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FIFA FUT 22 chemistry: How loyalty, links & Chemistry Styles work

FIFA 22 Chemistry is a fundamental part of building a successful Ultimate Team, so here’s how all of the links, loyalty, and Chemistry Styles work.

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The art of building the best Ultimate Team relies heavily on having maximum chemistry among your squad of players. But how does it all work? We’ve got guides on links, loyalty, and chemistry styles in FIFA 22 right here.

There’s no doubt we all play FIFA Ultimate Team so we can take to the pitch using the very players in world football. When a Ronaldo or Mbappe walks out of a pack, the first reaction is to put them straight to work.

But to get the most out of your squad, you need to consider whether or not they fit in with your current XI’s chemistry. FIFA 22 is no different, so we’ve put together a guide of everything you need to know about FIFA 22 Chemistry.

What is FIFA 22 Chemistry?

FIFA 22 starter Team showing links

Put, the FIFA 22 Chemistry rating lets you know how well a player will perform on the pitch, based on where they’re playing and who they have around them.

The maximum FIFA 22 Chemistry for any team is 100, with each player having a rating out of 10. Those on full chemistry receive the maximum buffs to their stats, while anyone with a rating will see their effectiveness fall.

There are several factors that impact a player’s chemistry. These are their league and team, nationality, and position.

Screenshot of Ultimate Team squad

Once a player is in the correct position, FIFA 22 Chemistry comes from their links to other players in the team.

Each formation has a different layout for which positions are linked, but chemistry only comes from players who are close together in the formation.

For example, a striker position will never be linked to a goalkeeper, but a full-back sometimes links to a winger on the same flank.

Perfect links are rare, but they can be the secret to cramming multiple nations and leagues into a team.

A perfect link comes from two players who play for the same team and are from the same nation. An example would be Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan Bissaka from Manchester United, who are both English.

Green links don’t grant as much chemistry as perfect links but are far easier to pull off. They come from two linked players who share any two of the following attributes:

  • Club
  • League
  • Nation
Ultimate Team screenshot showing perfect links

These only grant a small amount of FIFA 22 Chemistry but can be topped up by links from other players. To earn an orange link, the two player’s must have one of the same attributes in common out of:

  • Club
  • League
  • Nation

Red links

Players with a red link share no common factors and will offer no chemistry bonus to each other.

However, maximum chemistry can still be achieved if strong or perfect links are achieved elsewhere.

What is Loyality in FIFA 22

Full Ultimate Team showing chemistry links

Players with loyalty receive an additional +1 bonus to their chemistry rating and make achieving the max chem slightly easier.

Loyalty is awarded to any player in your club who has played over 10 matches, either in the starting XI or off the bench.

Alternatively, every player earned through opening a pack automatically comes with the loyalty bonus, as they have never been used by another club.

Pep Guardiola in FIFA

Another way to earn some valuable bonus FIFA 22 Chemistry is through your choice of manager. Their links work the same as a player’s kink, only they don’t have an associated club – and it applies to every member of the starting XI.

It’s worth noting that consumables are available on the Transfer Market, which can change the league your manager grants FIFA 22 Chemistry to. For example, you could make Jurgen Klopp a Ligue 1 manager so that all German or Ligue 1 players receive a boost.

FIFA 22 Chemistry Styles

FIFA Chemistry Styles in Ultimate Team
FIFA 21 FUT Hub (In Menus)

The higher a player’s FIFA 22 Chemistry, the more significant the boost they receive to their in-game stats. This boost applies relatively even to all attributes, whether it be shooting or defending.

With FIFA 22 Chemistry Styles, you can focus the bonus on the stats you think are most vital to each player.

This could be to take players with poor pace and make them faster or make a player with already clinical finishing almost unplayable.

Check out the lists below to see every FIFA 22 Chemistry Style and which buffs they offer. It’s worth noting that while they are broken up by position, they can be applied to the player of your choice.

