fifa15books : Interview – How is FIFA Data Collected ?

Interview - How is FIFA Data Collected ?

 

Creating digital versions of the best footballers in the world for FIFA is a process that takes time, energy and effort. Collecting this data and updating it each week is a mammoth task, but it is only by doing this that authentic results can be ensured in the final game. Niels Diekmann, who works in the Data Collection and Licensing Group out of our Cologne office in Germany, explains in this short interview how FIFA Data is collected.

 
 
 

Interview – How is FIFA Data Collected ?

 

Q: Hi Niels! What’s your job at EA?
A: I am assistant producer in the FIFA Data Collection and Licensing Group. My main duties are the management of the data for the German Bundesliga and providing database support for FIFA Online 3, a popular variant of the game which is played primarily in Korea and Southeast Asia.

Q: What does a day look like for your team?
A: In a normal week, we deliver online updates on Monday and Tuesday, including data for the “FUT Team of the Week”. We also handle the submission of game data from the previous weekend. By Thursday, we complete our data for our largest online update, which contains all changes to player and team data.

Q: What is the structure of the DCL Team?
A: Over a dozen producers and software engineers currently work here at the office in Cologne, and we also have colleagues in various roles in Vancouver, Guildford and Bucharest. We have team members from all over the world, from Australia to Italy, Pakistan and the Ukraine.

Q: Could you describe how a player’s attributes are adjusted over time?
A: It depends a lot on the value in question. To update an individual attribute of a well-known player, usually one of the editors responsible will handle — after meticulous observation of the player, of course. I then check the change once more before it finds its way into the game.
As for the Player Overall Rating (OVR), it naturally changes as a result of the individual attributes which are used to calculate its value. Theoretically, a player could experience frequent changes without his OVR changing.

 

Interview - How is FIFA Data Collected ?

 

Q: How do you ensure objectivity?
A: Primarily, we rely on the “wisdom of the many”, in that we are continuously expanding our community. Should the many reviewers and editors ever happen to overlook a value that is too optimistic or pessimistic, there’s still us, the producers, who verify the values with our knowledge and a lot of time and patience.

Q: How can players get involved to help with attributes?
A: Anyone can apply to join!
On the FIFA Talent Scout website, you can sign up and provide some basic info. If chosen, candidates start off as reviewers and work on a voluntary basis. The best reviewers eventually become editors, who are then paid for their contributions to the database.

Q: How did you join the FIFA team?
A: I had contact with Gerald Köhler as a teenager, who at the time was the lead designer for the football management simulation “On the Ball” (German title: Anstoss).
After completing my degree, I got my foot in the door by completing an internship under his supervision (at the time for EA SPORTS FIFA Manager). After a short stint at a software company in Ireland I joined the DCL Team.

Q: How often do you watch games?
A: On average, I watch 4–5 complete games a week (including international matches) as well as all the highlights I can get my hands on. Slightly less in weeks with international matches.

Q: What advice can you give to someone who aspires to a career in the games industry?
A: A good way to get started in production or game design is definitely internships. They allow you to find out quickly if the work is really what you want to do.
Overall, there are a lot of people from other fields who have worked their way up from the position of a tester. A programming background or basic knowledge in this area is also something that can’t hurt on your resume.

 
 
 
 
 

fifa15books : FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Winter Upgrades – Batch 4

FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Winter Upgrades - Batch 4

 

FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Winter Upgrades is an amazing time of the season. EA has released new winter upgrades cards including Neymar, Miranda and Douglas Costa. These new cards will replace the original ones on packs. If you have a regular card with the old overall it will not be updated.

Upgrades apply to new players found in packs from this point forward. Existing non-IF players in your Club will not receive an upgrade.
If an upgraded player already has one or more in-forms, all of his IFs will be upgraded respectively. If you already own the IF version of an upgraded player, your IF will be upgraded. However, if an upgraded player with a previous IF gets upgraded across Quality tiers (eg. Bronze to Silver), his IF will not be upgraded. This preserves the value of the IF and ensures your Bronze and Silver squads aren’t negatively affected.

 
 

FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Winter Upgrades
If you want to see the complete list with all FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Winter Upgrades, please click in the image

 

This year, EA Sports are releasing the new winter upgrade cards in four batches, one for each Friday. Find out who are the players included in the fourth and last batch.

 
 
 
 
 

FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Winter Upgrades – Batch 4

 
 

