Any tips on what I can do to improve?

This is where we forumers come to show our squads but also where ask each other for help regarding formations, players, custom tactics and so on. Feel free to post your squad whether it’s a 30k fitness squad or a full TOTY squad.

This is what I have so far, made maybe 4-5k from trading over an hour or so to get myself to about 12k (first time I have successfully traded on FIFA!), then did squad challenges from there to get myself to here. Got a few K left over which I might try and trade again, I really want to get Luiz as a CB.

I went just about that with 4321 but realised I’d have to spend on position cards for it to be effective (if these wild chem thoughts are actually true) so went 4312 as I’ve been enjoying that more of late in 16. Great cheap team though!


Very happy with this for a my main team for a while. Fujihara at left back is a personal favourite player for me. nice and solid for Gamba. Might add in Nagatomo and Uchida later on next week.

Indeed he was. Granted now that hes getting on hes not really the same player anymore, he still has the deadly left foot that every goalkeeper fears lol. I cant wait to use him next week for long shots and set pieces. Great team! I hope to use my starter teams for much longer this year. There seems little incentive to spend big at all when there are great players so cheap.

I went just about that with 4321 but realised I’d have to spend on position cards for it to be effective (if these wild chem thoughts are actually true) so went 4312 as I’ve been enjoying that more of late in 16. Great cheap team though!

I’ve tried both marchisio and naingolan for 10 games each before selling on for a profit because parolo is just as good imo. Asamoah does a fine job as well with just a basic chem, didnt like him with maestro or deadeye on him.

Any tips on what I can do to improve? Maybe want to incorporate Thiago at some point too. Currently got about 50k to spend but of course always looking for players I can aim for and save up for! Thanks.

i need solid defence, like ramos-barzagli, ramos-bonucci, boateng-manolas if, you know something like this, maybe not ramos boateng cuz is too expensive… then midfield pretty defensive and faster, 4-3-3(4), i wanna go straight in fut champions with this.

stayed away from this formation pretty much since they put it in the game. always felt too exposed in the middle. but with defense being how it is this year (incredibly assisted) i can leave myself a bit exposed knowing that, for better or worse, the AI will pick up some of the slack from that gaping hole in the middle.
scoring loads now though.

I bought FIFA 17 for 100 euros but this is, they really need to fix this gameplay. it is so garbage. i was hopeful when i heard the first patch is coming but it made gameplay even worse, i thought this would be the year i would buy fifa points but if this will continue i won’t buy FIFA 18. When is 2nd patch coming?

Just sold my fitness team and built this to rotate with my main – 8 of the players, all the expensive ones, are untradeable, pretty pleased tbh, majority of them packed earlier when I used a bunch of crappy golds I had packed in the last week or so to convert into 22 2 player rare gold SBC packs.

Need some help. Fairly happy with my team, excep for Castillejo. Need to get rid of him but want to keep everyone else. Looked around for RW SPA1 players, but there’s not much to pick from. How to swap the RW and keep everyone on 10 chem.

I have this team right now (all first owner) Haven’t got a goalkeeper yet but.. RB- Debuchu CB’s- Koscielny, Alderwield LB- Clichy CM’s- Ramsey, Kante, Eriksen RF- Sane LF- Payet ST- POTM Son as a LF any thing I can do to improve with 270k? I haven’t spent any money on the team yet, all players used are untradeable players in my club.

IFA 17 Speed Test: Cristiano Ronaldo Vs Lionel Messi

He is not that good in passing, acceleration, ball controll, dribbling, free kicks and even skills. Why 5 stars? There are a lot more skillfull players. Ronaldo Skills irl are stepovers, ronaldo chop, cuts and just sometimes roulette and Rabona. Look at players like Neymar, Douglas Costa, Coutinho, Di Maria or Isco… they are more skillfull but lack in athletic abilities compared to CR7… Fifa get your facts straight…

Messi focuses on passing and playmaking more so thirs no need to prove how fast he is because hes very fast he just dosent sprint like how he was when he was younger so dont downgrade him and “lookdown” on him! He deserves way better stats! And if i was to keep on going about his passing and physic i would type essays but i already know that only smart people will understand so i dont need to waste time!

