FC 24 Premier League Defenders

The Best Centre Backs

The presence of skilled central defenders in front of a goalkeeper greatly facilitates their task. These defenders play a crucial role in preventing the opposing team from approaching your team’s goal in a dangerous manner.

Two attributes are particularly significant for central defenders: defending and physicality. A player with strong defending abilities has a higher likelihood of successfully dispossessing opponents and preventing them from reaching the penalty area. The physical attribute measures the players’ ability to use their bodies effectively in winning possession.
Virgil van Dijk89
Rúben Dias89
Raphaël Varane85
John Stones85
Lisandro Martínez84
Thiago Silva84
William Saliba83
Pau Torres83
Luke Shaw83
Sven Botman83
Joško Gvardiol82
Manuel Akanji82
Cristian Romero82
Fabian Schär82
Ibrahima Konaté81
Edson Álvarez81
Nathan Aké81
Diego Carlos81
Lewis Dunk81
Virgil van Dijk 8989
Rúben Dias 8989
Thiago Silva 8487
Raphaël Varane 8586
Lisandro Martínez 8485
Gabriel 8485
John Stones 8585
William Saliba 8384
Pau Torres 8384
Cristian Romero 8284
Sven Botman 8384
Fabian Schär 8284
Manuel Akanji 8283
Joško Gvardiol 8282
Ibrahima Konaté 8182
Edson Álvarez 8182
Nathan Aké 8182
Benjamin White 8082
Ben Mee 7982
Lewis Dunk 8182
Rúben Dias 8987
Edson Álvarez 8187
Virgil van Dijk 8986
Igor 7685
Dan Burn 7985
Sven Botman 8384
Axel Disasi 7984
Joško Gvardiol 8283
Lisandro Martínez 8483
Tyrone Mings 7983
Kurt Zouma 7983
William Saliba 8382
Ibrahima Konaté 8182
K Mavropanos 7882
Gabriel 8482
Ethan Pinnock 7982
Harry Maguire 7982
Pau Torres 8381
Kristoffer Ajer 7581
Cheikhou Kouyaté 7581
Micky van de Ven 7885
William Saliba 8382
Joe Gomez 7982
Ben Godfrey 7582
Raphaël Varane 8579
K Mavropanos 7879
Virgil van Dijk 8978
Joško Gvardiol 8278
Jurriën Timber 7978
Anel Ahmedhodžić 7578
Ibrahima Konaté 8177
Manuel Akanji 8277
Ezri Konsa 7977
Luke Shaw 8376
Nathan Aké 8175
Moussa Niakhaté 7775
Cucurella 7975
Jordan Beyer 7574
Lisandro Martínez 8473
Wesley Fofana 7973
The Best FC 24 Premier League Centre-Backs

Global Overview (CB)

Virgil van Dijk is still the best centre back playing in the Premier League. He has the best defense and the third physical stats, the two most important for someone who plays as a centre-back.

For the second center-back position, the choice is between Saliba and Varane. We prefer the strength and speed of the Arsenal player, but it’s perfectly acceptable to opt for his compatriot instead.

Gvardiol isn’t as good, but for those looking to save some coins, he’s definitely a player to consider. If you’re playing in a five-defender system, Rúben Dias is someone you should try in the central position. His lack of speed is compensated by everything else.

Top 10 CBs

1 Virgil van Dijk
2 William Saliba
3 Raphaël Varane
4 Joško Gvardiol
5 Rúben Dias
6 Micky van de Ven
7 Ibrahima Konaté
8 Lisandro Martínez
9 Joe Gomez
10 John Stones
FC 24 Premier League Defenders

The Best Right Backs

The role of Premier League right backs is similar to their counterparts on the opposite flank. Their primary objective is to make it challenging for opposing wingers and actively contribute to their team’s offensive strategies.

Defending and pace are crucial attributes for any right back in the Premier League. As defenders, they need to possess strong defensive abilities to minimize the risk of conceding goals.

