Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team

Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team

 
 

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

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

 
 

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Introduction
Liga BBVA
Goalkeepers
Central Backs
Right Backs
Left Backs
Central Defensive Midfielders
Central Midfielders
Right Midfielders
Left Midfielders
Forwards
Teams
Hybrids
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Introduction to the FUT 14 Liga BBVA Guide

 

Building a team is the biggest challenge in FIFA 14 Ultimate Team. It doesn’t need to be the best team, even because the budget may not allow it, but it needs to be the player’s stature for him to obtain success.

When choosing which players to play with, you will have to look carefully at their attributes. Choosing a team based on ratings is one of the most common mistakes on FUT 14. It’s precisely this aspect that this guide focuses on. For each position, and focusing on the truly important attributes, we’ll show who are the best athletes to choose.

It’s also important that the player checks to see if the player he chooses fits the formations he likes to play in. For example, a good full back will be useless if the player only uses formations with three defenders. According to those formations, the player must be cautious to look at the work rates, trying to relate them with the ones we advise in our Formations Guide.

Last but not least, it’s mandatory that you tune all of your team so that the individual and team chemistry be as high possible. For this last step to be easier, the majority of the players start to define the type of team they’re building. Some choose gathering players of the same nationality, while others decide to form a team of players from the same league. The most popular leagues are the Brazilians and the Barclays Premier League. There are also more experienced players that can form hybrid teams without damaging the chemistry a lot.

All of these steps are necessary to have; it could be that the team is not always well built as it could’ve been. This article aims to help those that think or want to form a FIFA 14 Ultimate Team based on players from the Liga BBVA. Even the ones have one, could take out some valuable conclusion from this guide that could help turn your team even better.

It’s important that the readers understand that this guide is simply guidance. It’s a theme too vast and the player’s combinations are almost infinite. Besides, there are various factors that influence the choices, like it’s one’s style of play, the formations used, the available budget, the preferences or even the time spent playing. There’s still one uncertain component: a good player for someone might not be for another. If there was a better team everyone would fight to get it. Part of the fun of FIFA 14 Ultimate Team is this: everyone has their personal club and players.

Another important point and that must stay very clear is that whoever is reading this guide, it’s about some criteria we chose and should be of everyone’s knowledge:

  • Only Gold Players
    • In this guide we didn’t consider silver or bronze player. Most players don’t assume them to be a better option than gold players, so to simplify the guide’s analysis we didn’t include them. In the future we may come to publish guides exclusively talking about these categories.
  • Only Regular Players
    • In this guide we didn’t consider In Forms (IF). They’re extremely expensive and in most cases are not considered good value for money. They should only be used by players with generous budgets, that already have the best team possible and that want small upgrades.
  • Only Normal Players
    • In this guide we didn’t consider players that have been transferred to other clubs or that have been reviewed (UP). Only players that started their season in the Liga BBVA and with their original attributes were considered.
  • Only Original Attributes
    • In this guide we didn’t consider changes made on a players performance such happens when applying training or chemistry styles cards.
  • Position analysis
    • To make the comprehension of this guide easier we divided the players in nine distinct groups in order of their original position: Goalkeeper (GK), central backs (CB), right backs (RB and RWB), left backs (LB and LWB), central defensive midfielders (CDM) central midfielders (CM and CAM), right midfielders (RM, RW and RF), left midfielders (LM, LW and LF) and forwards (CF and ST).
  • Prices at the date of publication of the guide
    • In the chapter where FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Liga BBVA teams are suggested, the prices considered are the ones of the date of the guide’s publication: December 2013. It’s natural that the prices have suffered some oscillations throughout the season, so they should only be considered as guiding prices.

     
     

     
     
     

    Liga BBVA

     

    No league has so good players as the main football competition of Spain. The qualification of the champion is made through the made points system. Whichever team gathers the most points wins the league. The first four classified gain access to the champions league of the next year, while the fifth and sixth qualify to the Europa League and the last three trade places with the first two qualified of the Segunda División and with the play-off winner. 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 Liga BBVA is the third most watched football league in the world and the best league classified in the UEFA league coefficients.

    Started in 1928, La Liga has only been conquered by nine clubs. The dominant clubs are Real Madrid and Barcelona, with a total of 33 and 23 titles. Atlético de Madrid (9), Atlético de Bilbao (8), Valência (6) and Real Sociedade (2) were the other teams that won more than once, while Desportivo da Corunha, Real Bétis and Sevilha only won the title once.

    As to last season, the Liga BBVA lost some good players such as Llorente (Juventus), Demichelis (Manchester City), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern FC), Toulalan (Monaco), Javier Saviola (Olympiakos), Roque Santa Cruz, Essien, Kaká, Ricardo Carvalho (Monaco), Callejón (Napoli), Albiol (Napoli), Higuain (Napoli), Álvaro Negredo (Manchester City), Jesus Navas (Manchester City), Tino Costa (Spartak Moscovo), Gago (Boca Juniors) e Soldado (Tottenham). But, the biggest out transfers were the move of Ozil from Real Madrid to the Gunners by 50 million Euros and the move of Falcao from Atlético Madrid to Monaco by 60 million Euros.

    These transfers didn’t necessarily make the Liga BBVA weaker. The Spanish teams spent 355 million Euros on strong reinforcements: Guilavogui (Atlético de Madrid), Bojan (Barcelona), Carvajal (Real Madrid), Kevin Gameiro (Sevilha) e Pabón (Valência). But the biggest signings of the season happened in Madrid and Barcelona. Gareth Bale and Neymar have joined to La Liga by 157 million Euros, almost half of the all money spent by the all Liga BBVA clubs this season.

    The choices are a lot for which our guide will certainly be useful as to building a team with players from this league. But, since it’s the league with better players, their prices are high. Only the Barclays PL players are more expensive than these ones. To the players with a limited budget, there are other better options.

     
     

     
     
     
     
     

    FUT 14 Liga BBVA Goalkeepers (GK)

     

    Goalkeepers are the players that are less used on field. Because of this they are also the disdained when building a team. Most players start their purchases with a forward, later they strengthen the midfield the defence and only later the goal. The truth is a good goalkeeper may be worth a lot of goals. It’s good investment because they’re normally the most economically accessible players.

    Despite his downgrade, Iker Casillas is still the more popular goalkeeper from Liga BBVA. Only Thibaut Courtois, Valdés and Diego López have a rating that can be compared. For having the best rating they are also the most searched by this league’s teams so they’re more expensive.

     

    MOST HIGH-RATED GOALKEEPERS
    Casillas86SpainReal Madrid
    Thibaut Courtois84BelgiumAtlético de Madrid
    Victor Valdés83SpainFC Barcelona
    Diego López83SpainReal Madrid
    Diego Alves81BrazilValencia CF
    Claudio Bravo81ChileReal Sociedad
    Andrés Fernández80SpainCA Osasuna
    Guaita80SpainValencia CF
    Wilfredo Caballero79ArgentinaMálaga CF
    Beto78PortugalSevilla FC


     

    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 Iker Casillas and Diego Alves. No one on whole FIFA 14 has better reflexes than they have.

