When it comes to FIFA 20, not everyone wants to play with the best teams.
For some, being able to rely on players like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Kylian Mbappe makes the game too easy. So 4.5 and 5 star teams are lost on them.
Instead, people like a challenge. Perhaps finding an obscure team to master, or a well-known name without the best talents in FIFA 20.
But even then, choosing the right team to suit your particular style can be a laborious task, so we at Squawka have tried to make it a bit simpler for you.
Here is our top eight most exciting 3.5 and 4 star teams to play with on FIFA 20. If we’ve missed your favourite FIFA 20 team out, let us know in the comments section below
The best 3.5 star teams on FIFA 20
Atlanta United were a very interesting team in the 2019 MLS campaign despite their failure to retain the MLS Cup, and they are also an exciting 3.5 star team on FIFA 20.
This team is very much for those of you who like to use pacy players, sprinting down the wings and leaving defenders in the dust. Fran Villalba will be your man for that on the right side of Atalanta’s midfield four, with 92 pace and 4-star skill moves. But he is not alone.
Ezequiel Barco, who starts just in front of Villalba in a very attack-minded 3-4-2-1, has 82 pace while goalscoring striker Josef Martinez comes in with 89. On top of this, the Venezuelan boasts 80 shooting and 4-star weak foot, making him a danger facing either way – no having to cut back in a busy area to try and get a shot on target.
Such an attacking line-up, however, does require a solid defence and Atlanta’s isn’t too bad. Leandro Gonzalez Pirez is the key man in the centre of the back three, with 73 defending and 78 physical but partners Florentin Pogba and Miles Robinson aren’t too bad either. Behind them you have Brad Guzan, whose stats are still pretty decent considering his rating of 72.
Wales are only 3.5 stars on FIFA 20, but doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use them.
Naturally, the star of the show is Gareth Bale, who, despite being downgraded to 85 overall, is still very much a threat. The Welsh winger is categorised as a right-sider by default but his overall stats are strong enough to play him down the middle. Mostly, this is courtesy of his 84 finishing and 92 shot power.
But if you do prefer him on the wing, his pace, dribbling and crossing turns him into a great provider for whoever you position through the middle, be it Harry Wilson or Sam Vokes.
Aside from Bale, Wales also have Aaron Ramsey ready to go in midfield with solid passing and good dribbling, meaning he can either go through defenders on his own or set up teammates. Then there’s Daniel James, initially on the bench but who could easily replace Tom Lawrence, with his 95 pace ready to get you your counter attacks going.
Like Wales, some may feel Celtic are slightly underrated in FIFA 20 but you can use that to your advantage.
Despite their 3.5 star rating, the Scottish champions do have a pretty solid side led by striker Odsonne Edouard. The Frenchman has been key for Celtic over the past few seasons and he can cause some problems for opposition defences with his 83 pace and 72 shooting.
On either flank, Celtic boast tricky wingers in Mohamed Elyounoussi and James Forrest, both of whom have 4-star skill moves and decent crossing stats – the perfect combo with Edouard in the middle.
Celtic also have pace in full-backs Boli Bolingoli and Hatem Abd Elhamed, who you could instruct to overlap when in attack, virtually giving you four wingers.
And if you do get countered, Celtic have a pretty defence defensive duo of Kristoffer Ajer and Christopher Jullien, protected by Scott Brown and his 88 aggression.
Red Bull Salzburg
Everyone knows who Red Bull Salzburg are thanks to their exciting football in the Champions League, but they may still be a team people choose to overlook in FIFA 20 given their 3.5 star rating. They aren’t too bad, however.
Obviously the star man is Erling Braut Haaland, who has pace and power to hurt teams of a similar rating when combined with his 73 shooting. Beside Haaland is Hwang Hee Chan, the perfect partner for the young forward. Hwang is even faster than Haaland, with pace of 91 and decent dribbling at 75. All of this means that if you get beyond the defence with this pair, goals are almost a certainty.
Behind them is a solid midfield including 77-rated Zlatko Junuzovic, whose creativity will be key for unleashing the attack. The midfielder has 81 cross and 88 curve to go with 85 stamina, meaning he will be able to keep up with your opponents all game – not to mention his 4-star weak foot.
