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FIFA 19 Lunar New Year Promotion Coming to FUT?

Published: 31/Jan/2019 21:00 Updated: 2/Feb/2019 6:52

by David Cotton

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A new FIFA 19 Lunar New Year promotion might be coming to FUT! The EA SPORTS FIFA team have teased a brand new card design on their official Twitter, with the date February 1, 2019. We’re expecting to see a full squad of players released on Feb 1 at 6pm (UK time)! SBCs (Squad Building Challenges) are also expected over the course of this promo.

There is still speculation as to what this new card design could be for, but after much research, we believe a FIFA 19 Lunar New Year promo would make the most sense. The 2019 Chinese New Year lands on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. As this is the case, and almost all FUT promotions begin on a Friday at 6pm UK, it would be logical for a Lunar New Year promo to be active during the start of the Chinese New Year.

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Incase you didn’t know, according to the traditional Chinese calendar, 2019 is set to be the year of the pig. We’re not exactly sure how EA could implement this animal into FIFA 19 Ultimate Team, but perhaps Lunar New Year SBC solutions and requirements could have some kind of link to it in some way or another. If we are correct in our prediction for this promotion, what type of FUT cards would likely be released?

Confirmed: FIFA 19 Headliners Promotion | FUT Cards, SBCs & Pack Offers

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As Lunar New Year cards have never been released in the history of FUT, we can’t know for sure exactly what the EA SPORTS FIFA team may do. However, if these new cards are as we suspect, one would have to imagine that they will have something to do with the CSL (Chinese Super League), especially considering that EA have only recently gained the appropriate licence(s) to include this league in the game.

Furthermore, as the previous Chinese Super League season ended on November 11, 2018, and the new season isn’t scheduled to begin until March 1, 2019, CSL players haven’t had a chance to feature in a FIFA TOTW (Team of the Week) squad for some time now. In order to prevent this league from stagnating in FIFA 19 Ultimate Team, a Lunar New Year promo like this would be a perfect solution!

More: FIFA 19 FUT Swap Deals SBC Cards | Players, Objectives & Rewards

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FIFA 19 Lunar New Year FUT Cards

If and when they are confirmed, we will update all official FIFA 19 Chinese New Year FUT cards directly below, including all SBCs and promotional pack offers!


FIFA 19 Lunar New Year Predictions

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FIFA 19 Lunar New Year Predictions FUT Cards
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Starting XI

  • GK: Junling Yan 82 (China / Shanghai SIPG)
  • CB: Gil 84 (Brazil / Shandong Luneng Taishan)
  • CB: Gabriel Paletta 84 (Italy / Jiangsu Suning)
  • CB: Nemanja Pejčinović 84 (Serbia / Changchun Yatai)
  • CDM: Fredy Guarín 86 (Colombia / Shanghai Greenland Shenhua)
  • CDM: Paulinho 87 (Brazil / Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao)
  • CAM: Anderson Talisca 87 (Brazil / Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao)
  • LW: Yannick Carrasco 86 (Belgium / Dalian Yifang)
  • RW: Hulk 87 (Brazil / Shanghai SIPG)
  • ST: Alex Teixeira 84 (Brazil / Jiangsu Suning)
  • ST: Alexandre Pato 86 (Brazil / Tianjin Quanjian)

SBCs (Squad Building Challenges)

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  • To be confirmed…

Pack Offers (Happy Hour)

Day 1 (February 1, 2019)

  • To be confirmed…

Weekly Objectives (Feb 1-8)

  • To be confirmed…

Are you excited for this unprecedented FIFA Ultimate Team promotion? Do you have another theory as to what these new FUT cards could be for? Get in touch with us via Twitter to share your thoughts and opinions!

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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.