Having a rock-solid defensive midfielder that can sit in front of your defence and break up your opponents’ attacks can be a huge boost for your team!

BLAISE MATUIDI

You can find loads of CDMs with Matuidi’s top-class tackling and interception stats, but not many have the pace and stamina to get all over the pitch as well! He’s available for less than 20k coins on FUT, and around £20 million on Career Mode!

SANDER BERGE

The 6ft 4in 20-year-old is an impressive athlete, with 88 strength and 76 pace, and that’s what allows him to dominate the middle of the pitch! His defensive and passing stats will improve after a few Career Mode seasons as well to make him the complete CDM. Class!

IDRISSA GUEYE

Gueye is regularly at the top of the Prem’s tackling charts, so there’s no surprise his defensive stats are so good on FIFA 19! His 84 aggression helps him snap into tackles as well, so getting him for less than 1,000 coins is a sick deal!

N'GOLO KANTE

Kante is the CDM that absolutely everybody wants! No midfielder has better defensive stats than the Chelsea star, but he combines it with a wicked burst of pace, so it’s basically impossible for any opposition attackers to get past him!