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Man City’s Zinchenko has insane FIFA 20 Ultimate Team revealed

Published: 10/Jun/2020 8:55

by Joe Craven


Manchester City left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko has had his FIFA 20 Ultimate Team revealed, but is there room in the starting XI for any of his teammates? 

The Manchester City team of recent years is one of the best English football has ever seen. Guardiola has transformed so many players, including young Ukranian left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko, who stars in a team that prides itself on smothering the opposition.

It seems that, despite a PL return being on the horizon now, that Zinchenko is spending his time in lockdown playing some Ultimate Team, and he boasts one of the strongest lineups we’ve seen from any pro player.

The City youngster can grow to become one of FIFA’s best players.

Thanks to Reddit user ‘Th3Bart‘ we can see what XI the Ukranian international is rocking when it comes to FIFA, and there are a few picks that may surprise players.

First off, bitter rivals Liverpool are represented by FUT Champs Alisson Becker, while Champions League contenders Leicester City have a player in Jamie Vardy up top.

Kevin De Bruyne’s TOTSSF is the only Man City player who makes the cut – other than Zinchenko’s own 99 OVR LB card.

That’s also the end of PL representation, with Zinchenko using Brazilian and La Liga links to ensure his team stays n 100 chemistry. That, and his own manager Pep Guardiola. The youngsters full team is listed below:

Oleksandr Zinchenko’s FIFA 20 Ultimate Team

  • GK: Alisson Becker – 97
  • RB: Dani Carvajal – 94
  • CB: Eder Militao – 90
  • CB: Marquinhos – 94
  • LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko – 99
  • CDM: Pele – 95
  • CDM: Ruud Gullit – 90
  • CAM: Kevin De Bruyne – 99
  • CAM: Luis Alberto – 97
  • ST: Jamie Vardy – 95
  • ST: Ronaldo – 94

In terms of improvements, there really aren’t many obvious ones Zinchenko could make. It’s simply one of the strongest XIs we’ve seen from any pro player, and he clearly understands chemistry and is using it well to ensure all his players link with those around him.

We’re perhaps a bit surprised to see only one Man City teammate in the mix but, as the highly-rated FUT Champs cards indicate, it seems that Zinchenko has a good side and knows how to use it.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic blasts EA over FIFA 21 game face rights

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:01

by David Purcell


AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic has had the whole world talking about him due to his insane scoring run in Serie A, but has opened a new debate with FIFA 21 makers EA SPORTS over his game face rights. 

His team is sitting pretty at the top of the table in Italy’s top flight, and after scoring two goals in Milan’s 3-1 victory over Napoli on November 22, much of the talk surrounding the player was about a possible inclusion in Team of the Week 9.

That being said, if there’s one thing Zlatan does better than anybody, it’s control the conversation about him.

Ibrahimovic challenges EA over image rights

He certainly did that on November 23, as he took to Twitter to blast EA SPORTS for using his game face without “permission” – he says.

In a series of tweets, the player said: “Who gave FIFA EA Sport permission to use my name and face? I’m not aware to be a member of Fifpro and if I am I was put there without any real knowledge through some weird manouver. And for sure I never allowed or Fifpro to make money using me.

“Somebody is making profit on my name and face without any agreement all these years. Time to investigate,” he adds in a follow-up.

As expected, the move has sent shockwaves on the social media platform.

The Swede is accusing EA SPORTS of using his face to make money, though his club AC Milan actually signed an exclusive agreement this year to allow the developers to use accurate face scans for the entire team. The same goes for other EA Official Partner Clubs, such as Real Madrid and Inter Milan.

FIFA 21 milan
AC Milan are one of many EA Official Partner clubs.

There appears to be some confusion about the situation, between player, club and developer, and this story is likely to be a developing one. Should we hear more from Zlatan or other official sources, we’ll be sure to keep this article updated.

Fans of AS Roma will know the feeling of seeing their club restrict devs from using their player likenesses and official club branding in FIFA 21. Should Ibrahimovic pursue this further from a legal standpoint, there’s a chance his likeness could also be restricted for FIFA games in the future.