FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide

FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide

 

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

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

 

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Introduction
Premier League
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 Premier League 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 Premier League squad. Even the players that have a EPL team, could take out some valuable conclusions from this guide that could help you make your team even better.

We received thousands of comments about similar guides that we have published in previous years. Most of them have asked us to help improve their teams and the players they had. It’s important that the readers understand that this guide is simply guidance. It’s a theme too vast and the player combinations are almost infinite. Besides, there are various factors that influence the choices, like one’s style of play, the formations used, the available budget, the preferences or even the time spent playing. There’s still one uncertain component: a good player for someone might not be for another. If there was a better team everyone would fight to get it. Part of the fun of FIFA 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 Premier League and with their original attributes were considered.

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

✔️ Position Analysis
To make the comprehension of this guide easier we divided the players in 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 Premier League squads are suggested, we added a link where you can check anytime the updated prices.


 
 
 
 
 

Premier League

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

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

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

The team making decisions are made tougher, but in a good way because of the vast quality of players in the league. Keep in mind since it is in the United Kingdom where FIFA 18 is played the most, the Premier League is the most seen inside game’s teams. This means it is also the most expensive league, so it is not recommended for players with a limited budget.

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FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide
PREMIER LEAGUE
 
Total Players: 643
Gold Players: 347
Average Rating (Global): 73
 
Melhores Cartas Novas:
Alexandre Lacazette
Bernardo Silva
Álvaro Morata
Mohamed Salah
 
Maiores Upgrades:
Tom Davies (+15)
Joel Pereira (+14)
 
Maiores Downgrades:
Ashley Young (-4)
Pape Souaré (-4)
 

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Best FIFA 18 Premier League 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.

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

 

MOST HIGH-RATED GOALKEEPER
De Gea90Manchester UnitedESP
Thibaut Courtois89ChelseaBEL
Hugo Lloris88Tottenham HotspurFRA
Petr Čech86ArsenalCZ
Ederson83Manchester CityBRA
Kasper Schmeichel83Leicester CityDEN
Orestis Karnezis82WatfordGRE
Claudio Bravo82Manchester CityCHI
Asmir Begović82BournemouthBOS
Joe Hart82West Ham UnitedENG
Jack Butland81Stoke CityENG
Simon Mignolet81LiverpoolBEL
Loris Karius80LiverpoolGER
Tom Heaton80BurnleyENG
Sergio Romero80Manchester UnitedARG

 

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

The first measures a goalkeeper’s agility when making a save. The best on this aspect are Hugo Lloris, De Gea and Courtois.

 

GOALKEEPERS WITH BEST REFLEXES
De GeaManchester UnitedESP90
Hugo LlorisTottenham HotspurFRA90
Thibaut CourtoisChelseaBEL88
EdersonManchester CityBRA87
Kasper SchmeichelLeicester CityDEN86
GomesWatfordBRA86
Jack ButlandStoke CityENG85
Loris KariusLiverpoolGER85
Orestis KarnezisWatfordGRE84
Simon MignoletLiverpoolBEL84
Łukasz FabiańskiSwansea CityPOL84
Ben FosterWest Bromwich AlbionENG84
AdriánWest Ham UnitedESP84
David OspinaArsenalCOL84
Joe HartWest Ham UnitedENG83

 

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

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

 

GOALKEEPERS WITH BEST DIVING
De GeaManchester UnitedESP90
Hugo LlorisTottenham HotspurFRA88
Thibaut CourtoisChelseaBEL85
Loris KariusLiverpoolGER84
Kasper SchmeichelLeicester CityDEN83
Joe HartWest Ham UnitedENG83
GomesWatfordBRA83
David OspinaArsenalCOL83
Petr ČechArsenalCZ82
EdersonManchester CityBRA81
Asmir BegovićBournemouthBOS81
Jack ButlandStoke CityENG81
AdriánWest Ham UnitedESP81
Orestis KarnezisWatfordGRE80
Claudio BravoManchester CityCHI80

 

The most experienced Ultimate Team players know that another leaning factor on a goalkeeper’s performance without considering the remaining four attributes: height. The more tall a goalkeeper is, better his chances of having a clean sheet.

This is where Courtois is better than De Gea. Even though he can’t be considered a short goalkeeper, the truth is United’s goalkeeper is 8 cm short of the mighty Fraser Forster, this gold goalkeeper holds the title of tallest Premier League Goalkeeper. Cech is a very tall goalkeeper while Lloris and Claudio Bravo make both part of the shortest goalkpeers of this league.

 

TALLEST GOALKEEPERS
Fraser ForsterSouthamptonENG201 / 6′7″
Thibaut CourtoisChelseaBEL199 / 6′6″
Asmir BegovićBournemouthBOS199 / 6′6″
Maarten StekelenburgEvertonNED197 / 6′6″
Petr ČechArsenalCZ196 / 6′5″
Joe HartWest Ham UnitedENG196 / 6′5″
Jack ButlandStoke CityENG196 / 6′5″
Jonas LösslHuddersfield TownDEN195 / 6′5″
De GeaManchester UnitedESP193 / 6′4″
Simon MignoletLiverpoolBEL193 / 6′4″
Ben FosterWest Bromwich AlbionENG193 / 6′4″
Artur BorucBournemouthPOL193 / 6′4″
Alex McCarthySouthamptonENG193 / 6′4″
Sergio RomeroManchester UnitedARG192 / 6′4″
GomesWatfordBRA191 / 6′3″

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De Gea is undoubtedly the best option to the goal. He has the best reflexes and diving, the two most important attributes, in the entire Premier League. It’s much more difficult to pick the second best goalkeeper. In our opinion, this position is in good hands (literally) whether you choose Thibaut Courtois or Hugo Lloris. The two goalkeepers are similar stat-wise for the most important attributes. If we had to pick one, it would be Coutois because he is much taller.

In terms of cheaper goalkeepers, our suggestion goes for Petr Čech, the fifth tallest of Premier League. For those who want an even cheaper option, Kasper Schmeichel and Ederson are also good alternatives.

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FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide

GOALKEEPERS

Best Players
1 David De Gea
2 Thibaut Courtois
3 Hugo Lloris
4 Petr Čech
5 Kasper Schmeichel

Economic Choice
Jack Butland

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Best FIFA 18 Premier League 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.

Toby Alderweireld and David Luiz are the centre back with best reputation in the Premier League.

 

HIGHEST RATED CENTRE BACKS
Toby Alderweireld86Tottenham HotspurBEL
David Luiz86ChelseaBRA
Azpilicueta85ChelseaESP
Jan Vertonghen85Tottenham HotspurBEL
Vincent Kompany85Manchester CityBEL
Eric Bailly84Manchester UnitedIVC
Shkodran Mustafi84ArsenalGER
Laurent Koscielny84ArsenalFRA
Gary Cahill84ChelseaENG
Virgil van Dijk83SouthamptonNED
Joel Matip83LiverpoolCAM
Nicolás Otamendi83Manchester CityARG
Antonio Rüdiger82ChelseaGER
Eric Dier82Tottenham HotspurENG
Marcos Rojo82Manchester UnitedARG

 

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 Toby Alderweireld. It’s really hard to get past them. The most experienced players, like Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker, are normally those who have a higher rating with this attribute..

 

CENTRE BACKS WITH BEST DEFENDING
Toby AlderweireldTottenham HotspurBEL87
AzpilicuetaChelseaESP86
Jan VertonghenTottenham HotspurBEL85
Laurent KoscielnyArsenalFRA85
Per MertesackerArsenalGER85
David LuizChelseaBRA84
Vincent KompanyManchester CityBEL84
Eric BaillyManchester UnitedIVC84
Gary CahillChelseaENG84
Joel MatipLiverpoolCAM84
Andreas ChristensenChelseaDEN84
Shkodran MustafiArsenalGER83
Virgil van DijkSouthamptonNED83
Nicolás OtamendiManchester CityARG83
Antonio RüdigerChelseaGER82

 

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, the players from the Premier League are very balanced.

 

CENTRE BACKS WITH BEST PHYSICAL
Virgil van DijkSouthamptonNED85
Eric DierTottenham HotspurENG85
Mamadou SakhoCrystal PalaceFRA85
Eliaquim MangalaManchester CityFRA85
Florian LejeuneNewcastle UnitedFRA85
Eric BaillyManchester UnitedIVC84
Ryan ShawcrossStoke CityENG84
Robert HuthLeicester CityGER84
Vincent KompanyManchester CityBEL83
Marcos RojoManchester UnitedARG83
Davinson SánchezTottenham HotspurCOL83
Chris SmallingManchester UnitedENG83
Kurt ZoumaStoke CityFRA83
Michael KeaneEvertonENG82
Dejan LovrenLiverpoolCRO82

 

Defending and heading may be useless against fast opponents. It’s necessary to fight fire with fire. No one likes feeling impotent when seeing you get overrun by extremely fast players. Even though, in a way, centre backs aren’t that fast, every team needs one of these players with a high pace attribute.

This is where Huth and Mertesacker are weak. Kompany is also much less interesting than he was a few years ago because his pace was reduced again. ,There are much faster players in the Premier League. The first on the list is Azpilicueta, a great addition to this position, now that he moved from the left to the center.

 

CENTRE BACKS WITH HIGHEST PACE
AzpilicuetaChelseaESP79
Eric BaillyManchester UnitedIVC78
Nathan AkéBournemouthNED76
Laurent KoscielnyArsenalFRA75
Antonio RüdigerChelseaGER74
Chancel MbembaNewcastle UnitedDRC74
Virgil van DijkSouthamptonNED73
Christian KabaseleWatfordBEL73
Michael KeaneEvertonENG72
Chris SmallingManchester UnitedENG72
Aleksandar DragovićLeicester CityAT72
Marcos RojoManchester UnitedARG71
Davinson SánchezTottenham HotspurCOL71
John StonesManchester CityENG71
David LuizChelseaBRA70

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David Luiz, Eric Bailly and Azpilicueta are clearly the best centre backs of this league. It’s not easy to choose the best one from these three. The work rates of David Luiz are now much better, while the pace of the other two should not be ignored.

In our opinion, Alderweireld and Virgil van Dijk are the centre backs who are closest to the trio in terms of overall quality.

Pace is still very important in FIFA 18 (yes, sooner or later they will patch the game) and for that reason, unless you play with three centre backs, we suggest you avoid using Mertesacker and other very slow defenders.

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FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide

CENTRE BACKS

Best Players
1 David Luiz
2 Eric Bailly
3 Azpilicueta
4 Toby Alderweireld
5 Virgil van Dijk

Economic Choice
Michael Keane

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FIFA 18 Premier League Squad GuideBest FIFA 18 Premier League Centre Backs

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Best FIFA 18 Premier League Right Backs

RB | RWB
 

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

The world-record deal for a defender brought to Kyle Walker even more popularity. Valencia is the only right-back from the Premier League who has such a big rating.

 

HIGHEST RATED RIGHT BACKS
Kyle Walker83Manchester CityENG
Antonio Valencia83Manchester UnitedECU
Nathaniel Clyne82LiverpoolENG
Héctor Bellerín81ArsenalESP
Serge Aurier81Tottenham HotspurIVC
Séamus Coleman81EvertonIRL
Davide Zappacosta79ChelseaITA
Cédric79SouthamptonPOR
Victor Moses79ChelseaNIG
Pablo Zabaleta79West Ham UnitedARG
Danilo78Manchester CityBRA
Kieran Trippier78Tottenham HotspurENG
Mathieu Debuchy78ArsenalFRA
Daryl Janmaat77WatfordNED
Manquillo76Newcastle UnitedESP

 

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.

Zabaleta is the player that best fits this aspect.

 

RIGHT BACKS WITH BEST DEFENDING
Pablo ZabaletaWest Ham UnitedARG81
Kyle WalkerManchester CityENG80
Nathaniel ClyneLiverpoolENG80
Séamus ColemanEvertonIRL80
Antonio ValenciaManchester UnitedECU78
Serge AurierTottenham HotspurIVC78
Jesús GámezNewcastle UnitedESP78
Mathieu DebuchyArsenalFRA77
Danny SimpsonLeicester CityENG77
Joel WardCrystal PalaceENG77
CédricSouthamptonPOR76
Kieran TrippierTottenham HotspurENG76
DaniloManchester CityBRA76
Craig DawsonWest Bromwich AlbionENG76
Héctor BellerínArsenalESP75

 

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.

Bellerín is the fastest Premier League player in FIFA 18 Ultimate Team. The Spanish international player is far superior in this aspect when compared to every EPL full back. Besides Bellerín, only Kyle Walker may be considered reasonably fast.

 

RIGHT BACKS WITH BEST PACING
Héctor BellerínArsenalESP95
Kyle WalkerManchester CityENG90
Antonio ValenciaManchester UnitedECU87
Serge AurierTottenham HotspurIVC84
Nathaniel ClyneLiverpoolENG83
Victor MosesChelseaNIG83
CédricSouthamptonPOR82
Davide ZappacostaChelseaITA82
DaniloManchester CityBRA78
Ezequiel SchelottoBrighton & Hove AlbionITA78
Kieran TrippierTottenham HotspurENG77
Kiko FemeníaWatfordESP77
Ashley YoungManchester UnitedENG77
ManquilloNewcastle UnitedESP76
Matthew LowtonBurnleyENG75

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Kyle Walker and António Valencia are our top choices. They have a fantastic pace and their high attacking work rate make them good players for those that use full backs as second wingers.

