Best Young Defensive Midfielders (CDM) in FC 24 Career Mode

Best Young Defensive Midfielders (CDM) in FC 24 Career Mode
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A top central defensive midfielder can protect the defensive line, break down play, and transition the ball from defence to attack. Young talents make up some of the best defensive midfielders in EA Sports FC 24, so there are plenty of options to add to your squad.

They might not be at the level of Rodri or Joshua Kimmich just yet, but give it time and their stats will rise, with key attributes found in their defensive awareness, stamina, acceleration, agility, interceptions, short passing, and tackling. Check out the best young CDM ratings in FC 24 Career Mode below.

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Best Young CDM in career mode

  • Aurelien Tchouameni
  • Eduardo Camavinga
  • Boubacar Kamara
  • Manuel Ugarte
  • Moises Caicedo
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Eduardo Camavinga plays for Real Madrid and has overall rating of 82. Image captured by VideoGamer

FC 24 Best Young CDM 

Here are the FC 24 best young defensive midfielder (CDM) ratings in Career Mode:

Aurelien TchouameniReal Madrid23£49.7M£136k8489
Eduardo CamavingaReal Madrid20£48M£94k8289
Boubacar KamaraAston Villa23£31.9M£68k8285
Manuel UgartePSG22£31M£59k8186
Moises CaicedoChelsea21£22.1M£57k7985
Cheick DoucoureCrystal Palace23£20.8M£31k7984
Mats WiefferFeyenoord23£17.4M£13k7884
Mohamed CamaraMonaco23£16.6M£33k7883
Joao GomesWolves22£17M£40k7784
Alan VarelaPorto21£17M£9k7784
Oliver SkippTottenham22£12.8M£48k7782
Salis Abdul SamedLens23£11.9M£23k7781
Arthur VermeerenAtletico Madrid18£12.8M£10k7687
Samuele RicciTorino21£13.6M£22k7686
DaniloNottingham Forest22£9.4M£37k7682
Amadou OnanaEverton21£9.4M£21k7682
James GarnerEverton22£10.2M£24k7583
Nico GonzalezPorto21£8.9M£8k7582
Rodrigo VillagraRiver Plate22£8.9M£12k7582
Table showing the Best Young CDM

It wasn’t always easy to bring in a top CDM to your club, but there are plenty of options in FC 24 Career Mode. A new crop of talent is coming through as the position has begun playing a more pivotal role than ever before. 

We are classing the best young players as anyone who is 23 years old or younger at the start of your FC 24 Career Mode save and are including anyone with a base position of CDM. 

Aurelien Tchouameni – 84 Overall 

We had gotten so used to the Casemiro, Kroos, and Modric midfield at Real Madrid, but all good things come to an end. A new dynasty is being built, with Aurelien Tchouameni the first choice in the CDM role. Like most players on the list, he is very physically adept, with great composure on the ball to find key passes. 

Eduardo Camavinga – 82 Overall 

Staying with Real Madrid, we also have another Frenchman in Eduardo Camavinga. A very versatile player, Camavinga has been used regularly at LB. EA predicts he has the same 89 Potential as Tchouameni, so the two can make an awesome partnership in FC 24 Career Mode. 

A young CDM from FC 24 is sprinting in front of a crowd.
Boubacar Kamara plays for Aston Villa and has an overall rating of 82. Image captured by VideoGamer

Boubacar Kamara – 82 Overall

Yet another Frenchman, however, this time representing Aston Villa. Boubacar Kamara has seen his rating increase this campaign, with Villa flying high in the Premier League. He isn’t as imposing physically or quite as adept on the ball as his countrymen, but he is more solid defensively.

Manuel Ugarte – 81 Overall 

PSG’s big-money signing this summer, Manuel Ugarte has switched from Sporting CP for the French capital. The PSG midfield has been a weak point in the side for many seasons, with the Uruguayan giving it some more bite. 

Moises Caicedo – 79 Overall 

Multiple clubs were circling for Brighton’s Moises Caicedo over the summer, with Chelsea eventually getting the Ecuadorian. His 85 Potential in FC 24 may not live up to his £100 million price tag, but there is no doubt this guy has talent and will be among the best playing at CDM in the future.