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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team best formations: All-Out Attack & Park the Bus

Choosing the best FIFA 22 Ultimate Team formation can take a lot of time, so we’ve put together the very best formations to suit every style.

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Picking the right formation in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team can be the difference between winning and losing – so we’ve put together a guide of the best meta formations, as well as how to go All-Out-Attack or Park the Bus.

Building a dream Ultimate Team full of superstars is one of the joys of FIFA 22, but it can quickly go wrong if it doesn’t play well in-game.

While there’s plenty of deep tactics and instructions to fiddle with, it often comes down to finding the formation that makes the most of your players and suits your brand of football.

We’ve put together the five best formations in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, as well as the best ultra-attacking and defensive setups for when the matches get intense.

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FIFA 22 best formations

4-3-2-1

Wingers are the secret weapon in this year’s game thanks to their ability to blits past defenders and create valuable space.

But many formations that include wingers can often lead to the front three being too spread apart, meaning it’s tough to link them up in any meaningful way.

With 4-3-2-1, the wide-men play much narrower as left and right-forwards, so it’s far easier for them to create chances for one another.

In this setup, the main striker drops slightly deeper and brings his fellow attackers into play, so be sure to pick a target man with decent passing.

4-2-3-1 narrow formation in FIFA 22

4-4-2

An old-faithful for football fans, EA has made 4-4-2 one of the strongest formations in FIFA 22 once again.

This year’s game, more than ever before, is about patient build-up play. The strength of this setup is that it always provides a passing option in attack without leaving the backline exposed.

The two strikers give the wingers more to aim at when they get into a crossing position, while the midfield players can still track back and help out.

One downside, however, is the strain this places on your two center mids, so it’s best to opt for players with impressive stamina.

4-4-2 formation in FIFA 22

3-1-4-2

Three-at-the-back formations have become a staple in modern football, and FIFA 22 has finally reflected this. The lack of full-backs may be a turn-off for some players, but it can be highly effective in all areas of the pitch.

The CDM sit-back is perfect for mopping up counter-attacks, while the other central players can help overload the defense.

It can also be used as a defensive formation by making the wide players stay and aid the three center-backs.

The only negative here is that the wide men are asked to work up and down the line, so it pays to have more options on the bench.

3-1-4-2 formation in FIFA 22

4-3-1-2

While there’s no doubt that wingers can make a big difference if you’re not a player who resorts to crosses too often, going for a narrow formation might suit you.

4-3-1-2 lends itself to those who love to play possession in midfield and wait for bombing runs from their front two.

The inclusion of a CAM is vital here, as they can be the ones to break through the lines and unlock tight defenses with a killer pass.

The lack of width may cause problems, which can only be solved by pushing the full-backs further upfield, but this could leave the defense exposed.

4-3-1-2 formation

4-2-3-1 Narrow

As mentioned earlier, not playing with wingers can limit your attacking options and put a strain on your rear guard. Luckily, with 4-2-3-1 Narrow, you can have the best of both.

Having three CAMs means that your attack sticks closer together, making it far easier to pull off those quick, intricate passes to break teams down.

But if you start in a formation with wingers and switch to this in-game, you also have the blistering pace where you need it.

Throw in the two holding midfielders, and this is potentially the most well-balanced formation in FIFA 22 right now.

4-2-3-1 formation

Best ultra-attacking formation

Sometimes you need to switch up your approach and throw caution to the wind, especially if you’re in dire need of a goal.

In this case, we suggest making your ultra-attacking formation 4-2-4, so you can overload the box.

This gives you minimal defensive cover, but four attacking players as well as midfielders who can push up mean you’ve got the best chance of snatching a late goal.

For maximum effectiveness, be sure to tweak the instructions so that everyone is joining the attack.

4-2-4 formation

Best ultra-defensive formation

Likewise, occasionally you need to park the bus and grind out a result with some well-organized defending – partially if you’re holding on to a lead.

In these scenarios, switch to a 5-3-2 formation to give yourself every ounce of defensive cover possible.

By having the back five and the midfield three on “stay back while attacking,” you create an impenetrable wall around the penalty area. Just be wary of finesse shots from outside the box.

You’ll also want to leave at least one of your strikers forward to offer an outlet when you win the ball back.

