EA SPORTS have revealed that, due to the ongoing global crisis causing a stoppage in football leagues across the world, they will be replacing Team of the Week 27 with something new to keep a new range of content coming to players.
The global-scale issue has prevented every major sports league in the world to continue operations, with many on suspended schedules while they attempt to figure out the best solution.
Of course, this means that with the likes of the Premier League, Bundesliga and La Liga all out of action, FIFA Ultimate Team players were left wondering what would be done about the weekly Team of the Week cards.
Jesse Lingard gets a surprise upgrade in TOTW Moments.
Now, EA Sports has revealed what they will be doing to fill in the TOTW27 void – announcing Team of The Week Moments.
In their blog post on March 18, EA described as TOTW Moments as “a recurring program that will be based entirely on a historical TOTW release from past FUT titles.”
It goes on to say: “All players that will be released will reflect their current teams, and their OVR increase will be in line with their FUT 20 upgrade path,” and used the example of Kyle Walker, who’s 86-rated card from FUT 18 TOTW 28 will be upgraded to 87-rated for this first TOTW Moments iteration.
Due to the suspension of play in leagues around the world, Team of the Week Moments will temporarily replace Team of the Week.
This change will continue each week until the regular football seasons resume – though it’s not clear which or how many leagues will need to resume to go back to the standard TOTW format.
It’s not clear how exactly they decide which former TOTW will be getting upgrades – be it from that exact week in different years, or entirely random – but it’s interesting to bring former in-form players back and see how they do in FUT 20.
EA SPORTS have released the second batch of Team of the Week players in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, and it looks like there are some exciting cards up for grabs this week.
Following the completion of another busy game week across football’s top-flight leagues, a new set of TOTW players has been released, featuring some huge names and valuable cards.
Dexerto made a number of predictions earlier in the week, included at the bottom of this article, so let’s see how they stacked up with leaks and ultimately, the official team as well.
FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2
The full Team of the Week #2 in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team!
Just as with the first Team of the Week, the second TOTW squad is stacked with top talent, such as the likes of Lewandowski, Courtois, Kane, and Haaland. While not as high-rated as those studs, the likes of Milan’s Hernandez and Newcastle’s Saint-Maximin should also draw a lot of attention as being “meta” players.
Here are some of the players you might be interested in:
Erling Haaland (86)
Robert Lewandowski (92)
Harry Kane (89)
Thibaut Courtois (90)
Ben Chilwell (84)
Theo Hernandez (83)
Jack Grealish (83)
Ollie Watkins (81)
Allan Saint-Maximin (83)
Renato Sanchez (82)
Marcel Halstenberg (84)
FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2 leaked
Ahead of EA SPORTS confirming the full TOTW #2, the full squad was claimed to have been leaked – and the leaker even managed to get his hands on the same image that EA would end up tweeting out.
These boosted player upgrades are now being announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21, unlike other years where we knew about them three hours prior.
This could be a cracking TOTW just in time for the full FIFA 21 release!
FIFA 20 Team of the Week 32 predictions
What a week! Competitions around the world have come back for the 2020/21 season, soon after the end of last year’s staggering campaign. The back-to-back nature of these seasons, it seems, is going to lead to some exciting games.
The biggest news from the Premier League this week was Aston Villa and Tottenham each dolling out huge defeats for Liverpool and Manchester United respectively. Ollie Watkins scored three and assisted one as he led the Villans to a 7–2 victory over the champions, while Heung Min Son was unplayable against United.
There were a number of other standout performances across the weekend too. Neymar Jr. was at his electric best against Angers, while FIFA 21 cover star Erling Haaland kept up his goalscoring record in a 4–0 win over Freiburg on Saturday.
Here are our TOTW 2 predictions, so let’s see how many we got right this week!
TOTW 2 predictions
GK – Marko Dmitrović – SD Eibar
GK – Jiri Pavlenka – Werder Bremen
CB – Marvin Friedrich – Union Berlin
RB – Facundo Roncaglia – Osasuna
LB – Ben Chilwell – Chelsea
LB – Aaron Cresswell – West Ham United
LB – Marcel Halstenberg – RB Leipzig
CM – Jorginho – Chelsea
CM – Mikel Merino – Real Sociedad
CM – Dani Di Wit – AZ Alkmaar
CM – Mario Pasalic – Atalanta
CAM – Jack Grealish – Aston Villa
RW – James Rodriguez – Everton
RM – Marcus Harness – Portsmouth
RW – Galeno – Braga
LM – Allan Saint-Maximin – Newcastle United
LW – Neymar – PSG
LW – Heung Min Son – Spurs
ST – Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund
ST – Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich
ST – Patson Daka – RB Salzburg
ST – Callum Wilson – Newcastle United
ST – Ollie Watkins – Aston Villa
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