Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team

Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team


For all those players that plan a FUT 14 team based on the Liga BBVA, or that plan on building one, we’ve conducted an extensive analysis on the best players.

Here is our guide of the main Spanish league for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team.


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Introduction to the FUT 14 Liga BBVA Guide


Building a team is the biggest challenge in FIFA 14 Ultimate Team. It doesn’t need to be the best team, even 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 14. It’s precisely this aspect that this guide focuses on. For each position, and focusing on the truly important attributes, we’ll show 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 formations with three defenders. According to those formations, the player must be cautious to look at the work rates, trying 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 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 gathering players of the same nationality, while others decide to form a team of players from the same league. The most popular leagues are the Brazilians and the Barclays Premier League. There are also more experienced players that can form hybrid teams without damaging the chemistry a lot.

All of these steps are necessary to have; it could be that the team is not always well built as it could’ve been. This article aims to help those that think or want to form a FIFA 14 Ultimate Team based on players from the Liga BBVA. Even the ones have one, could take out some valuable conclusion from this guide that could help turn your team even better.

It’s important that the readers understand that this guide is simply guidance. It’s a theme too vast and the player’s combinations are almost infinite. Besides, there are various factors that influence the choices, like it’s 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 14 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 categories.
  • 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 Liga BBVA and with their original attributes were considered.
  • Only Original Attributes
    • In this guide we didn’t consider changes made on a players performance such happens when applying training or chemistry styles cards.
  • Position analysis
    • To make the comprehension of this guide easier we divided the players in nine distinct groups in order of their original position: Goalkeeper (GK), central backs (CB), right backs (RB and RWB), left backs (LB and LWB), central defensive midfielders (CDM) central midfielders (CM and CAM), right midfielders (RM, RW and RF), left midfielders (LM, LW and LF) and forwards (CF and ST).
  • Prices at the date of publication of the guide
    • In the chapter where FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Liga BBVA teams are suggested, the prices considered are the ones of the date of the guide’s publication: December 2013. It’s natural that the prices have suffered some oscillations throughout the season, so they should only be considered as guiding prices.



    Liga BBVA


    No league has so good players as the main football competition of Spain. The qualification of the champion is made through the made points system. Whichever team gathers the most points wins the league. The first four classified gain access to the champions league of the next year, while the fifth and sixth qualify to the Europa League and the last three trade places with the first two qualified of the Segunda División and with the play-off winner. 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 Liga BBVA is the third most watched football league in the world and the best league classified in the UEFA league coefficients.

    Started in 1928, La Liga has only been conquered by nine clubs. The dominant clubs are Real Madrid and Barcelona, with a total of 33 and 23 titles. Atlético de Madrid (9), Atlético de Bilbao (8), Valência (6) and Real Sociedade (2) were the other teams that won more than once, while Desportivo da Corunha, Real Bétis and Sevilha only won the title once.

    As to last season, the Liga BBVA lost some good players such as Llorente (Juventus), Demichelis (Manchester City), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern FC), Toulalan (Monaco), Javier Saviola (Olympiakos), Roque Santa Cruz, Essien, Kaká, Ricardo Carvalho (Monaco), Callejón (Napoli), Albiol (Napoli), Higuain (Napoli), Álvaro Negredo (Manchester City), Jesus Navas (Manchester City), Tino Costa (Spartak Moscovo), Gago (Boca Juniors) e Soldado (Tottenham). But, the biggest out transfers were the move of Ozil from Real Madrid to the Gunners by 50 million Euros and the move of Falcao from Atlético Madrid to Monaco by 60 million Euros.

    These transfers didn’t necessarily make the Liga BBVA weaker. The Spanish teams spent 355 million Euros on strong reinforcements: Guilavogui (Atlético de Madrid), Bojan (Barcelona), Carvajal (Real Madrid), Kevin Gameiro (Sevilha) e Pabón (Valência). But the biggest signings of the season happened in Madrid and Barcelona. Gareth Bale and Neymar have joined to La Liga by 157 million Euros, almost half of the all money spent by the all Liga BBVA clubs this season.

    The choices are a lot for which our guide will certainly be useful as to building a team with players from this league. But, since it’s the league with better players, their prices are high. Only the Barclays PL players are more expensive than these ones. To the players with a limited budget, there are other better options.



    FUT 14 Liga BBVA Goalkeepers (GK)


    Goalkeepers are the players that are less used on field. Because of this they are also the disdained 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. It’s good investment because they’re normally the most economically accessible players.

    Despite his downgrade, Iker Casillas is still the more popular goalkeeper from Liga BBVA. Only Thibaut Courtois, Valdés and Diego López have a rating that can be compared. For having the best rating they are also the most searched by this league’s teams so they’re more expensive.


    Casillas 86 Spain Real Madrid
    Thibaut Courtois 84 Belgium Atlético de Madrid
    Victor Valdés 83 Spain FC Barcelona
    Diego López 83 Spain Real Madrid
    Diego Alves 81 Brazil Valencia CF
    Claudio Bravo 81 Chile Real Sociedad
    Andrés Fernández 80 Spain CA Osasuna
    Guaita 80 Spain Valencia CF
    Wilfredo Caballero 79 Argentina Málaga CF
    Beto 78 Portugal Sevilla FC


    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 Iker Casillas and Diego Alves. No one on whole FIFA 14 has better reflexes than they have.


    Casillas 90 Spain Real Madrid
    Diego Alves 90 Brazil Valencia CF
    Thibaut Courtois 86 Belgium Atlético de Madrid
    Andrés Fernández 86 Spain CA Osasuna
    Wilfredo Caballero 86 Argentina Málaga CF
    Claudio Bravo 85 Chile Real Sociedad
    Guaita 85 Spain Valencia CF
    Victor Valdés 83 Spain FC Barcelona
    Javi Varas 83 Spain Sevilla FC
    Carlos Idriss Kameni 83 Cameroon Málaga CF


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

    Also in this aspect, Casillas and Diego Alves are the best on Liga BBVA. The Brazilian and Buffon are the goalkeepers with best diving in the world.


    Diego Alves 90 Brazil Valencia CF
    Casillas 89 Spain Real Madrid
    Andrés Fernández 86 Spain CA Osasuna
    Claudio Bravo 84 Chile Real Sociedad
    Oscar Ustari 83 Argentina UD Almería
    Thibaut Courtois 82 Belgium Atlético de Madrid
    Victor Valdés 82 Spain FC Barcelona
    Javi Varas 82 Spain Sevilla FC
    Carlos Idriss Kameni 82 Cameroon Málaga CF
    Diego López 81 Spain Real Madrid


    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 Casillas’ weak point. Even though he can’t be considered a short goalkeeper, the truth is he’s 14 cm short of the mighty Thibaut Courtois, this gold goalkeeper holds the title of tallest Liga BBVA Goalkeeper. Diego López from Real Madrid and Casilla RCD Espanyol are both above 1,90 m.


    Thibaut Courtois 199 Belgium Atlético de Madrid
    Diego López 196 Spain Real Madrid
    Casilla 191 Spain RCD Espanyol
    Guaita 190 Spain Valencia CF
    Diego Alves 188 Brazil Valencia CF
    Wilfredo Caballero 186 Argentina Málaga CF
    Carlos Idriss Kameni 186 Cameroon Málaga CF
    Casillas 185 Spain Real Madrid
    Claudio Bravo 185 Chile Real Sociedad
    Moyá 185 Spain Getafe CF


    The choice for the best Liga BBVA goalkeeper on FIFA 14 Ultimate team, is easy.

    In our opinion, even though he was downgraded, Casillas is still the best choice. Besides being the best with one of the two most important attributes and the second best on the other, he’s also the fastest. For us, Diego Alves is the best alternative to the Spanish goalkeeper. Despite not having a good positioning and a decent handling, he is the best of the world in the two more important attributes. He is a huge bargain.

    For those who frequently pass the ball to the goalkeeper, Claudio Bravo is a choice to be considered. Besides Casillas and Diego Alves, our suggestions are Courtois and then Valdés. The Belgian is the goalkeeper from La Liga with best handling and the Spanish is the one with best positioning.


    Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - GK

    Best FUT 14 Liga BBVA Goalkeeper



    FUT 14 Liga BBVA Central Backs (CB)


    A goalkeepers 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.

    Sergio Ramos and Piqué are the central backs with the best reputation in the Liga BBVA. The remaining good players to consider because of experience are Puyol, Pepe and Mascherano, and by irreverence, Raphael Varane is the main one.


    Piqué 86 Spain FC Barcelona
    Sergio Ramos 86 Spain Real Madrid
    Javier Mascherano 84 Argentina FC Barcelona
    Puyol 83 Spain FC Barcelona
    Diego Godín 83 Uruguay Atlético de Madrid
    Pepe 83 Portugal Real Madrid
    Adil Rami 82 France Valencia CF
    Raphaël Varane 81 France Real Madrid
    Miranda 81 Brazil Atlético de Madrid


    On a central back, two attributes assume particular importance on their performance: defending and heading.

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

    It’s the case of the best rated player: Piqué. It’s really hard to get past him. The most experienced players are normally those who have a higher rating on this attribute. Puyol and Mascherano prove this.


    Piqué 86 Spain FC Barcelona
    Javier Mascherano 85 Argentina FC Barcelona
    Puyol 85 Spain FC Barcelona
    Sergio Ramos 84 Spain Real Madrid
    Diego Godín 83 Uruguay Atlético de Madrid
    Jérémy Mathieu 83 France Valencia CF
    Pepe 82 Portugal Real Madrid
    Adil Rami 81 France Valencia CF
    Raphaël Varane 81 France Real Madrid


    On a game partially made difficult on stopping an opponent’s header in our box, possessing good heading is even more important on a central back than it was before. Allow him to be superior in your box when defending air balls but it’s also worth it on set pieces, like corners where a central backs jump may just be worth some goals.

    In this chapter Ricardo Costa and Sergio Ramos are the strongest ones. They are not very tall but they have the best heading and the best jumping. If you choose to not buy one of them, Diego Godín, Varane and Miranda handle it pretty well.

    Though Jérémy Mathieu is one of the tallest central backs he’s far behind on the Liga BBVA list of players with good heading. He isn’t an isolated case: the tallest central back in the league, Federico Fazio has dreadful heading and a terrible jumping. A player to avoid at all cost, even for his low speed.


    Ricardo Costa 87 Portugal Valencia CF
    Sergio Ramos 86 Spain Real Madrid
    Adil Rami 84 France Valencia CF
    Diego Godín 83 Uruguay Atlético de Madrid
    Miranda 83 Brazil Atlético de Madrid
    Raphaël Varane 82 France Real Madrid
    Mikel San José 82 Spain Athletic Club de Bilbao
    Lopo 82 Spain Getafe CF
    Piqué 81 Spain FC Barcelona


    Defending and heading may be useless against fast opponents. It’s necessary to fight fire with fire. No 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.

    The major difference between Piqué and Sergio Ramos is their pace. The Madrid’s player is the fastest of Liga BBVA and one of the fastest in the world. But there are other fast players in La Liga. The second on the list is Iñigo Martínez, a cheap option. Pepe and Miranda are also fast players and possess better attributes, in a way that either one of these two present themselves as a viable for a defence based on the Liga BBVA.


    Sergio Ramos 80 Spain Real Madrid
    Iñigo Martínez 77 Spain Real Sociedad
    Miranda 76 Brazil Atlético de Madrid
    Jérémy Mathieu 76 France Valencia CF
    Pepe 74 Portugal Real Madrid
    Loukas Vyntra 74 Greece Levante UD
    Raphaël Varane 70 France Real Madrid
    Héctor Moreno 70 Mexico RCD Espanyol
    Mikel Gonzalez 69 Spain Real Sociedad
    Javier Mascherano 68 Argentina FC Barcelona


    Piqué intercepts everything that is at his reach. But, if the style of play of the team is to concede extremely fast counter-attacks we don’t advise him. He’s an extremely slow defender that compromises the team in fast attacks. For that Sergio Ramos is our number one choice for this position. Fast and with good defending and attacking attributes, the Madrid’ defender is for that the without a chance most expensive of all central backs of the Liga BBVA.

