FIFA 16: 7 BPL Debatable Player Rankings

Another year, another set of FIFA player rankings to debate. These ratings judged by EA are now as high profile as the actual game itself so they are usually not taken lightly. Who has been granted a major upgrade? Who has slipped down the pecking order? Here we find out which players in the Barclays Premier League have been given an unjustified upgrade or an unnecessary downgrade.

Note: This is just my personal opinion and is not suppose to be contentious. My own views are not here to annoy or insult, they are purely my choices for who I believe deserved a bigger upgrade or did not deserve a harsh downgrade. Enjoy.

 

Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) 82 – 78

Liverpool did not have the greatest of seasons last year nevertheless Mignolet was one of their few standouts, yet he has been given a downgrade. The Belgian was joint second in clean sheets for the season with a commendable thirteen. So if anything he deserved an improvement on his ranking or at the least should have retained his previous score.

Simon Mignolet, Liverpool v Everton

 

Radamel Falcao (Chelsea) 88 – 83

Once one of the most sought after strikers in Europe, now seen as another Premier League flop.I still believe this rating is harsh. Falcao was mostly a bit part player under Louis Van Gaal at Man United and never really got a decent run of games to prove himself. Yes it was a poor year for the Columbian but all in all a downgrade to 83  is brutal. I think an 85 or 84 would have sufficed.

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Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) 75 – 78

Swansea are a team that most football fans enjoy to watch. It’s taken them a while but they are now seen as a regular in the Premier League. One defining factor of last season was Lukasz Fabianski. With thirteen clean sheets under her belt. he was pivotal in Swansea making it to 8th in the table. An upgrade to the 80 mark would have felt more fair.

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Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) 86-87

Now I like Mesut Ozil as a footballer. When he plays well, he is extraordinary. Since his arrival in England however he has yet to hit his top form. Last season was certainly not a bad season for the German, but I wouldn’t say it was deserving of an improvement to his current 87 Rating. Moving him slightly down to an 85 would have made more sense. It would have seem fairer too when you consider his team-mate Alexis Sanchez is an 86.

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Juan  Mata (Manchester United) 85-84

One of their most expensive signings ever is starting to become more prominent. Very underrated in my opinion. Compared far too often as the “poor mans David Silva”, Mata has a lot to offer that is overlooked. His assist rate is one of the highest in the Premier league and his passing is up there too. Long balls are one of his key assets that have helped United out more often than not. David Silve is valued at 88 which I understand. In my eyes Mata does not veer far from his Spaniard team mate. I think retaining his position at 85 would have been justified.

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Fraser Forster (Southampton) 75-76

Yes another Goalkeeper, Get over it. Like both Mignolet and Fabianski, Fraser Forster was a vital asset to his club last year. Again joint second with thirteen clean sheets is something to be proud of all around. Southampton achieved one of their strongest finishes to date with 7th place so why was Forster only given the bare minimum of improvements. Easily deserving to be an 80 or more, the English Saint has been constantly consistent and is likely to rise more and more.

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Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) 86-87

One of the top strikers in the world who delivers every year. Aguero is seen by most as currently the best player in the Premier league and i’m inclined to agree. With an astounding 26 goals winning him 2014/2015’s Golden Boot its surprising that Sergio hasn’t been given more of an enhancement. Not faring far from the likes of Messi and Ronaldo, the Argentinian’s score should be edging closer to the worlds best. Eden Hazard was shot up to 89 so why is Aguero not around that mark. On the basis of consistency and where they should be ranked, Aguero should be a 90 if Hazard is an 89. That’s coming from a Chelsea fan too…

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 16: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on August 16, 2015 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

So there you have 7 FIFA Barclay’s Premier League rankings that I disagree with. Whats your view on the above players? Who else do you think deserves their score adjusted? Leave us a comment below to tell us why.

