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 Neuer92FC Bayern MünchenGER
Bernd Leno85Bayer 04 LeverkusenGER
Timo Horn841. FC KölnGER
Roman Bürki84Borussia DortmundSUI
Ralf Fährmann84FC Schalke 04GER
Yann Sommer83MönchengladbachSUI
Oliver Baumann82TSG 1899 HoffenheimGER
Rune Almenning Jarstein82Hertha BSCNOR
Lukáš Hrádecký81Eintracht FrankfurtFIN
René Adler791. FSV Mainz 05GER
Marwin Hitz79FC AugsburgSUI
Ron-Robert Zieler79VfB StuttgartGER
Koen Casteels78VfL WolfsburgBEL
Roman Weidenfeller77Borussia DortmundGER
Sven Ulreich76FC Bayern MünchenGER

 

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 NeuerFC Bayern MünchenGER89
Ralf FährmannFC Schalke 04GER87
Timo Horn1. FC KölnGER86
Roman BürkiBorussia DortmundSUI85
Rune Almenning JarsteinHertha BSCNOR85
Lukáš HrádeckýEintracht FrankfurtFIN85
Oliver BaumannTSG 1899 HoffenheimGER84
Thomas KraftHertha BSCGER84
Bernd LenoBayer 04 LeverkusenGER83
Yann SommerMönchengladbachSUI83
Marwin HitzFC AugsburgSUI82
Koen CasteelsVfL WolfsburgBEL82
René Adler1. FSV Mainz 05GER80
Ron-Robert ZielerVfB StuttgartGER79
Péter GulácsiRB LeipzigHUN79

 

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 NeuerFC Bayern MünchenGER91
Ralf FährmannFC Schalke 04GER83
Timo Horn1. FC KölnGER83
Roman BürkiBorussia DortmundSUI84
Rune Almenning JarsteinHertha BSCNOR78
Lukáš HrádeckýEintracht FrankfurtFIN79
Oliver BaumannTSG 1899 HoffenheimGER82
Thomas KraftHertha BSCGER80
Bernd LenoBayer 04 LeverkusenGER85
Yann SommerMönchengladbachSUI81
Marwin HitzFC AugsburgSUI82
Koen CasteelsVfL WolfsburgBEL80
René Adler1. FSV Mainz 05GER78
Ron-Robert ZielerVfB StuttgartGER79
Péter GulácsiRB LeipzigHUN74

 

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 EsserHannover 96GER198 / 6′6″
Koen CasteelsVfL WolfsburgBEL197 / 6′6″
Ralf FährmannFC Schalke 04GER196 / 6′5″
Manuel NeuerFC Bayern MünchenGER193 / 6′4″
Timo Horn1. FC KölnGER192 / 6′4″
Marwin HitzFC AugsburgSUI192 / 6′4″
Sven UlreichFC Bayern MünchenGER192 / 6′4″
René Adler1. FSV Mainz 05GER191 / 6′3″
Bernd LenoBayer 04 LeverkusenGER190 / 6′3″
Rune Almenning JarsteinHertha BSCNOR190 / 6′3″
Lukáš HrádeckýEintracht FrankfurtFIN190 / 6′3″
Roman WeidenfellerBorussia DortmundGER190 / 6′3″
Péter GulácsiRB LeipzigHUN190 / 6′3″
Yvon MvogoRB LeipzigSUI190 / 6′3″
Christian MatheniaHamburger SVGER189 / 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
1 Manuel Neuer
2 Bernd Leno
3 Ralf Fährmann
4 Timo Horn
5 Roman Bürki

Economic Choice
Ralf Fährmann


 
 
FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad GuideBest FIFA 18 Bundesliga Goalkeeper

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 Boateng88FC Bayern MünchenGER
Mats Hummels88FC Bayern MünchenGER
Javi Martinez86FC Bayern MünchenESP
Sokratis86Borussia DortmundGRE
Niklas Süle83FC Bayern MünchenGER
Ömer Toprak83Borussia DortmundTUR
Jonathan Tah82Bayer 04 LeverkusenGER
Naldo82FC Schalke 04BRA
Bartra81Borussia DortmundESP
Matija Nastasić80FC Schalke 04SRB
John Brooks80VfL WolfsburgUSA
Kevin Vogt80TSG 1899 HoffenheimGER
Sven Bender80Bayer 04 LeverkusenGER
Salif Sané79Hannover 96SEN
Jeffrey Bruma79VfL WolfsburgNED