Player’s Name Position Old Rating New Rating UP Club New IF
Neymar LW 88 90 2 FC Barcelona 91 | 92 | 93
Miranda CB 84 85 1 Inter 86
Antoine Griezmann ST 83 84 1 Atlético de Madrid 85 | 86
Douglas Costa RM 81 83 2 FC Bayern München 84
Kostas Manolas CB 82 83 1 Roma 84
Ivan Perišić RM 81 82 1 Inter 83
Keylor Navas GK 79 82 3 Real Madrid 83
Lars Bender CDM 81 82 1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen  
Lassana Diarra CDM 80 82 2 Olympique de Marseille 83
Lorenzo Insigne LW 81 82 1 Napoli 83 | 84 | 85
Domenico Berardi RW 80 81 1 Sassuolo  
Julian Draxler LM 80 81 1 VfL Wolfsburg 82
André André CM 78 80 2 FC Porto 81
Bacary Sagna RB 79 80 1 Manchester City  
Manu Trigueros CM 79 80 1 Villarreal CF  
Moussa Sissoko RM 78 80 2 Newcastle United  
René Adler GK 79 80 1 Hamburger SV 81
Carlos Idriss Kameni GK 75 79 4 Málaga CF 80
Gerónimo Rulli GK 78 79 1 Real Sociedad  
Hilton CB 78 79 1 Montpellier HSC  
João Mário CM 78 79 1 Sporting CP  
Kevin Kampl CM 77 79 2 Bayer 04 Leverkusen  
Michael Krohn-Dehli CM 78 79 1 Sevilla FC 81
Alphonse Aréola GK 74 78 4 Villarreal CF  
Lucas Pérez ST 76 78 2 RC Deportivo 81
Lukas Podolski LM 77 78 1 Galatasaray 81
Raúl Bobadilla ST 77 78 1 FC Augsburg  
Vladimir Darida CM 76 78 2 Hertha BSC  
Andrés Fernández GK 76 77 1 Granada CF  
Antonio Adán Garrido GK 73 77 4 Real Betis Balompié  
Balde Diao Keita LW 76 77 1 Lazio  
Carlos Sánchez RM 76 77 1 Monterrey 79
Kingsley Coman LW 69 77 8 FC Bayern München  
Maximiliano Moralez RW 75 77 2 León  
Rodrigo De Paul LM 76 77 1 Valencia CF  
Rubens Sambueza LM 75 77 2 América  
Sebastian Langkamp CB 76 77 1 Hertha BSC  
Stanislav Kritciuk GK 73 77 4 FC Krasnodar  
Yunus Malli CAM 75 77 2 1. FSV Mainz 05  
Ahmed Hassan ST 75 76 1 SC Braga 79
Edenílson RM 75 76 1 Udinese  
Florentin Pogba CB 75 76 1 Saint-Etienne 79
Gelson Martins RM 74 76 2 Sporting CP  
Kasper Schmeichel GK 75 76 1 Leicester City  
Leon Goretzka CM 74 76 2 FC Schalke 04  
Marco Ruben ST 73 76 3 Rosario Central  
Marcos Angeleri CB 75 76 1 Málaga CF  
Mario Lemina CDM 75 76 1 Juventus  
Markel Bergara CDM 75 76 1 Real Sociedad  
Odion Ighalo ST 72 76 4 Watford  
Per Ciljan Skjelbred CM 75 76 1 Hertha BSC  
Riechedly Bazoer CM 75 76 1 Ajax  
Vedad IbiÅ¡ević ST 75 76 1 Hertha BSC  
Alfred N’Diaye CDM 72 75 3 Real Betis  
Andy Delort ST 73 75 2 SM Caen  
Aytaç Sulu CB 73 75 2 SV Darmstadt 98 79
Diego Reyes CB 74 75 1 Real Sociedad  
Esteban Paredes ST 74 75 1 Colo-Colo  
Felix Wiedwald GK 74 75 1 Werder Bremen  
Guido Pizarro CDM 72 75 3 Tigres U.A.N.L.  
Jairo LM 74 75 1 1. FSV Mainz 05  
James Ward-Prowse CM 74 75 1 Southampton  
Jean-Paul Boëtius LW 74 75 1 FC Basel  
João Cancelo RB 73 75 2 Valencia CF  
Julien Féret CAM 74 75 1 SM Caen  
Léo Bonatini ST 72 75 3 Estoril  
Leroy Sané LM 70 75 5 FC Schalke 04  
Marc Stendera CAM 74 75 1 Eint. Frankfurt  
Matías Emilio Delgado CAM 71 75 4 FC Basel  
Rene Krhin CDM 72 75 3 Granada CF  
Rubén Botta RW 68 75 7 Pachuca  
Salva Sevilla CM 74 75 1 RCD Espanyol  
Salvador Agra RW 74 75 1 Nacional  
Sergio Álvarez CDM 73 75 2 Real Sporting de Gijón  
Zouhair Feddal CB 70 75 5 Levante UD  
Zydrunas Karcemarskas GK 74 75 1 Gaziantepspor  
Cristian Maidana CAM 73 74 1 Houston Dynamo  
Mitchell Weiser RM 71 74 3 Hertha BSC  
Renan Bressan CAM 72 74 2 Rio Ave FC  
Abdoulay Diaby ST 71 73 2 Club Brugge  
Diego Arismendi CDM 69 73 4 Al Shabab Riyadh  
Diogo Jota LW 70 73 3 Paços Ferreira  
Nahuel Leiva RM 67 73 6 Villarreal CF  
Romain Saïss CDM 67 73 6 Angers SCO  
Yeni Ngbakoto RW 68 73 5 FC Metz  
Billy Ketkeophomphone RM 68 72 4 Angers SCO  
Milot Rashica RW 65 72 7 Vitesse  
Sergio Tejera CAM 66 72 6 Nástic de Tarragona  
Merter Yüce CDM 65 71 6 Akhisarspor  
Naby Keïta CM 68 71 3 RB Salzburg  
Leon Bailey RM 62 70 8 RC Genk  
Lucas Alario ST 65 70 5 River Plate  
Luismi CB 64 70 6 Sevilla FC  
Robbie Brady LB 65 70 5 Norwich City  
Josh Onomah CAM 64 69 5 Tottenham Hotspur  
Pa-Modou Kah CB 66 69 3 Whitecaps FC  
Yasser Al Mosailem GK 61 67 6 Al Ahli Jeddah  
Martin Broberg LM 61 66 5 Örebro SK  
Park Ju Won GK 52 66 14 Daejeon Citizen

