Bundesliga Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team

Bundesliga Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team

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For all those players that plan a FUT 14 team based on the Bundesliga, or that plan on building one, we’ve conducted an extensive analysis on the best players.

Here is our guide of the main German league for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team.


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Introduction to the FUT 14 Bundesliga Guide

Building a team is the biggest challenge in FIFA 14 Ultimate Team. It doesn’t need to be the best team, even because the budget may not allow it, but it needs to be the player’s stature for him to obtain success.

When choosing which players to play with, you will have to look carefully at their attributes. Choosing a team based on ratings is one of the most common mistakes on FUT 14. It’s precisely this aspect that this guide focuses on. For each position, and focusing on the truly important attributes, we’ll show who are the best athletes to choose.

It’s also important that the player checks to see if the player he chooses fits the formations he likes to play in. For example, a good full back will be useless if the player only uses formations with three defenders. According to those formations, the player must be cautious to look at the work rates, trying to relate them with the ones we advise in our Formations Guide.

Last but not least, it’s mandatory that you tune all of your team so that the individual and team chemistry be as high possible. For this last step to be easier, the majority of the players start to define the type of team they’re building. Some choose gathering players of the same nationality, while others decide to form a team of players from the same league. The most popular leagues are the Brazilians and the Barclays Premier League. There are also more experienced players that can form hybrid teams without damaging the chemistry a lot.

All of these steps are necessary to have; it could be that the team is not always well built as it could’ve been. This article aims to help those that think or want to form a FIFA 14 Ultimate Team based on players from the Bundesliga. Even the ones have one, could take out some valuable conclusion from this guide that could help turn your team even better.

It’s important that the readers understand that this guide is simply guidance. It’s a theme too vast and the player’s combinations are almost infinite. Besides, there are various factors that influence the choices, like it’s one’s style of play, the formations used, the available budget, the preferences or even the time spent playing. There’s still one uncertain component: a good player for someone might not be for another. If there was a better team everyone would fight to get it. Part of the fun of FIFA 14 Ultimate Team is this: everyone has their personal club and players.

Another important point and that must stay very clear is that whoever is reading this guide, it’s about some criteria we chose and should be of everyone’s knowledge:

  • Only Gold Players
  • In this guide we didn’t consider silver or bronze player. Most players don’t assume them to be a better option than gold players, so to simplify the guide’s analysis we didn’t include them. In the future we may come to publish guides exclusively talking about these categories.

    • Only Regular Players
    • In this guide we didn’t consider In Forms (IF). They’re extremely expensive and in most cases are not considered good value for money. They should only be used by players with generous budgets, that already have the best team possible and that want small upgrades.

      • Only Normal Players
      • In this guide we didn’t consider players that have been transferred to other clubs or that have been reviewed (UP). Only players that started their season in the Bundesliga and with their original attributes were considered.

        • Only Original Attributes
        • In this guide we didn’t consider changes made on a players performance such happens when applying training or chemistry styles cards.

          • Position analysis
          • To make the comprehension of this guide easier we divided the players in nine distinct groups in order of their original position: Goalkeeper (GK), central backs (CB), right backs (RB and RWB), left backs (LB and LWB), central defensive midfielders (CDM) central midfielders (CM and CAM), right midfielders (RM, RW and RF), left midfielders (LM, LW and LF) and forwards (CF and ST).

            • Prices at the date of publication of the guide
            • In the chapter where FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Bundesliga teams are suggested, the prices considered are the ones of the date of the guide’s publication: December 2013. It’s natural that the prices have suffered some oscillations throughout the season, so they should only be considered as guiding prices.




              The Bundesliga lives in the shadow of Barclays PL and BBVA but the truth is that it has many quality players, as it shows the fact that the two finalists of the last Champions League were both Germans.

              The qualification of the champion is made through the made points system. Whichever team gathers the most points wins the league. The first four classified gain access to the champions league of the next year, while the fifth and sixth qualify to the Europa League and the last three trade places with the first two qualified of the 2. Bundesliga and with the play-off winner. Every season starts in August and finishes in May, having 34 game weeks with nine matches each, being a total of 306 matches per season.

              The Bundesliga is the most watched sports league in the world and the third best league classified in the UEFA league coefficients.

              Started in 1962, the Bundesliga has been conquered by twelve clubs. The dominant club is Bayern Munich, with a total of 22 titles. Borussia Dortmund (5), Borussia Mönchengladbach (5), Werder Bremen (4), Hamburger SV (3), VfB Stuttgart (3), FC Köln (2) and FC Kaiserslautern (2) were the other teams that won more than once.

              As to last season, the Bundesliga lost some good players such as Michal Kadlec (Fenerbache SK), Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid CF), Christoph Metzelder (retirado), Serdar Tasci (Spartak Moscow), Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City), Daniel Williams (Reading) and Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (Zenit St. Petersburg). But, the biggest out transfers were the move of Andre Schürrle from Bayer 04 Leverkusen to the Chelsea by 22 million Euros and the move of Mario Gómez from FC Bayern Munich to Fiorentina by 15.5 million Euros.

              These transfers didn’t necessarily make the Bundesliga weaker. The Germans teams spent more than 270 million Euros on strong reinforcements:Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Saint-Étienne), Giulio Donati (Inter), Kevin-Prince Boateng (AC Milan), Vladimír Darida (Viktoria Pilsen), Václav Kadlec (Sparta Praga), Raffael (Dinamo Kiev), Marcelo (PSV), Todor Nedelev (Botev Plovdiv), Tarik Elyounoussi (Rosenborg) and Anthony Modeste (Bordeaux). But the biggest signings of the season happened in Munich and Dortmund. Thiago Alcántara and Henrikh Mkhitaryanhave joined to Bundesliga by 65 million Euros, almost a quarter of the all money spent by the all Bundesliga clubs this season.

              The choices are a lot for which our guide will certainly be useful as to building a team with players from this league. Bundesliga is a good choice to who is looking for quality players, but doesn’t want to spend so much coins as happens in BPL and BBVA based squads.



              FUT 14 Bundesliga Goalkeepers (GK)

              Goalkeepers are the players that are less used on field. Because of this they are also the disdained when building a team. Most players start their purchases with a forward, later they strengthen the midfield the defence and only later the goal. The truth is a good goalkeeper may be worth a lot of goals. It’s good investment because they’re normally the most economically accessible players.

              Manuel Neuer is the more popular goalkeeper from Bundesliga. To many gamers, he is the best FUT 14 goalkeeper. Only René Adler and Roman Weidenfeller have a rating that can be compared. For having the best rating they are also the most searched by this league’s teams so they’re more expensive.


              Manuel Neuer 86 Germany Bayern München
              René Adler 84 Germany Hamburger SV
              Roman Weidenfeller 83 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              Bernd Leno 80 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
              Diego Benaglio 80 Switzerland VfL Wolfsburg
              Marc-André ter Stegen 80 Germany Borussia M’gladbach
              Sven Ulreich 79 Germany VfB Stuttgart
              Kevin Trapp 79 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
              Oliver Baumann 78 Germany SC Freiburg
              Ron-Robert Zieler 78 Germany Hannover 96


              When choosing a good goalkeeper it’s not only down to his rating. There are two fundamental attributes for choosing a good goalkeeper: reflexes and diving.

              The first measures a goalkeeper’s agility when making a save. The best on this aspect are the three goalkeepers with better rating: Manuel Neuer, René Adler and Roman Weidenfeller.


              Manuel Neuer 87 Germany Bayern München
              René Adler 86 Germany Hamburger SV
              Roman Weidenfeller 85 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              Tim Wiese 85 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
              Bernd Leno 84 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
              Jaroslav Drobný 84 Czech Republic Hamburger SV
              Diego Benaglio 83 Switzerland VfL Wolfsburg
              Marc-André ter Stegen 83 Germany Borussia M’gladbach
              Sven Ulreich 83 Germany VfB Stuttgart
              Thomas Kraft 83 Germany Hertha BSC


              Diving is a fundamental attribute when choosing a goalkeeper. It measures the capacity for a goalkeeper to make a save when jumping.

              Also in this aspect, Neuer and Adler are the best on Bundesliga. Diego Benaglio is one of the players of our short list. He has one of the best divings of Bundesliga.


              René Adler 86 Germany Hamburger SV
              Manuel Neuer 85 Germany Bayern München
              Diego Benaglio 84 Switzerland VfL Wolfsburg
              Roman Weidenfeller 83 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              Bernd Leno 82 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
              Sven Ulreich 82 Germany VfB Stuttgart
              Tim Wiese 81 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
              Marc-André ter Stegen 80 Germany Borussia M’gladbach
              Kevin Trapp 80 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
              Oliver Baumann 80 Germany SC Freiburg


              The most experienced Ultimate Team players know that another leaning factor on a goalkeeper’s performance without considering the remaining four attributes: height. The more tall a goalkeeper is, better his chances of having a clean sheet.

              This is Roman Weidenfeller’s weak point. Even though he can’t be considered a short goalkeeper, the truth is he’s 6 cm short of the mighty Diego Benaglio, this gold goalkeeper holds the title of tallest Bundesliga Goalkeeper. Neuer from FC Bayern and Adler from Hamburger SV are both above 1,90 m.


              Diego Benaglio 194 Switzerland Bundesliga
              Tom Starke 194 Germany Bundesliga
              Manuel Neuer 193 Germany Bundesliga
              Tim Wiese 193 Germany Bundesliga
              Sven Ulreich 192 Germany Bundesliga
              Jaroslav Drobný 192 Czech Republic Bundesliga
              René Adler 191 Germany Bundesliga
              Bernd Leno 190 Germany Bundesliga
              Raphael Schäfer 190 Germany Bundesliga
              Marc-André ter Stegen 189 Germany Bundesliga


              The choice for the best Bundesliga goalkeeper on FIFA 14 Ultimate team, is easy.

              In our opinion, Manuel Neuer is still the best choice. Besides being the best with one of the two most important attributes and the second best on the other, he’s also who has the best kicking. For us, René Adler is the best alternative to the European Champion. Despite he is slow and not having a good kicking, he has amazing stats in the two more important attributes. He is a huge bargain.

              For those who want a cheap goalkeeper, Diego Benaglio is a great choice. He is not as good as the three best Bundesliga goalkeepers but he is tall, has good diving and excellent reflexes. The price is unbeatable…


              Bundesliga Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - GK

              Best FUT 14 Bundesliga Goalkeeper



              FUT 14 Bundesliga Central Backs (CB)

              A goalkeepers task is made easier if in front of him are quality central backs. Their function is to stop the opponent from getting dangerously close to your team’s goal.

              Mats Hummels and Dante are the central backs with the best reputation in the Bundesliga. No other players can be compared to them.


              Mats Hummels 85 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              Dante 84 Brazil Bayern München
              Benedikt Höwedes 82 Germany FC Schalke 04
              Neven Subotic 82 Serbia Borussia Dortmund
              Holger Badstuber 81 Germany Bayern München
              Jérôme Boateng 81 Germany Bayern München
              Sokratis 80 Greece Borussia Dortmund
              Naldo 80 Brazil VfL Wolfsburg
              Daniel van Buyten 78 Belgium Bayern München
              Martin Stranzl 78 Austria Borussia M’gladbach


              On a central back, two attributes assume particular importance on their performance: defending and heading.

              A player with better defending will have an easier chance of dispossessing the opponent and avoid him reaching your box.

              It’s the case of the best rated player: Hummels. It’s really hard to get past him. The most experienced players are normally those who have a higher rating on this attribute. Dante proves this.


              Mats Hummels 86 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              Dante 84 Brazil Bayern München
              Benedikt Höwedes 83 Germany FC Schalke 04
              Holger Badstuber 82 Germany Bayern München
              Sokratis 81 Greece Borussia Dortmund
              Naldo 81 Brazil VfL Wolfsburg
              Neven Subotic 80 Serbia Borussia Dortmund
              Daniel van Buyten 80 Belgium Bayern München
              Martin Stranzl 80 Austria Borussia M’gladbach
              Jérôme Boateng 79 Germany Bayern München


              On a game partially made difficult on stopping an opponent’s header in our box, possessing good heading is even more important on a central back than it was before. Allow him to be superior in your box when defending air balls but it’s also worth it on set pieces, like corners where a central backs jump may just be worth some goals.

              In this chapter Papadopoulos and Hummels are the strongest ones. The Greek is the shortest CB of the Bundesliga but he is also who has the best heading and jumping. If you choose to not buy one of them, Felipe Santana and Fallou Diagne handle it pretty well.

              In the other hand, Naldo and Daniel van Buyten are the tallest central backs in the league, but they are also who have worst jumping. The Belgian is a player to avoid at all cost, even for his low speed.


              Kyriakos Papadopoulos 86 Greece FC Schalke 04
              Mats Hummels 85 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              Felipe Santana 84 Brazil FC Schalke 04
              Benedikt Höwedes 82 Germany FC Schalke 04
              Neven Subotic 82 Serbia Borussia Dortmund
              Jérôme Boateng 82 Germany Bayern München
              Sokratis 82 Greece Borussia Dortmund
              Dante 81 Brazil Bayern München
              Philipp Wollscheid 80 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
              Heiko Westermann 80 Germany Hamburger SV


              Defending and heading may be useless against fast opponents. It’s necessary to fight fire with fire. No likes feeling impotent when seeing you get overrun by extremely fast players. Even though, in a way, centre backs aren’t that fast, every team needs one of these players with a high pace attribute.

              Hummels and Dante are potentially the best central backs of Bundesliga but both are very slow. Felipe Santana, the third fastest CB of the world, may be a good option. Sokratis and Neven Subotic are also fast players and possess better attributes, in a way that either one of these two present themselves as a viable for a defence based on the Bundesliga.


              Felipe Santana 81 Brazil FC Schalke 04
              Sokratis 77 Greece Borussia Dortmund
              Ömer Toprak 77 Turkey Bayer 04 Leverkusen
              Jérôme Boateng 75 Germany Bayern München
              David Abraham 75 Argentina 1899 Hoffenheim
              Naldo 74 Brazil VfL Wolfsburg
              Joel Matip 74 Cameroon FC Schalke 04
              Fallou Diagne 74 Senegal SC Freiburg
              Bamba Anderson 73 Brazil Eintracht Frankfurt
              Neven Subotic 72 Serbia Borussia Dortmund


              Hummels intercepts everything that is at his reach. But, if the style of play of the team is to concede extremely fast counter-attacks we don’t advise him. He’s a slow defender that compromises the team in fast attacks. Dante is a central back slightly worse than the German but with similar stats. We only recommend to use both players on the same team at the same time if the formation has 5 defenders.

