Here, we will look at three strikers who impressed largely last season.
1. Jamie Vardy FIFA 16 OVR: 79 FIFA 17 OVR rating recommendation: 82
There are a few obvious choices that we just simply cannot ignore and Jamie Vardy is one of them. The Leicester City striker has sky-rocketed to new heights after spear-heading Leicester’s 2015/16 league winning campaign, finishing third place on the EPL top scorer list. He broke Rudd Van Nistelrooy’s record of scoring in the most consecutive number of matches in the English Premier League (EPL) with 11 games in a row.
This success saw the England striker win both the “FWA Footballer of the Year”, and the “2016 Barclays Premier League Player of the Season” awards.
2. Javier Hernandez FIFA 16 OVR: 82 FIFA 17 OVR rating recommendation: 84
Javier Hernandez had quite the season in the German Bundesliga. After leaving Manchester United via a loan move from Real Madrid, Hernandez moved to Bayer Leverkusen and made an impact.
Although 17 goals were not enough for him to finish as the league’s top goal scorer, the Mexican international did win the Bundesliga’s “Player of the Month” award not once, not twice – but three times in a row. He played a big part in Leverkusen clinching third spot in the league and therefore qualifying for the Champions League.
30 goals for both club and country would suggest that “Chicarito” should be due an increase.
3. Paulo Dybala FIFA 16 OVR: 81 FIFA 17 OVR rating recommendation: 84
The Argentine made a huge impact at a new club in the 2015/16 season. After moving to Juventus from fellow Serie A side Palermo for €40m, Dybala finished as Juventus’ top goal scorer. He also finished in second place in the Serie A top goal scorer charts behind new teammate Gonzalo Higuaín, scoring 19 goals in the process. Dybala also chipped in with 9 assists to help Juve win their 5th league in a row.