FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide

FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide


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

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



Premier League
Centre Backs
Right Backs
Left Backs
Central Defensive Midfielders
Central Midfielders
Central Attacking Midfielders
Right Midfielders
Left Midfielders


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Introduction to the FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide


Building a team is the biggest challenge in FIFA 18 Ultimate Team. It doesn’t need to be the best team, this is because the budget may not allow it, but it needs to be the player’s stature for him to obtain success.

When choosing which players to play with, you will have to look carefully at their attributes. Choosing a team based on ratings is one of the most common mistakes on FUT 18. It’s precisely this aspect that this guide focuses on. For each position, and focusing on the truly important attributes, we’ll show you who are the best athletes to choose.

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

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

All of these steps are necessary to have; or it could mean that the team is not always well built as it could be. This article aims to help those that want to form a FIFA 18 Premier League squad. Even the players that have a EPL team, could take out some valuable conclusions from this guide that could help you make your team even better.

We received thousands of comments about similar guides that we have published in previous years. Most of them have asked us to help improve their teams and the players they had. It’s important that the readers understand that this guide is simply guidance. It’s a theme too vast and the player combinations are almost infinite. Besides, there are various factors that influence the choices, like one’s style of play, the formations used, the available budget, the preferences or even the time spent playing. There’s still one uncertain component: a good player for someone might not be for another. If there was a better team everyone would fight to get it. Part of the fun of FIFA 18 Ultimate Team is this: everyone has their personal club and players.

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

✔️ Only Gold Players
In this guide we didn’t consider silver or bronze player. Most players don’t assume them to be a better option than gold players, so to simplify the guide’s analysis we didn’t include them. In the future we may come to publish guides exclusively talking about these qualities.

✔️ Only Regular Players
In this guide we didn’t consider In Forms (IF). They’re extremely expensive and in most cases are not considered good value for money. They should only be used by players with generous budgets, that already have the best team possible and that want small upgrades.

✔️ Only Normal Players
In this guide we didn’t consider players that have been transferred to other clubs or that have been reviewed (UP). Only players that started their season in the Premier League and with their original attributes were considered.

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

✔️ Position Analysis
To make the comprehension of this guide easier we divided the players in ten distinct groups in order of their original position: Goalkeeper (GK), central backs (CB), right backs (RB and RWB), left backs (LB and LWB), central defensive midfielders (CDM), central midfielders (CM), central attacking midfielders (CAM), right midfielders (RM, RW and RF), left midfielders (LM, LW and LF) and forwards (CF and ST).

✔️ Fluctuation of Prices
In the chapter where FIFA 18 Premier League squads are suggested, we added a link where you can check anytime the updated prices.


Premier League

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

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

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

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

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



Best FIFA 18 Premier League Goalkeepers


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

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


De Gea 90 Manchester United ESP
Thibaut Courtois 89 Chelsea BEL
Hugo Lloris 88 Tottenham Hotspur FRA
Petr Čech 86 Arsenal CZ
Ederson 83 Manchester City BRA
Kasper Schmeichel 83 Leicester City DEN
Orestis Karnezis 82 Watford GRE
Claudio Bravo 82 Manchester City CHI
Asmir Begović 82 Bournemouth BOS
Joe Hart 82 West Ham United ENG
Jack Butland 81 Stoke City ENG
Simon Mignolet 81 Liverpool BEL
Loris Karius 80 Liverpool GER
Tom Heaton 80 Burnley ENG
Sergio Romero 80 Manchester United ARG


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

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


De Gea Manchester United ESP 90
Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur FRA 90
Thibaut Courtois Chelsea BEL 88
Ederson Manchester City BRA 87
Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City DEN 86
Gomes Watford BRA 86
Jack Butland Stoke City ENG 85
Loris Karius Liverpool GER 85
Orestis Karnezis Watford GRE 84
Simon Mignolet Liverpool BEL 84
Łukasz Fabiański Swansea City POL 84
Ben Foster West Bromwich Albion ENG 84
Adrián West Ham United ESP 84
David Ospina Arsenal COL 84
Joe Hart West Ham United ENG 83


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

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


De Gea Manchester United ESP 90
Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur FRA 88
Thibaut Courtois Chelsea BEL 85
Loris Karius Liverpool GER 84
Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City DEN 83
Joe Hart West Ham United ENG 83
Gomes Watford BRA 83
David Ospina Arsenal COL 83
Petr Čech Arsenal CZ 82
Ederson Manchester City BRA 81
Asmir Begović Bournemouth BOS 81
Jack Butland Stoke City ENG 81
Adrián West Ham United ESP 81
Orestis Karnezis Watford GRE 80
Claudio Bravo Manchester City CHI 80


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

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


Fraser Forster Southampton ENG 201 / 6′7″
Thibaut Courtois Chelsea BEL 199 / 6′6″
Asmir Begović Bournemouth BOS 199 / 6′6″
Maarten Stekelenburg Everton NED 197 / 6′6″
Petr Čech Arsenal CZ 196 / 6′5″
Joe Hart West Ham United ENG 196 / 6′5″
Jack Butland Stoke City ENG 196 / 6′5″
Jonas Lössl Huddersfield Town DEN 195 / 6′5″
De Gea Manchester United ESP 193 / 6′4″
Simon Mignolet Liverpool BEL 193 / 6′4″
Ben Foster West Bromwich Albion ENG 193 / 6′4″
Artur Boruc Bournemouth POL 193 / 6′4″
Alex McCarthy Southampton ENG 193 / 6′4″
Sergio Romero Manchester United ARG 192 / 6′4″
Gomes Watford BRA 191 / 6′3″


