FIFA 21's best defenders are in a class of their own. After the Black Friday Ultimate Team promotion, the meta has solidified with five players rising to the top. The best defenders are constantly featured in FUT Champions squads.
Here are our picks for the five best defenders in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team.
FIFA 21 Best Defenders: 5 Best Players After Black Friday
1. Virgil Van Dijk
Van Dijk is without a doubt the best centre-back in all of football right now. His massive figure and high defensive stats more than justify that notion. Where he shines in particular is his 76 pace stat, which allows him to traverse the FIFA pitch without the fear of being outdone by even the best strikers in the game.
2. Sergio Ramos
It should come as no surprise that Ramos is on this list. After all before Van Dijk came along he was arguably the best defender in the world as well as in FIFA for quite some time. He will still cost a pretty penny to acquire as he is still the second highest rated defender in FUT, but he is worth every penny.
3. Alphonso Davies
Alphonso Davies is the prime example of a player that is miles better than his current rating and that is an understatement. His speed alone makes him a threat to the opposition going forward. This gives him the ability to move up and down the left side of the midfield with relative ease.
4. David Alaba
Along with Davies we have his Bayern Munich teammate David Alaba. The Austrian has become somewhat of a commonality among many FIFA teams and it is no surprise. His substantially high pace stat as well as his passing and dribbling stats, put him leaps and bounds above other high class defenders in the game. Oh and to top it all off, he is cheap.
5. Ferland Mendy
Ferland Mendy is another player that has soared to the top of the current meta among FIFA players. While his stats may not be better than other players in his position like Robertson or Davies, his ability to hyper link to Raphael Varane makes him one of the most prominent left backs in the game.