Best XI of FIFA 17 wonderkids on Career ModePublished October 19, 2016
If you’re the die-hard FIFA fan that we know you are then you already have numero 17. Maybe you’ve got a couple of career modes, you’re still testing things out. Not feeling Arsenal? Try Man United. Everton not doing the business? Give Bournemouth a call. Tell them that you’ve chosen them in your latest career mode adventure and that isn’t working out either. The chances are that they’ll tell you about this Free Bets guide. Your luck’s changing, bud. Breathe in our comprehensive scouting guide below. Build a dynasty. You’ve earned it.
GK: Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan)
The 17-year-old giant is unsurprisingly the best young goalkeeper in the game. An instant star after being promoted to the first team last season, provided they can hang on to him, he’ll be Milan stopper for years to come. Being 6’5, his physical stats are awesome and he’s already a quality keeper in FIFA 17.
Starting rating: 76 Potential Rating: 88
RB: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)
Already viewed as the best right-back in England, Bellerin’s rating reflects his rise since breaking into the Arsenal first team. Blessed with blistering pace (95), he has no problem getting back into position after joining in with the attack. In fact, he’s one of the best chance creating defenders in the division.
Starting rating: 79 Potential rating: 87
LB: Luke Shaw (Manchester United)
Having missed most of last season after a horrific leg break, Shaw is keen to make up for lost time at Old Trafford. He hasn’t had an easy adjustment to the management of Jose Mourinho with the Special One openly criticising him for a mistake against Watford. The reaction to that Mourinho comment was a bit over the top and, although he hasn’t been in the team of late, we reckon he’ll fulfill his potential to become one of the world’s best left-backs.
Starting rating: 80 Potential rating: 88
CB: Jose Maria Gimenez (Atletico Madrid)
One of the best young centre-halves in the game, Jose Maria Gimenez is Diego Godin’s long-term successor for Uruguay and Atletico Madrid. That’s provided the Spanish giants can hang on to him. He’s in hot demand at the minute with Manchester United among a band of clubs watching his every tackle and clearance. While his pace and passing stats aren’t out of this world, his defensive nous and physical talents show why he’s highly rated.
Starting rating: 83 Potential rating: 88
CB: Mauricio Lemos (Las Palmas)
We bet you weren’t expecting to see a Las Palmas player here. Well, Mauricio Lemos is 20-years-old and won’t be with the Spanish minnows for too much longer. Comfortable on the ball, his dribbling stats are good while his passing statistics will improve in time. Kurt Zouma of Chelsea would be a smart alternative.
Starting rating: 80 Potential rating: 88
RW: Anthony Martial (Manchester United)
Okay, Martial isn’t exactly a forward but we’re going to be arranging this team like a forward-obsessed child. Happy? There’s our confession. Not that we should be consumed by guilt. Martial has all the qualities one could hope for in a winger. His 91 pace and 87 dribbling are outstanding. The fact that he can score is a bonus.
Starting rating: 82 Potential rating: 90
LW: Ousmane Dembele (Borussia Dortmund)
We weren’t lying about fielding an attacking troop of starlets. Ousmane Dembele is undoubtedly one of the most exciting young players in the world right now. Dortmund won the race to sign the teenager and he’s wasted no time impressing his new employers. If he becomes a better finisher, he’ll have it all.
Starting rating: 77 Potential rating: 90
CM: Renato Sanches (Bayern Munich)
The darling of Portuguese football, Sanches helped his country win their first trophy in France during the summer, a few short weeks after agreeing a transfer to Bayern Munich. His ascent has been lightning-quick but that was always going to be the case for a player who looks like the total package.
Starting rating: 78 Potential rating: 90
CM: Dele Alli (Tottenham)
The jewel in Spurs’ crown, EA Sports have high hopes for Dele Alli. They reckon that he’s one of the best players of his generation and could go on to become the best. With the maturity and composure he’s shown since making the leap from League One to the Premier League, it’s clear that he has both the mental and physical attributes to eventually outrank his peers.
Starting rating: 80 Potential rating: 90
FW: Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid)
The best young striker in the game. Angel Correa was the subject of a Barcelona inquiry during the summer. The Catalan giants were looking for a fourth striker to support their starting trio of superstars. They had to ‘settle’ for Paco Alcacer. Atletico refused to give their technically outstanding forward.
Starting rating: 79 Potential rating: 88
FW: Kelechi Iheanacho (Man City)
Marcus Rashford fans might feel aghast at seeing Iheanacho picked over him in this team but the Nigerian forward is just as good as his city rival. He’s proven himself to be an able deputy to Sergio Aguero and even scored against United in the Manchester derby. Fast and deadly.
Starting rating: 74 Potential rating: 88
So there’s the best young team in the game. Are you impressed?
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