FIFA 22 TOTW 15 Prediction: OTW Lukaku, Laporte and Emerson
A new Brazilian option at RB, plus Premier League stars and an upgrade for Franck Kessie.
It’s that time of week again! With lots of matches called off due to rising covid cases at football clubs, we still saw some top performances all over the pitch in the Premier League this weekend. We’re predicting desirable TOTW items from Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal. Plus, we think a certain Spurs right back is eligible for a featured TOTW item. Here’s our FIFA 22 TOTW 15 Prediction:
Chelsea came from behind to beat Villa 3-1 on Sunday, with Lukaku scoring one and winning a penalty – all after coming on at half time. The big Belgian has had a difficult time with injuries of late, and Chelsea fans (plus his OTW card owners) will be delighted to see him back among the goals.
An overall 90 card makes him a very usable option if you have a Premier League squad. He may be a bit short of pace, but good finishing and physical stats mean that you can cause some serious havoc if you use him correctly.
City and Leicester shared 9 goals in their insane boxing day matchup, with City CB Laporte amongst the goals. He may have been a part of a leaky backline, but he looked impressive on the ball and scored a brilliant headed goal. A +1 TOTW boost would bring him to a decent 87 on FUT 22.
His lack of pace is definitely an issue for FUT Champs or Rivals, but with lots of space to grind for Icon Swaps or Winter Wildcard Swaps tokens, this is an item that could be really fun to use. Strong defending stats, plus solid passing and physicals could help you keep clean sheets in Friendlies or Squad Battles.
Unlucky not to get in Team of the Week 14 last week, Ødegaard put on another flawless performance against Norwich this time out. The Norwegian midfielders’ silky skills and passing helped Arsenal to a 5-0 win, with Mikel Arteta singling him out for praise after the match.
This card is a fun one for Arsenal fans: he joins Saka, Gabriel and Smith-Rowe in the ranks of mid-tier TOTW cards. High level dribbling and passing means you could deploy him as a creative midfielder, sitting behind two pacey strikers.
The AC Milan man has been a favourite throughout FIFA 22 so far, offering some muscle in the midfield for Serie A players. After scoring twice in their 4-2 win at Empoli, he makes TOTW in week 15.
His Ultimate Team item really mirrors his real life strengths, with brilliant physicals and stamina – plus decent dribbling stats. You could pair him with 2IF Barella for a seriously OP defensive midfield. He’ll be useful for Icon Swaps, or for playing in the lower rivals divisions.
Featured TOTW Item: Emerson
Featured TOTW players receive a big boost, and Emerson getting an upgrade to 84 offers a great linkable option for anyone who runs Brazilian/Premier League squad. At 79, his base card is nothing special, but at 84 with 88 pace he’s suddenly very usable.
Emerson had a hard start to life at Tottenham (ironically against Crystal Palace in a 3-1 loss) but he has started to turn the ship around. He performed really well, providing the defence-splitting pass that opened Palace up for the first goal. We love the Featured TOTW Item concept – and players like Emerson are exactly the sort of cards that benefit. Let’s hope he makes the team!
The best of the rest
We’ve got a few more options from last week’s matches in La Liga, Serie A and the Premier League to round out our FIFA 22 TOTW 15 Prediction:
- Karim Benzema 2IF – 91 – his Flashback SBC item will certainly be better. Brilliant finishing, but not enough pace.
- Jorginho – 86 – very difficult to translate his skills to FIFA, but he will certainly have top level passing stats.
- Bernardeschi – 81 – ended a goal drought that had lasted more than a year! Well deserving of a place in TOTW.
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