FIFA 21 Bundesliga Midfielders



Many of the FUT formations require some midfielders that have a natural aptitude to defend. Central defensive midfielders distinguish themselves for being especially aimed to help the back line. According to their attributes and their work rates, they can also be useful to start attacks. They occupy a very strategic position in the field.
Joshua Kimmich GermanyFC Bayern
Denis Zakaria SwitzerlandBorussia Mönchengladbach
Konrad Laimer AustriaRB Leipzig
Thomas Delaney DenmarkBor Dortmund
Axel Witsel BelgiumBor Dortmund
Dominik Kohr GermanyE Frankfurt
Kunde Malong Cameroon1. FSV Mainz 05
Charles Aránguiz ChileB Leverkusen
Josuha Guilavogui FranceVfL Wolfsburg
Mattéo Guendouzi FranceHertha BSC
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You need to look at several attributes when choosing a central defensive midfielder: defending, to be able to support the back line; strength, to win possession more times; heading, to win the ball in aerial moves like goal kicks; pace, to cover as many spaces as possible; stamina, so he can equally participate in offensive and defensive plays (especially useful for players with high/high work rates); passing and possession, so that he can properly start attacks. In our opinion, the two first are the most important ones.

Usually, defensive midfielders are chosen to help the defence. So, it makes sense that they have high defensive stats. The area of the field occupied by CDMs is the one where most ball disputes happen. Strong players will have highest probabilities of winning the ball.
Joshua Kimmich GermanyFC Bayern88
Axel Witsel BelgiumBor Dortmund84
Charles Aránguiz ChileB Leverkusen83
Denis Zakaria SwitzerlandBorussia Mönchengladbach83
Konrad Laimer AustriaRB Leipzig82
Javi Martínez SpainFC Bayern81
Thomas Delaney DenmarkBor Dortmund81
Baptiste Santamaria FranceSCFreiburg79
Maximilian Arnold GermanyVfL Wolfsburg79
Omar Mascarell SpainFC Schalke 0479
Christoph Kramer GermanyBorussia Mönchengladbach78
Josuha Guilavogui FranceVfL Wolfsburg78
Ellyes Skhiri Tunisia1. FC Köln77
Jonas Hector Germany1. FC Köln77
Julian Baumgartlinger AustriaB Leverkusen77
Marc Roca SpainFC Bayern77
Mattéo Guendouzi FranceHertha BSC77
Sebastian Rode GermanyE Frankfurt77
Diadie Samassékou Mali1899 Hoffenheim76
Kunde Malong Cameroon1. FSV Mainz 0576
Lucas Tousart FranceHertha BSC76
Santiago Ascacíbar ArgentinaHertha BSC76
Tobias Strobl GermanyFC Augsburg76
Tyler Adams USARB Leipzig76
