Valencia’s Geoffrey Kondogbia has had his FIFA 20 Ultimate Team revealed and, while it boasts some awesome cards, it’s also left a number of FIFA fans frustrated with wasted links and odd choices.
FIFA players will be well-acquainted with Valencia’s Geoffrey Kondogbia. The Central African Republic star is a strong LaLiga Santander option at a fairly modest price. At 81 overall (with 88 physical), he is an excellent defensive midfield choice if you’re looking to sure up your Ultimate Team.
It seems like Kondogbia, like a host of other real football players, is spending his time in lockdown playing some FIFA, while the Spanish top-tier gears up for a June restart.
His FIFA 20 Ultimate Team has been shared thanks to Reddit user u/_jxggs_, who came up against him in the most recent FUT Champions Weekend League.
The midfielder’s XI, dominated by ICONs, also features some truly bizarre decisions. These are no more evident than in Nelson Semedo’s base card at RB, who is the lowest rated player in the squad by some margin.
Similarly, Wissam Ben-Yedder at CAM makes perfect sense, but not when he lacks chemistry and is burdening the players around him – including preventing Kondogbia’s own 99-rated card from being on full chemistry.
TOTY Messi, FUT Champs Andy Robertson and TOTSSF Alisson are all incredible cards, so the choice of an 82 rated player at RB seems all the more bizarre. His full team is listed below:
GK: Alisson Becker – 97
RB: Nélson Semedo – 82
CB: Éder Militão – 86
CB: Sol Campbell – 85
LB: Andy Robertson – 94
CDM: Geoffrey Kondogbia – 99
CDM: Claude Makélélé – 90
CAM: Wissam Ben-Yedder – 87
CAM: Lionel Messi – 95
CAM: Neymar – 92
ST: Kenny Dalglish – 90
As far as improvements go, some are really obvious. Nelson Semedo can stick around, but we’d recommend an upgraded version like his 84 IF version or, if he has the coins, the 87 OVR Headliners card that boasts 95 pace.
Similarly, get a different CAM that works on full chemistry. Choices like TOTSSF Nabil Fekir or Santi Cazorla are obvious, and shouldn’t be too hard to acquire going off the cost of Kondogbia’s starting XI.
EA took a slightly different approach this season and opened the voting for Team of the Year on Thursday, January 7 after announcing it the day prior.
With voting previously starting on Jan 7, we still don’t yet know when cards will start entering packs, though we would guess it could occur around the week of January 18, giving players time to vote on who they want to see in TOTY.
Just like last year, the voting process is pretty simple, and it’s just a case of heading to the Team of the Year website. On the website, you will see an empty 4-3-3 template, in which you can fill in your preferred goalkeeper, defenders, midfielders, and attackers.
FIFA 21 TOTY card design
We already know what the TOTY Nominee card design looks like, as revealed in the promotional content above, but what about the Team of the Year cards themselves?
Unfortunately, the official TOTY card design has not been revealed as EA are likely waiting for the full team announcement to unveil the item. We’ll be sure to include that in here and also post it on Twitter as soon as it’s revealed.
Whatever it ends up being, it’ll be hard to top last year’s design, which was as majestic and elegant as a FUT card has ever been.
Card designs for TOTY in both FIFA 19 and 20.
FIFA 21 TOTY SBCs & Objectives
Although EA love to give lots of opportunities for players to unlock untradeable cards through SBCs and Objectives, don’t expect there to be many for TOTY, since those cards are so high-rated and powerful.
That said, there should be at least one SBC involving this promotion, maybe not for a specific card outright but a pack that guarantees one of the TOTY players. We’ll have more info for you here once the promo kicks off and EA reveals all the details.
What time does TOTY come out FIFA 21?
Currently, there’s no indication as to when TOTY comes out, and 2021 is following a different vein than the early event start of 2020, which started on January 15. We will be sure to update this piece with any further information as it drops, so make sure to check back often.
You can also let us know who you want to see given a nod for TOTY by tweeting us over @UltimateTeamUK.