TOTW 26 has arrived in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team!
We're expecting to see the FUT Birthday promo land this Friday, but TOTW 26 could disrupt your investment plans before then.
It's also a significant milestone in the FUT week as a new batch of What If upgrades will be released!
Here is everything you need to know about the latest Team of the Week release.
Who Is In TOTW 26?
TOTW 26 is here, headlined by a 93-rated Karim Benzema!
The full squads is as follows:
- 84 Bounou
- 86 Marquinhos
- 83 Clauss
- 82 Gunter
- 87 Gnabry
- 85 Fekir
- 84 Calhanoglu
- 84 Leibold
- 93 Benzema
- 86 Mertens
- 86 Andre Silva
- 81 Zoet
- 81 Dest
- 82 Malinovskyi
- 82 Trossard
- 81 Romo
- 84 Bamford
- 81 Terrier
- 79 Montipo
- 75 Puttkammer
- 78 Tchouameni
- 79 Kobayashi
- 76 Pekhart
TOTW 26 Release Date
TOTW 26 will arrive in it's usual 6pm (GMT) slot on Wednesday, March 24.
As always, the best performing players as selected by EA will remain in packs for seven days before TOTW 27 replaces them at 6pm GMT on Wednesday, March 31.
This week's What If upgrades will land in FUT at some point after 7pm GMT on Wednesday.
TOTW 26 Predictions
We've had a busy week of European action as well as seeing a range of domestic cups reach their latter stages.
A reminder though that the TOTW is comprised solely off performances in each players respective league competition, cup performances aren't up for consideration.
With that in mind, here's who we are expecting to see.
As far as the standout names go, these men should be in with a shout.
Robert Lewandowski (95 OVR)
It's official, Robert Lewandowski is not human.
The Bayern Munich forward grabbed yet another hat-trick for the league leaders as a 10-man Bayern side dismantled Stuttgart by four goals to nil.
That's 35 goals for the season for Lewandowski, who is a shoo-in for a 5IF of FIFA 21.
Karim Benzema (93 OVR)
We expected the Frenchman to pick up his 5IF last week, but he wasn't selected for a spot in TOTW 24.
Although, with two goals and an assist this weekend, it could well come in this weeks crop of star performers.
A 93-rated Benzema is on the cards, with yet another upgrade for his Headliners item set to come too.
Jan Oblak (93 OVR)
Altetico Madrid retained their four-point advantage at the top of La Liga courtesy of a 1-0 victory over Deportivo on Sunday.
Jan Oblak wasn't the busiest of men on the night, though he did come up trumps with a key penalty save five minutes from time to secure all three points.
A SIF of the FIFA year could be on its way for the Slovenian.
Dries Mertens (86 OVR)
It looks like it could be a forward dominated side this week, with Napoli CF Dries Mertens in line for a spot.
The Belgian grabbed both goals for Napoli en route to a crucial 2-0 victory away at Roma on Sunday.
With no TOTW appearances so far this year, it would be an 86 OVR for Mertens should he be selected.
Alexandre Lacazette (85 OVR)
A first TOTW appearance of the year could well be on the cards for Arsenal forward, Alexandre Lacazette.
The Frenchman's brace helped Mikel Arteta's side to overturn an early 3-0 defecit as they left the London Stadium with a point after a 3-3 draw with West Ham.
With a range of PL clubs in FA Cup action last weekend, Lacazette looks to be the standout pick from the Premier League this week.
Best of the Rest
As far as the rest of the TOTW goes, here is who we are expecting to see:
- RB - 81 Sergino Dest
- CB - 83 Simon Kjaer
- LB - 84 Tim Leibold
- CDM - 84 Danilo Pereira
- CM - 84 Maximilian Arnold
- CAM - 85 Nabil Fekir
It could be one incredible TOTW release and, with FUT Birthday likely to come on Friday, it could well be time to open those stored packs!
Here's a reminder of what came out of last week's TOTW:
How To Get In-Forms And Make Money Fast
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 TOTW SBC that will grant your a random in-form item from all of the previous weeks of FIFA.