We’ve profiled the best left-sided defenders in FIFA 21, but it can be argued that there is a deeper abundance of talent higher up on the flank, and we have them all in one spot.
Choosing FIFA 21 Career Mode’s Best Wonderkid Left Wingers (LW & LM)
Zippy, technical and with an eye for goal, left midfielders and wingers have a range of tricks to unlock defences.
Cutting in, or skipping round the outside, a host of the game’s young stars have speed to burn, and are a nightmare for defenders.
While profiling the best five players in-depth, those that feature in the article are left midfielders/wingers with Potential of at least 83 or more, as you look to the future and progress through your FIFA 21 career mode.
Here are the top left midfielder/winger wonderkids, with all the players outside Vinícius Jr able to be signed for £36m or less.
For a full list of ALL of the best wonderkid left wingers (LW & LM), view the table towards the end of the page.
Vinícius Jr. (OVR 80 – POT 93)
Team: Real Madrid
Best Position: LW
Overall/Potential: 80 OVR / 93 POT
Value (Release Clause): £24.8m (£120 million)
Wage: £86k per week
Best Attributes: 95 Acceleration, 95 Sprint Speed, 85 Agility
Vinícius Jr has been touted as a star of the future for a number of years now, and the 20-year-old is slowly emerging as a proper first team player at Real Madrid. Making 38 appearances last season across all competitions, the Brazillian registered five goals and four assists, with Zinedine Zidane calling for an improvement.
Accepting the call, Vinícius has made early inroads already in 20/21, with two goals in three appearances for Los Blancos. More starting opportunities and exposure will only bolster his credentials.
Speed is king on FIFA and Vinícius is the equal-fourth fastest player by Sprint Speed (95), alongside Manchester United’s Daniel James. 95 Acceleration and 94 Agility round out his exceptional movement, with 88 Dribbling meaning he can galivant both with or without the ball at pace.
To improve his overall game, there needs to be more of an attacking edge, with 68 Finishing and 73 Short Power letting him down a fraction, as well as 71 Crossing while cutting in from the left. Development on the training ground with a focus on these attributes will rocket his overall rating, though a hefty release clause of £120 millionin the latest update means you’ll need either quite a bountiful bank account or a good day negotiating.
Ansu Fati (OVR 76 – POT 90)
Best Position: LW, RW
Overall/Potential: 76 OVR / 90 POT
Value (Release Clause): £13.5m (£36m)
Wage: £21k per week
Best Attributes: 89 Acceleration, 87 Sprint Speed, 89 Agility
Another right-footer who prefers to play on the left, Ansu Fati’s Barcelona career could well parallel Vinícius Jr’s at Real, even if he happens to be two years younger.
Fati thus far has been slightly more prolific in front of goal, scoring more goals in less appearances than his Real rival (eight in 33 games), and has three goals in as many games in the 20/21 season.
Fati’s ratings are well-rounded and not dependent on his high speed ratings, even if they all sit in the high 80s. 89 Acceleration, 89 Agility and 87 Sprint Speed lay a foundation, though his 79 Dribbling, 77 Ball Control and 75 Finishing mean Fati can contribute in all facets at a high level already.
First team action on its own should bulk up his 64 Stamina and 67 Vision, though extra work should be put in to boost his Shot Power (67) and Crossing (69).
Fati’s release clause is expensive, though a club of relative wealth should have little trouble triggering the £38m fee.
Pedri (OVR 72 – POT 88)
Best Position: LM, CAM
Overall/Potential: 72 OVR / 88 POT
Value (Release Clause): £5.4m (£14.7m)
Wage: £9k per week
Best Attributes: 88 Balance, 88 Agility, 86 Acceleration
The second Barcelona player on the list, Pedri is a new signing at Camp Nou after a successful stint in La Liga 2 with Las Palmas.
Coming on as a substitute in all three La Liga matches for his new club, the €5m wonderkid has been lauded for his intelligence off the ball and vision, with enough pace to jink past defenders.
While Pedri’s Vision rating is reflective of the scouting reports (77), his 88 Balance and 88 Agility headline his attributes, with 86 Acceleration and 80 Composure rounding out his ratings of 80 and above. Pedri has a range of passing (77 Long Passing, 75 Short Passing), and adequate Ball Control (71) to keep attacking moves alive.
When considering his ability to play as an attacking midfielder, it’s perhaps wise to develop Pedri’s Long Shots (60) and Shot Power (61) to add another dimension to his game. Pedri’s 63 Finishing leaves a lot to be desired, though work in the new development centre could add a dimension to his game.
Bukayo Saka (OVR 75 – POT 88)
Best Position: LM, LWB, RW
Overall/Potential: 75 OVR / 88 POT
Value (Release Clause): £10.8m (no release clause as of October 10)
Wage: £20k per week
Best Attributes: 86 Acceleration, 83 Agility, 82 Sprint Speed
Bukayo Saka is enjoying a career highlight this week, coming off a debut for the Three Lions, a just reward for his play over the last 18 months at the Emirates.
Deployed 16 times as a left back by Mikel Arteta last season, Saka moved higher up for the rest of his 39 appearances across all competitions, contributing with eleven assists, as well as four goals of his own. Saka has opened his scoring account this season already, scoring in a 2-1 win against Sheffield United.
