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How to complete Manolas FUT Birthday SBC in FIFA 20: solutions & cost

Published: 10/Apr/2020 20:02 Updated: 10/Apr/2020 20:13

by Albert Petrosyan

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EA SPORTS have released a FUT Birthday SBC for Greece / Napoli defender Kostas Manolas in FIFA 20 Ultimate Team (FUT), and we’ve got the requirements, cheapest solutions, in-game stats, and everything else you need to complete it.

FUT Birthday continues to roll on in FIFA 20, celebrating Ultimate Team’s 13th year of existence with special cards that feature boosted stats, and either an upgrade to five-star skills, five-star weak foot, or both.

As part of this promo, EA has periodically released special SBCs, and the latest one on April 10 was an 89-rated Kostas Manolas with a five-star weak foot.

Manolas FUT Birthday SBC in-game stats

While the five-star weak foot will be the biggest marketing aspect of this card, the boosts to its stats are equally as impressive, especially the pace, defending, and physical.

Manolas has always been a speedy CB in FUT, but this special item might be his fastest yet, featuring 87 pace that’s a balanced combination of 86 acceleration and 88 sprint speed.

Four out of the five defending stats are at least 91, which means he’ll be difficult to get past, while the 92 jumping, 88 strength, and 92 aggression make him a rock along the backline.

EA SPORTSIn-game stats for Manolas’ FUT Birthday SBC card in FIFA 20 Ultimate Team FUT.

Requirements, cheapest solutions, cost

This FUT Birthday SBC requires two squad building components – an 84-rated Serie A team and an 85-rated side, both requiring at least one In-Form or TOTW Moments card.

SERIE A TIM:

  • Players from Serie A TIM: Min 1
  • In-Form or TOTW Moments Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: 84
  • Team Chemistry: 80
  • Players in Squad: 11
  • Reward: Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

85-RATED:

  • In-Form or TOTW Moments Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75
  • Players in Squad: 11
  • Reward: Premium Gold Players Pack

FIFA database website FUTBIN estimates that this SBC currently costs around 234,000 coins on PS4, 237,000 coins on Xbox One, and 206,000 coins on Origin.

Here is the current cheapest solution for the Serie A TIM component of this SBC, without requiring any loyalty or position change cards.

FUTBINCurrent cheapest solution for Serie A portion of Manolas’ FUT Birthday SBC in FIFA 20 Ultimate Team FUT.

Here is the current cheapest solution for the 85-rated component, again with no loyalty or position-change cards required.

FUTBINCurrent cheapest solution for the 85-rated portion of Manolas’ FUT Birthday SBC in FIFA 20 Ultimate Team FUT.

It’s important to note that the volatile nature of the FUT market means that card prices are always fluctuating, so the cost of doing this SBC could go up or down depending on when you attempt it.

Is Manolas’ FUT Birthday SBC worth doing?

Needless to say, Manolas’ FUT Birthday card features some stats that are end-game level, particularly when it comes to pace, defending, and physical and, of course, the five-star weak foot.

Now that he’s on Napoli, linking him to another quality CB isn’t an issue anymore since his teammate Koulibaly has plenty of special cards, including a recently released 91-rated TOTW Moments item.

Dumping over 200K coins into an untradeable SBC is always a risky move, particularly if you end up not liking the player or want to upgrade him in the future, but if you have a Serie A squad that he can fit into, or ICON defenders to link with, then this is definitely a move worth making.

Outside of that, if he doesn’t really fit your current team, it’s probably better to save the coinage for Team of the Season. Either way, you have until April 15 to make a decision before this SBC goes away for good.

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FIFA 21 Team of the Week 9 live: release time, TOTW leaks, predictions

Published: 25/Nov/2020 7:02

by Isaac McIntyre

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The next FIFA 21 Team of the Week, TOTW 9, is now on its way in Ultimate Team ⁠— here’s everything we know about the new upgraded team so far, including any EA SPORTS leaks, the promo’s release time, and more.

Last week’s TOTW, the eighth in FIFA 21, was undoubtedly the best we’ve seen yet, so it’s going to be a tough ask for Team of the Week 9 to go one better.

There’s a good chance it could come close, however, is a huge stack of international stars in line for IF cards, including Cristiano Ronaldo, cover star Erling Haaland, and Romeulu Lukaku. Zlatan Ibrahimovic ⁠— who is planning to sue EA over his rights ⁠— could be included too.

Forwards weren’t the only stars to shine this week either. Tottenham shot-stopper Hugo Lloris and Everton’s Lucas Digne could get in-form cards, while Monaco centerpiece Cesc Fabregas pulled the strings in a 3-2 win over PSG.

Here’s everything we know about the mid-week promo so far, including when the newest Team of the Week lineup will drop in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, possible in-form card leaks, and Dexerto’s weekly TOTW predictions.

Cristiano Ronaldo could get his first FIFA 21 in-form in TOTW 9.
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Cristiano Ronaldo could get his first FIFA 21 in-form in TOTW 9.

Team of the Week 9 start time

On November 25, FIFA publishers EA SPORTS will release the ninth batch of Team of the Week cards for this year. The TOTW 9 promo will begin at 6pm (UK time), as per usual.

That means 6pm BST, 12pm CT, 1pm EST, 3am AEST for those around the world.

These boosted TOTW 9 player upgrades will be announced at the same time as they drop in-game. Keep your eyes peeled on our official Twitter account — we always make sure to share the new FIFA 21 team as soon as it’s live.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 9 leaks

So far, EA SPORTS hasn’t let any early Team of the Week 9 cards slip ⁠— after TOTW 7, when they accidentally shipped 11 upgraded cards early, they’re likely playing it extra safe.

If any leaks drop ahead of the official TOTW 9 reveal, we’ll keep you updated.

Hugo Lloris was immense in Tottenham's 2-0 win over City last weekend.
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Hugo Lloris was immense in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over City last weekend.

Our FIFA 21 TOTW 9 predictions

While you wait, make sure you check out Dexerto’s TOTW 9 predictions. We’ve compiled a list of all the players that could get those IF cards this week; let’s see if you agree with our tips.

Here’s our list of predictions. Once the official team has been released, you’ll be able to see how many we guessed correctly:

  • Hugo Lloris – Tottenham Hotspur
  • Anthony Lopes – Lyon
  • Conrado – Lechia Gdańsk
  • Lucas Digne – Everton
  • Marcos Senesi – Feyernoord
  • Aleksandar Dragovic – Bayer Leverkusen
  • Jules Kounde – Sevilla
  • Atiba Hutchinson – Beşiktaş
  • David Brooks – AFC Bournemouth
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan – AS Roma
  • Yannick Carrasco – Aletico Madrid
  • Diego Perotti – Fenerbahçe
  • Cesc Fabrega – AS Monaco
  • Rodrigo De Paul – Udinese
  • Yusuf Yazici – Lille
  • Zakaria Labyad – Ajax
  • Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic – AC Milan
  • Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventu
  • Romelu Lukaku – Inter Milan
  • Andy Delort – Montpellier 
  • Jean-Phillipe Mateta – Mainz
  • Danny Johnson – Leyton Orient

So, there you have it ⁠— Dexerto’s full list of predictions for Team of the Week 9. Once we have our hands on the confirmed list of upgrades, we’ll be sure to add them to this article and let you know. Until then, enjoy a few games of FIFA!