FIFA 19 Career Mode Guide: Leicester City

Leicester City won the Premier League in 2015-16, but don’t worry, they don’t expect you to wrap up another top-flight title in your first season in charge on FIFA 19.

Nevertheless, Football FanCast have compiled a handy team guide for the Foxes to support your quest for King Power glory.

The board’s expectations

Should you replace Claude Puel in the dugout, the Leicester board are happy with a mid-table finish and reaching the FA Cup’s Round of 16, with an eye towards qualifying for the Europa League in year two and increasing season ticket holders by 10% in year three.

The transfer kitty

There’s certainly room for improvement in the Foxes’ ranks and to do that you are assigned £48.3million to play with, and a further £147,000 set aside for wages.

One thing to consider, however, is that the board would like you to finish with a profit margin of £132million, so January sales may be required if points aren’t put on the board early enough to later reap the rewards.

Three players to buy

Inaki Williams

Athletic Bilbao’s Spanish speedster Inaki Williams could be Leicester City’s next Jamie Vardy.

The 31-year-old may still be a monster at the King Power Stadium in FIFA 19, but if you want to make long-term plans then snap up the La Liga forward for around £25million, despite a £42.5m release clause.

He’ll go on to reach a potential rating of 87 and can be deployed across the front three, with high/high workrates and insane pace, shooting and strength.

Declan Rice

The 19-year-old superstar is making a case to be West Ham’s most important player in real life, but in FIFA 19 Declan Rice is valued at just £4.2million.

Even £4.2m is deemed high in game, too, for the Irons will leap at the chance for anything close to that, despite the 6 foot 1 centre-back come defensive midfielder holding an 84 potential rating and very strong attributes for a teenager.

Andreas Pereira

Brazilian international Andreas Pereira has entered into the final year of his contract at Manchester United when you kick off your career, and as a result, the Red Devils are happy to see the 22-year-old go for around £8million.

He’ll start with a 78 rating and an 84 potential, but will bring fresh legs and well-rounded stats to the heart of your side in place of Vicente Iborra or Adrien Silva.

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Three players to sell

Shinji Okazaki

Leicester City technically only have three strikers when you replace Claude Puel, with Islam Slimani out on loan to Besiktas, but Japan international Shinji Okazaki should be freed from his remaining one-year deal to open space for a new face.

The 32-year-old demands an important squad role, yet has the lowest rating of the Foxes’ strikers and is valued at £4.7million.

Vicente Iborra

Vicente Iborra is the eldest option in the heart of your team, and despite being able to play each central role, should be transfer listed.

The 30-year-old is valued at £8million, but the critical issue with the Spanish midfielder is that he asks to be a crucial part of your side, despite being behind the likes of Wilfred Ndidi, Adrien Silva and James Maddison.

Wes Morgan

Captain Wes Morgan was an integral element to Claudio Ranieri’s title success, but the 34-year-old is beyond the call of duty on FIFA 19.

The centre-back’s lack of pace is not even the main concern, but instead his 50 stamina – he’s hardly the player you would bring on as a substitute, but would need hauling off at half-time if he started.

Three for the future

Harvey Barnes

One of the brightest sparks in the Foxes’ youth ranks is 20-year-old Harvey Barnes. The English left-midfielder, who can also ply his trade as a central attacking mid, will go on to reach an 84 rating from his 72 base once he returns from his loan spell at West Bromwich Albion.

Filip Benkovic

Croatian youth international Filip Benkovic will also start out on loan, but it is worth considering a recall for the 21-year-old as he actually starts as one of Leicester’s higher rated centre-backs.

Benkovic will also develop into an 85 rated centre-half, with immense strength and a boisterous playing style.

Kelechi Iheanacho

Some may argue that Vardy’s long-term successor is already at the club when it comes to FIFA, with Manchester City reject Kelechi Iheanacho a young star at the King Power Stadium.

He’ll start with a 75 rating, solid pace and shooting attributes, but can reach a potential 84 given the game time to succeed and work on his strength and passing.