FIFA 17 Serie A Squad Guide

FIFA 17 Serie A Squad Guide


For all those players who plan to build a FIFA 17 Serie A squad, we’ve conducted an extensive analysis on the best players.

Here is our guide to the top Italian league in FIFA 17 Ultimate Team.


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Centre Backs
Right Backs
Left Backs
Central Defensive Midfielders
Central Midfielders
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Introduction to the FIFA 17 Serie A Squad Guide


Building a team is the biggest challenge in FIFA 17 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 17. 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 17 Serie A squad. Even the players that already have a team based in this league, 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 17 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 qualities.
    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 Serie A 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).
    Fluctuation of Prices
    In the chapter where FIFA 17 Serie A squads are suggested, we added a link where you can check anytime the updated prices.



Serie A


The Serie A is one of the most competitive leagues in the world, but the football is not as spectacular as it is in UK, Spain or Germany.

The qualification of the champion is made through the made points system. Whichever team gathers the most points wins the league. The first three classified teams gain access to the champions league of the next year, while the fourth and fifth qualify for the Europa League and the last three trade places with the first three qualified from the Serie B. Every season starts in September and finishes in May, having 38 game weeks with ten matches each, being a total of 380 matches per season.

The Serie A is the fourth best league classified in the UEFA league coefficients.

Started in 1898, the Italian league has been conquered by sixteen clubs. The dominant club is Juventus, with a total of 32 titles. AC Milan (18), Inter (18) and Genova (9) are the other teams that have won numerous titles.

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As of last season, Serie A lost some good players such as Marcos Alonso (Chelsea), Mario Gómez (Wolfsburg), Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid), Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid), Roberto Pereyra (Watford) and obviously Paul Pogba (Manchester United).

These transfers didn’t necessarily make the Serie A weaker, since there were also strong reinforcements: Cuadrado, Benatia and Dani Alves (Juventus), Jovetic, Gabriel and João Mário (Inter), Milik (Nápoles), Gerson, Salah, El Shaarawy and Dzeko (Roma.)

Serie A is a good choice for those who are looking for quality players, but don’t have a large budget. There is not many choices, but the players in Serie A are probably the best value for money.

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FIFA 17 Serie A Squad Guide for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team
Total Players: 545
Gold Players: 262
Average Rating (Global): 74
Best New Cards:
Dani Alves
Éver Banega
Joe Hart
Medhi Benatia
João Mário
Highest Upgrades:
Mattia Aramu (+12)
Lorenzo Pellegrinin (+12)
Highest Downgrades:
Juan Jesus (-4)
Issa Cissokho (-4)
Manuel Pasqual (-4)



Best FIFA 17 Serie A 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 Serie A are the charismatic Gianluigi Buffon, the new signing Joe Hart and the Slovenian National team goalkeeper Samir Handanovič. With having the best rating they are also the most searched for by this league’s teams so this makes them more expensive.


Gianluigi Buffon88JuventusITA
Samir Handanovič87InterSVN
Joe Hart84TorinoENG
José Reina84NapoliESP
Mattia Perin83GenoaITA
Andrea Consigli83SassuoloITA
Marco Sportiello82AtalantaITA
Orestis Karnezis82UdineseGRE
Emiliano Viviano82SampdoriaITA
Federico Marchetti82LazioITA
Antonio Mirante81BolognaITA
Stefano Sorrentino80Chievo VeronaITA
Wojciech Szczęsny79RomaPOL


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 best on this aspect is Mattia Perin. In the world, no one has better reflexes than him.


Mattia Perin90GenoaITA
Joe Hart87TorinoENG
Samir Handanovič86InterSVN
Federico Marchetti86LazioITA
Marco Sportiello85AtalantaITA
Gianluigi Buffon84JuventusITA
Andrea Consigli84SassuoloITA
Orestis Karnezis84UdineseGRE
Wojciech Szczęsny84RomaPOL
Gianluigi Donnarumma84MilanITA
José Reina83NapoliESP
Emiliano Viviano83SampdoriaITA
Antonio Mirante82BolognaITA


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

In this attribute, it is Buffon the best one.


Gianluigi Buffon87JuventusITA
Samir Handanovič86InterSVN
Joe Hart84TorinoENG
Andrea Consigli84SassuoloITA
Marco Sportiello84AtalantaITA
Wojciech Szczęsny83RomaPOL
Federico Marchetti82LazioITA
Antonio Mirante82BolognaITA
Emiliano Viviano81SampdoriaITA
José Reina80NapoliESP
Mattia Perin80GenoaITA
Orestis Karnezis80UdineseGRE
Stefano Sorrentino80Chievo VeronaITA
Łukasz Skorupski80EmpoliPOL


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.

The Serie A goalkeepers are very tall. From the twenty four goalies, fifteen have at least 190cm.


Joe Hart196 / 6′5″TorinoENG
Wojciech Szczęsny196 / 6′5″RomaPOL
Gianluigi Donnarumma196 / 6′5″MilanITA
Emiliano Viviano195 / 6′5″SampdoriaITA
Ciprian Tătăruşanu195 / 6′5″FiorentinaROM
Etrit Berisha194 / 6′4″AtalantaALB
Samir Handanovič193 / 6′4″InterSVN
Antonio Mirante193 / 6′4″BolognaITA
Albano Bizzarri193 / 6′4″PescaraARG
Gianluigi Buffon192 / 6′4″JuventusITA
Marco Sportiello192 / 6′4″AtalantaITA
Neto192 / 6′4″JuventusBRA
Alisson191 / 6′3″RomaBRA
Daniele Padelli191 / 6′3″TorinoITA
Orestis Karnezis190 / 6′3″UdineseGRE

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This year is not so easy to choose the best goalkeeper playing in Serie A how it was in previous seasons. In fact, your goal will be in safe hands whether you choose Buffon or Handanovič . Our preference goes to the Juventu’s goalkeeper mainly because of his superb positioning.

Joe Hart was a quality addition this year to medium budget squads, while Andrea Consigli is a very balanced goalkeeper that can be yours for a very special price.

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FIFA 17 Serie A Squad Guide for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team


Best Players
#1 Gianluigi Buffon
#2 Samir Handanovič
#3 Joe Hart
#4 José Reina
#5 Mattia Perin

Economic Choice
Andrea Consigli



FIFA 17 Serie A Squad Guide for FIFA 17 Ultimate TeamBest FIFA 17 Serie A Goalkeeper



Best FIFA 17 Serie A Centre Backs


A goalkeeper 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.

Chiellini is the centre back with best reputation in Serie A.


