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The time is almost upon us.
FIFA 19 becomes a thing of the past on the 27th September, as EA Sports releases FIFA 20 to the world.
However, we haven’t had to wait that long for FIFA content to arrive at our doorsteps thanks to popular FIFA database FUThead, which provides the newly-released player ratings and individual statistics for us to feast our eyes on.
In Southampton’s case, there are certainly some exciting players who could be pretty dangerous when paired in attack alongside each other.
While there are some questionable ratings to say the least (how is Guido Carrillo a gold-rated card?) there are some players who have been blessed with some brilliant stats.
The Malian has been given a whopping 88 out of 99 for pace, whilst he has 90 for jumping, 89 for agility and 80 for dribbling – he could well be one of the best silver cards in the game.
In addition to the 21-year-old, another £15m summer signing in Che Adams has been handed a silver card blessed with 86 pace, but he also has an impressive 4-star weak foot, making him a dangerous player no matter which side the opposition show him on to.
Last but by no means least, Sofiane Boufal could well be one of the trickiest, under-the-radar Premier League players in the game with the stats EA have handed him.
The Moroccan has a huge 90 dribbling rating, 89 agility and 84 ball control, ensuring that he will be a very tough customer to get the ball off.
Adams is simply an ‘ST’ on the game, meaning you can play him as a central striker or as a centre-forward if you buy a position changer for him on the in-store market.
Djenepo is an ‘LW’, so you can put him out on the left flank where he can cut in on his stronger right foot.
In Boufal’s case, he is also an ‘LW’ card, although the Saints actually have no right-wing options on the game other than 67-rated Jake Hesketh, who wouldn’t be too much fun to play with given his low rating – we recommend sticking the former Lille man out on the right as a result.
In Djenepo, Adams and Boufal, the Southampton fans have a deadly trio who are certainly capable of causing all sorts of problems, both online and off.