 
 

First batch of FIFA 16 Winter Upgrades can be viewed here, the second one here and the third one here.

 
 
 
 
 
 

fifa15books : FIFA 16 Ultimate Team – TOTW 24

FIFA 16 Ultimate Team - TOTW 24

 

A new Team of the Week was released. Check out who is in the FIFA 16 Ultimate Team TOTW 24.

 
 
 

FIFA 16 Ultimate Team – TOTW 24

 

EA already picked the best players of the week.
The players names were unveiled this Wednesday at 3pm UK.

On Saturday, Thomas Müller scored twice as Bayern Munich came from behind to defeat SV Darmstadt 3-1 and keep their eight-point lead atop the Bundesliga standings. Müller’s first goal came shortly after the start of the second half, with his second coming just over 20 minutes later.

Meanwhile in Paris, PSG continue to dominate any opposition that comes their way, this time defeating Stade de Reims 4-1. Zlatan Ibrahimović played a role in all four of PSG’s goals, scoring two and helping to set-up the other two. One of his assists was setting up teammate Gregory Van Der Wiel’s opening goal in the 12th minute.

Boca Juniors’ Carlos Tévez had a goal and two assists in their 4-1 win over Newell’s Old Boys on Saturday afternoon. The win saw the club move into fourth place in Group B. Their next league match is on Sunday when they visit Racing Club.

 
 

Check it out the starting eleven of this FUT 16 Team of the Week 24:

GK: Vincent Enyeama, LOSC Lille – 81>83
LB: Jetro Willems, PSV – 78>80
CB: Miranda, Inter – 84>85
LB: Miguel Lay̼n, FC Porto(Watford) Р78>81
LM: Morales, Levante UD – 77>80
CM: Mahmoud Dahoud, Borussia M’gladbach – 70>74
CAM(SS): Thomas Müller, Bayern München – 86>88
CAM: Hans Vanaken, Club Brugge – 76>80
ST: Carlos T̩vez, Boca Juniors Р86>87
ST: Edin Džeko, Roma – 81>82
ST: Zlatan Ibrahimović, Paris Saint-Germain – 89>93

 

The substitutes of this FIFA 16 Ultimate Team TOTW 24 are:

GK: Harun Tekin, Bursaspor – 70>74
LB: Adam Mójta, Podbeskidzie Bielsko-BiaÅ‚a – 63>64
CM: Aaron Mooy, Melbourne City – 74>78
CM: Andrew Tutte, Bury – 65>70
CAM: Ryad Boudebouz, Montpellier HSC – 76>80
ST: John Guidetti, RC Celta de Vigo – 74>74
ST: Nicky Ajose, Swindon Town(Leeds United) – 63>64
RB: Gregory van der Wiel, Paris Saint-Germain – 78>81
CB: Daniele Gastaldello, Bologna – 75>78
CDM: Steven N’Zonzi, Sevilla FC – 79>80
ST: Arkadiusz Milik, Ajax – 77>81
ST: Lisandro López, Racing Club de Avellaneda(Internacional) – 77>80

 
 

FIFA 16 Ultimate Team - TOTW 24
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TOTW 24 IF players will be available in packs only from 6pm UK February 24th to 5:30pm March 2nd, 2016.

You can play against them on the ‘Team of the Week Challenge’ section within FIFA 16 Ultimate Team on your console.

 
 
 
 
 
 

fifa15books : FIFA 17 may include the Japanese League

FIFA 17 may include the Japanese League

 

J.League has announced a partnership with Electronic Arts. Does it means that the Japanese League will be included in FIFA 17 ?

 
 
 

FIFA 17 may include the Japanese League

 

FIFA 17 will be released in September 2016 and it may include the Japanese League. The rumour gained its strength after the announcement in the official Japan Professional Football League website of a partnership between J.League and Electronic Arts:

The J.League on Thursday announced video game publisher Electronic Arts as the league’s newest Top Partner.
The Redwood City, California-based company is best known by football fans for the FIFA series and is the sixth-largest publisher in the world by revenue.
EA sponsors several other top leagues around the world, including the Premier League and Major League Soccer.

Electronic Arts was already added to the list of official partners of the Japanese League, as you can see in the following picture.

 

FIFA 17 may include the Japanese League

 

J.League has been a Konami’s exclusive. However, if Electronic Arts gets the official licence and include it in FIFA 17, they will have everything they need to exceed the number of sales in competitor’s territory. It may be an important step to conquest the Orient.