 

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 HummelsFC Bayern MünchenGER89
Jérôme BoatengFC Bayern MünchenGER88
SokratisBorussia DortmundGRE87
Javi MartinezFC Bayern MünchenESP86
Ömer ToprakBorussia DortmundTUR85
NaldoFC Schalke 04BRA84
Niklas SüleFC Bayern MünchenGER83
Jonathan TahBayer 04 LeverkusenGER82
BartraBorussia DortmundESP82
Matija NastasićFC Schalke 04SRB82
Sven BenderBayer 04 LeverkusenGER82
Benjamin HübnerTSG 1899 HoffenheimGER82
John BrooksVfL WolfsburgUSA81
Jorge Meré1. FC KölnESP80
Sebastian LangkampHertha BSCGER80

 

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 FaletteEintracht FrankfurtFRA86
Jérôme BoatengFC Bayern MünchenGER84
SokratisBorussia DortmundGRE84
Kyriakos PapadopoulosHamburger SVGRE83
Jeffrey BrumaVfL WolfsburgNED82
Niklas SüleFC Bayern MünchenGER81
Jannik VestergaardMönchengladbachDEN81
Salif SanéHannover 96SEN81
Martin HintereggerFC AugsburgAT81
Javi MartinezFC Bayern MünchenESP80
Sven BenderBayer 04 LeverkusenGER80
Kevin VogtTSG 1899 HoffenheimGER80
Håvard NordtveitTSG 1899 HoffenheimNOR79
Leon Balogun1. FSV Mainz 05NIG79
Jonathan TahBayer 04 LeverkusenGER78

 

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 AbrahamEintracht FrankfurtARG80
SokratisBorussia DortmundGRE78
BartraBorussia DortmundESP77
Niklas StarkHertha BSCGER77
Ömer ToprakBorussia DortmundTUR76
Kevin VogtTSG 1899 HoffenheimGER76
Jérôme BoatengFC Bayern MünchenGER75
John BrooksVfL WolfsburgUSA74
Jeffrey GouweleeuwFC AugsburgNED73
Jonathan TahBayer 04 LeverkusenGER72
Tin JedvajBayer 04 LeverkusenCRO72
Sven BenderBayer 04 LeverkusenGER70
Matija NastasićFC Schalke 04SRB70
Jorge Meré1. FC KölnESP70
Leon Balogun1. FSV Mainz 05NIG70

 

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

Economic Choice
Ömer Toprak


 
 
FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad GuideBest FIFA 18 Bundesliga Centre Backs

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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 Piszczek83Borussia DortmundPOL
Joshua Kimmich81FC Bayern MünchenGER
Coke80FC Schalke 04ESP
Mitchell Weiser78Hertha BSCGER
Pavel Kadeřábek78TSG 1899 HoffenheimCZ
Rafinha78FC Bayern MünchenBRA
Paul Verhaegh77VfL WolfsburgNED
Tony Jantschke76MönchengladbachGER
Benjamin Henrichs76Bayer 04 LeverkusenGER
Julian Korb76Hannover 96GER
Timmy Chandler76Eintracht FrankfurtUSA
Peter Pekarík76Hertha BSCSVK
Jeremy Toljan75Borussia DortmundGER
Giulio Donati751. FSV Mainz 05ITA
Sebastian Jung75VfL WolfsburgGER

 

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 PiszczekBorussia DortmundPOL81
Tony JantschkeMönchengladbachGER81
CokeFC Schalke 04ESP79
Joshua KimmichFC Bayern MünchenGER77
RafinhaFC Bayern MünchenBRA76
Paul VerhaeghVfL WolfsburgNED76
Giulio Donati1. FSV Mainz 05ITA76
Andreas BeckVfB StuttgartGER75
Benjamin HenrichsBayer 04 LeverkusenGER74
Julian KorbHannover 96GER74
Timmy ChandlerEintracht FrankfurtUSA74
Pavel KadeřábekTSG 1899 HoffenheimCZ73
Peter PekaríkHertha BSCSVK73
Sebastian JungVfL WolfsburgGER73
Mitchell WeiserHertha BSCGER72

 

