Does it stop with a month left in the regular season, only to start again in June with a 24 team playoff format?
Nah, just get a year's EA Access for £20. There's no resale value for EA sports games a few months down the line anyway and barely any benefit to having a disc version- they'll be 50p in CEX soon enough if you're desperate for one in future. EA have really devalued their new release titles with that subscription service.
Did the same myself the other day even though I already had a copy of fifa. £20 a year for FIFA & NHL alone was worth it and I don’t really care about physically owning it because I replace them yearly anyway. I have a stack of FIFA and nhl discs that are worthless.
Also digital copy available on EA Access for £3.99 monthly/£19.99 annually (along with FIFA 20 and Madden 20).