Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team

Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team


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

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


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Introduction to the FUT 14 Barclays Premier League 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 Barclays Premier League. Even the ones have one, could take out some valuable conclusion from this guide that could help turn your team even better.

On a similar guide that we wrote for FUT 13, we received 1300 comments. Most of them 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’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 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 14 Ultimate Team BPL teams are suggested, the prices considered are the ones of the date of the guide’s publication: November 2013. It’s natural that the prices have suffered some oscillations throughout the season, so they should only be considered as guiding prices.



    Barclays Premier League


    No league is as spectacular as the main football competition of the United Kingdom. The qualification of the champion of the second biggest league of the world 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 last three trade places with the first three qualified of 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.

    Started 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 only won the league three times while Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers only won the title once.

    As to last season, the BPL lost some good players such as Andrey Arshavin (Zenit), Florent Malouda (Trabzonspor), Mahamadou Diarra, Pepe Reina (Napoli by loan), Carlos Tevez (Juventus) and Maicon (AS Roma), they’re good examples of this. But, the biggest out transfer was with a chance Spur’s Gareth bale move to Real Madrid for 85 million pounds.

    These transfers didn’t necessarily make the league weaker. The English teams spent 620 million pounds on strong reinforcements: Gary Medel and Andreas Cornelius (Cardiff), Marco Van Ginkel, Samiel Eto’o and Willian (Chelsea), Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool), Stevan Jovetic, Jesus Navas, Fernandinho and Alvaro Negredo (Manchester City), Ricky Van Wolfswinkel (Norwich City), Victor Wanyama, Pablo Osvadldo and Dejan Lovren (Southampton), Wilfried Bony (Swansea), Etienne Capoue, Roberto Soldado, Paulinho, Erik Lamela, Vlad Chiriches and Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) and Nicolas Anelka (West Bromwich). But the biggest signing of the season was made between London and Madrid, with the purchase of Mesut Ozil by the Gunners for 42 million pounds.

    The choices are a lot for which our guide will certainly be useful as to building a team with players from this league. But, since it’s in the United Kingdom where FUT 14 is played the most the Barclays Premier League is the most seen on this game’s teams. This means it’s also the most expensive league, for which it’s not recommended for players with a limited budget.



    FUT 14 Barclays Premier League 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.

    The goalkeepers with more prestige of the Barclays Premier League are the charismatic Petr Cech, the downgraded Hugo Lloris and the English national team goalkeeper Joe Hart. For having the best rating they are also the most searched by this league’s teams so they’re more expensive.


    Petr Cech 85 Czech Republic Chelsea
    Hugo Lloris 84 France Tottenham Hotspur
    Joe Hart 83 England Manchester City
    De Gea 82 Spain Manchester United
    Asmir Begovic 81 Bosnia Herzegovina Stoke City
    Michel Vorm 81 Netherlands Swansea City
    Tim Howard 81 United States Everton
    Simon Mignolet 80 Belgium Liverpool
    Tim Krul 79 Netherlands Newcastle United
    Wojciech Szczesny 79 Poland Arsenal


    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 is Hugo Lloris, even though the advantage over De Gea and Joe Hart doesn’t mean much.


    Hugo Lloris 89 France Tottenham Hotspur
    De Gea 88 Spain Manchester United
    Joe Hart 87 England Manchester City
    Asmir Begovic 86 Bosnia Herzegovina Stoke City
    Gomes 86 Brazil Tottenham Hotspur
    Petr Cech 85 Czech Republic Chelsea
    Michel Vorm 84 Netherlands Swansea City
    Tim Krul 84 Netherlands Newcastle United
    Lukasz Fabianski 84 Poland Arsenal
    Tim Howard 83 United States Everton


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

    The four BPL goalkeepers who have this attribute better developed are also those that have the best reputations. For those who are looking for the cheaper solution, Wojciech Szczesny is a valid alternative.


    Hugo Lloris 86 France Tottenham Hotspur
    De Gea 86 Spain Manchester United
    Petr Cech 85 Czech Republic Chelsea
    Joe Hart 85 England Manchester City
    Wojciech Szczesny 84 Poland Arsenal
    Maarten Stekelenburg 84 Netherlands Fulham
    Asmir Begovic 83 Bosnia Herzegovina Stoke City
    Michel Vorm 83 Netherlands Swansea City
    Tim Howard 83 United States Everton
    Anders Lindegaard 83 Denmark Manchester United


    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 Hugo Lloris’s weak point. Even though he can’t be considered a short goalkeeper, the truth is he’s 12 cm short of the mighty Asmir Begovic, this gold goalkeeper holds the title of tallest Barclays Premier League Goalkeeper. Cech, Hart and De Gea are all above 1,90 m.


    Asmir Begovic 200 Bosnia Herzegovina Stoke City
    Maarten Stekelenburg 197 Netherlands Fulham
    Petr Cech 196 Czech Republic Chelsea
    Joe Hart 196 England Manchester City
    Wojciech Szczesny 195 Poland Arsenal
    Emiliano Viviano 195 Italy Arsenal
    Mark Schwarzer 195 Australia Chelsea
    De Gea 193 Spain Manchester United
    Anders Lindegaard 193 Denmark Manchester United
    Simon Mignolet 193 Belgium Liverpool


    The choice for the best Barclays Premier League goalkeeper on FIFA 14 Ultimate team, is not easy.

    In our opinion, even though he was downgraded, Hugo Lloris is still the best choice. Besides being the best with the two most important attributes he’s also the fastest. For the players that search for taller goalkeepers, Cech and Hart are goalkeeper to consider even though the first is slow and the second has weak handling.

    For those who frequently pass the ball to the goalkeeper, De Gea is a choice to be considered. When talking about cheapest goalkeepers our suggestion is Asmir Begovic. Besides the four most rated goalkeepers in the league no one else has better reflexes than the Bosnian. Besides, he’s also the tallest of them all, which takes out any doubt for those who still had any. For those who don’t want to choose him because of the difficulty of having good chemistry links with the centre back, Simon Mignolet is a good alternative.


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    Best FUT 14 Barclays Premier League Goalkeeper



    FUT 14 Barclays Premier League 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.

    Vidic and Kompany are the central backs with the best reputation in the Barclays Premier League. The remaining good players to consider because of experience are John Terry and Rio Ferdinand, and by irreverence, David Luiz and Jan Vertonghen come to mind.


    Nemanja Vidic 87 Serbia Manchester United
    Vincent Kompany 86 Belgium Manchester City
    John Terry 83 England Chelsea
    Rio Ferdinand 83 England Manchester United
    Daniel Agger 82 Denmark Liverpool
    David Luiz 82 Brazil Chelsea
    Jan Vertonghen 82 Belgium Tottenham Hotspur
    Martín Demichelis 82 Argentina Manchester City
    Fabricio Coloccini 81 Argentina Newcastle United
    Joleon Lescott 81 England Manchester City


    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 two best rated players: Vidic and Kompany. It’s really hard to get past them. The most experienced players are normally those who have a higher rating on this attribute. Terry, Rio Ferdinand and Demichelis prove this.


    Nemanja Vidic 86 Serbia Manchester United
    Vincent Kompany 86 Belgium Manchester City
    Martín Demichelis 85 Argentina Manchester City
    John Terry 84 England Chelsea
    Rio Ferdinand 84 England Manchester United
    Per Mertesacker 84 Germany Arsenal
    Brede Hangeland 83 Norway Fulham
    Joleon Lescott 82 England Manchester City
    Jan Vertonghen 81 Belgium Tottenham Hotspur
    Daniel Agger 81 Denmark Liverpool


    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 there’s a player that annihilates all competition: Vidic. He’s the best header in the game. If you choose to not buy one, Lescott and Vermaelen handle it pretty well. Though Kompany is one of the tallest central backs he’s far behind on the Barclays Premier League list of players with good heading. He isn’t an isolated case: the tallest central back in the league, Brade Hagenland has dreadful heading. A player to avoid at all cost, even for his low speed.