Dominik Kohr GermanyE Frankfurt75
81Javi Martínez SpainFC Bayern84
84Axel Witsel BelgiumBor Dortmund82
81Thomas Delaney DenmarkBor Dortmund82
88Joshua Kimmich GermanyFC Bayern81
83Denis Zakaria SwitzerlandBorussia Mönchengladbach81
78Josuha Guilavogui FranceVfL Wolfsburg81
82Konrad Laimer AustriaRB Leipzig80
76Lucas Tousart FranceHertha BSC79
83Charles Aránguiz ChileB Leverkusen78
77Ellyes Skhiri Tunisia1. FC Köln78
76Tobias Strobl GermanyFC Augsburg78
78Christoph Kramer GermanyBorussia Mönchengladbach77
77Jonas Hector Germany1. FC Köln77
77Julian Baumgartlinger AustriaB Leverkusen77
76Santiago Ascacíbar ArgentinaHertha BSC77
77Sebastian Rode GermanyE Frankfurt76
75Rani Khedira GermanyFC Augsburg76
79Baptiste Santamaria FranceSCFreiburg75
79Omar Mascarell SpainFC Schalke 0475
76Diadie Samassékou Mali1899 Hoffenheim75
75Dominik Kohr GermanyE Frankfurt75
75Wataru Endo JapanVfB Stuttgart74
79Maximilian Arnold GermanyVfL Wolfsburg73
76Tyler Adams USARB Leipzig73
77Mattéo Guendouzi FranceHertha BSC72
83Denis Zakaria SwitzerlandBorussia Mönchengladbach85
76Lucas Tousart FranceHertha BSC83
84Axel Witsel BelgiumBor Dortmund82
81Thomas Delaney DenmarkBor Dortmund82
76Kunde Malong Cameroon1. FSV Mainz 0582
81Javi Martínez SpainFC Bayern80
77Julian Baumgartlinger AustriaB Leverkusen80
75Dominik Kohr GermanyE Frankfurt80
88Joshua Kimmich GermanyFC Bayern79
78Josuha Guilavogui FranceVfL Wolfsburg78
82Konrad Laimer AustriaRB Leipzig77
77Sebastian Rode GermanyE Frankfurt77
76Tobias Strobl GermanyFC Augsburg77
75Rani Khedira GermanyFC Augsburg77
78Christoph Kramer GermanyBorussia Mönchengladbach76
77Mattéo Guendouzi FranceHertha BSC75
76Santiago Ascacíbar ArgentinaHertha BSC75
76Tyler Adams USARB Leipzig75
79Baptiste Santamaria FranceSCFreiburg74
77Jonas Hector Germany1. FC Köln74
76Diadie Samassékou Mali1899 Hoffenheim74
83Charles Aránguiz ChileB Leverkusen73
79Omar Mascarell SpainFC Schalke 0473
79Maximilian Arnold GermanyVfL Wolfsburg73
77Ellyes Skhiri Tunisia1. FC Köln73
The Best FIFA 21 Bundesliga Midfielders
Kimmich is clearly the best player from all CDMs playing in the Bundesliga. However, this doesn’t mean that he is the best defensive midfielder. He is more focused on the attack, as you can see by his high attacking work rate. If you feel that he is not covering the back well enough, we strongly recommend using Zakaria instead. He is fast, strong and has good defensive skills, just like every defensive midfielder is supposed to be.

