FIFA 17 Ligue 1 Squad Guide

FIFA 17 Ligue 1 Squad Guide

 
 

For all those players who plan to build a FIFA 17 Ligue 1 squad, we’ve conducted an extensive analysis on the best players.

Here is our guide to the top French league in FIFA 17 Ultimate Team.

 
 
 
 

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Introduction to the FIFA 17 Ligue 1 Squad Guide

 

Building a team is the biggest challenge in FIFA 17 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 17. 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 17 Ligue 1 squad. Even the players that already have a team based in this league, could take out some valuable conclusions from this guide that could help you make your team even better.

We received thousands of comments about similar guides that we have published in previous years. Most of them have asked us to help improve their teams and the players they had. It’s important that the readers understand that this guide is simply guidance. It’s a theme too vast and the player combinations are almost infinite. Besides, there are various factors that influence the choices, like one’s style of play, the formations used, the available budget, the preferences or even the time spent playing. There’s still one uncertain component: a good player for someone might not be for another. If there was a better team everyone would fight to get it. Part of the fun of FIFA 17 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 Ligue 1 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).
    Fluctuation of Prices
    In the chapter where FIFA 17 Ligue 1 squads are suggested, we added a link where you can check anytime the updated prices.

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Best FIFA 17 Ligue 1 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.

Ruffier is the most popular Ligue 1 goalkeeper.

 

MOST HIGH-RATED GOALKEEPERS
Stéphane Ruffier 85 ASSE FRA
Vincent Enyeama 83 LOSC Lille NIG
Kevin Trapp 83 Paris-SG GER
Anthony Lopes 83 OL POR
Danijel Subašić 83 AS Monaco CRO
Benoît Costil 82 Stade Rennais FRA
Cédric Carrasso 81 Girondins de Bx FRA
Alphonse Areola 81 Paris-SG FRA
Benjamin Lecomte 79 FC Lorient FRA
Morgan De Sanctis 78 AS Monaco ITA


 

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.

Enyeama is the goalkeeper with best reflexes in the world. Nobody is better than him.

 

GOALKEEPERS WITH BEST REFLEXES
Vincent Enyeama 90 LOSC Lille NIG
Stéphane Ruffier 87 ASSE FRA
Anthony Lopes 87 OL POR
Kevin Trapp 85 Paris-SG GER
Alphonse Areola 85 Paris-SG FRA
Benoît Costil 84 Stade Rennais FRA
Danijel Subašić 83 AS Monaco CRO
Benjamin Lecomte 83 FC Lorient FRA
Cédric Carrasso 82 Girondins de Bx FRA
Jean-Louis Leca 81 SC Bastia FRA


 

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

In this attribute, it is Anthony Lopes the best one.

 

GOALKEEPER WITH BEST DIVING
Anthony Lopes 86 OL POR
Alphonse Areola 84 Paris-SG FRA
Kevin Trapp 83 Paris-SG GER
Stéphane Ruffier 82 ASSE FRA
Danijel Subašić 82 AS Monaco CRO
Benoît Costil 82 Stade Rennais FRA
Benjamin Lecomte 81 FC Lorient FRA
Geoffrey Jourdren 80 Montpellier HSC FRA
Vincent Enyeama 78 LOSC Lille NIG
Cédric Carrasso 78 Girondins de Bx FRA


 

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.

Danijel Subašić is the tallest goalkeeper, 11cm taller than Jean-Louis Leca, the shortest one.

 

TALLEST GOALKEEPERS
Danijel Subašić 191 / 6′3″ AS Monaco CRO
Alphonse Areola 191 / 6′3″ Paris-SG FRA
Morgan De Sanctis 190 / 6′3″ AS Monaco ITA
Kevin Trapp 189 / 6′2″ Paris-SG GER
Rémy Riou 189 / 6′2″ FC Nantes FRA
Stéphane Ruffier 188 / 6′2″ ASSE FRA
Benoît Costil 188 / 6′2″ Stade Rennais FRA
Cédric Carrasso 187 / 6′2″ Girondins de Bx FRA
Benjamin Lecomte 186 / 6′1″ FC Lorient FRA
Rémy Vercoutre 185 / 6′1″ SM Caen FRA


 

In our opinion, Ruffier is the best goalkeeper of Ligue 1. He has the best handling and positioning stats of this league.

Anthony Lopes is also a good choice. He is almost as good as Ruffier.

