FIFA TOTW 9 is revealed by EA Sports
UPDATE: The new FIFA 18 TOTW 9 lineup has been confirmed for PS4, Xbox One and PC and will be going live now.
Six Premier League players are included in the list of top ranking stars that are set to get stats boosts.
Manchester City's David Silva, Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku, Bournemouth’s Artur Boruc, and Spurs duo Christian Eriksen and Heung-Min Son are all part of the new roster.
FIFA 18 TOTW 9 Starting XI can be found below:
- GK. Artur Boruc, Bournemouth, Poland. New Rating: 81
- CB Andreas Granqvist, Krasnodar, Sweden. New Rating: 85
- CB Medhi Benatia, Juventus, Morocco. New Rating: 86
- LB Ricardo Rodriguez, Milan, Switzerland. New Rating: 84
- RB Sime Vrsaljko, Atletico Madrid, Croatia. New Rating: 82
- RM David Silva, Manchester City, Spain. New Rating: 89
- CAM Christian Eriksen, Tottenham Hotspur, Denmark. New Rating: 89
- CDM Corentin Tolisso, Bayern Munich, France. New Rating: 84
- RW Sadio Mane, Liverpool, Senegal. New Rating: 86
- LW Heung-Min Son, Tottenham Hotspur, Korea Republic. New Rating: 84
- ST Romelu Lukaku, Manchester United, Belgium. New Rating: 87
ORIGINAL: The new FIFA 18 TOTW will be launched at around 6pm GMT today, on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.
EA Sports reveal their official lineup a few hours before release, with international football dominating the footy scene this week.
The new FIFA 18 TOTW 9 predictions are in
The chosen players will get a special stat boost from EA, based on how well they have performed during real-life fixtures.
Ultimate Team fans will then be able to get them in Gold, Silver or Bronze packs.
There’s no way for certain of knowing which 23 players will be in the FIFA 18 TOTW line-up, although predictions have been made.
With the majority of nations taking part in friendlies and World Cup play-offs, there’s been plenty of top class performances which could be worthy of a ratings boost.
Croatia cruised past Greece while Sweden edged out Italy to secure their spots in next summer’s tournament, while Belgium and Mexico played out a thrilling 3-3 draw in Heysel.
Meanwhile, despite the Premier League taking a weekend off there was still decent action in the lower divisions as players from the third and fourth tiers caught the eye.
FIFA 18 TOTW 9 predictions
Tue, November 14, 2017
Express Sport predicts who EA Sports will select in their FIFA 18 FUT Team of the Week 9
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Express Sport predicts the FIFA 18 TOTW 9
The official FUT Team of the Week will be released later today, but Express Sport have had a go at predicting which red-hot stars could make up the latest squad.
You can find those FIFA 18 TOTW 9 predictions in the gallery above.
It follows news of a new FIFA 18 patch being rolled out on nearly every major platform this week.
The FIFA 18 1.05 update looks to remove a new exploit found by fans to help beat the computer when it comes to FUT battles.
EA Sports explains: “This update includes the following change, which was made because some players were using an unintended gameplay mechanic to beat the computer on higher difficulty levels in FUT Squad Battles.”
As mentioned above, EA have now removed the chance for the CPU AI controlled player to receive a second yellow card when trying to push or pull an opponent, with the exception of an attacker who is through on goal and 1 on 1 with the keeper.
This was apparently being used by enough people to warrant a response from the development team, who also confirmed that this would not impact on human controlled players.
FIFA 18 TOTW 9 predictions: Real Madrid and Man Utd stars make FUT XI
FIFA 18 1.05 update arrives on PS4, Xbox One and PC before FUT TOTW 9
FIFA 18 Path to Glory: Limited edition FUT squad revealed
Fri, November 10, 2017
EA Sports have revealed their FIFA 18 Path to Glory squad
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EA Sports have revealed their limited edition Path to Glory FUT squad
While this was one of the only major things changed in the last build of the game, EA have released patch notes to explain how things with the AI works.
To better explain the changes, EA provided some additional context around how the CPU team plays the game.
“The CPU plays the game as you would, limited by the same input restrictions as a human player is,” the patch notes explain.
“This means that the CPU team has an active player, just like you do, which we call the CPU AI controlled player.
A CPU AI controlled player exists in the following circumstances:
- On a team with no human players.
- For example, the CPU controlled team in Squad Battles.
- On a team with human players who are all locked to specific players, that also has CPU teammates.
“For example, a Pro Clubs team, with less than 11 human players, with no ANY player.”