Team of the Week is back, again, in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team and if our predictions are right, it’s shaping up to be a pretty interesting set of cards.
After many leagues around the world took a brief hiatus for an international break, they’re now back in action with a return to domestic football.
In the Premier League, Liverpool blew away Leicester City to solidify themselves at the top of the table while Tottenham Hotspur stifled Manchester City to grind out a solid win. Further afield, Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland celebrated his Golden Boy award win with four goals, while Cesc Fabregas inspired a monumental comeback for Monaco against PSG.
Players from these games all feature in our Team of the Week 9 predictions, as well as plenty others. So, let’s get into it.
We’ve already seen stars like Erling Haaland receive TOTW cards in FIFA 21, but that doesn’t stop them from getting multiple.
As mentioned, Haaland and Fabregas get TOTW nods for their heroics – while Hugo Lloris joins them thanks to Tottenham’s clean side against Guardiola’s City.
EA took a slightly different approach this season and opened the voting for Team of the Year on Thursday, January 7 after announcing it the day prior.
With voting previously starting on Jan 7, we still don’t yet know when cards will start entering packs, though we would guess it could occur around the week of January 18, giving players time to vote on who they want to see in TOTY.
Just like last year, the voting process is pretty simple, and it’s just a case of heading to the Team of the Year website. On the website, you will see an empty 4-3-3 template, in which you can fill in your preferred goalkeeper, defenders, midfielders, and attackers.
FIFA 21 TOTY card design
We already know what the TOTY Nominee card design looks like, as revealed in the promotional content above, but what about the Team of the Year cards themselves?
Well, we’ve been given our first look thanks to FUT Watch. This year’s design builds on years past, with a little bit less elegance but definitely a bit more ‘pop’.
With the card back shattered and shards sticking out around the edges, the design is vastly different from FIFA 20. However, it exudes the same flair of a lot of card designs this year.
Although EA love to give lots of opportunities for players to unlock untradeable cards through SBCs and Objectives, don’t expect there to be many for TOTY, since those cards are so high-rated and powerful.
That said, there should be at least one SBC involving this promotion, maybe not for a specific card outright but a pack that guarantees one of the TOTY players. We’ll have more info for you here once the promo kicks off and EA reveals all the details.
What time does TOTY come out FIFA 21?
Currently, there’s no indication as to when TOTY comes out, and 2021 is following a different vein than the early event start of 2020, which started on January 15. We will be sure to update this piece with any further information as it drops, so make sure to check back often.
You can also let us know who you want to see given a nod for TOTY by tweeting us over @UltimateTeamUK.