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FIFA 19: Career Mode club budgets have just been leaked… and look who’s got the most

Get ready to spend some serious money

FIFA 19 isn’t even out yet but we’re already getting very familiar with the game.

Yet another leak has been doing the rounds online, this time relating to the hotly-anticipated Career Mode.

Budgets for all the clubs have been revealed. We pick out a handful here, but to see them all in more detail, visit Fifagamenews.com.

Premier League

Man City

‘Hmmmm’

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‘Hmmmm’

Not quite as much to play around with as Man United, but still huge with £176,002,000.

Spurs

‘Aghh come on!’

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‘Aghh come on!’

The London club has £79,681,000 to shop with this year.

Arsenal

Unai Emery is said to be unimpressed with the strength in depth in defence at Arsenal

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‘We need more players now’

Huge budget for Gooners fans – you’ll have £110,810,000 to splash on top players.

Cardiff City

‘Tis going to be a tough season’

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‘Tis going to be a tough season’

Has the smallest budget in the Prem, with just £28,667,000.

Man United

Jose Mourinho is desperate to bolster his defence after missing out on several targets during the last window

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‘Yes!’

Manchester United has a huge £148,897,584 to spend in last year’s game.

However, this year, the budget has risen to £195,362,000 – the highest budget in the game.

Liverpool

‘Not bad’

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‘Not bad’

Liverpool had £66,882,196 in last year’s game, but will have a huge £94, 010,000 to play around with this season.

Chelsea

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is ready to unleash Eden Hazard from the off next time out

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‘Excellent’

The West London had £82,197,496 but now have a massive £112,435,000.

What about away from the Prem, I hear you ask? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the biggest clubs from other leagues.

La Liga

Real Madrid

‘Excellent’

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‘Excellent’

Los Blancos fans will have £109,1116,00 to splash on players this year – some way off Man United’s budget, but not bad.

Barcelona

‘I want more… more!’

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‘I want more… more!’

The Catalan club is in second place with marginally less than Real Madrid –  £106,000,000.

Atletico Madrid

‘I wanted more’

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‘I wanted more’

In third with £60,344,000.

Ligue 1

PSG

‘This pleases me’

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‘This pleases me’

Unsurprisingly, these guys are top of the pile by some margin, with £167,978,000.

AS Monaco

Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim has won admirers for his work with the French club

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‘I thought I’d have more’

In second place is Monaco with a hefty £44,000,000 – although we did expect more.

Lyon

‘Could have done with more tbh’

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‘Could have done with more tbh’

And in third it’s Lyon, with £32,049,000.

Serie A

Juventus

The Gunners want Max Allegri but he is set to stay at Juventus

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‘I’m happy’

Fresh off the back of Cristiano Ronaldo joining the club, Juve has £83,758,000 to splurge.

Napoli 

Carlo Ancelotti has proven credentials and is available

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‘Errrr… can we get some loans out?’

Coming in second with a decent £40,663,000.

Inter

Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti is tipped to sing Argentine wonderkid Lautaro Martínez

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‘This does not please me’

Just behind Napoli with £39,559,444.

Bundesliga

Bayern Munich 

Jupp Heynckes is leaving Bayern this summer and has backed Thomas Tuchel to replace him

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*Rubs hands together*

Top of the pile with £112,672,000.

Borussia Dortmund

‘I mean, I’ll take it but…’

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‘I mean, I’ll take it but…’

Coming in second with £63,672,000.

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig manager Ralph Hasenhuttl questioned Timo Werner for asking to be substituted

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*Hello darkness my old friend*

Narrowly missing out on second place with surprisingly low £55,007,000.

FIFA 19’s demo will reportedly land on September 13.

Gaming website TrueAchievements claim a source close to the game revealed the date – and also confirmed a section of The Journey will be available to preview.

Here’s everything you need to know about the demo – from how many teams you’ll get to play with, to the features you’ll be able to try.

How many teams will be in playable in the demo?

There have been reports that 13 teams will be playable, but so far we’ve only seen nine.

These are as follows:

  • Bayern Munich
  • Juventus
  • PSG
  • Man City
  • Man United
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Real Madrid
  • Atletico Madrid
  • Tottenham Hotspur

Amazingly, Dortmund were only recently added to the roster after the German team dumped PES and switched allegiances to EA.

It’s not known yet what stadiums will feature, but we’re almost certain there won’t be nine of them.

The demo will likely offer offline play with up to two players – and may include a playable section of The Journey, although no details have been confirmed.

There are also a host of new gameplay features and tweaks set to arrive to this year’s game.

Here are the most important.

Neymar was a big part of the FIFA 19 trailer

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Neymar was a big part of the FIFA 19 trailer

Will I be able to play online?

No – the demo will be offline only.

How long will matches last?

You’ll be locked to four-minute halves.

What season / weather conditions are available?

Autumn / Fall / rain / clear are the available options.

Will The Journey be included?

Yes – there are reports there will be a playable section.

How big is the file to install?

Playstation 4:  7.3 Gb
XBox One: 8.0 Gb

Tactics

Game plans have been introduced this year – which are set up before a match.

Here, you can set what tactics your team has depending on certain situations – such as if they’re 1-0 up or losing a match.

Once you have made the plans, simply assign to a D-pad press and you’re good to go.

Unlike last year, when it was hard to see if a tactical option had been executed, there’s now a clear toggle for on-the-fly instructions.

We’ve seen this before

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We’ve seen this before

You’re also now able to adjust your team’s width and depth, as well as instruct your full backs what kind of runs to make in attack or your centre back to cover certain areas of the pitch.

There’s greater control over your team’s defensive style, too – with new settings: “pressure after possession loss,” “constant pressure,” “drop back,” “balanced,” and “pressure on heavy touch.”

Sounds great!

Sweet spot

If you tap Circle or B just as your foot hits the ball, you massively increase the chance of striking it into the top corner.

It’s all about timing, so get it wrong and you’ll be punished with a scuffed shot.

Revised mini-map

A simple but welcome change.

One team will now have triangle icons, the other will have circles – so it’s easier to see who’s who.

Graphics look to have been tweaked and improved

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Graphics look to have been tweaked and improved

Champions League

EA has got everything from the Champions League logo including the commentary team, Derek Rae and Lee Dixon.

It’ll also have its own mode and the ability to create custom tournaments. Amazing.

Europa League

This was slightly overshadowed by the Champions League announcement, but yes the Europa League will also be in FIFA 19.

Expect the full broadcast package, too.

General gameplay 

Passing has been re-worked to feel more natural, while an active touch system allows better first touches from different parts of the body.

It also opens up the possibility of a feint attack – where, as the ball approaches, you can shift your weight one way, before going the other.

Cristiano Ronaldo will be on the cover of FIFA 19

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Cristiano Ronaldo will be on the cover of FIFA 19

Stepovers, too, are reportedly easier to pull off and look more convincing – making it harder for your opponent to defend against.

Finally, 50/50 battles over a loose ball will now take into account more variables than last year – such as reaction time.

NOW CHECK OUT THE FIFA 19 TRAILER BELOW.