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Liverpool and Man Utd combined FIFA 21 XI ahead of Premier League clash


The Premier League’s first place and second place team face off this weekend, with champions Liverpool hosting top of the table Manchester United at Anfield.

United’s 1-0 win over Burnley saw them go three points clear of Liverpool at the top of the table, with Jurgen Klopp’s side opening the door for United having failed to win any other their last three league matches, including a 0-1 defeat against Southampton on January 4.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have been excellent away from home in the Premier League this season, having won 11 of their last 12 matches away from home, but with Liverpool having not lost at home since April 2017, a run of 46 matches, United’s title credentials will face their sternest test yet this weekend.

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Ahead of this huge game between these historic rivals, there’s little doubt that publications up and down the country will be formulating the best combined Liverpool and Man United XI ahead of the game, based on opinion and/or stats.

But, what would a Liverpool and Man United combined XI look like based purely off FIFA 21 player ratings? Scroll down to find out.

Liverpool and Man United combined FIFA 21 XI

First, some ground rules. Firstly, players who are likely to be unavailable for this weekend’s game haven’t been considered, which rules out Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and more.

Also, the below Liverpool and Man United combined FIFA 21 XI has been based purely off FIFA 21 Career Mode ratings, not FIFA 21 Ultimate Team ratings, as players are restricted to certain positions on that game mode.

These ratings on FIFA 21 are accurate as of the latest player database update, which was released on January 11 for Xbox, PlayStation and PC.

So, without further ado, here’s the Liverpool and Man United combined FIFA 21 XI.

Liverpool and Man United combined FIFA 21 XI

GK: Alisson (Liverpool) – 90

RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – 87

CB: Fabinho ( Liverpool ) – 87

CB: Harry Maguire (Man United) – 81

LB: Andy Robertson (Liverpool) – 87

CDM: Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) – 86

CM: Bruno Fernandes (Man United) – 88

CM: Paul Pogba (Man United) – 86

RW: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 90

CF: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – 86

LW: Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – 90

Without Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez or Joel Matip, Fabinho has to move into the centre of defence for this strongest combined XI, otherwise, Fabinho would have to go into midfield and one of Eric Bailly (79) or Victor Lindelof (79) would have to be included, making the overall team weaker.

The likes of David De Gea (86), Marcus Rashford (85), Georginio Wijnaldum (85), Thiago (85), Edinson Cavani (84), Alex Telles (84) and Anthony Martial (83) are some of the players who miss out.

*FIFA 21 is out now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, with the next generation version of the game set to be released on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PlayStation 5 on December 4, 2020.

The voting for the FUT 21 Team of the Year squad began on Thursday January 7, 2021 at 4PM GMT. The FIFA 21 Ultimate Team TOTY voting is live now at EA.COM/TOTY.

Next-gen technology powered by Frostbite delivers an unprecedented level of player fidelity.

Fans can enjoy deeper definition in player physiques, including flexing muscles after strikes and strand-based hair on some of the top footballers, combined with dynamic lighting that accentuates footballers’ faces and kits for a whole new level of realism.

Additionally, fans who jump into FIFA 21 can also benefit from Dual Entitlement, enabling them to upgrade their copy of the game from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, or Xbox One to Xbox Series X/S at no extra cost.*





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FIFA 21 TOTY release date, predictions, leaks and FUT 21 promo details


The FIFA Ultimate Team TOTY is the most popular promo of the year for FUT fans, which often sees the very best player items released.

Within any FIFA Ultimate Team season there are always a number of big FUT promos, where highly-rated player items are released into packs, these include FUT promos such as Headliners, Future Stars, Rulebreakers, Freeze, FUTMAS, TOTGS, Winter Refresh, FUT Birthday and many more.

But the FUT Team of Year event is the promo where the highest-rated player items are released, with twelve players, selected by the community, are given cards that are often up to 99-rated.

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For example, in FIFA 20 Ultimate Team last year, Virgil van Dijk, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s TOTY items were 99-rated, with Kylian Mbappe, Kevin De Bruyne given 98-rated TOTY items, whilst Sadio Mane, N’Golo Kante and Alisson were given 97-rated TOTY items.