Saka is listed predominantly as a left midfielder in FIFA, with 86 Acceleration and 82 Sprint Speed headlining his dual-threat both at the back and in attack. 79 Crossing and 78 Dribbling make him a threat in terms of providing, though his 64 Shot Power is one attribute to focus on in his development.
If you’re targeting Saka to contribute more in defence, it’ll be worth considering a defensive focus at training. Saka’s 55 Defensive Awareness and 58 Standing Tackles are areas of immediate concern, while he also has a rating of 62 for Sliding Tackles.
With a contract valid at Arsenal until 2025, you may not be able to barter for a cheap price with much ease, though his value of £10.8m is easily under his worth down the line.
Agustín Urzi (OVR 73 – POT 88)
Team: Club Atlético Banfield
Best Position: LM, CM, RM
Overall/Potential: 73 OVR / 88 POT
Value (Release Clause): £8.1m (£17m)
Wage: £9k per week
Best Attributes: 85 Acceleration, 89 Agility, 78 Balance
A Banfield boy through and through, Urzi signed on with his local club as an eight-year-old, making his first team debut in November 2018. While numbers suggest he doesn’t trouble the opposition goalkeeper as much as he’d like in his early career, his Speed Dribbler trait on FIFA suggests he doesn’t give defenders a moment’s rest.
European suitors have liked what they’ve seen too, with several clubs sniffing around, enquiring about his services. Atletico, Inter and Roma are just some of the clubs tracking his progress, and a move across the Atlantic seems inevitable.
Like most talent on the flanks, Urzi’s speed underpins his talent, with 89 Sprint Speed and 85 Acceleration the base of his game. Urzi’s Dribbling (78) is a handful for opponents, with 77 Crossing befitting a player who likes to go around the outside and put his teammates in positions to score.
Urzi’s Short Passing (62) and Long Passing (53) are two attributes begging for attention for him to be more effective, with room to grow in terms of Shot Power (68) and Finishing (59).
Urzi’s release clause sits at £17m, though with a contract running out at the end of the first season in career mode, you may be able to negotiate a bargain price for the Argentinian.
All the Best Wonderkid Left Wingers (LW & LM) on FIFA 21
Here are all the best LWs and LMs with a potential of 83 or more in FIFA 21 Career Mode.
|Vinícius Jr.||LW||19||80||93||Real Madrid||£24.8m||£86k|
|Ansu Fati||LW RW||17||76||90||Barcelona||£13.5m||£21k|
|Bukayo Saka||LM LWB RW||18||75||88||Arsenal||£10.8m||£20k|
|Agustín Urzi||LM CM RM||20||73||88||Club Atlético Banfield||£8.1m||£9k|
|Moussa Diaby||LM||20||81||88||Bayer 04 Leverkusen||£22.5m||£49k|
|Giovanni Reyna||LM CAM||17||68||87||Borussia Dortmund||£1.6m||£2k|
|Christian Pulisic||LW RW LM||21||81||87||Chelsea||£22.1m||£75k|
|Ryan Sessegnon||LM LW LB||20||75||86||Tottenham Hotspur||£10.4m||£45k|
|Gabriel Martinelli||LW LM ST||19||74||85||Arsenal||£8.6m||£34k|
|Rabbi Matondo||LM ST RM||19||70||85||Schalke||£3.4m||£7k|
|Ezequiel Barco||LW CF||21||74||85||Atlanta United||£8.6m||£6k|
|Alan Velasco||LM RM ST||17||64||84||Independiente||£810k||£495|
|Ignacio Aliseda||LW RW ST||20||70||84||Chicago Fire||£3.5m||£4k|
|Arvin Appiah||LM RM||19||64||84||UD Almería||£878k||£1k|
|Robin Hack||LM CAM||21||74||84||Nürnberg||£8.1m||£8k|
|Justin Kluivert||LM RM LW||21||74||84||Roma||£8.1m||£450|
|Luis Sinisterra||LW RW||21||75||84||Feyenoord||£9.5m||£10k|
|Cedric Teguía||LM LB||18||66||83||Real Oviedo||£1.2m||£1|
|Rodney Redes||LW LM||20||69||83||Club Guaraní||£2.1m||£450|
|Bryan Gil||LW LM||19||65||83||Sevilla||£1.1m||£4k|
|Billy Arce||LM||21||71||83||LDU Quito||£3.8m||£450|
|Fernando||LM ST||21||71||83||Shakhtar Donetsk||£3.8m||£450|
|Antonio Marin||LW RW CAM||19||67||83||Dinamo Zagreb||£1.4m||£450|
|Oliver Batista Meier||LW CAM||19||66||83||SC Heerenveen||£1.3m||£2k|
|Anthony Gordon||LW LM CF||19||65||83||Everton||£1.1m||£9k|
|Giorgi Chakvetadze||LM CAM CM||20||72||83||KAA Gent||£5m||£11k|
|Pedro Neto||LW CF RW||20||72||83||Wolves||£5m||£35k|
|Ruben Vargas||LM RM||21||74||83||FC Augsburg||£7.7m||£16k|
|Michael Johnston||LM ST RM||21||70||83||Celtic||£3.1m||£18k|
|Jacob Larsen||LM||21||74||83||TSG 1899 Hoffenheim||£7.7m||£19k|
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