FIFA 19 Premier League Defenders Guide

FIFA 19 Premier League Defenders Guide


Who are the best FIFA 19 Premier League defenders? Let’s find out good right-backs, left-backs and centre-backs to your team!


FIFA 19 Premier League Centre Backs Guide

The Best FIFA 19 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.

Jan Vertonghen, Nicolás Otamendi and Azpilicueta are now the centre back with best reputation in the Premier League.


Jan Vertonghen 87 Tottenham Hotspur BEL
Nicolás Otamendi 86 Manchester City ARG
Azpilicueta 86 Chelsea ESP
Virgil van Dijk 85 Liverpool NED
Toby Alderweireld 85 Tottenham Hotspur BEL
Vincent Kompany 85 Manchester City BEL
Davinson Sánchez 84 Tottenham Hotspur COL
Sokratis 84 Arsenal GRE
Aymeric Laporte 83 Manchester City FRA
David Luiz 83 Chelsea BRA
Eric Bailly 82 Manchester United IVC
Andreas Christensen 82 Chelsea DEN
John Stones 82 Manchester City ENG
Harry Maguire 82 Leicester City ENG
Shkodran Mustafi 82 Arsenal GER
Laurent Koscielny 82 Arsenal FRA
Antonio Rüdiger 81 Chelsea GER
Chris Smalling 81 Manchester United ENG
Joel Matip 81 Liverpool CAM
Dejan Lovren 81 Liverpool CRO


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 the two Belgian Tottenham centre backs. If you wanna try an hybrid squad, having these two players together may help you a lot to achieve a decent chemistry.


Jan Vertonghen Tottenham Hotspur BEL 88
Toby Alderweireld Tottenham Hotspur BEL 88
Azpilicueta Chelsea ESP 87
Nicolás Otamendi Manchester City ARG 86
Virgil van Dijk Liverpool NED 85
Vincent Kompany Manchester City BEL 85
Aymeric Laporte Manchester City FRA 85
Davinson Sánchez Tottenham Hotspur COL 84
Sokratis Arsenal GRE 84
Andreas Christensen Chelsea DEN 84
John Stones Manchester City ENG 83
Gary Cahill Chelsea ENG 83
David Luiz Chelsea BRA 82
Eric Bailly Manchester United IVC 82
Laurent Koscielny Arsenal FRA 82
Joel Matip Liverpool CAM 82
Jannik Vestergaard Southampton DEN 82
Harry Maguire Leicester City ENG 81
Shkodran Mustafi Arsenal GER 81
Antonio Rüdiger Chelsea GER 81


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 Liverpool NED 84
Mamadou Sakho Crystal Palace FRA 84
Leander Dendoncker Wolverhampton Wanderers BEL 84
Yerry Mina Everton COL 83
Kurt Zouma Everton FRA 83
Davinson Sánchez Tottenham Hotspur COL 82
Sokratis Arsenal GRE 82
Eric Bailly Manchester United IVC 82
Harry Maguire Leicester City ENG 82
Chris Smalling Manchester United ENG 82
Eliaquim Mangala Manchester City FRA 82
Vincent Kompany Manchester City BEL 81
Fabián Balbuena West Ham United PAR 81
Nicolás Otamendi Manchester City ARG 80
Jamaal Lascelles Newcastle United ENG 80
Florian Lejeune Newcastle United FRA 80
Filip Benković Leicester City CRO 80
Willy Boly Wolverhampton Wanderers FRA 80
Danny Batth Wolverhampton Wanderers ENG 80
Jan Vertonghen Tottenham Hotspur BEL 79


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.

With the exception of Azpilicueta, Davinson Sánchez and Virgil van Dijk, this is where the most rated centre-backs are weaker. In the bottom of the list, Mertsacker was replaced by Wes Morgan who only has 30 of pace. It is strange to see a Jamaican player in this position.


