FIFA 21 Final Workforce: The RB Leipzig Weekend League Problem

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FIFA 21 Final Workforce: The RB Leipzig Weekend League Problem



There are lots of other ways to play FIFA 21 Final Workforce, however if you wish to actually check your abilities and earn the perfect rewards, it is advisable to compete within the FUT Champions Weekend League. Happening each Friday via Sunday, it is a gauntlet of 30 matches in opposition to hardcore gamers who’ve the perfect playing cards within the recreation, and matchmaking relies on present kind (i.e. your win/loss ratio that weekend) slightly than Talent Score, so there is not any approach to keep away from robust opponents. Solely a whole maverick would stroll into it with something lower than their very best beginning XI.FUT Champions is essentially the most rewarding competitors in FUT© EAWelcome to the RB Leipzig Weekend League Problem. With Die Roten Bullen flying excessive within the Bundesliga, we thought it might be enjoyable to take the gamers that RB Leipzig supervisor Julian Nagelsmann makes use of in actual life and put them via their paces in FIFA 21’s hardest competitors. However we cannot be going at it alone. We have enlisted the help {of professional} FIFA 21 coach Steve Stokes to assist nail down our formation, personnel and ways, with Weekend League gameplay recommendation from Purple Bull Athlete Ryan Pessoa and FW Ben, host of the favored FUT Weekly Podcast.”So what?” you could be pondering. “RB Leipzig are second within the Bundesliga. They can not be that a lot of a downgrade in your common crew.”Oh my candy summer time baby.Allow us to introduce you to the RB Leipzig enjoying personnel that we are able to select from in FIFA 21 Final Workforce: entrance line will carry you a great distance© EAEmil Forsberg – CF, 82 rated (Gold In-Type)Yussuf Poulsen – ST, 78Hee Chan Hwang – ST, 77Alexander Sorloth – ST, 77Marcel Sabitzer – CM, 85 (Targets card)Dani Olmo – CAM, 84 (Gold In-Type)Konrad Laimer – CDM, 82Kevin Kampl – CM, 81Christopher Nkunku – CAM, 80Tyler Adams – CDM, 76Justin Kluivert – LM, 74Your backline is simply as vital, too© EALukas Klostermann – CB, 85 (Champions League Stay card)Nordi Mukiele – RB, 84 (Rulebreaker Targets card)Dayot Upamecano – CB, 82 (Gold In-Type)Marcel Halstenberg – LB, 82Ibrahima Konaté – CB, 82 (Gold In-Type)Angelino – LB, 80Willi Orban – CB, 79(Aspect word: Eagle-eyed FUT watchers will word there are just a few playing cards lacking from this record. We expect the gold Gulácsi is ok so have not bothered with the in-form, Headliners Upamecano is just too costly for a small enchancment over his in-form, and, uh, we by no means managed to do the Emil Forsberg Moments SBC. Dammit!)So then, in a recreation the place pace is tremendous vital, RB Leipzig have just one FUT card with 90+ tempo, which is the primary disadvantage. Their solely pure winger in FUT is a 74-rated silver card, Justin Kluivert, who has 66-rated passing. And in a meta the place defenders auto-block pictures from the easiest strikers, RB Leipzig’s taking pictures stats are within the mid-70s. To place this in perspective, Kylian Mbappé has 96 tempo and 90 taking pictures. We’re toast.RB Leipzig do have robust defenders and a stable goalkeeper, however provided that we concede a mean of 1.5 to 2 objectives per recreation in Weekend League with the perfect meta defenders, we suspect this will not be fairly sufficient to counter our shortcomings going ahead.It is a laborious grind, however the payoff is value it© EAWe’re not making an attempt to overegg the pudding right here, as a result of your humble correspondent does usually end Gold 3 (14-16 wins). It is simply that we’re used to enjoying with high-end playing cards, utilizing an assault constructed round in-form Cristiano Ronaldo and the Base Icon model of Samuel Eto’o. Going from that to Forsberg and Hwang Hee Chan inevitably leads to somewhat tradition shock. However that is the problem.To paraphrase Matt Damon’s Martian, we’re going to must ways the crap out of this. technique is important to victory© EA”He is a chameleon, is not he?”Steve Stokes, aka The FUT Coach, runs a Patreon referred to as The FUT Academy, the place he shares his insights into the tactical aspect of FIFA. We caught up with him to debate the RB Leipzig Weekend League Problem, and having spent a while exploring Julian Nagelsmann’s strategy, he was intrigued by the prospect. Nagelsmann’s chameleonic flexibility means we might strive numerous formations, however after quizzing us about our normal play type, Steve suggests