Giorgio Chiellini88JuventusITA
Leonardo Bonucci87JuventusITA
Andrea Barzagli86JuventusITA
Kostas Manolas84RomaGRE
Gonzalo Rodríguez83FiorentinaARG
Medhi Benatia83JuventusMOR
Stefan de Vrij82LazioNED
Raúl Albiol82NapoliESP
Kalidou Koulibaly82NapoliSEN
Thomas Vermaelen81RomaBEL
Davide Astori81FiorentinaITA
Nikola Maksimović81NapoliSRB
Francesco Acerbi81SassuoloITA
Jeison Murillo80InterCOL
Bruno Alves79CagliariPOR
Daniele Rugani79JuventusITA
Lorenzo Tonelli79NapoliITA


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 four best rated players, Chiellini, Barzagli, Miranda and Bonucci. It’s really hard to get past them. The most experienced players are normally those who have a higher rating on this attribute.


Giorgio Chiellini90JuventusITA
Andrea Barzagli89JuventusITA
Leonardo Bonucci87JuventusITA
Kostas Manolas86RomaGRE
Gonzalo Rodríguez85FiorentinaARG
Stefan de Vrij84LazioNED
Raúl Albiol84NapoliESP
Davide Astori84FiorentinaITA
Medhi Benatia83JuventusMOR
Nikola Maksimović83NapoliSRB
Francesco Acerbi83SassuoloITA
Daniele Rugani83JuventusITA
Kalidou Koulibaly82NapoliSEN
Jeison Murillo82InterCOL
Lorenzo Tonelli82NapoliITA
Alessandro Gamberini82Chievo VeronaITA
Cristian Zapata81MilanCOL
Gabriel Paletta81MilanITA


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 Chiellini and Kalidou Koulibaly are the strongest ones.


Kalidou Koulibaly86NapoliSEN
Giorgio Chiellini85JuventusITA
Bruno Alves84CagliariPOR
Sebastian De Maio83FiorentinaFRA
Kostas Manolas82RomaGRE
Slobodan Rajković82PalermoSRB
Leonardo Bonucci81JuventusITA
Medhi Benatia81JuventusMOR
Cristian Zapata80MilanCOL
Andrea Barzagli79JuventusITA
Nikola Maksimović79NapoliSRB
Gabriel Paletta79MilanITA
Boštjan Cesar79Chievo VeronaSVN
Gustavo Gómez79MilanPAR
Timo Letschert79SassuoloNED
Jeison Murillo78InterCOL
Antonio Rüdiger78RomaGER
Nicolás Spolli78Chievo VeronaARG
Gonzalo Rodríguez77FiorentinaARG


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.

Manolas is clearly the fastest centre back playing in the Serie A.


Kostas Manolas80RomaGRE
Jeison Murillo77InterCOL
Antonio Rüdiger77RomaGER
Lorenzo Tonelli76NapoliITA
Giorgio Chiellini74JuventusITA
Andrea Barzagli74JuventusITA
Kalidou Koulibaly74NapoliSEN
Giancarlo González74PalermoCOS
Timo Letschert71SassuoloNED
Nenad Tomović71FiorentinaSRB
Leonardo Bonucci70JuventusITA
Santiago Gentiletti69GenoaARG
Vlad Chiricheş69NapoliROM
Slobodan Rajković69PalermoSRB
Armando Izzo69GenoaITA
Gonzalo Rodríguez68FiorentinaARG
Davide Astori68FiorentinaITA

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Giorgio Chiellini is our number one choice for this position. He is fast and the one with better defending stats. The Juventus’ defender is the most expensive of all centre backs in Serie A.

The big question is: who will partner with Chiellini? It isn’t easy to decide. Leonardo Bonucci is usually the most used, because he is the Serie A centre back with the best passing and dribbling stats. However, Miranda and Barzagli are also good choices. Between these two, our preference goes for the Inter’s defender because he has better heading, positioning and aggression.

The Italian football is known by its defensive and tactical style. It’s no surprise to find great defenders like Manolas and Koulibaly for an amazing price. You don’t need a good budget to build a strong defensive line in this league.

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FIFA 17 Serie A Squad Guide for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team


Best Players
#1 Giorgio Chiellini
#2 Leonardo Bonucci
#3 Miranda
#4 Andrea Barzagli
#5 Kostas Manolas

Economic Choice
Kalidou Koulibaly



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Best FIFA 17 Serie A Right Backs


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

Dani Alves and Lichtsteiner are the most popular right backs playing in Serie A.


Dani Alves85JuventusBRA
Stephan Lichtsteiner83JuventusSUI
Alessandro Florenzi82RomaITA
Bruno Peres81RomaBRA
Dušan Basta80LazioSRB
Elseid Hysaj79NapoliALB
Ignazio Abate78MilanITA
Davide Zappacosta77TorinoITA
Vassilis Torosidis77BolognaGRE
Lorenzo De Silvestri77TorinoITA


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.

In Italy, no one defends as well as Lichtsteiner and Basta.


Dušan Basta80LazioSRB
Stephan Lichtsteiner79JuventusSUI
Dani Alves78JuventusBRA
Elseid Hysaj77NapoliALB
Vassilis Torosidis77BolognaGRE
Alessandro Florenzi76RomaITA
Lorenzo De Silvestri76TorinoITA
Bruno Peres74RomaBRA
Davide Santon74InterITA
Danilo D’Ambrosio74InterITA


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 17.

Bruno Peres is the second fastest right-back in FIFA 17 Ultimate Team.


Bruno Peres92RomaBRA
Ignazio Abate88MilanITA
Dani Alves87JuventusBRA
Alessandro Florenzi85RomaITA
Elseid Hysaj82NapoliALB
Davide Zappacosta82TorinoITA
Stephan Lichtsteiner81JuventusSUI
Dušan Basta81LazioSRB
Lorenzo De Silvestri79TorinoITA
Abdoulay Konko79AtalantaFRA

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The right-backs are probably the most difficult choices of this league. Dani Alves and Florenzi are clearly the best players to this position but the one you should use depends of your needs. You should pick the Juventus’s player if you use your right back to attack. If you don’t and you need someone more physical, then you need to play with Florenzi. He has a better work rate, is stronger and has an amazing stamina.

If you don’t have a decent budget, try Dušan Basta, our economic choice.

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FIFA 17 Serie A Squad Guide for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team


Best Players
#1 Dani Alves
#2 Alessandro Florenzi
#3 Bruno Peres
#4 Stephan Lichtsteiner
#5 Ignazio Abate

Economic Choice
Dušan Basta

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Best FIFA 17 Serie A Left Backs


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.