              Benefiting from their popularity and their characteristic for a good chemistry, Jérôme Boateng come up as being one of the first choices for teams based on the main German League. He is without a doubt a good player for this position but there are other cheaper solutions. Like, Felipe Santana and Sokratis, the central backs with best average between the three most important attributes we considered.


              Bundesliga Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - CB

              Best FUT 14 Bundesliga Central Backs



              FUT 14 Bundesliga Right Backs (RB and RWB)

              Full backs have the role of troubling the mission of the wingers. Not only. In addition, good full backs also support their team mates on offensive maneuvers.

              For all players with a good budget, to choose the best right back is something very simple. Philipp Lahm is by far the best one.


              Philipp Lahm 87 Germany Bayern München
              Lukasz Piszczek 83 Poland Borussia Dortmund
              Christian Träsch 76 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
              Sebastian Jung 76 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
              Rafinha 76 Brazil Bayern München


              There are very important attributes in any right back: defending and pace.

              Since they’re defenders they should have good defending capacities. This reduces a team’s risk of conceding.

              Lahm is the players that best fits this aspect. The only other players that offer any type of competition is Lukasz Piszczek.


              Philipp Lahm 82 Germany Bayern München
              Lukasz Piszczek 81 Poland Borussia Dortmund
              Christian Träsch 76 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
              Sebastian Jung 74 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
              Rafinha 72 Brazil Bayern München


              A flanked game tends to be faster than a game based in the middle of the field. The players that fill these spaces are obligated to be fast, both penetrating defensive and attacking moves of the team. Pace is one of the most important requirements for a good full back.

              Between all of the right backs of Bundesliga, Lukasz Piszczek is the fastest one. This is the weakest point of Lahm, the second fastest Right Back.


              Lukasz Piszczek 85 Poland Borussia Dortmund
              Philipp Lahm 79 Germany Bayern München
              Rafinha 79 Brazil Bayern München
              Sebastian Jung 78 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
              Christian Träsch 73 Germany VfL Wolfsburg


              Philipp Lahm is undoubtedly the best right back playing on Bundesliga. He is who has the best passing, dribbling and defending, important attributes in a full back.

              If you don’t have enough coins to buy him, choose Lukasz Piszczek. He is a great player too. The Polish player is also the best one in three of the six main attributes: pace, shooting and heading. His impressive stamina makes his work rate high/high even more precious. The third on our list is Rafinha.


              Bundesliga Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - RB

              Best FUT 14 Bundesliga Right Backs



              Best FUT 14 Bundesliga Left Backs (LB e LWB)

              Left backs have exactly the same role of their team mates on the other flank. In other words, they try to make a winger’s job hard and participate on the team’s offensive manoeuvres.

              There is only a player that stands out in this position: David Alaba.


              David Alaba 81 Austria Bayern München
              Marcel Schmelzer 78 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              Marcell Jansen 76 Germany Hamburger SV
              Marcel Schäfer 76 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
              Christian Fuchs 75 Austria FC Schalke 04


              Alaba is the most popular left back playing on the Bundesliga, but he is not who has best defending. Marcel Schmelzer, from Borussia Dortmund, is the number one on this list.


              Marcel Schmelzer 78 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              David Alaba 77 Austria Bayern München
              Marcell Jansen 76 Germany Hamburger SV
              Marcel Schäfer 74 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
              Christian Fuchs 74 Austria FC Schalke 04


              Alaba is one of the five fastest left backs in the world. He makes his speed his biggest threat, differing from other players from this position. All of them are a lot slower.


              David Alaba 86 Austria Bayern München
              Marcell Jansen 80 Germany Hamburger SV
              Marcel Schmelzer 78 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              Marcel Schäfer 77 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
              Christian Fuchs 73 Austria FC Schalke 04


              To choose the best Left Back from Bundesliga is a task even easier than do it on the opposite side. Alaba is the fastest, who has better passing, shooting and dribbling. More than a defence, he is very important in the attack of his team.

              Of all the remaining players, Marcell Jansen is our cheapest choice. Despite having a lower rating than Marcel Schmelzer, he seems to be better player.


              Bundesliga Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - LB

              Best FUT 14 Bundesliga Left Backs



              Best FUT 14 Bundesliga Defensive Midfielder (CDM)

              Many of the FIFA 14 Ultimate Team formations require some midfielders that have a natural aptitude to defend. Central defensive midfielders distinguish themselves for being especially aimed to help the more retreated line of their teams. According to their attributes and their work rates, they can also be useful for starting attacks. They are players that occupy a very strategic position in the field.

              The supremacy of Javi Martinez, Luiz Gustavo and Sven Bender over all other Bundesliga central defensive midfielders is extremely clear.


              Javi Martinez 84 Spain Bayern München
              Luiz Gustavo 81 Brazil VfL Wolfsburg
              Sven Bender 81 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              Sebastian Kehl 79 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              Simon Rolfes 79 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
              Stefan Reinartz 78 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
              Jermaine Jones 77 United States FC Schalke 04
              Sebastian Rode 77 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
              Pirmin Schwegler 77 Switzerland Eintracht Frankfurt
              Håvard Nordtveit 76 Norway Borussia M’gladbach


              There are a variety of attributes in a central defensive midfielder that you have to give attention: defending, so that the first defender of team works; strength, so that you win all brawls on a prone area of the field; heading, to win possession in aerial moves like goal kicks; pace, so that you cover the most terrain on the field as possible; stamina, so they can equally participate in offensive a defensive moves (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.

              Normally using a central defensive midfielder is associated with having a deficit of elements in your defence. So, it makes sense that when you search for a player to occupy this position you’d want players that can defend.

              The CDM with best defending stats is Javi Martinez.He is also the player that have better heading so he is a really good choice for teams that want to complicate an opponent’s game in the space between the midfield and the defence.


              Javi Martinez 84 Spain Bayern München
              Luiz Gustavo 83 Brazil VfL Wolfsburg
              Sven Bender 83 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              Stefan Reinartz 82 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
              Sebastian Kehl 81 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              Simon Rolfes 79 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
              Jermaine Jones 79 United States FC Schalke 04
              Håvard Nordtveit 78 Norway Borussia M’gladbach
              William Kvist 77 Denmark VfB Stuttgart
              Marco Höger 76 Germany FC Schalke 04


              The area of the field occupied by the central defensive midfielders is the one where most ball dispute happen. Strong players will have a higher probability of winning the ball.

              There’s a lot of muscle between the central defensive midfielders of Bundesliga. Once again, Javi Martinez is the one that stands out. On the other hand there’s Sebastian Rode. The Dortmund’s player rarely wins a physical brawl due to being the weakest central defensive midfielder from the main German League.


              Javi Martinez 87 Spain Bayern München
              Stefan Reinartz 85 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
              Sebastian Kehl 83 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              Jermaine Jones 81 United States FC Schalke 04
              Håvard Nordtveit 80 Norway Borussia M’gladbach
              Luiz Gustavo 79 Brazil VfL Wolfsburg
              Julian Baumgartlinger 79 Austria 1. FSV Mainz 05
              Simon Rolfes 77 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
              Marco Höger 77 Germany FC Schalke 04
              Roman Neustädter 77 Germany FC Schalke 04


              Despite being slow, Javi Martinez is our first choice for this position. He is the best defensive midfielder on the most important attributes. However, if you need someone faster, the natural choice is Luiz Gustavo. He is not as good as the German but he will not compromise on the pace.

              Among the cheap players, Stefan Reinartz is almost as good as Sven Bender


              Bundesliga Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - CDM

              Best FUT 14 Bundesliga Central Defensive Midfielders



              Best FUT 14 Bundesliga Central Midfielders (CM e CAM)

              A lot of games are decided on the midfield and not close to the goals. The players that play in these zones are the ones that should create the game and define its rhythm.

              There is many quality in the Bundesliga midfield. Some of the best footballers of this league play in this position. It’s the case of the European Champions Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mario Gotze and Toni Kroos.


              Bastian Schweinsteiger 88 Germany Bayern München
              Mario Götze 85 Germany Bayern München
              Toni Kroos 84 Germany Bayern München
              Ilkay Gündogan 84 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              Diego 84 Brazil VfL Wolfsburg
              Rafael van der Vaart 83 Netherlands Hamburger SV
              Nuri Sahin 82 Turkey Borussia Dortmund
              Lars Bender 81 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
              Kevin-Prince Boateng 81 Ghana FC Schalke 04
              Thiago 81 Spain Bayern München


              Central midfielders are responsible for discovering lines that break the opponents defence. Their passing quality has to be really good so they can assist forwards.

              Even though Nuri Sahin and Toni Kroos are on the top table of the players with best passing skills, Schweinsteiger is who stands out by being who does it better.


              Bastian Schweinsteiger 86 Germany Bayern München
              Toni Kroos 85 Germany Bayern München
              Nuri Sahin 85 Turkey Borussia Dortmund
              Ilkay Gündogan 84 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              Rafael van der Vaart 84 Netherlands Hamburger SV
              Diego 83 Brazil VfL Wolfsburg
              Sejad Salihovic 83 Bosnia Herzegovina 1899 Hoffenheim
              Mario Götze 80 Germany Bayern München
              Lars Bender 80 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
              Julian Draxler 79 Germany FC Schalke 04


              Gotze has the best dribbling of Bundesliga. In the world, only six players are better than him. On Germany, only Ilkay Gündogan e Diego can be compared with him in this aspect.


              Mario Götze 90 Germany Bayern München
              Ilkay Gündogan 87 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              Diego 87 Brazil VfL Wolfsburg
              Thiago 85 Spain Bayern München
              Julian Draxler 85 Germany FC Schalke 04
              Bastian Schweinsteiger 83 Germany Bayern München
              Toni Kroos 83 Germany Bayern München
              Henrikh Mkhitaryan 83 Armenia Borussia Dortmund
              Rafael van der Vaart 82 Netherlands Hamburger SV
              Nuri Sahin 82 Turkey Borussia Dortmund


              There are three central midfielders that stand out on the Bundesliga. Any of the three is a great player, so the choice depends on the specific tasks we have to them. Bastian Schweinsteiger is a very balanced player that can be used also as a CDM. His box to box style brings quality to any team. Gotze is the most attacking player from this three. He scores more goals and play with the ball always on his feet. Ilkay Gündogan is an amazing choice. His price is half of the price of the other two players making him the right man for who needs a player to assists the forwards. He is the fastest one and has the best average on the two most important attributes.

              Diego, Kroos, Mkhitaryan and Boateng are cheaper players that can perform well their roles as central midfielders. In our opinion, the Brazilian is the best choice, even because Kroos is very slow. For those who successfully control his work rates, the Ghanaian can be converted into a good defensive midfielder.

              Our cheapest choice falls to Julian Draxler. Even though he isn’t good defensively, the German player is fast dribble and is a good passer.


              Bundesliga Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - CM e CAM

              Best FUT 14 Bundesliga Central Midfielders



              Bundesliga Right Wingers (RM, RW e RF)

              The wingers are responsible for giving game width in the attack. They’re normally very explosive players.

              The right side of the midfield is one of the strongest points of Bundesliga based teams. Robben is probably the best right midfielder of the world, but Thomas Muller, Jakub Blaszczykowski and Jefferson Farfán are also good players.


              Arjen Robben 88 Netherlands Bayern München
              Thomas Müller 85 Germany Bayern München
              Jakub Blaszczykowski 83 Poland Borussia Dortmund
              Jefferson Farfán 83 Peru FC Schalke 04
              Xherdan Shaqiri 80 Switzerland Bayern München
              Gonzalo Castro 80 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
              Sidney Sam 78 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
              Vieirinha 78 Portugal VfL Wolfsburg
              Patrick Herrmann 77 Germany Borussia M’gladbach
              Nicolai Müller 77 Germany 1. FSV Mainz 05


              There are three fundamental attribute on a winger: pace, dribbling and passing.

              Pace is probably the biggest weapon of these players. They use it to evade opponents and getting to the other side, many times through sprints on the side lines.

              On the Bundesliga, only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Jakub Blaszczykowskithe are faster than Robben. There are two other right midfielders with a pace over 90.


              Jakub Blaszczykowski 93 Poland Borussia Dortmund
              Arjen Robben 92 Netherlands Bayern München
              Patrick Herrmann 91 Germany Borussia M’gladbach
              Sidney Sam 90 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
              Jefferson Farfán 88 Peru FC Schalke 04
              Nicolai Müller 88 Germany 1. FSV Mainz 05
              Xherdan Shaqiri 87 Switzerland Bayern München
              Stefan Aigner 85 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
              Jonathan Schmid 84 France SC Freiburg
              Vieirinha 83 Portugal VfL Wolfsburg


              Just being fast doesn’t cut it to reach the opponents box, having good dribbling to surpass the opponents’ players that appear on the way.

              Robben has the best dribbling of Bundesliga. No one can be compared to him in this aspect.


              Arjen Robben 92 Netherlands Bayern München
              Xherdan Shaqiri 86 Switzerland Bayern München
              Jefferson Farfán 85 Peru FC Schalke 04
              Vieirinha 84 Portugal VfL Wolfsburg
              Jakub Blaszczykowski 82 Poland Borussia Dortmund
              Sidney Sam 82 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
              Nicolai Müller 81 Germany 1. FSV Mainz 05
              Thomas Müller 80 Germany Bayern München
              Patrick Herrmann 80 Germany Borussia M’gladbach
              Gonzalo Castro 79 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen


              When reaching the opponents box the winger has to decide what to do. Normally, they choose to cross to the forwards. That is why it’s important for them to have good passing.

              Thomas Müller is the player with better passing but Farfán is the best one on crossings. Vieirinha, for example, could’ve been an option to consider filling this slot in virtue of his fantastic pace and dribbling, but he’s affected negatively for missing frequently passes to his more forward team mates.


              Thomas Müller 81 Germany Bayern München
              Arjen Robben 80 Netherlands Bayern München
              Jefferson Farfán 80 Peru FC Schalke 04
              Gonzalo Castro 80 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
              Lars Stindl 79 Germany Hannover 96
              Jakub Blaszczykowski 78 Poland Borussia Dortmund
              Makoto Hasebe 76 Japan 1. FC Nürnberg
              Xherdan Shaqiri 74 Switzerland Bayern München
              Stefan Aigner 74 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
              Sidney Sam 73 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen


              Arjen Robben is clearly the most indicated player to occupy this position in a team without budget restraints. He is probably too expensive but, who wants the best needs to buy him.

