In the final central midfielders article, here is the data for attacking midfielders. Once again there are some familiar faces, whilst players like Omar El Kaddouri and Oleg Shatov have received major boosts. Unlike in previous tables, almost all players in the top few potential rungs are very expensive, so each player’s individual playing style and strengths are even more important than before.
Here are my recommendations:
- Ross Barkley
- Giannis Fetfatzidis
I bought Adryan on my career that I started before the winter update. His strengths lie in the fact that he’s so versatile and so young. In the previous attacking midfielders article I distinguished between CAMs who are able to play on the wing, and CAMs who are best deployed as playmakers behind the strikers. Adryan can play as either. He is quick and can easily beat players with his 4 star skills moves, but also has the vision and positioning to play as a supply line to the strikers. Because he is 16 you have absolutely loads of time to develop him as well.
Ross Barkley is more specialised as a playmaker. His distribution is really excellent, but he is also quick and strong, meaning he can also be used to cover ground in the centre of the pitch and start moves from wherever he picks up the ball. Finally, he is also one of the cheapest of the very highest-potential CAMs (by some distance), so get him before Everton realise how undervalued he is!
Giannis Fetfatzidis wasn’t one of my recommendations in the previous CAM article, mainly because of his price. However, now that the playing field has been somewhat levelled, I can expand upon his virtues! He is very fast (accleration 90, sprint 81) and has superb dribbling and ball control. Furthermore, his weak foot is 4 stars and he has 5 star skill moves, so he’ll beat opponents with ease whichever side of the pitch you choose to play him on. Put him on either wing of a front 3 and watch him demolition opposing players.
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|
|CAM||Adam Maher||73||88||17||6,500,000||20,000||AZ Alkmaar||Right||4||3||Flair|
|CAM||Oleg Shatov||64||85||20||4,300,000||20,000||A. Makhachkala||Right||4||2|
|CAM||Omar El Kaddouri||72||85||20||6,000,000||15,000||Brescia||Right||3||2|
|CAM||Zhano Ananidze||73||84||18||6,000,000||15,000||Spartak Moskva||Right||4||4|
|CAM||Clément Grenier||73||84||20||6,000,000||25,000||Olympique Lyon||Right||3||3|
|CAM||Giannis Fetfatzidis||72||84||20||6,000,000||15,000||Olympiakos CFP||Left||4||5||Flair|
|CAM||Charles Renken||59||83||17||1,200,000||8,000||Portland||Right||4||3||Injury prone|
|CAM||Gaël Kakuta||69||83||20||2,200,000||9,000||Dijon FCO||Left||3||4||Flair|
|CAM||Alisher Dzhalilov||63||83||17||2,700,000||5,000||Rubin Kazan||Left||3||3||Long shot taker|
|CAM||Fernando Canesín||71||83||19||3,700,000||15,000||RSC Anderlecht||Right||4||4|
|CAM||Filip Đuričić||73||83||19||5,500,000||20,000||SC Heerenveen||Right||4||4||Flair|
|CAM||Rémy Cabella||72||83||21||6,000,000||15,000||Montpellier HSC||Right||3||3|
|CAM||Giovanni Augusto||69||82||21||0||9,000||Right||3||3||Put in free agents|
|CAM||Ravel Morrison||59||82||18||1,200,000||8,000||West Ham||Left||3||3|
|CAM||Leandro Paredes||62||82||17||2,700,000||5,000||Boca Juniors||RIght||4||4|
|CAM||Han Sang Wun||73||82||25||4,400,000||20,000||Seongnam Ilhwa||Left||3||3|
|CAM||Nick Powell||57||81||17||1,200,000||7,000||Crewe Alexandra||Right||3||2|
|CAM||Christoph Knasmüllner||65||81||19||1,300,000||7,000||FC Ingolstadt||Right||4||3|
|CAM||Jonathan Williams||66||81||17||1,800,000||6,000||Crystal Palace||Right||3||3|
|CAM||Luis Carlos Fariña||61||81||20||1,800,000||6,000||Racing Club||Right||3||3|
|CAM||Marco van Ginkel||69||81||18||2,200,000||7,000||Vitesse||Right||3||2|
|CAM||Tommaso Ceccarelli||68||81||19||2,200,000||9,000||C. Stabia||Right||3||4||On loan from Lazio|
|CAM||Pavel Golyshev||71||81||23||2,900,000||15,000||FC Krasnodar||Right||3||3||Long shot taker|
|CAM||Manuel Lanzini||72||81||18||5,500,000||10,000||Fluminense||Right||3||4||On loan from River Plate|
|CAM||Mustafa Amini||64||80||18||1,200,000||3,000||Central Coast||Right||4||3||Long shot taker||On loan from Borussia Dortmund|
|CAM||Davy Klaassen||65||80||18||1,300,000||6,000||Ajax||Right||3||3||Finesse shot|
|CAM||Dennis Praet||64||80||17||1,300,000||6,000||RSC Anderlecht||Right||2||2|
|CAM||Samir Carruthers||60||80||18||1,800,000||4,000||Aston Villa||Right||4||2|
|CAM||Konstantinos Fortounis||69||80||18||2,200,000||6,000||1. FC Kaiserslautern||Right||4||3|
|CAM||Dmitriy Kayumov||68||80||19||2,200,000||10,000||Spartak Moskva||Right||5||3|
|CAM||Tonny Trindade de Vilhena||62||80||16||2,700,000||4,000||Feyenoord||Left||4||4|
|CAM||Borys Taschi||62||80||17||2,700,000||5,000||Dinamo Moskva||Right||4||2|
|CAM||Valon Berisha||70||80||18||3,000,000||9,000||Viking FK||Right||4||3||Flair, long shot taker|
|CAM||Fran Mérida||73||80||21||5,000,000||20,000||Atlético Madrid||Left||2||3||Lon shot taker|