The engine room. Centre Midfield. Its where the magic so often happens. Playmakers, steely defensive midfielders and long shots make the game exciting. So, whether you’re looking for the next Andrea Pirlo or the next Bastian Schweinsteiger, this post is here to help you to find the best young central attacking or defensive midfielders for your ultimate team or Fifa 14 career mode.
Starting with a Rolls Royce of a midfield player, with the attributes to slot into most teams on the game and the potential to reach the very top. His potential is listed at 87 but we’ve seen him hit the 90s. Very dangerous bursting forward from Midfield, unleashing shots from range and using his powerhouse status to threaten from corners and set pieces.
Certainly not a weak player at the start but is more suitable for those on a budget and looking to build for the future, Goretzka goes on to become a complete Midfielder, and can pass, tackle and score goals for your team as well as dictate the play. Can hit the late 80s and early 90s on the game to become a top centre mid.
Sticking with the theme of players for the future, and teams on a budget, this next player will need time and patience to reach his potential, and can achieve the most growth out of any midfielder in the game, starting with a 60 rating and hitting 84 (or sometimes higher), once he starts to live up to his potential he becomes a creative force with stamina and the ability to frighten the opposition.
It would be rude not to put a potential English superstar in here. More of a defensive option and good at breaking up the play, freeing up your creative stars to make things happen going forward. Chalobah’s rating starts at 70 and has a lot of room for growth up into the 80s or even 90s. If you can prize him from Chelsea you could have a real prospect on your hands.
This player can be tough to acquire in career mode as he is at PSG. You might be able to tempt him as he struggles to break into their star studded midfield. In a similar ilk to Pogba, his rating is such that he can fit into most teams early on in the game, and become a top Midfield General at even the biggest clubs. Dubbed the heir to Pirlo’s illustrious crown, this young man can dictate play from the deep midfield positions or press higher up.
Plying his trade at FC Zult Waregem in Belgium, a real defensive beast with great strength, balance and aggression right from the outset, his potential growth of 14 quickly pads out the rest of his stats. He fits into top teams with time, and is a great option for building for the future, especially if your career is about resurrecting a sleeping giant.