     

    GOALKEEPERS WITH BEST REFLEXES
    Casillas90SpainReal Madrid
    Diego Alves90BrazilValencia CF
    Thibaut Courtois86BelgiumAtlético de Madrid
    Andrés Fernández86SpainCA Osasuna
    Wilfredo Caballero86ArgentinaMálaga CF
    Claudio Bravo85ChileReal Sociedad
    Guaita85SpainValencia CF
    Victor Valdés83SpainFC Barcelona
    Javi Varas83SpainSevilla FC
    Carlos Idriss Kameni83CameroonMálaga CF


     

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

    Also in this aspect, Casillas and Diego Alves are the best on Liga BBVA. The Brazilian and Buffon are the goalkeepers with best diving in the world.

     

    GOALKEEPER WITH BEST DIVING
    Diego Alves90BrazilValencia CF
    Casillas89SpainReal Madrid
    Andrés Fernández86SpainCA Osasuna
    Claudio Bravo84ChileReal Sociedad
    Oscar Ustari83ArgentinaUD Almería
    Thibaut Courtois82BelgiumAtlético de Madrid
    Victor Valdés82SpainFC Barcelona
    Javi Varas82SpainSevilla FC
    Carlos Idriss Kameni82CameroonMálaga CF
    Diego López81SpainReal Madrid


     

    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 Casillas’ weak point. Even though he can’t be considered a short goalkeeper, the truth is he’s 14 cm short of the mighty Thibaut Courtois, this gold goalkeeper holds the title of tallest Liga BBVA Goalkeeper. Diego López from Real Madrid and Casilla RCD Espanyol are both above 1,90 m.

     

    TALLEST GOALKEEPERS
    Thibaut Courtois199BelgiumAtlético de Madrid
    Diego López196SpainReal Madrid
    Casilla191SpainRCD Espanyol
    Guaita190SpainValencia CF
    Diego Alves188BrazilValencia CF
    Wilfredo Caballero186ArgentinaMálaga CF
    Carlos Idriss Kameni186CameroonMálaga CF
    Casillas185SpainReal Madrid
    Claudio Bravo185ChileReal Sociedad
    Moyá185SpainGetafe CF


     

    The choice for the best Liga BBVA goalkeeper on FIFA 14 Ultimate team, is easy.

    In our opinion, even though he was downgraded, Casillas is still the best choice. Besides being the best with one of the two most important attributes and the second best on the other, he’s also the fastest. For us, Diego Alves is the best alternative to the Spanish goalkeeper. Despite not having a good positioning and a decent handling, he is the best of the world in the two more important attributes. He is a huge bargain.

    For those who frequently pass the ball to the goalkeeper, Claudio Bravo is a choice to be considered. Besides Casillas and Diego Alves, our suggestions are Courtois and then Valdés. The Belgian is the goalkeeper from La Liga with best handling and the Spanish is the one with best positioning.

     
     

    Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - GK

    Best FUT 14 Liga BBVA Goalkeeper


     
     

     
     
     
     
     

    FUT 14 Liga BBVA Central Backs (CB)

     

    A goalkeepers task is made easier if in front of him are quality central backs. Their function is to stop the opponent from getting dangerously close to your team’s goal.

    Sergio Ramos and Piqué are the central backs with the best reputation in the Liga BBVA. The remaining good players to consider because of experience are Puyol, Pepe and Mascherano, and by irreverence, Raphael Varane is the main one.

     

    HIGHEST RATED CENTRAL BACKS
    Piqué86SpainFC Barcelona
    Sergio Ramos86SpainReal Madrid
    Javier Mascherano84ArgentinaFC Barcelona
    Puyol83SpainFC Barcelona
    Diego Godín83UruguayAtlético de Madrid
    Pepe83PortugalReal Madrid
    Adil Rami82FranceValencia CF
    Raphaël Varane81FranceReal Madrid
    Miranda81BrazilAtlético de Madrid


     

    On a central back, two attributes assume particular importance on their performance: defending and heading.

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

    It’s the case of the best rated player: Piqué. It’s really hard to get past him. The most experienced players are normally those who have a higher rating on this attribute. Puyol and Mascherano prove this.

     

    CENTRAL BACKS WITH BETTER DEFENDING
    Piqué86SpainFC Barcelona
    Javier Mascherano85ArgentinaFC Barcelona
    Puyol85SpainFC Barcelona
    Sergio Ramos84SpainReal Madrid
    Diego Godín83UruguayAtlético de Madrid
    Jérémy Mathieu83FranceValencia CF
    Pepe82PortugalReal Madrid
    Adil Rami81FranceValencia CF
    Raphaël Varane81FranceReal Madrid


     

    On a game partially made difficult on stopping an opponent’s header in our box, possessing good heading is even more important on a central back than it was before. Allow him to be superior in your box when defending air balls but it’s also worth it on set pieces, like corners where a central backs jump may just be worth some goals.

    In this chapter Ricardo Costa and Sergio Ramos are the strongest ones. They are not very tall but they have the best heading and the best jumping. If you choose to not buy one of them, Diego Godín, Varane and Miranda handle it pretty well.

    Though Jérémy Mathieu is one of the tallest central backs he’s far behind on the Liga BBVA list of players with good heading. He isn’t an isolated case: the tallest central back in the league, Federico Fazio has dreadful heading and a terrible jumping. A player to avoid at all cost, even for his low speed.

     

    CENTRAL BACKS WITH BETTER HEADING
    Ricardo Costa87PortugalValencia CF
    Sergio Ramos86SpainReal Madrid
    Adil Rami84FranceValencia CF
    Diego Godín83UruguayAtlético de Madrid
    Miranda83BrazilAtlético de Madrid
    Raphaël Varane82FranceReal Madrid
    Mikel San José82SpainAthletic Club de Bilbao
    Lopo82SpainGetafe CF
    Piqué81SpainFC Barcelona


     

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

    The major difference between Piqué and Sergio Ramos is their pace. The Madrid’s player is the fastest of Liga BBVA and one of the fastest in the world. But there are other fast players in La Liga. The second on the list is Iñigo Martínez, a cheap option. Pepe and Miranda are also fast players and possess better attributes, in a way that either one of these two present themselves as a viable for a defence based on the Liga BBVA.

