Midfielders are an important part of a team’s set-up. They dictate the flow of a match, they make attacking contributions and they perform important defensive duties.
Without a solid group of midfielders, you’ll struggle to consistently win games in FIFA 21, on that note, here’s a look at 5 quality midfielders you can sign in Ultimate Team for under 50k coins.
Price: 3.5k coins
Before FIFA 21’s official release, the FIFA community was going crazy over Marcos Llorente’s card, with many content creators already calling him OP before they’d had a chance to even try him out.
After nearly a month of the game being out, it’s fair to say that Marcos Llorente has lived up to the hype as he is by far one of the most overpowered midfielders in FIFA 21.
Standing at 6’2 and boasting a high defensive/medium attacking work rate combo, Llorente is an elite CDM. He possesses a three-star weak foot and a three-star skill move rating.
If you apply a shadow chemistry style on Llorente’s card he’ll get 96 pace and 87 defending making him an absolute brick wall in the middle of the park.
Price: 1.9k coins
Emre Can is one of the most underrated players in FIFA 21. The 6’0 German midfielder boasts a solid collection of stats and traits that make him a “complete midfielder” in every sense of the word.
For just 1.9k coins, Emre Can can bolster your team to a similar degree as a 100k coin player. He boasts a four-star weak foot and a three-star skill move rating.
He also possesses 79 passing, 78 shooting, 80 dribbling, 87 physicality, 74 pace, and 83 defending.
If you apply a shadow chemistry style on his card, his pace will go up to 86 while his defensive ability will also get boosted to 92, making him just as effective as an icon.
Price: 5k coins
Nainggolan is FIFA royalty. He’s been an overpowered midfielder in FIFA since FIFA 17 and FIFA 21 is no different.
Despite not being as fast as he used to be, Nainggolan is still very effective at winning the ball back and making defensive blocks thanks to his 86 rated interception stat.
He’s also quite good going forward as he boasts 86 shot power and 89 long shots, making him an elite box-to-box midfielder. You’ll have to be careful to avoid using his weaker left-foot, though, has he possesses a three-star weak foot as well as a three-star skill move rating.
Price: 37k coins
Sissoko is one of the most overpowered midfielders you can sign in the Premier League, and thanks to multiple market crashes this year, his price has dropped down to an affordable 37k coins.
The French midfield enforcer is 6’2, possesses 90 strength, and has high/high work rates.
His work rate combo allows him to make significant contributions going forward while also maintaining his role as a key defensive player – adding an extra layer of dynamism to your team’s build-up play.
He’s got a three-star weak foot and skill move combo, which is pretty decent for a defensive midfielder.
If you run a Premier League squad, you’d be doing yourself a disservice by not signing Sissoko.
Price: 34k coins
Fabinho is one of the most reliable defensive midfielders in FIFA 21. He’s not fast, but he makes up for his lack of pace with his incredible defensive awareness in midfield.
He’s an extremely difficult player to get past thanks to his 87-rated interception stat. He’s also quite strong as he boasts 81 strength as well as 86 aggression which allows him to man mark opponents and win the ball back with ease.
He’s got a two-star weak foot, so make sure you only take shots with his stronger foot. He’s also got a three-star skill move rating allowing him to perform moves like the roulette and heel-to-heel.
There aren’t many midfielders at a similar price point who can do what Fabinho does – hence, you’d do well to sign him in order to give your team an advantage going into Division Rivals and the Weekend League.