Denis Odoi Fulham BEL 82
Azpilicueta Chelsea ESP 76
Davinson Sánchez Tottenham Hotspur COL 76
Eric Bailly Manchester United IVC 74
Nathan Aké Bournemouth NED 74
Antonio Rüdiger Chelsea GER 73
Aaron Cresswell West Ham United ENG 73
Ro-Shaun Williams Manchester United ENG 73
Victor Lindelöf Manchester United SWE 72
Virgil van Dijk Liverpool NED 71
Juan Foyth Tottenham Hotspur ARG 71
Christian Kabasele Watford BEL 70
Mason Holgate Everton ENG 70
Çağlar Söyüncü Leicester City TUR 70
Sokratis Arsenal GRE 69
John Stones Manchester City ENG 69
Andreas Christensen Chelsea DEN 69
Marcos Rojo Manchester United ARG 69
Reece Oxford West Ham United ENG 69
Chris Smalling Manchester United ENG 68


There are plenty of good defenders in this league but most of them are too slow. It’s the case of Kompany, Otamendi or even Vertonghen. Pace will always be crucial in this game and that’s why our first choices are Dijk, Azpilicueta, Bailly and Sánchez. The first two are more balanced players, while the other two stay more at the back.

If you need someone cheaper, we recommend you Sokratis, who has, in our opinion, more quality than other better rated players like Otamendi or Kompany.

FIFA 19 Premier League DefendersTOP 10 CENTRE-BACKS

01 85 ?? Virgil van Dijk
02 86 ?? Azpilicueta
03 84 ?? Davinson Sánchez
04 82 ?? Eric Bailly
05 87 ?? Jan Vertonghen
06 84 ?? Sokratis
07 81 ?? Antonio Rüdiger
08 85 ?? Toby Alderweireld
09 86 ?? Nicolás Otamendi
10 82 ??????? John Stones

FIFA 19 Premier League Squad GuideBest FIFA 19 Premier League Centre-Backs

FIFA 19 Premier League Right Backs

The Best FIFA 19 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.

Every year Kyle Walker becomes more popular and this one is no exception.


Kyle Walker 84 Manchester City ENG
Kieran Trippier 82 Tottenham Hotspur ENG
Antonio Valencia 82 Manchester United ECU
Ricardo Pereira 81 Leicester City POR
Serge Aurier 81 Tottenham Hotspur IVC
Héctor Bellerín 80 Arsenal ESP
Séamus Coleman 80 Everton IRL
Nathaniel Clyne 80 Liverpool ENG
Stephan Lichtsteiner 80 Arsenal SUI
Danilo 79 Manchester City BRA
Davide Zappacosta 79 Chelsea ITA
Trent Alexander-Arnold 78 Liverpool ENG
Matthew Lowton 78 Burnley ENG
Cédric 77 Southampton POR
Montoya 77 Brighton & Hove Albion ESP
Daryl Janmaat 77 Watford NED
DeAndre Yedlin 76 Newcastle United USA
Pablo Zabaleta 76 West Ham United ARG
Joe Gomez 76 Liverpool ENG
Kiko Femenía 76 Watford 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.

Kyle Walker replaced Zabaleta as the right back with best defending stats.


Kyle Walker Manchester City ENG 81
Séamus Coleman Everton IRL 80
Pablo Zabaleta West Ham United ARG 80
Kieran Trippier Tottenham Hotspur ENG 79
Antonio Valencia Manchester United ECU 79
Nathaniel Clyne Liverpool ENG 79
Stephan Lichtsteiner Arsenal ENG 79
Serge Aurier Tottenham Hotspur IVC 78
Ricardo Pereira Leicester City POR 77
Danilo Manchester City BRA 77
Matthew Lowton Burnley ENG 77
Davide Zappacosta Chelsea ITA 76
Joe Gomez Liverpool ENG 76
Héctor Bellerín Arsenal ESP 75
Montoya Brighton & Hove Albion ESP 75
Daryl Janmaat Watford NED 74
Trent Alexander-Arnold Liverpool ENG 73
Cédric Southampton POR 73
Ezequiel Schelotto Brighton & Hove Albion ITA 73
Adam Smith Bournemouth ENG 73


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 19.