     

    CENTRAL BACKS WITH BETTER PACE
    Sergio Ramos80SpainReal Madrid
    Iñigo Martínez77SpainReal Sociedad
    Miranda76BrazilAtlético de Madrid
    Jérémy Mathieu76FranceValencia CF
    Pepe74PortugalReal Madrid
    Loukas Vyntra74GreeceLevante UD
    Raphaël Varane70FranceReal Madrid
    Héctor Moreno70MexicoRCD Espanyol
    Mikel Gonzalez69SpainReal Sociedad
    Javier Mascherano68ArgentinaFC Barcelona


     

    Piqué intercepts everything that is at his reach. But, if the style of play of the team is to concede extremely fast counter-attacks we don’t advise him. He’s an extremely slow defender that compromises the team in fast attacks. For that Sergio Ramos is our number one choice for this position. Fast and with good defending and attacking attributes, the Madrid’ defender is for that the without a chance most expensive of all central backs of the Liga BBVA.

    Benefiting from their popularity and their characteristic for a good chemistry, Puyol, Pepe and Mascherano come up as being one of the first choices for teams based on the main Spanish League. They are without a doubt good players for this position but there are other cheaper solutions. Like, Miranda and Varane. The Brazilian has the second best average between the three most important attributes we considered.

    If you are searching for someone really cheap, choose Iñigo Martínez. He is the number three of that list.

     
     

    Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - CB

    Best FUT 14 Liga BBVA Central Backs


     
     

     
     
     
     
     

    FUT 14 Liga BBVA Right Backs (RB and RWB)

     

    Full backs have the role of troubling the mission of the wingers. Not only. In addition, good full backs also support their team mates on offensive maneuvers.

    For all players with a good budget, to choose the best right back is something very simple. Dani Alves is by far the best one.

     

    HIGHEST RATED RIGHT BACKS
    Dani Alves84BrazilFC Barcelona
    Juanfran79SpainAtlético de Madrid
    Jesús Gámez79SpainMálaga CF
    João Pereira79PortugalValencia CF
    Iraola78SpainAthletic Club de Bilbao
    Carlos Martinez78SpainReal Sociedad
    Arbeloa77SpainReal Madrid
    Carvajal77SpainReal Madrid
    Montoya77SpainFC Barcelona
    Cristian Sapunaru76RomaniaElche CF


     

    There are very important attributes in any right back: defending and pace.

    Since they’re defenders they should have good defending capacities. This reduces a team’s risk of conceding.

    Juanfran is the players that best fits this aspect. The only other players that offer any type of competition are Jesús Gámez and Dani Alves.

     

    RIGHT BACKS WITH BETTER DEFENDING
    Juanfran81SpainAtlético de Madrid
    Jesús Gámez80SpainMálaga CF
    Dani Alves79BrazilFC Barcelona
    Iraola78SpainAthletic Club de Bilbao
    Arbeloa78SpainReal Madrid
    Cristian Sapunaru78RomaniaElche CF
    Sergio Sánchez78SpainMálaga CF
    Carlos Martinez77SpainReal Sociedad
    João Pereira76PortugalValencia CF
    Antonio Rukavina76SerbiaReal Valladolid


     

    A flanked game tends to be faster than a game based in the middle of the field. The players that fill these spaces are obligated to be fast, both penetrating defensive and attacking moves of the team. Pace is one of the most important requirements for a good full back.

    Between all of the right backs of Liga BBVA, Dani Alves is the fastest one. His team mate Montoya and the Portuguese João Pereira are the only ones that may be considered fast players.

     

    RIGHT BACKS WITH BETTER PACE
    Dani Alves90BrazilFC Barcelona
    Montoya88SpainFC Barcelona
    João Pereira86PortugalValencia CF
    Juanfran83SpainAtlético de Madrid
    Carvajal83SpainReal Madrid
    Hugo Mallo81SpainRC Celta de Vigo
    Iraola79SpainAthletic Club de Bilbao
    Antonio Rukavina78SerbiaReal Valladolid
    Valera76SpainGetafe CF
    Jesús Gámez74SpainMálaga CF


     

    Dani Alves is undoubtedly the best right back playing on Liga BBVA. He is the fastest one and has the best shooting, passing and dribbling. His weakest point is his heading but with a work rate high/low he will not be at the defence many times.

    If you don’t have enough coins to buy him, choose Juanfran or João Pereira. They are very similar, but the Spanish defends better and the Portuguese attacks better. The only good reason for a such big difference in their prices is because one is a rare card and the other not.

     
     

    Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - RB

    Best FUT 14 Liga BBVA Right Backs


     
     

     
     
     
     
     

    Best FUT 14 Liga BBVA Left Backs (LB e LWB)

     

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

    A team’s left flank has even less options than the right but that doesn’t necessarily mean it has less quality. There are three players that stand out in this position: Marcelo, Jordi Alba and Filipe Luís.

     

    HIGHEST RATED LEFT BACKS
    Marcelo83BrazilReal Madrid
    Filipe Luís82BrazilAtlético de Madrid
    Jordi Alba82SpainFC Barcelona
    Fábio Coentrão79PortugalReal Madrid
    Emiliano Insua77ArgentinaAtlético de Madrid
    Adriano77BrazilFC Barcelona
    Eliseu76PortugalMálaga CF
    Antunes76PortugalMálaga CF
    Damià75SpainCA Osasuna
    Fernando Navarro75SpainSevilla FC


     

    Marcelo and Filipe Luis’ joint experience in the Liga BBVA, contribute decisively to make these two the two best defending left backs in the league.

     

    LEFT BACKS WITH BETTER DEFENDING
    Marcelo81BrazilReal Madrid
    Filipe Luís81BrazilAtlético de Madrid
    Emiliano Insua80ArgentinaAtlético de Madrid
    Jordi Alba79SpainFC Barcelona
    Fábio Coentrão76PortugalReal Madrid
    Adriano76BrazilFC Barcelona
    Damià76SpainCA Osasuna
    Fernando Navarro76SpainSevilla FC
    Eliseu75PortugalMálaga CF
    Antunes74PortugalMálaga CF


     

    Jordi Alba is the fastest left back in the world. The second one also plays in Spain: Eliseu. They make their speed their biggest threat, differing from other players from this position. All of them are a lot slower.

     

    LEFT BACKS WITH BETTER PACE
    Jordi Alba92SpainFC Barcelona
    Eliseu89PortugalMálaga CF
    Antunes84PortugalMálaga CF
    Filipe Luís83BrazilAtlético de Madrid
    Marcelo82BrazilReal Madrid
    Fábio Coentrão81PortugalReal Madrid
    Balenziaga79SpainAthletic Club de Bilbao
    Damià78SpainCA Osasuna
    De la Bella78SpainReal Sociedad
    Emiliano Insua76ArgentinaAtlético de Madrid


     

    To choose the best Left Back from Liga BBVA is a hard task. Marcelo is slightly better than Alba in almost every stats, but the pace of the Spanish player can make the difference many times. What he lacks in these attributes he highly compensates with his pace. Even so, our preference goes to Marcelo by being a more balanced player.

