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FIFA player spends over $8,500 on Ultimate Team packs with crazy results

Published: 5/Feb/2020 17:47

by Jacob Hale

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A FIFA YouTuber has spent over $8,500 on Ultimate Team packs for a video, and it has shown what kind of cards you can expect to pull if you’re willing to invest some serious money – and have luck on your side.

Ultimate Team allows players to purchase cards of the best football players in the world, slotting them into your squad to make your team better. But if you can’t afford to get the top players with the coins you’ve earned, you might be tempted to open packs in the hope of pulling an expensive player and improving your team’s worth.

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At an exact cost of £6,614 ($8,592.84), ChrisMD – joined by Sidemen’s Wroetoshaw – wanted to go all-in on his Ultimate Team squad and hit big, and it’s fair to say he got as much as you would expect from such a huge investment, with all variety of players joining his club.

YouTube: ChrisMD
Chris has nearly 5 million subscribers on YouTube.

In the very first pack of the video, Chris pulls an 89-rated Luis Suarez which, at the time of writing, is worth little under 40,000 coins — far better than many will get when opening packs.

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Following it up, they pack the likes of Raheem Sterling (~50,000 coins, according to Futbin) and Toni Kroos (~30,000), which are decent players to build squads around or sell for a bit of profit… but not enough to get them jumping for joy.

There were some pulls, however, that got them excited. A 90-rated Icon Emilio Butragueno (~1.3m) was the biggest to start with, but once Harry had left and Chris took the reins himself, it got a lot better.

In his third solo pack, Chris was lucky enough to get a Team of the Year Allison Becker, Liverpool’s 97-rated star goalkeeper, worth around half a million coins.

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He goes on to pick up an 89-rated Kaka Icon (~700k) and the formidable 98-rated Team of the Year Kylian Mbappe, which is currently going at around 5 MILLION coins across all platforms.

From his newfound riches, Chris manages to pull the likes of Andy Robertson, Kenny Dalglish, Michael Ballack, Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt (among other highly-rated players), making his team value skyrocket.

Having almost $10k spare to spend on Ultimate Team packs would be a dream for most FIFA players, but for now, we have to live vicariously through Chris, who seems very happy with his pack luck in this video.

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With Team of the Year cards now out, we’ll likely see a lot of players trying their luck with pack openings — but chances are, it won’t get much better than this for Chris.

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FIFA 21 TOTW 2 live: Lewandowski, Haaland, Kane, Saint-Maximin, more

Published: 7/Oct/2020 18:05 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 18:11

by Isaac McIntyre

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EA SPORTS have released the second batch of Team of the Week players in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, and it looks like there are some exciting cards up for grabs this week.

Following the completion of another busy game week across football’s top-flight leagues, a new set of TOTW players has been released, featuring some huge names and valuable cards.

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Dexerto made a number of predictions earlier in the week, included at the bottom of this article, so let’s see how they stacked up with leaks and ultimately, the official team as well.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2

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The full Team of the Week #2 in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team!

Just as with the first Team of the Week, the second TOTW squad is stacked with top talent, such as the likes of Lewandowski, Courtois, Kane, and Haaland. While not as high-rated as those studs, the likes of Milan’s Hernandez and Newcastle’s Saint-Maximin should also draw a lot of attention as being “meta” players.

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Here are some of the players you might be interested in:

  • Erling Haaland (86)
  • Robert Lewandowski (92)
  • Harry Kane (89)
  • Thibaut Courtois (90)
  • Ben Chilwell (84)
  • Theo Hernandez (83)
  • Jack Grealish (83)
  • Ollie Watkins (81)
  • Allan Saint-Maximin (83)
  • Renato Sanchez (82)
  • Marcel Halstenberg (84)

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2 leaked

Ahead of EA SPORTS confirming the full TOTW #2, the full squad was claimed to have been leaked – and the leaker even managed to get his hands on the same image that EA would end up tweeting out.

When did TOTW 2 go live in FIFA 21?

EA SPORTS revealed this next FIFA Team of the Week squad at 6PM (UK time) Wednesday, October 7, 2020. As per usual, they were announced and droped into packs at 6pm BST / 12pm CT / 1pm EST / 3am AEST.

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These boosted player upgrades are now being announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21, unlike other years where we knew about them three hours prior. 

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This could be a cracking TOTW just in time for the full FIFA 21 release!

FIFA 20 Team of the Week 32 predictions

What a week! Competitions around the world have come back for the 2020/21 season, soon after the end of last year’s staggering campaign. The back-to-back nature of these seasons, it seems, is going to lead to some exciting games.

The biggest news from the Premier League this week was Aston Villa and Tottenham each dolling out huge defeats for Liverpool and Manchester United respectively. Ollie Watkins scored three and assisted one as he led the Villans to a 7–2 victory over the champions, while Heung Min Son was unplayable against United.

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There were a number of other standout performances across the weekend too. Neymar Jr. was at his electric best against Angers, while FIFA 21 cover star Erling Haaland kept up his goalscoring record in a 4–0 win over Freiburg on Saturday.

Here are our TOTW 2 predictions, so let’s see how many we got right this week!

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TOTW 2 predictions

  • GK – Marko Dmitrović – SD Eibar
  • GK – Jiri Pavlenka – Werder Bremen
  • CB – Marvin Friedrich – Union Berlin
  • RB – Facundo Roncaglia – Osasuna 
  • LB – Ben Chilwell – Chelsea
  • LB – Aaron Cresswell – West Ham United
  • LB – Marcel Halstenberg – RB Leipzig
  • CM – Jorginho – Chelsea
  • CM – Mikel Merino – Real Sociedad
  • CM – Dani Di Wit – AZ Alkmaar
  • CM – Mario Pasalic – Atalanta
  • CAM – Jack Grealish – Aston Villa
  • RW – James Rodriguez – Everton
  • RM – Marcus Harness – Portsmouth
  • RW – Galeno – Braga 
  • LM – Allan Saint-Maximin – Newcastle United
  • LW – Neymar – PSG
  • LW – Heung Min Son – Spurs
  • ST – Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund 
  • ST – Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich
  • ST – Patson Daka –  RB Salzburg
  • ST – Callum Wilson – Newcastle United
  • ST – Ollie Watkins – Aston Villa

As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA 21 news, updates, leaks, guides, and more.