Goalkeeper Chemistry Styles

NameAbbreviationStats boostedIncrease
WallWALDiving, Handling, KickingDIV: 2, HAN: 2, KIC: 2
ShieldSLDKicking, Reflexes, SpeedKIC: 2, REF: 2, SPD: 2
CatCATReflexes, Speed, PositioningREF: 2, SPD: 2, POS: 2
GloveGLODiving, Handling, PositioningDIV: 2, HAN: 2, POS: 2

Defender Chemistry Styles

NameAbbreviationStats BoostedIncrease
SentinelSENDefending, PhysicalDEF: 3, PHY: 3
GuardianGRDDribbling, DefendingDRI: 3, DEF: 3
GladiatorGLAShooting, DefendingSHO: 3, DEF: 3
BackboneBACPassing, Defending, PhysicalPAS: 2, DEF: 2, PHY: 2
AnchorANCPace, Defending, PhysicalPAC: 2, DEF: 2, PHY: 2
ShadowSHAPace, DefendingPAC: 3, DEF: 3

Midfielder Chemistry Styles

NameAbbreviationStats Boosted Increase
ArtistARTPassing, DribblingPAS: 3, DRI: 3
ArchitectARCPassing, PhysicalPAS: 3, PHY: 3
PowerhousePWRPassing, DefendingPAS: 3, DEF: 3
MaestroMAEShooting, Passing, DribblingSHO: 2, PAS: 2, DRI: 2
EngineENGPace, Passing, DribblingPAC: 2, PAS: 2, DRI: 2
CatalystCTAPace, PassingPAC: 3, PAS: 3

Attacker Chemistry Styles

NameAbbreviationStats BoostedIncrease
SniperSNIShooting, DribblingSHO: 3, DRI: 3
DeadeyeEYEShooting, PassingSHO: 3, PAS: 3
HawkHWKPace, Shooting, PhysicalPAC: 2, SHO: 2, PHY: 2
MarksmanMRKShooting, Dribbling, PhysicalSHO: 2, DRI: 2, PHY: 2
FinisherFINShooting, PhysicalSHO: 3, PHY: 3
HunterHUNPace, ShootingPAC: 3, SHO: 3

That was our guide on everything you need to know about FIFA 22 Chemistry

For more on FIFA 22, check out our skills guide, as well as how to make the most out of the Web App.

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FIFA 22 FUTTIES: Release date, promo explained, & player leaks

According to FIFA 22 leaks, the FUTTIES promo will be making its way to Ultimate Team shortly along with some of this year’s best cards.

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A FIFA 22 leaker has revealed that the FUTTIES promo is returning to Ultimate Team this summer as a victory lap celebrating the game mode’s best cards of the year.

FUTTIES isn’t necessarily the final FIFA 22 Ultimate Team promo, but it will symbolically wrap up the title by celebrating some of the best special cards we’ve seen since launch. Players can expect to get their hands on boosted versions of this year’s best special items as they make their way to packs, SBCs, and Objectives.

FUTTIES provides FIFA 22 players with a rare second chance. You can expect to revisit some of the best promo cards of the year that you may have missed out on the first time around.

Here’s everything you need to know about Ultimate Team’s FUTTIES including an explanation of the promo and the expected release date.

FIFA 22 FUTTIES release date

FUTTIES is expected to hit Ultimate Team on Friday, July 8 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST. According to renowned FIFA leaker FutSheriff, FUTTIES will follow Shapeshifters as the next promo that Ultimate Team players could enjoy.

It was previously suggested that Shapeshifters would receive an uncharacteristic Team 4 following Team 3, but as of now, Sheriff claims that the focus will shift to FUTTIES. We’ll let you know when EA officially confirms the promo’s arrival.

FUTTIES FIFA 22 promo explained

FIFA 21 Futties

The FUTTIES promo is meant to wrap up the Ultimate Team promo calendar by celebrating the best special items of the year. FIFA 22 brought us some truly amazing cards, so here’s a look at how the promo should work.

For starters, Ultimate Team players will have a chance to vote between two previous special cards on any given day. The player who wins the fan vote will not only receive an upgrade but the card will be made available via SBC.

In addition to incredible SBC and Objectives content, some of the best special items from FUT 22 will be re-released. In FIFA 21 there were three batches of re-released FUTTIES teams that appeared in Ultimate Team packs.

FIFA 22 FUTTIES player leaks

Ronaldo FIFA 22

FutSherrif has reliably provided details of leaked promo players throughout the entirety of FIFA 22. The leaker’s coverage of FUTTIES should be no different as players are expected to be revealed prior to the July 8 release.

We’ll keep you posted as more information concerning the FIFA 22 FUTTIES promo comes to light. Given that the promo highlights previous special cards that were already in the game, leaks may be difficult to come by, but we’ll update this section accordingly.


For more FIFA news, check out our guide to Ultimate Team in FIFA 23 including new features & expected changes.

