FIFA 20: TOTW 1 Prediction (Ultimate Team of the Week 1) – Mane, Reus, Son & more

Who should make the first team for the new game, available on EA Access.


FIFA 20 may not arrive for another two weeks, but you can actually start playing FIFA 20 Ultimate Team this week, thanks to EA Access.

The add-on will grant you 10 hours of free gameplay to the new EA Sports title, giving you a chance to get a headstart online.

Therefore, the first Team of the Week for FIFA 20 will be revealed on Wednesday 18th September, with EA Access commencing on Thursday 19th.

A squad of 23 in-form boosted players will be available, and you can challenge them on FUT 20 for a coin bonus. Of course, you can hunt for them in packs from the FUT Store or trade them on the transfer market.

RealSport predicts who could make the starting 11 from this week’s action.

Wojciech Szczesny (OVR 86 – IF 87)

Maurizio Sarri sat in the Juventus dugout for the first time after missing the first few games of the season with Pneumonia. He didn’t see the Piemonte club take victory however, and had to rely on seven saves from Wojciech Szczesny to hold on to a 0-0 draw with Fiorentina.

Szczesny’s solid display should see his 86 overall rise to 87 on Ultimate Team.

Ivan Marcano (OVR 79 – IF 82)

Over in Portugal, Porto had to rely on a late goal from centre back Ivan Marcano to take all three points against minnows Portimonense. Alex Telles had been sent off n the 94th minute, but four minutes later Marcano buried Jesus Corna’s ball into the middle.

The Spaniard’s 79 base card is set to improve to an 82 in-form item.

Nacho Monreal (OVR 79 – IF 81)

Nacho Monreal returned to Spain after leaving Arsenal after seven seasons, and he scored on debut for new club Real Sociedad in a 2-0 win over league leaders Atletico Madrid. The Basque club are now up to seventh in La Liga, with two wins in their first four games.

Left back Monreal should see his 79 rating rise to an 81 in-form.

Nicolas Tagliafico (OVR 82 – IF 84)

Nicolas Tagliafico is becoming one of the finest left backs on the planet, and his stock is only going to rise further after netting twice in Ajax’s 4-1 win over Heerenveen. After some of his teammates made high-profile moves this summer, expect the Argentine to be among the next to make a big-money move.

An 82 overall for Tagliafico should rise to 84 on the back of his brace.

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Gerard Moreno (OVR 81 – IF 83)

Gerard Moreno may have been moved out wide in Villarreal’s clash at Leganes, but the forward didn’t let that stop him from netting a brace. It was El Submarino Amarillo’s first victory of the campaign, bringing them up to tenth in the table.

Moreno’s 81 overall looks likely to improve to an 83 in-form, with his position moving from ST to RM.

Frenkie de Jong (OVR 85 – IF 86)

We all knew Frenkie de Jong was a huge talent, but could he make the step up to Barcelona? Well, the £66 million signing bagged a goal and assist against Valencia (5-2), justifying the move and his FIFA 20 85 overall.

An 85 overall for the Dutchman should be nudged up to 86 in Week 1.

Marco Reus (OVR 88 – IF 89)

Marco Reus just keeps coming up trumps for Borussia Dortmund. The German international scored twice as BVB saw off Bayer Leverkusen 4-0, taking his tally to the season to four.

An 88 overall for Reus should rise to an 89 in-form as he looks to chase down the 11 FUT items he picked up last season.

Sadio Mane (OVR 88 – IF 89)

Sadio Mane looks to be getting better and better in a Liverpool shirt. The Senegalese international ended last season on 26 goals, and he already has six in six games this term, netting a brace in the Reds’ 3-1 win over Newcastle.

An 88 overall for Mane should creep up to an 89 in-form in the first FUT 20 Ultimate Team.

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Karim Benzema (OVR 87 – IF 88)

Real Madrid are looking to bounce back after last season’s problems, and a win over Levante (3-2) has got them back on track this term. A brace from Karim Benzema as well as their injury problems easing gives Galacticos fans confidence ahead of their Champions League campaign.

Benzema’s 87 overall should rise to an in-form 88 this week.

Dries Mertens (OVR 87 – IF 88)

Dries Mertens may have been one of the most regular players in the Team of the Week for the past two years, and the Belgian just keeps going. The Napoli man scored twice as Carlo Ancelotti’s side saw off Sampdoria 2-0 and climb to fifth in Serie A.

An 87 overall for Mertens should sneak up to 88 for the Team of the Week.  

Heung-min Son (OVR 87 – 88)

We finish in the Premier League, with Spurs clicking into place after the international break. Heung-min Son netted a brace as the North Londoners smashed Crystal Palace 4-0, picking up their first win since the opening day of the season.

Son’s 87 rating will rise slightly to 88 to kick start FIFA 20.

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Alastair Pusinelli

I am RealSport's Editor-in-Chief having covered almost everything across the board on the platform. Starting with content on football and the Chinese Super League, I have expanded into esports and gaming, via a stint as rugby editor.

With RS now focused on gaming and working alongside Gfinity, I led the site's coverage on the football titles of FIFA, Football Manager and PES. This has enabled me to cover official esports events such as the FIFA eWorld Cup, FUT Champions Cups and the Gfinity FIFA Series.

Elsewhere, I have been published in The Sunday Times and Variety magazine, as well as working in the offices of Brighton & Hove Albion FC and Hampshire CCC.

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