The Best Defensive Midfielders
Many FUT formations require some midfielders with a natural aptitude to defend. Central defensive midfielders are mainly aimed to help the back line. However, according to their attributes and work rates, they can also help start attacks. Therefore, they occupy a very strategic position in the field.
It would be best if you looked at several attributes when choosing a central defensive midfielder: defending, to be able to support the back line; strength, to win possession more times; heading, to win the ball in aerial moves like goal kicks; pace, to cover as many spaces as possible; stamina, so he can equally participate in offensive and defensive plays (beneficial for players with high/high work rates); passing and possession, so that he can properly start attacks. In our opinion, the two first are the most important ones.
Usually, defensive midfielders are chosen to help the defence. So, it makes sense that they have high defensive stats. The area of the field occupied by CDMs is where most ball disputes happen. Strong players will have the highest probability of winning the ball.
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
An attacking centre midfielder is responsible for creating chances to score. They should have good dribbling, decent passing, a high long shot, and great vision stat.
These midfielders need to have good passing stats to assist forwards. However, they can make all the difference when the team is attacking if they are good dribblers.
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 are usually responsible for giving game width in the attack.
The pace is probably the biggest weapon of these players. They use it to escape opponents. However, being fast isn’t enough to reach the opponent’s box. A good dribbling stat will help you to surpass the opponents’ players that appear on the way. When reaching the opponent’s box, the winger has to decide what to do. Typically, he decides to cross, and that’s why it’s so important to have good passing stats.
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
The left wingers have the same role as their teammates from the other side.
The pace is probably the biggest weapon of these players. They use it to escape opponents. However, being fast isn’t enough to reach the opponent’s box. A good dribbling stat will help you to surpass the opponents’ players that appear on the way. When reaching the opponent’s box, the winger has to decide what to do. Usually, he decides to cross, and that’s why it’s so important to have good passing stats.
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.