    Nemanja Vidic 90 Serbia Manchester United
    Joleon Lescott 85 England Manchester City
    Thomas Vermaelen 85 Belgium Arsenal
    John Terry 83 England Chelsea
    Martin Škrtel 83 Slovakia Liverpool
    Younès Kaboul 83 France Tottenham Hotspur
    Gary Cahill 83 England Chelsea
    Michael Dawson 83 England Tottenham Hotspur
    Mobido Diakité 83 France Sunderland
    Jan Vertonghen 82 Belgium Tottenham Hotspur


    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.

    The weak relish for heading by Kompany is in a way compensating due to his good speed. But there are faster players in the Barclays Premier League. The first on the list is Vlad Chiriches, defender that has his debut on the league. We don’t consider him a viable option since he lacks the remaining attributes necessary for a good central back. David Luiz, Kaboul and Koscielny are also fast players and possess these attributes, in a way that either one of these three present themselves as a viable for a defence based on the BPL.


    Vlad Chiriches 82 Romania Tottenham Hotspur
    Younès Kaboul 78 France Tottenham Hotspur
    David Luiz 77 Brazil Chelsea
    Laurent Koscielny 77 France Arsenal
    Chris Smalling 76 England Manchester United
    Maynor Figueroa 76 Honduras Hull City
    Sébastien Bassong 74 Cameroon Norwich City
    Vincent Kompany 73 Belgium Manchester City
    Gary Cahill 73 England Chelsea
    Sylvain Distin 73 France Everton


    In our opinion Vidic is a real wall. He 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 an extremely slow defender that compromises the team in fast attacks. For that Kompany is our number one choice for this position. Fast and with good defending and attacking attributes, the Belgian is for that the without a chance most expensive of all central backs of the Barclays Premier League.

    Benefiting from his popularity and his characteristic for a good chemistry, David Luiz comes up as being one of the first choices for teams based on the Barclays Premier League. He’s without a doubt a good player for this position but there are other cheaper solutions. Like, Younès Kaboul that besides having work rates more appropriate to the position is the players that classifies as better in the three main attributes we said. Jan Vertonghen, Laurent Koscielny and Thomas Vermaelen are also good options, even though only the Frenchman has work rates more appropriate to his position.


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    FUT 14 Barclays Premier League 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.

    The right flank of the defence got really weak when Maicon left for Italy. Choosing the best right back for a Barclays Premier League Team is now an extremely hard choice. There are various valid option depending on the style of play. The six first are those the most liked ones.


    Pablo Zabaleta 82 Argentina Manchester City
    Bacary Sagna 80 France Arsenal
    Branislav Ivanovic 80 Serbia Chelsea
    Glen Johnson 79 England Liverpool
    Kyle Walker 79 England Tottenham Hotspur
    Micah Richards 79 England Manchester City
    Mathieu Debuchy 78 France Newcastle United
    Phil Jones 78 England Manchester United
    Azpilicueta 77 Spain Chelsea
    Rafael 77 Brazil Manchester United


    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.

    Ivanovic is the players that best fits this aspect. The only other players that offer any type of competition are the Manchester City duo Micah Richards and Zabaleta.


    Branislav Ivanovic 85 Serbia Chelsea
    Pablo Zabaleta 83 Argentina Manchester City
    Micah Richards 81 England Manchester City
    Bacary Sagna 80 France Arsenal
    Phil Jones 79 England Manchester United
    Kyle Walker 78 England Tottenham Hotspur
    Azpilicueta 77 Spain Chelsea
    Glen Johnson 76 England Liverpool
    Mathieu Debuchy 76 France Newcastle United
    Rafael 76 Brazil Manchester United


    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 FIFA 14 Ultimate Team, only Ignazio Abate is faster than Kyle Walker. The English international if far superior in this aspect compared to every BPL full backs. Besides Kyle Walker only Glen Johnson may be considered a fast player.


    Kyle Walker 92 England Tottenham Hotspur
    Glen Johnson 85 England Liverpool
    Micah Richards 81 England Manchester City
    Rafael 81 Brazil Manchester United
    Mathieu Debuchy 78 France Newcastle United
    Azpilicueta 78 Spain Chelsea
    Sascha Riether 77 Germany Fulham
    Bacary Sagna 75 France Arsenal
    Pablo Zabaleta 74 Argentina Manchester City
    Martin Kelly 74 England Liverpool


    Pablo Zabaleta is the highest rated right back but once again, that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s the best choice for this position. In our opinion he’s the right choice for players that don’t use full backs to attack.

    On the other hand there’s Kyle Walker. He has fantastic pace, good dribbling, passing and he’s high attacking work rates make him a good player for those that see full backs as second wingers.

    For those that search for an intermediate solution, in other word, a player that defends and attacks fairly, we advise Micah Richards. He’s a balanced athlete that still has the bonus of being the right back with the most strength in the game. It’s as you now know a very important attribute. Glen Johnson is also a natural alternative. Though Ivanovic has good defending he’s very slow and Sagna doesn’t reach Micah Richards level.


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    Best FUT 14 Barclays Premier League Right Backs



    Best FUT 14 Barclays Premier League Left Backs (LB e LWB)


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

    A team’s left flank has even less options than the right but that doesn’t necessarily mean it has less quality. There are four players that stand out in this position: the veterans Ashley Cole and Patrice Evra, last season’s prominent Leighton Baines and the ever fast Gaël Clichy.


    Ashley Cole 85 England Chelsea
    Leighton Baines 83 England Everton
    Patrice Evra 82 France Manchester United
    Gaël Clichy 81 France Manchester City
    José Enrique 79 Spain Liverpool
    Aleksandar Kolarov 78 Serbia Manchester City
    Kieran Gibbs 78 England Arsenal
    Monreal 77 Spain Arsenal
    Aly Cissokho 75 France Liverpool
    Fábio 75 Brazil Manchester United


    Ashley Cole and Patrice Evra’s joint experience in the Barclays Premier League, contribute decisively to make these two the two best defending left backs in the league. Even though being one of the fastest, using Santon should not be an option for teams where it’s necessary defending frequently.


    Ashley Cole 82 England Chelsea
    Patrice Evra 80 France Manchester United
    José Enrique 80 Spain Liverpool
    Leighton Baines 79 England Everton
    Gaël Clichy 79 France Manchester City
    Aleksandar Kolarov 79 Serbia Manchester City
    Kieran Gibbs 78 England Arsenal
    Monreal 75 Spain Arsenal
    Aly Cissokho 74 France Liverpool
    Fábio 74 Brazil Manchester United


    Gaël Clichy is the fastest left back in the English league and the fourth most fast out of all of FUT 14 gold players. He makes his speed his biggest threat, differing from other three players from this position. All of them are a lot slower.


    Gaël Clichy 88 France Manchester City
    Kieran Gibbs 84 England Arsenal
    Aly Cissokho 81 France Liverpool
    Davide Santon 81 Italy Newcastle United
    Leighton Baines 79 England Everton
    José Enrique 79 Spain Liverpool
    Patrice Evra 78 France Manchester United
    Monreal 78 Spain Arsenal
    Fábio 77 Brazil Manchester United
    Ashley Cole 76 England Chelsea


    Even thought he isn’t the one who has the best defending skills, the best passing nor the best shooting, Clichy is our first choice for a Barclays Premier League based team. What he lacks in these attributes he highly compensates with his pace.

    Leighton Baines and Ashley Cole are valid alternatives to the Frenchman. The first besides being an extremely balanced player is also a good crosser. He’s a good choice for more attacking teams. Cole fits better in a more defending game, as proves the fact that he is the player with the highest Slide Tackle of all the game and the third with the most Standing Tackle.

