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The 8 best strikers in FIFA 19 Ultimate Team (FUT) you can get for under 8,000 coins

Alexandre Lacazette FIFA 19

We all want more bang for our bucks – and these budget hitmen certainly come with plenty of the former without hurting your balance sheet, writes Phillip Ekuwem

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To win games in FIFA 19 Ultimate Team, you have to score goals – and lots of them if you have a defence as shoddy as FFT's – but don’t necessarily have to splash your hard-earned coins on Leo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to find the back of the net with regularity.

Instead, we’re taking a look at some cheaper alternatives: in our opinion, these are the best FIFA 19 FUT strikers who cost under 8,000 coins – some of whom are incredibly cheap, but efficient in front of goal.

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Alex Teixeira (Jiangsu Suning)

Potential cost: 700 coins

Alex Teixeira FIFA 19

When EA announced that the Chinese Super League would be fully licenced in FIFA 19, gamers were excited that they’d still get to use the likes of Anderson Talisca and Paulinho – two of the best midfielders in FIFA 18 Ultimate Team.

Another star we were keen to utilise in EA’s flagship game mode was Alex Teixeira, who switched from Shakhtar Donetsk to Jiangsu Suning in 2016 and, as a result, has been absent from the past few editions of the game.

Boasting 91 pace and 82 dribbling off the bat, the Brazilian is certainly a useful card to have up front – and with a Marksman chemistry style he soars from being average to borderline elite, getting a +10 boost to his finishing and jumping among other stats.

Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal)

Potential cost: 7,000 coins

Alexandre Lacazette FIFA 19

Lacazette has been a key player for Unai Emery’s Arsenal this season, scoring five goals and registering two assists in just eight Premier League starts – so it’s no surprise that his Ultimate Team card is great. What’s a tad surprising is how cheap it is, at 7k.

The Frenchman boasts a four-star weak foot which essentially makes him capable of scoring with both feet in-game, while he’s also capable of performing most of the skill moves in FIFA 19 thanks to his four-star rating.

All he really needs is a Hunter chemistry style to boost his pace, and he’ll be able to wreak havoc in the Weekend League and Division Rivals.

Rodrigo (Valencia)

Potential cost: 5,400 coins

Rodrigo FIFA 19

Despite the dearth of usable strikers in La Liga, you don’t have to splash your coins on costly players such as IF Wissam Ben Yedder or IF Iago Aspas in a bid to find the net – you could just spend around 5k coins on Rodrigo and get a similar output of goals.

Unfortunately the 24-year-old has a three-star weak foot, so make sure you always get the ball on Rodrigo’s left peg before attempting a shot (unless, of course, you’re in one of those tight situations where you have to tap the shoot button repeatedly – then by all means, attempt to score with his right).

Rodrigo’s finishing goes up to 97 with a Sniper chemistry style, while his dribbling also gets a significant boost, making him feel incredibly quick and agile on the ball coupled with his 90-rated pace.

Timo Werner (RB Leipzig)

Potential cost: 3,600 coins

Timo Werner FIFA 19

It’s easy to write Werner’s base card off as a mere starter one due to its lack of good passing and physical stats, but lest we forget, deficiencies in certain areas can be fixed through the use of chemistry styles.

With 93 pace and 81 agility, Werner is able to run past players and make sharp turns with ease, both of which are important for getting into good attacking positions.

The Germany international’s card has 87 finishing, which is pretty high without a chemistry style boost, but going forward his lack of physicality might be a problem – hence you should consider using a Hawk or Architect chem style in a bid to improve his strength and jumping.