    Of all the remaining players, Eliseu is our cheapest choice. He doesn’t have the same efficiency as the others we referred but he’s fast enough to cause some offensive damage and possesses a good work rate to support the defence. The also Portuguese Fábio Coentrão is an interesting player too.

     
     

    Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - LB

    Best FUT 14 Liga BBVA Left Backs


     
     

     
     
     
     
     

    Best FUT 14 La Liga Central Defensive Midfielder (CDM)

     

    Many of the FIFA 14 Ultimate Team formations require some midfielders that have a natural aptitude to defend. Central defensive midfielders distinguish themselves for being especially aimed to help the more retreated line of their teams. According to their attributes and their work rates, they can also be useful for starting attacks. They are players that occupy a very strategic position in the field.

    The supremacy of Busquets, Xabi, Khedira and Song over all other Liga BBVA central defensive midfielders is extremely clear.

     

    HIGHEST RATED CENTRAL DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS
    Sergio Busquets85SpainFC Barcelona
    Xabi Alonso85SpainReal Madrid
    Sami Khedira84GermanyReal Madrid
    Alexandre Song83CameroonFC Barcelona
    Mario Suárez79SpainAtlético de Madrid
    Bruno79SpainVillarreal CF
    Javi Fuego78SpainValencia CF
    Camacho78SpainMálaga CF
    Iborra77SpainSevilla FC
    Iturraspe77SpainAthletic Club de Bilbao


     

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

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

    The CDM with best defending stats is Khedira. Excepting Camacho, he is also the player that have better heading so he is a really good choice for teams that want to complicate an opponent’s game in the space between the midfield and the defence.

     

    CENTRAL DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS WITH BETTER DEFENDING
    Sami Khedira84GermanyReal Madrid
    Sergio Busquets83SpainFC Barcelona
    Alexandre Song83CameroonFC Barcelona
    Xabi Alonso81SpainReal Madrid
    Mario Suárez80SpainAtlético de Madrid
    Bruno79SpainVillarreal CF
    Javi Fuego78SpainValencia CF
    Papa Kouli Diop78SenegalLevante UD
    Camacho77SpainMálaga CF
    Iborra76SpainSevilla FC


     

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

    There’s a lot of muscle between the central defensive midfielders of Liga BBVA. Once again, Khedira is the one that stands out. On the other hand there’s Iturra. The Chilean player rarely wins a physical brawl due to being the weakest central defensive midfielder from the main Spanish League.

     

    STRONGEST CENTRAL DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS
    Sami Khedira89GermanyReal Madrid
    Alexandre Song86CameroonFC Barcelona
    Papa Kouli Diop86SenegalLevante UD
    Iborra85SpainSevilla FC
    Mario Suárez84SpainAtlético de Madrid
    Sergio Busquets78SpainFC Barcelona
    Xabi Alonso77SpainReal Madrid
    Javi Fuego76SpainValencia CF
    Iturraspe76SpainAthletic Club de Bilbao
    Mikel Rico76SpainAthletic Club de Bilbao


     

    Out of all the choices that are necessary to make when creating a Liga BBVA team, the central defensive midfielder is probably the most difficult one. The four players with best ratings are the ones that can make this job with success. No other player can guarantee quality on the field.

    Despite having the higher rating, Busquets is the the weakest from the four players. Xabi Alonso is amazing on ball control, passing and vision but he is not good on pace, stamina and other physical attributes. As we already showed, Khedira is the best central defensive midfielder in the most important attributes. However, it is not enough to make him our first choice. Our favourite is Song, who is almost as good as the German on defending, heading and strength. He has amazing physical stats and he is much faster than most of CDMs.

     
     

    Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - CDM

    Best FUT 14 Liga BBVA Central Defensive Midfielders


     
     

     
     
     
     
     

    Best FUT 14 Liga BBVA Central Midfielders (CM e CAM)

     

    A lot of games are decided on the midfield and not close to the goals. The players that play in these zones are the ones that should create the game and define its rhythm.

    There is many quality in the Liga BBVA midfield. Some of the world’s best footballers play there. It’s the case of the Spaniards Xavi, Iniesta and Fàbregas.

     

    HIGHEST RATED CENTRAL MIDFIELDERS
    Xavi89SpainFC Barcelona
    Iniesta89SpainFC Barcelona
    Cesc Fàbregas86SpainFC Barcelona
    Luka Modric85CroatiaReal Madrid
    Isco84SpainReal Madrid
    Beñat82SpainAthletic Club de Bilbao
    Xabi Prieto81SpainReal Sociedad
    Ivan Rakitic81CroatiaSevilla FC
    Koke81SpainAtlético de Madrid
    Verdú80SpainReal Betis Balompié


     

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

    Even though Xavi, Iniesta and Fàbregas share the top table of the players with best passing skills, the first one stands out by being who does it better in whole world. In all leagues, only Pirlo may be compared with these three players in this attribute.

     

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDERS WITH BETTER PASSING
    Xavi92SpainFC Barcelona
    Iniesta91SpainFC Barcelona
    Cesc Fàbregas90SpainFC Barcelona
    Luka Modric86CroatiaReal Madrid
    Xabi Prieto86SpainReal Sociedad
    Ivan Rakitic86CroatiaSevilla FC
    Beñat84SpainAthletic Club de Bilbao
    Trashorras84SpainRayo Vallecano
    Koke83SpainAtlético de Madrid
    Granero83SpainReal Sociedad


     

    Iniesta and Xavi’s supremacy is also showed through their dribbling. Only Isco can be compared with these two players in this aspect.

     

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDERS WITH BETTER DRIBBLING
    Iniesta91SpainFC Barcelona
    Isco88SpainReal Madrid
    Xavi86SpainFC Barcelona
    Luka Modric86CroatiaReal Madrid
    Marko Marin86GermanySevilla FC
    Adrián85SpainAtlético de Madrid
    Jonathan Viera85SpainRayo Vallecano
    Ander Herrera84SpainAthletic Club de Bilbao
    Muniaín84SpainAthletic Club de Bilbao
    Cesc Fàbregas82SpainFC Barcelona


     

    Modric and Isco are cheaper players that can perform well their roles as central midfielders. The Croatian is a box to box player while the Spanish has natural attacking tendencies.

    Our cheapest choice falls to Koke. Even though he isn’t good defensively, the Spanish is fast dribble and is a good passer.

     

    Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - CM e CAM

    Best FUT 14 Liga BBVA Central Midfielders


     
     

     
     
     
     
     

    Liga BBVA Right Wingers (RM, RW e RF)

     

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

    The right side of the midfield was in earlier seasons one of the strongest points of Liga BBVA based teams. The move of Navas to the BPL and the downgrade of Alexis Sánchez have weakened this position. The passage of Pedro from left to right side, came as a solution to this problem.

