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Best midfielders in FIFA 22 Career Mode: Top prospects and cheap players

The battle in the centre of the pitch is one of the most important in football, so here are the best midfielders you should sign in FIFA 22 Career Mode.



Two FIFA 22 midfielders behind logo

FIFA 22 Career Mode gives fans the chance to act out their ultimate fantasy – building a club from scratch. This means players will be looking for the best midfielders to drive their new FIFA 22 Career Mode team to success. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

While Ultimate Team has grown into the FIFA series’ biggest draw, Career Mode remains an absolute favorite among fans.

This year, the ability to build an entire club from the ground up has the community particularly excited.

After the stadium is in place and the kits have been designed, attention will turn to fill out the actual squad. The middle of the park is where games are won and lost, so here are the best midfielders you should sign in FIFA 22 Career Mode.

Real Madrid players celebrating

Best midfielders in FIFA 22 Career Mode

A strong midfield is just as important in FIFA as it is in the real sport. In many ways, the engine room is what shapes the team you are looking to build.

Picking the right combination of midfielders is vital, whether it be a defensive-minded enforcer to sit in front of the defense, a playmaker who can pull strings, or someone more box-to-box who can do it all.

Finding the right man for the job can be a tricky business, but luckily there is plenty of world-class talent in FIFA 22 to your midfield, a force to be reckoned with.

While we’re still waiting for EA to officially reveal the player ratings for FIFA 22, these are the midfielders we’re expecting to be the very best in Career Mode.

Player NamePositionAgeClubPredicted Rating
Kevin De BruyneCAM30Manchester City91
Bruno FernandesCAM27Manchester United89
Kai HavertzCAM22Chelsea86
Marco ReusCAM32Borussia Dortmund85
Alejandro GomezCAM33Sevilla85
Toni KroosCM31Real Madrid88
Luka ModricCM35Real Madrid87
Paul PogbaCM28Manchester United86
Marco VerattiCM28PSG86
Frenkie de JongCM24Barcelona85
Nโ€™Golo KanteCDM30Chelsea89
Joshua KimmichCDM26Bayern Munich89
Fabinho CDM27Liverpool88
CasemiroCDM29Real Madrid88
Jordan HendersonCDM31Liverpool86

Best young midfielders

The key to any successful Career Mode is planning for the future. Buying a world-class player might work in the short term, but how will the team look in two or three seasons’ time?

This is why it’s important to look at young prospects when dipping into the transfer market for the best Midfielders in FIFA 22 Career Mode so that you can grow and develop them into the stars of tomorrow.

FIFA 22 is packed with plenty of midfield wonderkids for you to snap up, so here are the very best that you should try and sign. We’ll update his list with potential ratings once we get our hands on the game.

Player NamePositionAgeClub
Jamal MusialaCAM18Bayern Munich
Giovanni ReynaCAM18Borussia Dortmund
Luka RomeroCAM16Lazio
Phil FodenCAM21Manchester City
Jude BellinghamCM18Borussia Dortmund
Eduardo CamavingaCM18Real Madrid
Ryan GravenberchCM19Ajax
Xavi SimonsCM18PSG
Sandro TonaliCDM21AC Milan
Maxence CaqueretCDM21Lyon

Best cheap midfielders

If we’re being completely honest, a lot of the players we’ve listed so far will take a lot of investment if you’re going to bring them in.

But, of course, not every signing has to break the bank. Sometimes a new player is needed to be a reliable backup or a short-term replacement after someone was poached by another club on deadline day.

It can be difficult to scout the right player when you’re working on a budget, so here are some great cheap midfield options that won’t cost too much.

We’ll update this list with prices once FIFA 22 is released.

Player NamePositionAgeClub
Manuel LanziniCAM28West Ham United
Emil ForsbergCAM29RB Leipzig
Florent MolletCAM29Montpellier
Jesse LingardCAM28Manchester United
Thiago MendesCM29Lyon
Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainCM28Liverpool
Ander HerreraCM32PSG
Sergio OliveiraCM29Porto
Sebastian RudyCM31Hoffenheim
Tiemoue BakayokoCDM27AC Milan
Mohamed ElnenyCDM29Arsenal
Kunde MalongCDM26Olympiacos
Julian BaumgartlingerCDM33Bayer Leverkusen
Steven NzonziCDM32Roma

Those were our guides on the best midfielders you should sign in FIFA 22 Career Mode this year, no matter what it is you’re looking for.

For more on FIFA 22, check out our similar guides for goalkeepers and defenders in Career Mode.

Image credits: EA


FIFA 22 Team of the Week: TOTW 19 & featured players

EA have announced another FIFA 22 Team of the Week. We’ve got everything you need to know, as well as the full FIFA 22 TOTW 19 lineup.



