FIFA 23 - EA releases arguably the WORST value SBC in HISTORY of FUT



A new player SBC has hit Ultimate Team and it's fair to say it has rattled the FIFA community.

To the delight of FUT players, EA has started to release European Man of the Match (MOTM) items.

Brazil international forward Rodrygo was selected for a MOTM SBC card after Real Madrid's 5-2 drumming of Liverpool in the Champions League Round of 16 first leg on Tuesday night.

However, the price that EA has set for the special item is almost unbelievable.

The Rodrygo card has incredibly become the second-most disliked SBC player of FIFA 23 in just a matter of hours and is on track to overtake the number one spot from the insanely overpriced POTM Kylian Mbappe.

Football fans bemused

First of all, we can't quite understand how Rodrygo has been selected for a Man of the Match card.

We are not denying that Rodrygo played well and contributed to the win at Anfield, but the Brazilian was clearly outshone by a number of his Real Madrid teammates.

In fact, according to Goal's player ratings, despite his involvement in the build-up for the fourth and fifth goals, Rodrygo played worse than even one of the Liverpool players.

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OUTSHONE - A number of Madrid players were more impressive than Rodrygo

Rodrygo's 7/10 was beaten by Darwin Nunez's 8/10. According to the ratings, the winger's performance was also bettered by five of his Madrid teammates.

Luka Modric, Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr were the standout performers and even the most basic of football fans could see this. The trio was rewarded with 9/10 player ratings by Goal.

So, how on earth has Rodrygo been handed the Man of the Match award? Did an EA representative even watch the game? It would seem not.

Sickening value

Nevertheless, EA chose Rodrygo as the UCL Man of the Match. However, the execution of the SBC is simply unacceptable.

Let's take a look at his card. The 22-year-old has been bumped up by four overall points on his base item, taking his MOTM to an 85 OVR.

His key stats include 92 Pace, 88 Dribbling and 81 Shooting along with four-star skill moves and a four-star weak foot.

There are about one million cards better than him at this point in the Ultimate Team game cycle - most of which can be purchased for under 20,000 coins.

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AVERAGE JOE - This Rodrygo item is nothing special

This card would barely get a starter squad off the ground. In order to encourage any FUT player to complete this SBC, EA would have had to have made it incredibly cheap to unlock.

However, EA has set the Rodrygo SBC requirements at an 84-rated squad AND an 83-rated squad, which prices him at roughly 80,000 coins on PS/Xbox and 83,000 coins on PC.

There is no other word for this than ridiculous.

Nobody in their right mind will complete the Rodrygo SBC. The card is one of the most downvoted in FUT history, with 91% dislikes on FUTBIN, and for good reason.

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