Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team

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For all those players that plan to build an FUT 16 team based on the Barclays Premier League, we’ve conducted an extensive analysis on the best players.

Here is our guide to the top English league in FIFA 16 Ultimate Team.


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Introduction to the FUT 16 Barclays Premier League Guide


Building a team is the biggest challenge in FIFA 16 Ultimate Team. It doesn’t need to be the best team, this is 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 16. It’s precisely this aspect that this guide focuses on. For each position, and focusing on the truly important attributes, we’ll show you 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 a formation with three defenders. According to these formations, the player must be cautious and look at the work rate. Try 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 will 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 to gather players of the same nationality, while others decide to form a team of players from the same league. There are also more experienced players that can form hybrid teams without damaging team chemistry a lot.

All of these steps are necessary to have; or it could mean that the team is not always well built as it could be. This article aims to help those that want to form a FIFA 16 Ultimate Team based on players from the Barclays Premier League. Even the players that have a BPL team, could take out some valuable conclusions from this guide that could help you make your team even better.

We received thousands of comments about similar guides that we have published in previous years. Most of them have asked us to help improve their teams and the players they had. It’s important that the readers understand that this guide is simply guidance. It’s a theme too vast and the player combinations are almost infinite. Besides, there are various factors that influence the choices, like 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 16 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 Barclays Premier League 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 16 Ultimate Team BPL teams are suggested, the prices considered are the ones of the date of the guide’s publication: October 2015. It’s natural that the prices have suffered some oscillations throughout the season, so we added a link where you can check the updated prices.



    Barclays Premier League


    No league is as spectacular as the main football competition in the United Kingdom. The champions in the second biggest league in the world are made through the made points system. Whichever team gathers the most points wins the league. The top four teams gain access to the champions league of the proceeding year, while the last three trade places with the first three promoted teams from the Football League Championship. Every season starts in August and finishes in May, having 38 game weeks with 10 matches each, being a total of 380 matches per season.

    The Barclays Premier League is the most watched football league in the world, broadcasted in 212 countries and in more than 600 million homes. It’s also the second football league with more assists and the second best league classified in the UEFA league coefficients.

    Since the competition began in 1992 the Premier League has only been conquered by 5 clubs. The dominant club is Manchester United, with a total of 13 titles. London’s teams together only won the league seven times while Manchester City won it twice and Blackburn Rovers once.

    As of last season, the BPL lost many good players such as Lukas Podolski (Galatasaray SK), Adama Traoré (FC Barcelona), Juan Cuadrado (Juventus), Didier Drogba (Montreal Impact), Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid), Iago Aspas (Celta de Vigo), Mario Baloteli (AC Milan), Steven Gerrard (LA Galaxy), Lazar Markovic and Robin Van Persie (Fenerbahce), Edin Dzeko (AS Roma), Frank Lampard (New York City FC), Stevan Jovetic (Inter), Javier Hernández (Bayer 04), Adnan Januzaj (Borussia Dortmund) and Roberto Soldado (Villarreal), they’re good examples of this. But, the biggest outgoing transfer was Di Maria’s move to PSG for £44 million pounds.

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    These transfers didn’t necessarily make the league weaker. The English teams spent £870 million pounds on strong reinforcements, more £35 million than in the previous season. The most popular transfers were Pedro Rodriguez (Chelsea), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Kevin de Bruyne e Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City), Alseksandar Mitrovic and Giorginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle United), Cédric Soares (Southampton), Shaqiri Xherdan (Stoke City), Heung-Min (Tottenham Spurs), Dimitri Payet (West Ham), Bastian Schweinsteiger e Sergio Romero (Manchester United). But the biggest signing of the season was made by Manchester United, with the purchase of Memphis Depay by the Red Devils for £25 million pounds.

    The team making decisions are made tougher, but in a good way because of the vast quality of players in the league. Keep in mind since it is in the United Kingdom where FUT 16 is played the most, the Barclays Premier League is the most seen inside game’s teams. This means it is also the most expensive league, so it is not recommended for players with a limited budget.

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    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team

    Total Players: 623
    Gold Players: 300
    Average Rating (Global): 72

    Best New Cards:
    Kevin De Bruyne

    Highest Upgrades:
    Héctor Bellerín (13)
    Harry Toffolo (13)
    Dele Alli (12)

    Highest Downgrades:
    Robbie Brady (-6)
    Falcao (-5)
    Simon Mignolet (-4)



    Best FIFA 16 Barclays Premier League Goalkeepers


    Goalkeepers are the players that are used least on the field. Because of this they are also first ignored 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. They are a good investment because they are normally the most economically accessible players.

    The goalkeepers with most prestige in the Barclays Premier League are the young stars Thibaut Courtois and David De Gea. With having the best rating they are also the most searched for by this league’s teams so this makes them more expensive.


    De Gea86Manchester UtdESP
    Thibaut Courtois86ChelseaBEL
    Petr Čech85ArsenalCZ
    Hugo Lloris84SpursFRA
    Joe Hart83Manchester CityENG
    Victor Valdés82Manchester UtdESP
    Asmir Begović82ChelseaBOS
    Michel Vorm80SpursNED
    Tim Howard80EvertonUSA
    Tim Krul79Newcastle UtdNED


    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 Hugo Lloris, De Gea and Courtois.


    De Gea89Manchester UtdESP
    Thibaut Courtois88ChelseaBEL
    Hugo Lloris88SpursFRA
    Joe Hart86Manchester CityENG
    Adrián85West HamESP
    Petr Čech84ArsenalCZ
    Asmir Begović84ChelseaBOS
    Michel Vorm84SpursNED
    Tim Krul84Newcastle UtdNED
    Ben Foster84West BromENG


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

    De Gea is also the best one with this attribute, with a slight advantage over Lloris. For those who are looking for the cheaper solution, Joe Hart is a valid alternative.


    De Gea88Manchester UtdESP
    Hugo Lloris86SpursFRA
    Joe Hart85Manchester CityENG
    Thibaut Courtois84ChelseaBEL
    Petr Čech83ArsenalCZ
    Asmir Begović83ChelseaBOS
    Michel Vorm83SpursNED
    David Ospina83ArsenalCOL
    Victor Valdés82Manchester UtdESP
    Tim Howard82EvertonUSA


    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 where Courtois is better than De Gea. Even though he can’t be considered a short goalkeeper, the truth is United’s goalkeeper is 10 cm short of the mighty Costel Pantilimon, this gold goalkeeper holds the title of tallest Barclays Premier League Goalkeeper. Cech and Hart are both very tall goalkeepers.


    Costel Pantilimon203 / 6′8″SunderlandROM
    Fraser Forster201 / 6′7″SouthamptonENG
    Asmir Begović200 / 6′7″ChelseaBOS
    Thibaut Courtois199 / 6′6″ChelseaBEL
    Maarten Stekelenburg197 / 6′6″SouthamptonNED
    Joe Hart196 / 6′5″Manchester CityENG
    Petr Čech196 / 6′5″ArsenalCZ
    John Ruddy193 / 6′4″Norwich CityENG
    Simon Mignolet193 / 6′4″LiverpoolBEL
    Alex McCarthy193 / 6′4″Crystal PalaceENG

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    To start this guide: we have a tie!

    In our opinion, this position is in good hands (literally) whether you choose Thibaut Courtois or David De Gea. The two goalkeepers are similar stat-wise for the most important attributes. De Gea is better in the other less important attributes but Courtois is 6 cm taller. If we had to pick one, it would be De Gea who has superior reflexes and diving.

    In terms of cheaper goalkeepers, our suggestion is Asmir Begović. Only a few EPL goalkeepers have better reflexes and diving than him. Besides, he’s also the third tallest of them all, which should remove any doubt about his ability. For those who want an even cheaper option, Michel Vorm is also a good alternative.

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    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team


    Best Players
    #1 David De Gea
    #2 Thibaut Courtois
    #3 Hugo Lloris
    #4 Joe Hart

    Economic Choice
    Asmir Begović



    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team

    Best FUT 16 Barclays Premier League Goalkeeper



    Best FIFA 16 Barclays Premier League Centre Backs


    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.

    John Terry and Vincent Kompany are the centre backs with best reputation in the Barclays Premier League.


    John Terry85ChelseaENG
    Vincent Kompany85Manchester CityBEL
    Nicolás Otamendi84Manchester CityARG
    Per Mertesacker83ArsenalGER
    Laurent Koscielny83ArsenalFRA
    Gary Cahill83ChelseaENG
    Jan Vertonghen82SpursBEL
    Martin Škrtel81LiverpoolSVK
    Mamadou Sakho81LiverpoolFRA
    Marcos Rojo81Manchester UtdARG
    Phil Jagielka81EvertonENG
    Martín Demichelis81Manchester CityARG
    José Fonte81SouthamptonPOR
    Toby Alderweireld81SpursBEL
    Ashley Williams80Swansea CityWAL


    On a centre back, two attributes assume particular importance on their performance: defending and physical, which represents strength, stamina, aggression and jumping.

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

    It’s the case of the two best rated players, Kompany and and Terry, and also Mertesacker. It’s really hard to get past them. The most experienced players are normally those who have a higher rating with this attribute..


