You Can Build A Team Full Of 5-Star Skillers On FIFA 20 And It's Insane
In news that will have those who love a good elastico rejoicing, you can now assemble a full team of five-star skillers on FIFA 20.
It comes after Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope was given a special 87-rated SBC card that now makes him among the most skilful players on the game.
The card, which has 88 handling, 88 positioning and 87 reflexes and 87 diving, is already causing chaos on the game after players successfully completed the SBC challenge.
Skillers rejoice! :pray: FUT Birthday SBC Nick Pope, now with 5-Star Skill Moves, is in #FUT20 pic.twitter.com/66KUcZiQXU
- EA SPORTS FIFA #stayandplay (@EASPORTSFIFA) April 9, 2020
And with a five-star skiller in goal, it means there is a player in every single position who can perform the highest level of skill moves in the game.
Thus, a chap on reddit assembled the ultimate five-star skills XI and though it would likely cost around 20 million to actually put together, it's a serious squad that also has 100 chemistry.
Pope is of course in goal, with Juan Cuadrado's Champions League card at right-back and Jordan Amavi, formerly of Aston Villa, slotting in on the left of the back four courtesy of his SBC card.
Incredibly, the centre-back pairing is Bayern Munich's Lucas Hernandez and Manchester United talisman Marcus Rashford, who has been converted to a central defender.
French duo Malang Sarr and Paul Pogba strut their stuff in a midfield pivot, providing the base for 99-rated Cristiano Ronaldo and renowned trickster Neymar.
Kylian Mbappe's insane 98-rated partners compatriot Franck Ribery, now at Fiorentina, in a deadly-looking strikeforce.
It would be incredibly difficult to put together such a scintillating side unless you struck seriously lucky in packs, but is worth noting that there are cheaper alternatives out - even if you have to sacrifice some chemistry.
Joao Cancelo's special 87-rated card could be the one at right-back, while Marcelo's base card already comes with five star skills.
Bayern pair Thiago Alcantara and Philippe Coutinho are good fits in midfield, with Jadon Sancho, Riyad Mahrez, Wilfried Zaha, Ousmane Dembele, Quincy Promes, Diego Costa, Nani, Ricardo Quaresma, David Neres, Marlos, Allan Saint-Maximin, Eljero Elia, Vinicius Junior and Xherdan Shaqiri among the Gold card options for the flanks.
Roberto Firmino, who recently had his skill rating upgraded to five star, simply has to be up top, while Joao Felix of Atletico Madrid and the one and only Zlatan Ibrahimovic, are also a decent shouts.
Squad Update: :star::star::star::star::star:
5 star skills for Roberto Firmino! pic.twitter.com/k8JnUnL3Tz
- FIFA LFC (@FIFALFC) December 15, 2019
There's also the small matter of the array if Icons with five-star skills. Roberto Baggio, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo Nazario, Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane and Andrea Pirlo to name just a few.
What's the best five-star skill XI you can create?
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