The J.League is Japan’s professional association football league including first division J1 League, second division J2 League and third division J3 League. It is one of the most successful leagues in Asian club football and the only league given top class ‘A’ ranking by the AFC. It is currently sponsored by Meiji Yasuda Life and thus officially known as the Meiji Yasuda J.League.

J1.League is played by 18 teams, including the 2015 champion Sanfrecce Hiroshima and other popular teams like Gamba Osaka, Nagoya Grampus, Kashiwa Reysol, Urawa Red Diamonds and Kashima Antlers, the club with more titles in J1.League history (7).

 
 
 
 
 

fifa15books : FIFA 17 Calendar – When Everything Will Happen ?

FIFA 17 Calendar - When Everything Will Happen ?

 

In the previous three years, we published a FIFA calendar that were quite popular due to the extremely high rate success. Today we are publishing a FIFA 17 calendar with all the important dates of this game.

More than 95% of the FIFA 14, FIFA 15 and FIFA 16 calendar dates were right, so you can be sure that the most accurate dates are in this FIFA 17 Calendar.

 
 

IMPORTANT

The dates on green boxes are official dates
The dates on red boxes are not confirmed dates. They are only estimated dates.
We will be updating this FIFA 17 Calendar as soon as news dates are officially confirmed.


 
 
 
 
 

FIFA 17 Calendar – When Everything Will Happen ?

 
 

FIFA 17 Calendar - When Everything Will Happen ?

 

6th, Tuesday
Demo Launch (XBox 360, PS3, PC, XBox One and PS4)

7th, Wednesday
Demo Launch (European Playstation gamers)
13th, Tuesday
FUT 17 Web App Release
Note: not available for new FUT players
14th, Wednesday
First TOTW Release
Note: a new TOTW will be released every Wednesday at 6pm UK time
15th, Thursday
EA Sports FIFA companion app Release for FUT 17
15th, Thursday
Early Access to EA Access Subscribers
Note: only 10 hours of playtime
16th, Friday
First Game Update
20th, Tuesday
Official North American FIFA 17 Release (all platforms)
22nd, Thursday
Official Latin America FIFA 17 Release
22nd, Thursday
Official Australian FIFA 17 Release (all platforms)
22nd, Thursday
Official European FIFA 17 Release (all platforms)
22nd, Thursday
Official UK FIFA 17 Release (all platforms)
29th, Thursday
First Happy Hour

 
 
 

FIFA 17 Calendar - When Everything Will Happen ?

1st, Saturday
First Round of FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017
6th, Thursday
Official Japanese FIFA 17 Release (all platforms)

 
 
 

FIFA 17 Calendar - When Everything Will Happen ?

7th, Monday
FUT United – First Edition
Note: available until November 14
25th, Friday
Daily Gifts & Black Friday
28th, Monday
Cyber Monday

 
 
 

FIFA 17 Calendar - When Everything Will Happen ?

9th, Friday
Social Giveaway ’17 Days of FIFA’
Note: available until December 25th
16th, Friday
FUTMas – Holiday Daily Gifts
Note: available until January 2nd

 
 
 

FIFA 17 Release Date

3rd, Tuesday
First Winter Transfers Updates
9th, Monday
Team of the Year Announcement
Note: available in packs by one week
9th, Monday
TOTY Goalkeepers and TOTY Defenders Release
Note: available in packs for 46 hours
11th, Wednesday
TOTY Midfielders Release
Note: available in packs for 48 hours
13th, Friday
TOTY Forwards Release
Note: available in packs for 24 hours
15th, Saturday
Full TOTY Release
Note: available in packs for 48 hours
28th, Saturday
Lunar New Year Event

 
 
 

FIFA 17 Calendar - When Everything Will Happen ?

3rd, Friday
Upgrades Release – Batch 1

6th, Friday
FUT United – Second Edition
Note: available until February 13
10th, Friday
Upgrades Release – Batch 2
17th, Friday
Upgrades Release – Batch 3
24th, Friday
Upgrades Release – Batch 4

 
 
 

FIFA 17 Release Date

17th, Friday
St Patricks Day Tournament
18th, Saturday
Eight Years of FUT

 
 
 

FIFA 17 Release Date

3rd, Wednesday
FIFA 17 added to EA Access The Vault
17th, Wednesday
First Team of the Season Release
Note: during 6 weeks, every Wednesday and Friday it will be released a new TOTS

 
 
 

FIFA 17 Release Date

28th, Friday
MSL All Stars Players Release

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

fifa15books : FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Winter Upgrades – Batch 3

FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Winter Upgrades - Batch 3

 

FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Winter Upgrades is an amazing time of the season. EA has released new winter upgrades cards including Ozil, Jonas and Handanovic. These new cards will replace the original ones on packs. If you have a regular card with the old overall it will not be updated.

Upgrades apply to new players found in packs from this point forward. Existing non-IF players in your Club will not receive an upgrade.
If an upgraded player already has one or more in-forms, all of his IFs will be upgraded respectively. If you already own the IF version of an upgraded player, your IF will be upgraded. However, if an upgraded player with a previous IF gets upgraded across Quality tiers (eg. Bronze to Silver), his IF will not be upgraded. This preserves the value of the IF and ensures your Bronze and Silver squads aren’t negatively affected.

