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FIFA 18: 5 types of player to invest in ahead of FUTMas

​Following a successful Black Friday event, EAs biggest promotion of the year, FUTMas, is set to take centre stage - here's how you can own the seasonal spectacular...

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During the FUTMas promo, expect to see a ton of Squad Building Challenges with very specific requirements, lightning rounds and Happy Hours. EA could even deliver some free packs straight to your FUT account (with the help of some reindeer of course).

The sheer amount of things to do on FUTMas makes it a great period for traders, so without further ado here are five types of player you should invest in ahead of FUTs most wonderful time of the year.

Note: More players will be keen on building up their trade pile as the event draws nearer, so you can also make some great coins by selling into the FUTMas hype.

83 and 84 rated Gold Players

Spread your coins across the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and the Ligue 1 in a bid to meet the high chemistry requirements

Stacking up on 83/84 rated gold players ahead of any major FIFA event is a great investment method as most SBCs that are actually within the average FUT player’s budget tend to require 83/84 rated squads.

Don’t just snap up every 83/84 rated player you see on the market, though – spread your coins across the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and the Ligue 1 in a bid to meet the high chemistry requirements that are synonymous with FUTMas SBCs.

The 83 and 84 rated players currently go for around 1.7k and 4k coins respectively, thanks to the TOTGS (Team of the Group Stage) market crash.

84 and 85 rated In Forms

Last year’s FUTMas SBCs were mainly centred on player kit numbers, for instance: Saint-Etienne’s Stephane Ruffier, Lazio’s Marco Parolo and Roma’s Daniele De Rossi were all listed as SBC rewards on the 16th of Dec in last year’s event due to their kit numbers being 16.

This year’s daily Squad Building Challenges will probably be based on a different concept, but the daily rewards are still likely to be special SBC players.

IFs were a common requirement for FUTMas SBCs last year, and because the SBCs had a 24 hour expiry date, tons of FUT players around the world were in a hurry to complete them. This, in turn, resulted in an increase in the prices of 84 and 85 rated in forms, specifically the ones with good chemistry links.

Ultimate Scream Cards

Ultimate scream cards made their FIFA 18 debut during EAs Halloween promotion. Given they’re special cards, and are out of packs, there’s a great chance that some SBCs will require them. Also, judging by the fact that Movember players were needed for a few player SBCs last year and are non-existent in FIFA 18, Scream Cards could replace them.

Ideally, you should be looking to snap up 83+ rated scream cards, but even the lower rated ones could be quite useful during FUTMas, hence, consider picking up a few Christian Pulisics, Charly Musondas and Kevin-Prince Boatengs.

86 to 88 rated Gold Players

You may need some decent coinage to do so, but you certainly can’t go wrong with investing in high-rated gold players. Some 86 to 88 rated players such as Franck Ribery, Thiago Alcantara, Mesut Ozil and Samir Handanovic currently go for around 18-45k.

When an SBC that requires a high-rated squad is released, 86 to 88 rated players will go up on the market for the duration of the SBC and may stay that way for a day or two after the challenge has ended as players anticipate an SBC with similar requirements.

Path to Glory Players

PTG players that failed to make it into the TOTGS lineup have fallen in price - now would be a great time to pick a few up

There’s a chance PTG players won’t be needed for FUTMas SBCs but they’re worth picking up just in case.

Following the release of Team of the Group Stage players, PTG players that failed to make it into the TOTGS line-up have fallen in price, some more than others thanks to panic selling, so now would be a great time to pick a few up.

It’s a low-risk investment, because if they’re not actually needed during FUTMas, you can hold on to them ahead of subsequent special events or just sell them for around the same price you bought them.    

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