Well then yeah, obviously. Many center backs have better passing accuracy overall. I think the best passer should go to the one doing under pressure and setting up the goals i.e Messi. Rather than Koscielny for Arsenal, who has nearly perfect passing accuracy, but is basically just passing it from side to side.

messi is better than ibharhimovic, neymar, iniesta etc. but not better than ronaldo and thats the truth many of u say that ronaldo gets compared with messi and messi gets compared with pele but actually it is opposite ronaldo himself said that I respect everyone’s opinions about me and messi but in my opinion I am always the best and I think that should be the spirit of all.

Bruh the only things Messi is better at is Passing and dribbling everything else Ronaldo is better at. But being successful with your club and with individual awards, I reckon Messi has done much better (expect for Argentina of course) so it is hard to call.


Welcome to my FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Packed Out series, it’s essentially a FIFA 16 Road to Glory series in which I try to make my way to Division 1 in FIFA 16 Ultimate Team without using FIFA Points or buying any players from the FIFA 16 Transfer Market.

In leagues 10-7 get premium bronze packs for avoiding relegation and getting promotion and the title. Then for leagues 6-4 get premium silver packs and finally for leagues 3-1 get premium gold packs because you will not be able to afford gold packs by just playing games and you’ll never get a team good enough to complete the series by just getting coins from games.

You should do this: Every Time you lose you should discard a 7,500 coin pack, when you draw you get a 5,000 coin pack, when you win you get a 7,500 coin pack, when you get relegated you have to discard 3 7,500 coin packs, when you promote you get 2 7,500 coin packs and when you win the title you get 3 7,500 coins packs.

Maybe add something like challenges to each episode that is chosen before by the most liked comment for the previous video. So for example, you could have about 3 challenges per episode to fulfil to get a reward (maybe a gold pack or premium gold or bronze for Divs 10-8, silver for Divs 7-4 and gold for Divs 3-1). If you complete the three challenges in the episode than you can get the pack, and only than too. Challenges for example could be: Score a hat trick with a player in a game, Win both games by 3 goals or more and maybe Score in the 90th minute of the game. Hope you like the idea Josh!

your should open the free packs because it would be a level playing field against players like Di Maria and David Seaman and it would make the episodes very enjoyable and leading to more coins per game to open packs and get better players after your loan legend expires.

Choose what club you ll use depending on your pack luck

I’m just joking around, I don’t get into console wars and stuff to do with the PC. All of them have positives and all of them have negatives. I don’t feel the need to insult someone based on their choice of gaming console.

You are so boring my friend. I don’t really have anything against any console, just don’t really understand why people buy fp and pay for online services to then play with worse graphics, but each to their own I guess.

But even if you don’t have anything against anyone, people get so triggered about console wars and those discussions are so fun (as are discussions about handicap or Fifa patches).


I have another question. On xbox you can make 10 accounts so you can have 10 fut clubs? so you can open 10 starting packs and choose what club you ll use depending on your pack luck? sorry for being a noob about this .

Your starter pack contains of 3 non rare golds and a few bronzes, you don’t get welcome back packs on new accounts, so what’s the point? Which luck? Luck with the 3 non rares?

As if you would pack something decent. It doesn’t really matters anyway. The amount of games at the beginning you win because of somebody like Reus (Bale, Ronaldo, Neymar, Pele are a diofferent story) are negligiable. You mostly get players you win 5:0 against by using your bronze startes and at the time players matter you already have enough coins for a decent nonrare team because of your coinboosts.

Another question: Will I be able to access webapp for Fifa17 from my xbox account from 19,20,21 etc september (or when it will be realeased) if I ll link my xbox account to origin id? As i ve mentioned, I ve played Fifa16 on PC.

Welcome to where the big boys play. You have to make sure you adjust and adapt and above all up your game or you run the risk of getting overrun. Sincerely wish you the best of luck.

Atleast you tried sadly you seem to have missed a few threads of people swapping consoles and the first 10 posts were either “traitor” or “why you leaving the better console”, as I said atleast you tried, but overall a relatively weak bait.

And overall skill increases with less players. There are more good players on the consoles but in relation to the playerbase it’s less than on PC. For one good player coming to a console there might come like 50 who are not good.

I switched from PS4. Ordered the machine today. I only play FIFA (don’t have time for anything else because I have two kids), so don’t care about superior systems and all that. Wanted a change, try some legends and have fun.