    Benefiting from their popularity and their characteristic for a good chemistry, Puyol, Pepe and Mascherano come up as being one of the first choices for teams based on the main Spanish League. They are without a doubt good players for this position but there are other cheaper solutions. Like, Miranda and Varane. The Brazilian has the second best average between the three most important attributes we considered.

    If you are searching for someone really cheap, choose Iñigo Martínez. He is the number three of that list.


    Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - CB

    Best FUT 14 Liga BBVA Central Backs



    FUT 14 Liga BBVA Right Backs (RB and RWB)


    Full backs have the role of troubling the mission of the wingers. Not only. In addition, good full backs also support their team mates on offensive maneuvers.

    For all players with a good budget, to choose the best right back is something very simple. Dani Alves is by far the best one.


    Dani Alves 84 Brazil FC Barcelona
    Juanfran 79 Spain Atlético de Madrid
    Jesús Gámez 79 Spain Málaga CF
    João Pereira 79 Portugal Valencia CF
    Iraola 78 Spain Athletic Club de Bilbao
    Carlos Martinez 78 Spain Real Sociedad
    Arbeloa 77 Spain Real Madrid
    Carvajal 77 Spain Real Madrid
    Montoya 77 Spain FC Barcelona
    Cristian Sapunaru 76 Romania Elche CF


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

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

    Juanfran is the players that best fits this aspect. The only other players that offer any type of competition are Jesús Gámez and Dani Alves.


    Juanfran 81 Spain Atlético de Madrid
    Jesús Gámez 80 Spain Málaga CF
    Dani Alves 79 Brazil FC Barcelona
    Iraola 78 Spain Athletic Club de Bilbao
    Arbeloa 78 Spain Real Madrid
    Cristian Sapunaru 78 Romania Elche CF
    Sergio Sánchez 78 Spain Málaga CF
    Carlos Martinez 77 Spain Real Sociedad
    João Pereira 76 Portugal Valencia CF
    Antonio Rukavina 76 Serbia Real Valladolid


    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.

    Between all of the right backs of Liga BBVA, Dani Alves is the fastest one. His team mate Montoya and the Portuguese João Pereira are the only ones that may be considered fast players.


    Dani Alves 90 Brazil FC Barcelona
    Montoya 88 Spain FC Barcelona
    João Pereira 86 Portugal Valencia CF
    Juanfran 83 Spain Atlético de Madrid
    Carvajal 83 Spain Real Madrid
    Hugo Mallo 81 Spain RC Celta de Vigo
    Iraola 79 Spain Athletic Club de Bilbao
    Antonio Rukavina 78 Serbia Real Valladolid
    Valera 76 Spain Getafe CF
    Jesús Gámez 74 Spain Málaga CF


    Dani Alves is undoubtedly the best right back playing on Liga BBVA. He is the fastest one and has the best shooting, passing and dribbling. His weakest point is his heading but with a work rate high/low he will not be at the defence many times.

    If you don’t have enough coins to buy him, choose Juanfran or João Pereira. They are very similar, but the Spanish defends better and the Portuguese attacks better. The only good reason for a such big difference in their prices is because one is a rare card and the other not.


    Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - RB

    Best FUT 14 Liga BBVA Right Backs



    Best FUT 14 Liga BBVA Left Backs (LB e LWB)


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

    A team’s left flank has even less options than the right but that doesn’t necessarily mean it has less quality. There are three players that stand out in this position: Marcelo, Jordi Alba and Filipe Luís.


    Marcelo 83 Brazil Real Madrid
    Filipe Luís 82 Brazil Atlético de Madrid
    Jordi Alba 82 Spain FC Barcelona
    Fábio Coentrão 79 Portugal Real Madrid
    Emiliano Insua 77 Argentina Atlético de Madrid
    Adriano 77 Brazil FC Barcelona
    Eliseu 76 Portugal Málaga CF
    Antunes 76 Portugal Málaga CF
    Damià 75 Spain CA Osasuna
    Fernando Navarro 75 Spain Sevilla FC


    Marcelo and Filipe Luis’ joint experience in the Liga BBVA, contribute decisively to make these two the two best defending left backs in the league.


    Marcelo 81 Brazil Real Madrid
    Filipe Luís 81 Brazil Atlético de Madrid
    Emiliano Insua 80 Argentina Atlético de Madrid
    Jordi Alba 79 Spain FC Barcelona
    Fábio Coentrão 76 Portugal Real Madrid
    Adriano 76 Brazil FC Barcelona
    Damià 76 Spain CA Osasuna
    Fernando Navarro 76 Spain Sevilla FC
    Eliseu 75 Portugal Málaga CF
    Antunes 74 Portugal Málaga CF


    Jordi Alba is the fastest left back in the world. The second one also plays in Spain: Eliseu. They make their speed their biggest threat, differing from other players from this position. All of them are a lot slower.


    Jordi Alba 92 Spain FC Barcelona
    Eliseu 89 Portugal Málaga CF
    Antunes 84 Portugal Málaga CF
    Filipe Luís 83 Brazil Atlético de Madrid
    Marcelo 82 Brazil Real Madrid
    Fábio Coentrão 81 Portugal Real Madrid
    Balenziaga 79 Spain Athletic Club de Bilbao
    Damià 78 Spain CA Osasuna
    De la Bella 78 Spain Real Sociedad
    Emiliano Insua 76 Argentina Atlético de Madrid


    To choose the best Left Back from Liga BBVA is a hard task. Marcelo is slightly better than Alba in almost every stats, but the pace of the Spanish player can make the difference many times. What he lacks in these attributes he highly compensates with his pace. Even so, our preference goes to Marcelo by being a more balanced player.

    Of all the remaining players, Eliseu is our cheapest choice. He doesn’t have the same efficiency as the others we referred but he’s fast enough to cause some offensive damage and possesses a good work rate to support the defence. The also Portuguese Fábio Coentrão is an interesting player too.


    Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - LB

    Best FUT 14 Liga BBVA Left Backs



    Best FUT 14 La Liga Central Defensive Midfielder (CDM)


    Many of the FIFA 14 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.

    The supremacy of Busquets, Xabi, Khedira and Song over all other Liga BBVA central defensive midfielders is extremely clear.


    Sergio Busquets 85 Spain FC Barcelona
    Xabi Alonso 85 Spain Real Madrid
    Sami Khedira 84 Germany Real Madrid
    Alexandre Song 83 Cameroon FC Barcelona
    Mario Suárez 79 Spain Atlético de Madrid
    Bruno 79 Spain Villarreal CF
    Javi Fuego 78 Spain Valencia CF
    Camacho 78 Spain Málaga CF
    Iborra 77 Spain Sevilla FC
    Iturraspe 77 Spain Athletic Club de Bilbao


    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 on 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 a 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.

    The CDM with best defending stats is Khedira. Excepting Camacho, he is also the player that have better heading so he is a really good choice for teams that want to complicate an opponent’s game in the space between the midfield and the defence.


    Sami Khedira 84 Germany Real Madrid
    Sergio Busquets 83 Spain FC Barcelona
    Alexandre Song 83 Cameroon FC Barcelona
    Xabi Alonso 81 Spain Real Madrid
    Mario Suárez 80 Spain Atlético de Madrid
    Bruno 79 Spain Villarreal CF
    Javi Fuego 78 Spain Valencia CF
    Papa Kouli Diop 78 Senegal Levante UD
    Camacho 77 Spain Málaga CF
    Iborra 76 Spain Sevilla FC


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

    There’s a lot of muscle between the central defensive midfielders of Liga BBVA. Once again, Khedira is the one that stands out. On the other hand there’s Iturra. The Chilean player rarely wins a physical brawl due to being the weakest central defensive midfielder from the main Spanish League.


    Sami Khedira 89 Germany Real Madrid
    Alexandre Song 86 Cameroon FC Barcelona
    Papa Kouli Diop 86 Senegal Levante UD
    Iborra 85 Spain Sevilla FC
    Mario Suárez 84 Spain Atlético de Madrid
    Sergio Busquets 78 Spain FC Barcelona
    Xabi Alonso 77 Spain Real Madrid
    Javi Fuego 76 Spain Valencia CF
    Iturraspe 76 Spain Athletic Club de Bilbao
    Mikel Rico 76 Spain Athletic Club de Bilbao


    Out of all the choices that are necessary to make when creating a Liga BBVA team, the central defensive midfielder is probably the most difficult one. The four players with best ratings are the ones that can make this job with success. No other player can guarantee quality on the field.

    Despite having the higher rating, Busquets is the the weakest from the four players. Xabi Alonso is amazing on ball control, passing and vision but he is not good on pace, stamina and other physical attributes. As we already showed, Khedira is the best central defensive midfielder in the most important attributes. However, it is not enough to make him our first choice. Our favourite is Song, who is almost as good as the German on defending, heading and strength. He has amazing physical stats and he is much faster than most of CDMs.


    Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - CDM

    Best FUT 14 Liga BBVA Central Defensive Midfielders



    Best FUT 14 Liga BBVA Central Midfielders (CM e CAM)


    A lot of games are decided on 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.

    There is many quality in the Liga BBVA midfield. Some of the world’s best footballers play there. It’s the case of the Spaniards Xavi, Iniesta and Fàbregas.


    Xavi 89 Spain FC Barcelona
    Iniesta 89 Spain FC Barcelona
    Cesc Fàbregas 86 Spain FC Barcelona
    Luka Modric 85 Croatia Real Madrid
    Isco 84 Spain Real Madrid
    Beñat 82 Spain Athletic Club de Bilbao
    Xabi Prieto 81 Spain Real Sociedad
    Ivan Rakitic 81 Croatia Sevilla FC
    Koke 81 Spain Atlético de Madrid
    Verdú 80 Spain Real Betis Balompié


    Central 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 Xavi, Iniesta and Fàbregas share the top table of the players with best passing skills, the first one stands out by being who does it better in whole world. In all leagues, only Pirlo may be compared with these three players in this attribute.


    Xavi 92 Spain FC Barcelona
    Iniesta 91 Spain FC Barcelona
    Cesc Fàbregas 90 Spain FC Barcelona
    Luka Modric 86 Croatia Real Madrid
    Xabi Prieto 86 Spain Real Sociedad
    Ivan Rakitic 86 Croatia Sevilla FC
    Beñat 84 Spain Athletic Club de Bilbao
    Trashorras 84 Spain Rayo Vallecano
    Koke 83 Spain Atlético de Madrid
    Granero 83 Spain Real Sociedad


    Iniesta and Xavi’s supremacy is also showed through their dribbling. Only Isco can be compared with these two players in this aspect.


    Iniesta 91 Spain FC Barcelona
    Isco 88 Spain Real Madrid
    Xavi 86 Spain FC Barcelona
    Luka Modric 86 Croatia Real Madrid
    Marko Marin 86 Germany Sevilla FC
    Adrián 85 Spain Atlético de Madrid
    Jonathan Viera 85 Spain Rayo Vallecano
    Ander Herrera 84 Spain Athletic Club de Bilbao
    Muniaín 84 Spain Athletic Club de Bilbao
    Cesc Fàbregas 82 Spain FC Barcelona


    Modric and Isco are cheaper players that can perform well their roles as central midfielders. The Croatian is a box to box player while the Spanish has natural attacking tendencies.

    Our cheapest choice falls to Koke. Even though he isn’t good defensively, the Spanish is fast dribble and is a good passer.


    Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - CM e CAM

    Best FUT 14 Liga BBVA Central Midfielders



    Liga BBVA Right Wingers (RM, RW e RF)


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

    The right side of the midfield was in earlier seasons one of the strongest points of Liga BBVA based teams. The move of Navas to the BPL and the downgrade of Alexis Sánchez have weakened this position. The passage of Pedro from left to right side, came as a solution to this problem.


    Ángel Di María 86 Argentina Real Madrid
    Pedro 85 Spain FC Barcelona
    Alexis Sánchez 82 Chile FC Barcelona
    Carlos Vela 82 Mexico Real Sociedad
    Sofiane Feghouli 81 Algeria Valencia CF
    Patrick Ebert 80 Germany Real Valladolid
    Pedro León 79 Spain Getafe CF
    Lassane Bangoura 76 Guinea Rayo Vallecano
    Augusto Matías Fernández 76 Argentina RC Celta de Vigo
    Isaac Cuenca 75 Spain FC Barcelona


    There are three fundamental attribute on 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 through sprints on the side lines.

    On the Liga BBVA, only the young player Lassane Bangoura is faster than Di Maria. They are the only players with a pace over 90.


    Lassane Bangoura 91 Guinea Rayo Vallecano
    Ángel Di María 90 Argentina Real Madrid
    Alexis Sánchez 87 Chile FC Barcelona
    Carlos Vela 86 Mexico Real Sociedad
    Pedro 84 Spain FC Barcelona
    Sofiane Feghouli 84 Algeria Valencia CF
    Patrick Ebert 80 Germany Real Valladolid
    Isaac Cuenca 77 Spain FC Barcelona
    Pedro León 76 Spain Getafe CF
    Augusto Matías Fernández 73 Argentina RC Celta de Vigo


    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 player gifted in dribbling, being Di Maria, Vela and Feghouli the best. The Argentine adds to the good dribble, the best crossing of whole FUT 14.


    Ángel Di María 86 Argentina Real Madrid
    Carlos Vela 86 Mexico Real Sociedad
    Sofiane Feghouli 86 Algeria Valencia CF
    Pedro 85 Spain FC Barcelona
    Alexis Sánchez 85 Chile FC Barcelona
    Lassane Bangoura 83 Guinea Rayo Vallecano
    Isaac Cuenca 83 Spain FC Barcelona
    Patrick Ebert 80 Germany Real Valladolid
    Pedro León 79 Spain Getafe CF
    Jose Carlos 77 Spain Rayo Vallecano


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

    Only Di Maria, Pedro Léon and Patrick Ebert offer good quality passing. Lassane Bangoura for example could’ve been an option to consider filling this slot in virtue of his fantastic pace, but he’s affected negatively for missing frequently passes to his more forward team mates.


    Pedro León 84 Spain Getafe CF
    Ángel Di María 83 Argentina Real Madrid
    Patrick Ebert 83 Germany Real Valladolid
    Pedro 80 Spain FC Barcelona
    Jose Carlos 80 Spain Rayo Vallecano
    Sofiane Feghouli 77 Algeria Valencia CF
    Alexis Sánchez 74 Chile FC Barcelona
    Isaac Cuenca 74 Spain FC Barcelona
    Carlos Vela 73 Mexico Real Sociedad
    Augusto Matías Fernández 73 Argentina RC Celta de Vigo


    Di Maria and Pedro are clearly the most indicated players to occupy this position in a team without budget restraints. Our preference goes toward the Madrid’s winger that is the best on four of the six main attributes and help the defence more due to his work rates high/high.

    From the most popular there’s also Alexis Sánchez. That even though has good stats, he is not much better than Vela or Feghouli, our economic choices.


    Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - RM, RW e RF

    Best FUT 14 Liga BBVA Right Wingers



    Liga BBVA Left Wingers (LM, LW e LF)


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

    Cristiano Ronaldo is clearly the best player for this position. No one can be compared with him. The change of Iniesta to the central of the field, brought even more visibility to the Portuguese supremacy.


    Cristiano Ronaldo 92 Portugal Real Madrid
    Arda Turan 84 Turkey Atlético de Madrid
    David Villa 83 Spain Atlético de Madrid
    Andrés Guardado 81 Mexico Valencia CF
    Antoine Griezmann 80 France Real Sociedad
    Cristian Rodríguez 80 Uruguay Atlético de Madrid
    Cristian Tello 79 Spain FC Barcelona
    Giovani dos Santos 79 Mexico Villarreal CF
    Ibrahim Afellay 79 Netherlands FC Barcelona
    Gonzalo Castro 79 Uruguay Real Sociedad


    Even though they’re fast, Cristian Tello and Andrés Guardado are far away from Ronaldo, the fastest left winger of the world.


    Cristiano Ronaldo 93 Portugal Real Madrid
    Cristian Tello 89 Spain FC Barcelona
    Andrés Guardado 87 Mexico Valencia CF
    Giovani dos Santos 85 Mexico Villarreal CF
    Ibrahim Afellay 84 Netherlands FC Barcelona
    Gonzalo Castro 82 Uruguay Real Sociedad
    Antoine Griezmann 81 France Real Sociedad
    Diego Perotti 81 Argentina Sevilla FC
    Pizzi 81 Portugal RCD Espanyol
    Diego Castro 81 Spain Getafe CF


    Ronaldo is clearly the most highlighted left winger in this chapter. In the world, only Ribéry is better than him. Turan and Giovanni dos Santos have good dribbling too.


    Cristiano Ronaldo 91 Portugal Real Madrid
    Arda Turan 88 Turkey Atlético de Madrid
    Giovani dos Santos 87 Mexico Villarreal CF
    David Villa 85 Spain Atlético de Madrid
    Diego Perotti 85 Argentina Sevilla FC
    Andrés Guardado 84 Mexico Valencia CF
    Antoine Griezmann 84 France Real Sociedad
    Cristian Tello 83 Spain FC Barcelona
    Ibrahim Afellay 83 Netherlands FC Barcelona
    Gonzalo Castro 83 Uruguay Real Sociedad


    Turan is clearly the best fitted passer between the remaining left wingers. His team mate Cristian Rodríguez is also better on passing than the super player Cristiano Ronaldo.


    Arda Turan 84 Turkey Atlético de Madrid
    Cristian Rodríguez 80 Uruguay Atlético de Madrid
    Cristiano Ronaldo 79 Portugal Real Madrid
    Andrés Guardado 78 Mexico Valencia CF
    Ibrahim Afellay 78 Netherlands FC Barcelona
    Antoine Griezmann 77 France Real Sociedad
    Simão 77 Portugal RCD Espanyol
    Giovani dos Santos 76 Mexico Villarreal CF
    Reyes 76 Spain Sevilla FC
    David Villa 74 Spain Atlético de Madrid


    Ronaldo is the most expensive player of the game. His price is prohibits him from lots of budgets, proving the worth of the player. He’s without a doubt the best Liga BBVA left winger and, for many people, the best player of the world. Among all the Liga BBVA left wingers, he is the one with better dribbling, pace, heading and shooting. But there is more: he has the best shooting of the game and he is one of the few that can perform any skill.

    For those that don’t want to pay as many coins for the captain of Portuguese National Team they have David Villa, Turan and Guardado. Only Ronaldo is better than the Mexican player on the average of the the three most important attributes we considered. Turan is really great on passing and dribbling but too slow for this position. David Villa is the most expensive of these three players but not the better one. We suggest him for who is looking for a player with good shooting skills and a wonderful penalty taker. Physically he is too weak.


    Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - LM, LW e LF

    Best FUT 14 Liga BBVA Left Wingers



    Liga BBVA Forwards (CF e ST)


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

    Three of the eight most expensive FUT 14 players are forwards that play on Liga BBVA, which shows very well the high quality for this position. The three times Golden Boot winner Lionel Messi is the player with the higher rating in the whole game. The big signings Neymar and Gareth Bale are the other two players.


    Lionel Messi 94 Argentina FC Barcelona
    Gareth Bale 87 Wales Real Madrid
    Karim Benzema 85 France Real Madrid
    Neymar 84 Brazil FC Barcelona
    Diego Costa 83 Brazil Atlético de Madrid
    Jonas 81 Brazil Valencia CF
    Rubén Castro 80 Spain Real Betis Balompié
    Aduriz 79 Spain Athletic Club de Bilbao
    Kévin Gameiro 78 France Sevilla FC
    Agirretxe 77 Spain Real Sociedad
    Hélder Postiga 77 Portugal Valencia CF
    Carlos Bacca 76 Colombia Sevilla FC
    Sergio García 76 Spain RCD Espanyol
    Roque Santa Cruz 76 Paraguay Málaga CF
    Morata 76 Spain Real Madrid


    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.

    Lionel Messi is the second best shooter of FIFA 14 Ultimate Team. Only Cristiano Ronaldo is superior. Besides his team mate Neymar, Bale and Benzema possess an above average shot. This means the best forwards are the ones that best shooting.


    Lionel Messi 89 Argentina FC Barcelona
    Gareth Bale 84 Wales Real Madrid
    Karim Benzema 82 France Real Madrid
    Neymar 80 Brazil FC Barcelona
    Diego Costa 78 Brazil Atlético de Madrid
    Jonas 78 Brazil Valencia CF
    Aduriz 76 Spain Athletic Club de Bilbao
    Kévin Gameiro 76 France Sevilla FC
    Charles 76 Brazil RC Celta de Vigo
    Rubén Castro 75 Spain Real Betis Balompié
    Carlos Bacca 74 Colombia Sevilla FC
    Sergio García 74 Spain RCD Espanyol
    Dorlan Pabón 74 Colombia Valencia CF
    Agirretxe 73 Spain Real Sociedad
    Manu Del Moral 73 Spain Elche CF


    On FUT 14, knowing how to head gained another importance. Plenty of goals are born like this.

    Unlike with shooting there’s no proportionality between players with high ratings and players with good heading. Of the four more popular only Bale and Benzema appears in the list of 10 forwards with better heading. Neymar is the second last of this list. Aduriz is the number one.


    Aduriz 88 Spain Athletic Club de Bilbao
    Agirretxe 80 Spain Real Sociedad
    Jorge Molina 80 Spain Real Betis Balompié
    Diego Costa 78 Brazil Atlético de Madrid
    Hélder Postiga 77 Portugal Valencia CF
    Karim Benzema 76 France Real Madrid
    Roque Santa Cruz 75 Paraguay Málaga CF
    Gareth Bale 74 Wales Real Madrid
    Morata 74 Spain Real Madrid
    Charles 74 Brazil RC Celta de Vigo
    Carlos Bacca 70 Colombia Sevilla FC
    Leo Baptistao 70 Brazil Atlético de Madrid
    Lionel Messi 69 Argentina FC Barcelona
    Kévin Gameiro 68 France Sevilla FC
    Rubén Castro 66 Spain Real Betis Balompié


    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.

    Bale and Neymar have brought more speed to the Liga BBVA forwards. Messi has now competition on this chapter. In a way, the 21 Forwards of this league are fast players, but not as fast as Bale. Among all the FUT 14 forwards, only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is superior.


    Gareth Bale 93 Wales Real Madrid
    Lionel Messi 92 Argentina FC Barcelona
    Neymar 90 Brazil FC Barcelona
    Dorlan Pabón 85 Colombia Valencia CF
    Karim Benzema 84 France Real Madrid
    Rubén Castro 83 Spain Real Betis Balompié
    Diego Costa 82 Brazil Atlético de Madrid
    Manu Del Moral 82 Spain Elche CF
    Carlos Bacca 81 Colombia Sevilla FC
    Kévin Gameiro 80 France Sevilla FC
    Morata 77 Spain Real Madrid
    Leo Baptistao 77 Brazil Atlético de Madrid
    Jonas 76 Brazil Valencia CF
    Sergio García 76 Spain RCD Espanyol
    Hélder Postiga 75 Portugal Valencia CF


    Messi is the best Liga BBVA forward, without any discussion. However, he is extremely expensive forcing many players to choose another forward. That choice is subjective because it depends of the play style of each player. In our opinion, Garth Bale is the most balanced one. He is very fast, has good dribbling and good defensive stats. He plays better as a CAM than as a ST. He has the best average between the three most important attributes we considered. Even better than Messi.