              Thomas Muller is, to us, the second best right midfielder. He is not much fast but he is a balanced player. In formations that request the help of this players in the back line he is really useful due to his high/high work rates and amazing stamina. Another great choice is Jakub Blaszczykowski, the Polish player that stands out with his amazing pace.

              Jefferson Farfán and Xherdan Shaqiri are our economic choices. Besides Robben and Blaszczykowski, they are the players with best average in the three most important attributes.


              Bundesliga Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - RM, RW e RF

              Best FUT 14 Bundesliga Right Wingers



              Bundesliga Left Wingers (LM, LW e LF)

              The left wingers have exactly the same role as their teammates from the other side.

              Ribéry is clearly the best Bundesliga player for this position. Only Marco Reus can be compared with him.


              Franck Ribéry 90 France Bayern München
              Marco Reus 85 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              Szabolcs Huszti 78 Hungary Hannover 96
              Juan Arango 78 Venezuela Borussia M’gladbach
              Ivan Perišic 77 Croatia VfL Wolfsburg
              Eljero Elia 76 Netherlands Werder Bremen
              Ibrahima Traoré 76 Guinea VfB Stuttgart
              Daniel Caligiuri 76 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
              Kevin Großkreutz 76 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              Tranquillo Barnetta 76 Switzerland Eintracht Frankfurt


              Besides the two players with best ratings, also Eljero Elia have a pace higher than 90. Ribery, Reus and Elia are in fact three of the five fastest left midfielders of the world.


              Franck Ribéry 91 France Bayern München
              Marco Reus 91 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              Eljero Elia 91 Netherlands Werder Bremen
              Ibrahima Traoré 87 Guinea VfB Stuttgart
              Daniel Caligiuri 83 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
              Václav Pilar 82 Czech Republic SC Freiburg
              Takashi Inui 81 Japan Eintracht Frankfurt
              Ivan Perišic 80 Croatia VfL Wolfsburg
              Kevin Großkreutz 80 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              Szabolcs Huszti 78 Hungary Hannover 96


              Ribéry is clearly the most highlighted left winger in this chapter. In the world and for this position, no one has better dribbling. Reus e Elia have good dribbling too.


              Franck Ribéry 93 France Bayern München
              Marco Reus 86 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              Eljero Elia 84 Netherlands Werder Bremen
              Ibrahima Traoré 83 Guinea VfB Stuttgart
              Szabolcs Huszti 82 Hungary Hannover 96
              Daniel Caligiuri 82 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
              Takashi Inui 82 Japan Eintracht Frankfurt
              Juan Arango 80 Venezuela Borussia M’gladbach
              Tranquillo Barnetta 78 Switzerland Eintracht Frankfurt
              Václav Pilar 78 Czech Republic SC Freiburg


              Ribéry is clearly the best fitted passer between the remaining left wingers. The Venezuelan Juan Arango is also better on passing than the popular Marco Reus.


              Franck Ribéry 82 France Bayern München
              Juan Arango 81 Venezuela Borussia M’gladbach
              Marco Reus 80 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              Szabolcs Huszti 78 Hungary Hannover 96
              Ivan Perišic 76 Croatia VfL Wolfsburg
              Kevin Großkreutz 74 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              Tranquillo Barnetta 73 Switzerland Eintracht Frankfurt
              Václav Pilar 72 Czech Republic SC Freiburg
              Daniel Caligiuri 70 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
              Eljero Elia 69 Netherlands Werder Bremen


              Ribéry is the most expensive player of Bundesliga. His price is prohibits him from lots of budgets, proving the worth of the player. He’s without a doubt the best left winger. Among all the Bundesliga left wingers, he is the one with better dribbling, pace and passing, the three most important attributes. But there is more: he is one of the few that can perform any skill.

              For those that don’t want to pay as many coins for the Bayern winger they have Marco Reus. He is not a cheap player but he is a good second choice. Our cheap suggestion is Eljero Elia. Only Ribery and Reus can be better than him on the average of the three most important attributes in a player of this position.


              Bundesliga Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - LM, LW e LF

              Best FUT 14 Bundesliga Left Wingers



              Bundesliga Forwards (CF e ST)

              The forwards are the players on which fall the most responsibility of scoring goals.

              There are good forwards on the Bundesliga but no one is as good as Lewandowski. He was one of the players with a highest upgrade compared to FUT 13.


              Robert Lewandowski 86 Poland Borussia Dortmund
              Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 84 Netherlands FC Schalke 04
              Mario Mandžukic 83 Croatia Bayern München
              Claudio Pizarro 81 Peru Bayern München
              Stefan Kießling 81 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
              Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 80 Gabon Borussia Dortmund
              Vedad Ibiševic 79 Bosnia Herzegovina VfB Stuttgart
              Mame Diouf 79 Senegal Hannover 96
              Mohammed Abdellaoue 78 Norway VfB Stuttgart
              Max Kruse 78 Germany Borussia M’gladbach
              Luuk de Jong 78 Netherlands Borussia M’gladbach
              Didier Ya Konan 78 Ivory Coast Hannover 96
              Ivica Olic 78 Croatia VfL Wolfsburg
              Cacau 77 Germany VfB Stuttgart
              Jan Schlaudraff 77 Germany Hannover 96


              To score goals shooting is necessary. If either by foot or head, the most important attribute for a forward are: shooting, heading and pace.

              Most goals are scored with the foot so good shooting is a necessary attribute for a forward.

              Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has the best shooting and finishing of the Bundesliga. It is true that he is not a fast forward but he is still an interesting player.


              Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 82 Netherlands FC Schalke 04
              Claudio Pizarro 80 Peru Bayern München
              Stefan Kießling 79 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
              Mohammed Abdellaoue 79 Norway VfB Stuttgart
              Max Kruse 79 Germany Borussia M’gladbach
              Robert Lewandowski 78 Poland Borussia Dortmund
              Mario Mandžukic 78 Croatia Bayern München
              Luuk de Jong 77 Netherlands Borussia M’gladbach
              Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 76 Gabon Borussia Dortmund
              Vedad Ibiševic 76 Bosnia Herzegovina VfB Stuttgart
              Didier Ya Konan 76 Ivory Coast Hannover 96
              Cacau 76 Germany VfB Stuttgart
              Jan Schlaudraff 76 Germany Hannover 96
              Heung-Min Son 76 Korea Republic Bayer 04 Leverkusen
              Ivica Olic 75 Croatia VfL Wolfsburg


              On FUT 14, knowing how to head gained another importance. Plenty of goals are born like this.

              Unlike with shooting there’s no proportionality between players with high ratings and players with good heading. Of the three players with better heading, only Mandžukic has a rating higher than 80. He is who has better heading on the Bundesliga. Among all the forwards of the world, only Falcão is better than him.


              Mario Mandžukic 88 Croatia Bayern München
              Adrián Ramos 85 Colombia Hertha BSC
              Mame Diouf 84 Senegal Hannover 96
              Robert Lewandowski 83 Poland Borussia Dortmund
              Stefan Kießling 83 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
              Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 82 Netherlands FC Schalke 04
              Ádám Szalai 80 Hungary FC Schalke 04
              Bas Dost 80 Netherlands VfL Wolfsburg
              Claudio Pizarro 78 Peru Bayern München
              Vedad Ibiševic 78 Bosnia Herzegovina VfB Stuttgart
              Luuk de Jong 78 Netherlands Borussia M’gladbach
              Julian Schieber 78 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              Artjoms Rudnevs 78 Latvia Hamburger SV
              Eren Derdiyok 78 Switzerland Bayer 04 Leverkusen
              Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 76 Gabon Borussia Dortmund


              Depending on the style of play and formation having good shooting and heading may not be enough for a striker. Especially in games that privilege counter-attack, pace is a very important attribute.

              Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the fastest forward of the world. Mame Diouf, Adrián Ramos, Didier Ya Konan and Heung-Min Son are also known by their pace but the other attributes are not good enough.


              Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 95 Gabon Borussia Dortmund
              Mame Diouf 88 Senegal Hannover 96
              Adrián Ramos 85 Colombia Hertha BSC
              Didier Ya Konan 83 Ivory Coast Hannover 96
              Heung-Min Son 83 Korea Republic Bayer 04 Leverkusen
              Robert Lewandowski 82 Poland Borussia Dortmund
              Artjoms Rudnevs 81 Latvia Hamburger SV
              Ivica Olic 80 Croatia VfL Wolfsburg
              Kevin Volland 80 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
              Jan Schlaudraff 79 Germany Hannover 96
              Mario Mandžukic 77 Croatia Bayern München
              Cacau 77 Germany VfB Stuttgart
              Mohammed Abdellaoue 76 Norway VfB Stuttgart
              Julian Schieber 76 Germany Borussia Dortmund
              Max Kruse 74 Germany Borussia M’gladbach


              Robert Lewandowski is the best Bundesliga forward, without any discussion. However, he is a bit expensive forcing many players to choose another forward. That choice is subjective because it depends of the play style of each player. In our opinion, Mandzukic is the best one for who wants a player with good heading, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for who wants a player really really fast and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar for who is looking for a finisher.

              Far from the quality of these four players, Mame Diouf is our cheapest choice. He is fast and has a great jumping. It is a pity not seeing him shooting with the feet as he does with his head. To fix this problem you may need to buy Ivica Olic.


              Bundesliga Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - CF e ST

              Best FUT 14 Bundesliga Forwards



              Bundesliga Team Suggestions

              A lot of people think that this is the most important part of the guide. It’s not. The thing that is really important to know is how to choose player based on their role and style of play that fits each player. And that is made in the previous chapters. The team suggestions that follow are simple graphic indicators of what we wrote previously. They should serve merely as orientation because it’s impossible to build a team that fits everyone. They depend on various factors we don’t know such as budget, formation, style of play and player preferences.

              To try and explore the needs of the maximum player as possible we suggest three teams with different budgets and formations: 4-1-2-1-2 with unlimited budget, 4-4-2 with 50k budget and 4-3-3 with a 15k budget.




              Bundesliga Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team

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              • First Squad
              • GK: Manuel Neuer (55k)
                RB: Philipp Lahm (35k)
                CBR: Felipe Santana (0.8k)
                CBL: Mats Hummels (4.5k)
                LB: David Alaba (18k)
                CDM: Bastian Schweinsteiger (70k)
                RM: Arjen Robben (360k)
                LM: Franck Ribéry (930k)
                CAM: Ilkay Gundogan (25k)
                STR: Robert Lewandowski (60k)
                STL: Pierre-Emerik Aubameyang (7k)

              • Substitutes and Reserves
              • GK: René Adler (1.8k)
                RB: Lukasz Piszczek (8k)
                CB: Dante (4k)
                CB: Sokratis (0.7k)
                LB: Marcell Jansen (0.6k)
                CDM: Javi Martinez (1.2k)
                RM: Thomas Muller (2.5k)
                LM: Marco Reus (95k)
                CAM: Mario Gotze (55k)
                ST: Mario Mandzukic (1.3k)
                ST: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (0.8k)


              • Budget
              • 1,736 million coins coins (1,565k + 171k)

              • Summary
              • The choice for this team’s player was based on analysis made in the previous chapters.
                In goal, Neuer is probably the best goalkeeper of FUT 14. In centre back position, Mats Hummels is unquestionable even with a risky high/medium work rate. In order to compensate the lack of speed and the work rates of the German picked Felipe Santana instead of Dante. We suggest to use Dante only on formations that use 5 defenders. The full backs chosen were fast enough and equally balanced. Lahm is untouchable on the right side, while on the left Alaba has no competition.
                Schweinsteiger plays very well as CDM and Gundocan is cheaper and better than Mario Gotze.
                The two wingers are irreplaceable, the same happens with Lewandowski in the attack. The last spot in the team may be filled by Aubameyang or, for who prefers a player with good heading, by Mandzukic.


              50K BUDGET TEAM


              Bundesliga Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team

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              • First Squad
              • GK: René Adler (1.8k)
                RB: Lukasz Piszczek (8k)
                CBR: Mats Hummels (4.5k)
                CBL: Felipe Santana (0.8k)
                LB: Marcell Jansen (0.6k)
                RM: Thomas Muller (2.5k)
                CMR: Kevin-Prince Boateng (2k)
                CML: Diego (2.5k)
                LM: Eljero Elia (1.2k)
                STR: Mario Mandzukic (1.3k)
                STL: Pierre-Emerik Aubameyang (7k)

              • Substitutes and Reserves
              • GK: Roman Weidenfeller (1.3k)
                RB: Rafinha (0.8k)
                CB: Jérome Boateng (1.2k)
                CB: Sokratis (0.7k)
                LB: Marcel Schmelzer (0.9k)
                RM: Jakub Blaszczykowski (3.7k)
                CM: Henrikh Mkhitaryan (1.5k)
                CM: Javi Martinez (1.2k)
                LM: Ibrahima Touré (0.7k)
                ST: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (0.8k)
                ST: Stefan Kiebling (1k)


              • Budget
              • 46k coins (32,2k + 13,8k)

              • Summary
              • The choice for this team’s players was based on analysis made in the previous chapter.
                In goal, René Adler is a cheaper alternative to Neuer. In the defence, the central backs are the same. The full backs are still very fast but much cheaper.
                On the midfield, Diego is a good investment but to choose who will play with him is a bit harder. On a 442 formation it may be a good option to use someone more defensive, like Boateng, but if you want to try something more risky, try Mkhitaryan. Thomas Muller and Eljero Elia are to us the best choices to the wings while on the attack we suggest Mandzukic and Aubameyang.