Areola, Trapp and Enyeama are all decent choices for low budget teams. Areola is much taller than Enyema and that can make a big difference in-game. Subašić and Costil are the next goalkeepers of our list.


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GOALKEEPERS

Best Players
#1 Stéphane Ruffier
#2 Anthony Lopes
#3 Alphonse Areola
#4 Kevin Trapp
#5 Vincent Enyeama

Economic Choice
Anthony Lopes

 
 

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Best FIFA 17 Ligue 1 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.

Thiago Silva is the centre back with best reputation in Ligue 1.

 

HIGHEST RATED CENTRE BACKS
Thiago Silva 89 Paris-SG BRA
Kamil Glik 83 AS Monaco POL
Marquinhos 82 Paris-SG BRA
Loïc Perrin 82 ASSE FRA
Nicolas Nkoulou 81 OL CAM
Mapou Yanga-M’Biwa 81 OL FRA
Dante 80 OGC Nice BRA
Hilton 79 Montpellier HSC BRA
Paul Baysse 78 OGC Nice FRA
Andrea Raggi 78 AS Monaco ITA
Mexer 78 Stade Rennais MOZ
Renato Civelli 78 LOSC Lille ARG
Milan Biševac 77 FC Metz SRB
Nicolas Pallois 77 Girondins de Bx FRA
Marko Baša 77 LOSC Lille MON


 

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.

Thiago Silva is the player with best defending stat in the world.

 

CENTRE BACKS WITH BEST DEFENDING
Thiago Silva 90 Paris-SG BRA
Kamil Glik 85 AS Monaco POL
Marquinhos 84 Paris-SG BRA
Loïc Perrin 84 ASSE FRA
Mapou Yanga-M’Biwa 81 OL FRA
Dante 80 OGC Nice BRA
Hilton 80 Montpellier HSC BRA
Nicolas Nkoulou 79 OL CAM
Mexer 79 Stade Rennais MOZ
Paul Baysse 78 OGC Nice FRA
Andrea Raggi 78 AS Monaco ITA
Renato Civelli 78 LOSC Lille ARG
Romain Thomas 78 Angers SCO FRA
Damien Da Silva 78 SM Caen FRA
Jemerson 78 AS Monaco BRA


 

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 Florentin Pogba is the strongest one.

 

CENTRE BACKS WITH BEST PHYSICAL
Florentin Pogba 85 ASSE GUI
Kamil Glik 82 AS Monaco POL
Nicolas Pallois 82 Girondins de Bx FRA
Loïc Perrin 80 ASSE FRA
Thiago Silva 79 Paris-SG BRA
Mapou Yanga-M’Biwa 79 OL FRA
Renato Civelli 79 LOSC Lille ARG
Maxime Le Marchand 79 OGC Nice FRA
Wesley Lautoa 79 FC Lorient NCA
Diego Carlos 79 FC Nantes BRA
Marko Baša 78 LOSC Lille MON
Mexer 77 Stade Rennais MOZ
Paul Baysse 77 OGC Nice FRA
Oswaldo Vizcarrondo 77 FC Nantes VEN
Marquinhos 76 Paris-SG BRA


 

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.

Only Maxime Le Marchand and Nkoulou are faster than Thiago Silva.

 

CENTRE BACKS WITH BEST PACE
Maxime Le Marchand 77 OGC Nice FRA
Nicolas Nkoulou 76 OL CAM
Thiago Silva 74 Paris-SG BRA
Marquinhos 73 Paris-SG BRA
Mapou Yanga-M’Biwa 72 OL FRA
Tomáš Hubočan 71 OM SVK
Loïc Perrin 70 ASSE FRA
Mexer 69 Stade Rennais MOZ
Diego Carlos 69 FC Nantes BRA
Christophe Kerbrat 68 EA Guingamp FRA
Florentin Pogba 67 ASSE GUI
Jemerson 67 AS Monaco BRA
Paul Baysse 65 OGC Nice FRA
Nicolas Pallois 64 Girondins de Bx FRA
Wesley Lautoa 64 FC Lorient NCA


 

Thiago Silva is the obvious first choice for this position. He is one of the best centre backs in the world. His weakness is the high attacking work rate.

Now that David Luiz is not in Ligue 1 anymore, Perrin is our second choice. He’s fast, has good defensive skills and a great physical.

Marquinhos, Yanga-M’Biwa, Le Marchand and Nkoulou are all decent choices for low budget squads.


