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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team: add these cheap beast cards to your squad

Written by Stakester
12 Oct, 2021

The META players you can buy on a budget to compete in Weekend League.

FIFA is only a few weeks old, but already we’re seeing players and content creators with God level teams. EA Sports has to make their money, but for those of us who don’t want to sink cash into the game – or spend our entire lives playing it – here are some cheap beast meta options for your squad in FUT 22.

GK – Yassine Bounnou IF (84)

The Moroccon shot-stopper was a favourite in FIFA 21 and he has carried his form over to the new game. Available for just 13,000 coins on the transfer market, he’ll guard the goal like Donnarumma at a fraction of the cost. He also offers a green link to Koundé at CB, who you can pair up with another French hulk at CB.

CB – Jules Kounde (83) & Dayot Upamecano (82)

These French monsters will cost you 18,000 and 16,000 respectively. They both bring lots of sprint speed and strength to the table – and they can help you form a really strong defence. Upamecano green links with Roussilon and Kounde gives you the option of building out a French or a La Liga element. They also offer an upgrade route into the likes of Raphael Varane

CM – Nicolo Barella (84)

The Italian Kanté has made serious waves: he plays right into the FIFA 22 meta – and at just 4,000 coins, you don’t have to pay that Premier League tax! His in-form is obviously a better card (the 150k price tag should tell you that on its own) but his gold card is still very usable if you’re on a tight budget and you need to screen the back 4.

CM – Renato Sanches (80)

The Portuguese predator has come a long way since that loan spell with Swansea, winning the title with Lille last year and cementing himself as one of the best midfielders on FIFA. With so many special cards available in FIFA 21, he was bound to be a super popular starter card on FIFA 22. Pros like Boras Legend still love this card, which you can pick up for just 9,000 coins.

RM/RW – Federico Chiesa (83)

After the summer he had IRL, it makes sense that Chiesa has exploded onto FIFA 22. A real favourite for content creators, this card offers far more than its 83 rating suggests. You can pick him up for just 6,500 coins and play him anywhere across the front 3. Deceptive speed, good finishing and the long shot trait make him the Ultimate Team cheap beast as far as we’re concerned.

CAM – Antoine Griezmann (85)

A surprise package this season, even though he took a nerf from FIFA 21, Griezmann is really effective. He’s not the quickest, but good short passing, shooting and dribbling make him a real pain to play against. The real investment is his OTW card, which will set you back 100k+, but his gold card offers good links and the finesse shot trait for just 10,000 coins.

ST – Paulo Dybala (87)

RuntheFUTmarket’s pick for the best striker in the game so far, Dybala offers great dribbling and shooting (with that finesse trait too). His card might look slow, but if you delve into his stats, he has 88 acceleration – which goes up to 98 with a Hunter chem style – putting him among the best in the early game. He costs around 30k, so he’s not exactly a cheap beast – but he is worth every penny.

Honourable mentions

Dries Mertens, Nabil Fekir and Kai Havertz are all great cheap players to bring off the bench – they’re all available for less than 10,000 coins. If you get any of these players in your Division Rivals rewards, it’s probably worth keeping them as super subs. If you don’t like them you can always throw them in a squad building challenge later on.

Weekend League not for you?

Let’s be honest, it’s a big commitment. It’s super sweaty and in the end, it’s designed to get you to put cash money into the game. If that’s not your speed, that doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to compete at FIFA and prove how good you really are. 

All you have to do is download the Stakester app and sign up. The app will find an opponent for you so you can test your skills for the ultimate prize: money and prizes! Just play an Online Friendlies match and remember to take a picture of the results screen once you’ve finished. 

Try FIFA 22 on Stakester today. Find another way to win ⚔️

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