Though FIFA Ultimate Team kindly gives you a Gold level player from your favorite club to start out, the rest of your initial lineup isn’t going to be so hot. You’re going to need better footballers, and unlike Real Madrid, you can’t just buy anyone you want. Or at least you can’t buy the exact players you want all the time. What you do have is multiple routes to improve the caliber of athlete in your starting 11, and we’ll summarize all of them. Buy packs of players from the in-game Shop. As you play more matches, you’ll earn coins that you can spend on new packs. The “Players” tab is where you want to head for players (surprisingly!), and they can be had for either coins or FIFA Points, FIFA coins for sale which you buy with real money.

With price ranges being far wider this year than when they were first introduced, you have a much better chance of snagging bargains. The trade off is you now have to spend more time looking at a particular player before getting the best value for money. Whenever you’re looking for a player on the transfer market, it’s vital that you compare the value of one card with the rest of them, it’s always worth seeing if there’s an even better one lurking somewhere else on the market.

To make a good team great, use Chemistry Styles. A relatively cheap Ultimate team can include solid players, but in order to elevate them to compete with players who simply plough money into FIFA, you’re going to need Chemistry Styles. Applying these to your starting 11 can help compensate for weaknesses, for example a striker lacking high finishing can be handed the Sniper Style and then be able to be much more consistent in front of goal.v12qLX6K

This is one of the most easy player cards to earn coins with in Ultimate Team. It doesn’t matter what time of the day you start trading with this card. Search for Vermaelen on the transfer market and find out the average selling price. Next search for the card and select the buy now price a few hundred coins lower as the normal selling price. Guaranteed you’ll find some player cards. FIFA 16 ultimate team points account Retry this method a couple of times per hour for more profit.

Building a cheap (ideally Brazilian) team means that it’s unlikely you’ll know everything about each player in the squad, so hit the right stick over each of them and check their full stats to see where your team is strong and, more importantly, vulnerable. More importantly, learn each player’s stronger foot, especially for central players so you know which side to place them, otherwise you’ll see opportunities lost. Having players able to cut inside and take shots is important, as a goalscoring midfielder is key to any team to clean up deflections or half-clearances. Making sure this player attacks the ball with his stronger foot for volleys and placed shots will give you a much better chance at scoring.

Remember when Mark Hughes suddenly found himself managing one of the richest clubs in the world? This is how we felt the first time we fired up FIFA Ultimate Team Draft, which lets managers select a bunch of world class players and compete for big prizes in four-match tourneys which is about how long Sparky lasted under the new Man City regime, come to think of it. It costs a lot to enter, but you get a free pass when you fire up FIFA Ultimate Team for the first time, so you might as well get stuck straight in and use the prize money, Gold packs and other bonuses to fill out your actual Ultimate Team with better players contracts and player ratings – everyone’s pretty good already – you need only concern yourself with team chemistry. It’s a good way to learn the basics before building your proper team.