A team’s left flank has even less options than the right but that doesn’t necessarily mean it has less quality. Alex Sandro, the most rated left back, is still the best player for this position in Serie A.


Alex Sandro84JuventusBRA
Patrice Evra82JuventusFRA
Cristian Ansaldi80InterARG
Faouzi Ghoulam79NapoliALG
Ştefan Radu79LazioROM
Senad Lulić78LazioBOS
Luca Antonelli78MilanITA
Mário Rui78RomaPOR
Leonel Vangioni77MilanARG
Danilo Avelar76TorinoBRA


If you need someone to defend, you need to pick Radu or Evra.


Ştefan Radu84LazioROM
Patrice Evra83JuventusFRA
Alex Sandro79JuventusBRA
Juan Jesus78RomaBRA
Cristian Ansaldi77InterARG
Luca Antonelli77MilanITA
Faouzi Ghoulam76NapoliALG
Danilo Avelar74TorinoBRA
Mattia De Sciglio74MilanITA
Mário Rui73RomaPOR


Leonel Vangioni is faster than any other left back.


Leonel Vangioni88MilanARG
Alex Sandro87JuventusBRA
Pablo Armero87UdineseCOL
Mário Rui86RomaPOR
Yuto Nagatomo84InterJAP
Cristian Ansaldi81InterARG
Faouzi Ghoulam81NapoliALG
Senad Lulić81LazioBOS
Mattia De Sciglio81MilanITA
Boukary Dramé81AtalantaSEN

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Alex Sandro is, in our opinion, the best left back playing in Serie A. He’s fast, good dribbler and defends well. Just like Evra, he is a very balanced player.

If pace is all you need, then Vangioni may be who are looking for. Radu and Mário Rui are also decent choices. The first one is our favourite because he has better work rates and gives much more security to the back line.

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FIFA 17 Serie A Squad Guide for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team


Best Players
#1 Alex Sandro
#2 Patrice Evra
#3 Ştefan Radu
#4 Leonel Vangioni
#5 Mário Rui

Economic Choice
Faouzi Ghoulam

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Best FIFA 17 Serie A Defensive Midfielder


Many of the FIFA 17 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.

Daniele De Rossi and Medel are the two most popular central defensive midfielders in Serie A.


Daniele De Rossi83RomaITA
Gary Medel83InterCHI
Lucas Biglia82LazioARG
Milan Badelj79FiorentinaCRO
Miguel Veloso79GenoaPOR
Felipe Melo79InterBRA
Riccardo Montolivo78MilanITA
Sebastián Cristóforo78FiorentinaURU
Francesco Magnanelli77SassuoloITA
Mirko Valdifiori77TorinoITA
Leandro Paredes76RomaARG
Mauricio Isla76CagliariCHI
Carlos Sánchez76FiorentinaCOL
Giuseppe Vives75TorinoITA
Alessandro Gazzi75PalermoITA


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.

De Rossi and Medel are really good choices for teams that want to complicate an opponent’s game in the space between the midfield and the defence.


Daniele De Rossi81RomaITA
Gary Medel81InterCHI
Sebastián Cristóforo78FiorentinaURU
Felipe Melo77InterBRA
Alessandro Gazzi76PalermoITA
Milan Badelj75FiorentinaCRO
Lucas Biglia74LazioARG
Francesco Magnanelli74SassuoloITA
Miguel Veloso73GenoaPOR
Mauricio Isla73CagliariCHI
Bruno Henrique73PalermoBRA
Carlos Sánchez72FiorentinaCOL
Mirko Valdifiori69TorinoITA
Giuseppe Vives69TorinoITA
Panagiotis Tachtsidis69CagliariGRE


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.

Medel is the best on this side.


Gary Medel86InterCHI
Carlos Sánchez85FiorentinaCOL
Felipe Melo84InterBRA
Daniele De Rossi82RomaITA
Panagiotis Tachtsidis80CagliariGRE
Bruno Henrique79PalermoBRA
Alessandro Gazzi77PalermoITA
Lucas Biglia76LazioARG
Milan Badelj75FiorentinaCRO
Francesco Magnanelli74SassuoloITA
Mirko Valdifiori73TorinoITA
Mauricio Isla73CagliariCHI
Miguel Veloso72GenoaPOR
Sebastián Cristóforo72FiorentinaURU
Leandro Paredes72RomaARG

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Medel, our economic choice of last year, was upgraded and he is now our top choice for the defensive midfielder position. No one can be compared to him: he is the one with the best defensive skills, best physical and only Isla is faster than him. However, don’t expect to see him scoring as many goals as De Rossi or Felipe Melo, for example. He has low attacking work rate and his shooting stat is poor.

De Rossi and Felipe Melo are players more available to attack. Our preference goes to the Italian ‘s midfielder because he offers more security to your defensive line.

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FIFA 17 Serie A Squad Guide for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team


Best Players
#1 Gary Medel
#2 Daniele De Rossi
#3 Felipe Melo
#4 Lucas Biglia
#5 Carlos Sánchez

Economic Choice
Felipe Melo

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Best FIFA 17 Serie A Centre Midfielders


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.

In the last few years, the Serie A have lost great players like Poga, Pirlo and Vidal. However, there is still many quality players in the midfield of the Italian stadiums.


Claudio Marchisio86JuventusITA
Marek Hamšik85NapoliSVK
Miralem Pjanić85JuventusBOS
Radja Nainggolan84RomaBEL
Éver Banega84InterARG
Borja Valero83FiorentinaESP
Sami Khedira83JuventusGER
Marco Parolo81LazioITA
Kevin Strootman81RomaNED
Kwadwo Asamoah80JuventusGHA
José Sosa80MilanARG
Riccardo Saponara80EmpoliITA
Daniele Baselli79TorinoITA
Marcelo Brozović79InterCRO
Matías Fernández79MilanCHI
Sven Kums79UdineseBEL
Valter Birsa78Chievo VeronaSVN


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.

Miralem Pjanić, Éver Banega and Borja Valero have great passing stat.


Miralem Pjanić86JuventusBOS
Éver Banega85InterARG
Borja Valero85FiorentinaESP
Claudio Marchisio83JuventusITA
Marek Hamšik83NapoliSVK
Alberto Aquilani83PescaraITA
José Sosa82MilanARG
Luca Cigarini81SampdoriaITA
Riccardo Saponara80EmpoliITA
Daniele Baselli80TorinoITA
Kevin Strootman79RomaNED
Matías Fernández79MilanCHI
Sven Kums79UdineseBEL
Radja Nainggolan78RomaBEL
Sami Khedira78JuventusGER
Marcelo Brozović78InterCRO
Valter Birsa78Chievo VeronaSVN
Ricardo Álvarez78SampdoriaARG


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

In the Serie A, seven players have better dribbling stat than Valero.


