Best FIFA 23 players with explosive AcceleRATE: Cheap & top options to buy

Luca Di Marzo
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Here are the best FIFA 23 players with the explosive AcceleRATE that you need to add to your Ultimate Team squad after lengthy players received a major nerf.

Since the start of FIFA 23, lengthy players dominated Ultimate Team matches on next-gen consoles. This is mostly due to the new AcceleRATE feature added to the franchise.

AcceleRATE defines a player’s running style and each player can either boast a lengthy, explosive, or controlled trait. While lengthy players dominated the early FIFA 23 meta, a major nerf has completely knocked them from the top spot, leaving the door open for explosive players to take over.

Find out which explosive players you need to snap up in FIFA 23’s FUT.

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What is explosive AcceleRATE in FIFA 23?

The explosive AcceleRATE is the signature running style for nimble players who burst forward with a ton of speed in short distances. Following the FIFA 23 title update #4, explosive players have taken over from lengthy players as the top options in the game.

Here are the requirements for explosive players in FIFA 23.

  • Agility greater or equal to 65
  • Agility minus Strength greater or equal to 15
  • Acceleration greater or equal to 74
  • Height less than or equal to 180cm (5 foot 11)

Of course, it’s possible to turn players under six feet explosive using Chemistry Styles. Most of the time a Finisher, Artist, or Engine will do the trick.

Best explosive players in FIFA 23

While we’ve included some promo cards, we’ve only done so for players who wouldn’t appear on the list without them. In other words, Antoine Griezmann is on the list due to his Path to Glory item, but Lionel Messi’s Gold Card is worthy of a place on the list despite the fact that his RTTK item is superior.

These are the best explosive players in FIFA 23:

  • Johan Cruyff – ICON
  • Harry Kewell – HERO
  • Tomas Brolin – HERO
  • Abedi Pele – HERO
  • Jay-Jay Okocha – HERO
  • Antonio Di Natale – HERO
  • Joe Cole – HERO
  • Alejandro Gomez – PTG
  • Antoine Griezmann – PTG
  • Thaigo – Rulebreakers
  • Phil Foden – RTTK
  • Lionel Messi PSG
  • Sadio Mane – Bayern Munich 
  • Vinicius Jr – Real Madrid
  • Mohamed Salah – Liverpool 
  • Bernardo Silva – Manchester City 
  • Joshua Kimmich – Bayern Munich 
  • Nicolò Barella – Inter 
  • Raheem Sterling – Chelsea
  • Christopher Nkunku – RB Leipzig 
  • Paulo Dybala – AS Roma 
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Best cheap explosive players in FIFA 23

If the above explosive players are out of your budget, take a look at the best cheap explosive players in FIFA 23. These players are perfect for those who are low on Ultimate Team coins but still want to remain competitive.

  • Martin Odegaard – Arsenal 
  • Lorenzo Insigne – Toronto FC
  • Fred – Manchester United
  • Ansu Fati – Barcelona 
  • Marco Reus – BVB Dortmund
  • Wissam Ben Yedder – AS Monaco
  • Raphinha – Barcelona
  • Gabriel Jesus – Arsenal
  • Timo Werner – RB Leipzig
  • Ismaël Bennacer – AC Milan
  • Sergino Dest – AC Milan
  • Luis Sinisterra – Leeds United  
  • Rodrygo – Real Madrid

For more check out, our World Cup Path to Glory upgrade tracker as well as our FIFA 23 OTW upgrade tracker.

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