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FIFA 21 TOTW 1 Predictions | FUT Team of the Week

Published: 28/Sep/2020 13:00 Updated: 30/Sep/2020 9:30

by Connor Bennett


The FIFA 21 early access period is almost here, which means you’ll soon be able to dive in and start building an Ultimate Team. it also means that Team of the Week #1 will also be available, so here are our predictions. 

With the launch of the FIFA 21 Web App and Early Access period on the horizon, that means EA SPORTS will be releasing their first set of Team of the Week cards. 


As such, It’s been a jam-packed start to the domestic seasons,. Leicester City and Everton sit joint top of the Premier League, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have both slipped up in Germany – while Real Madrid and Barcelona are also off to winning starts in La Liga.

Despite the early good form, not everyone is going to make it into the first batch of TOTW Cards, but there are a few standout performers – like Jamie Vardy and Luis Suarez – who seem pretty nailed on. So, let’s take a look at our first round of predictions. 

FIFA 21 on goal
FIFA 21 can be accessed early with EA Play.

As noted, Jamie Vardy’s Leicester are flying high after putting Manchester City to the sword – running out 5-2 winners at the Etihad. Vardy himself got a hat-trick, so he’s pretty much guaranteed to feature. 

Suarez, on the other hand, starred in his Atletico Madrid debut – bagging two goals and an assist in 20 minutes – as they finished up as 6-1 winners against Granada. 

Elsewhere, there were eye-catching performers from Napoli’s Hirving Lozano, Espanyol’s Mikel Merino, and Hoffenheim’s Andrej Kramaric. They all feature our first round of predictions that can be found below. 


FIFA 21 TOTW 1 predictions

  • GK: Mike Maignan – Lille
  • GK: Karl Darlow – Newcastle United
  • RB: Daniel Wass – Valencia
  • RB: James Tavernier – Rangers
  • RWB: Jesus Corona – FC Porto
  • LWB: Ayrton – Spartak Moscow
  • CB: Sergio Ramos – Real Madrid
  • CB: Ruben Dias – Benfica
  • CM: Mikel Merino – Real Sociedad 
  • CM: Jordan Veretout – Rome FC (AS Roma)
  • CAM: Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United
  • CAM: Alejandro Gomez – Atalanta 
  • RM: Daniel Caligiuri– Augsburg
  • RW: Steven Berghuis – Feyenoord
  • RW: Hirving Lozano – Napoli
  • LW: Ansu Fati – FC Barcelona
  • CF: Dries Mertens – Napoli
  • ST: Niklas Füllkrug – Werder Bremen
  • ST: Andrej Kramaric – Hoffenheim
  • ST: Wissam Ben Yedder – AS Monaco
  • ST: Jamie Vardy – Leicester City
  • ST: Luis Suarez – Atletico Madrid
  • ST: Cristiano Ronaldo – Piemonte Calcio (Juventus)

When is Team of the Week revealed in FIFA 21?

Mason Mount in FIFA 21
Team of the Week’s reveal schedule has changed for FIFA 21.

Unlike other games, where the team was revealed at 3pm (BST) every Wednesday, in FIFA 21 they will be released at 6pm (BST) instead. Three hours later than usual.

The shift in timing was announced on September 29, using the FIFA Direct Communication account. Not only will TOTW 1 be released at this time, but also every other will follow the same pattern.

Of course, the cards and ratings in this article are solely are predictions. But, every player on the list has had a big-time performance over the first Team of the Week eligible weekend – with the likes of Veretout, Tavernier, and Caligiuri chipping in key goals. 


EA might have different plans for the Team of the Week, but we won’t know who’s going to be involved until September 30 – the day that the Web App launches

The first round of Team of the Week cards will be available during the Early Access period, so you’ll have plenty of time to try and get them. For further FIFA 21 Ultimate Team news, keep your eyes peeled to UltimateTeamUK on Twitter.


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.

Nathan Ake Manchester City FIFA 21
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.

AC Milan FIFA 21
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.