Chelsea players celebrating in FIFA 22

It’s time for another FIFA 22 Team of the Week. In FIFA 22 TOTW 19, there are some huge names for people to add to their teams and we’ve got all the details listed for you.

Ultimate Team remains the most popular mode in the FIFA series. One of the many reasons for this is incorporating real-world football into its addictive gameplay loop through special cards, such as Icons or the new FUT Heroes.

One of the mode’s oldest promotions is ‘Team of the Week’, which offers players a weekly batch of upgraded cards, based on real-life player performances the previous week, to help build out their squads.

We’ll be updating this hub with the latest FIFA 22 TOTW news, so be sure to check back here every week.

Here are the full updates for FIFA 22’s Team of the Week 19.


FIFA 22 striker Erling Haaland

The FIFA 22 TOTW 19 is here, and it’s full of big names from across the world. For those who like to try out new cards and have the funds to do so, FIFA’s TOTW is great.

Check out the full squad for the FIFA 22 TOTW 19 here.

What are TOTW cards in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team?

Team of the Week items are special cards that boost stats based on that player’s performance in the previous week of real-world games. Any player awarded an in-form will see both their ratings and in-game stats get a permanent increase.

Every week, EA unveils a 23-man squad of the stars who had the best games in the previous domestic or international fixtures round. They could be awarded for a last-minute winner in a big game or a heroic performance from a goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet.

Each TOTW is available in packs for an entire week until it is replaced by the next squad on the following Wednesday. Player’s can not receive an in-form two weeks in a row.

While an in-form card is in packs, it replaces the base version of that player. The normal card will return to packs when that TOTW is over.

AC Milan player dribbling the ball in FIFA 22

In FIFA 22, EA has addressed fans’ complaints that TOTW items are often quickly rendered useless by the other promotional cards added to the game throughout the year.

Every week, one player will receive a special Featured TOTW card. These players will receive a larger boost than the rest of the squad in an attempt to make them more desirable to those building their teams.

To qualify for this additional stat-boost, the player must have a base card that is under 80-rated and not have any other performance-based card in packs – such as a Ones to Watch.

Screenshot of Jude Bellingham card

When is the TOTW released?

Historically, EA announces the latest TOTW every Wednesday so that any Monday night games can be considered.

Each new team is normally Tweeted out around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT with a full look at every upgrade.

For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, check out the 10 best Ultimate Team cards in FIFA 22 and our guide on which strikers you should buy.

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How to complete Player Moments Dest SBC in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team

Sergino Dest is looking like the best right back in La Liga, and FUT players won’t want to miss his FIFA 22 Player Moments SBC.



Dest player moments SBC FUT

Barcelona’s speedy fullback Sergino Dest has received a Player Moments SBC during the TOTY promo in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team. Here’s everything you need to know including stats and how to complete the Dest Player Moments SBC.

Player Moments cards have been a mixed bag in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team but this Sergino Dest SBC looks like fantastic value for a meta card.

Unfortunately, Dest is difficult to link to squads due to his American nationality but players who completed the Winter Wildcards Coutinho SBC will love the sight of Dest’s strong link to the attacking midfielder.

Players will be required to submit two squads to get their hands on this electric defender, and weโ€™ve got the cheapest solution to give you a hand.

FIFA 22 Player Moments Dest stats

Sergino Dest moments stats

Dest’s stats are truly spectacular and many are already deeming him the best right back in La Liga. His incredible pace is an obvious asset but his defending and physicality stats also received a massive boost with 88 def. awareness and 87 interceptions.

There’s so much to love here from Dest’s ability to dribble down the sides of the pitch to his ability to get crosses into the box. The defender also boasts 4* skills and weak foot to go along with his excellent bag of tricks.

Cheapest way to complete Player Moments Dest SBC

Barcelona jerseys

To complete this SBC players will need to give up two squads: Tactical Emulation and La Liga. With a value of around 113,000 coins, Dest is an incredibly affordable SBC that most players should take the time to complete or they may come to regret it down the line. Given the price of fodder in FIFA 22 this SBC is a no-brainer.

You can check out the cheapest solutions below.

Tactical Emulation requirements

  • # of players from Barcelona: Minimum 1
  • TOTW players: Minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: Minimum 82
  • Team Chemistry: Minimum 60

Tactical Emulation solution โ€“ Cost: 23,000

Tactical Emulation SBC solution

La Liga requirements

  • # of players from La Liga: Minimum 1
  • TOTW players: Minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: Minimum 85
  • Team Chemistry: Minimum 55

Premier League solution โ€“ Cost: 90,000 coins

La Liga SBC solution

The Dest Player Moments SBC is available until February 2, so make sure to get working on this challenge as soon as possible.

TOTW players may be slightly overpriced at the moment due to the abundance of ongoing content but you may be able to snipe some for cheap.