    For those that don’t have the money to pay for him, there is a new player that came this season to spice up the Spanish League: Neymar. Even though he isn’t a cheap player, he should be one of the first choices of any player that doesn’t cross to the box all the time. Neymar is one of the few with 5 stars on skills and on weak foot.

    Far from Benzema and Diego Costa quality, Rúben Castro is our cheapest choice. The Spanish may cause a lot of damage on the opponents defence. If you only want a cheap forward with good heading, choose Aduriz.


    Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - CF e ST

    Best FUT 14 Liga BBVA Forwards



    Liga BBVA Team Suggestions


    A lot of people think that this is the most important part of the guide. It’s not. The thing that is really important to know is how to choose player based on their role and style of play that fits each player. And that is made in the previous chapters. 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, 4-4-2 with 100k budget and 4-3-3 with a 20k budget.


    Team with Unlimited Budget


    Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team

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    • First Squad
    • GK: Iker Casillas (35k)
      RB: Dani Alves (55k)
      CBR: Sergio Ramos (35k)
      CBL: Pepe (1.5k)
      LB: Marcelo (12k)
      CDM: Alexandre Song (1k)
      RM: Di Maria (35k)
      LM: Cristiano Ronaldo (2,100k)
      CAM: Iniesta (90k)
      STR: Lionel Messi (1,600k)
      STL: Gareth Bale (850k)

    • Substitutes and Reserves
    • GK: Diego Alves (1k)
      RB: João Pereira (0.5k)
      CB: Piqué (6k)
      CB: Miranda (1k)
      LB: Jordi Alba (7k)
      CDM: Sami Khedira (1k)
      RM: Pedro (6k)
      LM: Andrés Guardado (0.7k)
      CAM: Xavi (60k)
      ST: Neymar (310k)
      ST: Karim Benzema (21k)


    • Budget
    • 5,228 million coins (4,814k + 414k)

    • Summary
    • The choice for this team’s player was based on analysis made in the previous chapters.
      In goal, Casillas is still our favourite. In centre back position, Pepe wins over Piqué in the first squad because the Spanish pace and his work rates may compromises the team in fast attacks. Sergio Ramos is unquestionable and he already has a risky high/medium work rate. We suggest to use Piqué only on formations that use 5 defenders. The full backs chosen were fast enough and equally balanced. Dani Alves is the only good choice for the right side, while on the left side Marcelo should only be passed over in favour of Alba for those who want even more speed.
      The two wingers are untouchable, the same happens with Messi in the attack. Neymar is not in this team because in this formation we believe that Bale is better than him as a ST and Iniesta as a CAM. For those that don’t cross to the head or for those who wants a fastest midfield, Neymar can take the place of Bale or Iniesta. Xavi can also be placed on a high quality midfield.


      100K Budget Team


      Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team

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      • First Squad
      • GK: Diego Alves (1k)
        RB: João Pereira (0.5k)
        CBR: Pepe (1.5k)
        CBL: Piqué (6k)
        LB: Jordi Alba (7k)
        RM: Pedro (6k)
        CMR: Cesc Fàbregas (20k)
        CML: Alexandre Song (1k)
        LM: Andrés Guardado (0.7k)
        STR: Karim Benzema (21k)
        STL: Diego Costa (9k)

      • Substitutes and Reserves
      • GK: Thibaut Courtois (1.5k)
        RB: Juanfran (1k)
        CB: Miranda (1k)
        CB: Rapahel Varane (1k)
        LB: Filipe Luís (2k)
        RM: Alexis Sánchez (2.5k)
        CM: Isco (8k)
        CM: Luka Modric (7k)
        LM: Arda Turan (1k)
        ST: Ruben Castro (0.7k)
        ST: Aduriz (0.6k)


      • Budget
      • 100k coins (73,7k + 26,3k)

      • Summary
      • The choice for this team’s players was based on analysis made in the previous chapter.
        In goal, Diego Alves is a cheaper alternative to Casillas. In the defence Piqué takes the place of Sergio Ramos. If you don’t feel safe with his pace and work rates, give a try to Miranda.
        The full backs are still very fast but much cheaper.
        On the midfield, Fàbregas is a good investment but to choose who will play with him is a bit harder. On a 442 formation it may be a good option to use someone more defensive, like Song, but if you want to try something more risky, try Modric. Pedro and Guardado are to us the best choices to the wings while on the attack we suggest the Benzema and Diego Costa.


      20K Budget Team


      Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team

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      • First Squad
      • GK: Diego Alves (1k)
        RB: João Pereira (0.5k)
        CBR: Pepe (1.5k)
        CBL: Miranda (1k)
        LB: Filipe Luís (2k)
        CMR: Ander Herrera (0.8k)
        CM: Alexandre Song (1k)
        CML: Koke (0.9k)
        RW: Carlos Vela (1k)
        LW: Andrés Guardado (0.7k)
        ST: Ruben Castro (0.7k)

      • Substitutes and Reserves
      • GK: Claudio Bravo (0.7k)
        RB: Montoya (0.6k)
        CB: Raphael Varane (1k)
        CB: Iñigo Martinez (0.4k)
        LB: Eliseu (0.5k)
        CM: Sami Khedira (1k)
        CM: Marko Marin (0.6k)
        CM: Beñat (0.7k)
        RW: Sofiane Feghouli (0.6k)
        LW: Arda Turan (1k)
        ST: Aduriz (0.6k)


      • Budget
      • 18.8k coins (11.1k + 7.7k)

      • Summary
      • The choice for this team’s players was based on analysis made in the previous chapter.
        In goal Diego Alves is a true penny saver. In front of him, Pepe and Miranda close the path to goal with the precious help of Song. The Barcelona’s player is a very useful element in these types of formation for giving defensive security in midfield and setting free team mates to start attacks. João Pereira and Luís Filipe are the full backs. They are both a case of good value for money. The biggest new of this team is the double Koke / Herrera that with their pace, dribbling, and above average passing give width to the attack. On the last third of the field, Vela and Guardado are great players that support the striker Ruben Castro. For who likes to cross to the box, Aduriz is a better option. This position is the one that, for who have more coins, should invest. Diego Costa, for example, would be perfect on this team.



      Hybrid Squads


      Building a hybrid team is not usually an easy task. The biggest difficulty is finding key player to join between different leagues.

      The Liga BBVA has the better average ratings. Because of that it’s more prone to allow the build-up of hybrid teams with other leagues. The team with greatest quality is the result of the combination of BBVA and BPL. David Silva, Mata, Navas, Soldado, Negredo and Torres are key players in this connection. There are also Belgium defenders like Kompany that can connect really well with Thibaut Courtois and let’s not forget that there is also the perfect connection between Aguero and Messi.

      Building a good Hybrid team based in the BPL and Bundesliga is also possible. Javi Martinez, Dante and Diego are essential in this transiction, as it may happen with Khedira and Benzema.

      On an inferior level, the BBVA still connects reasonably with other leagues, especially with the Serie A (Llorente, Joaquín, Valero, Tevez, Higuain, Milito).

      Follow our other league guide to easily build your hybrid team.


      Follow our tips and you’ll more successful on FIFA 14 Ultimate Team with your Liga BBVA squad.


    360 thoughts on “Liga BBVA Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team”

    1. As we have announced on the first comment, this guide has a limit of 350 comments and we have closed the comments to this article. It is more than enough to explain everything you need to know about it. It makes no sense to have so many comments since nobody will read all of them and most was asking the same questions. Thank you.

    2. Hi rodrigo, heres my Liga BBVA team

      Formation: 4-2-3-1 (2)


      ST: Benzema

      Subs: Diego lopez, Torres,Joaquin,X.prieto,Afellay,Montoya,Mario suarez

      The way i like to play is to deliver crosses around and scoring with a header or volley. can you give me some suggestions on who to replace, and reason too? I have quite a limited budget.

      1. Hi.
        To most of the gamers, Courtois is better than Valdes. Just check the GK chapter to know why.
        In our opinion, your both CB’s are slow. Sergio Ramos is too expensive for your budget but on these days you may get him by a nice price.
        The other positions are OK.

      1. Hi.
        The Web App has an important feature that let you share your team without having to pick player by player like in FUTHead.
        Touré and Mata are my suggestions for your team. They are really cheap now.

    3. Rodrigo, any chance you are planning on making national team guides with the worldcup coming up? Liked your brasilian team guide a lot.

    4. Hi rodrigo i have always played 4-2-3-1(2) with my serie a team,im going to build a bbva team, your telling us there are not many good cdm so i need other formation,what formation do you advise? I played thy dortmund tactic before.

        1. Ok thank you, player suggestions? I have around 300k , amd after that what player too replace first?

          1. You have a guide with 10k words and more than 350 comments. It should be enough to help you to build your team.
            You can try Diego Alves or Courtois, Juanfran, Sergio Ramos, Miranda IF, Alba, Iniesta, Fàbregas, Di Maria, Guardado, Benzema and Diego Costa UP.

    5. Hey Rodrigo i currently have a strong ish team for obvious reasons i can not get bale messi ronaldo was wondering if you think of any changes for 4-1-2-1-2
      GK Casillas
      CB Ramos / Pique
      RB Alves
      LB Marcelo
      CDM Song
      LM Villa
      RM Maria
      CAM Iniesta
      ST Benzema
      ST diego Costa ( the 84 rated version!)

      1. Hi.
        I don’t have any suggestion for you because you already have a good team. I think Pique is a bit slow and also think that Villa is not the best LM but you may have a different opinion.

        1. i just sold my brazil team to improve my liga one and i need a strong CAM but not sure who as i am now playing 4-3-3(4) cms i have fabregas xavi and inesta need one to be a cam
          as i do not like modric

    6. Hey,
      For the moment i’m playing villa as lm and dos santos as his substitute. I really like dos santos, but I was wondering if you would advice me to replace him by griezmann or guardado


    7. hey rodrigo!
      i play with a 4-1-2-1-2 with benzama and neymar upfront!
      my problem: i score a lot more goals with benzema than with neymar!
      neymar makes no good runs, always out of position!
      is it just me or is he a difficult guy?
      at next i want to buy bale
      would you brefer neymar with bale or benzema with bale?

    8. by the way, my team: Casillas – Pepe – Ramos – Varane – Jesé – David Silva – Juan Mata – Iniesta – Di Maria / Jesús Navas – Neymar – Aguëro

      Jesé fits well in this team for chem

    9. Yes, I’ve tried Guardado, but it seems Jesé is a bit faster… better pace and drib. Guardado defends better. Also Jesé has better pass and fits better in a hybrid with spanish players from PL: Juan Mata and David Silva.

    10. Rodrigo, it’s hard to find a good affordable LM in BBVA. What’s your opinión on newcomer Jesé Rodríguez as LM? He was an ST and now a 76 LM.

    11. Hi,
      I have the following 4-3-3
      Diego Alves
      Marcelo, Varane, Pique, Juanfran
      Isco, Song, Fabregas
      Guardado, Benzema, Sanchez.

      I also have Navas from from my bpl team I can use in a hybrid team.
      Now I have 30k to spend for a new player.
      I think with that I can afford Ramos or a new GK or Di Maria to replace Sanchez.
      What would you suggest or other options ?

    12. Attention to all iOS, if not console, users. TIF Hazard is, other than TOTY cards and in-forms of Ibra, Messi, Bale, or Ronaldo, the most expensive card in the game. I would highly consider selling him and buying Ronaldo, Messi, Ibra, or Bale. You will still have a few hundred thousands left more than you did after selling him.

