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FIFA 22 players call for changes to “unplayable” Career Mode

FIFA 22 Career Mode has brought some long overdue to changes to Player Career, but stange manager behaviour is frustrating fans.

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Player Career Mode has been given a big overhaul on FIFA 22, with plenty more objectives to make the feature feel authentic. However, some big issues are making the mode “unplayable” for many FIFA fans.

Before Ultimate Team began its world domination, Career Mode was one of the biggest draws of the FIFA series.

Whether you were playing as a manager looking to build a squad of top-rated superstars or a solo upstart trying to make a name for yourself, it has always been the closest FIFA has come to simulating the real sport.

FIFA 22 brought with it plenty of overdue updates to Player Career, in particular, but fans are unhappy with how they are working.

Match objectives in FIFA 22 Player Career Mode

One of the marquee changes EA implemented in FIFA 22 Career Mode is the introduction of manager ratings and objectives.

These two work hand-in-hand – by completing objectives you earn favor with your manager until you eventually crack the first team.

However, fans have criticized the “stupid” decisions that the AI managers make, penalizing players for situations that are out of their hands.

One Reddit user even said that he was sold for not performing well enough, despite the fact they were injured and couldn’t play.

Player coming on as sub in FIFA 22 Career Mode

Other Redditors responded pointing out other fundamental flaws in how Player Career in FIFA 22 is playing.

It’s just unplayable in so many ways IMO,” said one player. “I always get put in a completely incorrect position and not moved back, and the manager will constantly bench our best players whilst starting me on 50 fitness.”

Another agreed, saying they were often played at center-back despite being an attacking midfielder. Meanwhile, a defender like Kalidou Koulibaly was moved into midfield.

There have also been reports of unrealistic objectives being set when players are brought on off the bench. Managers will often ask for a goal and a high match rating, even though there are only 10-minutes left to play.

It remains to be seen if EA will look to address player concerns about Career Mode in a future patch. As always, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL for all the latest news and updates.


For more on FIFA 22, check out the classic Ultimate Team features that fans want to see removed, as well as our Division Rivals guide.

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How to complete FIFA 22 Flashback Chiellini: FUT SBC requirements

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team players have the chance to earn a Flashback Chiellini alongside the well-received Black Friday promo.

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The most recent Flashback SBCs in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team are giving players a chance to earn some spectacular high-quality additions. Here’s how to meet the Flashback Chiellini SBC requirements. 

Expectations were understandably high before the Ultimate Team Black Friday promotion. As it comes to a close, it’s safe to say most players are satisfied with the items on offer. 

Some of the promo cards released during the FUT Black Friday promo are amongst the best in FIFA 22. If you thought Adidas Numbers Up or FUT Heroes were some of the best promos, you’ll be pleased with EA’s latest offer. 

With Chiellini, players will receive a centre-back that excels at forcing interceptions thanks to his quick reactions and defensive awareness. 

What are FIFA 22 Flashback SBC cards?

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Much as the name suggests, Flashbacks are a throwback to a player’s previous cards in past FIFA games.

Sometimes this may be a carbon copy of an old Team of the Season or a card with stats inspired by a past season.

In the case of Giorgio Chiellini, his Flashback is an ode to his debut season with current club and Italian giants Piemonte Calcio (Juventus) in 2005/2006.

This is Chellini’s first special item to appear in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.

Flashback Chiellini SBC requirements

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Players have until 10 AM PDT / 1 PM EDT / 6 PM GMT on Friday, December 5, 2021, to complete the three SBCs required for Flashback Chiellini.

At the time of writing, according to FUTBIN, the full group of SBCs is clocking in at around 115,000 depending on which platform you play on.

Of course, this is only if you have to buy every single player and don’t have fodder to apply to the SBCs.

Check out the full list of SBC requirements and each one’s value below.

  • Piemonte Calcio (45,000)
    • # of players from Piemonte Calcio: Min 1
    • SIGNATURE SIGNINGS Players: Min 1
    • Squad Rating: Min 82
    • Team Chemistry: Min 65
  • Serie A TIM (22,000)
    • # of players from Serie A TIM: Min 1
    • Squad Rating: Min 83
    • Team Chemistry: Min 60
  • Italy (51,000)
    • # of players from Italy: Min 1
    • IF Players: Min 1
    • Squad Rating: Min 84
    • Team Chemistry: Min 60

Is Flashback Chiellini worth it?