    Per Mertesacker88ArsenalGER
    John Terry87ChelseaENG
    Vincent Kompany86Manchester CityBEL
    Nicolás Otamendi86Manchester CityARG
    Gary Cahill86ChelseaENG
    Laurent Koscielny84ArsenalFRA
    José Fonte84SouthamptonPOR
    Jan Vertonghen83SpursBEL
    Phil Jagielka83EvertonENG
    Martín Demichelis83Manchester CityARG
    Toby Alderweireld83SpursBEL
    Chris Smalling83Manchester UtdENG
    Angelo Ogbonna83West HamITA
    Martin Škrtel82LiverpoolSVK
    Ryan Shawcross82Stoke CityENG


    The physical attribute shows the old heading capability but also how likely the players are to win game with their body. This is a crucial attribute when looking for the best centre back.

    In this chapter Mangala, Micah Richards and Huth are the strongest ones.


    Eliaquim Mangala85Manchester CityFRA
    Micah Richards85Aston VillaENG
    Robert Huth85Leicester CityGER
    Mamadou Sakho84LiverpoolFRA
    Ryan Shawcross84Stoke CityENG
    Virgil van Dijk83SouthamptonNED
    Jores Okore83Aston VillaDEN
    Nicolás Otamendi82Manchester CityARG
    Martin Škrtel82LiverpoolSVK
    Marcos Rojo82Manchester UtdARG
    Ashley Williams82Swansea CityWAL
    John Terry81ChelseaENG
    Vincent Kompany81Manchester CityBEL
    Jan Vertonghen81SpursBEL
    Phil Jagielka81EvertonENG


    Defending and heading may be useless against fast opponents. It’s necessary to fight fire with fire. No one 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.

    This is where Terry is weak. Even Kompany’s pace was downgraded this year, making him less interesting than in previous games. There are much faster players in the Barclays Premier League. The first on the list is Chancel Mbemba. We don’t consider him a viable option since he lacks the remaining attributes necessary for a good central back. Koscielny, Mangala and Otamendi are also fast players. They possess these attributes and in that way they make themselves a viable option for a defence based on the BPL.


    Chancel Mbemba82Newcastle UtdDRC
    Jores Okore81Aston VillaDEN
    Laurent Koscielny78ArsenalFRA
    Eliaquim Mangala77Manchester CityFRA
    Micah Richards76Aston VillaENG
    Chris Smalling76Manchester UtdENG
    Nicolás Otamendi75Manchester CityARG
    Gary Cahill73ChelseaENG
    Angelo Ogbonna73West HamITA
    Winston Reid73West HamNZL
    Kurt Zouma73ChelseaFRA
    Steven Caulker73SouthamptonENG
    Geoff Cameron73Stoke CityUSA
    Marcos Rojo72Manchester UtdARG
    Papy Mison Djilobodji72ChelseaSEN

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    Kompany and Otamendi are our first choices for this position. Being fast with good defending and attacking attributes, they are the most expensive of all centre backs in the Barclays Premier League for a good reason.

    In our opinion, Koscielny, Vertonghen, Cahill and Mangala are the centre backs who are closest to Kompany and Otamendi in terms of overall quality.

    Pace is still very important in FIFA 16 and for that reason, unless you play with three centre backs, we suggest you avoid using Terry and other very slow defenders.

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    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team


    Best Players
    #1 Nicolás Otamendi
    #2 Vincent Kompany
    #3 Laurent Koscielny
    #4 Gary Cahill

    Economic Choice
    Micah Richards



    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team

    Best FUT 16 Barclays Premier League Centre Backs



    Best FIFA 16 Barclays Premier League Right Backs

    RB | RWB

    Full backs have the role of troubling the job of wingers. In addition, good full backs also support their team mates on offensive manoeuvres.

    Choosing the best right back for a Barclays Premier League Team is an extremely hard choice. There are various valid options depending on the style of play.


    Pablo Zabaleta82Manchester CityARG
    Matteo Darmian81Manchester UtdITA
    Séamus Coleman81EvertonIRL
    Nathaniel Clyne81LiverpoolENG
    Branislav Ivanović80ChelseaSRB
    Mathieu Debuchy80ArsenalFRA
    Kyle Walker79SpursENG
    Bacary Sagna79Manchester CityFRA
    Allan-Roméo Nyom77WatfordCAM


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

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

    Ivanovic is the player that best fits this aspect. The only other player that offers him any type of competition is the City’s Pablo Zabaleta.


    Branislav Ivanović87ChelseaSRB
    Pablo Zabaleta85Manchester CityARG
    Matteo Darmian82Manchester UtdITA
    Bacary Sagna82Manchester CityFRA
    Séamus Coleman81EvertonIRL
    Mathieu Debuchy80ArsenalFRA
    Nathaniel Clyne79LiverpoolENG
    Joel Ward79Crystal PalaceENG
    Àngel Rangel79Swansea CityESP
    Allan-Roméo Nyom78WatfordCAM


    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. Even in FIFA 16.

    Kyle Walker is the fastest gold right back in FIFA 16 Ultimate Team. The English international player is far superior in this aspect when compared to every BPL full back. Besides Kyle Walker, only Nathaniel Clyne may be considered reasonably fast.


    Kyle Walker90SpursENG
    Nathaniel Clyne86LiverpoolENG
    Allan-Roméo Nyom81WatfordCAM
    Séamus Coleman80EvertonIRL
    Matteo Darmian79Manchester UtdITA
    Kieran Trippier79SpursENG
    Glen Johnson77Stoke CityENG
    Joel Ward76Crystal PalaceENG
    Mathieu Debuchy75ArsenalFRA

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    Pablo Zabaleta is the highest rated right back but once again, that doesn’t necessarily mean he is the best choice for this position. In our opinion, he and Ivanović are the kind of players who have good ratings but are not recommended as attacking full backs.

    On the other hand there are players like Kyle Walker and Nathaniel Clyne. They have a fantastic pace and their high attacking work rate make them good players for those that use full backs as second wingers. They are our top choices.

    For those who want an intermediate solution, in other words a player that defends and attacks well, we advise Séamus Coleman. He is a very balanced athlete, a cheaper player and, as a result, our economic choice.

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    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team


    Best Players
    #1 Kyle Walker
    #2 Nathaniel Clyne
    #3 Séamus Coleman
    #4 Pablo Zabaleta
    #5 Matteo Darmian

    Economic Choice
    Séamus Coleman

    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team - RB

    Best FUT 16 Barclays Premier League Right Backs



    Best FIFA 16 Barclays Premier League Left Backs

    LB | 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 in the team’s offensive manoeuvres.

    There are three BPL players that stand out in this position: the solid Leighton Baines, the champion Azpilicueta and the speedy Gaël Clichy.


    Leighton Baines83EvertonENG
    Nacho Monreal80ArsenalESP
    Kieran Gibbs80ArsenalENG
    Gaël Clichy80Manchester CityFRA
    Alberto Moreno79LiverpoolESP
    Aleksandar Kolarov79Manchester CitySRB
    Ryan Bertrand78SouthamptonENG
    Abdul Rahman Baba78ChelseaGHA
    Luke Shaw77Manchester UtdENG


    Azpilicueta is the left back who defends better in this league.


    Leighton Baines82EvertonENG
    Nacho Monreal81ArsenalESP
    Aleksandar Kolarov81Manchester CitySRB
    Kieran Gibbs80ArsenalENG
    Gaël Clichy80Manchester CityFRA
    Ryan Bertrand78SouthamptonENG
    Luke Shaw77Manchester UtdENG
    José Enrique76LiverpoolESP
    Jose Holebas76WatfordGRE


    The promising, Anfield tied Alberto Moreno is the fastest left back in the English league. He makes his speed his biggest threat, and only Clichy and Baba can be compared with him in this stat.


    Alberto Moreno87LiverpoolESP
    Abdul Rahman Baba86ChelseaGHA
    Gaël Clichy84Manchester CityFRA
    Jose Holebas84WatfordGRE
    Martin Olsson83Norwich CitySWE
    Luke Shaw82Manchester UtdENG
    Danny Rose82SpursENG
    Kieran Gibbs81ArsenalENG
    José Enrique81LiverpoolESP
    Pape Souaré81Crystal PalaceSEN

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    Azpilicueta and Leighton Baines are with no question the best left back choices playing in the Barclays Premier League. Azpilicueta is faster, but the Englishman is generally a more complete player.

    Clichy is a valid alternative to these two players. He’s a good choice for more attacking teams due to his pace but lacks in passing and shooting.

    Of all the remaining players, Holebas is our cheap choice. He lacks a little in quality compared to those mentioned above but he’s fast enough to cause some offensive damage, has remarkable long shots and possesses reasonable defending.

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    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team


    Best Players
    #1 Azpilicueta
    #2 Leighton Baines
    #3 Gael Clichy
    #4 Jose Holebas
    #5 Alberto Moreno

    Economic Choice
    Jose Holebas

    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team - LB

    Best FUT 16 Barclays Premier League Left Backs



    Best FIFA 16 Barclays Premier League Defensive Midfielder


    Many of the FIFA 16 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.

    Now that Gerrard plays in another league, Matic and Morgan Schneiderlin are the players highest rated in this position.


