As we all know, FIFA loves to dish out rewards more frequently than you say “Just one more game” before tucking into another 10-game session.
From Team of the Weeks and Man of the Match cards to Player of the Month and Legendary status, EA Sports certainly know how to keep us all hooked to Ultimate Team.
But while ratings fluctuate through the season, we’ve been thinking: if you could get them all in the same team at the same time, what would be the best English XI you could compile, taking into account the different cards that have been dished out over the course of the season?
Well, we don’t just think here at Dream Team – we do, as well. So here it is.
Joe Hart – 84
Poor Joe was unceremoniously dumped to Torino from manchester City by the merciless Pep Guardiola, but his base rating of 84 keeps out Burnley’s Tom Heaton, who managed an 82 IF in the TOTW7.
Kyle Walker – 84
The Spurs right-back has been in superb form this season, and his TOTW9 card got him a tasty 84 rating.
Chris Smalling – 84
The Manchester United centre-back is yet to gain any IF card this season, but his base rating of 84 is enough for him to get him in the team.
Ryan Shawcross – 84
The underrated Stoke centre-back’s England career stalled after being dominated by Zlatan Ibrahimovic in 2012, but he gets in the Three Lions XI with his TOTW17 card giving him a 84 rating.
James Milner – 86
Milner will go down in Premier League history as one of the most versatile players to play in the league, and after being employed by Jurgen Klopp as a left-back, he’s received two IF cards, with the best being a whopping 86 thanks to his TOTW16 performance.
Wayne Rooney – 86
Yes, we know we’re taking slight liberties with the formation here, but Rooney’s 86 Heroes card was thoroughly deserved after he broke Manchester United’s all-time goalscoring record – we shifted him to CDM because, well, somehow has to.
Adam Lallana – 84
Arguably the best English player in the Premier League this season, Liverpool’s Adam Lallana received an 84 IF card after his TOTW14 performance.
Dele Alli – 85
Future England captain and World Cup 2026 winner (please) Dele has enjoyed another successful season for Spurs, and his January POTM card gave him an 85 rating and a juicy squad building challenge to enjoy as well.
Theo Walcott – 86
Perhaps a surprise to some, but Walcott’s hat-trick in the FA Cup against fellow Premier League side Southampton earned him an Orange MOTM card with a lovely 86 rating. Shame he hasn’t had that consistency for the rest of the season…
Jamie Vardy – 84
File this one under ‘perhaps EA Sports are a bit hasty dishing out their IFs’. Vardy has been off-colour virtually all season, but his hat-trick against Manchester City was undeniably brilliant, hence why he was given an 84 TOTW13 card.
Harry Kane – 88
He really is one of our own (so long as you’re English…). Kane was the highest rated English player on the game at the start of the season, and he’s gone on to receive a couple of IF cards throughout the campaign. His 88 rating makes him the highest rated English player this season, all thanks to him bagging a brace against Watford on New Year’s Day.
The total rating for the team is 85, and the chemistry is of course 100.
If only it was 100 in real life, eh?