French Open: Roland Garros await their darling as Kristina Mladenovic faces Garbine Muguruza

first_imgRoland Garros will be holding its breath when new darling Kristina Mladenovic takes on defending champion Garbine Muguruza in a mouth watering French Open fourth round clash on Sunday.”Turning the arena upside down,” read the headline alongside a picture of ‘Kiki’ on the front page of the official programme on sale to the thousands of fans queuing to enter the stadium under sunny skies at Porte d’Auteuil.Rain forced organisers to cancel or interrupt several matches on Saturday, including the all-French third round clash between Gael Monfils and Richard Gasquet and Kei Nishikori’s tricky tie against South Korea’s Chung Hyeon.Other third round matches to be played on Sunday include Elina Svitolina, who was one of the pre-tournament favourites, taking on Poland’s Magda Linette.Nine-times champion Rafa Nadal, who celebrated his 31st birthday on Saturday, is in fourth-round action against fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, while defending champion Novak Djokovic hopes to reach the last eight when he faces in-form Albert Ramos-Vinolas.Hot prospect Dominic Thiem, the sixth seed, plays Argentine Horacio Zeballos in another fourth round match.last_img read more

What are FIFA 18 Ones to Watch items?

first_imgeSports FIFA 18 Ones to Watch: How the live Ultimate Team items work Oli Platt Last updated 1 year ago 02:45 11/22/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Neymar PSG Getty Images eSports WTF EA Sports has released a set of players who were involved in transfers this summer that make for hugely valuable FUT assets Ultimate Team has been the subject of a number of innovations on FIFA 18, from the new Squad Battles mode to EA Sports’ expanding e-sports arena.And another new feature has been the introduction of live, continuously updated FUT items, with players’ stats getting updated depending on their performances in real life.The two categories this applies to are called Path to Glory and Ones to Watch. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Path to Glory is made up of players who are battling for a place in their respective national teams ahead of the World Cup, while Ones to Watch includes stars that were involved in a high-profile transfer in the summer.But how exactly do they work?Check out our guide to Ones to Watch items below, or click here to get up to speed on Path to Glory.WHAT ARE ONES TO WATCH ITEMS?Alvaro Morata Chelsea 2017After a historic summer transfer window, EA Sports released a set of special Ultimate Team items based around players who had joined a new club.They include Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, who joined Paris Saint-Germain in huge deals, as well as new Premier League arrivals including Alvaro Morata, Mohamed Salah and Alexandre Lacazette.There are 23 players in total and they were available in packs for a limited time from September 29, but are now loose on the market.WHICH PLAYERS ARE INCLUDED? Player Club Country Position OVR Neymar PSG Brazil LW 92 Leonardo Bonucci Milan Italy CB 88 Romelu Lukaku Man Utd Belgium ST 87 Alvaro Morata Chelsea Spain ST 86 Mohamed Salah Liverpool Egypt RW 86 James Rodriguez Bayern Munich Colombia CAM 86 Kylian Mbappe PSG France ST 85 Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal France ST 85 Andriy Yarmolenko Borussia Dortmund Ukraine RW 84 Gylfi Sigurdsson Everton Iceland CAM 84 Corentin Tolisso Bayern Munich France CM 84 Kyle Walker Man City England RB 83 Ederson Man City Brazil GK 83 Bertrand Traore Lyon Burkina Faso RW 82 Federico Bernardeschi Juventus Italy RM 82 Keita Balde Diao Monaco Senegal LW 82 Douglas Costa Juventus Brazil LM 82 Bruma RB Leipzig Portugal LM 81 Nelson Semedo Barcelona Portugal RB 81 Serge Aurier Tottenham Ivory Coast RB 81 Davinson Sanchez Tottenham Colombia CB 81 Franck Kessie Milan Ivory Coast CM 76 Theo Hernandez Real Madrid Spain LB 75 WHEN ARE THEIR STATS BOOSTED?Leonardo Bonucci MilanOnes to Watch players will see their stats boosted based on the strength of their real-life performances.This will be reflected in the game when one of the players is included in a FIFA Team of the Week, Man of the Match, European Team of the Tournament, Hero or Record Breaker in-form release.When that happens, the ratings on their Ones to Watch card will be automatically updated in line with their latest in-form card.The only thing that won’t change is their position. That will stay the same as it is on the original Ones to Watch card regardless of whether or not it matches the in-form version.last_img read more