    Of all the remaining players, Kieran Gibbs is our cheapest choice. He doesn’t have the same efficiency as the others we referred but he’s fast enough to cause some offensive damage and possesses reasonable defending to support properly the teams more retreated sector.


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    Best FUT 14 Barclays Premier League Left Backs



    Best FUT 14 Barclays Premier League Central 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.

    Yaya Touré’s supremacy over all other Barclays Premier League central defensive midfielders is extremely clear. Between the balances between attributes of the remaining, only the Chelsea duo Essien and Ramires are the highest rated.


    Yaya Touré 86 Ivory Coast Manchester City
    Michaël Essien 81 Ghana Chelsea
    Ramires 80 Brazil Chelsea
    Javi García 79 Spain Manchester City
    Cheick Tioté 79 Ivory Coast Newcastle United
    John Obi Mikel 79 Nigeria Chelsea
    Scott Parker 79 England Fulham
    Gareth Barry 79 England Everton
    Etienne Capoue 79 France Tottenham Hotspur
    Steven N’Zonzi 78 France Stoke City


    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 two best central defensive midfielders play for Manchester City: Yaya Touré and Javi Garcia. Besides, they’re also the players that have better heading so they are two good choices for teams that want to complicate an opponent’s game in the space between the midfield and the defence.


    Yaya Touré 83 Ivory Coast Manchester City
    Javi García 82 Spain Manchester City
    Michaël Essien 81 Ghana Chelsea
    Cheick Tioté 81 Ivory Coast Newcastle United
    John Obi Mikel 80 Nigeria Chelsea
    Scott Parker 80 England Fulham
    Gareth Barry 80 England Everton
    Cañas 80 Spain Swansea City
    Etienne Capoue 79 France Tottenham Hotspur
    Steven N’Zonzi 78 France Stoke City


    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 Barclays Premier League. Once again, City’s duo is the one that stands out. On the other hand there’s Ramires. Even though he’s really appreciated by the players, Chelsea’s Brazilian rarely wins a physical brawl due to being the weakest central defensive midfielder from the main English League.


    Yaya Touré 92 Ivory Coast Manchester City
    Javi García 89 Spain Manchester City
    John Obi Mikel 88 Nigeria Chelsea
    Cheick Tioté 86 Ivory Coast Newcastle United
    Michaël Essien 84 Ghana Chelsea
    Steven N’Zonzi 81 France Stoke City
    Derek Boateng 81 Ghana Fulham
    Lee Cattermole 78 England Sunderland
    Youssouf Mulumbu 78 DR Congo West Bromwich Albion
    Etienne Capoue 77 France Tottenham Hotspur


    Out of all the choices that are necessary to make when creating a BPL team, the central defensive midfielder is the easiest. Yaya Touré is not only the best player playing this position in England he’s the best in the world. No one is as complete as him. Fast, almost inviolate either by air or by ground, with good offensive attributes and work rates adjusted to his position. An authentic lung capable of playing the full width of the field.

    Only a limited budget may justify another player other than Yaya. Ramires is normally chosen to replace him because he possess a much appreciated cocktail of work rates, pace and stamina which allows him to be everywhere. But his huge popularity makes him a player considerably expensive for some budgets.

    There are still very options that offer a cheap price but still good quality wise. For those who want an element that offer defensive solidity to the team. Javi Garcia is a very interesting choice. His very accessible price is due to his mediocre pace. For those that search for someone that can step on further zones of the pitch, Tioté is a player to consider.


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    Best FUT 14 Barclays Premier League 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.

    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 Spaniards David Silva and Juan Mata and the newcomer Mesut Ozil.


    David Silva 88 Spain Manchester City
    Juan Mata 87 Spain Chelsea
    Mesut Özil 87 Germany Arsenal
    Santi Cazorla 85 Spain Arsenal
    Samir Nasri 84 France Manchester City
    Shinji Kagawa 83 Japan Manchester United
    Steven Gerrard 83 England Liverpool
    Oscar 82 Brazil Chelsea
    Yohan Cabaye 82 France Newcastle United
    Jack Wilshere 82 England Arsenal
    Christian Eriksen 82 Denmark Tottenham Hotspur
    Michael Carrick 82 England Manchester United
    Mikel Arteta 82 Spain Arsenal
    Moussa Dembélé 81 Belgium Tottenham Hotspur
    Bryan Ruíz 81 Costa Rica Fulham


    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 David Silva, Gerrard and Arteta share the top of the table due to the space left by the legendary Paul Scholes, the Spaniard from Manchester City is who better does it from either short or long distance. Silva is the one that makes the best short passes in the whole world.


    David Silva 86 Spain Manchester City
    Steven Gerrard 86 England Liverpool
    Mikel Arteta 86 Spain Arsenal
    Mesut Özil 85 Germany Arsenal
    Santi Cazorla 85 Spain Arsenal
    Michael Carrick 84 England Manchester United
    Frank Lampard 84 England Chelsea
    Ryan Giggs 84 Wales Manchester United
    Juan Mata 83 Spain Chelsea
    Samir Nasri 83 France Manchester City
    Jack Wilshere 83 England Arsenal
    Christian Eriksen 83 Denmark Tottenham Hotspur
    Fernandinho 83 Brazil Manchester City
    Yohan Cabaye 82 France Newcastle United
    Darren Fletcher 82 Scotland Manchester United


    David Silva’s supremacy is also showed through his dribbling. He’s still this leagues player with the most vision and ball control. On the position below follow four players from the rival clubs.


    David Silva 89 Spain Manchester City
    Shinji Kagawa 88 Japan Manchester United
    Coutinho 88 Brazil Liverpool
    Mesut Özil 87 Germany Arsenal
    Juan Mata 87 Spain Chelsea
    Santi Cazorla 86 Spain Arsenal
    Samir Nasri 86 France Manchester City
    Moussa Dembélé 86 Belgium Tottenham Hotspur
    Jack Wilshere 85 England Arsenal
    Oscar 85 Brazil Chelsea
    Bryan Ruíz 85 Costa Rica Fulham
    Gastón Ramirez 85 Uruguay Southampton
    Christian Eriksen 84 Denmark Tottenham Hotspur
    Tomáš Rosický 84 Czech Republic Arsenal
    Charles N’Zogbia 84 France Aston Villa


    David Silva is the most interesting player in the Barclays Premier League Midfield. He’s the best at various attributes, from which two of the ones we consider most important: passing and dribbling.

    Benefiting from an upgrade, Mata climbs to the podium of best BPL midfielders, also occupied by Ozil. Though they are a lot similar our preference is directed towards the Spaniard. He has more adjusted work rates and possesses better attributes except passing and mental. The only justification we found for the Germans doubled price is due to his increasing popularity. His transfer was the most expensive by the English club and his first season is going pretty well.

    Cazorla and Nasri are cheaper players that can perform well their roles as central midfielders. The Spaniard is a box to box player while the Frenchman has natural attacking tendencies.

    Our cheapest choice falls to Fernandinho. Even though he isn’t very physically powerful, the Brazilian is fast dribble and is a good passer. Coutinho is also a good alternative to the number one in Manchester City’s Midfield.


    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - CM e CAM

    Best FUT 14 Barclays Premier League Central Midfielders



    Barclays Premier League 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 was in earlier seasons the weak point of Barclays Premier League based teams. This deficit of quality was obscured by Valencia, which on FUT 14 saw some of his most important attributes be downgraded. The addition of Jesus Navas to this league and the passage of Nani from left to right side, came as a solution to this problem.


