The Premier League hype on Ultimate Team continues!
To end the weekend we have yet another Premier League player who was become available via the SBC market.
This time it’s Chelsea LB Marcos Alonso who has been handed a Flashback card, celebrating his inclusion in the FIFA 17 TOTS.
Here is everything that you need to know about the card.
Two Flashback Alonsos?!
That’s right, for the first time ever, EA have decided to drop not one, but two Flashback Alonso cards! The ‘default’ Flashback Alonso comes in at an 88 OVR whilst the ‘Premium’ Flashback Alonso is a 90 OVR!
The Flashback Marcos Alonso SBC won’t be around for long! It will expire in just two days, on Tuesday, May 5.
Flashback Alonso Requirements and Estimated Cost
There is two different sets of requirements depending on which card you’re going to opt for. For the standard version of the card, the requirements are as follows:
Flashback Marcos Alonso
- Minimum Squad Rating of 85
- Minimum Team Chemistry of 80
TOTAL COST: 82k PS4 / 77k Xbox One
Flashback Marcos Alonso In-Game Stats
Premium Flashback Alonso Requirements and Estimated Cost
Whilst for the premium version of this card - which is significantly better than the default - there is two squads that need submitting. The requirements are as follows:
La Furia Roja
- Minimum of one Spanish player
- Minimum of one TOTW or TOTW Moments players
- Minimum Squad Rating of 84
- Minimum Team Chemistry of 75
- Reward: One Premium Gold Players Pack
- Cost: 60k PS4 / 57k Xbox One
- Minimum of one Premier League player
- Minimum Squad Rating of 87
- Minimum Team Chemistry of 60
- Reward: One Rare Electrum Players Pack
- Cost: 209k PS4 / 196k Xbox One
TOTAL COST: 273k PS4 / 255k Xbox One
Premium Flashback Alonso In-Game Stats
Who to pick?
This is a tricky decision.
The ‘default’ Marcos Alonso card isn’t bad at all, but he’s not going to get into any elite sides. The Premium Alonso however, is a different story altogether, albeit it a much more expensive one.
Both cards are significant improvements on Alonso’s base card and, most importantly of all, both of them have 80+ pace. The 88-rated version of the Spaniard has 80 OVR pace whilst the 90-rated card has 88 pace.
Decisions Decisions Decisions - Both are nice cards, but which will you choose?
You’ll get 87 OVR’s in both defending and physical on the cheaper version and you’ll jump to 90’s in both in the premium version. Four of the six base stats on the premium card are above 90-rated, as he also receives 93 dribbling and 91 passing.
3*/3* and H/H workrates are in place on both cards. The main drawback here is that both cards are untradeable. The only Premier League LB who can compare to the premium version is TOTS/TOTY Any Robertson who, at time of writing, is trading for around 100k more than this SBC costs to complete.
If you’re sure you’re sticking with a Premier League team and don’t mind splashing the cash on a fullback, then it’s definitely worth completing the Premium SBC. If not, the 88-rated will still do a decent job!