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FIFA 22 FUT Champions Upgrades: Best players and how to get

Published: 4/Mar/2022 15:57 Updated: 4/Mar/2022 15:58

by Nathan Warby

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FUT Champions Upgrades have landed in FIFA 22, giving players to trade in some of their unwanted red picks for bigger and better cards. If you’re wondering if it’s worth taking the plunge, we’ve got the best player you can earn from each SBC right here.

FUT Champions is the FIFA 22 Ultimate Team mode where the best rewards are on offer. From high-value packs to Player Picks from the latest Team of the Week, Champs is the main mode for serious players.

But despite each TOTW being loaded with superstars, your FUT Champs picks don’t always go according to plan. If you’ve played most weekends, there’s a good chance your club is overflowing with useless red cards that will never challenge your first team.

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Luckily, FUT Champions Upgrades are here to give you the chance to swap your disappointing picks for something more useable. Here’s how to complete both SBCs, and the best players you can get from each one.


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Player picks in FIFA 21
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FUT Champs picks are some of FIFA’s best rewards

How to complete FIFA 22 FUT Champions Upgrades

EA have dropped two different kinds of SBCs to complete – FUT Champions Upgrade and FUT Champions Premium Upgrade. Both simply require you to submit a certain number of FC players to get a single, higher-rated card in return.

We’ve listed the requirements and rewards for both below:

FUT Champions Upgrade

  • FUT Champs players: Exactly 5
  • Players in the squad: Exactly 5
  • Reward: FUT Champions player rated 83-86

FUT Champions Premium Upgrade

  • FUT Champs players: Exactly 11
  • Squad Rating: Min. 81
  • Team Chemistry: Min. 20
  • Players in the squad: Exactly 11
  • Reward: 1 of 3 FUT Champions players rated 86+

Both of these SBCs are now live until the end of the year and can be done multiple times. So, be sure to rinse and repeat throughout the season to improve your squad.

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FUT Champions Upgrade best players

Phil Foden in FIFA 22
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There are still some OP cards in the standard FUT Champs Upgrade

While this is the lesser of the two SBCs, giving out players between 83 and 86-rated, that’s not to say it isn’t worth doing. In fact, there are still plenty of overpowered cards that could pop out and change your team.

If you’re not someone who plays FUT Champs every week, or you’ve been particularly unlucky with your picks so far, this could be the better of two for you to complete.

At the time of writing, there are 193 different cards covered by the rating range. We’ve picked out some of the best cards available from this SBC that are useable in-game.

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  • Wissam Ben Yedder (86) – ST – AS Monaco
  • Moussa Diaby (86) – LM – Bayer Leverkusen
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (86) – ST – Barcelona
  • Nabil Fekir (86) – CAM – Real Betis
  • Nicolo Barella (86) – CM – Inter Milan
  • Gabriel Jesus (86) – RW – Manchester City
  • Hakim Ziyech (86) – RW – Chelsea
  • Anderson Talisca (86) – CAM – Al Nassr
  • Phil Foden (86) – LW – Manchester City
  • Tanguy Ndombele (86) – CDM – Lyon
  • Achraf Hakimi (86) – RB – PSG
  • Franck Yannick Kessie (86) – CAM – AC Milan
  • Antoine Griezmann (86) – ST – Atletico Madrid
  • Theo Hernandez (86) – LWB – AC Milan
  • Roberto Firmino (86) – CF – Liverpool
  • Lautaro Martinez (86) – ST – Inter Milan
  • David Alaba (86) – CB – Real Madrid
  • Marco Reus (86) – CAM – Borussia Dortmund
  • Dayot Upamecano (86) – CB – Bayern Munich
  • Vinicius Junior (85) – LW – Real Madrid
  • Antonio Rudiger (85) – CB – Chelsea
  • Ousamane Dembele (85) – RW – Barcelona
  • Dayot Upamecano (84) – CB – Bayern Munich
  • Jonathan David (84) – ST – Lille
  • Raphinha (84) – RM – Leeds United
  • Aurelien Tchouameni (84) – CDM – AS Monaco
  • Hirving Lozano (84) – LW – Napoli
  • Jude Bellingham (84) – CM – Borussia Dortmund
  • Moussa Diaby (84) – RM – Bayer Leverkusen
  • Philippe Coutinho (84) – LW – Aston Villa
  • Jonathan Clauss (84) – RWB – RC Lens
  • Vinicius Junior (83) – LW – Real Madrid

FUT Champions Premium Upgrade best players

FIFA 22 Lionel Messi screenshot
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Superstars like Lionel Messi are up for grabs

The Premium Upgrade gives out any TOTW player rated 86 or higher. With no rating limit and the choice of three players each time, some of the game’s best cards could easily come out of this SBC.

All of the 86s we listed previously could still show up here, so we’ve put together the best of the rest that you should be hoping for:

  • Lionel Messi (94) – RW – PSG
  • Robert Lewandowski (93) – ST – Bayern Munich
  • Kylian Mbappe (93) – ST – PSG
  • N’golo Kante (92) – CM – Chelsea
  • Neymar Jr (92) – LW – PSG
  • Kevin De Bruyne (92) – CAM – Manchester City
  • Joshua Kimmich (91) – CDM – Bayern Munich
  • Karim Benzema (91) – CF – Real Madrid
  • Manuel Neuer (91) – GK – Bayern Munich
  • Sadio Mane (91) – LW – Liverpool
  • Mohammed Salah (91) – RW – Liverpool
  • Harry Kane (91) – ST – Spurs
  • Virgil van Dijk (90) – CB – Liverpool
  • Thibaut Courtois (90) – GK – Real Madrid
  • Heung Min Son (90) – LM – Spurs
  • Raheem Sterling (90) – LW – Manchester City
  • Marquinhos (89) – CB – PSG
  • Bruno Fernandez (89) – CM – Manchester United
  • Raheem Sterling (89) – RW – Manchester City
  • Romelu Lukaku (89) – ST – Chelsea
  • Marquinhos (88) – CB – PSG
  • Frenkie de Jong (88) – CM – Barcelona
  • Angel Di Maria (88) – RW – PSG
  • Leon Goretzka (88) – CM – Bayern Munich
  • Andrew Robertson (88) – LB – Liverpool
  • Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (87) – CM – Lazio
  • Joao Cancelo (87) – LB – Bayern Munich
  • Riyad Mahrez (87) – RM – Manchester City
  • Alessandro Bastoni (87) – CB – Inter Milan
  • Nicolo Barella (87) – CM – Inter Milan
  • Phil Foden (87) – LW – Manchester City
  • Theo Hernandez (87) – LB – AC Milan
  • Kalidou Koulibaly (87) – CB – Napoli

There you have it, that was how to complete both FUT Champions Upgrades and the best players you can get from both. For more helpful FIFA 22 hints and tips, check out some more of our guides:

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