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 WeiserHertha BSCGER84
Jeremy ToljanBorussia DortmundGER84
Pavel KadeřábekTSG 1899 HoffenheimCZ81
Łukasz PiszczekBorussia DortmundPOL79
Benjamin HenrichsBayer 04 LeverkusenGER79
Timmy ChandlerEintracht FrankfurtUSA77
Theodor Gebre SelassieSV Werder BremenCZ77
CokeFC Schalke 04ESP75
Peter PekaríkHertha BSCSVK74
Sebastian JungVfL WolfsburgGER74
Julian KorbHannover 96GER73
Giulio Donati1. FSV Mainz 05ITA73
RafinhaFC Bayern MünchenBRA72
Andreas BeckVfB StuttgartGER71
Joshua KimmichFC Bayern MünchenGER70

 

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
1 Łukasz Piszczek
2 Mitchell Weiser
3 Joshua Kimmich
4 Coke
5 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 Alaba86FC Bayern MünchenAT
Marcel Schmelzer80Borussia DortmundGER
Bernat79FC Bayern MünchenESP
Marvin Plattenhardt78Hertha BSCGER
Oscar Wendt78MönchengladbachSWE
Wendell77Bayer 04 LeverkusenBRA
Jetro Willems77Eintracht FrankfurtNED
Erik Durm77Borussia DortmundGER
Bastian Oczipka77FC Schalke 04GER
Daniel Brosinski761. FSV Mainz 05GER
Emiliano Insúa76VfB StuttgartARG
Konstantinos Stafylidis75FC AugsburgGRE
Robert Bauer75SV Werder BremenGER
Yannick Gerhardt75VfL WolfsburgGER
Douglas Santos75Hamburger SVBRA

 

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

 

LEFT BACKS WITH BEST DEFENDING
David AlabaFC Bayern MünchenAT82
Marcel SchmelzerBorussia DortmundGER79
Gaëtan Bussmann1. FSV Mainz 05FRA77
BernatFC Bayern MünchenESP76
Oscar WendtMönchengladbachSWE76
Bastian OczipkaFC Schalke 04GER76
Emiliano InsúaVfB StuttgartARG76
Robert BauerSV Werder BremenGER75
Marvin PlattenhardtHertha BSCGER74
Erik DurmBorussia DortmundGER73
Jetro WillemsEintracht FrankfurtNED72
Daniel Brosinski1. FSV Mainz 05GER72
Konstantinos StafylidisFC AugsburgGRE72
Marcel HalstenbergRB LeipzigGER72
WendellBayer 04 LeverkusenBRA71

 

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

 

LEFT BACKS WITH BEST PACE
David AlabaFC Bayern MünchenAT86
WendellBayer 04 LeverkusenBRA86
Daniel Brosinski1. FSV Mainz 05GER85
Erik DurmBorussia DortmundGER83
Marcel SchmelzerBorussia DortmundGER80
Jetro WillemsEintracht FrankfurtNED79
Steven ZuberTSG 1899 HoffenheimSUI79
BernatFC Bayern MünchenESP78
Oscar WendtMönchengladbachSWE78
Konstantinos StafylidisFC AugsburgGRE78
Douglas SantosHamburger SVBRA78
Marvin PlattenhardtHertha BSCGER77
Robert BauerSV Werder BremenGER72
Bastian OczipkaFC Schalke 04GER71
Gaëtan Bussmann1. FSV Mainz 05FRA71

 

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

Economic Choice
Marcel Schmelzer


 
 
FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad Guide - LBBest FIFA 18 Bundesliga Left Backs

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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 Vidal87FC Bayern MünchenCHI
Lars Bender82Bayer 04 LeverkusenGER
Julian Weigl81Borussia DortmundGER
Camacho81VfL WolfsburgESP
Jonas Hector801. FC KölnGER
Josuha Guilavogui80VfL WolfsburgFRA
Nuri Şahin79Borussia DortmundTUR
Christoph Kramer79MönchengladbachGER
Daniel Baier79FC AugsburgGER
Julian Baumgartlinger78Bayer 04 LeverkusenAT
Diego Demme78RB LeipzigGER
Sebastian Rode78Borussia DortmundGER
Per Ciljan Skjelbred78Hertha BSCNOR
Benjamin Stambouli77FC Schalke 04FRA
Makoto Hasebe77Eintracht FrankfurtJAP

 

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 VidalFC Bayern MünchenCHI83
Lars BenderBayer 04 LeverkusenGER82
Josuha GuilavoguiVfL WolfsburgFRA81
CamachoVfL WolfsburgESP80
Fabian LustenbergerHertha BSCSUI80
Jonas Hector1. FC KölnGER79
Sebastian RodeBorussia DortmundGER77
Tobias StroblMönchengladbachGER77
Julian WeiglBorussia DortmundGER76
Christoph KramerMönchengladbachGER76
Julian BaumgartlingerBayer 04 LeverkusenAT76
Benjamin StambouliFC Schalke 04FRA76
Makoto HasebeEintracht FrankfurtJAP76
Stefan IlsankerRB LeipzigAT76
Eugen PolańskiTSG 1899 HoffenheimPOL75

