FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad Guide

FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad Guide

 

For all those players who plan to build a FIFA 18 Bundesliga squad, we’ve conducted an extensive analysis on the best players.

Here is our guide to the top German league in FIFA 18 Ultimate Team.

 
 

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Introduction
Bundesliga
Goalkeepers
Centre Backs
Right Backs
Left Backs
Central Defensive Midfielders
Central Midfielders
Central Attacking Midfielders
Right Midfielders
Left Midfielders
Forwards
Teams

 
 

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Introduction to the FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad Guide

 

Building a team is the biggest challenge in FIFA 18 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 18. 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 18 Bundesliga 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 18 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 Bundesliga and with their original attributes were considered.

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

✔️ Position Analysis
To make the comprehension of this guide easier we divided the players in ten 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), central attacking midfielders (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 18 Bundesliga squads are suggested, we added a link where you can check anytime the updated prices.

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Bundesliga

 

The Bundesliga lives in the shadow of Premier League and La Liga but the truth is that it has many quality players.

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

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

Started in 1962, the Bundesliga has been conquered by twelve clubs. The dominant club is Bayern Munich, with a total of 27 titles. Borussia Dortmund (5), Borussia Mönchengladbach (5), Werder Bremen (4), Hamburger SV (3), VfB Stuttgart (3), FC Köln (2) and FC Kaiserslautern (2) were the other teams that won more than once.

Bundesliga is a good choice to who is looking for quality players, but doesn’t want to spend so much coins as happens in Premier League and La Liga based squads.


FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad Guide
BUNDESLIGA
 
Total Players: 440
Gold Players: 266
Average Rating (Global): 73
 
Best New Cards:
James Rodríguez
Corentin Tolisso
 
Highest Upgrades:
Kai Havertz (+16)
Chadrac Akolo (+14)
 
Highest Downgrades:
Yevhen Konoplyanka (-4)
Tony Jantschke (-3)
Christian Träsch (-3)
Mario Götze (-3)
 


 
 

 
 
 
 

Best FIFA 18 Bundesliga Goalkeepers

GK
 

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.

Manuel Neuer is the most popular goalkeeper in the world.

 

MOST HIGH-RATED GOALKEEPER
Manuel Neuer 92 FC Bayern München GER
Bernd Leno 85 Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER
Timo Horn 84 1. FC Köln GER
Roman Bürki 84 Borussia Dortmund SUI
Ralf Fährmann 84 FC Schalke 04 GER
Yann Sommer 83 Mönchengladbach SUI
Oliver Baumann 82 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim GER
Rune Almenning Jarstein 82 Hertha BSC NOR
Lukáš Hrádecký 81 Eintracht Frankfurt FIN
René Adler 79 1. FSV Mainz 05 GER
Marwin Hitz 79 FC Augsburg SUI
Ron-Robert Zieler 79 VfB Stuttgart GER
Koen Casteels 78 VfL Wolfsburg BEL
Roman Weidenfeller 77 Borussia Dortmund GER
Sven Ulreich 76 FC Bayern München GER

 

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

The first measures a goalkeeper’s agility when making a save. The best on this aspect are Neuer and Fährmann .

 

GOALKEEPERS WITH BEST REFLEXES
Manuel Neuer FC Bayern München GER 89
Ralf Fährmann FC Schalke 04 GER 87
Timo Horn 1. FC Köln GER 86
Roman Bürki Borussia Dortmund SUI 85
Rune Almenning Jarstein Hertha BSC NOR 85
Lukáš Hrádecký Eintracht Frankfurt FIN 85
Oliver Baumann TSG 1899 Hoffenheim GER 84
Thomas Kraft Hertha BSC GER 84
Bernd Leno Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER 83
Yann Sommer Mönchengladbach SUI 83
Marwin Hitz FC Augsburg SUI 82
Koen Casteels VfL Wolfsburg BEL 82
René Adler 1. FSV Mainz 05 GER 80
Ron-Robert Zieler VfB Stuttgart GER 79
Péter Gulácsi RB Leipzig HUN 79

 

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 Neuer the best one. Again…

 

GOALKEEPERS WITH BEST DIVING
Manuel Neuer FC Bayern München GER 91
Ralf Fährmann FC Schalke 04 GER 83
Timo Horn 1. FC Köln GER 83
Roman Bürki Borussia Dortmund SUI 84
Rune Almenning Jarstein Hertha BSC NOR 78
Lukáš Hrádecký Eintracht Frankfurt FIN 79
Oliver Baumann TSG 1899 Hoffenheim GER 82
Thomas Kraft Hertha BSC GER 80
Bernd Leno Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER 85
Yann Sommer Mönchengladbach SUI 81
Marwin Hitz FC Augsburg SUI 82
Koen Casteels VfL Wolfsburg BEL 80
René Adler 1. FSV Mainz 05 GER 78
Ron-Robert Zieler VfB Stuttgart GER 79
Péter Gulácsi RB Leipzig HUN 74

 

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 Bundesliga goalkeepers are very tall. From the 22 goalies, fourteen have at least 190cm. Michael Esser is the tallest one, 15 cm taller than Yann Sommer.p>
 

TALLEST GOALKEEPERS
Michael Esser Hannover 96 GER 198 / 6′6″
Koen Casteels VfL Wolfsburg BEL 197 / 6′6″
Ralf Fährmann FC Schalke 04 GER 196 / 6′5″
Manuel Neuer FC Bayern München GER 193 / 6′4″
Timo Horn 1. FC Köln GER 192 / 6′4″
Marwin Hitz FC Augsburg SUI 192 / 6′4″
Sven Ulreich FC Bayern München GER 192 / 6′4″
René Adler 1. FSV Mainz 05 GER 191 / 6′3″
Bernd Leno Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER 190 / 6′3″
Rune Almenning Jarstein Hertha BSC NOR 190 / 6′3″
Lukáš Hrádecký Eintracht Frankfurt FIN 190 / 6′3″
Roman Weidenfeller Borussia Dortmund GER 190 / 6′3″
Péter Gulácsi RB Leipzig HUN 190 / 6′3″
Yvon Mvogo RB Leipzig SUI 190 / 6′3″
Christian Mathenia Hamburger SV GER 189 / 6′2″

 

The choice for the best Bundesliga goalkeeper on FIFA 18 Ultimate Team is really easy.

Besides being the best Bundesliga goalkeeper in the two most important attributes, Manuel Neuer is also the one, excepting ICONS, with best positioning, diving and kicking in the entire game.