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

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

FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide


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

Economic Choice
Jack Butland

FIFA 18 Premier League Squad GuideBest FIFA 18 Premier League Goalkeeper



Best FIFA 18 Premier League Centre Backs


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

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


Toby Alderweireld 86 Tottenham Hotspur BEL
David Luiz 86 Chelsea BRA
Azpilicueta 85 Chelsea ESP
Jan Vertonghen 85 Tottenham Hotspur BEL
Vincent Kompany 85 Manchester City BEL
Eric Bailly 84 Manchester United IVC
Shkodran Mustafi 84 Arsenal GER
Laurent Koscielny 84 Arsenal FRA
Gary Cahill 84 Chelsea ENG
Virgil van Dijk 83 Southampton NED
Joel Matip 83 Liverpool CAM
Nicolás Otamendi 83 Manchester City ARG
Antonio Rüdiger 82 Chelsea GER
Eric Dier 82 Tottenham Hotspur ENG
Marcos Rojo 82 Manchester United ARG


On a centre back, two attributes assume particular importance on their performance: defending and physical, which represents strength, stamina, aggression and jumping.

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

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


Toby Alderweireld Tottenham Hotspur BEL 87
Azpilicueta Chelsea ESP 86
Jan Vertonghen Tottenham Hotspur BEL 85
Laurent Koscielny Arsenal FRA 85
Per Mertesacker Arsenal GER 85
David Luiz Chelsea BRA 84
Vincent Kompany Manchester City BEL 84
Eric Bailly Manchester United IVC 84
Gary Cahill Chelsea ENG 84
Joel Matip Liverpool CAM 84
Andreas Christensen Chelsea DEN 84
Shkodran Mustafi Arsenal GER 83
Virgil van Dijk Southampton NED 83
Nicolás Otamendi Manchester City ARG 83
Antonio Rüdiger Chelsea GER 82


The physical attribute shows the old heading capability but also how likely the players are to win game with their body. This is a crucial attribute when looking for the best centre back.

In this chapter, the players from the Premier League are very balanced.


Virgil van Dijk Southampton NED 85
Eric Dier Tottenham Hotspur ENG 85
Mamadou Sakho Crystal Palace FRA 85
Eliaquim Mangala Manchester City FRA 85
Florian Lejeune Newcastle United FRA 85
Eric Bailly Manchester United IVC 84
Ryan Shawcross Stoke City ENG 84
Robert Huth Leicester City GER 84
Vincent Kompany Manchester City BEL 83
Marcos Rojo Manchester United ARG 83
Davinson Sánchez Tottenham Hotspur COL 83
Chris Smalling Manchester United ENG 83
Kurt Zouma Stoke City FRA 83
Michael Keane Everton ENG 82
Dejan Lovren Liverpool CRO 82


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

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


Azpilicueta Chelsea ESP 79
Eric Bailly Manchester United IVC 78
Nathan Aké Bournemouth NED 76
Laurent Koscielny Arsenal FRA 75
Antonio Rüdiger Chelsea GER 74
Chancel Mbemba Newcastle United DRC 74
Virgil van Dijk Southampton NED 73
Christian Kabasele Watford BEL 73
Michael Keane Everton ENG 72
Chris Smalling Manchester United ENG 72
Aleksandar Dragović Leicester City AT 72
Marcos Rojo Manchester United ARG 71
Davinson Sánchez Tottenham Hotspur COL 71
John Stones Manchester City ENG 71
David Luiz Chelsea BRA 70


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

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

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

FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide


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

Economic Choice
Michael Keane


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



Best FIFA 18 Premier League Right Backs


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

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


Kyle Walker 83 Manchester City ENG
Antonio Valencia 83 Manchester United ECU
Nathaniel Clyne 82 Liverpool ENG
Héctor Bellerín 81 Arsenal ESP
Serge Aurier 81 Tottenham Hotspur IVC
Séamus Coleman 81 Everton IRL
Davide Zappacosta 79 Chelsea ITA
Cédric 79 Southampton POR
Victor Moses 79 Chelsea NIG
Pablo Zabaleta 79 West Ham United ARG
Danilo 78 Manchester City BRA
Kieran Trippier 78 Tottenham Hotspur ENG
Mathieu Debuchy 78 Arsenal FRA
Daryl Janmaat 77 Watford NED
Manquillo 76 Newcastle United ESP


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

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

Zabaleta is the player that best fits this aspect.


Pablo Zabaleta West Ham United ARG 81
Kyle Walker Manchester City ENG 80
Nathaniel Clyne Liverpool ENG 80
Séamus Coleman Everton IRL 80
Antonio Valencia Manchester United ECU 78
Serge Aurier Tottenham Hotspur IVC 78
Jesús Gámez Newcastle United ESP 78
Mathieu Debuchy Arsenal FRA 77
Danny Simpson Leicester City ENG 77
Joel Ward Crystal Palace ENG 77
Cédric Southampton POR 76
Kieran Trippier Tottenham Hotspur ENG 76
Danilo Manchester City BRA 76
Craig Dawson West Bromwich Albion ENG 76
Héctor Bellerín Arsenal ESP 75


A flanked game tends to be faster than a game based in the middle of the field. The players that fill these spaces are obligated to be fast, both penetrating defensive and attacking moves of the team. Pace is one of the most important requirements for a good full back. Even in FIFA 18.

