Sign in to follow this Followers 5 The Vibe Community Dream XI Foxy April 10, 2018 15 replies 3,584 Views Report · Posted April 10, 2018 Over the past week you guys in the community have been voting for an FMM18 dream XI. I decided that it would be fun to take a look at the back story for the players and also how they look in the game and how they progress in the game as well if they are a youngster. The final XI looks like this. I think the biggest thing we can take from this dream team is just how much we value potential over current ability in our players as a community. We all love a wonderkid and I think that shows in this XI, as most of these guys definitely fall into that category. Of course that makes a lot of sense as we are often playing many seasons and it’s the younger guys that we buy and develop and that spend longer playing for us and stick in our minds more than the established star that may only play a couple of seasons before he starts to decline and we ship him out. The lads that are youngsters and can significantly develop further in the game I have posted screenshots of them at the start of the game and then 4 and a half years later to show how they develop. The guys that are at Barcelona have had IT training and the guys who aren’t have had to put up with the AI managers training them and so could develop better if you have them at your club. As my Barca save got corrupted I didn’t have a save that was far enough in that I could get the screenshots so a big thank you to @NucleusNT for providing these from his Justin Kluivert 1KC save. All the information is as up to date as I could get it. So without further ado lets meet the team. GK. David De Gea David is the current Manchester United and Spain number 1 and is a strong contender to be considered the best goalkeeper in the world. He began his career at his home town club Atletico Madrid and made his first senior appearance in 2009. The following year he was there first choice ‘keeper and helped the club win the Europa League and European Super Cup. These performances for the club attracted the attention of Manchester United who bought him in June 2011 for £18.9m a British record for a goalkeeper at the time. Since joining Man Utd he has won the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Europa League and won the Sir Matt Busby player of the year award three seasons in a row. He has represented Spain from the Under 15’s right up to the full team and has won 27 caps for his country. He was first choice for Spain at Euro 2016 and was part of the Spain squad at the 2014 World Cup. At junior levels he won the European under 17’s championship in 2007 and the European under 21’s championship in both 2011 and 2013 making the team of the tournament on both occasions. David De Gea in FMM18 At 26 when the game begins De Gea is just about at his peak and as can be expected is very very good. He has all the attributes you would want from a ‘keeper with good aerial, agility, handling and perfect reflexes. He makes good decisions and takes up good positions as well. His kicking is very good but with only 8 for throwing along with 1 for creativity his distribution isn’t perfect. As a sweeper keeper his pace isn’t the best at 13 either but all in all he is a top goalie that any team would be happy to have between the sticks. CB. Jonathan Tah Jonathan is a promising centre back for both Germany and his club Bayer Leverkusen. He joined Hamburg from SC Concordia in 2009 and made his senior debut for the club in a cup match in August 2013 versus SV Schott Jena. In 2014 he joined Fortuna Dusseldorf in a one year loan and made 23 appearances for them in the 2.Bundesliga. After that loan Hamburg decided to cash in on him and accepted a bid of 10m Euro from Bayer Leverkusen for him. Since joining Bayer he has made 70 appearances and won the prestigious Fritz Walter medal as the best under 19’s player in Germany. He has represented Germany from under 16’s right up to the full national side and has so far won three caps for Germany. He made his Germany debut in a 3.2 friendly loss to England in 2016 and was called up to replace an injured Antonio Rudigar in the German Euro 2016 squad. Tah in FMM18 Jonathan is tall and powerful in real life and FMM reflects this with excellent aerial, strength and pace. He has lots of good blue attributes as well such as tackling, decisions, teamwork and passing. His aggression at just 10 isn’t great as you don’t want a timid defender. At just 21 you can see he is going to develop into a top defender if you give him the chance. This is without any IT and you can see that he is looking excellent as either a CB or a RB. The only attributes you may have wanted more development in are probably teamwork, aggression and leadership but everything else for his position are very good. CB. Dayot Upamecano After