FIFA 22 Kovačić & Keïta SBC: Premier League Showdown, How to Unlock, Start & Expiry Date


FIFA 22 has dropped the latest Showdown SBC ahead of the upcoming Premier League matchup between Chelsea and Liverpool.

We've got all the details on how to unlock both Mateo Kovačić and Naby Keïta and get them on your FIFA 22 Ultimate Team before time runs out.

FIFA 22 Showdown SBC: Kovačić & Keïta

FIFA 22 is bringing the next big Premiere League matchup to Ultimate Team with a Showdown SBC featuring stars from both Chelsea and Liverpool.

However, you won't have long to work on this one, as this Showdown SBC for both Mateo Kovačić and Naby Keïta expires after just 48 hours.

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DON'T KICK BACK: If you wait too long you'll lose your shot at this card

Start Date: Friday, 31 December at 6pm GMT

Expiry Date: Sunday, 2 January at 6pm GMT

On top of these, you can also now dive into the new Headliners promo, which we've got more details on here.

How to Unlock - Mateo Kovačić SBC Requirements

If you want to snag this Croatian centre midfielder from Chelsea, you'll have just two squads to submit to unlock his Showdown card.

The requirements are as follows:

Tactical Emulation Challenge

  • Minimum 1 player from Chelsea
  • Minimum 1 player from Team of the Week (TOTW)
  • Minimum Team Rating of 83
  • Minimum Team Chemistry of 65
    • Reward: One Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

Premier League Challenge

  • Minimum 1 player from Premier League
  • Minimum 1 player from Team of the Week (TOTW)
  • Minimum Team Rating of 86
  • Minimum Team Chemistry of 60
    • Reward: One Prime Electrum Players Pack

How to Unlock - Naby Keïta SBC Requirements

On top of that, you'll also have the chance to get Liverpool's Naby Keïta and his new Showdown card with these two similar squads.

The requirements are as follows:

Tactical Emulation Challenge

  • Minimum 1 player from Liverpool
  • Minimum 1 player from Team of the Week (TOTW)
  • Minimum Team Rating of 83
  • Minimum Team Chemistry of 65
    • Reward: One Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

Premier League Challenge

  • Minimum 1 player from Premier League
  • Minimum 1 player from Team of the Week (TOTW)
  • Minimum Team Rating of 86
  • Minimum Team Chemistry of 60
    • Reward: One Prime Electrum Players Pack

Showdown Mateo Kovačić & Naby Keïta Player Review

You'll be racing against the clock for these two with this Showdown SBC ahead of their Premier League matchup, but it'll be worth the grind.

Mateo Kovačić can offer you a great balance centre midfielder, and it shines most with his 92 in Dribbling, rooted with a 93 in Ball Control, 93 in Dribbling, and 91 in Agility.

His only rare weaknesses are Finishing, Penalties, Strength, and Heading Accuracy, but he's mostly got high 70s to 80s in every other area.

Naby Keïta has a slightly different field of stats but some of the same strengths with a 95 in Balance, 93 in Agility, and 92 in Interceptions.

Both can offer a unique and strong option for your lineup, but keep in mind there's just 48 hours before this SBC expires.

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