FIFA 21 Career Mode: Best Left Wingers and Left Midfielders (LW & LM)

Fancy taking advantage of FIFA 21’s low-rated full backs? Get your hands on one of the best LM or LW players in Career Mode.

The left wing and left midfield corps of FIFA 21 are stacked with high-rated players: better still, the vast majority aren’t in their 30s or haven’t even reached their prime just yet.

If you need goals or assists to come in from the left side, you’ll easily be able to find a player with plenty of years left to suit your squad.

At the bottom of this page, you can find a table of all of the best left wingers and best left midfielders in FIFA 21’s Career Mode. Before the list, though, we’re taking a closer look at the five absolute best LW and LM players in the game this year.

Neymar Jr (91 OVR)

Team: Paris Saint-Germain
Best Position: LW
Age: 28
Overall Rating: 91
Nationality: Brazilian
Skill Moves: Five-Star
Best Attributes: 96 Agility, 95 Ball Control, 95 Dribbling

Neymar Jr has been one of the highest-rated forwards in world football for years, earning two huge-money moves to cross from Santos to FC Barcelona and then to fellow-European giant Paris Saint-Germain.

The fleet-footed winger has already tallied 61 goals in 102 games for Brazil, as well as 70 goals and 41 assists in 86 games for PSG. If it wasn’t for his suspiciously consistent bouts of injuries, he could be smashing records.

In Career Mode, Neymar Jr is one of the most exciting players to have on your team. Still only 28-years-old, his five-star weak foot and skill moves with a high attack work rate make the Brazilian potent all around the box.

In FIFA 21, Neymar’s been adjudged to be 91 OVR, with his best attributes being 94 acceleration, 89 sprint speed, 89 free-kick accuracy, 92 penalties, 90 vision, 91 reactions, 95 dribbling, and 95 ball control.

Sadio Mané (90 OVR)

Team: Liverpool
Best Position: LW
Age: 28
Overall Rating: 90
Nationality: Senegalese
Skill Moves: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 95 Acceleration, 93 Sprint Speed, 93 Agility

The left side of the formidable Liverpool front-three, Sadio Mané positions himself in the box as though he has the gift of foresight, with his sheer pace dizzying most who try to mark the winger.

Named the African Football of the Year in 2019, coming second to teammate Mohamed Salah for the last two years, the Senegalese sharpshooter continues to up his value. Last season, he notched 22 goals and 12 assists for the Reds.

Mané’s strengths are in his speed, positioning, and finishing, which has been reflected in his ratings in this year’s games.

Standing as one of the fastest players in FIFA 21, Mané boasts 95 acceleration, 93 sprint speed, 93 agility, 92 positioning, 90 finishing, 85 vision, 93 reactions, and 91 dribbling.

Eden Hazard (88 OVR)

Team: Real Madrid
Best Position: LW
Age: 29
Overall Rating: 88
Nationality: Belgian
Skill Moves: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 93 Dribbling, 93 Balance, 92 Agility

Having earned a reputation as being nearly impossible to tackle in the Premier League, Eden Hazard sealed a somewhat undervalued £100 million move to Real Madrid last summer – but he didn’t enjoy the best of seasons.

Sure, Hazard claimed the La Liga title and the Spanish Super Cup in his inaugural campaign with Los Blancos, but he could only muster one goal and seven assists in 22 games due to numerous injuries.

Following an underwhelming campaign at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Hazard’s rating of 91 OVR from FIFA 20 has been docked to a humbling 88 OVR in FIFA 21.

Regardless, the Belgian still boasts some very user-friendly ratings, including 91 acceleration, 93 balance, 93 dribbling, 92 agility, 90 composure, and 91 ball control.

Raheem Sterling (88 OVR)

Team: Manchester City
Best Position: LW
Age: 26
Overall Rating: 88
Nationality: English
Skill Moves: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 96 Acceleration, 94 Agility, 94 Balance

Raheem Sterling has been an elite-level winger for years, reaching his full potential under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola, and he’s still only 26-years-old.

Last season, the speedster had one of his most prolific campaigns to date, scoring 31 goals and setting up ten more through 52 appearances.

