How to Complete Showdown Mateo Kovacic SBC in FIFA 22
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How to Complete Showdown Mateo Kovacic SBC in FIFA 22

How to Complete Showdown Mateo Kovacic SBC in FIFA 22

EA has just released new Showdown SBCs for the upcoming match-up between Chelsea and Liverpool, and two players getting picked for this game are Mateo Kovacic from Chelsea and Naby Keita from Liverpool. Below we’ve got our review for this new Meteo Kovacic card, along with the requirements and cheapest solutions and how to complete the Showdown Mateo Kovacic SBC in FIFA 22.

How to Complete Showdown Mateo Kovacic SBC in FIFA 22

You have to finish two challenges to get this player to your squad. With the cost of around 110,000 coins, you should consider doing this SBC soon because this challenge only lasts for 48 hours, which ends right before the match between Liverpool and Chelsea gets started. Because this is the Showdown card, if Chelsea can get at least 1 point from the upcoming game, this card will receive an attribute boost.

Below are the requirements and cheapest solutions as of 2:30 p.m. EST, Dec. 31, 2021.

Tactical Emulation


  • Number of players from Chelsea: Min 1
  • IF Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 83
  • Team Chemistry: Min 65
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Jumbo Premium Gold Pack


  • GK: GK 83-rated Nick Pope (Burnley)
  • CB: CB 83-rated Simon Kjær (AC Milan)
  • CB: CB 83-rated Azpilicueta (Chelsea)
  • CB: CB 83-rated John Stones (Manchester City)
  • LM: LB 83-rated José Luís Gayà Peña (Valencia CF)
  • CM: CM 84-rated Iker Muniain (Athletic Club)
  • CM: CAM 83-rated Mason Mount (Chelsea)
  • RM: CM 83-rated Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea)
  • RW: LW 83-rated Lucas Ocampos (Sevilla)
  • ST: LB 82-rated Alex Telles (Manchester United)
  • RW: RW 82-rated Antony – Inform card (Ajax Amsterdam)
How to Complete Showdown Naby Keita SBC in FIFA 22 - Tactical Emulation Solutions

Cost: 19,800 coins for PS Platforms, 20,600 coins for Xbox Platform, 20,750 coins for PC Platform/ 3-4-3 Formation. This solution is courtesy of Futbin, and the price is subject to change.

Premier League


  • Number of players from Premier League: Min 1
  • IF Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 86
  • Team Chemistry: Min 60
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Prime Electrum Players Pack


  • GK: GK 84-rated De Gea (Manchester United)
  • LB: LM 84-rated Filip Kostic (Eintracht Frankfurt)
  • CB: CB 84-rated Gerad Pique (Barcelona)
  • CB: CB 84-rated José María Giménez (Atlético de Madrid)
  • RB: CM 87-rated Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • LM: LW Dusan Tadic 84-rated (Ajax Amsterdam)
  • CM: CM 86-rated Daniel Parejo Muñoz (Villarreal CF)
  • CM: CM 87-rated Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
  • RM: ST 87-rated Sergio Aguero (Barcelona)
  • ST: ST 84-rated Iago Aspas (Celta de Vigo)
  • ST: ST 87-rated Gerard Moreno Balagueró – Inform card (Villarreal CF)
How to Complete Showdown Naby Keita SBC in FIFA 22 - Premier League Solutions

Cost: 82,250 coins for PS Platforms, 86,050 coins for Xbox Platform, 90,900 coins for PC Platform/ 4-4-2 Formation

Mateo Kovacic SBC Review

  • Shooting: 7/10
  • Passing: 8.75/10
  • Movement: 8.75/10
  • Dribbling: 8.5/10
  • Speed: 8/10
  • Physicality: 7.5/10

Mateo Kovačić is a Croatian midfielder who is usually deployed in a central or box-to-box role but can play in deeper positions. He is considered to be a versatile midfielder, having played in different midfield positions, so it’s easy to understand that compared to his counterpart in Liverpool – Naby Keita, Kovačić has a better attacking ability.

Kovačić has been described as a great technician with excellent dribbling abilities. His trademark is dropping deep to receive the ball and then driving forward, often performing his slalom runs, which is depicted perfectly in FIFA22. With 88 Acceleration, 93 Ball Control, and Dribbling, along with two Traits Flair and Technical Dribbler, whenever Kovacic starts his sprint, it’s almost impossible for any opponent’s players to retrieve the ball possession. While not possessing a very impressive Pace, his decent Physicality stats seem to allow him to be much faster than his assigned attributes.

Passing is another strength of this Croatian player. With the trait Playmaker, 88 Passing, 95 Short Passing, and 89 Vision, he is always the one who knows how to reach the ball from deep and drive up the pitch like a ‘raging bull.’ If you are searching for a CM who can distribute the ball up the pitch, do not miss out on Kovacic.

Talking about Physicality, it seems that Naby Keita and Mateo Kovacic share the same stats. However, Kovacic is 5’9″ and 80kg, making him much tougher and more resilient during a physical duel with opponents’ defenders or CDM.

Nevertheless, his Shooting seems to be lacking something that is unexpected or game-changing. That’s is because this Croatian rarely takes a shot, regardless of range. His defending contribution is also insignificant, although sometimes, with his Pace and Agility, he could retrieve ball possession leading to an opening counter-attack opportunity.

However, you could hardly find anyone using Mateo Kovacic because he is not fit for this game meta due to his most significant advantages being Dribbling and Passing. So, unless you are looking for a CM to build a Chelsea squad, Kovacic is not a bad option for you. Otherwise, there are many more choices for you around the same price of 110k coins.

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