EA never explained how the chemistry is calculated in FUT. However, we found out and we will show in this page how you can calculate yourself the chemistry in FIFA 18 Ultimate Team.
How is Chemistry Calculated in FIFA 18 Ultimate Team
Step by step how to find out the chemistry in FIFA 18 Ultimate Team
First of all, if you are not familiar with chemistry, please read carefully our chemistry guide. In other hand, if you already know what chemistry is and how it works, you are ready to know how it is calculated.
The chemistry interferes directly with the potential efficiency of the team during the match. More precisely, on the players’ attributes. That way, in the beginning of each match, the players’ attributes are directly affected by their individual chemistry and also by the team’s depending on the chemistry style that is active.
➡️ CHEMISTRY IN-GAME
Before anything else, it is important to know that the chemistry value that is used in game is the weighted average of the individual chemistry (75%) and the squad’s chemistry (25%). Unlike many people think, having individual chemistry values of 10 is much more important than having a value of 100 on the squad’s chemistry display. Even because the individual chemistry doesn’t only weights three quarters of the chemistry utilized on the game, but it also affects directly the chemistry of the squad. In other words, you can say that the attributes that each player starts a match with depend directly on the individual chemistry and partially on the squad’s chemistry. For example: a player with individual chemistry 10 on a squad with team chemistry 90 will play better than a player with individual chemistry 9 on a squad with team chemistry 100 (9.75 > 9.25).
The following equation shows how the chemistry in-game is calculated for each player:
? CHEMISTRY IN-GAME = (INDIVIDUAL CHEMISTRY x 0.75) + (TEAM CHEMISTRY x 0.025)
➡️ TEAM CHEMISTRY
Team Chemistry represents the sum of all the Individual Chemistry values. It varies between 0 and 100.
It can be calculated using the following formula that allows team’s chemistries up to 110. However, in practical terms, any value that is superior to 100 has the same effect as 100.
? TC = IC1 + IC2 + … +IC11
TC is the team’s chemistry
IC is the player’s individual chemistry (to be seen further)
➡️ INDIVIDUAL CHEMISTRY
The Individual Chemistry represents the chemistry of each player. It varies between 0 and 10.
It can be calculated using the following formula that allows individual chemistries up to 12. However, in practical terms, any value that is superior to 10 has the same effect as 10. Being possible, in theory, to get more than chemistry 10, allows other ways to reach the maximum chemistry and increases the diversity of teams with high chemistry.
?IC = PLC + MB + LB
IC is the individual chemistry of a player
PLC is the positioning and links chemistry
MB is the manager bonus
LB is the loyalty bonus
➡️ POSITION AND LINKS CHEMISTRY (PLC)
The PLC depends of the player’s position and of the connections with his teammates. It varies between 0 and 10 and can be known on the following table:
The columns correspond to the four categories of player’s positioning: red if he is in wrong position; orange if he is in an unrelated position; yellow if he is in a related position; green if he is in his natural position. The following table shows all the combinations of possible positions:
The rows correspond to the value L, which measures the links intensity of a player with his team mates, and that can be calculated as follows:
L = Sum of the numerical value of links received from surrounding players / Number of Links
The Numerical value of a link can be:
3 (Hyper Link – Green)
Same Nationality and Club
2 (Strong Link – Green)
Same Club but different Nationality
Same nationality and League but different Club
1 (Weak Link – Orange)
Same League but different Nationality and Club
Same Nationality but different League
0 (Dead Link – Red)
Different Club, League and Nationality.
➡️ MANAGER BONUS (MB)
The main Managers increase the Individual Chemistry by 1 point for every player that has a matching nation or a matching league. However, the Individual boost of players with the same league and nation is 1. The bonus can not be higher than 1, so matching an individual player’s league and nation is not important.
➡️ LOYALTY BONUS (LB)
Loyalty increases the Individual Chemistry by 1 point for every player that has pulled from a pack (first owner) or has played 10 matches. However, the Individual Chemistry boost of first owners cards with more than 10 matches is 1. The bonus can not be higher than 1, so getting these two thing is not important.
It’s easy to calculate the FIFA chemistry but we will look to an example to make things even more clear.
Imagine that we are trying to place Lacazette as LM on our 4-4-2 Premier League squad. How much individual chemistry he will get? Let’s find out the best we can do.
The first thing to do is to see in the table of positions which ones have something to do with LM. Applying ST-CF, CF-CAM and CAM-CM cards, he will become a CM, an unrelated position to LM (orange). He has two strong links (the same nation and same league of Kanté and Pogba) and two weak links (same league with Lukaku and Rose), in four links possible. It means that L = (2+2+1+1)/4 > 1.5. So, looking this L on the orange column of the PLC table, we find that Lacazette chemistry is 5, without bonuses. He didn’t needed so many good connections since he would get the same chemistry even if L was 1, in other words, even if he only got weak links or even if he only got two strong links. With a manager from Premier League and playing more than 10 matches, he gets two extra chemistry points (from 5 to 7).