well he’s performed this season, he’s pretty much guaranteed to be in the La Liga TOTS lineup.
Luis Suarez – ST
At the start of the season, Suarez’s move to Atletico was deemed as a big mistake by many fans and pundits alike – and considering how well Suarez has performed under Diego Simeone – it’s fair to say they were right.
Suarez has scored 19 goals and made two assists in 26 starts for Atletico Madrid this season.
He’s the driving force behind their title charge – without him, Atleti would’ve most likely struggled to maintain their title bid this season.
Hence, considering how influential he has been to Atletico Madrid this season, Suarez is likely to be featured in FIFA 21s La Liga TOTS squad.