Here’s an FM20 list of the top 5 players in the English Championship which is the 2nd tier of English football. Some players on the list definitely have potential to play higher up than where they are right now while others have had careers that did not really take off. However, these players definitely have the best quality for this tier of football and will easily be topping most charts with their performances.
Please note that this list will not include Wayne Rooney because he is a player/manager at the club.
- Age: 23
- Current Value: £17.75m
- Nationality: English
- Current Club: Leeds
Kalvin Phillips is the first player on our list of top five Championship players. The young English midfielder is slowly gaining fame for his ability to break-down play and start attacks from midfield. He is a product of the Leeds academy and is said to be one of the best players to come out in recent years. Biesla converted him into a defensive midfielder who is also able to play a box to box role. In FM20 he has a current ability of 140 and a potential ability of 149 making him one of the best midfielders in the championship. He has excellent well-rounded stats and could easily be playing at the highest tier of any league.
- Age: 24
- Current Value: £21m
- Nationality: Serbian
- Current Club: Fulham
Mitrovic is definitely one of the biggest names to be playing in the Championship this season. The Serbian international has been scouted by many clubs and has been linked with clubs of a much higher quality than Fulham. He is a prolific international goal scorer who has 34 goals in 55 games for his nation. In Football Manager 2020 he has a current ability of 136 and a potential ability of 160 which means he easily has the ability to be a star player for highest tiered clubs. His physical stats are some of the best in the game and he is a team player. Aged just 24, Mitrovic still has room for growth too making him a very good striker in the game and one of the best in the Championship.
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- Age: 34
- Current Value: £2.3m
- Nationality: Spanish
- Current Club: Leeds
The Spanish veteran midfielder is a well-known player in the league. Hernandez’ career has seen him play in various leagues across the world at various levels. Despite being on the wrong side of 30, Hernandez is surprisingly consistent with his performances in the game. He is a crucial player for Leeds that could help them with their promotion. In FM 2020 he has a current ability of 137 and a potential ability of 156 making him one of the best midfielders in the league. He has extremely impressive mental stats and very good technical stats. He is also extremely versatile and is able to play in multiple positions across midfield. He is definitely a player who can play for clubs at a higher tier and can give a couple of impressive seasons.
- Age: 28
- Current Value: £12.25m
- Nationality: Swedish
- Current Club: Brentford
Jansson is a Swedish central defender that plays for Brentford in the Championship. Having started his career at Malmo, Jansson has played for a few clubs around the world. Having established himself at Leeds, he was crucial for the club's success. He recently moved to Brentford and is one of the most important players of the team. In FM 20, he has a current ability of 133 and a potential ability of 139 making him one of the best centre backs at this level. One look at his stats is enough for FM Managers to understand that he can certainly do a job at the highest tier for many teams. He especially excels in his aerial prowess and is a threat from set-pieces at both ends.
- Age: 25
- Current Value: £13.5m
- Nationality: English
- Current Club: Blackburn Rovers
Dack started his professional career at Gillingham and was a consistent performer for the club before moving onto Blackburn Rovers. He has since established himself as a star player for the club and is one of the best-attacking midfielders in the league. Dack has bagged himself more than 15 goals in the last 2 editions of the season and is extremely good free-scoring attacking midfielder in the game. In FM2020, he has a current ability of 133 and a potential ability of 149. He has very well rounded stats and excels in multiple roles in attacking midfield.
To summarize FM20 top 5 Championship layers list
That concludes our FM20 list of 5 best players in the Championship. As you can see, these players are certainly more than “just good” and can certainly do a job at the highest tier for most teams. It will be an interesting challenge for FM managers to manage these players with their current teams and help them get promoted or move them to other clubs and find success.
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