FIFA 20: Christian Eriksen continues to unlock defences on EA’s new slick game

How has this player changed since last year, and how to make the most of him in FIFA 20.


Our appetite for FIFA 20 is well and truly growing now that the demo has dropped, and you can expect more announcements on their way.

Here, we review some of the best rated players in the world and shed some advice on how to use them. Next up, it’s Spurs architect Christian Eriksen.

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Christian Eriksen (OVR 88)

Position: CAM, CM

Age: 27

Club: Tottenham

Country: Denmark

2018-19 Season

Eriksen had a “disappointing” season last year, with many saying he looked like he didn’t want to be at Tottenham for much longer.

After the UEFA Champions League final, Eriksen publicly said that he wanted to go to Real Madrid, but the move never materialised.

The Dane’s performances earned him a TOTS item

Having started on the bench for the first two games of the 2019-20 season, Eriksen was brought in the 70th minute against a winning Aston Villa side, and went on to create all three goals to win the game.

Since then, the Danish international has scored against rivals Arsenal and put in a brilliant performance in a convincing 4-0 win over Crystal Palace.

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Eriksen has rightfully earned his space back in the Spurs squad, in what looks to be his last season at the club.

Changes to FIFA 19 OVR

Pace -1

Shooting -1

Passing +1

Dribbling -2

Defending 0

Physicality -1

Eriksen’s overall rating has not changed this year even though his Pace, Shooting, Dribbling and Physicality stats have all taken a hit.

Style of play

Arguably the Premier League’s most creative, intelligent and imaginative midfielder, Christian Eriksen has been Tottenham Hotspur’s creative director for the past five seasons.

He never shies away from the ball, and runs the game by dictating the pace and finding gaps in the opposition’s defence.

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Eriksen is an extremely skilled passer of the ball; according to Opta, he has created the most chances, scored the most midfielder goals, and scored the most goals from outside the box out of any player in the league, since his arrival at Tottenham in 2013.

As well as being a gifted ball handler and passer, Eriksen is also known for the incredible accuracy and power of his long shots, making him Spurs’ most reliable set piece taker.

Traits

  • Likes to cut inside
  • Plays the ball off the ground often
  • Likes to do layoffs
  • Likes to shoot from distance
  • Does not dive into tackles

Strengths

  • Key passes
  • Through balls
  • Long shots
  • Set-pieces
  • Crossing
  • Holding the ball

Weaknesses

  • Aerial duels
  • Tackling
  • Tracking back

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Julian Sims

A 22-year-old History graduate and a life-long gamer.

I started at RealSport covering football and basketball content, though my passion for esports has compelled me to expand my knowledge and explore the diversity of the gaming community.

I currently lead the site's new category RealFeatures - a collection of pieces focusing on special events, noteworthy games and important figures within the world of esports.

 

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