FIFA 21 Career Mode: Chelsea – Confirmed Ratings, Line-up, Potential, Guide, Transfers & more

With three signings arriving and a few more on the way, The Blues could be the team to choose.

Alastair Pusinelli by Alastair Pusinelli
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After claiming a Champions League spot with a young squad, Chelsea looks to be in a great place under Frank Lampard.

With FIFA 21 less than a month, Chelsea will be one of the most exciting teams on the game, and perhaps the choice on Career Mode.

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Squad

Chelsea have been active in the summer window and have certainly strengthened their starting XI.

Starting XI

With a shaky defence last season, Frank Lampard had to move away from his preferred 4-3-3 last season into a 5-2-3.

The acquisition of Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell and free agent Thiago Silva has helped to sure up that shaky backline significantly ahead of the Premier League’s return.

And with a plethora of new attacking talent in the form of Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, it looks as though a 4-2-31 will be the formation of choice at Stamford Bridge this season.

For FIFA 21, we’ve levelled this up to a more aggressive 4-3-3 Attack.

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NEW LOOK! It’s a totally different side to last season for Frank

Bench

As is stands, you are likely to go for Edouard Mendy (OVR 79), Kurt Zouma (OVR 80), Marcos Alonso (OVR 81), Jorginho (OVR 83), Ross Barkley (OVR 78), Mason Mount (OVR 80) and Olivier Giroud (OVR 79) on the bench.

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FUTURE STAR! Mount is definitely a player to keep at the club

This could all change with more business set to be in the pipeline for the Blues. Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is not confirmed yet but is said to be close to signing, which could push Kepa to the bench.

Reserves

Outside the matchday 18, you could be tempted by the likes of Reece James (OVR 77), Emerson (OVR 79), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (OVR 78) and Tammy Abraham (OVR 78).

Other youngsters like Fikayo Tomori, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Billy Gilmour are also worth having around the squad as they will have high potentials.

Tactics

Frank Lampard likes to play dynamic football with a high-pressing game, and with new personnel, the Blues can execute that much better this season.

When on the ball, you’ll want to find Kai Havertz in space in front of the defence, allowing him to pick passes to the flanks, shoot from range or look to thread through Timo Werner.

Ensure the attacking midfielder has “free roam” on his positioning freedom to execute this.

CREATOR – Get your no.10 into space

Your wingers will be key to how you play, but you are likely to use Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech very differently.

Utilise Pulisic’s pace by setting his attacking runs to “get in behind”, but you’ll want Ziyech to “come short” to make the most of his creativity and shooting from range.

USE YOUR PACE – Pulisic can rip apart the defence

The fastest player will be striker Werner, so make sure he too is on “get in behind” and the German is likely to be rampant on the counter-attack.

Off the bench, utilise the pace of Callum Hudson-Odoi or the aerial abilities of Tammy Abraham or Olivier Giroud to shake things up.

For more midfield firepower, Ross Barkley can add creativity and goals, whilst Jorginho could be key when looking for more possession.

Transfers

Despite the Blues’ summer spending spree, there are still areas to strengthen within the squad.

Out

We are expecting the likes of Victor Moses, Davide Zappacosta, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater, Kenedy and Charly Musonda to have all moved away by the end of the transfer window.

With such a massive squad, these players will be surplus to requirements on FIFA 21 Career Mode.

Sending some of the younger players like Billy Gilmour out on loan could be worth your while too if they are not likely to see much game time.

In

With just Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi as the out and out wingers in the squad, another wide player could be important.

Real Sociedad’s Portu and Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele would provide pacey options on the right hand side.

The arrival of Mendy in goal will create more competition for places, but a top-rated goalkeeper may also be high on your list of priorities.

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Training

Chelsea’s young squad will be littered with stars in the next few seasons and you can you can expect plenty of the squad to end up with overall ratings in high 80s.

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FIFA 21’s new growth system will allow you to improve players, as well as helping them transition into playing new positions.

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NEXT GENERATION – Mason Mount has already become a “FIFA Next” Ambassador

Reece James is certainly one player to get on the training ground. With Azpilicueta not getting any younger, James is the obvious candidate to slot in at right back.

Depending on your preference, you could begin training him to fit in with three at the back. With his physical attributes, James could easily play further forward as a RWB/RM, or even slot into a back three!

Other players to make sure are training include youngsters Hudson-Odoi, Mount, Tomori, Gilmour and Abraham.

Confirmed Ratings

The confirmed ratings for Chelsea so far are as follows:

  • N’Golo Kante – 88 OVR
  • Thiago Silva – 85 OVR
  • Timo Werner – 85 OVR
  • Hakim Ziyech – 85 OVR
  • Kai Havertz – 85 OVR
  • Cesar Azpilicueta – 84 OVR
  • Jorginho – 83 OVR
  • Mateo Kovacic – 83 OVR
  • Kepa – 82 OVR
  • Christian Pulisic – 81 OVR
  • Marcos Alonso – 81 OVR
  • Antonio Rudiger – 81 OVR
  • Ben Chilwell – 81 OVR
  • Mason Mount – 80 OVR
  • Kurt Zouma – 80 OVR
  • Olivier Giroud – 79 OVR
  • Emerson – 79 OVR
  • Andreas Christensen – 79 OVR
  • Tiemoue Bakayoko – 79 OVR
  • Ross Barkley – 78 OVR
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 78 OVR
  • Tammy Abraham – 78 OVR

To find out more about Chelsea’s ratings for FIFA 21 head here.

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Alastair Pusinelli

First console: GameBoy Color / Favourite Game: Assassin's Creed 2 / Currently playing: Football Manager 2020

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