FIFA 21 Ligue 1 TOTS countdown: start time, early FUT leaks, loading screen, predictions - Dexerto
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FIFA 21 Ligue 1 TOTS cards revealed: Mbappe, Neymar, more

Published: 28/May/2021 18:15 Updated: 28/May/2021 19:50

by Isaac McIntyre

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Team of the Season is well underway in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, and next up is Ligue 1 — here’s everything we know about the French TOTS squad, including when the team dropped, stats, and more.

Team of the Season is well underway, with mouthwatering squads from the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, and the fan-voted “Community” team already added to the star-studded Ultimate Team player roster.

Now FIFA 21 players have their eyes set on Ligue 1’s year-end event.

When it comes to top-class players, the French top league is hardly lacking in talent, with the likes of Mbappe, Neymar, Ben Yedder, and Di Maria all impressing in 2020/21.

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So, which of Ligue 1’s top-class names made it into this year’s TOTS promo? For starters, both the leaks and our predictions weren’t too far off the mark.

Kylian Mbappe was snubbed in TOTW 30, despite two goals in the Ligue 1 title race.
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FIFA 21 insiders are tipping Mbappe to be the leading man in Ligue 1 lineup.

Ligue 1 TOTS squad revealed

The Ligue 1 squad was the sixth major lineup released for Team of the Season proceedings, and dropped at the end of the last week of the month.

EA SPORTS confirmed ahead of time the sixth major Team of the Season squad would be released on Friday, May 28, with FUT fans getting their first look at the squads around 6pm BST. They stuck to their word, and the first batch of Ligue 1 TOTS cards were added to packs soon after.

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The new Ligue 1 upgrades will be in packs for a week, and you can find all of the players who made the cut down below:

Early Ligue 1 TOTS leaks: Mbappe, Neymar, more

A host of Ligue 1 leaks slipped through the FIFA 21 Ultimate Team cracks ahead of the squad’s official release: popular insider @KingLangpard once again revealed seven of the squad’s fifteen players before they even came out.

While the ratings didn’t exactly match up (Neymar is actually a 96 instead of just 94) they did the the players themselves that would be included right. Ben Yedder, Di Maria, Depay, Bamba, and of course Laborde all made an appearance in the leaks, and can be found in the official TOTS squad as well.

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Early Ligue 1 loading screen leaks

Three cards had already been partially leaked on the FUT loading screen, however, including a mysterious midfielder, at least one star from newly-crowned Ligue 1 champs Lille, and a French player boasting “97” dribbling after their TOTS upgrade.

Here’s the early FUT loading screen leaks:

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  • Lille player, 92 shooting
  • French player, 97 dribbling
  • Midfielder, 90 physical
Ligue 1 Team of the Season FIFA FUT loading screen.
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EA SPORTS have leaked three Ligue 1 TOTS cards early on the FUT loading screen.

Our Ligue 1 TOTS predictions

As we expected the Ligue 1 TOTS lineup is loaded up with Lille and PSG stars. Dexerto also expected to see Monaco, Lyon, and Marseille in Friday’s Team of the Season promo squad.

So, how did our predictions, selected as TOTS began, pan out this time? Read below to take a look for yourself:

Goalkeepers

  • Mike Maignan ⁠— Lille
  • Keylor Navas ⁠— Paris Saint-Germain

Defenders

  • Zeki Celik ⁠— Lille
  • Jose Fonte ⁠— Lille
  • Marquinhos ⁠— Paris Saint-Germain
  • Presnel Kimpembe ⁠— Paris Saint-Germain
  • Guillermo Maripán ⁠— Monaco
  • Jonathan Clauss ⁠— RC Lens

Midfielders

  • Gael Kakuta ⁠— RC Lens
  • Teji Savanier ⁠— Montpellier
  • Benjamin André ⁠— Lille
  • Jonathan Bamba ⁠— Lille
  • Florian Thauvin ⁠— Marseille
  • Boubacar Kamara ⁠— Marseille
  • Farid Boulaya ⁠— Metz
  • Aleksandr Golovin ⁠— Monaco
  • Karl Toko-Ekambi ⁠— Lyon
  • Lucas Paqueta ⁠— Lyon

Attackers

  • Neymar Jr ⁠— Paris Saint-Germain
  • Kylian Mbappe ⁠— Paris Saint-Germain
  • Kevin Volland ⁠— Monaco
  • Wissam Ben Yedder ⁠— Monaco
  • Andy Delort ⁠— Montpellier
  • Memphis Depay ⁠— Lyon
Memphis Depay in FIFA 20
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Barcelona-bound Memphis Depay led Lyon back to Europe in a tight Ligue 1 race.

So there you have it ⁠— everything we know about one of FIFA 21’s most popular Team of the Season lineups ever year, Ligue 1. Expect to see the “Ultimate” lineup up next in the bumper FUT promo, in early June.

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