    Jesús Navas 85 Spain Manchester City
    Antonio Valencia 83 Ecuador Manchester United
    Nani 83 Portugal Manchester United
    Theo Walcott 81 England Arsenal
    Erik Lamela 81 Argentina Tottenham Hotspur
    James Milner 81 England Manchester City
    Aaron Lennon 80 England Tottenham Hotspur
    Kevin Mirallas 80 Belgium Everton
    Hatem Ben Arfa 79 France Newcastle United
    Stewart Downing 78 England West Ham United


    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.

    The Barclays Premier League is extremely well served in this chapter. Five gold players have pace over 90, being the highlighted sprinter Theo Walcott, the fastest gold player of FIFA 14 Ultimate Team.


    Theo Walcott 96 England Arsenal
    Aaron Lennon 92 England Tottenham Hotspur
    Nathan Dyer 92 England Swansea City
    Jesús Navas 91 Spain Manchester City
    Deulofeu 91 Spain Everton
    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 89 England Arsenal
    Kevin Mirallas 88 Belgium Everton
    Antonio Valencia 87 Ecuador Manchester United
    Marko Arnautovic 86 Austria Stoke City
    Nani 84 Portugal Manchester United


    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 player gifted in dribbling, being Nani and Lamela the best. The Portuguese adds good dribble to the capacity of executing every technical move of the game.


    Nani 88 Portugal Manchester United
    Erik Lamela 88 Argentina Tottenham Hotspur
    Jesús Navas 86 Spain Manchester City
    Hatem Ben Arfa 86 France Newcastle United
    Kevin Mirallas 85 Belgium Everton
    Aaron Lennon 84 England Tottenham Hotspur
    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 84 England Arsenal
    Deulofeu 84 Spain Everton
    Victor Moses 83 Nigeria Liverpool
    Antonio Valencia 82 Ecuador Manchester United


    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 exactly this. Only James Milner offers good quality passing. Walcott for example could’ve been an option to consider filling this slot in virtue of his fantastic pace, but he’s affected negatively for missing frequently passes to his more forward team mates.


    James Milner 84 England Manchester City
    Jesús Navas 79 Spain Manchester City
    Nani 79 Portugal Manchester United
    Antonio Valencia 79 Ecuador Manchester United
    Kevin Mirallas 79 Belgium Everton
    Damien Duff 78 Republic of Ireland Fulham
    Erik Lamela 76 Argentina Tottenham Hotspur
    Hatem Ben Arfa 76 France Newcastle United
    Stewart Downing 76 England West Ham United
    Adam Johnson 76 England Sunderland


    Navas and Nani are clearly the most indicated players to occupy this position in a team without budget restraints. Our preference goes toward the Spaniard that even though has worse shooting and doesn’t execute as much technical moves can be considerably faster and help the defence more due to his work rates high/medium.

    From the most popular there’s also James Milner. That even though has good passing, he is the slowest of the whole league. We discourage this purchase.

    For those that can’t pay so many coins there’s a player that doesn’t diverge far from the best: Kevin Mirallas. The Belgian is faster than Nani, has almost better dribbling than Navas and passes as well as these two players. Besides having a work rate adjusted to the position he occupies he is still has a 4 star week foot and 4 star skill moves.


    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - RM, RW e RF

    Best FUT 14 Barclays Premier League Right Wingers



    Barclays Premier League Left Wingers (LM, LW e LF)


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

    With Bale leaving for Real Madrid, Hazard as become the highest rated left winger. The newcomer Willian is second on the list making it three Chelsea players in the four first places.


    Eden Hazard 85 Belgium Chelsea
    Willian 83 Brazil Chelsea
    Ashley Young 82 England Manchester United
    André Schürrle 80 Germany Chelsea
    Lukas Podolski 80 Germany Arsenal
    Steven Pienaar 80 South Africa Everton
    Adel Taarabt 78 Morocco Fulham
    Nacer Chadli 78 Belgium Tottenham Hotspur
    Matt Jarvis 77 England West Ham United
    Pablo Hernández 77 Spain Swansea City


    Even though they’re fast, the left wingers aren’t nearly as fast as their team mates from the right. Raheem Sterling is the only one that surpasses 90 pace but, even if you like fast players, there are others more capable than the Englishman. His passing quality is really bad.


    Raheem Sterling 91 England Liverpool
    Willian 88 Brazil Chelsea
    Ashley Young 88 England Manchester United
    André Schürrle 88 Germany Chelsea
    Scott Sinclair 88 England West Bromwich Albion
    Eden Hazard 87 Belgium Chelsea
    Matt Jarvis 87 England West Ham United
    Oussama Assaidi 86 Morocco Stoke City
    Lukas Podolski 81 Germany Arsenal
    Pablo Hernández 80 Spain Swansea City


    With the exception of Podolski that isn’t a natural born dribbler there’s a proportional quality between the left winger and his dribbling. It’s natural that Hazard and Willian are the ones most highlighted in this chapter.


    Eden Hazard 88 Belgium Chelsea
    Willian 88 Brazil Chelsea
    Ashley Young 85 England Manchester United
    Steven Pienaar 85 South Africa Everton
    André Schürrle 84 Germany Chelsea
    Adel Taarabt 84 Morocco Fulham
    Oussama Assaidi 84 Morocco Stoke City
    Pablo Hernández 83 Spain Swansea City
    Scott Sinclair 82 England West Bromwich Albion
    Nacer Chadli 81 Belgium Tottenham Hotspur


    Hazard is clearly the best fitted passer between the remaining left wingers. Even though we discourage, Chris Brunt is an option for those that don’t necessarily need pace.


    Eden Hazard 83 Belgium Chelsea
    Chris Brunt 80 Northern Ireland West Bromwich Albion
    Steven Pienaar 79 South Africa Everton
    Matthew Etherington 79 England Stoke City
    Willian 78 Brazil Chelsea
    Sylvain Marveaux 77 France Newcastle United
    Adel Taarabt 76 Morocco Fulham
    Ashley Young 75 England Manchester United
    André Schürrle 75 Germany Chelsea
    Matt Jarvis 75 England West Ham United


    Hazard’s price is prohibits him from lots of budgets, proving the worth of the player. He’s without a doubt the best Barclays Premier League left winger. He’s the one the better passer and dribbler and is one of the fastest. He possesses a series of other developed attributes such as balance, agility, acceleration and ball control. We only discourage him for teams that will need him defending, given his work rate high/low.

    For those that don’t want to pay as many coins for the Belgian they have the excellent newcomer, Willian. The ex-Shakhtar man is a complete and balanced player. The other Chelsea player, André Schurrle is our third choice.

    One of the most use players in the BPL is Podolski. Even though he’s the one that has the best shooting, his passing and dribbling don’t convince us.

    On the other hand of what happens on the right flank, the cheapest choice isn’t the more obvious one. Matt Jarvis seems as the most balanced player to use but you should certify that his high/low work rate applies to your team’s formation.


    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - LM, LW e LF

    Best FUT 14 Barclays Premier League Left Wingers



    Barclays Premier League Forwards (CF e ST)


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

    In the Barclays Premier League, the most popular players are Robin Van Persie, top goal scorer of the last two seasons, Sergio Aguero, City’s attacking reference, Wayne Rooney, the mythical Manchester United player and Luis Suarez, one of the fans’ favourites.


    Robin van Persie 89 Netherlands Manchester United
    Sergio Agüero 88 Argentina Manchester City
    Wayne Rooney 87 England Manchester United
    Luis Suárez 86 Uruguay Liverpool
    Soldado 84 Spain Tottenham Hotspur
    Stevan Jovetic 84 Montenegro Manchester City
    Samuel Eto’o 84 Cameroon Chelsea
    Negredo 83 Spain Manchester City
    Edin Džeko 83 Bosnia Herzegovina Manchester City
    Fernando Torres 82 Spain Chelsea
    Dimitar Berbatov 82 Bulgaria Fulham
    Javier Hernández 82 Mexico Manchester United
    Jermain Defoe 81 England Tottenham Hotspur
    Demba Ba 81 Senegal Chelsea
    Olivier Giroud 80 France Arsenal


    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.

