Many of the FUT formations require some midfielders that have a natural aptitude to defend. Central defensive midfielders distinguish themselves for being especially aimed to help the back line. According to their attributes and their work rates, they can also be useful to start attacks. They occupy a very strategic position in the field.
The Best FIFA 21 La Liga Midfielders
Casemiro is the only good defensive midfielder playing in this league. He is the CDM who gives more security to the back line but he is also a good offensive player. He could be faster but compared with the other CDMs, he is OK.

If you don’t have enough coins to pay him, only Fernando will save you to get into troubles. He’s not a top defensive midfielder but his strength and defensive skills are good enough for most of the teams.

The major problem of La Liga CDMs is their pace. It’s incredible how there are so many slow players in this position. In our opinion, someone with less than 50 of pace should not be selected to your team, even if you think to apply him a chemistry style that boosts the pace. It’s the case of Sergio Busquets, William Carvalho, Iborra or Diop. Any of these would be a very interesting player if the was faster.


A lot of 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.
The Best FIFA 21 La Liga Midfielders
You have plenty of quality choices for this position no matter what is your play style. In our opinion, there are four players who stand out: Partey, if you need a good defensive midfielder; Modrić, if your goal is to find someone more focused on the attack; Valverde, a typical box-to-box; and Frenkie de Jong, if you want to a player balanced between the attack and the defence.

There are other good players that you can use like Llorente, who is the centre midfielder with the highest face stats, Koke and Pjanić. If you don’t mind to play with slower players, Kroos and Parejo, who are very similar, are very interesting options.


An attacking centre midfielder is responsible for creating chances to score. He should have a good dribbling, a decent passing, a high long shot stat and a great vision stat.
The Best FIFA 21 La Liga Midfielders
There are only seven centre attacking midfielders playing in the first division of Spain. Our favourite is Fekir. He is a good example as you shouldn’t pick your players based on their rating. He has the best pace, shooting and physicality stat from these seven CAMs. He is also very good on the dribbling and passing. OK, he is the worst on defending but that’s something you would don’t on someone who plays in this position, right?

Coutinho, our second choice, is also good but not as strong as we would like. If you can’t live without a 5-star skiller, then it’s him who you need.

Ødegaard was another player who surprised us. His shoot could be better (2 stars weak foot doesn’t help), but he’s fast and good with the ball on his feet.


Wingers are usually responsible for giving game width in the attack.
The Best FIFA 21 La Liga Midfielders
You know Messi. He’s a beast. With him on your team, you will have a lot of quality time playing FIFA. However, he’s very expensive and you probably will need to find a few alternatives to him.

In our opinion, Portu is the best alternative. He’s one of the fastest and also one of the strongest – two stats that are OP every single year. His passing and dribbling stats are also good and he has high stamina and high work rates. For more affordable squads, we recommend Ángel Correa and Lucas Ocampos.

Other interesting options include Rodrygo and Suso. The first is fast but has a bad passing, while with the other it is the opposite.


The left wingers have exactly the same role as their team mates from the other side.
The Best FIFA 21 La Liga Midfielders
From the six face stats, Hazard is the best in three: shooting, passing and dribbling. If you join the 4/4 skills and perfect work rates, you get one of the best players on LaLiga and obviously, the best left-winger. Dembélé is far from his quality but has something unique: is 5 stars for both skills and work foot.

Carrasco is much cheaper than Vinicius but, in our opinion, he is a better player. The only reason we see that could make you pick the Brazilian is the 5-stars skills. However, let’s be honest: how many times you perform 5 stars moves while playing?

Muniain, Lemar and Oyarzabal are other decent choices. The first one could be much better if it wasn’t his work rates. Who the hell wants to play with a medium/low player?

A final mention to Cucurella. He may be useful in specific cases, since he is the player with the highest face stats.