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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, meta players.



Best midfielders Ultimate Team

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.

Now that we’ve had months with the game, 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

fifa 22 ultimate team best midfielders

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
Kevin De Bruyne (Signature Signings)Manchester CityCAM93670,000
N’Golo Kante (TOTW 16)ChelseaCM92700,000
Joshua Kimmich (Headliners)Bayern MunichCDM91135,500
Luka Modric (Winter Wildcards)Real MadridCM90665,000
Paul Pogba (Winter Wildcards)Manchester UnitedCM90930,000
Bruno Fernandes (TOTGS)Manchester UnitedCAM90609,000
Casemiro (Rulebreakers)Real MadridCDM9050,000
Sadio Mane (TOTW 4)LiverpoolCAM90350,000
Christopher Nkunku (Headliners)RB LeipzigCAM89618,000
Toni Kroos (TOTW 10)Real MadridCM8944,000
Frenkie de Jong (RTTK)BarcelonaCM89445,500
Marco Reus (RTTK)Borussia DortmundCAM89240,000
Abedi Pele (Hero)N/ACAM89390,000
Nicolo Barella (Headliners)Inter MilanCM88300,000
Milinkovic-Savic (Winter Wildcards)Latium (Lazio)CM88137,000

Best meta midfielders in FUT 22

Mason Mount in FIFA 22

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 is in full swing, here are the best meta midfielders.

Player NameClubPositionVersionRatingAverage Price
Seko FofanaRC LensCMHeadliners88940,000
Paul PogbaManchester UnitedCMWinter Wildcards90930,000
Kevin De BruyneManchester CityCAMSignature Signings93670,000
Luka ModricReal MadridCMWinter Wildcards90665,000
N’Golo KanteChelseaCMTOTW92700,000
Christopher NkunkuRB LeipzigCAMHeadliners89618,000
Bruno FernandesManchester UnitedCAMTOTGS90609,000
Renato SanchesLilleCMSignature Signings84650,000
Lucas MouraTottenhamCAMWinter Wildcards88580,000
Federico ValverdeReal MadridCMVersus – Fire87545,000
Marcos LlorenteAtletico MadridCDMSignature Signings87475,000
Phil FodenManchester CityCAMRulebreakers88240,000

Best cheap midfielders in FUT 22

fifa 22 ultimate team best midfielders

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 CityCAM845,100
Kai HavertzChelseaCAM843,700
Georginio WijnaldumPSGCM844,400
Youri TielemansLeicester CityCM843,700
Nabil FekirReal BetisCAM844,700
Axel Witsel Borussia DortmundCDM831,000
Federico ValverdeReal MadridCM831,900
Mason MountChelseaCAM831,100
Emre CanBorussia DortmundCM821,300
Tanguy NdombeleSpursCAM82800
Idrissa GueyePSGCDM821000

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

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How to complete FIFA 22 Player Moments Ilkay Gundogan SBC

Ilkay Gundogan is looking like a great option in the midfield, and FUT players are going to want to complete his FIFA 22 Player Moments SBC.



Player Moments Gundogan SBC

Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan is the latest player to receive a Player Moments SBC in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team. Here’s everything you need to know including stats and how to complete Gundogan’s Player Moments SBC.

Player Moments cards have been somewhat of a disappointment in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team but this Ilkay Gundogan SBC can potentially break that trend.

Luckily, Gundogan is easy to link to squads thanks to his Manchester City allegiance and German nationality. Although this SBC is a touch overpriced, players looking for a quick dribbling central midfielder will want to give him a try.

Players will be required to submit four squads to get their hands on this German maestro, and we’ve got the cheapest solution to give you a hand.

FIFA 22 Player Moments Gundogan stats

Player Moments Gundogan Stats FUT

Gundogan’s two biggest assets are without a doubt his passing and dribbling which will allow you to breeze past defenders if used correctly. Gundogan is for the player that prefers a slow and methodic approach to Ultimate Team gameplay.

Unfortunately, his pace is a glaring weakness in the current Ultimate Team meta. Even central midfielders are now expected to boast a ton of pace and Gundogan simply does not have that quality.

Cheapest way to complete Player Moments Gundogan SBC

Ilkay Gundogan FIFA 22

To complete this SBC players will need to give up four squads: Tactical Emulation, Germany, Premier League, and 88-Rated Squad. With a value of around 600,000 coins, Gundogan is certainly overpriced but those desperate for a new midfielder should not find it hard to invest fodder into this FIFA 22 SBC.

You can check out the cheapest solutions below.

Tactical Emulation requirements

  • # of players from Manchester City: minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: minimum 84
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 80

Tactical Emulation solution – Cost: 40,000

Tactical emulation sbc solution

Germany requirements

  • # of players from Germany: minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: minimum 86
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 60

Germany solution – Cost: 120,000 coins

Germany SBC solution

Premier League requirements

  • # of players from the Premier League: minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: minimum 87
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 55

Premier League solution – Cost: 165,000 coins

Premier League sbc solution

88-Rated Squad requirements

  • Squad Rating: minimum 88
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 50

88-Rated Squad solution – Cost: 245,000 coins

88-rated squad sbc solution

The Gundogan Player Moments SBC is available until January 21, so make sure to get working on this challenge as soon as possible. Market value is expected to rise in the coming days as anticipation for TOTY builds but Gundogan is still a solid choice for players who have an abundance of fodder.