Bellerín and DeAndre Yedlin are the fastest Premier League defenders in FIFA 19 Ultimate Team. They are far superior in this aspect when compared to every EPL full back. Besides them, only Kyle Walker may be considered reasonably fast.


Héctor Bellerín Arsenal ESP 93
DeAndre Yedlin Newcastle United USA 93
Kyle Walker Manchester City ENG 90
Ricardo Pereira Leicester City POR 87
Antonio Valencia Manchester United ECU 85
Trent Alexander-Arnold Liverpool ENG 80
Montoya Brighton & Hove Albion ESP 79
Cédric Southampton POR 79
Serge Aurier Tottenham Hotspur IVC 78
Nathaniel Clyne Liverpool ENG 78
Kiko Femenía Watford ESP 78
Davide Zappacosta Chelsea ITA 77
Joe Gomez Liverpool ENG 77
Adam Smith Bournemouth ENG 77
Séamus Coleman Everton IRL 76
Kieran Trippier Tottenham Hotspur ENG 75
Danilo Manchester City BRA 75
Matthew Lowton Burnley ENG 72
Stephan Lichtsteiner Arsenal ENG 71
Ezequiel Schelotto Brighton & Hove Albion ITA 71


Kyle Walker is undoubtedly the best option to the right side of your defense. He is the fastet but also has the best defending and physical stats. Not as fast as he is, Antonio Valencia is the obvious alternative to him. But because pace is not everything, we prefer Ricardo Pereira over Bellerín, and Trippier over Yedlin. The Newcastle players has an amazing pace but he is also the one with the lowest passing stat.

Before you ask, let’s share what do we think about Zabaleta. He is not in our top 10 right-backs list because he is the slowest right-back in this league (pace 51). However, with the right instructions and custom tactics, you can make him a decent option to give security to your back line. Just keep in mind that he will not attack because if he does, he will not be able to recover to his position back.

FIFA 19 Premier League Right BacksTOP 10 RIGHT-BACKS

01 84 ??????? Kyle Walker
02 82 ?? Antonio Valencia
03 81 ?? Ricardo Pereira
04 80 ?? Héctor Bellerín
05 82 ??????? Kieran Trippier
06 76 ?? DeAndre Yedlin
07 81 ?? Serge Aurier
08 80 ?? Séamus Coleman
09 80 ??????? Nathaniel Clyne
10 79 ?? Danilo

FIFA 19 Premier League Squad GuideBest FIFA 19 Premier League Right Backs

FIFA 19 Premier League Left Backs

The Best FIFA 19 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.

Marcos Alonso is the most rated left back playing on the Premier League.


Marcos Alonso 82 Chelsea ESP
Andrew Robertson 81 Liverpool SCO
Ben Davies 81 Tottenham Hotspur WAL
Benjamin Mendy 81 Manchester City FRA
Sead Kolašinac 80 Arsenal BOS
Fabian Delph 80 Manchester City ENG
Nacho Monreal 80 Arsenal ESP
Danny Rose 80 Tottenham Hotspur ENG
Ashley Young 80 Manchester United ENG
Jonny 79 Wolverhampton Wanderers ESP
Ryan Bertrand 79 Southampton ENG
Leighton Baines 79 Everton ENG
Luke Shaw 78 Manchester United ENG
Lucas Digne 78 Everton FRA
Alberto Moreno 77 Liverpool ESP
Jose Holebas 77 Watford GRE
Arthur Masuaku 76 West Ham United DRC
Stephen Ward 76 Burnley IRL
Ben Chilwell 76 Leicester City ENG
Diego Rico 76 Bournemouth ESP