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 VidalFC Bayern MünchenCHI84
Julian BaumgartlingerBayer 04 LeverkusenAT83
Stefan IlsankerRB LeipzigAT83
CamachoVfL WolfsburgESP81
Josuha GuilavoguiVfL WolfsburgFRA81
Gelson FernandesEintracht FrankfurtSUI81
Sebastian RodeBorussia DortmundGER80
Lars BenderBayer 04 LeverkusenGER79
Tobias StroblMönchengladbachGER79
Eugen PolańskiTSG 1899 HoffenheimPOL79
Jean-Philippe Gbamin1. FSV Mainz 05IVC78
Jonas Hector1. FC KölnGER77
Benjamin StambouliFC Schalke 04FRA77
Dominik KohrBayer 04 LeverkusenGER77
Christoph KramerMönchengladbachGER76

 

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.


FIFA 18 Bundesliga Squad Guide

CENTRE DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS

Best Players
1 Arturo Vidal
2 Lars Bender
3 Josuha Guilavogui
4 Camacho
5 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
Thiago88FC Bayern MünchenESP
Naby Keïta83RB LeipzigGUI
Corentin Tolisso82FC Bayern MünchenFRA
Leon Goretzka82FC Schalke 04GER
Gonzalo Castro82Borussia DortmundGER
Kevin Kampl81RB LeipzigSVN
Mario Götze81Borussia DortmundGER
Sebastian Rudy81FC Bayern MünchenGER
Nabil Bentaleb80FC Schalke 04ALG
Maximilian Arnold79VfL WolfsburgGER
Zlatko Junuzović79SV Werder BremenAT
Mahmoud Dahoud79Borussia DortmundGER
Vladimír Darida79Hertha BSCCZ
Marco Höger781. FC KölnGER
Thomas Delaney78SV Werder BremenDEN

 

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
ThiagoFC Bayern MünchenESP85
Gonzalo CastroBorussia DortmundGER83
Mario GötzeBorussia DortmundGER81
Sebastian RudyFC Bayern MünchenGER80
Zlatko JunuzovićSV Werder BremenAT80
Charles AránguizBayer 04 LeverkusenCHI80
Leon GoretzkaFC Schalke 04GER79
Corentin TolissoFC Bayern MünchenFRA78
Vladimír DaridaHertha BSCCZ78
Naby KeïtaRB LeipzigGUI77
Kevin KamplRB LeipzigSVN77
Nabil BentalebFC Schalke 04ALG77
Mahmoud DahoudBorussia DortmundGER77
Miloš Jojić1. FC KölnSRB77
Marco Höger1. FC KölnGER76

 

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
ThiagoFC Bayern MünchenESP90
Naby KeïtaRB LeipzigGUI89
Mario GötzeBorussia DortmundGER88
Kevin KamplRB LeipzigSVN84
Zlatko JunuzovićSV Werder BremenAT81
Gonzalo CastroBorussia DortmundGER81
Nabil BentalebFC Schalke 04ALG81
Leon GoretzkaFC Schalke 04GER80
Sebastian RudyFC Bayern MünchenGER80
Vladimír DaridaHertha BSCCZ80
Mahmoud DahoudBorussia DortmundGER80
Corentin TolissoFC Bayern MünchenFRA78
Lukas RuppTSG 1899 HoffenheimGER78
Maximilian ArnoldVfL WolfsburgGER77
Charles AránguizBayer 04 LeverkusenCHI77

 

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
1 Thiago
2 Leon Goretzka
3 Corentin Tolisso
4 Naby Keïta
5 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 Rodríguez86FC Bayern MünchenCOL
Emil Forsberg83RB LeipzigSWE
Shinji Kagawa83Borussia DortmundJAP
Daniel Didavi80VfL WolfsburgGER
Kerem Demirbay80TSG 1899 HoffenheimGER
Max Meyer79FC Schalke 04GER
Marco Fabián79Eintracht FrankfurtMEX
Yunus Mallı79VfL WolfsburgTUR
Marcel Sabitzer78RB LeipzigAT
Nadiem Amiri77TSG 1899 HoffenheimGER
Lewis Holtby77Hamburger SVGER
Jonathan De Guzmán77Eintracht FrankfurtNED
Marc Stendera76Eintracht FrankfurtGER
Valentin Stocker76Hertha BSCSUI
Koo Ja Cheol76FC AugsburgKOR