Bellerín is faster than them but not as good in everything else. That’s why Aurier is our third choice. He is a more balanced right back that also helps the defence.

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FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide

RIGHT BACKS

Best Players
1 Kyle Walker
2 Antonio Valencia
3 Serge Aurier
4 Héctor Bellerín
5 Nathaniel Clyne

Economic Choice
Cédric

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FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide - RBBest FIFA 18 Premier League Right Backs

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Best FIFA 18 Premier League Left Backs

LB | LWB
 

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

On the Premier League, there is a left back that stand out more than the other ones: Danny Rose.

 

HIGHEST RATED LEFT BACKS
Danny Rose82Tottenham HotspurENG
Leighton Baines82EvertonENG
Marcos Alonso81ChelseaESP
Sead Kolašinac80ArsenalBOS
Daley Blind80Manchester UnitedNED
Matteo Darmian80Manchester UnitedITA
Nacho Monreal80ArsenalESP
James Milner80LiverpoolENG
Ryan Bertrand80SouthamptonENG
Luke Shaw79Manchester UnitedENG
Jose Holebas78WatfordGRE
Ben Davies78Tottenham HotspurWAL
Benjamin Mendy78Manchester CityFRA
Kieran Gibbs78West Bromwich AlbionENG

 

Besides being the high rated LB, Rose is also the one who defends better in this league.

 

LEFT BACKS WITH BEST DEFENDING
NameClubNationalityDEF
Danny RoseTottenham HotspurENG81
Leighton BainesEvertonENG80
Daley BlindManchester UnitedNED80
Matteo DarmianManchester UnitedITA80
Nacho MonrealArsenalESP80
Ryan BertrandSouthamptonENG79
Sead KolašinacArsenalBOS78
Ben DaviesTottenham HotspurWAL78
Allan NyomWest Bromwich AlbionCAM78
Erik PietersStoke CityNED78
Marcos AlonsoChelseaESP77
Kieran GibbsWest Bromwich AlbionENG77
James MilnerLiverpoolENG76
Luke ShawManchester UnitedENG76
Jose HolebasWatfordGRE76

 

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

 

LEFT BACKS WITH BEST PACE
Alberto MorenoLiverpoolESP88
Arthur MasuakuWest Ham UnitedDRC86
Patrick van AanholtCrystal PalaceNED86
Luke ShawManchester UnitedENG82
Benjamin MendyManchester CityFRA82
Abdul Rahman BabaChelseaGHA82
Martin OlssonSwansea CitySWE82
Danny RoseTottenham HotspurENG81
Jose HolebasWatfordGRE80
Andrew RobertsonLiverpoolSCO80
Ryan BertrandSouthamptonENG79
Kieran GibbsWest Bromwich AlbionENG79
Sead KolašinacArsenalBOS78
Marvin ZeegelaarWatfordNED78
Marcos AlonsoChelseaESP77

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This is a really easy choice: Danny Rose is, by far, the best left back of this league. Marcos Alonso is a decent alternative, essentially because he is a very balanced player.

Of all the remaining players, Masuaku is our cheap choice. He lacks a little in quality compared to those mentioned above but he’s fast enough to cause some offensive damage. Not all the high rated players are good choices. Baines, for example, is too slow to play in this position. In other hand, Kolašinac , for example, is an amazing option but only for who doesn’t need to attack.

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FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide

LEFT BACKS

Best Players
1 Danny Rose
2 Marcos Alonso
3 Luke Shaw
4 Sead Kolašinac
5 Arthur Masuaku

Economic Choice
Arthur Masuaku

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FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide - LBBest FIFA 18 Premier League Left Backs

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Best FIFA 18 Premier League 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.

Kanté is by far the most popular defensive midfielder.

 

HIGHEST RATED CENTRAL DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER
N’Golo Kanté87ChelseaFRA
Idrissa Gueye83EvertonSEN
Nemanja Matić83Manchester UnitedSRB
Morgan Schneiderlin83EvertonFRA
Tiémoué Bakayoko82ChelseaFRA
Iborra82Leicester CityESP
Victor Wanyama82Tottenham HotspurKEN
Jordan Henderson82LiverpoolENG
Fernandinho82Manchester CityBRA
Roque Mesa82Swansea CityESP
Granit Xhaka82ArsenalSUI
Grzegorz Krychowiak81West Bromwich AlbionPOL
James McCarthy80EvertonIRL
Michael Carrick80Manchester UnitedENG
Oriol Romeu79SouthamptonESP

 

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.

Gueye and Iborra are the ones who defend better.

 

CENTRAL DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS WITH BEST DEFENDING
Idrissa GueyeEvertonSEN83
IborraLeicester CityESP83
Victor WanyamaTottenham HotspurKEN82
N’Golo KantéChelseaFRA81
Tiémoué BakayokoChelseaFRA81
Nemanja MatićManchester UnitedSRB80
Morgan SchneiderlinEvertonFRA79
Grzegorz KrychowiakWest Bromwich AlbionPOL79
Oriol RomeuSouthamptonESP78
Francis CoquelinArsenalFRA78
Gareth BarryWest Bromwich AlbionENG78
Claudio YacobWest Bromwich AlbionARG78
Onyinye NdidiLeicester CityNIG78
Geoff CameronStoke CityUSA78
FernandinhoManchester CityBRA77

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

There’s a lot of muscle between the Premier League. Wanyama, Matic, Fellaini e Kouyaté are good examples of that. On the other hand, there’s Michael Carrick. Even though he’s a very good passer, he rarely wins a physical brawl due to being the second weakest central defensive midfielder in the EPL.

 

CENTRAL DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS WITH BEST PHYSICAL
Victor WanyamaTottenham HotspurKEN91
Marouane FellainiManchester UnitedBEL89
Cheikhou KouyatéWest Ham UnitedSEN88
Nemanja MatićManchester UnitedSRB87
Grzegorz KrychowiakWest Bromwich AlbionPOL86
Daniel AmarteyLeicester CityGHA86
Oriol RomeuSouthamptonESP85
N’Golo KantéChelseaFRA84
IborraLeicester CityESP83
Tiémoué BakayokoChelseaFRA83
Idrissa GueyeEvertonSEN81
Morgan SchneiderlinEvertonFRA81
Jordan HendersonLiverpoolENG81
James McCarthyEvertonIRL81
Abdoulaye DoucouréWatfordFRA81

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In our opinion, Kanté is the right choice for this position. He is the CDM who gives more security to the back line but he is also a good offensive player. However, you will need a lot of coins to buy him.

There are also good options that are available at a cheap price who are still good quality-wise, like Matić, Bakayoko or even Wanyama, our economic choice.

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FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide

CENTRE DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS

Best Players
1 N’Golo Kanté
2 Nemanja Matić
3 Tiémoué Bakayoko
4 Idrissa Gueye
5 Fernandinho

Economic Choice
Victor Wanyama

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FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide - CDMBest FIFA 18 Premier League Central Defensive Midfielders

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Best FIFA 18 Premier League 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.

It’s in midfield that there’s more quality in the Premier League. Some of the world’s best footballers play there. It’s the case of the Paul Pogba, Cesc Fàbregas and İlkay Gündoğan.

 

HIGHEST RATED CENTRAL MIDFIELDERS
Paul Pogba87Manchester UnitedFRA
Cesc Fàbregas86ChelseaESP
İlkay Gündoğan85Manchester CityGER
Ander Herrera84Manchester UnitedESP
Adam Lallana83LiverpoolENG
Santi Cazorla83ArsenalESP
Yaya Touré83Manchester CityIVC
Davy Klaassen82EvertonNED
Georginio Wijnaldum82LiverpoolNED
Moussa Dembélé82Tottenham HotspurBEL
Aaron Ramsey82ArsenalWAL
Jack Wilshere81ArsenalENG
Roberto Pereyra80WatfordARG
Emre Can79LiverpoolGER
Danny Drinkwater79ChelseaENG
Yohan Cabaye79Crystal PalaceFRA

 

Centre midfielders are responsible for discovering lines that break the opponents defence. Their passing quality has to be really good so they can assist forwards.

Even though Cazorla, Pogba and James Ward-Prowse have a great passing stat, Fábregas is the one who does it better in the whole Premier League.

 

CENTRE MIDFIELDERS WITH BEST PASSING
Cesc FàbregasChelseaESP88
Santi CazorlaArsenalESP85
Paul PogbaManchester UnitedFRA84
James Ward-ProwseSouthamptonENG84
İlkay GündoğanManchester CityGER83
Ander HerreraManchester UnitedESP81
Ki Sung YuengSwansea CityKOR81
Adam LallanaLiverpoolENG80
Yaya TouréManchester CityIVC80
Jack WilshereArsenalENG80
Roberto PereyraWatfordARG80
Aaron RamseyArsenalWAL79
Jonjo ShelveyNewcastle UnitedENG79
Yohan CabayeCrystal PalaceFRA78
Steven DefourBurnleyBEL78

 

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

Gündoğan is the centre midfielder with best dribbling stat in the Premier League.

 

CENTRE MIDFIELDERS WITH BEST DRIBBLING
İlkay GündoğanManchester CityGER87
Santi CazorlaArsenalESP85
Moussa DembéléTottenham HotspurBEL85
Paul PogbaManchester UnitedFRA84
Adam LallanaLiverpoolENG84
Georginio WijnaldumLiverpoolNED84
Ander HerreraManchester UnitedESP83
Jack WilshereArsenalENG82
Fabian DelphManchester CityENG82
Cesc FàbregasChelseaESP81
Roberto PereyraWatfordARG81
Aaron RamseyArsenalWAL80
Mario LeminaSouthamptonGAB79
Henri SaivetNewcastle UnitedSEN78
Yaya TouréManchester CityIVC77

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Pogba is the player that everyone wants on their teams. He stands out to be so good on the attack as he is on the defence.

Pogba is not the only good player for this position. There are many others. However, most of them are only good on the defence or on attack. Rarely both. For example: Gündoğan is the best replacement for Pogba, but only if your focus is the attack. Otherwise, you should use Moussa Dembélé. The same applies to Fàbregas and Herrera. Touré, our sixth choice, is one of the few who defends and attacks well. p>

Our budget choice falls to Cazorla, great example of good value for money for those who don’t need a player with defensive skills.

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FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide

CENTRE MIDFIELDERS

Best Players
1 Paul Pogba
2 İlkay Gündoğan
3 Moussa Dembélé
4 Cesc Fàbregas
5 Ander Herrera

Economic Choice
Santi Cazorla

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FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide - CM Best FIFA 18 Premier League Centre Midfielders

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Best FIFA 18 Premier League 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.

There are several good CAM’s in this league. It’s the case of the Ozil, David Silva, Eriksen and Kevin De Bruyne.

 

HIGHEST RATED CENTRAL ATTACKING MIDFIELDERS
Kevin De Bruyne89Manchester CityBEL
Mesut Özil88ArsenalGER
Christian Eriksen87Tottenham HotspurDEN
David Silva87Manchester CityESP
Dele Alli84Tottenham HotspurENG
Juan Mata84Manchester UnitedESP
Gylfi Sigurðsson82EvertonICE
Ross Barkley81EvertonENG
Manuel Lanzini81West Ham UnitedARG
Wayne Rooney81EvertonENG
Dušan Tadić80SouthamptonSRB
Ibrahim Afellay78Stoke CityNED
James Morrison76West Bromwich AlbionSCO

 

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

Every year, De Bruyne and Eriksen have been improving their pass quality.

 

CENTRAL ATTACKING MIDFIELDERS WITH BEST PASSING
Kevin De BruyneManchester CityBEL88
Christian EriksenTottenham HotspurDEN88
Mesut ÖzilArsenalGER87
David SilvaManchester CityESP87
Juan MataManchester UnitedESP84
Gylfi SigurðssonEvertonICE84
Wayne RooneyEvertonENG80
Dušan TadićSouthamptonSRB80
Manuel LanziniWest Ham UnitedARG78
Ibrahim AfellayStoke CityNED78
Dele AlliTottenham HotspurENG77
Ross BarkleyEvertonENG77
James MorrisonWest Bromwich AlbionSCO76

 

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

David Silva is again the best dribbler of the Premier League centre midfield.

 

CENTRAL ATTACKING MIDFIELDERS WITH BEST DRIBBLING
David SilvaManchester CityESP87
Mesut ÖzilArsenalGER86
Manuel LanziniWest Ham UnitedARG86
Kevin De BruyneManchester CityBEL85
Christian EriksenTottenham HotspurDEN84
Juan MataManchester UnitedESP84
Dušan TadićSouthamptonSRB83
Dele AlliTottenham HotspurENG82
Ross BarkleyEvertonENG82
Ibrahim AfellayStoke CityNED80
Gylfi SigurðssonEvertonICE79
James MorrisonWest Bromwich AlbionSCO77
Wayne RooneyEvertonENG76


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Kevin de Bruyne is the most interesting player in the Premier League centre midfield, with the exceptions of Pogba and Kanté. He is level with the best players in various attributes including passing, shooting, vision, crossing and stamina making him a great option.