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


Marcos Alonso Chelsea ESP 80
Nacho Monreal Arsenal ESP 80
Ben Davies Tottenham Hotspur WAL 79
Danny Rose Tottenham Hotspur ENG 79
Terence Kongolo Huddersfield Town NED 79
Jonny Wolverhampton Wanderers ESP 78
Leighton Baines Everton ENG 78
Andrew Robertson Liverpool SCO 77
Benjamin Mendy Manchester City FRA 77
Sead Kolašinac Arsenal BOS 77
Fabian Delph Manchester City ENG 77
Ryan Bertrand Southampton ENG 77
Stephen Ward Burnley IRL 77
Matteo Darmian Manchester United ITA 77
Luke Shaw Manchester United ENG 76
Bernardo Brighton & Hove Albion BRA 76
Christian Fuchs Leicester City AT 76
Jose Holebas Watford GRE 75
Maxime Le Marchand Fulham FRA 75
Ashley Young Manchester United ENG 74


Patrick van Aanholt is the fastest left back in the English league. He makes his speed his biggest threat, and no one can be compared to him in this stat.


Patrick van Aanholt Crystal Palace NED 89
Alberto Moreno Liverpool ESP 86
Arthur Masuaku West Ham United DRC 86
Joe Bryan Fulham ENG 85
Andrew Robertson Liverpool SCO 84
Luke Shaw Manchester United ENG 83
Benjamin Mendy Manchester City FRA 81
Jonny Wolverhampton Wanderers ESP 77
Ryan Bertrand Southampton ENG 77
Emerson Chelsea ITA 77
Erik Durm Huddersfield Town GER 77
Danny Rose Tottenham Hotspur ENG 76
Lucas Digne Everton FRA 76
Jose Holebas Watford GRE 76
Ben Chilwell Leicester City ENG 76
Bernardo Brighton & Hove Albion BRA 76
Ben Davies Tottenham Hotspur WAL 75
Ashley Young Manchester United ENG 75
Marvin Zeegelaar Watford NED 74
Marcos Alonso Chelsea ESP 73


It’s really impressive the lack of quality this league has in this position. Maybe because of that, the choices are not obvious and you may not agree with some of them. Starting with the best left back, it’s not easy to choose between Benjamin Mendy and Andrew Robertson. The first one is stronger but the Liverpool’s left back is more active in the game. It’s up to you to decide which one will be more useful on your team.

You may disagree with us but we relegated Marcos Alonso to the fifth position because of his poor pace. His stats are OK but the speed of Patrick van Aanholt and Luke Shaw can make the difference on the field.

FIFA 19 Premier League Left BacksTOP 10 LEFT-BACKS
01 81 ?? Benjamin Mendy
02 81 ??????? Andrew Robertson
03 75 ?? Patrick van Aanholt
04 78 ??????? Luke Shaw
05 82 ?? Marcos Alonso
06 76 ?? Arthur Masuaku
07 77 ?? Alberto Moreno
08 75 ??????? Joe Bryan
09 80 ??????? Danny Rose
10 79 ?? Jonny

FIFA 19 Premier League Squad GuideBest FIFA 19 Premier League Left Backs


101 thoughts on “FIFA 19 Premier League Defenders Guide”

  1. We have reached the limit of comments for this page. For that reason, the comments are now closed. If you have any question, please scroll down and read the 100+ questions answered. Thank you.

  2. Rodrigo,

    Fantastic article, not the first time I’ve referenced it for help and guidance on building my ultimate epl squad. Don’t really have a question but really just posting to acknowledge and commend you on all the hard work and replying to almost every single post!!! That’s amazing cheers m8 keep up the good work! ????

  3. This is my team in a 4321:
    Mendy Bailly Sokratis Valencia
    Mkhitaryan Dembele Jorginho
    Mahrez Gomez Insigne

  4. Brandon Petersen

    Great read… I have been trying the game out and think done ok so far.

    Can you please comment on my team.

    My formation is 4-1-3-2

    Players (chem styles)

    Ederson (Glove)

    Alonso (Shadow)

    Bailey (Sentinel)
    Sokratis (Engine)

    Bellerin (Architech)

    Matic (anchor)

    Felipe Anderson (Hawk)

    Willian (Dead Eye)

    Dembele (Maestro)

    Jesus (Hunter)
    Lacazette (Marksman)

    Any help would be really great!

