A FIFA guru has sparked controversy online after releasing his proposed Ultimate Team starter roster for FIFA 23.
British YouTube star NepentheZ, real name Craig Douglas, recently shared a video of his favorite lineup with his 2 million subscribers.
It offers good value for money while ensuring you’re still getting your hands on top players.
It comes as FIFA 23 hits shelves around the globe today in what promises to be one of the biggest gaming events of the year.
Douglas, who also has a huge following on TikTok, kicked off his FUT Tips with a solid starting roster for FIFA Ultimate Team.
This is the franchise’s popular multiplayer game mode, where you can buy and build your dream team.
Douglas’ action starts with Juventus goalkeeper Mattia Perin, who competes with an overall rating of 80.
That’s not bad considering he’s the Italian giants’ backup shot-stopper behind Wojciech Szczesny.
In the back he opts for Real Madrid’s Danny Carvajal at right-back alongside Juve’s Bremer at right centre-back.
The Brazilian is partnered with Ajax’s Dutch rock star Jurrien Timber and left-back Owen Wijndal.
In the center of the park, Juve’s Weston McKennie meets Real Sociedad’s Mikel Merino and Real Madrid’s Aurélien Tchouaméni.
The wingers sacrifice a bit of pace for other stats to keep the team relatively affordable.
Douglas placed Madrid’s Asensio on the right wing, while on the other side of the field, Ajax’s Steven Bergwijn completed the midfield.
Up front, Serbian goalscorer Dušan Vlahović provides the firepower needed to defeat your opponents.
It’s a decent team that most players would do fairly well with, but Douglas’ proposals drew criticism on social media.
On TikTok, a viewer commented: “Not enough Prem players, unfortunately nepenthez so L”.
Another complained about the price of the squad, writing: “Price: 500,000”.
However, others clearly saw the potential value in the lineup.
One commenter said, “Might use that.”
FIFA 23 is out today and will be the last in the franchise to be published by EA Sports.
The US gaming giant has had a public falling out with FIFA, the global governing body of football, over finances and the two are going their separate ways.
This week’s FUT Team of the Week has already been announced and there are some great new cards with ratings in the high 80’s.
Most impressive is Liverpool’s Mo Salah, who now has a 91 rating and joins the club’s top rated male player.
This year’s FIFA features a number of player rating changes, with Barcelona midfielder Alexia Putellas becoming the first player ever to achieve the game’s highest rating of 92.
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