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


Héctor Bellerín Arsenal ESP 95
Kyle Walker Manchester City ENG 90
Antonio Valencia Manchester United ECU 87
Serge Aurier Tottenham Hotspur IVC 84
Nathaniel Clyne Liverpool ENG 83
Victor Moses Chelsea NIG 83
Cédric Southampton POR 82
Davide Zappacosta Chelsea ITA 82
Danilo Manchester City BRA 78
Ezequiel Schelotto Brighton & Hove Albion ITA 78
Kieran Trippier Tottenham Hotspur ENG 77
Kiko Femenía Watford ESP 77
Ashley Young Manchester United ENG 77
Manquillo Newcastle United ESP 76
Matthew Lowton Burnley ENG 75


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

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

FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide


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

Economic Choice

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



Best FIFA 18 Premier League Left Backs


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

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


Danny Rose 82 Tottenham Hotspur ENG
Leighton Baines 82 Everton ENG
Marcos Alonso 81 Chelsea ESP
Sead Kolašinac 80 Arsenal BOS
Daley Blind 80 Manchester United NED
Matteo Darmian 80 Manchester United ITA
Nacho Monreal 80 Arsenal ESP
James Milner 80 Liverpool ENG
Ryan Bertrand 80 Southampton ENG
Luke Shaw 79 Manchester United ENG
Jose Holebas 78 Watford GRE
Ben Davies 78 Tottenham Hotspur WAL
Benjamin Mendy 78 Manchester City FRA
Kieran Gibbs 78 West Bromwich Albion ENG


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


Name Club Nationality DEF
Danny Rose Tottenham Hotspur ENG 81
Leighton Baines Everton ENG 80
Daley Blind Manchester United NED 80
Matteo Darmian Manchester United ITA 80
Nacho Monreal Arsenal ESP 80
Ryan Bertrand Southampton ENG 79
Sead Kolašinac Arsenal BOS 78
Ben Davies Tottenham Hotspur WAL 78
Allan Nyom West Bromwich Albion CAM 78
Erik Pieters Stoke City NED 78
Marcos Alonso Chelsea ESP 77
Kieran Gibbs West Bromwich Albion ENG 77
James Milner Liverpool ENG 76
Luke Shaw Manchester United ENG 76
Jose Holebas Watford GRE 76


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


Alberto Moreno Liverpool ESP 88
Arthur Masuaku West Ham United DRC 86
Patrick van Aanholt Crystal Palace NED 86
Luke Shaw Manchester United ENG 82
Benjamin Mendy Manchester City FRA 82
Abdul Rahman Baba Chelsea GHA 82
Martin Olsson Swansea City SWE 82
Danny Rose Tottenham Hotspur ENG 81
Jose Holebas Watford GRE 80
Andrew Robertson Liverpool SCO 80
Ryan Bertrand Southampton ENG 79
Kieran Gibbs West Bromwich Albion ENG 79
Sead Kolašinac Arsenal BOS 78
Marvin Zeegelaar Watford NED 78
Marcos Alonso Chelsea ESP 77


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

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

FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide


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

Economic Choice
Arthur Masuaku

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



Best FIFA 18 Premier League Defensive Midfielder


Many of the FIFA 18 Ultimate Team formations require some midfielders that have a natural aptitude to defend. Central defensive midfielders distinguish themselves for being especially aimed to help the more retreated line of their teams. According to their attributes and their work rates, they can also be useful for starting attacks. They are players that occupy a very strategic position in the field.

Kanté is by far the most popular defensive midfielder.


N’Golo Kanté 87 Chelsea FRA
Idrissa Gueye 83 Everton SEN
Nemanja Matić 83 Manchester United SRB
Morgan Schneiderlin 83 Everton FRA
Tiémoué Bakayoko 82 Chelsea FRA
Iborra 82 Leicester City ESP
Victor Wanyama 82 Tottenham Hotspur KEN
Jordan Henderson 82 Liverpool ENG
Fernandinho 82 Manchester City BRA
Roque Mesa 82 Swansea City ESP
Granit Xhaka 82 Arsenal SUI
Grzegorz Krychowiak 81 West Bromwich Albion POL
James McCarthy 80 Everton IRL
Michael Carrick 80 Manchester United ENG
Oriol Romeu 79 Southampton ESP


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

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

Gueye and Iborra are the ones who defend better.


Idrissa Gueye Everton SEN 83
Iborra Leicester City ESP 83
Victor Wanyama Tottenham Hotspur KEN 82
N’Golo Kanté Chelsea FRA 81
Tiémoué Bakayoko Chelsea FRA 81
Nemanja Matić Manchester United SRB 80
Morgan Schneiderlin Everton FRA 79
Grzegorz Krychowiak West Bromwich Albion POL 79
Oriol Romeu Southampton ESP 78
Francis Coquelin Arsenal FRA 78
Gareth Barry West Bromwich Albion ENG 78
Claudio Yacob West Bromwich Albion ARG 78
Onyinye Ndidi Leicester City NIG 78
Geoff Cameron Stoke City USA 78
Fernandinho Manchester City BRA 77

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

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


Victor Wanyama Tottenham Hotspur KEN 91
Marouane Fellaini Manchester United BEL 89
Cheikhou Kouyaté West Ham United SEN 88
Nemanja Matić Manchester United SRB 87
Grzegorz Krychowiak West Bromwich Albion POL 86
Daniel Amartey Leicester City GHA 86
Oriol Romeu Southampton ESP 85
N’Golo Kanté Chelsea FRA 84
Iborra Leicester City ESP 83
Tiémoué Bakayoko Chelsea FRA 83
Idrissa Gueye Everton SEN 81
Morgan Schneiderlin Everton FRA 81
Jordan Henderson Liverpool ENG 81
James McCarthy Everton IRL 81
Abdoulaye Doucouré Watford FRA 81


