Potential can be a somewhat confusing factor to consider when considering players for your FIFA 20 team. Generally, it’s used to take a look at the players who have the most space to improve. This is usually true of particularly young players, as they will have more time to gain ranking when compared to older players. Luckily, EA has revealed a list of the top 20 players with the highest potential. We’ve included them in this guide, where we’ll also be detailing how Potential works, and which players will be worth investing in. Elsewhere, you’ll also want to focus on the lesser known wonderkids, as they are often significantly cheaper.
- Best Young Players List (January 2020)
- So Why Buy Young Players?
- Who is the Best Young Player?
- Best Young Strikers
- Best Young Defenders
- What About Young Goalkeepers?
- Best Young Midfielders
- Wonderkids and Hidden Gems
- What is the Potential Rating?
- So Which Hidden Gems Should You Buy?
- Why You Should Buy Wonderkids?
- Getting the Most Out of Your Hidden Gems
Best Young Players List (January 2020)
EA has wasted no time in releasing the stats for the top 100 players in FIFA 20. From this, we can easily work out who the best young players in FIFA 20 are, which should help you build a longstanding team from the very start of the season. Check out the table below for the best young players available in FIFA 20.
So Why Buy Young Players?
You’ll see a lot of places recommending that you fill your team with young players in FIFA 20. This is because they have more time to improve their stats. Older players might retire soon, and as they reach retirement age, their stats won’t be able to increase any further, You might even be able to pick up a young player just before they are recognized for their talent, making them a much cheaper option than already established players. For a look at how potential ratings work, head here.
Who is the Best Young Player?
Now that we’ve revealed the best young players in FIFA 20, it’s time to take a look at the very best young player in the game. Once again, Kylian Mbappe comes out on top, though bear in mind that he will be extremely expensive.
Best Young Strikers
If you’re looking for the best young goal scorers in FIFA 20, we’ve got them covered. Check out the table below for more info:
Best Young Defenders
When building your defensive line in FIFA 20, we recommend taking a look at the following players:
What About Young Goalkeepers?
You’ll need a world-class keeper to succeed in FIFA 20. Here are the best young goalkeepers in the game.
Best Young Midfielders
Finally, we have the best young midfielders in FIFA 20, and there’s quite a few to choose from. You’ll find them in the table below:
Wonderkids and Hidden Gems
Each year, as a new FIFA game comes out, we tend to use the term Wonderkid or Hidden Gem to describe certain players. Essentially, these are young players with high potential ratings. Here are the top 20 young players with the highest Potential rating.
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What is the Potential Rating?
Potential ratings are given to players to signify their room to grow. Your training team will estimate this value, with different labels applied to players, each describing a different type of potential increase. Potential is dynamic this year, meaning that it can change depending on performance. Older players like Rooney won’t increase in potential, though their stats will decrease slower if you perform well. Younger players like Joao Felix however, can increase in rating significantly, depending on player performance.
So Which Hidden Gems Should You Buy?
While it may be tempting to target the players with the highest potential rating in FIFA 20, this might not be viable for most. Players like Kylian Mbappe will cost you a huge amount, and have less room to grow than someone like Dominik Szoboszlai. Look for players that are younger and have more room to grow, especially if you’re planning on playing multiple seasons.
Why You Should Buy Wonderkids?
When you think of the best young footballers in the world, your mind will no doubt go to players like Donnarumma, Sane and Mbappe. And while these players have great potential, you’ll want to focus on lesser known players, or Hidden Gems. These Wonderkids have the potential to become some of the best players in FIFA 20, so definitely consider adding some of the players listed above, into your squad. Keep in mind that you’ll always have to make sure the player’s morale is up, especially with the new features introduced this year.
Getting the Most Out of Your Hidden Gems
Buying a Wonderkid is just the first step in fostering one of the best players in FIFA 20. You’ll need to keep them happy, making sure to answer any requests. Also make sure you answer positively in press conferences, and give your selected players plenty of time on the pitch.
You want to keep their morale as high as possible, so be sure to check in every now and then. You should also consider placing your FIFA 20 Wonderkids in training, and investing in the best trainers that you can.
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