     

    HIGHEST RATED RIGHT WINGERS
    Ángel Di María86ArgentinaReal Madrid
    Pedro85SpainFC Barcelona
    Alexis Sánchez82ChileFC Barcelona
    Carlos Vela82MexicoReal Sociedad
    Sofiane Feghouli81AlgeriaValencia CF
    Patrick Ebert80GermanyReal Valladolid
    Pedro León79SpainGetafe CF
    Lassane Bangoura76GuineaRayo Vallecano
    Augusto Matías Fernández76ArgentinaRC Celta de Vigo
    Isaac Cuenca75SpainFC Barcelona


     

    There are three fundamental attribute on a winger: pace, dribbling and passing.

    Pace is probably the biggest weapon of these players. They use it to evade opponents and getting to the other side, many times through sprints on the side lines.

    On the Liga BBVA, only the young player Lassane Bangoura is faster than Di Maria. They are the only players with a pace over 90.

     

    FASTEST RIGHT WINGERS
    Lassane Bangoura91GuineaRayo Vallecano
    Ángel Di María90ArgentinaReal Madrid
    Alexis Sánchez87ChileFC Barcelona
    Carlos Vela86MexicoReal Sociedad
    Pedro84SpainFC Barcelona
    Sofiane Feghouli84AlgeriaValencia CF
    Patrick Ebert80GermanyReal Valladolid
    Isaac Cuenca77SpainFC Barcelona
    Pedro León76SpainGetafe CF
    Augusto Matías Fernández73ArgentinaRC Celta de Vigo


     

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

    There are a lot of player gifted in dribbling, being Di Maria, Vela and Feghouli the best. The Argentine adds to the good dribble, the best crossing of whole FUT 14.

     

    RIGHT WINGERS WITH BETTER DRIBLLING
    Ángel Di María86ArgentinaReal Madrid
    Carlos Vela86MexicoReal Sociedad
    Sofiane Feghouli86AlgeriaValencia CF
    Pedro85SpainFC Barcelona
    Alexis Sánchez85ChileFC Barcelona
    Lassane Bangoura83GuineaRayo Vallecano
    Isaac Cuenca83SpainFC Barcelona
    Patrick Ebert80GermanyReal Valladolid
    Pedro León79SpainGetafe CF
    Jose Carlos77SpainRayo Vallecano


     

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

    Only Di Maria, Pedro Léon and Patrick Ebert offer good quality passing. Lassane Bangoura for example could’ve been an option to consider filling this slot in virtue of his fantastic pace, but he’s affected negatively for missing frequently passes to his more forward team mates.

     

    RIGHT WINGERS WITH BETTER PASSING
    Pedro León84SpainGetafe CF
    Ángel Di María83ArgentinaReal Madrid
    Patrick Ebert83GermanyReal Valladolid
    Pedro80SpainFC Barcelona
    Jose Carlos80SpainRayo Vallecano
    Sofiane Feghouli77AlgeriaValencia CF
    Alexis Sánchez74ChileFC Barcelona
    Isaac Cuenca74SpainFC Barcelona
    Carlos Vela73MexicoReal Sociedad
    Augusto Matías Fernández73ArgentinaRC Celta de Vigo


     

    Di Maria and Pedro are clearly the most indicated players to occupy this position in a team without budget restraints. Our preference goes toward the Madrid’s winger that is the best on four of the six main attributes and help the defence more due to his work rates high/high.

    From the most popular there’s also Alexis Sánchez. That even though has good stats, he is not much better than Vela or Feghouli, our economic choices.

     

    Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - RM, RW e RF

    Best FUT 14 Liga BBVA Right Wingers


     
     

     
     
     
     
     

    Liga BBVA Left Wingers (LM, LW e LF)

     

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

    Cristiano Ronaldo is clearly the best player for this position. No one can be compared with him. The change of Iniesta to the central of the field, brought even more visibility to the Portuguese supremacy.

     

    HIGHEST RATED LEFT WINGERS
    Cristiano Ronaldo92PortugalReal Madrid
    Arda Turan84TurkeyAtlético de Madrid
    David Villa83SpainAtlético de Madrid
    Andrés Guardado81MexicoValencia CF
    Antoine Griezmann80FranceReal Sociedad
    Cristian Rodríguez80UruguayAtlético de Madrid
    Cristian Tello79SpainFC Barcelona
    Giovani dos Santos79MexicoVillarreal CF
    Ibrahim Afellay79NetherlandsFC Barcelona
    Gonzalo Castro79UruguayReal Sociedad


     

    Even though they’re fast, Cristian Tello and Andrés Guardado are far away from Ronaldo, the fastest left winger of the world.

     

    LEFT WINGERS WITH BETTER PACE
    Cristiano Ronaldo93PortugalReal Madrid
    Cristian Tello89SpainFC Barcelona
    Andrés Guardado87MexicoValencia CF
    Giovani dos Santos85MexicoVillarreal CF
    Ibrahim Afellay84NetherlandsFC Barcelona
    Gonzalo Castro82UruguayReal Sociedad
    Antoine Griezmann81FranceReal Sociedad
    Diego Perotti81ArgentinaSevilla FC
    Pizzi81PortugalRCD Espanyol
    Diego Castro81SpainGetafe CF


     

    Ronaldo is clearly the most highlighted left winger in this chapter. In the world, only Ribéry is better than him. Turan and Giovanni dos Santos have good dribbling too.

     
     

    LEFT WINGERS WITH BETTER DRIBBLING
    Cristiano Ronaldo91PortugalReal Madrid
    Arda Turan88TurkeyAtlético de Madrid
    Giovani dos Santos87MexicoVillarreal CF
    David Villa85SpainAtlético de Madrid
    Diego Perotti85ArgentinaSevilla FC
    Andrés Guardado84MexicoValencia CF
    Antoine Griezmann84FranceReal Sociedad
    Cristian Tello83SpainFC Barcelona
    Ibrahim Afellay83NetherlandsFC Barcelona
    Gonzalo Castro83UruguayReal Sociedad


     

    Turan is clearly the best fitted passer between the remaining left wingers. His team mate Cristian Rodríguez is also better on passing than the super player Cristiano Ronaldo.

     
     

    LEFT WINGERS WITH BETTER PASSING
    Arda Turan84TurkeyAtlético de Madrid
    Cristian Rodríguez80UruguayAtlético de Madrid
    Cristiano Ronaldo79PortugalReal Madrid
    Andrés Guardado78MexicoValencia CF
    Ibrahim Afellay78NetherlandsFC Barcelona
    Antoine Griezmann77FranceReal Sociedad
    Simão77PortugalRCD Espanyol
    Giovani dos Santos76MexicoVillarreal CF
    Reyes76SpainSevilla FC
    David Villa74SpainAtlético de Madrid


     

    Ronaldo is the most expensive player of the game. His price is prohibits him from lots of budgets, proving the worth of the player. He’s without a doubt the best Liga BBVA left winger and, for many people, the best player of the world. Among all the Liga BBVA left wingers, he is the one with better dribbling, pace, heading and shooting. But there is more: he has the best shooting of the game and he is one of the few that can perform any skill.

