Defending is more important than ever in FIFA 21, so you need the right players to back up your actions. Here, we’re running through our top recommendations for full-backs in Ultimate Team, the perfect plays to get forward and support the attacks but remain solid in defense when required.
Long gone are the days of holding X/A and being able to jockey an opponent away from the goal successfully. Recent FIFA titles have made manual defending seriously important, with defenders left to strafe, jockey, and slide when instructed to – and not when the AI does it for you.
This means you need the right players to back up your defensive actions. Ideally, a full-back will be quick and have high defensive stats, as well as decent crossing/passing to launch your attacks forward.
To help you find the perfect fullbacks for your team, we’ve put together two separate lists that are guaranteed to have a set of players for every FIFA fan. One will go over the best meta full-backs in FIFA 21, and the other will run down the best budget players for the position.
Best meta full-backs in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team
If you’re looking to pick up top-tier full-backs and money isn’t an issue, these are the players you need to add to your squad.
There’s a reason why the best full-backs aren’t cheap, and it’s because of how impactful they are on the pitch.
|Andrew Robertson||87||LB||Scotland||Liverpool||25,000 – 36,000|
|Jordi Alba||86||LB||Spain||FC Barcelona||20,000 – 27,000|
|Alex Sandro||85||LB||Brazil||Juventus||17,000 – 20,000|
|Alejandro Grimaldo||84||LB||Spain||SL Benfica||8,900 – 10,000|
|Nicolas Tagliafico||84||LB||Argentina||Ajax||8,000 – 10,000|
|Alex Telles||84||LB||Brazil||FC Porto||12,750 – 16,500|
|Trent Alexander-Arnold||87||RB||England||Liverpool||27,400 – 34,000|
|Daniel Carvajal||86||RB||Spain||Real Madrid||21,000 – 28,000|
|Ricardo Pereira||85||RB||Portugal||Leicester City||12,500 – 16,700|
|Kyle Walker||85||RB||England||Manchester City||22,000 – 30,000|
|Jesus Navas||84||RB||Spain||Sevilla FC||8,000 – 10,000|
Best cheap full-backs in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team
Not everyone has the spare coins to spend on top-tier fullbacks for their Ultimate Team. Fortunately, the position is filled with budget players who can still perform incredibly well with the right team.
They may not be the meta choice, but they get the job done and can have a huge impact on a squad.
|Juan Bernat||83||LB||Spain||PSG||4,900 – 5,400|
|Marcelo||83||LB||Brazil||Real Madrid||3,600 – 5,100|
|Ferland Mendy||83||LB||France||Real Madrid||7,200 – 11,000|
|Yuri Berchiche||83||LB||Spain||Atletico Madrid||3,300 – 4,900|
|Marcos Acuna||83||LB||Argentina||Sevilla FC||2,800 – 3,000|
|Hector Bellerin||80||RB||Spain||Arsenal||1,700 – 2,400|
|Joao Cancelo||83||RB||Portugal||Manchester City||5,500 – 7,000|
|Kieran Trippier||83||RB||England||Atletico Madrid||4,700 – 5,500|
|Aaron Wan-Bissaka||83||RB||England||Manchester United||8,800 – 11,000|
|Nelson Semedo||83||RB||Portugal||Wolves||5,800 – 8,000|
|Alessandro Florenzi||81||RB||Italy||PSG||1,900 – 3,000|
FIFA 21 Team of the Season (TOTS) full-backs
The football season is drawing closer to its end, and that means FIFA 21’s Team of the Season promotion event is underway. EA SPORTS started by releasing several cards, including three full-backs so far, and they’re worth picking up.
|Aaron Wan-Bissaka||92||RB||England||Manchester United||465,000 – 600,000|
|Nordi Mukiele||90||RB||France||RB Lepzig||265,000 – 320,000|
|Nicolas Tagliafico||90||LB||Argentina||Ajax||136,000 – 180,000|
That rounds off our lists of the best full-backs to consider picking up in FIFA 21’s Ultimate Team. Hopefully, this has given you some ideas of which players you want to include in your squad.
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