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Istanbul Basaksehir’s Eljero Elia has his FIFA Ultimate Team revealed

Published: 4/Jun/2020 11:48 Updated: 4/Jun/2020 11:56

by Joe Craven


Holland and İstanbul Başakşehir player Eljero Elia has had his FIFA 20 Ultimate Team revealed, and it’s one of the best pro teams we’ve ever seen. Do any of his compatriots make the cut, though

Long-time FIFA fans will be more than familiar with Eljero Elia. His Werder Bremen cards in both FIFA 13 and 14 were a nightmare for defenders to deal with, despite his modest overalls.

Real life has been slightly different for Elia, after a move to Juventus saw him struggle for appearances and a loan move to Southampton didn’t result in a permanent deal. Since then, he re-found consistency in Holland with Feyenoord, before moving to Turkey and İstanbul Başakşehir.

It seems that Elia is spending his time in quarantine the same as a lot of us – by playing some FIFA 20. However, unlike most of us, Elia has his own 99-rated pro card and a truly mind-blowing starting XI.

First off, you’ll notice the abundance of ICONs, including 94 OVR R9 and 98 OVR Pele. Throw Roberto Carlos and Alisson Becker into the mix, and Elia has some of the best Brazilians to ever pull on the shirt in his XI.

Away from ICONs, TOTSSF Trent Alexander-Arnold and Riyad Mahrez form a dynamic Premier League duo down the right wing, while Elia plays ahead of the aforementioned Roberto Carlos.

Eljero Elia his team from r/FIFA

The player who faced Elia, u/D4Ph070n, also gave fans an insight into the stats of Elia’s own 99 OVR pro card, and they’re pretty stunning. 99 pace and 99 dribbling are accompanied by 98 shooting and 98 passing, with 94 physical to round off the insane card. Elia’s full team is listed below:

  • GK: Alisson Becker – 97
  • RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold – 95
  • CB: Ronald Koeman – 88
  • CB: Fabio Cannovaro – 94
  • LB: Roberto Carlos – 93
  • LM: Eljero Elia – 99
  • CM: Frenkie De Jong – 94
  • CM: Zinedine Zidane – 94
  • RM: Riyad Mahrez – 95
  • CAM: Pele – 98
  • ST: Ronaldo – 94

While we can’t see the bench, there looks to be quite a few special cards in the mix, namely Player Moments cards. There aren’t many areas where the starting XI can be improved, but an upgraded CB for the 88 Koeman could be a starting point.

Given TAA and Alisson are already in the back-five, Elia need look no further than his compatriot Virgil van Dijk. Other than that, players who come up against Elia will struggle to break him down going forward, and when he’s attacking, they won’t have much fun trying to hold him back.


How to complete Alessandrini Flashback SBC in FIFA 21: solutions & cost

Published: 28/Nov/2020 18:44 Updated: 28/Nov/2020 20:29

by Bill Cooney


A new Flashback SBC is available in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team for French Winger Romain Alessandrini, celebrating his goal-studded 2017-2018 seasons for the Los Angeles Galaxy.

SBC’s are a great way to fill out your card collection in FUT, and if you’re in need of something new on the outside, Alessandrini might be just the man you’re looking for.

Now playing for Chinese Super League team Qingdao Huanghai, the Winger notched two of the best seasons in his career while playing for the LA Galaxy in the MLS (13 goals in 2017 & 11 in 2018), which this new Flashback card harkens back to.

Fans who played Ultimate Team in FIFA 18 will remember how good the Frenchman’s cards were – almost everyone had either his first or second In-Form on their bench as a super-sub, and his nationality made it easier to even start him, for those who wanted to.

Alessandrini FIFA 21 Flashback card in-game stats

Alessandrini Stats
Stats for Alessandrini’s Flashback SBC in FIFA 21.

To start off, just check out that 92 Pace on an 85 OVR card. You really couldn’t ask for anything better with 91 Sprint Speed and 93 Acceleration. Shooting, Passing, and Dribbling also all clock in at high to mid-80s as well.

Defending and Physicality are his weak points, but the good news is that there’s only one single challenge you have to knock out in order to wrap up this SBC and grab the fleet-footed Frenchman’s new card for yourself.

Alessandrini Flashback SBC requirements, solutions, cost.

Altogether these tasks should run you around 92,000 to about 105,000 FUT Coins to complete, which isn’t too shabby at all considering the Acceleration and Sprint Speed stats he’s packing. The full requirements are listed below:

Romain Alessandrini

  • Number of players from France: Min 1
  • IF Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11

Below are a couple of the cheapest solutions we’ve found to this Flashback SBC, and to make things even easier they don’t require any loyalty to complete.

Alessandrini Flashback Solution 1

Alessandrini Flashback SBC solution 1
A cheap solution to Alessandrini’s Flashback SBC in FIFA 21.

Alessandrini Flashback Solution 2

Alessandrini Flashback SBC solution 2
Another cheap solution to Alessandrini’s Flashback SBC in FIFA 21.

Now that you know all there is to know about how to knock this SBC out, the only question left is: is it worth it? Looking at the stats alone, especially that 92 Pace, we’d definitely say this SBC is worthwhile if you can afford to complete it.

If you can muster up the coinage prior to the challenge expiring on Friday, December 4, then definitely look into it because this could be a highly-coveted super-sub that you can’t get your hands on later.

As always, be sure to follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA 21 news, updates, leaks, and SBC solutions as they happen.