FIFA 20’s 10 most overpowered players for Ultimate Team
There’s always a set of footballers who nudge themselves above the rest on each iteration of EA Sports’ pride and joy – and FIFA 20 is no different.
These are the game’s most overpowered players, all of whom possess stats that allow them to outperform regular virtual beings.
While you're here, you'll probably want to check out our expert's guide to FIFA 20's chemistry styles on Ultimate Team too...
Wissam Ben Yedder
Ben Yedder was a popular option among FUT players on FIFA 19, emerging as one of the most clinical cards on the entire game.
FUT cards with high agility are incredibly overpowered on FIFA 20 thanks to the fact that the game’s defensive AI has been nerfed to the point where it’s now easily for nimble players to consistently find space in and around the area. Ben Yedder is one player who’s amazing at seeking space, breaking into an opponent’s box and finding the back of the net thanks to his insanely high agility (90), low centre of gravity (he’s 5ft 7in) and five-star weak foot.
Ben Yedder boasts 84 pace and 88 finishing, but apply a Hunter chemistry style on him for devastating effects: his pace will rise to 94, and his finishing will receive a +5 boost (93) – making him more clinical and OP than he already is.
Having secured a move to Ajax last summer, Promes is unlikely to be a popular option on FIFA 20 due to his restricted chemistry links. Regardless of that, he remains one of the most overpowered players on the game.
Promes packs 91 pace, a five-star skill rating and 85 agility, which combine nicely to make him a serious force to be reckoned with in the attacking third.
Insigne was a decent player on FIFA 19, capable of bagging you a few goals here and there, but on FIFA 20 he’s on a completely different level and quite possibly one of the closest to Lionel Messi in terms of his overall feel on the ball.
Insigne is pint-sized – just 5ft 4in – but his low centre of gravity, agility (94) and balance (93) makes him incredibly dangerous in-game.
The Italian's pace rockets to 97 with a Hunter chemistry style, and his finishing goes up to 82, thus making him a capable goalscorer.
Allan has been one of the most OP midfielders since FIFA 18. He’s essentially a cheaper version of N’Golo Kanté’s FUT card.
Allan, like Kanté, is adept at dribbling past players to create space in any area of the pitch – but he even boasts a four-star skill rating, which means he can perform overpowered moves such as the lateral heel-to-heel flick.
The Brazilian truly shines off the ball, though, in situations where he has to retrieve possession either through an interception or well-timed tackle.
Allan’s stats are such that he’s able to intercept the ball more effectively than most other defensive midfielders on the game. Not only does he boast a maxed-out interception stat with a Shadow chemistry style, his agility (82) and reactions (89) allow him to cover more ground while jockeying to steal the ball with precision.
Unlike on FIFA 19, where defenders were able to catch up with strikers regardless of their difference in pace, FIFA 20 makes it so only pacey defenders can catch up with fast forwards when they get on their bikes.
Akanji is one of those players.
The Swiss star’s pace hits 90 with a Shadow chemistry style, but even beyond that, Akanji’s card is amazing. He can track runs and stop players in their tracks thanks to his towering 6ft 2in frame and 84-rated strength.
Standing at 5ft 10in and boasting high/high work-rates which allow him to perform tirelessly across the pitch, Sporting CP’s Bruno Fernandes is easily one of the best midfielders on FIFA 20.
To put into perspective how good Fernandes is on the game, he has a total of 2,301 in-game stats. Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne has 2,311, just 10 more than the Portuguese star. Fernandes costs 6.5k; De Bruyne 369k.
Fernandes boasts terrific passing (87), shooting (83) and dribbling (85) – he’s the total package in midfield and a must-have for your FUT team at this point in the FIFA 20 cycle.
Grimaldo is one of the most OP full-backs on the game, but he’s a bit under the radar because he plies his trade outside the big five leagues for Benfica.
The Spaniard used to have a four-star skill rating back on FIFA 19, but that has since been reduced to three.
Regardless of the downgrade, though, he remains an excellent left-back in-game; Grimaldo is capable of helping out in attack while also performing his defensive duties competently.
Paulinho is easily one of the best box-to-box CMs to use at the start of your FIFA 20 cycle. He’s a much better option than the likes of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Blaise Matuidi, both of whom are quite popular among FUT managers.
Paulinho’s physical presence is amazing; he boasts 92 jumping, 92 stamina, 82 strength and 81 aggression.
Unlike most central midfielders on the game, Paulinho is also pretty good at finding the back of the net – his finishing ability is rated 81.
Dembele might just be the most overpowered winger under 100k coins.
The Frenchman boasts a five-star skill rating and weak foot – only six other players on the entire game possess such a combination, thus making Dembele’s card incredibly unique.
Barça’s wide man is fast, agile and excellent in front of goal: the complete package for just 58k coins.
Gnabry has come a long way since being deemed a loan flop and struggling to get minutes under Tony Pulis at West Brom. He’s now a key player at one of the biggest clubs in world football and a highly sought-after card on FUT as a result of his impressive stats.
Among a sea of great attacking options in the Bundesliga, Gnabry stands out – the 24-year-old is adept at tearing backlines apart thanks to his pace (90) and dribbling (85).
With a Deadeye chemistry style you won’t have trouble finding the back of the net with Gnabry: his finishing and shot power will both get bumped up to 96, making him more overpowered than he already is.
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