FIFA 16 Ultimate Team: How to Make More Coins for Your Ultimate Team

I think that FIFA 16 Ultimate Team is the most played and most popular game mode in the game (after My Career, of course) and one extremely important part of the whole process is having more coins. The more you have, the better players you can sign and more items you can get on the market. Therefore, it only makes sense that you’d like to know how to make more coins in FIFA 16 Ultimate Team and we have here for you exactly that: some tips and tricks on how to fill your coffers faster and bring the best of the best to your team.

Don’t forget, you can download and play FIFA 16 Ultimate Team on iOS too and these tips and tricks for making more coins in Ultimate Team work for that game more as well! Now let’s see how to make money!

1. Buy non-player cards
Right now, people are selling their non-player cards for peanuts in order to make some quick money. Buy them and wait for the market to cool off a bit, then sell them for a profit. This method is not guaranteed to work, but you will at least get back your money, so it’s worth trying!

2. Become a player trader
Scour the market and know the prices. You will always find bargains, and that’s what will make you money. Try to invest in big value player cards, purchase them for the lowest possible price and put them back on sale for a greater price. For example, if you can get a card for 10,000 and sell it for 11,000 – you’re win for a win! This requires a lot of time and some cash to start with, of course, but it does pay off!

3. Don’t bother on low value players!
You wouldn’t buy them and nobody would, you’re just wasting your time trying to sell crappy players. Anything that’s under 65 – maybe even 70 rating (except for Goalkeepers) is considered crappy. Sell these cards for the quick coin instead and invest in better players or risk it and trade 10 of them for a special card. Usually, you will get a pretty solid card out of this which you can sell on the market for more than what you’d get by quick selling the players individually – try this a few times and see if it really works for you.

4. Take advantage of special offers
Special moments like Team of the Week, Team of the Season and other promotions from Electronic Arts result in two types of price changes: the featured players are sold for extra coins, while all the others are sold at lower than usual prices because people are trying to make some quick coins. Take advantage of these moments, wait for them to pass then sell your acquired cards for profits!

5. Score a lot of goals on higher difficulty settings
This is difficult to do when you start your game since you will have low Team Chemistry and a team you won’t be proud of, but try it anyway: play the game on the highest possible difficulty level and/or at least score as many goals as possible. This will give you more coins per match, which is something you should always aim for!

6. Perform in FIFA 16 Draft Mode!
The first time’s for free, and you should make sure to get the most out of it. Even though you won’t get your 15,000 coins back and that does sound like an awful lot of coins, you will get a ton of great rewards, cards and such. The better you perform in this mode, the better your rewards so give it a go and do your best: you can have some really great rewards and pleasant surprises in FIFA 16 Draft Mode!

7. Sell your new top players
This might sound strange and difficult to do, but if you play with one striker and you have 4 world class ones for the position, it’s not good either. Sell your top players – the unneeded ones, especially those that you won’t actually use in the game or those that you get from card packs and which would require you to build a new squad around them (or would destroy your chemistry).

These would be, for now, our tips to make more money in FIFA 16 Ultimate Team. Do you have other suggestions? Let us know in the comment section below!

FIFA 16 Guide to Chemistry: Everything about Boosting Your Squad’s Stats

Team Chemistry is one of the most important things to look for in FIFA 16, especially when playing Ultimate Team or the recently introduced Draft Mode. There are different types of Chemistry rewards and the bonuses offered can potentially change weak players and turn them into really good ones – better than higher rating players but with no chemistry bonuses active.

I have below for you a complete guide to the FIFA 16 Chemistry bonuses, so that you know exactly what to look for when building your team. That is if you care about winning matches, of course!