FUT Flashback Chiellini Statistics

Despite a drop in overall rating, Flashback Chiellini is far better than his base card in FIFA 22. A massive upgrade in the pace department makes Chiellini more of a meta choice. 

Chellini’s pace can hit 90 when equipped with a Shadow Chemistry Style. The increase in mobility paired with incredible defending and physical stats makes Chiellini a formidable defender. 

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Flashback cards

Unfortunately, an Italian nationality isn’t the easiest to link in squads. There are very few Italian players who play outside of the Serie A, making this card valuable exclusively to those who use Serie A squads. 

Furthermore, the price is somewhat steep for the quality of the card. Considering Milan Skriniar’s Signature Signings card costs 123,000 coins, completing Chellini’s SBC makes little sense. Skriniar is the superior card between the two. 

Some may even claim that Kalidou Koulibaly’s base card is superior to Chiellini’s Flashback card. Although this is a bit of a stretch, Chiellini isn’t worth the cost unless you’re looking to upgrade your base Serie A centre-backs. 


That was everything you need to know about how to complete the Flashback Chiellini SBC in FIFA 22. For more on FIFA 22, be sure to check out the latest on the Next Generation promo.

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How to complete FIFA 22 Flashback Benzema: FUT SBC requirements

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team players have the chance to earn a Flashback Benzema alongside the well-received Black Friday promo.

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The most recent Flashback SBCs in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team are giving players a chance to earn some spectacular high-quality additions. Here’s how to meet the Flashback Benzema SBC requirements. 

Expectations were high prior to the Ultimate Team Black Friday promotion. It’s safe to say players are happy with the content EA has provided over this period. 

Some of the promo cards released in the past week are amongst the best in FIFA 22. If you thought Rulebreakers or Road to the Knockouts were some of the best promos, guess again. 

With Benzema, players will receive a well-rounded striker that can easily torment your opponents’ backline.

What are FIFA 22 Flashback cards?

Mbappe Fifa 22

Much as the name suggests, Flashbacks are a throwback to a player’s previous cards in past FIFA games.

Sometimes this may be a carbon copy of an old Team of the Season or a card with stats inspired by a past season.

In the case of Karim Benzema, his Flashback is an ode to his debut season with current club and Spanish giants Real Madrid in 2009/2010.

This is the fourth iteration of Benzema to appear in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.

Flashback Benzema SBC requirements

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Players have until 10 AM PDT / 1 PM EDT / 6 PM GMT on Friday, December 3, 2021, to complete the two SBCs required for Flashback Benzema.

At the time of writing, according to FUTBIN, the full group of SBCs is clocking in at around 135,000 depending on which platform you play on.

Of course, this is only if you have to buy every single player and don’t have fodder to apply to the SBCs.

Check out the full list of SBC requirements and each one’s value below.

  • Real Madrid (48,000)
    • Minimum one Real Madrid player
    • Minimum one Signature Signings player
    • Minimum 83 Team Rating
    • Minimum 75 Team Chemistry
  • LaLiga (85,000)
    • Minimum one LaLiga player
    • Minimum one TOTW player
    • Minimum 85 Team Rating
    • Minimum 70 Team Chemistry

Is Flashback Benzema worth it?

Flashback Benzema FUT stats

Although Benzema has one standard and two upgraded cards that boast a higher overall than this Flashback item, players believe this is currently the best version of Benzema available in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.

This is the classic case of an overall not dictating how great an item truly is. The Flashback version alleviates the major issues that held back Benzema’s 91 overall Player of the Month card. 

Benzema FUT 22 comparison

Compared to the POTM item, this Flashback Benzema has better pace and agility which minimizes the clunky feeling players had with the former. In addition medium/medium work rates have been adjusted to the favorable high/low.

Players will be happy to learn that this SBC costs even less than Benzema’s POTM. Not only is this Flashback Benzema available at a great price but he feels great in-game. With above-average pace, shooting, and dribbling, Benzema has all of the tools a top striker needs to succeed. 

