04 Dec Football Manager 2020 Chelsea team guide: Transfer budget, building blocks, best young players & who to sell
Football Manager 2020 Chelsea – The Blues have a huge transfer budget but can’t sign anybody for two transfer windows, so the task in hand at Stamford Bridge it the getting the most from the squad you have and achieving a high enough league finish to attract new players in future.
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Starting Finances – Football Manager 2020 Chelsea
Transfer budget = £120m
Wage budget = £801k/week
Building Blocks – Football Manager 2020 Chelsea
Transfer Value = £67m
Wage = £300k/week
Contract Expiry Date = 2023
Age = 28
Best Attributes = Tackling (20), Work Rate (20), Teamwork (20), Stamina (20), Natural Fitness (18)
N’Golo Kante is like the Lionel Messi of holding midfielders on FM20, with plenty of 20/20 ratings across the board.
The two-time Premier League winner and World Cup champion has been a mainstay in Chelsea’s midfield in recent seasons, but PSG has the funds and allure of Champions League football to tempt him to leave.
Transfer Value = £54m
Wage = £150k/week
Contract Expiry Date = 2024
Age = 25
Best Attributes = Passing (17), Technique (17), Dribbling (17), First Touch (17), Determination (17)
Kovacic is the second 2018 World Cup finalist to appear in this section and the other half of Chelsea’s highly-rated centre-midfield pairing.
With Champions League-winning experience under his belt and immense technical ability, Kovacic’s arrival in a season where the Blues are dealing with a transfer ban is a huge bonus. While Kante offers defensive stability, Kovacic has the all the attributes needed to orchestrate Chelsea’s attack in FM20.
Best Young Players – Football Manager 2020 Chelsea
Current Ability – 142
Potential Ability – 140-170
Best Attributes – Determination (16), Work Rate (16), Stamina (16), Penalty Taking (15), Technique (15)
Chelsea’s transfer ban has been a blessing in disguise for Mason Mount, now an England international and regular starter under Frank Lampard. Our advice is to continue to give him the playing time he needs to continue his development.
Best deployed as a centre midfielder, Mount can also fill in as a left-winger and has all the tools necessary to become a top midfielder, as his potential ability rating would suggest.
Callum Hudson Odoi
Current Ability = 140
Potential Ability = 150-180
Best Attributes = Acceleration (16), Agility (15), Pace (15), Dribbling (15), Technique (15)
Condolences to Tammy Abraham (potential ability = 160) and Christian Pulisic (potential ability = 164), who are both credible options for the second spot, but in the end, Hudson-Odoi’s elite potential gives him the edge.
With Eden Hazard no longer clogging up his route to the first-team and the club unable to sign a replacement, there’s no reason why Hudson-Odoi shouldn’t be a regular part of your first-team plans in FM20.
Players To Consider Selling
Due to Chelsea’s transfer ban, we wouldn’t recommend selling any players in your first season. However, we’ve listed a few candidates who could fetch a hefty return once the 2020/21 season rolls around.
Transfer Value – £30.5m
Wage – £115k/week
Contract Expiry Date – 2022
Age – 24
Transfer Value – £21.5m
Wage – £63k/week
Contract Expiry Date – 2021
Age – 27