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

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

FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide


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

Economic Choice
Victor Wanyama

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



Best FIFA 18 Premier League Centre Midfielders


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

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


Paul Pogba 87 Manchester United FRA
Cesc Fàbregas 86 Chelsea ESP
İlkay Gündoğan 85 Manchester City GER
Ander Herrera 84 Manchester United ESP
Adam Lallana 83 Liverpool ENG
Santi Cazorla 83 Arsenal ESP
Yaya Touré 83 Manchester City IVC
Davy Klaassen 82 Everton NED
Georginio Wijnaldum 82 Liverpool NED
Moussa Dembélé 82 Tottenham Hotspur BEL
Aaron Ramsey 82 Arsenal WAL
Jack Wilshere 81 Arsenal ENG
Roberto Pereyra 80 Watford ARG
Emre Can 79 Liverpool GER
Danny Drinkwater 79 Chelsea ENG
Yohan Cabaye 79 Crystal Palace FRA


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

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


Cesc Fàbregas Chelsea ESP 88
Santi Cazorla Arsenal ESP 85
Paul Pogba Manchester United FRA 84
James Ward-Prowse Southampton ENG 84
İlkay Gündoğan Manchester City GER 83
Ander Herrera Manchester United ESP 81
Ki Sung Yueng Swansea City KOR 81
Adam Lallana Liverpool ENG 80
Yaya Touré Manchester City IVC 80
Jack Wilshere Arsenal ENG 80
Roberto Pereyra Watford ARG 80
Aaron Ramsey Arsenal WAL 79
Jonjo Shelvey Newcastle United ENG 79
Yohan Cabaye Crystal Palace FRA 78
Steven Defour Burnley BEL 78


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

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


İlkay Gündoğan Manchester City GER 87
Santi Cazorla Arsenal ESP 85
Moussa Dembélé Tottenham Hotspur BEL 85
Paul Pogba Manchester United FRA 84
Adam Lallana Liverpool ENG 84
Georginio Wijnaldum Liverpool NED 84
Ander Herrera Manchester United ESP 83
Jack Wilshere Arsenal ENG 82
Fabian Delph Manchester City ENG 82
Cesc Fàbregas Chelsea ESP 81
Roberto Pereyra Watford ARG 81
Aaron Ramsey Arsenal WAL 80
Mario Lemina Southampton GAB 79
Henri Saivet Newcastle United SEN 78
Yaya Touré Manchester City IVC 77


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

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

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

FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide


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

Economic Choice
Santi Cazorla

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



Best FIFA 18 Premier League Central Attacking Midfielders


An attacking centre midfielder is responsible for creating chances to score. He should have a good dribbling, a decent passing, a high long shot stat and a great vision.

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


Kevin De Bruyne 89 Manchester City BEL
Mesut Özil 88 Arsenal GER
Christian Eriksen 87 Tottenham Hotspur DEN
David Silva 87 Manchester City ESP
Dele Alli 84 Tottenham Hotspur ENG
Juan Mata 84 Manchester United ESP
Gylfi Sigurðsson 82 Everton ICE
Ross Barkley 81 Everton ENG
Manuel Lanzini 81 West Ham United ARG
Wayne Rooney 81 Everton ENG
Dušan Tadić 80 Southampton SRB
Ibrahim Afellay 78 Stoke City NED
James Morrison 76 West Bromwich Albion SCO


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

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


Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City BEL 88
Christian Eriksen Tottenham Hotspur DEN 88
Mesut Özil Arsenal GER 87
David Silva Manchester City ESP 87
Juan Mata Manchester United ESP 84
Gylfi Sigurðsson Everton ICE 84
Wayne Rooney Everton ENG 80
Dušan Tadić Southampton SRB 80
Manuel Lanzini West Ham United ARG 78
Ibrahim Afellay Stoke City NED 78
Dele Alli Tottenham Hotspur ENG 77
Ross Barkley Everton ENG 77
James Morrison West Bromwich Albion SCO 76


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

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


David Silva Manchester City ESP 87
Mesut Özil Arsenal GER 86
Manuel Lanzini West Ham United ARG 86
Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City BEL 85
Christian Eriksen Tottenham Hotspur DEN 84
Juan Mata Manchester United ESP 84
Dušan Tadić Southampton SRB 83
Dele Alli Tottenham Hotspur ENG 82
Ross Barkley Everton ENG 82
Ibrahim Afellay Stoke City NED 80
Gylfi Sigurðsson Everton ICE 79
James Morrison West Bromwich Albion SCO 77
Wayne Rooney Everton ENG 76


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

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

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

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

FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide


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

Economic Choice
Gylfi Sigurðsson

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



Best FIFA 18 Premier League Right Wingers

RM | RW | RF

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

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


Henrikh Mkhitaryan 85 Manchester United ARM
Bernardo Silva 84 Manchester City POR
Pedro 84 Chelsea ESP
Willian 84 Chelsea BRA
Mohamed Salah 83 Liverpool EGY
Riyad Mahrez 83 Leicester City ALG
Raheem Sterling 82 Manchester City ENG
Xherdan Shaqiri 82 Stoke City SUI
Wilfried Zaha 81 Crystal Palace IVC
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 80 Liverpool ENG
André Ayew 80 West Ham United GHA
Erik Lamela 80 Tottenham Hotspur ARG
Theo Walcott 80 Arsenal ENG
Nacer Chadli 78 West Bromwich Albion BEL
Yannick Bolasie 78 Everton DRC


There are three fundamental attributes for a winger: pace, dribbling and passing.

