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FIFA 20 Career Mode has been revamped, so who will you manage?
FIFA fanatics have been rewarded for years of campaigning with a new and improved Career Mode in FIFA 20.
A host of changes are set to reignite interest in the single-player discipline, including more customisable managers, game-impacting team talks and dynamic player potential changes.
FIFA have also expanded their authentic branding to include the Bundesliga, providing an immersive experience similar to their La Liga licensing and broadcast package rolled out in FIFA 19.
Ultimate Team may still be the flagship game mode but there is plenty of demand for a good old-fashioned career so here are 12 potential starting points – including clusb to rebuild from the ashes or create a dynasty at.
Ajax caught the eye with their stunning run to the Champions League semi-finals last year, but subsequently lost two of their best players in Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong during the summer.
Replacements will need to be signed if the Eredivisie title is to be defended, but the likes of Hakim Ziyech, David Neres and Dusan Tadic mean the Dutch giants should still be a force in Europe.
Get Neymar, dominate Europe.
FIFA managers will look to do what Barcelona could not in real life and reunite Neymar with the deadly duo of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
Add summer signing Antoine Griezmann into the mix and it’s hard to not see success both domestically and in the Champions League.
Managers will undoubtedly be drawn to Barcelona
Benfica sold wonderkid Joao Felix during the summer while they also permanently waved goodbye to star strikers Raul Jimenez and Luka Jovic, meaning there should be plenty of cash in the bank.
Raul de Tomas has arrived from Real Madrid but there is still plenty of room for improvement at the Estadio da Luz.
Dortmund have been a fan favourite among FIFA players for years due to their stunning kits and squads packed full of attacking flair.
And now Mats Hummels has returned to the Signal Iduna Park while Thorgan Hazard, Julian Brandt and Nico Shulz have all joined to bolster a frightening roster containing Marco Reus and Jadon Sancho.
Borussia Dortmund have always been a favourite among FIFA fanatics
There are rebuilding jobs and then there’s Bolton.
The Trotters were hours from going out of business at the start of the season but were saved from the clutches of financial ruin at the death – albeit leading to a 12-point deduction.
Calling the squad threadbare is an understatement so managers will need to be clever with free agents and loan deals. Roll your sleeves up and get stuck in.
Another tricky project for managers to take on is that of Chelsea, currently under a transfer ban and unable to sign players until the summer of 2020.
Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount have stepped up to the first team and the Blues are in the Champions League, offering plenty of incentive for FIFA fans to take the hotseat at Stamford Bridge.
Youngsters such as Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount are being given a chance at Chelsea
Galatasaray enjoyed a superb summer transfer window as they signed 12 players for just £4.5million, including the likes of Radamel Falcao and Steven Nzonzi.
Former Premier League stars Ryan Babel, Jean Michael Seri, Florin Andone and Mario Lemina have also moved to Istanbul so European success will be the target while the Super Lig is notoriously competitive.
Fallen giants such as Portsmouth and Sunderland are always tempting Career Mode selections, but now might finally be the right time to get Leeds back on the big stage.
A settled squad of players offers a good base for a promotion push while the acquisition of Eddie Nketiah on loan shows plenty of scope for development.
Is it time to take Leeds United back to the top flight?
Lyon a trio of star players when Tanguy Ndombele, Ferland Mendy and Nabil Fakir all departed before the start of the season.
However, there is still an impressive core of players that can challenge PSG for Ligue 1 dominance while the addition of the Stade de Lyon in FIFA 20 is an added bonus.
Sevilla enjoyed an incredibly busy transfer window as they overhauled their squad, selling Wissam Ben Yedder, Pablo Sarabia, Quincy Promes and Luis Muriel before replacing them with a host of new talent.
Rony Lopes, Lucas Ocampos and Munas Dabbur are just some of the 15 new arrivals who will have to gel at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium, but can such a collection challenge the might of Real Madrid and Barcelona?
Sevilla have signed a host of new players in order to compete this season
Blades fans will be able to play at Bramall Lane for the first time ever following Sheffield United’s promotion to the Premier League.
And managers will relish the chance to get to grips with overlapping centre-backs while some canny investment will mean more than just survival is on the cards.
Union Berlin have just been promoted to the Bundesliga and signed an almost completely new squad to try and keep them here.
This is a long-term project, but one that should reap rewards if bosses can manage a tiny budget and mix it with the big boys of German football.
Union Berlin provide a long-term challenge for managers