Borja Valero85FiorentinaESP
Miralem Pjanić84JuventusBOS
Matías Fernández84MilanCHI
Claudio Marchisio83JuventusITA
Éver Banega83InterARG
Marek Hamšik82NapoliSVK
Riccardo Saponara82EmpoliITA
Kwadwo Asamoah82JuventusGHA
Filip Đuričić82SampdoriaSRB
Radja Nainggolan81RomaBEL
Simone Verdi81BolognaITA
José Sosa80MilanARG
Marcelo Brozović80InterCRO
Ricardo Álvarez80SampdoriaARG
Daniele Baselli79TorinoITA
Valter Birsa79Chievo VeronaSVN
Omar El Kaddouri79NapoliMOR
Andrea Bertolacci79MilanITA
Mario Lemina79JuventusGAB

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We love the versatility of the Serie A midfielders. Marchisio and Nainggolan are the two best examples. They can play in any position of the midfield, including as CDM. They know how to attack and how to defend. Who doesn’t like to play with high stamina and high/high work rates players? They don’t give any chance to Khedira.

Don’t think these two players are the only two good options for your midfield. Pjanić and Hamšik are great if you don’t need someone to defend. They are top-assist player in any team.

If you can’t afford any of these players, you should take a look to Asamoah, Valero and Banega. The Juventus midfielder is like a light version of Marchisio: good in everything, high/high work rates and 85 stamina. Valero and Banega are more similar to Pjanić, the only player that has better passing and dribbling stats than they do.

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FIFA 17 Serie A Squad Guide for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team


Best Players
#1 Claudio Marchisio
#2 Radja Nainggolan
#3 Miralem Pjanić
#4 Marek Hamšik
#5 Kwadwo Asamoah

Economic Choice
Borja Valero

FIFA 17 Serie A Squad Guide for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team - CM and CAMBest FIFA 17 Serie A Centre Midfielders



Best FIFA 17 Serie A Right Wingers

RM | RW | RF

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

João Mário left the Liga NOS to become the most rated right winger of the Italian league.


João Mário83InterPOR
Domenico Berardi82SassuoloITA
Juan Cuadrado82JuventusCOL
José Callejón81NapoliESP
Mohamed Salah81RomaEGY
Antonio Candreva81InterITA
Keisuke Honda81MilanJAP
Cristian Tello78FiorentinaESP
Dennis Praet78SampdoriaBEL
Iago Falqué78TorinoESP
Federico Bernardeschi78FiorentinaITA
Juan Manuel Iturbe77RomaPAR
Lucas Castro77Chievo VeronaARG
Simone Pepe77PescaraITA


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 Serie A is extremely well served in this chapter. Six gold players have pace over 90, being the highlighted Jonathan Biabiany.


Jonathan Biabiany95InterFRA
Juan Cuadrado92JuventusCOL
Cristian Tello92FiorentinaESP
Juan Manuel Iturbe92RomaPAR
Mohamed Salah91RomaEGY
José Callejón90NapoliESP
Domenico Berardi88SassuoloITA
Anthony Mounier84BolognaFRA
Federico Bernardeschi83FiorentinaITA
Antonio Candreva81InterITA
Silvan Widmer81UdineseSUI
Iago Falqué80TorinoESP
Lucas Castro79Chievo VeronaARG


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 Cuadrado the best one.


Juan Cuadrado87JuventusCOL
Mohamed Salah86RomaEGY
Domenico Berardi85SassuoloITA
Juan Manuel Iturbe84RomaPAR
João Mário83InterPOR
José Callejón82NapoliESP
Antonio Candreva82InterITA
Keisuke Honda82MilanJAP
Cristian Tello82FiorentinaESP
Federico Bernardeschi82FiorentinaITA
Iago Falqué82TorinoESP
Simone Pepe80PescaraITA
Jonathan Biabiany80InterFRA
Anthony Mounier80BolognaFRA


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.

Only Candreva, João Mário and Honda offer good quality passing. Biabiany and Iturbe, for example, could’ve been options to consider filling this slot in virtue of their fantastic pace, but they are affected negatively for missing frequently passes to their more forward team mates.


Keisuke Honda81MilanJAP
João Mário80InterPOR
Antonio Candreva80InterITA
Dennis Praet78SampdoriaBEL
Simone Pepe77PescaraITA
Domenico Berardi75SassuoloITA
Lucas Castro75Chievo VeronaARG
Federico Bernardeschi74FiorentinaITA
Iago Falqué74TorinoESP
Juan Cuadrado73JuventusCOL
Lucas Ocampos73GenoaARG
Anthony Mounier72BolognaFRA
Silvan Widmer72UdineseSUI
Mohamed Salah70RomaEGY

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There is no reason for Cuadrado be so more expensive than Candreva. The Lazio’s winger is slightly better than Cuadrado in almost every stat, including passing, shooting, dribbing and stamina. However, the pace of the Colombian player can make the difference. What he lacks in these attributes he highly compensates with his pace. This and his 5 skills are the main reasons why we consider him the best Serie A right winger.

Berardi is a kind of mix between Cuadrado and Candreva. He’s fast but ony has 3 star skills which can makes a big difference when compared with Candreva.

João Mário is another good winger, especially useful for formations which need players able to help the defence. His only problem is pace.

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FIFA 17 Serie A Squad Guide for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team


Best Players
#1 Juan Cuadrado
#2 Antonio Candreva
#3 Domenico Berardi
#4 João Mário
#5 Mohamed Salah

Economic Choice
Antonio Candreva

FIFA 17 Serie A Squad Guide for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team - RM, RW e RFBest FIFA 17 Serie A Right Wingers



Best FIFA 17 Serie A Left Wingers

LM | LW | LF

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

Insigne, Perišić and Mertens are the three most popular left wingers playing in Serie A.


Lorenzo Insigne83NapoliITA
Ivan Perišić83InterCRO
Dries Mertens83NapoliBEL
Giacomo Bonaventura82MilanITA
Stephan El Shaarawy81RomaITA
Alejandro Gómez80AtalantaARG
Felipe Anderson79LazioBRA
Emanuele Giaccherini78NapoliITA
Keita Baldé Diao78LazioSEN
Adem Ljajić78TorinoSRB
Ladislav Krejčí77BolognaCZ
Perparim Hetemaj76Chievo VeronaFIN
Marko Pjaca76JuventusCRO
Rodrigo De Paul75UdineseARG
Ricardo Kishna75LazioNED


Felipe Anderson is the fastest left winger playing in Italy.