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

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


Mohamed Salah Liverpool EGY 93
Raheem Sterling Manchester City ENG 93
Theo Walcott Arsenal ENG 91
Christian Atsu Newcastle United GHA 91
Luciano Narsingh Swansea City NED 91
Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace IVC 90
Lazar Marković Liverpool SRB 90
Willian Chelsea BRA 88
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Liverpool ENG 88
Yannick Bolasie Everton DRC 87
Matt Phillips West Bromwich Albion SCO 87
Charly Musonda Chelsea BEL 87
Henrikh Mkhitaryan Manchester United ARM 86
André Carrillo Watford PER 84
Xherdan Shaqiri Stoke City SUI 83


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

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


Bernardo Silva Manchester City POR 89
Riyad Mahrez Leicester City ALG 87
Henrikh Mkhitaryan Manchester United ARM 86
Willian Chelsea BRA 86
Mohamed Salah Liverpool EGY 86
Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace IVC 86
Raheem Sterling Manchester City ENG 85
Pedro Chelsea ESP 84
Xherdan Shaqiri Stoke City SUI 84
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Liverpool ENG 83
Yannick Bolasie Everton DRC 83
Erik Lamela Tottenham Hotspur ARG 82
Aaron Lennon Everton ENG 82
Lazar Marković Liverpool SRB 82
Charly Musonda Chelsea BEL 82
André Ayew West Ham United GHA 81


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

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


Bernardo Silva Manchester City POR 81
Willian Chelsea BRA 81
Henrikh Mkhitaryan Manchester United ARM 80
Erik Lamela Tottenham Hotspur ARG 79
Chris Brunt West Bromwich Albion NIR 79
Riyad Mahrez Leicester City ALG 78
Xherdan Shaqiri Stoke City SUI 78
Pedro Chelsea ESP 77
André Ayew West Ham United GHA 75
Nacer Chadli West Bromwich Albion BEL 75
Moussa Sissoko Tottenham Hotspur FRA 75
Mohamed Salah Liverpool EGY 74
Raheem Sterling Manchester City ENG 74
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Liverpool ENG 74
Theo Walcott Arsenal ENG 72


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

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

FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide


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

Economic Choice
Bernardo Silva

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



Best FIFA 18 Premier League Left Wingers

LM | LW | LF

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

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


Eden Hazard 90 Chelsea BEL
Alexis Sánchez 89 Arsenal CHI
Coutinho 86 Liverpool BRA
Sadio Mané 84 Liverpool SEN
Leroy Sané 82 Manchester City GER
Anthony Martial 82 Manchester United FRA
Heung Min Son 82 Tottenham Hotspur KOR
Marko Arnautović 82 West Ham United AT
Kevin Mirallas 81 Everton BEL
Sofiane Boufal 79 Southampton MOR
José Izquierdo 78 Brighton & Hove Albion COL
Andros Townsend 78 Crystal Palace ENG
Georges-Kévin Nkoudou 77 Tottenham Hotspur FRA
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting 77 Stoke City CAM
Jesé 77 Stoke City ESP


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


Leroy Sané Manchester City GER 94
Sadio Mané Liverpool SEN 93
José Izquierdo Brighton & Hove Albion COL 93
Anthony Martial Manchester United FRA 91
Georges-Kévin Nkoudou Tottenham Hotspur FRA 91
Eden Hazard Chelsea BEL 90
Nathan Redmond Southampton ENG 87
Alexis Sánchez Arsenal CHI 86
Heung Min Son Tottenham Hotspur KOR 86
Andros Townsend Crystal Palace ENG 85
Kevin Mirallas Everton BEL 83
Jesé Stoke City ESP 83
Coutinho Liverpool BRA 82
Sofiane Boufal Southampton MOR 82
Robbie Brady Burnley IRL 81


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


Eden Hazard Chelsea BEL 92
Alexis Sánchez Arsenal CHI 89
Coutinho Liverpool BRA 88
Sadio Mané Liverpool SEN 85
Leroy Sané Manchester City GER 85
Anthony Martial Manchester United FRA 85
Sofiane Boufal Southampton MOR 85
Heung Min Son Tottenham Hotspur KOR 83
Kevin Mirallas Everton BEL 83
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting Stoke City CAM 82
Marko Arnautović West Ham United AT 81
José Izquierdo Brighton & Hove Albion COL 81
Nathan Redmond Southampton ENG 81
Jesé Stoke City ESP 80
Andros Townsend Crystal Palace ENG 79


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


Eden Hazard Chelsea BEL 84
Coutinho Liverpool BRA 83
Alexis Sánchez Arsenal CHI 80
Marko Arnautović West Ham United AT 79
Kevin Mirallas Everton BEL 77
Heung Min Son Tottenham Hotspur KOR 75
Robbie Brady Burnley IRL 75
Sadio Mané Liverpool SEN 74
Marc Albrighton Leicester City ENG 74
Andros Townsend Crystal Palace ENG 73
Jesé Stoke City ESP 73
Leroy Sané Manchester City GER 72
Sofiane Boufal Southampton MOR 72
Georges-Kévin Nkoudou Tottenham Hotspur FRA 71
Anthony Martial Manchester United FRA 70


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

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

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

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

FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide


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

Economic Choice
Kevin Mirallas

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



Best FIFA 18 Premier League Forwards


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

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


Sergio Agüero 89 Manchester City ARG
Zlatan Ibrahimović 88 Manchester United SWE
Harry Kane 86 Tottenham Hotspur ENG
Romelu Lukaku 86 Manchester United BEL
Diego Costa 86 Chelsea ESP
Alexandre Lacazette 85 Arsenal FRA
Morata 84 Chelsea ESP
Roberto Firmino 83 Liverpool BRA
Islam Slimani 82 Leicester City ALG
Olivier Giroud 82 Arsenal FRA
Javier Hernández 82 West Ham United MEX
Daniel Sturridge 82 Liverpool ENG
Gabriel Jesus 81 Manchester City BRA
Jamie Vardy 81 Leicester City ENG
Christian Benteke 81 Crystal Palace BEL
Michy Batshuayi 80 Chelsea BEL
Michail Antonio 80 West Ham United ENG
Salomón Rondón 80 West Bromwich Albion VEN
Danny Welbeck 80 Arsenal ENG
Jermain Defoe 80 Bournemouth ENG