    1. Hi. It looks OK to me. The only thing I’m not sure if it works OK to you is Dembele as a CM. If you see that you are not scoring as much as you expected, try someone with better attacking skills.

  5. What do I need to improve

    My formation is 4-1-2-1-2


    Walker, azpilicueta, bailly, mendy

    Fernandinho, sterling, Felipe Anderson, Mkhitaryan

    Vardy, zaha

    Next players I’m purchasing

    David Silva, Sané, Pierre, aguero, Dijk

  6. Great article

    Just wondering what you think of my team


    Mendy-van Dijk-bailly- Valencia
    Cl Sane-2if Reus(cam)-if gnabry(rm)

    Wondering if I need to replace anyone and not sure whether I should get if bailly or azpilicueta

  7. Hi Rodrigo, thanks for this helpfull guide, my entire team is based uppon these guides.

    I got a question i hope you can answer.
    Currently im playing 4-1-2-1-2 small possession gameplay, what would your best team in this formation ?

  8. Hi Rodrigo, my current first 11 reads…
    Azpilacueta Kompany Vertoghen
    Valencia SBC Alonso
    Pogba Dembele
    Sterling Martial

    I was saving for maybe Eriksen/De Gea/Lukaku/Sane and was wondering what you would suggest to improve my first 11…thanks

  9. hey rodrigo great guide !

    Not having huge issues but i need to perfect my team rodrigo and now i need your advice , i play 4-2-3-1 with 3 cam’s 🙂
    de gea , IF chilwell , otw sokratis , azpilicueta , walker
    lerma sbc / fabinho
    cl dele ali / eriksen / mkhitaryan

    subs : schmeichel – valencia – davinson sanchez- bailly – david silva – cl lindgard – firmino – fernhandino -mendy – ozil – cl matic .

    Can’t really figure out if i need van dijk to replace otw 86 socratis and instead of firmino as striker i could put him as cam with eriksen and miki and just get gabriel jesus .

    Thanks for your help rodrigo .

  10. Hi Rodrigo, really amazing and great article!

    I read almost all of your replies to the above question, however I found that most of your replies to recommend a CB is Azpilicueta. However, my intention here is I am planning to get 4 best CB for my team, of course for my team A and team B. What I have in mind for my CB are UCL sanchez, UCL van dijk, UCL jan vertonghen & OTW Sokratis. Can you please advise which has to replace on the above mention with some ideal CB base on your experience?

    Last but not least, may I know for my LM which should I choose the best? UCL son or UCL mane?

    Thank you so much Rodrigo, have a great day!

    1. Hi. Thank you.
      UCL Sanchez and UCL Van Dijk look to be the best choices for your first team. In my opinion, UCL Vertonghan and Sokratis are also decent choices but you have to be sure to apply them the right chemistry style.
      UCL Mané looks to be better than UCL Son.

      1. Hi Rodrigo! Good day to you! I am glad that you replied. However, by applying the right chemistry, I would like to double confirm on that.

        UCL Sanchez – Shadow or Anchor?
        UCL Van Dijk – Shadow or Anchor?
        UCL Vertonhan – Shadow? Cause he doesnt have pace?
        OTW Sokratis – Shadow or Anchor?

        Ahh.. Alright. I will exchange my UCL son to UCL mane. May I know what could be the best chemistry for UCL Mane?

        Last but not least, kyle walker or UCL live Aurier?

        Thank you so much for all the help. I wish you and your family a happy Merry Christmas. 🙂

        1. Hi Vincent.
          Difficult choice between Aurier and Kyle Walker. The main difference is the pace. If that is important to you, pick Walker. Otherwise, Aurier is a better player.
          About chemistry styles, we can’t suggest the best one because it depends on many factors like your play style and preferences. You can get help here.

  11. Aleksandar Kirilov

    Hello, can you give me any advice for my squad.. I plan 4-4-1-1
    De Gea
    Felipe Luis-Son-Oxlaid Chamberlain-Sterling
    I’m thinking about improving my LM(Felipe Luis to potentially Mane). Also I think about changing Oxlaid, but I dont really know someone else who would be able to replace him.

