EA SPORTS released its yearly FUT FUTURE STARS promo Friday and it seems that some FIFA fans are breathing a sigh of relief. With an Objectives Sandro Tonali, Bruno Guimarães player pick Squad Building Challenge, and an 11 man team in packs, there is a decent amount of content on day one of the promo.
Bruno Guimarães SBC Player Pick
The reactions to the latest SBC Player Pick featuring Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Bruno Guimarães has been largely positive, with many upvotes on the FUTBIN database by users.
The one aspect some people are confused about concerning the SBC though is the fact that one card is completely more desirable than the other card: the CDM version. The regular central midfielder Guimarães has much more downvotes on FUTBIN than the CDM version, and players interested in the SBC are mostly going for the DM version, leaving people wondering why the other card was an option in the first place.
Another Tonali Special Card
Despite a solid SBC to open the FUTURE STARS promo, EA SPORTS did have to mimic their old ways, dropping another Sandro Tonali Special Card. This time: in objectives.
The objectives all target Managerial Masterpiece, which isn't bad, however, there are two problems fans have. One: Tonali already has a special card, in fact, he was one of the first squad building challenges of FIFA 21, a Ones to Watch card. However, since he is a popular player and he hasn't had a real-world performance to warrant an upgrade, they decided to give him another card that is an upgrade.
And two: this is the FUTURE STARS PROMO. According to EA last year, Tonali is a Future Star. So why not let this be a Moments card just highlighting his future star-worthy season last year, and mimic his Future Star card last year? Outside of a plus three boost in passing and plus two boost in shooting, his card last year is miles better, showing a disservice to fans of his previous Future Stars card. If they were going to nerf his card, they should've just granted the objectives player slot to a different player.
And lastly, we have Team One of the promo, in packs for one week. This is where the promo gets pretty solid. Two players in the first team above 90 rated with Camavinga and Reyna, amazing looking midfielders that can improve many teams that didn't win anything during Team of The Year last week. The rest of the cards all look very usable, whether it be their stats or linking options to top tier players. Looking for a strong link in the Serie A for your Ronaldo and Dybala, look for their teammate Kulushevski at right-wing. Need a good enough Premier League right-back and can't afford Trent Alexander-Arnold? You can snag Reece James from Chelsea. Looking for a top tier Bundesliga winger that can serve as an endgame CAM? Dominik Szoboszlai from RB Leipzig is now one of the best options.
EA SPORTS did well in finding young talents to include with the first team and making them usable for the game. However, with players like Ansu Fati and Ryan Gravenberch left out of the mix, next week's Team Two has a huge gap to fill, and may determine if this promo post-TOTY is good or gone.