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

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

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


Sergio Agüero Manchester City ARG 88
Zlatan Ibrahimović Manchester United SWE 88
Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur ENG 87
Romelu Lukaku Manchester United BEL 85
Jermain Defoe Bournemouth ENG 85
Diego Costa Chelsea ESP 83
Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal FRA 83
Daniel Sturridge Liverpool ENG 82
Roberto Firmino Liverpool BRA 81
Olivier Giroud Arsenal FRA 81
Manolo Gabbiadini Southampton ITA 81
Troy Deeney Watford ENG 81
Morata Chelsea ESP 80
Javier Hernández West Ham United MEX 80
Michy Batshuayi Chelsea BEL 80
Wilfried Bony Swansea City IVC 80
Sandro Everton ESP 80
Gabriel Jesus Manchester City BRA 79
Jamie Vardy Leicester City ENG 79
Christian Benteke Crystal Palace BEL 79


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

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


Diego Costa Chelsea ESP 88
Islam Slimani Leicester City ALG 86
Troy Deeney Watford ENG 85
Andy Carroll West Ham United ENG 85
Romelu Lukaku Manchester United BEL 84
Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur ENG 83
Olivier Giroud Arsenal FRA 83
Stefano Okaka Watford ITA 83
Sam Vokes Burnley WAL 83
Zlatan Ibrahimović Manchester United SWE 82
Michail Antonio West Ham United ENG 82
Jonathan Walters Burnley IRL 82
Wilfried Bony Swansea City IVC 81
Steve Mounié Huddersfield Town BEN 81
Aleksandar Mitrović Newcastle United SRB 81
Christian Benteke Crystal Palace BEL 80
Salomón Rondón West Bromwich Albion VEN 80
Shane Long Southampton IRL 80
Jamie Vardy Leicester City ENG 78
Danny Welbeck Arsenal ENG 78


Depending on the style of play and formation, having good shooting and heading may not be enough for a striker. Especially in games that privilege counter-attack, pace is a very important attribute.

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


Ahmed Musa Leicester City NIG 93
Marcus Rashford Manchester United ENG 92
Jamie Vardy Leicester City ENG 91
Joshua King Bournemouth NOR 90
Callum Wilson Bournemouth ENG 90
Andre Gray Watford ENG 89
Sergio Agüero Manchester City ARG 87
Gabriel Jesus Manchester City BRA 87
Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal FRA 86
Michail Antonio West Ham United ENG 85
Danny Welbeck Arsenal ENG 84
Kelechi Iheanacho Leicester City NIG 84
Romelu Lukaku Manchester United BEL 83
Mame Diouf Stoke City SEN 83
Shane Long Southampton IRL 83
Dwight Gayle Newcastle United ENG 83
Morata Chelsea ESP 82
Danny Ings Liverpool ENG 82
Javier Hernández West Ham United MEX 79
Michy Batshuayi Chelsea BEL 79
Saido Berahino Stoke City ENG 79


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

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

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

FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide


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

Economic Choice
Jamie Vardy

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


FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Suggestions

Ideas to help you building your FIFA 18 Premier League Squad

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

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


FIFA 18 Premier League Squad with Unlimited Budget


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?? GK: David De Gea
?? RB: Kyle Walker
?? CBR: Eric Bailly
?? CBL: David Luiz
?? LB: Danny Rose
?? CDM: N’Golo Kanté
?? RM: Henrikh Mkhitaryan
?? LM: Eden Harazd
?? CAM: Paul Pogba
?? STR: Sergio Aguero
?? STL: Romelu Lukaku


?? GK: Thibaut Courtois
?? RB: Antonio Valencia
?? CB: Azpilicueta
?? CB:Toby Alderweireld
?? LB: Marcos Alonso
?? CDM: Nemanja Matić
?? RM: Willian
?? LM: Alexis Sánchez
?? CAM: Kevin De Bruyne
?? ST: Alexandre Lacazette
?? ST: Zlatan Ibrahimović

October 2017


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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Once all the players reach maximum individual chemistry via loyalty (achieved by each player after 10 matches for your club or by being pack pulled) you can go without a manager for your squad. They’ll be of no use while wasting contracts.


FIFA 18 Premier League Squad with Medium Budget


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?? GK: Kasper Schmeichel
?? RB: Serge Aurier
?? CBR: Michael Keane
?? CBL: Chris Smalling
?? LB: Danny Rose
?? CMR: Georginio Wijnaldum
?? CMC: Nemanja Matić
?? CML: Adam Lallana
?? RW: Raheem Sterling
?? LW: Heung Min Son
?? ST: Roberto Firmino


?? GK: Ederson
?? RB: Héctor Bellerín
?? CB: Davinson Sánchez
?? CB: Marcos Rojo
?? LB: Marcos Alonso
?? CM: Manuel Lanzini
?? CM: Tiémoué Bakayoko
?? CM: Gylfi Sigurðsson
?? RW: Bernardo Silva
?? LW: Kevin Mirallas
?? ST: Michail Antonio

October 2017


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

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

Origin PC
150,000 coins (starting eleven)
225,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


FIFA 18 Premier League Squad with Low Budget


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?? GK: Lloris Karius
?? RB: Cédric
?? CBR: Chancel Mbemba
?? CBL: Eliaquim Mangala
?? LB: Luke Shaw
?? CMR: Cheikhou Kouyaté
?? CML: Aaron Ramsey
?? RM: Wilfried Zaha
?? LM: Nathan Redmond
?? STR: Joshua King
?? STL: Danny Welbeck


?? GK: Gomes
?? RB: Victor Moses
?? CB: Kurt Zouma
?? CB: Winston Reid
?? LB: Arthur Masuaku
?? CM: Grzegorz Krychowiak
?? CM: Leroy Fer
?? RW: Xherdan Shaqiri
?? LW: Andros Townsend
?? ST: Callum Wilson
?? ST: Micky Batshuayi

October 2017


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

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

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


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


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

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

In the midfield, Kouyaté and Ramsey complement each other well. The first one is strong, quick and aggressive, the second is a player that usually pushes forward to assist his colleagues. Zaha and Redmond fill the wings in order to assist Welbeck and King who have both been chosen for their combination of pace and finishing stats.