Still a couple of years from being in his prime, Sterling already boasts hefty attribute ratings in key areas of FIFA 21 gameplay.

The winger’s highlights include his 96 acceleration, 90 sprint speed, 92 positioning, 94 agility, 94 balance, and 90 dribbling.

Heung-Min Son (87 OVR)

Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Best Position: LM
Age: 28
Overall Rating: 87
Nationality: Korean
Skill Moves: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 90 Long Shots, 89 Sprint Speed, 89 Reactions

Easily the best player from the Korea Republic since Park Ji-Sung ran riot on the Premier League pitches, Heung-Min Son continues to impress for Tottenham Hotspur.

Even though he has a penchant for landing random red cards, his offensive ability is unquestionable, with the 28-year-old stringing together 18 goals and 12 assists in a difficult 2019/20 season for Spurs.

In FIFA 21, Son makes for a reliable option down the left side, boasting hefty movement, finishing, and playmaking skills.

Son can do it all in the attack, thanks to his 89 sprint speed, 86 finishing, 90 long shots, 88 shot power, 83 vision, 85 curve, 89 reactions, 88 dribbling, and 87 stamina.

All the Best Left Wingers (LW) and Left Midfielders (LM) in FIFA 21

Below, you can see a list of all of the best LM and LW players within Career Mode of FIFA 21, sorted by their overall ratings.

NameOverallAgePositionClubBest Attributes
Neymar Jr9128LWParis Saint-Germain96 Agility, 95 Ball Control, 95 Dribbling
Sadio Mané9028LWLiverpool95 Acceleration, 93 Sprint Speed, 93 Agility
Eden Hazard8829LWReal Madrid93 Dribbling, 93 Balance, 92 Agility
Raheem Sterling8826LWManchester City96 Acceleration, 94 Agility, 94 Balance
Heung-Min Son8728LMTottenham Hotspur90 Long Shots, 89 Sprint Speed, 89 Reactions
Lorenzo Insigne8529LWSSC Napoli93 Ball Control, 93 Agility, 93 Balance
Marcus Rashford8523LMManchester United93 Sprint Speed, 90 Shot Power, 89 Acceleration
Leroy Sané8524LMBayern Munich95 Sprint Speed, 91 Acceleration, 88 Dribbling
Douglas Costa8430LMJuventus94 Acceleration, 93 Sprint Speed, 92 Agility
Raphaël Guerreiro8427LMBorussia Dortmund90 Balance, 88 Ball Control, 87 Dribbling
Kingsley Coman8424LMBayern Munich94 Acceleration, 93 Sprint Speed, 88 Agility
Oyarzabal8423LWReal Sociedad85 Dribbling, 85 Vision, 84 Ball Control
Iker Muniain8328LWAthletic Bilbao95 Balance, 92 Agility, 87 Dribbling
Wilfried Zaha8328LMCrystal Palace92 Sprint Speed, 90 Dribbling, 88 Acceleration
Thorgan Hazard8327LMBorussia Dortmund91 Agility, 88 Balance, 86 Acceleration
Filip Kostić8328LMEintracht Frankfurt91 Stamina, 89 Acceleration, 89 Crossing
Rafa8327LMSL Benfica94 Sprint Speed, 93 Acceleration, 90 Agility
Steven Bergwijn8323LMTottenham Hotspur90 Balance, 88 Acceleration, 87 Sprint Speed
Ousmane Dembélé8323LWFC Barcelona93 Acceleration, 92 Sprint Speed, 89 Dribbling
Dimitri Payet8233LWOlympique de Marseille86 Dribbling, 85 Crossing, 85 Ball Control
Ivan Perišić8231LMInter Milan85 Jumping, 85 Positioning, 84 Shot Power
Yannick Carrasco8227LMAtlético Madrid91 Sprint Speed, 90 Acceleration, 90 Agility
Marco Asensio8224LWReal Madrid86 Shot Power, 86 Ball Control, 84 Dribbling
Robin Gosens8226LMAtalanta91 Jumping, 86 Stamina, 84 Positioning

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