Felipe Anderson92LazioBRA
Keita Baldé Diao91LazioSEN
Lorenzo Insigne89NapoliITA
Dries Mertens89NapoliBEL
Alejandro Gómez89AtalantaARG
Stephan El Shaarawy87RomaITA
Marko Pjaca85JuventusCRO
Ricardo Kishna85LazioNED
Ivan Perišić84InterCRO
Giacomo Bonaventura82MilanITA
Ladislav Krejčí81BolognaCZ
Adem Ljajić80TorinoSRB
Emanuele Giaccherini78NapoliITA
Perparim Hetemaj78Chievo VeronaFIN
Rodrigo De Paul71UdineseARG


Insigne and Mertens are the most highlighted left wingers in this chapter.


Lorenzo Insigne88NapoliITA
Dries Mertens87NapoliBEL
Alejandro Gómez86AtalantaARG
Felipe Anderson86LazioBRA
Stephan El Shaarawy84RomaITA
Marko Pjaca84JuventusCRO
Keita Baldé Diao83LazioSEN
Adem Ljajić83TorinoSRB
Emanuele Giaccherini83NapoliITA
Giacomo Bonaventura82MilanITA
Ricardo Kishna82LazioNED
Ivan Perišić81InterCRO
Rodrigo De Paul79UdineseARG
Ladislav Krejčí78BolognaCZ
Perparim Hetemaj77Chievo VeronaFIN


Left wingers in Serie A don’t have a good passing. Bonaventura and Insige are the best ones.


Giacomo Bonaventura81MilanITA
Lorenzo Insigne79NapoliITA
Dries Mertens78NapoliBEL
Ivan Perišić78InterCRO
Emanuele Giaccherini76NapoliITA
Perparim Hetemaj76Chievo VeronaFIN
Alejandro Gómez75AtalantaARG
Adem Ljajić75TorinoSRB
Ladislav Krejčí75BolognaCZ
Rodrigo De Paul75UdineseARG
Marko Pjaca74JuventusCRO
Felipe Anderson72LazioBRA
Stephan El Shaarawy70RomaITA
Keita Baldé Diao70LazioSEN
Ricardo Kishna68LazioNED

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There is lack of quality left wingers in Serie A. It’s probably the weakest position of this league.

There are no big differences between our two first choices. Mertens is strongest and has a better weak foot but you will not find much more than that.

Even Perišić can be an interesting choice. If it wasn’t his lower pace and dribbling, he woud be our favourite. We can’t say the same about Felipe Anderson, which is really fast but has an acceptable passing stat for someone who plays in this position.

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FIFA 17 Serie A Squad Guide for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team


Best Players
#1 Dries Mertens
#2 Lorenzo Insigne
#3 Ivan Perišić
#4 Giacomo Bonaventura
#5 Felipe Anderson

Economic Choice
Alejandro Gómez

FIFA 17 Serie A Squad Guide for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team - LM, LW e LFBest FIFA 17 Serie A Left Wingers



Best FIFA 17 Serie A Forwards


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

Gonzalo Higuaín was one of the mot expensive players in football’s history. He is much popular than the others Serie A strikers


Gonzalo Higuaín88JuventusARG
Paulo Dybala85JuventusARG
Carlos Bacca84MilanCOL
Mario Mandžukić83JuventusCRO
Mauro Icardi82InterARG
Stevan Jovetić81InterMON
Manolo Gabbiadini81NapoliITA
Francesco Totti80RomaITA
Edin Džeko80RomaBOS
Ciro Immobile80LazioITA
Nikola Kalinić80FiorentinaCRO
Diego Perotti80RomaARG
Josip Iličić80FiorentinaSVN
Luiz Adriano79MilanBRA
Rodrigo Palacio79InterARG
Fabio Quagliarella79SampdoriaITA
Arkadiusz Milik79NapoliPOL
Alberto Paloschi78AtalantaITA
Mattia Destro78BolognaITA


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 experienced Serie A forwards Quagliarella and Totti, as well as Higuaín and Dybala, are the ones with best shooting.


Gonzalo Higuaín87JuventusARG
Paulo Dybala86JuventusARG
Francesco Totti84RomaITA
Fabio Quagliarella84SampdoriaITA
Stevan Jovetić82InterMON
Manolo Gabbiadini82NapoliITA
Arkadiusz Milik82NapoliPOL
Carlos Bacca81MilanCOL
Mauro Icardi81InterARG
Ciro Immobile81LazioITA
Josip Iličić81FiorentinaSVN
Massimo Maccarone80EmpoliITA
Edin Džeko79RomaBOS
Luiz Adriano79MilanBRA
Mauro Zárate79FiorentinaARG
Mario Mandžukić78JuventusCRO
Nikola Kalinić78FiorentinaCRO
Duván Zapata77UdineseCOL
Maxi López77TorinoARG


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.

Most of the best Serie A strikers don’t have good physical. It’s not the case of Mandžukić.


Mario Mandžukić85JuventusCRO
Alberto Paloschi80AtalantaITA
Filip Đorđević79LazioSRB
Duván Zapata78UdineseCOL
Andrea Belotti77TorinoITA
Nikola Kalinić76FiorentinaCRO
Leonardo Pavoletti76GenoaITA
Mauricio Pinilla76AtalantaCHI
Maxi López75TorinoARG
Gonzalo Higuaín74JuventusARG
Carlos Bacca74MilanCOL
Arkadiusz Milik73NapoliPOL
Manolo Gabbiadini72NapoliITA
Ciro Immobile72LazioITA
Edin Džeko72RomaBOS
Cyril Théréau72UdineseFRA
Khouma Babacar71FiorentinaSEN
Alessandro Matri70SassuoloITA
Riccardo Meggiorini69Chievo VeronaITA
Stevan Jovetić68InterMON


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.

Niang, Muriel and Dybala are the fastest strikers playing in Serie A. Higuaín is not in the top 10.