Definitely one to consider for a long-term career mode.
The best 4 star teams on FIFA 20
Real Sociedad have had a solid start to the new La Liga campaign and they also represent a pretty sweet 4 star option on FIFA 20.
At the heart of their team is young Martin Odegaard. He, despite being recognised as a winger, is designated as a central option on FIFA 20. But this is to your benefit. With his 5-star skill moves and 84 dribbling, the 20-year-old is as big a danger as any through the middle of the pitch and when playing just behind the striker can bring goals galore.
That striker will most likely be Willian Jose, who boasts 81 shooting and 81 physical – a decent amount considering he is only 82 rated. Not only that, Willian Jose also has 4-star weak foot and skill moves, making his a genuine all-round danger in his team.
Moving further back, Sociedad boast the likes of Mikel Merino, Igor Zubeldia and Asier Illarramedi among their midfield options, providing the good defensive cover required with a team so attack-heavy. Nacho Monreal also gives some solidity at left-back, but his pace means he’s better off staying away from the attack unless you want to get countered.
Sociedad also had the likes of Adnan Januzaj and Alexander Isak on their bench should you desire fresh options, though Mikel Oyarzabal and Portu should keep you satisfied on the wings.
Galatasaray had a crazy summer transfer window and it has made them a genuinely interesting team to use in FIFA 20, like a throwback Premier League XI.
The big name of the lot is Falcao who, at 83 rated, still can produce the goals if you’re not too hung up on pace. The Colombian has 86 finishing and 90 jumping but just 64 sprint speed.
However, he can be flanked by Ryan Babel and Sofiane Feghouli who have 83 and 86 pace respectively. Additionally, the pair have 4-star skill moves and decent crossing stats, ensuring they can cause various problems to opposition defenders.
In the middle of the pitch, Galatasaray have a solid midfield trio that will provide a good screen for your back-line without stifling creativity. Mario Lemina and Steven Nzonzi are both effective tacklers but also possess impressive passing stats, helping to keep possession away in the opponent’s half.
And if they are beaten, then Christian Luyindama is an absolute rock at the back, with 92 strength and 84 aggression, ready to bully any striker that comes his way.
Wolves are certainly an interesting team to use on FIFA 20 if you find the right system for them and you.
By default, they set up in a 5-3-2 with a very narrow midfield, relying on Matt Doherty and Jonny for their width. But those who like their pacy players will waste no time in rejigging the formation to bring in Adama Traore. The Spaniard is one of the fastest players in FIFA 20, boasting 96 pace and has 84 dribbling to go with it.
Putting him attack alongside the likes of Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez will cause problems for your opponents. The latter, a modestly-rated 80 overall has decent stats across the board and his 81 finishing will be crucial to ensure you make the most of your attacks.
But perhaps the real highlight of the team, for those who enjoy possession football, is the midfield partnership of Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves. Moutinho’s short passing of 87 should not be overlooked while his long passing isn’t far behind at 85. Neves is fairly similar with high-levels for passing but players might want to try and make the most of his 83 long shots.
We return to Turkey for Besiktas, certainly an interesting proposition. While there are no standout players in terms of overall rating (Adem Ljajic is their highest-rated player, at 81), as a unit this can work.
Ljajic is still very much a key player, boasting 84 dribbling and 80 passing to go with 4-star weak foot and skill moves. The Serbian midfielder is a real threat through the middle.
But if playing at high speed is more your game, then look no further than Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Jeremain Lens on the wings. The veteran of the pair, Lens, has a frightening pace of 88 combined with 4-star skill moves and 80 dribbling to cause problems on either the left or the right. Meanwhile, Nkoudou is slightly faster with pace of 90, which can see him hurt defences if you make use of his 71 crossing and 74 curve. And to put away the chances you create is Burak Yilmax, with finishing of 82 and shot power at 85.
Besiktas aren’t just exciting in attack, however, with the club also boasting the likes of Mohamed Elneny and Domagoj Vida among their defensive players.