Given the nature of play on the flanks, which tends to be faster than the central areas of the field, right backs need to be quick, capable of both defensive and attacking movements, and able to penetrate the opposition’s defenses. They play a vital role in supporting the team’s overall gameplay.
Trent Alexander-Arnold86
João Cancelo86
Kieran Trippier85
John Stones85
Kyle Walker84
Reece James84
Pedro Porro81
Aaron Wan-Bissaka80
Diogo Dalot80
Benjamin White80
Jurriën Timber79
Gonzalo Montiel79
Joe Gomez79
Matty Cash79
K Mavropanos78
Joël Veltman78
Takehiro Tomiyasu78
Emerson Royal78
Pascal Groß78
Vladimír Coufal78
John Stones 8585
Kieran Trippier 8582
Reece James 8482
Benjamin White 8082
Trent Alexander-Arnold 8680
João Cancelo 8680
Jurriën Timber 7980
Joël Veltman 7880
Takehiro Tomiyasu 7880
Kyle Walker 8479
Joe Gomez 7979
K Mavropanos 7878
Trevoh Chalobah 7778
Aaron Wan-Bissaka 8077
Vladimír Coufal 7877
Nathan Collins 7677
Gonzalo Montiel 7976
Serge Aurier 7876
James Milner 7776
Ashley Young 7676
Kyle Walker 8490
Malo Gusto 7688
Tariq Lamptey 7585
Kevin Mbabu 7684
Aaron Wan-Bissaka 8083
Nélson Semedo 7883
Pedro Porro 8182
Joe Gomez 7982
Gonzalo Montiel 7982
Ben Godfrey 7582
João Cancelo 8681
Diogo Dalot 8081
Reece James 8480
Matty Cash 7980
K Mavropanos 7879
Jurriën Timber 7978
Connor Roberts 7578
Trent Alexander-Arnold 8676
Kenny Tete 7675
Aaron Hickey 7675
The Best FC 24 Premier League Right-Backs

Global Overview (RB, RWB)

There are three good right-backs in the Premier League: Kyle Walker, who is very fast and robust; Reece James, the most balanced of them all; and Cancelo, who will be very hard to find as he has transferred to another league.

In addition to these three, there are many other alternatives, but they fall short in terms of quality. Montiel, Bissaka, and Gomez are among the standout options

The 10 RBs/RWBs

1 Kyle Walker
2 Reece James
3 João Cancelo
4 Gonzalo Montiel
5 Aaron Wan-Bissaka
6 Joe Gomez
7 Trent Alexander-Arnold
8 Pedro Porro
9 Diogo Dalot
10 Nélson Semedo
FC 24 Premier League Defenders

The Best Left Backs

The role of Premier League left backs is similar to their counterparts on the opposite flank. They aim to make it challenging for opposing wingers and actively contribute to their team’s offensive strategies.

Defending and pace are crucial attributes for any left back in the Premier League.

As defenders, left backs need to possess strong defensive abilities to minimize the team’s risk of conceding goals. Given the faster pace of play on the flanks compared to the middle of the field, left backs must be fast, capable of both defensive and attacking movements, and contribute to the team’s overall gameplay through their penetrating runs and defensive contributions.
João Cancelo86
Andrew Robertson86
Luke Shaw83
Joško Gvardiol82
Nathan Aké81
Ben Chilwell81
Álex Moreno80
Oleksandr Zinchenko80
Pervis Estupiñán80
Ivan Perišić79
Lucas Digne79
Dan Burn79
Micky van de Ven78
Tyrell Malacia78
Rico Henry78
Takehiro Tomiyasu78
Destiny Udogie77
Joško Gvardiol 8282
Nathan Aké 8182
Andrew Robertson 8681
Luke Shaw 8381
João Cancelo 8680
Dan Burn 7980
Takehiro Tomiyasu 7880
Micky van de Ven 7879
Oleksandr Zinchenko 8078
Ben Davies 7778
Ben Chilwell 8177
Pervis Estupiñán 8077
Aaron Cresswell 7777
Álex Moreno 8076
Lucas Digne 7976
Ashley Young 7676
Cucurella 7975
Reguilón 7875
Reguilón 7875
Matt Targett 7675
Rico Henry 7889
Destiny Udogie 7788
Álex Moreno 8087
Antonee Robinson 7687
Nuno Tavares 7686
Nuno Tavares 7686
Micky van de Ven 7885
Tyrell Malacia 7883
Reguilón 7882
Reguilón 7882
Ben Godfrey 7582
Milos Kerkez 7582
João Cancelo 8681
Andrew Robertson 8680
Konstantinos Tsimikas 7780
Rayan Aït-Nouri 7580
Joško Gvardiol 8278
Ryan Sessegnon 7578
Pervis Estupiñán 8077
Luke Shaw 8376
The Best FC 24 Premier League Left-Backs

Global Overview (LB, LWB)

Cancelo’s card is clearly the best among all LBs. However, even if you could find the Manchester City version, its extremely high price would reflect supply and demand. Our recommendation is to acquire Andrew Robertson for that position.

If you’re on a tighter budget, Luke Shaw is an option to consider. It’s true that the left-back could be faster, but he is solid in defense and good with the final pass.

The 10 LBs/LWBs

1 João Cancelo
2 Andrew Robertson
3 Luke Shaw
4 Joško Gvardiol
5 Álex Moreno
6 Nathan Aké
7 Micky van de Ven
8 Rico Henry
9 Destiny Udogie
10 Tyrell Malacia