Bernd Leno and Ralf Fährmann are very similar in the most important attributes. However, Leno is faster ans much better with the ball in the feet and for these reasons he is our second choice.


FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad Guide

GOALKEEPERS

Best Players
1️⃣ Manuel Neuer
2️⃣ Bernd Leno
3⃣ Ralf Fährmann
4️⃣ Timo Horn
5️⃣ Roman Bürki

Economic Choice
Ralf Fährmann


 
 
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Best FIFA 18 Bundesliga Centre Backs

CB
 

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.

Jérôme Boateng sofreu em FIFA 18 um downgrade mas, ainda assim, continua a ser o central mais bem cotado da Bundesliga.

 

HIGHEST RATED CENTRE BACKS
Jérôme Boateng 88 FC Bayern München GER
Mats Hummels 88 FC Bayern München GER
Javi Martinez 86 FC Bayern München ESP
Sokratis 86 Borussia Dortmund GRE
Niklas Süle 83 FC Bayern München GER
Ömer Toprak 83 Borussia Dortmund TUR
Jonathan Tah 82 Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER
Naldo 82 FC Schalke 04 BRA
Bartra 81 Borussia Dortmund ESP
Matija Nastasić 80 FC Schalke 04 SRB
John Brooks 80 VfL Wolfsburg USA
Kevin Vogt 80 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim GER
Sven Bender 80 Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER
Salif Sané 79 Hannover 96 SEN
Jeffrey Bruma 79 VfL Wolfsburg NED

 

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

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

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

 

CENTRE BACKS WITH BEST DEFENDING
Mats Hummels FC Bayern München GER 89
Jérôme Boateng FC Bayern München GER 88
Sokratis Borussia Dortmund GRE 87
Javi Martinez FC Bayern München ESP 86
Ömer Toprak Borussia Dortmund TUR 85
Naldo FC Schalke 04 BRA 84
Niklas Süle FC Bayern München GER 83
Jonathan Tah Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER 82
Bartra Borussia Dortmund ESP 82
Matija Nastasić FC Schalke 04 SRB 82
Sven Bender Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER 82
Benjamin Hübner TSG 1899 Hoffenheim GER 82
John Brooks VfL Wolfsburg USA 81
Jorge Meré 1. FC Köln ESP 80
Sebastian Langkamp Hertha BSC GER 80

 

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, Simon Falette is who stand out.

 

CENTRE BACKS WITH BEST PHYSICAL
Simon Falette Eintracht Frankfurt FRA 86
Jérôme Boateng FC Bayern München GER 84
Sokratis Borussia Dortmund GRE 84
Kyriakos Papadopoulos Hamburger SV GRE 83
Jeffrey Bruma VfL Wolfsburg NED 82
Niklas Süle FC Bayern München GER 81
Jannik Vestergaard Mönchengladbach DEN 81
Salif Sané Hannover 96 SEN 81
Martin Hinteregger FC Augsburg AT 81
Javi Martinez FC Bayern München ESP 80
Sven Bender Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER 80
Kevin Vogt TSG 1899 Hoffenheim GER 80
Håvard Nordtveit TSG 1899 Hoffenheim NOR 79
Leon Balogun 1. FSV Mainz 05 NIG 79
Jonathan Tah Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER 78

 

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.

David Abraham and Sokratis are the fastest centre back playing in the Bundesliga.

 

CENTRE BACKS WITH HIGHEST PACE
David Abraham Eintracht Frankfurt ARG 80
Sokratis Borussia Dortmund GRE 78
Bartra Borussia Dortmund ESP 77
Niklas Stark Hertha BSC GER 77
Ömer Toprak Borussia Dortmund TUR 76
Kevin Vogt TSG 1899 Hoffenheim GER 76
Jérôme Boateng FC Bayern München GER 75
John Brooks VfL Wolfsburg USA 74
Jeffrey Gouweleeuw FC Augsburg NED 73
Jonathan Tah Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER 72
Tin Jedvaj Bayer 04 Leverkusen CRO 72
Sven Bender Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER 70
Matija Nastasić FC Schalke 04 SRB 70
Jorge Meré 1. FC Köln ESP 70
Leon Balogun 1. FSV Mainz 05 NIG 70

 

Jérôme Boateng is our number one choice for this position. Fast and with good defending and attacking attributes, he is for that reason the most expensive of all central backs playing on the Bundesliga.

The big question is: who will partner with Boateng? Hummels is usually the most used but, in our opinion, he’s not fast enough. Sokratis is better than him. He is much faster, has better physical stats and also better work rates. Javi Martinez is a good player too but should only be used on formations with three centre backs.


FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad Guide

CENTRE BACKS

Best Players
1️⃣ Jérôme Boateng
2️⃣ Sokratis
3️⃣ Mats Hummels
4️⃣ Javi Martinez
5️⃣ Ömer Toprak

Economic Choice
Ömer Toprak


 
 
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Best FIFA 18 Bundesliga Right Backs

RB | RWB
 

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

Now that Philipp Lahm is not playing anymore, Łukasz Piszczek is the most popular Bundesliga right back.

 

HIGHEST RATED RIGHT BACKS
Łukasz Piszczek 83 Borussia Dortmund POL
Joshua Kimmich 81 FC Bayern München GER
Coke 80 FC Schalke 04 ESP
Mitchell Weiser 78 Hertha BSC GER
Pavel Kadeřábek 78 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim CZ
Rafinha 78 FC Bayern München BRA
Paul Verhaegh 77 VfL Wolfsburg NED
Tony Jantschke 76 Mönchengladbach GER
Benjamin Henrichs 76 Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER
Julian Korb 76 Hannover 96 GER
Timmy Chandler 76 Eintracht Frankfurt USA
Peter Pekarík 76 Hertha BSC SVK
Jeremy Toljan 75 Borussia Dortmund GER
Giulio Donati 75 1. FSV Mainz 05 ITA
Sebastian Jung 75 VfL Wolfsburg GER

 

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 Germany, no other right back defends as well as Łukasz Piszczek and Tony Jantschke.

 

RIGHT BACKS WITH BEST DEFENDING
Łukasz Piszczek Borussia Dortmund POL 81
Tony Jantschke Mönchengladbach GER 81
Coke FC Schalke 04 ESP 79
Joshua Kimmich FC Bayern München GER 77
Rafinha FC Bayern München BRA 76
Paul Verhaegh VfL Wolfsburg NED 76
Giulio Donati 1. FSV Mainz 05 ITA 76
Andreas Beck VfB Stuttgart GER 75
Benjamin Henrichs Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER 74
Julian Korb Hannover 96 GER 74
Timmy Chandler Eintracht Frankfurt USA 74
Pavel Kadeřábek TSG 1899 Hoffenheim CZ 73
Peter Pekarík Hertha BSC SVK 73
Sebastian Jung VfL Wolfsburg GER 73
Mitchell Weiser Hertha BSC GER 72

 

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 18.