 

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 RodríguezFC Bayern MünchenCOL85
Emil ForsbergRB LeipzigSWE83
Kerem DemirbayTSG 1899 HoffenheimGER79
Yunus MallıVfL WolfsburgTUR78
Lewis HoltbyHamburger SVGER78
Max MeyerFC Schalke 04GER77
Marco FabiánEintracht FrankfurtMEX77
Shinji KagawaBorussia DortmundJAP76
Daniel DidaviVfL WolfsburgGER76
Nadiem AmiriTSG 1899 HoffenheimGER76
Jonathan De GuzmánEintracht FrankfurtNED76
Alexandru Maxim1. FSV Mainz 05ROM75
Marc StenderaEintracht FrankfurtGER74
Valentin StockerHertha BSCSUI74
Aaron HuntHamburger SVGER74

 

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 KagawaBorussia DortmundJAP86
Max MeyerFC Schalke 04GER84
James RodríguezFC Bayern MünchenCOL83
Emil ForsbergRB LeipzigSWE83
Kerem DemirbayTSG 1899 HoffenheimGER82
Yunus MallıVfL WolfsburgTUR82
Marco FabiánEintracht FrankfurtMEX81
Nadiem AmiriTSG 1899 HoffenheimGER81
Daniel DidaviVfL WolfsburgGER80
Jonathan De GuzmánEintracht FrankfurtNED80
Lewis HoltbyHamburger SVGER79
Marcel SabitzerRB LeipzigAT78
Valentin StockerHertha BSCSUI78
Koo Ja CheolFC AugsburgKOR78
Alexandru Maxim1. FSV Mainz 05ROM78


 

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
1 James Rodríguez
2 Emil Forsberg
3 Shinji Kagawa
4 Daniel Didavi
5 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 Robben88FC Bayern MünchenNED
Karim Bellarabi82Bayer 04 LeverkusenGER
Andriy Yarmolenko81Borussia DortmundUKR
Thorgan Hazard80MönchengladbachBEL
Ibrahima Traoré80MönchengladbachGUI
Kingsley Coman79FC Bayern MünchenFRA
Patrick Herrmann79MönchengladbachGER
Christian Pulisic78Borussia DortmundUSA
Daniel Caligiuri78FC Schalke 04ITA
Nicolai Müller78Hamburger SVGER
Alessandro Schöpf77FC Schalke 04AT
Jonas Hofmann77MönchengladbachGER
Marcel Risse771. FC KölnGER
Carlos Mané76VfB StuttgartPOR
Levin Öztunali761. FSV Mainz 05GER

 

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 BellarabiBayer 04 LeverkusenGER92
Kingsley ComanFC Bayern MünchenFRA92
Christian PulisicBorussia DortmundUSA91
Ibrahima TraoréMönchengladbachGUI88
Patrick HerrmannMönchengladbachGER87
Nicolai MüllerHamburger SVGER87
Carlos ManéVfB StuttgartPOR87
Arjen RobbenFC Bayern MünchenNED86
Levin Öztunali1. FSV Mainz 05GER85
Yoric RavetSport-Club FreiburgFRA85
Genki HaraguchiHertha BSCJAP85
Andriy YarmolenkoBorussia DortmundUKR81
Thorgan HazardMönchengladbachBEL81
Christian Clemens1. FC KölnGER81
Marcel Risse1. FC KölnGER80

 

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 RobbenFC Bayern MünchenNED90
Karim BellarabiBayer 04 LeverkusenGER84
Ibrahima TraoréMönchengladbachGUI84
Thorgan HazardMönchengladbachBEL84
Christian PulisicBorussia DortmundUSA83
Andriy YarmolenkoBorussia DortmundUKR82
Kingsley ComanFC Bayern MünchenFRA82
Patrick HerrmannMönchengladbachGER81
Nicolai MüllerHamburger SVGER81
Genki HaraguchiHertha BSCJAP80
Daniel CaligiuriFC Schalke 04ITA79
Alessandro SchöpfFC Schalke 04AT79
Carlos ManéVfB StuttgartPOR79
Levin Öztunali1. FSV Mainz 05GER79
Jonas HofmannMönchengladbachGER78


 

