Declan Rice earns spot in FIFA 22 Team of the Week
West Ham United’s third win – and third clean sheet – in eight days has helped Declan Rice claim a spot in the FIFA 22 Team of the Week.
After defenders Issa Diop and Angelo Ogbonna both earned ‘Special’ cards within the game in the last two weeks, the Hammers’ solidity – led by their instrumental captain Rice – has led to a string of excellent results and, subsequently, in-game recognition.
22-year-old Rice shielded his defence brilliantly in Sunday’s latest win over local rivals Tottenham Hotspur, making a match-high eight tackles, as well as two interceptions, a clearance and completing 92.7 per cent of his passes, in the 1-0 victory.
As a result, the Hammers’ No41 became the second West Ham player to be named in the FIFA 22 Team of the Week in back-to-back weeks.
Rice has received an in-game Team of the Week ‘in-form’ card, boosting his overall rating within FIFA Ultimate Team up to a strong 84.
The midfielder’s FIFA card now boasts a defensive rating of 83 (up from 81) and physical attributes rated 81 (up from 79).
Other key boosts see Rice’s passing increased to 74 (from 71); his pace to 69 (from 66); and his dribbling to 76 (from 74).
West Ham United fans will be able to collect his Team of the Week card in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team packs as of 6pm on Wednesday 27 October. The card will be available until 5.59pm on Wednesday 3 November.