Whether it’s protecting the back line, supporting the forwards, winning the ball or scoring fifa coins goals themselves, the players in the middle of the pitch are crucial to every phase of the match and a top-quality midfield will win you plenty of matches throughout the season.
We’ve already suggested some FIFA 16 Career mode high-potential wonderkids in another piece, but if you’re looking for a quality midfield signing that can fit straight into your first-XI, we’ve got the goods right here. So whether you need a bruising enforcer, a tricky CAM player to unlock opposing defences, or someone quick and skilful to play out wide, read on for our favourite FIFA 16 Career Mode midfielders.
CDM: Sergio Busquets
Busquets has been a top signing for a while now. Amazingly, he’s still only 27 years old, and as a more technical ball-playing midfielder, his best years are still ahead of him. He starts off at 86 overall with top-quality passing and good tackling stats too, but be aware – he’s not ideal if you’re looking for someone to break up the play fifa 16 coins, win the ball and chase down opposition attackers. He’s slow, and he won’t win many aerial battles for you. He’s in the Xabi Alonso mould of midfield anchors, so if you like to play through a deep midfielder, Busquets is a great signing.
CDM: Nemanja Matic
If you’re after a more of a hard-tackling ball-winner, Matic is your guy. His physical and defending stats are outstanding, especially when you factor in that he has some potential growth left – from 84 to 87 overall. He’s not completely useless going forward either – his shooting stats are decent, and while he’s not going to be the quickest player on the pitch, he’s no slouch. If you can sign him in your first season, he’ll happily dominate your matches for at least the next four years.
RM: Lucas Moura
As we’ve mentioned before, there’s a bit of a lack of right-sided talent in this year’s game, save for Lionel Messi, Arjen Robben and the man we’ve just mentioned. If you’re looking for another alternative for that right midfield slot, we’d probably plump for Lucas Moura, who currently plays for Paris Saint Germain. He’s not going to do the defensive work that Bale would do, but he’s still rapid, with 95 acceleration and 91 sprint speed. His dribbling stats are 85+ and given a bit of time, he’ll grow into a decent finisher as well. Even better, you can often get him on the cheap after a season or so. Just keep an eye on his contract status.