The French nationality is one of the easiest to link in squads. Players aren’t exactly forced to put a La Liga team together. This isn’t a case of completing if you have the fodder. Flashback Benzema is a can’t miss item that you absolutely need to try. 


That was everything you need to know about how to complete the Flashback Benzema SBC in FIFA 22. For more on FIFA 22, be sure to check out the latest on the Next Generation promo.

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FIFA 22 FUT Team of the Week 11 predictions: Griezmann, Maddison, more

Team of Week 11 is set to land in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team very soon, so here are our predictions for the players we expect to be included.

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Another packed game week has been and gone, but which star performers are going to make it into FIFA 22’s Team of the Week? Here’s who we think will get in-form cards in FIFA Ultimate Team.

Each and every week, EA drops the Team of the Week into FIFA 22 Ultimate Team to reward the stars who made the headlines in the previous round of fixtures.

The chosen squad of players receive a special card in packs for the next week for FUT fans to hunt down and improve their teams with.

Next up is Team of the Week 11, so here are our predictions of who will be included in the next FUT TOTW lineup.

PSG players in FIFA 22

FIFA 22 Team of the Week 11 release day

The Team of the Week arrives in packs every Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT, with an announcement from EA usually coming shortly before.

TOTW cards replace the normal cards of the player in packs for the duration of the week, meaning that the TOTW is the only version it is possible to pack for seven days.

Each wave of in-forms remains in packs until they are replaced by the next Team of the Week on the following Wednesday.

Team of the Week 11 predictions

Chelsea players celebrating in FIFA 22

There were some massive results around the world in the latest round of domestic fixtures, and some of the game’s biggest names showed up with top performances.

PSG defender Marquinhos tops our list for this week after scoring a brace in their 3-1 win over AS Saint-Étienne, while Leicester’s James Maddison scored a goal and assisted two against Watford.

Elsewhere, Ihlas Bebou scored a hattrick for Hoffenheim in their entertaining 6-3 win over Furth, while Dries Merten‘s wonder strike for Napoli helped his side to a 4-0 victory over Lazio.

We’ll have to wait until Wednesday to find out the official squad for Team of the Week 11, but, until then, here are our best predictions.

  • James Maddison – 84 OVR / CAM / Leicester City
  • Illkay Gundogan – 86 OVR / CM / Manchester City
  • Marquinhos – 89 OVR / CB / PSG
  • Dries Mertens – 86 OVR / ST / Napoli
  • Antoine Griezmann – 86 / ST / Atletico Madrid
  • Antonio Candreva – 84 OVR / RM / Sampdoria
  • Max Gradel – 81 OVR / LM / Sivasspor
  • Ilhaus Bebou – 81 OVR / RW / Hoffenheim
  • Lisandro Lopez – 94 OVR / GK / Lyon
  • Lukasz Skorupski – 81 OVR / GK / Bologna
  • Berat Djimsiti – 82 OVR / CB / Bergamo Calcio (Atalanta)
  • Fabien Centonze – 81 OVR / RWB / Metz
  • Ghislain Konan – 81 OVR / LB / Stade Reims
  • Ian Escobar – 75 OVR / LWB / Godoy Cruz
  • Moussa Diaby – 84 OVR / RW / Bayer Leverkusen
  • Juanmi – 81 OVR / LM / Real Betis
  • Daniel-Kofi Kyereh – 71 OVR / CAM / FC St. Pauli
  • Danny Drinkwater – 78 OVR / CM / Reading
  • Matt O’Reilly – 75 OVR / RW / MK Dons
  • Marcus Berg – 81 OVR / ST / IFK Goteburh
  • Pablo Valcarce – 78 OVR / ST / Burgos
  • Thomas Lehne Olsen – 76 OVR / ST / Lillestrom SK
  • Duncan Watmore – 76 OVR / ST / Middlesbrough

Those were our predictions FIFA 22 Team of the Week 11. We update this page every seven days with the next batch of TOTW guesses, so be sure to check back here every week.

For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, here’s everything we know so far about Black Friday in FUT, as well as the latest Premier League Player of the Month.

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