The first edition of the ePremier League will kick off during this week, with 40 of the top players from 20 different Premier League clubs vying to lift the title of the division’s best in EA Sports’ FIFA 19. These 40 players will be divided into two categories of 20 each wherein one category will compete on Xbox One while the other will compete on the Playstation 4.
These players will be looking to go past their respective categories and compete in a final which will be cross-console. However, this competition being solely about the Premier League, the EPL stars will only be permitted to choose players from the top flight English division for making an Ultimate Team. Two players playing for Newcastle United- James Greene and Jake Shaw showcased the highlighted players of their combined team for the upcoming ePremier league.
Tactics and Formation
The most common formation that both the players expect most players to use is 4-2-3-1, with either the wide or narrow variation. Utilizing three attacking midfield players to divide the line in between the midfield of the defence in order to get swift passes in the process or take the option of a back-post cross. The key is to defend prior to attacking to destroy your opposition in the break.
Goalkeeping and Defence
Both players had to agree on the fact that David De Gea is the sole option when it comes to a goalkeeper especially considering his card for Team of the Year. This is not surprising as he had made 11 saves in a game against Tottenham in January while also maintaining a clean sheet.
For defence, Kyle Walker is the man for right back as his statistics show that he is tall, can jump high, and is very strong and fast at the defensive line. He also possesses the FUT Birthday card for centre back. For centre back- Virgil Van Dijk and David Luiz are the top options as the former’s rating at 97 makes him a beast in defence, while the latter has a flashback card in his favour owing to him having won the Champions’ with Chelsea in 2012.
Midfield and attacking
Looking at his current form, a team would be making a terrible decision if they were to play without N’Golo Kante at CDM. With such versatility in his repertoire there is nothing in his statistics which is less than 89 apart from shooting. Alongside him in central midfield is another Frenchman Paul Pogba as he is a great option to come in driving from deep carrying the ball with a great ability to shoot. For CAM Kevin Bruyne is the top option especially being rated at 97.
In the attacking position Aubameyang is the best predictions especially owing to his FUT Birthday card for right wing. Employing a striker who can play out wide is very effective especially owing to his height. To bolster the attack up front Heung-min Son is a very lucrative option especially owing to his pace, dribbling and shooting at 90 all of which are paired with a FUT Birthday card.