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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team best midfielders: Cheap & meta players

Finding the best midfielders in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team can be tough, so we’ve put together a guide of the best, cheap, and meta players.

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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team has been out for some time, but players are still toiling away trying to build their perfect squad. Here are the best FIFA 22 Ultimate Team midfielders you can buy, as well as some quality cheap and meta options.

Picking an Ultimate Team can be a huge decision for many FIFA players as they want to try and create one chemistry-rich team that they can stick with for ages. At the same time, others will chop and change the game’s best players to test everyone out.

In either scenario, having the best players in each position can genuinely make an unbeatable Ultimate Team.

We’ve put together our list of the best of the best FIFA 22 Ultimate Team midfielders you’ll need.

Best midfielders in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team

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The midfield is arguably the most important area of the pitch – where many matches are won and lost.

In the middle of the park, you need players that can fill in for marauding full-backs, have the presence to help out defenders at corners, and even make those lung-bursting runs forward to pick up some goals.

When a position is so important, it makes sense to fill it with the best-rated players you possibly can. Based on EA’s official ratings, these are the best non-Icon midfielders you can buy in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.

Player NameClubPositionRatingAverage Price
Luka Modric (TOTS)Real MadridCM97700,000
Joshua Kimmich (TOTS)Bayern MunichCDM97502,000
Jorginho (TOTY)ChelseaCM97373,000
Pedri (TOTS)BarcelonaCM961.2 million
Jude Bellingham (TOTS)Borussia DortmundCM961.9 million
Kevin De Bruyne (TOTS)Manchester CityCM96625,000
Sadio Mane (RTTF)LiverpoolCAM961.4 million
N’Golo Kante (TOTY)ChelseaCDM961.8 million
Sandro Tonali (TOTS)A.C MilanCDM95325,000
Florian Wirtz (TOTS)Bayer LeverkusenCAM95270,000

Best meta midfielders in FUT 22

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There are many players with tasty overalls to consider, but not all of them fit the mold of an “Ultimate Team.”

On the other hand, a handful with modest ratings fit the game’s meta perfectly, which is reflected in their value.

The many special cards that have joined the roster since launch have also shaken up the meta and become staples of thousands of teams. You’ll likely see these OP cards popping up in FUT Champions teams up and down the land.

Now that FUT 22 has been around for months, here are the best meta midfielders.

Player NameClubPositionVersionRatingAverage Price
Jude BellinghamBorussia DortmundCMTOTS961.95 million
N’Golo Kante ChelseaCDMTOTY961.81 million
CoutinhoAston VillaCAMFantasy FUT941.78 million
Sadio ManeLiverpoolCAMRTTF941.45 million
Lucas PaquetaLyonCAMTOTS941.5 million
PedriBarcelonaCMTOTS961.26 million
Abedi PeleN/ACAMFUT Captain94960,000
Aurelien TchouameniAS MonacoCDMTOTS94715,000
Luka ModricReal MadridCMTOTS97690,000
Kevin De BruyneManchester CityCMTOTS96625,000

Best cheap midfielders in FUT 22

Mason Mount in FIFA 22

We won’t lie, some of these players will be extremely expensive, considering they are the best FIFA 22 Ultimate midfielders.

So until you can rack up some coins or pray to the heavens that you get some pack luck on your side, you’ll need some cheaper alternatives in the meantime.

Luckily, after the boom at the beginning of the year, the market has been kind to buyers. There are plenty of solid options that would have set you back 20-50k before, that are now selling for a fraction of the price.

Here are the best cheap midfielders you should buy in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.

Player NameClubPositionRatingAverage Price
Phil FodenManchester CityCAM843,400
Kai HavertzChelseaCAM842,900
Georginio WijnaldumPSGCM843,800
Youri TielemansLeicester CityCM843,100
Nabil FekirReal BetisCAM843,900
Axel Witsel Borussia DortmundCDM831,400
Federico ValverdeReal MadridCM832,500
AllanEvertonCDM831,700
Mason MountChelseaCAM831,300
Rodrigo De PaulAtletico MadridCM821,000
Tanguy NdombeleLyonCAM82750
Idrissa GueyePSGCDM82750

It’s important to note that while FIFA 22 considers LMs and RMs as midfielders we’ve only included central midfielders for this particular guide. If you want to check out the best wide players in FIFA 22, we’ve also made a best wingers guide.


For more FIFA 22 Ultimate Team guides, be sure to check our similar lists of the best goalkeepers, full-backs, defenders, and strikers.

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EA Sports’ costly mistake lets players purchase FIFA 23 for less than $1

A costly error from EA Sports has allowed FIFA 23 players to purchase the game’s Ultimate Edition for less than $1.

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Some football fans were lucky enough to purchase the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 23 for less than $1 following a major mistake made by EA Sports.

FIFA 23 is right around the corner and players are eager to test out all of the new features that EA Sports revealed. After presentations for Pro Clubs, Career Mode, and Ultimate Team, it’s no surprise that hype for the next stage of the football franchise is starting to build.