    Thanks a lot.

  12. Hey Rodrigo,

    First of all, great articles, as usual, every time there is a new FIFA release.

    This is my squad, 4-1-2-1-2:



    Which should be my next player to improve this squad? must be a hit, as earning coins takes too long…


    1. Thank you. Next time, can you please avoid CAPS? Thank you.
      Your team is great and very balanced. You don’t have any weak points. If you really want to improve something, maybe someone to replace Bailly.

  13. hey there…any suggestion?
    bellerin sanchez(CL EDİTİON) (?????????) mendy
    jorginho fernandinho
    lucas moura alli rashford
    who do u suggest for CB next to sanchez? i already have vertonghen and CL edition baily and sanchez.

  14. christopher olliverre

    Hi Rodrigo I play in a 433(2) formation with 162,000 coins.

    Here’s my team:

    Trippier Sanchez Bailly Mendy
    Alli Gueye Gundogan
    Son Kane Sterling.
    I have in reserves Lacazette, Martial, Rashford, Willian, Dembele, Seri, Keita, Dier, Doucoure, Manolas, Skriniar, Florenzi, Vrsaljsko, Leno, Cancelo and Meunier.

    I am thinking of going for Fabinho but I want Walker and Mane also

      1. christopher olliverre

        Is Eriksen a good pick for centre midfield. I have Gueye, should I go for Fernardino. I forgot to say I aquired those players I asked you about

          1. christopher olliverre

            For my formation do you suggest David Silva in midfield or somebody else?

  15. Hey Rodrigo. Can you give me suggestions how I can improve my team. I have about 400k coins. My main strategy using long ball by utilising Vardy pace to run behind defender


    GK – Pickford (IF)
    LB – Alaba
    CB – Sule (UCL), Azpilicueta
    RB – Alexander- Arnold (IF)

    CM – Muller, Eriksen
    CAM – Lingard (RTF) *This guy is a beast scores 37 goals, 41 assists in 80 appearances.

    LW – Gnarby
    RW – Lucas Moura (POTM)
    ST – Vardy

  16. Hi. Great read!

    What improvements do you suggest?

    Mendy, otamendi, Sanchez, Walker
    Fred otw
    Richarlison otw, firminho, mahrez otw
    Sturrigde (88 one) Aubameyang

    Fit 100k to spare.


  17. My current team is a 4 4 2 standard for now with tote Pete cech (gk) mendy ucl (lb) sokratis otw (cb) matip ucl (cb) bellerin (rb) sanchez (lm) David silva (cm) oil (cm) balenciaga totw (rm) and lacazette and Zaha/mhikitarian up front any improvements I should do?

  18. Hi Rodrigo,
    My team is PL and I’m using 4-5-1 (60k available)
    Valencia, Otamendi, Sanchez, Mendy
    IF windadulm
    Sanchez, Willian
    David Silva, James Rodriguez
    My attack is pretty good but when it comes to defense i have a problem. Should i get azpi instead of otamendi or UCl mendy to replace mendy? Any other suggestions

  19. Great article rodrigo

    Im not the most amazing FUT player but am currently playing 41212 wide and finding it is working ok for me.

    Robertson Rudiger Bailly Danilo
    Shaquiri Rashford
    Arnautivich Jesus

    Have about 50k to spend any advice on how to move forwards would be apreciated.



    1. Hi! Thank you. You have room to improve your team. 50k is not bad but you can easily make much more. For example: playing 3/4 matches per week is enough to make around 30k coins on FUT Rivals (assuming division 5/6).
      I think you should start buying Matic, Felipe Anderson, Lucas and Davinson Sánchez.

