A new FIFA release means all the career mode freaks out there are going to have to start from scratch again. While that may seem daunting for some, others will find it an exciting new challenge, with the chance to incorporate the best players from all over the world in your quest to build your dream team.
If you plan on building a team with one eye on the future, then the inclusion of some young gun English talent will get you off to a great start. In this article we take a look at the brightest young talents The Three Lions have to offer, and with England’s recent successes at both the U-17 and U-20 World Cup’s, it seems there’s no better place to start. While not all of these wonderkids begin with a good enough rating to set the world on fire, with good regular training and some first-team experience, those ratings will surely rise. Check out our list of the best young English players in EA Sports FIFA 20 below:
10. Reece James (Chelsea: RB, CDM)
We kick the list off with Chelsea fullback, Reece James. Primarily a right-back, his initial rating is at 73 with a maximum potential of 86. The 19-year old has worked his way through the Chelsea Academy and has recently broken into the first team under Frank Lampard. For his country, Reece has played for the U-17s, the U-19s and has recently been included for the U-21 squad. His high potential means he’d be a great pick up early in your save and he could grow into one of the better right backs in the game.
9. Angel Gomes (Manchester United: CAM, CM, LW)
The youngest ever player to represent the Red Devils, Angel Gomes thoroughly deserves his spot on our list. The 18-year old is a creative genius in the making with a maximum rating of 86 and starting out as a 68 rated player. Angel has already made a name for himself at Old Trafford making his debut in the 16-17 season. He’s represented England at U-17 and U-20 level, and his creativity would make him an asset for any career mode player willing to nurture his talents.
8. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham: LM, LW, LB)
Fulham product Ryan Sessegnon is no surprise entry in our list. The Tottenham midfielder is a 19-year old with an initial rating of 75 and his final rating of 86 does justice to his undoubted potential. In the 17-18 season, Ryan was a key player as his Fulham side pushed for promotion to the Premier League, scoring 15 goals in the process. This led to him signing for Tottenham in 2019, in a deal worth £25 million ($32 million) fee. He’s been a standout performer for England’s under age national teams, having representing the Three Lions at U-17, U-19, and U-21 levels. His versatility down the left-side of the pitch could make him an solid addition to any save.
7. Mason Mount (Chelsea: CAM, LW, CM)
Chelsea star Mason Mount is breaking down walls this season. The 75 rated, 20-year old attacking midfielder is a dangerous threat with the ball at his feet. This is well reflected in his potential rating of 86 in FIFA 20. The Englishman has represented the Blues at every level from the U-16s and made his national team debut for England earlier this year against Bulgaria. Successful loan spells at Vitesse in the Dutch Eredivisie and Derby County in the EFL Championship (under current manager Frank Lampard), mean he’s already got plenty of first team experience under his belt and can hit the ground running in your first team squad.
6. Declan Rice (West Ham: CDM, CB)
West Ham’s pride and joy Declan Rice is the most coveted defensive midfielder on this list. Another 20-year old, Declan has the potential of reaching an overall rating of 87 and starts the game out with a rating of 78. Declan has spent 6 years with The Hammers and made his debut for the senior side during the 16-17 season after impressing at U-21 level. Rice debuted for England this year during the EURO qualifications and with his ability to slot in at centre back as well, he’d be an excellent pick up for any team in FIFA 20.
5. Mason Greenwood (Manchester United: CF, RM, ST)
The only centre forward on the list, Greenwood is a sharp 17-year old attacker with a maximum rating of 87, so don’t be fooled by his initial rating of 67. He’s donned the Red kit since the age of six and has cemented his position as a future star. He’s broken his way into the U-21 national side, having previously played for the U-17s. The young attacker has strong pace and agility attributes, and can play with both feet, making him a great addition to any squad. With more matches he’ll surely improve and become one of the strongest forwards in the game.
4. Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea: RW, LW)
18-year old Chelsea winger, Callum Hudson-Odoi was a revelation in the Premier League last season. A 74-rated player with 86 pace, he has a maximum potential of 88. Callum initially impressed at U-18 level scoring multiple times in the FA Youth Cup and was soon promoted to the U-23s. The following year, he made his first Premier League appearance and has enjoyed first-team football from then on. Although breaking through to the first team at Chelsea FC, he’ll be hoping to add more goals to his game in order to push to the next level. With his blistering pace, this recently capped England international would would be a great signing for any club.
3. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool: RB)
One of the hottest full-backs in the world, 20 year-old TAA is an obvious entry on this list. Even though he’s 83-rated to begin with, this beast can still be pumped up to a massive 89. His breakthrough with Liverpool came in the 16-17 season during which he made his Premier League debut. In addition to that, he played an important role in Liverpool’s 18-19 UEFA Champions League winning season. His success with Liverpool helped pave the way for his national team debut with England in 2018. Alexander-Arnold’s consistent world-class performances have seen him considered one of the world’s best in his position, and with time on his side, he’s still got room for improvement. If you’re looking for leading right back who’ll be with you for years to come, look no further!
2. Phil Foden (Manchester City: CAM, CM)
A gifted midfielder, 19-year old Foden makes his way in at second spot on our list. Initially 76-rated, Phil Foden can jump up to 90 if trained right and given plenty of first team football. A City Academy product, Foden has risen to the top, having joined the club at the age of eight. During the 17-18 campaign, the lad finally got his debut start for City after a series of appearances off the bench and he hasn’t looked back, even managing to get his name on the scoresheet. Foden is the youngest player to win a Premier League winners’ medal and is also the youngest Man City player to score in the UEFA Champions League. He has represented his national side at U-17 and U-21 levels and it’s easy to see why the youngster is so highly rated by his gaffer Pep Guardiola.
1. Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund: RM, LM)
Of course, Jadon Sancho is the numero uno in our list of the top English wonderkids in FIFA 20. Beginning with an impressive rating of 84, 19-year old Sancho has max rating of 92. Starting out with the Manchester City Academy, he signed for Borussia Dortmund in 2017 and made his debut the following year. Sancho quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Dortmund and is now one of the most sought-after young talents in world football. Representing England at all youth levels, Sancho made his senior debut against Kosovo earlier this year and has now amassed several caps for The Three Lions. Comfortable on both sides of midfield, Jadon Sancho has the ability walk straight into almost any starting line-up and should be high on your list of potential signings if your transfer budget allows.
Summary: Best Young English Players in FIFA 20
|Jadon Sancho||Borussia Dortmund||RM||19||84||92|
|Phil Foden||Manchester City||CAM||19||76||90|
|Mason Greenwood||Manchester United||CF||17||67||87|
|Declan Rice||West Ham United||CDM||20||78||87|
|Ryan Sessegnon||Tottenham Hotspur||LM||19||75||86|
|Angel Gomes||Manchester United||CAM||18||68||86|
Judging by our list, it goes without saying that England undoubtedly features some of the best young talent in the game. Incorporate these wonderkids into your squad, give them some game time and they’ll quickly develop into the kind of world-class players that can help lead your team to glory for years to come. The future looks bright for the The Three Lions!