    13. Hey, Rodrigo
      I got a Liga BBVA squad with 4-1-2-1-2 formation , Casillas , Ramos , Pique ,dani alves ,song , sanchez IF1 in CAM , Griezman IF-1, di maria , Benzema and IF Dos Santos …. On the bench and reserves i have ,Neymar , diego costa , Xavi , Iniesta , Isco , Alonso , Pedro , pepe , miranda , IF KOKE , IF Juanfran and some more players. !!! But I don’t feel this squad is effective enough as my BPL squad what should i do to win alot of matches ?? I either tie or loose matches withthis squad what to do ??? Please Help !!!

      1. Hi.
        You have some players on the bench that are better than the ones of the starting eleven.
        If you are not happy with your team, try another one. Gamers don’t like changes but sometimes it is the best option.

    14. I notice in multiple guides you say certain goalkeepers are better to use if you pass to him. What makes a goalkeeper better to pass to?

    15. hey. i wanted to know who you thought would be a better investment: casillas or sergio ramos. currently i have diego alves and pepe and pique in the positions

    16. Including IF or UP cards that are cheaper than Bale or Messi, who is your 3rd choice BBVA ST/CF? (No Bale or Messi) Neymar, Benzema, or someone else? I cross a lot or CAM through ball so if not someone with decent heading then someone faster than 80 pace and decent passing; 60+ should do. I pass between strikers often as well.

      1. His passing isnt the best, but yes you could use him as a CM. Did you know he started his career as a left full back? He is definitely a well balanced total footballer and now Madrid is playing him as a CDM. Ancelotti seems to believe in his defending skills, so you can too. 🙂 So yes, the most expensive transfer in the history of football (or soccer if you’re from the USA) is very flexible and balanced. Consider his IF card on the right wing if you have the money and perhaps are using a formation with 1 CF/ST and dont cross much (False 9 is a good formation with Messi in the front and Bale on the right) but i wouldnt use the IF card if you need a BBVA ST with a decent head. Bale is your best head with other acceptable stats so you may need his head.

    17. Hey,
      (1) I’m also playing a la Liga Team(4-2-3-1), and the problem of my team was the CDM position, so I bought Fabregas and changed his position to CDM. Currently I’m still playing in division 4, and I don’t have a problem with it, but I was wondering if I’ll get problems with his defensive stats as soon as I reach div 1.
      (2) I’m playing Modric on the CAM position, and I was also wondering if it is a better idea to change the positions of Modric and Fabregas.

    18. I know you dislike IF cards. However, i am building many hybrids just to help me build better ones, and i can fit either Bale IF or Robben (since i am just building for fun also IF) in the RM spot with all 10 chem. Looking just at the stats which do you think is better? Also note Bale’s better WF.

        1. Thanks. Now i just gotta get the money for the 3rd or 4th most expensive player. Just kidding, cant afford Iniesta, much less IF Bale. But at least Robben has a good chance at TOTW this week. Aduriz SIF is also possible and his IF card has the best head of any forward including Falcao. An SIF for him might out head TOTY Silva, but not Ramos. Also interested in linking Song and Eto’o in my 433 hybrid between BPL and BBVA. Do you think Song is better than Ramires is? Originally planned a hybrid between BPL and Bundesliga with Eto’o and Diouf at front, until i realized Diouf was from Senegal 🙁 note that either choice will be a CM next to Fernandinho and Fabregas which will be next replaced by Iniesta.

            1. Thanks. My hybrid is ready to use, though of course with room for improvement with players like Hazard, Iniesta, etc. i have everything i need to continue adjusting.

    19. Hi mate, great website! Help FUT players so much.
      I’ve BBVA team and play on ios. I like to control in midfield but not took long to attack cause I like quick passing, but recently i feel my team is a bit poor in that stuff. I curently play with 4-2-3-1 (3 cam)
      Courtouis, Ramos-Varane-F Luis-Carvajal, J Martinez-Herrera, Koke-Isco-Muniain, Pedro (change him to RF, 0.6 goal per game, and max chem is 6 as ST)
      Subs: Moya, Inigo Martinez, Enrique, Mallo, Illara, Susaeta, Morata

      Who should I buy to make my team play better? And should I stick with this formation?

      1. If you are playing well, keep with this formation.
        It depends of your play style but there are several cheap good players on the BBVA. Just check our teams suggestions to see who we recommend.

    20. hi
      I really like this website its awesome!! 😀
      I wanted to ask you if you could help me out on fifa14 (IOS/IPHONE)..can you hack?/get me money for free?

    21. Hi , i made a Spanish league team yesterday with a 4141 formatopn 100k budget , and its not working out very well. What do u think is tje best formation for a spanish league team? A formation with good attacking chances and good overall.

    22. Hi. I have a cheap 50k-ish team and i was wondering who you guys think i should save up for or try to buy next.
      gk- alves
      cb- pique and pepe
      rb- juanfran
      lm- villa
      cm- song and koke
      rm- pedro
      st- benzema and diego costa

        1. ok thanks for your advice, i have bought ramos use him instead of pique and i also bought fabregas instead of koke. they have both majorly improved my team. but now im not sure who to buy next, i was thinking either casillas, di maria or dani alves, or are there maybe any IF’s you would recommend instead?

    23. Sorry for the repetive questions but your thr only one who truly helps ea forums are bogus and Thanks your absolutely right I just came into 200k of coins who could I get to bolster that up if or better st

      1. Thanks I completed my team now until I get enough coins for bale or ronaldo but 41212 and the 433 are working great for me I purchased Giovanni like u said and he has been amazing his ball control is excellent I teamed him up with Vargas or if aduriz when headers are needed for a late goal and it works well. Thank you for all the input and guides you have shared. Is there a standard custom tatic you play with that works well?

    24. Hey Rodrigo,
      I have a decent bbva squad, but I’m getting bored with the same players, I’m I’m sure you know the feeling. Im wondering if you could help me out with a suggestion on a new squad equal to the one I have now. Right now I have 451 neymar iniesya bale guardado song di maria Marcelo Ramos thiago silva alves and alves in goal

    25. Hey Rodrigo I just found your site and I say thank you very much. All your details are great. I would like to know what should I do with my team budget is not an option I usually buy packs and sell and trade, but at the moment I’m low on coins. My lineup
      Casillas/courtois (glove.shield)
      Dani/juanfraun (anchor.power)
      Marcelo/alba (backbone.powerhouse)
      Pique/puyol (backbone)
      Ramos/mascherano (backbone)
      Cdm xavi/Alonso (maestro.powerhouse)
      Can iniesta/isco (engine)
      Rm Pedro/ maria (maestro.finisher)
      LM villa/turan (maestro)
      Diego Costa and benzema at st 41212
      What would you suggest to Add and change. I have a problem with pace whores and pique thinking he is playing can.

      1. Hi. Thank you for your kindly words. Hope to see you here for many time.
        The only fast CB you have is Ramos. I suggest to try Pepe or Miranda IF.
        I also don’t know if Xavi is OK for you playing as CDM. You may try Song if you have problems with him. It is a good way to save many coins.
        The rest of the team seems OK.

        1. Thanks I’ve brought guardado and does Santos I’ll try them out and move song to cdm I have the full Barcelona team with out neymar and messi of course. David villa is good scorer on lm and tyran was great controller but no pace to get down and cross to Costa and benzema. I switched to Pepe I’ll try him out with pique puyol and mascherano as sub’s when I need to go extra defensive.I’ll look at Miranda as well and see how he plays.

            1. Thanks for the reply I have recently lost many times with my diamond formation even to the computer in division 1 where usually I would in get beat by Barcelona or tie so I’ve decided to switch to a 433(4) or 433(2) which one do you think would work better and who would work best in cdm on 433(2) in 433(4) I have fabergas xavi and iniesta up front Pedro/dimaria guardado/villia benzema/ diego Costa sub’s full line up of real Madrid and barcelona . thanks your help is much appreciated

    26. Hi. I have a small team from bbva, but feel its too offensive, and too low on defence. Run 4-3-3 (5)

      Dani alves
      Sif Pique
      Toty ramos
      If Modric (cdm)
      Cf bale
      If di maria

        1. You think modric is the best chiose too? I feel Bale works best as cf or cam, so
          think i keep the formation. Mabye i buy back Neymar, since he works better than Messi. Yea, can buy both of them 😉

    27. Well i hav built a squad from Liga BBVA with a 3-4-3 formation.

      GK Casillas
      CB Pique Ramos Mascherano
      CM Iniesta Xavi
      RM Di Maria
      LM Turan
      RW Pedro
      LW Villa
      ST Benzema

      My squad rating is 86 and i was looking to create a hybrid by replacing some players. Could you please suggest something. I hav about 20k spare coins with me apart frm these players and substitutes & reserves which include some good players too.

    28. Hey,
      I want to build a new team.
      I want to play with Ramos and Silva in CD
      and neymar and aguero.i can’t find a team who has 100 chemistry.
      I now have a liga bbva squad. If i sell al my players I will have 900k Coins.
      Wich player is should buy for my new team??

    29. This will be a long long post I hope you have time to answer me :D. First great work I have read everything you have written.

      My team is a hybrid half from spain and half from england
      CB Pepe CB Ramos CB Kompany (8 chemistry)
      CDM Ramires CDM YAYA
      ML Willan/Schurle (have Villa) MR TOTW Walcott
      CAM MATA
      ST Etoo/Soldado

      I used to play 5-2-2-1 but I was struggling scoring goals and switched to 3:5:2 . I am wondering if I could play 5-2-2-1 with better succes what to do you think of the tactic?

      I want to upgrade my squad I was wondering If I should focus on spanish players or english players?

      My upgrades have to be Ramires/Mata/Soldado ?

      1. Hi Vasil.
        “First great work I have read everything you have written” Sorry but I don’t believe it. Not even I have done it. 🙂
        You have very good players. 5221 is more suitable for a counter attacking style. I think you should keep a BPL/BBVA squad because you will get the better of both leagues.I laos think that your weakest players are Ramires and Soldado.

        1. Who to buy by looking at my squad. 5221 my biggest problem is i have ti exploit the wings by cutting inside? Also what skills to learn to use. I dont have 5 skillers in. The squad

          1. I know I am kinda annoying . Last 3 questions and I am out 😀
            Which two skills to learn to use. I havent played since Fifa 12 😀

            Isnt the upgraded Suarez and upgraded Strurridge better then jovetic? Or I am missing something?
            Also with who to upgrade Ramires? There arent many options I think

            1. Hi.
              1) Any two skills. It doesn’t matter. Any skill that allow you to move with the ball is a good skill to know.
              2) Yes. I thought you didn’t have enough coins to buy them.
              3) Fellaini is a nice player but don’t expect anything amazing. In my opinion, Ramires is not so bad. You can also check the chemistry of Pepe and see if Koscielny UP isn’t a better player for you.

    30. hi i have 230k money can u say for me the best team what i can to do? and sasy for me formations 🙂

        1. You play for the ultimate team if you play by the console if you have a playstation 3 so Come play me responsible for

    31. Hi,

      Thanks for the great guide, its been useful to build up my starter squad and has done well but I want to build a 5-2-1-2 for quick counter attacks and through balls.

      My squad is

      RWB: Dani Alves

      What do you think of this setup? I wanted to create a hybrid to leave out the weak Wingers and CDM’s of my BBVA squad. (not able to afford Ronaldo). Any feedback would be great. Thank you very much!

      1. Hi.
        Your team is really great, as you can imagine. The weakest player is Pique. If you will change to a BPL/BBVA squad you could try Vidic for that position.
        Check MYFUT14 to take some good ideas for your hybrid.

