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

Bill Cooney
FIFA 21 Ones to Watch

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.

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.

New OTW cards
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.

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
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.

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. §

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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