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FIFA 20 Premier League top player ratings revealed

Published: 10/Sep/2019 16:08 Updated: 13/Sep/2019 18:15

by David Purcell

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Competing to build the strongest squad in FIFA 20 will be the task put in front of every player and there’s no better way to get ahead of the game than to scout out ratings before the web app arrives. 

In this article we will be specifically looking at the top-rated players in the Premier League – a division that’s not only home to the 2019 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Virgil van Dijk and Champions League winners Liverpool, but also one of the strongest football team’s in the world – Manchester City. 

With the two teams set to compete for English football’s crown once again in the 2019-2020 campaign, you might expect FIFA 20‘s top-rated players in the league to be combined eleven from both sides. 

Credit: UnsplashPlayers will soon be able to get their hands on FIFA 20.

However, the EPL features a number of other talented players and exciting teams across the board. As years have gone by, those at the top of the tree were considered to be the top four, then top five and now there is some serious competition for every place in the whole top half of the table. 

How many players outside of English football’s top two teams would, or could, feature in the Premier League’s top-rated XI though? Well, let’s take a look. 

Setting up with a 4-3-3 system, we’ve selected the highest rated players in each position based on their overall – using stats from the Futwiz database. In some spots there are a few selections available, which we’ll lay out below. 

FIFA 20: Premier League top player ratings

Goalkeepers

  • Alisson Becker – Liverpool – 89 rated
  • David de Gea – Manchester United – 89 rated

Defenders

  • Virgil van Dijk – Liverpool – 90 rated
  • Aymeric Laporte – Manchester City – 87 rated
  • Toby Alderweireld – Tottenham – 87 rated
  • Jan Vertonghen – Tottenham – 87 rated
  • Andy Robertson – Liverpool – 85 rated
  • João Cancelo – Manchester City – 84 rated 
  • Kyle Walker – Manchester City – 84 rated

Midfielders

  • Kevin de Bruyne – Manchester City – 91 rated
  • Ngolo Kante – Chelsea – 89 rated
  • Paul Pogba – Manchester United – 88 rated
  • Christian Eriksen – Tottenham – 88 rated
  • David Silva – Manchester City – 88 rated

Graphics: EA / Premier LeagueHere’s a closer look at the top rated Premier League midfielders in FIFA 20.

Forwards

  • Mohamed Salah – Liverpool – 90 rated
  • Harry Kane – Tottenham – 89 rated
  • Sergio Agüero – Manchester City – 89 rated 
  • Sadio Mane – Liverpool – 88 rated
  • Raheem Sterling – Manchester City – 88 rated
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Arsenal – 88 rated

Graphics: EA / Premier LeagueAll of the top rated Premier League forwards in FIFA 20. Who would you pick?

As expected, last season’s top two teams dominate the top player rankings in FIFA 20, although there are a number of positions that are more competitive than others. 

One noticeable absence from the top player rankings list includes back-to-back Premier League champion goalkeeper Ederson, who is one overall lower than the highest rating in his position (88).  

Whether or not he should be included over David de Gea is a debate for both halves of Manchester, but there you have it. FIFA fans will have to wait until September 24 for the game’s release to get hands-on with these top players. For more information on the demo and teams involved click here.  

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Are EA servers down? FIFA 21 server status, maintenance & downtime

Published: 4/Dec/2020 1:43 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 1:45

by David Purcell

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FIFA 21 players are never happy when the EA servers are down, and it appears that the latest offering of the popular football franchise is struggling with issues on December 3, with widespread reports from players unable to find games in Ultimate Team. 

With next-gen consoles finally jumping onboard the FIFA 21 hype train, the servers were expected to struggle. Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 players got access to the next-gen game on December 3, with all-new graphics and big performance boosts.

As always though, there are a few teething problems with the online services with so many players trying to hop onto the game at once, and it appears that on the same day, many were unable to gain access to FIFA 21’s online capabilities.

So, let’s take a look at the latest update on connectivity issues.

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Are EA servers down for FIFA 21?

December 3, 2020

The FIFA 21 servers have been struggling with the increased load from next-gen consoles. While players have noted they were struggling to log in, the FIFA Direct Communication Twitter has reported a new issue with matchmaking.

“We are aware that players are currently unable to matchmake in FIFA 21 FUT, across all platforms. We are investigating and will provide an update when one is available,” they said.

It’s not just next-gen players who are affected, but players across all platforms, regardless of whether you’re on the older consoles, or even PC.

The outage has been going on since around 7:30pm ET, although its still spiking hours later, according to Down Detector.

The site confirms there are reported “issues” with EA’s servers, as expected, meaning players are unable to play FIFA Ultimate Team and their Division Rivals matches.

EA has yet to comment on how long this outage will last, but hopefully, it wraps up before too long. We’ll keep you posted with updates to this article in due course.


Stick with us @UltimateTeamUK for more updates on EA servers, FIFA 21 news, and more. We’ll be updating this page when we have more details.