Christian Eriksen is a kind of De Bruyne’s light version. He’s weaker and has a worse shot but he still is a great player for any team. Alli is the right man if you don’t want to spend so much coins.

There is no much difference between David Silva and Ozil. The passing, dribbling, vision and ball control of the Arsenal’s player are simply amazing but is let down slightly by his 2 star weak foot.

Gylfi Sigurðsson is a cheaper player that can perform well as centre attacking midfielder.

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FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide

CENTRAL ATTACKING MIDFIELDERS

Best Players
1 Kevin De Bruyne
2 Christian Eriksen
3 Dele Alli
4 David Silva
5 Mesut Özil

Economic Choice
Gylfi Sigurðsson

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FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide - CAMBest FIFA 18 Premier League Central AttackingMidfielders

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Best FIFA 18 Premier League Right Wingers

RM | RW | RF
 

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

Mkhitaryan, Bernardo Silva, Pedro e Willian are the most popular right wingers of this league.

 

HIGHEST RATED RIGHT WINGERS
Henrikh Mkhitaryan85Manchester UnitedARM
Bernardo Silva84Manchester CityPOR
Pedro84ChelseaESP
Willian84ChelseaBRA
Mohamed Salah83LiverpoolEGY
Riyad Mahrez83Leicester CityALG
Raheem Sterling82Manchester CityENG
Xherdan Shaqiri82Stoke CitySUI
Wilfried Zaha81Crystal PalaceIVC
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain80LiverpoolENG
André Ayew80West Ham UnitedGHA
Erik Lamela80Tottenham HotspurARG
Theo Walcott80ArsenalENG
Nacer Chadli78West Bromwich AlbionBEL
Yannick Bolasie78EvertonDRC

 

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 Premier League is extremely well served in this chapter: five gold players have pace over 90.

 

FASTEST RIGHT WINGERS
Mohamed SalahLiverpoolEGY93
Raheem SterlingManchester CityENG93
Theo WalcottArsenalENG91
Christian AtsuNewcastle UnitedGHA91
Luciano NarsinghSwansea CityNED91
Wilfried ZahaCrystal PalaceIVC90
Lazar MarkovićLiverpoolSRB90
WillianChelseaBRA88
Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainLiverpoolENG88
Yannick BolasieEvertonDRC87
Matt PhillipsWest Bromwich AlbionSCO87
Charly MusondaChelseaBEL87
Henrikh MkhitaryanManchester UnitedARM86
André CarrilloWatfordPER84
Xherdan ShaqiriStoke CitySUI83

 

Just being fast doesn’t cut it to reach the opponents box, having good dribbling to surpass the opponents’ players that appear on the way.

There are a lot of players gifted in dribbling, being Bernardo Silva the best.

 

RIGHT WINGERS WITH BEST DRIBBLING
Bernardo SilvaManchester CityPOR89
Riyad MahrezLeicester CityALG87
Henrikh MkhitaryanManchester UnitedARM86
WillianChelseaBRA86
Mohamed SalahLiverpoolEGY86
Wilfried ZahaCrystal PalaceIVC86
Raheem SterlingManchester CityENG85
PedroChelseaESP84
Xherdan ShaqiriStoke CitySUI84
Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainLiverpoolENG83
Yannick BolasieEvertonDRC83
Erik LamelaTottenham HotspurARG82
Aaron LennonEvertonENG82
Lazar MarkovićLiverpoolSRB82
Charly MusondaChelseaBEL82
André AyewWest Ham UnitedGHA81


 

When reaching the opponents box the winger has to decide what to do. Normally, they choose to cross to the forwards. That is why it’s important for them to have good passing.

The weakest point of the Premier League Wingers is surprising – passing. Only Bernardo Silva and Willian offers good quality passing. Marković, Bolasie and Musonda, for example, could’ve been an option to consider filling this slot in virtue of their fantastic pace and dribbling, but they are affected negatively for missing frequently passes to their more forward team mates.

 

RIGHT WINGERS WITH BEST PASSING
Bernardo SilvaManchester CityPOR81
WillianChelseaBRA81
Henrikh MkhitaryanManchester UnitedARM80
Erik LamelaTottenham HotspurARG79
Chris BruntWest Bromwich AlbionNIR79
Riyad MahrezLeicester CityALG78
Xherdan ShaqiriStoke CitySUI78
PedroChelseaESP77
André AyewWest Ham UnitedGHA75
Nacer ChadliWest Bromwich AlbionBEL75
Moussa SissokoTottenham HotspurFRA75
Mohamed SalahLiverpoolEGY74
Raheem SterlingManchester CityENG74
Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainLiverpoolENG74
Theo WalcottArsenalENG72

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Mkhitaryan is our favourite to occupy this position in a team without budget restraints. He may not the best in any of the base attributes but he is always close to the top for dribbling and passing stats. There is no big difference to Willian, our second choice. Salah and Sterling are the fastest ones, but they don’t have the same quality. The Liverpool’s player is better but Sterling has a better price vs quality relation.

From the most popular there is also Bernardo SIlva. The Portuguese player is who has the best dribbling and passing stats, and for that reason an option you should not dismiss.

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FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide

RIGHT MIDFIELDERS

Best Players
1 Henrikh Mkhitaryan
2 Willian
3 Mohamed Salah
4 Raheem Sterling
5 Bernardo Silva

Economic Choice
Bernardo Silva

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

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Best FIFA 18 Premier League Left Wingers

LM | LW | LF
 

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

Hazard, Alexis Sánchez and Coutinho are the three most popular players in this position.

 

HIGHEST RATED LEFT WINGER
Eden Hazard90ChelseaBEL
Alexis Sánchez89ArsenalCHI
Coutinho86LiverpoolBRA
Sadio Mané84LiverpoolSEN
Leroy Sané82Manchester CityGER
Anthony Martial82Manchester UnitedFRA
Heung Min Son82Tottenham HotspurKOR
Marko Arnautović82West Ham UnitedAT
Kevin Mirallas81EvertonBEL
Sofiane Boufal79SouthamptonMOR
José Izquierdo78Brighton & Hove AlbionCOL
Andros Townsend78Crystal PalaceENG
Georges-Kévin Nkoudou77Tottenham HotspurFRA
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting77Stoke CityCAM
Jesé77Stoke CityESP


 

Just like it happens in the opposite side, the Premier League left wingers are extremely fast. There are six players playing in this position with pace equal or higher than 90.

 

LEFT WINGERS WITH BEST PACE
Leroy SanéManchester CityGER94
Sadio ManéLiverpoolSEN93
José IzquierdoBrighton & Hove AlbionCOL93
Anthony MartialManchester UnitedFRA91
Georges-Kévin NkoudouTottenham HotspurFRA91
Eden HazardChelseaBEL90
Nathan RedmondSouthamptonENG87
Alexis SánchezArsenalCHI86
Heung Min SonTottenham HotspurKOR86
Andros TownsendCrystal PalaceENG85
Kevin MirallasEvertonBEL83
JeséStoke CityESP83
CoutinhoLiverpoolBRA82
Sofiane BoufalSouthamptonMOR82
Robbie BradyBurnleyIRL81

 

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

 
 

LEFT WINGERS WITH BEST DRIBBLING
Eden HazardChelseaBEL92
Alexis SánchezArsenalCHI89
CoutinhoLiverpoolBRA88
Sadio ManéLiverpoolSEN85
Leroy SanéManchester CityGER85
Anthony MartialManchester UnitedFRA85
Sofiane BoufalSouthamptonMOR85
Heung Min SonTottenham HotspurKOR83
Kevin MirallasEvertonBEL83
Eric Maxim Choupo-MotingStoke CityCAM82
Marko ArnautovićWest Ham UnitedAT81
José IzquierdoBrighton & Hove AlbionCOL81
Nathan RedmondSouthamptonENG81
JeséStoke CityESP80
Andros TownsendCrystal PalaceENG79

 

Hazard and Coutinho are clearly the best fitted passers between the remaining left wingers.

 
 

LEFT WINGERS WITH BEST PASSING
Eden HazardChelseaBEL84
CoutinhoLiverpoolBRA83
Alexis SánchezArsenalCHI80
Marko ArnautovićWest Ham UnitedAT79
Kevin MirallasEvertonBEL77
Heung Min SonTottenham HotspurKOR75
Robbie BradyBurnleyIRL75
Sadio ManéLiverpoolSEN74
Marc AlbrightonLeicester CityENG74
Andros TownsendCrystal PalaceENG73
JeséStoke CityESP73
Leroy SanéManchester CityGER72
Sofiane BoufalSouthamptonMOR72
Georges-Kévin NkoudouTottenham HotspurFRA71
Anthony MartialManchester UnitedFRA70

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Hazard’s price prohibits him from being affordable for most, proving the worth of the player. He is without a doubt the best Premier League left winger. He’s the best dribbler, has the best passing stat, one of the fastest and only Sánchez is better at shooting than him. He possesses a series of other highly rated attributes such as balance, agility, acceleration and ball control.

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

Mané, Sané and Coutinho are cheaper alternatives to Hazard and Sánchez. The first two are very fast, but Coutinho is much better with the ball in his feet.

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

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FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide

LEFT MIDFIELDERS

Best Players
1 Eden Hazard
2 Alexis Sánchez
3 Sadio Mané
4 Coutinho
5 Anthony Martial

Economic Choice
Kevin Mirallas

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

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Best FIFA 18 Premier League Forwards

CF | ST
 

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

In the Premier League, the most popular are players that could play in any club in the world: Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sergio Aguero.

 

HIGHEST RATED FORWARDS
Sergio Agüero89Manchester CityARG
Zlatan Ibrahimović88Manchester UnitedSWE
Harry Kane86Tottenham HotspurENG
Romelu Lukaku86Manchester UnitedBEL
Diego Costa86ChelseaESP
Alexandre Lacazette85ArsenalFRA
Morata84ChelseaESP
Roberto Firmino83LiverpoolBRA
Islam Slimani82Leicester CityALG
Olivier Giroud82ArsenalFRA
Javier Hernández82West Ham UnitedMEX
Daniel Sturridge82LiverpoolENG
Gabriel Jesus81Manchester CityBRA
Jamie Vardy81Leicester CityENG
Christian Benteke81Crystal PalaceBEL
Michy Batshuayi80ChelseaBEL
Michail Antonio80West Ham UnitedENG
Salomón Rondón80West Bromwich AlbionVEN
Danny Welbeck80ArsenalENG
Jermain Defoe80BournemouthENG

 

To score goals shooting is necessary. If either by foot or head, the most important attribute for a forward are: shooting, heading and pace.

Most goals are scored with the foot so good shooting is a necessary attribute for a forward.

The best forwards are the ones that best shooting: Ibrahimovic and Aguero.

 

FORWARDS WITH BEST SHOOTING
Sergio AgüeroManchester CityARG88
Zlatan IbrahimovićManchester UnitedSWE88
Harry KaneTottenham HotspurENG87
Romelu LukakuManchester UnitedBEL85
Jermain DefoeBournemouthENG85
Diego CostaChelseaESP83
Alexandre LacazetteArsenalFRA83
Daniel SturridgeLiverpoolENG82
Roberto FirminoLiverpoolBRA81
Olivier GiroudArsenalFRA81
Manolo GabbiadiniSouthamptonITA81
Troy DeeneyWatfordENG81
MorataChelseaESP80
Javier HernándezWest Ham UnitedMEX80
Michy BatshuayiChelseaBEL80
Wilfried BonySwansea CityIVC80
SandroEvertonESP80
Gabriel JesusManchester CityBRA79
Jamie VardyLeicester CityENG79
Christian BentekeCrystal PalaceBEL79

 

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

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

 

FORWARDS WITH BEST PHYSICAL
Diego CostaChelseaESP88
Islam SlimaniLeicester CityALG86
Troy DeeneyWatfordENG85
Andy CarrollWest Ham UnitedENG85
Romelu LukakuManchester UnitedBEL84
Harry KaneTottenham HotspurENG83
Olivier GiroudArsenalFRA83
Stefano OkakaWatfordITA83
Sam VokesBurnleyWAL83
Zlatan IbrahimovićManchester UnitedSWE82
Michail AntonioWest Ham UnitedENG82
Jonathan WaltersBurnleyIRL82
Wilfried BonySwansea CityIVC81
Steve MouniéHuddersfield TownBEN81
Aleksandar MitrovićNewcastle UnitedSRB81
Christian BentekeCrystal PalaceBEL80
Salomón RondónWest Bromwich AlbionVEN80
Shane LongSouthamptonIRL80
Jamie VardyLeicester CityENG78
Danny WelbeckArsenalENG78

 

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.

