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FIFA 22 TOTW 16 Prediction: Ronaldo, Kovacic & IF Sanchez

Written by Stakester
4 Jan, 2022

A prem-heavy TOTW for Week 16, including a new usable CB as the featured item. Plus, a possible surprise for OTW Ronaldo owners.

It’s that time of week again! For any new players who picked up FIFA 22 at Christmas, TOTW is released every Wednesday. The first TOTW items of the New Year will appear in packs tomorrow, as players receive special items after outstanding performances in real life. So, here’s our FIFA 22 TOTW 16 Prediction:

As most European leagues are still on a break, and Real Madrid and Barcelona were underwhelming this week, we’re expecting a Team of the Week stuffed full of Premiership stars – from goalscoring midfielders to goalscoring CBs, and maybe even a surprise upgrade for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Sanchez Concept Card

Featured Item: Davison Sanchez

The Colombian delivered a last-minute win for Antonio Conte’s resurgent Spurs at Watford last weekend. After helping his side keep a clean sheet for 96 minutes, Sanchez met Heung-Min Son’s whipped delivery to secure the points. Not a bad day’s work for a player who has struggled of late.

A +5 upgrade would make Sanchez a very usable option at CB – he’d join the 80+ pace club, and solid defensive and physical stats will make him very effective against mid to high level strikers. He’ll be easy to link and relatively cheap, so he’s a great option if you’re starting out/on a budget.

Kovacic Concept Card

Mateo Kovacic

The Croatian was an unlikely hero for Chelsea on Sunday, scoring an amazing volley against Liverpool. The ball dropped from a pretty good height, and he was moving backwards, but it didn’t stop him smashing it into the top corner for just his third Chelsea goal.

Despite his showdown card being released over the weekend, he’s got to be in TOTW. Good dribbling and passing would make him a fun creative card in midfield, but there are much better CM cards in FUT 22. One for the Chelsea fans. 

Rodri Concept Card

Rodri

The Man City winning machine marched on at the weekend, as they saw off Arsenal at the Emirates. Rodri was another unlikely hero, as he scored a last minute toe poke to give City their 11th straight win. Let’s just not mention the VAR.

Rodri isn’t exactly made for FIFA, he’s a bit slow and his ability to control a game IRL doesn’t really translate. Unfortunately, this card has SBC fodder written all over it. But, die hard Man City fans might find a way to fit him into the midfield. 

Ronaldo OTW Concept

Surprise inclusion: Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United may have lost at home to Wolves yesterday, but Ronaldo did score in the 3-1 win over Burnley a week ago. And as a result, we think there might be an upgrade for one of the most desirable special cards in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team. 

Any Ronaldo FUT item is always going to be cracked – there’s just something about the Portuguese player. EA Sports have been known to include the odd rogue item in their selection of TOTW cards, so if you’re a OTW Ronaldo owner keep your fingers crossed!

The best of the rest:

Let’s have a quick look at some of the other top performers in the world of football this week to round out our FIFA 22 TOTW 16 Prediction:

  • Kaspar Schmeichel – Leicester – 86
  • Alexis McAllister – Brighton – 81
  • Manuel Lanzini – West Ham – 81
  • Angel Correa – Atlético de Madrid – 85

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