Everyone will order this bundle because it’s cheap as hell. If you deduct 70€ for FIFA it’s just about 30-50€ more from buying an used XBO. However you might get 1TB consoles for that but who does need that.

FIFA 17 Vs PES 17: Penalty Kicks

I feel like the biggest issue for PES are the licenses.They make no attempt to mimic actual one. If I cant use Barcelona, I’ll use Barfalona, no Chelsea? How about Chelskea with a badge that resembles but not the real one.Other than that, it’s a unique game in its own way.

FIFA and Pes is like iphone vs android. Iphone is a huge amount of marketing,nice cover and look. But clever people who want to get everything from a smartphone (or play football,not an arcade) – will choose android.

fifa is the same wack game play all the time i have bought pes and im happy with it i only played fifa when i got my xbox one and got fifa 14 i thought its ok ive been a pes fan up to 12 which i thought was shocking stopped playing football games for a long time but its prefer pes only downside is they cant get all the football kit licence but if people prefer fifa or pes thats up to them but im not feeling fifa 17.

If pes is lifeless then Fifa has to be more than dead. In this there just wasn’t any commentary because it was the demo, which makes it feel a bit empty. But in pes the player have emotions (physically), as you can clearly see when Messi scores.

Guys you dont know Pes is the worst in gameplay. FIFA is Realistic in gameplay, menu ,unlock all things increasing opr and real sprint of the players as herself in real life So Dont be MAD im a filipino. i download & install both fifa17,pes17 and i realise that pes is no thrill . Fifa 17 is most thrilling football games. Pes 17 is low gb, while FIFA17 is 39 gb so dont be stupid.

If PES was so good why do youtubers make videos about them, I’ve not seen one channel which is based around PES or maybe isn’t popular enough to notice. And why do the majority of the world play it, since it sells more.

Every legend performed at a top level in a top league

OK, I could of worded it better but I’d say every legend performed at a top level in a top league. Donovan has never done that. Like the best player in a bad league doesn’t make someone a legend, well not outside that country. It’s quite a unique situation with Donovan because his country is so big but I think one day we will see genuine top talent come out of America, its still a really young sport there.

The difference with Pele though was that he played in the Brazilian league,which was the best league in the world at the time because all of the best south american and Brazilian players played and stayed in Brazil. MLS is not one of the best leagues in the world.


Succeeding/flopping in an elite league is a good measure for whether a player is talented or skilled, but not necessarily a good measure for whether a player is “legendary”. Talent/ability is just one aspect of someone being a Legend.

No one is saying that Donovan is one of the best players of all-time, but the argument is that he is so influential in other areas that he has to be considered.

It was a bit of a strange choice by EA but he was the south american player of the year twice (don’t compare this to some tinpot n.American award, footballers were and are infinitely better in s.America) and he played a huge role during the golden era of Colombian football during the 1990s. I’d even go as far to say that valderrama actually did more for the mls than Donovan, helped bring talent to the league by signing up, won the MVP, has the record for most assists in a single season etc.

Showing Pele is just laughable because as camo already pointed out, at the time it was one of the best leagues in the world. I thought everyone knew that.

It’s the main aspect and he is nowhere near the level you need to be, to be considered. It just doesn’t make sense. There’s so many players from so many countries that deserve it as much as him for what they did or achieved on a personal level, for their teams or countries.

Can you post some more players who are 1st in career goals and 1st in career assists, for both their nation and home league? I am genuinely interested to see some of the other names.

You’re clutching at straws anyway mate, its a moot point. I’m not arguing that he was great in the mls and for the national team. I’m arguing if you take his nationality out of the equation and go purely on ability, then noone is talking about him as a legend, not even you.

There’s no argument, we are both in agreement that he did not have the ability/skill to be a top 100 player of all-time (hence giving him an 84 rating in the mock card). My view is that Legends should be considered on a combination of ability, statistics, historical/cultural influence, and fame.

I took “international legend” to mean that fans/critics outside of a player’s home country care about a player. I’d guess that 99% of Sheringham fans live in the UK. I’m totally okay with that, but let’s not pretend that people in North America, Brazil, Africa, etc. really care about Teddy Sheringham.