  20. Hi, I’m using Pickford(IF)
    (UCL) Aurier
    (IF) Bernardo Silva
    (POTM) Aubameyang
    (IF) Felipe Anderson

  21. Hello Rodrigo,great work on every iteration of fifa each year, could you give me some suggestions for my team? I’m running a 4-3-3(2)

    LW-Douglas costa
    ST-Gabriel Jasues
    I have 100,500 coins I was thinking about switching Douglas for Mane or Leroy for chemistry performance if I choose to change the formation and would love to have feedback on my defense and mid field pretty much asking what to upgrade or to switch the formation
    What would you do?

    Thanks in advanced for your help, I would appreciate it.

    1. Ji Julian. Thank you very much.
      If he’s getting chemistry 7, I wouldn’t touch him. Your defence is OK, but you should think about using Alba or Alex Sandro instead of Mendy.
      You should save to replace Fred with Eriksen.

  22. Hi rodrigo,

    Can you give me a suggestion to improve my squad?

    Currently playing 4-1-2-1-2 narrow



  23. CFC Azkals Down Under

    Great article Rodrigo! I have this lineup 4-3-1-2 (below) and have about 500k coins to spend. Can you suggest any improvement? My defense maybe? Thanks!
    Firmino-Hulk IF
    Talisca IF
    Fabinho-Hazard(7 chem. due to CM, but will switch to 4-2-3-1)-De Bruyne

    Super subs: IF Felipe Anderson, Paulinho, POTM Lucas

    Should I upgrade my GK to De Gea and Azpi to Van Dijk? Or just get Pogba?

    I love Telles (quick) and Felipe(corners) btw.

    The trio of Talisca-Hulk-Firmino is awesome i think. I call them untouchables! 🙂

    And I’m a big fan of Hazard so I still keep him in there even with 7 chem. 🙂

    Best regards
    CFC Azkals from the land down under

    1. Your team is amazing. I know you love Felipe but you can replace him by Thiago Silva, who is much better (and expensive too).
      If you are happy with your midfield, maybe you should try Dijk and De Gea.

  24. Yassir Laafia

    Hey Rodrigo i wanna buy this team.. what do u think?
    Dalbert, bonucci, de vrig, cancelo
    Matudi, naingolan
    Cuardado, gomez, perisic

    Thank you!!

  25. Hey,

    Currently playing 4141

    Mendy, (IF)Matip, Azpilicueta, Valencia
    Sane, Eriksen, Alli, Willian

    Would really appreciate any suggestions, just can’t seem to play right with them

  26. Hey Rodrigo ……
    Plzz help me improving my team. 4-1-2-1-2
    Ricardo. Thiago Silva. Laporte. Alonso
    Mahrez. Reis
    Immobile. Lacazette

    Schmeichel. Baily. Cancelo. Arturo Vidal. Fekir. Depay. Son.
    Cuadrado. Jesus. Smalling. Davies.

  27. Hi Rodrigo
    I’m using a 433 formation;
    Alisson, Walker. Azpilicueta. Dijk. Alba
    Ericksen . Fabinho . David silva
    Lucas Moura(sbc card). Lukaku. Sane
    Can you please suggest a possible upgrade?

    1. You already have a top team. You should improve your GK position. There is no much more you can do. I would suggest someone to replace David Silva but you need him to keep the chemistry of Alba high.

  28. Hello. Brilliant article as usual Rodrigo.

    I am looking to improve my team please suggest some options.



    1. Thank you. Your midfield could be better. Besides that, what the hell is Kroos doing in this team? 🙂
      I recommend you someone more attacking, like Mkhitaryan, and then replacing Kroos by Matic.

  29. hi what do you think i should do to improve my team im currently playing 442
    hugo lloris
    marcos alonson kompany azpilicueta kieran trippier
    felipe anderson moussa dembele david silva raheem sterling
    lukaku kane

  30. Waseem Hussain


    This is my team
    Ederson, Mendy, Otamendi, Sanchez, Pereira
    Fred, fernandinho, firminio (CAM)
    Mahrez, IF Anderson, Zola

    Who do you think I should buy, have 62k coins.
    Loving your work

  31. Hi rodrigo,
    Playing 4132

    marcelo chiellini miranda florenzi
    allan hamsik insigne cuadrado
    mertens icardi

    could u give me suggestions for my team? thanks for your help really appreciate it

  32. Hi Rodrigo,
    I love your guide!! It‘s fantastic.
    Currently i play 442 switching ingame to 41212(2)
    Bellerin sokratis Bailly Chilwell IF
    Lucas SBC Fernandinho dembele anderson
    Vardy aguero
    Have now about 130k what could i change?

