FIFA 21 POTM Son SBC: How to solve and which players to use

Here's how to get your hands on this 89-rated Son card

Tottenham Hotspurs’ Heung-min Son has been named Premier League Player of the Month, and you know what that means FIFA 21 fans: a delicious POTM card. Long-time players will remember Son’s absolutely disgusting FIFA 17 POTM purple card, and now the South Korean is back for FIFA 21.

While his base stats aren’t quite as outrageous, this 89-rated, left-midfield Son will prove to be a lethal winger or left forward with 90 pace, 89 dribbling, and 88 shooting. Tasty.

As you’d expect for such a strong card, the SBC requirements to get your hands on October POTM Son are quite steep. There are four puzzles to complete, which in total will require you to exchange two Team of the Week cards, a Spurs player, and 85, 86, 87, and 88-rated squads, so you’re going to need to scoop a lot of cheap, high-rated players from the Transfer Market if you haven’t got a stash of them in your club.

Here we go over all the requirements for each of the four SBCs and give you a few pointers and recommendations on how to solve them.

FIFA 21 October POTM Son SBC requirements

These are the four SBCs you need to complete to get your hands on this 89-rated Son:


  • 1 player from Spurs
  • 1 TOTW player
  • Minimum 85 team rating
  • Minimum 75 team chemistry

While the price of all Spurs players will now likely shoot up because of this SBC, the likes of Dele Alli, Reguilon, or Steven Bergwijn will all be good options. They should represent half decent value, aren’t going to pull your overall rating down too much, and will all slot into the positions of the 4-2-3-1 formation.

With 75 chemistry required, you may get away with bunging any old Team of the Week card in there. However, if you need chemistry, cheap Premier League options that won’t compromise your squad rating are TOTW Danny Ings, TOTW Lukasz Fabianski, or TOTW Jack Grealish.

Equally, picking up Reguillon and slotting him in a mainly Spanish team with a cheap TOTW like Pacheco, Joaquin, or Iniesta could also be a good approach.

Premier League

  • 1 player from Premier League
  • Minimum 86 team rating
  • Minimum 70 team chemistry

This one isn’t too demanding, but putting together a high-rated all-Premier League team can get pricey. Our advice would be to build a La Liga team with cheap, high-rated players like David Silva or Segio Busquets, for example, then pick up a relatively cheap Premier League player to throw in that won’t drag your rating down too much.

Top Form

  • 1 TOTW player
  • Minimum 87 team rating
  • Minimum 55 chemistry

Again, this one is nice and straightforward, but we’ve got some suggestions for affordable 85+ TOTW cards that could be good to throw into this SBC if you don’t have one already.

Bundesliga goalkeepers Koen Casteels and Lukas Hradecky are cheap 85-rated options currently, while left-back Raphael Guerrerio or La Liga right winger Oyarzabal are two of the cheapest 86-rated TOTWs on the market. If prices change drastically, we’ll update this with some alternatives.

88-Rated Squad

  • Minimum 88 team rating
  • Minimum 55 chemistry

The last SBC in the set simply requires you to part with a load of top players. Keep an eye on your chemistry as you will need a few links here and there, but for the most part just pick up some cheap, high-rated players and you’ll be fine.

Overall, if you were to complete this entire set without any players from your club, we’re anticipating that this will cost around 400,000 – 5000,000 coins, depending on how much the market fluctuates.

It’s a big investment, but worth it for a top player like Son. Plus, seeing that POTM card will be a hit of nostalgia for anyone who got to use his iconic FIFA 17 version.