Hugo Sanchez genuine Real Madrid legend won 5 pichichis had the most goals in a la liga season record until Ronaldo/messi broke it he’s also 3rd all time La Liga scorer shame he’s constantly overlooked maybe because he’s Mexican idk.

FIFA 16 FAIL Compilation

Spot on guys… You know the game fifa.. I broke my today because of sick things like i Won my first game in Fut div 6 online with 4-1 and was happy and all but after the game the result board showed loss instead.. This happened many times and many other things… this is to frustrate us.. because when you are frustrated you consume more.. So i thought fuck it no more brainwashing mother fuckers.. I recommend everyone to throw fifa away because they just want you to be frustrated and consume!

thats so funny and yet you have fifa fanboys saying fifa 16 is better than pes 16 this proves it fifa is shit ………you dont have these problems in pes 16i am yet to see a pes 16 fail video………lolol jokes on you this year fifa fans.

think EA sports and Microsoft have a deal going, let’s make the shitest fifa ever that stresses you out and makes you smash your Xbox up so you have to go out and buy another one, conspiracy.

Enough lag free games too keep me hooked

So I’m a FIFA fanatic in my late twenties who has been playing FIFA ever since my dad brought how a brand new computer and a FIFA ’97 disk. The first time I played FIFA online was when I bought an XBOX360 and FIFA10. I started playing FUT and was immediatly hooked.

My setup at the time was a cabled connection from my XBOX360 to my router, with my Dutch ISP being Ziggo. I lived in student housing with only 3 other guys who weren’t much into gaming so I was mainly using the internet connection. I did use to get awfull waves of input lag that could last for a week and then vanish in thin air. When gone, I’d really enjoy the game.


In the following years the problem stayed with me, periods of lag, periods without lag. Enough lag free games too keep me hooked, enough lagging games to keep me frustrated (about 50/50). I tried everything there is exept for switching ISP’s. (wasn’t always in my power to do so.)

A lot of people complain about conceding in the 90th minute which is, in my eyes a combination of accumulated lag and loss of fitness of your players. From around the 70th minute of a game I start to lose the little control I had over the game due to issues mentioned above. The lag always seems to get gradually worse during a match. Loads of times I was ahead two or three goals at halftime, but I still managed to lose.

I’d like to ask everyone that has any information or tips to help me and others eliminate this problem, as it is incredibly frustrating. Also I’d like to ask mods to direct people to this thread for discussions about disadvantages experienced when playing online FIFA.

I experience button lag even when playing offline…. playing online and experiencing any lag makes the game totally unenjoyable for me, so I play mostly “offline” Fut. I still get the “Waves” of input/button lag that makes playing the AI totally frustrating and very difficult to break down – especially on the dribble. It is like I am holding a certain direction after beating a defender (with or without the sprint button) and there is a second delay before my player actually moves… by then the defender slides in to get the ball. Other times… It is like I glide past players and the controller response is immediate. I have my own suspicions, which I will leave out of this thread. I support this thread, OP, and hopefully we can make enough noise to elicit a formal response from the Fifa Team.

To me the lag and problems started about after the bundlesliga tourney. Ever since I can count the lag free games on one hand. It’d just got worse since. I have also had so many disconnects in the last 10 mins of a game it’s silly.

I don’t get whats so crazy about lag? Plenty of other games host has a slight advantage. Cod has always been like this same with holo. 2k servers are probably the worst. Its a known issue if you live east coast and play lol. You are always going to have up and downs.

Also another problem is when testing your connection don’t always pick the closest server. My 9 ping turns to 100 when testing west coast and 120 when playing uk. You know someone with a bad connection is going to be much higher dragging the game down.

I know you don’t want to hear it, but it’s the game. It’s most likely coded into the game so that every body can get wins. If the casual or no skill players couldn’t win matches, they would quit the game. Quitting the game equates to less money for EA. It really is that simp.


Is it just me or is it a lot harder to score 1 on 1s now? Ive been playing the demo and it’s hard as fuck! The 1 on 1s Ive missed on fifa 17 would have easily been put away on Fifa 16.

Foschiani I said this video was pathetic because the difficulty is clearly very low. If someone wants to claim they’ve scored the ‘best’ goals in FIFA, they should at least up the difficulty level. I’ve seen many better goals on FIFA with a much higher difficulty level where the defenders are actually attempting to defend, not run backwards away from the attacker.