    For those that don’t want to pay as many coins for the captain of Portuguese National Team they have David Villa, Turan and Guardado. Only Ronaldo is better than the Mexican player on the average of the the three most important attributes we considered. Turan is really great on passing and dribbling but too slow for this position. David Villa is the most expensive of these three players but not the better one. We suggest him for who is looking for a player with good shooting skills and a wonderful penalty taker. Physically he is too weak.

     

    Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - LM, LW e LF

    Best FUT 14 Liga BBVA Left Wingers


     
     

     
     
     
     
     

    Liga BBVA Forwards (CF e ST)

     

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

    Three of the eight most expensive FUT 14 players are forwards that play on Liga BBVA, which shows very well the high quality for this position. The three times Golden Boot winner Lionel Messi is the player with the higher rating in the whole game. The big signings Neymar and Gareth Bale are the other two players.

     

    HIGHEST RATED FORWARDS
    Lionel Messi94ArgentinaFC Barcelona
    Gareth Bale87WalesReal Madrid
    Karim Benzema85FranceReal Madrid
    Neymar84BrazilFC Barcelona
    Diego Costa83BrazilAtlético de Madrid
    Jonas81BrazilValencia CF
    Rubén Castro80SpainReal Betis Balompié
    Aduriz79SpainAthletic Club de Bilbao
    Kévin Gameiro78FranceSevilla FC
    Agirretxe77SpainReal Sociedad
    Hélder Postiga77PortugalValencia CF
    Carlos Bacca76ColombiaSevilla FC
    Sergio García76SpainRCD Espanyol
    Roque Santa Cruz76ParaguayMálaga CF
    Morata76SpainReal Madrid


     

    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.

    Lionel Messi is the second best shooter of FIFA 14 Ultimate Team. Only Cristiano Ronaldo is superior. Besides his team mate Neymar, Bale and Benzema possess an above average shot. This means the best forwards are the ones that best shooting.

     

    FORWARDS WITH BETTER SHOOTING
    Lionel Messi89ArgentinaFC Barcelona
    Gareth Bale84WalesReal Madrid
    Karim Benzema82FranceReal Madrid
    Neymar80BrazilFC Barcelona
    Diego Costa78BrazilAtlético de Madrid
    Jonas78BrazilValencia CF
    Aduriz76SpainAthletic Club de Bilbao
    Kévin Gameiro76FranceSevilla FC
    Charles76BrazilRC Celta de Vigo
    Rubén Castro75SpainReal Betis Balompié
    Carlos Bacca74ColombiaSevilla FC
    Sergio García74SpainRCD Espanyol
    Dorlan Pabón74ColombiaValencia CF
    Agirretxe73SpainReal Sociedad
    Manu Del Moral73SpainElche CF


     

    On FUT 14, knowing how to head gained another importance. Plenty of goals are born like this.

    Unlike with shooting there’s no proportionality between players with high ratings and players with good heading. Of the four more popular only Bale and Benzema appears in the list of 10 forwards with better heading. Neymar is the second last of this list. Aduriz is the number one.

     

    FORWARDS WITH BETTER HEADING
    Aduriz88SpainAthletic Club de Bilbao
    Agirretxe80SpainReal Sociedad
    Jorge Molina80SpainReal Betis Balompié
    Diego Costa78BrazilAtlético de Madrid
    Hélder Postiga77PortugalValencia CF
    Karim Benzema76FranceReal Madrid
    Roque Santa Cruz75ParaguayMálaga CF
    Gareth Bale74WalesReal Madrid
    Morata74SpainReal Madrid
    Charles74BrazilRC Celta de Vigo
    Carlos Bacca70ColombiaSevilla FC
    Leo Baptistao70BrazilAtlético de Madrid
    Lionel Messi69ArgentinaFC Barcelona
    Kévin Gameiro68FranceSevilla FC
    Rubén Castro66SpainReal Betis Balompié


     

    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.

    Bale and Neymar have brought more speed to the Liga BBVA forwards. Messi has now competition on this chapter. In a way, the 21 Forwards of this league are fast players, but not as fast as Bale. Among all the FUT 14 forwards, only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is superior.

     

    FORWARDS WITH BETTER PACE
    Gareth Bale93WalesReal Madrid
    Lionel Messi92ArgentinaFC Barcelona
    Neymar90BrazilFC Barcelona
    Dorlan Pabón85ColombiaValencia CF
    Karim Benzema84FranceReal Madrid
    Rubén Castro83SpainReal Betis Balompié
    Diego Costa82BrazilAtlético de Madrid
    Manu Del Moral82SpainElche CF
    Carlos Bacca81ColombiaSevilla FC
    Kévin Gameiro80FranceSevilla FC
    Morata77SpainReal Madrid
    Leo Baptistao77BrazilAtlético de Madrid
    Jonas76BrazilValencia CF
    Sergio García76SpainRCD Espanyol
    Hélder Postiga75PortugalValencia CF


     

    Messi is the best Liga BBVA forward, without any discussion. However, he is extremely expensive forcing many players to choose another forward. That choice is subjective because it depends of the play style of each player. In our opinion, Garth Bale is the most balanced one. He is very fast, has good dribbling and good defensive stats. He plays better as a CAM than as a ST. He has the best average between the three most important attributes we considered. Even better than Messi.

    For those that don’t have the money to pay for him, there is a new player that came this season to spice up the Spanish League: Neymar. Even though he isn’t a cheap player, he should be one of the first choices of any player that doesn’t cross to the box all the time. Neymar is one of the few with 5 stars on skills and on weak foot.

    Far from Benzema and Diego Costa quality, Rúben Castro is our cheapest choice. The Spanish may cause a lot of damage on the opponents defence. If you only want a cheap forward with good heading, choose Aduriz.

     
     

    Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - CF e ST

    Best FUT 14 Liga BBVA Forwards


     
     

     
     
     
     
     

    Liga BBVA Team Suggestions

     

    A lot of people think that this is the most important part of the guide. It’s not. The thing that is really important to know is how to choose player based on their role and style of play that fits each player. And that is made in the previous chapters. The team suggestions that follow are simple graphic indicators of what we wrote previously. They should serve merely as orientation because it’s impossible to build a team that fits everyone. They depend on various factors we don’t know such as budget, formation, style of play and player preferences.

    To try and explore the needs of the maximum player as possible we suggest three teams with different budgets and formations: 4-1-2-1-2 with unlimited budget, 4-4-2 with 100k budget and 4-3-3 with a 20k budget.

