More news about the latest FIFA 21 features and updates will be posted daily. The game is slated to be released next month.
Now EA has announced which players have received the biggest improvements in ratings, who makes the best XI under 21, and who are the best 5-star Skillers in the game.
Of course, the biggest names dominate, with Erling Haaland and Mason Greenwood among the best improved. The new Chelsea boy Kai Havertz has earned a place in the best XI under 21.
There is also a Premier League representation in the 5-star teams, including Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino, the Manchester City wizard, Riyad Mahrez, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, and another new signing from Chelsea, Hakim Ziyech .
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The best improved players
The big news for the best improved players at FIFA 21 is that Bundesliga duo Erling Haaland and Alphonso Davies have been recognized for their season.
Davies of course won a Champions League with Bayern Munich and joined the first team as a left-back, while Haaland’s impressive goal-to-minute ratio at Borussia Dortmund attracted attention across Europe. Bukayo Saka has been rewarded for an excellent season at Arsenal while United’s Mason Greenwood is also out for a big boost.
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Maybe EA saw a lot of the Bundesliga when it came back during the lockdown? Hoffenheim’s Christoph Baumgartner and Bayer Leverkusen’s Edmond Tapsoba are also down – as are Juventus newcomers Dejan Kulusevski and Sebastian Cordova from Club America (yep, random).
Hats off to Marash Kumbulla – a goal for United, Chelsea and Roma. This time he made the biggest jump of all.
The U-21 XI
Really, the only surprise here is how bold EA is to squeeze three players who clearly don’t belong together in the middle of the park.
AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma is in goal, Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold and Fonzi Davies (again) on the full-back. Juves Matthijs De Ligt plays in the central defender with Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig – the player with the lowest rating in the team.
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Midfield (in the broadest sense) has seats for Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard, who had a stunning loan spell at Real Sociedad last year, and Kai Havertz. Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix strangely holds midfield.
Up front there are absolutely no shocks to see cover star and Parisian Saint Germain talisman Kylian Mbappe lined up to the left of Erling Haaland. Jadon Sancho is on the right, which makes it a tie between England and France for most of the players – both have two.
The best 5-star skill players
If you’re one of those annoying people who tries to throw the ball into the net with a rainbow, that’s good news. PSG are the team for you next season.
Neymar is (not surprisingly) the best five-star player FIFA 21, with clubmate Kylian Mbappe not far behind. With Angel Di Maria it is not difficult to create what children would describe as “wavy” front three these days. Ill.
Jadon Sancho is there for the in-ger country, while Firmino, Pogba, Mahrez and Ziyech do the editing. Barcelona destination Memphis Depay is also on the list.
No trace of a Lee Trundle symbol card yet. Sort it out, EA.
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