impressing for Valenciennes youth teams in his native France Dayot joined Red Bull Salzburg in Austria for 2.2m Euro in 2016. After a year and 33 appearances for both Salzburg and there feeder team Liefering in Austria he moved to Germany and signed for RB. Leipzeig for 10m Euro. Dayot has yet to make an appearance for the full French team but has represented his country at youth levels since the under 16’s. He was part of the France squad which won European under 17’s championship playing in all six matches. He was also included in the team of the tournament. Upamecano in FMM18 Dayot is one of my favourite players this year and at just 18 he already looks brilliant with green attributes in pace, strength and aggression. I have used Dayot for seven seasons and I never found him at much risk of sending’s off despite having quite high aggression. He then has excellent blue attributes in tackling, passing, aerial and positioning in name a few. He also looks like he would be a candidate for retraining as a DM or CM as well. What a player he has become! He is let down a little bit as a centre back by only having 14 for aerial but with tackling and positioning of 18 coupled with 20 pace and strength he isn’t going to do a bad job. As you can see Nucleus has retrained him to play midfield an looking at his attributes he could do a great job as a box to box midfielder with the only negative the lack of growth in his movement which my hinder him finding space in the midfield. RWB. Benjamin Henrichs Benjamin has spent his entire career at Bayer Leverkusen having come through there youth ranks. He is a regular in the Leverkusen team having made his debut vs Dortmund in September 2015. In 2016 he won the prestigious Fitz Walter medal as the best German Under 19s player. He played at under 19’s and 21’s for the German national team and he has been capped at senior level by Germany and made his debut against San Marino in an 8-0 win. He has so far won 3 caps for Germany and was part of the squad which won the Confederations Cup in 2017. Henrichs in FMM18 He is a versitle player who is natural at RB but can also play RWB, LB and CM and could probably be retrained in a number of positions as well. His pace isn’t the best at the start of the game but he has good stamina which is very handy as a WB. He makes good decisions and works well with his team mates. His technical stats don’t look great at a glance but he isn’t far away from green in crossing, dribbling, passing and tackling. He has progressed very nicely and know has everything we would want from a WB. His pace has increased along with his stamina so he is going to bomb up and down the wing with ease. He has all then technical skills as well and would be very at home in CM as well. Excellent crossing, dribbling and passing coupled with 16 tackling means he will be a threat going forward as well as defending. LWB. Kieran Tierney A Celtic fan since a child Kieran has been with the club since the age of 7. He made his Celtic debut versus Dundee in April 2015 and the following season really broke into the Celtic first team making 23 league appearances. He has won two (soon to be three) league titles, one FA Cup and the League cup twice and was voted young Scottish player of the year the last two seasons. At international level he only made a total of five appearances for the Scotland Under 18’s and 19’s and has never played for the under 21’s instead going straight into the full squad. He has played nine times so far for Scotland and has been used as a centre back and right back as well as a left back due to the presence of Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson in the same position. Kieran is seen as a future Scotland captain and has already captained the side in a friendly versus Netherlands in November 2017. Tierney in FMM18 You can see the promise in this lad straight away with some good green attributes and plenty of high blues as well. He has good pace, crossing, tackling and teamwork which are all important WB attributes. His movement and positioning aren’t the best so far and it will be interesting to see how they improve. He is already captain material with that 16 leadership though. Considering he has been managed by the AI he has progressed well although only his crossing and tackling have seen a massive jump in his technical’s. He has had great progress in his mental attributes as well as his physical’s with only his creativity being any kind of weakness in those areas of his game. CM. Arthur Melo Arthur’s performances for Gremio have led to him being labelled the Brazilian Iniesta and he may have chance to prove this in the coming seasons as Barcelona have first refusal to sign him and its expected he will sign for the Catalans this summer. He began at his home town club of Goias before being spotted by Gremio at a youth