5-3-2 formation

That was our guide on the best formations in FIFA 22 Ultimate. We’ll update this guide throughout the year as new setups start to dominate the meta.

For more FUT 22 guides, check out the best goalkeepers, full-backs, defenders, midfielders, wingers, and strikers you can buy.

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How to complete FIFA 22 Thomas Lemar TOTS SBC

Ultimate Team players can secure a dominant midfielder by completing the Thomas Lemar LaLiga TOTS SBC in FIFA 22.

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Thomas Lemar TOTS SBC FIFA 22

French midfielder Thomas Lemar is available via SBC during the FIFA 22 TOTS promo. Here’s how to complete the FIFA 22 Lemar LaLiga TOTS SBC with the cheapest solution.

The TOTS promo is currently shining a light on LaLiga with players doing their best to secure the elite that Spain has to offer. EA have delivered a few SBCs as a part of the LaLiga TOTS promo including a Flashback Isco SBC and Iago Aspas TOTS SBC.

Now, players can get their hands on Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Lemar. While the French International usually plays out wide on the left-wing, this TOTS card makes for an interesting change by having him positioned as a CM.

Here’s what you need to know about the FIFA 22 Lemar TOTS SBC, including the cheapest solution.

FIFA 22 LaLiga TOTS Lemar SBC stats

Thomas Lemar TOTS SBC stats FIFA 22

While LaLiga has some incredible CMs to pick from, Lemar’s French nationality is a huge asset, and you’ll be able to get him into a variety of teams outside of LaLiga given the popularity of French players. Due to the position change, Lemar’s Physicality and Defending stats have received huge boosts.

You can utilize Lemar as a CAM, CM, and even CDM, with great success, and with his 94 Short Passing and 93 Long Passing, Lemar will prove to be an excellent distributor of the ball regardless of his positioning in your midfield. Lastly, his 95 Stamina will have you covering the entire pitch for 90 minutes.

How to complete FIFA 22 Lemar TOTS SBC

FIFA 22 Atletico Madrid

To complete this SBC, players will need to give up three squads: France, Top Form, and LaLiga. With a value of around 210,000 coins, Lemar is only slightly overpriced, but those who have extra fodder should consider completing this FIFA 22 SBC.

You can check out the cheapest solution below.

France requirements

  • # of players from France: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 82
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70

France solution – Cost: 10,000 coins

France solution lemar SBC FIFA 22

Top Form requirements

  • # of TOTW or TOTS players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 60

Top Form solution – Cost: 81,000 coins

Top Form Solution lemar SBC FIFA 22

LaLiga requirements

  • # of players from LaLiga: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 87
  • Team Chemistry: Min 45

LaLiga solution – Cost: 117,000 coins

LaLiga solution lemar SBC FIFA 22

The Lemar LaLiga TOTS SBC will be available for one week as it expires on June 2. The requirements shouldn’t take too long to gather, so one week is plenty of time to submit the necessary squads.

If you completed Isco and Aspas or recently packed a LaLiga TOTS card you may want to give TOTS Lemar a try. In addition to complementing LaLiga squads, Lemar will fit in nicely with squads boasting several players from France.


For more FIFA 22, check out our guide to the Ligue 1 TOTS, which is set to hit Ultimate Team on May 27.

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How to complete FIFA 22 Fabinho & Rodrygo Showdown SBC

Players can secure one or both of Fabinho and Rodrygo as part of the new FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Showdown SBC.

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Fabinho Rodrygo FIFA 22 Showdown SBC

As the iconic Champions League Final between Liverpool and Real Madrid approaches, FIFA 22 players will have the opportunity to complete the Fabinho and Rodrygo Showdown SBC.

While Ultimate Team players are currently focusing on securing the best TOTS cards available, EA have released two more top cards with the Fabinho and Rodrygo Showdown SBC.

Players in your squad from the previously released Premier League TOTS and LaLiga TOTS are sure to provide excellent linking options with Fabhinho and Rodrygo.

The Champions League Final will take place on May 28 and the winner of the match will receive an in-game upgrade of +2. Here’s everything you need to know about the Fabinho & Rodrygo Showdown SBC.

