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10 best Ultimate Team cards in FIFA 22

If you’re looking to dominate the competition, these 10 best Ultimate Team cards are going to torment your opponents. 



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Here are the 10 best Ultimate Team cards players can get their hands on in FIFA 22 only three months after release.

Three months into Ultimate Team and we’ve seen a considerable amount of top-tier players in FIFA 22. Whether you have the funds to buy these amazing cards on the market or you’re lucky enough to receive one through packs, these cards are a nightmare for opposing players.

Icons and FUT Heroes would undoubtedly dominate this list therefore they will not be included.

Here are the top 10 best Ultimate Team cards in FIFA 22.

Best cards in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team

10. Cristiano Ronaldo – Champions League TOTGS

Ronaldo FUT stats

Who else but CR7 to kick off the list? Although his Rare Gold card isn’t as desirable a card as it once was, Ronaldo remains one of the best players in the game. The fact that other players seem more dominant at the moment speaks to the increase in powerful cards that FIFA 22 players have experienced. 

Nonetheless, this Ronaldo Team of the Group Stage card is the perfect striker card that matches multiple play styles. Whether you want to drive into the box with incredible dribbling and 5* skills or use Ronaldo’s 99 jumping stat to be an aerial threat, Ronaldo will feel highly intuitive. 

9. Marquinhos – Champions League Live 

Marquinhos FUT stats

It would be a shame not to have a CB on this list. As the best CB in the game, Marquinhos earns his spot via a Champions League Live card.

The Brazilian’s pace, strength, and defending statistics make him the ideal CB. Once you factor in absurd short and long passing abilities, it’s clear to see why Marquinhos is one of the best. 

Top CBs are often judged by how they “feel” in-game therefore some Rare Gold cards (Kimpembe) can prove to be just as great as the best CBs in FUT’s most recent promos. For this reason, Marquinhos will be the only Defender on this Attack-centric list. 

8. Lionel Messi – Ones to Watch

Messi FUT stats

Messi has been an Ultimate Team staple for years now. Packing his card is an ethereal feeling and his Ones to Watch card in FIFA 22 is one of the best. The Argentine’s OTW card is live, meaning it is eligible for additional upgrades. At the moment the 95 rated RW is a menace on the pitch.

His Finesse Shot and Long Shot Taker traits will have your opponents cowering in fear, expecting attempts on goal. All of his stats are excellent and the fact that the winger exhibits strong links with ever-popular Ligue 1 players is a breath of fresh air. 

7. Vinicius Junior – La Liga POTM

Vinicius FUT stats

Vinicius Junior has been one of the most talked-about FUT players this year. All four of Vinicius Junior’s special cards have been highly sought after and this POTM version is by far the best. This is the only player on the list that was available through SBC, although it certainly wasn’t a cheap one. 

5* skills and 4* weak foot is a great combination for a winger. Players can use his 99 pace to drive at opponents’ defenders. The Brazilian’s finishing may not be the best but his pace and dribbling will put you in scoring positions more often than not. 

6. Mohamed Salah – Champions League TOTGS

Salah FUT stats

Alongside Vinicius, Salah is yet another winger who already boasts four special cards. Of the four, the Champions League Team of the Group Stage card is the top option. Stats-wise, there is no better winger in the Premier League. Salah is a treat at all times with his outstanding shooting, passing, dribbling, and pace. 

The one letdown here is the fact that the Liverpool star lacks 5* skills and boasts 3* weak foot. Top FUT players tend to gravitate towards cards with at least 4* weak foot. However, the Premier League links are a big boost. 

5. Gabriel Jesus – Versus Fire

Jesus FUT stats

Jesus is another card that takes advantage of fantastic chemistry options. His Brazilian nation and Premier League status make fitting him into squads a simple task. 5* skills will make guarding this ST a tough task.

His superb dribbling makes him a shifty striker that should be used to drive into the box rather than lead the line. His 96 acceleration will leave most CBs in the dust, while a finishing stat of 90 rounds out his skill set. 

4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Winter Wildcards

Ibrahimovic FUT stats

The iconic ST is one of the most recent additions to FUT as part of Winter Wildcards team two. At the time of writing, he is the most expensive player item on the market excluding Icons. Most players won’t have 3 million coins to spare so packing the striker is your best bet. 