FIFA 16 Basic Chemistry Style

Pace + 1
Shooting + 1
Passing + 1
Dribbling + 1
Defending + 1
Physical + 1

FIFA 16 Sniper Chemistry Style

Shooting + 3
Dribbling + 3

FIFA 16 Finisher Chemistry Style

Shooting + 3
Physical + 3

FIFA 16 Deadeye Chemistry Style

Shooting + 3
Passing + 3

FIFA 16 Marksman Chemistry Style

Shooting + 2
Dribbling + 2
Physical + 2

FIFA 16 Hawk Chemistry Style

Pace + 2
Shooting + 2
Physical + 2

FIFA 16 Artist Chemistry Style

Passing + 3
Dribbling + 3

FIFA 16 Architect Chemistry Style

Passing + 3
Physical + 3

FIFA 16 Powerhouse Chemistry Style

Passing + 3
Defending + 3

FIFA 16 Maestro Chemistry Style

Shooting + 2
Passing + 2
Dribbling + 2

FIFA 16 Engine Chemistry Style

Pace + 2
Passing + 2
Dribbling + 2

FIFA 16 Sentinel Chemistry Style

Defending + 3
Physical + 3

FIFA 16 Guardian Chemistry Style

Dribbling + 3
Defending + 3

FIFA 16 Gladiator Chemistry Style

Shooting + 3
Defending + 3

FIFA 16 Backbone Chemistry Style

Passing + 2
Defending + 2
Physical + 2

FIFA 16 Anchor Chemistry Style

Pace + 2
Defending + 2
Physical + 2

FIFA 16 Hunter Chemistry Style

Pace + 3
Shooting + 3

FIFA 16 Catalyst Chemistry Style

Pace + 3
Passing + 3

FIFA 16 Shadow Chemistry Style

Pace + 3
Defending + 3

These are the Chemistry Styles you can apply to your Goalkeepers:

FIFA 16 GK Basic Chemistry Style

Diving + 1
Handling + 1
Kicking + 1
Reflex + 1
Speed + 1
Positioning + 1

FIFA 16 Wall Chemistry Style

Diving + 2
Handling + 2
Kicking + 2

FIFA 16 Shield Chemistry Style

Kicking + 2
Reflex + 2
Speed + 2

FIFA 16 Cat Chemistry Style

Reflex + 2
Speed + 2
Positioning + 2

FIFA 16 Glove Chemistry Style

Diving + 2
Handling + 2
Positioning + 2

Now that you know the exact bonuses of the different chemistry styles in FIFA 16, you can easily plan ahead and turn your team into a winning machine.

FIFA 16 Draft Mode Guide: Tips to Win All Your Matches

One of the most exciting features brought to us by FIFA 16 this year is the Draft Mode, a game mode that allows us to build a dream team and pit it against various opponents to test their strength and our skills. Although you will get your money’s worth in prizes even if you lose, you still want to be the winner for your personal amusement and to get the best possible rewards.

To help you achieve that, we’ve prepared a complete FIFA 16 Draft Mode guide with some tips and tricks on how to build your squad to really make it stand out from the crowd and win you all the games. The rest will be up to you, though…

1. Select a formation that gives you the potential to sign the best players in the world. You don’t want something fancy or strange, go for regular formations like the classic 4-4-2, 4-1-2-1-2 or 4-2-3-1 as you can easily fill them with top talents. I personally am a fan of the latter, but in the end it’s up for you to see what works best.

2. Have a plan when you select your captain. Getting Messi each time you see him might be a good one, but you can blend all types of players in – and the captain you select will have the biggest influence on your team. So have a plan from the moment you select your captain and try to stick to it when you have to make all the other choices.

3. Never go for auto-fill. It is time consuming to go through all the options in FIFA 16 Draft Mode, but there’s no other way to actually get the best possible team.

4. Go for Chemistry. This is, hopefully, a no-brainer: instead of simply selecting the best possible players for your squad, pay attention to Chemistry. This gives skill bonuses to your players and you can turn some poorer ones into true legends with the right chemistry. This goes well hand in hand with the planning thing I was talking about earlier, so make sure you pay attention to it!

5. Preview players and effects: you don’t have to remember and know everything by heart when dealing with chemistry and player choices. You can press the square/X button when hovering over a player to see what impact they’ll have over the team. Then, when you select your card, flick your right stick to see the effects of Chemistry (if you get 1-3 green arrows near your player’s stats, that’s an increase!)