we go along with three on the again. “I believe that may most likely be essentially the most genuine as effectively, to be sincere with you.” We decide on utilizing a 3-5-2 in-game.We have performed somewhat homework earlier than talking to Steve, cobbling collectively a fundamental crew that finally ends up with Justin Kluivert and Nordi Mukiele as wingbacks and Emil Forsberg and Hwang Hee Chan up entrance. Early forays into Division Rivals haven’t gone effectively. We won’t rating for toffee, and we’re not precisely offsetting that with our tragicomic defending.Having proven a recording to Steve, the very first thing he suggests is that we, uh, downgrade the assault. What the hell, man?!There’s lots driving on Poulsen on this competitors© EA”The very first thing that stood out to me was that there is not any Yussuf Poulsen there,” he factors out. He’s fairly appropriate. Having inspected Poulsen’s 78-rated gold card, with its 71 taking pictures, 67 passing and 54 steadiness — a card so low-cost that almost all gamers would most likely discard it slightly than going to the difficulty of promoting it on — we determined to keep away from him. Steve raps our knuckles and stands up for the integrity of the RB Leipzig Problem. “I believe for authenticity, he will not be the best card, however by way of the way in which Leipzig play, they do positively have that focus on man up entrance.” That is us instructed. Poulsen traces up subsequent to Hwang, the one participant with any tempo that RB Leipzig can muster in FIFA 21, supported by Forsberg within the “Quantity 10″ CAM place behind them.It additionally feels vital to each of us that we get Angelino concerned. The left again, on mortgage from Manchester Metropolis, has been a revelation for Die Roten Bullen this season, roving ahead in a task that feels extra like an attacking midfielder at instances than a wingback. As Manchester United found within the Champions League, he could be a actual handful. His card in FUT 21 doesn’t mirror his present kind, however he finally ends up slotting into our midfield fairly conveniently alongside the extra conventional CDM Konrad Laimer.Defence takes care of itself, fortunately, with Gulácsi in objective and a genuinely stable trio of Konaté, Klostermann and Upamecano forward of them. (The latter two are virtually meta!) Nordi Mukiele’s Rulebreakers card, a quick right-back, is a pure alternative for the fitting wingback position, whereas Marcel Sabitzer’s 85-rated Targets card is an efficient sufficient possibility for his counterpart on the left flank. (It is a disgrace to not use him in midfield, however we are able to at all times deliver Justin Kluivert off the bench to play left wingback and shuffle Sabitzer over.)Chemistry and co-ordination could make all of the distinction© EAWhile we start with a 5-3-2 formation to attain full chemistry, we then swap to a 3-5-2 in-game. That is the line-up:Goalkeeper: Peter Gulácsi (85)CBs: Ibrahima Konaté (82), Dayot Upamecano (82), Lukas Klostermann (85)Wingbacks: Marcel Sabitzer (85), Nordi Mukiele (84)CDMs: Angelino (80), Konrad Laimer (82)CAM: Emil Forsberg (82) or Dani Olmo (84) relying on our moodStrikers: Hwang Hee Chan (77), Yussuf Poulsen (78)Substitutes: Justin Kluivert (74), Kevin Kampl (81), Tyler Adams (76), Alexander Sorloth (77), Christopher Nkunku (80), Dani Olmo (84), Benjamin Henrichs (76)Do not overlook the worth of altering your ways© EAIt’s all very effectively having RB Leipzig gamers, but when we wish to play like RB Leipzig, we have to begin messing round with Customized Techniques. RB Leipzig smother opponents to reclaim the ball excessive up the pitch and go ahead rapidly, bouncing off the goal man and involving the wingbacks in artistic strikes. All of that could be simpler stated than performed with these playing cards, however it must be our ambition. Steve agrees.On the principle Techniques web page, we regulate the Defence and Offense slider bars to imitate Nagelsmann’s strategy.”Defensive type would positively be ‘Press After Possession Loss’,” says Steve. “He does that basically aggressively. The ‘Width’ I’d hold fairly slender at 4 or 5. ‘Depth’ you are going to must crank that as much as at the least 8 [out of 10]. Meaning your crew will press excessive up the pitch, so you may win the ball again excessive, which is a really Leipzig function.” In a meta the place gamers love to fireplace via balls blindly in order that Mbappé can dash onto them, the prospect of operating a excessive line is somewhat terrifying, however we will not cease now.One of many challenges of enjoying 3-5-2 in FIFA 