 
 

FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Winter Upgrades
If you want to see the complete list with all FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Winter Upgrades, please click in the image

 

This year, EA Sports are releasing the new winter upgrade cards in four batches, one for each Friday. Find out who are the players included in the third batch.

 
 
 
 
 

FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Winter Upgrades – Batch 3

 
 

Player’s Name Position Old Rating New Rating UP Club New IF
Mesut Özil CAM 87 88 1 Arsenal 89 | 90
Joe Hart GK 83 84 1 Manchester City  
Laurent Koscielny CB 83 84 1 Arsenal 85 | 86
Samir Handanovič GK 83 84 1 Inter 85 | 86
Jonas ST 82 83 1 SL Benfica 84 | 85 | 86 | 87
Chris Smalling CB 79 82 3 Manchester United  
Yacine Brahimi LW 80 82 2 FC Porto  
Carvajal RB 81 82 1 Real Madrid 83
Ralf Fährmann GK 81 82 1 FC Schalke 04 83
Hatem Ben Arfa CAM 79 81 2 OGC Nice 82
Éver Banega CAM 80 81 1 Sevilla FC  
Giacomo Bonaventura LM 78 80 2 Milan 81
Mario Gomez ST 78 80 2 BeÅŸiktaÅŸ 81
Bruno Peres RWB 79 80 1 Torino  
Fabián Orellana RW 79 80 1 RC Celta de Vigo  
Paulo Oliveira CB 79 80 1 Sporting CP  
Ross Barkley CAM 79 80 1 Everton 81
Jonathas ST 76 79 3 Real Sociedad  
Alessandro Florenzi RB 77 79 2 Roma  
Adil Rami CB 78 79 1 Sevilla FC  
Francis Coquelin CDM 78 79 1 Arsenal  
Kalidou Koulibaly CB 78 79 1 Napoli  
Reyes RM 78 79 1 Sevilla FC  
Winston Reid CB 78 79 1 West Ham United  
Marcelo Brozović CM 75 78 3 Inter  
Daniel Didavi CAM 76 78 2 VfB Stuttgart  
Atiba Hutchinson CDM 77 78 1 BeÅŸiktaÅŸ  
Bafétimbi Gomis ST 77 78 1 Swansea City  
Jesús Corona RW 77 78 1 FC Porto  
Eric Bertrand Bailly CB 71 77 6 Villarreal CF  
Stanislav Kritciuk GK 73 77 4 FC Krasnodar  
Alejandro Gómez LW 75 77 2 Atalanta  
Benjamin Moukandjo ST 75 77 2 FC Lorient  
Gustavo Cabral CB 75 77 2 RC Celta de Vigo  
Mathieu Bodmer CB 75 77 2 OGC Nice  
Alex Telles LB 76 77 1 Inter  
Arouna Koné ST 76 77 1 Everton  
Duván Zapata ST 76 77 1 Udinese  
HÃ¥vard Nordtveit CDM 76 77 1 Borussia M’gladbach  
Lewis Holtby CAM 76 77 1 Hamburger SV  
Lucas Vázquez RM 76 77 1 Real Madrid  
Nahuel Guzmán GK 76 77 1 Tigres U.A.N.L.  
Odion Ighalo ST 72 76 4 Watford  
Konstantinos Fortounis CAM 73 76 3 Olympiacos CFP  
Suk Hyun Jun ST 73 76 3 FC Porto  
Leon Goretzka CM 74 76 2 FC Schalke 04  
Moussa Marega ST 74 76 2 FC Porto  
Serdar Aziz CB 74 76 2 Bursaspor  
Williams RW 74 76 2 Athletic Club de Bilbao  
Alexey Berezutskiy CB 75 76 1 CSKA Moskva  
Antonio Rukavina RB 75 76 1 Villarreal CF  
Glenn Whelan CDM 75 76 1 Stoke City  
Kim Shin Wook ST 75 76 1 Ulsan Hyundai  
Sergio Araujo ST 75 76 1 UD Las Palmas  
Thomas Meunier RB 75 76 1 Club Brugge  
Vedad IbiÅ¡ević ST 75 76 1 Hertha BSC  
Zé Castro CB 75 76 1 Rayo Vallecano  
Leroy Sané LM 70 75 5 FC Schalke 04  
Rogelio Funes Mori ST 71 75 4 Monterrey  
Guido Pizarro CDM 72 75 3 Tigres U.A.N.L.  
Rene Krhin CDM 72 75 3 Granada CF  
Aytaç Sulu CB 73 75 2 SV Darmstadt 98  
Daniel Torres CDM 73 75 2 Independiente Medellín  
Markus Henriksen CM 73 75 2 AZ  
Sergio Álvarez CDM 73 75 2 Real Sporting de Gijón  
Abdelaziz Barrada CAM 74 75 1 Olympique de Marseille  
Brown Ideye ST 74 75 1 Olympiacos CFP  
Diego Reyes CB 74 75 1 Real Sociedad  
Jean-Paul Boëtius LW 74 75 1 FC Basel  
Jorge Molina ST 74 75 1 Real Betis Balompié  
Jorrit Hendrix CDM 74 75 1 PSV  
Julien Féret CAM 74 75 1 SM Caen  
Marios Oikonomou CB 74 75 1 Bologna  
Salvador Agra RW 74 75 1 Nacional  
Zydrunas Karcemarskas GK 74 75 1 Gaziantepspor  
Jaume GK 65 74 9 Valencia CF  
Amin Younes LW 69 74 5 Ajax  
Aaron Mooy CM 70 74 4 Melbourne City 74
Javier Pinola CB 71 74 3 Rosario Central  
Mitchell Weiser RM 71 74 3 Hertha BSC  
Emil Forsberg LM 72 74 2 RB Leipzig  
Cristian Maidana CAM 73 74 1 Houston Dynamo  
Nahuel Leiva RM 67 73 6 Villarreal CF  
Eren Albayrak LB 68 73 5 Çaykur Rizespor  
Abdoulay Diaby ST 71 73 2 Club Brugge  
Milot Rashica RW 65 72 7 Vitesse  
Sergio Tejera CAM 66 72 6 Nástic de Tarragona  
Billy Ketkeophomphone RM 68 72 4 Angers SCO  
Alejandro González CB 66 71 5 Ternana  
Bruno Fornaroli ST 68 71 3 Melbourne City  
Emir Kujović ST 70 71 1 IFK Norrköping  
Andreas Christensen CB 63 70 7 Borussia M’gladbach  
Marín LB 63 70 7 Villarreal CF  
Pau GK 64 70 6 RCD Espanyol  
Robbie Brady LB 65 70 5 Norwich City  
Matt Miazga CB 68 70 2 Chelsea FC  
Josh Onomah CAM 64 69 5 Tottenham Hotspur  
Harry Novillo LW 65 69 4 Melbourne City  
Yoan Cardinale GK 58 68 10 OGC Nice  
Yasser Al Mosailem GK 61 67 6 Al Ahli Jeddah

