Loved by everyone at Leicester City FC when he helped them win the Premier League title in 2015, loved by everyone during his time at Chelsea FC, winning them the Champions League in 2021 and loved by the people of France winning the World Cup with them in 2018, Ngolo Kanté has his FUT Birthday SBC available on FIFA Ultimate Team now!
The SBC comes out on his birthday at an eye watering price of 976.5K coins and is very difficult to unlock as it requires 7 segments.
The card itself is very good with a lot of key meta characteristics such as:
- 87 Acceleration with his Controlled AcceleRATE type and his Unique body type and 5’6 height make him feel very quick in game
- 86 Vision, 92 Short Passing and 85 Long Passing allows him to connect the defence to the midfield with his passing
- High tier dribbling with 83 Agility, 96 Balance, 97 Reactions, 85 Ball Control, 85 Dribbling and 90 Composure combined with his short height allow him to turn quickly and in tight angles allowing him to keep the ball and carry it forward
- Elite Defending stats with 95 Interceptions, 94 Defensive Awareness, 97 Standing Tackle and 90 Sliding Tackle make sure that he will cut those midfield passing lanes and stop attacks effectively
- 99 Stamina and 97 Aggression allow him to run tirelessly for the ball and retrieve it over and over again for a full 90 minutes and even extra time if you need him to
- Medium/High workrates are perfect for a defensive midfielder
- He has 5-Star Weak Foot allowing him to excel in any area of the midfield
His ideal position in game will be as a secondary CDM in a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-2-2-2. His rapidness and high defensive abilities allowing him to cut passing lanes and recover balls aggressively make him perfect for that role.
He shares a similar player profile with TOTY Icon Claude Makelelé. They’re both short, quick with high defensive stats and embody that secondary CDM role.
The card has a few drawbacks such as:
- 76 Sprint Speed makes it so he can’t maintain his rapid pace over long sprints, only short bursts
- His shooting abilities are below average and won’t be able to make the most of any late runs into the box
- 76 Strength is too low for a defensive midfielder and he won’t be able to physically push players off the ball and despite his high composure other players will be able to steal the ball from him
- 3-Star Skill Moves limit his dribbling manoeuvres in the midfield to evade players and progress the ball
- He has no significant traits that could help his card perform better
What Chemistry Style to use for FUT Birthday Ngolo Kanté?
The suggested Chemistry Style for FUT Birthday Ngolo Kanté is: ANCHOR. The +4 boost in Pace is good and the +4 boost in Defending almost maxes his stats out but the most important boost is the +8 boost in Strength allowing him to cover for that weakness.
FUT Birthday Ngolo Kanté: Complete or Yeet?
Given his exorbitant price tag, the minor boost he receives from his Winter Wildcards version and that his closest alternative is significantly cheaper than this SBC makes this not worth it. My verdict: Yeet!
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