What makes Zlatan special is his unique frame and skill set. For such a big body, the striker feels nimble and quick to get around defenders. He can utilize 5* skills to create space in the box where the giant usually dominates.

3. Kevin De Bruyne – Signature Signings 

KDB FUT stats

Kevin De Bruyne shines as the only midfielder in a list dominated by forwards. Finally, a star with 5* weak foot. De Bruyne is one of the best dual threats in the game. Not only is his ability to create space for forward players incredible thanks to amazing passing and dribbling, but his shooting is also phenomenal. 

When KDB runs straight up the pitch at defenders, there is no way to defend. Thanks to his ability to hit the ball with both feet, the CAM can use his 93 shot power and long shot stats to terrorize opponents. 

2. Neymar Jr – Winter Wildcards

Neymar FUT stats

Neymar is a phenomenal card to own regardless of item type, but this Winter Wildcards takes the Brazilian to the next level. For starters, this card shifts Neymar’s position from LW to ST. This opens up endless possibilities including playing Neymar as a midfielder.

His biggest weakness was always going to be his strength as a striker. To get the best out of Neymar you’re going to want to be mindful of where opposing CBs are positioned. Neymar’s dribbling and pace are obviously outstanding but his passing is highly underrated. This skill set makes him a great option at CAM.

1. Kylian Mbappe – TOTW 9

Mbappe FUT stats

Mbappe rounds out PSG’s dynamic trio of attacking options. At the moment, this inform version of Mbappe from TOTW 9 is the best attacking option in Ultimate Team. Surprisingly, Mbappe has yet to receive a special card from a FUT promo, although that is rumored to change with the upcoming FUT Headliners promo. 

Mbappe feels incredible in-game thanks to his lightning pace and ideal body type. 5* skills, 92 ball control, and 93 Agility will make quick work of defenders. When Mbappe gets a sight at goal he can be trusted thanks to a finishing stat of 94. 

Furthermore, the striker’s French ties make him supremely easy to fit into just about any squad. 

With more and more amazing cards released with every new FUT promotion, this list is sure to change. However, at the moment these are the best Ultimate Team cards excluding Icons and FUT Hero cards. If you manage to get your hands on one, consider yourself lucky!

For more FIFA 22 tips and guides check out how to claim a free FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Twitch Prime Gaming pack.

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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team: Team of the Week 18 predictions: Fernandes, Ben Yedder, Lewandowski

FIFA 22’s Team of the Week 18 is set to drop on January 19, and we’ve predicted who will get an in-form card with major stat upgrades.



TOTW 18 predictions FUT

The new year of football has been coming thick and fast, with plenty of games and goals. As always, EA Sports are set to drop some new in-form players in packs this week, and here are the players we think will feature in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team’s Team of the Week 18.

Each and every week, EA drops the Team of the Week into FIFA 22 Ultimate Team to reward the stars who made the headlines in the previous round of fixtures.

The chosen squad of players receive a special card in packs for the next week for FUT fans to hunt down and use to improve their teams.

Next up is Team of the Week 18, so here are our predictions of who will be included in the next FUT TOTW lineup.

FIFA 22 Team of the Week 18 release day

PSG players in FIFA 22

FIFA’s Team of the Week drops weekly, so players can expect TOTW 18 to release on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT, with an announcement from EA usually coming shortly before.

TOTW cards replace the normal cards of the player in packs for the duration of the week, meaning that the upgraded card is the only version it is possible to pack for seven days.

Each wave of in-forms remains in packs until they are replaced by the next Team of the Week on the following Wednesday.

Team of the Week 18 predictions

Chelsea players celebrating in FIFA 22

The Bundesliga, Serie A, Premier League, and Ligue 1 were in full swing last week with La Liga’s sole fixture taking a backseat to the aforementioned leagues.

Robert Lewandowski’s presence in TOTW 18 is all but confirmed as the clinical Striker scored three goals for Bayern Munich in a dominant 4-0 win against Köln. In terms of forwards making the cut, Ciro Immobile, Wissam Ben Yedder, and Erling Haaland all scored two goals over the weekend.

Elsewhere, Bruno Fernandes is a strong shout after scoring two goals in an incredible 2-2 draw against Aston Villa. Both Seko Fofana and Kevin De Bruyne scored mesmerizing game-winning goals for their clubs. Finally, speedy center-back Jeremiah St. Juste scored a rare goal for his club Mainz 05 and FUT players believe his stats fit the current meta perfectly.