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CENTRE BACKS

Best Players
#1 Thiago Silva
#2 Loïc Perrin
#3 Marquinhos
#4 Mapou Yanga-M’Biwa
#5 Maxime Le Marchand

Economic Choice
Loïc Perrin

 
 

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Best FIFA 17 Ligue 1 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.

Serge Aurier is the most popular right back playing in Ligue 1.

 

HIGHEST RATED RIGHT BACKS
Serge Aurier 83 Paris-SG IVC
Christophe Jallet 79 OL FRA
Rafael 78 OL BRA
Ricardo Pereira 78 OGC Nice POR
Thomas Meunier 77 Paris-SG BEL
Sébastien Corchia 77 LOSC Lille FRA
Romain Danzé 75 Stade Rennais FRA
Youssouf Sabaly 75 Girondins de Bx FRA


 

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

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

In France, no one defends as well as Aurier.

 

RIGHT BACKS WITH BEST DEFENDING
Serge Aurier 80 Paris-SG IVC
Christophe Jallet 77 OL FRA
Romain Danzé 77 Stade Rennais FRA
Ricardo Pereira 76 OGC Nice POR
Sébastien Corchia 76 LOSC Lille FRA
Rafael 74 OL BRA
Youssouf Sabaly 74 Girondins de Bx FRA
Thomas Meunier 73 Paris-SG BEL


 

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 17.

In Ligue 1, only Ricardo Pereira is faster than Aurier.

 

RIGHT BACKS WITH BEST PACE
Ricardo Pereira 86 OGC Nice POR
Serge Aurier 85 Paris-SG IVC
Rafael 80 OL BRA
Youssouf Sabaly 77 Girondins de Bx FRA
Thomas Meunier 76 Paris-SG BEL
Sébastien Corchia 75 LOSC Lille FRA
Christophe Jallet 74 OL FRA
Romain Danzé 68 Stade Rennais FRA


 

Serge Aurier is undoubtedly the best right back playing on Ligue 1. He has the best defensive and physical stats.

Ricardo Pereira is the best alternative to him. He is the fastest right back and also our economic choice.

Rafael, Meunier and Jallet are the three decent choices for low budget teams.


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RIGHT BACKS

Best Players
#1 Serge Aurier
#2 Ricardo Pereira
#3 Rafael
#4 Thomas Meunier
#5 Christophe Jallet

Economic Choice
Ricardo Pereira


 
 
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Best FIFA 17 Ligue 1 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.

Kurzawa is the most used Ligue 1 left back by Ultimate Team fans.

 

HIGHEST RATED LEFT BACKS
Layvin Kurzawa 81 Paris-SG FRA
Maxwell 79 Paris-SG BRA
Djibril Sidibé 79 AS Monaco FRA
Henri Bedimo 77 OM CAM
Jérémy Morel 76 OL FRA
Marçal 76 EA Guingamp BRA
Cheikh M’Bengue 75 ASSE SEN
Julian Palmieri 75 LOSC Lille FRA
Afonso Figueiredo 75 Stade Rennais POR
Ludovic Baal 75 Stade Rennais FRA


 

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

 

LEFT BACKS WITH BEST DEFENDING
Layvin Kurzawa 79 Paris-SG FRA
Djibril Sidibé 77 AS Monaco FRA
Jérémy Morel 77 OL FRA
Maxwell 76 Paris-SG BRA
Henri Bedimo 76 OM CAM
Cheikh M’Bengue 75 ASSE SEN
Afonso Figueiredo 74 Stade Rennais POR
Ludovic Baal 73 Stade Rennais FRA
Benjamin Mendy 72 AS Monaco FRA
Julian Palmieri 71 LOSC Lille FRA


 

Ludovic Baal is faster than any other left back.

 

LEFT BACKS WITH BEST PACE
Ludovic Baal 82 Stade Rennais FRA
Layvin Kurzawa 79 Paris-SG FRA
Marçal 79 EA Guingamp BRA
Julian Palmieri 79 LOSC Lille FRA
Djibril Sidibé 78 AS Monaco FRA
Afonso Figueiredo 78 Stade Rennais POR
Benjamin Mendy 77 AS Monaco FRA
Henri Bedimo 76 OM CAM
Jérémy Morel 75 OL FRA
Cheikh M’Bengue 74 ASSE SEN


 

Kurzawa is again, in our opinion, the best left back playing in Ligue 1. He’s fast, good dribbler and defends well. Just like Djibril Sidibé, he is a very balanced player.

Maxwell and Bedimo are both decent choices for low budget squads.


