FIFA 19 Ultimate Team: EA announce Ultimate Scream squad for Halloween

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Diego Costa and Mario Balotelli are among the players getting scary upgrades in this year's shapeshifting promotion for Halloween

The Ultimate Scream squad for FIFA 19 has been revealed, with special player items getting boosts for Halloween this year.

This season's Ultimate Scream is made up of 'shapeshifting' players who will see two of their base stats upgraded to 90 overall during special times of the year. In FIFA 18, this included Halloween as well as full moons and Friday the 13ths throughout the season.

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets is the highest rated player in this year's Ultimate Scream squad, with his card getting upgraded with 90 pace and 90 tackling. Diego Costa is also included from La Liga, while the Premier League is represented by Xherdan Shaqiri, Marouane Fellaini, Troy Deeney, Tyrone Mings and Ethan Ampadu.

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Mario Balotelli's Ultimate Scream card will be popular with 90 dribbling and 90 defending and has some members of the FIFA community suggesting that it will make a great defensive midfielder due to tremendous all-round stats.

Sporting CP striker Bas Dost also receives a 90 upgrade to pace, which is also the case for Mario Mandzukic of Juventus and Javier Mascherano who now plays for Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune.

The Ultimate Scream squad will be available in packs on FIFA 19 from 6 p.m. BST on October 19 for a limited time. There will also be special Squad Building Challenges (SBCs) during the Halloween period, with the possibility of additional Ultimate Scream items.