Mitchell Weiser and Jeremy Toljan are the fastest Bundesliga right-backs in FIFA 18 Ultimate Team. Besides them, only Kadeřábek may be considered reasonably fast.

 

RIGHT BACKS WITH BEST PACING
Mitchell Weiser Hertha BSC GER 84
Jeremy Toljan Borussia Dortmund GER 84
Pavel Kadeřábek TSG 1899 Hoffenheim CZ 81
Łukasz Piszczek Borussia Dortmund POL 79
Benjamin Henrichs Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER 79
Timmy Chandler Eintracht Frankfurt USA 77
Theodor Gebre Selassie SV Werder Bremen CZ 77
Coke FC Schalke 04 ESP 75
Peter Pekarík Hertha BSC SVK 74
Sebastian Jung VfL Wolfsburg GER 74
Julian Korb Hannover 96 GER 73
Giulio Donati 1. FSV Mainz 05 ITA 73
Rafinha FC Bayern München BRA 72
Andreas Beck VfB Stuttgart GER 71
Joshua Kimmich FC Bayern München GER 70

 

There are no great right-backs in this league. The exception is Piszczek, who has the best defending and shooting stats.

If it wasn’t their pace, Kimmich and Coke would be great alternatives. That’s why our preference goest to Weiser. It’s true that he is a poor defender but at least he is fast and attacks well.


FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad Guide

RIGHT BACKS

Best Players
1️⃣ Łukasz Piszczek
2️⃣ Mitchell Weiser
3️⃣ Joshua Kimmich
4️⃣ Coke
5️⃣ Pavel Kadeřábek

Economic Choice
Mitchell Weiser


 
 
FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad Guide - RBBest FIFA 18 Bundesliga Right Backs

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Best FIFA 18 Bundesliga Left Backs

LB | LWB
 

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

On Bundesliga, there is a left back that stand out more than the other ones: David Alaba.

 

HIGHEST RATED LEFT BACKS
David Alaba 86 FC Bayern München AT
Marcel Schmelzer 80 Borussia Dortmund GER
Bernat 79 FC Bayern München ESP
Marvin Plattenhardt 78 Hertha BSC GER
Oscar Wendt 78 Mönchengladbach SWE
Wendell 77 Bayer 04 Leverkusen BRA
Jetro Willems 77 Eintracht Frankfurt NED
Erik Durm 77 Borussia Dortmund GER
Bastian Oczipka 77 FC Schalke 04 GER
Daniel Brosinski 76 1. FSV Mainz 05 GER
Emiliano Insúa 76 VfB Stuttgart ARG
Konstantinos Stafylidis 75 FC Augsburg GRE
Robert Bauer 75 SV Werder Bremen GER
Yannick Gerhardt 75 VfL Wolfsburg GER
Douglas Santos 75 Hamburger SV BRA

 

If you need someone to defend, you need to pick Alaba.

 

LEFT BACKS WITH BEST DEFENDING
David Alaba FC Bayern München AT 82
Marcel Schmelzer Borussia Dortmund GER 79
Gaëtan Bussmann 1. FSV Mainz 05 FRA 77
Bernat FC Bayern München ESP 76
Oscar Wendt Mönchengladbach SWE 76
Bastian Oczipka FC Schalke 04 GER 76
Emiliano Insúa VfB Stuttgart ARG 76
Robert Bauer SV Werder Bremen GER 75
Marvin Plattenhardt Hertha BSC GER 74
Erik Durm Borussia Dortmund GER 73
Jetro Willems Eintracht Frankfurt NED 72
Daniel Brosinski 1. FSV Mainz 05 GER 72
Konstantinos Stafylidis FC Augsburg GRE 72
Marcel Halstenberg RB Leipzig GER 72
Wendell Bayer 04 Leverkusen BRA 71

 

Alaba and Wendell are faster than any other left back..

 

LEFT BACKS WITH BEST PACE
David Alaba FC Bayern München AT 86
Wendell Bayer 04 Leverkusen BRA 86
Daniel Brosinski 1. FSV Mainz 05 GER 85
Erik Durm Borussia Dortmund GER 83
Marcel Schmelzer Borussia Dortmund GER 80
Jetro Willems Eintracht Frankfurt NED 79
Steven Zuber TSG 1899 Hoffenheim SUI 79
Bernat FC Bayern München ESP 78
Oscar Wendt Mönchengladbach SWE 78
Konstantinos Stafylidis FC Augsburg GRE 78
Douglas Santos Hamburger SV BRA 78
Marvin Plattenhardt Hertha BSC GER 77
Robert Bauer SV Werder Bremen GER 72
Bastian Oczipka FC Schalke 04 GER 71
Gaëtan Bussmann 1. FSV Mainz 05 FRA 71

 

David Alaba is, in our opinion (and probably almost everyone’s opinion), the best left back playing in Bundesliga. He is one of the best left backs of FIFA 18, and that’s why he is widely used in hybrids squads.

Marcel Schmelzer is our second choice. He’s far from the Alaba quality but he costs several times less.


FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad Guide

LEFT BACKS

Best Players
1️⃣ David Alaba
2️⃣ Marcel Schmelzer
3️⃣ Wendell
4️⃣ Daniel Brosinski
5️⃣ Bernat

Economic Choice
Marcel Schmelzer


 
 
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Best FIFA 18 Bundesliga Defensive Midfielder

CDM
 

Many of the FIFA 18 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.

Arturo Vidal is by far the most popular defensive midfielder in this league.

 

HIGHEST RATED CENTRAL DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER
Arturo Vidal 87 FC Bayern München CHI
Lars Bender 82 Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER
Julian Weigl 81 Borussia Dortmund GER
Camacho 81 VfL Wolfsburg ESP
Jonas Hector 80 1. FC Köln GER
Josuha Guilavogui 80 VfL Wolfsburg FRA
Nuri Şahin 79 Borussia Dortmund TUR
Christoph Kramer 79 Mönchengladbach GER
Daniel Baier 79 FC Augsburg GER
Julian Baumgartlinger 78 Bayer 04 Leverkusen AT
Diego Demme 78 RB Leipzig GER
Sebastian Rode 78 Borussia Dortmund GER
Per Ciljan Skjelbred 78 Hertha BSC NOR
Benjamin Stambouli 77 FC Schalke 04 FRA
Makoto Hasebe 77 Eintracht Frankfurt JAP

 

There are a variety of attributes in a central defensive midfielder that you have to give attention: defending, so that the first defender of team works; strength, so that you win all brawls in a prone area of the field; heading, to win possession in aerial moves like goal kicks; pace, so that you cover the most terrain on the field as possible; stamina, so they can equally participate in offensive and defensive moves (especially useful for players with high/high work rates); passing and possession so that he can properly start attacks. In our opinion the two first are the most important.