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LEFT BACKS

Best Players
#1 Layvin Kurzawa
#2 Djibril Sidibé
#3 Maxwell
#4 Henri Bedimo
#5 Afonso Figueiredo

Economic Choice
Djibril Sidibé


 
 
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Best FIFA 17 Ligue 1 Defensive Midfielder

CDM
 

Many of the FIFA 17 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.

Matuidi is clearly the most popular central defensive midfielder in Ligue 1.

 

HIGHEST RATED CENTRAL DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS
Blaise Matuidi 86 Paris-SG FRA
Grzegorz Krychowiak 84 Paris-SG POL
Lassana Diarra 83 OM FRA
Jérémy Toulalan 83 Girondins de Bx FRA
Thiago Motta 82 Paris-SG ITA
Maxime Gonalons 81 OL FRA
Mathieu Bodmer 79 OGC Nice FRA
Fabinho 79 AS Monaco BRA
Rio Mavuba 77 LOSC Lille FRA
William Vainqueur 77 OM FRA


 

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.

Matuidi and Gonalons are really good choices for teams that want to complicate an opponent’s game in the space between the midfield and the defence.

 

CENTRAL DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS WITH BEST DEFENDING
Blaise Matuidi 83 Paris-SG FRA
Maxime Gonalons 82 OL FRA
Grzegorz Krychowiak 81 Paris-SG POL
Lassana Diarra 81 OM FRA
Jérémy Toulalan 79 Girondins de Bx FRA
Fabinho 79 AS Monaco BRA
Thiago Motta 76 Paris-SG ITA
Mathieu Bodmer 76 OGC Nice FRA
Rio Mavuba 76 LOSC Lille FRA
Jérémy Clément 76 ASSE FRA


 

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.

Krychowiak is the best on this side.

 

CENTRAL DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS WITH BEST PHYSICAL
Grzegorz Krychowiak 87 Paris-SG POL
Blaise Matuidi 84 Paris-SG FRA
Thiago Motta 82 Paris-SG ITA
Maxime Gonalons 82 OL FRA
Jérémy Toulalan 81 Girondins de Bx FRA
William Vainqueur 81 OM FRA
Gelson Fernandes 81 Stade Rennais SUI
Fabinho 79 AS Monaco BRA
Younousse Sankharé 79 LOSC Lille SEN
Lassana Diarra 77 OM FRA


 

Blaise Matuidi is our first choice for this position. He is a very balanced player, who has the best defending stats, an amazing stamina (94) and a good work rate to play everywhere.

The strengh of Krychowiak is crucial to make him the best alternative to Matuidi. Diarra is also a very interesting player.

Thiago Motta and Toulalan are too slow to be seletecd to this top 5.


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CENTRE DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS

Best Players
#1 Blaise Matuidi
#2 Grzegorz Krychowiak
#3 Lassana Diarra
#4 Maxime Gonalons
#5 Fabinho

Economic Choice
Grzegorz Krychowiak


 
 
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Best FIFA 17 Ligue 1 Centre Midfielders

CM | CAM
 

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.

Verratti and Pastore are the two most popular midfieldes in Ligue 1.

 

HIGHEST RATED CENTRE MIDFIELDERS
Marco Verratti 85 Paris-SG ITA
Javier Pastore 85 Paris-SG ARG
Hatem Ben Arfa 84 Paris-SG FRA
João Moutinho 83 AS Monaco POR
Rémy Cabella 80 OM FRA
Ryad Boudebouz 79 Montpellier HSC ALG
Jean Michaël Seri 79 OGC Nice IVC
Sergi Darder 79 OL ESP
Younès Belhanda 79 OGC Nice MOR
Vincent Koziello 79 OGC Nice FRA
Adrien Rabiot 78 Paris-SG FRA
Morgan Sanson 78 Montpellier HSC FRA
Yoann Gourcuff 78 Stade Rennais FRA
Corentin Tolisso 78 OL FRA
Henri Saivet 78 ASSE SEN


 

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.

Verratti, Pastore and Moutinho have great passing stat.

 

CENTRE MIDFIELDERS WITH BEST PASSING
Javier Pastore 84 Paris-SG ARG
Marco Verratti 83 Paris-SG ITA
João Moutinho 83 AS Monaco POR
Clément Grenier 81 OL FRA
Ryad Boudebouz 80 Montpellier HSC ALG
Younès Belhanda 80 OGC Nice MOR
Yoann Gourcuff 80 Stade Rennais FRA
Hatem Ben Arfa 79 Paris-SG FRA
Henri Saivet 79 ASSE SEN
Jaroslav Plašil 79 Girondins de Bx CZ
Jean Michaël Seri 78 OGC Nice IVC
Vincent Koziello 78 OGC Nice FRA
Etienne Didot 78 EA Guingamp FRA
Sylvain Marveaux 77 FC Lorient FRA
Mounir Obbadi 77 LOSC Lille MOR


 

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

Ben Arfa has the best dribbling in the midfield of the French stadiums.