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250 thoughts on “FIFA 18 Premier League Squad Guide”

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

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

  3. Hello Rodrigo,
    my main team is
    IF Cenk Tosun 84 rated

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

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

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

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

  5. Hi Rodrigo,

    My team,


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

    SUBS :

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

    Your advice or suggestions will be much appreciated and welcomed 🙂

  6. Rodrigo,

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

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

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

    1. Hi. You already have a good team. In fact, your team is so good that 40k is not enough to improve it. You can only do it with the biggest names, like Aguero. My suggestion is to save or try something new, like replacing Rose by Jordi Alba (linking with Azpilicueta and Silva).

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

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

      1. Hi, thanks a lot for ur advice, so u think the players are ok but which formation u think would work better? thanks again

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

  9. Rodrigo,

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

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

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

    Thank you for your help

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

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

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

  12. Hi Rodrigo. I would also love a up version. Fifa 19 sounds good for that guide. I’m currently running 433(4)
    Who shud I buy next?

  13. I’m playing 3-4-1-2

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

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

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

    2. Any areas I can improve?

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


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

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

    What position should i improve first?

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

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

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

    1. Our preference goes for Lukaku. He is not as fast as Lacazette but he is stronger. It depends on your play style: if you usually counter, pick Lacazette. Otherwise, buy Lukaku.

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

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


  18. Hi Rodrigo,

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

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

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

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

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

      1. Tx Rodrigo!

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

        Also, azpilicueta or Bailly between Ramos and Valencia?

        Thanks in advance!!

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

  19. Kyle Nicholson

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

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

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

    1. Hi. You have two players, playing as CDM. In my opinion, Matic UP is better than both. You already have a good team, but selling some player you are not using, you could buy Mkhitaryan and Lukaku.

      1. Kyle Nicholson


        I could sell Ederson to buy Lukaku, Mkhitaryan, Matic and Courtois, but who would you replace those players for?

          1. Kyle Nicholson

            I’ve got the UP Salah and Sterling, but I’ll buy Mkhitaryan and Matić.

            What about Lukaku? Who should I replace?

          2. Kyle Nicholson

            I like Gabriel, but I’ve just packed Messi and I’m selling him so I suppose I can have both

  20. Hi Rodrigo,

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

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


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

      1. Hi Rodrigo,

        I’m very sorry to hear that…

        These BPL Guides are extremely helpful, and there have been a lot of Winter Upgrades, Transfers and also position changes for some players.

        Anyway, thanks for your response 😉


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

    Formation: 4-3-2-1
    GK:Fahrmann(Ter Stegan)
    ST:Gabriel Jesus(Rashford/sturridge)

    Keep up with the great guides

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

      1. Oh what a shame, I understand thought. However in case some day you reconsider it, take into account (I bet you already did) that FIFA community grew a lot since 2014. Thanks for your help!

      1. No worries. Was just gonna get them for a second team. I’ll get firmino and vardy for now

  23. hello rodrigo. sané or martial? i play better with sand because he is left footed…what do you think?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  26. 4231 (2)

    What shud be my next signings

      1. Thanks for your advice Rodrigo. As De Bruyne is out of reach atm. Would eriksen he better?

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

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

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

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

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

    1. Hi. I agree that Eriksen should be your priority. More than Coutinho.
      In my opinion, Wilson is too expensive. I think you should try first every good NIF card before buying an IF one.

  29. Darren Douglass

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

    Any way I can improve my first 11?

    1. Darren Douglass

      Scratch that…….first 11 now reads:
      Gk Ederson
      Rb Walker
      Cb Bailly
      Cb Kompany
      Lb Rose
      Rm Mkhitaryan
      Cdm Herrera
      Lm Coutinho
      Cam Alli
      St Jesus
      St Martial

      Thinking of swapping Ederson for Cech as he’s the most affordable better option, any other possible realistic swaps for a squad with little coin.

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


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

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

  31. Hi Rodrigo,

    Thanks for the guide, it helped me a lot

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

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

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

    Thanks a lot

  32. Hi Rodrigo,

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

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

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

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

    Other upgrades are also welcome of course 😉

    I currently have about 340k to spend.


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

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

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

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

    How can I improve my team?

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

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

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

        1. Which player should I buy?

          Aguero? Pogba? Hazard? Aubameyang?

          Can I sell other players? who?

          1. By the way I also have Lukaku now… But I felt that I’m happy with Ibrahimovic..

  34. Hi Rodrigo,

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

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

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

    My team 433-4 so far is:

    GK Lloris

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  41. Ashley clapp

    Hi Rodrigo.

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

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

    Zappacosta,Christensen,rudiger, Alonso

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

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

    Zappacosta,Christensen,rudiger, Alonso
    Willian, coutinho, sterling

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


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

  42. Juan José Arbeláez Jaramillo

    Hi Rodrigo, thanks for helping.

    This my team: 4-3-3

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

    What do you thing about it?
    Next upgrades?


  43. Hi Rodrigo,

    Good Guide you have here.

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

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

    Willian, Sane, Sterling, Morata, Gray, Bakayoko, Schneiderlin, Aurier, Rojo, Azpilicueta, Rooney, Alonso

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

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

  44. Hey Rodrigo excellent guide as always.
    Just wanted your opinion on what’s best. One team or two teams?

    1. It depends on many factors. In my personal opinion, one team is better. It’s more expensive because you probably will need to use fitness cards but at least you will always be playing with the best players.

