FIFA 16 Crystal Palace – For those gamers that don’t like playing online, manager mode is their FIFA haven. A place where you can take apart any team you want, and completely construct a new one, however you please. Sometimes though, it helps to have a helping hand in explaining how to best use different teams on Career Mode. So, RealSport have devised a team-by-team guide for anyone looking to start a manager mode on FIFA 16. A list of some other useful FIFA guides: Complete Premier League Team-By-Team Guide For Completing Career Mode:
- Title hopefuls = Chelsea, Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool
- European football-chasers = Spurs, Everton, Leicester, Southampton, West Ham
- Mid-tablers = Newcastle, Stoke, West Brom, Swansea, Crystal Palace, Watford
- Relegation-battlers = Norwich, Bournemouth, Aston Villa, Sunderland
- Always choose the lenient option when selecting your ‘financial strictness’. This way you get 85% of the money that the board receives from outgoing transfers to spend on new players
- Use the new ‘Training’ feature – even if you can’t be bothered to always carry out the drills, simulate 5 drills every week, it’s a useful way to help your players grow outside of matches
- Transfer budget – £17m
- Wage budget – £90k
What the team needs
- Centre back
Who you should get rid of A general rule here is to sell off players that are old (31+), as on FIFA, their ratings can deteriorate pretty fast, so it’s best to cash in on them while their still valuable. Below are the names of the Crystal Palace players you should get rid of and the lowest value at which you should sell that player:
- Lee Chung Yong – £2.5m
- Jonathan Williams – £2.2m
Total Received = £4.7m New Budget = £21.7m
Who you should buy (with the smaller budget)
If you can, aim to sign younger players, as FIFA has this thing for making a majority of all decent young players develop pretty well, even if they don’t in real life. If you can’t sell the ‘deadweight’ players, the following are those you can sign within your original budget (£17m):
Name: Jores Okore (76) Cost: £7.5m from Hertha BSC
Is he worth it?
- Given how good this Palace team can become, you’d be better off signing players who can contribute right away, rather than opting for a lesser-rated, cheaper player
- Okore fits in nicely beside Scott Dann and is a fair bit younger than Damien Delaney (33) and Brede Hangeland (34)
- Okore also makes up for the general lack of pace in Palace’s defence as well, giving you a win-win all round
Alternative option – John Brooks (76) – £6.5m (Hertha BSC)
Name: Divock Origi (76) Cost: £9m Is he worth it?
- Origi is a smart buy here, as Liverpool don’t have room in their first team for him right now, so are usually always willing to sell
- With the potential to grow to around 86, signing Origi adds another dimension to Swansea’s somewhat target-man orientated attack of Gomis & Eder
Alternative option – Breel Donald Embolo (76) – £9.5m (Basel)
Who you should buy (with the larger budget)
If you do manage to sell the ‘deadweight’ players listed above, these are the extra players you should think about signing. Each player’s rating is shown in brackets:
Name: Munir (73) Cost: Loan from Barcelona Is he worth it?
- In the event you don’t manage to offload either Chung Yong or Williams, Munir is a nice cheap signing to compensate for that lack of interest
Name: Eder Alvarez Balanta (74) Cost: £3.3m from River Plate Is he worth it?
- If you do manage to raise around £4m from your deadweight players, then Balanta is one of those rare cheap, but massively productive players