FIFA 22 is already here are EA Play members can already play up to 10 hours of the game while Play Pro members, including me, have already got access to the game days back. So, I have already started setting up my FUT 22 team, and so, if you are a Premier League fan, this guide will help you make the best starter team.
In our last articles on the new FIFA 22, we talked about how difficult it is to score a goal this time around as EA Sports has made the defence a lot better. The major upgrade we did, compared to the 30,000 coins EPL team is that we have kept making our defence better than will make progress to the attack.
So, you will need to balance your team well to get the best results and defeat teams in FUT 22; here is the best Premier Lague team under 40,000 coins:
GK: Bernd Leno
This time, apart from defence, EA Sports has given a huge improvement on the goalkeeping side, so most goalkeepers above 80 rating can give phenomenal saves. So, you do not have to spend much on this; you can get Bernd Leno for only 1000 coins and for that, he does really gives some good saves to save you from getting goals.
LB: Alex Telles
If you love your full-backs to be fast as well as handle the defence, then Manchester United’s left-back Alex Tellas has good pace and defensive abilities. He is the man you can get for only 2,200 coins to make your team stronger and link up with Pulisic on the left flank.
CB: John Stones
Manchester City is blessed with four of the world’s best centre backs, and you can get John Stones with an 83 rating for only 1,600 coins. He can make tackles, has good defensive abilities, and thanks to 70 pace, he can run to prevent strikers from running at your goal.
CB: Rúben Dias
Previously, we upgraded from Azpilicueta, we have bought Rúben Dias to partner with Stones. This is the combo Pep uses for Manchester City and you should do too as Dias only costs 11,000 coins, which for an 87 rated CB is quite cheap.
Maybe he doesn’t have a lot of pace like Stones but his main strength is his rock-solid defence, he has an 88 rating in defence and 88 physical. He is the second-highest rated centre back among Premier League players, just after Van Dijk.
RB: Emerson Royal
The Barcelona man who is now playing for Spurs is a good choice for the start if you need someone to have pace; he has 84 pace and can break the opponent’s flank when needed. Well, you will have to spend around 3,500 coins to get, but worth investing.
The Liverpool CDM is the first choice of Jürgen Klopp and this is because of his impressive defending and ability to steal the ball from attackers. When you are playing fast football making interceptions and winning the ball back is very important, so Fabinho is the guy you should have for less than 10k FIFA coins.
LM: Christian Pulisic
Playing with 4 midfielders, you need to have good LM and RM, who can run and create opportunities during an attack, also have the pace when the opposition tries to exploit your defence. So, we have gone for the fastest LW, you can use a position modifier to make LM, and for 2,600 coins, Pulisic has 89 pace, cheap yet very effective to make runs and put crosses.
CAM: Mason Mount
The reliable CAM, who is both affordable and effective, doesn’t have the best pace, but 74 is ok, and his main advantage comes with passing as well as dribbling. For around 2000 coins, you are getting a good CAM who can through beautiful balls for attackers to exploit.
RM: Daniel James
Now, on the right flank, too, you need someone who can run into the defence and hurt the defenders with their pace; Daniel James, who is only 77 rated, is a good player you can buy for cheap. Available for only 1000 coins, James has 95 pace, the highest after Traore, whose price is huge, so better go with James to cross balls into the box or even go solo to take shots.
For the time being, pacey strikers will be a bit expensive; however, you can pick up Richarlison for less than 3,100 coins if you are lucky. He has 83 pace and 82 dribbling, so you can easily make runs with him and take shots if necessary. However, use him as the attacking threat but use players with better shot accuracy for finishing.
ST: Raúl Jiménez
Raúl Jiménez is not one of the most highly-rated strikers but has good shooting prowess and is available for only 800 coins as of now. Use Richarlison to make runs and through balls to Jiménez, who can take the best shots and even take good finesse shots.
Well, the total team costs less than 40k coins as of now if you play on PC, and you can start playing today only if you have pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 22. Learn more here: FIFA 22: How to get a 20% discount on FIFA 22 pre-order for PC on Origin?