Friday morning, photos were leaked of Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and forwards Pedro and Diego Costa sweeping all three monthly awards for November. Pedro and Costa had both been nominated to the six-man shortlist for the POTM award.
Player of the month: Costa— Arsène's Son (@hughwizzy) December 9, 2016
Manager of the month: Conte
Goal of the month: Pedro #Chelsea #CFC pic.twitter.com/GtZQQDPn3b
Within a couple hours, the rumors were confirmed. EA Sports released their POTM Squad Building Challenge for Costa, and the card looks better than we expected.
Congratulations to @premierleague November Player of the Month @diegocosta! SBC available in #FUT now! pic.twitter.com/OgP6zox12W— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) December 9, 2016
91 Physical. Golly, try shaking him off the ball.
Alright, enough of the good news - here’s how tough getting this card will be.
8 TOTW PLAYERS!? pic.twitter.com/FUctmi9B2o— Arsène's Son (@hughwizzy) December 9, 2016
Yep, you read that correctly. On top of finding an entire squad of nearly-extinct Chelsea players, EA wants you trade in eight TOTW players, or informs. Who knows how much that’s going to cost.
At least this highlights a recent trend with the Player of the Month SBCs; they’re getting exponentially harder every month. We’ll just have to wait and see what December brings.
In the meantime, Godspeed y’all.