24 Sep 2021 4:52 PM +00:00

FIFA 22: 10k starter squad to kick off your Ultimate Team journey

Whether you are a FUT veteran or a FIFA first-timer, we've all got to start somewhere in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.

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Knowing which leagues and nationalities to go for in your starter squad is not easy, but we are on hand to get you out of the blocks quickly.

French-German connection

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As with most squads, the basis of this squad comes from French players - given the countries depth, as well as the variation in leagues they play in.

This squad sees French players team up with fellow affordable stars from the Bundesliga, which should allow you to bring in heavyweights like Dayot Upamecano, Kingsley Coman, Lucas Hernandez and Moussa Diaby in the future.

Alban Lafont (OVR 78)

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CAPTAINCY MATERIAL - Lafont skippers Nantes aged just 22

The Nantes goalkeeper hasn't yet hit the heights we all thought he would when he was at Fiorentina, but aged just 22 the Frenchman is captaining Nantes in Ligue 1.

The stopper costs just 700 coins on PlayStation and 900 on Xbox.

Jonathan Clauss (OVR 77)

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HERE'S JONNY - Clauss should be able to recover against pacey wingers

We don't know much about the Lens right back, but this converted wing-back offers great wheels with 85 pace.

Pick up Clauss for just 900 coins on PlayStation and 950 on Xbox.

Moussa Niakhate (OVR 76)

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SOLID - Niakhate has strengths right where'd you want them

Our first Bundesliga player, Moussa Niakhate offers well-rounded stats with 77 pace, 76 defending and 78 physicality.

The Mainz man will cost 1,600 coins on PlayStation and 1,800 on Xbox.

Evan Ndicka (OVR 77)

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PICK NDICKA - For such a cheap card, Ndicka can do it all

Eintracht man Evan Ndicka is just what you want from a starter CB - pace (75), defending (76) and physciality (76).

The Frenchman will set you back 600 coins on PlayStation and 900 on Xbox One.

Christian Gunter (OVR 79)

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FLYING FULL BACK - Gunter will put in a shift up and down the left flank

Freiburg left back Christian Gunter completes the back four, and he has a well-rounded card with passing, dribbling, defending, physicality and pace all 70 or above.

800 coins on both PlayStation on Xbox is all you need to secure him.

Jonathan Ikone (OVR 79)

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BARGAIN BUY - Ikone is the star in this sauad

Here comes the X-factor, with Lille speedster Jonathan Ikone taking his spot on the right flank.

The Frenchman possesses 89 pace and 83 dribbling, costing only 1,100 coins on PlayStation and 1,200 on Xbox One.

Youssouf Fofana (OVR 78)

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WHAT'S MY NAME? - Fofana has a well balanced card

You need someone who can do it all in the middle of the park, with Monaco's Youssouf Fofana having all core FUT stats of 67 or higher.

850 coins on both platforms is all it takes for his services.

Dominik Kohr (OVR 75)

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KOHR BLIMEY - The Mainz midfielder can be your midfield anchor

Just like Fofana, Dominik Kohr has a high defensive work rate, so you know your back four will receive ample protection.

The Main midfielder costs 850 coins on PS4 and 900 on Xbox One.

Jens Petter Hauge (OVR 76)

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FEEL THE HAUGE - The Norweigan should create space for your forwards

More speed arrives on the left-hand side with the Norweigan Jens Petter Hauge offering 88 pace.

Just 700 coins is all you need for the Frankfurt man on PlayStation, but you'll need 1,300 for him on Xbox One.

Jonathan David (OVR 78)

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GO JONNY GO - They don't come much better than David for this price

Jonathan David may feel aggrieved by his 78 overall, but his loss is our gain, with the Canadian offering 85 pace, 78 dribbling and 76 passing.

The Lille forward costs just 800 coins on PlayStation and 850 on Xbox One.

Jamal Musiala (OVR 75)

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FUTURE STAR - Musiala could be among FIFA's best in a few years

The former England youth international has selected Germany, and he slots into this team by altering his position from CAM to CF to ST.

The Bayern wonderkid only costs 500 coins on PlayStation and 550 on Xbox One, but it will cost around 1,500 to 2,000 coins to change his position.

Total price: 9,300 coins on PlayStation / 10,400 on Xbox One.