tournament. He made 50 appearances for Gremio in the 2017 season scoring 2 goals. During his time at Gremio he has won the Brazilian Cup as well as the Copa Libertadores which is the South American equivalent to the Champions League. He received his first call up to the full squad for World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Bolivia but has yet to make an appearance for Brazil. At youth level he has represented the under 18’s and 19’s. Arthur in FMM18 As a player that’s being compared to Iniesta you would expect good passing, technique and teamwork and Arthur has all three of these along with bribbling as well. I like a playmaker with high teamwork as he tends to look for the pass a little more often than shooting which can be important in a goal based challenge. I would like to see his creativity and movement up significantly as well as some physical improvement as well. Brazilian Iniesta indeed!!! Significant improvements across the board as Arthur turns himself into a world class playmaker and with tackling and positioning of 15 he could quite easily play as a DLP as well. CM. Leon Goretzka Another German and another Fritz Walter medal winner this time in the under 17’s category in 2012. Leon started his professional career at Vfl Bochum making his debut against Dynamo Dresden in 2.Bundesliga in 2012. In June 2013 he signed for Schalke for a fee reported to be between 3m and 4m Euro and has gone onto make over 100 apperances for the club. As almost anyone who plays FMM knows his contract runs out at the end of the 2017/18 season and he has agreed a deal to move to Bayern Munich in the summer on a Bosman. Leon has played for Germany from the under 16’s right up to the full team. In 2012 he was part of the under 17’s side that came runner up in the European under 17’s championship and he also has a silver medal from the 2016 Olympics. He played in the 2017 Confederations Cup scoring three goals in the tournament against Australia and two past Mexico as Germany won the tournament. Goretzka in FMM18 The promise is here for all to see as Leon has a good range of attributes that you would want from a midfielder. A worry with Leon is his high aggression coupled with his poor tackling of 11, if your going to be aggressive at least be able to tackle and he could be a yellow and red card risk. Some good improvements for him especially in his physical attributes and he looks a good all round box to box midfielder. Still no major improvement in his tackling and he has got more aggressive as he has gotten older! He also doesn’t have good positioning and he isn’t a player I would consider for a DM role. RW. Cristian Pavon Cristian is the latest in the long line of attacking talent to come out of Argentina. Boca Juniors signed him from CA Telleres for 1.3m Euro in 2014 and he has gone onto win the Primera Division in the 2016/17 season. At international level he has played for Argentina since the under 16’s and was part of the Argentina Olympic squad in 2016. He made his debut for the full team in 2017 and had an impressive debut in a 1-0 friendly win against Russia as he set up a goal for Sergio Aguero. He has so far won four caps for Argentina and will hope to make this years World Cup squad. Pavon in FMM18 Pavon has the classic stats you would look for in a winger with very good crossing, dribbling, movement and pace. He can also play on the left but I wouldn’t say that would be the best use of his talents as his shooting, passing and creativity aren’t as good so he may be less effective cutting inside on his right foot. Some good improvements in the areas he was already good and its good that his creativity has grown as well. A very good improvement in his stamina means we can see him running up and down the wing all game and his decisions have had a nice boost as well. He still looks a classic winger to me but that’s great for me as we have too many IF’s in the game and not enough wingers for my liking. LW: Ryan Sessegnon Ryan made his debut for Fulham at the tender age of 16 years and 81 days old in a League Cup game versus Leyton Orient and has gone on to be one of the great young talents in the English game. Happy as a left back or left winger he has received plaudits around the world with La Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy naming him in the top 30 under 20 talents in Europe. He has played over 60 games for Fulham and has scored 19 goals including a hat trick versus Sheffield Utd in November 2017. He has played for all the England youth teams from under 16’s up to under 21’s but has yet to make the full England squad. He was part of the England team which won the under 19’s European championships in 2017 and was named in the team of the tournament. He scored three goals during the championships including two in a 4-1 win over Germany and was the tournament joint