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Who are the best Defenders in EA FC 24?

If your defenses are lacking and your opponents are scoring way more than you think they deserve to, then upgrading your defenders is one way to solve your problems. But the question is, which defenders are actually good? We all know about previous FIFA games where certain defenders had amazing stats, but were terrible once they were on the field. Today, we're going to guide you into selecting a defensive line that makes sense and one that truly performs in your matches. With Women's football players joining the ranks, your choices for a great defender in FUT has increased tremendously!

Best Defenders in EA FC 24

Let's take a look at each top performing player, what their acceleRATE type is, and the best Chemistry Style for that player in FUT.

Mapi Leon (Barcelona, CB, 89)

Mapi Leon is a top-rated center-back known for her consistent defensive prowess. Her position at the top is well-deserved due to her impressive defending skills and leadership on the field.

Best Chemistry Style in FUT: Shadow or Anchor

acceleRATE: CONTROLLED

Ruben Dias (Man City, CB, 89, +1)

Ruben Dias has demonstrated remarkable growth and defensive stability at Manchester City, earning him a well-deserved upgrade. His strong defensive presence and ability to read the game make him a standout defender.

Best Chemistry Style in FUT: Shadow or Hunter

acceleRATE: CONTROLLED LENGTHY

Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool, CB, 89, -1)

Virgil Van Dijk, despite being an exceptional defender, received a slight downgrade, possibly due to an injury or a period of lower performance. However, he remains one of the top defenders in the game.

Best Chemistry Style in FUT: Shadow or Deadeye

acceleRATE: LENGTHY

Irene Paredes (Barcelona, CB, 88)

Irene Paredes is a dependable center-back for Barcelona, known for her composure and defensive awareness, earning her a spot among the best.

Best Chemistry Style in FUT: Shadow or Anchor

acceleRATE: CONTROLLED

Wendie Renard (Lyon, CB, 88)

Renard is a dominant presence in Lyon's defense. Her strength, aerial ability, and consistent performances justify her high rating.

Best Chemistry Style in FUT: Shadow or Anchor

acceleRATE: CONTROLLED LENGTHY

Fridolina Rolfo (Barcelona, LB, 87)

Rolfo, playing as a left-back, brings versatility to the Barcelona defense. Her rating reflects her ability to contribute offensively while maintaining defensive stability.

Best Chemistry Style in FUT: Shadow or Hunter

acceleRATE: CONTROLLED

Lucy Bronze (Barcelona, RB, 87)

Lucy Bronze is a world-class right-back, known for her excellent defensive skills and offensive contributions. Her high rating is well-earned.

Best Chemistry Style in FUT: Shadow

acceleRATE: CONTROLLED

Marquinhos (PSG, CB, 87, -1)

Marquinhos is a reliable center-back for PSG, but a slight downgrade may be attributed to changes in his performance or competition within the squad.

Best Chemistry Style in FUT: Shadow or Anchor

acceleRATE: CONTROLLED LENGTHY

Selma Bacha (Lyon, LB, 86)

Selma Bacha is a talented left-back for Lyon, known for her pace and defensive abilities, earning her a place among the top defenders.

Best Chemistry Style in FUT: Basic or Shadow

acceleRATE: EXPLOSIVE

Matthijs De Ligt (Bayern, CB, 86, +1)

De Ligt's rating reflects his growth as a center-back. His solid defending and composure have earned him an upgrade.

Best Chemistry Style in FUT: Shadow

acceleRATE: LENGTHY

Ronald Araujo (Barcelona, CB, 86, +3)

Araujo's substantial rating increase suggests remarkable improvement in his defensive skills and overall performance at Barcelona.

Best Chemistry Style in FUT: Shadow

acceleRATE: LENGTHY

Andrew Robertson (Liverpool, LB, 86, -1)

Robertson, a marauding left-back, may have received a slight downgrade due to changes in his form or statistics compared to the previous season.

Best Chemistry Style in FUT: Shadow or Anchor

acceleRATE: CONTROLLED EXPLOSIVE

Sakina Karchaoui (PSG, LB, 86)

Karchaoui is a dependable left-back for PSG, contributing to both defense and attack with her consistent performances.

Best Chemistry Style in FUT: Shadow

acceleRATE: EXPLOSIVE

Eder Militao (Real Madrid, CB, 86, +2)

Eder Militao's rating increase reflects his growing influence in Real Madrid's defense and improved performances on the field.

Best Chemistry Style in FUT: Anchor or Shadow

acceleRATE: CONTROLLED LENGTHY

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool, RB, 86, -1)

Alexander-Arnold, an attacking right-back, may have seen a slight downgrade due to changes in his performance, although he remains a top choice in the position.

Best Chemistry Style in FUT: Catalyst or Shadow

acceleRATE: CONTROLLED EXPLOSIVE

Ashley Lawrence (Chelsea, RB, 86)

Ashley Lawrence's rating reflects her consistency as a right-back for Chelsea, providing defensive stability and versatility.

Best Chemistry Style in FUT: Shadow

acceleRATE: MOSTLY EXPLOSIVE

Joao Cancelo (Man City, LB, 86, -2)

Joao Cancelo's downgrade may be attributed to variations in form or competition within the squad, but he remains a quality left-back.

Best Chemistry Style in FUT: Shadow

acceleRATE: MOSTLY EXPLOSIVE

Marcos Acuna (Sevilla, LB, 85)

Acuna, playing as a left-back, earns his spot among the best defenders with his strong defensive attributes.

Best Chemistry Style in FUT: Shadow

acceleRATE: CONTROLLED

David Alaba (Real Madrid, CB, 85, -1)

David Alaba's rating may have slightly decreased, potentially due to changes in his performance or role at Real Madrid.

Best Chemistry Style in FUT: Shadow or Anchor

acceleRATE: CONTROLLED

Alessandro Bastoni (Inter Milan, CB, 85, +1)

Bastoni's rating reflects his growth as a center-back, demonstrating his abilities on the defensive side of the game.

Best Chemistry Style in FUT: Shadow or Anchor

acceleRATE: LENGTHY

Ona Batlle (Barcelona, RB, 85)

Ona Batlle's rating reflects her consistent performances as a right-back for Barcelona, contributing to their defensive stability.

Best Chemistry Style in FUT: Shadow or Guardian

acceleRATE: EXPLOSIVE

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