Musa, Rashford and vardy are the fastest strikers in the English league. In other hand, Ibrahimovic is one of the slowest strikers. Llorent and Giroud are on the bottom of this list.

 

FORWARDS WITH BEST PACE
Ahmed MusaLeicester CityNIG93
Marcus RashfordManchester UnitedENG92
Jamie VardyLeicester CityENG91
Joshua KingBournemouthNOR90
Callum WilsonBournemouthENG90
Andre GrayWatfordENG89
Sergio AgüeroManchester CityARG87
Gabriel JesusManchester CityBRA87
Alexandre LacazetteArsenalFRA86
Michail AntonioWest Ham UnitedENG85
Danny WelbeckArsenalENG84
Kelechi IheanachoLeicester CityNIG84
Romelu LukakuManchester UnitedBEL83
Mame DioufStoke CitySEN83
Shane LongSouthamptonIRL83
Dwight GayleNewcastle UnitedENG83
MorataChelseaESP82
Danny IngsLiverpoolENG82
Javier HernándezWest Ham UnitedMEX79
Michy BatshuayiChelseaBEL79
Saido BerahinoStoke CityENG79

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For the final position, we believe that Sergio Agüero and Lukaku are the best EPL strikers. However, the Manchester City player has the advantage due to his better pace and dribbling. Lacazette is our third option.

Zlatan is an unique player but his pace may not be enough for who has a fast playing style. That’s why he is our fourth choice.

Far from the quality of these strikers, Vardy is our economical choice.

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FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide

FORWARDS

Best Players
1 Sergio Aguero
2 Romelu Lukaku
3 Alexandre Lacazette
4 Zlatan Ibrahimović
5 Harry Kane

Economic Choice
Jamie Vardy

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FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide - CF e STBest FIFA 18 Premier League Forwards


 
 
 
 
 

FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Suggestions

Ideas to help you building your FIFA 18 Premier League 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 Premier League Squad with Unlimited Budget

 

FIFA 18 Premier League Squad GuideClick on the image to maximize it

 
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FIRST SQUAD
 

🇪🇸 GK: David De Gea
🇬🇧 RB: Kyle Walker
🇨🇮 CBR: Eric Bailly
🇧🇷 CBL: David Luiz
🇬🇧 LB: Danny Rose
🇫🇷 CDM: N’Golo Kanté
🇦🇲 RM: Henrikh Mkhitaryan
🇧🇪 LM: Eden Harazd
🇫🇷 CAM: Paul Pogba
🇦🇷 STR: Sergio Aguero
🇧🇪 STL: Romelu Lukaku

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SUBSTITUTES AND RESERVES
 

🇧🇪 GK: Thibaut Courtois
🇪🇨 RB: Antonio Valencia
🇪🇸 CB: Azpilicueta
🇧🇪 CB:Toby Alderweireld
🇪🇸 LB: Marcos Alonso
🇷🇸 CDM: Nemanja Matić
🇧🇷 RM: Willian
🇨🇱 LM: Alexis Sánchez
🇧🇪 CAM: Kevin De Bruyne
🇫🇷 ST: Alexandre Lacazette
🇸🇪 ST: Zlatan Ibrahimović

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💰 BUDGET
October 2017

 

Playstation 4 Playstation 4
2,250,000 coins (starting eleven)
2,700,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)

XBox One Xbox One
2,275,000 coins (starting eleven)
2,750,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)

Origin PC
2,750,000 coins (starting eleven)
3,300,000 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.

De Gea is the natural choice to the goal. However, who to put as his replacement presents one of the most difficult decisions. Lloris and Courtois are both amazing goalkeepers and you will be fine with either of them.

David Luiz is still good enough to play in the starting eleven but, if you need someone faster, pick Azpilicueta. He is a great addition to this position, especially considering the lack of quality fast players in this position. That’s not the case of Bailly, who should be in the starting eleven of every Premier League squad. Kyle Walker imposes himself with his tremendous pace to be our choice at the right back position, while at left back Rose is good enough to take the position.

The CDM spot is obviously for Kanté, the Premier League player of the year. Although Pogba is originally a CM in FUT 18, he also plays well as CAM. We used this formation not because it is the best for this league but because it is the standard formation we use for unlimited budget squads of our guides. If you don’t want to relegate De Bruyne to the bench, you should pick another one. Think about it: the Belgium midfielder is incredibly good.

Probably the biggest surprise in this squad is Mkhitaryan. The right midfielder is not an amazing player, like Hazard on the opposite side, but at least he is better than Willian.

If your budget allows you, Agüero and Lukaku are the obvious choices for the attack line. Excepting Pogba and Hazard, they are clearly the most expensive players in the league, which is a reflection of just how good they are.

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 Premier League Squad with Medium Budget

 

FIFA 18 Premier League Squad GuideClick on the image to maximize it

 
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FIRST SQUAD
 

🇩🇰 GK: Kasper Schmeichel
🇨🇮 RB: Serge Aurier
🇬🇧 CBR: Michael Keane
🇬🇧 CBL: Chris Smalling
🇬🇧 LB: Danny Rose
🇳🇱 CMR: Georginio Wijnaldum
🇷🇸 CMC: Nemanja Matić
🇬🇧 CML: Adam Lallana
🇬🇧 RW: Raheem Sterling
🇰🇷 LW: Heung Min Son
🇧🇷 ST: Roberto Firmino

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SUBSTITUTES AND RESERVES
 

🇧🇷 GK: Ederson
🇪🇸 RB: Héctor Bellerín
🇨🇴 CB: Davinson Sánchez
🇦🇷 CB: Marcos Rojo
🇪🇸 LB: Marcos Alonso
🇦🇷 CM: Manuel Lanzini
🇫🇷 CM: Tiémoué Bakayoko
🇮🇸 CM: Gylfi Sigurðsson
🇵🇹 RW: Bernardo Silva
🇧🇪 LW: Kevin Mirallas
🇬🇧 ST: Michail Antonio

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💰 BUDGET
October 2017

 

Playstation 4 Playstation 4
160,000 coins (starting eleven)
235,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)

XBox One Xbox One
150,000 coins (starting eleven)
225,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)

Origin PC
150,000 coins (starting eleven)
225,000 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.

In goal, Lloris and Čech are too expensive to this squad. Schemeichel and Ederson are good enough to keep your goal safe.

Keane and Smalling are both fast and solid defensively. Rose is the only player who keeps his spot in this team. Aurier’s assertiveness completes our defending foursome.

Matic wasn’t in the unlimited budget squad because of Pogba and Kanté, but in this squad he has to be there. He has the muscle that every midfield needs. Wijnaldum and Lallana complete the midfield.

Sterling and Son are two very popular players with guaranteed place in this team. Salah and Martial are great but also too expensive to this squad.

Over the attack line, Roberto Firmino is an excellent but also expensive choice. He is great because he is a very balanced striker but if your budget doesn’t allow you to use him, pick Antonio as replacement. Excepting shooting, he has very decent stats.

If you still have some room in your budget, Virgil van Dijk, Herrera, Salah and Vardy are players that would improve this squad a lot.

 
 
 
 

FIFA 18 Premier League Squad with Low Budget

 

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FIRST SQUAD
 

🇩🇪 GK: Lloris Karius
🇵🇹 RB: Cédric
🇨🇩 CBR: Chancel Mbemba
🇫🇷 CBL: Eliaquim Mangala
🇬🇧 LB: Luke Shaw
🇸🇳 CMR: Cheikhou Kouyaté
🇬🇧 CML: Aaron Ramsey
🇨🇮 RM: Wilfried Zaha
🇬🇧 LM: Nathan Redmond
🇳🇴 STR: Joshua King
🇬🇧 STL: Danny Welbeck

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SUBSTITUTES AND RESERVES
 

🇧🇷 GK: Gomes
🇳🇬 RB: Victor Moses
🇫🇷 CB: Kurt Zouma
🇦🇺 CB: Winston Reid
🇨🇩 LB: Arthur Masuaku
🇵🇱 CM: Grzegorz Krychowiak
🇳🇱 CM: Leroy Fer
🇨🇭 RW: Xherdan Shaqiri
🇬🇧 LW: Andros Townsend
🇬🇧 ST: Callum Wilson
🇧🇪 ST: Micky Batshuayi

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💰 BUDGET
October 2017

 

Playstation 4 Playstation 4
18,000 coins (starting eleven)
29,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)

XBox One Xbox One
17,000 coins (starting eleven)
27,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)

Origin PC
20,000 coins (starting eleven)
31,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)

 
 
💵 UPDATED PRICES

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📝 SUMMARY

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

Karius is our choice for the goal. However, if you have a few more coins, upgrading to Hart or Butland would be a good improvement. Mbemba, Mangala, Cédric and Shaw complete the defence.

In the midfield, Kouyaté and Ramsey 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. Zaha and Redmond fill the wings in order to assist Welbeck and King who have both been chosen for their combination of pace and finishing stats.

 
 

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

 
 

250 COMMENTS

  1. my main team,
    E.Hazard H.kane M.Salah
    Fernandinho K.de bruyne Ander Herrera
    Rose D.Luiz Bailly Aurier
    Cech
    what to change in your opinin to make it better?

  2. Is this a good team?
    433(4)
    St: Antonio
    Lw: Son
    Rw: Salah
    Cam: Alli
    Cm: Renato Sanches and Lallana
    Lb: Shaw
    Rb: Clyne
    Cb: Keane and Sanchez
    Gk: Begovic

  3. Hello Rodrigo,
    my main team is
    Schmeichel
    Rose-Baily-Azpill-Aurier
    Wanayama-Guye
    Son(lw)-Sigurdsson-William(rw)
    IF Cenk Tosun 84 rated

    I have 100k…i am thinking about maybe replacing GK and certainly sigurdsson because of pace and strength, but his shooting, specially his FK, have been great. Any ideias?

  4. Hi Rodrigo,
    Firstly, great work with these blogs, following since F16.
    Would appreciate if you can suggest the following:
    1) Are custom tactics / player instructions so important ? I’ve seen or experienced my players freezing (immobile), opposition players running faster than Bolt (😃), probably handicapping. Is this normal ?
    2) Improvement if required for
    GK: Loris Courtious
    RB: Valencia Walker
    CB: Baily, Azpalicueta, Luiz, Dijk
    LB: Alonso, Rose
    CM: Firminio (84), Ericksen, Cazarola (86), KDB
    LM: Hazard, Alexiz
    RM: Willian, Miki
    CF: Kane, Ibra
    ST: Lukaku, Laca

    • Thank you very much.
      1) Yes, it is normal. There are many factors that can explain that. As you can see here, reactions may be one of the reasons. Custom tactics / player instructions are very important too.
      2) If you play with Cazorla and Azpilicueta, maybe Jordi Alba can fit on your team. You have a good team but you can also try to play with Hazard and Alexis on the wings.

      • Hi Rodrigo, I’ve just bought Alba & Marcelo to replace Alonso & Rose as my LBs.
        Do u think Pogba over 84 Firminio would be a good option ? Bobby has done decently well as my CM with his great passing and finishing. Also, what formation would you recommend with this team ?
        Currently using 4-4-1-1. I’ve 84 Matic and 85 Fernandinho as CDMs in my club, but not in my squad as of now.

  5. Hi Rodrigo,

    My team,

    4-1-2-1-2(2)

    De Gea 91 (GK)
    Rose 82 (LB)
    Azpilicueta 86 (CB)
    Bailly 84 (CB)
    Walker 84 (RB)
    Kante 88 (CDM)
    Pogba 88 (CM)
    Eriksen 88 (CM)
    De bruyne 91 (CAM)
    Lacazette 85 (ST)
    Aguero 93 (ST) IF

    SUBS :

    Firmino 87 (ST) IF
    Kane 88 (ST)
    Lukaku 86 (ST)
    Jesus 83 (ST)
    Silva 89 (CAM)
    Ozil 88 (CAM)
    Fernadinho 85 (CDM)
    Herrera 84 (CM)
    Alonso 82 (LB)
    Van dijk 83 (CB)
    Koscielny 84 (CB)
    Valencia 83 (RB)

    Your advice or suggestions will be much appreciated and welcomed 🙂

  6. Rodrigo,

    I have a 4-1-2-1-2(2)

    De Gea 90 (GK)
    Rose 82 (LB)
    Azpilicueta 86 (CB)
    Bailly 84 (CB)
    Walker 84 (RB)
    Kante 88 (CDM)
    Silva 92 (CM) IF
    De bruyne 91 (CM)
    Eriksen 88 (CAM)
    Son 87 (ST) IF
    Kane 88 (ST)

    I have 40k to use who do you think I should buy to upgrade my team.

  7. This is my formation
    gk Begovic
    lb rose
    cb van dijk or keane
    cb bailly
    rb walker or aurier
    cdm bakayoko
    lm martial
    coc alli
    rm willian
    st jesus
    st ??

    I didn’t finish exacly to buy players but u think to use a formation with lm-rm or lw-rw?
    who i can buy as st or change something in this formation?
    i’m medium budget as u can see
    Help me thanks!!!

