Bernd Leno's FIFA 20 Ultimate Team starting XI has been revealed - Dexerto
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Bernd Leno’s FIFA 20 Ultimate Team starting XI has been revealed

Published: 12/Apr/2020 17:10

by Connor Bennett

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Arsenal star Bernd Leno has had his FIFA 20 Ultimate Team starting lineup revealed and he’s got a team that would certainly dominate FUT Champs Weekend League.

Since joining Arsenal from Bayer Leverkusen in 2018, Bernd Leno has had the unenviable job of starring in the spot left by Petr Cech in making sure the Gunners are keeping clean sheets and giving his teammates confidence in their backline.

The German has managed to do that, becoming a key player under Unai Emery before taking another step-up under the watch of Mikel Arteta. The 28-year-old had managed to keep 8 clean sheets before the 2019/2020 Premier League season was drawn to a halt but that gives him plenty of time to play FIFA – if he so chooses.

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Leno now keeps clean sheets between the sticks for Arsenal.

Like many of his fellow professional players, Leno has a pretty outrageous FIFA Ultimate Team lineup, with his own 99-rated custom pro player card providing a solid final player to beat against opposition attackers.

Aside from himself, the Arsenal shot-stopper has plenty of icon cards like Ruud Gullit, Eusebio, and Ronaldo. Though, it isn’t all about the highly-rated cards. Leno has also got the base versions of Nelson Semedo and Virgil Van Dijk in his defensive backline – as well as the Shapeshifter variant of Ricardo Pereira at left-back. 

Bernd Leno’s FIFA 20 Ultimate Team Starting XI

  • GK: Bernd Leno – 99
  • LB: Ricardo Pereira – 88
  • RB: Nelson Semedo – 82
  • CB: Virgil Van Dijk – 90
  • CB: Fernando Hierro – 86
  • CM: N’Golo Kante – 89
  • CM: Ruud Gullit – 90
  • CM: Eusebio – 91
  • RF: Cristiano Ronaldo – 93
  • LF: Kylian Mbappe – 90
  • ST: Ronaldo – 94
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The Arsenal keeper’s team is pretty strong.

Though his lineup is stronger than most, the Arsenal ‘keeper could still make a few adjustments. There are enough Van Dijk and Mbappe in-forms to upgrade to, as well as picking up a better rated Hierro.

At the end of the day, though, it is Leno’s team and whatever works for him is what he’s going to rock with.

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FIFA 21 TOTY promo LIVE: De Bruyne confirmed & team release time

Published: 22/Jan/2021 9:52 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 9:53

by Isaac McIntyre

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The wait is finally over ⁠— FIFA 21 TOTY (Team of the Year) is here, with EA SPORTS confirming the long-awaited FIFA 21 promo team is about to be revealed. One player has already been confirmed as well, Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne.

EA has taken a bit of a different road to get to the midway point of FIFA 21 promos this release, bringing in “Headliners” early, and swapping FUTMAS to “Freeze” and the popular Halloween promo Ultimate Scream to “Rulebreakers” instead. However, all roads lead to Team of the Year eventually.

Now the iconic FIFA promo is here, bringing with it the absolute best cards Ultimate Team has to offer. These blue and gold cards are always the most sought after of the year, and often cause a massive market crash when they arrive.

This year should be no different too. Superstar names like FIFA darling Kylian Mbappe, unstoppable goalscorer Robert Lewandowski, and midfield maestro Kevin De Bruyne have been touted for inclusion – and one has now been confirmed.

Last year's Team of the Year was loaded to the brim with world-class players.
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Last year’s Team of the Year was absolutely loaded to the brim with world-class players.

FIFA 21 TOTY confirmed players

Only one TOTY player has been confirmed and that’s Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne. The news was posted by their official Twitter account on the morning of January 22.

 When will Team of the Year 2021 be revealed?

A number of EA SPORTS countdown graphics show the whole team will release on Friday, January 22.

The iconic FIFA promo should ⁠— as in previous years ⁠— run through releases for strikers, midfielders, and defenders, before adding them all to packs for one final hoorah. 

We’ll get our very first look at the promo at 6pm on Friday (GMT). Keep your eyes peeled on our Twitter accounts, @UltimateTeamUK and @FutWatch, to see the news.

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Ronaldo has gone from strength to strength at Juventus — does he get into TOTY 21?

TOTY predictions: who makes the 2021 lineup?

The annual TOTY team is the best of the best; eleven world-class footballers who transcended their peers and teammates across the 2020 calendar year.

The Ultimate Team promo begins with a lengthy list of around 70 nominees. Those contenders are then whittled down with a fan vote. This year, stars like Messi, Ronaldo, De Bruyne, Neymar, Van Dijk, Lewandowski, and Mbappe headlined the choices.

In 2020, two teams reigned supreme: Liverpool and Bayern Munich. The former were crowned English champions for the first time in 30 years, while the German heavyweights defied a much-changed Champions League format to stake control over European football in a near-perfect campaign.

Each club defined a stop-start season, lifting trophies despite challenges.

Hopefully your Guaranteed Bundesliga TOTSSF SBC pack contains Robert Lewandowski.
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Many think Lewandowski was robbed of a Ballon d’Or this year. His stellar year with Bayern Munich should make him a shoo-in for TOTY.

Here’s the TOTY picks the Dexerto team submitted this time around:

Possible Team of the Year lineup

  • Alisson Becker (Liverpool)
  • Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)
  • Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
  • Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool)
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
  • Heung-min Son (Tottenham)
  • Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Man. City)
  • Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)
  • Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
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Here’s our predictions for FIFA 21 TOTY. Will this be the official lineup?

So there you have it ⁠— everything we know about FIFA 21’s iconic Ultimate Team promo, Team of the Year, so far. This is arguably the biggest event of the FUT calendar so make sure you’re ready with plenty of packs, coins, and SBC fodder.

We’ll update this article when the promo begins. As always, stick with us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA news, updates, and content.