FIFA 22 Locker Room: What's new this week? (October 2nd)

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
Hello! You’ve just stepped into the Locker Room: the place where we get to talk all things FIFA 22 once a week. Here, we round up all the Ultimate Team news. That includes a list of the Team of the Week cards, including our chosen pick, the newest SBCs and their requirements, as well as the objectives for the week.

Team of the Week

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The headliners of this week’s team of the week are the 86-rated RW version of Gabriel Jesus, the 86-rated Jesus Navas, and the 84-rated Star Player, Lazio’s Felipe Anderson. That makes for a good and diverse set of players, certainly compared to last week! We can see Nkunku fitting in nicely with a few Bundesliga squads, much like the inclusion of Lukáš Hrádecký in goal. In fact, the mix of Hrádecký's good stats, tall frame, and cheap price makes him the bargain of the week.

Our Pick: Zakaria (Mönchengladbach — CDM — 83)

Sergiño Dest ran him close, but Zakaria is just such a filthy boy. You know it, we know it. He is verging on Gullit and Goretzka 80-all-round stats here, with only his shooting letting him down. Putting him in that CDM role, though, just to dominate the half-space between midfield and defence, we think you could do worse than the Mönchengladbach man. He is currently trading at 40k, but we would expect this to tumble.

SBCs

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Because this is the start of the year, the SBCs are taking their sweet time to role out. Marquee Match-Ups has been present in every FUT, and it is back this year. Four leagues, eight teams, a fair few players to trade-in. The reward has always been a bit incongruent for the four-team investment for me, but hey, you do you! The Xherdan Shaqiri OTW card SBC just expired, so we would expect that another one will arrive this weekend. One to Watch cards upgrade with each inform, and in a league like Ligue 1 there are a fair few opportunities for a forward to put up several amazing performances against lower league opponents.

Objectives


There are the "New Beginning" Objectives leftover from the start of the week, but that is a mundane, generic set of challenges. Instead, let’s plump for the early announcement of One to Watch Camavinga from Real Madrid. The young CDM should be getting an objective-based card at some point, either this weekend or mid-next week depending on EAs new schedule. This young man is a beast, so we can see him putting in enough performances to get him upgrades. Though, what it will entail, we have no idea yet. OTW cards this year don’t rely on in-forms for upgrades, but real-life performances. Five wins in ten games will get them a single point increase to reduce the chance of a consistent player missing out on good cards. In addition, that reduces the amount of duplicate special cards for sale, so it is ultimately a good thing. Next week we will have the full list of objectives for you!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Working across TrueTrophies and TrueAchievements, Kes writes news, reviews, and a variety of bespoke features. Kes left university after four years with a first-class MA in English Literature — a subject that required research, creativity, and lots of writing. He also has dabbled in teaching, farming, and building websites. Some days, he plays Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag to pretend he is a pirate.