FIFA 22 Showdown: Mateo Kovacic SBC Cheapest Solutions & Review

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Another promotion has landed in FIFA 22 in the form of the returning Headliners.

That isn't the only thing to feast your eyes on in Ultimate Team this evening, as EA Sports have also released another Showdown Squad Building Challenge.


It features Chelsea's Mateo Kovacic and Liverpool's Naby Keita, as the two title-chasing sides look to bounce back from disappointing results in mid-week.

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Here is everything you need to know about Kovacic's SBC.

Showdown Kovacic Stats

Kovacic has been upgraded to an 87 OVR for his appearance in the Showdown SBC.

The Croatian has seen a vast improvement to his pace, which now sits at a cool 80 OVR. 92-rated dribbling leads the way as far as his six base statistics are concerned.

Kovacic has retained his 4* skills and 4* weak foot found on his 83-rated base card.

Showdown Kovacic Requirements

You will have to submit two squads in return for this Kovacic card, one which would be upgraded to an 88 if Chelsea draw on Sunday, and an 89 if Thomas Tuchel's side pick up all three points.

The requirements for both squads are as follows:

Tactical Emulation

  • Chelsea Players: Min 1
  • TOTW Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 83
  • Team Chemistry: Min 65
  • Reward: One Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

Premier League

  • Premier League Players: Min 1
  • TOTW Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 86
  • Team Chemistry: Min 60
  • Reward: One Prime Electrum Players Pack

Showdown Kovacic Expiry Date

You will have just 48 hours to complete this Showdown Kovacic SBC.

It will expire at 5:59pm GMT on Sunday, January 2nd.

Showdown Kovacic Cheapest Solutions

This Showdown Kovacic card will set you back roughly 100,000 coins if completed from scratch.


The cheapest solutions to the required squads are as follows:

Tactical Emulation

  • GK - 83 POPE
  • CB - 83 KJAER
  • CB - 83 STONES
  • LM - 83 GAYA
  • RM - 83 KOVACIC
  • CM - 83 MUNAIN
  • CM - 83 MOUNT
  • LF - 83 OCAMPOS
  • RF - 82 ANTHONY (TOTW)
  • ST - 82 TELLES

Premier League

  • GK - 84 MARTINEZ
  • LB - 84 SHAW
  • CB - 84 MAGUIRE
  • CB - 87 LAPORTE (TOTW)
  • RB - 84 PIQUE
  • LM - 84 TADIC
  • CM - 87 SZCZESNY
  • CM - 86 RODRI
  • RM - 84 TADIC
  • ST - 87 DYBALA
  • ST - 87 AGUERO

Showdown Kovacic Review - Is It Worth It?

This is a good card, one which has been helped massively by the significant upgrade to his pace.

Chelsea could open up a four point gap on third placed Liverpool with victory on Sunday, and in doing so, they would hand Kovacic a healthy +2 upgrade.


But it looks as though the Merseysiders will be favourite heading into the Premier League clash, although with such quality in both sides, either are capable of picking up all three points.

We'd say Keita looks to be the better option of the two SBC cards, although if you're confident in Tuchel's men, then we wouldn't argue it!