For lower budgets, we really think Laimer is the best choice. He is the fastest CDM and also one of the best on defending. Delaney and Witsel are other decent alternatives. The first one is much faster, while his teammate is better to start the attack.

Javier Martínez was excluded from our list, despite having the highest defensive stat, because of his pace (37).


A lot of games are decided in the midfield and not close to the goals. The players that play in these zones are the ones that should create chances and set the pace of the game.
Leon Goretzka GermanyFC Bayern
Emre Can GermanyBor Dortmund
Marcel Sabitzer AustriaRB Leipzig
Corentin Tolisso FranceFC Bayern
Kerem Demirbay GermanyB Leverkusen
Kevin Kampl SloveniaRB Leipzig
Florian Neuhaus GermanyBorussia Mönchengladbach
Exequiel Palacios ArgentinaB Leverkusen
Suat Serdar GermanyFC Schalke 04
Sebastian Rudy Germany1899 Hoffenheim
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Centre midfielders are responsible for discovering lines that break the opponent’s defence. Their passing quality has to be really good so they can assist forwards.

Good dribbling skills allows the team to move forward, creating potential problems to the other team.
Leon Goretzka GermanyFC Bayern84
Marcel Sabitzer AustriaRB Leipzig83
Emre Can GermanyBor Dortmund82
Kevin Kampl SloveniaRB Leipzig81
Corentin Tolisso FranceFC Bayern80
Kerem Demirbay GermanyB Leverkusen80
Florian Neuhaus GermanyBorussia Mönchengladbach79
Florian Grillitsch Austria1899 Hoffenheim78
Suat Serdar GermanyFC Schalke 0478
Davy Klaassen NetherlandsWerder Bremen77
Exequiel Palacios ArgentinaB Leverkusen77
Sebastian Rudy Germany1899 Hoffenheim77
Sebastian Rudy GermanyFC Schalke 0477
Vladimír Darida Czech RepublicHertha BSC77
Mahmoud Dahoud GermanyBor Dortmund76
Maximilian Eggestein GermanyWerder Bremen76
Xaver Schlager AustriaVfL Wolfsburg76
Janik Haberer GermanySCFreiburg75
Nabil Bentaleb AlgeriaFC Schalke 0475
Yannick Gerhardt GermanyVfL Wolfsburg75
84Leon Goretzka GermanyFC Bayern80
83Marcel Sabitzer AustriaRB Leipzig80
81Kevin Kampl SloveniaRB Leipzig80
80Kerem Demirbay GermanyB Leverkusen80
82Emre Can GermanyBor Dortmund79
80Corentin Tolisso FranceFC Bayern78
78Florian Grillitsch Austria1899 Hoffenheim78
77Sebastian Rudy Germany1899 Hoffenheim78
77Sebastian Rudy GermanyFC Schalke 0478
79Florian Neuhaus GermanyBorussia Mönchengladbach76
75Nabil Bentaleb AlgeriaFC Schalke 0475
78Suat Serdar GermanyFC Schalke 0474
77Vladimír Darida Czech RepublicHertha BSC74
77Exequiel Palacios ArgentinaB Leverkusen74
75Yannick Gerhardt GermanyVfL Wolfsburg74
76Mahmoud Dahoud GermanyBor Dortmund73
76Maximilian Eggestein GermanyWerder Bremen73
77Davy Klaassen NetherlandsWerder Bremen72
76Xaver Schlager AustriaVfL Wolfsburg71
75Janik Haberer GermanySCFreiburg71
81Kevin Kampl SloveniaRB Leipzig85
80Kerem Demirbay GermanyB Leverkusen84
84Leon Goretzka GermanyFC Bayern82
79Florian Neuhaus GermanyBorussia Mönchengladbach81
76Mahmoud Dahoud GermanyBor Dortmund81
83Marcel Sabitzer AustriaRB Leipzig80
82Emre Can GermanyBor Dortmund80
78Suat Serdar GermanyFC Schalke 0479
77Vladimír Darida Czech RepublicHertha BSC79
80Corentin Tolisso FranceFC Bayern78
78Florian Grillitsch Austria1899 Hoffenheim78
77Exequiel Palacios ArgentinaB Leverkusen78
75Nabil Bentaleb AlgeriaFC Schalke 0478
77Sebastian Rudy Germany1899 Hoffenheim77
77Sebastian Rudy GermanyFC Schalke 0477
76Maximilian Eggestein GermanyWerder Bremen77
76Xaver Schlager AustriaVfL Wolfsburg76
77Davy Klaassen NetherlandsWerder Bremen75
75Yannick Gerhardt GermanyVfL Wolfsburg75
75Janik Haberer GermanySCFreiburg74
The Best FIFA 21 Bundesliga Midfielders
Thiago was a huge loss for this league. Hopefully, we still have Leon Goretzka, who already was the best centre midfielder in the past year. He is fast, strong, has good work rates and has at least 76 on all face stats.

Can is an interesting alternative, especially if you want someone more focused on the defence but still good on the attack. He can perfectly be used as CDM, making use of his high defensive work rate.

For low-budget squads, we suggest trying Sabitzer and Tolisso.


