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Joe Rankin-Costello’s FIFA 21 Ultimate Team criticized by players

Published: 4/Jan/2021 17:58 Updated: 4/Jan/2021 18:07

by Alex Garton

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Blackburn Rovers midfielder Joe Rankin-Costello has been spotted playing FIFA 21’s Ultimate Team. It’s fair to say FIFA players weren’t particularly impressed with his squad and have questioned his selection of players.

Over the past few weeks, numerous professional footballers have been seen on FIFA 21’s Ultimate Team. From Chelsea’s Mason Mount to Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, FUT is clearly a pastime a lot of footballers enjoy.

Despite being in an incredibly demanding job, these players still find the time to make some insanely stacked FUT rosters. Haaland’s starting XI was completely made up of FIFA 21 ICON cards and would be a challenge for any FIFA fan to face.

However, not every professional footballer has an impressive FUT squad as seen in the case of Blackburn’s Joe Rankin-Costello.

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Joe Rankin-Costello currently plays in the midfield for Blackburn Rovers.

Joe Rankin-Costello’s FIFA 21 Ultimate Team revealed

Rankin-Costello’s FIFA 21 Ultimate Team was posted to Reddit by ya_nan_ after he went up against the Blackburn midfielder online. It’s fair to say his squad is less impressive than the other professional footballers we’ve covered, but it certainly holds its own.

  • GK: Alisson – 90
  • RB: Wan-Bissaka – 83
  • LB: Sandro – 85
  • CB: Gosens – 85
  • CB: Gomez – 83
  • CM: Chiellini – 89
  • CM: Rankin-Costello – 99
  • CM: Rivaldo – 87
  • RF: Beckham – 86
  • LF: Dembele – 83
  • ST: Hernandez – 85
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Joe Rankin-Costello’s FIFA 21 Ultimate Team.

With the likes of Beckham, Hernandez, and Rivaldo in his team, Rankin-Costello’s squad is nothing to be scoffed at. On top of this, he’s got a solid backline that any FIFA player would struggle to penetrate, especially with Liverpool’s Alisson in goal.

However, there’s no denying his squad’s a little underwhelming, and a few FIFA players have voiced their opinion on his selection in the thread.

One commented that “he can still get the 3 Icons from EA surely.” This is no doubt referencing the lack of ICONS in Rankin-Costello’s squad compared to most FIFA players.

Another Reddit user even made a joke at Blackburn’s expense and the quality of Rankin-Costello’s squad: “You can tell he’s on championship wages”.

All jokes aside, Rankin-Costello’s team is nothing special, but not every professional footballer has a stacked FUT squad. Who knows, in a few month’s time, he may have made some serious upgrades to his team. Then, we’ll have to compare him to the likes of Haaland and Mount to see how he shapes up.

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How to complete Okocha ICON SBC in FIFA 21: solutions, cost, more

Published: 16/Jan/2021 7:09

by Andrew Amos

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The forever-skillful Jay-Jay Okocha has finally gotten his Prime ICON card in FIFA 21, and you can pick him up for your Ultimate Team ⁠— if you’re willing to part way with your coins. Here’s what you need to do.

Jay-Jay Okocha really pumped flavor into football. His stylish moves made the likes of Ronaldinho household names, and the Nigerian experienced plenty of success for himself with PSG, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Bolton.

Now, he can bring success to your FIFA 21 Ultimate Team. The 90-rated Prime ICON is available through the game’s latest set of ICON SBCs, although you’ll have to be willing to part ways with a fair bit of cash for him.

Jay-Jay Okocha ICON SBC in-game stats

Jay-Jay Okocha FIFA 21 ICON stats

Okocha’s Prime ICON card puts the legendary Nigerian into the 90s and primed for a Pace style to bump him up further theoretically.

With 87 Pace ⁠— one down from his base 85 ICON ⁠— he might not be as fast, but he makes up for it across the board with better Passing (+5), Shooting (+3), and Dribbling (+2). Throw on Hunter, and you can get up to 96 Pace and 90 Shooting. It’s a lethal card to have in CAM, especially when you take 5* Skills and 4* Weak Foot into account.

Jay-Jay Okocha ICON SBC price & requirements

Jay-Jay Okocha is the cheapest of the three new ICON SBCs, coming in at around 500,000 to 750,000 coins. If you’ve got spare cards lying around ⁠— especially high-rated untradeables ⁠— it might be worth the investment.

You’ll need to complete six SBCs for the job though. Here’s what you need to do.

Born Legend

  • Rare Players: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Bronze
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Small Silver Players Pack

Rising Star

  • Rare Players: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Silver
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Jumbo Silver Pack

Top-notch

  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 80
  • Team Chemistry: Min 80
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Gold Players Pack

The Artist

  • # of players from Bundesliga: Min 1
  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 83
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Premium Mixed Players Pack

Paris Finesse

  • # of players from Paris Saint-Germain: Min 1
  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Premium Gold Players Pack

League Finesse

  • # of players from Premier League: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 87
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Rare Electrum Players Pack

Jay-Jay Okocha SBC solutions

If all those instructions are a bit of a jumble to you, here are some solutions for you so you can better understand what you need to invest.

Born Legend

Jay-Jay Okocha Born Legend SBC solution in FIFA 21

Rising Star

Jay-Jay Okocha Rising Star SBC solution in FIFA 21

Top-notch

Jay-Jay Okocha Top-notch SBC solution in FIFA 21

The Artist

Jay-Jay Okocha The Artist SBC solution in FIFA 21

Paris Finesse

Jay-Jay Okocha Paris Finesse SBC solution in FIFA 21

League Finesse

Jay-Jay Okocha League Finesse SBC solution in FIFA 21

It’s quite a lot to digest, but you’ll have some time to fill these all out. As long as you complete all six challenges by February 9, you’ll be gifted the Nigerian talent.

If you do end up completing the SBC, tweet at us @UltimateTeamUK with those slick stepovers and maybe a banger or two.