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Anderlecht’s Samir Nasri has his FIFA 20 Ultimate Team revealed

Published: 18/May/2020 9:10 Updated: 18/May/2020 9:13

by Connor Bennett

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RSC Anderlecht midfielder Samir Nasri has had his FIFA 20 Ultimate Team revealed, and and to say it’s full to the brim with TOTS So Far cards would be underselling it. 

Samir Nasri has, like many real life footballers, been known to dip his toes into the world of FIFA. Away from taking issue with EA’s servers – like most of us! – it seems he is a keen FUT Champions Weekend League player. 

 The former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder is currently on the books at Anderlecht and, despite struggling for appearances since signing in July on a free transfer, he’s got a pretty powerful Ultimate Team line-up in his back pocket.

An image of Samir Nasri playing for Arsenal
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Many football fans will remember Nasri’s spell at Arsenal before he moved on to Manchester City.

A FIFA fan by the name ‘u/Abdulrahman-Barzanji‘ shared Nasri’s FIFA Ultimate Team, and it’s significantly different to the one we showed you in January.

Like the majority of professional players who play FUT, the Premier League winner has got his own custom 99-rated card pulling the strings. While his 99 OVR card was previously in midfield, it seems Nasri wanted to get his own name on the scoresheet more often, as it now plays up top. 

Samir Nasri’s FIFA 20 Ultimate Team – May 18, 2020

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As you can see, there are huge changes to Nasri’s UT. Nearly all of the icons have been done away with, replaced by a host of TOTSSF cards. Mbappe, Ter Stegen and Varane all come in, replacing Maldini, van der Sar and Maradona. We’re not sure what the motivation for Neymar at CDM is, but each to their own.

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We’ve put all the players from the two XIs into a table below, so you can compare the changes more easily. To make things simpler, the 4-2-3-1 central formation remains in place.

Samir Nasri’s new Ultimate Team: How it used to look: 
GK: Marc-Andre ter Stegen – 95 GK: Edwin van der Sar – 92
RB: Dani Carvajal – 94 RB: Gianluca Zambrotta – 91
CB: Raphael Varane – 97 CB: Paolo Maldini – 95
CB: Carlos – 91 CB: Virgil Van Dijk – 99
LB: Alex Sandro – 91 LB: Roberto Carlos – 93
CDM: Neymar – 95 CDM: Michael Essien – 92
CDM: Frenkie De Jong – 94 CDM: Samir Nasri – 99
CAM: Ronaldo – 97 CAM: Pele – 99
CAM: Kylian Mbappe – 98 CAM: Diego Maradona – 99
CAM: Eusebio – 94 CAM: Kaka – 94
ST: Samir Nasri – 99 ST: Kenny Dalglish – 93

While the overall of the squad may have fallen slightly, we’re not sure it will be impacting Nasri too much given the ridiculous strength of his XI. 

What his bench looks like is a different story, but we’re guessing that Nasri’s club is filled with some pretty powerful cards. Though, not many of them are probably going to cracking his insane starting XI.

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Son Heung-min builds his dream “Ultimate player” in FIFA 21

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:25 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 1:28

by Bill Cooney

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Tottenham star Son Heung-Min sat down with Irish footballer David Meyer to build the ultimate Hotspur card for FUT 21, and it would be an absolute titan were it real.

Son is generally considered one of the best wingers playing today, and was named EA Sports Premier League Player of the Month for the third time in October 2020.

Along with Meyer, the South Korean concocted an Ultimate Teammate, a monster of a card combining the best stats from Tottenham players including himself, albeit a bit reluctantly.

Each of the six stats that make up a FIFA player card — Pace, Shooting, Passing, Dribbling, Defense, and Physical — were included, and the end result is a Frankenstein’s Monster of skill that you would never want to go up against (though, we’d take him on our squad).

So, let’s take a look at what Son managed to cook up, starting with Pace, and running on through the list:

Pace — Lucas Moura

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Lucas is certainly speedy, so we can’t fault Son here.

For any fan of the Spurs, the choice of Lucas Moura for best Pace will come as no surprise, boasting a highly decent 92 on his regular gold card.

“Lucas is definitely faster than me,” Son laughed, when prodded by Meyer that he might actually have the edge in speed. EA apparently agrees, only giving the Winger an 88 Pace for his standard card.

Shooting — Harry Kane

Who else but Harry Kane? That 92 shooting will fit in quite nicely.

For shooting, the choice was none other than Harry Kane, who comes in with 92 in that category, one of the highest on Tottenham.

Again, Son was reluctant to name himself. Possibly because he’s a crack FIFA expert and was aware Kane has six more points in shooting than his 86, that, or he’s just doesn’t want to leave anyone out.

Dribbling — Lucas Moura

Despite considering Steven Bergwijn and himself (again) for best dribbling on Tottenham, Son once again went with the reliable pick of Moura.

While Bergwijn is only an 85 DRB, it could have really gone either way between the final two contestants, but an unwillingness to give himself much credit led to Lucas getting picked once again.

Passing — Giovani Lo Celso

Argentine Giovani Lo Celso was Son’s pick for Tottenham’s best passer.

For Passing, Midfielder Giovani Lo Celso got the nod, but only comes in with an 82 for his standard card in the stat. Still, we have to remember this was only Tottenham players that were able to be picked.

That, and Son has hooked with Son quite a few times for memorable goals over their careers, which could have been another factor in the pick.

Defending —Toby Alderweireld

Belgian back Toby Alderweireld’s 85 DEF got him a spot on the Ultimate card.

After joking that the upgrade to make his DEF 45 for his latest POTM card might be enough to finally make him choose himself, Son made a more reasonable choice and went with Alderweireld.

87 Defence is definitely nothing to scoff at, and put together with our sixth and final stat, it helps to make this “Ultimate Card” absolutely freakish.

Physical — Moussa Sissoko

Looking at the stats, it’s easy to see why Sissoko got the pick here.

Finally, rounding things out at Physical is Moussa Sissoko who comes in with an 89 — his best stat by far. This was one area where Son probably wouldn’t be considered either, on top of Defense.

Altogether, we get a 99 OVR card boasting 92 Pace, 91 Shooting, 82 Passing, 87 Dribbling, 87 Defense, and 89 Physical. Just imagine for a moment the price tag that would come along with the SBC for this bad boy.

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An absolute monstrosity, in more ways than one.

Luckily, Son’s Ultimate Teammate card will most likely never make it into FIFA 21 itself, as it would be massively overpowered — if you haven’t picked up on that already.

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