 

CENTRE MIDFIELDERS WITH BEST DRIBBLING
Hatem Ben Arfa 88 Paris-SG FRA
Marco Verratti 87 Paris-SG ITA
Javier Pastore 86 Paris-SG ARG
Rémy Cabella 83 OM FRA
João Moutinho 82 AS Monaco POR
Younès Belhanda 82 OGC Nice MOR
Ryad Boudebouz 81 Montpellier HSC ALG
Yoann Gourcuff 81 Stade Rennais FRA
Óscar Trejo 81 Toulouse FC ARG
Sergi Darder 80 OL ESP
Henri Saivet 80 ASSE SEN
Vincent Koziello 79 OGC Nice FRA
Sylvain Marveaux 79 FC Lorient FRA
Jean Michaël Seri 78 OGC Nice IVC
Clément Grenier 77 OL FRA


 

Ben Arfa is undoubtedly the best player for this position. He has an amazing cocktail of dribbling, passing, shooting and pace. Besides that, he is one of the strongest midfielders. Not convinced yet? He is a 5 star skiller and a penalty specialist. If you don’t have enough coins to buy him, try Pastore.

If you need someone available to attack but also to defend, you should give a chance to Verratti and Moutinho.


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CENTRE MIDFIELDERS

Best Players
#1 Hatem Ben Arfa
#2 Javier Pastore
#3 Marco Verratti
#4 João Moutinho
#5 Henri Saivet

Economic Choice
João Moutinho


 
 
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Best FIFA 17 Ligue 1 Right Wingers

RM | RW | RF
 

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

Di Maria has left the centre of the midfield to become the most rated right winger of the French league.

 

HIGHEST RATED RIGHT WINGERS
Ángel Di María 87 Paris-SG ARG
Lucas 82 Paris-SG BRA
Bernardo Silva 81 AS Monaco POR
Nabil Fekir 81 OL FRA
Mathieu Valbuena 79 OL FRA
Thomas Lemar 78 AS Monaco FRA
Romain Hamouma 78 ASSE FRA
Romain Alessandrini 77 OM FRA
Kamil Grosicki 77 Stade Rennais POL
Rachid Ghezzal 77 OL ALG


 

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.

Lucas is by far the fastet right winger of this league.

 

FASTEST RIGHT WINGERS
Lucas 93 Paris-SG BRA
Romain Alessandrini 89 OM FRA
Yannis Salibur 89 EA Guingamp FRA
Kamil Grosicki 88 Stade Rennais POL
Ángel Di María 87 Paris-SG ARG
Pedro Henrique 85 Stade Rennais BRA
Nabil Fekir 83 OL FRA
Mathieu Valbuena 83 OL FRA
Nabil Dirar 82 AS Monaco MOR
Florian Thauvin 81 OM FRA


 

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.

Di Maria and Fékir are the right wingers with best dribbling stats.

 

RIGH WINGERS WITH BEST DRIBBLING
Ángel Di María 87 Paris-SG ARG
Nabil Fekir 87 OL FRA
Lucas 86 Paris-SG BRA
Bernardo Silva 83 AS Monaco POR
Mathieu Valbuena 82 OL FRA
Florian Thauvin 81 OM FRA
Thomas Lemar 80 AS Monaco FRA
Rachid Ghezzal 80 OL ALG
Marcos Lopes 80 LOSC Lille POR
Romain Hamouma 79 ASSE FRA


 

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 offer good quality passing.

 

RIGHT WINGERS WITH BEST PASSING
Ángel Di María 84 Paris-SG ARG
Bernardo Silva 78 AS Monaco POR
Mathieu Valbuena 78 OL FRA
Yann Jouffre 78 FC Metz FRA
Romain Hamouma 77 ASSE FRA
Rachid Ghezzal 77 OL ALG
Nabil Fekir 76 OL FRA
Thomas Lemar 76 AS Monaco FRA
Lucas 75 Paris-SG BRA
Florian Thauvin 74 OM FRA


 

To us, and probably to everyone, it is extremely easy to choose the best right winger from Ligue 1: Di Maria. The only exception is if you need someone even faster than him. In that case, Lucas will be perfect.