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

The two highest rated CDMs are the ones who defend better.

 

CENTRAL DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS WITH BEST DEFENDING
Arturo Vidal FC Bayern München CHI 83
Lars Bender Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER 82
Josuha Guilavogui VfL Wolfsburg FRA 81
Camacho VfL Wolfsburg ESP 80
Fabian Lustenberger Hertha BSC SUI 80
Jonas Hector 1. FC Köln GER 79
Sebastian Rode Borussia Dortmund GER 77
Tobias Strobl Mönchengladbach GER 77
Julian Weigl Borussia Dortmund GER 76
Christoph Kramer Mönchengladbach GER 76
Julian Baumgartlinger Bayer 04 Leverkusen AT 76
Benjamin Stambouli FC Schalke 04 FRA 76
Makoto Hasebe Eintracht Frankfurt JAP 76
Stefan Ilsanker RB Leipzig AT 76
Eugen Polański TSG 1899 Hoffenheim POL 75

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.

Arturo Vidal is the best on this side.

 

CENTRAL DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS WITH BEST PHYSICAL
Arturo Vidal FC Bayern München CHI 84
Julian Baumgartlinger Bayer 04 Leverkusen AT 83
Stefan Ilsanker RB Leipzig AT 83
Camacho VfL Wolfsburg ESP 81
Josuha Guilavogui VfL Wolfsburg FRA 81
Gelson Fernandes Eintracht Frankfurt SUI 81
Sebastian Rode Borussia Dortmund GER 80
Lars Bender Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER 79
Tobias Strobl Mönchengladbach GER 79
Eugen Polański TSG 1899 Hoffenheim POL 79
Jean-Philippe Gbamin 1. FSV Mainz 05 IVC 78
Jonas Hector 1. FC Köln GER 77
Benjamin Stambouli FC Schalke 04 FRA 77
Dominik Kohr Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER 77
Christoph Kramer Mönchengladbach GER 76

 

Arturo Vidal is undoubtedly the best player for this position. He is strong, fast and with great stats for all other attributes, including amazing stamina and work rate. He can play as CAM, CM or even CDM.

If you need someone cheaper and still focused in the attack, we suggest you Bender.


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CENTRE DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS

Best Players
1️⃣ Arturo Vidal
2️⃣ Lars Bender
3⃣ Josuha Guilavogui
4️⃣ Camacho
5️⃣ Julian Baumgartlinger

Economic Choice
Lars Bender


 
 
FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad Guide - CDMBest FIFA 18 Bundesliga Central Defensive Midfielders

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Best FIFA 18 Bundesliga Centre Midfielders

CM
 

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.

Thiago is the most informed centre midfielder playing in Germany.

 

HIGHEST RATED CENTRAL MIDFIELDERS
Thiago 88 FC Bayern München ESP
Naby Keïta 83 RB Leipzig GUI
Corentin Tolisso 82 FC Bayern München FRA
Leon Goretzka 82 FC Schalke 04 GER
Gonzalo Castro 82 Borussia Dortmund GER
Kevin Kampl 81 RB Leipzig SVN
Mario Götze 81 Borussia Dortmund GER
Sebastian Rudy 81 FC Bayern München GER
Nabil Bentaleb 80 FC Schalke 04 ALG
Maximilian Arnold 79 VfL Wolfsburg GER
Zlatko Junuzović 79 SV Werder Bremen AT
Mahmoud Dahoud 79 Borussia Dortmund GER
Vladimír Darida 79 Hertha BSC CZ
Marco Höger 78 1. FC Köln GER
Thomas Delaney 78 SV Werder Bremen DEN

 

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.

Thiago has a great passing stat.

 

CENTRE MIDFIELDERS WITH BEST PASSING
Thiago FC Bayern München ESP 85
Gonzalo Castro Borussia Dortmund GER 83
Mario Götze Borussia Dortmund GER 81
Sebastian Rudy FC Bayern München GER 80
Zlatko Junuzović SV Werder Bremen AT 80
Charles Aránguiz Bayer 04 Leverkusen CHI 80
Leon Goretzka FC Schalke 04 GER 79
Corentin Tolisso FC Bayern München FRA 78
Vladimír Darida Hertha BSC CZ 78
Naby Keïta RB Leipzig GUI 77
Kevin Kampl RB Leipzig SVN 77
Nabil Bentaleb FC Schalke 04 ALG 77
Mahmoud Dahoud Borussia Dortmund GER 77
Miloš Jojić 1. FC Köln SRB 77
Marco Höger 1. FC Köln GER 76

 

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

Thiago is the best dribbler on the Bundesliga.

 

CENTRE MIDFIELDERS WITH BEST DRIBBLING
Thiago FC Bayern München ESP 90
Naby Keïta RB Leipzig GUI 89
Mario Götze Borussia Dortmund GER 88
Kevin Kampl RB Leipzig SVN 84
Zlatko Junuzović SV Werder Bremen AT 81
Gonzalo Castro Borussia Dortmund GER 81
Nabil Bentaleb FC Schalke 04 ALG 81
Leon Goretzka FC Schalke 04 GER 80
Sebastian Rudy FC Bayern München GER 80
Vladimír Darida Hertha BSC CZ 80
Mahmoud Dahoud Borussia Dortmund GER 80
Corentin Tolisso FC Bayern München FRA 78
Lukas Rupp TSG 1899 Hoffenheim GER 78
Maximilian Arnold VfL Wolfsburg GER 77
Charles Aránguiz Bayer 04 Leverkusen CHI 77

 

Thiago had na amazing evolution this year, and for that reason he is now the best CM playing on this league. His dribbling and passing stats are simply incredible.

Goretzka and Tolisso are both good alternatives, but not everyone can pay their price. At a slightly lower qualitative level, you also have Keita and Gonzalo Castro. They are much cheaper and still decent players.


FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad Guide

CENTRE MIDFIELDERS

Best Players
1️⃣ Thiago
2️⃣ Leon Goretzka
3️⃣ Corentin Tolisso
4️⃣ Naby Keïta
5️⃣ Gonzalo Castro

Economic Choice
Naby Keïta


 
 
FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad Guide - CM Best FIFA 18 Bundesliga Centre Midfielders

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Best FIFA 18 Bundesliga Central Attacking Midfielders

CAM
 

An attacking centre midfielder is responsible for creating chances to score. He should have a good dribbling, a decent passing, a high long shot stat and a great vision.

James Rodriguez was a great addition to this league

 

HIGHEST RATED CENTRAL ATTACKING MIDFIELDERS
James Rodríguez 86 FC Bayern München COL
Emil Forsberg 83 RB Leipzig SWE
Shinji Kagawa 83 Borussia Dortmund JAP
Daniel Didavi 80 VfL Wolfsburg GER
Kerem Demirbay 80 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim GER
Max Meyer 79 FC Schalke 04 GER
Marco Fabián 79 Eintracht Frankfurt MEX
Yunus Mallı 79 VfL Wolfsburg TUR
Marcel Sabitzer 78 RB Leipzig AT
Nadiem Amiri 77 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim GER
Lewis Holtby 77 Hamburger SV GER
Jonathan De Guzmán 77 Eintracht Frankfurt NED
Marc Stendera 76 Eintracht Frankfurt GER
Valentin Stocker 76 Hertha BSC SUI
Koo Ja Cheol 76 FC Augsburg KOR

 

How we explained, the central attacking midfielders need to have good passing stats, so they can assist forwards.

James is the CAM with best passing stat in Germany.

 

CENTRAL ATTACKING MIDFIELDERS WITH BEST PASSING
James Rodríguez FC Bayern München COL 85
Emil Forsberg RB Leipzig SWE 83
Kerem Demirbay TSG 1899 Hoffenheim GER 79
Yunus Mallı VfL Wolfsburg TUR 78
Lewis Holtby Hamburger SV GER 78
Max Meyer FC Schalke 04 GER 77
Marco Fabián Eintracht Frankfurt MEX 77
Shinji Kagawa Borussia Dortmund JAP 76
Daniel Didavi VfL Wolfsburg GER 76
Nadiem Amiri TSG 1899 Hoffenheim GER 76
Jonathan De Guzmán Eintracht Frankfurt NED 76
Alexandru Maxim 1. FSV Mainz 05 ROM 75
Marc Stendera Eintracht Frankfurt GER 74
Valentin Stocker Hertha BSC SUI 74
Aaron Hunt Hamburger SV GER 74

 

If a CAM is a good dribbler, he can make all the difference when the team is attacking.

James has a good dribbling but Shinji Kagawa is better than him.

 

CENTRAL ATTACKING MIDFIELDERS WITH BEST DRIBBLING
Shinji Kagawa Borussia Dortmund JAP 86
Max Meyer FC Schalke 04 GER 84
James Rodríguez FC Bayern München COL 83
Emil Forsberg RB Leipzig SWE 83
Kerem Demirbay TSG 1899 Hoffenheim GER 82
Yunus Mallı VfL Wolfsburg TUR 82
Marco Fabián Eintracht Frankfurt MEX 81
Nadiem Amiri TSG 1899 Hoffenheim GER 81
Daniel Didavi VfL Wolfsburg GER 80
Jonathan De Guzmán Eintracht Frankfurt NED 80
Lewis Holtby Hamburger SV GER 79
Marcel Sabitzer RB Leipzig AT 78
Valentin Stocker Hertha BSC SUI 78
Koo Ja Cheol FC Augsburg KOR 78
Alexandru Maxim 1. FSV Mainz 05 ROM 78


 

James Rodriguez is the only centre attacking midfield who can be compared to the quality CMs of this league. He is the one with best shooting and passing stats.

Forsberg and Kagawa are both decent cheap alternatives to James.


FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad Guide

CENTRAL ATTACKING MIDFIELDERS

Best Players
1️⃣ James Rodríguez
2️⃣ Emil Forsberg
3⃣ Shinji Kagawa
4️⃣ Daniel Didavi
5️⃣ Kerem Demirbay

Economic Choice
Emil Forsberg


 
 
FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad Guide - CAMBest FIFA 18 Bundesliga Central Attacking Midfielders

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Best FIFA 18 Bundesliga Right Wingers

RM | RW | RF
 

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

Arjen Robben is the most popular right winger playing in the Bundesliga.

 

HIGHEST RATED RIGHT WINGERS
Arjen Robben 88 FC Bayern München NED
Karim Bellarabi 82 Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER
Andriy Yarmolenko 81 Borussia Dortmund UKR
Thorgan Hazard 80 Mönchengladbach BEL
Ibrahima Traoré 80 Mönchengladbach GUI
Kingsley Coman 79 FC Bayern München FRA
Patrick Herrmann 79 Mönchengladbach GER
Christian Pulisic 78 Borussia Dortmund USA
Daniel Caligiuri 78 FC Schalke 04 ITA
Nicolai Müller 78 Hamburger SV GER
Alessandro Schöpf 77 FC Schalke 04 AT
Jonas Hofmann 77 Mönchengladbach GER
Marcel Risse 77 1. FC Köln GER
Carlos Mané 76 VfB Stuttgart POR
Levin Öztunali 76 1. FSV Mainz 05 GER

 

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 Bundesliga is well served in this chapter. Three gold players have pace 90 or higher.

 

FASTEST RIGHT WINGERS
Karim Bellarabi Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER 92
Kingsley Coman FC Bayern München FRA 92
Christian Pulisic Borussia Dortmund USA 91
Ibrahima Traoré Mönchengladbach GUI 88
Patrick Herrmann Mönchengladbach GER 87
Nicolai Müller Hamburger SV GER 87
Carlos Mané VfB Stuttgart POR 87
Arjen Robben FC Bayern München NED 86
Levin Öztunali 1. FSV Mainz 05 GER 85
Yoric Ravet Sport-Club Freiburg FRA 85
Genki Haraguchi Hertha BSC JAP 85
Andriy Yarmolenko Borussia Dortmund UKR 81
Thorgan Hazard Mönchengladbach BEL 81
Christian Clemens 1. FC Köln GER 81
Marcel Risse 1. FC Köln GER 80

 

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, but in Bundesliga no one can be compared to Robben.