21 Final Workforce is profiting from your wingbacks. Steve advises us to decrease the team-wide ‘Width’ underneath Offense from 5 to three in order that the wingers get extra concerned.It is superb what even essentially the most seemingly-inconsequential adjustments can do© EAWith the broad tactical id outlined, we dive into the nitty-gritty of Participant Directions, the place we inform particular person playing cards the right way to behave in-game.”One of many issues that basically stands out is that the entrance three are those who begin the press on a regular basis,” says Steve, referring to RB Leipzig’s latest Bundesliga matches. “However as soon as the press is damaged, they drop again, so the dilemma is whether or not you’ve got them on ‘Keep Ahead’ to allow them to press excessive, or ‘Drop Again’ so that they withdraw… I believe on steadiness I would most likely have the entrance three on Keep Ahead. You need Poulsen on ‘Goal Man’ so he will get in positions the place you may play the ball to his toes.” All three are set to ‘Aggressive Interceptions’. We additionally really need the wingbacks to become involved within the assault, slightly than staying out huge, so we swap them to ‘Free Roam’ and ‘Get Into The Field For Cross’.”You are going to must have some substitutes ready, as a result of the entrance three are going to be knackered,” says Steve, who evidently hasn’t seen our bench. Ulp.It is vital to let your gamers know precisely the right way to behave on the pitch© EAChemistry Kinds, which increase sure stats on a card as soon as utilized, may also play an vital position in getting this crew to play like RB Leipzig. Steve suggests utilizing Deadeye for Poulsen and Hwang to enhance their Assault Positioning. Within the centre of the pitch, Angelino and Laimer are accountable for shutting issues down if our opponent beats the preliminary press. Each get a Shadow Chemistry Type. Angelino (‘Minimize Passing Lanes’, ‘Aggressive Interceptions’, ‘Keep Again Whereas Attacking’) will assault the ball provider, whereas Laimer (‘Man Mark’, ‘Keep Again Whereas Attacking’) will present cowl if Angelino fails.”What we should always obtain there, hopefully, is 2 blocks of 5. 5 to defend with, 5 to assault with.” With the directions plumbed in, Steve is worked up to see how the crew fares, so we head into Division Rivals with The FUT Coach watching on through Shareplay.Our first opponent is precisely what you’ll anticipate. Meta gamers, meta formation, numerous quick vertical passing and tried via balls. They should be licking their lips on the loading display screen after they see our novelty squad with its huge 81 total score and sub-80 placing duo. Right here comes a straightforward W, they assume, as we kick off.Within the opening exchanges, the crew feels fairly much like the one we assembled earlier than we spoke to Steve, largely as a result of we’re on the again foot and easily barricading the defensive third with a mix of Klostermann, Upamecano and Konaté, all of whom are superb at obstructing impatient attackers.However once we acquire possession, it is one other story. Poulsen is doing a unbelievable job dropping into pockets of house to obtain the ball and lay it off to Hwang and Forsberg, whereas Sabitzer and Mukiele proceed to dart round giving us choices to maintain maintain of it as we probe for house and possibilities. When issues break down, the entrance three, supported by the 2 wingbacks, kind a stifling first press, retrieving and recycling the ball a number of instances. It should be maddening to play in opposition to. We’re not likely threatening the objective too usually, however it’s noticeable that we’re dominating the ball and enjoying in our opponent’s half as a rule. Enjoying this manner can be, dare we are saying it, enjoyable?!All the identical, we go in at half-time with the rating 1-1. We have solely had one shot in comparison with the opponent’s 7, however different stats are encouraging — we’re finishing a variety of tackles and have the lion’s share of possession. That is what we wish to see.The second half is when issues actually click on. Poulsen is having the sport of his life, enjoying Harry Kane to Hwang Hee Chan’s Heung Min Son, and each gamers get on the scoresheet. We’re additionally actually having fun with the wingbacks. Sabitzer is an underrated card anyway, however in a free-roaming left-sided position he appears like a real box-to-box midfielder, surging forward to stretch the play and giving Poulsen, Hwang and Forsberg house to check the opposing defence. Angelino is doing a surprisingly good job