I barely survived FUT Champions with my sanity

This is the running diary of my first ever experience with FUT Champions, FIFA 21‘s competitive weekend mode. If you haven’t already, check out part one which covers the first day of action. Part two summarizes my Saturday and Sunday. This is part three, which looks at the bonus day, Monday, and me trying to win a few more games and finishing playing all 30.

Monday’s a holiday in Canada and I have six games left to play in FUT Champions. I currently only have four wins to my name. Based on how I’ve played so far, getting any more is highly unlikely. At this point, I’m just hoping for some competitive games and not the blowouts I’ve been used to.

The post match screen of a 4-1 win against another player in FUT Champs

One More Day. I’d like one more win!

It’s Monday morning and I managed to play two games in. The first one was just another thrashing with a guy who had an incredible 92-rated squad. He had TOTS Lozano who could score from anywhere and my 85-rated Brazil squad (wanted to try something different) could not do anything to stop him. I could see what my opponent would do (down the middle with speed) but I couldn’t get defenders to clog the middle to force them to the wings. 

The next game, I actually ended up winning! 4-1 with me taking the lead around the 70th minute then scoring two goals in the 85+ minutes to seal the victory. That was actually a really good match. Again, my opponent was utilizing the middle of the pitch. This time, my defensive midfielder was able to cut off most of the passes.

I managed one more game in the afternoon. Unfortunately, it was yet another loss, this time 5-1. I don’t have much to say about this one that I haven’t already mentioned in previous blogs. I’m just bad at passing and I can’t get anything going. My opponent had a 5-0 lead and I’m pretty certain they felt pity for me and let me score that consolation goal.

This isn’t football/soccer

A 92-rated squad from FUT Champions, featuring Michael Essien in a striker role

Over the last few days, both with my own experience and the stuff I’ve seen on the