On Wednesday, EA announced what could be their last batch of ‘Man of the Match’ items for the 2016-17 season. The batch contains eight items, including a ‘Record Breaker’ card and two purple ‘Hero’ cards.
#RecordBreaker @CH14_ + #MOTM @MATUIDIBlaise + #MOTM @S_Kagawa0317 + #MOTM @mertesacker! All available until June 7. #FUT pic.twitter.com/GORuwdymZ1— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) May 31, 2017
The three stand-out performers include Bayer Leverkusen’s Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez, Paris Saint-Germain’s Blaise Matuidi, and Arsenal’s Per Mertesacker.
Chicharito became the all-time leading goalscorer in Mexico national team history after scoring in Saturday's friendly against Croatia. After his strike in the 87th minute, his career total for ‘El Tri’ came to 47 goals.
Matuidi put in a marquee performance in the Coupe de France final, as PSG beat Angers, by a margin of 1-0, to secure themselves some silverware after a hotly contested domestic league campaign.
Finally, the Gunner’s ‘Big Friendly German’ stepped up big-time in the FA Cup Final against Premier League Champions Chelsea. This was his first start all season With two of Arsenal’s three starting center-backs out for the Final, Mertesacker brought his world cup-winning experience to the backline and helped stamp out almost every Chelsea attack.
These cards will be available in packs for one week, until June 7th.