     
     
     

    Team with Unlimited Budget

     

    Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team

    Click on the image to maximize it


     

    • First Squad
    • GK: Iker Casillas (35k)
      RB: Dani Alves (55k)
      CBR: Sergio Ramos (35k)
      CBL: Pepe (1.5k)
      LB: Marcelo (12k)
      CDM: Alexandre Song (1k)
      RM: Di Maria (35k)
      LM: Cristiano Ronaldo (2,100k)
      CAM: Iniesta (90k)
      STR: Lionel Messi (1,600k)
      STL: Gareth Bale (850k)

    • Substitutes and Reserves
    • GK: Diego Alves (1k)
      RB: João Pereira (0.5k)
      CB: Piqué (6k)
      CB: Miranda (1k)
      LB: Jordi Alba (7k)
      CDM: Sami Khedira (1k)
      RM: Pedro (6k)
      LM: Andrés Guardado (0.7k)
      CAM: Xavi (60k)
      ST: Neymar (310k)
      ST: Karim Benzema (21k)

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    • Budget
    • 5,228 million coins (4,814k + 414k)

    • Summary
    • The choice for this team’s player was based on analysis made in the previous chapters.
      In goal, Casillas is still our favourite. In centre back position, Pepe wins over Piqué in the first squad because the Spanish pace and his work rates may compromises the team in fast attacks. Sergio Ramos is unquestionable and he already has a risky high/medium work rate. We suggest to use Piqué only on formations that use 5 defenders. The full backs chosen were fast enough and equally balanced. Dani Alves is the only good choice for the right side, while on the left side Marcelo should only be passed over in favour of Alba for those who want even more speed.
      The two wingers are untouchable, the same happens with Messi in the attack. Neymar is not in this team because in this formation we believe that Bale is better than him as a ST and Iniesta as a CAM. For those that don’t cross to the head or for those who wants a fastest midfield, Neymar can take the place of Bale or Iniesta. Xavi can also be placed on a high quality midfield.

       
       
       

      100K Budget Team

       

      Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team

      Click on the image to maximize it


       

      • First Squad
      • GK: Diego Alves (1k)
        RB: João Pereira (0.5k)
        CBR: Pepe (1.5k)
        CBL: Piqué (6k)
        LB: Jordi Alba (7k)
        RM: Pedro (6k)
        CMR: Cesc Fàbregas (20k)
        CML: Alexandre Song (1k)
        LM: Andrés Guardado (0.7k)
        STR: Karim Benzema (21k)
        STL: Diego Costa (9k)

      • Substitutes and Reserves
      • GK: Thibaut Courtois (1.5k)
        RB: Juanfran (1k)
        CB: Miranda (1k)
        CB: Rapahel Varane (1k)
        LB: Filipe Luís (2k)
        RM: Alexis Sánchez (2.5k)
        CM: Isco (8k)
        CM: Luka Modric (7k)
        LM: Arda Turan (1k)
        ST: Ruben Castro (0.7k)
        ST: Aduriz (0.6k)

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

      • Budget
      • 100k coins (73,7k + 26,3k)

      • Summary
      • The choice for this team’s players was based on analysis made in the previous chapter.
        In goal, Diego Alves is a cheaper alternative to Casillas. In the defence Piqué takes the place of Sergio Ramos. If you don’t feel safe with his pace and work rates, give a try to Miranda.
        The full backs are still very fast but much cheaper.
        On the midfield, Fàbregas is a good investment but to choose who will play with him is a bit harder. On a 442 formation it may be a good option to use someone more defensive, like Song, but if you want to try something more risky, try Modric. Pedro and Guardado are to us the best choices to the wings while on the attack we suggest the Benzema and Diego Costa.

       
       
       

      20K Budget Team

       

      Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team

      Click over the image to maximize it


       

      • First Squad
      • GK: Diego Alves (1k)
        RB: João Pereira (0.5k)
        CBR: Pepe (1.5k)
        CBL: Miranda (1k)
        LB: Filipe Luís (2k)
        CMR: Ander Herrera (0.8k)
        CM: Alexandre Song (1k)
        CML: Koke (0.9k)
        RW: Carlos Vela (1k)
        LW: Andrés Guardado (0.7k)
        ST: Ruben Castro (0.7k)

      • Substitutes and Reserves
      • GK: Claudio Bravo (0.7k)
        RB: Montoya (0.6k)
        CB: Raphael Varane (1k)
        CB: Iñigo Martinez (0.4k)
        LB: Eliseu (0.5k)
        CM: Sami Khedira (1k)
        CM: Marko Marin (0.6k)
        CM: Beñat (0.7k)
        RW: Sofiane Feghouli (0.6k)
        LW: Arda Turan (1k)
        ST: Aduriz (0.6k)

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

      • Budget
      • 18.8k coins (11.1k + 7.7k)

      • Summary
      • The choice for this team’s players was based on analysis made in the previous chapter.
        In goal Diego Alves is a true penny saver. In front of him, Pepe and Miranda close the path to goal with the precious help of Song. The Barcelona’s player is a very useful element in these types of formation for giving defensive security in midfield and setting free team mates to start attacks. João Pereira and Luís Filipe are the full backs. They are both a case of good value for money. The biggest new of this team is the double Koke / Herrera that with their pace, dribbling, and above average passing give width to the attack. On the last third of the field, Vela and Guardado are great players that support the striker Ruben Castro. For who likes to cross to the box, Aduriz is a better option. This position is the one that, for who have more coins, should invest. Diego Costa, for example, would be perfect on this team.

       
       

       
       
       
       
       

      Hybrid Squads

       

      Building a hybrid team is not usually an easy task. The biggest difficulty is finding key player to join between different leagues.

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

      Building a good Hybrid team based in the BPL and Bundesliga is also possible. Javi Martinez, Dante and Diego are essential in this transiction, as it may happen with Khedira and Benzema.

      On an inferior level, the BBVA still connects reasonably with other leagues, especially with the Serie A (Llorente, Joaquín, Valero, Tevez, Higuain, Milito).

      Follow our other league guide to easily build your hybrid team.

       
       
       

      Follow our tips and you’ll more successful on FIFA 14 Ultimate Team with your Liga BBVA squad.

       
       
       
       

    Born in the late 70s, Rodrigo Lopes is a video game enthusiast. He started on the old ZX Spectrum 48k and has played every FIFA game to present day. He is an engineer, that also writes about FIFA games on another popular website. Rodrigo is an Ultimate Team expert, he loves football and is a huge Benfica fan. He has influenced thousands of FIFA gaming fans with his cutting edge insights and scientific level approach to writing about FIFA gaming modes. Join him on Google Plus.

    360 COMMENTS

    1. As we have announced on the first comment, this guide has a limit of 350 comments and we have closed the comments to this article. It is more than enough to explain everything you need to know about it. It makes no sense to have so many comments since nobody will read all of them and most was asking the same questions. Thank you.