    Nemanja Matić84ChelseaSRB
    Morgan Schneiderlin82Manchester UtdFRA
    James McCarthy80EvertonIRL
    Gökhan Inler80Leicester CitySUI
    Daley Blind80Manchester UtdNED
    Cheick Tioté79Newcastle UtdIVC
    Alexandre Song79West HamCAM
    Fernando79Manchester CityBRA
    Lucas Leiva79LiverpoolBRA
    Yohan Cabaye79Crystal PalaceFRA
    Gareth Barry79EvertonENG
    Claudio Yacob78West BromARG
    Youssouf Mulumbu78Norwich CityDRC
    Yann M’Vila78SunderlandFRA


    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 in 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 and 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 best central defensive midfielder plays for Chelsea: Matic. He is a good choice for teams that want to complicate an opponent’s game in the space between the midfield and the defence.


    Nemanja Matić82ChelseaSRB
    Fernando81Manchester CityBRA
    Morgan Schneiderlin80Manchester UtdFRA
    Gareth Barry80EvertonENG
    Cheick Tioté79Newcastle UtdIVC
    Lucas Leiva79LiverpoolBRA
    Claudio Yacob79West BromARG
    James McCarthy78EvertonIRL
    Victor Wanyama78SouthamptonKEN
    John Obi Mikel78ChelseaNIG
    Mile Jedinák78Crystal PalaceAUS
    Alexandre Song77West HamCAM
    Youssouf Mulumbu77Norwich CityDRC
    Lee Cattermole77SunderlandENG


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

    There’s a lot of muscle between the Barclays Premier League. Tioté, Obi Mikel, Matic, Wanyama, Carlos Sánchez and Kouyaté are good examples of that. On the other hand there’s Ramires. Even though he’s a really special player, Chelsea’s Brazilian rarely wins a physical brawl due to being the weakest central defensive midfielder in the BPL.


    Victor Wanyama89SouthamptonKEN
    Nemanja Matić88ChelseaSRB
    Cheick Tioté88Newcastle UtdIVC
    John Obi Mikel88ChelseaNIG
    Carlos Sánchez87Aston VillaCOL
    Cheikhou Kouyaté87West HamSEN
    Alexandre Song83West HamCAM
    Mile Jedinák83Crystal PalaceAUS
    Morgan Schneiderlin82Manchester UtdFRA
    Fernando82Manchester CityBRA
    James McCarthy81EvertonIRL
    Etienne Capoue81WatfordFRA
    Youssouf Mulumbu80Norwich CityDRC
    Lee Cattermole80SunderlandENG
    Valon Behrami80WatfordSUI

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    In our opinion, Matic is the right choice for this position. He is the CDM who gives more security to the back line but he is also a good offensive player.

    Ramires has a highly desirable cocktail of work rates, pace and stamina which allows him to be a presence all over the pitch. He is the fastest CDM player of the Barclays PL but is also the weakest.

    There are also very good options that are available at a cheap price who are still good quality-wise, like Kouyaté and Tioté.

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    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team


    Best Players
    #1 Nemanja Matic
    #2 Ramires
    #3 Morgan Schneiderlin
    #4 Cheikhou Kouyaté
    #5 Cheik Tioté

    Economic Choice
    Cheikhou Kouyaté

    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team - CDM

    Best FUT 16 Barclays Premier League Central Defensive Midfielders



    Best FIFA 16 Barclays Premier League Centre Midfielders

    CM | CAM

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

    It’s in midfield that there’s more quality in the Barclays Premier League. Some of the world’s best footballers play there. It’s the case of the Touré, Ozil, David Silva and the newcomers Kevin De Bruyne and Shweinsteiger.


    David Silva88Manchester CityESP
    Mesut Özil87ArsenalGER
    Cesc Fàbregas87ChelseaESP
    Bastian Schweinsteiger86Manchester UtdGER
    Kevin De Bruyne86Manchester CityBEL
    Yaya Touré85Manchester CityIVC
    Santi Cazorla85ArsenalESP
    Christian Eriksen83SpursDEN
    Aaron Ramsey82ArsenalWAL
    Roberto Firmino82LiverpoolBRA
    Jack Wilshere81ArsenalENG
    Dimitri Payet81West HamFRA
    Bojan81Stoke CityESP


    Centre 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 David Silva and De Bruyne have a great passing stat, Fábregas is the one who does it better in the whole Barclays Premier League.


    Cesc Fàbregas90ChelseaESP
    David Silva89Manchester CityESP
    Kevin De Bruyne86Manchester CityBEL
    Mesut Özil85ArsenalGER
    Santi Cazorla85ArsenalESP
    Bastian Schweinsteiger84Manchester UtdGER
    Christian Eriksen84SpursDEN
    James Milner83LiverpoolENG
    Dimitri Payet82West HamFRA
    Mikel Arteta82ArsenalESP
    Yaya Touré81Manchester CityIVC
    Jack Wilshere81ArsenalENG
    Tomáš Rosický81ArsenalCZ


    A Centre midfielder usually needs creativity. Good dribbling allows the team to move forward, creating potential disequilibrium’s.

    David Silva is the player with best dribbling. Two other players share the second place of this list: Cazorla and Coutinho.


    David Silva89Manchester CityESP
    Santi Cazorla87ArsenalESP
    Mesut Özil86ArsenalGER
    Bojan85Stoke CityESP
    Kevin De Bruyne84Manchester CityBEL
    Roberto Firmino84LiverpoolBRA
    Jack Wilshere84ArsenalENG
    Ander Herrera84Manchester UtdESP
    Georginio Wijnaldum84Newcastle UtdNED
    Christian Eriksen83SpursDEN
    Tomáš Rosický83ArsenalCZ
    Adam Lallana83LiverpoolENG
    Moussa Dembélé82SpursBEL

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    Kevin de Bruyne is the most interesting player in the Barclays Premier League midfield. He is level with the best players in various attributes including passing, shooting, vision, crossing and stamina making him our pick.

    David Silva is our second choice. His passing, dribbling, vision and ball control are simply amazing but is let down slightly by his 2 star weak foot.

    Another top player is Yaya Touré in large part because of his amazing strength and stamina. He is a very balanced player (although not as good defensively now) but his new medium-low work rate doesn’t allow him to give everything he has to give to the team. In our opinion, he was the best player in this position in previous games but is not any more. Obviously, he is still a wonderful player but if you have used him in the past, you will notice a considerable difference to him in FIFA 16.

    Oscar and Eriksen are cheaper players that can perform well as centre midfielders.

    Our budget choice falls to Jack Wilshere. He is a very balanced player and a great example of good value for money.

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    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team


    Best Players
    #1 Kevin De Bruyne
    #2 David Silva
    #3 Yaya Touré
    #4 Cesc Fàbregas

    Economic Choice
    Jack Wilshere

    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team - CM and CAM

    Best FUT 16 Barclays Premier League Centre Midfielders



    Best FIFA 16 Barclays Premier League Right Wingers

    RM | RW | RF

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

    Mata and Willian are the most popular right wingers of this league.


    Juan Mata84Manchester UtdESP
    Theo Walcott81ArsenalENG
    Jesús Navas81Manchester CityESP
    Xherdan Shaqiri80Stoke CitySUI
    Antonio Valencia79Manchester UtdECU
    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain79ArsenalENG
    Erik Lamela79SpursARG
    Adam Johnson78SunderlandENG
    Víctor Ibarbo78WatfordCOL
    Wilfried Zaha77Crystal PalaceENG
    Aaron Lennon77EvertonENG
    Florian Thauvin76Newcastle UtdFRA
    Aiden McGeady76EvertonIRL


    There are three fundamental attributes for 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 via sprints on the side lines.

    The Barclays Premier League is extremely well served in this chapter. Four gold players have pace over 90, being the highlighted sprinter Theo Walcott, the fastest player of FIFA 16 Ultimate Team.


    Theo Walcott96ArsenalENG
    Víctor Ibarbo92WatfordCOL
    Nathan Dyer91Leicester CityENG
    Jesús Navas89Manchester CityESP
    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain89ArsenalENG
    Aaron Lennon89EvertonENG
    Andros Townsend89SpursENG
    Joel Campbell88ArsenalCOS
    Xherdan Shaqiri87Stoke CitySUI
    Wilfried Zaha87Crystal PalaceENG
    Aiden McGeady82EvertonIRL
    Antonio Valencia81Manchester UtdECU
    Florian Thauvin81Newcastle UtdFRA


    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.

    There are a lot of players gifted in dribbling, being Juan Mata and Deulofeu the best.


    Juan Mata87Manchester UtdESP
    Xherdan Shaqiri85Stoke CitySUI
    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain84ArsenalENG
    Erik Lamela84SpursARG
    Aaron Lennon84EvertonENG
    Jesús Navas83Manchester CityESP
    Adam Johnson83SunderlandENG
    Wilfried Zaha83Crystal PalaceENG
    Víctor Ibarbo82WatfordCOL
    Aiden McGeady82EvertonIRL
    Theo Walcott81ArsenalENG
    Nathan Dyer81Leicester CityENG
    Florian Thauvin81Newcastle UtdFRA


    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.

    The weakest point of the Barclays Premier League Wingers is surprising – passing. Only Juan Mata offers good quality passing. Deulofeu, 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.


