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.
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
- FIFA 23 Ones to Watch start date
- FIFA 23 Ones to Watch explained
- FIFA 23 Ones to Watch predictions
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
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 Name||Transfer||Predicted Rating|
|Robert Lewandowski||Bayern Munich to Barcelona||92|
|Sadio Mane||Liverpool to Bayern Munich||90|
|Erling Haaland||Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City||89|
|Casemiro||Real Madrid to Manchester United||88|
|Raheem Sterling||Manchester City to Chelsea||87|
|Paulo Dybala||Juventus to Roma||87|
|Romelu Lukaku||Chelsea to Inter Milan||86|
|Kalidou Koulibaly||Napoli to Chelsea||86|
|Paul Pogba||Manchester United to Juventus||85|
|Antonio Rudiger||Chelsea to Real Madrid||85|
|Gabriel Jesus||Manchester City to Arsenal||84|
|Jules Kounde||Sevilla to Barcelona||83|
|Pierre Emerick Aubameyang||Barcelona to Chelsea||83|
|Alexander Isak||Real Sociedad to Newcastle||83|
|Aurelien Tchouameni||AS Monaco to Real Madrid||82|
|Timo Werner||Chelsea to RB Leipzig||82|
|Darwin Nunez||Benfica to Liverpool||82|
|Richarlison||Everton to Spurs||82|
|Lucas Paqueta||Lyon to West Ham United||82|
|Renato Sanches||Lille to PSG||81|
|Ivan Perisic||Inter Milan to Spurs||81|
|Anthony||Ajax to Manchester United||81|
|Ryan Gravenberch||Ajax to Bayern Munich||80|
|Jesse Lingard||Manchester United to Nottingham Forest||79|
|Karim Adeyemi||RB Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund||77|
|Charles De Ketelaere||Club Brugge to AC Milan||77|
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:
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