M’Baye Niang89MilanFRA
Luis Muriel89SampdoriaCOL
Paulo Dybala88JuventusARG
Carlos Bacca85MilanCOL
Adalberto Peñaranda84UdineseVEN
Manuel Pucciarelli83EmpoliITA
Manolo Gabbiadini82NapoliITA
Diego Perotti82RomaARG
Rodrigo Palacio81InterARG
Gonzalo Higuaín80JuventusARG
Ciro Immobile80LazioITA
Mauro Zárate80FiorentinaARG
Riccardo Meggiorini79Chievo VeronaITA
Mauro Icardi78InterARG
Stevan Jovetić78InterMON
Luiz Adriano78MilanBRA
Alberto Paloschi77AtalantaITA
Alessandro Matri77SassuoloITA

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Higuaín is the most rated striker but Dybala is the one who no one wants to play against. He’s fast, has a good shooting and the best dribbling. He is that kind of player with the ball glued to his feet that cuts easily into the box and scores. He makes everything looks so easy. Obviously Higuain is still a great choice but not as good as his team mate. He’s much slower and his stamina is low. The biggest advantage of the Higuaín over Dybala is that he scores many goals with his head. If you need two strikers, these are the ones you should use. They play very well together and their hyperlink may boost your team’s chemistry.

There is a lack of quality strikers for medium budget squads. The only quality choice for these squads is Carlos Bacca. He is not the best one in any of the six main attributes, but he is a very balanced player.

If you have a low budget you can’t miss Gabbiadini. Try him and you will understand why he is, in our opinion, better than Niang and Immobile. However, if you like to cross to the box, Mario Mandžukić may be a better alternative.

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FIFA 17 Serie A Squad Guide for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team


Best Players
#1 Paulo Dybala
#2 Gonzalo Higuaín
#3 Carlos Bacca
#4 Manolo Gabbiadini
#5 M’Baye Niang

Economic Choice
Manolo Gabbiadini

FIFA 17 Serie A Squad Guide for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team - CF e STBest FIFA 17 Serie A Forwards



FIFA 17 Serie A Squad 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 medium budget and 4-4-2 with a low budget.


FIFA 17 Serie A Squad with Unlimited Budget


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First Squad

GK: Gianluigi Buffon
RB: Dani Alves
CBR: Leonardo Bonucci
CBL: Giorgio Chiellini
LB: Alex Sandro
CDM: Radja Nainggolan
RM: Juan Cuadrado
LM: Dries Mertens
CAM: Claudio Marchisio
STR: Gonzalo Higuaín
STL: Paulo Dybala

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Substitutes and Reserves

GK: Samir Handanovič
RB: Alessandro Florenzi
CB: Miranda
CB: Andrea Barzagli
LB: Patrice Evra
CDM: Sami Khedira
RM: Antonio Candreva
LM: Lorenzo Insigne
CAM: Miralem Pjanić
ST: Carlos Bacca
ST: Manolo Gabbiadini

November 2016

Playstation 4: 590k coins
Xbox One: 500k coins

Updated Prices

If you want to know the current prices of any player or of the full squad, please click here.


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

Your goal will be in safe hands whether you choose Buffon or Handanovič.

Chiellini and Alex Sandro are untouchables in the defence. In the right side you can use Florenzi, if you want to keep your goal safe, or you can play with Dani Alves, if you need someone able to attack. In our opinion, the other spot of the defence should be filled by Bonucci but Miranda and Barzagli can also be used, depending of your needs.

Nainggolan is a CM but he is better than any other native CDM of Serie A. We love his high/high work rates and amazing stamina. In front of him, Marchisio is another great player with high/high work rate, making this midfield the strong point of this league

Who builds an unlimited budget Serie A squad shouldn’t use a formation with wingers. There are not many quality choices for this position. Cuadrado and Mertens are the best ones.

Higuaín and Dybala are the perfect pair to the attack. They complement each other very well. For some reason they cost more than half budget of the squad.

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.


FIFA 17 Serie A Squad with Medium Budget


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First Squad

GK: Samir Handanovič
RB: Alessandro Florenzi
CBR: Miranda
CBL: Andrea Barzagli
LB: Patrice Evra
CMR: Marek Hamšik
CMC: Sami Khedira
CML: Kwadwo Asamoah
RW: Juan Cuadrado
LW: Dries Mertens
ST: Carlos Bacca

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Substitutes and Reserves

GK: Joe Hart
RB: Bruno Peres
CB: Kostas Manolas
CB: Kalidou Koulibaly
LB: Stefan Radu
CM: Borja Valero
CM: Gary Medel
CM: Éver Banega
RW: Antonio Candreva
LW: Lorenzo Insigne
ST: Manolo Gabbiadini

November 2016

Playstation 4: 115k coins
Xbox One: 85k coins

Updated Prices

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

Most of the players of the previous team are too expensive to be used in the medium budget squad. Cuadrado and Mertens are the only two who keep been elected to the starting eleven.

Handanovič, Barzagli, Miranda and Florenzi are changes that will not affect too much the quality of your back line. We can’t say the same about Evra.

The central midfield position of this team has to be of Khedira. He’s slow but he builds up the first barrier between your goal line and the opponent, making his physicality attributes count. Hamšik e Asamoah complete the midfield.

In the attack, the wingers have the mission to assist Carlos Bacca. In Serie A, only Dybala and Higuaín are better than him.

If you still have some room in your budget, Radja Nainggolan is the player that would improve this squad a lot. If you have enough coins to buy Higuaín, do it as soon as possible.


FIFA 17 Serie A with Low Budget


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First Squad

GK: José Reina
RB: Ignazio Abate
CBR: Kalidou Koulibaly
CBL: Jeison Murillo
LB: Steefan Radu
CMR: Éver Banega
CML: Felipe Melo
RM: João Mário
LM: Alejandro Gómez
STR: M’Baye Niang
STL: Manolo Gabbiadini

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Substitutes and Reserves

GK: Mattia Perin
RB: Dušan Basta
CB: Lorenzo Tonelli
CB: Gonzalo Rodríguez
LB: Leonel Vangioni
CM: Borja Valero
CM: José Sosa
RW: Mohamed Salah
LW: Keita Baldé Diao
ST: Ciro Immobile
ST: Mario Mandžukić

November 2016

Playstation 4: 9k coins
Xbox One: 9k coins

Updated Prices

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The choice for this budget team was based on analysis made previously.

In the goal Reina is a decent very cheap goalkeeper. Abate, Koulibaly, Murillo and Abate are the four other defenders. Any of them is a great value for money.

On the midfield, Felipe Melo and Banega 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. João Mário and Alejandro Gómez fill the wings in order to assist Gabbiadini and Niang. If you need more pace in the wings and someone with good heading in the box, pick Salah and Mandžukić.


