By Coach Alex
The wait for FIFA21 is almost over! The newest FIFA edition will hit the PS4, Xbox one and PC market on the 6th of October. Preorders are already possible. As always, the main focus is on the Ultimate Team mode.
Recently, EA published the top 100 players list for FIFA21. As always, there are quite a few surprises in there in terms of ratings, check out our most recent blog where we discuss the ratings of Jadon Sancho, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and more. (URL)
This article is all about FIFA21 player ratings as well, but this time it’s about the créme de la créme – these are the Top 10 players in FIFA21 Ultimate Team. We’re talking the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kevin De Bruyne and more. Who is number one? Are the ratings fair? Find out!
The probably biggest surprise in this list comes in on the 10th spot. Nobody had the Real star on their mind when it comes to the top 10 players in the new FIFA. The Brazilian is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world, he is pretty much untouchable in defense and wins almost every duel. He’s also pretty solid offensively and often gets in positions to score goals. Together with Toni Kroos, he builds an insane partnership in the midfield of “Los Blancos”
Nevertheless, an 89 rating for Casemiro seems a bit too high, especially considering that Joshua Kimmich and N’golo Kanté, probably the best CDMs in the world, got a worse rating. Still, the Madrid player will be one of the best CDMs in FIFA21 with stats like 91 physical and 86 defending.
Virgil van Dijk
The 9th place goes to the best defender in the world. Virgil van Dijk from Premier League Champions FC Liverpool is a nightmare for every striker. It’s pretty much impossible to dribble past (he’s set the record for the most minutes without getting dribbled past) and wins practically every aerial duel. On top of that, the Dutch international also regularly scores important goals or assists them with his precise long balls.
The 29-year-old will also be one of the best, if not the best, defender in FIFA21 Ultimate Team. He has a 90 rated card with insane stats, including 76 pace, 91 (!) defending and 86 physical. Van Dijk will once again be THE defender to have in your Ultimate Team next year.
PSG’s generational talent has made it to the 90s club this year – rightfully so. The frenchman has had one of the best cards in the game for the last two years and this won’t change in FIFA21.
Last season, Mbappé got 30 goals and 19 assists in 37 games. Playing a main role in PSGs best UCL campaign yet. The 21-year-old is widely regarded as the heir of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The upgrade of +1 compared to his FIFA20 card is well deserved.
In FIFA21, Mbappé will be the best striker together with Cristiano Ronaldo (who of course is also in the top 10 of the best players). With 96 pace he is the fastest player in the game. In addition, he has 91 dribbling 86 shooting, 5* skills and a 4* weak foot.
A well-known Liverpool duo are in 7th and 6th place respectively – Sadio Mané and Mohammed Salah. They share a 90 rating and form one of the best duos in the new game.
Mané had a terrific season once again, scoring 22 goals in 47 matches and providing 12 assists in the past season, playing a crucial role in Liverpool’s first championship since the 1990s. The left winger’s game lives from his speed and ice cold finishing.
Few defenders can keep him silent for more than 90 minutes. In our opinion his +2 upgrade compared to FIFA20 is definitely deserved. His best stats are 94 pace, 90 dribbling and 85 shooting.
The lightning fast egyptian has made the top 6 for the first time this year. He and Mané probably form the best winger duo in the world of football.
Last season Salah scored 23 goals in 48 games and gave 13 assists. He became won the League title with Liverpool and became top scorer in the Premier League with 19 goals. Like Mané, the right winger massively profits from his insane speed. Last season, his top speed was clocked at 35km/h.
Just like last year, Salah got a 90 rated card in FIFA21. His standout stats include 93 pace, 90 dribbling and 86 shooting.
Kevin De Bruyne
The Belgian from Manchester City has made the top 5 for the first time in his career, sharing a 91 rating with Neymar and Robert Lewandowski. Th genius playmaker had an outstanding season and definitely deserved his rating, even though he couldn’t win any titles with his team. In 48 games De Bruyne scored 16 goals and 23 assists, he also set a new assist record in the Premier League. With his insane stats, including 93 passing and 88 dribbling, De Bruyne will be one of the most sought-after playmakers in FIFA21 and therefore cost quite a lot of coins.
Despite losing to Bayern Munich in the Champions League final, the Brazilian superstar has probably had his best season at PSG so far. Although he only played 27 games, he scored 19 goals, gave 12 assists and led his team to the league title and cup success. Nevertheless, the left-wing player was downgraded by -1 compared to his 92 rating in FIFA20.
Neymar will be one of the best players in the game once again due to his insane dribbling, shooting, pace and passing. His 5* weak foot and skills combo make him even more unpredictable. The best stats of his 91 rated card are 91 pace and 95 dribbling. Unfortunately he will probably one of the most expensive players as well.
Bayern Munich’s superstar is in the form of his life, and probably the best player in the world right now. Last season he scored 55 goals and gave 10 assists, numbers that remind us of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Therefore, it’s very unfortunate for him that the Ballon d’Or won’t be awarded this year due to the Corona pandemic.
But at least theres something the polish hero can be proud of – he got a +2 upgrade in FIFA21 and is among the top 5 players for the first time, although he deserved at least a 92 rating in our opinion 😉. Lewandowski hasn’t been the most effective striker in Ultimate Team because of his low pace, we’re curious if this will change with this new card.
The top 2 are once again two men we know very well – Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. This year, the Portuguese player took the short straw and ended up in second place with a 92 rating. Despite his 37 goals and 7 assists in 46 games, the superstar was downgraded by -1. Maybe it’s because his club Juventus Turin only won the league title last season.
Despite his downgrade, the Superstar will probably have the best normal gold card this year once again.His stats, including 89 pace and 93 shooting with 5* skills and 4* weak foot on top will make him the perfect striker. However, he will also be one of the most expensive players of course.
Once again, “La Pulga” is the best player in the new FIFA Game. Despite a total of 57(!) goal contributions in just 44 games, the Barcelona legend received a downgrade of -1 compared to his FIFA20 rating.
A reason for this could be Barca going trophyless for the first time in years. Still, Lots of fans don’t understand EA’s decision, downgrading a player who had an insane season.
Messi will probably once again be less effective than Ronaldo in FIFA21. Despite his ingame rating being better, he simply doesn’t have the physical strength to win important 50/50 situations