    Robin Van Persie is the second best shooter of FIFA 14 Ultimate Team. Only Cristiano Ronaldo is superior. Besides his team mate Wayne Rooney, Aguero and Suarez possess an above average shot. This means the best forwards are the ones that best shooting.


    Robin van Persie 89 Netherlands Manchester United
    Wayne Rooney 87 England Manchester United
    Sergio Agüero 84 Argentina Manchester City
    Luis Suárez 83 Uruguay Liverpool
    Jermain Defoe 83 England Tottenham Hotspur
    Soldado 82 Spain Tottenham Hotspur
    Negredo 82 Spain Manchester City
    Edin Džeko 82 Bosnia Herzegovina Manchester City
    Fernando Torres 82 Spain Chelsea
    Stevan Jovetic 81 Montenegro Manchester City
    Samuel Eto’o 81 Cameroon Chelsea
    Dimitar Berbatov 81 Bulgaria Fulham
    Demba Ba 80 Senegal Chelsea
    Olivier Giroud 80 France Arsenal
    Nicolas Anelka 79 France West Bromwich Albion


    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 four more popular only Rooney appears in the list of 30 forwards with good heading.


    Andy Carroll 88 England West Ham United
    Wilfried Bony 86 Ivory Coast Swansea City
    Olivier Giroud 83 France Arsenal
    Pablo Daniel Osvaldo 83 Italy Southampton
    Negredo 82 Spain Manchester City
    Emmanuel Adebayor 82 Togo Tottenham Hotspur
    Rickie Lambert 82 England Southampton
    Steven Fletcher 82 Scotland Sunderland
    Marouane Chamakh 82 Morocco Crystal Palace
    Wayne Rooney 81 England Manchester United
    Soldado 81 Spain Tottenham Hotspur
    Demba Ba 81 Senegal Chelsea
    Christian Benteke 81 Belgium Aston Villa
    Loïc Rémy 81 France Newcastle United
    Jozy Altidore 81 United States Sunderland


    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.

    Eto’o is back to the big European Stage in time to accompany Rémy to the list of fastest Barclays Premier League forwards. In a way, the 41 Forwards of this league are fast players, but not as fast as the Frenchman or the Cameroonian.


    Samuel Eto’o 91 Cameroon Chelsea
    Loïc Rémy 91 France Newcastle United
    Daniel Sturridge 90 England Liverpool
    Sergio Agüero 88 Argentina Manchester City
    Javier Hernández 88 Mexico Manchester United
    Arouna Koné 86 Ivory Coast Everton
    Danny Welbeck 85 England Manchester United
    Jermain Defoe 83 England Tottenham Hotspur
    Romelu Lukaku 83 Belgium Everton
    Luis Suárez 81 Uruguay Liverpool
    Stevan Jovetic 81 Montenegro Manchester City
    Christian Benteke 81 Belgium Aston Villa
    Iago Aspas 81 Spain Liverpool
    Darren Bent 80 England Fulham
    Yoan Gouffran 80 France Newcastle United


    Choosing the best Barclays Premier League forward is a bit subjective because it depends on everyone’s style of play. In our opinion Sergio Aguero is the most complete. Even though he’s a player primarily focused on attack, he make it really well. Even though he’s not the best at any of the attributes he consider more important no other BPL forward surpasses him in ball control, acceleration and balance.

    For those that don’t have the money to pay for him, there is a new player that came this season to spice up the English League: Samuel Eto’o, even though he isn’t a cheap player, it’s enough to say that he has the best average between the three most important attributes we considered.

    In spite of his excellent capacity to shoot Van Persie fails for being too slow and not using his head properly. Rooney for example in spite of not being the fastest he seems like a viable option for most teams.

    Far from Luis Suaréz or Jovetic’s quality, Javier Hernandéz is our cheapest choice. The Mexican may cause a lot of damage on the opponents defence.


    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - CF e ST

    Best FUT 14 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 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 100k budget and 4-3-3 with a 20k budget.


    Team with Unlimited Budget


    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team

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    • First Squad
    • GK: Hugo Lloris (12k) (4.5k)
      RB: Micah Richards (2k) (1.3k)
      CBR: Vicent Kompany (38k) (25k)
      CBL: Younès Kaboul (3k) (1k)
      LB: Gaël Clichy (7k) (3.3k)
      CDM: Yaya Touré (110k) (110k)
      RM: Jesus Navas (25k) (17k)
      LM: Eden Harazd (190k) (195k)
      CAM: David Silva (130k) (110k)
      STR: Sergio Aguero (250k) (210k)
      STL: Samuel Eto’o (40k) (24k)

    • Substitutes and Reserves
    • GK: Petr Cech (10k) (6.5k)
      RB: Kyle Walker (7k) (4k)
      CB: David Luiz (17k) (10k)
      CB: Laurent Koscielny (3k) (1.6k)
      LB: Ashley Cole (5k) (1.9k)
      CDM: Ramires (12k) (6.6k)
      RM: Nani (16k) (8k)
      LM: Willian (35k) (19k)
      CAM: Juan Mata (52k) (36.5k)
      ST: Wayne Rooney (60k) (33k)
      ST: Robin Van Persie (145k) (83k)

    Yellow – Prices at November 2013
    Green – Prices at March 2014


    • Budget
    • 1,249 million coins (832k + 417k)
      911 million coins (701k + 210k)

    • Summary
    • The choice for this team’s player was based on analysis made in the previous chapters. In goal, Lloris is still our favourite. In centre back position, Vidic was not chosen because we think most players that choose him will only be for formations that use 5 defenders. Kaboul wins over David Luiz in the first squad because of the Brazilians work rates. The full backs chosen were fast enough and equally balanced. Depending on a players mentality you can put attacking full backs like, Kyle Walker or more defending full backs like, Ashley Cole.
      The four players in midfield are untouchable, the same happens with Aguero in the attack. Those that play with a forwards head may prefer Rooney for Eto’o.


    100k Budget Team


    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team

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    • First Squad
    • GK: Joe Hart (5k) (2.1k)
      RB: Micah Richards (2k) (1.3k)
      CBR: Laurent Koscielny (2k) (1.6k)
      CBL: Younès Kaboul (3k) (1k)
      LB: Gaël Clichy (7k) (3.3k)
      RM: Antonio Valencia (2k) (1k)
      CMR: Santi Cazorla (17k) (8k)
      CML: Christian Eriksen (5k) (1k)
      LM: Andre Schurrle (17k) (8.5k)
      STR: Javier Hernandez (2k) (0.9k)
      STL: Stevan Jovetic (14k) (6.5k)

    • Substitutes and Reserves
    • GK: De Gea (4k) (1.1k)
      RB: Glen Johnson (1k) (0.9k)
      CB: Jan Vertonghen (3k) (1k)
      CB: Thomas Vermaelen (1k) (0.8k)
      LB: Ashley Cole (5k) (1.9k)
      RM: Kevin Mirallas (1k) (0.7k)
      CM: Fernandinho (2k) (1.7k)
      CM: Coutinho (2k) (1k)
      LM: Matt Jarvis (0.5k) (0.5k)
      ST: Loic Remy (3k) (1.2k)
      ST: Fernando Torres (3k) (1k)

    Yellow – Prices at November 2013
    Green – Prices at March 2014


    • Budget
    • 136k coins (100k + 36k)
      47k coins (35.2k + 11.8k)

    • Summary
    • The choice for this team’s players was based on analysis made in the previous chapter. In goal, Hart is a cheaper alternative to Cech and Lloris. In the defence everything remains the same, except Koscielny comes in for Kompany. Vermaelen and Vertonghen are stuck in as subs because of their high attacking work rate. Half of the budget was spent on three midfielders: Schurrle and Eriksen, that are two pleasant surprises in FUT 14, and Cazorla that according to a players preference may be preferable than Nasri. Even though not being an extraordinary player, Valencia is the best right winger for this position. On the attack for those that don’t need as much pace, Torres shoots and passes better than Chicharrito.