 
 

First batch of FIFA 16 Winter Upgrades can be viewed here and the second one here.
Come back every Friday to know the new Winter upgrades of FIFA 16 Ultimate Team.

 
 
 
 
 
 

fifa15books : FIFA 16 Ultimate Team – TOTW 23

FIFA 16 Ultimate Team - TOTW 23

 

A new Team of the Week was released. Check out who is in the FIFA 16 Ultimate Team TOTW 23.

 
 
 

FIFA 16 Ultimate Team – TOTW 23

 

EA already picked the best players of the week.
The players names were unveiled this Wednesday at 3pm UK.

On Friday, FC Porto secured a huge 1-2 away victory over rivals Benfica, with keeper Iker Casillas playing a key role in the victory. With the loss, Benfica dropped to second place, three points behind new leaders Sporting CP.

On Saturday evening, Chelsea easily defeated struggling Newcastle United 5-1. Pedro scored twice help his side secure the three points.

Then on Sunday, FC Barcelona had five second-half goals to defeat Celta Vigo 6-1 and keep their lead atop La Liga. Luis Suárez finished the match with three goals and two assists.

 
 

Check it out the starting eleven of this FUT 16 Team of the Week 23:

GK: Casillas, FC Porto – 84>86
CB: Andrea Barzagli, Juventus – 84>85
CB: Papy Mison Djilobodji, SV Werder Bremen (FC Nantes) – 78>80
CB: Jonas Olsson, West Bromwich Albion – 78>80
LM(CAM): Coutinho, Liverpool – 84>86
LM(LW): Pedro, Chelsea – 83>84
CM: Corentin Tolisso, Olympique Lyonnais – 77>80
CAM(RW): Mohamed Salah, Roma – 80>81
ST: Troy Deeney, Watford – 75>78
ST: Ciro Immobile, Torino(Sevilla FC) – 79>80
ST: Luis Suárez, FC Barcelona – 90>96

 

The substitutes of this FIFA 16 Ultimate Team TOTW 23 are:

GK: Robin Himmelmann, FC St. Pauli – 67>72
RB: Michael Lang, FC Basel – 72>74
CB: Aden Flint, Bristol City – 70>74
RM(CAM): Karim Azamoum, ES Troyes AC – 64>64
RM: Iván Etevenaux, Belgrano de Córdoba – 61>64
ST: Julien Toudic, AC Ajaccio – 64>64
ST: Blake Powell, Wellington Phoenix – 59>64
CB: Stipe Vučur, 1. FC Kaiserslautern – 69>69
CAM(CDM): Karol Linetty, Lech PoznaÅ„ – 72>74
CM: Yannick Gerhardt, 1. FC K̦ln Р72>74
RM(LM): Vitolo, Sevilla FC – 81>83
ST: Lars Veldwijk, PEC Zwolle – 68>72

 
 

FIFA 16 Ultimate Team - TOTW 23
Click on the image in order to maximize it

 

TOTW 23 IF players will be available in packs only from 6pm UK February 17th to 5:30pm February 24th, 2016.

You can play against them on the ‘Team of the Week Challenge’ section within FIFA 16 Ultimate Team on your console.