              15K BUDGET TEAM


              Bundesliga Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team

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              • First Squad
              • GK: Diego Benaglio (0.3k)
                RB: Rafinha (0.8k)
                CBR: Sokratis (0.7k)
                CBL: Felipe Santana (0.8k)
                LB: Marcell Jansen (0.6k)
                CMR: Thiago (0.6k)
                CM: Luiz Gustavo (1k)
                CML: Julian Draxler (0.8k)
                RW: Xherdan Shaqiri (1k)
                LW: Eljero Elia (1.2k)
                ST: Mame Diouf (0.5k)

              • Substitutes and Reserves
              • GK: Bernd Leno (0.4k)
                RB: Christian Trason (0.7k)
                CB: Neven Subotic (0.8k)
                CB: Omer Toprak (0.4k)
                LB: Marcel Schmelzer (0.9k)
                CM: Sven Bender (0.7k)
                CM: Lars Bender (0.7k)
                CM: Nuri Sahin (0.8k)
                RW: Sidney Sam (0.7k)
                LW: Ibrahima Traoré (0.7k)
                ST: Ivica Olic (0.7k)


              • Budget
              • 15.8k coins (8.3k + 7.5k)

              • Summary
              • The choice for this team’s players was based on analysis made in the previous chapter.
                In goal Diego Benaglio is a true penny saver. In front of him, Felipe Santana and Sokratis close the path to goal with the precious help of Luiz Gustavo. The Brazilian player is a very useful element in these types of formation for giving defensive security in midfield and setting free team mates to start attacks. Rafinha and Jansen are the full backs.
                The biggest new of this team is the double Draxler / Thiago that with their pace, dribbling, and above average passing give width to the attack.
                On the last third of the field, Shaqiri and Elia are great players that support the striker Mame Diouf. For who likes to cross to the box, he is the best choice. Otherwise, the spot can be filled by Olic. This position is the one that, for who have more coins, should invest. Mandzukic, for example, would be perfect on this team.



              Hybrid Squads

              Building a hybrid team is not usually an easy task. The biggest difficulty is finding key player to join between different leagues.

              The Bundesliga is not a good league to hybrid squads. The team with greatest quality is the result of the combination of Bundesliga and BPL. Ozil, Schürrle and Podolski are key players in this connection.

              Building a good Hybrid team based in the BBVA and Bundesliga is also possible. Javi Martinez, Dante and Diego are essential in this transition, as it may happen with Khedira and Benzema.

              On an inferior level, the Bundesliga still connects reasonably with other leagues, especially with the Serie A and Brazilian players. Klose, Mario Gomez, Dante, Diego, Luiz Gustavo and Felipe Santana have their role in these hybrids.

              Follow our other league guide to easily build your hybrid team.


              Follow our tips and you’ll more successful on FIFA 14 Ultimate Team with your Bundesliga squad.



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              1. yashish says:

                Great guide! I was waiting for this since quite sometime.
                This is my team 4-4-2
                GK: Adler/ Weidenfeller
                RB: Pizschek/ Rafinha
                CB: Hummels/ Sokratis / Subotic
                LB: Schmelzer
                CM: Sahin/ Gundogan/ Mkhitaryan
                RM: Muller/ Blaszczykowski
                LM: Reus
                ST: Huntelaar/ Aubameyang/ Huntelaar

                Neuer, alaba, gotze and schweinsteiger are my next buys.

                I would like to suggest a few things though.
                Nuri Sahin firstly, may not have the most amazing stats but for barely 1-1.5k is outstanding in the centre. Great ball winner and assists almost every second game. He has decent dribbling and cant be muscled off the ball easily either.

                Also, I have 3 forwards, Mandzukic, Aubameyang and Huntelaar, and even though I have almost 250k to spend, Im in 2 minds to buy Lewandowski, cuz these 3 have been amazing. Aubameyang, paired with a decent number 9 is almost unplayable. His stats may not say so but he can head well, finish well, devastating pace, and not only scores a lot of goals, he has the highest assists in my team!
                Mandzukic has 65 goals in 66 games for me so that should tell you everything about him (i dont have words for his heading), and on top of that a decent number of assists too.
                After buying Huntelaar, I realized he is one of the most underrated and cheapest number 9s in FUT14, he was on of my first buys and he has scored an insane number of goals of every type since then (whether played alone or with another striker) even with horrible service behind him.

                In the defence, Subotic paired with Hummels instead of Santana is also a great combination, he’s quick, strong, good defending n headers, and although not as quick as santana, his all round stats compliment those of hummels really well.

                What are your thoughts on my team and also on Lewandowski? Is he as good as his price?

                • Hi.
                  Thank you for your feedback.
                  It is really great to hear more opinions. We all see the players in a different way. We all have a different play style too. The good for me can be bad for you and vice-versa.
                  I agree with everything, except Sahin probably because we didn’t test him enough times. Aubameyang is amazing but we really love Lewandowski. For us, he is the best ST of Bundesliga. If he is as good as his price ? Depends of the importance that you give to your coins. For us, he has a fair price.

              2. Spookalicious87 says:

                Love the guid. Although I have diffirent players and priorities in my team, I love to read other people’s opinion about it. I totally agree with yeshish on Nuri Sahin. I’ve had him since I first started my squad and I upgraded every position, exept him. He’s indeed not the fastest player, but a great intercepter of the bal because he is always standing in the right place at the right time (not strange with 86 vision =] ).
                My team (I completed it a few weeks ago):
                GK – Adler / Weidenfeller
                RB – Piszczek / Lahm
                RCB – Hummels / Subotic
                LCB – Dante / Höwedes
                LB – Alaba / Jansen
                RM – Blaszczykowski / Farfan
                RCM – Gundogan / Boateng
                LCM – Sahin / Schweinsteiger
                LM – Reus / Elia
                RST – Mandzukic / Huntelaar
                LST – Aubameyang / Lewandowski

                My centre backs are quite “slow”, but with the pace of Alaba and Piszczek I can repair a lot of damage done by troughballs. Lewandowski is a good player. But I’m not quite sure what to think of him. I have the feeling that the partnership with Huntelaar makes him a decoy instead of a finisher. I’ve been thinking of pairing him up with, for example the likes of Götze. Hoping that it would boost my playstyle, since Huntelaar is quite useless outside the box. What’s your take on this?

                • Kaleb says:

                  Hello i know im not rodrigo but i have trouble resisting putting in my 2 cents.

                  • Kaleb says:

                    Why is the rest of my comment missing…?

                    • Hi again.
                      We have no idea. We haven’t deleted. Are you sure you place it all ? Can you comment again ?

                      • Kaleb says:

                        Hi. Sorry for the 5 day late response. I will post again here:

                        Gotze’s shooting is not good enough to be a striker, but you could try him out. Another option for someone not too worried about pace is Kroos. He has great dribbling, passing, and shooting, while Lewandowski can take pace roles and headers. On defence, i suggest switching Felipe Santana with Dante or, if your play style and budget allows, switching to a 5-2-1-2, 5-2-2-1, or 5-3-2 formation and putting Felipe Santana in the center of the defense. If your budget allows, perhaps switch sayin or Boateng with SIF Lahm who can be position changed to CM. If you switched to 5-3-2 then you could do SIF Lahm, Schweinsteiger, and M. Götze. Manuel Neuer is also a good investment of 55k coins if not changing to 5xx formation or if you dont change any defenders. As everything in the guides, these are suggestions, but i think and hope you can improve your squad with this advice.

                      • Thank you for your feedback.

                • Thank you.
                  We also love to hear the opinion of who follow us. We always say that our guide is just an opinion. The choice of the best players depends of too many factors. One of these factors is the play style of each player. In your case, you can play with two slow CBs if you are using fast fullbacks. This is great. But probably most of players don’t have your skills and need at least one fast CB.
                  About Lewandowski, we think he should play in any Bundesliga based squad with enough budget to him. Mandzukic is the right partner if you cross a lot. But in our opinion, he would play better with Aubameyang. Better than Gotze. But it is only our opinion.

                  • luke says:

                    Can you tell me the best way to make coins? I have around 200k invested into a team right now i really want a lot of coins to make some really great squads and have fun in FUT.

                    • Hi. Read our guides. THIS one specially.
                      After that you will be ready to make coins easily.

                      If you are reading this today, Friday, buy all the players you can from this list: Matuidi, Sandro, Lucas Leiva, Julio Cesar, Van Der Vaart, Danny, Felipe Santana, Terry, Soldado, Diego Alves, Sergio Busquets, Alessandrini, Benat, Caceres, Sneidjer, Lampard, Llorente, Armero, Vela. These players are good examples of cheap good players. Their prices will raise almost sure. In less than two weeks you can double your coins.

              3. Kaleb says:

                Hey thanks for finally making this guide! Since i last asked about my team i have gone from rated 79 to 82 and my team is much faster and more well balanced. My issue now, however, is that other than by a few new players in bundesliga (Neuer, Götze, Lewandoski, Schweinsteiger, Lahm, and Hummels with Ribery and Robben well out of budget) i dont have much room to build my team. So, i want to build a hybrid with bbva in it. I already have one bbva player but he will be replaced with Neuer. Since last you helped me i was on a 3-5-2 but wingers would drop too deep. So, i am on a 5-2-2-1 that looks like this:
                GK: Diego Alves
                LWB: Alaba
                LCB: Naldo
                CB: Dante
                RCB: Felipe Santana
                RWB: Piszcek
                LCM: Luiz Gustavo
                RCM: Diego
                LW: Reus (amazing)
                ST: Aubameyang (Lewandowski or Huntelaar would work better for me since i only pass to my striker instead of sprinting with him except on counterattack)
                RW: Müller

                Since i just bought Reus my budget is a bit low but div 1 can bring in coins well until i have enough to trade. I want to make my squad a hybrid but i wish to completely avoid having players with individual chemistry under 7 or 8. As a wing player who likes to play crosses and through balls who should i put in a hybrid?

                • Yes, we had some problems to publishing this guide. But the wait has ended.
                  Making an hybrid is something very difficult. Did you have considered Thiago Silva in that team ? He probably will works very well. I can not think in any RW who will connect well in your hybrid.

                  • Kaleb says:

                    Hello. Thank you for the help. I tried thiago silva and while i enjoyed using him, he was slow and his chemistry was a bit fragile. I disliked that he had to be in the center for a perfect 10 chemistry because i wanted Felipe Santana in my center, he is my fastest CB. So, for hybrid purposes i decided to switch to a bundesliga/serie a hybrid. As i am playing more, however, my play style is changing a lot. I have started to try to force my opponent into a corner and then abuse the overpoweredness of heading. Unfortunately many of my players aren’t good headers and so i only get about 1 out of every 4 corners. Huntelaar is too slow to reach a header, while aubameyang isnt good at it, so crossing isnt working well except on ground. I realize the serie a guide isnt ready yet, but based on the players i have could you help at least with the bundesliga portion? PS: i want Gomez as RST (serie a side will be right side) and have already made that purchase. Sorry for continually changing my requests. PSS: i play on mobile, not a console. Only the wf, skill moves, main stats, and height are shown and i am not sure if other stats like strength (what is its function), vision (what does this do), and work rates. Again, no idea if these apply on mobile.

                    • Hi.
                      The stats on mobile may be different.
                      I was surprised by the Thiago Silva slowness. He is the fifth fastest CB on the earth ! Another advise: in a 5xx formation, always place the slowest CB on the centre. Believe us. It is the right thing to do.
                      We will try to work on the Serie A now.

                      • Kaleb says:

                        Thank you for that tip. What about heading? Which bundesliga players should i change? Any player is fine as i can apply changes to my bundesliga squad and not use them in the hybrid if i need. I will try again with Dante in center instead of Silva.

                      • Kaleb says:

                        Also: Dante is to be replaced with Hummels and Diego and Gustavo will be gundogan and gotze. Silva wont have any good links meaning i will have to sell him later. Neuer will replace Alves.

                      • You are in the good way now.

              4. Paris says:

                Hello, thank you for the guide, it is very great!!!
                For my Bundesliga squad, I use a 4-1-2-1-2 formation.
                For my first squad, the players I use are:
                ST: Aubameyang
                ST: Mandzukic
                CAM: Diego
                LM: Elia
                RM: Muller
                CDM: Boateng
                LB: Jansen
                CB: Boateng
                CB: Hummels
                RB: Piszczek
                GK: Adler
                For my second squad, the players I use are:
                ST: Diouf
                ST: Kiebling
                CAM: Mkhitaryan
                LM: Traore
                RM: Blaszczykowski
                CDM: Javi Martinez
                LB: Schmelzer
                CB: Felipe Santana
                CB: Dante
                RB: Rafinha
                GK: Weidenfeller
                Are there anymore adjustments I can make to make my squad better? Thanks

              5. Nathan says:

                Hi, i have a team and need some help on who to buy. I have 10k

              6. Rory McGregor says:

                I wished I’d read your guide before starting………

                Fifa13 I made a BBVA squad, was lucky enough to get the team of the season Sergio Ramos in a gold pack, which was nice. I also won YaYa Toure in a gold pack and made an awesome Ivory Coast squad.

                This season, on Fifa 14, I managed to win Reus and Weidenfeller in gold packs so a Budesliga squad was a no brainer. I’ve pretty much got a decent enough team from buying inexpensive players, just need to expand the subs and reserves bench. Your guide and advice has proven invaluable.
                Many thanks.

              7. taran says:

                Should I buy Gotze or Schwingy . gotze is fast but schwigy is slow but having better stats my team
                St: Auba/Man’s
                LM: blasczoski
                Cb:Hummel’s and dabte
                My apologies for spelling mistakes weird names lol

              8. Chris says:

                My team in a 4-3-3 formation. Please recommend improvements.
                GK- Neuer
                RB- Lahm
                LB- Alaba
                RCB- Hummels
                LCB- Dante
                LCM- Scweinsteiger
                RCM- Gundogan
                CM- Götze
                RW- Robben
                LW- Reus
                ST- SIF Lewandowski
                I don’t have much of a budget, and would like to know what to do about my defence really. Obviously the team is really good already but I can’t get Ribery and although I will save for him I want to make sire the rest of the team is complete first. Or should I sell SIF Lewandowski and buy his normal card and Riberys? Thanks

                • Great team.
                  Our opinion about your defence you already know. Use Hummels and Felipe Santana.
                  We also think that you should not buy IF cards until you have all the good regular cards possible. Ribery first and SIF Lewandowski then.

              9. Ahmad says:

                When is the serie a guide

                • We are now finishing the Brazilian players guide. We hope to publish it in less than one week. Serie A should be the next one. We will try on the second half of the month.

              10. frozenflame13 says:

                Hi, I have a bundesliga squad but Im bored of it cuz there arent too many variations so I was thinking of a new hybrid squad

                4-3-3 with CAM

                Gk – Cech
                Rb – Lahm
                Cb – mertsacker
                Cb – kompany
                Lb – ashley cole
                Cm – schweinsteiger
                Cam – ozil
                Cm – mata
                Rw – Robben
                St – Van persie
                Lw – Hazard

                It will cost 1 million or lesser than that
                what do you think about the squad?

