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FIFA 22 players call for changes to ‘unwanted’ Featured Team of the Week cards

The Featured TOTW is a new feature for FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, but fans are unhappy with how it has been handled so far.

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Jude Bellingham in FIFA 22

EA looked to breathe new life into the regular Team of the Week lineups with featured players in FIFA 22. However, fans feel that this promising idea has been “poorly executed” so far.

The Team of the Week is one of the oldest traditions Ultimate Team has, appearing in every title as far back as FIFA 10.

In FIFA 22, EA gave the old faithful a small revamp by introducing Featured TOTW players for the first time.

But although fans felt that this new addition is a good idea, they think it could have been better implemented into the game.

Featured Team of the Week FIFA 22

Featured TOTW players are EA’s attempt to make a usually low-rated in-form more viable against the top-rated meta cards. Partly to make their market value go up, and also to give FUT fans more options in each position.

In each TOTW, one player who would normally be less than 80-rated gets bumped up to an 84. The trend started with Ivan Toney in Week 1, while Jonas Hoffman got the nod most recently.

However, Reddit user GeorgeCuz posted saying that devs have been choosing the “wrong player” each week, making the Featured cards less exciting than they could be.

He backed the statement up with a picture of the prices of each one so far, and none exceeded 20,000 coins. “Another thing that EA could’ve made great,” they said.

The frustration seemed to be that in each Team of the Week, with the exception of a couple, there were more desirable players who were overlooked.

“Give us a Featured TOTW that we actually want, or don’t do it at all IMO,” replied one user. “I really don’t understand some of these picks,” said another.

For example, in TOTW 5, EA chose Damian Suarez over Jude Bellingham who they used in the marketing for Featured TOTWs at the start of the year.

Bellingham plays at a big club in Borussia Dortmund and has English links, meaning he fits into many players’ squads. Whereas Suarez arguably has a sub-par card and only fits in Spanish league teams.

FIFA 22 Team of the Week 2

It wasn’t all negative, though, with some feeling that these players have great bridges between low-rated in-forms and meta cards.

“They’ve picked some stinkers but they’ve had some good ones. Suarez was an awful pick but Tavernier, Clauss, David, are great cards,” argued one fan. “The point of the feature is to make lower-rated cards more usable, not to make them meta.

We’ll have to wait and see if EA changes its/ approach with Featured TOTW cards going forward. As more and more promo players enter the game, 84-rated in-forms will only lose their appeal.


For more on FIFA 22, check out everything we know about this year’s Black Friday event and the Numbers Up promo.

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FIFA 22 streamer Castro banned for Ultimate Team “coin distribution” live on Twitch

Popular FIFA YouTuber and streamer Castro was recently permabanned from the FIFA 22 Ultimate Team transfer market.

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Castro is one of the FIFA community’s biggest and most popular streamers, and he was banned live on Twitch from using FIFA 22 Ultimate Team’s transfer market.

Ultimate Team is pretty much the lifeblood of EA’s FIFA franchise as it rakes in billions each year. It’s helped by the fact the game’s most popular content creators advertise the game so well and pump lots of money into FIFA Points – the game’s microtransaction currency.

Edwin Castro AKA Castro_1021 has been one of the game’s main streamers and content creators for years now. So it was a huge shock to many when he was unceremoniously booted from FIFA 22 Ultimate Team’s transfer market – permanently.

castro being banned from FIFA 22 ultimate team

During a typical live stream on Twitch, Castro was having an issue with EA’s servers as he was searching for players in Ultimate Team.

Suddenly, a prompt appeared on his screen saying “Account At Risk” and EA had apparently noticed that his account was “recently involved in FUT Coin distribution” and subsequently banned him from the game mode’s transfer market.

Ultimate Team’s transfer market is a crucial aspect of the game, and, especially for a high-profile streamer like Castro, will have a damaging effect on his content creation.

“The day before Team of the Group Stage, and I just dropped like 300K FIFA Points on Black Friday, and you think I’m coin distributing?!” Castro angrily shouted for his viewers.

This imposed ban will prevent the player from buying or selling any players on the FIFA Ultimate Team market. Meaning he can’t sell any exciting, valuable pack pulls or buy the game’s latest and greatest cards.

Castro doesn’t believe he’s done anything wrong, and it’s likely he will appeal against the decision. The streamer is one of the most well-liked in FIFA, and it’s likely that his ban will be overturned.


