FC 25 Chemistry measures if players are playing in their natural positions and how well they relate to each other and their manager.
FC 25 Chemistry

Chemistry Impact

FC 25 Chemistry is a crucial factor in determining the performance of your players. It indicates how effectively a player will perform during matches. The higher the chemistry, the better their performance will be.

Each player can have between zero and three Chemistry Points, which are represented by blue diamonds filled up on their item. The attributes influenced by the active chemistry style will receive a small, medium, or full boost based on the number of points a player has. If a player has no chemistry points, their performance will be based solely on the stats listed on their item, without any negative impact.

FC 25 Chemistry measures several factors that are considered important enough to affect the performance of a player:

  • Positioning;
  • Familiarity with the teammates;
  • Familiarity with the manager.
Some special cards may have certain rules that override all or some of these factors, allowing players to have better chemistry even if they do not meet the requirements.


Positioning is a mandatory requirement for chemistry. Only a player who is playing in his preferred positions can enable it. If it is not the case, his chemistry will be zero, and he won’t be taken into consideration for the teammate’s chemistry.

In Ultimate Team, a player can have up to three preferred positions where he can play without impacting chemistry. All you need to do is to check if the active position is the one where he is playing.
FC 24 Chemistry Points

Relation with the other Players

If a player in your starting XI is playing in his preferred position, he will be able to earn up to three chemistry points, depending on how many players in your Starting XI share the same country, league and club:

  • +1 when 2 players are from the same club or country;
  • +1 when 3 players are from the same league;
  • +2 when 4 players are from the same club;
  • +2 when 5 players are from the same country or league;
  • +3 when 7 players are from the same club;
  • +3 when 8 players are from the same country or league.
Your players influence the chemistry of others in the Starting XI, regardless of their position on the field. Additionally, women’s footballers can form connections with men’s footballers who share the same nationality and/or play for their affiliated club.

Icons and Heroes always have three chemistry points when playing in their preferred positions, regardless of the rest of the squad. Icons also contribute two increments towards their country chemistry threshold and one increment to every league, while Heroes contribute one for the nation and two for the league.

Relation with the Manager

Every player sharing the same nationality or league as the active manager gains an additional chemistry point. This manager bonus is capped at one point, even if a player belongs to both the same country and league as the manager. If necessary, you can align the league of the manager with the player’s league by using a league modifier card.
Frequently Asked Questions
FC 25 Chemistry gauges the familiarity of players with their positions, teammates, and manager. Enhanced chemistry results in attribute improvements for the player.
So far, no changes were reported.
Women only link to men through club and country, but not league.
Optimal chemistry is attained when all players have individual chemistry ratings of 3. If this isn’t feasible, it’s advisable to ensure none of them fall below a rating of 2. Building a team around a single league or nationality simplifies achieving this, provided all players are positioned correctly.
Every player can earn up to three chemistry points based on their positioning, relationship with teammates, and the manager.
A player in your Starting XI can only increase their chemistry score and exceed zero when they are positioned in their Preferred Position. Additionally, a player in your Starting XI will only contribute to the chemistry thresholds for the squad when they are playing in their preferred position.
A player in your starting XI, positioned in their preferred role, will contribute one increment to their club, country/region, and league chemistry thresholds. By including players in your starting XI who match the club, country/region, or league of other players in your starting lineup, you will reach chemistry thresholds that result in the addition of chemistry points for those corresponding players.
Substituted players will not receive any attribute boosts from the Chemistry system. It’s worth noting that negative attributes have been removed since FUT 23. Therefore, even at 0 Chemistry, players will perform based on their base attributes.
After an Ultimate Team match has started, any adjustments made to formations, tactics, or player positions via team management will not impact the Chemistry of your Starting XI players.