 
 
 
 
 
 

fifa15books : FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Winter Upgrades – Batch 2

FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Winter Upgrades - Batch 2

 

FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Winter Upgrades is an amazing time of the season. EA has released new winter upgrades cards including Lewandowski, Higuain and Di Maria. These new cards will replace the original ones on packs. If you have a regular card with the old overall it will not be updated.

Upgrades apply to new players found in packs from this point forward. Existing non-IF players in your Club will not receive an upgrade.
If an upgraded player already has one or more in-forms, all of his IFs will be upgraded respectively. If you already own the IF version of an upgraded player, your IF will be upgraded. However, if an upgraded player with a previous IF gets upgraded across Quality tiers (eg. Bronze to Silver), his IF will not be upgraded. This preserves the value of the IF and ensures your Bronze and Silver squads aren’t negatively affected.

 
 

FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Winter Upgrades
If you want to see the complete list with all FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Winter Upgrades, please click in the image

 

This year, EA Sports are releasing the new winter upgrade cards in four batches, one for each Friday. Find out who are the players included in the second batch.

 
 
 
 
 

FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Winter Upgrades – Batch 2

 

Player’s Name Position Old Rating New Rating UP Club New IF
Robert Lewandowski ST 87 88 1 FC Bayern 89 | 90 | 91 | 92
Gonzalo Higuaín ST 84 86 2 Napoli 87 | 88 | 89
Ángel Di María RW 85 86 1 PSG 87 | 88
Henrikh Mkhitaryan RM 81 83 2 Bor. Dortmund 86
İlkay Gündoğan CM 82 83 1 Bor. Dortmund 84
Romelu Lukaku ST 80 82 2 Everton 83
Dimitri Payet CAM 81 82 1 West Ham 83
Harry Kane ST 78 81 3 Spurs 82 | 83 | 84
Paulo Dybala ST 78 81 3 Juventus 82 | 83
Gabi CM 80 81 1 Atlético Madrid  
Joel Matip CB 80 81 1 FC Schalke 04 82
DuÅ¡an Basta RB 79 80 1 Lazio  
Erik Lamela RM 79 80 1 Spurs  
Soldado ST 79 80 1 Villarreal CF  
Cédric Bakambu ST 72 79 7 Villarreal CF  
Jeison Murillo CB 77 79 2 Inter  
Marcano CB 77 79 2 FC Porto  
Jonathan dos Santos RM 78 79 1 Villarreal CF  
Josip Iličić CF 78 79 1 Fiorentina  
Marko Arnautović LM 78 79 1 Stoke City  
Pontus Wernbloom CDM 78 79 1 CSKA Moskva  
Nikola Kalinić ST 74 78 4 Fiorentina  
Sven Kums CM 75 78 3 KAA Gent  
Martin Braithwaite ST 76 78 2 Toulouse FC  
Lisandro López CB 77 78 1 SL Benfica  
Salomon Kalou ST 77 78 1 Hertha BSC  
Alen Halilović CAM 73 77 4 Sporting Gijón  
Marek Suchý CB 75 77 2 FC Basel  
Oumar Niasse ST 75 77 2 Lokomotiv  
Arthur Boka LB 76 77 1 Málaga CF  
Christian Träsch RB 76 77 1 VfL Wolfsburg  
Fernando CDM 76 77 1 Sampdoria  
Hiroshi Kiyotake CAM 76 77 1 Hannover 96  
Jonathan Viera LM 76 77 1 UD Las Palmas  
Mohammed Al Sahlawi ST 76 77 1 Al-Nassr  
N’Golo Kanté CM 76 77 1 Leicester City  
Oscar Wendt LB 76 77 1 Bor. M’gladbach  
Cheikh N’Doye CM 72 76 4 Angers SCO  
Zakaria Bakkali RW 73 76 3 Valencia CF  
Gelson Martins RM 74 76 2 Sporting CP  
Nampalys Mendy CDM 74 76 2 OGC Nice  
Scott Sinclair LW 74 76 2 Aston Villa  
Francesco Acerbi CB 75 76 1 Sassuolo  
Kenny Tete RB 75 76 1 Ajax  
Markel Bergara CDM 75 76 1 Real Sociedad  
Mehdi Lacen CM 75 76 1 Getafe CF  
Per Ciljan Skjelbred CM 75 76 1 Hertha BSC  
Wes Hoolahan CAM 75 76 1 Norwich City  
Rubén Botta RW 68 75 7 Pachuca  
Matías Emilio Delgado CAM 71 75 4 FC Basel  
Alfred N’Diaye CDM 72 75 3 Real Betis  
Léo Bonatini ST 72 75 3 Estoril  
Matias Vecino CM 73 75 2 Fiorentina  
Santi Mina RW 73 75 2 Valencia CF  
Carles Gil RM 74 75 1 Aston Villa  
Fernando Tissone CM 74 75 1 Málaga CF  
Marko Dević ST 74 75 1 Rubin Kazan  
Marvin Matip CB 74 75 1 FC Ingolstadt  
Mislav OrÅ¡ić LM 74 75 1 Chunnam Dragons  
Rodrigo Mora ST 74 75 1 River Plate  
Santiago García LB 74 75 1 Werder Bremen  
Vegard Forren CB 74 75 1 Molde FK  
Julian Weigl CDM 67 74 7 Bor. Dortmund  
Renato Neto CM 71 74 3 KAA Gent  
Fernando Forestieri CAM 72 74 2 Sheffield Wed  
Renan Bressan CAM 72 74 2 Rio Ave FC  
Egor Filipenko CB 67 73 6 Málaga CF  
Yeni Ngbakoto RW 68 73 5 FC Metz  
Leigh Griffiths ST 72 73 1 Celtic  
Lukas Spalvis ST 65 72 7 Aalborg BK  
Ismaël Traoré CB 69 72 3 Angers SCO  
Valon Berisha LM 69 72 3 RB Salzburg  
Nicola Rigoni CM 64 71 7 Chievo Verona  
Engin Bekdemir LM 67 71 4 EskiÅŸehirspor  
Naby Keïta CM 68 71 3 RB Salzburg  
Etxeberría RB 63 70 7 Bilbao Athletic  
Luismi CB 64 70 6 Sevilla FC  
Gerson CB 68 70 2 Lechia GdaÅ„sk  
Pa-Modou Kah CB 66 69 3 Whitecaps FC