    20K Budget Team


    Barclays Premier League Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team

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    • First Squad
    • GK: Asmir Begovic (0.8k) (0.6k)
      RB: Glen Johnson (1k) (0.9k)
      CBR: Kolo Touré (0.8k) (0.7k)
      CBL: Gary Cahill (1k) (0.8k)
      LB: Kieran Gibbs (1.2k) (0.8k)
      CMR: Coutinho (2k) (1k)
      CM: Javi Garcia (0.8k) (0.7k)
      CML: Fernandinho (2k) (1.7k)
      RW: Kevin Mirallas (1k) (0.7k)
      LW: Matt Jarvis (0.5k) (0.5k)
      ST: Javier Hernandez (2k) (0.9k)

    • Substitutes and Reserves
    • GK: Simon Mignolet (0.7k) (0.7k)
      RB: Bacary Sagna (1.1k) (0.8k)
      CB: Mamadou Sakho (0.9k) (0.8k)
      CB: Mobido Diakité (0.6k) (0.7k)
      LB: José Enrique (0.8k) (0.7k)
      CM: Kevin de Bruyne (1k) (1.6k)
      CM: Cheik Tioté (0.6k) (0.6k)
      CM: Sandro (0.9k) (0.7k)
      RW: Erik Lamela (2k) (0.8k)
      LW: Adel Taarabt (1k) (1.5k)
      ST: Negredo (1.5k) (1k)

    Yellow – Prices at November 2013
    Green – Prices at March 2014


    • Budget
    • 32k coins (18.4k + 13.5k)
      19k coins (9.3k + 9.9k)

    • Summary
    • The choice for this team’s players was based on analysis made in the previous chapter. In goal Begovic is a true penny saver. In defence Kolo Touré and Gary Cahill close the path to goal with the precious help of Javi Garcia. The Spaniard is a very useful element in these types of formation for giving defensive security in midfield and setting free team mates to start attacks. Glen Johnson and Kieran Gibbs are the full backs, they are both a case of good value for money, the biggest investment is on the Brazilian duo Fernandinho and Coutinho that with their pace, dribbling, and above average passing give width to the attack. On the last third of the field there are two distinct cases: Mirallas is a great surprise while Jarvis in the left flank is the worst player on the team. The man responsible for goals is Chicharito despite Soldados’s characteristics being better fitted for this formation.



    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 Barclays Premier League has players with many nationalities, therefore is it’s more prone to allow the build-up of hybrid teams with other leagues. The team with greatest quality is the result of the combination of BBVA and BPL. David Silva, Mata, Navas, Soldado, Negredo and Torres are key players in this connection. There are also Belgium defenders like Kompany that can connect really well with Thibaut Courtois and let’s not forget that there is also the perfect connection between Aguero and Messi.

    Building a good Hybrid team based in the BPL and Bundesliga is also possible. There are a lot of great German players that play in England such as, Özil, Schürrle and Podolski other choices include Van Persie, Clichy and Nasri.

    On an inferior level, the BPL still connects reasonably with other leagues, especially with the league 1.

    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 Barclays Premier League Team


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    Dear Rodrigo,
    Please kindly,I need your advise and your own opinion on the fallowing if possible..
    I have the fallowing team

    although my son is a very good player in FIFA 14,we a re loosing a lot of matches especially in division 6 (we couldn’t pass it) and most of the matches was against Barclays team.

    My son plays very well from the sides and corners..which I think our team is weak in this matter (no good headers)

    Naymar and Messi great in dribbling which we are not good in it.

    I convinced my son to sell all the team and buy Barclays (after i read ur article) but i need ur opinion to make my decision

    Of course if sold my team,I will have the ability to buy In-Forms players.

    such as Hazard and Aguero and (RVP or ozil)

    best regards and thanking you in advance


    I am building a Unlimited Budget BPL team. I have a question and want your opinion on the matter. I have Richards and Walker for RB. I have In Form Debuchy. Do you think I should replace Walker for Debuchy IF?


    Please could you let me have your thoughts on my bpl sqaud 4-1-2-1-2, have a few players for each position

    Gk – Lloris / Cech
    RB – Richard / Walker
    CB – Kompany/ Vidic
    CB – Kaboul / Luiz
    LB – Baines / Cole
    CDM – Ramires / Fellani / Sandro /
    RM – Navas / Walcott / Lamela / Ben Arfa
    LM – Schrulle / Jarvis
    CAM – Rooney / Eriksen
    ST – Remy / Benteke/ Defoe
    ST – Eto’o / Jovetic / Hernandez / Carrol (end of game heading)

    I have 60k coins and not too sure where to invest, what would you do? Should I sell Rooney and buy yaya? Also with those players what do you think is strongest 11? thanks


    I have a serie a bpl hybrid team and I’d like your opinion on it.
    GK- Buffon
    LCB- chiellini
    CB- Mexes
    RCB- Koscielny
    LCDM- De Rossi
    RCDM- Cabaye
    LM- El Sharaway
    RM- Valencia/mirallas (not sure)
    CAM- Gerrard
    LS- Balotelli
    RS- Sturridge

    I know that you haven’t published your serie a guide but could you just please give your opinion on how I can improve, my budget isn’t unlimited but money is not much of a problem


    What you think about Rooney as CM/CAM?


    Hi this is a brilliant guide but i have a few questons
    Y did u choose hernandez remy and torres over sturridge and y did u choose kaboul and koscielny over vemaelen


    Hi Rodgrigo

    I am experimenting 442(2) I have lloris, walker, kompany,kaboul, clichey, hazrad, navas yaya toure, rooney

    who should i partner rooney up with and also who should i get as my other cdm? I have 1 mill budget.



    Hi, Is Fellaini and Fer better at CDM as opposed to CM?

    Also, I’m currently using a 4-3-3 (2) formation and trying to improve my midfield.

    I have: -CM: Carrick, Fellaini, Fer, Van Ginkel, Lampard
    -CDM: Parker, Essien, Mikel, Javi Garcia
    and am willing to buy cheaper players

    What combination would you use (2CM; 1 CDM)?



    also who would you use, if you were to choose from those players?


    Hi! first of all congratulations for this awesome guide.
    I am building 4-3-3 (2) squad but i have a doubt in the midfield. I cant afford Yaya, I have Fellaini as CDM and Ramires as CM. do you recommend me as the other CM Mata, Nasri or Cazorla? Thanks!



    First of all thank you for this most useful guide. Always a pleasure reading the content on this site.

    I would like to ask you a question regarding 2 of my most favorite BPL players: Dembelé (as CDM) and De Bruyne (as CAM). I am currently using them in a 4-2-3-1 (2) formation.

    – Would you consider Dembelé as a suitable CDM? Why (not)?
    – Would you consider De Bruyne as a suitable CAM? Why (not)?

    Thanks for your feedback!
    Kind regards


    Hi! I want to upgrade my current CAM Cazorla, but i can’t afford Silva yet. Would you recommend Mata or Ozil and why?


    Hi great article,
    The 100k team is now worth 60k and I have 120k, what bpl team should I now make with 120k, thanks if you can help


    Hey, thanks for the great article! I am currently using Fellaini as a CDM in my 41212 BPL squad. Because he is not a CDM in FUT14, he is not listed in the article. Am i right that he is the best option as a CDM when i can’t afford Toure yet? Or would you suggest a different CDM?