Due to their high ratings and incredible attributes, these TOTY items are likely to be the very best FUT player items that will be released throughout the entire season, with only the Team of the Season promo coming close, and therefore will be much sought-after items with high values on the transfer market.

So, when will the FIFA 21 TOTY promo be released? And, which players are likely to be included in the FUT 21 TOTY?

Check out all the latest info on the FIFA 21 TOTY promo below.

FIFA 21 TOTY Promo Release Date

When EA SPORTS confirmed that voting was underway on Thursday January 7, the FIFA 21 TOTY promo page on EA’s official website stated that voting for the FUT 21 TOTY closes on January 18, with the final Team of the Year to announced later in January, when special TOTY player items featuring some of the highest ratings of the season will be released in FUT 21 to celebrate each player’s incredible performances.

FUT 21 TOTY promo logo

Historically, TOTY promos begin on a Monday, with the winning players from the community vote being unveiled throughout the week. In FUT 20, the TOTY promo began on Monday January 6, 2020. In FUT 19, the TOTY promo began on Monday January 7, 2019.

Therefore, it seems likely that the FUT 21 TOTY promo will start releasing players into packs from Monday January 25, 2021.

However, prominent FUT community member @DonkTrading has stated on Twitter that a leaked code from the EA SPORTS website shows that the FUT 21 TOTY will be revealed on Friday January 22, 2021.

The code within the website says: “See who made the Ultimate XI on January 22!”

So, will the FUT 21 TOTY Ultimate XI be revealed on Friday January 22, with the players then starting to be released in packs from Monday January 25? Or, will EA SPORTS simply unveil and release the players on Friday January 22?

We’ll have to wait and see, but it’s likely to be one of those two dates for the FUT 21 TOTY promo to begin.

FIFA 21 TOTY Promo Details

The FIFA 21 Team of the Year (TOTY) is the biggest and most popular FUT promo, with the event featuring a selection of players based on their performances over the last calendar year, who are given special blue FUT items with significant upgrades and the best ratings of any FUT promo.

But what makes the FUT TOTY promo different to other FUT promos is that the team of eleven players that make up the Team of the Year squad, plus a 12th player, is decided by EA SPORTS FIFA community members by vote, with 70 TOTY Nominees up for selection.

The TOTY is normally made up of one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards, where each category can contain a player in any position.

FUT 21 TOTY Campaign Highlights:

  • TOTY is football awards, corrected: the Ultimate XI, influenced by the community and for all.
  • FIFA Ultimate Team’s one squad to rule them all, with some of the best items from the entire cycle, available selectively at first and then all at once, for a limited time.
  • Themed puzzle, Squad Building Challenge, and Objective content to support the broader squad driven campaign

The voting for the FUT 21 Team of the Year squad began on Thursday January 7, 2021 at 4PM GMT. The FIFA 21 Ultimate Team TOTY voting is live now at EA.COM/TOTY.

FIFA 21 TOTY (Team of the Year) Predictions

The FUT 20 TOTY squad was as follows; Alisson ( Liverpool ), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Matthijs de Ligt ( Juventus ), Andy Robertson (Liverpool); N’Golo Kante ( Chelsea ), Frenkie de Jong (FC Barcelona ), Kevin De Bruyne ( Manchester City ), Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona),Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain). Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) was named as the 12th TOTY squad member.

So, who would feature in the FUT 21 Team of the Year (TOTY) squad? Check out our predictions below.

  • GK: Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern Munich, Germany)
  • RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold ( Liverpool FC, England)
  • CB: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool FC, The Netherlands)
  • CB: Sergio Ramos ( Real Madrid, Spain)
  • LB: Alphonso Davies (FC Bayern Munich, Canada)
  • CM: Thiago Alcantara (FC Bayern Munich, now Liverpool, Spain)
  • CM: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City, Belgium)
  • CAM: Bruno Fernandes ( Manchester United, Portugal)
  • RW: Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona, Argentina)
  • ST: Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern Munich, Poland)
  • ST: Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus, Portugal)

12th player prediction: Sadio Mane (Liverpool, Senegal)

*FIFA 21 is out now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, with the next generation version of the game set to be released on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PlayStation 5 on December 4, 2020.

Next-gen technology powered by Frostbite delivers an unprecedented level of player fidelity.