If you’re interested in more cool FIFA content, then take a look at how to claim a free FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Twitch Prime Gaming pack.

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FIFA 22 Team of the Group Stage: Release date & predictions

Ultimate Team players will get their hands on the new Team of the Group Stage promo shortly. Here’s the release date and some names to expect.

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The group stage of Europe’s three major club competitions is coming to a close. Ultimate Team fans can expect a Team of the Group Stage promo to hit FIFA 22 very soon. Here’s when you can expect to test these new items as well as who we think could be included in Team 1.

This year, football fans have had the pleasure of watching three European club competitions as opposed to two. The newly created Conference League joined the likes of the UEFA Champions League, and Europa League. Each year, EA Sports celebrates the most dominant players amongst these European competitions through the Team of the Group Stage promotion

The top performers across these three competitions are set to be honored in FIFA 22. With massive clubs involved, players can expect to get their hands on some excellent cards. Here’s when FIFA 22 Ultimate Team players can expect Team of the Group Stage as well as predictions on the figures to expect. 

Team of the Group Stage Ultimate Team release date

FIFA 22 TOTGS release date

After receiving some incredibly useful cards through the Signature Signings promo, Ultimate Team players are eager to see what’s next. The last matchday of European club competitions is set to take place next week between December 6-8. 

It turns out EA has decided to release the promo before the last matches are complete. They are wasting no time in getting new content to players across Ultimate Team. 

December 3 is the date to mark on your calendar. On Friday, December 3 at 0 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT / 7 PM CEST, keep an eye out for the new promo. 

For players with poor pack luck, rest assured you’ll have a chance to snap up one or two of these players through SBCs and objectives

FIFA 22 Team of the Group Stage card design

As with past TOTGS promos we’ve seen, the card design isn’t going to display significant differences from the RTTK promo. So far, we’ve seen the TOTGS through leaks. The one major difference is the direction of the line designs in the background. 

The RTTK cards all looked fantastic therefore EA probably won’t be changing much. The lime green of the Conference League certainly pops on screen. 

Team of the Group Stage Team predictions

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The fact that there are three competitions to choose from this year and the same number of spots available means that some top performers are sure to miss out. Competition is fierce this year and only the best of the best will be showcased. 

Here are our predictions for who could be included in Team of the Group Stage:

  • Sébastien Haller (Ajax)
  • Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
  • Pedro Gonçalves (Sporting Lisbon)
  • Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea)
  • Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen)
  • Wenderson Galeno (Braga)
  • Aaron Cresswell (West Ham)
  • Cody Gakpo (PSV)
  • Pep Biel (FC København)
  • Sehrou Guirassy (Stade Rennais)
  • Luis Sinisterra (Feyenoord)

That just about covers everything we know about TOGS in Ultimate Team. Make sure to get a look at the team on December 3 and see how it compares to RTTK. Don’t forget, Ultimate Team players who log into the game between December 15 and January 14 will receive a free Next Generation card.

For more FIFA 22 news, stay tuned to CharlieINTEL.

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Ranking FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Signature Signings from worst to best

The Black Friday promo brought Signature Signings player items to FIFA 22 Ultimate Team. Here’s a look at how each of the 16 items ranks. 

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Ultimate Team players were spoiled throughout the Black Friday event, receiving several excellent Signature Signings player items. Here are a few of the new faces set to dominate FIFA 22. 

Ultimate Team’s Signature Signings player items are designed to celebrate some of the most successful transfers in recent times. Some key players have made their mark at their clubs and have earned drastic upgrades. Furthermore, these upgrades are of a permanent variety. 

The following payers enjoyed extraordinary debut seasons at their current club. Here’s a list of the best FUT Signature Signings from worst to best. 

Best FUT Signature Signings: ranked list

EA sports black friday FUT promo

If you were lucky enough to get one of the 14 Signature Signings player items available in packs, chances are you’ve got an above-average player on your hands.

Even if you’ve packed one of the early names on this list, many of the current SBCs available require a Signature Signings item. Therefore, even a Signature Signings player you don’t intend on using has a lot of value.

