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FIFA 21 Career Mode Premier League wage & transfer budgets | Predictions

Published: 19/Aug/2020 9:04

by Isaac McIntyre


FIFA 21 is bringing some pretty big changes for Career Mode this year, but the more things change the more they stay the same too; wage budget will always be king in the solo-player management mode. Here’s the full budget list for every Premier League club.

FIFA players love a challenge. Some want to emulate the achievements of Jurgen Klopp and “return Liverpool their perch”. Others are more interested in bottom-to-top challenges, taking upstarts Sheffield to the very pinnacle of England.

In every FIFA 21 Career Mode journey, however, one thing is key ⁠— when you start a Premier League journey for the very first time, you’ll be handed a transfer kitty. This stack of cash can completely decide your FIFA adventure.

Manchester City boasts one of the biggest club budgets in FIFA 21 Career Mode.
Manchester City boasts one of the biggest club budgets in FIFA 21 Career Mode.

The two heavyweight Manchester clubs are always going to offer the most transfer money in the 2020/21 preseason, creating a hefty war chest. You could even sign want-away Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, and chase European glory.

On the other end of the spectrum, promoted Championship clubs like London’s Fulham, or the Premier League’s returned prodigal ‘son’ Leeds may boast a little less in their pockets.

Without further ado, here’s the total budget ⁠— bundled together as transfer money and wage balance ⁠— that each Premier League could wield heading into the 2020/21 season at the start of any FIFA 21 Career Mode save.

FIFA 21 Premier League starting budgets

  • Arsenal: £72.4m
  • Aston Villa: £33.6m
  • Brighton & Hove Albion: £28.2m 
  • Burnley: £22m
  • Chelsea: £80.1m
  • Crystal Palace: £30.4m
  • Everton: £44.9m
  • Fulham: £19.3m
  • Leeds United: £18m
  • Leicester City: £39.6m
  • Liverpool: £90.6m
  • Manchester City: £154.9m
  • Manchester United: £155.8m
  • Newcastle United: £22.4m
  • Sheffield United: £15.8m
  • Southampton: £30.8m
  • Tottenham Hotspur: £66.9m
  • West Bromwich Albion: £18.8m
  • West Ham United: £45.3m
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers: £37m

Why Career Mode budgets matter in FIFA 21

FIFA 21 players will have to be careful spending their huge Premier League war chests this time around as well. EA SPORTS has promised a new level of “enhanced realism” coming in this year’s release in regards to transfers.

The developers have added “Loan to Buy” offers for the first time in FIFA’s history, as well as optional and mandatory future fees. There are also more options to pull off player swaps too.

Once you have your hands on these new stars, having dropped the cash, FIFA 21 will also let you get “even more in-depth” with how you develop them. This year, players will even be able to “monitor player attribute changes during training.”

Make sure you spend your FIFA 21 transfer budget wisely!
Make sure you spend your FIFA 21 transfer budget wisely!

Realism is the name of the game in FIFA 21, so make sure you spend your transfer money in a wise fashion to get the most out of every penny! You wouldn’t want to get skinned by crafty Roy Hodgson trying to get Wilf Zaha, would you?

FIFA 21 will be released on Friday, October 9. Champions and Ultimate Edition versions will open three days earlier, on October 6. Some lucky players are also already being invited to the closed beta from now until September 1.


How to complete FIFA 21 Marquee Matchups SBC Week 5: solutions & cost

Published: 29/Oct/2020 19:31

by Nate Searl


The fifth week of Marquee Matchups SBCs is now live in FIFA 21, focusing on the batch of international games that are being played across the globe. Here’s what you need to know. 

Marquee Matchups Week 5 features games from the MLS, Ligue 1 Uber Eats, LaLiga Santander, and Bundesliga. Like with other Marquee Matchups SBCs, you will need to complete four different tasks to complete it.

Without further ado, let’s look at the SBC and the cheapest solutions you can use to finish it.

New York City FC v NY Red Bulls

The first match of the FIFA 21 SBC is from the MLS, and features New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls.


  • MLS Players: Min 1
  • Leagues: Min 3
  • Players from one club: Max 3
  • Rare Players: Min 1
  • Player Quality: Min. Silver
  • Team Chemistry: Min. 75
  • Players in squad: 11


FIFA 21 Marquee Matchups Week 5
Here’s how to complete the MLS Marquee Matchup

According to FUTBIN, this challenge should cost you around 5,000 coins on PS4 and it doesn’t require any loyalty or position changes.

OL v LOSC Lille

The second matchup comes from Ligue 1 Uber Eats and features OL and LOSC Lille.


  • Ligue 1 Uber Eats Players: Min. 2
  • Players from same league: Max. 5
  • Players from one club: Min. 3
  • Gold Players: Min. 3
  • Team Overall Rating: Min. 74
  • Team Chemistry: Min. 75
  • Players in squad: 11


FIFA 21 Marquee Matchups Week 5
Here’s how to complete the Ligue 1 Uber Eats challenge

This FIFA 21 solution should cost around 6,000 coins on PS4, and doesn’t require position changes or loyalty.

Athletic Club v Sevilla FC

The third game is from LaLiga Santander and features Athletic Club v Sevilla FC.


  • Athletic Club or Sevilla FC Players: Min. 1
  • Nationalities/Regions: Min. 5
  • Players from the same nation/region: Max. 3
  • Rare Players: Min. 1
  • Team Overall Rating: Min. 75
  • Team Chemistry: Min. 80
  • Players in squad: 11


FIFA 21 Marquee Matchups Week 5
How to complete the LaLiga Santander challenge.

This challenge should cost around 6,000 coins and doesn’t require any loyalty or position changes.

M’gladbach v RB Leipzig

The final component of the FIFA 21 SBC features the two Bundesliga teams.


  • M’gladbach or RB Leipzig Players: Min. 1
  • Bundesliga Players: Min. 2
  • Clubs: Min. 5
  • Rare Players: Min. 2
  • Team Overall Rating: Min. 77
  • Team Chemistry: Min. 85
  • Players in squad: 11


Marquee Matchups Week 5
Solution to the final component of the SBC.

This is the most expensive component of the SBC, costing around 7,000 coins on PS4. It also doesn’t require any position changes or loyalty.

You will receive FIFA 21 FUT packs for each component of the SBC, as well as a Rare Electrum Players Pack for completing the SBC. Be sure to get it done fast, as it expires a week from today!