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“Join the millions of fans who have built their club in FIFA Ultimate Team. FIFA Ultimate Team is
a massive online community of football fans from around the globe, building their own dream
squads and competing in Tournaments, Seasons, and in our global Auction Market for players.
When you first start FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) you are given a starter pack of players. This pack
contains everything you need to start playing in Tournaments and earning coins. You’ll receive
22 players from various leagues around the world, a manager, and some player contracts.
Having a team of star players is great, but having a team with excellent chemistry is what
you’re after. A squad with good team chemistry can play above their ratings, while great
players with poor chemistry won’t be at their best. To build chemistry, look at the links
between players on the pitch.
Players gain chemistry when playing in the correct formation, playing in a position that they
prefer, and linking to other players who come from the same country, league, or club.
Formation bonuses are added when a player is in a formation they like. For example, a striker
with a 4-4-2 preference gets the best bonus for playing in a 4-4-2, but if you put them in any
formation with two strikers, such as a 5-3-2, they’ll receive a partial bonus.
A position bonus is earned by playing a player in the correct position on the pitch. Playing a
center midfielder in a CM spot in a formation grants a full position bonus to a player. However,
putting a center midfielder into a CDM (center defensive midfielder) or CAM (center attacking
midfielder) spot yields a partial bonus. You even get a small bonus by playing them in LM (left
midfielder) and RM (right midfielder) spots.
Linking to other players is the way to get your team chemistry to maximum. Links between
players are made by connecting players with the same nationality, players who play in the
same league, and players who play at the same club. For example, if you put an Italian striker
from the Serie A next to a Spanish striker from the same club, you would get a strong link for
having two players who play in the same league and club side by side.
There are many ways to reach high team chemistry, so experiment with different combinations
of players and have fun creating unique squads.
TIP: When building your squad, include Bronze players with good chemistry early on. This
helps you earn more coins in the early completions and eventually get better players.
The Squad screen is where you manage your players, give players contracts, improve their
fitness and morale, and optimize your teams’ chemistry.
In FIFA Ultimate Team, your players need contracts to play a match. Each player has seven
contracts when they’re found in a pack. Every time you play a match the contracts remaining
for a player is reduced by one. A player loses one contract by coming on the pitch; if the player
is in your subs but does not play they keep their contract for the match.
A player contract can be Bronze, Silver, or Gold. Applying a contract to a player with the same
quality rating is always the best value. So, when a Bronze player runs out of contracts picking
up a Bronze pack or a Bronze contract on the trade market is your best bet. To apply a contract
item to a player bring up the Actions menu and select APPLY CONSUMABLE.
To get the most out of your players in matches, make sure your squad is match fit and ready to
play. Check your players for fitness and morale in the Squads screen by moving the right stick
and changing to the Status view.
Ideally, fitness for players should be as high as possible (maximum 99) to ensure they can
run for the full match. Fitness can be recovered two ways—resting the player for a match
or playing a fitness recovery item. Try to keep your players above 75 fitness to get a full 90
minutes from them. To apply fitness items to a player bring up the Actions menu and select
APPLY CONSUMABLE. Fitness items can be found in packs or on the Auction market.
Morale for a player starts out neutral and goes up or down based on their performance in
matches. A player with high morale gains benefits during gameplay, while a player with low
morale has a small decrease to their performance during the match.
Aim to keep your player morale at neutral or above when starting a match. A player’s morale
trends toward neutral naturally. If you find a player is not in good spirits, you can rest him in
matches or play a morale training item on that player. To apply a morale item to a player, bring
up the Actions menu and select APPLY CONSUMABLE. Morale items can be found in packs or
on the Auction market.
TIP: To swap players, highlight one player, press the S button, and then highlight another
player and press the S button again. To look at the players in your club, press the F button to
open the Player Actions menu, and then select the Swap with Club option.”