FIFA 21 Europa League Road to the Final: RTTF upgrades, SBCs, Objectives - Dexerto

FIFA 21 Europa League Road to the Final: RTTF upgrades, SBCs, Objectives

Published: 10/Nov/2020 18:09 Updated: 10/Nov/2020 20:51

by Nate Searl


The first UEL Road to the Final (RTTF) team in FIFA 21 is live and it includes a handful of valuable new cards that can help your squad. Here’s everything you need to know about this promo.

It’s an exciting time of the year in the world of football, and EA SPORTS hasn’t forgotten about the Europa League. Their newest promo in FIFA 21, the (UEL) Road to the Final is here with some new and fun cards.

Of course, as with its UEFA Champions League counterpart, any card released as part of the UEL RTTF is considered a “live item,” meaning its stats will get boosted every time the team manages to advance another round in the tournament.

The full UEL Team 1, as well as any untradeable cards released via SBCs and Objectives, can be found below.

Europa League Road to the Final team 1

The Europa League Road to the Final cards in FIFA 21.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Striker for Arsenal, highlights the first UEL RTTF team. He’s been a popular card so far in FIFA 21 given his high pace and shooting, so he’s bound to be a valuable card to have.

Renato Sanches has been perhaps the most valuable card out of the set so far, however, as his stats are excellent and he pairs well with Cristiano Ronaldo. Ndidi, Diaby, and Peres all get nice upgrades here too. Ndidi has been a great budget midfielder, so he is also surely going to see some play. Overall, these cards are all pretty solid.

Europa League RTTF SBCs and Objectives

As with most promos, the UEL Road to the Final offers several untradeable cards via Squad Building Challenges and Objectives. We will include them here once announced., along with links to full guides on how to complete them.

The first one is Youcef Atal from Rennes, and you can check out the requirements, cheapest solutions, in-game stats, and everything else you need to complete the SBC.

Will there be a UEL RTTF Team 2?

It appears that there will be a second set of UEL RTTF cards released the very next day, on November 11, as mentioned in EA SPORTS’ teaser tweet before the promo kicked off.


FIFA 21 UEL Road to the Final predictions

As always, we like to provide some predictions about which players in the Europa League will get chosen for this year’s RTTF promotion.

So far, teams like Arsenal in Group B (three wins from three), Rangers and Benfica in D (each 7 points apiece), and French surprise package Lille (leading Group H ahead of Milan) have all shone brightly in the competition’s group stage.

Expect EA to keep leaning towards teams, and therefore players, who have a better chance of making the knockout rounds. Here are some of the teams they can choose from for the second set of cards:

  • Roma (Group A)
  • Arsenal (Group B)
  • Slavia Prague (Group C)
  • Bayer Leverkusen (Group C)
  • Rangers (Group D)
  • Benfica (Group D)
  • PSV Eindhoven (Group E)
  • Napoli (Group F)
  • Leicester City (Group G)
  • AEK Athens (Group G)
  • Milan (Group H)
  • Lille (Group H)
  • Celtic (Group H)
  • Tottenham (Group J)
  • Hoffenheim (Group L)

So there you have it, all we know about the new UEL RTTF promo in FIFA 21. Make sure to stay up to date as we will provide live updates here when we get them.


FIFA 21 Team of the Week 9 live: release time, TOTW leaks, predictions

Published: 25/Nov/2020 7:02

by Isaac McIntyre


The next FIFA 21 Team of the Week, TOTW 9, is now on its way in Ultimate Team ⁠— here’s everything we know about the new upgraded team so far, including any EA SPORTS leaks, the promo’s release time, and more.

Last week’s TOTW, the eighth in FIFA 21, was undoubtedly the best we’ve seen yet, so it’s going to be a tough ask for Team of the Week 9 to go one better.

There’s a good chance it could come close, however, is a huge stack of international stars in line for IF cards, including Cristiano Ronaldo, cover star Erling Haaland, and Romeulu Lukaku. Zlatan Ibrahimovic ⁠— who is planning to sue EA over his rights ⁠— could be included too.

Forwards weren’t the only stars to shine this week either. Tottenham shot-stopper Hugo Lloris and Everton’s Lucas Digne could get in-form cards, while Monaco centerpiece Cesc Fabregas pulled the strings in a 3-2 win over PSG.

Here’s everything we know about the mid-week promo so far, including when the newest Team of the Week lineup will drop in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, possible in-form card leaks, and Dexerto’s weekly TOTW predictions.

Cristiano Ronaldo could get his first FIFA 21 in-form in TOTW 9.
Cristiano Ronaldo could get his first FIFA 21 in-form in TOTW 9.

Team of the Week 9 start time

On November 25, FIFA publishers EA SPORTS will release the ninth batch of Team of the Week cards for this year. The TOTW 9 promo will begin at 6pm (UK time), as per usual.

That means 6pm BST, 12pm CT, 1pm EST, 3am AEST for those around the world.

These boosted TOTW 9 player upgrades will be announced at the same time as they drop in-game. Keep your eyes peeled on our official Twitter account — we always make sure to share the new FIFA 21 team as soon as it’s live.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 9 leaks

So far, EA SPORTS hasn’t let any early Team of the Week 9 cards slip ⁠— after TOTW 7, when they accidentally shipped 11 upgraded cards early, they’re likely playing it extra safe.

If any leaks drop ahead of the official TOTW 9 reveal, we’ll keep you updated.

Hugo Lloris was immense in Tottenham's 2-0 win over City last weekend.
Hugo Lloris was immense in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over City last weekend.

Our FIFA 21 TOTW 9 predictions

While you wait, make sure you check out Dexerto’s TOTW 9 predictions. We’ve compiled a list of all the players that could get those IF cards this week; let’s see if you agree with our tips.

Here’s our list of predictions. Once the official team has been released, you’ll be able to see how many we guessed correctly:

  • Hugo Lloris – Tottenham Hotspur
  • Anthony Lopes – Lyon
  • Conrado – Lechia Gdańsk
  • Lucas Digne – Everton
  • Marcos Senesi – Feyernoord
  • Aleksandar Dragovic – Bayer Leverkusen
  • Jules Kounde – Sevilla
  • Atiba Hutchinson – Beşiktaş
  • David Brooks – AFC Bournemouth
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan – AS Roma
  • Yannick Carrasco – Aletico Madrid
  • Diego Perotti – Fenerbahçe
  • Cesc Fabrega – AS Monaco
  • Rodrigo De Paul – Udinese
  • Yusuf Yazici – Lille
  • Zakaria Labyad – Ajax
  • Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic – AC Milan
  • Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventu
  • Romelu Lukaku – Inter Milan
  • Andy Delort – Montpellier 
  • Jean-Phillipe Mateta – Mainz
  • Danny Johnson – Leyton Orient

So, there you have it ⁠— Dexerto’s full list of predictions for Team of the Week 9. Once we have our hands on the confirmed list of upgrades, we’ll be sure to add them to this article and let you know. Until then, enjoy a few games of FIFA!