The Best Defensive Midfielders
Several FUT formations require midfielders with a natural defensive aptitude. Central defensive midfielders primarily serve to support the backline. However, based on their attributes and work rates, they can also contribute to initiating attacks, making their position on the field highly strategic.
When selecting a central defensive midfielder, it is crucial to consider multiple attributes: defending, to provide support to the defense; strength, to win possession more effectively; heading, to excel in aerial duels such as goal kicks; pace, to cover a wide range of spaces; stamina, allowing active involvement in both offensive and defensive plays (particularly beneficial for players with high/high work rates); passing and possession, facilitating the initiation of attacks. In our opinion, defending and strength are the most vital attributes for this position.
Defensive midfielders are typically chosen to fortify the defense. Thus, it is logical for them to possess high defensive statistics. The area of the field occupied by CDMs is where most ball disputes occur, and players with greater strength will have a higher likelihood of winning possession.
Global Overview (CDM)
If there are difficult choices to be made, the CDMs from Ligue 1 are definitely one of these cases. There is lack of quality players for this position and they are very identical.
Guendouzi isn’t a greta player but even so he is, in our opinion, the most solid defensive midfielder playing in France. He can play decently in the defende and the attack.
As alternative to him, we suggest trying Veretout, Rongier and Tolisso.
The Best Centre Midfielders
Many games are decided in the midfield and not close to the goals. The players that play in these zones are the ones that should create chances and set the pace of the game.
Centre midfielders are responsible for discovering lines that break the opponent’s defence. Their passing quality has to be good so that they can assist forwards.
Good dribbling skills allow the team to move forward, creating potential problems for the other team.
Global Overview (CM)
Despite having an overall rating seven points lower than Verratti, Renato Sanches is our favorite player for this position. He has unusual characteristics that make him an extraordinary player.
If you have a limited budget, we recommend trying Carlos Soler. He is in the top 3 in three of the six face stats.
Seko Fofana and Corentin Tolisso are decent alternatives to him.
The Best Attacking Midfielders
The role of an attacking central midfielder is to be the primary creator of goal-scoring opportunities. They are expected to possess strong dribbling skills, accurate passing ability, a powerful long shot, and exceptional vision on the field.
Effective passing is crucial for these midfielders to provide assists to forwards. However, their impact in the team’s attacking play can be truly game-changing if they excel in dribbling as well.
Global Overview (CAM)
We hate players with low pace, but Verratti is good enough in other things. His passing and dribbling stats are at a very high level.
In our opinion, Volland is the best alternative. He is strong, and his shoots are amazing.
For low budgets teams, you can also try Savanier, Golovin, and Payet.
The Best Right Midfielders
Wingers play a crucial role in providing width to the team’s attacking play.
Pace is often the standout attribute for these players as they utilize their speed to outrun opponents. However, simply being fast is not enough to penetrate the opponent’s defense. A strong dribbling ability enables wingers to navigate past opposition players who stand in their path. Once they reach the opponent’s box, wingers must make critical decisions. Often, they opt to deliver crosses, highlighting the significance of having impressive passing statistics.
Global Overview (RM, RW)
This is an easy one. Messi is by far the best right midfielder playing in France. He has the best shooting, dribbling, and passing stats.
If you cannot afford him, Renato Sanches is also a fantastic player. Faster and more muscular than Messi, we are sure you are going to love him.
If you need someone cheaper, give a try on Carlos Soler, and Nicolas Pépé are decent alternatives to the right side of the midfield.
The Best Left Midfielders
Left wingers fulfill a similar role to their counterparts on the opposite flank.
Pace serves as their most potent weapon, enabling them to outpace opposing defenders. However, sheer speed alone does not guarantee reaching the opponent’s box. A strong dribbling attribute is crucial for maneuvering past opposition players encountered along the way. Once in the opponent’s box, the winger faces the task of decision-making. Typically, crossing becomes the preferred choice, underscoring the significance of possessing solid passing statistics.
Global Overview (LM, LW)
Mbappé is our first choice for the left wing of Ligue 1. However, you cannot use him as LM since this is not one of his secondary positions. You may also want to use him in the front of your attack, taking advantage of his outstanding pave, shooting, and dribbling.
The best left midfideler playing in France is Neymar. Despite the downgrade, he is still a brilliant player. He’s not strong or has a reasonable work rate as his teammate, but he has better passing stats and shoots perfectly with both feet. If you don’t have enough coins to buy any of them, look at Martin Terrier. He is a good value for money.