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Best midfielders to buy in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team

Published: 24/Sep/2021 15:17

by Alex Garton


A strong set of midfielders can dictate the pace of a game and consistently create chances for your goalscorers, so it’s key you’re aware of which players are worth picking up in each position ahead of FIFA 22’s release.

FIFA 22 is set to release on October 1, 2021 and there’s a lot of excitement around the game’s Ultimate Team mode. As always, this gives players a chance to customize and create their dream starting XI with the best footballers from across the globe.

While passing, defending, attacking and overall tactics are all key skills within the mode, the players in your squad will always be one of the biggest factors when it comes to winning games.


Now, we’ve covered center-backs, wing-backs, wingers, and strikers, it’s time to take a look at which midfield players are best based on their ratings in the upcoming title.


Best meta midfielders in FIFA 22

The job of a midfielder differs massively depending on their role within the team and whether they’re responsible for attacking or defensive play. Finding the perfect midfield player for your squad will come down to formation and identifying what your team is missing.

To help you locate the perfect set of midfield players, we’ve put together two lists. One will run down the best meta midfielders and the other will highlight the fastest players in the position.


Keep in mind, each of these lists will be updated regularly following the release of FIFA 22.

Best meta midfielders to buy in FIFA 22

Mason Mount FIFA 22 midfield
We’ve made sure to list both defensive and attacking midfield options.

A set of top-tier midfielders will not be cheap when FIFA 22 releases, but they’re definitely a worthy investment if you want to compete with the best.

Player Name OVR Rating Position Club
Kevin De Bruyne 91 CM Manchester City
N’Golo Kante 90 CDM Chelsea
Joshua Kimmich 89 CDM Bayern Munich
Heung Min Son 89 LM Tottenham Hotspur
Casemiro 89 CDM Real Madrid
Bruno Fernandes 88 CAM Manchester United
Toni Kroos 88 CM Real Madrid
Leon Goretzka 87 CM Bayern Munich
Thomas Muller  87  CAM Bayern Munich
Luka Modric  87  CM Real Madrid
Jadon Sancho 87 RM Manchester United
Frankie De Jong 87 CM Barcelona
Paul Pogba 87  CM Manchester United
Marco Varratti 87 CM PSG
Sergio Busquets 86 CDM Barcelona

Fastest midfielders to buy in FIFA 22

Fastest midfielders FIFA 22
While pace isn’t always needed in midfield, it can be a great attribute to help create chances for your strikers.

While pace is usually a stat that players look for in their strikers and wingers, it can also be incredibly useful in the midfield. This is especially true when it comes to attacking midfielders that want to go forward and create chances for the team.

Player Name Position OVR Rating Pace Club
Marcos Llorente CM  86 88 Atletico Madrid
Mohammed Kudus CAM  77 88 Ajax
Quincy Promes CAM   80   88  Spartak Moscow
Alejandro Gómez CAM  85  87 Sevilla
Alexis Claude-Maurice CAM 77 87 Nice
Federico Valverde CM  83  86  Real Madrid
Miguel Almiron CAM 77 86 Newcastle United
Roderigo CAM 79 86 Leeds United
Romarinho CAM 77 86 Al-Ittihad Club
Matheus Cunha CAM 79 85 Atletico Mardid
Nicolas De La Cruz CM 78 84 River Plate
Phil Foden CAM 84 84 Manchester City
Renato Sanches CM 80 84 Lille
Denis Zakaria CDM  80  83 M’gladbach

So, there you have it, those are our lists on best and fastest midfielders to pick up in Ultimate Team when FIFA 22 releases.


Don’t forget to check out our pre-order guide if you’re unsure what perks each edition of the game offers.

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