With the FIFA 21 Ultimate Team Web App arriving later today at 6pm UK, it’s certainly time to start thinking about your starting team early on!
With Division Rivals Placement rewards being confirmed to be very generous indeed, with up to 124,000 coins in rewards for winning all 5 matches, it’s more important than ever to make a team that’s up to scratch for that initial grind.
Here’s our pick for one of the best teams you should be able to make for around 25,000 coins heading into FUT 21!
Best Starting Formations
While we’re still waiting to see exactly the best formations to get started with FUT 21, given that the meta may be slightly different to its predecessors, we can still make some assumptions as to the go to tactics this year.
The following formations should still prove to be very strong early on:
- 4231 Narrow
- 41212 Narrow
- Potentially 352
Best 25k Starter Team
When it comes to making an early squad, you want to have as many qualities in your lineup as possible. You want:
- A well rounded defence with pace in all the right areas
- Well rounded, quick defensive midfielders that can help create from the midfielders
- Pace in attacking areas, especially out wide, mixed in with good skillers
- Deadly finishers and playmakers
This team that we’ve put together here, doesn’t look like it’ll be costing a lot more than the 25,000 coin price tag early on, so is something we’d definitely recommend putting together!
It’s worth noting, that for this team, we’ll be looking to switch in-game to a 4231.
Who's in your FUT 21 Starter Team?
Goalkeeper & Defence - 10,000 Coins
The GK and defence in this team is perfectly well balanced, with pace in all the key areas, a strong CB pairing, and a well rounded GK.
GK - 83 Aitor - 2,000 Coins
A well rounded GK selection, Aitor has the 3 key stats, diving, positioning and reflexes all went into the 80s, so should be a good selection for teams early on!
CBs - 80 Hermoso & 80 Nacho Fernandez - 5,000 Coins Total
The two CBs link together very well indeed, and both having a brilliant distribution of pace, defending and physicality early on to get you started in FUT 21.
LB - 80 Renan Lodi - 2,500 Coins
Renan Lodi looks to be one of the best budget LBs you’ll be able to pick up early on, with outstanding pace as well as good technical stats for an early full back.
RB - Ruben Aguilar - 500 Coins
A great starter RB option in Ligue 1, Aguilar is required here purely for chemistry purposes to get Ikone on chemistry, but still has enough pace for your starter team!
Midfielders - 5,000 Coins
Here, we’re going to be referring to the 2 CDMs you’ll switch to in-game in your 4231 setup.
CDM - 82 Robin Gosens - 4,000 Coins
Gosens may be set as a LM to start with, but has the perfect stats to be played as a CDM in FUT 21. With such a well rounded card with high defensive stats and pace, it’s a no brainer to switch things up and play him in a more central role.
CDM - 82 Fabian - 1,000 Coins
Once again, he’s in here for a good chemistry link between the midfield and defence, but Fabian is still very well rounded and should fit the bill for a CDM in FUT 21.
Attackers - 10,000 Coins
The attack refers to your 4 attacking players that you’ll roll into games with in your 4231 setup
RAM - 79 Jonathan Ikone - 1,500 Coins
Ikone looks to be a fantastic pickup early on, combining pace and skills, all that you really need in a starter team for a wide player.
LAM - 79 Luis Muriel - 1,500 Coins
While being set as a central player, Luis Muriel looks to be an awesome early player for a wide attacking player, with pace, skills and decent goalscoring ability.
CAM - 84 Josip Ilicic - 5,000 Coins
The CAM role in a 4231 is pivotal in helping you create chances in your team, as well as finishing them off, so having someone like Ilicic who has brilliant technical stats will benefit you to no end!
ST - 79 Ante Rebic - 2,000 Coins
Rebic looks to be a perfect starter ST option, with everything covered from pace, to 4* skills and 4* weak foot, all the way through to his finishing and physical in attacking areas.
Total Team Cost: 25,000 Coins