              11. Mark says:

                The question doesn’t solely relate to this feed however I wondered which league/nationality do you believe is the strongesty/best team you play with? Brazilian, BPL, BBVA or Bundesliga?

                • BBVA. But making an hybrid is even better because you can have the best of two leagues.

                  • Mark says:

                    Thank you for that, so with a 500k budget what team would you suggest making

                    • Hi.
                      Building a good hybrid is something that takes many time. It is not easy.
                      We will give you a draft of a good hybrid by 500k and you will work on it (433):
                      Casillas, Dani Alves, Sergio Ramos, Kompany, Cole, Iniesta, Touré, David Silva, Navas, Willian and Eto’o.

              12. Kaleb says:

                “Ribery, Reus, and Elia are in fact the three fastest left midfielders of the world.”-Did you mean fastest of Bundesliga? I found 15 faster left midfielders and one obvious gold one (also the only gold one): Cristiano Ronaldo has a pace of 93 on his regular, IF, and SIF cards. The fastest player of the game, Mathis Bolly of Ivory Coast, has a pace of 97, and he plays in the secondary German league. Could you fix this error in the guide?

                • Hi.
                  On the Introduction of this article we said that we only considered gold players and regular cards. When we wrote that those 3 players were the fastest left midfielders of the world, we mean the 3 fastest LM (LW not included).
                  To avoid misunderstandings we fixed to “three of the five fastest”, which include the LWs.

                  • Kaleb says:

                    Ok thank you for that, it clears things up a bit. I didnt realize that when you said left midfielders it meant only LM because LW is technically considered both a midfielder and a forward.

              13. Ben says:

                Hey my team is:
                Formation: 4-3-3
                Gk- Neuer
                LB- IF Alaba
                CBS- Boateng&Felipe Santana
                RB- Piszech
                CDMs- SIF Lahm&Schweinsteiger
                CM- Gundogan
                RW- IF Robben
                LW- IF Ribery
                ST- SIF lewandowski
                I make this team as a pretty fast one all things considered, and I like that a lot. I always concede on counter attacks but then I’m a counter attacking player. Help would be appreciated! Thanks!

              14. Hi i was wondering what is the best starting XI you can do as a hybrid using only around 13k? Btw great guide

              15. Euan says:

                I currently have your 100k team except for Kiebling(diouf was better for me). Who should I buy next?
                1. Gundogan and Neuer
                2. Gundogan and Lewandowski
                3. Gundogan, Lahm and Alaba
                4. Reus
                5. Schweinsteiger
                6. Neuer and Lewandowski
                7. Gundogan and Gotze

              16. MCPJMDC says:

                Nice job on the analysis. I just scored a good deal on Neuer and replaced Adler in my ultimate Bundesliga team. However, that made my overall team rating drop from 84 to 83. Can i conclude, taking all attribute values into account, that Fifa14 technically rates Adler as the better goalkeeper?

                • The overall team rating depends only of your players’ overall. So, it dropped because Adler has a lower overall than Neuer.

                  • MCPJMDC says:

                    Sorry if i haven’t explained very well. I had Adler with a team rating of 84. But when i switch with Neuer on reserves the rating drops to 83. I noticed this unexpected phenomenon with other players too. So even though Neuer is 86 and Adler 84, and Neuer scores 19 points more on the specific skill sum up, Fifa14 seems to value Adler higher. I’m on iOS by the way.

                    • Hi.
                      I think that you have explained well. That’s what I understood. Check if you have changed one by another without any other changes. The overall of the team depends of the players’ overall from the starting eleven and substitutes.
                      Maybe you have placed Neuer on the reserves (?).

              17. Kaleb says:

                When is Serie A guide coming (guessing ligue 1 is after that?) because i need to decide my gk in my hybrid. Between Handanovic, Buffon, and Marchetti so if you can help with that as well that would be great. However, i know Serie A isnt out yet so you may not be able to help yet.

                • Sorry, until we test the players it is not possible to help you. We expect to have Serie A guide ready in two weeks.

                  • Kaleb says:

                    Ok. I think in future guides it would be important to mention that positioning is probably the 3rd most important stat. It is Diego Alves’ weakest point, and i am conceding many goals because of it. Handling in my opinion is 4th.

              18. Christian says:

                Hi rodrigo,
                I am looking for a team that suits my play style and one that I can enjoy and do well with, I like to abuse crossing and am sweaty, I often have more possession in matches and like overlapping fullbacks. I prefer 2 strikers but it isn’t a need and I’m in div 4 online seasons. I have about a 150k budget and I was wondering if you can try and build me or tell me the right league for a squad and a formation that you think will suit my play style, thanks :)

                • Ligue 1 and BBVA seems OK to you. Try 442.

                  • Christian says:

                    Ok, I currently have 3 budget market crash teams. One is a 4231 and is this: courtois, juanfran, miranda, vertonghen, Gibbs, Gustavo, fellaini, de bruyne, Diego, nainggollan and benteke up top, what do you think of this hybrid?

                    • It is great if you kept with high chemistry.

                      • Christian says:

                        Since all prices are dropping I think I’ll make a team 442 with cavani and lewandowski up front as they look like they suit me, I’m thinking farfan and lavezzi, matuidi and gundogan, maxwell and pisczek and thiago silva and hummels CB, with Sirius in goal, it is full chem and was wondering what you think of this amd if I couod make it better

                      • When you say full chem it means individual chemistry 10 to all players ? If you answered yes, go ahead!

              19. Sam says:

                Any advice on My team;

                GK – NEUER (TOTY)
                LB – ALABA
                CB – BOATENG
                CB – DANTE
                RB – LAHM (TOTY)
                LM – RIBERY
                CDM – JAVI MARTINEZ
                CDM – SCHWEINSTEIGER
                RM – ROBBEN
                ST – GOMEZ
                ST – BEIRHOFF (LEGEND)

                Any advice appreciated!

              20. Andrew says:

                Thanks for the guide I have found it very useful.
                I have about 5k and wondering what I should spend it on. My team is:
                Gk; Adler
                Cb: hummels, Santana
                Rb: rafinha
                Lb: Jansen
                cdm: Gustavo, Bender
                lm: Elia
                rm: shaqiri
                Cam: draxler
                St: diouf
                I am currently using a 4231 formation

              21. Elton says:

                Hi, i already have all the good players in my team, including a toty lahm.
                I want to know if it is worth to buy IF cards now and which one should i buy first, for example, should i buy TOTY neuer first and after others or start by the IF cards of lewandowski and alaba?
                I dont think that TOTY ribery is good to le btw because he is too expensive and i can use the money to buy other players.

                Thank you

                • Hi.
                  I agree with you. Don’t buy the most expensive ones. With that coins you can buy several good players.
                  About which one should you buy first, I really don’t know. I think you should try to buy this weekend. The prices will drop tomorrow with the TOTY forwards release.

                  • Kaleb says:

                    I am in some disagreement with Rodrigo in this case. Toty Neuer is amazing from the looks of it and seems to be only 800k. Any player rated 94 is normally much pricier, and toty Neuer has no competition for best gk. I think toty Neuer would be a great investment. Keep in mind regular messi who has the same rating is 2x the price, and this is a toty card with no competition.

                    • Yes, defenders and goalkeepers are the exception this year. But there is no reason to Ribéry, for example, be 100 times more expensive than Shurrle. It don’t makes sense.

                      • Elton says:

                        I agree with rodrigo, i really like reus and he is somehow cheap, compared to ribery. I really think that he is not worth all those millions.
                        I will for sure buy neuer this week end, i saw some videos and he is for sure the best GK in the game and i think he is really cheap this week.
                        I have another question thought and i hope someone have the answer for me.
                        Is SIF lewandowski worth the gold? Cause he is twice the price of IF lewandowski and this one seems pretty good.

                        Thx rodrigo and you guys for helping me

                      • Our opinion is that SIF lewandowski doesn’t worth the gold.
                        Thank you.

              22. patrick says:

                hi rodrigo!
                i read all your guides and i noticed something.
                you always suggest 4-3-3 for cheap teams, 4-4-2 for mid. budget teams and 4-1-2-1-2 for unlimited budget. is there a special reason behind those suggestions?
                thanks a lot!


                • patrick says:

                  i just noticed, that it is different in the brazilian guide.

                • Hi.
                  You are one of those good readers. :)
                  In fact, I have changed it on the Brazilian guide and I will do it like I did now for the future guides because I think it is better like this. I will explain why…
                  When I suggest these formations it is because they are the most popular with different styles. 41212 is the most popular, so it seems logic to keep with the unlimited budget. I have changed the mid budget to 433 because it is a formation more different from 41212 than the 442. With this I avoid to build two squads too similar. Some of the players of the unlimited budget are the same from the mid budget. Using different formations, with different positions, I am sharing more info.

              23. Mher says:

                I am using 433(2) and 433(5)
                I would like to know is Lewandovski the best option for st/cf.. I am using Aubameyang or Mandzukic right now.
                Also, I am using hummels and dante for cbs but I have seen a lot of times that others use boateng and santana. ( I think because of their pace) Which one you recommend? And for CDM, Schweinsteiger is the best option, isn’t it?

                • Hi.
                  Lewandowski is the best one, yes. Mandzukic is great for a play style with crosses and Aubameyang is good for counters. But Lewandowski is better than these two players.
                  If you have read our guide, you know that we have suggested to not play with Dante and Hummels at the same time. They are both too slow. We prefer Hummels and Santana.
                  Schweinsteiger is a great choice for CDM but pay attention to his pace. Otherwise, Kevin-Prince Boateng could be a good alternative.

              24. Kaleb says:

                Do you know when next maintenance break will be? It would be awesome for me to get a good BPL player to sell or a good bundesliga player to use.

              25. rahul says:

                Hi. I was looking to buy schweinsteiger, neuer and gotze taking into consideration the market crash but the prices, I have noticed, havent fallen much, for these players atleast, Im assuming it is cuz of the weekend, do you suggest me to buy these players right now, or wait till after monday? Do you think there will be a considerable drop in prices after monday?

              26. Christian says:

                I’ve made a 200k bpl squad and can you please tell me who to get, I don’t have any budget so can only replace players with players of equal or less value. Here’s he team: GK cech
                RB walker
                LCB SIF Caulker
                RCB kaboul
                Lb clichy
                CDM fellaini
                CAM cazorla
                LM Willian
                RM navas
                RST etoo
                LST IF soldado

              27. Jonathan says:

                Hi! My team right now is a 442 Bundesliga squad. Do you have any suggestions?
                GK: Adler
                CBs: Boateng + Hummels
                LB: Alaba
                RB: Lahm
                LM: Reus
                CMs: Gundogan + Kroos
                RM: Shaqiri
                STs: Aubameyang + Lewandowski
                I only have a budget of about 50k, any suggestions would be great. :)

              28. Kaleb says:

                Hello again. I just completed a hybrid between serie a and bundesliga because i believe great teams can be formed from bundesliga, serie a, and ligue 1 in hybrids or monoleagual squads. Here it is, in 5-3-2:
                GK: Marchetti, Handanovic, & Buffon (I rotate them out, theyre all quality)
                LCB: Hummels
                CB: Barzagli
                RCB: Chiellini (have Benatia in subs for either serie CB, campagnaro is also a sub for handanovic’s chemistry)
                LWB: Alaba
                RWB: SIF Maicon (scored him for 5k, great deal)
                LCM: Sahin
                CM: Gundogan
                RCM: Borja Valero (IF card is one of the few IF cards i am considering later on)
                LST: Lewandowski
                RST: Gomez

                As i know you love to see people’s ideas & squads i thought you might want to see this. Also: improvements you can give are welcome. What i need is a bench squad. I have Benatia, Campagnaro, Aubameyang, and 2 of my 3 gks in subs/res. other various players fill other spots but most are chemistry damaging. Sahin can become a sub when i get Schweinsteiger, and Gomez & Valero will be subs for tevez and pirlo in the future. I hope you like the team!

              29. Kevan Oktavio says:

                Hi rodrigo, truly love your guide. Any advice for my 4-1-2-1-2 squad?

                GK – Adler/weidefeller
                RB – Piszcek/Rafinha
                LB – Alaba/Jansen
                CB – Santana/Subotic
                CB – Boateng/Sokratis
                CDM – Javi Martinez/Boateng
                CAM – Diego/Van Der Vaart/Mkhitaryan
                ST – Aubameyang/Huntelaar
                ST – Mandzukic/Diouf

                LM – Elia/Traore
                RM – Blaszczykowski

                • You built a great team just with a few thousands of coins. OK, tens of thousands of coins. And you followed our suggestions (?): Boateng as CDM, fast CBs, etc…
                  At this point I think you don’t need any popular player as Lahm or Lewandowski. You should save for Gundogan first.

              30. Manegok says:

                I must start with saying – amazing guide ;) I’m going to start playing UT and I decided to make a Bundesliga squad. After reading this guide I thought about a squad like this:
                Formation 4-2-3-1
                GK – Adler
                RB – Rafinha
                CB – Sokratis/Hummels Santana
                LB – Jansen
                CDM – Luiz Gustavo S.Bender/Reinartz
                CAM – Draxler
                RM – Shaqiri
                LM – Elija
                ST – Huntelaar/Mandzukic

                I thought about using this squad until I have enough money to buy players like Robben, Ribery etc. So, what do you think? Is a team like this worth buying? Or maybe I should think about different formation (I like attacking trough the middle, but I also enjoy doing crosses, so I am not sure if 4-2-3-1 is a good formation for this playstyle)?

              31. dankar says:

                Dear Rodrigo,

                Please kindly,

                I have two squads,the first one is Barclay’s (same one as the unlimited posted before)

                and the second one is the fallowing :


                1. If i played with the first squad,would the 2nd team considered resting and the fitness would be counted and back to 100% again or not?
                or I have to put the tired players from squad one in the subs and reserves of squad 2 to get them back to the 100% again.

                2. As you can see I bought Neuer (TOTY) ,Do you think its a waste of money or the difference from 86 > 94 will make a matter?

                3.or is it better to get Robben and lewandwski instead of him.

                Remark: I still have around 200k .

                4.Any suggestion to be done to the above squad?

                Thanking you in advance..regards

              32. Ninja says:

                GK: Courtois
                LB: jansen
                CDM:Javi Martinez
                CDM:Luiz Gustavo

                Should I replace Courtois with Adler or no? any other advise?