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  1. Hi,

    I’ve picked up Fifa17 after a couple of years out and have cobbled together the following team: 5-2-1-2

    Tomovic – Astori – Romagnoli
    Zappacosta Vangioni
    Baselli – De Rossi
    De Guzman
    Berardi(RF) – Belotti (80)

    My current budget to upgrade is around 10k. Who would you recommend as upgrades do the squad? I generally like a bias towards Italians.
    Also, is playing a more attack-minded winger at wingback (e.g. Candreva) too risky a proposition?

      • Hi
        I have
        GK Handanovic
        LWB Sandro
        CB Chiallini/Barzagli/Bonucci
        RWB Peres
        2CM If Belloti/ If Hamsik
        LW Bonaventura
        RW If Caljeaon
        ST If 88 Icardi

        Question is should i change anything i would like Icardi to score more but by some reason i score mostly with wings or midfield, i have 2nd squad with Muller who scores a lot from other bundesliga guys, is icardi that bad?

  2. Hi Rodrigo
    Who is better as a CAM
    Pjanic or Hamsik?
    I play 4-2-3-1 (2) wide
    any upgrades?
    my budget is limited though
    Thank you!

  3. Hi!

    I have about 35k to improve this team:

    What would you do? I was thinking about spending them on bringing in Chellini or TOTT Koulibaly (which looks like an absolute beast) – who would you pick? And who to play on the other CB – Barzagli, Miranda, Manolas? I tried them all, but I struggle finding good combinations… Or Bonucci? I see you recommend him often, but IMO his stats are not as good as the other ones’ (I dont care about dribbling/passing). Is he really better than the others in-game?

    Also, I struggle with deciding whether I should play 1 or 2 def players in the CDMs. Can you suggest a duo of two def players, a duo of one def and one att player, and a duo of two balanced players? And which combination you would pick? You can use the 35k to improve this position instead.

    Maybe you have other suggestions where to spend the 35k – but I sometimes struggle in defence, so that’s why I’m thinking CB or CDM.

    Btw, that left winger is incredible, you should recommend him to those who like wide formations 🙂

    • If you don’t recommend Hamsik or Pjanic on the midfield, you can think of selling one of them so there is 45-50k to improve instead.

      • Thanks!
        But 50k in not enough for both Nainggolan and Marchisio. I guess Nainggolan should be the first choice – who to partner with him? Asamoah? Medel? Pjanic? Hamsik?

      • Hi again!
        I guess feedback is appreciated. I first spent the money in defence. Chiellini was great – a little bit slow for my defending style, I like more pace like Manolas. So I didn’t find him worth the money and used Manolas instead. Bonucci is even slower, and that bothered me a lot. So I sold both, and decided to spend the money on Nainggolan 84 instead. Meanwhile, I used Manolas, together with the upgraded gold Koulibaly. Koulibaly has been a real beast, but he is a little too aggressive, and sometimes goes into the midfield – I guess because of his high offensive work rate. If it wasn’t for that, Manolas and Koulibaly would probably be the best combination for me so far. But because of the space Koulibaly left behind, I discarded him, so now I use Manolas/Barzagli/Miranda on turn, which works really good. And not to mention – Nainggolan has been a great joy – he is everywhere. He cleans up in defence more than all my defenders together, so definately worth the money. Especially after my 433-2 change where he is CDM.

        Regarding goalkeepers – I find SIF Donnarumma better than Buffon and Handanovic. He makes those impossible saves quite often. And he is not expensive – definately worth 25k.

        With 70k – what to do? Bring back Chiellini? Change Marchisio or Hamsik for an IF card you might recommend?

        • Hi. Thank you for your reply.
          Nianggolan is one of the most loved players this year. Yes, Chiellini would be in my opinion the best buy. Be sure to apply him a chemistry style that boosts his speed by +3.

  4. Boas Rodrigo!

    A minha equipa atualmente é
    D. Alves – Barzagli – Chiellini – Alex Sandro
    Cuadrado – Pjanic – Nainggolan – Mertens
    Dybala – Mandzukic
    Jogo em 4x4x2 classico.

    Tenho 50k empatados. A minha duvida é: qual achas melhor, Kalinic IF ou Mandzukic IF? Ja jogaste com eles? Gosto de gajos fortes e bons no jogo aereo para complementar o dybala (ja tive o higuain e nao gostei).
    Ja agora… que outras melhorias consideras interessantes?

    Abraço e bons jogos!

  5. I like Serie A . Chose 5-3-2 formation. Buffon SBC. Alex Sandro-Chiellini-Bonnuchi Inform Inform-Manolas-Dani Alves Toty. Three central midfielder Hamšík SBC -Naingollan inform -Markizio. Couple in attack Mertens inform and Dybala. On the bench Higuain inform, inform Pjanic, Florenzi inform, inform Icardi, Parolo inform, Evra. To play on this scheme Hamšík is not enough selection skills of the ball. There is a desire to take his place purchase Pogba. I can not learn to use Higuain. The game on the counter, he is noticeably inferior to Mertens. Unfortunately there is no alternative to Alex Sandro. Evra is very weak. Try using Mario Rui.

  6. Hello, I have these two teams and I alternate them, both 4-3-3 (4).
    1) Buffon
    Dani Alvez, Chiellini, Miranda, Alex Sandro
    Marchisio, Hamsik, Naingoolan
    Cuadrado, Dybala, Mertens
    2) Handanovic
    Florenzi, Manolas (Tonelli 83 IF, question already made who to use), Barzagli, Evra
    Medel, Alexandro Gomez 83 IF, Pjanic
    Candreva, Immobile 85 IF, Insigne
    Do you have any suggestions, maybe mixing players from the two squads?
    I was thinking to drop Dybala as CAM instead of Hamsik and put Higuain after buying him as striker.
    Thank you, look forward for your competent answer!

  7. Hello. I have Tonelli special 83, Manolas normal card and Barzagli normal card. Who should I use as regulars in a 4 3 3 system?
    Thank you.

  8. Hello Rodrigo,

    I am just wondering what would be a good squad to make with this league with the 4312 and around 800K!

    Thank you

  9. Hi
    I have pulled out a Serie a 3-5-2 with this players:
    De Rossi-Medel
    I have got 10k to spend.
    Got any suggestions??