top scorer. Sessegnon in FMM18 A really good range of attributes but he probably is more suited to a winger role at the start of the game as he lacks tackling, positioning and strength so may struggle in a more defensive role. He has good crossing and pace and unbelievable stamina of 16 from a 17 year old. It would be great to see his dribbling, creativity and movement improve so we have a top winger in our team. Some excellent improvement considering he has had to put up with AI training. We see his dribbling has really improved as has his passing, creativity and movement. His strength and tackling have grown but not much and he still looks better as a winger in my opinion. One area that he is still lacking in is his teamwork, as a winger I would like to see him work more for the team but he is only 23 and that could still improve. ST: Kylian Mbappe Does Kylian need any kind of introduction considering he is probably the most famous wonderkid in the world at the moment? Kylian came to prominence as part of the exciting Monaco team that won the French title in the 2016./17. The top clubs across Europe have been keep an eye on Mbappe for a few years as he had attention from clubs such as Real Madrid and Valencia and even had a trial at Chelsea as an 11 year old but in the end he chose Monaco. In summer 2017 he was subject to intense transfer speculation with a number of clubs after his signature. In the end he moved north to Paris and signed for PSG. Initially on loan for the 2017/18 season to get around FFP regulations but he will sign for Les Parisians in the summer of 2018 for a rumoured 145m Euro. He featured for the French under 17 and 19 teams but has skipped the under 21’s and gone straight into the full French squad due to his impressive club performances. He did win the European under 19’s championship in 2016 and was named in the team of the tournament. In 2017 he won the prestigious European Golden Boy award as Europe’s best player under 21. Mbappe in FMM18 18 years old and he already looks like a goal machine. There is very little not to like a Kylian he has pace, dribbling, movement and shooting ability in abundance and is only going to get better and better. It would be good to see his stamina go up so he can play more minutes and a boost in creativity and decisions to go along side his excellent passing might be good as well. Nine years later and he is a beast! All the attributes he had before have got better and better and he has added crossing to his game as well so lots of assists from corners. His strength and stamina have both shot up as well so he has pace, power and endurance now. He makes excellent decisions and his creativity has gone up a little but lets face it this lad is all about goals, goals and more goals. ST. Timo Werner Our fourth German completes the team. Timo was the youngest player to ever play for Vfb Stuttgart when he made his debut in 2013 and then went on to become there youngest ever goal scorer. He is also the youngest player in Bundesliga history to reach 50,100 and 150 appearances. He currently plays for RB Leipzeig have transferred for 10m Euro in June 2016. He has been a prolific goal scorer at youth level for Germany having scored 34 goals in 48 appearances from the German under 15’s up to the under 21’s. He received his first call up to the full squad in spring 2017 and was part of the Confederations Cup squad that lifted the trophy in the summer of that year scoring three goals in the tournament. He won the Fritz Walter medal in both the under 17’s and under 19’s categories. Werner in FMM18 Timo’s pace coupled with his movement, dribbling and shooting make him a real threat up front. He is a little more one dimensional as a player than Kylian as he lacks great passing ability but as an out and out goal scorer he has most of the attributes you would want. The only place he could really improve as a goal scorer is in his strength and aerial but at 21 it is unlikely that his aerial ability is going to get much better. Unfortunately Timo hasn’t had the benefit of IT but we have seen some improvements. His strength has really improved and his aerial has gone up one point. His creativity has had a big jump as well as his decisions but we see a decrease in his movement. So there we have it our dream XI for FMM18 is complete. I want to thank everyone who nominated players and voted in the polls as without you guys it wouldn’t have been possible to get this team complete. I big thanks to @NucleusNT who provided the screenshots of the players at or very near their peak. What do you make of the team, which players have you used from the team this year or is their anyone you will now go and try to buy based on this dream XI? Let us know in the comments below. Thank you for reading 6 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Share this with others!