Fredericks gets FUT Birthday card

West Ham United’s football gamers will have an extra zip to their right-back options with the release of a Ryan Fredericks ‘FUT Birthday’ card in EA SPORTS’ FIFA 22!

As part of the in-game promotion which celebrates the anniversary of FIFA’s Ultimate Team mode, Fredericks has received a ‘Special’ card which makes him arguably the strongest right-back in the Premier League – and certainly the quickest!

A 10-point ratings boost, plus an upgrade to Fredericks’ ‘weak foot’ rating – now five out of five stars – makes this card, available until Wednesday 9 March in a Squad-Building Challenge, a formidable weapon at full-back.

The eleventh ‘Special’ card for a West Ham player this season can be attained by trading in just two squads: an 84-rated XI (including one Team of the Week card) and an 85-rated XI.

For the upgrades it provides, however, the card is certainly worth that relatively meagre cost, with Fredericks’ birthday card possessing an outstanding 97 pace rating out of 100.

Further boosts include Fredericks’ overall dribbling going to 84 (from an initial 73), which includes ratings of 87 agility, 88 balance, 85 reactions, 82 ball control and 85 dribbling; and 82 overall in defence (up from 70), with a high-rated 83 interceptions, 85 defensive awareness, 84 standing tackle and 86 sliding tackle. 

Add in a strong 80 overall in physical attributes and 80 overall in passing ability, and you can fully expect this rampaging Fredericks card to do some damage from the right flank.

But with the SBC expiring on Wednesday afternoon, Hammers will have to move quickly to collect theirs.

Last week, Tomáš Souček was named in the FIFA 22 Team of the Week – the tenth Hammer to see their in-game presence bolstered by a ‘Special’ card – and is also still available in Ultimate Team packs until Wednesday.

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