Rated! The 10 most overpowered players on FIFA 19
There's no getting around it: every single year there are stars in-game who are far more effective than their overall ratings suggest, and FIFA 19 is no different for its overpowered players.
That means there are plenty of gems to be discovered who fall off many players' radars, and who can therefore be picked up much cheaper for your Ultimate Team. Here we're looking for overpowered players whose position-specfic stats are high (but their others aren't necessarily, bringing their overall rating down).
Here's who we found...
Quincy Promes (Sevilla)
Sevilla’s left midfielder is a FIFA legend. Promes's lopsided stats are once again extremely well suited to the game, with his sprint speed (91) and acceleration (89) ensuring he’ll win pretty much any foot race. Powered-up through balls are big on FIFA 19, so it's very easy to get the 26-year-old in behind.
The Dutchman's finishing (86), agility (87) and dribbling (86) are also mich higher than in real life - Promes is yet to start a La Liga game for Pablo Machin’s side this season - and unlike most of the game’s overpowered wingers, he's got the stamina (83) to match his pace.
Ricardo Pereira (Leicester)
Pereira’s overall rating (81) is only one below Antonio Valencia and Kieran Trippier, which is strange enough on its own, but even more surprising is the Portuguese’s sprint speed (87) and dribbling (83). Pereira’s defensive stats could be better – his standing tackle (80) and interceptions (79) are OK – but a deficit in this department is more than made up for by his attacking ability.
Pereira’s crossing (81), agility (82) and short passing (80) make him superb on the overlap, a tactical move which is particularly prominent on FIFA 19. What’s more, the Leicester man has the stamina (84) to get up and down the pitch without any problems.
Moussa Marega (Porto)
Porto’s powerful striker is an absolute beast on FIFA 19, although Marega is unlikely to serve you too well once your FUT squad is more established: his average passing (61), dribbling (62), ball control (65) and vision (65) limit his overall effectiveness.
However, for pure power in the penalty area, Marega is worth buying. He boasts high sprint speed (88), positioning (84) and shot power (86), as well as good strength (88) and heading (81). Those last two stats mean he's an excellent target for long balls, which makes him a useful option off the bench when you're chasing a game.
Aymeric Laporte (Man City)
Across the board, players’ dribbling speed is considerably slower on FIFA 19 than in previous editions, which means sluggish defenders are more adept at recovering when opponents are through on goal. That makes stoppers such as Laporte, whose pace is rated at just 65, more valuable this year compared to 12 months ago.
The Frenchman's defending stats are outstanding, including interceptions (85), standing tackle (86), sliding tackle (85) and marking (84). He's a reliable centre-back for the start of your FUT journey, although further down the line his stamina (65) could cause you problems.
Geoffrey Kondogbia (Inter)
Valencia's Kondogbia is one of the best defensive midfielders in FIFA 19. Despite his 82 overall rating, the Frenchman’s strength (91), interceptions (84) and standing tackle (85) make him an ideal foil for a more creative partner in the engine room.
Then again, Kondogbia is surprisingly handy going forward too: his short passing (83), ball control (82) and shot power (86) mean the ex-Inter man can steamroll through the centre of the park, carrying the ball upfield and setting your side on the attack.