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Best Meta Central Midfielders in FIFA 23 – Top 10 CM

Without a strong central midfield, it’ll be hard to create any chances against your opponents. Thankfully, we’ve found the 10 best meta CM in FIFA 23.

FIFA 23 has pushed the realism of football deeper into FIFA than ever before with HyperMotion 2 technology. Now every pass counts and one mistake can cost you a goal.

So it’s important to have central midfielders that can get creative with the ball and create multiple chances.

Here are the best CM in FIFA 23 for any budget and any league you may have built your team around.

Top 10 Meta CM in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team

10. Leon Gortezka

If you’re looking for a physical player to control your midfielder and recover any lost balls, then Leon Gortezka is perfect for that. As a central midfielder, he offers reassurance when pushing up the attack.

He is a very physical player with high Defending and Pace stats, but his 4 Star Weak Foot allows him to step up and provide an offensive option when necessary.

Overall87
NationGermany
League Bundesliga
ClubBayern Munich
Pace78
Shooting82
Passing82
Dribbling83
Defending81
Physical86

9. Sandro Tonali

If you’re building a Serie A team, then Sandro Tonali is a fantastic CM to build around. He’s got great pace for a central midfielder, and with a 4 Star Weak Foot, he can engage with the offense and become an option when needed.

Overall84
NationItaly
League Serie A
ClubAC Milan
Pace81
Shooting73
Passing81
Dribbling79
Defending79
Physical82

8. Aurélien Tchouaméni

Tchouaméni is one of the most physical CM in FIFA 23. His ability to keep the ball at his feet while his teammates look for space to run to is undefeated.

Overall82
NationFrance
League La Liga
ClubReal Madrid
Pace70
Shooting70
Passing79
Dribbling78
Defending81
Physical82

7. Renato Sanches

Renato Sanches is currently one of the most popular CM in all of FIFA 23 for teams looking to build themselves up for FIFA 23 Champions Play-Offs.

With the help of the Architect Chemistry Style, he is able to turn his acceleRATE style into Lengthy. But due to how popular he is, his card can be quite expensive.

Renato Sanches also has a Ones to Watch card that could potentially upgrade to see him reach an overall rating of 86.

Overall80
NationPortugal
League Ligue 1
ClubPSG
Pace83
Shooting74
Passing77
Dribbling84
Defending72
Physical84

6. Federico Valverde

Federico Valverde has been dominating the field for Real Madrid, and his player card brings that same intensity to the FIFA 23 pitch.

His dribbling allows him to thread through the field with ease, while his 4 Star Weak Foot puts him as a prime option for an attack.

Gamers that have high-rated players to spare can even attempt to do the La Liga Santander September POTM SBC, which rewards you with an 86-rated Valverde CM.

Overall84
NationUruguay
League La Liga
ClubReal Madrid
Pace87
Shooting74
Passing79
Dribbling79
Defending78
Physical80

5. Franck Kessié

Kessié is usually a CDM, but with quick use of the Position Modifier Consumable, you’ll be able to change him to CM.

This will be useful because he is one of the best central midfielders in FIFA 23 when it comes to recovering the ball and opening up the midfield. His pace is undeniable, and his lengthy accelerate type ensures that he can catch up during any counter

Overall84
NationIvory Coast
League La Liga
ClubFC Barcelona
Pace78
Shooting76
Passing74
Dribbling79
Defending82
Physical87

4. Frenkie De Jong

Frenkie De Jong excels in a team that has an aggressive playstyle. His passing is fantastic and very rarely misses its mark.

But what truly separates him from the rest is his Finesse Shot Trait which allows him to make some truly remarkable goals from a distance.

Overall87
NationNetherlands
League La Liga
ClubFC Barcelona
Pace82
Shooting69
Passing86
Dribbling87
Defending77
Physical78

3. N’Golo Kante

Kante is another player that will need a quick Position Modifier Consumable to become a CM. His high work rate in FIFA 23 allows players to push with aa high pace and quick dribbling for a lot longer than most CMs.

He’s great for a team that is suffering from counter attacks and needs a speedy player to recover the ball and bring it back up the field.

Overall89
NationFrance
League Premier League
ClubChelsea
Pace72
Shooting66
Passing74
Dribbling81
Defending87
Physical82

2. Luka Modric (TOTW)

Luka Modric has been one of the most prolific central midfielders in the past few FIFA games, and this doesn’t change in FIFA 23.

His Team of The Week player card is a step above everything else, though, and features some of the most smooth dribblings in all of FIFA 23.

Overall89
NationCroatia
League La Liga
ClubReal Madrid
Pace75
Shooting78
Passing90
Dribbling89
Defending73
Physical67

1. Kevin De Bruyne (TOTW)

Team of the Week Kevin De Bruyne is a step above every single CM in FIFA 23. As soon as you touch the ball with De Bruyne, you instantly feel the difference.

It’s easier to create chances, and his passes always hit their mark no matter the difficulties behind them. He is a player that is well worth his incredibly high price tag.

His base gold card is also excellent and is available for almost half the price. Although, gamers on consoles might find him even cheaper due to the Shared Transfer Market.

Overall92
NationBelgium
League Premier League
ClubManchester City
Pace75
Shooting89
Passing94
Dribbling88
Defending66
Physical79
Luka Modric BEST CM

Best CM for Every Top League in FIFA 23

Premier League

  • Best Starter CM
    • Denis Zakaria – Chelsea
  • Best Overall CM
    • Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City

La Liga

  • Best Starter CM
    • Pedri – FC Barcelona
  • Best Overall CM
    • Luka Modric – Real Madrid

Serie A

  • Best Starter CM
    • Sandro Tonali – AC Milan
  • Best Overall CM
    • Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (TOTW) – SS Lazio

Ligue 1

  • Best Starter CM
    • Marco Verratti – PSG
  • Best Overall CM
    • Renato Sanches – PSG

Bundesliga

  • Best Starter CM
    • Jude Bellingham – Dortmund
  • Best Overall CM
    • Leon Goretzka – Bayern Munich

Best CM for Every Top Nation in FIFA 23

  • Spain
    • Marcos Llorente – Athletico Madrid
  • England
    • Jude Bellingham – Dortmund
  • Portugal
    • Renato Sanches – PSG
  • Brazil
    • Lucas Paquetá – West Ham
  • France
    • N’Golo Kanté – Chelsea
  • Netherlands
    • Frenkie de Jong – FC Barcelona
  • Germany
    • Leon Goretzka – Bayern Munich
  • Argentina
    • De Paul – Athletico Madrid
  • Belgium
    • Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City
  • Italy
    • Sandro Tonali – AC Milan

Best Promo Card CM in FIFA 23

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