    2. Hi rodrigo, heres my Liga BBVA team

      Formation: 4-2-3-1 (2)

      GK:Valdes
      LB:Alba
      CB:mascherano/pique
      rb:Juanfran

      CDM:Sergio/Khedira
      CAM:Isco
      LM:Villa
      Rm:Pedro
      ST: Benzema

      Subs: Diego lopez, Torres,Joaquin,X.prieto,Afellay,Montoya,Mario suarez

      The way i like to play is to deliver crosses around and scoring with a header or volley. can you give me some suggestions on who to replace, and reason too? I have quite a limited budget.

      • Hi.
        To most of the gamers, Courtois is better than Valdes. Just check the GK chapter to know why.
        In our opinion, your both CB’s are slow. Sergio Ramos is too expensive for your budget but on these days you may get him by a nice price.
        The other positions are OK.
        Regards

      • Hi.
        The Web App has an important feature that let you share your team without having to pick player by player like in FUTHead.
        Touré and Mata are my suggestions for your team. They are really cheap now.

    3. Rodrigo, any chance you are planning on making national team guides with the worldcup coming up? Liked your brasilian team guide a lot.

    4. Hi rodrigo i have always played 4-2-3-1(2) with my serie a team,im going to build a bbva team, your telling us there are not many good cdm so i need other formation,what formation do you advise? I played thy dortmund tactic before.

    5. Hey Rodrigo i currently have a strong ish team for obvious reasons i can not get bale messi ronaldo was wondering if you think of any changes for 4-1-2-1-2
      GK Casillas
      CB Ramos / Pique
      RB Alves
      LB Marcelo
      CDM Song
      LM Villa
      RM Maria
      CAM Iniesta
      ST Benzema
      ST diego Costa ( the 84 rated version!)

    6. Hey,
      For the moment i’m playing villa as lm and dos santos as his substitute. I really like dos santos, but I was wondering if you would advice me to replace him by griezmann or guardado

      Grtz

    7. hey rodrigo!
      i play with a 4-1-2-1-2 with benzama and neymar upfront!
      my problem: i score a lot more goals with benzema than with neymar!
      neymar makes no good runs, always out of position!
      is it just me or is he a difficult guy?
      at next i want to buy bale
      would you brefer neymar with bale or benzema with bale?

    8. by the way, my team: Casillas – Pepe – Ramos – Varane – Jesé – David Silva – Juan Mata – Iniesta – Di Maria / Jesús Navas – Neymar – Aguëro

      Jesé fits well in this team for chem

    9. Yes, I’ve tried Guardado, but it seems Jesé is a bit faster… better pace and drib. Guardado defends better. Also Jesé has better pass and fits better in a hybrid with spanish players from PL: Juan Mata and David Silva.

    10. Rodrigo, it’s hard to find a good affordable LM in BBVA. What’s your opinión on newcomer Jesé Rodríguez as LM? He was an ST and now a 76 LM.

    11. Hi,
      I have the following 4-3-3
      Diego Alves
      Marcelo, Varane, Pique, Juanfran
      Isco, Song, Fabregas
      Guardado, Benzema, Sanchez.

      I also have Navas from from my bpl team I can use in a hybrid team.
      Now I have 30k to spend for a new player.
      I think with that I can afford Ramos or a new GK or Di Maria to replace Sanchez.
      What would you suggest or other options ?
      Thanks

    12. Attention to all iOS, if not console, users. TIF Hazard is, other than TOTY cards and in-forms of Ibra, Messi, Bale, or Ronaldo, the most expensive card in the game. I would highly consider selling him and buying Ronaldo, Messi, Ibra, or Bale. You will still have a few hundred thousands left more than you did after selling him.

    13. Hey, Rodrigo
      I got a Liga BBVA squad with 4-1-2-1-2 formation , Casillas , Ramos , Pique ,dani alves ,song , sanchez IF1 in CAM , Griezman IF-1, di maria , Benzema and IF Dos Santos …. On the bench and reserves i have ,Neymar , diego costa , Xavi , Iniesta , Isco , Alonso , Pedro , pepe , miranda , IF KOKE , IF Juanfran and some more players. !!! But I don’t feel this squad is effective enough as my BPL squad what should i do to win alot of matches ?? I either tie or loose matches withthis squad what to do ??? Please Help !!!

      • Hi.
        You have some players on the bench that are better than the ones of the starting eleven.
        If you are not happy with your team, try another one. Gamers don’t like changes but sometimes it is the best option.

    14. I notice in multiple guides you say certain goalkeepers are better to use if you pass to him. What makes a goalkeeper better to pass to?
      Regards

    15. hey. i wanted to know who you thought would be a better investment: casillas or sergio ramos. currently i have diego alves and pepe and pique in the positions

    16. Including IF or UP cards that are cheaper than Bale or Messi, who is your 3rd choice BBVA ST/CF? (No Bale or Messi) Neymar, Benzema, or someone else? I cross a lot or CAM through ball so if not someone with decent heading then someone faster than 80 pace and decent passing; 60+ should do. I pass between strikers often as well.
      Regards

      • His passing isnt the best, but yes you could use him as a CM. Did you know he started his career as a left full back? He is definitely a well balanced total footballer and now Madrid is playing him as a CDM. Ancelotti seems to believe in his defending skills, so you can too. 🙂 So yes, the most expensive transfer in the history of football (or soccer if you’re from the USA) is very flexible and balanced. Consider his IF card on the right wing if you have the money and perhaps are using a formation with 1 CF/ST and dont cross much (False 9 is a good formation with Messi in the front and Bale on the right) but i wouldnt use the IF card if you need a BBVA ST with a decent head. Bale is your best head with other acceptable stats so you may need his head.
        Regards

    17. Hey,
      (1) I’m also playing a la Liga Team(4-2-3-1), and the problem of my team was the CDM position, so I bought Fabregas and changed his position to CDM. Currently I’m still playing in division 4, and I don’t have a problem with it, but I was wondering if I’ll get problems with his defensive stats as soon as I reach div 1.
      (2) I’m playing Modric on the CAM position, and I was also wondering if it is a better idea to change the positions of Modric and Fabregas.

    18. I know you dislike IF cards. However, i am building many hybrids just to help me build better ones, and i can fit either Bale IF or Robben (since i am just building for fun also IF) in the RM spot with all 10 chem. Looking just at the stats which do you think is better? Also note Bale’s better WF.

        • Thanks. Now i just gotta get the money for the 3rd or 4th most expensive player. Just kidding, cant afford Iniesta, much less IF Bale. But at least Robben has a good chance at TOTW this week. Aduriz SIF is also possible and his IF card has the best head of any forward including Falcao. An SIF for him might out head TOTY Silva, but not Ramos. Also interested in linking Song and Eto’o in my 433 hybrid between BPL and BBVA. Do you think Song is better than Ramires is? Originally planned a hybrid between BPL and Bundesliga with Eto’o and Diouf at front, until i realized Diouf was from Senegal 🙁 note that either choice will be a CM next to Fernandinho and Fabregas which will be next replaced by Iniesta.

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