It’sobvious that for scoring long distance goals like this Thé IA computer bas been weakened ans IA player bas been strenghted not any performance at all un thèse goals..

The 4-1-4-1 formation is one of the best formations in FIFA Ultimate Team 15

The 4-1-4-1 formation is one of the best formations in FIFA Ultimate Team 15 to dominate possession and create chances. I used 4-1-4-1 from division 10 to division 1 Online Seasons, winning the title in each season. After reaching division 1, I was trying out all the other formations but always kept going back to 4-1-4-1. In this guide, I will explain how to set up the team and how to attack and defend in 4-1-4-1. Please note that everything written in this guide is based on my opinion and my style of play.

The 4-1-4-1 formation is a recently developed variation of either the 4-3-3 or the 4-2-3-1. Spain used the formation in Euro 2008 final against Germany with great success. The presence of Marcos Senna as a lone defensive midfielder allowed the midfield of Iniesta, Xavi, Fàbregas and Silva to roam inside out and cause problems to the opposition. After the World Cup 2010, Joachim Löw also experimented with the formation himself with some success. When Bayern Munich announced that Pep Guardiola would take over the club, I was very excited to see what kind of system he would implement within the team that previously won the treble. He introduced the new 4-1-4-1 formation, utilizing Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger or sometimes Thiago Alcântara as the holding midfielder. This coincided with FIFA Ultimate Team introducing new formations including the 4-1-4-1 and I had to try it out. It was one of my favorite formations in FIFA 14 and now that we can use instructions in FIFA 15, 4-1-4-1 has become my favorite formation.


The 4-1-4-1 is one of the best, if not the best, formations to maintain possession in the opponent’s half. The dominating presence of the midfield triangle between the lone holding midfielder and the two central midfielders means there is always a midfielder available for pass. The striker will also join the central midfielders during the buildup phase while the wide players make diagonal runs behind the defensive line.

4-1-4-1 also gives the option for more players to get into dangerous attacking positions and overload the opposition’s penalty area. This means the goals will be scored not only by the striker but also the wingers and the central midfielders. In fact, my wingers score more goals than my striker in 4-1-4-1.

Finally, 4-1-4-1 is a very flexible formation. The team shape can be changed easily to 4-3-3, 4-2-3-1 or 4-5-1 by using different work rates and instructions. However, in this guide, the attacking shape of 4-1-4-1 will be similar to 4-3-3 (5) False 9 formation because that’s what I find to work the best for me.

Just like any other possession heavy formations, one of the main weaknesses of the 4-1-4-1 is that it can be prone to quick counter attacks. This is due to having only one defensive midfielder and in FIFA 15, defensive midfielders often fancy themselves playing as shadow strikers. Therefore, the positioning of the lone holding midfielder is very important both in attack and defense.

The formation also requires you to build up patiently. If you rush into attacks, the lone striker will often become isolated and lose the ball under the pressure from the opponent’s center backs and defensive midfielders. When the lone striker receives the ball, the attacking midfielders should be higher up the pitch so that the striker can link up play with them.

In this section, I will explain the role of each position in the 4-1-4-1 formation and which players suit the best for those particular roles. Note that I only recommended the players that I have tried myself.

First off, choosing your goalkeeper obviously doesn’t depend on the formation. You can just pick your favorite goalkeeper that you’ve tried and tested. I prefer my goalkeepers to have GK Long Thrower trait and decent kicking because I always build up slowly from the back and my GK needs to be able to play the ball safely to one of the defenders. Other than that, all the keepers in FIFA 15 are prone to ridiculous errors, so don’t spend too much of your budget on the GK.

Again, your choice of central defenders isn’t different from other 4atb formations. Tall and Strong center backs with at least one fast defender will do the job. Usually, I pair up a fast M/H defender with another M/M or H/M defender. That way, the M/M or H/M defender push high up to put pressure on the opponent’s player on the ball or even win it back, while the M/H pacey defender tracks the run of the opponent’s striker. This year, I don’t find H/M defenders to be as much a problem as in FIFA 14. They don’t bomb forward to join the attack unless you instruct them to or use L1+X with them. Having good dribbling and passing stats is a plus for the central defenders but not necessary.