    1. Hi. Thank you.
      If you had the coins to pay Aguero price, then you really need to improve your defence. Why don’t you try something like Azpilicueta, Sánchez and the other defenders (and GK) we suggets?

  33. Hey Rodrigo. Currently have Walker, Azpi and EL Live Marcos Alonso. Looking to find the right EPL partner for Azpi (currently using Kimpembe), but don’t want to go balls to the wall with Black Friday approaching.

    Who should I look at? And is Europa Alonso good enough at LB?

    1. If you don’t want to pay Dijk price but really want the best option possible, you need to turn your squad into a hybrid one. Thiago Silva + Alex Sandro looks to be a good start.

  34. Hi rodrigo,
    Playing 433(5)

    De gea
    Mendy vertonghen alderweireld walker
    Firmino de bruyne
    Mane aguero salah

    Wants to improve defence or need ur suggestion.

  35. Hi Rodrigo
    I’m using a 4312 formation;
    De Gea, Walker. Azpilicueta. Dijk. Chilwell(inform)
    Fred. Fernandinho. Gündogan(inform)
    Jesus. Aguero.
    (With 220k coins)
    Can you please suggest a possible upgrade?

  36. Team:


    Mendy, champs Bailly, sanchez, valencia

    Dembele, firminho, fabinho,

    Hazard, lukaku, SB Lucas

    Change to 4-2-2-2 & got 300k to improve any advice

  37. Hi Rodrigo,

    Following you for some time now, thank you for all your tips!

    I am currently playing a 4-3-3 (4) formation:

    Walker, Sokratis, Bailly, Mendy,
    Ferdandihno, Mkhitaryan, Kovacic
    Mahrez, Lacazette, Son.

    I am think of bringing in Fabinho instead of Fernandihno, Azpilicueta instead of Sokratis.

    Any ideas of any more improvements to my team? I have around 250k available.

    1. Thank you for all your support.
      Fabinho and Azpilicueta will be great additions to your team. My suggestion is to wait a few more weeks until the Black Friday before buying other players. Eriksen, for example, would be great, but he is still too expensive.



        My team is
        De gea
        Walker van Dijk azpelequeta Robertson
        Dembele Fernandinho
        Lucas(potm) Erikson mane

        Where should I improve next

  38. Agustin Cuadro


    Marcos Alonso with a shadow chemistry, would not it be the best LB? Even than Mendy and Robertson with shadow. Or I’m wrong?

  39. Hi rodrigo,great work like every year, could you give me some suggestions for my team?
    Mendy bailly sanchez walker
    Fernandinho dembele
    Sane eriksen willian
    I have 450.000 coins i was thinking about salah and bailly if.
    What would you do?
    Do you think that virgil is better than bailly if?
    Thanks in advanced for tour help, i appreciate.

    1. Hi. Thank you.
      You have a great budget but if I was you, I would go for Virgil instead of Bailly IF. Salah is obviously a good addition but you need to upgrade your striker too.

  40. Great work ! Would you recommend using David Luiz just to be able to fit Alex Telles as LB? I know David Luiz is not as good as the names listed, but Alex Telles is by far better than any of the options we have in the Premier League

      1. Hi Rodrigo. Thanks for the suggestion to make it a hybrid team. Here is my current squad, perhaps you could give me some ideas on how to improve it ($200k available):
        Alex Telles David Luiz Bailly Valencia
        Fred Dembele
        Martial Mkhitaryan Willian
        Gabriel Jesus

  41. Hi Rodrigo,

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

    I was just wondering if David Luiz is still any good this year?


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