FIFA 23: Arsenal, Spurs and Fulham players awarded Team of the Week cards for FIFA Ultimate Team

 EA Sports released the first set of FIFA 23 Team of the Week cards; who from London clubs earned the distinct honour so far?

It’s getting closer to the official release of EA Sports’ always eagerly anticipated FIFA 23, and London clubs have already seen some of their players earn souped-up stats through FIFA’s Team of the Week.

Part of FIFA 23’s Ultimate Team game mode, the FIFA Ultimate Team of the Week (TOTW) is released by EA each Wednesday, and represents players that have played well the previous week in real life.

These cards are released as ‘In Form’ for that week only, and have boosted stats and altered card art.

So who from the number of London clubs that feature in FIFA 23’s Ultimate Team mode have picked up a lucrative Team of the Week this early in the video game’s lifespan?

The players from London Clubs who have received Team of the Week cards

William Saliba - Arsenal (83 OVR)

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William Saliba of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side’s first goal during the Premier League match against Brentford FC

As Arsenal continue their impressive start to their Premier League campaign, it’s only fitting that one of their players earned a TOTW card this early in FIFA Ultimate Team’s season.

William Saliba earns his first FIFA Team of the Week card since his inclusion in the game, going up from an overall rating of 80 to an 83.

João Palhinha - Fulham (84 OVR)

Joao Palhinha stunning display against Nottingham Forest has been rewarded by EA Sports

Many felt at the start of the season that Premier League newcomers Fulham would struggle, but the team have been punching well above their weight so far this season.

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The steely presence of midfielder João Palhinha, a new signing this season for the London club, has led to EA Sports rewarding the Portuguese international with one of the first Team of the Week cards.

Heung-Min Son - Tottenham (90 OVR)

It’s no longer a question of if Son Heung-Min will earn a TOTW card. It’s now a case of how many?

Heung-Min Son’s inclusion in FIFA Ultimate Team’s TOTW comes as no surprise - in FIFA 22, the player earned three separate Team of the Week cards and a hallowed Team of the Season card (one of the strongest possible cards in FIFA Ultimate Team.)

Having scored a hat-trick in his last game against Leicester City in the Premier League, Son has the distinction this week of being one of the highest rated TOTW card from the 23 players awarded.

The full list of FIFA Team of the Week cards for Week 1

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  • Kevin De Bruyne - Manchester City (92 OVR)
  • Heung-Min Son - Tottenham (90 OVR)
  • Ciro Immobile - Lazio (87 OVR)
  • Federico Valverde - Real Madrid (86 OVR)
  • Cody Gakpo - PSV (85 OVR)
  • Hamari Traore - Rennes (85 OVR)
  • João Palhinha - Fulham (84 OVR)
  • Jonas Hofmann - Monchengladbach (84 OVR)
  • Teji Savanier - Montpellier (84 OVR)
  • Jeremias Ledesma - Cadiz (83 OVR)
  • Daichi Kamada - Frankfurt (83 OVR)
  • William Saliba - Arsenal (83 OVR)
  • Mario Rui - Napoli (82 OVR)
  • Pablo Maffeo - Mallorca (82 OVR)
  • Domingos Duarte - Getafe (81 OVR)
  • Enzo Le Fee - Lorient (81 OVR)
  • Rafał Gikiewicz - Augsburg (81 OVR)
  • Aitor Cantalapiedra - Panathanaikos (80 OVR)
  • Moussa Djitté - Austin FC (78 OVR)
  • Filip Mladenović - Legia Warsaw (77 OVR)
  • Scott Hogan - Birmingham City (77 OVR)
  • Jack Diamond - Lincoln City (75 OVR)

What is FIFA Ultimate Team?

FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) is a mode that lets you build your dream squad by collecting Gold, Silver and Bronze player cards, with each player earning the much vaunted FIFA rating.

Players can earn FUT coins by playing other custom squads built by FIFA players across the world, either online against players in FUT Rivals mode, against the computer in Squad Battles or completing a number of challenges across the season.

Players can use FUT coins to make important moves in the digital transfer market, buy packets of cards through microtransactions within the game, or save up for when bigger cards are released throughout the season.

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When is FIFA 23 released?

FIFA 23 is out on September 30 on the Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia and Steam. Pre-orders are now available through online stores or at your local video game retailer.

Those who want to play the game a week earlier can sign up to EA Play, which allows those early access to the game from September 23.

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