Fékir is also a quality player that can be used in medium and low squad budgets.


FIFA 17 Ligue 1 Squad Guide for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team

RIGHT MIDFIELDERS

Best Players
#1 Ángel Di Maria
#2 Lucas
#3 Nabil Fekir
#4 Kamil Grosicki
#5 Bernardo Silva

Economic Choice
Nabil Fekir


 
 
FIFA 17 Ligue 1 Squad Guide for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team - RM, RW e RFBest FIFA 17 Ligue 1 Right Wingers

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Best FIFA 17 Ligue 1 Left Wingers

LM | LW | LF
 

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

Jesé and Ntep are the two most popular left wingers playing in Ligue 1.

 

HIGHEST RATED LEFT WINGERS
Jesé 80 Paris-SG ESP
Paul-Georges Ntep 80 Stade Rennais FRA
Eric Bauthéac 76 LOSC Lille FRA
Nicolas Maurice-Belay 75 Girondins de Bx FRA
Jimmy Durmaz 75 Toulouse FC SWE
Maxwel Cornet 75 OL FRA
Kévin Monnet-Paquet 75 ASSE FRA


 

Ntep is the fastest left winger playing in France.

 

LEFT WINGERS WITH BEST PACE
Paul-Georges Ntep 91 Stade Rennais FRA
Jesé 86 Paris-SG ESP
Maxwel Cornet 86 OL FRA
Jimmy Durmaz 84 Toulouse FC SWE
Kévin Monnet-Paquet 84 ASSE FRA
Eric Bauthéac 81 LOSC Lille FRA
Nicolas Maurice-Belay 81 Girondins de Bx FRA


 

Ntep and Jesé (again) are the most highlighted left wingers in this chapter.

 
 

LEFT WINGERS WITH BEST DRIBBLING
Jesé 84 Paris-SG ESP
Paul-Georges Ntep 83 Stade Rennais FRA
Eric Bauthéac 78 LOSC Lille FRA
Maxwel Cornet 78 OL FRA
Jimmy Durmaz 78 Toulouse FC SWE
Kévin Monnet-Paquet 74 ASSE FRA
Nicolas Maurice-Belay 74 Girondins de Bx FRA


 

Ntep and Durmaz are the left wingers with best passing in this league.

 
 

LEFT WINGERS WITH BEST PASSING
Paul-Georges Ntep 74 Stade Rennais FRA
Jimmy Durmaz 74 Toulouse FC SWE
Eric Bauthéac 73 LOSC Lille FRA
Nicolas Maurice-Belay 73 Girondins de Bx FRA
Jesé 72 Paris-SG ESP
Kévin Monnet-Paquet 71 ASSE FRA
Maxwel Cornet 64 OL FRA


 

Ntep is the best left winger playing in Ligue 1. He is extremely fast and has a great dribbling, something so important for this position.

Jesé is the best alternative. He has worse pace, physical and work rates than Ntep but he is still a good player.

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FIFA 17 Ligue 1 Squad Guide for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team

LEFT MIDFIELDERS

Best Players
#1 Paul-Georges Ntep
#2 Jesé
#3 Jimmy Durmaz
#4 Kévin Monnet-Paquet
#5 Maxwel Cornet

Economic Choice
Paul-Georges Ntep


 
 
FIFA 17 Ligue 1 Squad Guide for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team - LM, LW e LFBest FIFA 17 Ligue 1 Left Wingers

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Best FIFA 17 Ligue 1 Forwards

CF | ST
 

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

Now that Zlatan signed by Manchester United, Lacazette and Cavani are more important than ever in the attack of the Ligue 1.

 

HIGHEST RATED FORWARDS
Alexandre Lacazette 85 OL FRA
Edinson Cavani 85 Paris-SG URU
Falcao 81 AS Monaco COL
Valère Germain 79 AS Monaco FRA
Jérémy Ménez 79 Girondins de Bx FRA
Mario Balotelli 79 OGC Nice ITA
Martin Braithwaite 78 Toulouse FC DEN
Benjamin Moukandjo 78 FC Lorient CAM
Diego Rolán 78 Girondins de Bx URU
Bafétimbi Gomis 78 OM FRA
Alassane Pléa 77 OGC Nice FRA
Éder 77 LOSC Lille POR
Nicolas De Préville 77 LOSC Lille FRA
Giovanni Sio 76 Stade Rennais IVC
Jimmy Briand 76 EA Guingamp FRA


 

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.