              33. Matt says:

                My 3-5-2 Team:



                Boateng/Javi Martinez

                Rating 83(5 stars)
                Chemstry 100

              34. Niliria says:

                Hi Rodrigo, here’s my team.
                Jansen Dante Hummels Piszczek
                Elia Blaszczikowsky
                Mandzukic Aubameyang

                What do you think? Any area I need to strengthen? Still got 30k with me.

              35. Christian says:

                I currently have the unlimited budget team, except I can’t afford Ribery or robben. Who would you say is the second best choice in LM and RM? Also are there any informs I could replace with some of the cheaper players in the unlimited budget one? Thanks

                • Reus and Muller are our second choices for those positions.
                  IF cards ? It depends of your wallet. We love Philipp Lahm SIF. He can play as CDM and leaves the RB to Lukasz Piszczek. If pace isn’t a problem Toni Kroos IF is also a good choice to the midfield. Alaba has an IF card too but a good value for money is Kevin-Prince Boateng IF, another good option to play as CDM. If you want someone cheaper try Sahin.

              36. Krits says:

                Hi, I have around 50k, and am not sure whether to buy schweinsteîger, lewandowski, or neuer. My team is a 41212:
                Mandsukic and aubaumeyang
                Muller/blasykowski/Elia/ farfan
                Alaba Hummels Subotic Lahm

              37. richard says:

                Hi Rodrigo,
                I currently have the following side:
                Formation 4-1-4-1.


                Is 4-1-4-1 a good formation to use?
                And who are the next 3 players I should try to buy?

                Thanks :)

                • Every formation is a good formation to use. It depends of your play style.
                  Next 3 buys: Piszczek, Kevin Prince-Boateng (you already have him but try him as CDM), Gundogan and Alaba.

              38. AD17 says:

                I am using a 3-4-1-2 formation…(iOS)
                GK – Neuer(40 k)*
                RCB – Kompany(2 k)*
                CB – Hummels(5 k)
                LCB – Lahm (38k)*
                RM – Navas(15k)*
                CM -Ozil(70k)
                CM – Kroos(5k)
                LM – Reus(Pack)
                CAM – Gundogan(20 k)
                LS – Lewandowski(35 k)
                RS – Muller(7 k)(RF)

                *indicates bargain price
                Should I sell Gundogan and buy gotze(45 k)or schweinstieger(75 k)?I can raise my budget up to 100 k)
                Any other suggestions tnx

                Squad rating 86 Chemistry 100

                • Hi.
                  You have team chemistry 100 but it is important to ensure individual chemistry 10 (at least 8) for all your players. It doesn’t seem to be the case of Navas and Kompany.
                  In my opinion you don’t have to sell Gundogan. He is a brilliant player. Your weakest players are Kroos and Muller. Save coins to replace them in the future.

                • AD17 says:

                  Thanks for your suggestions.
                  However, I sold most of my players and made a new team.Its again a bundesliga bpl hybrid but IMO with higher squad rating(though my top squad is still stuck at 186)

                  FORMATION 4-2-3-1(no LM or RM)

                  RB – Lahm
                  RCB- Hummels
                  LCB- Vidic
                  LDM-Rooney(Converted him to CM at low cost)
                  RAM-Gomez(bought as CAM)
                  CAM-Mata(bargain deal.. Generally sold for 80k but bought him for 50k)
                  ST-Cazorla(Converted to ST)

                  SUBS-Cavani,Buffon,Fabregas,Diego Costa,Chiellini,Giroud(can’t get rid of him since he’s not tradable),Jefferson(same as giroud)

                  Well I am aiming for top squad 187… I have come up with some ideas to achieve that
                  A)Sell Fabregas and buy Thiago Silva
                  B)Sell Fabregas and buy Kompany(or Pique(same price)) and a 85 rating guy(preferably Cech))
                  C)Sell Mata(I would not like to do so)

                  And one more thing..
                  I never understood the whole concept of squad rating ..
                  What should be the combination of players to achieve a higher rating..

                  Since I don’t play online matches too much coz of the poor servers I sold off rues and lewa(which I wouldn’t have done otherwise)

                  If u have any suggestions pls let me know..
                  Thanks in advance

                  • Hi!
                    Nice team. I think both CBs are a bit slow, but if you can live with that…
                    Why do you want to increase the squad rating ? The important is to have a good team to play and with high chemistry. I would go by option B).
                    We will release a squad rating guide on February 9th (estimated date). It explains everything you need to know, including how it is calculated.

              39. craig says:

                gk. Neuer
                CB . Alaba
                RM. Shaqiri/Farfan
                RW. Blaszokowski

              40. Kaleb says:

                Serie A guide…hows it coming ive been waiting for it. Pretty excited to see what u have to say. If you’ve already tested cms/cams what did u think of Borja Valero? He has pretty good stats and his IF card has 88 passing which is insane. Huge bargain (serie a has the only IF cards i care about, SIF Maicon, IF Valero, SIF Benatia). Im interested to see your thoughts and the sooner the better.

              41. Dave says:

                Who’s best out of Blaszczykowski, Farfan or Muller for a hybrid with bundesliga and serie a

                • Dave says:

                  Oh I forgot to tell you my formation is 4-3-3 (4)

                • Muller. It will be easier to link with German strikers from Serie A.

                  • Andrew says:

                    Hi, Is Muller better than Farfan and Blaszczykowski

                    • In our opinion he is better than Farfan and Blaszczykowski.

                      • Kaleb says:

                        Good formation to have serie a in, Gomez has very good heading. Farfan is better crossing but muller is your best choice. Farfan is a great sub unless you want Lewandowski as striker and need the chemistry. Blasz (not even gonna try to spell it lol) has great pace and dribbling for Lewandowski to pair with. If using Gomez: muller is top. If using Lewandowski: Blasz if chemistry is needed but muller if it causes no damage. Farfan in subs to replace one if fitness drops

              42. Jason says:

                I need some help with my team!

                GK: Adler
                LB: Alaba
                CB: Santana
                CB: Hummels
                RB: Piszchek
                CDM: KP Boateng (with position change)
                LM: Elia
                CM: Diego
                CM: Gundogan
                RM: Muller/Blaszykowski
                ST: Aubameyang

                I dont know which direction to take from here. Which players should i now buy??
                Also, I modelled my team on your 50k budget team, and I’m so glad I took your advice by getting Kevin-Prince Boateng, he is sooo good! :P
                Thank you!

                • Hi.
                  It is great to know that you have took advantage from our advices.
                  You already have a very good team. If you thin you could save many coins, do it to buy Reus. Otherwise, think in one of these three players: Neuer, Lewandowski and Gotze.

              43. Andrew says:

                I have 25k and I want to know I should buy. My team is
                Gk: Adler
                Lb: Jansen
                Cb: hummels, Santana
                Rb: rafinha
                cdm: javi Martinez
                Lm: elia
                Rm: blaszczykowsi
                Cam: Diego
                St: aubameyang, mandzukic
                I am currently using a 41212 formation. Thanks.

              44. Jawens says:

                I am using a 41212 formation. and my team is
                Gk – Adler
                LB – Alaba
                CB – Dante, Hummels
                RB – Piszcek
                CDM – Schweinsteiger
                LM – Elia
                RM – Blaszczkowski
                CAM – Gotze
                ST – Reus, Lewandowski
                Got any suggestions for some changes ? Thanks.

              45. thomas says:

                i think i am going to make a bundesliga team but i have a few questions.
                i want to use the 4141 formation because i really like it.
                i, thinking of gotze and gundogan at the cm spots, do you think schweinsteiger will be good at cdm or schould i put him on cm and put javi martinez at cdm.
                my other question is about the cb’s i think dante and IF toprak will work out great together. or would you advice someone else? thanks a lot

              46. sahib says:

                Hi I’m new to fifa and I was looking for some sugestions.

                I have very low coins are there any cards that would be good to buy and would give me a profit in the future. Also I have a pretty low budget team any suggestions.

              47. Steve says:

                Hi here’s my team. Any suggestions?

                CDM-LARS BENDER/?

                I use 4231(2) thank you very much!

                • Hi.
                  Don’t get us wrong but we do not allow CAPS in this website. Next time we will delete the comment, OK ?
                  About your team, it is very similar with other teams we already have analysed here.
                  We think you need a faster CB. It is the only thing we have to suggest to your team. Also think that there are other good players to the CDM position. Have you ever tried Javi Martinez. If you think he is too slow, try to use Kevin Prince Boateng as CDM. He’s great.

              48. Pierre says:

                I have built the following hybrid and wouldlike suggestion for possible improvements :). Thx in advance.

                Its a 433(4)
                Gk: Neuer
                LB: Marcelo
                CB: Dante
                CB: Boateng
                RB: Lahm
                CM: Modric
                CM: Matuidi
                CAM: Cavani
                LW: Ronaldo
                RW: Lucas
                ST: Ibrahimovic

                Bench: Felipe Luis, Ramos, Xabi Alonso, Scwheinsteingger, Gundogan, Robben, Lewandowski
                Coach: Low – BBVA

                • Hi.
                  Hum… how is the chemistry of this team ? I don’t think you got individual chemistry for all the players.
                  You have an amazing team as you can imagine. I don’t have suggestions because everything you touch will ruined the chemistry.

              49. Jason says:

                Hi Rodrigo,
                I am wanting to buy marco reus, and i am wondering what time is the best time to buy him?
                Is during the night in the UK the cheapest time? Or is it when lots of people are online? Any help would be great.
                Thanks :D

              50. Tony says:

                Hi Rodrigo:

                I just want to ask for the highest rated Bundesliga team, and I’ve put Ribery and Robben at LM and RM position, but it happens that the striker gets the ball way more than the midfielders and Robben and Ribery doesn’t get much of the ball. Is it sensible that I put Robben and Ribery in LW and RW so they can do more of attacking? If so, can you give me the best squad with Ribery and Robben at LW and RW position?

                Thx :)

              51. Diego says:

                how is draxler and where would you recommend him and will he get an upgrade?

                • He is a good player for low-budget squads. He was chosen by us to our third team. Thanks to his good performances IRL, he is now two times more expensive. I think he will not get an upgrade because he haven’t any IF card.

              52. Euan says:

                Can you give me advice on this team http://www.futhead.com/14/squads/6440151/

                • Hi.
                  Good work. It isn’t easy to build teams with players from 3 different leagues and with full chemistry. The only player that we think may not be good enough is Jesus but we know that you can not change by another one because of chemistry.

              53. Stephen B says:

                I am going to be playing a bit and was just wondering what players u recommend on me getting next. Like a list would be really great and thank you for these articles they are really helpful, keep up the good work.

                GK: Adler/Weidenfieller
                RB: Piszeck/Jung
                CB: Hummels/Boateng
                CB: Dante/Subotic
                LB: Alaba/Schafer
                RM: Muller/Blackzykowski
                CM: Kroos/Boateng
                CM: Diego/Mkytinran
                LM: Elia
                ST: Mandzukic/Huntellar
                ST: Aubemeyang/Diouf


              54. Zain says:

                Is this a good squad I made for around 50k and if not can you tell me how to improve on it? It is a 4-5-1 formation.

                GK: Adler
                LB: Alaba
                CB: Boateng
                CB: Hummels
                RB: Piszczek
                LM: Elia
                CM: Gundogan
                CAM: Diego
                CAM: Boateng
                RM: Błaszczykowski
                ST: Aubameyang
                Also could you tell me a good formation if this one is bad.

              55. Dzaa says:

                Formation 4-2-3-1(2)
                CDM:Javi Martinez
                CDM:Luiz Gustavo

                Can you advise me anything? How about replacement Jansen-Alaba?
                Thanks for your time!

              56. topgun says:

                Hi Rodrigo,
                I’m trying to build a hybrid team, but finding it difficult to reach 100 chemistry.
                I already bought some players – some v expensive- but I’m stuck.
                As you’re an expert, hopefully you can help me build a good squad.
                I generally play an attacking game, usually through the middle. also go for crosses from the wings for variation. unless my opponent is v strong, then I revert to heavy defence and just shoot it upfield hoping to counter attack quickly.
                The formation I’m using is 41212(1)
                My players are..
                GK: Marchetti
                LB: Clichy
                CBL: David Luiz /Sokratis/Dante
                CBR: Thiago Silva/Hummels
                CAM: Kroos
                No RB, RM, LM or CDM yet.
                STs: Lewandowski, Aubameyang and Gomez(got in pk).
                So to complete the squad, which players should I get for the missing slots and should I get rid of any? and buy others? Not silly expensive players please. Mid range is ok.
                Please help me out, as I can’t wait to get back on the field!
                Take care.

                • Hi.
                  You can not build a team in that way! Before buying players, you have to plan which team you will build.
                  You can try Gustavo as CDM because he will link well with the Brazilians and with the Bundesliga players. Buy Diego Laves to goal to link with David Luiz, Thiago Silva, Dante and Felipe Santana (buy him) and use Schurlle as LM. You can also try to buy Lukasz Piszczek and Thomas Müller to RB e RM positions.

                  • topgun says:

                    Hi Rodrigo,
                    I had sent you an email before but I dont see it here. Anyway, I’m writing again .. thanks for your advise re players to get.
                    Will let you know how it goes.
                    Thanks again.
                    Take care.

              57. Ali says:

                Hello Rodrigo!
                Formation 4-4-2

                Can i get any advise for squad and future transfers please? Gonna keep my coins for em.


              58. Topgun says:

                Thanks my friend,
                Will buy players you suggested and let you know how they do.
                Is the 41212(1) ok ? I see a lot of the top players (leaderboard on my ios devise) use 3412. What do you think?

                • 41212 is the most popular formation. Many top players plays with 3xx formations but don’t forget that they are really good players. 41212 is better for most of us.

                  • topgun says:

                    Yes your’ right. I wrote a new email instead of hitting the ‘reply’ button.
                    Sorry about that.
                    Thanks for your answer. I’ll stick to the 41212 for now!
                    And now my team with the new players you suggested.
                    Aubameyang Lewandowski
                    Schurrle Thomas Muller
                    Luiz Gustavo
                    Clichy David Luiz Santana Piszczek
                    Diego Alves
                    Chem is 100, finally! Thank you. Rating=77. But Schurrle’s chem is only 7, and Gustavo, Santana, Piszczek chem is 9.
                    When I replace Santana with Thiago Silva, Gustavo and Piszczek bottom circles turn orange and Chem changes to 96.
                    What should I do for 10 chems?
                    Also, I’m not sure about Kroos(Cam). Should I get Gundogan instead?
                    What do you suggest to strengthen my squad?
                    Thanks in advance.
                    Take care.