An attacking centre midfielder is responsible for creating chances to score. He should have a good dribbling, a decent passing, a high long shot stat and a great vision stat.
Marco Reus GermanyBor Dortmund
Julian Brandt GermanyBor Dortmund
Thomas Müller GermanyFC Bayern
Christopher Nkunku FranceRB Leipzig
Matheus Cunha BrazilHertha BSC
Max Kruse Germany1. FC Union Berlin
Emil Forsberg SwedenRB Leipzig
Jean-Paul Boëtius Netherlands1. FSV Mainz 05
Lars Stindl GermanyBorussia Mönchengladbach
Nadiem Amiri GermanyB Leverkusen
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A central attacking midfielders need to have good passing stats, so he can assist forwards. If he is a good dribbler, he can make all the difference when the team is attacking.
Thomas Müller GermanyFC Bayern86
Marco Reus GermanyBor Dortmund85
Julian Brandt GermanyBor Dortmund84
Max Kruse Germany1. FC Union Berlin81
Christopher Nkunku FranceRB Leipzig80
Lars Stindl GermanyBorussia Mönchengladbach80
Dani Olmo SpainRB Leipzig79
Emil Forsberg SwedenRB Leipzig79
Matheus Cunha BrazilHertha BSC78
Amine Harit MoroccoFC Schalke 0477
Jonas Hofmann GermanyBorussia Mönchengladbach77
Nadiem Amiri GermanyB Leverkusen77
Daichi Kamada JapanE Frankfurt76
Jean-Paul Boëtius Netherlands1. FSV Mainz 0576
Mark Uth GermanyFC Schalke 0476
Christoph Baumgartner Austria1899 Hoffenheim75
Daniel Didavi GermanyVfB Stuttgart75
Ondrej Duda Slovakia1. FC Köln75
85Marco Reus GermanyBor Dortmund84
86Thomas Müller GermanyFC Bayern82
84Julian Brandt GermanyBor Dortmund82
81Max Kruse Germany1. FC Union Berlin81
79Emil Forsberg SwedenRB Leipzig81
80Christopher Nkunku FranceRB Leipzig80
80Lars Stindl GermanyBorussia Mönchengladbach78
77Nadiem Amiri GermanyB Leverkusen78
79Dani Olmo SpainRB Leipzig77
77Jonas Hofmann GermanyBorussia Mönchengladbach76
75Daniel Didavi GermanyVfB Stuttgart74
76Daichi Kamada JapanE Frankfurt73
76Jean-Paul Boëtius Netherlands1. FSV Mainz 0573
78Matheus Cunha BrazilHertha BSC72
75Ondrej Duda Slovakia1. FC Köln72
77Amine Harit MoroccoFC Schalke 0471
76Mark Uth GermanyFC Schalke 0471
75Christoph Baumgartner Austria1899 Hoffenheim71
84Julian Brandt GermanyBor Dortmund86
85Marco Reus GermanyBor Dortmund85
80Christopher Nkunku FranceRB Leipzig84
78Matheus Cunha BrazilHertha BSC83
77Amine Harit MoroccoFC Schalke 0483
81Max Kruse Germany1. FC Union Berlin82
79Dani Olmo SpainRB Leipzig82
77Nadiem Amiri GermanyB Leverkusen82
76Daichi Kamada JapanE Frankfurt82
79Emil Forsberg SwedenRB Leipzig81
76Jean-Paul Boëtius Netherlands1. FSV Mainz 0580
80Lars Stindl GermanyBorussia Mönchengladbach79
75Ondrej Duda Slovakia1. FC Köln79
86Thomas Müller GermanyFC Bayern78
75Christoph Baumgartner Austria1899 Hoffenheim78
77Jonas Hofmann GermanyBorussia Mönchengladbach77
75Daniel Didavi GermanyVfB Stuttgart77
76Mark Uth GermanyFC Schalke 0476
The Best FIFA 21 Bundesliga Midfielders
Obviously, Reus is our first choice and it is easy to understand why: he is one of the fastest and also has the highest shooting and passing stats. Not everyone will have enough coins to buy him. In those cases, the best thing to do is to use Julian Brandt. The only big difference between these two players is that Brandt shoots considerably worse. Thomas Müller is also a good player but he plays better as CF.

For low budget-squads, we suggest trying Nkunku and Matheus Cunha.


