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FIFA 22 QPR Career Mode Guide: Starting Lineup and Who to sign

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Queens Park Rangers have had a few seasons in the Premier League in the last decade, but they are now firmly a Championship side.

It's time to change that mindset, and look to get back in the big time again.

With little budget, it will be tough to achieve, but definitely doable after a rebuild in FIFA 22 Career Mode.

Team Rating

QPR have a three-star rating on FIFA 22.

That is due to their rating breakdown of: 71 ATK, 70 MID, and 69 DEF.

Starting Lineup and Formation

QPR line up as a 5-2-1-2, but we will switch that to a 4-3-2-1 to make the most of their attacking players and try to play some fun football, with a tight front three.

FIFA 22 QPR starting line up
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CHANGING IT UP - We're getting rid of five at the back and bringing attacking football to the side

The standout player of the three is Kiyan Prince, with great power and pace to either hold the ball up and bring others into play, or get behind the defence and score himself.

Chris Willock and Andre Gray are on either sides of him, and together they will look to overrun the oppositions defences.

Behind them are Ilias Chair and Andre Dozzell, with Chair being a creative threat.

Stefan Johansen sits behind them and we have converted the position to a CDM, to offer the defence more cover.

Sam McCallum and Moses Odubajo come in as the full-backs, offering much better pace than the players that were starting.

That pace will be much needed to help cover the centre-back pairing of Yoann Barbet and Rob Dickie, who don't possess much speed themselves.

In goal is Seny Dieng, the best option at the club.

Tactics and Instructions

As we want to be attacking and on the front foot, we will be using Press After Possession Loss to quickly win the ball back.

Offensively it's Long Ball with Forward Runs, looking to be direct and find space behind the defence.

Prince will be told to Stay Central, with him and Gray also on Stay Forward, giving us a couple of players to catch the opposition out if they commit too many men forward.

Chair will be on Free Roam, letting him get into spaces across the line and slip passes into the attackers.

Johansen is told to Drop Between Defenders, making a back three, so that the full-backs can both be set to Join The Attack and Overlap, giving the team its width.

Development Plans

The only player in the squad with a potential of 80+ OVR is McCallum, and he is on loan with the club, so it will be a waste focussing on that.

If you're wanting to establish yourself in the Premier League then the players you currently have won't be good enough, but still look to train up Charlie Kelman, Chair, Dickie, Willock, Luke Amos, and Dozzell, who can all help you on your way to promotion and then become squad players.

Transfer Market

Starting transfer budget: £4.38 million

Starting wage budget: £64,000 a week

Who should go

Nearly the whole squad will need to be sold to compete in the Premier League, but that will happen over a couple of seasons.

The only players we'd deem 'safe' from the chop are Dickie, Dozzell, Chair, Willock, Prince and Kelman, who will provide some kind of spine to build around before eventually replacing them.

If you can find suitable replacements, feel free to get rid of everyone else!


McCallum and Gray will be returning to their parent clubs when their loans finish at the end of the season, and as first-team players, you will need to think about how to fill the gaps left by them.

You also have a few players out on loan but don't get too excited, none of them will develop into anything special, with the only notable one being Niko Hamalainen, who could help out if you can't find a better left-back next season.

Who to Sign

The budget is really tight, but after you've sold some players and hopefully won the pre-season tournament, it could have increased to around £15-£20 million.

Investing in youth is a must, so maybe look to bring in cheap wonderkids or hidden gems who can help the team out in the future.

Reinforcements are needed everywhere, so it's up to you where to tackle first.

Although the strikers are the strongest part of your squad, we would probably look to bring in another, to help rotate with the others and keep a strong forward line, and then replace Gray when his loan is up.

Striker options

Player Age Club Cost Wage OVR POT
Youssoufa Moukoko16Borussia Dortmund£3.3m£4k6989
Giacomo Raspadori21Sassuolo£9m£19k7487
Karim Adeyemi19Red Bull Salzburg£4.7m£11k7286
Brian Brobbey19RB Leipzig£6.5m£27k7385
Facundo Farias18Colon£6m£4k7385

Bringing in some better options in centre-midfield will also massively help the team out, especially if you can do some player swap deals to save on money.

Centre-midfield options

Player Age Club Cost Wage OVR POT
Kouadio Kone20Borussia Monchenladbach£3.5m£11k7183
Alhassan Yusuf20Royal Antwerp£3.1m£7k7083
Cristian Medina19Boca Juniors£3.3m£4k7083
Amadou Onana19Lille£3.1m£8k7083
Junior Dina Ebimbe20PSG£4.3m£28k7280

If the budget allows, look to bring in better full-backs too, as they will provide the attacking width to the side. With McCallum leaving at the end of the season, a left-sided one would be better to get in.

Full-back options

Player Age Club Cost Wage OVR POT
Luca Netz18Borussia Monchengladbach£2.9m£3k6985
Aaron Hickey19Bologna£3.7m£8k7184
Hugo Siquet18Standard Liege£3m£2k7084
Liberato Cacace20Sint-Truidense£4.2m£7k7283
Viktor Korniienko22Shakhtar Donetsk£3.4m£4307182

Board Expectations

There are no critical or high priority expectations, so it should be quite an easy season to keep the board happy.

Youth Development is of medium priority, and with such a small budget should definitely be focussed on to develop the side.

Financial is also of medium priority, looking to increase your club worth.

QPR FIFA 22 Career Mode Board Expectations
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NOTHING PRESSING - It's all medium priority or lower, so there shouldn't be much pressure

Brand Exposure and Domestic Success are both of low priority, but you should definitely be looking to get promoted as soon as possible.

You aren't in European competitions, so Continental Success is a very low priority, as there is nothing to be fought for!

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