FIFA 21 Ones to Watch Team 2 live: OTW release time & players list

Published: 16/Oct/2020 11:00 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 11:01

by David Purcell


Excitement is building around the release of FIFA 21 Ones to Watch Team 2, so let’s take a look at the confirmed player list for the promo and when they will be added to FUT packs in Ultimate Team. 

Transferring to another team builds hype for the fans of every football club in the higher divisions, but it also opens up the opportunity of having their OTW special card in FUT 21 as well. These items see their OVR rating improve over time, depending on how many times they feature in Team of the Week.


As usual, by the time Ones to Watch cards have rolled out, only a handful of TOTW sets will have been released.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at when the current set exits packs and when the second team – which has already been confirmed by EA SPORTS – will replace them.


FIFA 21 OTW Team 2

The second Ones to Watch (OTW) squad in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team.

EA confirmed the second OTW squad on October 14; here are all of the players that will be included.

  • Thiago – 85 – Bayern Munich to Liverpool
  • Kai Havertz – 85 – Leverkusen to Chelsea
  • Leroy Sane – 85 – Manchester City to Bayern Munich
  • Arthur – 84 – FC Barcelona to Juventus
  • Nelson Semedo – 83 – FC Barcelona to Wolves
  • Rodrigo – 82 – Valencia to Leeds (prediction)
  • Vidal – 83 – FC Barcelona to Inter Milan
  • Ferran Torres – 81 – Valencia to Manchester City
  • Donny van de Beek – 83 – Ajax to Manchester United
  • Florenzi – 81 – Roma to PSG
  • David – 77 – Gent to Lille

There were a total of 11 players featured in Ones to Watch Team 1, so we’re expecting a similar amount to drop this time. Alongside this will likely be SBC content, so keep an eye out for that.

The speedy Rodrigo would be a popular choice for FIFA 21 Ones to Watch Team 2.

FIFA 21 Ones to Watch Team 2 release date & time

Now that Team 1 has had its chance in FUT packs, it’s time for it to make way for Team 2. The confirmed dates for the second rollout of this promo are as follows:

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

That means Ones to Watch Team 2 is coming out on October 16, at 6pm BST (11am PDT / 12pm EDT / 5am AEDT). If you have any packs waiting to be opened, perhaps from Objectives rewards or from buying them with FIFA Points, it will be worth waiting for.

Ones to Watch James Rodriguez SBC

We also know that James Rodriguez OTW will be part of Team 2, but released as part of EA’s SBC content plan.

This was confirmed by the club he plays for, Everton, on October 15.


Once we have more news on his requirements, cost, and solution we’ll be slotting it all into our James Rodriguez Ones to Watch guide. 

For more FIFA 21 news and guides, catch us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK.


How to complete FIFA 21 James Rodriguez Ones to Watch SBC (OTW Team 2)

Published: 16/Oct/2020 10:00

by David Purcell


A FIFA 21 James Rodriguez Ones to Watch SBC is set to release on October 16 along with the rest of OTW Team 2, meaning FUT players with a Premier League team have the option to add this new special card of Everton’s midfielder. 

As members of the community will know by now, these Ones to Watch items are among the most valued on the market. Buying one for cheap, seeing the player pick up an in-form card in Team of the Week, then selling them on for double the price is all part of the game. They update their rating every time this happens.


With James, though, it’s going to be a little different because it’s an untradeable item. That means you cannot sell it on the FUT Transfer Market, which in turn could make the cost of owning the card a little lower than usual.

So, let’s take a look at the card itself.


FIFA 21 James Rodriguez OTW SBC card

Just like Partey and Odegaard, his Ones to Watch card will reflect the player making it into TOTW once already.

As confirmed by his current club Everton on October 15, just a day before the promo rolls out its second flood of players, the new card will be an SBC item.

His statistics look strong in several areas here, such as shooting, passing, and dribbling. The likelihood is he will be an ideal CAM to have lurking on the edge of the box for a long shot, though the lack of pace might put some players off the idea of spending big on the Colombian star.

Release time, requirements, cost & solution

Just like the rest of Ones to Watch Team 2, James will be added to the game’s content at 6pm (BST).


Then, and only then, will we know the requirements, cost and solution of this Squad Building Challenge.

Everton fans must be having a ball on the new game, with their team sitting top of the Premier League table having gone five unbeaten to kick off proceedings. Already, they have Allan OTW, Dominic Calvert-Lewin POTM, Gylfi Sigurdsson TOTW, and more to choose from for their teams.

Once we have more information here, we will be updating this article. Stay tuned on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for more updates.


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