We’ll have to wait until Wednesday to find out the official squad for Team of the Week 18, but, until then, here are our best predictions.

  • Peter Gulasci – RB Lepizig – GK
  • Jose Sa – Wolves – GK
  • Salih Dursun – Fatih Karagümrük – RB
  • Thilo Kehrer – PSG – RB
  • Brandon Williams – Norwich City – LB
  • Cristiano Biraghi – Fiorentina – LWB
  • Jeremiah St. Juste – Mainz – CB
  • Riccieli – Famalicão – CB
  • Kal Naismith – Luton Town – CB
  • Fabinho – Liverpool – CDM
  • Seko Fofana – Lens – CDM
  • Mahmoud Dahoud – Borussia Dortmund – CM
  • Matt Crooks – Middlesbrough – CM
  • Weston McKennie – Juventus – CM
  • Fabio Vieria – Porto – CM
  • Kevin De Bruyne– Manchester City – CAM
  • Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United – CAM
  • Harry Wilson – Fulham – CAM
  • Adrien Thomassen – Racing Strausborg – CAM
  • Junya Ito – KRC Genk – RM
  • Jack Harrison – Leeds United – LM
  • Gonzalo Martinez – Al-Nassr – LM
  • Tom Lawrence – Derby County – LM
  • Hirving Lozano – Napoli – LW
  • Antonín Barak – Hellas Verona – CF
  • Robert Lewandowksi – Bayern Munich – ST
  • Wissam Ben Yedder – AS Monaco – ST
  • Ciro Immobile – Lazio – ST
  • Aleksandr Mitrovic – Fulham – ST
  • Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund – ST
  • Marvin Ducksch – Werder Bremen – ST

Those were our FIFA 22 Team of the Week 18 predictions. We update this page every seven days with the next batch of TOTW guesses, so be sure to check back here every week.

For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, here’s a FIFA 22 Ultimate Team sniping guide: What is sniping, how to snipe & make coins.

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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team sniping guide: What is sniping, how to snipe & make coins

Sniping players is an easy way to make coins in FUT, so we’ve made a complete FIFA 22 Ultimate Team sniping guide.



Mbappe FUT card with FIFA 22 logo

Sniping is an invaluable skill when buying players in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team because it helps keep hold of some of those precious coins. Here’s a full guide on what sniping is, how to do it, and how to use it to make FIFA coins.

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team is all about filling out your team with the best possible players, from clinical strikers to clutch defenders. If you’re lucky, you’ll pull your dream player from a pack, but there’s a good chance you’ll have to tackle the Transfer Market instead.

While every player has a specific value, like any market you can secure a bargain if you put the time into sniping rather than just paying upfront. We’ve put together an in-depth guide on how you can snipe your dream team, and save yourself some coins in the process.

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What is sniping in FIFA 22?

FIFA 22 webapp transfer market

Simply put, sniping is the art of bagging a player from the Transfer Market for less than its usual value. This usually requires the user to act quickly and make the purchase seconds after the listing goes live.

Other FUT fans that are looking to sell a player quickly, or perhaps didn’t check the market properly, will occasionally list players for much less than they are usually worth. These are the listings you are on the hunt for.

FIFA 22 FUT hub transfer

How to snipe in FIFA 22

  1. Type the player’s name into the search box in the top-left corner
  2. Check the market value of the player you want to snipe
  3. Adjust the Buy Now slider for the most you are aiming to spend
  4. Hit search and look at the listings
  5. Quickly try to buy the cheapest player who pops up
  6. Refresh and repeat

If you’re looking to snipe a specific player, the first thing to do is type their name into the search box on the top-left of the market screen. This means that only listings for that player will show up and you won’t accidentally buy the wrong man.

Then you’ll need to check the actual market value of whoever you’re looking for to get an idea of what sort of price filters you need to set up.

Once you know how much they usually sell for, head to the price filters on the bottom-left tile and adjust the Buy Now slider to slightly less. There isn’t a certain price that guarantees you’ll find a listing, so it’s best to set it for the absolute maximum you would be willing to spend.

From here, it’s just a case of refreshing the market until one pops up so you can move in for the snipe. There are thousands of other snipers who may be trying the same thing, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t win the battle every time.

