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How to complete Malen & Klaiber FIFA 21 Showdown SBCs: cost & solutions

Published: 7/Jan/2021 7:50

by Andrew Amos


With another game week on the horizon, EA SPORTS are looking towards the Eredivisie for the latest Showdown SBC. Fierce rivals PSV and Ajax are set to face off, and you can take sides with one of Donyell Malen or Sean Klaiber ⁠— and they’re both solid grabs.

The Showdown promo always adds a little bit of excitement to your regular FIFA SBC. You get to take sides by crafting a player on one side of a key matchup, and if they win, you get a big stats boost.

However, the latest Showdown SBC is a bit different from previous ones. Yes, it’s focusing on the Eredivisie, but in reality, both of these new cards for Malen and Klaiber are worth looking at completing ⁠— regardless of who wins or not. Here’s what you need to do.

How to complete Malen Showdown SBC

Donyell Malen is starting to get a run-on for PSV, having put four goals away in the last six games he’s played. He’ll have to step up again though if they want to leapfrog the top of the table Ajax.

Malen’s 84 rated striker card is a +6 upgrade on his base card, and it’s a fast one. With 95 Pace, it’ll be lightning getting into the box. From there, his 88 Finishing and 83 Shooting should help net a few bangers.

Cost: 75,000 to 85,000 coins

  • # of players from Eredivisie (NED 1): Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 84
  • Team Chemistry: Min 60
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
Donyell Malen Showdown FIFA 21 SBC solution
Here’s the cheapest solution for Malen’s Showdown card.

How to complete Klaiber Showdown SBC

If you decide to side with the reigning champions and current ladder leaders in Ajax though, a pacey RB card in Sean Klaiber awaits you.

The 85 rated card is a straight +9 upgrade on his stock 76 card, and it’s got the stats to boost. 92 Pace, 91 Physical, and 84 Defending make him a brilliant full back.

Cost: 74,000 to 83,000 coins

  • # of players from Netherlands: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 84
  • Team Chemistry: Min 60
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
Sean Klaiber Showdown FIFA 21 SBC solution
Here’s the cheapest solution for Klaiber’s Showdown card.

Our recommendation is to back Klaiber and bring on the pacey RB ⁠— and maybe get a cheeky 87 upgrade off it too ⁠— as Ajax look to cement their lead at the top of the Eredivisie. However, you can’t go wrong with either card.

You have until January 10, when the two Dutch rivals face off, to complete the SBC. If you get either one, let us know on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK ⁠— and best of luck in your Showdown pick!


EA SPORTS finally reveal when TOTY is coming out in FIFA 21

Published: 19/Jan/2021 9:45 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 9:46

by Connor Bennett


EA SPORTS have confirmed the date on which they’ll reveal FIFA 21’s Team of the Year, and we’ve also got a few clues for when the team should drop into packs as well.

Each year, when December comes to an end and we start to look forward to the new year, EA SPORTS start rolling out their Team of the Year promo.

Fans are able to vote on giving some of the best players in the game, an even better card with high 90-rated, and multiple 99 overalls being commonplace in TOTY.

This year, EA raised some eyebrows with some players who were nominated – most notably, Joselu, Francesco Caputo, and Steve Mandanda. However, the actual team is set to be revealed only a few days after the voting closed.

The full list of nominees for FIFA 21 Team of the Year (TOTY).

FIFA 21 TOTY release date

The voting for TOTY in FIFA 21 closed on January 18, sparking some wild rumors that the team was going to revealed and released later that day. Of course, that was never going to happen.

Instead, EA needs a few days to tally up the millions of votes they’ve received before they reveal the team. That’s why they’ve now announced that the team will be revealed on Friday, January 22.

Now, that’s not to say that the team will be revealed and go right into packs. No, some players have suggested that we might have another wait, and they probably won’t be wrong.

Screenshot of EA's TOTY page with the vote ended message
EA updated their TOTY site to confirm the reveal date.

Typically, in years gone by, the Team of the Year cards have been released in phases. So we’d have goalkeepers first, then defenders, then midfielders, and attackers before the full squad is released.

So, it could very well be the case here that while the team is revealed on the 22nd, EA leaves us all salivating over the weekend. They could then release the team a few days later with the phase of drops.

That’s purely speculation from some players, and EA might just reveal the team and then put it in packs. Though, that would be different from years gone by. So, we’ll just have to wait and see.