  8. Hi Rodrigo,
    I made a EPL team so I can use my Pogba.
    I’m using 4-3-3 formation
    Courtois
    Rose, Bailly, David Luiz, 84 Walker
    Gundogan, 87 Kante, 89 Pogba IF
    Mane, Lacazette, Willian
    My subs aren’t optimal but was trying to save coins there. Should I buy 88 Kante when I have 87?
    Link to my team:
    https://www.futbin.com/18/squad/4543591
    I have about 500K left, what should I upgrade next?

  9. Rodrigo,

    I have a 4-1-2-1-2

    Ederson 83 (GK)
    Alonso 82 (LB)
    Laporte 84 (CB)
    Koscienly 84 (CB)
    Valencia 83 (RB)
    Obiang 81 (CDM) IF
    Sane 84 (LM)
    Jesus 83 (CAM)
    Willian 84 (RM)
    Lanzini 84 (ST) IF
    Kane ST (86)

    I have 40k to use who do you think I should bye to upgrade my team Im thinking Alderweireld fro CB and mkhitaryan for RM

    Thank you for your help

  10. Hey.. just found ur website and its very helpful thank you. I have just started to play fut18 and mu team is
    4 3 3.
    Gk: Schmeichel
    Lb: Rose
    Cb: van djik and bailly
    Rb: walker
    Cm: dembele and totw obiang
    Amc: alli
    Rw: willian
    Lw: martial
    St: rasford(vardy)

    Could you suggest my next target? I believe i need to get better ST? But who and then what 🙂 i dont have that much bugged so surely eriksen is going to out of reach ATM but should i grind for him?? thanks for help.

  11. Hi rodrigo this is my team 4-2-3-1 (3cam). Cech-walker-bailly-azpilicueta-Alonso(84)-Kante-Herrera-Firmino(87)-Rooney(90)-Mahrez(86)-Ibrahimovic. I dont know a lot the premier league beacuse i’m seria A fan, So i dont know as improve my team. Courtois or cech? de gea is to much expensive. jordy alba (8 chemistry) is good or i keep alonso? one good Cdc playmaker to replace herrera? And what u think of my 3 cam and st? how can i replace them?Ibrahimovic or kane? sorry for a lot of question i follow you from different years and i think your work is fantastic!

  12. Hi Rodrigo. I would also love a up version. Fifa 19 sounds good for that guide. I’m currently running 433(4)
    Cech
    Valencia
    Azpi
    Dijk
    Rose
    Dembélé
    Gündoğan
    Willian
    Mane
    Eriksen
    Firmino
    Who shud I buy next?

  13. I’m playing 3-4-1-2

    Cech
    Koscielny Keane Bailly
    Sterling/Salah Toure Herrera ?/?
    De Bruyne
    Aguero Jesus

    1. Can help me pick the best 2 LM between Sane/Martial/Mane

    2. Saving money to buy new GK (Courtois or Lloris). And David Luiz to replace Keane.

    2. Any areas I can improve?

  14. Hi again! Like others who commented I would have loved to see the Up version of premier league guide hopefully will come in FIFA 19….
    My team improved a bit since I last commented and here it is (442)
    De Gea
    Walker 83 Luiz Bailly Young 84
    Salah OTW Corzola Kante 87 Hazard 90
    Lukaku 86 Aguero 89
    I have around 220k to spend and is marked for pogba 88 in place for corzola. Here’s some questions:
    1. Should I be spending these money for Pogba next? is it worth the extra 30-50k for 88 instead of 87?
    2. Valencia 85 vs Walker 84, who would you prefer if money is no problem? How about Aurier 84 or even Puyol, zanetti or Dani Alves 85?
    3. Is Alonso 84 a better option than Young 84?
    4. Can you recommend any Premier League CB that would improve my defence?
    Aguero upgrading from Vardy is exactly as good as you said and I feel my attack is good enough but I am having to draw others 4-4 online so I feel I need to improve my defence. Hopefully I can hear from you soon.
    Keep up the good work!!

    Regards,
    Victor

    • Hi Victor.
      First of all, let me thank you for your suggestion. We are strongly considering to publish the UP version of the PL guide for FIFA 19.
      About your questions:
      1) In our opinion, Pogba would be a great signing for your team. However, his 88 rated card doesn’t worth the extra 30-50k.
      2) Valencia 85 is better but also much more expensive. Aurier 84 looks to be better than Dani Alves 85 and Puyol. However, Zanetti is the best one.
      3) It depends on your playstyle. I would try both,
      4) Now, Azpilicueta 86 is also someone you may consider but if you have a good budget you should buy an Icon.
      Regards

  15. Hi, Rodrigo. Keep on the good work. How can i improve my team with limited budget?
    Current Formation: 4-2-3-1
    GK – Ederson 83 ( saving for Courtois )
    LB – Rose 82 ( saving for Alex Sandro or Alex Telles SIF)
    CB – David Luiz 86
    CB – Bailly 84
    RB – Aurier 81 ( saving for Valencia or Walker )
    CDM – Fernandinho 85
    CDM – Bakayoko 82
    CAM – Eriksen 87
    CAM – Firmino 85
    CAM – Arnautovic 85
    ST – Lukaku 86

    What position should i improve first?

  16. Hi, I need hhelp with my attacking options. Currently In tuhning

    RM- Mkhitaryan
    LM- Sanchez
    CAM- Eriksen
    ST- Morata
    ST- Kane

    I’m thinking of replacing Morata. Initially I thought of Lukaku. But since Kane isn’t the fastest player around, I figured his striking partner should be someone who is much more pacy, like Lacazette. I’m quite undecided. Should I go for Lukaku or Lacazette?

  17. Hi, Rodrigo. I have been pretty much kickin ass so far, but still 4th division and limited bdgt
    I have been playing 4-2-2-2
    Cech
    Rose
    Smalling
    Bailly
    Valencia
    Yaya toure (for long shots)
    Ander herrera (have fernandinho 82 and gueye)
    Dele alli
    Vardy cam (have mata, dembele, sigurdsson, rooney)
    Kane and morata upfront (have jesus and that fast dude king)

    Any ideias for impact imediate improvement? I have like 30k and cards enough to get like 15 more

    Thanks

  18. Hi Rodrigo,

    nice work! I’ve been a long time reader of your guides and I really enjoy the relevant information you put out there!

    I wanted to ask you: do you have any specific suggestions for my team? Any player upgrades I should really look at? Because I’ve been a long time 4-1-2-1-2 (wide) player, and have been playing the narrow variation the last few months, not very succesfully as the CM’s were quite useless, in defense as well as attack. So I switched back to the wide variant, selling Pogba and 2IF Mooy for some new players this week. Haven’t tested the team out yet, but will surely do it this weekend during weekend league. This is my current team:

    De Gea
    Valencia – Bailly/86 Azpilicueta (Azpi new, not sure yet) – Ramos – Alba
    88 Desailly
    87 Willian (new) – 83 Martial (new)
    SIF 87 Firmino (new)
    Aguero – 90 Larsson

    I always had my LM, RM and strikers on “get in behind”, but will try Martial with ‘cut inside’ and aguero as ‘come to the ball’, I think. With Martial and Willian helping out in defense a little bit (the standard defensive setting) Any specific player upgrades/tactical settings you think I should look at?

    Your expertise would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!!

      • Tx Rodrigo!

        Between motm 87 Mané and 90 Sanchez, which one would you suggest for the lm position?

        Also, azpilicueta or Bailly between Ramos and Valencia?

        Thanks in advance!!

        • I would go to Sanchez 90 but mostly because I don’t trust on IF/special stats. There are no big differences between them. Mane is faster ut Sanchez is better in most of the attributes.
          Bailly is our first choice.

  19. Hey Rodrigo,
    I’ve built an English Premier league team in 433-4.
    I was wondering if you could tell me how to improve my team, I current have 90K to spend

    OTW Ederson
    Walker – Azpilicueta Bailly – Rose
    Bakayoko Eriksen Dembele
    Sterling Jesus Sané

    Bench:
    Valencia – David Luiz Van Dijk – IF Kolasinac
    Herrera Alli Gündoğan
    Salah Lacazette Son

  20. Hi Rodrigo,

    I was just wondering if you will be making a Revised BPL Guide, now that the Winter Updates are here?

    I think you also did this for FUT 15 back in the day…

    Cheers,
    Robbie

    • Hi my friend. It’s great to see that people follow us for so long.
      Unfortunately, we have other projects and don’t have enough time to publish an updated guide to the Premier League. Yes, we did it on FUT 15 but we didn’t have as many visits as expected. We decided to use that time to write new guides about other hot topics.

  21. Hello
    I have this BPL/La Liga/Bundesliga team. I was wondering if you have any suggestions/imporvments for my team(What i might upgrade)

    Formation: 4-3-2-1
    GK:Fahrmann(Ter Stegan)
    RB:Weiser(florenzi)
    RCB:Bender(Manolas)
    LCB:Umtiti
    LB:Digne
    RCM:Goretzka(Naingolan
    CM:Lallana(Fernandinho)
    LCM:Paulinho
    RF:Salah
    LF:Sane(mane)
    ST:Gabriel Jesus(Rashford/sturridge)

    Keep up with the great guides
    Thanks

  22. Hi Rodrigo, one general question for you. Do you update the guides once winter upgrades and transfers take place? Because, here for instance, I bet Auba will be in the top strikers, just to say one example. Thanks!

  23. I have a 41212(2) team: Courtois, Walker, Bailly, Mustafi SIF, Rose, Kante, Dembele, Mooy Sif, Eriksen, Lukaku and Gabriel Jesus. What do you suggest to improve It? Thanks

  24. Hi Rodrigo.
    My team is:
    GK: 89 Courtois
    RB: 83 Valencia
    CB: 87 Mustafi
    CB: 86 Luiz
    LB: 84 Young
    CM: 86 Fabregas
    CM: 87 Eriksen
    CAM: 89 De Bruyne
    LW: 90 Hazard
    RW: 86 Willian
    ST: Aguero

    SUBS:
    LW: 86 Coutinho
    RW: 85 Mkhitaryan
    CAM: 84 Alli
    CB: 85 Azpilicueta
    RB: 82 Rose
    CM: 85 Gundogan
    ST: 85 Lacazette

    Im somewhat at the pointy stage of my team now, and for that reason I want to know a couple of things:

    1. If the SIF 87 Mustafi overrated compared to Bailly and Azpilicueta or, since I have the money, should he stay.

    2. Should I replace Fabregas/Gundogan as my midfielder choices to make them Pogba/Kante, and keep Eriksen as a sub.

    3. Is De Gea worth the money over Courtois? Ive heard his special ability with foot saves are incredible.

    4. Any other tips you can give me would be much appreciated!

    • Hi.
      1) There is no much difference between them. Bailly is much faster and that is really important. Mustafi is better in the rest.
      2) Pogba, Kante and Eriksen looks amazing.
      3) De Gea is the best PL GK. I think it’s better to use De Gea and Bailly instead of Courtois and Mustafi 87.
      4) Still saving for De Bruyne.

  25. Hi Rodrigo, this is my squad with a 3-5-2 (3-2-3-1) formation

    GK: Cech
    CB: Bailly
    CB: Cahill
    CB: Vertonghen
    CM: Fabregas
    CM: Gundogan
    RM: Mkhitaryan
    CAM: Eriksen
    LM: Coutinho
    ST: Morata
    ST: Vardy

    I’ve been thinking of different ways to try an improve my team, mainly on Vardy and Cahill. I thought of getting and changing the position of Sanchez from a LW to a LF to replace Vardy. Do you think that would be a good choice or should I stick with one of the strikers you displayed (and maybe your suggestion). Also, since I’m playing a three man defense, do you think I should consider swapping out Cahill? Thanks man love your guide.

  26. Hi Rodrigo, I’ve been running this squad:
    GK: Schmeichel
    LB: Rose
    RB: Walker
    CB: Bailey
    CB: Van Dijk
    CDM: Matic
    CAM: Lallana
    RM: Mkhitaryan
    LM: Son
    ST: Vardy
    ST: Jesus

    I have around 130k to improve, what should I buy? I was thinking about Eriksen to replace Lallana and Coutinho to replace Son.
    Also, what do you think about SIF Wilson? I’ve seen a lot of people talking about him but he’s expensive.

  27. Current first 11:
    Ederson
    Bellerin Bailly Kompany Rose
    Mkhitaryan Herrera Sane
    Coutinho (cam)
    Jesus Martial

    Any way I can improve my first 11?

  28. Hi dude thanks for the guide it has helped massively but i would love to hear your opinion on my current squad and what you would reccomend to take it to the next level. I currently have just over 70k coins.

    4-2-3-1

    GK Schmeichel/Butland
    RB Aurier/or Clyne
    CB Bailly/Smalling/ or Keane…cant decide what CB to buy.
    LB Rose/Moreno
    CDM Bakayoko/Fernandinho/ or Matic
    CAM Lallana/ or Firmino
    RM Willian or Salah or Sterling
    LM Sane
    ST Jesus or Vardy or Rashford.

