FIFA 21 brings its second batch of Ones To Watch stars on October 16. This go-around, players like Kai Havertz, Leroy Sane, and Thiago will be available.
Outside of Future Stars, Ones To Watch is probably the most exciting promo FIFA does every year. Likely because these cards are live and upgrade as the players earn informs. And this year is no different. The first team dropped last Friday and included some massive names like Timo Werner, Gareth Bale, and Allan. Today, EA Sports pulled back the curtain on the second team and, as you might expect, it’s full of talent, but lacking one key American. Check it out below.
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This FIFA 21 team is, unquestionably less stacked at the top, but still has some players you might want to pick up if the coins are right. Team one had seven of the eleven players coming from Premier League teams, and team two is almost the same. Non-Premier League players get a whole five players this go-around, which is a bit disappointing. Especially when you consider that two of the four OTW players available in Objectives and SBCs have been from the English top-flight as well.
EA’s Premier League bias aside, the players they’ve included are certainly deserving. Expect to see players like Kai Havertz and Leroy Sane (the only Bundesliga player in either team) costing you a pretty penny if you want to pick them up. Nelson Semedo is also worth a shout given that he’s already one of the better right-backs in the Prem. He certainly has a better than average chance of getting the upgrade.
Another I’d keep an eye on if you have a Prem side is Rodrigo. His gold card is ridiculously popular, and Leeds loves to score goals. If he doesn’t get at least one upgrade, it’ll be surprising.
Personally, I run a Serie A squad, and neither Vidal nor Arthur fits my playstyle. So, the one player I’m considering picking up is Jonathan David. His Team of Season So Far card from FIFA 20 was one of my favorites of that cycle. Having his blistering pace and five-star weak foot coming off the bench sounds like a dream.
Speaking of dreams, EA, I’m begging you to give me a Sergino Dest OTW. The young American just made a big-time move to Barcelona. If that doesn’t deserve a card from this promo, I’m not sure what does. Look, as an American, I don’t have much to look forward to in terms of FIFA. Just give me this one card, please.
FIFA 21 is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Ones To Watch team two hits packs on October 16.