 
 

First batch of FIFA 16 Winter Upgrades can be viewed here.
Come back every Friday to know the new Winter upgrades of FIFA 16 Ultimate Team.

 
 
 
 
 
 

fifa15books : FIFA 16 Ultimate Team – TOTW 22

FIFA 16 Ultimate Team - TOTW 22

 

A new Team of the Week was released. Check out who is in the FIFA 16 Ultimate Team TOTW 22.

 
 
 

FIFA 16 Ultimate Team – TOTW 22

 

EA already picked the best players of the week.
The players names were unveiled this Wednesday at 3pm UK.

Last Friday, SL Benfica defeated Belenense 0-5 to move into a tie for first place with cross-town rivals Sporting CP. Kostas Mitroglou scored three times in the win.

Southampton’s Fraser Forster has been incredible in goal for the club since returning from injury, securing five straight clean sheets. On Wednesday night, he made ten saves in their 0-0 draw with Arsenal. Then on Saturday night’s match against West Ham, he made two saves to help his side win the match 1-0.

Leicester City’s dream run continued with two huge wins last week. On Tuesday evening, they defeated Liverpool by the score of 2-0 with Jamie Vardy scoring both goals. Then on Saturday afternoon, they traveled to Manchester and defeated second-place Manchester City 1-3, with defender Robert Huth scoring twice in the win. The Foxes now hold a five point lead over 2nd place Tottenham Hotspur, with their next match this Sunday at 3rd place Arsenal.

 
 

Check it out the starting eleven of this FUT 16 Team of the Week 22:

GK: Fraser Forster, Southampton – 76>80
CB: Ömer Toprak, Bayer 04 Leverkusen – 81>82
CB: Thiago Silva, Paris Saint-Germain – 88>90
RB: Kieran Trippier, Tottenham Hotspur – 76>80
CB: Robert Huth, Leicester City – 78>80
CAM: Edwin Cardona, Monterrey – 75>78
CAM: Hakim Ziyech, FC Twente – 77>80
CAM: Davy Klaassen, Ajax – 79>80
RM: Juan Cuadrado, Juventus – 82>83
ST: Konstantinos Mitroglou, SL Benfica – 78>80
ST: Samuel Eto’o, Antalyaspor – 79>81

 

The substitutes of this FIFA 16 Ultimate Team TOTW 22 are:

GK: Scott Shearer, Mansfield Town – 59>64
CB: Andreas Christensen, Borussia M’gladbach – 63>64
CB(LB): Abdullah Al Zori, Al Hilal (Riyadh) – 68>72
RM(CAM): Juan Pablo Añor, Málaga CF – 71>74
ST: Miku, Rayo Vallecano – 73>74
RW: Oussama Tannane, AS Saint-Etienne(Heracles Almelo) – 70>74
ST: Jamie Vardy, Leicester City – 71>78
GK: Raphael Schäfer, 1. FC Nürnberg – 70>74
RB: Christophe Jallet, Olympique Lyonnais – 79>80
CM: Rubén Pardo, Real Sociedad – 79>80
CM: Luca Marrone, Hellas Verona(Carpi) – 72>74
ST: Mario Gomez, Beşiktaş – 78>80

 
 

FIFA 16 Ultimate Team - TOTW 22
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TOTW 22 IF players will be available in packs only from 6pm UK February 10th to 5:30pm February 17th, 2016.

You can play against them on the ‘Team of the Week Challenge’ section within FIFA 16 Ultimate Team on your console.

 
 
 
 
 
 

fifa15books : Chelsea FC Player FIFA 16 Tournament

 

The Player’s tournaments are back! Watch here how was the Chelsea FC Player FIFA 16 Tournament.

 
 
 

Chelsea FC Player FIFA 16 Tournament

 

Zouma, Courtois, Loftus-Cheek and Azpilicueta were the players chosen to the Chelsea FC Player FIFA 16 Tournament. Watch on the top window who were the winners.