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

Here's how to get your hands on this handy 89-rated Player of the Month Son card in FIFA 21.

19/03/2024 You can no longer get the Son Player of the Month card in FIFA 21 because the limited-time challenge has now expired.

Tottenham Hotspurs’ Heung-min Son was named Premier League Player of the Month in October 2020, and you know what that meant for FIFA 21 fans: a delicious POTM card. Long-time players will remember Son’s absolutely disgusting FIFA 17 POTM purple card, and the South Korean came back for FIFA 21.

While his base stats weren’t quite as outrageous, this 89-rated, left-midfield Son proved 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 were quite steep. There were four puzzles to complete, which in total required you to exchange two Team of the Week cards, a Spurs player, and 85, 86, 87, and 88-rated squads, so you needed to scoop a lot of cheap, high-rated players from the Transfer Market if you didn’t have a stash of them in your club.

Sadly, the limited-time challenge to unlock this card has now expired, meaning you can no longer earn it for your account.

FIFA 21 October POTM Son SBC requirements

These are the four SBCs you needed 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 shot up because of this SBC, the likes of Dele Alli, Reguilon, or Steven Bergwijn were all 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 could get away with bunging any old Team of the Week card in there. However, if you needed chemistry, cheap Premier League options that wouldn’t compromise your squad rating were TOTW Danny Ings, TOTW Lukasz Fabianski, or TOTW Jack Grealish.

Premier League

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

This one wasn’t too demanding, but putting together a high-rated all-Premier League team can get pricey. Our advice was 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 wouldn’t drag your rating down too much.

Top Form

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

Again, this one was nice and straightforward, but we had some suggestions for affordable 85+ TOTW cards that were good to throw into this SBC if you didn’t have one already.

Bundesliga goalkeepers Koen Casteels and Lukas Hradecky were cheap 85-rated options, while left-back Raphael Guerrerio or La Liga right winger Oyarzabal were two of the cheapest 86-rated TOTWs on the market.

88-Rated Squad

  • Minimum 88 team rating
  • Minimum 55 chemistry

The last SBC in the set simply required you to part with a load of top players. You had to keep a close eye on your chemistry though as you needed a few links here and there. But for the most part, you could just pick up some cheap, high-rated players and be fine.

Overall, if you were to complete this entire set without any players from your club, it would cost around 400,000 – 5000,000 coins, depending on any bargains you could find at the time.

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