                    • Hi.
                      For me, Gundogan is better than Kroos.
                      Rating 77 ? That’s because you have a weak bench probably. Gustavo, Santana, Piszczek will get 10 with the loyalty bonus, not ? If you get 8 to Schurrle, it will be OK too. Thiago Siva is a problem. You need another players to give him good chemistry.

                      • topgun says:

                        Ok I’ll try and get Gundogan though he’s v expensive (14,750 on my ipad).
                        You’re right about the weak bench. that’s why the low rating! but I’m not worried about that.
                        And your right again about loyalty points, I haven’t played them so many times to get loyalty bonus. I did say youre an expert!! So I guess they’ll be ok after 10games or so.
                        Re, my defence, I’ve got Hummels and Sokratis. But I’ll keep Santana in my 1st eleven becoz he’s got the best chemistry of the lot. I’m selling Thiago Silva.
                        Do you think my back four is ok or can I strengthen it more>?
                        One more quest: should I buy a manager to increase chem? I’ve got a couple thru packs, but they’re no good for the team.
                        Thanks for all your help.
                        Take care.

                      • Your back four is OK.
                        You definitely should buy a manager. See which players have lower chemistry and buy a manager with the same nationality or league. For example: if the players with lower chemistry are Schurrle, Gustavo, Santana, Piszczek, try to buy a German manager from the Bundesliga. He will give 1 chemistry point to these players.

                      • topgun says:

                        Thanks for your help and suggestions.
                        I think my team is complete now..even though I lost a couple of online matches!! need more practice. All my players have 10chem except Schurrle who’s on 8 now with the bonus from J.Low.
                        Planning to get chem styles for all my players, you think thats a good idea?

                      • It is a good idea but don’t spend much coins on it.
                        I am writting an article to help people to choose the right chemistry styles.

                      • topgun says:

                        When will your chem styles article be out?

                      • I’m writting it now, so it should be publish in 2 weeks.

                      • topgun says:

                        Ok. Will wait for your article.
                        Thanks for that and all your help.
                        Take care.

              59. Sebastian says:

                Hi Rodrigo
                Since Jerome Boateng’s new winter upgrade card just came out what do you think would be better:
                Boateng and Hummels at CB
                Boateng and Santana at CB
                or Santana and Hummels at CB?

              60. cooltron says:

                Shall i put Hummels or Santana as CB
                Santana and Boateng

              61. Whacky says:

                Hi Rodrigo

                I have a small question, should i buy Götze or Gundogan for a cm position, both are very good. But there must be a winner. Who is it?
                By the way. I love your guides, keep it up!

              62. david says:

                Hi what team would you recommend for bundesliga for about 340k prederably 4321

              63. daniel says:

                I have 250k money and I do not know which team would be good if you could tell me the best possible team that I would do the maximum price is 250k and league does not matter, and my old one had a team in Liga BBVA. It was not good for me. :)

                • Since you are commenting in the Bundesliga Guide, why don’t you try this one: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng UP, Hummels, Alaba, Kevin Prince Boateng, Thomas MUller, Reus, Gundogan, Lewandowski and Pierre-Emerik Aubameyang

              64. chris says:

                my team, in a 4-3-3, with one cdm and two cms…
                GK- Neuer
                LB-IF Alaba
                CBs- Felipe Santana and Boateng
                RB- Piszczek
                CDM- SIF Lahm
                CMs- Gundogan and Schwein
                LW- Reus
                RW- Robben
                ST- Lewandowki

                ok. i have a lot of bundesliga players in my squad, including hummels and dante. however, i like fast defender so these two let me down. i am considering changing to a 3-x-x formation, cuz then i can have boateng, santana and hummels bossing the back, and then also sell if alaba for a tidy price.
                secondly, thoughts on the SIF lahm. he is 250k or thee abouts, but his stats are good. the question is, is he worth it or should i invest my money elsewhere?
                third of all, do not tell me i need to get ribery. for me, reus is better. ribery only just beats him on passing and beats him on dribbling, but hasn’t got the finishing reus has. the amount of times i have come back inside wth reus and scored from improbable angles is ridiculous. i love him! i am considering for that reason saving up for his in form card, so let me know what you think of that?
                that leaves one position; the striker. i do like lewandowski one hell of a lot. i use the hunter chem style on him and his pace seems more like 88, which is soooo good because when i used other chem styles on him his pace let him down a little. however, no longer an issue. however, i am considering investing in his second in form card. his stats look amazing, for example 99 finishing! anyway, let me know what you think of that.
                so, that is everything. i also have something like 1.2 million coins, so don’t think of things as out of reach and i can save up for longer if there is a player more expensive you recommend.
                oh, and one more thing. should i just sell the team and buildup a bbva team? which one has more class? am i wasting my time due to there only being a limited number of top class players in the bundesliga? because surely soon enough i will have the best team i can possibly have? whereas with bbva that will take a very long time because of messi, ronaldo, iniesta, xavi, bale etc etc. anyway, that is in fact everything (sorry it’s so long). to males things easier for me could you address each of my point in paragraphs like i have? thanks a bunch!

                • Hi Chris. What a long comment!
                  Let’s see:
                  1) you have an amazing team and it seems that you are loving it. It makes sense to change to a 3xx formation if you use those 3 CB’s and SIF Lahm. But Boateng needs to be the UP version.
                  2) yes, he is a good player. Our opinion about IF cards is that they are too expensive. But if you don’t know where to spend your coins… :)
                  3) You need to get Ribery. Just kidding. Reus is a superb player. If you are happy with him, keep him. However, you already know our opinion about IF cards.
                  4) The same is valid for Lewandowski.
                  5) About changing your team, we believe that if you are getting good results, you should not change. BBVA has better non-IF players what is a good thing but there are a couple of weaknesses like the CDM and LM position.

                  • Kaleb says:

                    Only issue with using SIF Lahm is his crossing is wasted.

                    • chris says:

                      i know i noticed when looking at his in game stats. they are phenomonal. but should i sell him and get NIF Lahm or IF Lahm then move to a 3xx and put schwein at cdm???

                    • chris says:

                      ok, i ‘ve bought toty lahm and sold his SIF, just because his toty looks so amazing and i couldn’t stop myself. however, if i do change to a 3xx formation then lahm would be sold and his cdm card would be bought back. the question is, do i change formation? i really like having the extra help on either wing and alaba’s in form is god like. should i stick with what i like nd what i’m used to or try and progress in my fifa 14 life?

              65. lacania says:

                Hi! i have diego and kroos who is better? :)

                • In our opinion, Diego is better.

                  • Kaleb says:

                    In my opinion Kroos is better if you have a formation with 2 cams and a fast cam as the other. As this is very rare (only 451 and 4222 and maybe something else i am forgetting) Diego being better is a perfectly acceptable, if general, statement.

              66. Kaleb says:

                For those who dont know, Mame Diouf is the most underrated ST ever. He deserves an 81. Extremely high jumping, great heading, and power header trait. Dont know his strength but in most aerial challenges he ends up in the back, but he out jumps everyone and therefore doesnt need the front. His high pace completes the deal and makes him unique; few players have great heading and pace. Buy him. He is 900.

              67. jack says:

                who is better jakub or farfan?

              68. criss says:

                i have

              69. angel says:

                who is my next target i have adler (gk) piszchek (rb) hummels(cb) boateng UP (cb) alaba (lb) blaszykowski (rm) schweinsteiger (cdm) gundogan (cdm) diego (cam) reus (lm) aubameyang (st) and my tactic is 4-2-3-1 (2)
                and say for me the best tactic for bundesliga? :)

              70. marko1233 says:

                i cant comment at barcley pl i ask here question
                i have 220k money and i dont know what is the best team in the barcely pl can u say for me the best option and say for me your tactics? :)

              71. Kaleb says:

                Who do you consider to be the best CDM in the game including IF cards and position changing? Without either yaya toure is an obvious win but then SIF Lahm and some CMs can be considered. Is it SIF Lahm? I feel his great crossing would be wasted, and i love good heading on a CDM (Javi Garcia is one of my favs).

              72. Garrison Norem says:

                Hi Rodrigo,
                I have just sold my BPL team and have 180k to spend I am looking for a German team. Who should I get?

                • Kaleb says:

                  Javi Martinez
                  Huntelaar/Mandzukic/Kroos position changed if his pace isnt an issue
                  41212, 442 works as well

                • Try our unlimited budget team of this article but with Reus and Thomas Muller.

                  • Kaleb says:

                    You may like Farfan or Jakub better than muller. Farfan is my fav besides Robben because i cross a lot and he has the best crossing and great pace. Try all 3.

              73. SSS says:

                I know you why away from IF players, but IF Toprak is pretty affordable. Thoughts on him vs UG Boateng or Hummels?

              74. Ferry says:

                Rodrigo, try to build a Bundesliga – Premier League hybrid team… your opinión will be appreciated:
                ADLER – GK
                KOMPANY – CB
                DANTE – CB
                HUMMELS – CB
                HAZARD – LM
                DAVID SILVA – CM
                MARTINEZ – CM
                BLASZCYKOWSKI – RM
                WILLIAN – LW
                VAN PERSIE – ST
                ROBBEN – RW

                Planning to invest in Neuer… any other thoughts about this hybrid?

              75. Luke Spiteri says:

                What do you think about this team?
                Formation: 4-3-3(2)
                GK: Adler
                RB: Pizczek
                CB: Hummels
                CB: Boateng
                LB: Alaba
                CDM: Gundogan
                CM: Mkhitaryan
                CM: Draxler
                RW: Blaszcykowski
                LW: Reus
                ST: Aubameyang
                Gonna buy Neuer(GK), Lahm(RB) and Schweinsteiger(CM)
                Where do you think I can improve?

                • Hi.
                  It is nice.
                  Neuer and Schweinsteiger are good improvements but I thin you can use the coins you are thinking to spend on Lahm on other players. Pizczek is a very god RB. You may try Lewandowski but I also suggest another thing: use Gundogan and Schweinsteiger as CMs and buy Kevin Prince Boateng, apply him a CDM card and use him in that position.

              76. Jahaziel Rodriguez says:

                Hi man, again Nice Page.
                Can you tell me how can i improve this formation?


              77. Kaleb says:

                Wish Robben were right footed…or at least 4-5 star wf…i normally cross on the right and cut in on the left since left footed left wingers are uncommon. Yet ronaldo is right footed on left side and Robben is left footed on right side. …why…?

              78. Kaleb says:

                Why do people like Neuer the best? His stats aren’t that impressive…

                • Jahaziel Rodriguez says:

                  Once you play with him you will see why. I bought him a few days ago with the GLOVE Chemistry applied and he is awesome. He stops 80% of the shots. I have won many matches because of him. He makes about 15 saves on each match. I tried Hart but this guy is a monster. He is expensive, close to the 90K but it´s worth it. BUY HIM if you can, you won´t regret it!

              79. Usman Abdullah says:

                I play 3-4-2-1
                Dante. Hummels. Lahm
                Ribery. Gundogan. Shweinstiger. Blechekowski
                Reus. Robben
                I want to play with the three up front but want four in defence which midfielder should I get rid of and which defender should I buy

                • Hi.
                  If you want 4 defenders, you should buy Alaba. Maybe you should also think in Felipe Santana instead of Dante. He is much faster and in 4xx formations it may be something important.
                  Blechekowski is your weakest midfielder.

              80. frozenflame13 says:

                Hello rodrigo, I would like to ask you what would be the right time to buy Robben since he scored a hatrick this week so he will get an SIF card tomorrow?
                But is he as good as his overall suggests? I have the money to buy him and used muller and jacub so far and I love to cross, but quite a few of my goals also come from rebounded shots(usually reus takes a shot, keeper saves and muller on the other flank or someone else scores), robben is left footed and has a 2 star weak foot, which raises concerns over how well he crosses with his right and ofcourse his shots too… your thoughts?
                Also I used piszchek so far and hes amazing, but since Im planning to buy robben, im thinking about buying lahm too, cuz I cross alot with my full backs too, so if I cut inside with robben, then lahm can help with the crosses, but because of his pace and work rate, is he caught out more than piszchek?

                • Kaleb says:

                  Lahm is a great crosser and can lend a hand, but you need to hold possession long enough for him to reach the offense. Robben’s crosses aren’t good. Farfan is the best crosser on the right, but using a great crosser on the left (either left footed or great WF) then Robben can help. Ribery and Reus are both 4 star WF. But if you need to cross on the dominant foot Lahm is a great choice to play on your right defensive flank.

                • Hello.
                  The right time to buy him was when he scored the three goals. Now he is more expensive.
                  In my opinion he is a great player but he doesn’t worth so much coins.

                  • frozenflame13 says:

                    So what would you recommend me to do? I have nearly 350k and my bundesliga squad is complete except robben (not buying ribery), so should i buy robben or rather buy some bpl or la liga players for a hybrid, something like this – I already have the bundesliga players from this, so only the right side changes,

                    Bpl-bund 433 and la liga-bund 433

                    Gk- hart ; casillas
                    lb- alaba
                    lcb- UP boateng/ Hummels
                    rcb- kompany ; ramos
                    rb- zabaleta or walker ; alves
                    lcm- gundogan
                    cm- schweinsteiger
                    rcm- yaya toure/ david silva ; alonso/ modric
                    lw- reus
                    st- lewandowski
                    rw- navas ; di maria

                    Sorry if its too confusing

              81. andrew brown says:


                Currently playing a back 4, 1cdm, 2cm, 2 wingers and a cf

                who would you recommend for a midfield 3? torn between Martinez as a cdm, schwein and gundogan as cms, or schwein cdm and gotze and gundogan as cms? is boateng better?

              82. andrew brown says:

                Hi Rodrigo,

                Thanks for your reply, money isn’t really an issue as I have all the players available.

              83. Saleh says:

                Gk… Cassillas/Buffon. 4/1/2/1/2 Manager…j.low
                RB..abate Cb… Ramos/ thiago silva. Lb..Jordi alba
                Rm..Di Maria Cdm…Ramires Lm…reus

                St.. Etoo. Cam..gotze. St..aubameyang

                Cb..Kombany/ st..benzema/ lb..clichy/ st..Martinez/ cam..digeo/ rw..biabiany / rm..Lucas …

                • HUm… I think you may have a chemistry problem there. For example: Thiago Silva only links well with Ramires. Don’t focus on getting squad chemistry 100. You should look to individual chemistry 10.

