First FIFA 21 Ones To Watch Squad is Full of Premier League Talent

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FIFA 21 kicks off the yearly Ones To Watch promo with a team full of the best players who’ve moved real-world clubs during the offseason.

FIFA 21 hits its full launch tomorrow. Sure, people who ordered the more expensive versions have been playing for a while, but for most, October 9 is release day. Alongside that launch, EA is dropping a brand new version of their popular Ones To Watch promo. These cards are new versions of players who have transferred teams in the off-season. They start at the player’s base rating but will grow in rating every time the player gets an Inform card. This makes them some of the more fun live cards in the game. EA revealed Team 1 today and it’s full of the latest Premier League talent. Check it out.

Of the 11 players, seven are from top-flight English football. Which makes sense considering how many players have flocked to that league this year. If you’re able to get one, I think most people would want either Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, or Alex Telles. Those three seem like the most likely to get upgrades given their position and talent. Thomas Partey, Gareth Bale, Allan, and Nathan Ake round out the Premier League members of the squad. It’s hard to see someone like Ake getting enough Informs to become top-tier, but OTW is always such a crapshoot that it’s impossible to predict. Just look at Joao Felix’s card from last year to see how crazy the market can get.

Outside of the Prem, Luis Suarez and Martin Odegaard do their part to represent La Liga. Suarez is a particularly interesting look because he already has an Inform this season, so his OTW comes in already upgraded. Plus, now that he’s playing for Atletico, I wouldn’t be surprised to see his goal total go up. After all, he’s no longer competing with the likes of Lionel Messi for shots.

The last two players come from the Italian Serie A with Achraf Hakimi and Victor Osimhen. I’m running a Serie A squad this year and already love Osimhen in my starter squad. So, I can’t wait to see where this card settles. He might be an instant purchase for me to pair with the OTW Sandro Tonali EA put into SBCs a few days ago.

Of course, we’ll still have another OTW team drop next Friday. Plus, there will likely be a few more you can earn via SBCs and Objectives. Hopefully, those releases give the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 some love. And, as an American, I would love to see Sergino Dest get one for his move to Barcelona. That said, it’s certainly shaping up to be quite a good start for FUT in FIFA 21.

FIFA 21 is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The game hits PS5 and Xbox Series X once those systems launch.

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