The best players in FIFA 20

9:45am Oct 14 2019

If you’re a fantasy football fan and enjoy following along with our FFPundits’ Staff Team Gameplay Week posts, chances are that you might also enjoy playing EA Sports FIFA 20.

People love fantasy football because it offers a competitive outlet, makes real games more fun to watch, and brings people together.

Anyone has the chance to win, because even if you pick top players, nobody can predict how the plays will actually play out.

FIFA 20 is similar to fantasy football because it allows for a competitive outlet, but you have more influence over your team.

What is FIFA 20?

If you haven’t heard of FIFA before, it is an electronic football simulation game. The FIFA series is released annually and features exclusively licensed leagues and teams from around the world.

FIFA 20 is the latest instalment. It came out on September 27th, 2019 and is currently available on Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

What gameplay does FIFA 20 offer?

FIFA 20 offers a few different modes, including Ultimate Team, Career Mode, and VOLTA Football.

Career allows you to customize your own player and play through a football career. VOLTA also allows you to customize your own player and focuses more on the authentic culture of street football.

Both of these modes can be fun to explore, but the most popular mode is Ultimate Team.

Ultimate Team allows you to put your own squad together to participate in single-player tournaments or in worldwide competitions.

Can you build your own team?

Absolutely! You can choose from 88 icon players to build your ultimate team. Once you have your team together, you can play in 90 fully licensed stadiums from 14 countries.

If you’re already taking time out of your schedule to build your fantasy football team using our captaincy picks and tips, you might be wondering when you’ll find time to build an Ultimate FIFA team as well.

Well, building your FIFA team doesn’t have to be difficult. It is all about knowing who the top players are. Building your team around a top player can strengthen your team so that you’re rolling in in-game riches.

So what players do I want?

Having at least one top player on your ultimate team can help lead you to victory. Here are the players you won’t want to overlook.

Lionel Messi is a popular choice because he has the highest rank out of any player in the game, coming in with an overall score of 94. His dribbling rating comes in at 96, a rating that can’t be beaten.

Coming in right after Messi is Cristiano Ronaldo with a score of 93. His rankings are high across the board, making him a much desired player. If you need a defender, Paolo Maldini has a score of 92.

He has incredible defense stats and is also quick on his feet.

Other high scoring players include Kevin de Bruyne, Neymar Jr, Diego Maradona, and Zinedine Zidane. Checking out stats is a great way to determine the FIFA 20 top players.

How do I get certain players?

To get certain players, you have to use in-game currency to buy digital packs through the online market. You can use the players from the packs to customise your squad.

Some people end up spending real money to get in-game currency. However, if you complete in-game objectives and do well in tournaments, you can receive in-game currency without spending your own money.

It can take a while to get enough currency to purchase a top player. Some top players are also hard to find on the market.

How are player rankings calculated?

Many people question how EA comes up with their scoring system to determine who the top players are.

The process has been explained by EA Sports producer Michael Mueller-Moehring. EA uses data reviewers, who watch players on the field and assign them various ratings. This subjective feedback is paired with stats provided by agencies.

The data is then put into a formula to determine the ratings of players. Unfortunately, sometimes this formula does rank certain players lower than their real-life performance. EA will sometimes bump ratings so that they’re more accurate.

Final thoughts

If you love fantasy football, don’t overlook the joys of playing FIFA! The same set of skills that you’re using to build your fantasy football team will come in handy when you start building your FIFA Ultimate Team.

If you have never played a FIFA game before, there are plenty of guides on the internet that will help you get started.