    John smith

    so my squad is 4-1-2-1-2 and im confused who to get as a ST with etoo i have van persie but i think suraez or rooney might be better since i can afford aguero for now


    Hi, I have bpl team and dont know if its any good please can you help me out. It is:
    Gk-De gea
    I also have Evrq, Ferdinand, Mirralas, Podolski, Benteke, Kagawa and Carrick

    Harry James

    Hi I have only just got fifa 14 and started of by buying a cheap 5k bpl team which is:
    CB- Chirces
    CB- Evans
    CB- Natasic
    CDM- Mikel
    CDM- Capoue
    RM- Lallana
    LM- Sinclair
    ST- Bony
    and I was just wandering how I can upgrade my team on a low budget


    Hi all, i think i have nearly got my team to perfection now. Some players are just way too expensive (aguero, hazard etc..)

    I have come up with this team so far:
    4-3-3 (4)
    GK: Lloris
    RB: Sagna
    CB: Vermaelen
    CB: Kompany
    LB: Clichy

    CM: Cazorla
    CAM: Ozil
    CM: David Silva

    LW: Willian
    ST: Jovetic
    RW: Jesus Navas

    The combination between Ozil and Jovetic works perfect. Both excellent passers and combine very nicely.

    after reading this i consider switching sagna with richards.


    Nice guide, just posting to get your opinion and help my decision. I’m considering trading in my 4-2-3-1(2)Bundesliga team of:
    Adler, Piszczek, Subotic, Boateng, Alaba, Gundogan, Schweinsteiger, Robben, Götze, Reus, Lewandowski
    For a 4-1-2-1-2(2) Premier League team of:
    Cech, Walker, Luiz, Kompany, Clichy, Toure (CDM), Rooney (CM), Gerrard(CM), Van Persie(CAM), Suarez, Agüero.

    Obviously there’s going to be a lot of coins lost in the change and I was just wondering what do you reckon. Should I do it?

    Rodrigo Flores

    Hi Rodrigo, congrats for this useful guide, it helps a lot!!

    My team is based in the BPL, therefore I’d like to ask you: I play in a 4-2-3-1 (2) formation with three CAM and two CDM… it isn’t a very common formation in the BPL teams, most of them use to play with wingers. Due to this fact, I don’t find CAM players with the best attributes to the functions I need. Who would you recommend? I’m particularly thinking about Nasri to play in the right flank for example.

    My actual team:

    2-Glenn Johnson
    3-David Luiz
    4-Mamadhou Sakho
    5-Gael Clichy
    6-Michael Essien
    7-Etienne Capoue
    9-Gaston Rodriguez
    10-Kevin Mirallas (doing very well as an improvisation)
    11-Oliver Giroud

    Best regards and thank you! 🙂


    Hi. I have a bpl bundesliga hybrid team
    Gk- Weidsnfeller

    My chemistry is 100 and the reason I made the hybrid is because reus is so amazing, (long shots, pace, dribbling, finishing, shot power all above 90 and he is right footed on the left so I can cut in but with 4 star weak foot I can also cross.) and then I could also have the bpl players. I have around 80k coins to improve, I can save up to around 150k if nessacary, I am also willing to sell players. What should I do????? Please help
    Regards Matthew



    First of all Love your website and a very helpful guide you have here.
    I play 4-3-3(4)
    My squad looks like this
    GK Hart/de Gea
    LB Cole/Clichy
    CB Vertonghen/Vermaelen
    CB Kompany/Koscielny
    RB Walker/Johnson
    CM Toure/Fellaini
    CM Ramires/Paulinho
    CAM Rooney/Mata
    LW Willian/Young
    ST Eto’o/Jovetic
    RW Walcott/Navas

    I want to replace Young with Hazard and Jovetic with Aguero in the future.
    At the moment I have money to buy Suarez, and I am thinking of making him a CAM instead of Mata, I have the feeling Mata doesn’t very well in this system, or would you advise to replace an attacker with Suarez?


    I have a pretty good team- 4-1-2-1-2
    gk- Wiedenfeller
    rb- Piscezck
    cb- Hummels
    cb- Dante
    lb- Alaba
    cdm- Schwienstiger
    rm- Nani
    lm- Reus
    cam- Toure
    st- van Persie
    st- Eto’o

    I don’t have much more money left only around 30 000 coins. If i wanted to i could go completely BPL by selling Germans for enough to buy Hazard a decent back four and keeper but nothing too special. then i would need a cheap cdm- maybe Stevie G. The problem is that I don’t think that Hazard is better than Reus after looking at their stats, I mean i think there is very little point for the extra 90 000 coins. I’m lost as to where to go next, please tell me what you think i should do by giving me a full team in your answer, it would mean the world. i really love the page.


    I’m having a horrible run with my teams… i’ve just got religated from Div 3 straight to Div 7…
    I’m having a lot of trouble defending and passing… Used to have like a 80+% passing rate in Fut13, but i got like 50+% in FUT14. Most of the goals I get scored on are on a cross+header, or counter or a poor pass from a goal keeper…

    I’ve spent quite a few coins in putting together several teams, two BPL teams, two Seria A teams, BBVA and a Bundesliga team.

    My BPL team consists of the following players in a 442 formation..

    Team 1
    ST – Rooney / Aguero
    LM – Young
    CM – Nasri (CAM) / Fellani (CDM)
    RM – Valencia
    LB – Cole
    CB – Vidic / Komany
    RB – Zabaleta
    GK – Cech

    Team 2
    ST – Negredo / Hernandez (Ba / Lukaka as subs)
    LM – Schurrle
    CM – Sessegnon / Essien (CDM)
    RM – Lamela
    LB – Baines
    CB – David Luiz / Figuera (IF)
    RB – Walker
    GK – Heart


    Hey Rodrigo I have a budget of 450K
    I’m planning on making this hybrid team, I have made a couple of choices I need your suggestions please : formation 451
    TEAM 1:
    Javi Martines(CM

    TEAM 2:
    TEAM 1:

    Also is your BBVA guide out….haven’t found it anywhere on the website!!


    Hello, since I’m a new player I’m starting with the cheapest team. But I was wondering: did you change Mirallas, Garcia and Jarvis favorite position? Is it worth to use money for that or is it better to let them play with Chemistry 9?


    What team is better?
    BPL team
    (CAM)De Bruyne
    Or the La Liga team


    Can you make me a 180k team


    Hi Rodrigo, thanks to your effort to do a wonderful article.
    My squad is:
    Vidic-Ferdinand (Kaboul-Koscielny)
    Fellaini-Sandro for using CDM
    Podolski-Jarvis for using LM
    Ben Arfa-Milner for using RM
    Hernandez-Remy (Soldado-Lukaku-Ba)

    I couldn’t get an ideal eleven. Despite Remy and Kagawa, my team is so slow, especially sides. I got frustrated and sorry about selling Arda Turan and Cuadrado, Ibarbo.. What is your suggestion? What should i do for winning? Stucked in Div. 6..

    Juan Manuel

    hello, thanks for the article, it is awesome,
    i wanna ask some few questions about my bpl team
    you see, im playing with a 4-3-3 (4) formation with degea/ Richards-Kaboul-Vertongen-Evra/ Dembele-Fernadinho(or Paulinho)-De Bruyne/ Podolski(or assaidi)-Sturridge (Or Jovetic)- Mirallas
    What should my next incorporation be? i have a limited wallet, and not very much time to play (just on weekends), which part of the field i should reinforce? thanks in advance


    Hey Man
    Awesome website, helped me out TONS! Thanks a lot.

    I have a BPL team playing 4-1-2-1-2
    (Still not sure on the formation tho)

    Cole, Luiz, Kompany, Zabaleta
    Schürrle, Navas
    Eto’o, Suarez

    I have aprox 50k coins in my budget.
    Do you see any improvements?
    Im having a hard time whether or not i should enforce my LM with Willian instead of Schurrle? My RB with Richards? And my LB with Clichy?