Cavani and Lacazette are two strikers with best shooting in this league.

 

FORWARDS WITH BEST SHOOTING
Edinson Cavani 83 Paris-SG URU
Alexandre Lacazette 82 OL FRA
Falcao 80 AS Monaco COL
Valère Germain 80 AS Monaco FRA
Mario Balotelli 80 OGC Nice ITA
Bafétimbi Gomis 80 OM FRA
Alassane Pléa 79 OGC Nice FRA
Jérémy Ménez 77 Girondins de Bx FRA
Diego Rolán 77 Girondins de Bx URU
Éder 77 LOSC Lille POR
Martin Braithwaite 76 Toulouse FC DEN
Benjamin Moukandjo 76 FC Lorient CAM
Giovanni Sio 76 Stade Rennais IVC
Nicolas De Préville 75 LOSC Lille FRA
Jimmy Briand 74 EA Guingamp FRA


 

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.

Éder, the new Portugal national hero, is who has the best physical stat in Ligue 1.

 

FORWARDS WITH BEST PHYSICAL
Éder 81 LOSC Lille POR
Edinson Cavani 80 Paris-SG URU
Martin Braithwaite 78 Toulouse FC DEN
Alexandre Lacazette 76 OL FRA
Robert Berić 76 ASSE SVN
Giovanni Sio 75 Stade Rennais IVC
Jimmy Briand 75 EA Guingamp FRA
Mevlüt Erdinç 75 FC Metz TUR
Mario Balotelli 74 OGC Nice ITA
Bafétimbi Gomis 74 OM FRA
Falcao 72 AS Monaco COL
Valère Germain 67 AS Monaco FRA
Alassane Pléa 67 OGC Nice FRA
Nolan Roux 67 ASSE FRA
Diego Rolán 64 Girondins de Bx URU


 

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.

Benjamin Moukandjo is the fastest striker playing in France.

 

FORWARDS WITH BEST PACE
Benjamin Moukandjo 91 FC Lorient CAM
Alexandre Lacazette 86 OL FRA
Jérémy Ménez 86 Girondins de Bx FRA
Martin Braithwaite 85 Toulouse FC DEN
Nicolas De Préville 84 LOSC Lille FRA
Giovanni Sio 83 Stade Rennais IVC
Billy Ketkeophomphone 82 Angers SCO FRA
Valère Germain 79 AS Monaco FRA
Alassane Pléa 79 OGC Nice FRA
Diego Rolán 78 Girondins de Bx URU
Mario Balotelli 77 OGC Nice ITA
Éder 77 LOSC Lille POR
Jimmy Briand 77 EA Guingamp FRA
Edinson Cavani 76 Paris-SG URU
Nolan Roux 73 ASSE FRA


 

Two years ago, Lacazette was our economic choice. Last year, he was the best alternative to Zlatan. This year he is the best striker of Ligue 1. If you want the best of the best, you have to buy him.

If you don’t have enough coins to buy him, use Cavani. He is a great striker.

Braithwaite and Éder are decent forwards for low budget squads while Falcão is too slow to be in our choices.


FIFA 17 Ligue 1 Squad Guide for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team

FORWARDS

Best Players
#1 Alexandre Lacazette
#2 Edinson Cavani
#3 Martin Braithwaite
#4 Éder
#5 Mario Balotelli

Economic Choice
Martin Braithwaite


 
 
FIFA 17 Ligue 1 Squad Guide for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team - CF e STBest FIFA 17 Ligue 1 Forwards

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

FIFA 17 Ligue 1 Squad 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 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 17 Ligue 1 Squad with Unlimited Budget

 

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First Squad
 

GK: Stéphane Ruffier
RB: Serge Aurier
CBR: Thiago Silva
CBL: Loïc Perrin
LB: Layvin Kurzawa
CDM: Blaise Matuidi
RM: Ángel Di María
LM: Paul-Georges Ntep
CAM: Hatem Ben Arfa
STR: Alexandre Lacazette
STL: Edinson Cavani

Substitutes and Reserves
 

GK: Anthony Lopes
RB: Ricardo Pereira
CB: Marquinhos
CB: Mapou Yanga-M’Biwa
LB: Djibril Sidibé
CDM: Grzegorz Krychowiak
RM: Lucas
LM: Jesé
CAM: Javier Pastore
ST: Martin Braithwaite
ST: Éder

 
 
Budget
November 2016
 

Playstation 4: 300k coins
Xbox One: 250k coins

 
 
Updated Prices

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Summary

The choice for this team’s players was based on the analysis made previously.

