10 teams we can't wait to use on FIFA 19


Juventus have a pretty stacked squad this season, which will likely translate to them being the best team on FIFA 19.

With an attack that features the goalscoring prowess of cover star Cristiano Ronaldo, plus the insane skills of Paulo Dybala, Douglas Costa, Juan Cuadrado and Federico Bernardeschi, there’s a lot of fun to be had with the Bianconeri.

We’ve already had a feel of them in the demo, and Juventus’s attack is as deadly as it looks on paper – especially if you have a penchant for tricks, what with the presence of multiple five-star skillers in the team.

Juve’s midfield and defence are quite solid as well, with Blaise Matuidi, Miralem Pjanic, Giorgio Chiellini and Joao Cancelo among others available for selection.

Crystal Palace

Palace have a strong lineup in this year’s iteration. Wilfried Zaha got handed a much-deserved five-star skill rating along with improved pace, dribbling, shooting and passing stats after his dizzying exploits over the past few seasons in the Premier League.

The Eagles aren’t just Zaha FC on FIFA, though, with the likes of Andros Townsend, Jordan Ayew and Christian Benteke also capable of putting the ball into the back of the net with regularity.

One player we’re keen to use is German playmaker Max Meyer, whose stats make him the perfect CAM to unlock defences with on FIFA.

Real Madrid

No Ronaldo, no party? We beg to differ. Los Blancos were expected to suffer following CR7’s surprise switch to Juventus, but they’ve made a strong start in La Liga this season and remain a powerhouse on FIFA.

Judging by their respective stats, the likes of Gareth Bale, Mariano, Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema offer oodles of creativity and power up front. Alternatively, you could utilise Brazilian sensation Vinicius Junior in place of any of the aforementioned attackers, since he brings plenty of pace and trickery to the table.

Isco, Luka Modric, Casemiro and Toni Kroos offer you control of the middle of the park, while Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane remain one of the best defensive double acts in the game. With 90-rated Thibaut Courtois in goal, meanwhile, opponents will have a hard time finding the back of the net.


Neymar’s custom rainbow flick is reason alone to get excited about using PSG on FIFA 19. The skill looks as flashy as it does in real life, and when executed perfectly at the edge of the 18-yard area it can open up space for a shot (as well as frustrating your opposition into a controller-throwing frenzy).

PSG are a much better side than they were in FIFA 18, and have a stronger midfield following Adrien Rabiot’s rating boost from 80 to 83.  

Kylian Mbappe also was handed a similar boost by EA plus a five-star skill rating after impressing in the 2018 World Cup, but amid all the rating boosts and new skills, what’s really changed PSG is Gianluigi Buffon’s arrival.

The Italian veteran’s presence in goal is something PSG have missed in previous FIFAs, with the likes of Kevin Trapp and Alphonse Areola often failing to save what many might consider easy shots. As such, this is the best PSG have ever been on FIFA, and we can’t wait to get going with them.


Quincy Promes’s transfer to Sevilla was enough to get the FIFA community talking about what could be one of the most overpowered teams in La Liga this year. The Dutchman – who packs 90 pace, 83 finishing and a five-star skill rating – can be deployed alongside the speedy Luis Muriel and Frenchman Wissam Ben Yedder, the latter of whom boasts a five-star weaker foot that allows him to strike the ball cleanly whichever side he’s on.

Los Rojibancos also have quality midfielders in their ranks such as Franco Vazquez, Argentine mainstay Ever Banega and creative midfielder Pablo Sarabia, all of whom possess passing and dribbling stats rated 80 and above.


Liverpool are no longer a team you’d use on FIFA solely because of their attack. The additions of Alisson, Naby Keita and Fabinho now make them an all-round formidable outfit on the game.

Up front you can utilise the improved versions of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané to wreak havoc on your opponents, and you can dominate the midfield with the likes of James Milner, Fabinho and Naby Keita while rolling out Jurgen Klopp’s preferred 4-3-3 formation.


Wolves appear to be strongest of the newly-promoted trio in the Premier League, having already held both Manchester clubs to draws this term and racked up points elsewhere along the way.

You can emulate their defensive strength on FIFA with Leander Dendoncker and Willy Bolly’s physicality rated at 84 and 80 respectively.

Going forward, Adama Traore looks particularly overpowered having been handed 96 pace and 83 dribbling by EA – making him the speediest player in the game. Like in real life, though, don’t expect to score much: his finishing is rated at a measly 61.

Portuguese duo Diogo Jota and Ruben Neves also look great; the former possesses fine dribbling stats, and the latter superb passing. Wolves are sure to be a fun bunch to use come September 28.

Atletico Madrid

With a team of midfielders who are adept distributing the ball, Atletico Madrid could be better suited to playing tiki-taka in FIFA 19 than Barcelona. Manning their midfield is two of Spain’s current midfield controllers – Saul and Koke. Their short passing stats are 85 and 90 respectively, thus facilitating a possession-based style of play perfectly.

Up front, Antoine Griezmann (89) and Diego Costa (85) lead the line, while Thomas Lemar (85 pace and dribbling) and Rodri assist them on the flanks. That said, considering Rodri’s relatively poor pace, you’d be better off playing him in a three-man midfield if you prefer to utilise speed down the flanks. Alternatively, you could play the thrilling Gelson Martins or Angel Correa as right-wingers.

Like in real life, Atleti’s defence is incredibly solid, thus making them one of the best teams in the game – and one we’re very excited to try out.

Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund have a dearth of exciting strikers to try out in FIFA 19 – both Maximilian Philipp and Paco Alcacer are rated at 79 – but their midfield options more than make up for that disappointment.

Jadon Sancho only gets a 72-rated silver card, but the precocious 18-year-old has fine pace and dribbling stats, plus five-star skills. Marco Reus (85) and Christian Pulisic (79) are both fine first-choice options out wide, and in central midfield there’s a plethora of 90+ rated stars: Shinji Kagawa, Axel Witsel, Mario Gotze and Julian Weigl combine style and steel perfectly.  

Manchester United

Manchester United may be going through a rough patch in real life, but they look like one of the best teams to use on FIFA 19.

Despite the downgrade to a three-star weak foot, Anthony Martial feels great in the demo, which shouldn’t be too different from the full game. Romelu Lukaku lacks the ability to make sharp turns as you’d expect, but makes up for that with his strength, finishing and heading ability. Alexis Sanchez can do no wrong in front of goal with powerful finishing and dribbling stats.

United’s midfield trio can rival most teams on the game, with each of Paul Pogba, Fred and Nemanja Matic being capable of performing multiple roles in the middle of the park to great effect.

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Phillip is a football writer from Nigeria. He’s been a football writer since he was 13 and after getting his work featured on various news outlets including the Daily Mirror, Red Bull, Planet Football and Football.London over the years, he has now turned his focus from solely writing about the beautiful game, to covering the not-so-beautiful virtual game of FIFA as a brilliant excuse to spend hours on his Playstation.