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Huge Gorilla explains why FUT Birthday Rashford is a “total ripoff”

Published: 2/Apr/2020 4:15

by Isaac McIntyre

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Manchester United’s golden boy Marcus Rashford was one of the headliners for FIFA 20’s latest Ultimate Team promo, FUT Birthday, but while many are celebrating his 90-rated upgrade, Spencer ‘Huge Gorilla’ Ealing isn’t convinced.

FIFA 20’s newly-released FUT Birthday promo featured big names like  Kylian Mbappe, Eden Hazard, and Antoine Griezmann, but it was popular Premier League striker Rashford many tipped as a top pick in the upgraded team.

Not everyone is sold, though. After getting his hands on the boosted English forward’s new card, YouTube star Huge Gorilla took him for a spin in the Weekend League. After 30 games, Ealing has dubbed the card a “total ripoff.”

Marcus Rashford's mega-Birthday upgrade is wowing many, but not Huge Gorilla.
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Marcus Rashford’s mega-Birthday upgrade is wowing many, but not Huge Gorilla.

“Inconsistent” Rashford not worth the coins, says Gorilla

According to Gorilla, who revealed his thoughts on Rashford’s Birthday card in his latest FUT Champs video, the English forward is just “too inconsistent” to provide the game-changing impact a multi-million coin card should bring to the team.

“I think people will disagree with me, whether you’ve used him or not… but he’s not worth 1.5 million coins, that’s a total ripoff. He’s not agile. His finishing is kind of decent, yeah, but he’s inconsistent with that as well,” the YouTube star explained.

“1.5 to 1.6 million coins is what I paid for him. For that, I’m expecting something really good from that. He doesn’t offer me anything different to an 89 Kylian Mbappe [the French star’s base gold card]. Nothing made me say ‘oh my god’.”

Screenshot via Huge Gorilla, YouTube
Huge Gorilla played Rashford’s 91-rated card at left CAM in this star-studded squad.

Would Rashford work better as a pure ST?

Gorilla did admit his positional choice for the United striker’s boosted card may have played a part in his “disappointment,” though. Rashford was released as a 90-rated striker, but spent Ealing’s WL run as a left-sided CAM – moving in-game. 

There’s not a lot of difference between the two roles, to be fair. According to FIFA stats site FUTBIN, the card’s base stats rank at 87 as a ST, and 86 as a CAM. In Huge Gorilla’s eyes, there shouldn’t be a big difference.

“He has five-star weak foot and skills, but I didn’t really see that playing him at left mid. If he was at striker, maybe he’s better; he wasn’t special enough to warrant the price tag. He was decent… but for 1.5m that’s a big no from me,” he added.

For mobile readers, the related segment begins at 5:59 in the video below.

Who could be a better FUT signing than Rashford?

Marcus Rashford’s FUT Birthday card may not be worth the pickup, but that doesn’t mean the whole promo is a write-off, Gorilla said. According to the YouTuber, another Premier League star is the “hidden gem” for the team.

That ‘gem’ is Newcastle’s French forward Allan Saint-Maximin. Gorilla admitted the RW card was “in the top three or four” best cards he’d used in FIFA 20. He went as far as to say it felt “the same as Neymar,” if not even better.

Saint-Maximin is currently selling for around one million coins on Xbox, and 1.2m on PS4 and PC. If you are looking for a cheaper card, Gorilla added you could stick to FUT’s tried-and-true striker ⁠— Mbappe currently costs around 400-500k.

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FIFA 21 Team of the Week 5 live: Gomez, Valverde, Zaha, more

Published: 28/Oct/2020 18:10 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 18:12

by Isaac McIntyre

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FIFA 21 is now five weeks in, and that means Team of the Week 5 has arrived in Ultimate Team. Here’s everything we know about the mid-week promo, including the new TOTW 5 players, release time, and more.

Last week’s TOTW was highlighted by Rashford, Werner, and Ederson. This week, we’re getting even more must-have strikers and midfielders. The world’s best football players show up this week in TOTW 5 after game-changing performances in real life. 

Here’s everything we know about the mid-week promo so far, including when it will drop in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team. 

FIFA Team of the Week 5

FIFA 21 TOTW 5 FUT
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FIFA 21 Team of the Week 5

Many of these cards are underwhelming, but there are definitely some gems in here. Luis Alberto and Kimmich will add a defensive midfield presence to any German or Bundesliga team and should go for a good price.

Premier League fans can also rejoice in seeing Zaha, with a 92 pace, as well as Joe Gomez on this list. Make sure to check all these new cards out on the market to see how they are doing over the next week.

Team of the Week 5 start time

On October 28, FIFA publishers EA SPORTS will release the fourth batch of Team of the Week cards for this year’s annual release. The promo will begin at 6pm (UK time), as per usual.

That means 6pm BST, 12pm CT, 1pm EST, 3am AEST for those around the world.

These boosted player upgrades are now announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21. Keep your eyes peeled on our Twitter account — we always make sure to share the team as soon as it’s live.

Palace's talismanic winger Wilfred Zaha had a hand in both his team's goals against Aston Villa.
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Palace’s talismanic winger Wilfred Zaha had a hand in both his team’s goals against Aston Villa.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 5 leaks

It seems like every TOTW comes with early leaks in FIFA 21 so far, and Team of the Week 5  has been no different too. After gathering leaks from MarcFUTTrader, sbc_tips, FUTRORY, and also futinvestments on Instagram, it looks set to be a good week for special cards. 

Here’s the full list of FIFA 21 cards that have leaked so far:

  • Wilfred Zaha
  • Federico Valverde
  • Luis Alberto
  • Paulinho
  • Patrick Bamford
  • Lassina Traoré
  • Joshua Kimmich
  • Joe Gomez

Our FIFA 21 TOTW 5 predictions

Here are our guesses from earlier, let’s see how many we got right!

Here’s our list of predictions:

Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji might hit 80+ pace with a Team of the Week upgrade.
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Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji could hit 80+ pace with a Team of the Week upgrade.
  • Edouard Mendy – Chelsea 
  • Tomeu Nadal – Albacete
  • Pedro Gonçalves – Sporting Lisbon
  • Alan Browne – Preston North End
  • Lewis Ferguson – Aberdeen
  • Mario Hermoso – Atlético Madrid 
  • Bart van Hintum – Groningen
  • Manuel Akanji – Borussia Dortmund
  • Danilo D’Ambrosio – Inter Milan
  • Maximilian Arnold – Wolfsburg
  • Houssem Aouar – Lyon
  • Federico Valverde – Real Madrid
  • Paulinho – Guangzhou Evergrande
  • Gaetano Castrovilli – Fiorentina
  • Edin Višća – İstanbul Başakşehir
  • Diogo Jota – Liverpool
  • Wilfried Zaha – Crystal Palace
  • João Pedro – Caligari
  • Lassina Traoré – Ajax (Recordbreaker)
  • Sergio Santos – Philadelphia Union
  • Patrick Bamford – Leeds
  • Kylian Mbappé – PSG
  • Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich

So, there you have it ⁠— Dexerto’s full list of reveals and predictions for TOTW 5 in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team FUT!