FIFA 22 Showdown Fabinho SBC stats

Fabinho FIFA 22 SBC stats

The base version of Showdown Fabinho is excellent, however, without the +2 upgrade, you may have a hard time justifying the steep price you’ll have to pay. Nonetheless, if you’re flush with coins and fodder, Fabinho is a great addition even at this stage of the game.

Fabinho is one of the best CDMs in the game and if you run a Premier League squad, he’ll be a massive improvement from TOTS Rice, Fernandes, Silva, and Fred. His 94 Standing Tackle and 92 Interceptions will surely result in Fabinho winning many loose balls in the middle of the pitch.

FIFA 22 Showdown Rodrygo SBC stats

Rodrygo FIFA 22 SBC stats

If you completed the Isco SBC, then Rodrygo is a no-brainer. The winger is slightly cheaper than Fabinho but still quite expensive. You’ll certainly be able to justify the price if Rodrygo moves to 94 overall.

5* skill moves and 4* weak foot is a great combination, while 97 Agility, Sprint Speed, and Acceleration make him incredibly quick. He also has the movement stats like 96 Balance and 95 Dribbling to go with that pace.

How to complete FIFA 22 Showdown Fabinho SBC

To complete this SBC players will need to give up four squads: Liverpool, Brazil, Premier League, and Top Form. Costing around 470,000 coins, Fabinho is considered a luxury option at CDM. You’ll have to gather a ton of fodder and coins to complete this FIFA 22 SBC.

You can check out the cheapest solutions below.

Liverpool requirements

  • # of players from Liverpool: Min 1
  • # of TOTW or TOTS players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75

Liverpool solution – Cost: 65,000 coins

Liverpool FIFA 22 Fabinho SBC Solution

Brazil requirements

  • # of players from Brazil: Min 1
  • # of TOTW or TOTS players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 86
  • Team Chemistry: Min 65

Brazil solution – Cost: 100,000 coins

Brazil FIFA 22 Fabinho SBC Solution

Premier League requirements

  • # of players from the Premier League: Min 1
  • # of TOTW or TOTS players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 87
  • Team Chemistry: Min 55

Premier League solution – Cost: 135,000 coins

Premier League FIFA 22 Fabinho SBC Solution

Top Form requirements

  • # of TOTW or TOTS players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 88
  • Team Chemistry: Min 45

Top Form solution – Cost: 170,000 coins

Top Form FIFA 22 Fabinho SBC Solution

How to complete FIFA 22 Showdown Rodrygo SBC

To complete this SBC you’ll need to give up three squads: Real Madrid, Top Form, and LaLiga. With a value of around 378,000 coins, Rodrygo is yet another expensive Showdown SBC player up for grabs.

You can check out the cheapest solutions below.

Real Madrid requirements

  • # of players from Real Madrid: Min 1
  • # of TOTW or TOTS players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75

Real Madrid solution – Cost: 65,000 coins

Real Madrid FIFA 22 Rodrygo SBC Solution

Top Form requirements

  • # of TOTW or TOTS players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 87
  • Team Chemistry: Min 65

Top Form solution – Cost: 140,000 coins

Top Form FIFA 22 Rodrygo SBC Solution

LaLiga requirements

  • # of players from LaLiga: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 88
  • Team Chemistry: Min 55

LaLiga solution – Cost: 173,000 coins

LaLiga FIFA 22 Rodrygo SBC Solution

The Fabinho and Rodrygo Showdown SBCs are available until May 28 (10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST) before Liverpool and Real Madrid go head to head in France.

Given their prices, most players will have to choose between one or the other, so it really comes down to who you think will win the final. Both cards will feel incredible in-game when boosted to 94, but they’re still great options at 92.


For more FIFA 22, check out everything you need to know about the upcoming Ligue 1 TOTS release including which players to expect.

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FIFA 22 Team of the Week: TOTW 36 & 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 36 lineup.

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It’s time for another FIFA 22 Team of the Week. In FIFA 22 TOTW 36, 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 upcoming TOTS.

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 36.

FIFA 22 FUT TOTW 36

FIFA 22 striker Erling Haaland

The FIFA 22 TOTW 36 is here and the star power is shining this week with Manchester City and A.C Milan being crowned champions of their leagues on the final day of the season. 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 36 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. Players can’t 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, check out our guide to the upcoming Ligue 1 TOTS including a release date and Team of the Season nominees.

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