                  • Saleh says:

                    How I get 100 chemistry.. What Should i do ??
                    Means needed to sober players from the same state? Team? Or what

              84. Saleh says:

                Or what you meant

              85. Jurgen says:

                Hi greate site i want a team 43212 bundesliga my budget is200k anny suggestions greats jurgen

              86. Kaleb says:

                Finally…i good sub for Reus for those who cant afford Ribery. Guardado!! Buy him Bundesliga-ers!

              87. Ninja says:

                2 questions Rodrigo.
                1.) Im having Adler, should I buy Neuer?
                2.) Im having Mandzukic, should I buy Lewandowski?
                Im having close to 70k coins for now
                My squad: Adler-Alaba,Hummels,J.Boateng,Lahm-Javi Martinez,K.P.Boateng-Reus,Gundogan,Błaszczykowski-Mandzukic
                Thanks for your time!

              88. Kaleb says:

                I have several teams in different formations but my most used one is my Bundesliga team. 352.
                GK: Weidenfeller
                LCB: Sokratis
                CB: Hummels
                RCB: Boateng UP
                LDM: J. Martinez
                RDM: Luiz Gustavo
                LM: Reus
                RM: Farfan (my 2nd choice RM)
                CAM: Gundogan
                LST: Lewandowski
                RST: Aubameyang
                I have plenty of good players and play in many different formations. I have Alaba and Piszczek for any formations w/ full backs. Who is my biggest priority: Schweinsteiger, Lahm, or Neuer?

                • Kaleb says:

                  Or i can also sell my Bundesliga team and buy BPL players. I have several great BPL players like Jesus Navas, Clichy, Eto’o, Ramires, Fernandinho, and more.

                • Hi.
                  Lahm is out of question because you don’t need him on a 352 formation. Schweinsteiger is a great player but I think Neuer would be a more important buy to your team.

                  • Kaleb says:

                    The only viable option with Lahm is SIF Lahm, which would be quite expensive but nonetheless viable. After Neuer and Schweinsteiger is SIF Lahm or Robben next? I mostly cross so im worried about his left foot, 2 star wf, and low crossing. Approximately same price.

              89. Valgeir says:

                Do you recomind 4-2-3-1 (2) for a bundisliga squad

              90. Valgeir says:

                Can you do a team in 4-2-3-1(2) for 150k-200k

              91. Valgeir says:

                Thanks for it but there is only one cdm, who do you think is better for cdm luiz gustavo or javi martinez.

              92. chris says:

                hi rodrigo i am stuck on what team and league and formation for my playstyle, i like to have pace wingers to cross , need 2 strikers 1 with good long shots and heading and fast i like to sweat. Max 60k

              93. sarvagya says:

                Can u suggest changes. I have 10 k
                Gk: adler
                cb: Humels , Howdes and badstuber
                lm: schurrel
                cm: fabregas and khedira
                Rm: blazycosci
                rw: muller
                St: gomez
                lw: podolski

                • Hi.
                  I don’t know what Fabregas is doing in that team. His chemistry should be awful. Individual chemistry is more important than squad chemistry!
                  My suggestions: try Falipe Santana and save for Boateng UP. You can replace Fábregas by Henrikh Mkhitaryan or Diego.

              94. Ninja says:

                Yesterday I opened only one St.patricks pack with coins and I got Robben in it ( lucky me :D ). Should I sell it for 420k to buy Schweinsteiger to replace javi Martinez and Neuer to replace Adler? Or should I kept him(on his position are Muller/Błaszczykowsky)?

                • Don’t sell Robben man! I have a bundesliga squad and my favorite players are Neuer and Robben. Neuer stops 90% of the shots so your defense will be really strong; but Robben’s Finesse shot is awesome. You can try from anywhere, he will make it. This is if you like to cut inside with the wingers and do finesse shots. If you like to run fast on the wings and to centers then sell Robben and buy Blaszykowsky since he is really fast; and with those coins buy Neuer and Schwensteiger. By the way i don’t think Robben is worth more than 400K

                • Sell it. It is is better to have a good team than one very good player. These coins are enough to improve all your squad.

                • Ninja says:

                  my squad:
                  Lahm,J.Boateng UP,Hummels,Alaba
                  javi Martinez,K.P.Boateng
                  Jahaziel is right! Robben is perfect for me-his long shots, crosses, dribbling :D I wont sell him. Im at 50k and saving for my idol-Neuer :)
                  then Im thinking about replacing one CDM with Schweinsteiger. Do you recommend replacing javi or K.P.Boa? I dont always score with them but when I do, goals are in 90min for equalizer or victory :D
                  And one more question-Gotze or Gundogan for CAM? I find Gundogan better in comparing statistic but Gotze is from Bayern, but I havent tried him yet.

              95. moonshot says:

                Hi here’s my setup thus far:
                ST-L: Aubemeyang
                ST-R: Lewandowski
                Cam: Gotze
                LM: Reus
                RM: Robben
                Cdm: Gundocan
                LB: Alaba
                CB-L: Sokratis
                CB-R: Santana
                RB: Lahm

                Ive gotten hummels twice in packs including his totw card but when playing online i feel like his pace lacks way too much to start him, i felt sokratis was a better bump in pace yet still maintaining high def and heading. Also im not sure if ribery is worth the price in comparison to the stats reus has esp if you use reus for his shooting ability esp outside of the box. But if you have any feedback or suggestions let me know, thanks!

                • Hi.
                  Good team. Sokratis is a good player but what about Boateng UP ? It is also a good choice.
                  I think you should keep with Reus. Ribéry is too expensive.

                  • Kaleb says:

                    Guardado should be your sub for Reus. Or Ribery can even play sub if you end up liking Reus better. My preference? Ribery, any day.

              96. Emils says:

                I have a 4-1-2-1-2 squad:
                GK: Adler/Benaglio
                RB: Lahm/Pizscek
                CB: Hummels, Boateng/ Santana,Sokratis
                CDM: Schweinsteiger/Martinez
                LM: Guardado/ Elia
                RM: Blasczykowski/Farfan
                CAM: Gündogan/Diego
                ST: Aubameyang, Lewandowski/Diouf, Mandžukič

                What should i buy next? Reus, or Neuer, or someone else?(please not suggest Ribery or Robben they are too expensive)

              97. sarvagya says:

                My updated squad
                Boateng UP

                3 4 3 formation
                Suggest any changes
                I have 20 and can get money fast as I am in season 1

              98. Emils says:

                I don’t recommend to you use Dante and Hummels together in 3-4-3 because they are very slow. Maybe you can try Felipe Santana instead of Dante. If you don’t like heading very much you can use Aubemeyang instead of Gomez, but i don’t know how it affects to your chemistry.

              99. Emils says:

                Sorry for off-topic but does someone know when there will be online seasons in FUT 14 for Android?

              100. sarvagya says:

                So I bought lewandowski and I have 10 k.
                Who should I buy next
                Neuer or reus.
                Refer to comment 97

              101. Emils says:


                I want to sell my bundesliga team and make a hybrid with Liga BBVA and EPL. Can you suggest me some players? I don’t know how to make a good hybrid.

              102. Sajid says:

                Hi, this is my squad (4-2-2-2)

                GK: Adler / Bengalio
                LB: Jansen ( very underrated)/Schemlzer
                CB : Howedes & Badstuber /Wollscheid
                RB: Pizcek / Rafinha
                CDM: Javi Matinez & Xabi Alonso / S. Bender & Kehl
                CAM: Kroos & L.Bender / Alex Meier
                ST: Kießling & Mandzukic

                Manager: J. Garrido

                Who shall I buy next? I can spend maximum about 5000 coins.

                • Hi.
                  First of all I’m worried with Xabi Alonso individual chemistry. Individual chemistry is more important than squad chemistry. Try to get 10.
                  Our suggestions: Felipe Santana, Kevin Prince Boateng as CDM and Diego.

                  • Sajid says:

                    OK, I can sell him off and I can buy either of them depending on my budget/ I have to see first. Thanks! Your the best expert for this. :)

                  • Sajid says:

                    Hi again, this is my revamped squad 4222
                    GK: Adler
                    CB: J Boateng and Howedes / Badstuber
                    LB: Jansen
                    RB: Pizcek
                    CDM: Martinez and KP Boateng
                    CAM: Kroos and Van Dar Vaart
                    ST : Huntelaar/Kiessling and Mandzukic
                    Diego was to expensive and Van Der Vaart cost me just 900 plus Huntelaar was 1000. Boateng was quite expensive 5000 but 83 rated

              103. sarvagya says:

                Thanks for all ur help.
                Now my team is: left to right 433 formation
                Starting 11
                Boateng up

                Subs and reserves
                Kp Boateng

                can u suggest anyone else I can buy.

              104. Ninja says:

                I still need some advise about my team
                LB:Alaba UP
                CB:Boateng UP
                CDM:Schweinsteiger IF
                CDM:Javi martinez

                Im reading more and more blogs about switching Dante with Hummels. Im using Hummels for all the time but I heard Dante is a beast. What do you think?

                Javi Martinez/Bastian Schweinsteiger IF/Kevin Price Boateng? Im using formation with two CDMs…Which two to choose? sometimes saves me Javi’s headers, sometimes Boa’s pace… what do you advise?
                What about Kevin Price Boateng IF? worth 180k coins?


                • Hi.
                  You don’t need to read more about it. Just ask us.
                  Hummels is better than Dante. That’s we already have explained in this guide.
                  For the CDM positions we suggest Schweinsteiger IF and Kevin Prince Boateng. However, if you have a fat budget, you may try Lahm IF as CDM and buy Lukasz Piszczek for the RB position.
                  Kevin Price Boateng IF is a good card. It is a bit expensive…

                  • Ninja says:

                    Hmmm im thinking about selling Robben and buying Lahm SIF(I stucked at 100k coins now)… Robben was dissapointed me with his strenght and 93 acceleration is a lie(more like 80-85). Muller and Blazsczykowsky looked better for me(except Arjen’s shooting&dribbling *__*) … I forget about Lahm SIF(CDM) so I asked about Kevin Boateng… I already have Pizsczek so Im thinking about that move you recommend about Lahm SIF on CDM and Piszczek on RB

              105. Anonymus says:

                I’m really happy,because I have a very good team.I’m really proud of them,but it was funny,how I got them:
                I once buyed 5 Gold packs with 3 three rares.In one pack,I got Lahm(YEAH!!!),but in another pack,I got an IF-Player:Morisson( Silver,74 rated) I thought “Cool,35.000 for Lahm and 5000 from this guy!” So I trated them.Morisson’s starting price was 5.000 coins and immediantly after this,someone wanted him.3 days later,I was online again and saw his current price:100.000(!!!!).I was so happy and suprised.There were only a few minutes left… I went offline and online again a short time later.Then I saw it:”Selling price:229.000 coins(!!!!!!!)I bought Schweinsteiger,Özil,Reus,Götze,Neuer and Lewandowski… I was so happy and lucky…

                • Anonymus says:

                  My formation is 4-5-1(1) Is this good?Which formation would you advice?

                  CB:dante and Hummels
                  CAM:Özil and Götze
                  ST:Lewandowski or Gomez

                  Adler,Gündogan,Cazorla,Diego,Martinez,Gomez,Klose sit on the bank.

                  • There is no better formation. Which one of us should try to see if it is the right formation or not.
                    You have a great team but, in our opinion, you should try to replace Dante by a faster CB.

              106. Tain says:

                I have a full bundesliga squad and I refuse to spend real money on buying things so I’m constantly poor. I use widenfeller on gk (seems to always make saves that seem insane so I keep him, even with adler on my bench), alaba on lb, hummels and Dante(gave them both chemistry styles that improve pace) on cb, just bought lahm for RB, javi martinez on cdm(who I find to be great at collecting the ball) , Diego on cam, aubamayang and huntelaar on st and muller and cagliari on the wings(cagliari is probably my favourite player in the team right now with his dribbling ability). How do I improve, with the knowledge that I am in utter poverty in fifa and I have only just recently been able to scrape up enough coins to get both alaba and lahm?

                • Hi.
                  You love your team, so it is not easy to suggest you any improvements.
                  Even with a good chemistry style, we still believe that you should not play in a 4xx formation with two slow CB’s. Replacing Dante by Felipe Santana could be a good move. Also, huntelaar may be a good player but if you cross a lot to the box, you should give a try to Mandzukic. He is cheap and a really good player to head the ball.

              107. Anonymous says:

                Hi i have a full bundles team but with the recent formation change im doing poorly. Heres my team, any suggestions?
                GK – Neuer
                CBS – Dante, Hummels, Boateng
                RBs – Piszczek, Lahm
                LBs – Alaba, Schmelzer
                CMs – Gundogan, Schweinstiger, Javi Martinez
                CAMs – Gotze, Kroos
                LWs – Reus, Guardado
                RWs – Muller, Farfan
                ST – Lewandoski, Mandukic

                • Hi.
                  First suggestion is to get another fast CB. You will need to have at least one fast CB in every match, so one in three is not enough. Try Felipe Santana instead of Dante.
                  Second suggestion: if you want to change somtehing try using Gundogan as CAM and buy Kevin Prince Boateng to play as CDM.
                  Good luck !

              108. Sir Charles says:

                Thank you very much for this guide. I’m new to FIFA UT and have been playing for a couple months now and am just starting to really build my squad and focusing on building a Hybrid Team with a Benzema as my top forward and Schweinstagger as my midfielder. Any pointers would be appreciated.

                • Hybrid squads is something not easy to make. I suggest you start thinking on leagues or nationalities and not players. Benzema and Schweinstagger don’t have much in common.

              109. Kaleb says:

                My bundesliga team is pretty much as good as it gets. The only improvements i could get are: SIF Lahm, IF Hummels, IF or SIF Reus, IF or SIF Lewandowski, TOTY Neuer, regular IF or SIF Robben, IF Schweinsteiger and regular IF or TOTY Ribery. So basically just SIF Lahm, Robben, and Ribery, then other IF/TOTY cards (might get TOTY Neuer before Ribery). I play in 352, which means 2 CDMs. Schweinsteiger and Javi Martinez are the CDMs while Gundogan, Reus, and Farfan (2nd choice to Robben imo) make up the rest of the midfield. Should i use IF Kevin Prince Boateng instead of Javi Martinez? Or should i keep Javi?

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