For more FIFA 22, check out our guide to Team of the Year Warmup Series, or check out our list of FIFA 22 Ultimate Team best wingers.

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FIFA FUT 22 Team of the Year Warmup Series: Start date, TOTY leaks, more

Before FIFA 22’s Ultimate Team TOTY event, EA Sports are dropping a special Warmup Series promo to build hype.



FIFA 22 TOTY Warm Up Series logo

Team of the Year is here, but before the full squad arrives, EA Sports are dropping the TOTY Warmup Series promo.

For the first time ever, EA Sports have decided to host a pre-TOTY event, with the Warmup preempting the release of the upcoming superpowered squad.

Because this is the first time it’s ever happened, there wasn’t a lot of information about this promo available to players. We can confirm that it’s linked to Team of the Year, and it will give players a chance to stock up on valuable packs.

Players can expect some SBCs, a handful of new packs, and maybe even a few player cards following its initial release. For now, here’s everything we know about FUT 22’s Team of the Year Warmup Series event.

FIFA Team of the Year logo

FIFA 22 Team of the Year Warmup Series release date

The good news is that players won’t have long to wait for this promo to start. According to a loading screen in FIFA 22, TOTY Warmup Series will kick off on Friday, January 14.

As with all Ultimate Team promos, the promo will start at 6 PM GMT, adding new content to the game at that time.

TOTY Warmup Series leaks

Interestingly enough, FIFA leakers weren’t able to discover anything about this promo prior to its release.

As it turns out, EA have decided to throw players a curveball with the TOTY Warmup. Instead of receiving a collection of new promo cards, players have received new SBCs, Upgrade SBCs, and new Objectives.

Players will get a chance to earn some incredible new cards through these various means from now until the release of TOTY. EA has also granted players a free 83+ x3 pack that can be found in the FUT Store.

TOTY warmup series announcement

As of now, players can complete a Player Moments Ilkay Gundogan SBC, League Player Malang Sarr Objective, 83+ 3x defender, midfielder, and attacker upgrade SBC as well as two TOTY-themed SBCs.

We’ll be sure to keep updating this article as more information becomes available, while the TOTY Warmup Series continues.

In the meantime, make sure you’re using the best players possible with our guide to Ultimate Team’s best goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and strikers.

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How to complete Alexandre Pato FIFA 22 Flashback SBC

Alexandre Pato is one of the most electrifying strikers in FIFA 22, and FUT players are going to want to complete his Flashback SBC.



Flashback Pato solution

EA have decided to celebrate the career of Alexandre Pato by releasing a Flashback SBC for the Brazilian striker. Here’s how you can complete Pato’s Ultimate Team SBC and get your hands on an excellent forward.

Ultimate Team players are no stranger to incredible Flashback cards and it seems like Alexandre Pato is the latest to join a growing list that includes Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante.

The fact that Pato currently plays his football in the MLS will make him rather difficult to fit into squads but players should consider making room for him as the striker should be a goal machine leading the line.

Players will be required to submit three squads to get their hands on this Brazilian speedster, and we’ve got the cheapest solution to give you a hand.

FIFA 22 Flashback Alexandre Pato stats

Flashback Pato stats

When examining Pato’s stats it’s difficult not to like what you see given how well-rounded of a striker he is. We knew that Pato was going to bring top-tier pace and dribbling to the table but his shooting and physical stats are a pleasant surprise.

86 strength and 94 jumping will be incredibly useful in the box while his 90 shot power and 87 finishing will lead to a ton of goals. Pato feels quick and responsive as a forward with mazelike dribbling ability and his 4* skills and weak foot are a huge bonus. If you use Brazilian players, Pato is a no-brainer SBC.

Cheapest way to complete FIFA 22 Flashback Pato SBC

Pato FIFA 22 Orlando City

To complete this SBC players will need to give up three squads: Rossoneri, Seleção, and League Finesse. Considering the value, this is an incredibly affordable FIFA 22 SBC, costing about 145,000 coins in total.

You can check out the cheapest solutions below.

Rossoneri requirements

  • # of players from Milan: minimum 1
  • TOTW players: minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: minimum 83
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 80

Rossoneri solution – Cost: 31,000 coins

Rossoneri SBC solution

Seleção requirements

  • # of players from Brazil: minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: minimum 84
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 75

Seleção solution – Cost: 37,000 coins

Selecao SBC solution

League Finesse requirements

  • # of players from Serie A TIM: minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: minimum 85
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 70

League Finesse solution – Cost: 75,000 coins

League Finesse SBC solution

The Alexandre Pato FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Flashback SBC is available until January 20, so make sure to get working on this challenge as soon as possible. Even if you don’t have a ton of Brazilian players, Pato makes for a fantastic impact from the bench.

For more FIFA 22, check out our guide to FUT 22 Team of the Year, or check out our list of FIFA 22 Ultimate Team best wingers.

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