Your goal will be in safe hands with Ruffier.

Thiago Silva, Aurier and Kurzawa are the three untouchables in the defence. The only player that hasn’t his place in this team guaranteed is Perrin.

Matuidi is one of the most loved players of the Ligue 1. We love his high/high work rates and amazing stamina. In front of him, Ben Arfa is one of the good surprises this year.

On the wings, Di Maria and Ntep don’t have many competition. On the attack, Lacazette is the top-scorer of any Ligue 1 team, while Cavani is the best alternative to him.

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 17 Ligue 1 Squad with Medium Budget

 

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First Squad
 

GK: Stéphane Ruffier
RB: Serge Aurier
CBR: Loïc Perrin
CBL: Marquinhos
LB: Layvin Kurzawa
CMR: Javier Pastore
CMC: Grzegorz Krychowiak
CML: Marco Verratti
RW: Lucas
LW: Paul-Georges Ntep
ST: Edinson Cavani

Substitutes and Reserves
 

GK: Anthony Lopes
RB: Ricardo Pereira
CB: Maxime Le Marchand
CB: Mapou Yanga-M’Biwa
LB: Djibril Sidibé
CM: Lassana Diarra
CM: Henri Saivet
CM: João Moutinho
RW: Nabil Fékir
LW: Jesé
ST: Martin Braithwaite

 
 
Budget
November 2016
 

Playstation 4: 30k coins
Xbox One: 25k coins

 
 
Updated Prices

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

 
 
Summary

The choices for this more affordable team players was based on analysis made previously.

Many players of the previous team are affordable to be used in the medium budget squad. That’s the case of Ruffier, Aurier, Kurzawa, Perrin and Ntep.

On the defence, the only player that lost his place was Thiago SIlva. Marquinhos is far from his quality.

Since Matuidi is not available to this team, the central midfield position has to be of Krychowiak. He builds up the first barrier between your goal line and the opponent, making his physicality attributes count. Pastore and Verratti complete the midfield.

In the attack, the wingers Lucas and Ntep have the mission to assist Cavani.

If you still have some room in your budget, Matuidi is the player that would improve this squad a lot. If you have enough coins to buy Lacazette, do it as soon as possible.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FIFA 17 Ligue 1 with Low Budget

 

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First Squad
 

GK: Anthony Lopes
RB: Ricardo Pereira
CBR: Mapou Yanga-M’Biwa
CBL: Marquinhos
LB: Djibril Sidibé
CMR: Grzegorz Krychowiak
CML: João Moutinho
RM: Kamil Grosicki
LM: Paul-Georges Ntep
STR: Martin Braithwaite
STL: Éder

Substitutes and Reserves
 

GK: Alphonse Areola
RB: Rafael
CB: Nicolas Nkoulou
CB: Maxime Le Marchand
LB: Maxwell
CM: Lassana Diarra
CM: Henri Saivet
RW: Bernardo Silva
LW: Jimmy Dummaz
ST: Mario Balotelli
ST: Valère Germain

 
 
Budget
November 2016
 

Playstation 4: 8k coins
Xbox One: 9k coins

 
 
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 budget team was based on analysis made previously.

In the goal Anthony Lopes is a decent very cheap goalkeeper. Yanga-M’Biwa, Marquinhos, Ricardo Pereira and Sidibé are the four other defenders. Any of them is a great value for money.

On the midfield, Krychowiak and João Moutinho complement each other well. The first one is strong, quick and aggressive, while the second is a player that usually pushes forward to assist his colleagues but also helps the defence. Grosicki and Ntep fill the wings in order to assist Éder and Braithwaite.

 
 
 

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7 thoughts on “FIFA 17 Ligue 1 Squad Guide”

  1. Hello Rodrigo
    Great guide. I use your guides every time I play FUT
    Would you think it would be good to have Ben Arfa as a CM and have Di Maria as CAM

  2. Hello rodrigo. what do you think about krychowiak at centre back? i think he has it all, and playing next to thiago and aurier is pretty good for any player…

  3. I know it’s a lot of work, but you could update it once in a while to include IFs.
    Anyway, it is really good work!

  4. Hey Rodrigo, your analysis are brilliant! I read carefully for the players in Ligue 1 and BPL and implemented the right players in the right positions….and have remained unbeaten. Great work man!

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