FIFA released its first “Ones to Watch” player list for the new version of FIFA 21. The list is out rightly dominated by talents flowed to Premier League this season.
FIFA 21 is one of the best sports simulation games made ever. This is proven by early access gameplay and critics, along with players’ surprise. Though players remember EA’s unreasonable player ratings and its effects, now the dust has settled.
FIFA Ones to Watch
EA would release promotional FIFA “Ones to Watch” players at the start of the game’s season, to indicate potential transfers to clubs and notable players. These “Ones to watch” cards are for players from whom players and fans expect exceptional performance during the course of their league’s season.
These “Ones To Watch” cards will be available to players n FIFA Ultimate Team, where players can buy those cards to upgrade their team. These cards contain an advantage, which makes them sought-after.
The “Ones to Watch” cards contain the top 11 players from leagues. These cards have a base rating at the start of the season. After the start, if the player who has a one to watch card, performs well and has an in-form, like being in a TOTW (Team of the Week), his ratings would be upgraded. Some of the in-form lists are Team of the Week (TOTW), Man of the Match (MOM), European Team of the Tournament (ETT), and Hero or Record Breaker items received.
But if the player does not perform well, then the player’s ratings do not increase in the period. Players, for their special ability, demand these “Ones To Watch” cards. EA sells these cards at a higher price than other player cards. This year’s first “Ones to Watch” cards were in FIFA 21 packs from 6 p.m., GMT on Friday, Oct. 9, for a limited time.
The biggest transfers of the summer are #OnesToWatch 🔥
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) October 8, 2020
Premier League domination
For this year, FIFA 21 game came on October 1, 2020, while the common release date was October 9. This year’s “Ones to Watch” list came in Twitter from the official handle, comprising of major Premier League talents.
- Nathan Ake (79 CB) – Manchester City
- Allan (83 CM) – Everton
- Gareth Bale (83 RW) – Tottenham Hotspur
- Thomas Partey (84 CM) – Arsenal
- Alex Telles (84 LB) – Manchester United
- Hakim Ziyech (85 CAM) – Chelsea
- Timo Werner (85 ST) – Chelsea
- Martin Odegaard (83 CAM) – Real Madrid
- Luis Suarez (88 ST) – Atletico Madrid
- Victor Osimhen (79 ST) – Napoli
- Ichraf Hakimi (83 RM) – Inter Milan
Major League Soccer:
- Blaise Matuidi (83 CDM) – Inter Miami
This list shows that the transfers of this window have greatly affected the flow of this season. For example, Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, and Alex Telles seem to be favorite for many gamers, given their squads’ position.
Luis Suarez also does not have a competition to score goals in his new team Atletico. His card may evolve.
Nathan Ake might not seem a good choice to buy, but remembering tremendous surprises from players, no one might know what will happen. FIFA 21 will have other “Ones to Watch” list on next Friday.
FIFA 21 is now available to play for PS4, XBOX One, and PC. It will hit PS5 and Xbox series X once they come to the market.
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