Fans can enjoy deeper definition in player physiques, including flexing muscles after strikes and strand-based hair on some of the top footballers, combined with dynamic lighting that accentuates footballers’ faces and kits for a whole new level of realism.

Additionally, fans who jump into FIFA 21 can also benefit from Dual Entitlement, enabling them to upgrade their copy of the game from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, or Xbox One to Xbox Series X/S at no extra cost.*





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FIFA 21 TOTW 16 lineup confirmed with Marco Reus and Antoine Griezmann


The FIFA 21 Ultimate Team TOTW 16 lineup has been revealed, featuring FC Barcelona striker Antoine Griezmann and Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus.

The FIFA 21 Team of the Week 16 squad includes an 89-rated in-form version of Griezmann, whilst Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Keylor Navas is also included with an 89-rated in-form item and Dortmund forward Reus has been given an 86-rated in-form card.

Not a single Premier League player is included in the FUT 21 TOTW 16 lineup, due to a lot of the English clubs being involved in domestic cup competitions rather than league matches, with these cup games not counted towards TOTW selections.

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Other players included in the FUT 21 TOTW 16 lineup are Valencia left-back Jose Gaya, Juventus full-back Danilo, Villarreal midfielder Dani Parejo and AS Monaco forward Kevin Volland.

The FUT 21 TOTW 16 squad will be available in packs from 6pm UK time on Wednesday January 13, 2021.

The EA SPORTS FIFA Team of the Week will be revealed and released into packs at 6pm UK time every Wednesday this season.

Check out the full FIFA 21 Team of the Week (TOTW) 16 lineup below.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week (TOTW) 16 lineup

Here is the FIFA 21 Ultimate Team TOTW 16 squad, as confirmed by EA SPORTS on Wednesday January 13, 2021 at 6pm GMT. This team is in packs now until Wednesday January 20, 2021 at 5.59pm GMT.

GK: Keylor Navas (Paris Saint-Germain)

CB: Martin Hinteregger (Eintracht Frankfurt)

LB: Jose Gaya (Valencia)

RB: Danilo (Juventus)

CM: Dani Parejo (Villarreal)

RM: Achraf Hakimi (Inter)

CAM: Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund)

CM: Younes Belhanda (Galatasaray)

LW: Antoine Griezmann (FC Barcelona)

ST: Memphis Depay (Lyon)

The above TOTW cards will also be available in this week’s FUT Champions rewards, with the players available in player picks and packs, depending on how many wins achieved in the FUT Champions Weekend League.

You can check out our full FUT Champions Weekend League rewards guide here, with full confirmation of rewards for every rank.

*FIFA 21 is out now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, with the next generation version of the game out now on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PlayStation 5.

Fans can enjoy deeper definition in player physiques, including flexing muscles after strikes and strand-based hair on some of the top footballers, combined with dynamic lighting that accentuates footballers’ faces and kits for a whole new level of realism.

Additionally, fans who jump into FIFA 21 can also benefit from Dual Entitlement, enabling them to upgrade their copy of the game from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, or Xbox One to Xbox Series X/S at no extra cost.*





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FIFA 21 Title Update 8 patch notes confirmed featuring FUT match ball change


The FIFA 21 Title Update 8 includes a change where players will now see their own equipped match ball online, rather than their opponents’.

This is the latest major update to FIFA 21 by EA SPORTS, which has been released today for players on PC and will be coming soon to players on Xbox and PlayStation.

Other major changes include adjustments to the Team Press D-Pad tactic, Stepover and Reverse Step Over skill moves, defender positioning, referee logic and more.

There will also be a major visual update included in this patch, with 34 new Starheads and 29 existing Starheads updated, which EA SPORTS say will be activated at a later date through a Server Release.

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There are other major changes to other aspects and game modes within FIFA 21 in the latest update including, FIFA Ultimate Team, Volta Football, Career Mode, and some other audio and visual changes too.

Here are the full confirmed patch notes for the FIFA 21 Title Update 8, which is now live on PC, coming soon to Xbox and PlayStation.

FIFA 21 Title Update 8 full patch notes

The latest Title Update (Title Update 8) for FIFA 21 is now available on PC and coming soon to Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, with the update including the changes below.

