FIFA 23 OTW: New season could boast BEST Ones to Watch roster ever

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The FIFA 22 Ultimate Team campaign is drawing to the end of its cycle, so we're looking beyond the current game and ahead to FIFA 23.

Several huge deals have been completed already for some of the biggest names in world football, meaning we could be in for some incredible Ones to Watch cards in FUT 23.

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Find out everything you need to know about the Ones to Watch promo and who we think will be included in FIFA 23.


Ones to Watch

Ones to Watch cards have featured in the past couple of Ultimate Team seasons, and they will be the first set of special cards in the new game.

The cards included are selected from the top summer transfers and are given dynamic ratings that increase with every selection in Team of the Week as well as on a 'wins to watch' basis.

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STAR SIGNINGS - Ronaldo headlined FUT 22's OTW Team 1

You can secure yourself a Ones to Watch item from the outset of FUT 23 by pre-ordering the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 23.


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How do OTW card upgrades work?

We expect Ones to Watch card upgrades to work in the same way that they did in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.

If you are not sure how they work, then take a look at EA's summary below as there are some changes to the previous editions.

"As players show off their skills on the pitch for their new club, their Ones To Watch item will upgrade when they receive a performance-based in-form item such as Team of the Week and Man of the Match.
"New in FUT 22, OTW items will also be eligible for a ‘Wins to Watch’ upgrade, a one-time +1 In-Form boost if a team wins five matches out of their next ten domestic league games starting from October 1!"


Take a look at who we think could feature in the promo next season.

Robert Lewandowski (OVR 92)

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CLINICAL - Lewandowski is guaranteed goals

Bayern Munich's loss is Barcelona's gain, although there are questions surrounding Barca's financial capacity to continue spending!

Lewandowski could be the game's top-rated player, so inclusion in the Ones to Watch promo would be insane.


Sadio Mane (OVR 89)

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FLYING FORWARD - Mane boasts blistering pace and clinical finishing attributes

Lewandowski's exit is lessened by the arrival of Sadio Mane at the German champions, and Mane could be the Bundesliga's top player in FUT 23.

Mane boasted a terrific goal record for Liverpool, so we would expect several upgrades for him over the course of the season.


Erling Haaland (OVR 88)

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GOLDEN BOOT - Will Haaland challenge Salah and Kane at the top

It's official... Manchester City has signed world-class Norway international striker Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

City activated the €75 million release clause in Haaland's contract and the player will join the Premier League champions this summer.


Raheem Sterling (OVR 87)

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WING WIZARD - Sterling would prove a popular pick early on

England international Raheem Sterling has left the champions Man City and joined Chelsea.

Perhaps in the search for more game time ahead of the World Cup, we expect Sterling to sparkle in the capital.


Matthijs de Ligt (OVR 85)

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ROCK SOLID - de Ligt and Upamecano looks like a promising partnership

Another of Bayern Munich's new boys could be a great addition in the Ones to Watch promo, with Matthijs de Ligt being a quality centre-back.

The Dutch star is more than quick enough to fit the suspected FUT 'meta', and at Bayern he will surely earn the wins to watch upgrade.

Best of the Rest:

  • Romelu Lukaku (OVR 86)
  • Paul Pogba (OVR 86)
  • Antonio Rudiger (OVR 86)
  • Kalidou Koulibaly (OVR 86)
  • Franck Kessie (OVR 84)
  • Raphinha (OVR 83)
  • Gabriel Jesus (OVR 83)
  • Aurelien Tchouameni (OVR 81)
  • Kalvin Phillips (OVR 81)
  • Richarlison (OVR 81)
  • Darwin Nunez (OVR 79)