    And is Eriksen a good call for the CAM?

    Thanks huge in advance bud!


    Hi Rodrigo,
    First, i need to say your advise is awesome. I have a 4411 BPL team that looks like this:
    GK Hart/de Gea
    CB Smalling/Thiago Silva
    CB Luiz/Sakho
    LB Clichy/Baines/Gibbs
    RB Zabaleta/Walker
    CM Nasri/Wilshere
    CM Coutinho/Ramires
    LM Young/Valencia
    RM Nani/Walcott/Lamela
    CF Aguero/Suarez
    ST Eto’o/Sturridge/Torres/Hernandez
    I’m planning to sell Eto’o and Silva to get Touré and save some coins to get Kompany. I really think that at points my midfield isn’t as sharp as it should be, what can you recommend me to upgrade the midfield including LM and RM?


    Hello..can u give me some feedback on my team please

    GK Mandana
    RB Sagna
    CB Koscielny
    CB Vertonghen
    LB Clichy

    RM Ben Arfa
    CM Cabaye
    LM Kagawa

    CAM Eriksen

    ST Soldado
    ST Remy

    I am playing 4-3-1-2
    I have 206,500 coins to play with..

    What changes shall i make in ur opinion?

    Kind regards


    Hello..can u give me some feedback on my team please

    GK Lloris / Cech
    RB Richards / Walker
    CB Kompany / Vertonghen
    CB Luiz / Kaboul / Vidic
    LB Baines / Cole

    RM Navas / Walcott / Ben Arfa
    CDM Toure / Fellainiv / Ramires
    CAM Rooney / Eriksen
    LM – William / Schrulle

    ST – Remy / Etoo
    ST – Jovetic / Benteke

    I am playing 4-1-2- 1-2
    I have 80,000 coins to play with..

    What changes shall i make in ur opinion?

    Should I save for hazard? but saurez… if so use him at CAM or ST? Or buy mata/silva for CAM. Or buy non bpl players and use them as subs i.e. reus?


    Hey rodrigoa
    I have a 4222 squad and i have some questions, my squad is
    Joe hart
    Richards – kaboul – koscienly – jose enrique
    Fellaini – sandro
    Eriksen – kagawa
    Soldado – negredo

    I have a budget of 20k, what changes could i make, also i would like to know what formation you suggest me, i like using the wings to score header – goals, counter-attack, passing etc. I was thinking a team with rm and lm but all players i can affors kind of suck and i also find cam one of the key position to the game, i dont know why..
    Waiting for your answer, thanks


    Hi Rodrigo,
    I’m a “long pass abuser” i.e. I’m playing a lot with with high passes (LB + Y) with range from 2 to 50 meters.
    Which attributes do influence these passes most? Only “long passing”? “Short passing” as well? The “Vision” attribute?
    Best BPL Long passers are:
    1. Huddlestone
    2. Carrick
    3. Rooney (too expensive)
    4. Silva
    5. Lampard
    6. Arteta
    7. Gerrard
    8. Santi Cazorla
    9. Jack Wilshere
    10. Fernandinho

    Currently I’m playing with Eriksen and Santi Cazorla (100k team)
    What do you recommend considering my playing style?


    Hi Rodrigo, currently I’m playing with a 4-2-3-1 formation.
    My team line up is the following:
    Sagna Vermealen Terry Cole
    Arteta Carrick
    Lennon Cazorla Young

    I do not have many good substitute players, but that’s not so important.
    I would like to know if you have any suggestions to improve my team. My budget is limited but that’s not important. I can save money by playing a lot of matches. Now I got 20K, I’m saving money to buy Navas. Which other recommendation can you give me? What players do you think would suit the best on my team? You can either give me budget option to up to 40K worth players


    What should I improve?
    GK De Gea
    RB Walker CB Vertonghen CB David Luiz LB Baines
    CDM Paulinho
    RM Nani LM Schürrle
    CAM Santi Cazorla
    ST Sturridge ST Eto’o
    I was thinking Jovetic instead of Sturridge. Should I make a hybrid team instead?


    Hi rodrigo!
    Excellent article! Helped me a lot!
    I have this team
    De gea
    Richards Verthogen Vermaelen Glichy
    Fernandinho Paulinho
    Ericksen Rooney cazorla

    Kevin De Brunye

    Should I play Ericksen Kagawa or Coutinho aside of rooney and cazorla
    Also, where should my next improvement should be.


    LS- Eto’o RS-Jovetic
    CAM- Oscar
    LM-schurrle RM-Nani
    LB-Clichy LCB- Ferdinand RCB- Kaboul RB- Richards
    GK- Lloris

    Im using a 4-1-2-1-2 any suggestions would be great!!!


    Thiago Silva and David Luiz is the best hybrid.


    Hey Rodrigo,
    What is your BEST team given the following:
    Any budget,
    No In Forms, and
    Including Legend Cards.
    And this is all players not just BPL.


    Hi again Rodrigo!

    Thanks to you, i levelled up at last. Now my team is:

    Lloris (Mignolet)
    Johnson (Richards)
    Evra (Baines)
    David Luiz- Sakho (Koscielny-Kaboul)
    Ramires (Sandro)
    Cazorla (Cabaye)
    Mirallas (Ben Arfa)
    Remy- Chicharito (Ba)

    I want to transfer Schürlle and Suarez/Rooney/Etoo (one of them). Now i have 7 Frenchman in the squad. I think t maybe i would transfer Clichy, Sagna, N’Zonzi, Konko, Biabiny. What do you think? Should i switch my ongoing squad?


    I have a hybrid and 10k what should I improve (4-1-2-1-2) I made it
    Lukaku – Diego Costa
    Schürrle – Lucas
    Cole – Cahill – D. Luiz – D. Álvez


    And when is another league guide coming like bbva


    Hi again who do you think i should get rid of for jovetic
    Hernandez or soldado

    Niklas Clement

    definitely jovetic


    Hey Rodrigo. I am currently playing with a Bundesliga team but made the mistake of looking at only ratings. I also chose all German players to get the achievements and have stuck with that (dont like seeing orange lines anymore ^_^). I’m changing to just one league or even a hybrid with bbva or BPL. I am on a 3-5-2 formation with these players:
    GK: Wiedenfeller
    CB: Boateng
    LCB: Badstuber
    RCB: Howëdes
    RCDM: Rolfes
    LCDM: Bender
    LM: Caliguiri (going to get Reus or Ribery)
    RM: Castro (will get Müller or Robben)
    CAM: Hunt (saving for Götze)
    LST: Kießling (saving for Mandzukic)
    RST: Kroos (position changed to ST)

    As you can see i have a team that is too slow and i haven’t saved many coins. Im on a low budget but I’m trying to expand it. Suggestions?


    (Note for last comment: if not a hybrid then i would like fc bayern and borussia dortmund players and im considering 4-3-2-1 formation with lm and rm as lf and rf)


    Also (i know this all should’ve been 1 comment) i saw the liga bbva guide is out in English and bundesliga is out in Portuguese. When will bundesliga be out in english?


    A great player I have is if lukaku. He is a god with his great strength, pace and heading, and his shooting isn’t bad with the inform card. Pair him up with a better finisher, such as Rooney, RVP, Suarez etc and your strike forge will be insane. At least it is for me. Just a thought I felt you didn’t give him much credit tho


    Hey rodrigo can you tell me if my team is any good and which players should i sell or buy. I am running a 4-1-2-1-2
    Lb-Gibbs /cole
    RM-mirallas/Ben afra
    Please tell me what players I can buy that fits my formation. I play really offense but I get caught some times on counter attack