Gameplay

Made the following changes:

  • Made several adjustments to the Team Press D-Pad Tactic.
    • Decreased the amount of time the Team Press D-Pad Tactic can be active for, before requiring cooldown, from 20 seconds to 15 seconds.
    • Once Team Press is requested, its effect takes 2 seconds to activate.
    • In situations where the defending team is using Team Press and recovers possession, Team Press will not automatically remain active on the following loss of possession.
  • Made several adjustments to Stepover and Reverse Step Over Skill Moves.
    • Both Skill Moves are no longer considered Easy Skill Moves and will be less effective when chained together while moving.
    • The animations for both Skill Moves have been slowed down.
    • Decreased player transition speed when exiting either Skill Move at forward angles.

Addressed the following issues:

  • The goalkeeper sometimes gets stuck to the net geometry and is unable to put the ball into play, resulting in matches not finishing within the expected time.
  • After a defender positioned themselves in front of the ball carrier following a heavy touch, the defender sometimes did not contest the ball.
  • Improved referee penalty kick logic in situations where the goalkeeper dives at the ball carrier’s feet.
  • Improved referee logic when making decisions in breakaway tackling situations outside of the box.
  • When a goalkeeper moved then stood still during a penalty kick, they could sometimes deflect the ball into their own net when it was hit directly at them.
    • This does not affect other types of potential deflections that could occur.
  • In situations where the ball carrier would start a shooting animation, but the shot was cancelled in time, the defender could sometimes perform an unintended blocking animation.

FIFA Ultimate Team

Made the following changes:

  • In online matches, players will no longer see their opponent’s equipped Ball Item, they will instead always see their own.
  • Co-Op Squad Battles matches can now be paused during gameplay by either player.
  • Co-Op Squad Battles matches no longer have a pause limit.

Addressed the following issues:

  • After claiming FUT Coins from Team Event Objectives, the overall FUT Coin total did not increase until FUT was exited and re-entered.
    • The correct amount of FUT Coins was being claimed, this issue only impacted when the display of the overall total would increase.
  • When a previously locked Objective group was unlocked, it continued to display as locked until the player exited and re-entered FUT.
  • The Co-Op widget could stop responding after the Pricing filter was used during a Transfer Market search.
  • After engaging with the Recommended Consumable Search option found in the Radial Menu, not all menu navigation button callouts were functioning as expected.
  • If a Co-Op Lobby guest left the Lobby while the Host was opening a pack, the Host’s menu background would incorrectly display.
  • When previewing Goal Music, Chant, Anthem, and Crowd Items in My Stadium, the audio would reset if the previewed Item was selected.
  • The progress UI would animate every time the Community Event screen was visited.
  • Updated Competitor Mode description.
  • The Club name was incorrectly displayed when viewing Player Ratings in the pause menu.
  • Updated the FUT Champions Qualification Points icon displayed on the Weekend League details screen.
  • Trophies displayed in Milestone Objectives were not facing in the correct direction.
  • Updated background on the pop up that displays when choosing a Season reward that has multiple choices.
  • When a Community Event was completed, the UI did not display correctly.
  • Addressed a potential stability issue that could occur in a Co-Op lobby.
  • Repetitive commentary could occur during some corner kicks.

Career Mode

Made the following change:

  • The potential quality of Youth Players is now more aligned with the general football region that they come from.

Addressed the following issues:

  • Player OVRs could remain unrealistically high in their 30s, resulting in players retiring seemingly at their peak.
  • Addressed further instances of Strikers taking too long to be retrained as Center Forwards.

VOLTA FOOTBALL

Addressed the following issues:

  • Some hairstyles did not display correctly.
  • Updated a typo on the message that displays when discarding items.

Pro Clubs

Addressed the following issue:

  • A Virtual Pro’s customised boot colours did not always save.

General, Audio, and Video

Made the following changes:

  • Updated badges, kits, 2D portraits, stadiums, and ad boards.
  • Added 34 new Starheads and updated 29 existing Starheads which will be activated at a later date through a Server Release.
    • Stay tuned to the EA SPORTS FIFA Tracker to learn when these Starheads will become active.

