Starting out in competitive FIFA 22 can be a tricky task, with plenty of players sinking their wallets into buying the best ones to watch and players of the week cards to get ahead of the meta. However, there are numerous hidden gems in the game that are available for just a handful of coins that are just as competitively viable as any of the picks in EA’s spotlight. With that being said, here are five cheap overpowered FIFA 22 players available in Ultimate Team.
Ismaila Sarr (Watford)
Known as one of the most dangerous wingers outside the Premier League’s traditional top six, having played for Watford since 2019. The Senegalese winger is blessed with an abundance of pace and plenty of trickery with the ball at his feet,
Ismaila Sarr’s base card rating has been 78 for the past three games, but his FIFA 22 one looks like it could be a seriously overpowered pick in this year’s Ultimate Team. Available to buy for just 1,200 coins, the winger’s 94 pace, 82 dribbling, and four-star skill moves are all the kinds of stats a player would expect to see with a card belonging to a club at the top level of the Premier League, rather than one fighting relegation.
Allan has consistently been one of the toughest-tackling CDMs in European football, and his move to Everton in the summer of 2020 has brought with it more of the same.
The Brazilian midfielder still holds an 83 rating in FIFA 22 and boasts some of the best well-rounded collection of stats out of any Premier League player in the game. 72 Pace, 71 shooting, 77 passing, 82 dribbling, 80 defending, and 79 physicality makes Allan one of the most dependable and versatile players available in Ultimate Team, and at 6,400 coins represents one of the best pieces of value on the market.
Lukas Klostermann (RB Leipzig)
RB Leipzig’s Lukas Klostermann has been a popular pick in the world of FIFA ever since his arrival through the club’s youth set-up in 2014. The right-back is known for his pace and versatility across the defense.
Klostermann is once again on the best value picks in FIFA 22, with his base card boasting a respectable 80 rating, as well as a collection of impressive stats for a player worth just 2,000 coins or so. 85 Pace, 82 Defending and 77 Physicality are all the highlights with Klostermann, and 6’2 height is a decent bonus on top of things.
Michail Antonio (West Ham United)
Like Ismaila Sarr, Michail Antonio has established himself as one of the best-attacking players outside the Premier League’s traditional top six. A handy utility player capable of playing almost every position on the pitch, his FIFA cards have always had decent numbers, however, his FIFA 22 card looks especially impressive.
Despite a 79 rating, Antonio boasts 83 pace, 78 dribbling, and an 83 for physicality on his base card. Four-star skill moves, a high/medium attacking work rate, and natural links to both English and Premier League players makes West Ham’s leading light one of FIFA 22’s most useful budget options.
Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid)
One of the biggest transfer stories of the past summer, 18-year-old Eduardo Camavinga moved from Lille to the Galacticos of Real Madrid in a deal worth approximately $40 million.
Camavinga has been rewarded with his stellar 2020/21 campaign with an upgrade to a 78 rating in FIFA 22, though his base stats in the game are not what most players would be used to seeing with a card of that rating. For just 700 coins, players get a strong link to their La Liga and French players, as well as a CM that has strong dribbling, defending, and physicality with ratings of 80, 70, and 75 rating respectively.
For the ultimate box-to-box midfield role, there are few better options on the budget the cheap FIFA 22 Camavinga represents.