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FIFA 22 players call for changes to “unplayable” Career Mode

FIFA 22 Career Mode has brought some long overdue to changes to Player Career, but stange manager behaviour is frustrating fans.

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FIFA 22 Player Career

Player Career Mode has been given a big overhaul on FIFA 22, with plenty more objectives to make the feature feel authentic. However, some big issues are making the mode “unplayable” for many FIFA fans.

Before Ultimate Team began its world domination, Career Mode was one of the biggest draws of the FIFA series.

Whether you were playing as a manager looking to build a squad of top-rated superstars or a solo upstart trying to make a name for yourself, it has always been the closest FIFA has come to simulating the real sport.

FIFA 22 brought with it plenty of overdue updates to Player Career, in particular, but fans are unhappy with how they are working.

Match objectives in FIFA 22 Player Career Mode

One of the marquee changes EA implemented in FIFA 22 Career Mode is the introduction of manager ratings and objectives.

These two work hand-in-hand – by completing objectives you earn favor with your manager until you eventually crack the first team.

However, fans have criticized the “stupid” decisions that the AI managers make, penalizing players for situations that are out of their hands.

One Reddit user even said that he was sold for not performing well enough, despite the fact they were injured and couldn’t play.

Player coming on as sub in FIFA 22 Career Mode

Other Redditors responded pointing out other fundamental flaws in how Player Career in FIFA 22 is playing.

It’s just unplayable in so many ways IMO,” said one player. “I always get put in a completely incorrect position and not moved back, and the manager will constantly bench our best players whilst starting me on 50 fitness.”

Another agreed, saying they were often played at center-back despite being an attacking midfielder. Meanwhile, a defender like Kalidou Koulibaly was moved into midfield.

There have also been reports of unrealistic objectives being set when players are brought on off the bench. Managers will often ask for a goal and a high match rating, even though there are only 10-minutes left to play.

It remains to be seen if EA will look to address player concerns about Career Mode in a future patch. As always, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL for all the latest news and updates.


For more on FIFA 22, check out the classic Ultimate Team features that fans want to see removed, as well as our Division Rivals guide.

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How to complete FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Volland SBC

Ultimate Team players can secure a German defender from Ligue 1 by completing the Volland Shapeshifters SBC in FIFA 22.

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Volland FIFA 22 Shapeshifters SBC

A unique card is available with the Kevin Volland Shapeshifters SBC in FIFA 22’s Ultimate Team mode. Here’s how to secure the defender and complete the SBC with the cheapest solution.

The FIFA 22 Shapeshifters promo has already delivered some incredible cards with the likes of Ronaldo and Messi involved in the promo. In addition, an exciting Team 3 will hit Ultimate Team on July 1.

Although you may be busy attempting to secure as many FIFA 22 Summer Swaps Tokens as possible, you’ll want to take a minute to analyze if Shapeshifters Volland can integrate into your squad.

Here’s how to complete the FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Volland SBC, along with the cheapest solutions.

FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Kevin Volland SBC stats

Volland SBC stats FIFA 22

Volland has transformed from a lethal striker into a brick wall of a defender during the Shapeshifters promo. His Defending stats including Standing Tackle and Interceptions are all within the 90s.

Pace is not an issue for Volland as he maintains his speed as an attacker now playing in a defensive role. Volland will no doubt feel like an incredibly smooth CB on the ball thanks to his impressive Dribbling stats that include 85 Ball Control, 95 Composure, and 89 Balance.

How to complete FIFA 22 Volland Shapeshifters SBC

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Players will need to give up one squad to complete this SBC: Kevin Volland. With a value of around 87,000 coins, Volland is very affordable and he can fit into Bundesliga or Ligue in FIFA 22.

You can check out the cheapest solution below.

Kevin Volland requirements

  • # of players from Germany: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 55

Kevin Volland solution – Cost: 87,000 coins

Kevin Volland SBC solution

The Kevin Volland Shapeshifters SBC will be available for one week as it expires on July 7. Volland should be within reach for many Ultimate Team players given his affordable price.

He isn’t a game-changing CB by any means but he’s a solid option with tons of pace and excellent ball-moving ability at the back. In addition, you don’t need to submit a TOTS card as an SBC requirement, which is a major benefit.


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

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FIFA 23 Premier League ratings: Every team’s best players predictions

The Premier League is set to host 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 Premier League ratings

The Premier League will be home to some of FIFA 23’s brightest stars, with players from the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool set to dominate Ultimate Team. Here are our predictions for the top Premier League ratings in FIFA 23, as well as every team’s best players.

Each and every year, EA updates its roster of players with new ratings based on how they performed in the previous season, and FIFA 23 is no exception. The 2021/22 campaign saw some exceptional performances, which will no doubt be reflected in the FIFA 23 ratings.