6. Look twice at your bench players. I must admit, I sometimes get bored selecting my squad and I auto-fill the bench. Even if you do, even if you don’t – make sure to check them twice and see if there isn’t a better option on the bench than what you have in your starting 11. Sometimes, there is!

7. Don’t be afraid to substitute your players: you don’t have any contracts here, so you should take advantage of fresh players to help you get that massive win.

8. Finally, make sure you pay attention to the manager too: if you can select one of the same nationality of most of your players, then you will get a Chemistry boost and you’ll be a lot happier. I told you that everything goes well with some nice planning, right?

Now all you have to do is head into each game with your best 11 lined up and destroy the opposition. You will start each match with maximum stamina, so you don’t have to worry about that. Make sure you know everything about your players’ weaknesses and preferences (especially your strikers if you don’t know them) and you should have no time ruling the FIFA 16 Draft Mode.

Do you have other tips and tricks for fellow players? Let us know by commenting below!

FIFA 16: Best Young Players for Your Career Mode

If you are like me when playing FIFA 16, then you’re all about the Ultimate Team and Career Mode. For the latter, your best bet is to think about the future and invest in cheap young players in FIFA 16 that will grow, evolve and become the next Messi or Ronaldo. Of course, finding the top talent when it comes to wonderkids in the game is not the easiest thing to do, so we’ve decided to do the hard work for you and share with you below a complete list of the best FIFA 16 young players to buy for a bright and trophy-filled future in the Career Mode.

We’re going to start with the “hidden gems” – players you might have not heard of and most importantly, players that you’ll be able to get for peanuts. Check them out below, they’re great – even though they will not grow to amazing ratings, they are still worth getting, especially for their low price and young age! (for the best possible young players, scroll down)

Name – Age – Position – Current ability – Potential ability – Club

Jesús Marimón – 16 – CDM – 51 – 76 – Once Caldas
Manuel García Alonso – 17 – CAM – 61 – 83 – Manchester City
Jérôme Junior Onguéné – 17 – CB – 58 – 80 – FC Sochaux
Gökhan Gül – 17 – CB – 57 – 79 – VfL Bochum
Giuseppe Pezzella – 17 – RB – 56 – 78 – Palermo
Regan Poole – 17 – CB – 54 – 76 – Newport County
Calvin Miller – 17 – ST – 53 – 75 – Celtic
Dael Fry – 17 – CB – 52 – 74 – Middlesbrough
Myles Boney – 17 – GK – 51 – 73 – Blackpool
Connor Ronan – 17 – CAM – 51 – 73 – Wolverhampton
Thomas Torgersen – 17 – LM – 51 – 73 – Sarpsborg 08 FF
Jeando Fuchs – 17 – CDM – 50 – 72 – FC Sochaux
Scott McLean – 17 – ST – 49 – 71 – Kilmarnock
Mathew Hudson – 17 – GK – 47 – 69 – Preston North End
Jean-Victor Makengo – 17 – CM – 54 – 75 – SM Caen
Harry Chapman – 17 – CAM – 53 – 74 – Middlesbrough
Paul Esslemont – 17 – ST – 51 – 72 – St. Johnstone
Mathew Stevens – 17 – ST – 51 – 72 – Barnet
Jack Dyche – 17 – CAM – 47 – 68 – Scunthorpe United
Hachim Mastour – 17 – CAM – 67 – 87 – Milan
Václav Černý – 17 – LW – 66 – 86 – Ajax
Nikolai Laursen – 17 – RW – 63 – 83 – PSV
Zachary Elbouzedi – 17 – CAM – 61 – 81 – West Bromwich Albion
James Bree – 17 – RB – 58 – 78 – Barnsley
Franco López – 17 – ST – 58 – 78 – River Plate
Ali Coote – 17 – CAM – 57 – 77 – Dundee United
Dimitry Bertaud – 17 – GK – 57 – 77 – Montpellier HSC
Jodi Jones – 17 – ST – 55 – 75 – Dagenham & Redbridge
Bright Enobakhare – 17 – ST – 55 – 75 – Wolverhampton
Sean McKirdy – 17 – CM – 52 – 72 – Heart of Midlothian
Oumar Gonzalez – 17 – CB – 52 – 72 – FC Metz
Brayan Silva – 17 – GK – 51 – 71 – Millonarios
Pedro Zêzere Neves Carneri – 17 – CAM – 50 – 70 – Barnsley
Julian Ryerson – 17 – LB – 50 – 70 – Viking FK
Jack Walton – 17 – GK – 49 – 69 – Barnsley
Joe Kearns – CB – 49 – 69 – Crewe Alexandra