Wingers are usually responsible for giving game width in the attack.
Jadon Sancho EnglandBor Dortmund
Serge Gnabry GermanyFC Bayern
Karim Bellarabi GermanyB Leverkusen
Valentino Lazaro AustriaBorussia Mönchengladbach
Marius Wolf Germany1. FC Köln
Marius Wolf GermanyBor Dortmund
Leonardo Bittencourt GermanyWerder Bremen
Renato Steffen SwitzerlandVfL Wolfsburg
Dodi Lukébakio BelgiumHertha BSC
Patrick Herrmann GermanyBorussia Mönchengladbach
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Pace is probably the biggest weapon of these players. They use it to escape opponents. However, to be fast isn’t enough to reach the opponent’s box. A good dribbling stat will help you to surpass the opponents’ players that appear on the way. When reaching the opponent’s box, the winger has to decide what to do. Normally, he decides to cross and that’s why it’s so important to have good passing stats.
Jadon Sancho EnglandBor Dortmund87
Serge Gnabry GermanyFC Bayern85
Karim Bellarabi GermanyB Leverkusen82
Valentino Lazaro AustriaBorussia Mönchengladbach79
Patrick Herrmann GermanyBorussia Mönchengladbach78
Renato Steffen SwitzerlandVfL Wolfsburg78
Daniel Caligiuri ItalyFC Augsburg77
Dodi Lukébakio BelgiumHertha BSC77
Leonardo Bittencourt GermanyWerder Bremen77
Marius Wolf Germany1. FC Köln76
Marius Wolf GermanyBor Dortmund76
Ibrahima Traoré GuineaBorussia Mönchengladbach75
82Karim Bellarabi GermanyB Leverkusen90
87Jadon Sancho EnglandBor Dortmund83
85Serge Gnabry GermanyFC Bayern82
79Valentino Lazaro AustriaBorussia Mönchengladbach82
77Dodi Lukébakio BelgiumHertha BSC82
78Renato Steffen SwitzerlandVfL Wolfsburg79
77Leonardo Bittencourt GermanyWerder Bremen79
76Marius Wolf Germany1. FC Köln79
76Marius Wolf GermanyBor Dortmund79
78Patrick Herrmann GermanyBorussia Mönchengladbach73
75Ibrahima Traoré GuineaBorussia Mönchengladbach70
77Daniel Caligiuri ItalyFC Augsburg68
87Jadon Sancho EnglandBor Dortmund91
85Serge Gnabry GermanyFC Bayern85
82Karim Bellarabi GermanyB Leverkusen84
77Leonardo Bittencourt GermanyWerder Bremen83
75Ibrahima Traoré GuineaBorussia Mönchengladbach82
79Valentino Lazaro AustriaBorussia Mönchengladbach80
78Renato Steffen SwitzerlandVfL Wolfsburg80
77Dodi Lukébakio BelgiumHertha BSC79
78Patrick Herrmann GermanyBorussia Mönchengladbach78
77Daniel Caligiuri ItalyFC Augsburg75
76Marius Wolf Germany1. FC Köln75
76Marius Wolf GermanyBor Dortmund75
87Jadon Sancho EnglandBor Dortmund81
85Serge Gnabry GermanyFC Bayern78
79Valentino Lazaro AustriaBorussia Mönchengladbach76
77Daniel Caligiuri ItalyFC Augsburg76
78Patrick Herrmann GermanyBorussia Mönchengladbach75
82Karim Bellarabi GermanyB Leverkusen74
78Renato Steffen SwitzerlandVfL Wolfsburg74
77Leonardo Bittencourt GermanyWerder Bremen74
75Ibrahima Traoré GuineaBorussia Mönchengladbach73
76Marius Wolf Germany1. FC Köln72
76Marius Wolf GermanyBor Dortmund72
77Dodi Lukébakio BelgiumHertha BSC69
The Best FIFA 21 Bundesliga Midfielders
Sancho was the player everyone was talking about last Summer. As one of the main FIFA ambassadors, Sancho received a surprising 87 rated item. If you are hyped to use him, you should know that he is not as good as you may think. He’s good enough to be the best right midfielder playing in Germany but you don’t feel that special thing a 87 rated player is supposed to have.

Gnabry is the best alternative to him but there is no reason to cost so many times more than Bellarabi. If you need to save a few coins, you can start by here.

Lazaro and Wolf are decent choices for (really) low-budget teams.