        1. Thanks. I have pique for chemistry reasons to make it 10. I looked at your myfut14 and saw that i could get Toure as a CM, move Silva to CAM and Move Messi to ST and Remove Neymar. Should I do that? Cant figure out how to add Vidic without messing up the individual chemistry. Thanks again

    32. hey rodrigo. ive got a good team but im looking for something even better. my formation is 5-2-1-2. my team is:
      in goal .diego lopez
      lwb .marcelo
      cb .piqué
      cb. vidic/kediera
      cb. tiago silva/mascherano
      rwb. zabeleta/ juanfran
      cm. xavi alonso
      cam. fabregas/kagawa
      st. benzema/denis
      i hope you can help me make it better

      1. Hi.
        There is something wrong here. You have Buffon but you use Diego Lopez ?! I don’t know if it affects the chemistry too much but Courtois is also a good GK.
        Sergio Ramos is a monster on the back side but probably you don’t have enough coins to him. Vidic is a very good player as center CB but he needs two fast players to play next to him. Thiago Silva and… if you don’t have enough coins to Ramos try Pepe or Felipe Santana for example.
        You have good players but I’m not sure if you have good individual chemistry for all your players. Pay attention to this point.

    33. Hi Rodrigo love the guides,

      I’m a pit stuck, I just sold my bundesliga team as I’m wanting to make a BBVA squad that utilises Ronald, I have 2.6 million could you suggest any formations that would work well or should I buy a BPL team with IF Aguero and avoided foucusing a team on one player

    34. Hi Rodrigo, really love this guide and site! Great work! I am currently playing a LA Liga team, with a 4-5-1 formation. Love to pass through the middle but through ball to the wing and get crosses in too. My team at the moment is
      GK: Diego Alves
      CBS: Miranda and Diego costa
      LB: Eliseu
      CM : Koke
      LM: Tello
      RM : Pedro
      CAM: Isco and Adrian
      ST: Ruben Castro/Negredo

      I want to improve my team, particularly Adrian Tello ST,
      and Koke(too attacking)

      My coins in ps3 are just about 20k. Who do you suggest? Fabregas Modric Benzema? Appreciate your help! Thanks

    35. Hi Rodrigo, really love your site! Tips are amazing. Current I play a La Liga 4-5-1. I love passing around through the middle but love to send through balls to wings and get crosses in too. My team at the moment is Diego Alves (GK), Eliseu(LB) Miranda (CB) Ricardo Costa (CB) Juanfran (RB) Koke (CM) Pedro (RM) Tello (LM) Isco (CAM) Adrian (CAM) Negredo (ST). While I am happy with the balance of the team (All have individual chem of 10) What are the improvements that you suggest? I’m concerned about the ST and CAM position (Adrian). Also who would you suggest between Fabregas and Modric? I’m a bit on a budget(20k now) but I can wait a bit. Naturally Ronaldo messi bale etc are out of my league.


      1. Hi.
        Thank you for your comment.
        You have a nice cheap team. I think Fàbregas is better than Modric to replace Adrian.
        I also think that you should improve your defence. Ricardo Costa is your weakest player. If you can save to Sergio Ramos it would be amazing. Otherwise, try Pepe.

        1. Hi

          Thanks a lot for the reply. I am currently saving up for Fabregas, but I feel that Tello on the wing and Negredo up front are a bit weak. Also I find KOke too attacking (even though he is a CM) to play in CM. who are the replacements that you suggest?
          Sorry for the double post!

            1. Yes, I bought Guardado and he fits in the team perfectly! Great pace and passing! Thanks. However for my CM I use Song, but was thinking of changing to Modric? With Isco and Fabregas CAMs. Is Modric the right choice? No Coins for Xavi and Iniesta

    36. If you had unlimited coins what would you prefer, liga BBVA or Barclays Premier League? Also, if you had 700k what would you prefer?

      1. With unlimited coins I prefer BBVA. Even better, I prefer a BBVA-BPL hybrid.
        With 700k coins I prefer BPL. But it is still possible to build a nice BBVA-BPL hybrid squad with that amount.

    37. Hi Rodrigo,
      I’ve recently changed my formation to 4-3-3 (2) my squad is currently. ..
      alves, pepe, ramos, alba
      isco if (85), iniesta
      di maria if (87), Griezmann if (84)
      My bench is varane, marcelo, khedira, modric, guardado, sanchez and benzema.
      I jave about 100k to make adjustments, could you recommend some changes that you think may benefit my squad? Many thanks!

    38. Hi Rodrigo.

      I’ve recently started useing 4-2-2-2 formation and just want to know what you would recommend. Using Xbox nd say 50k of coins.

      DanI alves, pique, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo
      Sergio busquets, xabi Alonso
      Inesta, neymar,
      If dos Santos, Vargas

      I put neymar cam as I find he has room there where as up top he seems to get bullied. But Vargas is a cheap temporary player

      Many thanks

    39. Martin Seudil

      Hi Rodrigo hope you are doing good, great guide btw.

      My current team is a hybrid between bbva and BPL, I use a 4-4-2.

      GK: Courtois
      LB: Marcelo
      CB1:Sergio Ramos
      CB2: Pepe
      RB: Juanfran
      CM1: Song
      CM2: Fabregas
      LM: Willian
      RM: Pedro
      ST1: Eto
      ST2: Soldado

      My subs include Cole, Xabi Alonso, Busquets, Miranda, Pique, Pereira, Fernando Torres, Vela and Young.

      My plan is to buy ramires, casillas, di maria and benzema to replace Song Courtois Pedro and Soldado (everyone would have 10 chem with the loyalty bonus) do you think thats a good idea or not?

      1. Thank you Martin.
        I think it will be great for your team. The four players will be great improvements. Casillas should be the last one since Courtois is also a good GK.

    40. Hi, I think, Antoine Griezmann is after Winter Upgrades better player than Andrés Guardado. What do you think?

    41. William Astete

      Hey Rodrigo i am buying diego Alves Gk could you please give me an idea about the chem style to put on him thanks

      1. Hi.
        In my opinion it should be ‘Glove’ because it helps to fix his positioning and handling, his weakest points. He already is very good at Diving and Reflexes so he don’t need extra points on these attributes.

    42. Hi rodrigo! I have some questions for you. I hope you can help me. This is my team :
      GK : Diego Alves
      RB : Montoya ( because i think he is faster than pereira)
      CB : Pique
      CB : Pepe
      LB : Jordi Alba
      CM : Modric
      CAM : Isco
      CM : Alonso
      RW : Di Maria
      ST : Benzema/Costa
      LW : Pedro (but he is RW, individual chem only 6)

      Which player should i buy to make my team faster and better?
      One more question, buying pack or keep collecting coins is better chance to get a good player like ronaldo, messi, bale and neymar? Thanks mate, really appreciate. Btw, you have psn account? Or you on xbox live? Thanks again rodrigo!

      1. Hi. I play on PS4.
        Don’t buy packs if you want to buy good players. Keep saving.
        About your team, I don’t know your play style or budget. I suggest Sergio Ramos instead of Pique, and Guardado instead of Pedro. Ialso prefer Juanfran or Joao Pereira instead of Montoya. Fabregas would be nice to to the midfield.

    43. Hi

      I have a team featuring Ronaldo bale and neymar (as well as IF Diego costa) and was wondering which formation you think would be best for utilizing them. I also have another million coins to spend if you have any suggestions for what to do with that also.


    44. Hey Rodrigo
      I just built a Hybrid Squad could you review it
      Formation 4-1-2-3

      GK LLORIS Manager : Arsené Wenger

      RB Konko CB Diakite CB Mangala LB Alex Sandro
      CMD Pogba

      RW Cuadrado LW Varela

      Cam Ibarbo
      St Jackson Martinez ST Éder

      1. Hi.
        Sorry but we haven’t tested all these players. We are now working on a Portuguese League Guide so in a couple of weeks we will be able to help you.
        Note: your link is not working so we deleted it).

    45. Hi I currently have
      Gk casillas/alvee
      Lb marcelo/alba
      CB ramos/pique/puyol/mascherano
      Rb Alves/juanfran
      Lm villa
      Cm xavi/alonso/fabregas/modric/busquets/santi cazorla
      Rm Di maria/Pedro
      St benzema/costa
      Can you think of anyone to improve this? Even if you can hybrid my squad a little bit
      I have 250k coins left

    46. Hello. Recently i noticed that Ronaldo’s price has gone down a lot on his regular card, while messi has gone up some. Messi is now more expensive on iOS than ronaldo. Has that happened on the console versions too?

        1. Do you think it is just a passing season for the iOS market then? As there are rarely many of either for sale i could see this happening shortly.

    47. Happy belated bday to Ronaldo!…and Neymar…and Tevez…and Hagi…all on the same day (feb 5)… 🙂

        1. I can:) as i am not really keeping track of budget i will give multiple choices
          GK: Jose Reina
          LCB: Sergio Ramos
          RCB: Chiellini
          RB: SIF or IF Maicon, or Abate
          LB: Marcelo
          CM: Khedira
          LCM: Fabregas or Iniesta
          RCM: Pirlo, Marchisio, or Hernanes if using Abate
          RW: Fiorentina winger of your choice, either Joaquin or Colombian that i cant remember the name of
          LW: Turan (IF if affordable) or guardado
          ST: Gomez or Klose
          Another good choice for the middle CM is Borja Valero, IF if possible, but khedira is obviously more defensively secure. With him you can also use both hernanes and Maicon without hurting Chiellini’s chemistry. Modifications are your command.

          1. Update: You can use any serie a striker if Borja is in middle as long as your right winger has the same club or nationality as your striker. Calculated price with all IFs mentioned (no Chiellini IF or Pedro SIF) is 224.2K so feel free to price up a few things like SIF Benatia with De Rossi as RCM or other things. Play around with it.

            1. No problem. I already have what is probably the best serie a team possible and i am a big fan of both barca and real madrid. Coming up with a hybrid wasnt hard for me to do. I will post my serie a squad in its guide.

    48. Ferry Seegers


      I’ve been playing for some time on Android tablet FUT 14 with BBVA team and now I have a problem: I put some players for auction for 6 hours. After the 6 hours the players stayed in auction and the time is on 0 and not running. According to EA transfers are delayed and could take up to 24 hours. Thing is that this all happened around 3 days ago and still players are “stuck” in auction. Has this happened to you before or are you known with this problem? EA doesn’t respond when I write them. Maybe you could be so kind to give me a sollution (if you have one)…

      1. Hi.
        I think I already have answered you by mail in other comment. Anyway, usually it gets up to 24 hours but many times it can be a bit more. No longer than 3 days.
        So you need to contact EA. They are the only one that can help you. I know you already did but try to do it by phone or chat (it depends of your region).

        1. Ferry Seegers

          THANKS!! I think you answered another one with the same problem… just 3 days ago this occured for the first time.
          I’ll write EA again…

    49. Hello. Since the BPL comments are closed i will ask here: could you give me a 25-30k BPL squad on 4-5-1 (1) formation for my brother? He just started on iOS and im earning enough money for it. I apologize for using this for a BPL comment but with 3 CM/CAMs and other repeating positions i need a little help.

        1. Thank you! Building it now. I may use Eto’o instead of Hernandez because Eto’o is only 10-15k (depending on the time) on iOS and Hernandez is a bit more than the console price on iOS. May change Cole too. I can finally be rid of the starter cards he has. 🙂

            1. And…if i decide to buy him Vidic (4-5k) he will have his highest rated player (87) higher than mine (86). But i wont yet, hes not ready to deal with slow cbs yet

            2. Well…just checked Eto’o’s price and either it was really low last i checked or its really high now. Lowest BIN is 29k, even at 11:54 UK time (5:54 here). 🙁

    50. Hey rodrigo, I had a quick question. I currently have a bbva squadin the 433(2) with mesi up front, Pedro in on LW, do maria on rw, iniesta and xavi as cm, song cdm, Marcello,pique,Ramos,and alves on defense and cassias on goal. My question is should I sell messi and get bale and neymar?