    I cant work out where to prioritise next. Do i biy Lloris, or 2 CBs. Or do i splash out on eriksen. Decisiona decisions. What do you reckon ?

  29. Hi Rodrigo,

    Thanks for the guide, it helped me a lot

    I’m playing with a PL Team using 4-1-2-1-2 formation

    GK: Ederson (Begovic)
    LB: Rose (Shaw)
    CB: Van Djik (Otamendi)
    CB: Koscielny (Mustafi)
    RB: Walker (Aurier)
    CDM: Matic (Gueye, Herrera)
    LM: Coutinho (Sanè)
    RM: Bernardo Silva (Sterling)
    CAM: Fabregas (Sigurdsson)
    ST: Vardy (Morata)
    ST: Kane (Giroud)

    I have other weaker teams that i use sometimes and only 23K to improve this team, I’m wondering if I should sell the other players to get more money o to preserve them for the SBC. Do you have any suggestion?

    Thanks a lot

  30. Hi Rodrigo,

    I’ve been following your Guides since FIFA 15, great work as always!

    I’m playing the following Team in the 5-2-2-1 formation:

    GK: De Gea
    RWB: Walker
    RCB: Bailly
    CCB: David Luiz
    LWB: Marcos Alonso (In Form)
    RCM: Yaya Toure
    LCM: Paul Pogba
    RW: Willian (In Form)
    ST: Sergio Aguero
    LW: Alexis Sanchez

    Overall a pretty awesome Team, but I’m having trouble finding a decent partner for Pogba on the midfield. I’m looking for the same kind of player that Pogba is, and Yaya Toure does a decent job, but I was wondering if there maybe is another, better upgrade for this position?

    Other upgrades are also welcome of course 😉

    I currently have about 340k to spend.

    Cheers,
    Robbie

    • It’s always good to know that people have been following us for so long.Thank you for that.
      You have a great team. Yaya was always one of my favourites along this years, but he is not the same one anymore. I would like to suggest you Kanté. I know he isn’t the same kind of player that Pogba is, but I’m confident that it will work. His pacing and shooting stats are lower than the ones of Yaya but you can fix it applying him the right chemistry style. Besides that, in a formation like this one, the CMs have to fill a big portion of the field and he is the right guy for that. He’s fast, strong and has a wonderful stamina.
      Cheers

  31. Hi Rodrigo,
    I have this team and using 41212 formation

    Schmichael
    Rose – Koscielny – Mustafi – Walker
    Matic
    Martial – Ozil – Willian
    Lacazette Ibrahimovic

    Subs: Alonso, Otamendi, Bellerin, Morata, Vardy, Bakayoko, Son, Salah, Rooney

    How can I improve my team?

      • Hi Rodrigo, I have updated my team now.
        can you please tell me which should I buy ow to improve them?
        41212 formation

        Ederson (up)
        Alonso – David Luiz – Azpilicueta – Walker
        Kante
        Alexis – De Bruyne – Mkhitaryan
        Lacazette Ibrahimovic

        Subs: Rose, Koscielny, Bellerin, Van Dijk, Vardy, Matic, Mane, Salah, Gundogan, Willian

  32. Hi Rodrigo,

    This is my current squad playing 3 5 2
    Begovic
    Bailly Vertonghen Sanchez
    Bakayoko Dembele
    Aurier Eriksen Sterling
    Kane Son
    Team has been playing okay until I got to Division 4 where Kane’s pace has been horribly exposed. I also dont think Begovic is good enough anymore at this level. LWB/LM position need strengthening too.

    I am planning to get IF Arnautovic and IF Callum Wilson to replace Kane and Son and get Mane for Sterling. Do you think they’re good moves? Or should I get Lukaku instead? As for the goalie, do you think I should spend the extra coins on Lloris or Courtois( DDG is out of budget) or do you think goalkeepers dont make big difference?

  33. Hi, I really like what you are doing with who are your favorite players each FIFA but i will still ask for your help to improve my squad

    My team 433-4 so far is:

    GK Lloris

    RB Walker – Valencia
    CB Alderweireld – Davinson Sanchez
    CB Vertonghen – van Dijk
    LB Rose – Alonso

    CM Gundogan – Alli
    CM Herrera – Yaya Toure
    CAM de Bruyne – Eriksen

    RW Willian – Salah – Sterling
    ST Ibrahimovic – Jesus
    LW Martial – Sane

    I really hope you could help me out who i should buy, keep & sell

    Thanks

    • Hi. Thank you for your words.
      The first thing to do is to check the price of Dijk and sell him. His price is going up now that his old card is not in packs anymore. With those coins, buy Bailly.
      I also believe you have two good CAMs. Do you play with both at the same time? If you don’t, then sell Eriksen and use those coins to save for good CM, like Kante.

  34. Hi rodrigo,this is my team
    4-3-3
    Courtuois
    Valencia bailly david luiz alex sandro
    Pogba kante fernandinho(if)
    Son (sif) aguero mkhitaryan
    I have 700k and i don’t know how to improve,could you give me some advices?
    Thanks a lot
    P.S. I thought to buy ferdinand 88 instead of luiz, but i’m not sure that his price is worthy

  35. Hey Rodrigo.
    Great guide, helped me a lot.
    I am using 41212 wide formation.
    Gk Cech
    CB Azpilicueta
    Cb Bailly
    Lb Rose
    Rb Walker
    CDM Matic
    Lm Mane
    RM Mkhitarian
    CAM Eriksen
    St Lukaku
    Sy Kane
    I dont really know who should I improve now. Was thinking abour Cortouis instead of Cech or Alexis instead of Mane. But since my STs are quite slow maybe Lacazette or Gabriel J instead of Kane would be better. What do you think about it ?

  36. Hi Mr. Rodrigo. It’s 4-3-3 My squad is:
    -Cech
    -Valencia Alderweireld Koscielny Rose
    -Fabregas Gundogan DavidSilva(CAM)
    -Willian Morata Coutinho

  37. Hey Rodrigo this is my team just wanted your input about how i can improve. I play with a 4-3-3 (4) (might be looking to change the formation) I prefer Alexis over Eden because for me he appears to be more agile. Also thinking about getting De Gea (maybe not?) Lloris does very well and hardly makes mistakes, is De Gea really that much better and worth spending the coins to upgrade? Also I was thinking about Raheem Sterling’s 86 inform card to replace ol Mickey in my RW. Thanks for the help!
    GK: Hugo Lloris (88)
    LB: Leighton Baines inform (84)
    CB: Shkodran Mustafi inform (87)
    CB: Virgil Van Dijk (83)
    RB: Kyle Walker inform (84)
    CM: Paul Pogba (87)
    CM: Mesut Ozil (87)
    CAM: Kevin De Bruyne (89)
    LW: Alexis Sanchez (89)
    ST: Romelu Lukaku (86)
    RW: Henrikh Mkhitaryan (85)

    • Hi. You have a strong team. For most of the players, De Gea is a more useful player but if you are happy with Lloris, you don’t have to ‘upgrade’ him. Sterling 86 is an option but, in most of the cases, special cards are not good value for money. You can also try to play with Sanchez on the right and Hazard on the left. Sometimes it’s better to use a strong player with medium chemistry than a decent player with full chemistry.

  38. Hey Rodrigo, Thanks for putting so much time into the guide!
    I don’t really know what formation to use. I’m currently playing 4-3-1-2 because I like playing through balls through to my strikers.
    This is my team –
    Schmeichel
    Clyne-Keane-Rojo-Masuaku
    Barkley-Bakayoko-Son
    Antonio-Martial
    I’m planning on buying Aurier, Bailly (although I don’t know which CB to replace),Matić for Bakayoko, JESUS for António and dembele for Barkley.
    Do you have any alternative formations that would suit my playing style? Also, do you think I should upgrade to different players?
    I have 50k.
    Thanks
    Tom.

    • Thank you.
      Rojo is slightly better than Keane. Keep with him. All your plans look OK but Rose probably has room in your squad. 433 looks a more suitable formation but you will need to make a few adjustments on the wings.

  39. Hi Rodrigo.

    Great guide you have here!
    I started playing fifa UT a couple weeks ago now but I have started struggling after moving up to division 4 now.

    I play 2 formations.
    4-3-3 . Good at defending but struggle creating chances.

    Hart
    Zappacosta,Christensen,rudiger, Alonso
    fernandinho,bakayoko,matic
    Willian,morata,coutinho

    Subs – sterling,Walcott,vardy,stones,firmino,
    bernardo silva,Shaw,

    Then 4-2-3-1.. a new formation I have started to use but concede quite a few goals.

    Hart
    Zappacosta,Christensen,rudiger, Alonso
    bakayoko,matic
    Willian, coutinho, sterling
    Morata

    I Only have 25k coins.
    Is there anything you can suggest I do or try. I like playing quick football with short passes.

    Thanks

    • Hi. Thank you.
      It is strange to see you conceding more goals when playing on 4231 because it is more defensive than 433. I think the first thing you need to do is to find someone to replace Christiansen. Even Rudiger can be replaced by someone better. Don’t focus so much on your attack.

  40. Hi Rodrigo, thanks for helping.

    This my team: 4-3-3

    Schmeichel
    Aurier, Keane, Smalling, Rose.
    Matic, Herrera, Dembelé.
    Sané, Vardic, Sterling.

    What do you thing about it?
    Next upgrades?

    Thanks.

  41. Hi Rodrigo,

    Good Guide you have here.

    Currently, my formation is 4-3-2-1 I have:

    Courtois
    Rose – David Luiz – Eric Bailly – Kyle Walker
    Dembele – Matic – Gundogan
    Martial – Mkhitaryn
    Lacazette

    Subs/Reserves:
    Willian, Sane, Sterling, Morata, Gray, Bakayoko, Schneiderlin, Aurier, Rojo, Azpilicueta, Rooney, Alonso

    I also have about 60k coins. I’d like to improve my team a bit, who would you recommend I buy/sell? I was thinking of selling Rojo and Aurier and getting Toby Alderweireld and Antonio Valencia, getting an IF LB/RB too.

    • Thank you.
      You have a great team. I think Mané is better than Martial but probably you will have your reasons to play with the United’s player.
      You are thinking well about your buys and sells but it won’t have a big impact on your starting 11.
      Regards

  42. Hello, great guide!!!
    I am currently using 4-4-2 formation and sometimes 4-2-3-1
    Schmeichel
    Rose-Christensen-Keane-Aurier
    Sane-Fabregas-Gundogan-Mkhitaryan
    Morata-Vardy
    Subs/reserves:Bravo, Baba Zouma, Bellerin, Bakayoko, Henderson, Cazorla, Sigurdson, Lanzini, Mirallas, Sterling, Firmino
    What would be the next upgrades? Now, I have 30000 coins to improve my team.

  43. Hi Rodrigo,

    My formation is 4-1-2–2

    Schmeichel
    Aurier alderwierld vertonghen rose
    Matic
    Coutinho (LM)
    Willian (RM)
    Gundogan (CAM)
    Morata rashford (ST)

    How may I improve my squad. I don’t have much coins. Am thinking of buying Kane for morata, eriksen for gundogan & vardy for rashford ( to have more pace) . Please suggest , am confused

  44. I just started to play fut 18 and I build a team. I wanted to know from you if I could change something or do something better
    so my formation is 4-1-2-1-2
    Begovic – bellerin – koscielny – smiling – rose
    bakayoko zdm
    rw salah/ mkhitari
    lw sane
    zom lanzini
    st: morata – ras: sterling
    thank you!

  45. Great Guide. I’m always impressed with your analysis for our benefit. Thank you for the time you put into it.

    My budget is in the medium range and I have largely followed your guide.
    4-3-3 Standard Formation
    Rose – Keane – Smalling – Aurier
    Dembele – Matic – Alli
    Son – Kane – Willian
    Bench/Reserves: Vardy – Miralles – Sterling – Bakayoko – Toure – Sanchez – Bellerin – Defoe – Lanzini – Marcos Alonso & Cedric

    My question is about the CM position. Where I generally enjoy the standard 4-3-3 formation, when considering the CM position, would you suggest I look only at true CMs only or a mix of CAM, CM, and CDMs as I have here? I have converted the CDMs and CAMs positions to CMs to fit the formation.

    Any other advice on my roster is appreciated as well.

    • Thank you for your words.
      I believe you can use a mix of CDM-CM-CAMs players but you need to be sure that players you choose have the needed stats. Pay attention that if you have a strong chemistry you may not need to use position cards because they will be already playing on their maximum chemistry.
      In your case, Matic looks OK. If you replace him, it has to be by someone with good defensive skills and high defensive work rate.

  46. Thank you, Matt

    I’m definitely going to test the formation you said, I’m just worried about replacing and pressing in the middle of the field.

    As for KDB I am seriously tempted to sell it and buy Lacazzete. But before I try to play again with him, it should not be for nothing that he is the best CAM in the Premier League.

  47. Hi guys,

    I won Erikksen in a pack, and I have Alli and De Bruyne, is there any proper formation to play with at least 2 CAM’s?
    In Your Opinion, Should I Sell Anyone? Who should? Easy game with Alli, but I have not seen so much improvement with De Bruyne.

