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Lazio’s Luis Alberto has his FIFA 20 Ultimate Team starting XI revealed

Published: 20/Mar/2020 3:13

by David Purcell


Luis Alberto’s star studded Ultimate Team has been revealed by one of his FIFA 20 opponents, but there’s no place in his lineup for any of his Lazio teammates. 

Many pro footballers plying their trade in Italy, and more broadly across the world, will have a lot more time on their hands due to the current global situation – and one past time the former Liverpool man appears to enjoy is FIFA.

Alberto not only boasts his own 99 rated card, which is a telltale sign you’re playing against a pro as EA SPORTS only distribute these to accounts associated with the players, but a number of other major stars of the game made the cut as well.

Lazio’s Stadio Olimpico is on FIFA 20, so maybe Alberto plays at the stadium in Ultimate Team.

The Spaniard had made room for Sergio Ramos at right back, but that card doesn’t play on the same side of the field to Alberto, who is on the left with Alex Sandro’s Player Moments special card (91) sitting behind him in defensive support.

This card can be obtained by completing a promo Squad Building Challenge. For those who would like to complete it, here’s a useful guide on how to do so.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the team in-full.

Luis Alberto’s FIFA 20 Ultimate Team

  • GK: Thibaut Courtois (90)
  • CB: Paolo Maldini (95)
  • CB: Rafael Varane (89)
  • RB: Sergio Ramos (93)
  • LB: Alex Sandro (91)
  • CDM: Luis Alberto (99)
  • CDM: Lionel Messi (96)
  • CAM: Ronaldo (94)
  • CAM: Ronaldinho (95)
  • CAM: Patrick Vieira (92)
  • ST: Kylian Mbappe (98)

Just played against Luis Alberto 🙂 from FIFA

As the snap above shows, courtesy of Reddit user longusdongus-1102, while Alberto might not have picked any of Lazio’s players, he did opt for one of Serie A’s greatest ever defenders in Paolo Maldini. Not to mention the eye watering forwards in Mbappe, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo (R9).

One thing that’s quite interesting is his position for Messi, who looks to be operating in a defensive midfield position based on the loading screen graphic.

However, we suspect him and Vieira will swap with in-game tactics – a decision that might have been made for chemistry. Either that, or Luis wants to see how the Barcelona legend would operate in a different role altogether.

So, there you have it! That’s what the latest version of Luis Alberto’s team looks like in FIFA and we imagine in the coming weeks, he’ll be spending even more time on the game mode. You never know, you might be the one to face him next.


Are EA servers down? FIFA 21 server status, maintenance & downtime

Published: 4/Dec/2020 1:43 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 1:45

by David Purcell


FIFA 21 players are never happy when the EA servers are down, and it appears that the latest offering of the popular football franchise is struggling with issues on December 3, with widespread reports from players unable to find games in Ultimate Team. 

With next-gen consoles finally jumping onboard the FIFA 21 hype train, the servers were expected to struggle. Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 players got access to the next-gen game on December 3, with all-new graphics and big performance boosts.

As always though, there are a few teething problems with the online services with so many players trying to hop onto the game at once, and it appears that on the same day, many were unable to gain access to FIFA 21’s online capabilities.

So, let’s take a look at the latest update on connectivity issues.

Co-Op in FIFA 21
Players won’t be celebrating when the EA servers go down.

Are EA servers down for FIFA 21?

December 3, 2020

The FIFA 21 servers have been struggling with the increased load from next-gen consoles. While players have noted they were struggling to log in, the FIFA Direct Communication Twitter has reported a new issue with matchmaking.

“We are aware that players are currently unable to matchmake in FIFA 21 FUT, across all platforms. We are investigating and will provide an update when one is available,” they said.

It’s not just next-gen players who are affected, but players across all platforms, regardless of whether you’re on the older consoles, or even PC.

The outage has been going on since around 7:30pm ET, although its still spiking hours later, according to Down Detector.

The site confirms there are reported “issues” with EA’s servers, as expected, meaning players are unable to play FIFA Ultimate Team and their Division Rivals matches.

EA has yet to comment on how long this outage will last, but hopefully, it wraps up before too long. We’ll keep you posted with updates to this article in due course.

Stick with us @UltimateTeamUK for more updates on EA servers, FIFA 21 news, and more. We’ll be updating this page when we have more details.