FIFA 23 is currently available for pre-order, with several different avenues available to players depending on the platform of their choice. FIFA’s popularity has grown over the years thanks to the success of the fan-favorite Ultimate Team mode.

While FIFA has always been a success on console, the franchise has experienced growth across the PC platform as well. According to the EA Sports FIFA 23 webpage, PC players can pre-order the game through Steam, Stadia, or the Epic Games store.

For a short period of time, players who looked to pre-order FIFA 23 through the Epic Games store were met with a shocking surprise as they found the game available for less than $1. Unfortunately for EA Sports, it seems like they have no choice but to honor the absurdly low price.

As a Reddit post puts it, at the beginning of August, FIFA 23 was available for pre-order on the Epic Games store for ₹5, which is roughly the equivalent of 0.063 USD or £0.052. The OP then adds that, “for context: that was the ultimate edition for 0.063USD.”

To put things into perspective FIFA 23’s Ultimate Edition on PC will set players back $89.99 (USD.) Following the purchases at the incorrect price, the EA Sports FIFA Team issued a statement concerning their costly mistake.

As you can see in the post above, EA took ownership of the mistake and incorrect price by stating that they will be “honoring all pre-purchases made at that price.”

If you’re disappointed that you didn’t seize the opportunity of an absolute steal for FIFA 23, it turns out that there were very specific requirements to meet. One comment states that, “it was only possible in India(or i guess with a VPN) and only for an hour or so.”

Even if you did use a VPN the incorrect price was only around for about an hour, so there’s no telling if you would have made the cut. Players who were lucky enough to capitalize on this error will practically get to enjoy FIFA 23 for free this year.


For more, check out all of the new FUT Hero cards making their way to FIFA 23 as well as how to earn a Marvel FUT Hero World Cup card for free.

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New FIFA 23 FUT Hero cards revealed: Yaya Toure, Mascherano, Forlan

FUT Hero cards are set to return as an exciting item in FIFA 23’s Ultimate Team mode. Here’s a look at the players confirmed so far.

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FIFA 23 FUT Hero leaks

Ultimate Team fans will once again have the opportunity to utilize FUT Hero cards in FIFA 23 after they made their debut in FIFA 22. Here’s a list of all the FUT Hero cards confirmed to arrive in FIFA 23.

FIFA 23 will be the final game of the franchise to include the FIFA branding before EA shifts to EA Sports FC. Fans have high expectations for the game that will bring an end to the partnership’s dominant era.

While FIFA 23 is set to introduce new features like World Cup content and crossplay support, Ultimate Team fans will be happy to know that some returning features will also appear in FIFA 23.

One of these returning features is none other than FUT Hero cards. Here’s everything you need to know about FUT Hero cards in FIFA 23.

What are FUT Hero cards in FIFA 23

FUT Hero cards were a new introduction in FIFA 22 and the concept is meant to highlight incredible players of the past who never quite reached icon status.

EA picked a set of players that shared a common characteristic of leadership and respect for the clubs they played for.

These Hero items are special cards in FUT as they utilize unique chemistry attributes. They offer league-specific chemistry and provide a green club link to any player within the same league.

FIFA 23 confirmed FUT Hero cards

While EA have yet to announce every new FIFA 23 FUT Hero, they have revealed the first few stars from the Premier League and LaLiga that will show up.

Here’s a full list of expected FIFA 23 FUT Hero players, with new cards marked in bold.

PlayerPositionLeagueNationRating
Abedi PeleCAMLigue 1 Uber EatsGhana89
Fernando MorientesSTLa Liga SantanderSpain89
Jurgen KohlerCBBundesligaGermany89
Mario GomezSTBundesligaGermany88
Antonio Di NataleSTSerie AItaly88
Diego MilitoSTSerie AArgentina88
Jorge CamposGKLiga BBVAMexico87
Ivan CordobaCBSerie AColombia87
Joe ColeCAMPremier LeagueEngland87
Jerzy DudekGKPremier LeaguePoland86
Freddie LjungbergRMPremier LeagueSweden86
Aleksandr MostovoiCAMLa Liga SantanderRussia86
Ole Gunnar SolskjaerSTPremier LeagueNorway86
Robbie KeaneSTPremier LeagueIreland86
Sami Al-JaberSTMBS Pro LeagueSaudi Arabia86
Tim CahillSTPremier LeagueAustralia85
Clint DempseyLM/CF/STMLSUSA85
Lars RickenCM/CAMBundesligaGermany85
Yaya ToureCMPremier LeagueIvory CoastTBC
Park Ji-sungCMPremier LeagueSouth KoreaTBC
Ricardo CarvalhoCBPremier LeaguePortugalTBC
Claudio MarchisioCMSerie AItalyTBC
Landon DonovanCFMLSUSATBC
Javier MascheranoCDMLaLigaArgentinaTBC
Rafael MarquezCBLaLigaMexicoTBC
LucioCBSerie ABrazilTBC
Diego ForlanSTLaLigaUruguayTBC

So far, Yaya Toure, Park Ji-sung, Ricardo Carvalho, Landon Donovan, Javier Mascherano, Rafael Marquez, Lucio, and Diego Forlan have been confirmed, but we’re expecting plenty more to be revealed ahead of September 30.

