In the final article on defensive players, here is the data for left backs.
As before, listed below are some of the most promising young left backs in the game. In an attempt to make this relevant to as many players as possible, I have not included any LBs whose OVR is above 73 – this way you can keep your costs down and have some cash left over for other purchases (be they real players or new scouts). Furthermore, I have listed the players by cost, with the cheapest at the top of each sub-group (players are grouped by potential). However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the lowest-OVR players are at the top – notice how Nicolai Boilesen is £1m cheaper than Armand Traoré, despite being younger, having a higher potential and being only 1 OVR point lower.
Here are my recommendations:
- Nicolai Boilesen
- Hong Chul
- Samuel Umtiti
Despite having his potential lowered from 86 to 83, Nicolai Boilesen would still be a fantastic addition to your squad. He is speedy, a rock at the back, and is a good distributor of the ball as well. Very cheap at £2.1m, get him before his price rises.
I’ve long been impressed with Hong Chul because he’s a fantastic all-round player. He is very quick and has stamina 85, meaning you can play him game buy xanax usa after game, ensuring he will grow quickly. Good going forward and at the back, he’s also very talented when it comes to set pieces, so he could contribute vital goals to your team’s efforts as well.
Finally, Samuel Umtiti is extremely cheap for a 67 rated 17 year old, and because of this even small teams can buy him; the chance for a lower league team to purchase what could be their best player so cheaply should not be missed. He’s not the quickest, but is strong, good in the air and good at tackling, so he can slot into CB if needed. He’ll grow fast in order to reach his potential of 80 as long as you give him plenty of game time.
Please bear in mind that these figures may not be exactly the same on your game. These stats are taken from my own personal experiences, but are likely to be very similar to those on your own game. The best thing to do is to make sure you keep checking these players, as their prices may drop radically after a while.
Finally, if you’ve had any experiences of good players’ prices changing wildly (especially if their price drops), please post it in the comments.
So, without further ado, here are the players:
|Pos||Name||OVR||Pot.||Age||Cost (£)||Wages (£)||Club||Foot||Weak foot *||Skills *||Specialities/traits||Notes|
|LB||Georgiy Schennikov||73||85||20||4,800,000||20,000||CSKA Moskva||Left||3||2|
|LB||Jetro Willems||64||84||17||4,200,000||7,000||PSV||Left||2||2||Giant throw-in|
|LB||Ricardo Rodriguez||70||82||18||3,300,000||10,000||VfL Wolfsburg||Right||3||2|
|LB||Jack Robinson||63||81||17||2,600,000||5,000||Liverpool||Left||3||2||Early crosser|
|LB||Hong Chul||70||81||20||3,200,000||10,000||Seongnam Ilhwa||Left||3||2||Early crosser|
|LB||Alex Sandro||73||81||20||4,500,000||15,000||FC Porto||Left||2||3|
|LB||Samuel Umtiti||67||80||17||1,500,000||9,000||Olympique Lyon||Left||2||2|
|LB||Neil Taylor||69||80||22||1,800,000||8,000||Swansea City||Left||3||2|
|LB||Cristiano Biraghi||61||80||18||1,800,000||4,000||C. Stabia||Left||4||2||Long shot taker|
|LB||Pedro Botelho||70||80||21||2,800,000||10,000||Levante UD||Left||2||3|
|LB||Armand Traoré||70||80||21||3,100,000||10,000||QPR||Left||2||2||Injury prone|
|LB||Kévin Théophile-Catherine||72||80||21||4,500,000||10,000||Stade Rennes||Right||4||2|