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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team ICON Swaps: Release date, rewards & objectives

FIFA 22 ICON Swaps give players some incredibly valuable rewards to work towards, here’s everything we know so far.

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ICONS are some of the most prestigious players in all of FIFA 22 Ultimate Team. Leaks have hinted that ICON Swaps might be coming very soon for fans to complete and earn valuable rewards.

Of all the special cards found in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, ICONS are some of the most valuable and sought after.

Not only are ICONS some of the highest-rated players in the game, but these footballing legends also offer incredibly useful chemistry links to help build hybrid squads.

ICON Swaps are EA’s way of giving everyone the chance to use these incredible cards every year. Here’s everything we know about them so far in FIFA 22.

What are FIFA 22 ICON Swaps?

FIFA 22 ICONS

ICON Swaps are tokens earned by completing various SBCs and objectives which can be submitted for high-value rewards.

Every edition of ICON Swaps comes with a series of rewards, each of which asks for more and more tokens.

Objectives are usually released gradually over the course of the season. This means players have more time to grind out as many as they want before moving on to the next batch.

FIFA 22 ICON Swaps 1 release date

Robin Van Persie Icon cards in FIFA 22

EA is yet to reveal when the first batch of ICON Swaps will arrive in FIFA 22. However, we’re expecting it to be on Friday, November 12, 2021.

This would coincide with the release of FUT 22 Season 2, and would also arrive on the same day as the Rulebreakers promotion ends.

Players have been critical of the slow rollout of content in this year’s game. So, dropping Swaps on the same day as Rulebreakers ends would be a great way to keep fans hooked.

We will update this page once the official release date is announced, be sure to check back here for future updates.

How to earn ICON Swap Tokens

Players earn Swap Tokens by completing a series of objectives across Ultimate Team’s many modes. These modes include Division Rivals, Squad Battles, or Friendlies.

EA are yet to show off the first lot of objectives but in previous years they have revolved around earning a certain number of wins using different teams in different modes.

For example, one token may ask for 7 wins on Division Rivals, while another requires 6 wins on Squad Battles using a full silver squad.

Fans usually have to complete nearly every objective to earn enough tokens to unlock the best reward, but distributing tokens between two or three lesser packs or players is also a popular approach.

FIFA 22 ICON Swaps rewards

Rooney in FIFA 22

ICON Swaps comes with plenty of different prizes to work towards, from high-value packs to various different ICON cards.

There are also some tiers that give you a random Base, Mid, or Prime ICON, meaning you could earn one of the game’s best cards without having to sacrifice all of your coins.

We won’t be able to show the full list of ICON Swaps rewards until they go live in-game, but we’ll update his page with every tier as soon as they are released.


That was everything we know so far about the first batch of ICON Swaps coming to FIFA 22. More news should be dropping in the coming weeks, so stay tuned on Charlie INTEL for all the latest information.

For more on FIFA 22, check out the nominees for the latest Premier League Player of the Month, as well as the current Team of the Week.

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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

Fifa 22 Trent Alexander-Arnold

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?

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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 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.

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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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