The left wingers have exactly the same role as their team mates from the other side.
Leroy Sané GermanyFC Bayern
Douglas Costa BrazilFC Bayern
Kingsley Coman FranceFC Bayern
Filip Kostić SerbiaE Frankfurt
Thorgan Hazard BelgiumBor Dortmund
Raphaël Guerreiro PortugalBor Dortmund
Leon Bailey JamaicaB Leverkusen
Marcus Thuram FranceBorussia Mönchengladbach
Moussa Diaby FranceB Leverkusen
João Victor BrazilVfL Wolfsburg
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Pace is probably the biggest weapon of these players. They use it to escape opponents. However, to be fast isn’t enough to reach the opponent’s box. A good dribbling stat will help you to surpass the opponents’ players that appear on the way. When reaching the opponent’s box, the winger has to decide what to do. Normally, he decides to cross and that’s why it’s so important to have good passing stats.
Leroy Sané GermanyFC Bayern85
Douglas Costa BrazilFC Bayern84
Kingsley Coman FranceFC Bayern84
Raphaël Guerreiro PortugalBor Dortmund84
Filip Kostić SerbiaE Frankfurt83
Thorgan Hazard BelgiumBor Dortmund83
Moussa Diaby FranceB Leverkusen81
Leon Bailey JamaicaB Leverkusen80
Marcus Thuram FranceBorussia Mönchengladbach80
Vincenzo Grifo ItalySCFreiburg78
Josip Brekalo CroatiaVfL Wolfsburg76
Amin Younes GermanyE Frankfurt75
Erik Thommy GermanyVfB Stuttgart75
Florian Kainz Austria1. FC Köln75
Javairô Dilrosun NetherlandsHertha BSC75
João Victor BrazilVfL Wolfsburg75
Ryan Sessegnon England1899 Hoffenheim75
80Leon Bailey JamaicaB Leverkusen94
85Leroy Sané GermanyFC Bayern93
84Douglas Costa BrazilFC Bayern93
84Kingsley Coman FranceFC Bayern93
81Moussa Diaby FranceB Leverkusen93
83Filip Kostić SerbiaE Frankfurt88
75Ryan Sessegnon England1899 Hoffenheim86
83Thorgan Hazard BelgiumBor Dortmund84
80Marcus Thuram FranceBorussia Mönchengladbach84
75Javairô Dilrosun NetherlandsHertha BSC84
75João Victor BrazilVfL Wolfsburg84
75Erik Thommy GermanyVfB Stuttgart79
76Josip Brekalo CroatiaVfL Wolfsburg77
84Raphaël Guerreiro PortugalBor Dortmund74
75Amin Younes GermanyE Frankfurt74
75Florian Kainz Austria1. FC Köln73
78Vincenzo Grifo ItalySCFreiburg70
84Douglas Costa BrazilFC Bayern90
84Kingsley Coman FranceFC Bayern87
84Raphaël Guerreiro PortugalBor Dortmund87
85Leroy Sané GermanyFC Bayern85
83Thorgan Hazard BelgiumBor Dortmund85
75Amin Younes GermanyE Frankfurt85
81Moussa Diaby FranceB Leverkusen84
83Filip Kostić SerbiaE Frankfurt83
80Leon Bailey JamaicaB Leverkusen82
76Josip Brekalo CroatiaVfL Wolfsburg82
80Marcus Thuram FranceBorussia Mönchengladbach80
78Vincenzo Grifo ItalySCFreiburg80
75Javairô Dilrosun NetherlandsHertha BSC79
75João Victor BrazilVfL Wolfsburg77
75Erik Thommy GermanyVfB Stuttgart77
75Florian Kainz Austria1. FC Köln77
75Ryan Sessegnon England1899 Hoffenheim75
84Raphaël Guerreiro PortugalBor Dortmund84
83Thorgan Hazard BelgiumBor Dortmund81
85Leroy Sané GermanyFC Bayern79
84Douglas Costa BrazilFC Bayern79
83Filip Kostić SerbiaE Frankfurt79
84Kingsley Coman FranceFC Bayern77
78Vincenzo Grifo ItalySCFreiburg77
81Moussa Diaby FranceB Leverkusen74
80Leon Bailey JamaicaB Leverkusen73
75Erik Thommy GermanyVfB Stuttgart72
75Florian Kainz Austria1. FC Köln72
80Marcus Thuram FranceBorussia Mönchengladbach70
76Josip Brekalo CroatiaVfL Wolfsburg70
75Amin Younes GermanyE Frankfurt69
75Ryan Sessegnon England1899 Hoffenheim69
75João Victor BrazilVfL Wolfsburg67
75Javairô Dilrosun NetherlandsHertha BSC65
The Best FIFA 21 Bundesliga Midfielders
Sané and Douglas Costa were both great additions to this league. They are extremely fast and have good dribbling skills (the Brazilian is a five-star skiller). The first one has also amazing shooting stats for someone who plays in this position. Unfortunately, their stamina and strength are very low.

The best alternative to them is Coman. His work rates are not so great but in everything else, he is just slightly worse. For low-budgets, we recommend Kostic (the stronger one), Guerreiro (if you want someone to help the defence) and Hazard (one of the few with high/high work rates). If all you want is pace, you also have Bailey and Diaby but don’t expect they play the same.