Addressed the following issues:

  • The Nike Serie A TIM Merlin 2019 Hi Vis ball did not display a shadow in game.
  • The inactivity timer did not start while the Origin overlay was active in some online matches.

*FIFA 21 is out now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The next generation version of FIFA 21 is also available now on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PlayStation 5.

Fans who jump into FIFA 21 can also benefit from Dual Entitlement, enabling them to upgrade their copy of the game from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, or Xbox One to Xbox Series X/S at no extra cost.





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FIFA 21 TOTW 16 predictions featuring Antoine Griezmann and Memphis Depay


The FUT 21 TOTW 16 lineup could include both Antoine Griezmann and Memphis Depay this week, with no Premier League players featuring.

It’s highly likely that no Premier League players will be included in the FIFA 21 Team of the Week 16 lineup, because there have been no Premier League fixtures, with clubs involved in domestic cup action over the past week, which don’t count towards TOTW selections.

However with three Premier League fixtures set to take place on Tuesday January 12, including Manchester United vs Burnley, Sheffield United vs Newcastle United and Wolves vs Everton, an exceptional individual performance from one of these games could lead to a late TOTW inclusion. We will update this article to reflect that, if that is the case.

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This means that the FUT 21 TOTW 16 lineup is likely to feature FC Barcelona forward Griezmann, who scored twice and registered an assist in Blaugrana’s 4-0 win against Granada. Lyon forward Depay also has a good chance of being included, after scoring twice in their 3-2 win against RC Lens.

Borussia Dortmund duo Marco Reus and Jadon Sancho both have a great chance of earning an in-form too, with both registering two goal contributions in their vital win against RB Leipzig. But, despite scoring twice, striker Erling Haaland will not be included in TOTW 16 as he was included in the FUT Headliners Team 2.

Check out our FIFA 21 Ultimate Team TOTW 16 predictions in full below.

FIFA 21 Ultimate Team TOTW (Team of the Week) 16 predictions

The FUT 21 TOTW 16 lineup will be picked on single performances only, so goals and assists are not added cumulatively within the TOTW period.

Also note that performances in domestic cup competitions do not count towards TOTW selection criteria. Only one player from any one team can be included in a TOTW lineup, barring exceptional circumstances.

Antoine Griezmann could be included in the FUT 21 TOTW 16 lineup

Also note that players included in either of the last two TOTW lineups are ineligible, as are players who have featured in a recent FUT 21 promo.

This is just a FUT 21 TOTW 16 prediction, so there is no guarantee that any players mentioned below will be included.

GK:Michael Esser (Hannover 96)

RB: Danilo ( Juventus /Piemonte Calcio)

LB: Jose Gaya (Valencia)

CB: Romain Thomas (Angers)

CM: Marcelo Brozovic (Inter)

CM: Dani Parejo (Villarreal)

RM: Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)

LW: Antoine Griezmann (FC Barcelona)

CF: Josip Ilicic (Atalanta)

CF: Memphis Depay (Lyon)

ST: Kevin Volland (AS Monaco)

Other players who could feature in the FUT 21 Team of the Week 16 include Marco Reus, Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala, Kenny Lala, Jason Denayer, Youssef En-Nesyri, Mauro Icardi, Gerard Moreno and Erin Zahavi.

The FIFA 21 Ultimate Team TOTW 16 squad is set to be announced at 6pm on Wednesday, January 13 2021, with the cards available in packs from 6pm on the same day.

The EA SPORTS FIFA Team of the Week will be revealed and released into packs at 6pm UK time every Wednesday this season.

*FIFA 21 is out now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The next generation version of FIFA 21 is also available now on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PlayStation 5.

Fans who jump into FIFA 21 can also benefit from Dual Entitlement, enabling them to upgrade their copy of the game from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, or Xbox One to Xbox Series X/S at no extra cost.





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FIFA 21 Headliners Team 2 released featuring Erling Haaland and Son Heung-min


The FUT 21 Headliners Team 2 has been released, with Erling Haaland and Son Heung-min among the players included.

Haaland and Son have both been given 89-rated Headliners items. However, the highest-rated player in the FIFA 21 Headliners Team 2 lineup is Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, who has been given a 92-rated Headliners item.

