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Lukaku takes cheeky swipe at EA over FIFA 20 Serie A TOTSSF

Published: 22/May/2020 22:47 Updated: 26/May/2020 15:46

by Bill Cooney


EA’s omission of popular Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku from the recently-released Serie A TOTS So Far had a lot of fans scratching their heads, and the Belgian international called EA SPORTS out with his own theory about why they left him out.

The Serie A Team of the Season So Far was released on May 22 for FIFA 20 Ultimate Team, but the Belgian striker was noticeably absent from the list of players.

After joining Inter Milan for the 2019/20 season, Lukaku recorded 27 goals out of 38 match appearances, impressive numbers that everyone believed would be enough to get him a spot in the TOTSSF. Everyone it seems, except for EA themselves.

The same day as the star-studded came out, Lukaku held an impromptu Q&A session on Twitter, where an intrepid user named Nick asked “how is it possible that you aren’t in FIFA 20 TOTS?”

It was a good question, so good that Lukaku decided to answer it himself, and poke some fun at EA’s TOTS decision-making process at the same time.

Lukaku has been very honest in the past with EA on how they rate and treat him in their flagship football title, and it didn’t take long for his latest callout to rack up thousands of retweets and likes.

Like the rest of us, he’ll probably continue to play FIFA, but his reminder that it’s just a game is a healthy attitude for anyone, especially if you make millions actually playing the sport professionally.

Even though the former Manchester United star was unfortunately left out of the star lineup, two of his squadmates from Internazionale, center-back Stefan de Vrij and goalkeeper Samir Handanović, did make the cut.

In addition, EA also rolled three untradeables as part of the promo – Flashback Premium Allan SBC, Objectives Joao Pedro and Moments Objective Jérémie Boga Objectives. For more info on how to unlock all three cheaply and quickly, make sure to check out our Serie A TOTSSF SBC and Objectives Guide here.


How to complete Lars Stindl Bundesliga POTM FIFA 21 SBC

Published: 16/Jan/2021 11:19

by Joe Craven


Another month passing in the world of football means another Player of the Month SBC for FIFA 21 players to complete. This time we’re focusing on Lars Stindl, Borussia Mönchengladbach’s attacking midfielder who has impressed massively over the festive period. 

FIFA 21 has only been out for a few months, but we’ve already seen some truly scary POTM cards. Bruno Fernandes, for example, has seen his 87 OVR base card get multiple upgrades to the point of being a 92 OVR CAM, and one of the very best cards in the game.

However, unlike that Fernandes card, you don’t need 6 ludicrously tough squads to unlock Lars Stindl’s upgrade card. It’ll take 2 squads to unlock the Bundesliga POTM card for December, which comes in at a very respectable 86 OVR.

The German international notched up 4 goals and 1 assist in December, helping his Borussia Mönchengladbach side to seventh in the Bundesliga.

Lars Stindl POTM FIFA 21 in-game Stats

You can see the card’s stats on the image above. 67 pace and 66 defending are his lowest, with 79 physical rounding off his lack of ability as a defender.

However, his offensive stats of 86 passing, 86 dribbling, and an incredible 89 shooting, are what makes him a card worth getting if you’ve got the coins available. You’ll also notice his 4* weak foot and 4* skill moves.

A full look at his stats, thanks to FUTBIN, are available below:

Lars Stindl POTM in FUtbin
Lars Stindl’s POTM card’s full stats.

Lars Stindl POTM FIFA 21 SBC Cost and Solutions

The total cost for STindl, unlike some of the POTM SBCs we’ve seen previously, is remarkably cheap. Completing both squads will set players back between 45,000-50,000 coins, depending on your platform.

The first squad, which costs around 22,000 coins, must meet the following requirements:

  • One Borussia Mönchengladbach player
  • One IF player
  • Minimum squad rating: 82
  • Team Chemistry: Min. 70

Below is one of the cheapest solutions:

Lars STindl POTM SBC One

The second squad, which costs around 25,000 coins, must meet the following requirements:

  • One Bundesliga player
  • Minimum squad rating: 83
  • Team Chemistry: Min. 65

Stindl SBC Squad Two

It’s that simple to get your hands on the Lars Stindl POTM card. Given how cheap it is to complete, and the attacking powerhouse you’ll get in return, we’d recommend doing this.

The card’s major drawback is its lack of pace, but surrounding him with fast players like Marco Reus and Douglas Costa seems an easy way to negate this issue. Having said that, keep in mind that he won’t be beating many defenders in a foot-race.