FIFA 22 FUT Versus: Dries Mertens Fire vs Ice Player Pick SBC Cheapest Solutions & Review

The second half of the FUT Versus promotion has got underway this evening.

Team Ice has replaced Team Fire in packs, with each member of the promotional release now handed a different set of upgrades.

Another Player Pick SBC has also been dropped into the Ultimate Team servers, with Napoli forward Dries Mertens up for grabs.

Here is everything you need to know.

Versus Mertens Stats

Two 86-rated versions of the Belgian CF are available, one Fire and one Ice.

Fire Mertens Stats

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The FUT Versus Fire version of Pulisic has seen his shooting upgraded to an 87 OVR.

Ice Mertens Stats

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The FUT Versus Ice version of Pulisic has seen his passing upgraded to an 86 OVR.

Versus Mertens Requirements

EA are asking for two squads in return for the 86-rated version of Mertens, whether that be Fire or Ice.

The requirements for both are as follows:


  • Belgian Players: Min 1
  • TOTW Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 84
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75
  • Reward: One Small Prime Gold Players Pack

Serie A TIM

  • Serie A TIM Players: Min 1
  • TOTW Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • Reward: One Prime Electrum Players Pack

Versus Mertens Expiry Date

This Versus Mertens Player Pick SBC will be available for one week.

It will expire at 6pm GMT on Monday, December 20th.

Versus Mertens Cheapest Solutions

This FUT Versus version of Dries Mertens will set you back roughly 120,000 coins if completed from scratch.

The cheapest solutions to both of the required squads are as follows:


  • GK - 84 MARTINEZ
  • CB - 85 SILVA
  • CM - 84 KOSTIC
  • CM - 84 PIQUE
  • LW - 84 TADIC
  • RW - 83 OCAMPOS
  • ST - 84 JOVIC (TOTW)

Serie A TIM

  • GK - 85 GULACSI
  • LB - 84 TADIC
  • CB - 85 DE LIGT
  • LM - 83 GOSENS
  • RM - 87 DI MARIA
  • CM - 83 ARTHUR
  • CM - 87 VERRATTI
  • ST - 84 ILICIC
  • ST - 83 ICARDI

Versus Mertens Review - Who To Pick?

We can't help but feel a little underwhelmed with the latest addition to the FUT Versus promotion.

Neither of these cards are bad, and both will make a decent addition to most Serie A sides, but without a boost to either Merten's weak foot or his skill moves, neither provide enough value for the 120,000 asking price.

If you are going to complete either then we would recommend the Fire version, but we'd avoid completing this SBC and opt for Dybala instead.

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