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FIFA 23 Bundesliga ratings: Every team’s best players predictions

The Bundesliga is expected to supply some of the best players in FIFA 23, so we’ve predicted who will have the highest rating for each club.

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FIFA 23 Bundesliga Ratings

The Bundesliga will be the battleground for some of FIFA 23’s highest-rated stars, with players from Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund set to impact Ultimate Team. Here are our predictions for the top Bundesliga ratings in FIFA 23, as well as every team’s best players.

Each new FIFA title brings new Ultimate Team ratings based on player performances in the previous season, and FIFA 23 will be no different. To discern which players are deserving of an upgrade or downgrade, EA will analyze the 2021/2022 season.

In Germany, the 2021/2022 Bundesliga season saw Bayern Munich cruise to a tenth straight title. The battle for Champions League spots was a fierce one as Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, and RB Leipzig should all expect player rating upgrades in FIFA 23.

But who will be the best players in the Bundesliga? We’ve put together our predictions for the top 10 highest-rated Bundesliga players in FIFA 23, and highlighted the best players from each club.

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FIFA 23 Bundesliga top 10 player rating predictions

PlayerClubUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich92
Sadio ManeBayern Munich+190
Joshua KimmichBayern Munich+190
Manuel NeuerBayern Munich-189
Leon GoretzkaBayern Munich87
Thomas MullerBayern Munich-186
Kingsley ComanBayern Munich86
Filip KosticEintracht Frankfurt +286
Koen CasteelsWolfsburg-185
Christopher NkunkuRB Leipzig+485

It’s been quiet summer so far when it comes to Bundesliga transfers. However, things in Germany can still heat up with the summer transfer window open until September 1.

All eyes will be on Bayern Munich as they look to keep a hold of disgruntled star striker Robert Lewandowski. At this moment, the striker is attempting to force a move to Barcelona, but if he remains, there’s no doubt he’ll be the highest-rated FIFA 23 player in the Bundesliga.

Bayern dominates the predicted list of top ten Bundesliga players in FIFA 23. The illustrious German club won ten Bundesliga titles in a row and they’re the clear powerhouse option to pick up an eleventh straight title in 2023.

Elsewhere, Filip Kostic enjoyed a fantastic season in which Frankfurt secured a Europa League trophy. FIFA 22 delivered a whopping ten separate special Christopher Nkunku cards and the midfielder’s performances should see him rise to 84 or 85 in FIFA 23.

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FIFA 23 Bundesliga rating predictions: Every team’s best players

The Bundesliga is dominated by Bayern Munich players when it comes to landing a player in the top 10. Nonetheless, it’s still fascinating to see how EA upgrades and downgrades players from across Germany with each new title. In the 2021/2022 season, every team had both surprises and disappointments that should be reflected when FIFA 23 is released.

With this in mind, we’ve made our predictions for every Bundesliga club’s top three players in FIFA 23:

Augsburg

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Daniel Caligiuri+279
Niklas Dorsch+277
Iago+176

Bayer Leverkusen

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Moussa Diaby+283
Florian Wirtz+381
Patrik Schick+180

Bayern Munich

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Robert Lewandowski92
Sadio Mane+190
Joshua Kimmich+190

Bochum

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Danilo+277
Manuel Riemann74
Anthony Losilla+173

Borussia Dortmund

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Mats Hummels-185
Marco Reus85
Raphael Guerreiro84

Borussia Monchengladbach

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Yan Sommer-184
Matthias Ginter-183
Florian Neuhaus+183

Eintracht Frankfurt

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Filip Kostic+286
Kevin Trapp+284
Martin Hinteregger+181

FC Koln

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Jonas Hector+179
Ellyes Skhiri+178
Salih Ozcan+275

Freiburg

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Christian Gunter+281
Vincenzo Grifo+180
Ritsu Doan+177

Hertha BSC

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Dedryck Boyata-177
Kevin-Prince Boateng-177
Marc-Oliver Kempf76

Hoffenheim

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Andrej Kramaric-182
Oliver Baumann-280
David Raum+578

Mainz

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Silvan Widmer+176
Dominik Kohr+176
Jeremiah St. Juste-175

RB Leipzig

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Christopher Nkunku+485
Peter Gulacsi-184
Angelino83

Schalke 04

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Simon Terodde+277
Ko Itakura+175
Thomas Ouwejan+274

Union Berlin

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Christopher Trimmel+279
Robin Knoche+177
Jordan Siebatcheu+274

VfB Stuttgart

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Wataru Endo+179
Borna Sosa+178
Konstantinos Mavropanos+376

Werder Bremen

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Jiri Pavlenka-179
Niclas Fullkrug76
Leonardo Bittencourt75

Wolfsburg

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Koen Casteels-185
Max Kruse81
Ridle Baku+181

EA are yet to reveal the full slate of Bundesliga ratings in FIFA 23. As soon as they do, we’ll be sure to update this page with the latest information.


