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If, like us, you find FIFA Ultimate Team a little tedious these days, you may want to move into the online seasons arena.
You can always take the easy option and opt to play with Barcelona or Real Madrid. They are two of the best teams in the game and it can be a lot of fun having Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at your disposal. However, it can also be pretty boring when you find yourself playing against those two teams time and time again.
It’s soul destroying having Messi dance past six of your players before chipping your keeper. It’s even worse when Ronaldo scores a 40-yarder with his weaker foot after the ball ricochets off of three of your defenders and straight into his path.
That too can understandably get pretty tiresome pretty quickly.
Here at Football Whispers we like to keep things competitive. Avoid the five-star teams, the ones with super-human players capable of the ridiculous, and instead look to play with teams who are ideally suited to FIFA. Teams with a solid defence and a pacy attack usually do the job.
Here are our top five picks for teams to be when playing online seasons.
The Biancocelesti may not be the first team people think of when loading up the game but they are perfectly suited to online seasons. At the heart of their defence is Stefan de Vrij and the Dutchman ticks all the boxes across the board. He’s got pace (69), he’s good in the air (76) and he’s rated as a 84 for his overall defending.
In attack they’re able to call upon the likes of Felipe Anderson, Balde Keita and Ciro Immobile. Anderson boasts 92 pace and 86 dribbling with Balde following closely with 91 and 85 respectively. Spearheading the trio is Immobile, who has 80 pace and 83 finishing.
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Napoli seemingly have a perfect mix for online seasons. A solid defence in the form of Pepe Reina, Elseid Hysaj, Chelsea target Kalidou Koulibaly, Raul Albiol and Faouzi Ghoulam. The five players have an average rating of 81. The full-backs Ghoulam (81) and Hysaj (82) have an abundance of pace while Koulibaly (82) and Albiol (84) have impressive defensive stats.
The midfield is made up of all-rounders and you’re able to pick from Allan, Jorginho, Piotr Zielinski, Diawara and Hamsik. All of whom are able to do a job both defensively as well as offensively.
It’s in the attack though that Napoli are really exciting. Jose Callejon, Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens are perfect for a counter attacking style. All three have an average pace of 90, shooting 76 and dribbling 88.
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Monaco have a good blend of pace and power. The Ligue 1 side have a solud defence In the form of Danijel Subasic, Djibril Sidibe, Benjamin Mendy, Kamil Glik and Jemerson. If you want to get creative you can use Tiemoue Bakayoko at centre-back in place of Jemerson.
The midfield consists of Thomas Lemar, Joao Moutinho, Fabinho and Bernardo Silva. There's pace, dribbling ability and and average rating of 78 for passing amongst the four.
In attack It's Radamel Falcao and Kylian Mbappe. The Colombian is clinical in the penalty area (81 shooting) and French teenager is electric (83 pace and 80 dribbling). The chemistry between the pair just seems to work.
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Spurs are the only English team on the list and it's easy to see why. Hugo Lloris is ranked at 88 and is one of the best keepers on the game. Ahead of him you have Danny Rose, Kyle Walker, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen. It's a backline which can do a job against pace and it can do a job against the more physical opponents.
You can then put together a midfield containing Victor Wanyama, Mousa Dembele, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Heung-Min Son and Erik Lamela. You can get as creative as you like with those individuals, they all seem to do well on the game.
Harry Kane then leads the line as one of the most well-rounded forwards on the game (85 rating). He has pace (73), physical presence (82) and he's able to put the ball in the back of the net with either foot or his head (85).
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Lyon keeper Anthony Lopes is ranked as an 83 on the game. He's one of the underrated gems on FIFA and gets lost in the talented Ligue 1 squad.
The entire Lyon defence all have a minimum rating of 72 pace and there are options to choose from. Christophe Jallet, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Nicolas Nkoulou and Jeremy Morel tend to be the favoured four for many gamers.
If you want to go all out attack then 4-2-3-1 is your friend. Maxime Gonalons (81) and Corentin Tolisso (78) are the men for a midfield two with Memphis Depay(rated 80 with 90 pace), Mathieu Valbuena(79 rated with 83 pace) and Nabil Fekir (81 rated with 83 pace) playing behind Alexandre Lacazette (86 pace and 85 rated).