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*UPDATED* FIFA 21 TOTW 23 LIVE: Team of the Week 23 RELEASED, What If Upgrades, Release Date, Countdown, Leaks, How to Get In-Forms and Everything You Need to Know

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The FIFA 21 Team of the Week promo has arrived for a 23rd instalment.

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Many questioned whether EA could beat the Cristiano Ronaldo lead TOTW 22, but there are some huge names in the mix this week.

Here is everything you need to know.

Latest News - TOTW 23 is here

TOTW 23 has arrived, and there are some shock inclusions and some shock emissions!

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There is no room for Lionel Messi or Kylian Mbappe, with 94-rated TIF Robert Lewandowski leading the way in terms of ratings.

There is a first IF of the year for Jan Oblak (92 OVR), whilst Ones to Watch Bale owners will be delighted to see the 85-rated Welshman feature.

Messi to lead the way?

We're a little over an hour away from the release of TOTW 23.

We're looking to Barcelona star Lionel Messi to take the baton from Cristiano Ronaldo, who leads the way in TOTW 22.

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The Argentinian ace bagged three goals in two appearances over the last seven days of domestic action, securing a mightily important six points for his side.

He's a shoo-in for a TOTW 23 spot, and a player that we'll be hoping for in our red picks tomorrow.

Dynamic Upgrades Expected

TOTW 23 will be released later today.

Alongside the usual in-form cards that will be handed to those who are named in the squad, we are also expecting one or two dynamic cards to be upgraded.

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OTW Bale could see an 85 OVR later today

Gareth Bale should see his OTW card upgraded in line with the rating's that EA hand him on his TOTW item, whilst Leon Gortezka could see his Headliner's item upgraded as high as an 89 OVR!

The two cards are likely to see a big price hike as soon as the TOTW goes live, so if you are going to pick them up, we'd avoid doing it this evening.

Waiting until the hype has died down will save you a decent chunk of change!

What If Mbabu Upgrade

We're yet to hear news on who will feature in TOTW 23, but one thing we do know is that What If Mbabu will be getting an upgrade!

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The Wolfsburg full-back completing his clean sheet challenge at the first time of asking to earn himself an upgrade to an 87 OVR.

This upgrade will come into effect at 6pm on Wednesday along with the TOTW release.

Release Date

TOTW 23 is scheduled for release at 6pm GMT on Wednesday, March 3.

TOTW 23 Predictions

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So who shone over the last seven days of domestic action?

There are some huge names in the hunt for a potential TOTW 23 spot. Here is our prediction for who we think could make an appearance in the weekly FIFA promo tomorrow.

Starting XI

GK - Koen Casteels (86 GK)

There weren't many standout goalkeeping performances this week, so we're going for Wolfsburg stopper Koen Casteels.

The Belgian picked up an eighth clean sheet in a row this weekend - earning What If Mbabu an upgrade in the process - leaving the Wolfsburg keeper in line for a SIF of FIFA 21.

CB - Ruben Dias (84 CB)

Ruben Dias has been one of the signings of the season in the Premier League, and the 23-year-old delivered another standout performance last time out.

The Portuguese centre back grabbed the opener in a MOTM performance against West Ham, could he finally end that long TOTW drought?

CB - Tyrone Mings (81 CB)

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Aston Villa captain Tyrone Mings lead from the back in their 1-0 victory over Leeds United on Saturday.

Despite seeing just 30% of the ball, Villa ground out a win against a tough Leeds outfit thanks to a well-drilled defensive performance.

LB - Jordi Alba (88 OVR)

Making up the back three is Barcelona fullback Jordi Alba.

The Spaniard grabbed a goal and a clean sheet in Barca's 3-0 victory over Elche, leaving the fullback in the running for a first TOTW appearance of FIFA 21.

CDM - Wataru Endo (81 OVR)

He's a CDM by nature, but Endo was the attacking difference for Stuggart in their 5-1 win over struggling Schalke this weekend.

The Japenese holding midfielder grabbed two goals and an assist to give himself a great chance of a healthy TOTW upgrade.

CM - Leon Goretzka (87 OVR)

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Leon Goretzka pulled the strings for Bayern in their 5-1 victory over FC Koln, picking up three assists.

A SIF for Goretzka would see his Headliners card upgraded too, jumping to a tasty 89 OVR.

RM - Pepe (86 OVR)

Arsenal's have been in the midst of a mini-revival of late, with Nicolas Pepe playing a starting role in their recent form.

The pacey winger ran the show for Arteta's men in their 3-1 win over Leicester, with his early second-half goal key to the Gunners victory.

LW - Gareth Bale (85 OVR)

Speaking of revivals, step forward Mr Gareth Bale.

The Spurs winger put on a show in their 4-0 victory over Burnley on Sunday, scoring twice to all but assure himself of a first TOTW spot since his North London return.

ST - Myron Boadu (84 OVR)

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A second TOTW appearance of the year beckons for AZ forward, Myron Boadu.

The Dutchman bagged a hat-trick for the Eredivise side in their 4-2 victory over Feyenoord this weekend.

CF - Lionel Messi - 96 OVR

TOTW 22 featured CR7, so it only seems right that TOTW 23 features Lionel Messi!

The Argentian forward has played two and won two since last weeks promo arrived, scoring three goals and picking up one assist.

We'd be very surprised if EA leaves Messi out.

ST - Kylian Mbappe (OVR 92)

Could it be two promo appearances in a week for Kylian Mbappe?

The PSG forward scored twice in his sides 4-0 victory over Dijon at the weekend, which could be enough for the Frenchman to back up his European MOTM appearance with a TOTW 23 spot!

How To Get In-Forms And Make Money Fast

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The only way to get in-form cards is by either obtaining one in a pack or buying one off of the market place.

To increase your chances of getting an in-form, you can open more packs. The more expensive the pack is the higher probability of packing one (but the chances of getting one is not guaranteed.

SBC packs are usually far more lucrative than the regular packs, so if you can complete some of the SBCs, you may get lucky.

Throughout the year, EA usually releases a handful of TOTW SBC's that will grant you a random in-form item from all of the previous weeks of FIFA.

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