Teams We Can't Wait To Use This Fifa 20
Blending Youth And Success
Home to the infamous ‘yellow wall’ and some of the most loyal, passionate fans you’re likely to find anywhere in Europe, Borussia Dortmund have been Germany’s ‘nearly men’ ever since their last league triumph all the way back in 2011/12 under Jurgen Klopp. A Champions League Final in 2013 and a DFB-Pokal triumph in 2017 remains the closest Dortmund have come to tasting silverware since then. Despite this, Dortmund have managed to once again build a side that many across Europe would do well to fear. Seasoned pros such as Mats Hummels, Axel Witsel, Mario Gotze and Marco Reus bring a huge wealth of experience to the side, whereas young starlets such as Jadon Sancho, Thorgan Hazard and Julien Brandt are some of the most exciting prospects in the world.
Many are tipping this year to be the one where Dortmund finally vanquish their Munich woes and claim the top of the table, making for an excellent challenge for you to tackle on Fifa.
The Basque-Only Policy
Ayemeric Laporte, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Ander Herrera are just some of the star-studded names to have left Athletic Bilbao in recent times, with the Basque club charging a pretty penny for all of their services in return. Bilbao remain one of the most interesting clubs in world football, only recruiting and using players with heritage from their Basque region of Spain and France. It’s an intriguing strategy, but has led to some glorious times for the club and the players it develops.
With only home-grown players to choose from, Athletic Bibao is one of the most original and challenging teams to select in this year’s Fifa. A huge chunk of your starting transfer budget will have to go to your youth academy in order to secure those top spots in La Liga.
Blooding The Youth
Under Maurizio Sarri, Chelsea finished last season's campaign strongly, netting a 3rd placed finish in the Premier League and going unbeaten on their way to a Europa League triumph.
However, much has changed since last season. For starters, their star man and arguably best player in the Premier League, Eden Hazard, has departed the club in favour of Real Madrid. Also, the club has been hit with a transfer embargo, meaning they are unable to recruit/bring in any players across the whole season.
This makes a Chelsea career mode that much more challenging. Frank Lampard has so far shown a real reliance on promoting the younger players of his squad into his first team: individuals such as Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic all have exceptional potential in the game and should be the cornerstone of your efforts in this career mode.
All About Success
European champions and the favoured team of legendary Fifa Esports star F2Tekkz, Liverpool go into Fifa 20 boasting one of the best rated teams in the entire game. Individuals such as Alisson Becker, Virgil Van Dijk, Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane are now legends in Merseyside and have seen big increases in their in-game stats following Liverpool’s Champions League triumph last season. With such talent however, comes a great deal of pressure that even the top Fifa players could struggle to hit and maintain.
Liverpool fell agonisingly short in their quest for their first Premier League title in 2018/19, falling behind Manchester City by just a single point and racking up the third best tally of points ever achieved in the league. For those players who pick Liverpool in their quest for greatness the league title should be their first aim, which could be easier said than done.
Leicester / Wolves
The Best Of The Rest?
The English Premier League is routinely dominated by the so-called 'Big 6' sides of Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. These teams are obviously giants within the game, boasting the biggest superstars and the heaviest transfer fees to boot.
Outside of these six are Leicester City and Wolves, both being seen as the 'best of the rest' in terms of teams outside the top six. Leicester City lived the ultimate fairytale when they romped to the Premier League title in 2016, whereas Wolves have had huge investment and are now competing in their first European adventure.
Both sides have the talent to break into the top six and seriously jumble up the norm, making for a great Fifa adventure.