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Lukas Podolski’s FIFA 20 Ultimate Team starting XI has been revealed

Published: 6/Apr/2020 16:24 Updated: 6/Apr/2020 16:48

by Connor Bennett

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Legendary German forward Lukas Podolski has had his FIFA 20 Ultimate Team starting XI revealed, but there appears to be a lack of Icons in the lineup. 

In recent years, German football has had a wide variety of attacking options to choose from, but there might none more well traveled than Lukas Podolski. The Polish-born forward has played across his homeland and further afield in Europe – and he even ventured over to Japan to play for Vissel Kobe. 

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Wherever he has gone, the 34-year-old has guaranteed goals. He’s got over 200 of them in his career – both domestically and internationally – and, in the process, has become a cult hero in FIFA Ultimate Team. Like many of his fellow professional players, the German seems to be a fan of FUT himself, generating a solid virtual lineup.

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Podolski played for Vissel Kobe before joining Antalyaspor.

The Antalyaspor forward’s FIFA 20 Ultimate Team was revealed after Reddit user amdrag88 came across him in a match. It was clear to see that it was, in fact, Podolski seeing as he had a 99-rated custom pro player card of his own.

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Though, that card seems to be by far and away the best in his team seeing as he hasn’t chosen to pick up any icons along the way. Instead, the former German international has a relatively modest squad of players ranging from base cards to lower-rated special variants.

However, you can’t help but notice that he has Barcelona striker Antoine Griezmann in the heart of midfield – seemingly for team chemistry purposes as it’s a position that he isn’t used to at all. 

Lukas Podolski’s FIFA 20 Ultimate Team

  • GK: Marc Andre Ter-Stegen – 90
  • LB: Jordi Alba – 87
  • RB: Joshua Kimmich – 86
  • CB: Clement Llenget – 85
  • CB: Niklas Sule – 85
  • CM: Antoine Griezmann – 89
  • CAM: Corentin Tolisso – 85
  • CAM: Florian Kainz – 85
  • RM: Lukas Podolski – 99
  • LM: Moussa Diaby – 85
  • ST: Alassane Plea – 87

Lukas Podolskis Team with his pro Player card from FIFA

Now, of course, Podolski could just splash out on icons to give himself a better lineup but seeing a professional player who breaks the mold and goes without them is commendable. 

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Though he has plenty of rising Bundesliga stars in his team, it would be nice to see him link back up with some of his old teammates.

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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

FIFA 21 TOTW 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.