Leeds United FIFA 21 Player Ratings

Leeds United is one of the sides that received direct promotion from the championship to the Premier League. Under the expert tutelage of Marcelo Bielsa, the team enters the most contested league in the world with the reputation of being extremely tactical and tough to beat.

They have already gained a reputation of being a side to watch out for after their first game against reigning champions Liverpool where they managed to score 3 goals from open play. Liverpool beat them with 2 penalty goals but the Leeds United squad earned everyone’s respect with a solid showing.

We have compiled a list of potential ratings for the talented Leeds United squad in EA sports FIFA 21 this year.

Leeds United Starting 11:

These are the potential ratings for main starting 11 for Leeds United for the 2020-2021 season.

Rodrigo Machado – ST

This 29-year-old made the move to Leeds United in the summer transfer window form Valencia in Spain’s top flight. Known for his dribbling and ability to bring wingers into play with accurate passing – he will add quality, experience and goals and slot right into Bielsa’s starting 11.

He scored 35 goals in 5 seasons for Valencia but his pace and accuracy will add more to Leeds than goals. He is a highly rated Spain international and will have a stacked card this year.

He has been given an 82 Overall rating with a potential of 83. Being 29-years-old he is already at his peak potential and his ratings is not expected to change in career mode.

FIFA 21 Rating
Pace91
Shooting79
Passing 76
Dribbling81
Physical71
Defending44

Kalvin Phillips – CDM

Arguably the most important player for Leeds United. This English midfielder received his call up to the national side recently following a strong season in the championship. He is a tall and powerful player with a wide passing range capable reading the game and unlocking the most congested defenses.

This 24-year old is tenacious and a good tackler. He can break up counter attacks and provide cover to the back four while supplementing the attack too. He was a 74 rated player in FIFA 19 and that is bound to increase this year with his England call-up and his role in Leeds United’s promotion.

He has a 76 overall with a potential of 80. This high ceiling is because he is still young and is now playing on the biggest stage in the world.

FIFA 21 Rating
Pace 66
Shooting66
Passing70
Defending73
Physicality83
Dribbling73

Luke Ayling – RB

This experienced championship veteran has been a part of the Leeds set up for the last 4 seasons. A vivacious and versatile player, he shows great courage and work-rate on the field. He also joins the attackers from the right fullback position to cross the ball in or drag defenders to open up spaces for strikers.

He is expected to be defensive lieutenant to Biesla’s setup and use his guile and experience to guide Leeds United to attaining their potential as a mid-table side.

Being 28-years-old, we can expect a similar card to his FIFA 20 ratings with small changes to his stats. He has an overall rating of 75 with no scope for potential growth. He has a 3 star weak foot and 3 star skills as well.

FIFA 21 Ratings
Pace68
Defending74
Passing63
Physicality75
Shooting51
Dribbling68

Mateusz Klich – CM

This player has been a revelation under Bielsa’s guidance. Loaned out in his first season for Leeds at the age of 27, things did not look too good for him. But since the Argentinian’s arrival, he has blossomed into an attacking threat for an explosive Leeds United team.

This 30-year-old Polish international has made a name for himself as the man for a big occasion and can unlock defenses from the midfield with his well-timed runs and great positional play.

He scored on his Premier League debut with a stunning goal against Liverpool and announced himself as one of the first names on the team sheet. He has a 73-rated card in FIFA 21.

FIFA 21 Ratings
Pace68
Passing73
Shooting70
Dribbling72
Defending57
Physicality74

Hélder Costa – RM

This Portuguese winger was an impact signing for Leeds. Though he provided only 4 goals and 4 assists last season, he was an impactful player throughout. He troubles defenses with his speed and dribbling and can be very effective on the counter.

He is the fastest player in the Leeds squad and brings a very direct approach to the game. He can hug the touchline and provide crosses or cut inside and shoot. He is touted to be a regular starter for them this season and can make a huge difference for them.

He is expected to get a 73-rated card with a 75 potential rating in FIFA 21.