    51. Rodrigo,

      I think you forgot a great striker: Giovani dos Santos. The black edition I only bought for 35,000 coins and has great stats:
      87 PAC – 82 SHO – 84 PAS – 90 DRI – 42 DEF – 54 HEA
      Also Eduardo Vargas (bought for 1,200) has good stats:
      90 PAC – 76 SHO – 70 PAS – 85 DRI – 42 DEF – 63 HEA
      Those are better stats than Benzema or Castro

      1. Hi. Nice to meet you.
        If you have read our guide you probably have notice that “In this guide we didn’t consider In Forms (IF)”. That’s why they are not on this guide.

    52. Hi, i have a 4-1-2-1-2 550k premier league team with aguaro, silva, and yaya and kompony. Do you think i should sell my team and make a 4-1-2-1-2 bbva team with neymar, benzema, di maria, iniesta, ramos, and cassillas. What do you prefer?


    53. I currently use a 3-5-2

      I am fairly happy with my team, and I can’t really get Bale/messi/Ronaldo because of price, and di maria is a bit expensive too.

      My question is out of torres, soldado, negredo which are best 2 to pair?
      and my back 3 I like ramos and pique (in the center), but I find mascherano to be weak on crosses (heading in particular) and a bit slower… who should I replace him with (I am thinking Pepe??)

      1. Hi.
        If you are happy with your team, you don’t have to change many things.
        Pepe is a good replacement for Marscherano, yes. You can also think in Miranda or Varane, but for us the Portuguese player is better. You have Pique in the center what is really important.
        About your strikers, you have to see what is more important to you. If you cross a lot to the head, Soldado and Negredo are the best pair (in that case, Llorente is amazing). If you need pace for counters, forget Negredo. If you don’t cross to the head, Torres is the better one.

        1. Thanks for the feedback! I definitely do a decent amount of crossing (particularly from my RM position) where I have both Navas and Pedro. I am still undecided as to which to pick here, as Navas has greater pace to get down the flank, but I find Pedro to have a bit better crossing.

    54. Hi, im french so sorry for my english. What is for u the best formation to use ronaldo di maria if and messi. I check all this player during hollyday and i don’t like to use cr7 in mg… And in 433 the cm or cdm are not very solid compare to my bpl… I tried 41212 and 433. Normaly i like to play in 41212(2) with 1 cdm and one real cm and one cam in cm… Messi alone in st is not the best choice i think… I have also bale, karim if, pedro if2… In my defence, i use always alba, sergio, pepe and dani blue with casillas in gk…
      Regards Nico

        1. Yes, why not. I’ll try. Im not sure with one striker. There a often alone… I prefer 3 attackers 3 midfield… But i don’t like wingers… Maybe the 442
          And It’s a little bit embarrassing to be d1 champion with my bpl and ligue 1 in 41212(2), and only win a match on two with this powerfull team. Maybe the opponment are galvanised to beat big team… I think it is…

    55. Hey rodrigo

      Planning on making a budget team no more than 20k in a fast paced 4222 formation with the CAMs acting like wingers. I was asking for a bpl one but since comments are closed then im asking here. What would be the best league/nationality and if i should do a hybrids im open to them and obviously list the players! (no subs needed)

      1. Hi.
        The comments on BPL guide are closed because I believe there are enough answers to provide the information you need.
        I suggest to do a Serie A team. We will publish our guide in a week or two.

    56. First, I want to say you have a great site. I just want to improve my team. I am division 3 but I can’t improve and go to division 2, I always stay in division 3 need help.
      My team:
      GK: courtois
      LB: Juanfran
      CB: Pique
      CB: Sergio Ramos
      RB: Marcelo
      LM: Turan
      CM: Modric
      CM: Fabregas
      RM: Di Maria
      ST: SIF Dos Santos
      ST: Benzema
      I only have 50k for my budget.

      1. Hi. Nice to meet you. Thank you for your kindly words.
        I don’t know in which formation you play, your preferences and your play style. So, it isn’t easy to suggest something.
        If you are not going well with Pique (he is a bit slow), you can try Pepe. With that budget the only player you may try is Xavi.

        1. I am currently playing a 4-4-1-1, I like pace and good shooting on my players. I am about to sell wayne rooney, so I might get around 45k more added to my budget. I have a ps3 by the way. Thank you once more.

    57. Hi Rodrigo,
      I have a solid team built with the best Real Madrid players (not including bale or Ronaldo) and alves as left back, but I am having trouble finding a left winger as I cant afford Ronaldo. Who do you suggest if I am looking for a fast paced player with good shooting and passing? (Price range up to 50k for the player)

      1. Hi.
        You are asking me something very difficult to answer. BBVA don’t have god left wingers, except Ronaldo that is too expensive.
        For that budget I recommend Giovani dos Santos IF. He is not amazing but I think you may like him.

        1. Rodrigo,
          You suggested Giovani Dos Santos IF, and I would like to use him except for the fact that he was changes to cf/st in the inform. Who is your favorite between Turan, Villa, Koke IF, and Guardado as left wingers? Thank you for answering my question.

            1. Hello again Rodrigo,
              I looked for the 80 version but I found tht as striker as well. I believe that both dos Santos IF are st/cf. Any other suggestions between the players I listed in the previous comments?

            2. Sorry. You are right. I checked a database but it was wrong.
              Koke IF may be good but not as good that makes you spend so much coins.
              My favourite is Guardado, then Turan and only then Villa.

    58. Hello. This is a bit less about bbva but in future guides (i know serie a and ligue 1 are coming) could you do mobile prices? They seem to either be the same or higher than xbox/ps/pc but never really lower than any of them. I know i already requested a 5xx squad to be done but being on mobile changes prices a lot. For example you have khedira down as 1k. I find him for 3-4k min BIN depending on the time.

    59. Hi I recently had the good fortune to get a lot of coins for selling Ribery. With limit of 690k coins would you go for a BBVA team or BPL team to get the most out of your money?

    60. Hoping you can help me. I just did a re-organization of my squad because kept on being slaughter 5-0 and crap like that. Pls tell me what you think of my team and where to improve on. your article really helped me a lot.


      Alves pepe ramos marcelo

      fabregas Xavi

      Pedro Iniesta Haran


      1. I love your team. It is great. I only have a question: since I don’t know which formation you are using, Fàbregas and xavi are aplying in which position ? Hope it doesn’t be CDM, otherwise you will need some one to help the back four. Oh and another thing: who is Haran ?

    61. Hai rodrigo I’m making a bbva team and I’m going to make it the same as your unlimited coins team except I can’t afforded bale messi and Ronaldo, who do you think I should replace them with? I already have costa, benzema and villa from old squads. What should I do?

      1. Hi.
        You can try Guardado (or Villa), Benzema and Costa. If you have enough coins to buy Neymar, go ahead. Fàbregas may be an option to play as ST too.
        We prefer Pepe than Pique but it depends of your play style.

    62. Hi Rodrigo, I need your help for my hybrid team.
      Gk: Casillas
      Rb: Montoya Cb: Pique Cb: Ramos: Lb: Marcelo
      Cdm: Alonso (must be Spanish to link with cam)
      Rm: Pedro Cam: Isco Lm: Willian
      St: Benzema St: Remy (link with Benzema)

      I was thinking to buy Cazorla or Mata ( better link with Willian) and Torres to replace Remy but then low link for Benzema 🙁 same story if I put Navas in place of Pedro…
      Do you have any suggestion for best chem?

      1. That’s the problem of hybrid squads: they are not easy. Torres is worse than Remy, in our opinion. I know that you are trying to find a solution for the lack of quality LMs on BBVA, but you should try to transform this team in a BBVA squad.

        1. Thank you for your answer. Yes, you are right, LM in BBVA is the problem. I think 4-1-2-1-2(2) will be best for BBVA, they have strong cm but i dont have coins now for Xavi, Iniesta and Fabregas… Also for top ST from BBVA you must be rich guy 😛 that’s why I look for hybrid 😉 I was thinking that maybe Bundesliga and BBVA is better option for hybrid? Khedira and Martinez can make good links…
          Btw I have nice Seria A squad 4-1-2-1-2(2) and they work great, there are great cm for low price 😀
          Your guides are great mate, hope to see soon for Seria A 😉
          Regards from Serbia!

            1. Great for Seria A 🙂 I am waiting for 😉
              I manage to make hybrid with good chem.
              Juanfran Pique Ramos Marcelo
              Alonso ( his pass is amazing, 1-2 assistence every game) 🙂
              Navas Mata Willian
              Jovetic Eto (Rooney)
              All player chem 10, except Marcelo 9 😉
              I prefer Rooney over Eto but then Willian chem drop to 7
              What you thin about this team? Are possible some improvements in future?
              Silva over Mata and then Aguero over Jovetic? How is better for you as Cam Iniesta or Silva? Thank you once again. 🙂

            2. Hi.
              We are working hard to publish Serie A Guide as soon as possible.
              Nice work. I love hybrids and this one is great.
              Individual chemistry 9 is good. It is not a problem. But 7 may be. Do you already have the loyalty bonus ans manager bonus (BPL manager) ? If you don’t, do it.
              Your suggestions are great. Aguero and Silva are amazing players. I prefer Silva than Iniesta.

            3. Tnx Rodrigo for your answer, I’m glad that you like my team. 🙂
              I hava manager bonus, spanish manager from BPL 😉
              Loyality bonus is hard to get because I am trading all the time 😀


    63. Hey mate, thanks for this awesome guide. The only thing I’m struggling with here, is that most of the players have low defensive work rates ie) Alves.. so does that mean they’re actually poor defenders?

    64. Hey great guide, I have decided to build a liga bbva squad, I like to have my players close to each other I want to attack with speed and quick pass and move but struggling to find a formation to suit it. I think either 4231(2), 41212, 352 will be the best options but what starting 11 would you recommend with an unlimited budget for Liga BBVA

      1. Hi.
        I will suggest you another formation: 41212 (2).
        Unlimited budget ? Really ? You can try this team: Casillas, Dani Alves, Ramos, Miranda IF, Marcelo, Xavi TOTY as CDM, Iniesta, Fábregas, Neymar, Bale and Messi.

    65. I am after some tips for my hybrid squad. I have 80k spare cash. Playing 433 (4)
      Casilas, alves, Ramos, kompany, clichy, iniesta, mata, toure, di Maria, etoo and Willian. Your suggestions would be much appreciated

      1. Very nice team. It looks my team.
        I don’t know if you have tried Navas. For me he is much better than Di Maria.
        You already have a amazing team, so it is not easy to improve it. If I would you, I would buy David Silva to replace Mata.
        Good games.

    66. Hi Rodrigo, thank you so much for you guides !

      Could you please build a BBVA team for me? Budget is 1 mil.

      Thanks and Kind Regards,


    67. Hello Rodrigo,

      First, thanks for your advice on my BPL team, now not using Cavani in it and have saved up for Rooney. Could you say who is better between Soldado and Hernandez to go in front of Rooney?

      Now, I have around 10,000 coins on PC for a BBVA team. Could you suggest a team of similar budget better than this 4-3-3 (5) false 9 team?

      Pereira, Pepe, Puyol, Coentrao
      Benat, Song, Koke
      Vela, Rakitic, Turan

      This team has 99 chemistry.

    68. Hi rodrigo.. your comments are really helpful and i would appreciate your advice. My hybrid consists of a middle 4 of cdm . Ramires , lm.willian , RM. Naval. My current cam is Mata, but i also have fabregas available to me. Your thoughts on the better combination?? They play behind eto o and jovetic . Cheers.