For more FIFA 22, check out how to complete Ultimate Team Hero player pick SBC in FIFA 22, or check out our list of FIFA 22 Ultimate Team best wingers.

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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team: Team of the Week 19 predictions: Kimmich, Rashford, Bergwijn

FIFA 22’s Team of the Week 19 is set to drop on January 26, and we’ve predicted who will get an in-form card with major stat upgrades.



TOTW 19 predictions FUT

With club football approaching international break, there were plenty of memorable games and goals last week. EA Sports are set to drop some new in-form players in packs, and here are the players we think will feature in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team’s Team of the Week 19.

Each and every week, EA drops the Team of the Week into FIFA 22 Ultimate Team to reward the stars who made the headlines in the previous round of fixtures.

The chosen squad of players receive a special card in packs for the next week for FUT fans to hunt down and use to improve their teams.

Next up is Team of the Week 19, so here are our predictions of who will be included in the next FUT TOTW lineup.

FIFA 22 Team of the Week 19 release day

PSG players in FIFA 22

FIFA’s Team of the Week drops weekly, so players can expect TOTW 19 to release on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT, with an announcement from EA usually coming shortly before.

TOTW cards replace the normal cards of the player in packs for the duration of the week, meaning that the upgraded card is the only version it is possible to pack for seven days.

Each wave of in-forms remains in packs until they are replaced by the next Team of the Week on the following Wednesday.

Team of the Week 19 predictions

Chelsea players celebrating in FIFA 22

All five of Europe’s top leagues were in full swing last week with marquee matchups taking place in several competitions.

For his miraculous performance as a super-sub that produced two goals including a game-winner in the span of two minutes, Tottenham winger Steven Bergwijn‘s place in TOTW 19 is inevitable. Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby scored a hat-trick on Saturday as his side thrashed Augsburg 5-1.

Elsewhere, Joshua Kimmich is a strong shout after assisting two goals and earning Player of the Match praise. Both Marco Verratti and Frenkie de Jong operated as midfield maestros for their respective clubs and should be included in TOTY 19 thanks to their game-winning goals.

Finally, all three of Virgil Van Dijk, Sergio Ramos, and Thiago Silva got on the scoresheet for their clubs. It’s unlikely that all three center-backs will be featured but two of three should be expected.

We’ll have to wait until Wednesday to find out the official squad for Team of the Week 19, but, until then, here are our best predictions.

  • Alisson Beckerย โ€“ Liverpool โ€“ GK
  • Nick Popeย โ€“ Burnley โ€“ GK
  • Noussair Mazraouiย โ€“ Ajax โ€“ RB
  • Kyle Walker-Petersย โ€“ Southampton โ€“ RB
  • Andrew Robertsonย โ€“ Liverpool โ€“ LB
  • Ferland Mendyย โ€“ Real Madrid โ€“ LB
  • Thiago Silvaย โ€“ Chelsea โ€“ CB
  • Serigo Ramosย โ€“ PSG โ€“ CB
  • Virgil Van Dijkย โ€“ Liverpool โ€“ CB
  • Nemanja Maksimovicย โ€“ Getafe โ€“ CDM
  • Joshua Kimmichย โ€“ Bayern Munich โ€“ CDM
  • Marco Verrattiย โ€“ PSG โ€“ CM
  • Frenkie de Jongย โ€“ Barcelona โ€“ CM
  • Jonjo Shelveyย โ€“ Newcastle United โ€“ CM
  • Joรฃo Moutinhoย โ€“ Wolverhampton Wanderers โ€“ CM
  • Emre Akbabaย โ€“ Alanyaspor โ€“ CAM
  • Matheus Cunhaย โ€“ Atletico Madrid โ€“ CAM
  • Hakim Ziyechย โ€“ Chelsea โ€“ RM
  • Marcus Rashfordย โ€“ Manchester United โ€“ LM
  • Stephy Mavididiย โ€“ Montpellier โ€“ LM
  • Steven Bergwijnโ€“ Tottenhamโ€“ LM / ST?
  • Moussa Diabyย โ€“ Leverkusen โ€“ LW
  • Dries Mertensย โ€“ Napoli โ€“ CF
  • Donyell Malenย โ€“ Borussia Dortmund โ€“ ST
  • Max Kruseย โ€“ Union Berlin โ€“ CF
  • Tammy Abrahamย โ€“ Roma โ€“ ST
  • Hwang Ui Jo โ€“ Bordeaux โ€“ ST
  • Danny Wardย โ€“ Huddersfield Town โ€“ ST

Those were our FIFA 22 Team of the Week 19 predictions. We update this page every seven days with the next batch of TOTW guesses, so be sure to check back here every week.

For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, here’s a FIFA 22 Ultimate Team sniping guide: What is sniping, how to snipe & make coins.

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