Romelu Lukaku takes swipe at EA for “messing” with FIFA 21 ratings

Romelu Lukaku takes swipe at EA for “messing” with FIFA 21 ratings

Published: 11/Sep/2020 11:42

by David Purcell


Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku has been dealt a huge blow in the FIFA 21 ratings, and has even taken a cheeky pop at EA SPORTS over the OVR his Ultimate Team card will have in the next game. 

The Belgian talisman enjoyed a great vein of form since signing for the club, managed by former Chelsea and Juventus manager Antonio Conte. After signing for the Milan club from Manchester United, Rom netted 23 goals in 36 appearances.

With such a fantastic return, he had really pushed on from the disappointment in front of goal during the end of his last Premier League stint.

On September 10, he was also named in the Top 100 players in FIFA 21, but his rating was a topic of conversation.

Lukaku in FIFA 20
Lukaku was also an 85-rated player in FIFA 20, after being downgraded by two that year. He’s not improved since, apparently.

Lukaku FIFA 21 rating raises eyebrows

Just like last year, he’s had to settle for an 85 OVR. No upgrade.

Adding to his long list of EA SPORTS driven social media comments, the forward made his opinion known the following day.

He tweeted: “Let’s be honest FIFA just mess with the ratings so we players start complaining about the game and give them more publicity… I ain’t with this sh*t. I know what I do.”

Lukaku was just one of many players to have received an eyebrow-raising score for the game. For example, Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang getting just an 87 this time didn’t go down too well with supporters. Romelu was named in the top three strongest players in the title, though.

Previous gripes with EA

In the past, he’s hit out about ratings of special card, like FIFA 20’s Team of the Season So Far. There, he was omitted from the original Serie A lineup and later added as a promotional Squad Building challenge.

Based on performances, Lukaku will obviously be able to earn promo cards for performances next season. Scoring just as many as he did last term will be a good omen. Team of the Week is released regularly, not to mention the ample events in-game.

Though, he doesn’t seem to care at this point either way.


How to complete FIFA 21 UEFA Marquee Matchups SBC Week 2

Published: 27/Oct/2020 22:32 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 2:39

by Nate Searl


The Champions League Group Stage is underway and with that comes the UEFA Marquee Matchups SBC in FIFA 21. Here, we look at how many coins Week 2 will cost you, plus easy solutions to complete both of the teams in the requirements. 

There are some exciting matches around the Champions League this week. Barcelona takes on Juventus (Piemonte Calcio in FIFA 21) in an exciting matchup featuring Lionel Messi, and then Olympique de Marseille (OM) takes on Manchester City.

These are the two games this week’s Marquee Matchups SBCs are based on, so expect to need cards from these teams. Don’t worry if you don’t have any though, you can surely find them for cheap on the FUT Market.

Without any further ado, let’s jump straight to the requirements, cost, and solutions for these SBCs – provided by FUTBIN.

FIFA 21 UEFA Marquee Matchups SBC Week 2

OM v Manchester City requirements

  • Players from OM or Liverpool: Min 1
  • Same League Count: Max 3
  • Rare Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 75
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75
  • Players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Rare Gold Pack

Cost and solution

Cost: 5,000 to 9,000 coins


Marquee Matchups SBC FIFA 21 FUT Week 2
OM v Manchester City solution for the SBC

Juventus v Barcelona

  • Players from Serie A TIM: Min 1
  • Players from LaLiga Santander: Min 1
  • Clubs in the squad: Min 5
  • Rare Players: Min 2
  • Squad Rating: Min 77
  • Team Chemistry: Min 80
  • Players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Rare Mixed Players

Cost and solution

Cost: 7,000 to 8,000 coins

Marquee Matchups Week 2 SBC FUT FIFA 21
Juventus v Barcelona SBC Solution

Rewards and expiry

For completing the two challenges, you will land a Prime Mixed Players pack and Rare Gold Pack, as well as a Small Rare Players Pack. This week’s Marquee Matchups SBC is relatively cheap and well worth the investment. Be sure to take advantage of it while it lasts.

The challenge expires on November 3, where we will no doubt learn about Week 3 soon after. With so many great cards included in the latest Team of the Week, it’s probably worth completing as many Squad Building Challenges as you can to give you the best chance of landing one.