  1. Raul Jiménez
  2. Jesper Karlsson
  3. Ridle Baku
  4. Andrej Kramaric
  5. Marcus Edwards
  6. Gelson Martins
  7. Axel Witsel
  8. Edouard Mendy
  9. Diego Carlos
  10. Milan Škriniar
  11. Youcef Atal
  12. Rúben Dias
  13. Marcos Llorente
  14. Renato Sanches
  15. Kevin De Bruyne
  16. Wissam Ben Yedder

The five best Signature Signings in Ultimate Team

5. Rúben Dias

Signature Signings Dias

The 2020/2021 Premier League defender of the year is the first of two Manchester City players to earn a Signature Signings item. This 89 overall Dias is a monstrous defender. The Portuguese international is available at around 310,000 coins.

Players may have concerns with his 76 pace but the defender truly doesn’t feel that heavy or clunky. His defending and physical stats are out of this world. There are a ton of great options at right-back to pair with Dias. His Manchester City teammates João Cancelo and Kyle Walker are fantastic choices.

The center-back boasts a high defensive work rate and is easy to link thanks to his Premier League association. Also, an underrated short passing stat of 87 makes him feel like a confident option on the ball. 

4. Marcos Llorente

Signature Signings Llorente

Marcos Llorente’s base card was one of the best midfield options at launch. This special item expands on much of what made him a stellar choice. This card works best at CM thanks to the high attacking work rate.

His pace is excellent for a central midfielder. Llorente is the ideal all-rounder at his position. He does most things really well without truly being exceptional in one given category. He can recover lost balls, dribble past the opponent, and set up goals for your forwards.

The one glaring issue is the fact that this card’s price is currently inflated. Players can scoop up Llorente for around 490,000 coins. This is a steep price for a card that boasts minor upgrades. 

3. Renato Sanches

Signature Signings Sanches

Although Renato Sanches’ overall is not as high as most of the players on this list, his current valuation of around 750,000 should tell you a little bit about how excellent this item is. For starters, the high/high work rate is exceptional for a midfielder that can be utilized on both sides of the pitch.

The ability to excel on offense or defense depending on your play style and squad is incredibly valuable. The midfielder’s pace, dribbling, and physicality are top tier while above-average passing stats are also a welcome sight.

Sanches is no slouch in front of goal either – 93 shot power and 84 long shots mean he can strike from distance. With Ligue 1 items running rampant this year, Sanches is an incredibly popular choice as a CDM, CM, or CAM. 

2. Kevin De Bruyne

Signature Signings De Bruyne

After much deliberation, De Bruyne slots in at the number 2 spot. His influence on the current state of FUT is going to be powerful. Without a doubt, Signature Signings De Bruyne is one of the best midfielders in the game.

Firstly, he’s quite easy to link with his ties to Manchester City. 5* weak foot is a wonderful trait for high-level players to have. This makes De Bruyne a dual-threat driving up the middle of the pitch. Just because De Bruyne’s passing is absurdly excellent, don’t think you won’t be taking your chances in front of goal. The midfielder is more than capable of netting his own goals thanks to amazing shooting stats.

De Bruyne is best utilized as a CAM or CM. Make sure to boost his pace with a chemistry style given that it is the only area that needs an increase. The Belgian is one of the smoothest midfielders in FUT at the moment. 

1. Wissam Ben Yedder

Signature Signings Ben Yedder

Given how amazing De Bruyne’s item is, this may seem like a controversial decision. However, Ben Yedder has all of the qualities to effortlessly torment opposing defenders. One look at the card and it’s clear that Ben Yedder is going to be a nightmare in the Weekend League.

Signature Signings Ben Yedder has received one of the most significant upgrades in comparison to his base card. It’s always nice when a hefty price tag of around 860,000 is justified by a massive upgrade. Still, this item remains an unattainable luxury for most players. Those lucky enough to get their hands on him have a top-class striker at their disposal.

His links to Ligue 1 and his French nationality make him supremely easy to build a team around. The high/low work rate and 5* weak foot is the best possible combination for a striker. A striker’s three most important categories are dribbling, pace, and shooting. Suffice to say, Ben Yedder excels at all three.

Increasing pace and shooting with a hunter chemistry style is going to result in goal after goal for your team. Ben Yedder is an extremely meta option for high-level players and is the best card of the Signature Signings promo. 

The positive reception of Ultimate Team’s Black Friday content has FIFA 22 players excited at what’s to come next. Hopefully, EA continues to deliver quality player items that are accessible through various means. 


For all of the latest FIFA 22 news keep an eye on Charlie INTEL. 

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