FIFA 22 FUT Starter Squad: Compete with the best with this CHEAP dream team

Just got FIFA 22 for Christmas? Great! But be warned, you are joining the Ultimate Team cycle three months in and there are some incredible squads around.

If you are going to play the competitive modes (Rivals and FUT Champs) then you will need a team capable of competing, and we have put one together on an achievable early budget.

If you are just starting out and don’t have 20k yet, there are some alternatives to make this squad cheaper!

*Player prices taken from Tuesday, 14 December.

Lukas Hradecky (OVR 83)

The Bundesliga is a great place for pacey centre-backs, which means you will need a goalkeeper from there too to make the chemistry links. Lukas Hradecky is the best option with an 83 OVR.


  • PlayStation – 1,100 coins
  • Xbox – 1,200 coins

Nordi Mukiele (OVR 81)

Chances are you are going to be defending a fair bit early on in your FUT 22 journey, so Nordi Mukiele is the perfect right-back option as he boasts 82 Defending, the highest of any Gold RB!


  • PlayStation – 750 coins
  • Xbox – 750 coins

Lukas Klostermann (OVR 80)

You won’t find many quicker centre-backs than Lukas Klostermann for less than 1,000 coins, and he is the perfect man to link with RB Leipzig teammate Mukiele.


  • PlayStation – 950 coins
  • Xbox – 1,000 coins

Dayot Upamecano (OVR 82)

Dayot Upamecano boasts an incredible 90 Sprint Speed and 88 Strength, so it is easy to see why the Bayern Munich star cost nearly 30k in the first week of FUT 22.


  • PlayStation – 1,400 coins
  • Xbox – 1,600 coins

Alphonso Davies (OVR 82)

We have gone for a slightly more expensive left-back in Alphonso Davies, but it is worth it for one of the fastest players in the game as he won’t get caught out by any of the new special cards.


  • PlayStation – 2,300 coins
  • Xbox – 2,100 coins

Raphinha (OVR 82)

In midfield and attack, we have moved away from the Bundesliga. Instead, We have formed a Premier League/Bundesliga hybrid with Leeds speedster Raphinha our right-winger.


  • PlayStation – 1,400 coins
  • Xbox – 1,400 coins

Allan (OVR 83)

High stamina and strong defensive attributes make Everton midfielder Allan a great option for your midfield. His strong links with Raphinha are a bonus.


  • PlayStation – 1,400 coins
  • Xbox – 1,600 coins

Fred (OVR 81)

Regardless of what you think of Fred in real life, the Manchester United midfielder is quality in FUT 22 as he is quick, agile, energetic, and boasts high attacking and defensive work rates.


  • PlayStation – 1,100 coins
  • Xbox – 1,300 coins

Marcus Rashford (OVR 85)

Our marquee signing. Marcus Rashford provides a strong chemistry link with Fred to leave each player on 10, although Christian Pulisic, Wilfried Zaha, and Allan Saint-Maximin are cheaper alternatives.


  • PlayStation – 9,000 coins
  • Xbox – 9,500 coins

Rodrigo (OVR 79)

Leeds and Spain forward Rodrigo is a strong option for the CAM role, and we would advise a midfield three to try and combat the better squads you will come up against.


  • PlayStation – 700
  • Xbox – 750

Gabriel Jesus (OVR 83)

Gabriel Jesus’ 87 Positioning allows him to get into loads of goal-scoring positions, and his 84 Finishing means he will find the net more often than not too!


  • PlayStation – 1,900 coins
  • Xbox – 2,300 coins

FUT Starter Team

This is how the full squad will look:

fifa 22 fut starter squad
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DREAM TEAM - This hybrid squad will help you on your FUT journey


  1. PlayStation – 21,600 coins
  2. Xbox – 23,200 coins
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