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Virgil van Dijk’s FIFA 20 Ultimate Team starting XI has been revealed

Published: 3/Feb/2020 9:57

by David Purcell

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Virgil van Dijk might be playing in the best team in the world this season, but how many of his Liverpool teammates make it into his very own FIFA 20 Ultimate Team? 

Jurgen Klopp’s side have managed to go over 40 games unbeaten in the Premier League, not to mention their Champions League heroics of the previous season, and the big Dutchman striding around at center-back has been an integral part of the successful setup.

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Just like many professional footballers playing Ultimate Team, Van Dijk has been given his very own 99 special card by EA SPORTS – which is a surefire way of knowing you have come up against a pro in-game.

Van Dijk celebrating his FIFA 20 cover star status
Virgil Van Dijk, Twitter
Virgil was named as one of FIFA 20’s cover stars during Liverpool’s 2019 pre-season tour of the United States.

Reddit user McStazza couldn’t believe his luck after facing off against the Champions League winner, and Premier League winner in waiting, posting the side that he fielded against him on February 1, in Division Rivals.

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While the inclusion of his own special card was always going to be a certainty, there are a lot of Brazilian players in Virgil’s team, including icons such as Ronaldo, Pele, Ronaldinho, and more.

There’s enough room for some Dutch talent from years gone by, too, though – as Clarence Seedorf, Ronald Koeman, and Ruud Gullit made the cut. So, let’s take a look at the whole lineup and see how many Liverpool stars were picked.

Virgil van Dijk’s FIFA 20 Ultimate Team

  • GK: Allison Becker (89)
  • CB: Virgil van Dijk (99)
  • CB: Ronald Koeman (88)
  • LB: Andy Robertson (86)
  • RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold (85)
  • CDM: Clarence Seedorf (88)
  • CM: Ruud Gullit (90)
  • CM: Lionel Messi (94)
  • CAM: Ronaldinho (91)
  • ST: Pele (95)
  • ST: Ronaldo (94)

Van Dijks ultimate team from FIFA


Clearly, there are a lot of unbelievable cards to talk about, with two in-form flying fullbacks included in the mix, and an impressive midfield three of Messi, Seedorf, and Gullit. Not to mention the Brazilian flair of the attackers, who probably chip in with their fair share of goals too.

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Van Dijk isn’t the only Dutchman to have their Ultimate Team starting lineup revealed in recent times, however, as Quincy Promes’ side was revealed by another player too.

So, now that you have seen his team, do you think you could beat Virgil in FIFA 20? That defense might be a tough one to break down.

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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.