    Juan Mata84Manchester UtdESP
    Erik Lamela78SpursARG
    Xherdan Shaqiri77Stoke CitySUI
    Antonio Valencia77Manchester UtdECU
    Adam Johnson77SunderlandENG
    Jesús Navas76Manchester CityESP
    Theo Walcott74ArsenalENG
    Florian Thauvin74Newcastle UtdFRA
    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain73ArsenalENG
    Aiden McGeady72EvertonIRL
    Joel Campbell72ArsenalCOS
    Aaron Lennon71EvertonENG
    Steven Berghuis71WatfordNED
    Andros Townsend70SpursENG

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    Willian is our favourite to occupy this position in a team without budget restraints. He may not the best in any of the base attributes but he is always close to the top in this position.

    Mata is not a natural winger and because of that he is not our first choice despite having the highest overall rating. He also has the best dribbling, the best passing and is one of the best at shooting of all the right sided wingers. Impressive. However, he is also one of the slowest players in this position and only Navas is weaker than him.

    From the most popular there is also Shaqiri and Walcott. The Swiss player is a very balanced player while the Arsenal winger’s main strengths are speed and shooting.

    For those with a more modest coin total, there is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. This four star skiller is as fast as Willian, has better dribbling than Navas and Walcott and has much better physical stats than Walcott and Willian making him great value for money.

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    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team - RM, RW e RF


    Best Players
    #1 Willian
    #2 Juan Mata
    #3 Xherdan Shaqiri
    #4 Theo Walcott

    Economic Choice
    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team - RM, RW e RF

    Best FUT 16 Barclays Premier League Right Wingers



    Best FIFA 16 Barclays Premier League Left Wingers

    LM | LW | LF

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

    Now that Alexis Sánchez has changed his position, Eden Hazard has finally competition to his position.


    Eden Hazard89ChelseaBEL
    Alexis Sánchez86ArsenalCHI
    Samir Nasri83Manchester CityFRA
    Raheem Sterling82Manchester CityENG
    Memphis Depay81Manchester UtdNED
    Ashley Young80Manchester UtdENG
    Kevin Mirallas80EvertonBEL
    Dušan Tadić79SouthamptonSRB
    Jeremain Lens79SunderlandNED
    Max Gradel79BournemouthIVC
    Nacer Chadli79SpursBEL
    André Ayew79Swansea CityGHA
    Marko Arnautović78Stoke CityAT
    Heung Min Son77SpursKOR


    Just like it happens in the opposite side, there are four left wingers with pace equal or higher than 90.


    Raheem Sterling93Manchester CityENG
    Christian Atsu92BournemouthGHA
    Eden Hazard90ChelseaBEL
    Memphis Depay90Manchester UtdNED
    Jefferson Montero89Swansea CityECU
    Kevin Mirallas88EvertonBEL
    Max Gradel88BournemouthIVC
    Yannick Bolasie88Crystal PalaceDRC
    Alexis Sánchez87ArsenalCHI
    Heung Min Son86SpursKOR
    Ashley Young85Manchester UtdENG
    Bakary Sako85Crystal PalaceMAL
    Jeremain Lens84SunderlandNED
    Jay Rodriguez83SouthamptonENG


    There’s a proportional quality between the left winger and his dribbling. It’s natural that Hazard and Alexis Sánchez are the ones most highlighted in this chapter.


    Eden Hazard92ChelseaBEL
    Alexis Sánchez88ArsenalCHI
    Raheem Sterling87Manchester CityENG
    Samir Nasri86Manchester CityFRA
    Memphis Depay85Manchester UtdNED
    Kevin Mirallas83EvertonBEL
    Dušan Tadić83SouthamptonSRB
    Yannick Bolasie83Crystal PalaceDRC
    Ashley Young82Manchester UtdENG
    Max Gradel82BournemouthIVC
    Jeremain Lens82SunderlandNED
    Steven Pienaar82EvertonSAF
    André Ayew81Swansea CityGHA
    Jefferson Montero81Swansea CityECU


    Now that David Silva is back to the centre, Hazard is clearly the best fitted passer between the remaining left wingers.


    Eden Hazard84ChelseaBEL
    Samir Nasri83Manchester CityFRA
    Dušan Tadić80SouthamptonSRB
    Steven Pienaar79EvertonSAF
    Alexis Sánchez78ArsenalCHI
    Ashley Young78Manchester UtdENG
    Leon Osman78EvertonENG
    Kevin Mirallas77EvertonBEL
    Marko Arnautović77Stoke CityAT
    Ibrahim Afellay77Stoke CityNED
    Jeremain Lens76SunderlandNED
    Nacer Chadli76SpursBEL
    André Ayew75Swansea CityGHA

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    Hazard’s price prohibits him from being affordable for most, proving the worth of the player. He is without a doubt the best Barclays Premier League left winger. He’s the best dribbler, the best passer, one of the fastest and only Sánchez is better at shooting than him. He possesses a series of other highly rated attributes such as balance, agility, acceleration and ball control. And if you are not convinced yet, you should know that his work rates are now high/medium.

    For those who don’t want to pay so much for the Belgian, we suggest Sánchez. It’s impossible to talk about this player without comparing him to Hazard. He is not as good as the Chelsea’s winger overall but is far better value for money.

    Kevin Mirallas is the most complete affordable player and for that reason, our cheapest choice. He is faster than Sánchez and has better shooting and passing than Sterling. A great player especially for low budget teams.

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    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team - LM, LW e LF


    Best Players
    #1 Eden Hazard
    #2 Alexis Sánchez
    #3 Memphis Depay
    #4 Raheem Sterling

    Economic Choice
    Kevin Mirallas

    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team - LM, LW e LF

    Best FUT 16 Barclays Premier League Left Wingers



    Best FIFA 16 Barclays Premier League Forwards

    CF | ST

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

    In the Barclays Premier League, the most popular are players that could play in any club in the world: Sergio Aguero, Rooney and Diego Costa


    Sergio Agüero87Manchester CityARG
    Wayne Rooney86Manchester UtdENG
    Diego Costa86ChelseaESP
    Daniel Sturridge83LiverpoolENG
    Olivier Giroud82ArsenalFRA
    Christian Benteke82LiverpoolBEL
    Loïc Rémy81ChelseaFRA
    Wilfried Bony81Manchester CityIVC
    Salomón Rondón80West BromVEN
    Romelu Lukaku80EvertonBEL
    Danny Welbeck79ArsenalENG
    Jermain Defoe79SunderlandENG
    Emmanuel Adebayor79SpursTOG
    Shinji Okazaki78Leicester CityJAP
    Sadio Mané78SouthamptonSEN
    Harry Kane78SpursENG
    Mame Diouf78Stoke CitySEN
    Papiss Demba Cissé78Newcastle UtdSEN
    Andy Carroll78West HamENG


    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.

    The best forwards are the ones that best shooting: Aguero, Rooney, Diego Costa and Sturridge. The exception is Defoe.


    Sergio Agüero87Manchester CityARG
    Wayne Rooney86Manchester UtdENG
    Jermain Defoe85SunderlandENG
    Diego Costa83ChelseaESP
    Daniel Sturridge83LiverpoolENG
    Wilfried Bony83Manchester CityIVC
    Olivier Giroud82ArsenalFRA
    Christian Benteke81LiverpoolBEL
    Rickie Lambert81West BromENG
    Loïc Rémy80ChelseaFRA
    Romelu Lukaku80EvertonBEL
    Papiss Demba Cissé80Newcastle UtdSEN
    Bafétimbi Gomis80Swansea CityFRA
    Ola Toivonen80SunderlandSWE
    Andy Carroll79West HamENG
    Salomón Rondón78West BromVEN
    Emmanuel Adebayor78SpursTOG
    Harry Kane78SpursENG
    Mauro Zárate78West HamARG


    Jump, strength and stamina are the ingredients to the new physical attribute, very important when we are analysing the best forwards: jump to score with the head; strength to dispute the ball with the opponents; and stamina to sprint in direction of goal at any time of the game.

    That’s here where we see that Diego Costa and Rooney are great players. Aguero, for example, is almost in the bottom of this list.


    Diego Costa88ChelseaESP
    Wayne Rooney87Manchester UtdENG
    Christian Benteke85LiverpoolBEL
    Wilfried Bony85Manchester CityIVC
    Andy Carroll85West HamENG
    Troy Deeney84WatfordENG
    Olivier Giroud83ArsenalFRA
    Graziano Pellè83SouthamptonITA
    Romelu Lukaku82EvertonBEL
    Éder82Swansea CityPOR
    Cameron Jerome81Norwich CityENG
    Shane Long81SouthamptonIRL
    Salomón Rondón80West BromVEN
    Harry Kane79SpursENG
    Rickie Lambert79West BromENG
    Danny Welbeck78ArsenalENG
    Emmanuel Adebayor77SpursTOG
    Mame Diouf77Stoke CitySEN
    Michu76Swansea CityESP
    Aleksandar Mitrović75Newcastle UtdSRB


    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.

    Mané, Diouf and Remy are the fastest strikers in FIFA 16. However, Aguero and Sturridge are also very fast players.


    Sadio Mané91SouthamptonSEN
    Loïc Rémy90ChelseaFRA
    Mame Diouf90Stoke CitySEN
    Sergio Agüero89Manchester CityARG
    Daniel Sturridge89LiverpoolENG
    Cameron Jerome86Norwich CityENG
    Danny Ings86LiverpoolENG
    Danny Welbeck85ArsenalENG
    Anthony Martial85Manchester UtdFRA
    Enner Valencia85West HamECU
    Divock Origi85LiverpoolBEL
    Shane Long84SouthamptonIRL
    Saido Berahino83West BromENG
    Diego Costa82ChelseaESP
    Romelu Lukaku82EvertonBEL
    Salomón Rondón80West BromVEN
    Arouna Koné78EvertonIVC
    Fabio Borini78SunderlandITA
    Christian Benteke77LiverpoolBEL
    Jermain Defoe77SunderlandENG

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    For the final position, we believe Sergio Agüero and Diego Costa are the best BPL strikers. However, the Manchester City player has the advantage due to his better pace, passing and shooting. Even though his physical stat is quite low, no other BPL forward surpasses him in ball control, acceleration and balance.

