FIFA 21 fastest players list: Mane, Mbappe, Vinicius Jr, Sarr, More

FIFA 21 fastest players list: Mane, Mbappe, Vinicius Jr, Sarr, More

Published: 17/Sep/2020 11:33

by Jacob Hale


The full list of the fastest players in FIFA 21 has been revealed, so you know exactly who you can target when the game officially drops in October to keep your opponents on their toes.

Pace is arguably one of the most important credentials when looking to fill out your team on FIFA, particularly in Ultimate Team.


The game becomes much easier when you’ve got players who can bomb it down the wings and past defenders with relative ease, and they often become players you can build your team around, especially if they’re in top leagues or from certain countries for the additional chemistry links.

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FIFA 21 is set for an October 10 release date.

As EA SPORTS have revealed the top 100 rated players in FIFA 21, we haven’t seen complete stats for every single player, but we do know the 20 fastest players in the game thanks to EA, who published the complete list, with no player on there having lower than 94 pace.


Without wasting your time anymore, let’s take a look at the full list.

Fastest players in FIFA 21

  • Adama Traore — 96 Pace (OVR 79)
  • Kylian Mbappe — 96 Pace (OVR 90)
  • Alphonso Davies — 96 Pace (OVR 81)
  • Daniel James — 95 Pace (OVR 77)
  • Vinicius Jr — 95 Pace (OVR 80)
  • Kensuke Nagai — 95 Pace (OVR 70)
  • Anibal Chala — 95 Pace (OVR 69)
  • Ismaila Sarr — 94 Pace (OVR 78)
  • Achraf Hakimi — 94 Pace (OVR 83)
  • Leon Bailey — 94 Pace (OVR 80)
  • Kim In Seong — 94 Pace (OVR 71)
  • Gelson Martins — 94 Pace (OVR 80)
  • Aurelio Buta — 94 Pace (OVR 76)
  • Tom Barkhuizen — 94 Pace (OVR 72)
  • Nikola Mileusnic — 94 Pace (OVR 64)
  • Sadio Mane — 94 Pace (OVR 90)
  • Chidera Ejuke — 94 Pace (OVR 75)
  • Krepin Diatta — 94 Pace (OVR 77)
  • Inaki Williams — 94 Pace (OVR 81)
  • Rafa — 94 Pace (OVR 83)
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Adama Traore remains one of the fastest players in the game in FIFA 21.

Obviously, there are a lot of players here that are unlikely to make it into your Ultimate Team. Yet, players like Mbappe, Mane, Davies and Vinicius Jr very much match the type of players you want: among the best in their position, fast, and a great combination of league/nationality or both.

That said, there are a lot of players there that could be useful if pace is as important as it has been in past games, and you don’t have the funds to pick up the big names. Players like Adama Traore, Daniel James and Hakimi could still be solid choices while you’re building your team.


Whether these players are viable team options when the game actually rolls around remains to be seen, but we’ll find out soon enough, with early access expected to kick off on October 1.


FIFA 21 Ones to Watch Team 1 countdown: OTW release time & players

Published: 7/Oct/2020 13:17

by Jacob Hale


With the launch of FIFA 21 seeing millions of football fans across the globe start competing to try and become the best in FIFA Ultimate Team, the first Ones to Watch promo team is fast approaching. Here’s everything we know about it.

Ones to Watch follows players that have transferred to other teams, promising them upgrades for every time they make a new promo such as Team of the Week, Team of the Tournament and more.


As such, OTW cards are highly desirable, and if you get a decent one at the start of the year, you could see a lot of improvements as the season unravels.

So, here’s everything we know about Ones to Watch in FIFA 21, including release dates and times, the players included and more.

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Nathan Ake is a confirmed OTW player after his transfer from Bournemouth to Manchester City.

FIFA 21 Ones to Watch release date & time

We now know that the Ones to Watch is going to be up and running soon, with its first availability on the weekend of launch. Here are the dates for the cards being released:

  • October 9-16: OTW Team 1
  • October 16-21: OTW Team 2
  • October 21 onwards: OTW Teams 1 and 2

It’s worth noting that you will get a Guaranteed OTW Item if you preordered the game before August 14, and the card you receive will be based on which date you open the pack, in correspondence with the dates above.

Most FIFA promos drop at 6pm BST (11am PDT / 12pm EDT / 5am AEDT), so expect packs to be available from that time starting October 9.


Confirmed OTW players

So far, a small selection of players have been confirmed as Ones to Watch cards, though we expect more to be announced over time.

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A number of players and clubs are featured in the first OTW team of FIFA 21.

Here are the confirmed players that will feature in the opening weeks of FIFA 21 Ones to Watch:

  • Timo Werner – 85 – RB Leipzig to Chelsea
  • Gareth Bale – 83 – Real Madrid to Tottenham Hotspur
  • Hakim Ziyech – 85 – Ajax to Chelsea
  • Thiago – 85 – Bayern Munich to Liverpool
  • Martin Odegaard – 83 – Real Madrid
  • Achraf Hakimi – 83 – Real Madrid to Inter Milan
  • Allan – 83 – Napoli to Everton
  • Nathan Ake – 79 – AFC Bournemouth to Manchester City
  • Luis Suarez — 87 — Barcelona to Atletico Madrid
  • Kai Havertz — 85 — Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea

Tonali OTW SBC

As well as these, Sandro Tonali (77 OVR, on loan from Brescia to AC Milan) is the first OTW SBC in FIFA 21.


We’ve written up a guide on the cheapest way to complete the SBC if you’re looking to get Tonali in your squad.

Ones to Watch predictions

On top of the confirmed players above, there are several we expect to see have their OTW cards announced soon.


Here’s who we’re expecting to see included:

  • Leroy Sane – 85 – Manchester City to Bayern Munich
  • Ferran Torres – 81 – Valencia to Manchester City
  • James Rodriguez – 82 – Real Madrid to Everton
  • Blaise Matuidi – 83 – Juventus to Inter Miami
  • Ben Chilwell – 81 – Leicester City to Chelsea
  • Jude Bellingham – 69 – Birmingham City to Borussia Dortmund
  • Gabriel – 78 – Lille to Arsenal
  • Victor Osimhen – 79 – Lille to Napoli
  • Willian – 82 – Chelsea to Arsenal
  • Rodrigo – 82 – Valencia to Leeds
  • Donny van de Beek – 83 – Ajax to Manchester United
  • Miralem Pjanic – 85 – Juventus to FC Barcelona
  • Arthur – 84 – FC Barcelona to Juventus
  • Jonathan David – 79 – Gent to Lille
  • Dani Parejo – 85 – Valencia to Villarreal
  • Reiner Jesus – 71 – Loan, Real Madrid to Borussia Dortmund
  • Everton – 81 – Gremio to Benfica

As these are only our predictions, don’t put too much stock into that list, but we would be surprised if at least a few of these players don’t get OTW cards.

In the meantime, you can check out @UltimateTeamUK on Twitter for all the latest news and updates regarding FIFA 21.