Top 20 highest potential FIFA 21 wonderkids in Career Mode

Published: 17/Sep/2020 5:07 Updated: 17/Sep/2020 4:55

by Isaac McIntyre


EA SPORTS has lifted the lid on the top 20 highest rated wonderkids in FIFA 21, including Jadon Sancho, French world champion Kylian Mbappe, and a host of hidden gems ⁠— here are all the players with the highest potential in Career Mode.

FIFA 21 dubbed the players “the talent you want in your squad to help you dominate for years to come,” and the devs couldn’t be more correct ⁠— these are some of the biggest rising stars in world football heading into the 2020/21 season.

The list boasts a few players that were also going to be included, like FIFA 21 cover stars Kylian Mbappe, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Joao Felix.

EA has included a few youngsters already hitting a top-level, like Marcus Rashford, Chelsea’s new midfielder Kai Havertz, and more. There are also some stars still on the rise, like Sandro Tonali ⁠— who just joined AC Milan on a €10m loan ⁠— and Real Madrid’s flashy new €45m Brazillian winger Rodrygo.

Here’s the full list of wonderkids that you should be hustling to buy as soon as you start your FIFA 21 career mode campaign in the 2020 title.

Top 20 FIFA 21 wonderkids in Career Mode

Player Club Position Overall Max. Potential
Kylian Mbappe Paris Saint Germain ST 90 95
Jadon Sancho Borussia Dortmund RM 87 93
Kai Havertz Chelsea CAM 85 93
Joao Felix Atletico de Madrid CF 81 93
Vinicius Jr Real Madrid LW 80 93
Trent Alexander-Arnold Liverpool RB 87 92
Erling Haaland Borussia Dortmund ST 84 92
Matthijs de Light Piemonte Calcio CB 85 92
Gianluigi Donnarumma AC Milan GK 85 92
Lautaro Martinez Inter Milan ST 84 92
Marcus Rashford Manchester United LM 85 91
Francisco Trincao FC Barcelona RW 78 91
Sandro Tonali AC Milan CDM 77 91
Frenkie de Jong FC Barcelona CM 85 90
Dayot Upamecano RB Leipzig CB 79 90
Frederico Valverde Real Madrid CM 83 90
Mikel Oyarzabal
Real Sociedad LW 84 90
Rodrygo Real Madrid RW 76 90
Ansu Fati FC Barcelona LW 76 90
Alphonso Davies Bayern Munchen LB 81 89

This newly-revealed top 20 means we can now formulate one of the best teams to sign in your FIFA 21 career, if you have a nice kitty of cash. 

If you want to build for the future, spend a few seasons developing young stars, then turn into a world powerhouse, this is the Career Mode team to put together:

What a team this would be in FIFA 21 Career Mode!
Screenshot via FUTBIN
What a team this would be in FIFA 21 Career Mode!

FIFA 21 is set to release later this fall on Tuesday, October 6 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S version will be available for free on next-gen consoles to players who have already purchased the 2020 title.

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FIFA 21 Team of the Week 17 live: release time, leaks, predictions

Published: 20/Jan/2021 7:57 Updated: 20/Jan/2021 7:58

by Isaac McIntyre


The next FIFA 21 Team of the Week, TOTW 17, is now on its way in Ultimate Team ⁠— here’s everything we know about the next in-form team of 2021, including any EA SPORTS leaks, the promo’s release time, and more.

There’s a number of stars that could slot into the in-form Ultimate Team lineup this week, including Bayern’s Thomas Müller, who had a hand in two goals against Freiburg as man of the match, and Lorenzo Insigne, for a goal and assist.

Ajax’s Klaas-Jan Huntelaar also wound back the clock with a late goal for his ladder-leading Amsterdam side against FC Twente. It would be his first in-form since April, 2019.

Perhaps the biggest game of the week played out at Anfield. There, defending champs Liverpool and archrivals United slugged it out for first, though neither could strike a knockout blow; in part, thanks to TOTW 17 contender Allison Becker.

Here’s everything we know about the mid-week FIFA 21 promo so far, including when the Team of the Week lineup will drop, and Dexerto’s weekly predictions.

John Stones scored twice for Manchester City last weekend.
John Stones scored twice for Manchester City last weekend, and kept a clean sheet.

Team of the Week 17 start time

On Jan. 20, FIFA publishers EA will release the fifteenth batch of Team of the Week cards for this year. The TOTW 17 promo will begin at 6pm (UK time), as per usual.

That means 6pm BST, 12pm CT, 1pm EST, 3am AEST for those around the world.

These boosted TOTW 17 player upgrades will be announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21. Keep your eyes peeled on our official Twitter account — we always make sure to share the team as soon as it’s live.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 17 leaks

So far, EA SPORTS hasn’t let any early Team of the Week cards slip ⁠— after hilarious moments ahead of both TOTW 7, and more recently 10, when they accidentally shipped 11 upgraded cards early, they’re likely playing it extra safe.

If any leaks drop ahead of the official TOTW 17 reveal, we’ll keep you updated.

Another lethal Wissam Ben-Yedder could be on its way to terrorize FIFA 21.
Another lethal Wissam Ben-Yedder in-form could be on its way to terrorize FIFA 21 players.

Our FIFA 21 TOTW 17 predictions

While you wait, make sure you check out Dexerto’s TOTW 17 predictions. We’ve compiled a list of all the players that could get those IF cards this week; let’s see if you agree with our tips.

Here’s our list of predictions. Once the official team has been released, you’ll be able to see how many we guessed correctly:

  • Alisson – Liverpool
  • Stefan Ortega – Arminia Bielefeld
  • Layvin Kurzawa – PSG
  • Thomas Meunier – Borussia Dortmund
  • Sofiane Alakouch – Nimes
  • Patrick Mainka – FC Heidenheim
  • John Stones – Manchester City
  • Peter Zulj – RSC Anderlecht
  • Youri Tielemans – Leicester City
  • Teun Koopmeiners – AZ Alkmaar 
  • Tanguy Ndombele – Spurs
  • Nicolò Barella – Inter Milan
  • Salvador Agra – CD Tondela
  • Sammy Ameobi – Nottingham Forest
  • Luis Alberto – Lazio
  • Matheus Pereira – West Brom
  • Thomas Muller – Bayern Munich 
  • Lorenzo Insigne – Napoli
  • Wissam Ben Yedder – AS Monaco
  • Donyell Malen – PSV
  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar – Ajax
  • Luka Jovic – Frankfurt
  • Charlie Wyke – Sunderland
Alisson was key for Liverpool as the champs kept United scoreless at Anfield.
Alisson was key for Liverpool as the English champs kept United scoreless at Anfield.

So, there you have it ⁠— Dexerto’s full list of predictions for Team of the Week 17.

Once we have our hands on the confirmed list of upgrades, we’ll be sure to add them to this article and let you know. Until then, enjoy a few games of FIFA!