17 Sep 2021 4:41 PM +00:00

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team: Expect THIS to be the starter squad you'll come up against in FUT Champs

The FIFA 22 Ratings reveals are coming thick and fast, with EA having just released the Top 100!

So, now that we know some FUT 22 cards, we have built a quality starter squad for Ultimate Team.

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We've gone with the 4-5-1 formation in order to get the most chemistry out of the players, but you can change this in-game in order to fit the play style you like.

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Gabriel Jesus (OVR 83)

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BRAZILIAN BALLER - Jesus was a popular choice at the start of FUT 21

Upfront, we've gone for Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus.

The Brazilian has good dribbling, pace and shooting, whilst we expect him to retain his four-star skill moves.

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Vinicius Jr (OVR 80)

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LIGHTNING - Vinicius' 95 pace will terrorise Weekend League defences

On the left flank is Real Madrid's Brazilian winger, Vinicius Jr.

Vinicius has five-star skill moves along with great pace and dribbling stats.

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Federico Valverde (OVR 83)

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MONSTER MIDFIELDER - Valverde's all-round stats are brilliant

Our first central midfielder, and providing a strong link to Vinicius, is the pacey Federico Valverde.

Valverde starts in the CAM role but can be moved to a more box-to-box or defensive midfield position in-game.

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Phil Foden (OVR 84)

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STARBOY - Foden could become world class one day

The right-sided CAM is the Stockport Iniesta, Phil Foden.

Foden has a quality card this year, with 87 dribbling, 84 pace and 80 passing, whilst he gives Gabriel Jesus full chemistry.

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Callum Hudson-Odoi (OVR 77)

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BLUE THROUGH & THROUGH - Hudson-Odoi was a boyhood Chelsea fan

Operating on the right side of the attack is Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi.

The youngster has a solid FIFA 22 card, which can be upgraded to Jadon Sancho (OVR 87) when you build up enough coins.

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Eduardo Camavinga (OVR 78)

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SENSATIONAL TEEN - Camavinga is still only 18 years old

Eduardo Camavinga is the only player in the full XI who will not be on full chemistry, though we think he will still be a quality option on seven chemistry.

The French wonderkid has some really solid all-around stats, so he should be a great box-to-box CM in FUT 22.

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Theo Hernandez (OVR 84)

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LETHAL LEFT BACK - Hernandez will be a threat going forward

Theo Hernandez is our choice at left-back.

Hernandez might be a little on the expensive side at the start of the game cycle, so fellow Frenchman Jerome Roussillon is a good alternative option.

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Fikayo Tomori (OVR 79)

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EXCITING ENGLISHMAN - Could Tomori break into the 2021 World Cup squad?

Our first centre half is none other than ex-Chelsea academy star, Fikayo Tomori.

With 82 pace, 80 defending and 79 physicality you just know Tomori is going to be popping up in everybody's Weekend League sides.

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Maxence Lacroix (OVR 79)

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RAPID - Lacroix will keep up with the quickest strikers

Partnering Tomori at centre back is Maxence Lacroix, who has a sensational 88 pace in FIFA 22.

It must be noted that this card has not yet been officially revealed, but we are pretty sure it's accurate.

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Kevin Mbabu (OVR 79)

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DOMINANT DEFENDER - Mbabu's pace & physicality will be key in FUT 22

Kevin Mbabu completes the rapid backline, getting a strong link from teammate Maxence Lacroix.

This Mbabu FUT 22 card is also leaked and has not yet been officially confirmed.

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Mike Maignan (OVR 84)

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SAFE HANDS - Maignan is a safe bet in net

Maignan's recent summer transfer to AC Milan is great for Ultimate Team lovers, as he provides a strong link to overpowered centre back, Fikayo Tomori.

The French 'keeper will be solid in goal and shouldn't make too many mistakes.

Full hybrid starter XI

Check out how the full squad will look below:

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CHEAP BEASTS - Some of these cards will be great value for coins in FUT 22

This starter XI is made up of quality forwards, both physical and technical midfielders and quick defenders.

We don't yet know the value of these cards in FUT 22 but they should all come in at a reasonable price.

If you are not able to afford some of the more expensive players, go for an alternative and use the FUT Champions / Division Rivals / Squad Battles rewards systems in order to build up some coins.