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EA SPORTS reveals FIFA 21 Ones to Watch players and ICON details

Published: 4/Oct/2020 16:15 Updated: 4/Oct/2020 16:20

by Bill Cooney

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EA SPORTS has officially come out with the new FIFA 21 Ones to Watch cards coming to Ultimate Team when the game releases on October 9, along with more details on ICON SBCs.

Teams and players across the world are enjoying the return of football with the 2020/21, and it’s been no surprise to see clubs looking to add new players to their squads.

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With the transfer market now heading towards a close, the business clubs have done looks set to impact which Ones to Watch cards FIFA 21 will include.

These cards are some of the most-wanted by players, as they represent some of the biggest, and most interesting, moves of the transfer window and if you do get one, they’ll update whenever the player gets an upgrade in something like a TOTW, possibly making them viable all season long.

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New OTW cards
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The three new Ones to Watch cards coming to FIFA 21.

There are now nine One to Watch cards confirmed for FIFA 21, with Liverpool’s Thiago and Inter Milan’s Achraf Hakimi making the grade.

Hakimi was actually one of the players we predicted could be seen as a new OTW for FIFA 21, but Martin Ødegaard managed to slip under the radar, coming as a relative surprise.

Two full teams of OTW players will be revealed and released when FIFA 21 drops. The first will be dropped on October 9, while the second is revealed on October 14 and released on October 16.

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Below is a full list of the 9 confirmed OTW players, that will feature in the first team:

  • Kai Havertz – Chelsea (85)
  • Allan – Everton (83)
  • Nathan Ake – Man City (79)
  • Timo Werner – Chelsea (85)
  • Hakim Ziyech – Chelsea (85)
  • Thiago – Liverpool (85)
  • Gareth Bale – Tottenham Hotspur (83)
  • Martin Ødegaard – Real Madrid (83)
  • Achraf Hakimi – Inter Milan (83)

As you can see, seven of the nine OTW cards are from the Premier League, so expect to see some additions from other leagues.

FIFA 21 ICONS list
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EA has also revealed more information on ICON SBCs coming to FUT in FIFA 21.

Along with the new OTW info, EA also clarified how ICON cards will be implemented in FIFA 21. As in years past, there will be four levels of ICON cards to collect: Base being the most common, Mid, Prime, and Moment as the rarest and most powerful.

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ICON SBCs will also be making a return, with the first ones being introduced from late November onwards. They will be available longer than regular Squad Building Challenges, but not permanently. This is similar to FIFA 20, where ICON SBCs were almost ever present in Ultimate Team.

There’s 100 ICONs, the full list shown in the image above. As with past years, expect the ICON SBCs to be seriously tough, especially those relating to the rarer cards. 88 OVR squads at the ready. §

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After an ICON SBC expires, it may be re-released at a later date, so don’t worry too much if you miss out on a certain player. As always, stick with us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA 21 news and updates.

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FIFA 21 TOTW 2 live: Lewandowski, Haaland, Kane, Saint-Maximin, more

Published: 7/Oct/2020 18:05 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 18:11

by Isaac McIntyre

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

When did TOTW 2 go live in FIFA 21?

EA SPORTS revealed this next FIFA Team of the Week squad at 6PM (UK time) Wednesday, October 7, 2020. As per usual, they were announced and droped into packs at 6pm BST / 12pm CT / 1pm EST / 3am AEST.

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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. 

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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.

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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!

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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

As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA 21 news, updates, leaks, guides, and more.