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5 Best Players in FIFA 21 EFL Team of the Season

FIFA 21's EFL Team of the Season has released into packs, and there are some outstanding and inexpensive players available to get.
FIFA 21's EFL Team of the Season has released into packs, and there are some outstanding and inexpensive players available to get. | Photo Courtesy of EA SPORTS

FIFA 21's EFL Team of the Season has released into packs, and there are some outstanding and inexpensive players available to get.

Here are our picks for the five best players available from the EFL TOTS.

5 Best Players in FIFA 21 EFL Team of the Season

1. Max Aarons (RB, Norwich City)

Max Aarons
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Max Aarons has been a quality defender on the right side for Norwich this season as well as last season in the Premier League before their relegation. Earning his first TOTS card in FIFA since FIFA 19, Aarons has great pace and dribbling stats, and with an anchor chemistry style, he can be a great cheap option at right-back, and also brings good linking options as an Englishman in the second division if you want to try other EFL players like the ones we'll discuss later, or if you want to bring Wayne Rooney's End of an Era card into your starting eleven with good chemistry.

2. Emiliano Buendía (RM, Norwich City)

Emi Buendia
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Max Aarons' teammate has also earned himself an outstanding TOTS card in the English Championship. The Argentinian played a big role in Norwich's promotion back into the Premier League.

With 96 pace and 94 dribbling, Buendía will be quick-footed in the box, and his 99 aggression and high-high work rates will mean that he is always trying to win the ball back if he loses it in the final third. He is a great passer with good vision at 97 as well, meaning you can play him at CAM in-game. Buendía also has solid enough shooting to put the ball in the back of the net on his own.

He is extremely difficult to get at the moment, being extinct on all platforms' transfer markets at the time of publishing at 400,000. However, if you can get your hands on him, he can definitely provide a spark up front in your attack.

3. Jonson Clarke-Harris (ST, Peterborough)

Jonson Clarke-Harris
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If you are looking for a different English attacker to try out up front for fun, Clarke-Harris seems to be an unbelievable card in the English League One. With 97 Pace and 92 Shooting, Harris will be a darting striker who can get behind defenders with a through-ball and put the ball in the goal. Combine that with 97 physicals, he will be a tank that can dribble, his agility and balance are also top-notch. Of course, it will be difficult getting him on full chemistry with good players from his league, however, Harris has enough English options to get him on chemistry in your starting eleven. Otherwise, he is a great super-sub in the 60th minute of games.

4. Nick Powell (CAM, Stoke City)

Nick Powell
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The Stoke City CAM earned himself a FIFA 21 TOTS that players can achieve for free in the objectives tab of the main menu. For a free card, Powell doesn't disappoint. He has plenty of linking options and some great stats for a player of just 88 overall rating.

Nick Powell with a Maestro chemistry style can be a great CAM for your English team if you don't want to pay for an expensive one, and will reach 94 rated with the chemistry style according to FUTBIN. His shooting is great inside and outside the box, with 99 shot power, long shots, and 91 finishing, as well as a four-star weak foot. His passing is also improved to high-90 in short and long passing, as well as vision. He links to the best EFL TOTS cards available, and he is pretty easy to achieve in the Community Challenge Live FUT Friendly.

5. Ricardo Almeida Santos (CB, Bolton)

Ricardo Almeida Santos
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This center-back may not scream out to you at 85-rated, or by being from the English League 2, however, his in-game stats are actually very nice to look at. A shadow chemistry style brings Santos to a 91 rated center back according to FUTBIN, and he will have 96 acceleration with 93 sprint speed, 99 agility, 95 reactions, and 94 defending. With all the icons available in FIFA 21 through the transfer market, Icon Swaps or the many Icon packs released this year, it is all but impossible to get Santos into your team with chemistry.

Santos is also less than 30,000 coins on the transfer market at the time of publishing, for these stats to be on an 85-rated card for this price, he is a steal for inexpensive squads. Look out for players trying him out on partial or full chemistry in Division Rivals, he may be one of the most slept on cards out of this batch of TOTS cards.