It’s also safe to assume that every FIFA 22 Hero will return, as EA look to double down on the feature this year.

FIFA 23 leaked Hero cards

Although only a handful of FIFA 23 Heroes have been officially revealed, plenty more have been leaked ahead of time.

Leakers have been slowly revealing the new names we could see in FIFA 23, and there could be some fan favorites on the way. In addition, some players like Nakata and Okocha are rumored to be downgraded from Icons to Heroes in FIFA 23.

We’ve put together all of the leaked FIFA 23 FUT Heroes we’ve seen so far below:

PlayerPositionLeagueNationPredicted Rating
Peter CrouchSTPremier LeagueEngland89
Diego SimeoneCDMLa Liga SantanderArgentina89
Dirk KuytSTPremier LeagueNetherlands89
Joan CapdevilaLBLa Liga SantanderSpain89
Tomas BrolinRWSerie ASweden89
Hidetoshi NakataRMSerie AJapan89
Jay-Jay OkochaRMPremier LeagueNigeria89

How to get free FUT Hero cards in FIFA 23

FIFA 23 pre-order Ultimate Edition

Players will receive a free untradeable World Cup Hero card if they pre-order the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 23 before August 21.

FIFA 23 players will have the opportunity to secure a free FUT Hero card to add to their Ultimate Team squads in November. However, you’ll only receive a free untradeable World Cup Hero card if you pre-order FIFA 23 early, so don’t forget this requirement.


For more news, check out how FIFA 23 players are fearful that Ultimate Team SBCs will be a nightmare to complete.

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How to pre-order FIFA 23: Editions, prices, & bonuses

Here’s everything you need to know about pre-ordering FIFA 23, including the special editions on offer and prices.

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FIFA 23 pre-order Ultimate Edition

EA’s FIFA 23 reveal has come and gone, so here’s our guide on how to pre-order the game, as well as the editions and rewards available to players.

As FIFA 22 draws to a close, fans are already eagerly anticipating what the next iteration of the franchise will have to offer. FIFA 23 will be the final title created in tandem by EA Sports and FIFA, before the transition to EA Sports FC.

As the final joint project between the companies, FIFA 23 is expected to go out with a bang. With the gameplay reveal introducing new mechanics and changes to fan-favorite game modes, now’s the perfect time to find out how to pre-order FIFA 23.

How to pre-order FIFA 23

FIFA 23 Mbappe PSG

Physical copies of FIFA 23 will be available for purchase at retail stores worldwide, with digital copies expected to be available via your platform’s game marketplace.

The most popular retailers for those looking to pre-order a physical version of FIFA 23 include Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop, and Amazon.

PlayStation users can pre-order digital copies of FIFA 23 through the PlayStation store, while Xbox players can use the Microsoft store to purchase the game. Meanwhile, PC players should be able to find a FIFA 23 pre-order on Steam and Origin.

FIFA 23 pre-order editions & prices

FIFA 23 follows the same pre-order model as FIFA 22, so players could expect a Standard Edition and an Ultimate Edition. Here’s a breakdown of the prices players can expect to pay:

PlatformStandard EditionUltimate Edition
PS4$59.99 $99.99
PS5$69.99$99.99
Xbox One$59.99$99.99
Xbox Series X|S$69.99$99.99
Steam$69.99$89.99
Origin$69.99$89.99

FIFA 23’s official release date is September 30, 2022. However, there is a way for players to access the game three days earlier regardless of their platform of choice.

Players who pre-order the Ultimate Edition will be able to play FIFA 23 as of September 27, thanks to the three-day early access period.

FIFA 23 pre-order bonus rewards

The Standard Edition of FIFA 23 is the base version and while it doesn’t come with many perks, it is the cheapest version of the game available. On the flip side, the Ultimate Edition comes with a ton of bonus content for players to enjoy, especially for fans of Ultimate Team.

Here’s the bonus content players could expect to receive with their FIFA 23 pre-order based on EA’s FIFA 23 webpage.

BonusesStandard EditionUltimate Edition
Team of the Week 1 Player itemYesYes
Kylian Mbappe loan item (5 games)YesYes
FUT Ambassador Loan Player Pick (Son, Vinicius Jr, Davies)YesYes
Career Mode Homegrown TalentYesYes
Untradeable Ones to Watch Player Item NoYes
4,600 FIFA PointsNoYes
Untradeable FIFA World Cup FUT Hero player (before August 21)NoYes
Dual Entitlement: Free PlayStation 5 upgradeNoYes
Three Days Early Access (from September 27)NoYes

The Ones to Watch Player item will be available to players from September 30, while the World Cup FUT Hero player will be available as of November 11. It’ll be up to you to decide which version is right for you, but if you’re a fan of FUT, the Ultimate Edition will be difficult to ignore.


For more FIFA 23 news, check out everything you need to know about the Ones to Watch promo.

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