 

RIGHT WINGERS WITH BEST DRIBBLING
Arjen Robben FC Bayern München NED 90
Karim Bellarabi Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER 84
Ibrahima Traoré Mönchengladbach GUI 84
Thorgan Hazard Mönchengladbach BEL 84
Christian Pulisic Borussia Dortmund USA 83
Andriy Yarmolenko Borussia Dortmund UKR 82
Kingsley Coman FC Bayern München FRA 82
Patrick Herrmann Mönchengladbach GER 81
Nicolai Müller Hamburger SV GER 81
Genki Haraguchi Hertha BSC JAP 80
Daniel Caligiuri FC Schalke 04 ITA 79
Alessandro Schöpf FC Schalke 04 AT 79
Carlos Mané VfB Stuttgart POR 79
Levin Öztunali 1. FSV Mainz 05 GER 79
Jonas Hofmann Mönchengladbach GER 78


 

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.

Once again, Robben is the best one.

 

RIGHT WINGERS WITH BEST PASSING
Arjen Robben FC Bayern München NED 81
Andriy Yarmolenko Borussia Dortmund UKR 80
Thorgan Hazard Mönchengladbach BEL 80
Ibrahima Traoré Mönchengladbach GUI 77
Jonas Hofmann Mönchengladbach GER 75
Karim Bellarabi Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER 74
Patrick Herrmann Mönchengladbach GER 74
Daniel Caligiuri FC Schalke 04 ITA 74
Marcel Risse 1. FC Köln GER 74
Jakub Błaszczykowski VfL Wolfsburg POL 74
Yoric Ravet Sport-Club Freiburg FRA 74
Kingsley Coman FC Bayern München FRA 72
Christian Clemens 1. FC Köln GER 72
Christian Pulisic Borussia Dortmund USA 70
Nicolai Müller Hamburger SV GER 70

 

Robben is clearly the most indicated players to occupy this position in a team without budget restraints. He is the right winger with best passing, shooting and dribbling in this league. The only problem is his price.

For those that can’t pay so many coins, Bellarabi is the best alternative. He is really fast and has a great dribbling stat.


FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad Guide

RIGHT MIDFIELDERS

Best Players
1️⃣ Arjen Robben
2️⃣ Karim Bellarabi
3⃣ Andriy Yarmolenko
4️⃣ Kingsley Coman
5️⃣ Ibrahima Traoré

Economic Choice
Karim Bellarabi


 
 
FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad Guide - RM, RW e RFBest FIFA 18 Bundesliga Right Wingers

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Best FIFA 18 Bundesliga Left Wingers

LM | LW | LF
 

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

Reus and Ribéry are the two most popular left wingers playing in Bundesliga.

 

HIGHEST RATED LEFT WINGER
Marco Reus 86 Borussia Dortmund GER
Franck Ribéry 86 FC Bayern München FRA
Bruma 81 RB Leipzig POR
Raphaël Guerreiro 81 Borussia Dortmund POR
Julian Brandt 80 Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER
André Schürrle 80 Borussia Dortmund GER
Salomon Kalou 80 Hertha BSC IVC
Serge Gnabry 79 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim GER
Paul-Georges Ntep 79 VfL Wolfsburg FRA
Yevhen Konoplyanka 79 FC Schalke 04 UKR
Fabian Johnson 79 Mönchengladbach USA
Filip Kostić 78 Hamburger SV SRB
Leonardo Bittencourt 78 1. FC Köln GER
Vincenzo Grifo 77 Mönchengladbach ITA
Pablo De Blasis 77 1. FSV Mainz 05 ARG


 

The left wingers of the Bundesliga are even faster than the ones of the right side.

 

LEFT WINGERS WITH BEST PACE
Bruma RB Leipzig POR 93
Leon Bailey Bayer 04 Leverkusen JAM 92
Serge Gnabry TSG 1899 Hoffenheim GER 90
Paul-Georges Ntep VfL Wolfsburg FRA 89
Marco Reus Borussia Dortmund GER 88
Filip Kostić Hamburger SV SRB 88
Fabian Johnson Mönchengladbach USA 87
Yevhen Konoplyanka FC Schalke 04 UKR 86
Jairo 1. FSV Mainz 05 ESP 86
Leonardo Bittencourt 1. FC Köln GER 84
André Schürrle Borussia Dortmund GER 83
Caiuby FC Augsburg BRA 83
Franck Ribéry FC Bayern München FRA 82
Julian Brandt Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER 82
Pablo De Blasis 1. FSV Mainz 05 ARG 80

 

Ribéry is clearly the most highlighted left winger of Bundesliga in this chapter.

 
 

LEFT WINGERS WITH BEST DRIBBLING
Franck Ribéry FC Bayern München FRA 89
Marco Reus Borussia Dortmund GER 85
Bruma RB Leipzig POR 85
Salomon Kalou Hertha BSC IVC 84
Raphaël Guerreiro Borussia Dortmund POR 83
Julian Brandt Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER 83
Pablo De Blasis 1. FSV Mainz 05 ARG 83
Vincenzo Grifo Mönchengladbach ITA 83
Serge Gnabry TSG 1899 Hoffenheim GER 82
Paul-Georges Ntep VfL Wolfsburg FRA 82
Yevhen Konoplyanka FC Schalke 04 UKR 81
Leonardo Bittencourt 1. FC Köln GER 81
Filip Kostić Hamburger SV SRB 80
André Schürrle Borussia Dortmund GER 79
Leon Bailey Bayer 04 Leverkusen JAM 79

 

Franck Ribéry and Marco Reus have passing stats very similar.

 
 

LEFT WINGERS WITH BEST PASSING
Marco Reus Borussia Dortmund GER 84
Franck Ribéry FC Bayern München FRA 83
Raphaël Guerreiro Borussia Dortmund POR 81
Julian Brandt Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER 76
Yevhen Konoplyanka FC Schalke 04 UKR 76
Fabian Johnson Mönchengladbach USA 76
Leonardo Bittencourt 1. FC Köln GER 75
André Schürrle Borussia Dortmund GER 74
Bruma RB Leipzig POR 73
Salomon Kalou Hertha BSC IVC 73
Paul-Georges Ntep VfL Wolfsburg FRA 73
Vincenzo Grifo Mönchengladbach ITA 73
Filip Kostić Hamburger SV SRB 72
Viktor Fischer 1. FSV Mainz 05 DEN 72
Serge Gnabry TSG 1899 Hoffenheim GER 71

 

As usual, Reus is the best Bundesliga left winger. He has the best shooting and passing stats. Besides that, he is fast, has great dribbling skills and he is 4 stars for both skills and weak foot. However, he is not perfect. You can sprint too much with him because his stamina is low.

For those who can’t pay as many coins for the Borussia winger, the alternative is Ribéry. The Bayern’s winger is a good player but may also be too expensive for your wallet. In that case, try Bruma. He’s much cheaper and only a bit worse.


FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad Guide

LEFT MIDFIELDERS

Best Players
1️⃣ Marco Reus
2️⃣ Franck Ribéry
3️⃣ Bruma
4️⃣ Paul-Georges Ntep
5️⃣ André Schürrle

Economic Choice
Bruma


 
 
FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad Guide - LM, LW e LFBest FIFA 18 Bundesliga Left Wingers

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Best FIFA 18 Bundesliga Forwards

CF | ST
 

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

Lewandowski is in his career’s top-form.

 

HIGHEST RATED FORWARDS
Robert Lewandowski 91 FC Bayern München POL
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 88 Borussia Dortmund GAB
Thomas Müller 86 FC Bayern München GER
Timo Werner 82 RB Leipzig GER
Lars Stindl 82 Mönchengladbach GER
Max Kruse 82 SV Werder Bremen GER
Mario Gómez 82 VfL Wolfsburg GER
Raffael 82 Mönchengladbach BRA
Andrej Kramarić 81 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim CRO
Kevin Volland 80 Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER
Kevin-Prince Boateng 80 Eintracht Frankfurt GHA
Vedad Ibišević 80 Hertha BSC BOS
Sandro Wagner 79 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim GER
Jonathas 79 Hannover 96 BRA
Divock Origi 78 VfL Wolfsburg BEL
Fin Bartels 78 SV Werder Bremen GER
Raúl Bobadilla 78 Mönchengladbach PAR
Guido Burgstaller 78 FC Schalke 04 AT
Jhon Córdoba 77 1. FC Köln COL

 

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 most rated forwards are the ones that best shooting: Lewandowski and Aubameyang.

 

FORWARDS WITH BEST SHOOTING
Robert Lewandowski FC Bayern München POL 88
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund GAB 84
Lars Stindl Mönchengladbach GER 84
Max Kruse SV Werder Bremen GER 84
Thomas Müller FC Bayern München GER 82
Mario Gómez VfL Wolfsburg GER 82
Andrej Kramarić TSG 1899 Hoffenheim CRO 81
Kevin Volland Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER 81
Alexander Meier Eintracht Frankfurt GER 81
Vedad Ibišević Hertha BSC BOS 80
Sandro Wagner TSG 1899 Hoffenheim GER 80
Raffael Mönchengladbach BRA 79
Timo Werner RB Leipzig GER 79
Jonathas Hannover 96 BRA 79
Mark Uth TSG 1899 Hoffenheim GER 79
Alfreð Finnbogason FC Augsburg ICE 79
Guido Burgstaller FC Schalke 04 AT 78
Simon Terodde VfB Stuttgart GER 78
Kevin-Prince Boateng Eintracht Frankfurt GHA 77
Raúl Bobadilla Mönchengladbach PAR 77

 

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 Bundesliga strikers don’t have good physical. It’s not the case of Raúl Bobadilla.

 

FORWARDS WITH BEST PHYSICAL
Raúl Bobadilla Mönchengladbach PAR 86
Jhon Córdoba 1. FC Köln COL 84
Sandro Wagner TSG 1899 Hoffenheim GER 83
Guido Burgstaller FC Schalke 04 AT 83
Robert Lewandowski FC Bayern München POL 82
Kevin Volland Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER 82
André Hahn Hamburger SV GER 82
Yussuf Poulsen RB Leipzig DEN 81
Ishak Belfodil SV Werder Bremen ALG 81
Kevin-Prince Boateng Eintracht Frankfurt GHA 80
Jonathas Hannover 96 BRA 80
Florian Niederlechner Sport-Club Freiburg GER 80
Daniel Ginczek VfB Stuttgart GER 79
Mario Gómez VfL Wolfsburg GER 78
Martin Harnik Hannover 96 AT 78
Ádám Szalai TSG 1899 Hoffenheim HUN 78
Divock Origi VfL Wolfsburg BEL 77
Simon Terodde VfB Stuttgart GER 77
Stefan Kießling Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER 77
Breel Embolo FC Schalke 04 SUI 77

 

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.

Aubameyang is the fastest player in the game.

 

FORWARDS WITH BEST PACE
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund GAB 96
Timo Werner RB Leipzig GER 91
Fin Bartels SV Werder Bremen GER 86
Yussuf Poulsen RB Leipzig DEN 86
Bobby Wood Hamburger SV USA 85
Divock Origi VfL Wolfsburg BEL 83
Robert Lewandowski FC Bayern München POL 81
Breel Embolo FC Schalke 04 SUI 81
Maximilian Philipp Borussia Dortmund GER 80
Jhon Córdoba 1. FC Köln COL 80
Yoshinori Mutō 1. FSV Mainz 05 JAP 78
Martin Harnik Hannover 96 AT 78
Thomas Müller FC Bayern München GER 77
Kevin Volland Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER 77
Sébastien Haller Eintracht Frankfurt FRA 76
Yūya Ōsako 1. FC Köln JAP 76
Admir Mehmedi Bayer 04 Leverkusen SUI 76
Jonathas Hannover 96 BRA 75
Mark Uth TSG 1899 Hoffenheim GER 75
André Hahn Hamburger SV GER 75

 

Having Lewandowski and Aubameyang together in the same team is so hype! The Bayern’s striker is better in almost everything, including work rates, but who doesn’t want to try the fastest player of the game? Aubameyang is even better this year!

Very far of the quality of these two, you have Thomas Müller and… Kevin Volland. There’s absolutely no reason to pay several times more for the Bayern’s forwards, when you can use Volland and save a good amount of coins. There are no many differences between them: the Leverkusen’s striker is stronger and more aggressive, while Müller scores more goals with the head and has a better positioning.


FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad Guide

FORWARDS

Best Players
1️⃣ Robert Lewandowski
2️⃣ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
3⃣ Thomas Müller
4️⃣ Kevin Volland
5️⃣ Timo Werner

Economic Choice
Kevin Volland


 
 
FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad Guide - CF e STBest FIFA 18 Bundesliga Forwards


 
 
 
 
 

FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad Suggestions

Ideas to help you building your FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad
 

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 18 Bundesliga Squad with Unlimited Budget

 

FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad GuideClick on the image to maximize it

 

FIRST SQUAD
 

🇩🇪 GK: Manuel Neuer
🇵🇱 RB: Łukasz Piszczek
🇩🇪 CBR: Jérôme Boateng
🇬🇷 CBL: Sokratis
🇦🇹 LB: David Alaba
🇨🇱 CDM: Arturo Vidal
🇳🇱 RM: Arjen Robben
🇩🇪 LM: Marco Reus
🇨🇴 CAM: James Rodríguez
🇬🇦 STR: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
🇵🇱STL: Robert Lewandowski


SUBSTITUTES AND RESERVES
 

🇩🇪 GK: Bernd Leno
🇩🇪 RB: Mitchell Weiser
🇩🇪 CB: Mats Hummels
🇪🇸 CB: Javi Martinez
🇩🇪 LB: Marcel Schmelzer
🇪🇸 CDM: Thiago
🇩🇪 RM: Karim Bellarabi
🇫🇷 LM: Franck Ribéry
🇩🇪 CAM: Leon Goretzka
🇩🇪 ST: Thomas Müller
🇩🇪 ST: Kevin Volland


 
 
💰 BUDGET
October 2017

 

Playstation 4 Playstation 4
1,835,000 coins (starting eleven)
2,090,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)

XBox One Xbox One
1,655,000 coins (starting eleven)
1,885,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)

Origin PC
2,450,000 coins (starting eleven)
2,775,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)

 
 
💵 UPDATED PRICES

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📝 SUMMARY

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

If there are undoubted players in this team, Neuer is certainly one of them. It is clear his superiority.

Boateng, Piszczek and Alaba are untouchables in any defence of any league. In our opinion, the other spot of the defence should be filled by Sokratis. He is much faster, has better physical stats and also better work rates than Hummels.

This league has always a top quality player for each position, who is much better than all the other ones. The exception is the midfield where you can use Vidal, Thiago and James Rodríguez. Vidal is the most solid one, a player with high/high work rate and with an amazing stamina. It means that you may have to choose between Thiago and James, according to your play-style, preferences and formation. If you think they are too good to not be used on your starting eleven, you may need to try a new formation. Who builds an unlimited budget Bundesliga squad usually chooses a formation with wingers, to take advantage of the high quality of Robben and Reus.

Aubameyang and Lewandowski are the perfect pair to the attack. They complement each other very well.

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 18 Bundesliga Squad with Medium Budget

 

FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad GuideClick on the image to maximize it

 

FIRST SQUAD
 

🇩🇪 GK: Bernd Leno
🇵🇱 RB: Łukasz Piszczek
🇹🇷 CBR: Ömer Toprak
🇦🇷 CBL: David Abraham
🇩🇪 LB: Marcel Schmelzer
🇫🇷 CMR: Corentin Tolisso
🇩🇪 CMC: Lars Bender
🇬🇳 CML: Naby Keita
🇩🇪 RW: Karim Bellarabi
🇵🇹 LW: Bruma
🇩🇪 ST: Kevin Volland


SUBSTITUTES AND RESERVES
 

🇩🇪 GK: Ralf Fährmann
🇩🇪 RB: Mitchell Weiser
🇧🇷 CB: Naldo
🇩🇪 CB: Jonathan Tah
🇧🇷 LB: Wendell
🇯🇵 CM: Shinji Kagawa
🇫🇷 CM: Joshua Guilavogui
🇸🇪 CM: Emil Forsberg
🇺🇦 RW: Andriy Yarmolenko
🇫🇷 LW: Paul-Georges Ntep
🇩🇪 ST: Timo Werner


 
 
💰 BUDGET
October 2017

 

Playstation 4 Playstation 4
45,000 coins (starting eleven)
80,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)

XBox One Xbox One
40,000 coins (starting eleven)
70,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)

Origin PC
60,000 coins (starting eleven)
140,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)

 
 
💵 UPDATED PRICES

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📝 SUMMARY

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

Most of the cards of the previous team are too expensive to be used in the medium budget squad. In fact, only Łukasz Piszczek is still in the starting eleven. Leno, Toprak, Abraham and Schmelzer don’t have the same quality but they allow you to save many coins.

The central midfield position of this team has to be of Lars Bender. He builds up the first barrier between your goal line and the opponent, making his physicality attributes count. Tolisso and Keita complete the midfield.

In the attack, Bellarabi and Bruma have the mission to assist Kevin Volland.

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

 
 
 
 

FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad with Low Budget

 

FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad GuideClick on the image to maximize it

 

FIRST SQUAD
 

🇩🇪 GK: Oliver Baumann
🇩🇪 RB: Mitchell Weiser
🇹🇷 CBR: Ömer Toprak
🇦🇷 CBL: David Abraham
🇩🇪 LB: Marcel Schmelzer
🇩🇪 CMR: Lars Bender
🇬🇳 CML: Naby Keita
🇬🇳 RM: Ibrahima Traoré
🇵🇹 LM: Bruma
🇨🇴 STR: Jhon Córdoba
🇩🇪 STL: Kevin Volland


SUBSTITUTES AND RESERVES
 

🇨🇭 GK: Yan Sommer
🇩🇪 RB: Joshua Kimmich
🇩🇪 CB: Kevin Vogt
🇩🇪 CB: Sven Bender
🇧🇷 LB: Wendell
🇸🇪 CM: Emil Forsberg
🇩🇪 CM: Gonzalo Castro
🇧🇪 RW: Thorgan Hazard
🇫🇷 LW: Paul-Georges Ntep
🇧🇪 ST: Divock Origi
🇩🇪 ST: Mario Gómez


 
 
💰 BUDGET
October 2017

 

Playstation 4 Playstation 4
12,000 coins (starting eleven)
19,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)

XBox One Xbox One
11,000 coins (starting eleven)
18,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)

Origin PC
16,000 coins (starting eleven)
25,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)

 
 
💵 UPDATED PRICES

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

 
 
📝 SUMMARY

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

In the goal, Sommer is a decent very cheap goalkeeper. Weiser, Toprak, Abraham and Schmelzer are the four other defenders. Any of them is a great value for money.

On the midfield, Bender and Keita 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. Traoré and Bruma fill the wings in order to assist Córdoba and Volland.

 
 

Follow our tips and you’ll become more successful on FIFA 18 Ultimate Team with your Bundesliga Team.

 
 

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Nice and useful for now but but would be nice if you could update the guide from time to time using the available IF or other special cards

  2. I use ralph guerreiro as a lb and he is impressive got used to Play with him before the position change and he delivers, sadly i must find another lb im currently using a 4-4-1-1 formation with fahrman, pizceck bender(sven) bartra, guerreiro,bellarabi,keita, kagawa, schurlle, kp boateng as a cf and timo werner any tips? Kevin Prince its a workhorse as he has high defence and recovers lots of balls on the las quarter of the pitch

    • Hi. Bundesliga is a good league because it has great players for every position. However, there are not many quality alternatives to the starting 11. In our opinion, Schmelzer is the second best LB.

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