    Thank you very much!!

    • Hi,

      4-2-3-1 is a really overpowered formation this year with 3 CAMs, I would play KDB on the right and Alli in the middle.

      Of course it all depends on who you enjoy playing with, if KDB doesn’t fit your playstyle that much, it would be a reasonable decision to sell him as he is really expensive and you can make serious improvements to your team.

      I’m no expert on the game but hope it helps.

    • In our opinion, De Bruyne is much better than Alli.
      There are decent formations with 2 or more CAMS, like 4231, but it leaves exposed on your defence. It depends on many factors, but I believe De Bruyne + Eriksen and a good CDM is the best option.

  48. Hi!
    I only bought Fifa now, hence the late comment, but I hope you’ll still check.
    My BPL Squad currently looks like this (4-3-1-2)

    Schmeichel
    Aurier-Smalling-Keane-Marcos Alonso
    Gundogan-Lallana-Herrera
    Firmino
    Ibrahimovic-Morata

    I dont really enjoy playing with wingers, so I’d prefer to stay in a narrow formation. I have around 140k coins, what do you think would be the best upgrade?

    Thanks in advance!

  49. Great guide Rodrigo
    I have just started playing and my team is:

    Schmeichel
    Aurier – Keane – Rudiger – Rose
    Allana – Bakayoko – Can
    Sterling – Rashford – Martial

    Sub: Bravo, Shaw, Moreno, Sanchez, Smalling, Sane, Morata, Kimmich (Bundes) and Tolisso (Bundes)

    1) Should I change my starting eleven?
    2) What should i get first to improve my team?

  50. Hi Rodrigo,

    i can find ideal squad between unlimited and medium budget.

    What you think about this squad?

    Cech
    Aurier – Van Dijk – Alderweider – Rose
    Matic
    Mané – Alli (CAM) – Mkhitaryan
    Kane – Batshuayi (IF)

    Biggest question is Batshuayi (IF), but cant find better ST after Firmino/Morata for good prices.

  51. Hi Rodrigo ,
    Thanks for this article!
    I am currently ude 41212
    Lukaku lacazette
    Lm Coutinho cam eriksen rm willian
    CDM bakayoko
    Rose van dijk bailly aurier
    Courtois
    What tactics should I use , What things should i change ?
    Thanks!

    • Hi. You have a great team. There is no much more to improve unless you have an unlimited budget, which should not be the case. Walker would be a nice addition but, if you think you can save coins, De Bruyne should be your next target.
      Regards

  52. Hi Rodrigo,

    Thank you for an awesome guide.

    I’m currently playing 4-1-2-1-4 with
    Schmeichel
    Aurier – Bailly – van Dijk – Rose
    Matic
    Sterling – Son
    Alli
    Kane – Morata

    I thought about changing one of the strikers for a faster one, but I’m not sure who to change and who to buy.
    I also thought about changing Aurier for Walker or Valencia, Son for Mané or Martial and maybe Schmeichel for Cech.
    Would you recommend any of those changes, and do you have any other recommendations on how I can improve my team?
    My budget is currently at 50k.

    Thank you! 🙂

    • Hi. Nice to meet you.
      I recommend all the changes you talked about. If possible pick Mané instead of Son. About the strikers, I know Kane is slower than Morata but I still think you should keep with him. My suggestion is to get Gabriel Jesus
      Regards

  53. Hi Rodrigo,

    I am currently using the formation 433(4) with the team:

    Schmeichel
    Masuaku, VVD, Bailly, Aurier
    Can, Firmino (CAM), Matic
    Mane, Jesus, Willian

    I am looking to improve my team for the weekend league but i am not too sure which area is weak. I just had a bad spell in division 3 as I have been conceding a lot of counter attacking goals recently.

    I think my midfield may be the problem but i am not too sure why. However, i feel like VVD gets out of position way too often due to his high attacking work rate even though he is on stay back while attacking. While i feel my midfield may not be as strong as i would like it to be, I still think it still can do the job and i just have to improve my game.

    Do you have any advice on which area i should improve and which player i should get? I feel like getting a new CB would help quite a bit. I have a budget of about 40k so it isnt a lot.

    Thank you!

    • Hi. Here are our suggestions:
      1) 433 (4) is a very attacking formation. Maybe you should use the original 433 and place Matic in the middle.
      2) Yes, you need a CB with the right work rates. If you don’t want to spend many coins, Alderweirld may be a good choice.
      Cheers

  54. Hi Rodrigo,

    I have these players in my team:

    Schmeichel
    Aurier, Van Djik, Keane, Rose
    Lallana, Matic, Gundogan
    Son, Firmino, Mkhitaryan

    I am saving money and have about 250k, but I want to buy Pogba. Should I save more and buy him, or it isnt worth it? What player has the most impact in your unlimited budget team?

  55. Hi Rodrigo

    Great article as always! I am a little short on budget so I can either
    1. Get eriksen or
    2. Get mane + bailly

    Rest of my team, a 3 5 2
    Schmeichel
    Sanchez vertonghen smalling
    Aurier Matic wanyama Lemar/alonso
    Wijnaldum
    Kane son

    Really loved wijnaldum ‘s speed and muscles as a cam but his finishing and passing let me down at times. He is still scoring plenty of goals for me though. Should I upgrade him to eriksen or leave him and get Mane and Baily in place of Alonso/lemar and vertonghen?

  56. Hi Rodrigo,

    I have these players in my team:

    Schmeichel
    Aurier, Van Djik, Toby, Rose
    Silva, Matic, Alli/ Herrera
    Son/Coutinho, Vardy, Willian

    Currently, Herrera, Son and Vardy has been playing really well although i was thinking of strengthening either one of these positions CM/ LF or RF and ST. I have 25k and these options in mind: Fabregas for Herrera, Martial for Son or Bringing Kane into the team to compete with Vardy.

    What are your suggestions?

    Once again thanks for your great guides.

  57. Hi Rodrigo,

    First of all, thank you so much for your guides, always a head start when the new season starts! Been following you for at least 4 years, and it is great to see a fellow Portuguese leading the FUT comunity for so long!

    I play only once every week but I am an experienced player (play fut since the first year) and I like to play fast . Sometimes on the counterattack, cutting from the line with the wingers or side midfielders and shooting from a distance.

    I use the 41212 formation and my actual 11 is:
    schmeichel
    rose / smalling / van djik / aurier
    matic
    mkhitaryan / (had Son but just sold him)
    Eriksen
    vardy / firmino

    Today completing the marquee matchup real/atletico just received zlatan. I am affraid he may be too slow for me style of play, but I am not convinced with firmino, although his passing quality and pace and dribbling are very good and balanced…

    I have an extra 72K…

    I was thinking of keeping zlatan for a while and try it out, sell firmino, and with the +- 78/80k buy mane or martial and keep some money for SBC… Next upgrade would be Bailley for Smalling… After, I have been dreamin about lacazette think he fits like a glove in my game…

    What do you think? Which one would you recommend? On the FUT17 loved Martial… Any other advices for further upgrades or any tips?

    Mais uma vez muito obrigado por toda a ajuda quando uma nova epoca começa e não sabemos para onde nos haveremos de virar!! Escrevi o comentário em inglês porque pode ser util para os outros visitantes!

    Cumpriementos,
    Diogo Rebelo

    • Obrigado Diogo pela sua preferência e pelo cuidado em não deixar o resto dos leitores de lado.
      I like your team. In my opinion, you definitely should try Lacazette. He is who you need: fast, great dribbler and has a decent finishing. He is perfect for your playstyle which means that you should sell Ibra and give him a try. Bailly is obviously a good improvement but can’t see Mane os Martial (he is not as good as last year) as must-buys.
      Abraço

  58. Hi Rodrigo, brilliant article as ever, I have a 442 currently as follow:

    Butland
    Walker Bailly D.Luiz Rose
    Mkhitaryan Cazorla Dembele Martial
    Lukaku Vardy

    I am trying to save for De Gea, Hazard, Pogba and Aguero (Big sum!!) but there’s a few question I would like to ask:

    1. How is ur feeing about IF Young compare to rose?
    2. would you recommend IF sterling or salad as oppose to Mkhitaryan on my team if money is no issue? (like you said I feel the RM position can be better?)
    3. is Kante a better option as CM than Dembele on 442?
    4. I actually quite like Lacarzette or Vardy hen I have them on my team…how much better is augero compare to Lacarzette?

    Keep up the good work!

    • Hi.
      1) Save your coins to other players and keep with Rose.
      2) If money isn’t a problem, try Salah 86.
      3) Yes, we believe he is.
      4) Difficult question. For most of the players, he will score more 10-20% goals.

  59. Nice guide. My team (41212(2)
    Schmeichel, Aurier, Smalling, Keane, Rose, Matic, Lallana, Wijnaldum, Sigurðsson, Firmino and Vardy. Please who do you suggest to help me improve this team. I have 103k coins

  60. Hi, Great guide. My current starting 433 team is Butland, Aurier, Smalling, Keane, Rose, Gueye, Lallana, Wijnaldum, Son, Salah and King/Welbeck/António ( I rotate the 3). I have 50k coins what area of my team can I improve please. Thanks.

  61. Hi Rodrigo,

    Great guide! I’m playing now 4-2-3-1 and sometimes 4-1-2-1-2 (2). When i play FUT online, i need a solid defense because i’m new with FIFA this year.

    My team:
    Cech
    Clyne – Azpilicueta – Alderweireld – Rose
    Gueye – Wanyama
    Bernardo Silva – David Silva – Gundogan
    Costa

    What position do you think is the next priority to improve ?
    – Kante instead Wanyama?
    – Or is it necessary to improve the CAM-positions with maybe Sanchez or Mkhitaryan?
    – Or?

    • Hi. Nice to meet you.
      1) Kante is a great player but you need to climb one step at a time. I think you should try Matic and eventually Bakayoko before going to Kanté.
      2) Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Sánchez are great but they are wingers. We recommend you Eriksen and Alli. Later, when you got more coins, buy KDB.
      3) Bailly would also be a nice addition.

  62. Great guide, looking for advice –
    My team is currently playing 3421, but I’m not sure whether to play his or 343, which is better? Here is my team:
    Butland
    Ogbonna, koscielny, mustafi
    Mirallas, dembele, Ozil, mkhitaryan
    Mane, Kane, Willian
    I am going to replace butland, ogbonna, and mirallas soon. Any suggestions? Thanks, any replies are greatly appreciated.

  63. Hi
    Don’t know if you got my first comment, it’s not uploaded yet.
    Anyway, nice job with this guide !

    Few advice on my team would be appreciated [4-1-2-1-2 (2) ] :
    Ederson OTW
    Walker – Bailly – Rudiger – Rose
    Bakayoko
    Gundogan – De Bruyne
    Jesus
    Lacazette – Rashford

    Budget : 120K

    – What position do you think is the next priority to improve ?
    – What do you think of Azpilicueta instead of Rudiger ? (Workrate medium/medium for Azpi is good ?)

    IMO Jesus IF would be a great improvement as CAM.
    Pogba as CM (don’t have the coins yet).
    Kante instead of Balayoko but I would miss Bakayoko’s height to win air duels. What do you think?
    And De Gea instead of Ederson OTW that I will sell when he’ll get boosted ahah.

    Thanks. And great job again.

    Regards !

    • Hi. Thank you.
      I don’t know why but your first comment went to the spam box.
      1) CB. David Luiz or Azpilicueta would be great improvements.
      2) Yes, it is a good buy. Medium/medium is good enough.
      If you have coins to buy Kante, go ahead. He is much better than Bakayoko. De Gea would be also a good buy. Don’t have much more to say because you are planning your team very well. Oh, Aguero instead of Rashford too…

      • Hi
        Many thanks for answering me.
        I’ll go for Azpilicueta then.
        And save coins for the next monsters ahah.
        I will definately try Kanté but I’m very concerned about the height ! Who will win the battle of the air?
        Aguero comes at the end of my list.
        And yeah, this Jesus IF… Holy moly ! Can’t wait to try him !

        Another question : do you have advices on 4-1-2-1-2 (2) formation? Tactics, players instructions, etc 🙂

        Thanks !

  64. Rodrigo i’m using 4-3-1-2
    Begovitch – Otamendi – Keane – Baines – Zappacosta – Klassen – Fabregas – Lallana – Dele Alli – Harry Kane – Vardy.

    Reading all this coments, should i try 4-3-3? This formation 4-3-1-2 is actually working great for me, i have 120.000,00 coins and i’ thinking what would make a bigger difference on attack our midfield, lacazzete our Ozil (IF Halloween)?

    Thanks in advance! You guys are great!

    • Hi. Don’t waste your coins on Scream cards. Use it on Lacazette or, even better, follow the midfielders suggestions we published on this page. If you feel fine with your formation, keep playing with it.

      • Thanks men!

        I’m actually saving (150k) coins to Kevin DeBruyne,(240-320k) i think he wil be a hell of a player on my midifield.

        What do you think is worth more? to play Squads Battle Offline or Single Player Seasons?