Apart from great youngsters you probably haven’t heard about, we also have some top talent that will grow into the world’s next superstars. The list of the best your players in FIFA 16 is below:

Name – Age – Position – Current ability – Potential ability – Club

Youri Tielemans – 18 – CM – 76 – 90 – Anderlecht
Memphis Depay – 21 – LW – 81 – 89 – Manchester Utd
Alcácer García – 21 – ST – 80 – 88 – Valencia
Raheem Sterling – 20 – LM – 82 – 88 – Manchester City
Luke Shaw – 20 – LB – 77 – 88 – Manchester Utd
Paulo Dibala – 21 – ST – 78 – 88 – Juventus
Daniele Rugani – 21 – CB – 78 – 88 – Juventus
Maximilian Meyer – 19 – CAM – 78 – 88 – FC Schalke 04
Niklas Süle – 19 – CB – 78 – 88 – 1899 Hoffenheim
Julian Brandt – 19 – LM – 74 – 88 – Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Riechedly Bazoer – 18 – CM – 75 – 88 – Ajax
Breel Donald Embolo – 18 – ST – 77 – 88 – Basel
Gonçalo Manuel Ganchinho Guedes – 18 – LM – 70 – 88 – Benfica
Ross Barkley – 21 – CAM – 79 – 87 – Everton
John Stones – 21 – CB – 77 – 87 – Everton
Kurt Zouma – 21 – CB – 77 – 87 – Chelsea
Kepa Arrizabalaga – 20 – GK – 74 – 87 – Real Valladolid
Marcos Aoas Corrêa – 21 – CB – 81 – 87 – PSG
Óliver Torres Muñoz – 20 – CAM – 79 – 87 – Atlético de Madrid
Alessio Romagnoli – 20 – CB – 70 – 87 – Milan
José Luís Gayà Peña – 20 – LB – 80 – 87 – Valencia
Aymeric Laporte – 21- CB – 83 – 87 – Athletic Club de Bilbao
Hachim Mastour – 17 – CAM – 67 – 87 – Milan
Ángel Correa – 20 – ST – 76 – 87 – Atlético de Madrid
Alen Halilović – 19 – CM – 73 – 87 – Real Sporting de Gijón
Marco Asensio Willemsen – 19 – CAM – 75 – 87 – Espanyol
Daniel Ceballos Fernández – 19 – LM – 73 – 87 – Real Betis Balompié
Danilo Barbosa da Silva – 19 – CDM – 78 – 87 – Valencia
Jetro Willems – 21 – LB – 78 – 86 – PSV
Mateo Kovačić – 21 – CM – 78 – 86 – Real Madrid
Luciano Vietto – 21 – ST – 79 – 86 – Atlético de Madrid
Adnan Januzaj – 20 – LM – 75 – 86 – Man Utd
Ryan Gauld – 19 – CAM – 73 – 86 – Sporting
Fábio Henrique Tavares – 21 – RB – 78 – 86 – AS Monaco
Chancel Mbemba – 21 – CB – 77 – 86 – Newcastle
Anthony Martial – 19 – ST 77 – 86 – AS Monaco
Levin Öztunali – 19 – CAM – 71 – 86 – Werder Bremen
Divock Origi – 20 – ST – 76 – 86 – Liverpool

These are for now our top youngsters for your FIFA 16 Career Mode. Do you have any others to add to the list? Let us know by commenting below!