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Best full-backs to buy in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team

Published: 2/Mar/2021 17:06

by Joe Craven

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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 successfully jockey an opponent away from goal. 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.

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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.

Prices (taken from FUTBIN) are live, so expect to see some fluctuations if you decide to go for these cards. Every player listed has been selected based on their default gold card – these lists do not include special items.

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FIFA 21 was released on October 6, 2020.

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.

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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 (OVR 87) – Price: 50,000 – 60,000 (LB)
  • Jordi Alba (OVR 86) – Price: 40,000 – 45,000 (LB)
  • Alex Sandro (OVR 85) – Price: 20,000 – 25,000 (LB)
  • Grimaldo (OVR 84) – Price: 9,000 – 10,000 (LB)
  • Nicolas Tagliafico (OVR 84) – Price: 8,000 – 9,000 (LB)
  • Alex Telles (OVR 84) – Price: 14,000 – 17,000 (LB)
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold (OVR 87) – Price: 50,000 – 60,000 (RB)
  • Carvajal (OVR 86) – Price: 38,000 – 41,000 (RB)
  • Pereira (OVR 85) – Price: 20,000 – 23,000 (RB)
  • Kyle Walker (OVR 85) – Price: 30,000 – 40,000 (RB)
  • Jesus Navas (OVR 84) – Price: 10,000 – 12,000 (RB)
  • Azpilicueta (OVR 84) – Price: 10,000 – 11,000 (RB)
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Pace is incredibly important in the full-back position.

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.

  • Bernat (OVR 83) – Price: 3,000 – 4,000 (LB)
  • Marcelo (OVR 83) – Price: 3,000 – 4,000 (LB)
  • Ferland Mendy (OVR 83) – Price: 7,000 – 9,000 (LB)
  • Yuri Berchiche (OVR 83) – Price: 6,000 – 7,000 (LB)
  • Marcos Acuna (OVR 83) – Price: 2,000 – 3,000 (LB)
  • Aleksandar Kolarov (OVR 82) – Price: 1,500 – 2,000 (LB)
  • Joao Cancelo (OVR 83) – Price: 5,000 – 5,500 (RB)
  • Kieran Trippier (OVR 83) – Price: 4,000 – 5,000 (RB)
  • Aaron Wan-Bissaka (OVR 83) – Price: 5,000 – 6,000 (RB)
  • Nelson Semedo (OVR 83) – Price: 4,000 – 5,500 (RB)
  • Lars Bender (OVR 82) – Price: 1,000 – 2,000 (RB)
  • Thomas Meunier (OVR 81) – Price: 1,000 – 2,000 (RB)
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Budget teams in FIFA 21 can be incredibly effective.

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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Keep in mind we have guides for every position, whether it’s best goalkeepersstrikers, or just straight-up tactics, we’ve got you covered no matter what you’re looking for.

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