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

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FIFA 23 Ones to Watch is set to be 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 due to appear.

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.

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


FIFA 23 Ones to Watch Team 1 confirmed

On September 6, 2022, EA revealed the first lot of players set to be in 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.

While even more are likely to be confirmed as we edge closer to the release date, check every FIFA 23 OTW from Team 1 so far:

  • Erling Haaland – Manchester City
  • Darwin Nunez – Liverpool
  • Raheem Sterling – Chelsea
  • Richarlison – Spurs
  • Antonio Rudiger – Real Madrid
  • Aurelien Tchouameni – Real Madrid
  • Nico Schlotterbeck – Borussia Dortmund
  • Tyler Adams – Leeds United
  • Renato Sanches – PSG
  • Corentin Tolisso – Lyon
  • Steven Bergwijn – Ajax

A handful of cards from outside of the Premier League have also leaked ahead of time. Respected FIFA leaker FUT Sheriff revealed that the following players are expected to feature in FIFA 23 OTW:

  • Paulo Dybala – Roma
  • Gabriel Jesus – Arsenal
  • Anthony – Manchester United
  • Sadio Mane – Bayern Munich
  • Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich

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.

FIFA 23 Ones to Watch start date

EA has confirmed that the Ones to Watch promo will get underway on Friday, September 30, 2022, the same day as FIFA 23’s worldwide release. The Team 1 items will arrive 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.

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.

FIFA 23 Ones to Watch predictions

So far, only Erling Haaland and a handful of other Premier League stars have been confirmed as a FIFA 23 OTW. But that’s not to say there haven’t been some other major transfers that will likely be recognized once the promo gets underway.

There are all of the players we’re expecting to see in FIFA 23 Ones to Watch:

Player NameTransferPredicted Rating
Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich to Barcelona92
Sadio ManeLiverpool to Bayern Munich90
Erling HaalandBorussia Dortmund to Manchester City89
CasemiroReal Madrid to Manchester United88
Raheem SterlingManchester City to Chelsea87
Paulo DybalaJuventus to Roma87
Romelu LukakuChelsea to Inter Milan86
Kalidou KoulibalyNapoli to Chelsea86
Paul PogbaManchester United to Juventus85
Antonio RudigerChelsea to Real Madrid85
Gabriel JesusManchester City to Arsenal84
Jules KoundeSevilla to Barcelona83
Pierre Emerick AubameyangBarcelona to Chelsea83
Alexander IsakReal Sociedad to Newcastle83
Aurelien TchouameniAS Monaco to Real Madrid82
Timo WernerChelsea to RB Leipzig82
Darwin NunezBenfica to Liverpool82
RicharlisonEverton to Spurs82
Lucas PaquetaLyon to West Ham United82
Renato SanchesLille to PSG81
Ivan PerisicInter Milan to Spurs81
AnthonyAjax to Manchester United81
Ryan GravenberchAjax to Bayern Munich80
Jesse LingardManchester United to Nottingham Forest79
Karim AdeyemiRB Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund77
Charles De KetelaereClub Brugge to AC Milan77

That’s everything we know about FIFA 23 OTW so far, we’ll be sure to keep this page updated as more players are announced.

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

FIFA 23 ICONS | FIFA 23 FUT Heroes | FIFA 23 crossplay explained | Best FIFA 23 custom tactics, meta formations & player instructions | FIFA 23 TOTW squads: Team of the Week explained | How to do the best FIFA 23 celebrations | Best FIFA 23 camera settings for Ultimate Team