        1. Thank you! Just got1 more thing. I am having a hard time to decide who to play up front to partner with eto o. I am choosing between jovetic and benzema. Thanks again for the great advice!

    69. Hey Rodrigo..amazing site you have here and have been on it a number of times.

      This is my Ultimate team so far on the Xbox one. Tell me what you think and what you think are some smart changes. Thanks.

      5 star rated 84 with 100% Chem

      St- Benzema
      LM- Villa
      CM- Modric
      CDM- Rakitic (IF)
      CM- Fabregas
      RM- Di Maria
      LB- Alba
      CB- Mascherano
      CB- Pique
      RB- Srna (IF)
      GK- Casillas

      Running a 4141 formation

      1. Hi.
        Thank you for your comment.
        I think you have a nice team. CDM and LM are usually the weakest positions of BBVA squads. You leaded well with both. The only thing I have to say is about your CB’s. For most of the players Mascherano and Pique are too slow. If your play style allow slow CBs it is OK. Otherwise, try to find someone faster.

        1. Hey Thank you for the reply!
          Sometimes i do find my CB’s pretty slow but other times i find when they have the ball outside of the box or on corner kicks they out performer a number of players. I Cant seem to find anyone with better stats then them.

    70. Hey Rodrigo! Nice Guide, i really appreciate it!
      I need your help, i have a BBVA-Team and want to improve it, i got all your recommended Players from the team with the unlimited budget (or can afford them), except Messi, Bale and C.Ronaldo.
      I dont’t cross that much, i like to attack through the middle of the field and i like counter-attacks. Can you recommend me a formation?
      Thank you very much in advance.

    71. Hey! Thanks for great squad guides!
      I have just bought a nice BPL squad in a 41212:
      GK: Cech
      RB: Richards
      CB: Kaboul
      LB: Clichy
      CDM: Yaya Toure
      RM: Navas
      LM: Hazard
      CAM: Rooney
      ST: Agüero
      ST: Etoo/Jovetic

      Yesterday I bought an IF Hazard for 255k on open bid and sold for 585k BIN so now I have 650k in the bank. Do you think I should buy a good bench for my BPL team or should I buy a good Bundesliga or Liga BBVA squad? In case you think I should buy a new squad could you suggest a team for 650k? Want to buy the players tonight when TOTY Attackers are released!

      1. Forgot to mention that the new squad would be for fitness. I play in Div 1 online and won it a couple of times so I would use the two squads one-two games at a time to regain fitness for the players if I buy another squad.

      2. Hi. Thank you.
        We have a BPL Guide and the comments on that topic are closed. In our opinion there are enough comments to help players with their questions.
        So, will be brief: buy a good bench for your BPL team. Today is a good time to buy them, yes. You already have the best players of BPL, so you will need the second choices: David Silva, Fellaini, David Luiz, Joe Hart, Suarez, Willian, etc…

        1. Okey thanks, but if I would buy another squad. Would you recommend Bundesliga or Liga BBVA for a 650k squad?

    72. Hi Rodrigo! Your page is fantastic! I was bored with my bundesliga squad than i choose The bbva league now…

      I bought my players before checking Your advices.. Now i need Your help!!

      41212 (2)
      Dani Alves
      Felipe Santana
      Javi Martinez
      Neymar (cam)
      …??? I dont know which st to choose with messi..

      I have Costa.. But benzema maybe is a better option.. (No founds to buy Bale =(..

      What would u recommend?

      Thank you so much

      1. Hi.
        You are building a nice Hybrid. Benzema is much better than Costa, guaranteed. You may also try to place Neymar as a ST. In that case, you will need another player to play as CAM. Isco IF for example.

        1. As you said Benzema is much better… I tried Isco so far and didnt like him… I’m testing The squad on this scheme and i’m enjoying a lot..

          I really appreciate Your help! Thank you so much..

          1. Hey Rodrigo… You were right.. Neymar as st with Messi is awesome!

            I changed the formation to 4222, bought Sergio ramos..and rearrange to:

            Javi Martinez cdm
            Xavi cdm
            Iniesta cam
            Modric cam

            10chem with all players
            Working very very nice

            See u

    73. Hi Rodrigo,

      Thank you for the amazing guides! I wonder if you could help me fine-tune my team. I am playing with a 4-1-2-1-2, creating a hybrid team.
      current starting line-up 100% chemistry.
      There are a few positions that i am unsure of, please see my line-up below. Those positions with additional players alongside are the ones that I need help with. Obviously, as i get more coins, I will start to look at the Rooney, Ronaldo, Messi, Iniesta, Silva etc…

      CAM: MATA
      RM: NAVAS (NANI??)
      ST: ETO O

      Would love your advice on whether any of the bracketed players might fit in better.

      thanks a stack from South africa!

      1. Hi. Thank you for getting in touch with us. Just a note: next time try to not use CAPS or you comment may be automatically ignored by our filters.
        Let’s see…
        1) Lloris seems better on your team than Diego Alves.
        2) David Luiz is better than Kaboul but, as you know, he has a dangerous work rate to play next to Kompany. To keep him or to chenge him by Kaboul is a decision that depends of your play style and of the DCM you use. If you use a CDM more defensive, like Javi Garcia, maybe you can keep with Luiz. Otherwise, try Kaboul.
        3) If Marcelo gets an individual chemistry higher than 8, keep with him.
        4) Ramires is the best one but if you only want a man to defend Garcia is better. Touré must to be your player for this position as soon you get enough coins.
        5) Navas is one of our favourites.


        1. thank you for your reply.

          I just got Sergio Ramos from a card pack.
          I assume that he will be a good i am excited by that acquisition. He should be a good partner to kompany ? Do you agree?

          I tried Ramires last night for your3 games and he was a revelation. He suited my play perfectly and in the first half made 2 interceptions, scored 2 goals, and made about 4 possessions from which i could counter attack to score twice.
          As a result i was a 5 0 up by half time in a game i would usually draw or win by only 1 goal!!

    74. Hey Rodrigo, your site is amazing and very helpful. I currently have a bbva team and wonder if you could help me strengthen it. My style of play is counter attacks and tend to play in the center of the field. Currently I have a 433(2) with Marcello, Ramos, pique, and alves on defense. Fabregas as cdm. Xavi and iniesta as cm. On LW I have Pedro 87 if. And right wing I have Sanchez 84 if. And neymar as st.
      Any help would be great.

      1. Best advice ever: buy a goal keeper. 🙂
        You already have a fantastic team. Neymar seems to me the right choice for your attack if you usually play on counter attack. The midfield is also very well. Fàbregas as CDM is the only thing that is not perfect but you don’t have better options. On the defence I thin there are better players than Piqué, like Miranda IF or Pepe. However, Piqué may work well with you play style.

        1. Great advice! I usually just hope no one takes a shot at goal. 🙂 I have casillas in goal. Pique does compromise my team on opposing fast breaks. Very frustrating. Who do you prefer between Pepe and Miranda if? Another question I had for you if you would be so kind in your opinion,is this the best formation for my play style? Should I get rid of cdm all together and just play with 2 strikers? Maybe a 4222 with xavi and iniesta in cdm to facilitate the long passes and Pedro if and Sanchez if where the cam would be?
          Again any help is greatly appreciated!

          1. You will be better with 433 (2) than with 4222 (2). It is better for who tends to play in the centre of the field and it is more defensive since you only have one striker.
            I prefer Miranda IF.

    75. Hello there what players would you get to build a high chemistry hybrid team between bbva and bpl with 200k budget/ what formation would you use?

        1. Hehe i love this formation with this team !! i have won all my 15 latest matches! ty you rodrigo lopes 🙂

    76. Muito bom seu guia, fiz um time baseado em seu guia. É meu primeiro time da liga bbVA, então veja se ficou bom. Só os titulares lógico:

      Formação: 4-1-2-1-2

      GOL: Diego Alves
      LD: Pereira
      ZAG: Miranda
      ZAG: Pepe
      LE: Marcelo
      VOL: Song
      MD:Di maria
      ME: Turan
      MEI: Fabregas
      ATA: Benzema

      Eu já imagino em futuras contratações, como: Cassilas, Daniel alves, Sérgio ramos, Iniesta, CR7, Neymar, bale lógico, mas ta muito salgado$$… kkkkkkkkkkkkk Obrigado por qualquer ajuda, gostaria muito da sua opinião sobre o ata que está sobrando e pelo time formado e o qual vou formar.

      1. Olá.
        O seu time está bom. Sugerimos o Diego Costa para a posição em falta. Achamos que a contratação seguinte deveria ser o Sérgio Ramos.
        Se quiser acompanhar o nosso website em português, clique AQUI.

    77. By the way I love your website it help a lot
      Can you teach me a way to earn coins.
      Does this work for iOS FIFA.
      Hope you can help!

        1. I just use the money to buy.
          Gk Courtis
          Lb Filipe Luis
          Cb Puyol Varane
          Rb Juanfran
          Cdm Xabi Alonso
          Lm Turan
          Rm Pedro
          Cam Muniain
          St Diego Costa. Benzema

    78. I have a 4-5-1 with:
      GK: Courtois
      CB: Sergio Ramos and Pique
      RB: Dani Alves
      LB: Marcelo
      CM: Xabi Alonso and Cesc Fabregas and Luka Modric
      RM: Di Maria
      LM: David Villa
      ST: Karim Benzema
      Chemistry: 100
      Rating: 84
      My question is how is my rating 84 while when l was playing with Juanfran instead of Dani Alves the rating was 85???
      And my subs are:
      Diego Lopez
      Jordi Alba
      Diego Costa

      1. Hi. Your team rating depends of the players’ overall from the starting eleven and substitutes. Probably you place Dani Alves on the substitutes and make another change…

        1. I placed Dani Alves on the starting 11 and i didn’t change any player in the substitute and the rating still 84.
          By the way, how is the rating calculated??
          Does the player’s chemistry style affect the rating??

    79. Hello, Rodrigo I have a 4-5-1 with Courtois, Joao Pereira, Miranda, Pepe, Filipe Luis, Song, Vela, Guardado, Koke, Isco and Diego Costa. Could you tell me which players I could buy to improve this team? Thanks.

        1. Okay, thank you, but do you think it would be a good idea to have benzema as a cam as well?

    80. Need help upgrading my team
      Gk – casilias

      Cb- pique
      Cb- godin inform
      Cb- Sergio Ramos

      LM- d villa
      CM – xavi
      CM- iniesta
      Rm- di marria inform

      Lw- Pedro inform (87)
      St- neymar
      Rw- Sanchez inform (84)

      Also have benzema inform on bench and 800k available would u suggest selling benzema and buying bale , if so who should I replace bale with ? Or should I keep coins and wait for toty ?

      1. Hi.
        I prefer Miranda IF than Piqué but it depends of your play style.
        The perfect solution would be Neymar IF to play on the left side, taking out Villa from that team, and Bale as ST. It is a much better choice than wasting your coins on TOTY. But you will need some more coins. I know you can get it…

    81. Am about to buy this squad what’s your opinion
      I don’t like playing w/ wingers espicially in BBVA
      Formation 4312
      GK Courtois
      RB Carvajal
      CB Varane
      CB Pepe
      LB Marcelo
      CM Modric
      CM Song
      CM Fabregas
      CAM Isco
      ST Benzema
      ST Costa
      PS3 with 130k budget

      1. would you recommend this squad or a barclays squad with the same budget 130k
        GK Lloris
        RB Richards
        CB David Luiz
        CB Kaboul
        LB Clichy
        CM Fellaini
        CM ???
        CM ???
        CAM Nasri
        ST Benteke
        ST Remy

        1. For this range of budgets, we prefer the BBVA. The players are cheaper. With the same budget you can get a better team. BPL is the most expensive league. But this BPL squad is also very interesting.