Napoli winger Hirving Lozano, AC Milan full-back Theo Hernandez, Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka and Sevilla defender Diego Carlos are also among the players included in the FUT 21 Headliners Team 2.

The FIFA 21 Ultimate Team Headliners Team 2 will be in packs from 6pm GMT on Friday January 8, with Team 1 going out of packs from this time.

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The FIFA 21 Ultimate Team Headliners Team 1 included the likes of Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes, Liverpool’s makeshift defender Fabinho, AS Monaco striker Wissam Ben Yedder, Crystal Palace striker Wilfried Zaha, Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix.

Check out the full FIFA 21 Headliners Team 2 below.

FIFA 21 Headliners Team 2 in full

  • CF: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) – 92
  • ST: Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) – 90
  • ST: Son Heung-min ( Tottenham Hotspur) – 89
  • RW: Hirving Lozano (Napoli) – 87
  • LB: Theo Hernandez (AC Milan) – 87
  • CM: Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich) – 87
  • CB: Diego Carlos (Sevilla) – 86
  • ST: Danny Ings ( Southampton ) – 85
  • CB: Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig) – 84
  • LW: Karl Toko Ekambi (Lyon) – 84
  • CM: Rafinha (Paris Saint-Germain) – 84

FUT 21 Headliners Team 2 in full

EA SPORTS have confirmed that if a Headliners player transfers/goes on loan during the season the Headliners item will remain at their previous club until they either receive an IF at their new club or their new club achieves a club winning streak from the time the player joins onwards.

At that point the Headliners item will be updated with the player’s new club.

FUT 21 Headliners Promo Details

The FUT 21 Headliners promo features special unique dynamic player items that are permanently upgraded with the potential to be further upgraded based on individual and team performances throughout the real-life 2020/21 season.

Each FUT 21 Headliners player item released through the promo is one in-form upgrade higher than their latest qualifying performance based In-Form (TOTW, MOTM, Hero or Team of the Group Stage item) or their base item.

Each time a Headliner recieves a performance based in-form, their Headliner item will also receive an in-form upgrade. This ensures that their Headliner item will always stay one in-form ahead for the remainder of the season.

But, that’s not all. FUT 21 Headliners will also receive an additional one-time permanent upgrade if their club achieves four back to back wins during the remainder of the domestic league season.

If this occurs, the Headliners item will remain two in-forms ahead of their last performance based in-form throughout FUT 21.

*FIFA 21 is out now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, with the next generation version of the game set to be released on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PlayStation 5 on December 4, 2020.

Next-gen technology powered by Frostbite delivers an unprecedented level of player fidelity.

Fans can enjoy deeper definition in player physiques, including flexing muscles after strikes and strand-based hair on some of the top footballers, combined with dynamic lighting that accentuates footballers’ faces and kits for a whole new level of realism.

Additionally, fans who jump into FIFA 21 can also benefit from Dual Entitlement, enabling them to upgrade their copy of the game from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, or Xbox One to Xbox Series X/S at no extra cost.*





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FIFA 21 TOTY (Team of the Year) Nominees confirmed in full with 70 players named

EA SPORTS have today confirmed all 70 of the FIFA 21 Ultimate Team TOTY Nominees, with fans now able to cast their vote as to who they want to see in the FUT 21 TOTY XI.

The FIFA 21 Team of the Year Nominees have been confirmed in full today, with 70 players in contention for a FUT 21 TOTY spot.

The FIFA 21 Team of the Year (TOTY) promo is a special Ultimate Team event that features 70 players based on their performances over the last calendar year. The final FUT 21 TOTY squad will be decided by EA SPORTS FIFA community members, who can now vote for the players they want to see in the final Ultimate XI.

As expected, Liverpool players dominate the list of TOTY Nominees with eight Reds players included, with players from Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Leicester City and Southampton also included. But, no Arsenal players feature.

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FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi features among the FUT 21 TOTY Nominees, with players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Joshua Kimmich, Romelu Lukaku, Sergio Ramos, Alphonso Davies and Manuel Neuer also featuring on the list.

The FIFA 21 Ultimate Team TOTY voting is live now at EA.COM/TOTY, and you can check out the full list of TOTY nominees pictured below. All pictures courtesy of EA SPORTS FIFA.