For more on FIFA 23 player ratings, be sure to check out our rating predictions for the Premier League and Serie A.

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FIFA 23 Ones to Watch: OTW promo explained & predictions

FIFA 23 Ones to Watch is set to be the first major promo of FUT 23, so here’s everything we know about the event so far.

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FIFA 23 Ones to Watch is expected to be the first major promo of this season’s Ultimate Team, celebrating the most exciting moves from the summer transfer window. Here’s how FIFA 23 OTW will work, along with the players likely to feature.

Ones to Watch is always one of the most interesting and exciting promos in any FIFA, mainly because it tends to be the very first major event of the year. FIFA 23 will be no exception, as EA look to shine the spotlight on the biggest transfers of the summer.

FIFA 22 OTW was arguably the biggest ever, as both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo switched clubs in a crazy end to the transfer window. While FIFA 23 OTW is unlikely to have as many groundbreaking signings to choose from, some of the game’s highest-rated players have been on the move.

Here’s everything you need to know about FIFA 23 Ones to Watch, from how the cards will work to the players we expect to see.

Is there a FIFA 23 Ones to Watch start date?

Haaland playing for Man City in FIFA 22

EA are yet to confirm when FIFA 23 Ones to Watch will kick off, but we can look at previous years to gain a pretty good idea.

Last year, OTW got underway on October 1, the same day as FIFA 22’s worldwide release. With this in mind, we’d expect FIFA 23 OTW to begin on Friday, September 30, 2022.

This is the expected FIFA 23 release date based on various leaks and the usual schedule, but we’ll add new information to this section once it’s available.

FIFA 23 Ones to Watch explained

Ones to Watch Team 2 FIFA 22

FIFA 23 OTW will award special live cards to players who have recently moved to a new club. These dynamic items will go up in rating depending on how well the player performs for their club in real life.

Each time a OTW star is handed a TOTW after a top display in their domestic league, the card will increase in rating and stats to match the most recent one.

For example, in FIFA 22, Dayot Upamecano started out at an 82-rated card after his move to Bayern Munich. But, by the end of the year, he was 87-rated and one of the best center-backs that the Bundesliga had to offer.

They will also receive an extra +1 boost for winning a certain number of matches after the promo begins. Last year, the threshold was five wins out of 10 games after October 2.

We’ll update this section with more specific information once EA officially announces the promo.

FIFA 23 Ones to Watch predictions

Mane in FIFA 22

The summer transfer window is far from closed, but we’ve already seen some major signings that are a shoo-in to be a FIFA 23 OTW. On top of that, there are plenty of deals that are on the verge of going through that will surely make the cut.

Here are our predictions for FIFA 23 Ones to Watch so far:

Player NameTransferTransfer Confirmed?Predicted Rating
Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich to BarcelonaNo92
Erling HaalandBorussia Dortmund to Manchester CityYes90
Sadio ManeLiverpool to Bayern MunichYes90
Paulo DybalaJuventus to Inter MilanNo87
Romelu LukakuChelsea to Inter MilanYes86
Paul PogbaManchester United to JuventusYes85
Franck Yannick KessieAC Milan to BarcelonaYes85
Gabriel JesusManchester City to Arsenal Yes83
Aurelien TchouameniAS Monaco to Real MadridYes82
Boubacar KamaraMarseille to Aston VillaYes82
RicharlisonEverton to SpursYes82
Darwin NunezBenfica to LiverpoolYes81
Mario GotzePSV to Eintracht FrankfurtYes81
Ivan PerisicInter Milan to SpursYes81
Ryan GravenberchAjax to Bayern MunichYes80
Karim AdeyemiRB Salzburg to Borussia DortmundYes76

We’ll be keeping this page up to date with all the latest confirmed transfers that we think will make the cut in FIFA 23 Ones to Watch, so be sure to keep checking back.


For more on FIFA 23, check out the brand-new Icons and FUT Heroes confirmed for the game so far.

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