        To earn more coins ?!

  65. 4-2-3-1 cech-walker-cahill-Alderweireld-kolasinac-fabregas-toure-salah-ozil-coutinho-costa. In which player should I invest to improve this squad. Only 60K in hand
    Subs: zapacosta-sterling-Ox-iborra-mustafi-lanzini-sturridge-wilshere

  66. Hi rodrigo, great guide
    This is my team

    Schmeichel
    Rose bailly koscielny walker
    Herrera matic (cdm) georginio
    Mane vardy mkhitaryan
    500k available

    I thought to change my midfield with de bruyne and kante insted of georginio and herrera
    What do you think?
    Thanks for all And have a good day

  67. Hi Rodrigo,

    As always, great job on the guide. I have the following team in a 4-4-1-1:

    Courtois
    Aurier Bailly Koscielny Rose
    Willian Bakayoko Lallana POTM Mane
    Prime Rui Costa
    Firmino

    Subs: Matic, Gueye, Toure, IF Sterling, Son, Jesus

    I have about 300k++. I have tried David Luiz but sold him due to Kosc being untradeable and not noticing a difference. Similarly Lukaku, could not get him to work for me. Where else do you think I can improve?

    Many thanks!

  68. Excellent guide Rodrigo as always. Can’t wait for the calcio a team

    My team using 4-1-2-1-2(2) is
    Gk Buffon
    Dr Lichtsteiner
    Dl Rodríguez
    Dc Miranda
    Dc Barzagli
    Cdm De Rossi
    Cm Strootman
    Cm Pjanic
    Cam IF Brozovic
    St Higuain
    St IF Icardi

    2nd
    Gk Perrin
    Dr Abate
    Dl Barreca
    Dc Benatia
    Dc Koulibaly
    Cdm Biglia
    Cm Joao Mario
    Cm Bonaventura
    Cam Valero
    St Belotti
    St Immobile

  69. Hi, Thanks for this amazing guide. Just have a few questions, what are your thoughts on sane and is he better than son, Also is rashford a good choice. And Who is the #6 choice Centre back. Cheers.

  70. Hi rodrigo,
    Thanks for you answers as always.
    I’ve another question,this is my team atm
    Schmeichel
    Walker koscielny bailly rose
    Gorginio matic herrera
    Mkhitarian vardy mane
    200 k available

    I have some doubts
    1) i’d like to improve the midfield but the high/high work rates of the cm is a good point to keep them,specially the speed of georginio and the defence skill and good passing of herrera
    2) i think that is difficult to me improve the defence for the speed of koscielny and his work rates compared to david luiz (possibile subs)
    3) how about the forward line sanchez’s quality can overcome the speed of mane? And vardy is perfect to me due to his speed and work rates,and the way he help he team in defence

    Thanks again for all and have a good day 🙂

    • Hi.
      1) You have a decent midfield but you also have 200k… I suppose that De Bruyne is too expensive, right? 🙂
      2) I believe that you have other options, like the ones we show in this guide.
      3) Sanchez is better than Mane but it depends of your play-style.
      Regards

  71. Great guide as always!

    I have about 70k to improve this team (4-2-3-1 2):
    Butland
    Valencia-Alderweireld-Keane-Rose
    Herrera-Matic
    Mkhitaryan-Sigurdsson(OTW)-Son
    Kane

    So I am considering the following:
    1) Sell Kane and get Zlatan – I have a very patient playing style, and wonder if Zlatan is a much better target man than Kane or not, as they are somehow similar in height/strenght. And as a United fan, of course I want Zlatan – but is it worth it? I’d rather win without him than lose with him.
    2) Get Bailly. I think Keane is a monster, and IMO he is way better than Van Dijk, who I sold yesterday because of his way too often wrong positioning due to his high ATT WR. So it’s Bailly or continue with Keane. With shadow cards the only real difference on Keane vs Bailly is the pace – so is it worth the money?
    3) Save for Courtous. Very uncertain whether he’s worth the money or not, because, as many says on the web nowadays, Butland is a MONSTER.

    So what is the experts suggestions? 🙂

    • Well suddenly I packed Robben, so I will have 170k to improve 🙂
      I am very uncertain about Martial for Son, because I loove the H/H of Son (and Micki)

    • Thank you.
      1) Ibra is a great striker but Kane is also good. Both can be used as target man. You should invest in Ibra only if you think to use him as CAM (yes, he is a good option). Otherwise, he’s too expensive for such a small improvement.
      2) Yes, Bailly is a good addition.
      3) Courtois is a monster. 🙂
      4) Not the best option.
      If I was you, I would go for Bailly or think about playing with Ibra as CAM.

  72. Thank you for the article. I have been following your artclies aince 2015, they have helped a lot. What do you think of Koscielny?

  73. Your the best Rodrigo!!!

    My team: tactic 4-3-3 (4)
    Cech
    Rose – Smalling – van Dijk – Aurier
    Matic – Lallana – Herrera
    Coutinho – Vardy – Salah

    Bench:
    Schmeichel
    Alonso – Keane – Rojo – Bellarin
    Bakayoko – Sigurdsson – Wijnaldoum
    Son – Firmino – Sterling

    What U thing about it? Have U some sugestion??

  74. I got a decent Serie A squad.It’s 4-3-3. Suggestions/tips?
    GK-Donnaruma
    Cbs: Jesus and Mussachio
    LB: Lukaku
    RB: Abate
    CMs: Brozovic, De Rossi, Joa Mario
    LW: Sharawaay
    RW: Berardi
    ST: Giovinc(Beastly with a Hawk chem style).

  75. now my team is

    TOTW Fabianski
    Aurier
    Toby Audewieled
    Azpilicueta
    Marcos Alonso
    Bakayoko
    Sterling or Bernardo Silva
    David Silva
    Son
    Morata
    Vardy

    How can I improve? i have 70k in the bank now.
    im planning to sell Azpi for 60k and change to Vertongen so i can save 30k.

  76. Hi rodrigo,
    Congrats for your guide as always
    I would like to have some advices for my bpl team
    4-3-3
    Schmeichel
    Clyne bailly koscielny rose
    Herrera henderson(cdm)wijnaldum
    Mirallas firmino shaqiri

    Budget 70k
    How can i improve?
    Thanks 🙂

  77. Hello and thank you for the guide.
    I read it every year and find it very helpful.
    Please give me some advice on my team.

    I currently use the 4-1-2-1-2(2) formation.

    My team is as follow:
    GK-Cech
    LB-kolasinac
    CB-mustafi
    CB-otamendi
    RB-cedric

    CDM-wanyama
    CM-herrera
    CM-wijnaldum
    CAM-David Silva

    ST-firmino
    ST – welbeck

    SUBS
    GK-butland

    LB-BABA
    CB-kabasele
    CB-Mangala
    RB-schelotto

    CDM-roque mesa
    CM-Lemina/Turan(barca)
    CM- ki sung yueng
    CAM- lanzini

    ST- benteke
    ST-defoe

    I have 30000 coins to improve my team please advise. I have Santi Cazorla on loan and want to see how he is playing to consider buying him. Please help me with some advice on Santi and my team.

  78. Hi! First of all, thank you for this work! Really nice guide! Following your suggestions I made this team:

    Cech / Rose – Van Dijk – Smalling – Aurier / Matic – Lallana – Herrera / Martial – Salah – Vardy

    How would you improve it? Thank you so much!

  79. Thank you for the guide,

    A quick question,

    My current lineup is:

    GK: Schmeichel
    RB: Aurier
    CB: Keane
    CB: Azpilicueta
    LB: Rose

    CDM: Fernandinho/Bakayoko
    CM: Gundogan
    CM: Dele

    LW: Son
    ST: Jesus
    RW: Willian

    And I have about 110000 coins to spend.

    What would be the ideal upgrade now?

  80. Hello Everyone,
    I am just wondering what I should do. I have about 144,000 coins and currently running the 41212 with this squad:

    Butland
    Aurier
    keane
    koscielny
    kolasinac
    matic
    shaqiri
    barkley
    son
    morata
    jesus

    On my bench I got antonio, sane, bakayoko, CB sanchez, reid, bolasie, schneiderlin, baines, zappacosta, renato sanches, gueye.

    I have been doing okay with the 41212 wide but I have used the 433-4 and 4231-2 this year as well. I am just looking for a formation that could work with these guys. I like to play kind of quick with counter attack but I can hold possession if I need to.
    Looking for an formation or player suggestions! I also have OTW Salah that I packed and wondering if I should sell him or keep him hoping for multiple IFs. I could use him but don’t know how he is in game and not sure if he’s as good as Mkhitaryan, willian, etc.

    Thanks and I greatly appreciate it.

    • Hi. Let’s start with the OTW Salah question. If you believe he will get multiple IFs cards, keep with him. Otherwise, sell him.
      ABout your team, it’s up to you to test and see which formation you like most. 41212 is widely known as one of the most used formations, so it may be a good option. Suggestions: Rose and Bernardo Silva and Sigurðsson. If you need coins, sell Jesus and replace him for Firmino. He is too expensive for what he gives to your team.
      If you want to use your coins, you can improve your team much more. In that case, we would suggest Kane and Alderweireld .
      Regards

  81. Thanks again!
    Some questions however:
    I noticed you consider several attributes for different positions.

    At the moment I am using the 433(4) formation with 2 CM and a CAM.

    1. For the centre back position, height en heading skills are not (or not mentioned specificly) taking into consideration. Are these attributes less important?

    2. for the CM and CAM position, shooting and work rates are very important I think. You seem to look more at dribbling skills and passing.

    Depending on the play-style, shooting, strength and speed may be more important than passing and dribbling, correct?

    I have got the following squad at the moment:

    GK: Schmeichel
    RB: Aurier
    CB: Van Dijk
    CB: Koscielny
    LB: Rose

    CM: Klaassen
    CM: Wijnaldum
    CAM: Dele

    LW: Coutinho
    ST: Jesus
    RW: Mkhitaryan

    Jesus is a player i am trying atm. Good striker but lacks strength.
    I may be swapping him for somebody else.

    With my current playing style (running midfielders) Klaassen en Wijnaldum are very usefull players. Both have H/H workrates (assist both defense and offense), have the speed to find space behind the defence, and the shooting abillities to finish created chances.

    Any suggestions to improve based on play-style?

    • Hi.
      1) This guide already has 10,000 words and for that reason, we need to cut a few things. For example, it’s not possible to publish a table of all important attributes for each position. Height and heading skills were not included but they were definitely taken into consideration, just like many others, to pick the best players.
      2) Work rates are extremely important for almost every position but it is something that strongly depends on your playstyle and formation. In our opinion, shooting skills are not as important in a CM as dribbling skills are. For a CAM, the long shots are important but, once again, it depends on who is playing. Many people think that dribbling is all about skills but it is not. It is more about ball control and possession. Depending on the play-style, other factors can be more important yes, but for most of the players, we believe that passing and dribbling should be the ones they should pay more attention.
      3) About your team, you picked good players for your budget. Wijnaldum is fast but Klaassen is not as fast as he could be. The good part is that he has a high stamina but, for the same speed, we still think you would be better with Lallana, who is also high/high. The other position you need to improve is your striker. Jesus is not a good value for money as we will explain tomorrow on our website.

        • My calcio team (4312) is Donnaruma, Lichsteiner, Barzagli, Miranda, Rodriguez, Allan, Bonaventura, João Mario, Birsa, Imobille and Beloti! Do you suggest any chance? I have 20k and I am in doubt if Manolas or Koulibaly are better than Barzagli, if Khedira is better than Allan and If Parolo or Strootman are better than Bonaventura or João Mário. You can suggest any other chance!! Thanks, you Will help me a lot.

        • I also have a Calcio team. My lineup is Reina, Lichtsteiner, Miranda, Barzagli, Rodriguez, Callejon, Khedira, Strootman, Insigne, Dzeko and Mandzukic. I have in the bench Joao Mario, Bonaventura and De Rossi, which seems to me to be less effective than Sami and Stroot. Didn’t try Manolas or Koulibaly yet though.

  82. Thank you for that guide…its very helpful…i want to ask sth…i use 4321 formation…i have so many player…de gea – kolasinac,bailly,mustafi,valencia…i think its ok but midfield and forwards are complicated, i have so many cards,because of packs opened…fabregas,wijnaldum,gueyye,sigurdsson,schneiderlein,rooney,kroos,khedira,rooney and i have to choose 3of them…i cant decide…and i have if locadia,he is very good and i want to play with HIM, than i have if Yarmolenko, rashford,promes,cavani….and i have 200k coin now for transfers….how can i build my Squad? Hybrid? Or only EPL…please help me ?

      • De gea –
        Valencia,bailly,mustafi, kolasinac
        Wijnaldum,matic, Gündoğan
        Mkhitaryan,vardy,son
        Subs: rojo,clyne,gueyye, sigurdsson,Musa, rashford…
        This is my New Squad…How is that? Whats your thinking? Do you have any advice for me Rodrigo? I may buy kante and lacazette after few weeks later when their prices will down…

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