How to refresh the market quickly

One of the hardest parts of sniping is being the first to get onto the market so you can snatch a player before everyone else. If you’re too slow, then you’ll find yourself missing out more often than not.

Luckily, EA have provided a way of refreshing the market quickly if you follow this step-by-step guide:

  1. Set the Buy Now filter to the maximum number of coins you want to spend
  2. Adjust the Bid Price filter to 15,000,000 – the highest it will go
  3. Edit the filters to criteria you are looking for
  4. If no listings, or you lose out, quickly go back to the Bid Price fliter and move it down one
  5. Hit search again

Carrying out this method each time refreshes the market quicker than simply searching again with the same criteria. It takes practice to get the hang of, but the quicker you can pull it off, the more successful you will be.

How to make FIFA coins through sniping

FIFA 22 Transfer list screenshot

While sniping is a great way to land a player for your Ultimate Team at a big discount, it’s also a way that savvier FUT fans can make easy coins.

By sniping lots of cards for a lower price, you can then re-list them back on the market for their actual value and net a tidy profit.

This can be a way to make small gains over a long period of time or make big bucks in one swoop if you’re able to snipe a high-value player for a lot less than he’s worth.

If your aim is purely to make coins, consider casting a wider net with your filters instead of looking for a specific card. For example, if French defenders are going up in value, search for all of them rather than just Kounde or Lacroix.

Who to snipe in FIFA 22

If you’re looking to sell cards to earn some coins, it’s best to go for those that are in demand.

That means sniping any players, managers, or consumables that are rare, needed for a Squad Building Challenge, have a high value, or are out of packs.

The market is always changing, but here are some transfer targets to get you started:

  • CBs with a high pace stat
  • Brazilian mangers
  • Hunter Chemistry Style
  • Players required for SBCs
  • French players
  • Silver cards from the top five leagues

Why you’re finding it difficult to snipe in FIFA 22

FIFA 22 Buy Now screenshot

Even if you get the hang of sniping players, you may notice that they are often snapped before your fingers can react. There are a number of reasons why this could be happening.

The first is your internet connection. If there are multiple snipers all going for the same card at the same time, those with slower internet speeds will always find they come out in second place.

There’s also the issue of other users, especially on PC, bots to buy players automatically. These bits of software quickly snap up listed cards within microseconds of them going live.

Unfortunately, when it comes to snipe bots there isn’t much you can do other than try and hunt for a different card that may not be as obvious.

Son dribbling in FIFA 22

That was our full FIFA 22 Ultimate Team sniping guide. We’ll keep this page updated throughout the year with more helpful hints and tips when we find them.

For more on FIFA 22, check out our other guides on how to make the most of the Web App, and the fastest players in this year’s game.

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Best FIFA 22 camera settings for Ultimate Team

Here are the best FIFA 22 camera settings you can try out to give yourself an edge over your opponents.



Stadium in FIFA 22

When playing a game of FIFA, the camera can give you an advantage over your opponents, so here are the best camera settings that you can utilize in FIFA 22.

Players have been enjoying FIFA 22 for months now, and we’ve had plenty of time to try out some of the best skill moves, players, and goalkeepers in this year’s Ultimate Team.

If you just can’t seem to feel comfortable with the default camera settings, you have the option of giving yourself a slight edge over your opponents by changing it. If you’re looking for a competitive edge, then check out our best camera settings in FIFA 22.

Best FIFA 22 camera settings

FIFA 22 stadium

When you first launch FIFA 22, the game’s cameras will be set to the EA Sports GameCam. While this gives you the same standard view as other players, you can try tipping the odds in your favor.

Here are the options that we recommend :

  1. Launch FIFA 22
  2. Visit the Options menu
  3. Select the “Camera” tab
  4. Switch both Single Player and Multiplayer Cameras to ‘Tele Broadcast’ 
  5. Set ‘Camera Height’ to anything between 10 to 17
  6. Set ‘Camera Zoom’ to zero
Mbappe controlling a ball in FIFA 22

Switching both the Single Player Camera and Multiplayer Camera to the ‘Tele Broadcast’ option will provide you with a better look at the pitch, and the camera height lets you see the field better as well.

Once your overall display has been improved, you can alter the Camera Height and Camera Zoom settings. You can try adjusting these however you’d like until you’re satisfied with the camera settings.

For more FIFA 22, take a look at our guide to the best wingers in FUT, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more breaking news.

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