One of the biggest leagues to feature in FIFA 23 is the Premier League. Whether you’re building your dream Ultimate Team or embarking on a Career Mode, the English top-flight is likely to play a part.

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

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FIFA 23 Premier League top 10 player rating predictions

PlayerClubUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Kevin De BruyneManchester City91
Cristiano RonaldoManchester United91
Mohamed SalahLiverpool+190
Heung Min-SonSpurs+190
Harry KaneSpurs90
Alison BeckerLiverpool+190
EdersonManchester City+190
Erling HaalandManchester City+290
Virgil Van DijkLiverpool89
Trent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpool+288

After they two fought tooth and nail for all three domestic trophies last season, we’re expecting Manchester City and Liverpool to dominate the ratings in FIFA 23.

After winning Premier League Player of the Season, Kevin De Bruyne will likely keep his lofty 91 rating, sharing the top spot with Cristiano Ronaldo, who also enjoyed a great individual season in a struggling United team.

We’ve listed Erling Haaland as one of the highest climbers, who should receive a large bump after his high-profile move to City. Trent Alexander-Arnold is also expected to be rewarded after his best season to date, managing 12 assists from right back.

Heung Min-Son also registered his most prolific year in the Premier League so far, finishing as the joint-top goalscorer. This should be enough to see him move up a rating and join the coveted 90 club.

Salah shooting in FIFA 22

FIFA 23 Premier League rating predictions: Every team’s best players

While most clubs won’t have a shot of landing a player in the top 10, it’s still interesting to see how EA upgrades and downgrades stars from across the league. Every team had both standouts and flops that should be reflected when FIFA 23 rolls around.

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

AFC Bournemouth

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Jefferson Lerma+176
Dominic Solanke+375
Ben Pearson75

Arsenal

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Gabriel Jesus+184
Martin Odegaard+284
Bukayo Saka+383

Aston Villa

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Emiliano Martinez84
Lucas Digne84
Philippe Coutinho+183

Brentford

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Cristian Eriksen82
Ivan Toney+480
Frank Onyeka+277

Brighton

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Marc Cucurella+283
Leandro Trossard+279
Lewis Dunk78

Chelsea

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
N’Golo Kante-288
Thiago Silva85
Kai Havertz+185

Crystal Palace

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Wilfred Zaha+183
Vicente Guaita-179
Eberechi Eze+279

Everton

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Jordan Pickford83
Allan-182
Dominic Calvery-Lewin+182

Fulham

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Aleksandar Mitrovic+479
Harry Wilson+378
Tom Cairney+277

Leeds United

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Rodrigo79
Jack Harrison+178
Patrick Bamford78

Leicester City

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Wilfred Ndidi85
Jamie Vardy-284
Kasper Schmeichel-184

Liverpool

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Mohammed Salah+190
Alisson Becker+190
Virgil Van Dijk89

Manchester City

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Kevin De Bruyne91
Erling Haaland+290
Ederson+190

Manchester United

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Cristiano Ronaldo91
Bruno Fernandes88
Jadon Sancho-186

Newcastle United

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Allan Saint-Maximin+382
Bruno Guimaraes+382
Kieran Trippier-282

Nottingham Forest

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Taiwo Awoniyi+276
Philip Zinckernagel+176
Brice Samba+275

Southampton

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
James Ward-Prowse+384
Stuart Armstrong+279
Kyle Walker-Peters+279

Spurs

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Harry Kane90
Heung Min-Son+190
Hugo Lloris87

West Ham United

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Declan Rice+385
Jarrod Bowen+482
Thomas Soucek82

Wolves

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Ruben Neves+183
Raul Jimenez-182
Jose Sa+382

EA are yet to reveal the full slate of Premier League 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, be sure to check out how to preorder the game and how to get early access with EA Play.

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FIFA 22 Shapeshifters: Release date, promo explained, Team 3 FUT Hero leaks

The Shapeshifters promo followed TOTS as the next Ultimate Team promo in FIFA 22. Here’s a look at what to expect from the Team 3 squad.

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Shapeshifters FIFA 22 promo

The Shapeshifters promo last seen in FIFA 20 has made its way to FIFA 22’s Ultimate Team mode following the Team of the Season.

Team of the Season is certainly one of the most popular promos of the year, but it surely isn’t the final promo for FIFA 22 players to enjoy. Luckily, there are still a few Ultimate Team promos to look forward to and Shapeshifters is one of them.

The Shapeshifters promo was a fan-favorite promo in FIFA 20, and after not featuring in FIFA 21, it has made a return to Ultimate Team in FIFA 22.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Shapeshifters promo including the release date, Team 1 players, Team 2 players, and Team 3 leaks.

