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Galatasaray’s Younès Belhanda has his FIFA 20 Ultimate Team revealed

Published: 4/Mar/2020 12:43

by Jacob Hale

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Galatasaray midfielder Younès Belhanda has had his star-studded FIFA 20 Ultimate Team starting XI revealed, and there’s a serious mix of talent in there.

Belhanda has made 24 appearances for his team this season, racking up five goals and two assists in all competitions to boot.

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Galatasaray are on a 10-game winning streak at the time of writing and placed third in the Turkish Super Lig, behind only Istanbul Basaksehir and Trabzonspor. It seems, though, that Belhanda has brought his game to the virtual world, too, and made a near-formidable squad in Ultimate Team.

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Belhanda is no stranger to winning.

The Moroccan has opted to not include any of his national or domestic peers in the squad in lieu of making as strong a team as he can, which fits the mold of what top players are playing with.

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He’s got the likes of Zinedine Zidane and Neymar mixed in with some slightly more surprising choices, and it’s fair to say the squad definitely would be the envy of most players. However, the very best might have some questions about Belhanda’s choices.

Younes Belhanda’s FIFA 20 Ultimate Team starting XI

  • GK: Marc-Andre ter Stegen (91)
  • LB: Alex Telles (87)
  • CB: Rio Ferdinand (85)
  • CB: Raphael Varane (89)
  • RB: Nelson Semedo (82)
  • LM: Neymar (92)
  • CM: N’Golo Kante (97)
  • RM: Lucas Moura (87)
  • CAM: Zinedine Zidane (94)
  • CAM: Claude Makelele (87)
  • ST: Younes Belhanda (99)

Just played against Younes Belhanda 99 card. He gave me a good game, didn’t expect it. from r/FIFA

In the comments of the Reddit post, some users said that they find the team odd, mainly because besides Belhanda’s 99-rated card and Zidane, it’s a pretty attainable team, unlike the maxed-out squads you typically see real players have.

The most notable inclusions are that of a regular Gold Semedo at right-back, and Lucas Moura at right-midfield, which are two cards many players will own or previous had in their sides.

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At least if Galatasaray somehow fails to qualify for European competition this season, Belhanda might have a good chance at doing well in FUT Champs and representing the club in another way. That does seem very unlikely, though.

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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.