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Michael Essien Base Icon SBC – Cheapest Solution & Cost in FIFA 23

Here is the cheapest solution to the Michael Essien Base Icon SBC in FIFA 23!

The first Icon SBCs have dropped in FIFA 23 and FUT users will want to get their hands on one of the best defensive midfielders in the game!

Essien is not only quick and strong, he’s also lengthy! He is sure to be a popular addition to FUT squads.

FIFA 23 Michael Essien Base Icon SBC Cheapest Solution

To complete the Michael Essien SBC, you must submit a ton of 85, 86, and 88 rated players! You can use our guides to find the cheapest options:

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Born Legend

  • Estimated Cost – 2,200
  • Reward – Two Rare Gold Players Pack
  • Requirements:
    • Rare Players: Exactly 11 in your Starting 11
    • Player Quality: Exactly Bronze
    • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Formation: 3-5-2

To complete this squad you can use any 11 Rare Bronze players! Check your club to see how many Rare Bronze cards you have already.

There is no chemistry requirements so you can use any Rare Bronze player!

If you don’t have enough Rare Bronze players in your club, here is the cheapest way to get them:

  • Head over to the “Transfer Market”
  • Set the quality to “Bronze Rare”
  • In “Pricing” set the “Max. Price” to 150 coins
  • Bid 150-200 coins on the Bronze cards that pop up until you have 11
Micheal Essien FIFA 23 Born Legend SBC

Rising Star

  • Estimated Cost – 3,850
  • Reward – Two Rare Gold Players Pack
  • Requirements:
    • Rare Players: Exactly 11 in your Starting 11
    • Player Quality: Exactly Silver
    • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Formation: 4-1-4-1

To complete this squad you can use any 11 Rare Silver players! Check your club to see how many Rare Silvers cards you have already in your club.

There is no chemistry requirements so you can use any Rare Silver player!

If you don’t have enough Rare Silver players in your club, here is the cheapest way to get them:

  • Head over to the Transfer Market
  • Set the quality to “Silver Rare”
  • In “Pricing” set the “Max. Price” to 300 coins
  • Bid 300-350 coins on the Silver cards that pop up until you have 11
Micheal Essien FIFA 23 Rising Star

The Blues

  • Estimated Cost – 28,000 Coins
  • Reward – Premium Gold Pack
  • Requirements:
    • Chelsea Players: Min.1 in your Starting 11
    • Team Overall Rating: Min. 84
    • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Formation: 4-3-3
PlayerRatingPriceClubNation
Tadic842,500AjaxSerbia
Hummels842,300Borussia DortmundGermany
Baumann83850HoffenheimGermany
Arnautovic82650BolognaAustria
Brandt82650Borussia DortmundGermany
Vardy857.400LeicesterEngland
Gundogan857.500Manchester CityGermany
Mount842,500ChelseaEngland
Zapata83850Atalanta B.CColombia
Pau Torres83850VillarrealSpain
Muniain842,400Athletic BilbaoSpain
Micheal Essien FIFA 23 The Blues SBC

Minimum Squad Rating for The Blues

If you already have a stacked club filled with players, you can follow this ratings guide instead.

Remember to use one Chelsea player!

RatingQuantity
852
844
833
822

League Finesse

  • Estimated Cost – 68,000 Coins
  • Reward – Premium Gold Players Pack
  • Requirements:
    • Ligue 1 Players: Min.1 in your Starting 11
    • Team Overall Rating: Min. 85
    • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Formation: 4-3-3 (2)
PlayerRatingPriceClubNation
Angelino83850HoffenheimSpain
Hummels842,300Borussia DortmundGermany
Sancho842,400Manchester UnitedEngland
Martinez842,400Aston VillaArgentina
Zapata83850Atalanta B.CColombia
Verratti8720,000PSGItaly
Rice842,400West Ham UnitedEngland
Orban82650RB LeipzigHungary
Vardy857,400Leicester CityEngland
Handanovic842,500Inter MilanSlovenia
Kroos8827,000Real MadridGermany
Micheal Essien FIFA 23 SBC League Finesse

Minimum Squad Rating for League Finesse

If you want to use players already in your club here’s a ratings solution guide.

