My favorite thing about sports video games is being able to create an alternate reality where my favorite teams are comically dominant, cruising to title after title like the Jordan-era Chicago Bulls. There are few better feelings than settling on a difficulty level challenging enough to keep you on your edge, but just easy enough that silverware is never in doubt. However, while the destination may be a known quantity, the journey is not.
As a fan of a huge club like Juve, it's great to have a wealth of talented players to choose from in any given match, but I sometimes find myself paralyzed by the paradox of choice. Do I play a 3-5-2 and get out wide? Do I run a 4-4-2 and dominate the middle of the pitch? Do I need a trequartista? Do I immediately sell Hernanes to a third-tier French club?
Even though it hurts to leave Barzagli on the bench, I find myself using a 4-4-2 with a midfield diamond more often than not (it's entirely because I'm awful at playing with three center backs). Generally, my starting XI looks something like this. It may not be a perfect real-life lineup, but it lends itself pretty well to FIFA and my particular (lack of) skills.
Pereyra's pace and versatility makes him great in video games and Dybala's ridiculous touch and dribbling skill allows him to play like a player with a much higher rating.
I try to stick as closely to the club's actual roster as possible, rather than selling everyone to chase Messi or living in an alternate reality where the Julian Draxler transfer rumors came to fruition, no matter how tempting it may be.
I'm curious to see how our readers are playing with their favorite club in video games. Feel free to discuss in the comments section.