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 RobbenFC Bayern MünchenNED81
Andriy YarmolenkoBorussia DortmundUKR80
Thorgan HazardMönchengladbachBEL80
Ibrahima TraoréMönchengladbachGUI77
Jonas HofmannMönchengladbachGER75
Karim BellarabiBayer 04 LeverkusenGER74
Patrick HerrmannMönchengladbachGER74
Daniel CaligiuriFC Schalke 04ITA74
Marcel Risse1. FC KölnGER74
Jakub BłaszczykowskiVfL WolfsburgPOL74
Yoric RavetSport-Club FreiburgFRA74
Kingsley ComanFC Bayern MünchenFRA72
Christian Clemens1. FC KölnGER72
Christian PulisicBorussia DortmundUSA70
Nicolai MüllerHamburger SVGER70

 

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
1 Arjen Robben
2 Karim Bellarabi
3 Andriy Yarmolenko
4 Kingsley Coman
5 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 Reus86Borussia DortmundGER
Franck Ribéry86FC Bayern MünchenFRA
Bruma81RB LeipzigPOR
Raphaël Guerreiro81Borussia DortmundPOR
Julian Brandt80Bayer 04 LeverkusenGER
André Schürrle80Borussia DortmundGER
Salomon Kalou80Hertha BSCIVC
Serge Gnabry79TSG 1899 HoffenheimGER
Paul-Georges Ntep79VfL WolfsburgFRA
Yevhen Konoplyanka79FC Schalke 04UKR
Fabian Johnson79MönchengladbachUSA
Filip Kostić78Hamburger SVSRB
Leonardo Bittencourt781. FC KölnGER
Vincenzo Grifo77MönchengladbachITA
Pablo De Blasis771. FSV Mainz 05ARG


 

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

 

LEFT WINGERS WITH BEST PACE
BrumaRB LeipzigPOR93
Leon BaileyBayer 04 LeverkusenJAM92
Serge GnabryTSG 1899 HoffenheimGER90
Paul-Georges NtepVfL WolfsburgFRA89
Marco ReusBorussia DortmundGER88
Filip KostićHamburger SVSRB88
Fabian JohnsonMönchengladbachUSA87
Yevhen KonoplyankaFC Schalke 04UKR86
Jairo1. FSV Mainz 05ESP86
Leonardo Bittencourt1. FC KölnGER84
André SchürrleBorussia DortmundGER83
CaiubyFC AugsburgBRA83
Franck RibéryFC Bayern MünchenFRA82
Julian BrandtBayer 04 LeverkusenGER82
Pablo De Blasis1. FSV Mainz 05ARG80

 

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

 
 

LEFT WINGERS WITH BEST DRIBBLING
Franck RibéryFC Bayern MünchenFRA89
Marco ReusBorussia DortmundGER85
BrumaRB LeipzigPOR85
Salomon KalouHertha BSCIVC84
Raphaël GuerreiroBorussia DortmundPOR83
Julian BrandtBayer 04 LeverkusenGER83
Pablo De Blasis1. FSV Mainz 05ARG83
Vincenzo GrifoMönchengladbachITA83
Serge GnabryTSG 1899 HoffenheimGER82
Paul-Georges NtepVfL WolfsburgFRA82
Yevhen KonoplyankaFC Schalke 04UKR81
Leonardo Bittencourt1. FC KölnGER81
Filip KostićHamburger SVSRB80
André SchürrleBorussia DortmundGER79
Leon BaileyBayer 04 LeverkusenJAM79

 

Franck Ribéry and Marco Reus have passing stats very similar.

 
 

LEFT WINGERS WITH BEST PASSING
Marco ReusBorussia DortmundGER84
Franck RibéryFC Bayern MünchenFRA83
Raphaël GuerreiroBorussia DortmundPOR81
Julian BrandtBayer 04 LeverkusenGER76
Yevhen KonoplyankaFC Schalke 04UKR76
Fabian JohnsonMönchengladbachUSA76
Leonardo Bittencourt1. FC KölnGER75
André SchürrleBorussia DortmundGER74
BrumaRB LeipzigPOR73
Salomon KalouHertha BSCIVC73
Paul-Georges NtepVfL WolfsburgFRA73
Vincenzo GrifoMönchengladbachITA73
Filip KostićHamburger SVSRB72
Viktor Fischer1. FSV Mainz 05DEN72
Serge GnabryTSG 1899 HoffenheimGER71

 