Remember to use one Ligue 1 player in the squad!

RatingQuantity
881
871
851
845
832
821

League Legend

  • Estimated Cost – 68,000 Coins
  • Reward – Prime Mixed Players Pack
  • Requirements:
    • Premier League Players: Min.1 in your Starting 11
    • 86 and Higher OVR Players: Min. 2 in your Starting 11
    • Team Overall Rating: Min. 85
    • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Formation: 4-3-3 (3)

With no chemistry requirements needed, you can use the same squad from the League Finesse SBC above for League Legend!

PlayerRatingPriceClubNation
Angelino83850HoffenheimSpain
Hummels842,300Borussia DortmundGermany
Sancho842,400Manchester UnitedEngland
Martinez842,400Aston VillaArgentina
Zapata83850Atalanta B.CColombia
Verratti8720,000PSGItaly
Rice842,400West Ham UnitedEngland
Orban82650RB LeipzigHungary
Vardy857,400Leicester CityEngland
Handanovic842,500Inter MilanSlovenia
Kroos8827,000Real MadridGermany

Minimum Squad Rating for League Legend

Alternatively, you can use this ratings guide to complete the SBC.

Remember to use one Premier League player in the squad!

RatingQuantity
881
871
851
845
832
821

Top Notch

  • Estimated Cost – 120,000 Coins
  • Reward – Rare Gold Pack
  • Requirements:
    • Team of the Week or FUT Champions Players: Min.1 in your Starting 11
    • Team Overall Rating: Min. 86
    • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Formation: 4-3-3 (4)
PlayerRatingPriceClubNation
Partey842,500ArsenalGhana
Matip842,400LiverpoolCameroon
Grealish842,400Manchester CityEngland
Kroos8827,000Real MadridGermany
Muller8721,000Bayern MunichGermany
Mount (TOTW)8621,000ChelseaEngland
Martinez842,400Aston VillaArgentina
Hummels842,300Borussia DortmundGermany
De Ligt857,500Bayern MunichThe Netherlands
Carvajal842,500Real MadridSpain
Navas8827,000PSGCosta Rica
FIFA 23 Micheal Essien Top Notch SBC

Minimum Squad Rating for Top Notch

If you wish to find your own solution, follow this ratings guide to complete the Top Notch SBC.

Reminder, you will need a TOTW or FUT Champions player to complete this section!

RatingQuantity
882
871
861
851
846

87-Rated Squad

  • Estimated Cost – 170,000 Coins
  • Reward – Mega Pack
  • Requirements:
    • Team Overall Rating: Min. 87
    • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Formation: 4-4-2
PlayerRatingPriceClubNation
Casemiro8935,000Manchester UnitedBrazil
De Gea8720,000Manchester UnitedSpain
Verratti8720,000PSGItaly
Tielemans842,400LeicesterBelgium
Hradecky83900Bayer LeverkusenFinland
Ruben Dias8827,000Man CityPortugal
Ndidi842,500Leicester CityNigeria
Grealish842,400Manchester CityEngland
Fabinho8721,000LiverpoolBrazil
Angelino83850HoffenheimSpain
Kimmich8935,000Bayern MunichGermany
Micheal Essien FIFA 23 87 Rated Squad

Minimum Squad Rating for 87-Rated Squad

If you already have high-rated players in your club, here’s the minimum ratings to complete this SBC section of Essien.

RatingQuantity
892
881
873
843
832

Overall Essien SBC Cost: 455,000 Coins

FIFA 23 Base Icon Michael Essien Stats & acceleRATE type

Overall85
NationGhana
LeagueIcon
Positions (Alternate Positions)CDM (CM)
acceleRATE TypeLengthy
Pace83
Shooting72
Passing75
Dribbling78
Defending85
Physical87
Essien Base Icon Stats

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