Teams To Try Out In Fifa 21’s Career Mode
After years of putting out the same drab and dull version, Fifa 21’s career mode looks set to become one of the best ones ever released. There are a plethora of new features such as interactive sims, improved AI mechanics, and more dynamic transfer dealings, and the Fifa 21 will once again come stocked up with the latest squads, kits, and stadiums to present the most realistic football simulation ever.
With so much excitement building around the new model, we thought we would take a look at a couple of sides everyone should consider taking the reins of.
Super Frank Lampard’s debut season with his beloved Blues might have ended with two disappointing defeats to Bayern Munich in the Champions League and Arsenal in the FA Cup final, but they shouldn’t take away from what has ultimately been a campaign filled with more promise than many others in Chelsea’s history.
Despite losing Eden Hazard and going through the entire season with a transfer ban, Lampard was able to finally unleash some of the exciting young talents present in the Chelsea academy and hit the Premier League with some spellbinding attacking displays over the course of the campaign. The likes of Mason Mount, Billy Gilmour, and Fikayo Tomori are all youngsters potentially worth building a side around, with all of them carrying a potential that could see their ratings rise right up into the high 80s.
Christian Pulisic arrived from Borussia Dortmund at the start of last season and has the makings of a future superstar, and Chelsea has already begun bolstering their squad again with the likes of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech already signed up ahead of the new season.
However, there are still plenty of challenges in this Chelsea side for a player to have to work through. The headache of Kepa Arrizabalaga between the sticks may lead to the Basque-country native being put on the transfer list, the defense needs a lot of attention, especially in the left-back slot, and the balance between the likes of Kovacic, Jorginho, and Kante in the middle of the park has proven to be a tough nut for Chelsea managers to crack over the past couple seasons.
A team that loves upsetting the soccer betting odds, Basque countryside Real Sociedad are stacked full of talismanic young starlets that every self-respecting career mode veteran should be eager to try out.
Martin Odegaard was the standout performer for the side for the 2019-20 campaign, however, his return to Real Madrid has opened up the floor for the likes of the Ander Barrenetxea, Alexander Isak, Mikel Oyarzabal and Robin Le Normand, all of whom are still under the age of 24, to flourish.
Premier League fans will also recognize a few names in the Sociedad squad, with former Manchester United and Arsenal players Adnan Januzaj and Nacho Monreal plying their trade in Spain, as well as the legendary playmaker David Silva who left Manchester City in the summer, admittedly after a bit of controversy with Lazio in Italy.
The tradition of placing great emphasis on promoting Basque talent, the rivalry with Athletic Bilbao, and the hopes of breaking into European football are all tantalizing challenges for a player to work through, but it makes playing through the game with Sociedad one of the most thrilling experiences.