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FIFA 23 Wolves Career Mode Guide: Starting Lineup, Who to Sign & more


Wolves has become a regular of the Premier League in modern times, impressing people since their most recent return to the top flight.

However, things haven't been plain sailing this season, with the club looking to be in a relegation battle already.

They have a team full of great youngsters in FIFA 23, so take the reigns of the side in Career Mode and develop them into a top side!

Team Rating

Wolves has a four-and-a-half-star rating in FIFA 23.

The breakdown of the ratings is as follows: ATT 79, MID 81, DEF 77.

Starting Lineup and Formation

We're sticking with the 4-3-3 Holding that Wolves currently use, getting all their best players on the pitch at the same time - although we did toy with the idea of using a 4-2-4!

The team pretty much picks itself, and although we've gone for Pedro Neto at RW, he is interchangeable with Adama Traore or Daniel Podence, who still both offer great options from the bench and for rotating your forward players.

Raul Jimenez plays through the middle and will keep his spot up top for now, with Goncalo Guedes operating on the LW.

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STRONG STARTERS - Wolves have a very good first XI

The middle three of Matheus Nunes, Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves - sitting just behind them at CDM - provide plenty of creativity and control to the side.

Nelson Semedo starts at RB ahead of Jonny, Nathan Collins and Max Kilman are the CB partnership, with the promising Rayan Ait Nouri at LB.

Jose Sa is the man between the sticks.

Tactics and Instructions

As with the formation, we're sticking with the tactics exactly how they are, which will keep the shape of the side, pounce on loose balls, and attack with pace.

We've switched up the instructions, asking both wingers to Stay Forward, to give us two pacey players to counter quickly with.

Because they won't be coming back to defend, Jimenez is asked to Come Back On Defence, and when attacking we've told him to Stay Central rather than Drift Wide, to keep him as close to the goal as possible.

Nunes keeps his Free Roam role, as does Neves being a Deep Lying Playmaker, be we have also told him to Cover Centre when defending.

Both full-backs are told to Overlap, but will be on Balanced Attack support, so they don't leave the side constantly venerable to counterattacks down the side, with neither winger getting back.


There are plenty of promising players in the Wolves squad that can take the side to the next level in FIFA 23.

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PRESENT AND FUTURE - Ruben Neves will control the middle of the park for years to come

Focus on training up Neves (POT 86), Nunes (POT 86), Ait Nouri (POT 86), Neto (POT 85), Guesdes (POT 85), Kilman (POT 83), Collins (POT 82), Chiquniho (POT 81) and Sasa Salajdizc (POT 81), who can all play a vital role for the club.

Then there is Yerson Mosquera (POT 78), Chem Campbell (POT 78) and Tyler Roberts (POT 77), who could be decent squad players for the side.

Transfer Market

Starting budget: £57 million

Who should go?

There are many players in the side that can be let go of, but if you're looking to bring in some substantial money then Jimenez, Jonny, Hwang Hee Chan and Diego Costa can go, bringing in around £50 million.

You can also get rid of Toti Gomes, Luke Matheson, Hugo Bueno, Matija Sarkic, Dexter Lembikisa, Connor Ronan, Joe Hodge, Jackson Smith, Harry Birtwistle, Leo Bonatini and Oliver Tipton, as none of them will become good enough to challenge for first team places.


Feel free to send Chiquinho, Mosquera, Campbell and Roberts out on loan to help them reach their full potential.

The side also has some promising youngsters already out on loan, so keep an eye on Fabio Silva (POT 83), Jeong Sang Bin (POT 80), Dion Sanderson (POT 80), Theo Corbeanu (POT 79), Ki-Jana Hoever (POT 79), Ryan Giles (POT 78) and Nigel Lonwijk (POT 77), who could all prove to be decent players for the squad.

All other players can be sold upon their return, including Conor Coady (OVR 79), who you could get around £15 million for.

Boubacar Traore is also on loan at the club, but he won't be missed much when he leaves.

Who to sign?

Wolves have a dangerous lack of midfielders in the side, with the only ones of decent quality the three starters.

Obviously, this will be the first place we look to reinforce, getting hold of two players to give us more rotation options and preparing for Moutinho's decline and departure.

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STAR SIGNING - If you can get him for a decent price, Tonali would be an incredible recruit

Bringing in a first team quality box-to-box option and then a promising youngster would be our advise, and don't worry if you blow most of the budget on these two players.

Transfer Options (CM/CDM)

Sandro Tonali
AC Milan
Eduardo Camavinga
Real Madrid
Kenneth Taylor
Alan Varela
Boca Juniors
Daniel Braganca
Sporting CP
Samuele Ricci
Gianluca Busio
Quinten Timber
Nicolo Fagiolo
Fabio Miretti

If you find yourself with more funds leftover, then look to bring in another CB and a promising RB.

That should get you through the first season nicely, and after that you can look to add a top-quality striker to the mix.

Board Expectations

The board expectations are some of the lowest we've seen in FIFA 23, so make the most of bringing success to the club in your own way.

Youth Development, Brand Exposure and Domestic Success are only a medium priority, and they are your highest targets!

The main thing to take from them is to sign and develop young players with high potential, finish in a Europa League position, and do well in the FA Cup.

You are asked to win the FA Cup, but you won't get fired if you don't!

With no European competition to compete in, Continental Success is of low priority, as is the Financial target, which asks you to sign two crucial players whilst also making a £43,000,000 profit at the end of the season.

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