FIFA 21 Ratings
Pace86
Dribbling76
Shooting66
Physicality57
Passing67
Defending28

Pablo Hernández – CAM

This veteran is now a Leeds United legend. With consistently brilliant performances, he established himself as one of the best dribblers and passers in the championship over the years.

Now 35-years-old, he remains one of the main players for Leeds United. His FIFA 21 ratings will remain the same as last year after scoring 9 goals in 35 appearances.

At his age, players usually get downgrades which goes to show the high level he is still performing at.

He has a 75-rated card in FIFA 21. Highly versatile, he can play CAM, RM and CM.

FIFA 21 Ratings
Pace68
Passing77
Dribbling78
Shooting73
Defending46
Physicality60

Patrick Bamford – ST

This English striker is one of the first signings in the Bielsa era. He is one of Leeds United’s most important and prolific goal scorers. He scored 16 goals in his last season in the championship and has 3 goals in 3 games in the Premier League already.

He is an all-around Centre Forward capable of playing a variety of roles up front. He can be deployed as a target man or a complete forward. He can also play in the flase-9 role giving Leeds multiple avenues of attack against various opponents they will face this year.

He has a 71 rated card with 74 potential in FIFA 21

FIFA 21 Ratings
Pace71
Shooting69
Passing63
Dribbling70
Physicality 71
Defending34

Robin Koch – CB

This new signing from the Bundesliga side SC Freigburg is a tall and powerful center back who is all set to slot right into Bielsa’s starting eleven. Tall and strong, he is a set piece threat and fortifies their back line.

Good with playing the ball out from the back, he fits into their tactics perfectly and alongside Liam Cooper, can form a strong defensive partnership. Being only 24-years-old, he will have a high potential in FIFA 21 too.

He has a rating of 76 in FIFA 21 with a potential rating of 81.

FIFA 21 Ratings
Defending77
Physicality75
Passing59
Pace71
Dribbling64
Shooting38

Liam Cooper – CB

This experienced campaigner has been a part of the Leeds setup for 7 years now. He is an experienced championship quality Centre Back with glowing references from Bielsa himself. He has managed to cement his #6 role and will partner Koch to solidify their back line.

The 29-year-old is tall and strong and uses his body to push attackers off the ball. He also is great with the ball at his feet making him a great option for Bielsa’s counter attacking football with his ability to spray long balls to the flank.

He has a rating of 73 in FIFA 21.

FIFA 21 Ratings
Pace51
Defending73
Passing54
Physicality77
Shooting35
Dribbling58

Illan Meslier – GK

This 20-year-old surprised everyone as the main choice between the posts for Leeds last season. After the arrival of Kiko Casilla, everyone expected the experienced Spanish Keeper to keep his starting spot. But, Bielsa has been tremendously impressed with this tall and clam player from France.

He has gained a reputation of being an expert at saving penalties with 3 saves for Leeds U-23’s last season. His height also allows him to collect crosses and make spectacular reflex saves often. he crowds attackers in the 1 vs 1 situation and uses his long limbs to block off shots.

His ratings will increase after breaking into the first team at the back end of last season. He has a 69 rated card with a potential of 82. This makes him a future prospect for Leeds with a lot to offer.

FIFA 21 Ratings
Diving69
Reflexes72
Handling66
Speed33
Positioning66
Kicking70

Jack Harrison – LM

This pacey winger is on loan from Manchester City but is bound to become a Leeds player after an imminent permanent move next year as part of his contract agreement. Having been at Leeds on loan for three seasons now, he has cemented himself as one of the clubs most creative players.

Playing down the left flank, he can whip in crosses or cut inside and score. he has the knack of popping in to the box and finishing off cut backs. he showed this skill against Liverpool when he became the player to score Leeds United’s first goal in their season back into the top flight.

He has a 74 rating with a potential of 76 in FIFA 21.

FIFA 21 Rating
Pace82
Dribbling76
Passing67
Shooting65
Physicality68
Defending40

This concludes our list of most frequent starters for Leeds United. For fans of Road to Glory type career mode games, Leeds might be a great team to try and win the champions league with as they have a great mix of potential and experience.