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FIFA 21 Team of the Week 8 live: Mane, Kante, Goretzka, more

Published: 18/Nov/2020 18:00 Updated: 18/Nov/2020 18:13

by Isaac McIntyre

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The next FIFA 21 Team of the Week, TOTW 8, is now live in Ultimate Team ⁠— here’s the full squad and everything we know about the new upgraded team.

International games are in focus this week, as a number of European squads looked to solidify their spots for Euro 2020. The feel-good story of the weekend was Scotland, who qualified for an international tournament for the first time since making the World Cup in 1998.

In regards to potential in-form cards, there were a number of standout stars; Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum, Timo Werner, and Riyad Mahrez all shone this weekend.

Not every domestic competition was on break though, either. Shun Nagasawa could well have booked himself a TOTW spot, after scoring a hat-trick against Gamba Osaka in the J1 League early on Saturday evening at Suita City Stadium.

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

Team of the Week 8 – full TOTW squad

Overall, this is one of the better TOTW squads released so far in FUT 21. Headlining the team are the likes of 91-rated Sadio Mane, 89 N’Golo Kante, and a trio of 86-rated cards, including Insigne, Goretzka, and Mahrez.

There’s a handful of hero cards as well, although none of them seem too usable except for Alex Teixeira, whose Brazilian nationality makes him a viable choice.

Team of the Week 8 start time

On November 18, FIFA publishers EA SPORTS released the eighth batch of Team of the Week cards for this year. The TOTW 8 promo began 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 8 player upgrades are now announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21. Keep your eyes peeled on our official Twitter account — we always make sure to share the team as soon as it’s live.

Gini Wijnaldum dances in Liverpool kit in FIFA 21.
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Despite his strong performances over the international break, Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum did not receive an In-Form.

Our FIFA 21 TOTW 8 predictions

Make sure you check out Dexerto’s TOTW 8 predictions as we compiled a list of all the players that we thought could get those IF cards this week; let’s see how many we ended up getting right:

  • Yann Sommer – Borussia Monchengladbach
  • Marek Rodak – Fulham
  • Denzel Dumfries – PSV
  • Philip Max – PSV
  • Harry Maguire – Manchester United
  • Raphael Varane – Real Madrid
  • Guillermo Maripán –AS Monaco
  • N’golo Kante – Chelsea
  • Orbelin Pineda – Cruz Azul
  • Georginio Wijnaldum – Liverpool
  • Leon Goretzka – Bayern Munich
  • Arturo Vidal – Inter Milan
  • Alex Iwobi – Everton 
  • Achraf Hakimi – Inter Milan
  • Riyad Mahrez – Manchester City
  • Sadio Mane – Liverpool
  • Dominik Szoboszlai – RB Salzburg
  • Ryan Christie – Celtic
  • Shun Nagasawa –  Vegalta Sendai
  • Michy Batshuayi – Crystal Palace
  • Vincent Aboubakar – Besiktas
  • Dejan Kulusevski – Juventus
  • Timo Werner – Chelsea
Achraf Hakimi OTW owners will be licking their lips after the Moroccan's performances in the African Cup of Nations.
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Achraf Hakimi OTW owners will be licking their lips after the Moroccan’s performances in the African Cup of Nations.

So, there you have it ⁠— everything you need to know about Team of the Week 8!

Which ones are you thinking about getting your hands on? Let us know on Twitter, @UltimateTeamUK!

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

Published: 25/Nov/2020 7:02

by Isaac McIntyre

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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.
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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.
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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!