FIFA 22 Shapeshifters release date

EA message Shapeshifters FIFA 22

Following confirmation from EA, Team 1 of the Shapeshifters promo arrived on Friday, June 17 after the conclusion of TOTS. Team 2 hit Ultimate Team one week later on Friday, June 24.

A loading screen has also confirmed the rumor that Team 3 will make its way to FIFA 22 on July 1.

With exciting new content to enjoy, you’ll want to log into FIFA when the new cards make their way to Ultimate Team at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM UK.

Ultimate Team Shapeshifters explained

Shapeshifters cards FIFA 22

The Shapeshifters promo is a fan favorite due to its unique tendency to have top players in unconventional positions. This promo takes players out of their standard position and allows you to build a squad with more options at your disposal.

This drastic change opens the door to new squad-building possibilities. These special cards received rating boosts, SM/WF upgrades, and position changes, which makes Shapeshifters a top-tier promo.

Throughout the Shapeshifters promo, players will be able to earn Summer Swaps Tokens that they can later exchange for valuable rewards. Summer Swaps Tokens rewards include Shapeshifters Kimpembe and several Shapeshifters player picks.

FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team 1

TOTS was always going to be a difficult act to follow, but EA have certainly delivered an incredible promo with some stellar players on offer. Lionel Messi, Heung Min Son, and Youcef Atal will be highly sought-after players.

  • Alphonso Davies – LB ST
  • Lionel Messi – RW CF
  • Youcef Atal – RB CM
  • Heung Min Son – LM ST
  • Eden Hazard – LW CAM
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – ST LW
  • Leonardo Spinazzola – LWB CDM
  • Pierre Kalulu – RB CB
  • Jeremiah St. Juste – CB RW
  • Héctor Bellerín – RB LB
  • Nordi Mukiele – RWB CB
  • Jack Grealish – LW CAM
  • Andrew Robertson – LB CDM
  • Everton – LM ST

Anderson and Carrasco are both available via SBC, while Thuram is expected to join them as an SBC reward throughout the promo.

Meanwhile, Wolfsburg’s Gerhardt and Arsenal’s Pepe are available via Objective.

  • Yannick Carrasco – LM CAM or LM RW (SBC)
  • Felipe Anderson – LM RW (SBC)
  • Marcus Thuram – LM ST (SBC)
  • Samuel Grandsir – LM ST (OBJ)
  • Yannick Gerhardt – CM LWB (OBJ)
  • Nicolas Pepe – RM ST (OBJ)

FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team 2

One look at the Shapeshifters Team 2 players and there is plenty of reason to be excited with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo included. It seems Ferland Mendy eludes Ultimate Team fans once again, but there’s always the next FIFA 22 promo to look forward to.

Take a look at the players involved in Shapeshifters Team 2:

  • Cristiano Ronaldo – ST LW
  • Marcelo – LB ST
  • Sergio Ramos – CB ST
  • Timo Werner – ST RF
  • Adama Traore – RW CF
  • Stephan El Shaarawy – LW CAM
  • Silas – RM CF
  • Jesus Corona – RM CM
  • Kieran Tierney – LB CB
  • Emre Can – CM CB
  • Roberto Pereyra – CM LWB
  • Thiago Mendes – CDM RB
  • Marko Arnautovic – ST CB
  • Daley Blind – CB CDM
  • Raphael Guerreiro – LB CM or RB (SBC)
  • Emerson – RB CM (OBJ)
  • Thomas Delaney – CDM CB (OBJ)
  • Hirving Lozano – RW ST (SBC)

Shapeshifters Team 2 is looking equally as strong as Team 1. Ultimate Team fans should be excited to receive a promo that includes Ronaldo and Messi so soon after TOTS. Marcelo and Ronaldo are the two most sought-after cards, but Ramos isn’t too far behind.

FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team 3 FUT Hero leaks

According to FIFA leaker FutSheriff, Ultimate Team players will receive a Shapeshifters Team 3 and possibly even a Team 4. This is certainly not what FIFA players have come to expect from EA as Ultimate Team promos usually receive a maximum of two teams.

Sheriff also claims that Shapesfhiters Team 3 will be unique in that it will focus on FUT Hero players boasting position changes. The leaker mentioned that a Shapeshifters FUT Hero Solskjær is expected to make its way to the game via SBC.

Here’s a list of leaked FUT Hero players that could make their way to Ultimate Team when Team 3 releases on July 1:

  • David Ginola – LM ST
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – ST CAM / LW
  • Lars Ricken – CAM RB
  • Jurgen Kohler – CB CDM

We’ll keep this list updated as more players are leaked prior to release.


For more FIFA news, check out our guide to FIFA 23 including everything you need to know about the upcoming game.

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