    Choosing the best Barclays Premier League forward is a bit subjective because it depends on your style of play. The best alternatives to Aguero and Diego Costa are generally missing something: Falcão was downgraded and is no longer the force he used to be in past games; Wayne Rooney plays better as CF or even CAM than as a striker; Sturridge has bad passing, etc

    Far from the quality of these strikers, Lukaku is our economical choice. He and Benteke may cause a lot of damage on the opponents defence with their extraordinary strength and otherwise well rounded stats.

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    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team - CF e ST


    Best Players
    #1 Sergio Aguero
    #2 Diego Costa
    #3 Wayne Rooney
    #4 Daniel Sturridge

    Economic Choice
    Romelu Lukaku

    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team - CF e ST

    Best FUT 16 Barclays Premier League Forwards



    Barclays Premier League 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 players based on their role and style of play that fits each player. 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, 4-3-3 with 200k budget and 4-4-2 with a 50k budget.


    Now, to check the current prices of any player /squad, you just need to check ‘updated price


    Team with Unlimited Budget


    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team

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    • First Squad
      • GK: David De Gea
        110k | 104k | 56k | – | –

        RB: Kyle Walker
        13k | 9k | 9k | – | –

        CBR: Vicent Kompany
        63k | 58k | 43k | – | –

        CBL: Nicolás Otamendi
        56k | 54k | 44k | – | –

        LB: Azpilicueta
        9k | 9k | 8k | – | –

        CDM: Nemanja Matic
        36k | 36k | 24k | – | –

        RM: Willian
        41k | 32k | 29k | – | –

        LM: Eden Harazd
        375k | 360k | 205k | – | –

        CAM: Kevin De Bruyne
        143k | 143k | 82k | – | –

        STR: Diego Costa
        114k | 110k | 59k | – | –

        STL: Sergio Aguero
        395k | 390k | 198k | – | –

        Prices order:
        PS4 | XBox One | PS3 | XBox 360 | PC

    • Substitutes and Reserves
      • GK: Thibaut Courtois
        73k | 67k | 45k | – | –

        RB: Nathaniel Clyne
        15k | 12k | 10k | – | –

        CB: Laurent Koscielny
        36k | 32k | 24k | – | –

        CB: Jan Vertonghen
        18k | 16k | 9k | – | –

        LB: Leighton Baines
        12k | 12k | 10k | – | –

        CDM: Yaya Touré
        115k | 109k | 85k | – | –

        RM: Juan Mata
        19k | 20k | 18k | – | –

        LM: Alexis Sánchez
        175k | 178k | 116k | – | –

        CAM: David Silva
        84k | 85k | 49k | – | –

        ST: Wayne Rooney
        96k | 99k | 64k | – | –

        ST: Daniel Sturridge
        82k | 70k | 45k | – | –


    • Budget
      • Playstation 4: 2,080 million coins (1,355k + 725k)
        Xbox One: 2,005 million coins (1,305k + 700k)
        Playstation 3: 1,232 million coins (757k + 475k)
        XBox 360: –
        PC: –


    • Updated Prices and Squad Adjustments
      • The prices we have published are the ones of the guide’s publication date.
        If you want to know the current prices or test any adjustment to this squad, please click here.


    • Summary
    • The choice for this team’s players was based on the analysis made previously.

      Who to put in goal presents one of the most difficult decisions. De Gea and Courtois are both amazing goalkeepers and you will be fine with either of them.

      Otamendi and Kompany are the bosses of the back four. The Argentinian player is a great addition to this league, especially considering Mangala was not upgraded. To us, he is already the best centre back of Barclays Premier League. Kyle Walker imposes himself with his tremendous pace to be our choice at the right back position, while at left back Azpilicueta and Baines are both good enough to take the position.

      Although Yaya is originally a CM in FUT 16, he also plays well as CDM. He’s no longer a box-to-box player now with his new medium-low work rate which is why our favourite is Matić. No one defends as he does in midfield. The Serbian holds up the barrier between your goal line and the opponent, making his defensiveness, height and physicality count. For the other central midfield position, De Bruyne is our top choice. He is so good that he relegates David Silva to the bench.

      Willian is the right choice for the right side, largely because Mata does not have the right attributes for this position. Now, more than ever, Eden Hazard is so brilliant that he is second to none in left midfield.

      If your budget allows you, Agüero is the obvious choice for the attack line. He is the most expensive player in the league, which is a reflection of just how good he is. The other striker spot goes to Diego Costa but Rooney is also a good alternative.

      Once all the players reach maximum individual chemistry via loyalty (achieved by each player after 10 matches for your club or by being pack pulled) you can go without a manager for your squad. They’ll be of no use while wasting contracts.


    200k Budget Team


    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team

    Click on the image to maximize it


    • First Squad
      • GK: Joe Hart
        35k | 34k | 30k | – | –

        RB: Kyle Walker
        13k | 9k | 9k | – | –

        CBR: Eliaquim Mangala
        16k | 12k | 13k | – | –

        CBL: Jan Vertonghen
        18k | 16k | 9k | – | –

        LB: Azpilicueta
        9k | 9k | 8k | – | –

        CMR: Christian Eriksen
        26k | 23k | 16k | – | –

        CMC: Ramires
        26k | 21k | 18k | – | –

        CML: Oscar
        34k | 29k | 28k | – | –

        RW: Xherdan Shaqiri
        14k | 12k | 13k | – | –

        LW: Sami Nasri
        19k | 16k | 15k | – | –

        ST: Romelu Lukaku
        16k | 14k | 14k | – | –

        Prices order:
        PS4 | XBox One | PS3 | XBox 360 | PC

    • Substitutes and Reserves
      • GK: Asmir Begovic
        14k | 13k | 8k | – | –

        RB: Nathaniel Clyne
        15k | 12k | 10k | – | –

        CB: Marcos Rojo
        14k | 12k | 10k | – | –

        CB: Micah Richards
        6k | 5k | 6k | – | –

        LB: Leighton Baines
        12k | 12k | 10k | – | –

        CM: Fernandinho
        14k | 11k | 10k | – | –

        CM: Morgan Schneiderlin
        14k | 14k | 9k | – | –

        CM: Roberto Firmino
        16k | 13k | 12k | – | –

        RW: Theo Walcott
        18k | 17k | 15k | – | –

        LW: Kévin Mirallas
        9k | 8k | 9k | – | –

        ST: Christian Benteke
        19k | 16k | 13k | – | –


    • Budget
      • Playstation 4: 377k coins (226k + 151k)
        Xbox One: 328k coins (195k + 133k)
        Playstation 3: 285k coins (173k + 112k)
        XBox 360: –
        PC: –


    • Updated Prices and Squad Adjustments
      • The prices we have published are the ones of the guide’s publication date.
        If you want to know the current prices or test any adjustment to this squad, please click here.


    • Summary
    • The choices for this more affordable team players was based on analysis made previously.

      In goal, Lloris is too expensive to this squad. On the other hand, Begovic is a genuine bargain who will hold his own against popular goalkeepers such as Joe Hart.

      Mangala and Vertonghen are both fast and solid defensively. Azpilicueta’s assertiveness and Walker’s speed completes our defending foursome.

      Ramires has to be the one in central midfield. However, you need to be very careful to not have him caught out of position too often due to his high/high work rates. Eriksen and Oscar complete the midfield.

      Shaqiri beats Walcott on the right wing and Nasri wins the spot on the left side. Sterling and Depay are too expensive to this squad.

      Over the attack line, Lukaku or Benteke are excellent choices. They’re very similar to each other and are the best choices for this budget thanks to their pace, strength and completeness.

      If you still have some room in your budget, Sturridge, Sterling and Fàbregas are players that would improve this squad a lot.


    50K Budget Team


    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team

    Clique em cima da imagem para maximizá-la


    • First Squad
      • GK: Michel Vorm
        1k | 1k | 1k | – | –

        RB: Séamus Coleman
        6k | 6k | 6k | – | –

        CBR: Micah Richards
        6k | 5k | 6k | – | –

        CBL: Jores Okore
        5k | 5k | 6k | – | –

        LB: Gael Clichy
        6k | 5k | 6k | – | –

        CMR: Jack Wilshere
        2k | 2k | 2k | – | –

        CML: Cheikhou Kouyaté
        2k | 3k | 3k | – | –

        RM: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
        8k | 7k | 9k | – | –

        LM: Kévin Mirallas
        9k | 8k | 9k | – | –

        STR: Mame Diouf
        7k | 6k | 7k | – | –

        STL: Cameron Jerome
        1k | 2k | 2k | – | –

        Prices order:
        PS4 | XBox One | PS3 | XBox 360 | PC

    • Substitutes and Reserves
      • GK: Simon Mignolet
        2k | 2k | 3k | – | –

        RB: Pablo Zabaleta
        6k | 6k | 6k | – | –

        CB: Angelo Ogbonna
        6k | 5k | 6k | – | –

        CB: Chris Smalling
        8k | 6k | 6k | – | –

        LB: José Holebas
        2k | 2k | 3k | – | –

        CM: Cheik Tioté
        2k | 1k | 2k | – | –

        CM: Ander Herrera
        3k | 2k | 2k | – | –

        RM: Erik Lamela
        3k | 3k | 6k | – | –

        LM: Ashley Young
        7k | 6k | 6k | – | –

        ST: Salomón Rondón
        6k | 5k | 6k | – | –

        ST: Wilfried Bony
        6k | 5k | 7k | – | –


    • Budget
      • Playstation 4: 104k coins (53k + 51k)
        Xbox One: 93k coins (50k + 43k)
        Playstation 3: 110k coins (57k + 53k)
        XBox 360: –
        PC: –


    • Updated Prices and Squad Adjustments
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    • Summary
    • The choice for this budget team was based on analysis made previously.