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
1 Marco Reus
2 Franck Ribéry
3 Bruma
4 Paul-Georges Ntep
5 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 Lewandowski91FC Bayern MünchenPOL
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang88Borussia DortmundGAB
Thomas Müller86FC Bayern MünchenGER
Timo Werner82RB LeipzigGER
Lars Stindl82MönchengladbachGER
Max Kruse82SV Werder BremenGER
Mario Gómez82VfL WolfsburgGER
Raffael82MönchengladbachBRA
Andrej Kramarić81TSG 1899 HoffenheimCRO
Kevin Volland80Bayer 04 LeverkusenGER
Kevin-Prince Boateng80Eintracht FrankfurtGHA
Vedad Ibišević80Hertha BSCBOS
Sandro Wagner79TSG 1899 HoffenheimGER
Jonathas79Hannover 96BRA
Divock Origi78VfL WolfsburgBEL
Fin Bartels78SV Werder BremenGER
Raúl Bobadilla78MönchengladbachPAR
Guido Burgstaller78FC Schalke 04AT
Jhon Córdoba771. FC KölnCOL

 

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 LewandowskiFC Bayern MünchenPOL88
Pierre-Emerick AubameyangBorussia DortmundGAB84
Lars StindlMönchengladbachGER84
Max KruseSV Werder BremenGER84
Thomas MüllerFC Bayern MünchenGER82
Mario GómezVfL WolfsburgGER82
Andrej KramarićTSG 1899 HoffenheimCRO81
Kevin VollandBayer 04 LeverkusenGER81
Alexander MeierEintracht FrankfurtGER81
Vedad IbiševićHertha BSCBOS80
Sandro WagnerTSG 1899 HoffenheimGER80
RaffaelMönchengladbachBRA79
Timo WernerRB LeipzigGER79
JonathasHannover 96BRA79
Mark UthTSG 1899 HoffenheimGER79
Alfreð FinnbogasonFC AugsburgICE79
Guido BurgstallerFC Schalke 04AT78
Simon TeroddeVfB StuttgartGER78
Kevin-Prince BoatengEintracht FrankfurtGHA77
Raúl BobadillaMönchengladbachPAR77

 

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 BobadillaMönchengladbachPAR86
Jhon Córdoba1. FC KölnCOL84
Sandro WagnerTSG 1899 HoffenheimGER83
Guido BurgstallerFC Schalke 04AT83
Robert LewandowskiFC Bayern MünchenPOL82
Kevin VollandBayer 04 LeverkusenGER82
André HahnHamburger SVGER82
Yussuf PoulsenRB LeipzigDEN81
Ishak BelfodilSV Werder BremenALG81
Kevin-Prince BoatengEintracht FrankfurtGHA80
JonathasHannover 96BRA80
Florian NiederlechnerSport-Club FreiburgGER80
Daniel GinczekVfB StuttgartGER79
Mario GómezVfL WolfsburgGER78
Martin HarnikHannover 96AT78
Ádám SzalaiTSG 1899 HoffenheimHUN78
Divock OrigiVfL WolfsburgBEL77
Simon TeroddeVfB StuttgartGER77
Stefan KießlingBayer 04 LeverkusenGER77
Breel EmboloFC Schalke 04SUI77

 

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 AubameyangBorussia DortmundGAB96
Timo WernerRB LeipzigGER91
Fin BartelsSV Werder BremenGER86
Yussuf PoulsenRB LeipzigDEN86
Bobby WoodHamburger SVUSA85
Divock OrigiVfL WolfsburgBEL83
Robert LewandowskiFC Bayern MünchenPOL81
Breel EmboloFC Schalke 04SUI81
Maximilian PhilippBorussia DortmundGER80
Jhon Córdoba1. FC KölnCOL80
Yoshinori Mutō1. FSV Mainz 05JAP78
Martin HarnikHannover 96AT78
Thomas MüllerFC Bayern MünchenGER77
Kevin VollandBayer 04 LeverkusenGER77
Sébastien HallerEintracht FrankfurtFRA76
Yūya Ōsako1. FC KölnJAP76
Admir MehmediBayer 04 LeverkusenSUI76
JonathasHannover 96BRA75
Mark UthTSG 1899 HoffenheimGER75
André HahnHamburger SVGER75

 

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
1 Robert Lewandowski
2 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
3 Thomas Müller
4 Kevin Volland
5 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

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

 
 
📝 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

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

 
 
📝 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

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📝 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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34 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.

