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FIFA 20 Ligue 1 top player ratings revealed

Published: 19/Sep/2019 9:41 Updated: 19/Sep/2019 9:49

by David Purcell

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Players have been doing everything they can to play FIFA 20 before its release, testing the demo version and clamoring for the EA Access trial to go live, but if you’re scouting out potential starter Ultimate Teams then the Ligue 1 could be a great place to start. 

The top French division is the home for some of the best players around Europe and has been for many years due to the resurgence of Paris Saint Germain, who splashed out around $250 million to bring Brazilian forward Neymar Jr to the club in August 2017 and are always looking to match the quality of football’s elite.

However, it’s not only PSG players who dominate the top-rated player standings in the Ligue 1. In fact, there are a wide variety of high rated options, in terms of overall, who could be perfect additions to any player’s Ultimate Team squads – or even serve as solid Career Mode signings.

EA SPORTS FIFAAs expected, there are a lot of PSG players on this list.

With the likes of PSG, Monaco, Marseille and Olympique Lyonnais world-renowned football teams already, let’s take a look at how much representation each of them have in the top-rated standings for FIFA 20 – courtesy of the Futwiz database. 

FIFA 20: Ligue 1 top player ratings

Goalkeepers

  • Keylor Navas – PSG – 87 rated
  • Anthony Lopes – Lyon – 85 rated
  • Stéphane Ruffier – AS Saint-Étienne – 84 rated

Defenders

  • Thiago Silva – PSG – 87 rated
  • Marquinhos – PSG – 86 rated
  • Laurent Koscielny (TOTW) – Bordeaux – 84 rated
  • Thomas Meunier – PSG – 82 rated
  • Juan Bernat – PSG – 80 rated

Midfielders

  • Marco Verratti – PSG – 86 rated
  • Julian Draxler – PSG – 83 rated
  • Idrissa Gana Gueye – PSG – 83 rated
  • Pablo Sarabria – PSG – 83 rated
  • Ander Herrera – PSG – 82 rated
  • Cesc Fabregas – Monaco – 81 rated
  • Dimitri Payet – Marseille – 81 rated
  • Luiz Gustavo – Marseille 81 rated
  • Thiago Mendes – Lyon – 91 rated
  • Houssem Aouar – Lyon 81 rated

Graphics: EA Sports / Ligue 1There are a number of strong defensive players in Ligue 1 to start off, including an in-form player.

Forwards

  • Neymar Jr – PSG – 92 rated
  • Kylian Mbappe – PSG – 89 rated
  • Edinson Cavani – PSG – 88 rated
  • Angel Di Maria – PSG – 86 rated
  • Memphis Depay – Lyon – 84 rated
  • Wissam Ben Yedder – Monaco – 83 rated
  • Florian Thauvin – Marseille – 83 rated

In comparison to the top ratings of other major football leagues, including the Premier League, Serie A and even La Liga, there’s no doubt that the average overall in the Ligue 1 is a little lower – particularly in midfield. 

However, as seen with some of the incredible attacking and defensive player ratings, there’s no doubt that an Ultimate Team featuring many of these players would be a force to be reckoned with. Just look at some of these attacking options.

Graphics: EA Sports FIFA / Ligue 1Here are a few of the top rated Ligue 1 attacking options for FIFA 20.

The full FIFA 20 game will be officially released on September 24, but if you would like to get your hands on the title early, read more about the EA Access trial here. 

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FIFA 21 Rulebreakers: How to complete Akinfenwa objectives

Published: 31/Oct/2020 10:58

by Connor Bennett

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Wycombe Wanderers striker Adebayo Akinfenwa has got a pretty nice Rulebreakers card in FIFA 21, and you can get your hands on it by completing four objectives. 

The second week of the Rulebreakers promo went live in FIFA 21 on Friday, October 30, bringing plenty of new cards and content for players to dig through. 

The Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, and Marco Reus cards are the standouts from the second team of Rulebreakers players, but they’re so expensive, not everyone is going to have the coins to get them. 

Again, last the first week, EA SPORTS have offered up a free card through completing objectives and this time it’s Adebayo Akinfenwa. So, let us run you through his new stats and the objectives you need to complete. 

Screenshot of Akinfenwa's in-game stats
Screenshot via FUTBIN
The Wycombe striker receives significant boosts to pace, shooting, and even physical.

FIFA 21 Akinfenwa Rulebreakers stats & objectives

As you can see, the Wycome Wanderers striker has been given a significant boost to his pace and his shooting – making him an interesting card to use now. Of course, he still has his trademark strength too. 

In terms of getting your hands on him, that revolves around the Live FUT Friendly – No Boundaries. This friendly, which requires you team to have at least five leagues in the starting lineup, is played without any rules, so no worrying about fouls or offsides. 

So, if your team matches the requirements, simply hop into a game and complete the objectives below to earn the card, some XP, and a few packs as well.

  • Loving Liverpool: Play 3 games with at least 1 Liverpool in your starting squad in the Live FUT Friendly: No Boundaries
  • Heading Up: Score a header in 2 separate matches in the Live FUT Friendly: No Boundaries
  • Championship Class: Score 3 games with EFL Championship players in your starting squad in the Live FUT Friendly: No Boundaries
  • Unleash the Beast: Score in 2 separate matches using players with min. 81 Physical in the Live FUT Friendly: No Boundaries
Screenshot of Akinfenwa's rulebreakers objectives in FIFA
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There are only four objectives needed for Akinfenwa.

Obviously, the new Akinfenwa card is perfect for Championship teams, but he can also fit in as a bench option for others – say if you have a corner late on and want to cause havoc. 

However, you haven’t got too long to get your hands on him. The objective will expire on Tuesday, November 3rd, so you’ll have to get your skates on if you want Akinfenwa.