      Vorm is the cheapest player in this squad but it doesn’t take away from his ability between the sticks.

      The same goes for the rest of the defence: Micah Richards, Okore, Coleman and Clichy. All of the players cost less than expected considering their quality, making them great value for money in a cheap team like this.

      In the midfield, Kouyaté (what a bargain!) and Jack Wilshere complement each other well. The first one is strong, quick and aggressive, the second is a player that usually pushes forward to assist his colleagues. Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mirallas fill the wings in order to assist Diouf and Cameron Jerome who have both been chosen for their combination of pace and strength.


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    1. What do you think of this team 433-4 de gea baines and coleman cahill and koscielny as defenders ozil and silva with de bruyne in cam hazard aguero and willian as the forwards

    2. I used this guide and made this attack force (in 4-3-3):
      (Kane on subs)

      The chem, speed, shooting, and dribbling is insane.

      In midfield I have Ericksen, Dembele, and Ferhdanino and sub on some other non-rares (Bojan, Carrick, Wilshere).

      Ericksen, Dembele, and Ferhdanino are under-hyped, in my opinion.

    3. seeing as mahrez has rised up the ranks i dont know what to do. Im playing a 4-3-3, i rush and dribble through the wings and like to counter. What would be a better option for the RW, Hero Mahrez or Inform Willian. I feel Mahrez is too lazy for my playstyle and is never rushing or cutting in to atttack.

    4. Hi Rodrigo
      I play without wings so my formations is 4-1-2-1-2(2) OR 4-3-1-2
      i depend on 2 formations to avoid buying fitness cards
      my best team is from Serie A although its the cheapest but it has the best midfielders with best workrates like Guarin Nainngolan Marchisio Pogba Pjanic Pereyra
      so my main squad is from serie a but i have been trying many fitness squads
      recently im using a ligue 1 team
      but my problem is midfield is not as strong as serie a
      because Pastore is not good defender and veratti is small and a bit slow
      so i was thinking about a bundesliga squad with lahm, vidal and maybe thiago and muller as CAM but im not sure yet i mean there are no many options in bundesliga or ligue 1 cuz it will be bayern or psg with few alternatives but now im thinking about building up a BPL team with this formation and i like to pass alot n penetrate defence through middle and many short and one two passes
      so my question is if my main team is serie a which im satisifed with
      what if i want another fitness squad which league wud be the best
      do you think i should go to BPL or Bundesliga or Ligue 1
      i have tried BBVA and i think modric and iniesta are so weak to defend
      and if u recommend a BPL that means it will have many options cuz there are many good players
      do you think my team should be like that?
      GK: de Gea
      RB: Walker
      CB: Otamendi
      CB: Koscielny
      CDM: Matic
      CM Fabregas
      CM: Ramires
      CAM: de Bryune
      ST: Rooney
      ST: Aguero
      thank you!

    5. Hola Rodrigo!

      Tengo una nueva consulta! Tengo a roben de ED y no me esta siento tan eficiente como Reus. Me preguntaba si Bale seria mejor?

      Gracias por tu ayuda.

    6. Great Article Rodrigo, first time of being on this site. The reason I searched for this is because i’m currently at a point with my squad where I have most of the best affordable players, and in most cases (in attack) I could only improve by adding the likes of Aguero, Hazard, Sanchez which are all out of my price range (even after winning Div 1 a few times !!) as I like to only use coins earned by playing matches, so I was looking for other alternatives to boost my squad. From this article I have realised I could probably afford Willian to replace Oxlade-Chamberlain on the right for example. However, just a suggestion, maybe in future it might be worth adding in attacking players skill moves rating. This for me this is a game changer plays a big big part of it as I use skill moves a lot to get into better attacking positions, win penalties or create a great shooting chance out of nothing which is why I have done pretty well on ultimate team. For example, for my playing style bar Hazard, Yannick Bolassie trumps all the other left wingers because he has 5* skills, or another example is Diego Costa, I could probably scrape enough coins together for him and he has a high rating, but I would much rather have Loic Remy because of his 4* skill rating, he can do things Costa simply cant! Just a suggestion that it might be worth mentioning in future articles, but great articles nonetheless!

    7. Is this good making ST from Yaya Touré?
      Because, as CM not too good in my opinion.
      He is so strangth and good shoot atribute. What do you think ?

    8. Hi Rodrigo! Im using a 4321 formation, and I have only enough money to buy one big player, either hazard or aguero. With hazard i could potentially pair him up with Costa or Sturidge, with aguero i could pair him up with depay or sterling. Which combination is the best considering my formation and my direct play style, and i dont use skill moves much as well.


    9. Thanks again for the BPL guide.

      My current squads:

      1st team: 433(4)
      GK: Lloris
      RB: Walker
      CB: Otamendi
      CB: Koscielny
      LB: Azpilicueta
      CLM: Fabregas
      CRM: Matic
      CAM: David Silva
      RW: Willian
      ST: Sturridge
      LW: Memphis

      2nd team:

      GK: Begovic
      RB: Clyne
      CB: Cahill
      CB: Rojo
      LB: Clichy
      CLM: Schneiderlin
      CRM: Ramsey
      CAM: Firmino
      RW: Shaqiri
      ST: Bony
      LW: Mirallas

      I picked Clyne over Walker at first, but when i bought Walker i noticed why he is your number 1 right back. This midfield works absolutely brilliant for me. Matic is very strong, fast enough en reasonable long shot. Fabregas’ passing, dribbling and shooting is brilliant and silva dribbles past defenders so easily. To bad his shot is not the best, still okay though.

      Another player that really stands out in my current team is Otamendi… What a defender. By far the best defender in the BPL.

      Willian is amazing, Memphis is a nice addition to the BPL as well, his dribbling however is not on par with Willian though. Maybe Sanchez would be a nice upgrade here?

      Sturridge is a brilliant finisher and his pace is nice every now and then.

      The only position that seems weak in the BPL is the LB position in my opinion.

      Which position do you think I should upgrade first?


    10. I’ve recently started playing and I’ve been using a bronze (with one or two silvers) to smash through single player tournaments and seasons for a couple weeks. I’m now in the process of building a concept squad but can’t decide what league to use as a base, between La Liga and the Premier League. What is your opinion? Maybe even the Bundesliga one?

    11. Hey,
      Great article.
      What are your thoughts about Rooney as a CAM.
      I’ve currently got him playing behind Aguero.

      Also, I’m using two CDM’s. One is Matic. I’ve converted Yaya Toure into the other. Do you think Toure is cut out to play this role?

    12. Hi Rodrigo,

      First and foremost, your site is really great. The complex and comprehensive guides helped me a lot! To my question, because I dunno, if the style, which I am applying is the a “good” one, or are there any tweaks which I need from your point of view.

      1. My style is various, sometimes I like to sit back, soak up the pressure and hit them on counter. Sometimes I like to keep possession and work my way through. I usually like stronger players (therefore no Silva, Özil etc.)
      2. I am using 3 teams and I am changing the team after every match (I have found out, if I play 2 matches in a row, the injury risk is greater)
      Formation: 4-2-3-1
      Team 1: De Gea – Azpilicueta, Cahill, Otamendi, Colema – Sissoko, Matic – Sturridge, Rooney, Toure, Benteke
      Team 2: De Gea – Baines, Kompany, Koscielny, Darmian – Inler, Schneiderlin – Coutinho, Oscar, De Bruyne,- Costa
      Team 3: Handanovic – Alex Sandro, Chiellini, Barzagli, Liechtensteiner – Marchisio, Nainggolan – Mertens, Guarin, Callejon – Higuain

      (All cards are gold rare, sorry for the typos in the names)
      Is there something, you will tweak?

      Best Regards


      • Hi. Nice to meet you.
        Yes, the injury risk is greater when the fitness is low.
        I don’t have many suggestions to make. With more coins you can improve them, but they are OK for your budget. According to our guides, there are a few better alternatives to Cahill, Inler and Callejon.

    13. Formation:4-2-3-1(2)



      Should anyone from team two be in my first team to replace one of them as team one is my strongest.Also who should I get when I have saved up some coins.


    14. Hi again Rodrigo
      I have bought Vertonghen and was going to buy Ramires but then I realized that I almost could affort Toure because I noe have 50k
      You think I should still buy Ramires or do you think I should buy Toure. And if you think i should someone completly else come with your suggestion.

