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How to complete Coquelin & Acuna FIFA 21 Showdown SBC – solutions & cost

Published: 26/Dec/2020 19:24 Updated: 26/Dec/2020 20:21

by Bill Cooney

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EA Sports has released a new pair of Showdown promo SBCs for Villareal’s Francis Coquelin and Sevilla’s Marcos Acuña ahead of their club’s matchup on December 29.

“Showdown” SBCs are squad-building challenges that were first introduced in the super-popular Summer Heat promo at the end of the FIFA 20 cycle. There was a lot of speculation that they would be returning for FIFA 21, especially after a leak showed they were being brought back earlier in the week before the announcement.

The two Ultimate Team players in each pair of Showdown challenges are selected based on upcoming real-life fixtures, with a very nice upgrade on the line: the FUT card for the player on the winning team gets a +2 bonus to their overall rating (down from +3 in FIFA 20), or a +1 each for a draw.

Let’s take a look at the stats for both cards, along with the SBC requirements, price, and some simple solutions.

Coquelin & Acuna Showdown SBC in-game stats

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Stats for Acuna’s Showdown SBC card.

Acuna sees a nice overall upgrade from 83 on his regular gold card to an 86 for this promo. Pace is way up to 89 from 76, Defending goes from 78 to 81, and Physicality also gets a two-point boost to 85 from 83. Dribbling and passing both get 2 point upgrades, and even shooting went up a point.

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Stats for Coquelin’s Showdown SBC card.

The Frenchman’s Showdown card is an 85 up from his regular 80 gold card. Pace is an 82 instead of 71, and Passing goes up from 76 to 81. Defending goes up to 83 from 79, and Physicality comes in at 85 instead of 81 as well.

Keep in mind both of these cards have the potential to get even better as well, depending on who wins the Sevilla vs Villareal matchup happening next week.

Coquelin & Acuna Showdown SBC requirements & cost

There are two sets of requirements for each card, and it seems like Coquelin is the more expensive option, at 265,000 to 292,000 FUT Coins (depending on your system) compared to the 174,000 to 198,000 required for Acuna.

The requirements for both are listed below, along with the pack reward you’ll receive for completing each one as well:

Marcos Acuna Showdown SBC

La Liga

  • Number of players from LaLiga Santander: Min 1
  • In Form Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 83
  • Team Chemistry: Min 80
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Small Prime Gold Player’s Pack

Argentina

  • Number of players from Argentina: Min 1
  • In Form Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Prime Mixed Players Pack

Francis Coquelin Showdown SBC

National Duty

  • Number of players from France: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 84
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

La Liga

  • Number of players from LaLiga Santander: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 86
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Rare Mixed Players Pack

Coquelin & Acuna Showdown SBC solutions

Below are some solutions for each of the required SBCs above. To make things as easy as possible, none of them will require and loyalty or position change cards to complete.

Marcos Acuña solutions

La Liga

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Cheap solution to Acuna’s La Liga Showdown SBC in FIFA 21.

Argentina

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A cheap solution for Acuna’s Argentina Showdown SBC.

Francis Coquelin Solutions

National Duty

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A cheap solution to Coquelin’s National Duty Showdown SBC.

La Liga

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Cheap solution to Coquelin’s La Liga Showdown SBC.

If you want to unlock either of these cards, don’t wait around because you only have two days to do so – until Monday, Dec 28, just before the Villareal and Sevilla matchup the next day.

Once that match is over, either Coquelin or Acuna will get a +2 OVR stat boost if their team wins, or both will get +1 in the case of a draw. The good news is that even if you happen to do the losing player’s SBC, their card’s current boost will not go away.

As always, stay tuned on Dexerto for all the news when EA SPORTS confirms more new Showdown SBCs in the future, and make sure to follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA 21 news, leaks, guides, and plenty more.
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How to complete James Tavernier FIFA 21 Headliners SBC: Solutions & cost

Published: 15/Jan/2021 16:12

by Connor Bennett

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EA SPORTS have released a brand new Headliners SBC for an 86-rated version of Rangers defender James Tavernier. So, here’s how you can complete the Squad Building Challenge. 

Headliners have been in FIFA Ultimate Team for a few years, and they work in a similar way to One to Watch cards. If a player who has a Headliners card then gets a new special card which is higher rated, the Headliners version is automatically upgraded.

In FIFA 21, there have been two teams of Headliners released so far, with a few Squad Building Challenges – SBCs – thrown in for good measure too.

The newest SBC centers around Rangers right-back James Tavernier. The 29-year-old defender, who has had two in-forms in Ultimate Team already, has been bumped all the way up to an 86. So, here’s how you can get your hands on him.

Screenshot of James Tavernier's in-game stats on his Headliners card
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A look at Headliners Tavernier’s in-game stats.

James Tavernier Headliners SBC in-game stats & requirements

As you can see above, the boosted stats make Tavernier a pretty decent card to pick up, even if you haven’t built an SPFL or Rangers team. He can seamlessly fit into any team with English defenders, or ICONS, of course.

However, as you might expect, he doesn’t come all that cheap. You’ll have to build two teams to get Tavernier – each containing at least one Team of the Week player.

You can find the requirements for both, below:

England:

  • Number of English players: Min 1
  • Number of in-form players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 83
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75

Top Form:

  • Number of in-form players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 65

James Tavernier Headliners SBC cheapest solutions

Speaking of his actual price tag, according to FUTBIN, the total cost for Headliners Tavernier is between 180-190,000 coins, depending on whether you’re on Xbox, PlayStation, or Origin on PC.

However, to try and get you under that somewhat lofty price tag, we’ve got the cheapest solution for each part of the SBC below.

Team of FIFA cards for Tavernier SBC
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Solution for the Top Form part of Tavernier’s SBC.
Team of FIFA cards for Tavernier SBC
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Solution for the England part of Tavernier’s SBC.

Now, unlike the Player of the Month SBCs like Bruno Fernandes, you won’t have a full month to get the coins and cards needed to get yourself a Tavernier.

The card is only available in Ultimate Team until January 21, so make sure you act fast. And, let us know how you find Tavernier in-game by tweeting us a review over at UltimateTeamUK.