because the extra aggressive of the 2 CDMs, too. With a couple of minutes to go, we’re 4-1 up.Incomes cash in FIFA 21’s FUT is straightforward – if you realize what you are doing© EAIt’s right here that we realise one thing else about this crew. Opponents will clearly underestimate it, which may work in our favour, however fickle or simply pissed off gamers are additionally going to actually wrestle with the psychological aspect of dropping to all these discardable Bundesliga strikers. It is one factor maintaining your chin up when somebody scores a few objectives with Mbappé and Neymar, however in case you’re hurrying to finish your 30 matches and Yussuf Poulsen is making your Icon centre-backs seem like discards, are you actually going to play your greatest FIFA? We make a psychological word to avoid wasting chunk of our matches for Sunday night when endurance and tempers are sometimes at their most strained.Finally we shut out the sport 4-1. We have had fewer alternatives (7) however 100% shot accuracy, 54% possession, 16 profitable tackles and clearly 4 fairly well-worked objectives. Extra to the purpose, we’re enjoying… a bit like RB Leipzig.”Because of this individuals hate FIFA, you realize?” says Steve. “As a result of they attempt to play the meta stuff on a regular basis and it is boring! That is extra enjoyable.”Ryan Pessoa© Mark Roe / Purple Bull Content material PoolDivision Rivals is one factor although. Weekend League is one other. Earlier than we head into battle, we wish to make certain we’re prepared for the distinctive challenges of the 30-game gauntlet. Happily, we now have a pair of FUT gurus lined as much as advise us. What would they are saying to somebody who’s intentionally taking an underpowered crew into the Weekend League?”Not to try this!” says Ben, host of the FUT Weekly Podcast, who’s an Elite-level Weekend League participant. You are telling us, Ben. However, you realize, in case you do occur to do it…”I suppose go in anticipating to not do in addition to you usually do, and for outcomes to not be what they usually are,” he says. “Additionally bear in mind that you’ll have weaknesses in sure areas, so attempt to push your opponent into stronger areas of your crew. So in case your right-back is not that good, attempt to push gamers to the opposite aspect of the pitch.”Effectively, defence is the strongest a part of our crew, and we suspect given our light-weight midfield and clunky entrance three, we shouldn’t have any bother exhibiting opponents in the direction of our defence! Job performed! Joking apart, the fitting defensive quadrant of our crew, the place Laimer, Mukiele, Klostermann and Konaté will likely be working, might be the most secure place to usher individuals. We’re sticking that one on a Put up-It…This RB Leipzig crew needs to play on the entrance foot, however Purple Bull Athlete Ryan Pessoa advises us to mood that aggression and select our moments.As quickly as you lose a recreation, take a small break for perhaps 10 minutes and are available again”I’d say to play much more reserved,” he says once we communicate to him after a busy weekend with esports qualifiers. “Since you’re more likely to play groups which are much more costly with higher gamers than yours. I’ve the identical concern after I play on my Highway To Glory account [where players don’t use FIFA Points to buy packs], however I discover myself naturally maintaining possession much more and ready for excellent possibilities to attain or counterattack.”Success in Weekend League usually has as a lot to do with mentality as enjoying capability, and our specialists inform us we have to pay shut consideration to each elements.”I would say as quickly as you lose a recreation, take a small break for perhaps 10 minutes and are available again,” says Ryan. “It is key to neglect in regards to the loss you’ve got simply had, or else it’ll wreck your performances going ahead.” Particularly when individuals use the Seashore Towel celebration, which we each agree is irredeemably poisonous. Oh you utilize that? You are a nasty individual.”It is also good to consider how Weekend League works,” says FUT Weekly Ben, “as a result of individuals have a tendency to complete on fairly related data. For those who play a full Weekend League, your outcomes most likely do not change that a lot… Due to the way in which ‘kind’ works, you may lose a bit right here or there, however in the end meaning you may play worse gamers, so you may recuperate.”Ben advocates warming up for Weekend League if attainable, slightly than simply diving in.”If I’ve time, I am going to play