  3. Hi!
    How come you choose Volland instead of Werner or Gomez as sub/reserve in the team with unlimited budget?
    As I have Tolisso “OTW-card” and he currently is better now, with a total of 84, I presume that it would do to go with him and Goretzka as CMs instead of having a RM and LM?

    Great guide!

    • In our opinion, only Werner can be compared to Volland. The only thing Werner has better than Volland is the pace. In everything else, is Volland the best one.
      Yes, when you have to take a decision like the one you have now with Tolisso, do it without thinking about chemistry damages.

      • My team now is GK – Leno – LB Alaba – CB Sokratis – CB Toprak – RB Piszczek – CDM Tolisso OTW – CM Goretzka – CM Thiago – COM Müller – FWD Lewandowski – FWD Werner.

        Any changes you would recommend? Saving up for Boateng so I can swap him with Toprak for the moment.

        I do have Volland as a reserve.

  4. You have to look on the in game stats of Werner to see how OP he ist, if you look at them you see how mutch better he is than volland in game, I play him with an hunter Chemistry style and I have to say he is a beast!

  5. Great Bundesliga guide. I have followed your Bundesliga Medium budget guide. Upgraded a few players like Sokratis and Goretzka. During Black Friday I was lucky to get TOTW Pogba (untradeable).
    Should I continue with Bundesliga team or sell most of my players and build a EPL team around Pogba. I currently have only around 100K coins.

  6. Rodrigo great job with this excellent guide! I really like it!

    At this moment I have around 50k to spend and I’m having the following formation (4321)

    Leno
    Schmelzer – Hummels – Sokratis – Piszczek
    Thiago – Goretzka – TOTW Rafael
    Reus – Muller – Robben

    Bench:
    Fahrmann
    Bernat – Toprak – Javi Martinez – Kimmich
    Tolisso – James Rodriguez – Keita
    Ribery – Werner – Bellarabi

    Thanks! 😀

  7. I play 4411 so obviously, Work rates is very important. Goretzka and Vidal are my CMs and they are very solid but they both lack something going forward.

    Any thoughts?

    Team –

    Fahrmann

    Meunier FUTMAS – Boateng – Sokratis – Alaba

    Di Maria Goretzka Vidal Gnabry

    Lewa

    Mbappe

    I also switch Mbappe and Lewa in game to play Mbappe as the CF instead.

  8. Hi, do i looked at this to confirm that I Am getting close to the best possible bundesliga team, I think I’m getting close…i’ve been lucky with some good pulls…here it is:
    GK-Neuer. LB-Alaba, CB-Hummels, CB-Sokratis, RB-piszczek, CM Thiago, CM Forsberg, CM Muller, CAM Rodriguez, ST Aubamayang. ST Lewandowski… Currently saving for Boateng and Vidal to replace Forsberg and it was going to be Sokratis but may be Hummels after reading this…any thoughts?

    • Boateng and Vidal are must-buys as soon as you have enough coins. Hummels is a better player but Sokratis is a more efficient defender. I still prefer Sokratis because pace is the most important attribute.

  9. Hi Rodrigo, i might need some advices from you, here is my current team in 4-3-2-1:
    Kasper Schmeichel IF
    Kyle Walker- Rüdiger- Sanchez- Marcos Alonso
    Mata- Wijnaldum- Bakayoko
    Willian- Martial
    Gabriel Jesus
    Do you think that i need an upgrade in any position?

  10. Hey Rodrigo. I have 300k what would be the best league to go to to build a team using 4321. I like my rf to have a left foot and rf to have a right foot

  11. My team is a 4321 formation with :

    Farhmann
    Alana
    Hummels getting boetang today
    Sokratis
    Piszchek
    Rodriguez
    Vidal
    If 86 raffael
    Reid
    If 85 batsuayi
    If 82 origi

  12. Hi my Bundesliga team is

    Gk-neuer 92
    Cb-Kimmich 88
    Cb-Bartra 88
    Cb-Ginter 86
    Rm-coman 83
    Cm-keita 93
    Cm-alaba 86
    Lm-Bailey 85
    Cam-Rodríguez 87
    St-Werner 95
    St-batshuayi 94

    I play a 3-4-1-2 formation
    Werner and batshuayi are untradeable

    I have 37.884 coins and looking at a cm to replace alaba as I have just put him there to get 100 Chem and I have been looking at tolisso 84 or goretzka 85 but can’t decide which one to get

    Any advice that you could give me ?
    Ie which one is better in game or alternatives

    Thanks

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