FIFA 23 Ones to Watch revealed: Haaland, Nunez, Sanches, more

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FIFA 23 Ones to Watch is the very first promo of the new Ultimate Team season. Now that the transfer window has closed, we’ve put together everything you need to know about FIFA 23 OTW, from the start date to the players in the team.

FIFA 23 is here, and fans are finally dropping into the new season of Ultimate Team to start crafting their squads.

While the new Chemistry system and FUT Moments mode has piqued interest, it’s the steady stream of FUT promos that will keep players coming back week after week. Ones to Watch has been confirmed as the first event of FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, celebrating all of the stars who have changed teams over the summer.

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But when does FIFA 23 Ones to Watch kick-off, and which players are featured? We’ve got everything you need to know right here.

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FIFA 23 Ones to Watch Team 1

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On September 30, 2022, EA revealed FIFA 23 Ones to Watch Team 1. The announcement featured some of the biggest transfers involving some huge clubs, including Manchester City’s new talisman Erling Haaland, and FC Barcelona’s marquee signing Robert Lewandowski.

Check every FIFA 23 OTW from Team 1.

  • Erling Haaland – Manchester City
  • Sadio Mane – Bayern Munich
  • Robert Lewandowski – FC Barcelona
  • Gabriel Jesus – Arsenal 
  • Antony- Manchester United 
  • Darwin Nunez – Liverpool
  • Antonio Rudiger – Real Madrid
  • Aurelien Tchouameni – Real Madrid
  • Nico Schlotterbeck – Borussia Dortmund
  • Tyler Adams – Leeds United
  • Corentin Tolisso – Lyon
  • Paulo Dybala – Roma

Respected FIFA leaker FUT Sheriff revealed that the following players are expected to feature in FIFA 23 OTW:

  • Renato Sanches – PSG
  • Raheem Sterling – Chelsea
  • Richarlison – Spurs
  • Steven Bergwijn – Ajax

Players can also look forward to Ones to Watch SBCs throughout the promo, with Angel Di Maria already live in Ultimate Team after his move to Juventus from PSG and Franck Kessie after his move to FC Barcelona from Ac Milan.

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FIFA 23 Ones to Watch start date

The Ones to Watch promo went live on Friday, September 30, 2022, the same day as FIFA 23’s worldwide release. Team 1 went in packs at 6 PM BST / 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET.

This year’s OTW promo is only expected to last for a single week, with Road to the Knockouts next up on the calendar.

FIFA 23 Ones to Watch explained

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Erling Haaland is the first confirmed OTW in FIFA 23.

FIFA 23 Ones to Watch cards feature players who have moved clubs over the summer transfer window and are being tipped to have a major impact on their new teams. These live items even increase in rating to reflect how their real-life counterparts are performing.

Each and every week, a Team of the Week is released in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, rewarding the top performers across the latest round of fixtures with boosted stats. Every Ones to Watch card matches the highest-rated TOTW that a player has received, meaning they can increase drastically throughout the year.

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For example, in FIFA 22, Lionel Messi started life at 93 rated, but had increased to 95 by the end of the season after receiving two Team of the Weeks throughout the year. EA sometimes reward extra rating boosts if they win a certain number of matches at the beginning of the season, but it isn’t confirmed if FIFA 23 will follow suit just yet.

When you consider just how drastically an OTW player’s stats could increase, these cards are certainly worth keeping hold of if you’re lucky enough to pack one.

For more on FIFA 23, check out our other guides:

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