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FIFA 21 TOTW 15 confirmed with Cristiano Ronaldo and Joshua Kimmich included


The FUT 21 TOTW 15 squad features two in-forms rated higher than 90, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Joshua Kimmich both included.

Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a 94-rated inform after his FIFA 21 TOTW 15 inclusion, with the Old Lady forward scoring twice and registering an assist against Udinese in Serie A last weekend. Bayern Munich midfielder Kimmich is also included and has been rewarded with a 91-rated in-form card, after scoring once and assisting once in the Bavarians 5-2 win against Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga.

Inter striker Romelu Lukaku, Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas, Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney, West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek and Burnley defender Ben Mee are also included in the TOTW 15 lineup.

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The FUT 21 TOTW 15 squad will be available in packs from 6pm UK time on Wednesday January 6, 2021. The EA SPORTS FIFA Team of the Week will be revealed and released into packs at 6pm UK time every Wednesday this season.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week (TOTW) 15 lineup

Here is the FIFA 21 Ultimate Team TOTW 15 squad, as confirmed by EA SPORTS onWednesday January 6, 2021 at 6pm GMT, this team is in packs now until Wednesday January 13, 2021 at 5.59pm GMT.

Cristiano Ronaldo is in the FUT 21 TOTW 15 lineup

GK: Bartlomiej Dragowski (Fiorentina)

CB: Ben Mee (Burnley)

CB: Manuel Akanji (Borussia Dortmund)

LB: Kieran Tierney (Arsenal)

CDM: Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)

CM: Tomas Soucek (West Ham United)

CAM: Piotr Zielinski (Napoli)

LM: Jose Luis Morales (Levante)

ST: Romelu Lukaku (Inter)

ST: Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo)

ST: Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus /Piemonte Calcio)

The FUT 21 TOTW 15 squad in full

The above TOTW cards will also be available in this week’s FUT Champions rewards, with the players available in player picks and packs, depending on how many wins achieved in the FUT Champions Weekend League.

You can check out our full FUT Champions Weekend League rewards guide here, with full confirmation of rewards for every rank.

*FIFA 21 is out now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, with the next generation version of the game out now on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PlayStation 5.

Fans can enjoy deeper definition in player physiques, including flexing muscles after strikes and strand-based hair on some of the top footballers, combined with dynamic lighting that accentuates footballers’ faces and kits for a whole new level of realism.

Additionally, fans who jump into FIFA 21 can also benefit from Dual Entitlement, enabling them to upgrade their copy of the game from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, or Xbox One to Xbox Series X/S at no extra cost.*





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FIFA 21 TOTY (Team of the Year) predictions as voting start date confirmed


It’s almost time for the release of the FIFA 21 Ultimate Team TOTY (Team of the Year) promo, with the voting start date now confirmed.

The FIFA 21 Team of the Year (TOTY) is arguably the biggest and most popular FUT promo, with the event featuring a selection of players based on their performances over the last calendar year, who are given special blue FUT items with significant upgrades and the best ratings of any FUT promo.

But what makes the FUT TOTY promo different to other FUT promos is that the team of eleven players that make up the Team of the Year squad, plus a 12th player, is decided by EA SPORTS FIFA community members by vote, with 55 TOTY Nominees up for selection.

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The TOTY is normally made up of one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards, where each category can contain a player in any position.

FIFA 21 TOTY (Team of the Year) Predictions

The FUT 20 TOTY squad was as follows; Alisson (Liverpool), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus), Andy Robertson (Liverpool); N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Frenkie de Jong (FC Barcelona), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona),Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain). Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) was named as the 12th TOTY squad member.

EA SPORTS have confirmed that the voting for the FUT 21 Team of the Year squad will begin on Thursday January 7, 2021.

So, who would feature in the FUT 21 Team of the Year (TOTY) squad? Check out our predictions below.

Robert Lewandowski could be included in the FUT 21 TOTY squad
  • GK: Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern Munich, Germany)
  • RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool FC, England)
  • CB: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool FC, The Netherlands)
  • CB: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid, Spain)
  • LB: Alphonso Davies (FC Bayern Munich, Canada)
  • CM: Thiago Alcantara (FC Bayern Munich, now Liverpool, Spain)
  • CM: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City, Belgium)
  • CAM: Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United, Portugal)
  • RW: Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona, Argentina)
  • ST: Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern Munich, Poland)
  • ST: Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus, Portugal)

12th player prediction: Sadio Mane (Liverpool, Senegal)

This is a FUT 21 TOTY (Team of the Year) prediction, so there is no guarantee any of the players mentioned above will be included.

