Another Bundesliga POTM! Another underwhelming upgrade!
Bundesliga is arguably the most one sided league among the top 5 leagues. Bayern Munich has not dropped the league title for well over a decade but it seems that there is dark horse in the race. It will not be an understatement to say that Bayer Leverkusen is having their best season of all time.
They are leading the Bundesliga table, have not lost any league games this season so far and their wing back, Jeremie Frimpong, has been speculated to be a part of the Men’s Team of the Year. While Leverkusen’s defense as a whole has been stellar, we should not overlook the contribution from their attackers as well.
— BUNDESLIGA (@Bundesliga_DE) January 18, 2024
Florian Wirtz, Leverkusen’s number 10, has been phenomenal this season and the case was no different during December. In his 4 appearances for the club in December, Wirtz has scored 2 goals and assisted as many times. The 20-year-old has been deservingly adjudged as the Bundesliga Player of the Month (POTM) for December and in recognition to this feat, EA has awarded the midfielder a boosted Player of the Month card in FC 24 Ultimate Team, which can be obtained through Squad Building Challenge (SBC).
How is POTM Florian Wirtz different from his other cards?
As mentioned earlier, Wirtz has been in exceptional form this season and has already bagged an 87 rated POTM Card a few months ago. The German International’s 88 rated card is objectively better than his 87 rated POTM card, which can be summarized as below:
- +1 Overall Rating (OVR)
- +2 Pace
- +2 Shooting
- +1 Passing
- +1 Dribbling
- +1 Defending
- +1 Physicality
- +First Touch Playstyle+
However, Wirtz’s Dynasties card, which is 89 rated is slightly better than his 88 rated POTM card due to having better stats and an arguably better Playstyle+.
How To Complete POTM Florian Wirtz SBC
EA set the requirements at around 50-55K coins to complete this SBC from scratch. The challenges, along with the cheapest available solution, are as follows:
Germany (~12K coins)
- Number of players from Germany: Minimum one
- Team overall rating: Minimum 83
Bundesliga (~40K coins)
- Number of players from Bundesliga: Minimum one
- Team overall rating: Minimum 85
The SBC segment prices may be slightly different from the price listed here due to the fluctuating nature of the Ultimate Team market.
The power creep in FC 24 is going at an alarming rate. Even in as early as January, Ultimate Team players have 90 rated players in every position of the pitch thanks to objective rewards and quality upgrade SBCs. In such a state, Wirtz’s 88 rated POTM is way below the power curve and could be a burden in higher ELO competitive play.
If you are a fan of Leverkusen or the player himself, or are running a German squad, you should do this SBC. Otherwise there is sadly no reasonable justification to pour your fodders into this SBC, especially when there are a ton of other high quality SBCs in the game at the moment. EA’s Bundesliga content has been terrible in recent editions of Ultimate Team and Wirtz is unfortunately a shining example of the same.