    15. Hi Rodrigo, i’ve read lots of your articles & realized you also give personnal answers to ppl. Those comments helped me a lot to figure out how to improve my team. I would now give my squad, could you advice me?
      About changes i could make, to improve it?
      I’m playing on PC & got ~ 30K

      As i saw in comments, you advice a 4-1-2-1-2, which i ve. My gameplay is mostly about speeding up on the flanks, and then crossing (on ST) or getting into area and shooting (long shot).

      A / B / C = A being choice 1, B choice 2, C choice 3, etc.

      Benteke / Rémy Lukaku / Rémy

      Eriksen / Dembélé / Fellaini [When loosing & in need of more Heading acc.)

      Mirallas / Depay (LW) Walcott/ Lamela

      Matic/ Schneiderlin / Fellaini (CM)

      Baines / Baba Alderweireld /Djilobodji Cahill/Mbemba Walker / Coleman


      Also got:

      Wijnaldum (CAM), Sessègnon (CAM), Valdès (GK), Shatov, (LW), Defoe (ST), Cole (LB), Routledge (LM), Townsend (RM)

        • Playing on 2 Modes right now:

          1) 4-2-3-1

          Gk: Lloris
          Rb: Walker / Coleman
          Cb: Alderweireld/Cahill
          Cb: Mangala
          Lb: Azpilicueta / Baines

          CDM (R) : Schneiderlin / Ramires
          CDM (L) : Matic / Ramires

          CAM (Center) : Eriksen / Dembélé
          CAM (Left) : Sissoko
          CAM (Right) : Oscar / Fellaini

          + using Walcott (CAM R) or Mirallas (CAM L) when in game & in need of speed.

          ST : Benteké / Remy or Lukaku / Remy

          2) 4 – 3 – 2 – 1

          Gk: Lloris
          Rb: Walker / Coleman
          Cb: Alderweireld/Cahill
          Cb: Mangala
          Lb: Azpilicueta / Baines

          CM (Center) : Eriksen / Dembélé
          CM (Left) : Ramires
          CM (Right) : Oscar / Fellaini

          LW : Depay / Mirallas
          RW : Shaqiri / Walcott

          ST : Benteké / Remy or Lukaku / Remy

          How could i improve it by now? I mainly use setup 2), but switch to 1) when players are under 85 Energy.

          Best regards

            • Hi,

              I did. But by now, where should I invest?
              I ve lots of coins atm (couldn’t afford Hazard or something), could go for players like Fabregas, Kompany, Rooney, even a De bruyne.
              So just be free to tell me w/o taking money in count (in certain measure)

            • Hi.
              If you have many coins atm, please hold them a few more days because prices will go down soon.
              If your plan is to buy low and sell higher, invest in gold rare players of popular leagues up to 5k coins.

            • Btw, vertonghen has left on preferred foot ( & 3 stars) which doesnt fit well with Mangala, if i m not wrong. Why do you prefer him overall?

              he also has High/medium .. which seems kinda risky to me, don t you?

    16. Hi Rodrigo can you suggest someone for my team btw i have 20k and can easily get more:
      GK Begovic
      LB Azpilcueta
      CBL Micah Richards
      CBR Mangala
      RB Zabaleta
      LM Nasri
      CM Jack Wilshire
      RM Walcott i have Mata but i think he is too slow
      Right CAM Couthino
      Left CAM David Silva
      ST Benteke
      I play 4-5-1

    17. Hi
      this guide is brilliant its a life saver for a beginner like me.
      I have managed to improve my squad over black friday(hope I didn’t do it too soon)
      Please could you advise what to do next with my team.I like squad rotation and this is my team
      Is schniedelin a good back up for Matic?
      Who shall I buy to improve my squad?
      Many thanks.

      • Thank you, Edward.
        It was a good decision to wait for Black Friday to build your team.
        You already bought the best players your budget can support. Yes, he is a good backup for Matic.
        As soon you have coins, try to buy Otamendi. He sill be a good improvement.

    18. Hi again rodrigo can you list these player from best to worst I have no idea on who to buy:

      Özil, Silva, Eriksen, Coutinho and Cazorla


      I play 4231 (2) My defending cdm is Matic, who should be my box-to-box cdm? I couldn’t decide. Can you list those from best to worst too please?

      Ramsey – Fernandinho – Fabregas – Ramires – Schweinsteiger – James Milner – Wilshere and Dembele, saving it for Yaya currently but need someone.

      Thank you very muchh!! Kind Regardss

    19. I am looking for your advise.
      My formation is 4231 (2). Mostly passing in the centre and use though passes to break the line or cut inside from each sides. Current budget is 15k and considering upgrade sterling, toure, fabregas. What is your thought on this who should upgrade first,second and last?

      GK: Courtois ( Begovic )
      LB : Azpilliqueta ( Clichy )
      RB : Walker ( Clyne )
      CB : Company ( Vertonghen )
      CB : Kocsienly ( Cahill )
      CDM : Matic ( Scheneiderlin )
      CDM : Ramires ( Fernandinho )
      CAM : Silva ( Eriksen, Payet)

      Also, how can you rate among Remy, Lukaku, Benteke? By 1 to 3. Your advise is very much appreciated.

      Best regards

    20. Hi Rodrigo
      I have this team 41212
      I need your help for CAM and LM positions,is Sterling worth buying or i should continue with Mirallas and save coins for Sanchez?And for the Cam position i am really confused,De Bruyne is obviously the best choice but i cant afford him now and i am thinking about Coutinho,Cazorla or Rooney i dont want Silva or Ozil coz of the 2*WF.I have 60k now.

    21. What do you think about my squad? I’m in div 1


      Walker smalling cahill baba
      Dembele fernandinho ramire
      Lukaku remy

    22. hi,,

      i would like some advice, i have the unlimited budget and i am playing with the 4-3-3 basic version but it’s like something is missing, but i don’t know what

      i have courtouis , cause he has the long ball throw threat, which is amazing.
      Azpiliqueta – otamendi – kompany – darmian ( i took him over walker cause walker leaves his “man” often alone)

      Yaya Toure – Santi Cazorla IF – Matic

      hazard – Aguero – Sanchez IF

      Sanchez IF > beats william even though he is an LW, but i think i am missing something on my midfield, but i am unsure where.

      My playing style is variation ;

      crosses dribbling inside cut passes through the center … i like/do it all.

    23. Hi Rodrigo
      I have this team in 433 (4):
      1.Should I replace mirallas for nasri?
      2.How else could I improve the team with players of around the same price?

    24. Hey Rodrigo! im lookin to upgrade my team but don’t know where/who to upgrade.

      At the moment im playing 4-1-2-1-2, been switching between that and 4-3-3, don’t really know what to play with, im new to Fifa so any tips are appreciated

      GK: Begovic
      RB: Séamus Coleman
      CB: Micah Richards & Phil Jones
      LB: Azpilicuata
      CDM: Jemes McCarthy
      CAM: Wijnaldum
      RM: Gerard Deulofeu¨
      LM: Kevin Miralles
      STL: Salomon Rondon
      STR: Cameron Jerome

      I also got Lukake on the bench, but I don’t really like playing with him, to be he seems to be worse than Rondom and Jerome.
      Also got Schneiderling, Wilshire and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the bench, if you could set up a squad for me maybe, or just tell me who/where to upgrade I like my defence so i’d probably want to upgrade my offense.

      I guess by the time you see this i’ll have about 25k coins, and im playing on PC if that helps somehow

      Thanks in advance!

      • Hi David. Nice to meet you.
        If you don’t like Lukaku, sell him. You can use him to improve your budget.
        You have a decent team but, in my opinion, you should try these players:
        Okore instead of Phill Jones
        Kouyaté instead of McCarthy
        Fernandinho instead of Wijnaldum
        and finally Remy instead of Rondon


        • Thanks for the response, really wanted to upgrade my team yesterday and I went with buying Nasri, Shaqiri, Kyle Walker and Mangala, should I sell any of these and buy the ones you recommended instead? or should I just keep them and get coins again for these 4?

          Thanks in advance again!

          • GK: Begovic
            RB: Kyle Walker
            CB: mangala & Phil Jones
            LB: Azpilicuata
            CMR: Wijnaldum
            CMC: Jemes McCarthy
            CML: Wilshire
            LW: Nasri
            RW: Shaqiri
            ST: Salomon Rondon

            This is what the team looks like now btw

    25. my current team is 4-3-3 (flat)
      darmian reid smalling shaw
      wijnaldum fellaini herrera
      lamela lukaku gradel

      thoughts? don’t have any coins left though

    26. Sorry, just to add onto the last post really….

      I am very tempted to sell my team and go for La Liga instead, but am worried about whether I will be able to play with them effectively.

      I think to improve my team I really need to buy any one of the following: Bale/Suarez/Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar.

      I don’t think I can buy any of them yet though due to a lack of/shortage of coins (especially after buying Ramos and a few other guranteed La Liga team starters).

      I have been looking at potential hybrids but 4-4-2 doesn’t seem to be the most compatible formation for this.

      I will probably end up just selling benzema, Martial IF, Otamendi IF and buying Aguero and Costa (and probably Sanchez and buying Hazard when i can afford him).

      I assume other than the squad guide, you have no other specific advice for this?