      1. Not too sure if ifs are to be trusted I know you have said something similar. Can you elaborate plz

  45. Hello, great guide!!!
    I am currently using 4-4-2 formation and sometimes 4-2-3-1
    Subs/reserves:Bravo, Baba Zouma, Bellerin, Bakayoko, Henderson, Cazorla, Sigurdson, Lanzini, Mirallas, Sterling, Firmino
    What would be the next upgrades? Now, I have 30000 coins to improve my team.

  46. Hi Rodrigo,

    My formation is 4-1-2–2

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Any other advice on my roster is appreciated as well.

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

  49. Thank you, Matt

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

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

  50. Hi guys,

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

    Thank you very much!!

    1. Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

    Aurier-Smalling-Keane-Marcos Alonso

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

    Thanks in advance!

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

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

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

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

    1. Hi.
      1) Your starting 11 is not bad, especially if you have just started. If I was you, I would replace Bakaoko by Matic and use those extra coins to improve other positions.
      2) Can is probably your weakest player.

      1. Thanks, I got a special player that i sold and got Vardy, Matic, Mkhytaryan and Wijnaldum, so I improved many positions.

        Should I buy Herrera or improve defense?

  53. Hi Rodrigo,

    i can find ideal squad between unlimited and medium budget.

    What you think about this squad?

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

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

    1. Hi.
      It’s a nice squad. Basically, I agree with all your choices except Batshuayi (IF). I don’t trust on IF cards. What about Gabriel Jesus? It depends on your play style but if you like dribbling and running, he may be who you needs.

      1. It fit perfect to my style. I do nothing with slow attackers. Thx, i will try this squad.

      2. Hi Rodrigo,

        so, i have the accepted squad by you except Aurier (i bought Walker). What you recommend in next step for improve my squad?

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

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

  55. Hi Rodrigo,

    Thank you for an awesome guide.

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

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

    Thank you! 🙂

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

  56. Hi Rodrigo,

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

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

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

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

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

    Thank you!

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

  57. Hi Rodrigo,

    I have these players in my team:

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

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

  58. Hi Rodrigo

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

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

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

  59. Hi Rodrigo,

    I have these players in my team:

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

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

    What are your suggestions?

    Once again thanks for your great guides.

  60. Hi Rodrigo,

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

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

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

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

    I have an extra 72K…

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

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

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

    Diogo Rebelo

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

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

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

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

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

    Keep up the good work!

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

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

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

  64. Hi Rodrigo,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Budget : 120K

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

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

    Thanks. And great job again.

    Regards !

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

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

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

        Thanks !

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

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

    Thanks in advance! You guys are great!

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

      1. Thanks men!

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

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

        To earn more coins ?!

  68. 4-2-3-1 cech-walker-cahill-Alderweireld-kolasinac-fabregas-toure-salah-ozil-coutinho-costa. In which player should I invest to improve this squad. Only 60K in hand
    Subs: zapacosta-sterling-Ox-iborra-mustafi-lanzini-sturridge-wilshere

  69. Hi rodrigo, great guide
    This is my team

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

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

  70. Hi Rodrigo,

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

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

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

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

    Many thanks!

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

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

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

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

    1. Hi. Thank you.
      1) Sane is better. His pace makes all the difference.
      2) Rashford is not a great choice. He is fast but lacks in shooting and heading.
      3) Probably Koscielny but can’t remember.

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

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

    Thanks again for all and have a good day 🙂

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

  74. Great guide as always!

    I have about 70k to improve this team (4-2-3-1 2):

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

    So what is the experts suggestions? 🙂

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

    2. Sanchez for Son? Or is his price not worth what he adds to my team compared to other potential upgrades?

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

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

  76. Your the best Rodrigo!!!

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

    Alonso – Keane – Rojo – Bellarin
    Bakayoko – Sigurdsson – Wijnaldoum
    Son – Firmino – Sterling

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

      1. Ok thanks a lot, I will try

        One more question….
        I have 80k coins, so whos next to buy?

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

  78. now my team is

    TOTW Fabianski
    Toby Audewieled
    Marcos Alonso
    Sterling or Bernardo Silva
    David Silva

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

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

    Budget 70k
    How can i improve?
    Thanks 🙂

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

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

    My team is as follow:

    CAM-David Silva

    ST – welbeck



    CDM-roque mesa
    CM- ki sung yueng
    CAM- lanzini

    ST- benteke

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

    1. Thank you for your words.
      If you compare your team with our suggestions, you will see that they are almost the same, which means that there is no much room for improvements.
      If I had 30k and this team, I would start by upgrading it with Matic and Smalling.

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

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

    How would you improve it? Thank you so much!

  82. Thank you for the guide,

    A quick question,

    My current lineup is:

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

    CDM: Fernandinho/Bakayoko
    CM: Gundogan
    CM: Dele

    LW: Son
    ST: Jesus
    RW: Willian

    And I have about 110000 coins to spend.

    What would be the ideal upgrade now?

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


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

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

    Thanks and I greatly appreciate it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    I have got the following squad at the moment:

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

    CM: Klaassen
    CM: Wijnaldum
    CAM: Dele

    LW: Coutinho
    ST: Jesus
    RW: Mkhitaryan

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

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

    Any suggestions to improve based on play-style?

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

      1. Thanks a lot for your input Rodrigo!
        I currently have 70k spare thanks to sbc. I will try Harry Kane as a striker. Thanks again!

  85. Thank you for the guide been waiting since the release. You do brilliant work keep it up

  86. Tobias Wilbek

    Please do the bundesliga soon Rodrigo, I was waiting for this guide as well. Very nice

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

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

  87. Serkan Saroglu

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

      1. Serkan Saroglu

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

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