  10. Hey Rodrigo. Love the Reviews!

    I was just wondering if you could make any adjustments to this team
    Formation: 4-1-2-1-2 (2)
    GK: Handanovic
    LB: Alex Sandro
    CB: Bonucci
    CM: Jorghinio
    CM: Marco Parolo
    CAM: Borja Valero
    ST:TIF Icardi

    • Thank you.
      Well, it depends of your play style, preferences and budget.
      Assuming that you don’t have enough coins for Dybala (he is much cheaper on XBox), I suggest buying Nainggolan and Marchisio. I know they are expensive. If you want someone cheaper try Pjanic.

  11. Hi, I’ve been having some problems, losing 5 in 7 games can you suggest any improvements to my squad??

    Insigne-TIF Icardi-Berardi

    Thank You

  12. I use this 4 2 3 1 with these players but I conceded goals every game with is annoying. why is that?
    Florenzi (inform) – Bonucci (inform)- Chiellini- Sandra
    ———Marchisio – Nainggolan(inform)——–
    Salah (inform 86) —Pjanic(inform)—-Mertens(blue)

  13. Hi, i have this team. what i need to inprove?

    Gk: Buffon
    LB: Alex Sandro
    CB: Chiellini
    CB: Bonucci
    RB: Dani Alves
    CM: Hamsik
    CAM: Marchisio
    CM: Pjanic
    LW: Insigne
    ST: Dybala
    RW: Cuadrado

  14. Hi,
    Please give me your advice for my hybrid squad, and I am bad in defending X_X


    GK:Joe Hart
    RB: Florenzi
    CB: Giorgio Chiellini+Andrea Barzagli
    LB: Alex Sandro
    CDM: Sami Khedira
    LM: Douglas Costa
    CAM: Julian Draxler
    RM: Karim Bellarabi
    ST: Thomas Müller+André Hahn

  15. Hi all!

    Great guide! I liked it very much!

    I want to ask you to help me. How can i upgrade my team? I’m in DIV6 but that’s because I haven’t play much recently. I haven’t relegated yet. Unfortunately, I don’t enjoy playing with this team. Do you have any suggestions? I built this squad last week. It is under constrution. 😀

    My Serie A team: (4-3-2-1 w/ custom tac.)
    Hart (GLO)
    Evra – Vermaelen – Benatia – Lichtseiner (They havent got any Chem yet)
    Insigne (FIN) – Khedira (GLA) – Joao Mário (PWR)
    Felipe Anderson (ART) – Salah (HWK)
    IF Immobile (HWK)

    I would like to improve this team but probably I’m not the richiest FUT player. 😀
    Thanks in advance, take care!

    • Hi. Thank you.
      First of all, sorry to not reply to your PL guide question but the comments are closed on that page.
      If you don’t have many coins, you should use NIF cards only.
      My suggestions: Miranda, Pjanić and Bacca.

  16. Hi just wanted to know if there was anything else I could do to Improve my team I’ve got a series A team 41212(2) formation with handonovic chellini bonucci Sandro lichsteiner medel pjanic marchisio valero gabbiadini and manzukic

  17. Great post as usual. Quality site.

    A few thoughts on chemistry with tested examples, maybe you’ll consider a formation guide using chemistry cards.

    I think this year the chemistry cards are quit interesting. It allows us to take players who are strong in one or two categories and improve other two categories. The result is an exceptional player. E.g.: take Jovetic and add a hunter card.

    I am using the formation below, mainly hunters and shadows. I paid about 30k – built it over two weeks. It is quite competitive against stronger squads.

    How I built it: only bought players with chemistry. It is much cheaper. If Eder is 1’000 I paid 2’000 on open bid for the HUN card. Shadows and hunters card are about 4’000 and 5’000.

    Evra-SHA, Koulibaly-SHA, Manolas- ANC, Florenzi-SHA
    Kucka- HUN, Banega -HUN, Hernanes -HUN
    Perisic- HUN, Jovetic-HUN, Candreva-HUN

    Manolas doesn’t need a shadow, that’s why he gets an anchor. Kucka is quite strong and with a hunter card he is also quick and has excellent long shots. Actually I score a lot with Hernanes and and and Kucka. Long shots, of course.

    I also have a similar fitness squad, which is almost equally good
    Ghoulam- SHA, Benatia- ANC, Rodriguez -ANC, Peres- ANC
    Parolo -HUN, Valero -HUN, Strootman -Hunter
    Mertens- Hunter, Eder-Hunter, Salah – Engine

    I plan to test Khedira (Hunter/Engine), Asamoah (Hunter/Engine), Cuadrado (Engine), Alex Sandro (Shadow), Hamsik (Hunter). And maybe Barzagli

    I’ve tested and didn’t like:
    – Niang -HUN – consistent bad finishing
    – Palacio- HUN – invisible
    – Insigne – HUN/ENG – quick but weak

    The formations are quite competitive against stronger squads and better opponents. Currently I am looking to improve strength and stamina for midfielders and attackers.

  18. Rodrigo como estas?

    Que opinas de Salah SIF (86)? Si lo comparas con Di Maria cual tomarias?

    Por otra parte, he notado cosas raras en este juego, ya van dos jugadores que he probado que no parecen obedecer a las stas que marca su carta. Higuain y Lacazette, ambos jugadores funcionaron bien pero no tan eficientes como lo dicen sus stas, estuve viendo review de otras perdonas y opinan lo mismo, pensé que el problema era yo, por eso busque bastante información.


  19. Hi,
    I would just like to know what improvements I can make on my current Serie A team.


    Jose Reina
    Basta – Gonzalez – Castan – Armero
    Widmer Gomez
    Muriel Pinilla

      • Thanks!
        I will definitely try them out!
        I’m on a medium budget now, so I think I could get them and judging from this guide it seems as tough mandzukic is a better heading option than Pinilla. But I just want to know if his high/high workrates would be a major problem if I were to use him

        • Good point. High/high work rate is not the best for someone that you expect to see inside the box all the time. However, at least he has a good stamina which means that he is able to attack and go back.
          It may be a problem, especially if he is the only striker. Maybe you should try him and sell him if he doesn’t play as you expect.

          • Thank you so much Rodrigo,
            Mandzukic is a really good heading option and a very good finisher in the box too. With your guide I now partner him up with Gabbiadini and I must say that it really works a charm.
            Also Koulibaly and Melo have really helped me to cencede less goals.
            So thanks a lot Rodrigo!!!!!!

      • My Serie A Squad is

        Florenzi-Koulibaly-Manolas-Alex Sandro
        Insigne-TIF Icardi-Berardi

  20. Hi,
    After looking at this guide, I’ve come up with the following team. What are your thoughts?


    Joe Hart
    Florenzi-Manolas-Koulibaly-Alex Sandro
    Bacca-IF Mandzukic


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