some Rivals matches first,” he says. “Play Rivals with the crew you are going to use, so you will get good and cozy with it, as a result of really that is one of many issues that does not matter what crew you’ve got — familiarity goes that will help you to do effectively.”Warming up first and taking breaks after defeats assist get you in the fitting frame of mind, however you additionally must be cautious of how lengthy you may keep peak efficiency anyway.”The dream factor, in case you have time, is to play a warmup recreation after which play two video games or three video games,” he says. “However no person actually has time for that over a weekend. For those who’re unable to try this, three video games is nice, or 4 in case you’re feeling very assured, however I believe even in case you win 4 video games in a row, you must take some sort of break, simply because individuals’s focus span is not that lengthy. Your focus span is, what, 20 minutes in case you’re having to focus? In order quickly as you go into even the second recreation, you are perhaps barely much less concentrated.”However there’s this counterbalance the place you do not wish to be rusty or not within the zone. The quantity of instances I’ve come to a session, performed my first recreation and never performed in addition to I might… It is usually the primary half of that first recreation while you really feel a bit off the tempo, however you may find yourself coming again into that recreation.”We all know from expertise that this recommendation is smart — warming up first, enjoying in brief bursts slightly than mammoth classes, and stepping away after a loss to reset ourselves mentally have all performed an element in serving to us rescue difficult Weekend Leagues. We’ll do all of this with the RB Leipzig Weekend League Problem to ensure we’re arrange for fulfillment, or at the least as a lot success as we are able to optimally muster.Lastly, we ask Ryan and Ben whether or not they have any concepts for unsettling opponents or common Weekend League weaknesses that they assume we are able to exploit, provided that our opponents will not precisely be quaking of their gamer chairs after they see our crew.”Folks enjoying ‘Press After Possession Loss’ in the meanwhile is kind of a giant one you may exploit,” says Ben. “As a result of though it may be helpful, in the event that they’re enjoying it all through the sport, the probabilities are they will depart themselves uncovered on the again. Their centre-backs will usually run out in the direction of your participant and that leaves some gaps that you would be able to run into and exploit.”The opposite mistake individuals make just isn’t adapting. For those who’re enjoying very well, and dominating somebody, they have a tendency to not swap their ways. However in case you’re enjoying in opposition to somebody and also you’re utilizing a tactic that is not very efficient for you, then you must swap your tactic with a view to reap the benefits of them, as a result of they will not swap.”Ryan additionally advises us to point out the opponent that we all know what we’re doing.”Conserving the ball right away and doing talent strikes immediately makes the opponent worry you,” he says from expertise. “Stepovers, or talent cancels, or different difficult abilities, simply to allow them to know that they’re in for a troublesome recreation.” La Croqeutas for days. Obtained it.”Additionally watching replays when scoring or at intervals is irritating.”To the victor, the spoils© EAWith that, our preparation time has run out. The Weekend League lies forward of us. 30 matches in opposition to groups filled with meta gamers. One crumb of consolation is that we occur to be competing within the Weekend League immediately previous to Workforce of the Yr, so a variety of gamers have ‘gone liquid’ in FIFA parlance, and will likely be grinding via FUT Champions with untradeable groups in order that they do not have their cash tied up in costly gamers throughout a possible market crash. If meaning we face fewer Mbappés and extra Participant of the Month Iago Aspas playing cards, then we’ll take it.Then once more, it could additionally imply that fewer individuals play within the Weekend League than normal. Solely essentially the most devoted, actually. Solely the perfect.Hoo boy. We’re getting into. See you on the opposite aspect.Be a part of us for Half 2 of the RB Leipzig Weekend League Problem to see how our intrepid Gold 3 hero fared in opposition to FIFA 21’s greatest and most expensively assembled.



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