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FIFA 21 Ultimate Team reveal countdown: New ICONs, trailer & more

Published: 9/Aug/2020 16:06 Updated: 10/Aug/2020 11:18

by Connor Bennett

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EA SPORTS are finally set to reveal more details about FIFA 21 Ultimate Team mode, Including some new Icons. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s going down. 

Each year, prior to the new FIFA game being released, it is Ultimate Team that builds the most hype. Fans are always eager to see if EA have got any new features up their sleeve and what new cards they’ll be able to buy.

It’s the same story with FIFA 21. The devs have already revealed two new ICONs in the form of Eric Cantona and Petr Cech, as well as a new co-op mode for FUT, but they’ve got more to come. 

Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming reveal.

EA has promised a hefty overhaul of attacking and defending systems in FIFA 21.
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Many elements of gameplay will be shaken up in FIFA 21.

How to watch FIFA 21 Ultimate Team trailer

EA are going to reveal more news about FIFA 21’s Ultimate Team mode on Monday, August 10 at 4 pm BST/5 pm CEST/11 am EDT/8 am PDT.

The FIFA devs have held interactive streams on Twitch in years gone by, but this year things are going down on YouTube. There’s already a countdown up for the trailer so if you really want to sit and wait for the clock to hit 4 pm, you can. 

Just like the first gameplay trailer that we got to see on August 4, we’re sure to see players going on mazy runs before firing home past completely beaten goalkeepers.

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Confirmed FIFA 21 ICONs – Cantona, Cech, and Xavi

Speaking of goalkeepers, we should also see more from ICONs joining Chelsea legend Petr Cech. EA SPORTS confirmed that FIFA 21 will have 100 different legends with their own cards, and a further nine are still unknown.

There have been plenty of rumors of who might be joining the party, and all things point to a few modern-day legends getting cards. Xavi was confirmed as the third new legend on August 8. The World Cup winner becomes the latest Barcelona player to be given an ICON card alongside the likes of former teammates Ronaldinho and Carles Puyol.  

Petr Cech in FIFA
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Petr Cech was the second confirmed new ICON for FIFA 21.

Rumored ICONs could be revealed

The list of ICONs for FIFA 21 is 100 names long, and the list of rumored stars that could feature might be even longer.

Samuel Eto’o and Maicon are among them, having both been rumored as new ICON additions. Eto’o is best known for his time at Barcelona, but these greats of the game both played for Inter Milan back in the day, with the latter enjoying a run as the best fullback in the world at one point. 

Each of them have already featured in a FIFA 21 trailer, of course. Inter Milan’s exclusive club partner video gave significant segments to both of them, seen below. Now might be the time for their reveal.

FIFA 21 Ultimate Team new ICON clues leaked

On top of the rumors mentioned earlier, there’s also talk among the community about the nationality of three other ICONs.

The entire list of 100 are likely to be confirmed during the FUT 21 reveal stream, although one leaker by the name of DiscoveryFUT (on Instagram) appears to have the inside scoop.

They claim the next few to be announced will consist of one Englishman and the other two will be German. Identities, though, have not been mentioned just yet.

FUT Champs changes leaked for FIFA 21

As for everything else, prior FIFA 21 leaks suggested that big changes are in store for both FUT Champs and Division Rivals – with the former expanding it’s Top 100 rankings to a Top 200.

In the case of Division Rivals, leaks have claimed that players will have 40 games to build up their weekly ranking. After those 40 games are up, players will be able to play more but won’t boost their rank any further or earn better rewards.

We’ll just have to wait and see if those leaks are confirmed by EA during the FUT 21 reveal. In the meantime, you can keep up to date with all the latest updates and breaking news via our UltimateTeamUK Twitter.

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FIFA 21 TOTW 10 predictions: Mahrez, Griezmann, Coman

Published: 30/Nov/2020 13:34

by Connor Bennett

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Team of the Week is back for TOTW in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team. However, if our predictions are spot on, it won’t be the best team we’ve ever seen. 

It might feel like FIFA 21 has been out forever, but the game is still in its infancy as Ultimate Team promos continue to roll out.

We’ve had Rulebreakers, Black Friday, Record Breakers, and Road to the Final get underway already – and we can even start to look forward to FUTMas in the coming days as December is about to get underway.

Amongst all the pop-up promos, Team of the Week remains a constant. We’ve had a best of Team of the Week appar already as well, but away from that, the spotlight turns to TOTW 10 and what that could offer. 

Antoine Griezmann in fifa 21 playing for Barcelona
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Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann should feature in TOTW 10.

Truth be told, if our predictions are spot on, it won’t be the best Team of the Week that’s ever graced FIFA – purely because it looks like it’s lacking big names. 

Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, Barcelona’s Antoine Greizmann, and Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman look to be the standout players – with plenty of solid, if unspectacular cards, also making their way in. 

Karl Toko-Ekambi played a part in all three of Lyon’s goals in their win over Reims, so he’s in – which should help Ligue 1 squad owners. Similarly, RB Leipizig’s Angelino deserves a boost after his performance, as does Leeds United’s Raphinha.

FIFA 21 TOTW 10 Predictions | Team of the Week 10

  • GK: Sam Johnstone – West Bromwich Albion
  • GK: Fernando Pacheco – Alaves
  • LB: Angelino – RB Leipzig
  • RB: Ruben Aguilar – AS Monaco
  • RB: Gaetano Letizia – Benevento
  • CB: Alessio Romangoli – AC Milan
  • CB: Sean Morrison – Cardiff City
  • CDM: Ellyes Skhiri – FC Koln
  • CM: Davy Klaasen – Ajax
  • CM: Florian Nehaus – Borussia Monchengladbach
  • CM: Teun Koopmeiners – AZ Alkmaar
  • CM: Miguel Veloso – Hellas Verona
  • RM: Akihiro Ienaga – Kawasaki-F
  • RM: Raphinha – Leeds United
  • RW: Riyad Mahrez – Manchester City
  • RW: Philip Zinckernagel – FK Bodø/Glimt
  • LW: Karl Toko-Ekambi – Lyon
  • LW: Kingsley Coman – Bayern Munich
  • CAM: Dominik Szoboszlai – RB Salzburg
  • ST: Mbaye Diagne – Galatasary 
  • ST: Antoine Griezmann – Barcelona
  • ST: Wout Weghorst – Wolfsburg
  • ST: Mama Samba Baldé – Dijon

Obviously, we’ve not chosen to give Edison Cavani a slot despite his late-game heroics for Manchester United against Southampton.

The Uruguayan forward doesn’t have a United card in-game, and while EA has given player an IF before a base card, we just don’t know if they’ll do the same here. Either way, we’ll just have to see what happens on Wednesday, December 2!