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Brighton’s Neal Maupay has his FIFA 20 Ultimate Team revealed

Published: 21/Mar/2020 17:02

by Connor Bennett


Brighton and Hove Albion’s Neal Maupay has had his FIFA 20 Ultimate Team starting lineup revealed but is there a place for his one-of-a-king 99-rated card? 

Anyone who has kept a keen eye on English football for a few years now will know of the exploits of Neal Maupay. The former Brentford United striker grabbed 41 goals in two seasons with the Bees before making the step up to the Premier League with Brighton and Hove Albion.


The Frenchmen quickly adjusted to life in the top division with a winning goal against Watford on his debut. Though he hasn’t quite been on fire since the midpoint of the season, he, like many other professionals from around the globe, has got a 99-rated special card from EA SPORTS. As a result, he’s been able to build up a pretty sweet Ultimate Team, but it is a bit different from the rest. 

An image of Neal Maupay in action for France in the Toulon Tournament
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Maupay’s goalscoring record has seen him quickly rise up the ranks.

The 23-year old’s team was posted to the FIFA subreddit by user Vellender2, showing that like other pros, he’s got plenty of icon cards kicking about. However, his own 99-rated card doesn’t make it into the starting line-up.


Instead, the Brighton forward has chosen to link up the two Ronaldo’s – Ronaldo Nazario and Cristiano Ronaldo – in an absolute dream strike partnership. To make it even deadlier, the namesakes are supported by Portuguese legend Eusebio and Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe on the wings.  

Neal Maupay’s FIFA 20 Ultimate Team Starting XI

  • GK: Lev Yashin – 91
  • LB: Andy Robertson – 94
  • RB: Carlos Alberto Torres – 90
  • CB: Raphael Varane – 89
  • CB: Virgil Van Dijk – 99
  • CM: Zinedine Zidane – 97
  • CM: Ruud Gullit – 94
  • CAM: Eusebio – 93
  • CAM: Kylian Mbappe – 98
  • ST: Ronaldo – 97
  • ST: Cristiano Ronaldo – 99

Neal Mauapy’s Ultimate Team from FIFA

Unlike other pros, Maupay hasn’t chosen to go all-in with icon cards, with the 89-rated Varane being a spot that he could upgrade on pretty easily. 

Why the Frenchman has opted to keep himself on the bench is a question that only he can answer, but, it might just be the best substitute option available in FIFA 20 when you’re in need of a goal or two. 


FIFA 21 Ones to Watch Team 1 countdown: OTW release time & players

Published: 7/Oct/2020 13:17

by Jacob Hale


With the launch of FIFA 21 seeing millions of football fans across the globe start competing to try and become the best in FIFA Ultimate Team, the first Ones to Watch promo team is fast approaching. Here’s everything we know about it.

Ones to Watch follows players that have transferred to other teams, promising them upgrades for every time they make a new promo such as Team of the Week, Team of the Tournament and more.


As such, OTW cards are highly desirable, and if you get a decent one at the start of the year, you could see a lot of improvements as the season unravels.

So, here’s everything we know about Ones to Watch in FIFA 21, including release dates and times, the players included and more.

Nathan Ake Manchester City FIFA 21
Nathan Ake is a confirmed OTW player after his transfer from Bournemouth to Manchester City.

FIFA 21 Ones to Watch release date & time

We now know that the Ones to Watch is going to be up and running soon, with its first availability on the weekend of launch. Here are the dates for the cards being released:

  • October 9-16: OTW Team 1
  • October 16-21: OTW Team 2
  • October 21 onwards: OTW Teams 1 and 2

It’s worth noting that you will get a Guaranteed OTW Item if you preordered the game before August 14, and the card you receive will be based on which date you open the pack, in correspondence with the dates above.

Most FIFA promos drop at 6pm BST (11am PDT / 12pm EDT / 5am AEDT), so expect packs to be available from that time starting October 9.


Confirmed OTW players

So far, a small selection of players have been confirmed as Ones to Watch cards, though we expect more to be announced over time.

AC Milan FIFA 21
A number of players and clubs are featured in the first OTW team of FIFA 21.

Here are the confirmed players that will feature in the opening weeks of FIFA 21 Ones to Watch:

  • Timo Werner – 85 – RB Leipzig to Chelsea
  • Gareth Bale – 83 – Real Madrid to Tottenham Hotspur
  • Hakim Ziyech – 85 – Ajax to Chelsea
  • Thiago – 85 – Bayern Munich to Liverpool
  • Martin Odegaard – 83 – Real Madrid
  • Achraf Hakimi – 83 – Real Madrid to Inter Milan
  • Allan – 83 – Napoli to Everton
  • Nathan Ake – 79 – AFC Bournemouth to Manchester City
  • Luis Suarez — 87 — Barcelona to Atletico Madrid
  • Kai Havertz — 85 — Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea

Tonali OTW SBC

As well as these, Sandro Tonali (77 OVR, on loan from Brescia to AC Milan) is the first OTW SBC in FIFA 21.


We’ve written up a guide on the cheapest way to complete the SBC if you’re looking to get Tonali in your squad.

Ones to Watch predictions

On top of the confirmed players above, there are several we expect to see have their OTW cards announced soon.


Here’s who we’re expecting to see included:

  • Leroy Sane – 85 – Manchester City to Bayern Munich
  • Ferran Torres – 81 – Valencia to Manchester City
  • James Rodriguez – 82 – Real Madrid to Everton
  • Blaise Matuidi – 83 – Juventus to Inter Miami
  • Ben Chilwell – 81 – Leicester City to Chelsea
  • Jude Bellingham – 69 – Birmingham City to Borussia Dortmund
  • Gabriel – 78 – Lille to Arsenal
  • Victor Osimhen – 79 – Lille to Napoli
  • Willian – 82 – Chelsea to Arsenal
  • Rodrigo – 82 – Valencia to Leeds
  • Donny van de Beek – 83 – Ajax to Manchester United
  • Miralem Pjanic – 85 – Juventus to FC Barcelona
  • Arthur – 84 – FC Barcelona to Juventus
  • Jonathan David – 79 – Gent to Lille
  • Dani Parejo – 85 – Valencia to Villarreal
  • Reiner Jesus – 71 – Loan, Real Madrid to Borussia Dortmund
  • Everton – 81 – Gremio to Benfica

As these are only our predictions, don’t put too much stock into that list, but we would be surprised if at least a few of these players don’t get OTW cards.

In the meantime, you can check out @UltimateTeamUK on Twitter for all the latest news and updates regarding FIFA 21.