      Current Team:

      Otamendi (IF)
      Sissoko / Schneiderlin
      Martial (IF)

      I suppose the obvious advice is just to go for the BPL team in the above guide 🙂



        • Hi Rodrigo,

          Thanks for reading (and replying to) my past couple of posts.

          Your advice on Otamendi being better than IF Koscielny is very interesting, I trust you on this and won’t buy IF Koscielny (Maybe he’ll get a 2nd IF which would be worth investigating :D).

          Yes, I can appreciate there is never enough time to check out all In-Forms in a league and you guys have been busy with the other ‘Squad Guides’ which I have also read and are interesting.

          I sold IF Otamendi at a slight loss, as I didn’t find him to be worthwhile (maybe I am just bad at defending).

          I managed to buy Gareth Bale for 250k (I was very lucky i think) and he seems to be consistently worth 350k, do you have any prediction on what will happen to him during ‘Black Friday’?
          He still seems ‘fairly rare’ and there aren’t lots of the card around, as 87 rating and higher seems to be quite sought after (apart from Lahm being an example of not particularly expensive for this rating).

          However, after playing with him for 6 games, I am not getting on particularly well with him.
          He is not perfoming as well as I’d hoped (I will give it a few more games, maybe he just doesn’t suit my style).

          Do you find Bale particularly good in Fifa 16 UT?

          I have tried a sort of hybrid, comprising of:


          Ramsey links with Bale of course due to the ‘Welsh’ connection.
          Bale and Benzema get a Hyperlink and with Cazorla or Wilshere in the middle, it ensures all players have individual chemistry of 10.
          (This includes Mark Hughes as a manager, left as a ‘vanilla’ card with BPL league)

          Since selling IF Martial and using Remi, I I think I prefer Remi, he is better with all stats except dribbling.
          (I only changed this as so many opponents played with Remi against me and he was absolutely devastating, so I thought I would try him, especially as he has gone down to 6k coins).

          Do you have any recommendations on expanding this Hybrid, or any opinions?

          I have thought a lot about the BPL/La Liga hybrid and know that Azpilicueta could merge in well as he is Spanish.
          Also, I could swap Ramsey for a La Liga player and he would link well with Ramos at CB, who is a top defender at 87 rated.

          In your opinion, who are the best four defenders (playing in 4-4-2 formation) with a hybrid of BPL and La Liga?

          Your advice on In-Forms so far has been great and the input is very much appreciated.

          I am still at the point where I need to save more coins to get a good BPL/La Liga Hybrid. We will have to see if I get anymore luck while bidding.

          I think my other option is to go for Cazorla IF in the middle with my current setup.
          (I am experiementing with Cazorla loan card, as I am not sure I want to invest coins in a permanent solution, which is why I put the Wilshere/Cazorla’ slash in the team above).

          I found ‘Mark’s comment below for ‘unlimited budget’ interesting…. Quote:

          i have courtouis , cause he has the long ball throw threat, which is amazing.

          Do you have any comment on this and how to use it? I am unsure of how to use it and usually if I throw the ball out to quickly counter attack, it gets thrown to the opposition (which is infuriating), so I just take my time and hold the ball for a few seconds while the players move into position.

          Thanks for your ongoing advice. I am enjoying testing different players.


          • Hi.
            Yes, Bale is a good player in my opinion. If you want to sell him, do it tis weekend. On Black Friday his price will be much lower.
            My favourite densive line from BPL-BBVA is Azpilicueta, Otamendi (or Kompany to link with Courtois), Ramos and Dani Alves.
            Avoid buying IF. There are better players than Cazorla IF.
            Once again, Remy is OK but there are other options on BPL like Sturridge.

            • Hi Rodrigo,

              Again, thanks for the advice, I sold Bale and made some coin on him.

              I’ve been experimenting quite a lot. Including Liga BBVA.

              All teams I ever have are 4-4-2 (with CMs – not with CDMs), I strictly stay with this formation always – it is just my preference.

              It is quite interesting how many people seem to play two holding midfield players in Fifa 16 Ultimate Team, it seems the cover at CDM is very beneficial if you struggle to retain possession.

              I temporarily had the following team:

              De Gea (loan)
              Rakitic (loan)

              I seemed to struggle with this team, I played a good 12 games or so with them, all online matches. I find Suarez was nowhere near as good as I expected.
              Maybe my playing style needs more games with the players.
              I think the midfield didn’t have enough ‘defensive cover’ – but couldn’t afford Modric, as pretty much all my budget went on Suarez, Iniesta and Neymar.

              I sold Suarez, Iniesta and Neymar and did some experimenting with Legends as I play on Xbox.

              I found Steffan Effenberg quite an interesting player for CM as he has work rate of Attack – Medium and Defensive of High, he seems to help the balance of two CMs, usually more players have Medium/Low of defensive work rate.

              As the ‘Chemistry’ of Legends has changed this year, it seems easier to adapt legends into a team. If you have gaps in your team you cannot fill due to chemistry, you can probably fill the gap with a Legend.

              Rodrigo, your opinion on Legends this year would be very much appreciated.

              E.G. Are there any particular Legends who seem to be great ‘value for money’?

              (My assumption would be that you feel similar towards Legends as you do for In-Forms – they are expensive and there are alternatives who are almost as good for much less coins).

              Apart from trying Effenberg so far, I plan to try Robbie Fowler and Davor Suker tonight, in the following team:

              Sanchez (Loan)

              I will be interested if this works out better than my Liga BBVA experience.

              The articles on Fifauteam about ‘ball control’ and ‘dribbling’ I found very useful, so many thanks to the team for those… it probably explains why I am such a ‘Benzema’ fan, he is good at ball control it seems 🙂

              Thanks again for all your time.


            • Hi.
              I’m a Playstation owner, so I can’t give you feedback about Legends. But yes, this year they are much more interesting because of their chemistry.
              We already have many attributes articles ready to be published, so keep following us.

    27. Hi Rodrigo,

      Unfortunately I’ve not had tons of time to actually play the game as have been working a lot, but a quick update…

      Yes, your advice on Otamendi was good, he is proving to be far better than Mertesacker.

      To try and solve my ‘Who to play with Benzema’ dilemma – I bought Anthony Martial IF.
      He was pretty good to start with and I am sure his ‘shooting’ stat appears better ‘In Game’ than it actually is, but he has gone off the boil a bit.

      After playing with Martial In-Form for a while and also doing a little bit of trading with Otamendi In-Form, they seem pretty good but as you say, In-Forms are very expensive for the small gain you get.

      This has brought me to a request though, I know you always do lots of research before writing anything, which is great, but I think if you could give opinions on In-Forms that could be really helpful.

      For example, if in the premier league one of the ‘best players’ in a position gets an In-Form, you could do a small comment section on how much better you feel they are ‘In-Game’ or even whether a ‘near best’ player in a position for a league gets an In-Form, whether this makes him the ‘best’. E.G. Since Koscielny also received an In-Form a week after Otamendi, who would you consider the better player?

      Many players feel that Koscielney’s pace means he can stop most attackers outrunning him, but Otamendi isn’t much worse for pace and has far superior ‘Physical’ stat and better ‘defending’.

      There are of course some In-Forms that are obvious, e.g. Aguero, De Bruyne. They are already the best in their position and the In-Form makes them even more formidable in that position, the problem with this I have is that they are so expensive! E.G. Aguero is 1 million coins.
      De Bruyne is 200-300k coins or so.

      Many thanks again for all your time and effort put into the guide/s, I have read all the league guides.

      I must admit, trading seems to have slowed down, I assume most players have now hit their ‘expected’ price and fluctuations will be smaller in the majority (except for tournaments to look out for, like the recent ‘MLS Play Off’). I managed to buy Dempsey In-Form when he came out for reasonably low amount of coins, 19k – so knew I couldn’t lose more than 9k coins on him due to his ‘quick sell’ value. In-Form Dempsey did come in handy for the tournament.

      Thanks again.


      • Hi.
        Thank you for your feedback.
        Your suggestion is good but at this moment our priority is to cover more leagues. New IF cards are out every week and we don’t have time to test all of them. In our opinion, NIF Otamendi is better than Koscielny IF.
        Sell as many cards as possible because prices will go down during FUT United and then during Black Friday. You need coins to buy cards during these events.

    28. Hi rodrigo,amazing guide…the accuracy in every details is incredible.
      Could u give me some advices to improve my team.
      This is my squad 4-3-3
      Azpilicueta koscielny okore walker
      Ramires wilshere Henderson
      Mirallas Remy oxlade
      Budget 60k
      Thanks for your time
      Ps i was thinking about sturridge

    29. Hi Rodrigo, excellent work. Keep up the effort!
      This is my current BPL squad How can I improve it, I’m on a tight budget. The formation is 3-5-2. I like doing through passes a lot!
      GK: Begovic
      LCB: Rojo
      MCB: Smalling
      RCB: Richards
      LM: Mirallas
      LCDM: Tiote
      RCDM: Kouyate
      RM: Oxlade-Chamberlain
      CAM: Payet
      LST: Lukaku
      RST: Benteke

      Thanks, greatly appreciated.

    30. Hi Rodrigo
      Can you help me to improve my team, I’m on a limited budget and I play the 433(4)
      Gk: courtois
      Rb walker Cb zouma Richards Lb Tremoulinas
      Rcm Ramires Lcm krychowiak Cam dembele
      Rw shaqiri St lukaku Lw Konoplyanka


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