*FIFA 21 is out now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, with the next generation version of the game set to be released on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PlayStation 5 on December 4, 2020.

Next-gen technology powered by Frostbite delivers an unprecedented level of player fidelity.

Fans can enjoy deeper definition in player physiques, including flexing muscles after strikes and strand-based hair on some of the top footballers, combined with dynamic lighting that accentuates footballers’ faces and kits for a whole new level of realism.

Additionally, fans who jump into FIFA 21 can also benefit from Dual Entitlement, enabling them to upgrade their copy of the game from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, or Xbox One to Xbox Series X/S at no extra cost.*





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FIFA 21 Headliners Team 2 predictions, FUT 21 promo details and release date


The FIFA 21 Ultimate Team Headliners promo launched last Friday with Team 1, and now the release of Team 2 is almost upon us.

The FIFA 21 Ultimate Team Headliners Team 1 featured eleven players, with Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes, Liverpool’s makeshift defender Fabinho, AS Monaco striker Wissam Ben Yedder, Crystal Palace striker Wilfried Zaha, Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix and more all included.

The FUT 21 Headliners promo features special unique dynamic player items that are permanently upgraded with the potential to be further upgraded based on individual and team performances throughout the real-life 2020/21 season. The Headliners promo was first introduced in FIFA 19 Ultimate Team, with players like Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Ousmane Dembele included.

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Each FUT 21 Headliners player item released through the promo is one in-form upgrade higher than their latest qualifying performance based In-Form (TOTW, MOTM, Hero or Team of the Group Stage item) or their base item.

Each time a Headliner recieves a performance based in-form, their Headliner item will also receive an in-form upgrade. This ensures that their Headliner item will always stay one in-form ahead for the remainder of the season.

But, that’s not all. FUT 21 Headliners will also receive an additional one-time permanent upgrade if their club achieves four back to back wins during the remainder of the domestic league season .

FUT 21 Headliners Team 1 was released on Friday January 1, 2021.

If this occurs, the Headliners item will remain two in-forms ahead of their last performance based in-form throughout FUT 21.

In addition, EA SPORTS have confirmed that if a Headliners player transfers/goes on loan during the season the Headliners item will remain at their previous club until they either receive an IF at their new club or their new club achieves a club winning streak from the time the player joins onwards. At that point the Headliners item will be updated with the player’s new club.

It has been confirmed that the FUT 21 Headliners Team 2 will be released at 6pm GMT on Friday January 8, 2021.

So, which players could be included in the FUT 21 Headliners Team 2 squad? Check out the predictions below.

FIFA 21 Headliners Team 2 predictions

This is just a FUT 21 Headliners Team 2 prediction, so there is no guarantee that any players mentioned below will be included.

Grealish could be included in the FUT 21 Headliners Team 2 squad

CB: Clement Lenglet (FC Barcelona )

CB: Gabriel Magalhaes ( Arsenal )

LB: Ben Chilwell ( Chelsea )

LB: Theo Hernandez (AC Milan)

CM: Federico Valverde ( Real Madrid )

CAM: Jack Grealish (Aston Villa)

CAM: Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich)

CAM: Dani OImo (RB Leipzig)

RW: Riyad Mahrez (Man City)

ST: Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo)

ST: Harry Kane ( Tottenham Hotspur)

*FIFA 21 is out now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, with the next generation version of the game set to be released on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PlayStation 5 on December 4, 2020.

Next-gen technology powered by Frostbite delivers an unprecedented level of player fidelity.

Fans can enjoy deeper definition in player physiques, including flexing muscles after strikes and strand-based hair on some of the top footballers, combined with dynamic lighting that accentuates footballers’ faces and kits for a whole new level of realism.

Additionally, fans who jump into FIFA 21 can also benefit from Dual Entitlement, enabling them to upgrade their copy of the game from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, or Xbox One to Xbox Series X/S at no extra cost.*





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