FIFA 22 is launching on October 1st and players have already started to structure their rosters. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of the best centre-backs in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.
Ultimate Team squads are reset with the launch of every fresh release. Every year, chaos and joy rule the early stage of the game. The players spend countless hours spending money to create their first team. If you’re not familiar with the title, finding the right cards to put into your team is quite hard. In this guide, you’ll find the best centre-backs to use in the early periods of FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.
Kostas Manolas – SSC Napoli
Manolas is among the forefront centre-backs thanks to his speed. Even for defense players, speed and agility are everything in FIFA. Thus, the Greek player will be a great option for a cheap beginning. His biggest disadvantage is being terrible at passing, which can give you a hard time while clearing the ball from your back.
Fikayo Tomori – A.C. Milan
Spending six months in Milan as a loan, Tomori became a permanent member of the team following the acquisition from Chelsea F.C. In FIFA 21, the English player wasn’t the best defender, but he found some spots in the rosters thanks to having high sprint speed. I believe his card will receive an upgrade in FIFA 22 and will make him a decent preference in the Ultimate Team.
Éder Militão – Real Madrid
Militão is a player who’s been under the spotlight in the last three FIFA titles. Although there were better cards than him, the Brazilian player’s skill set fits the Ultimate Team mechanics so well. Considering his last season with Real Madrid, Éder Militão will continue to be among the meta defenders in FIFA 22.
Dayot Upamecano – FC Bayern
Bundesliga has been producing outstanding centre-backs for a couple of seasons and Upamecano is one of them. Despite having a medium work rate in defense, the young player could clear the ball easily in FIFA 21. This year, he transferred to FC Bayern, which will lead him to hopefully get an upgrade and become a better player.
Joe Gomez – Liverpool FC
If you’re an experienced FIFA player and reading this, I know you are sick of seeing Joe Gomez. However, he is good. He is so good. Therefore, the English player will be more expensive than the other players on this list at the beginning of the game. However, when you gather a decent amount of cash to burn, Joe Gomez should be one of your targets to put on your roster. After purchasing him, you won’t need a change for a long time.
Lukas Klostermann – RB Leipzig
Nobody expects an 80-rated defender to be this perfect. When I first used him in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, it surprised me to see how good he is. High pace, enough physics, and proper defense; Klostermann has everything to deserve a place in your beginning squad.
Other defenders to buy
- Virgil van Dijk – Liverpool
- Lucas Hernández – FC Bayern
- Raphaël Varane – Manchester United
- Kalidou Koulibaly – Napoli
- Clément Lenglet – Barcelona
- Nathan Aké – Manchester City
- Presnel Kimpembe – PSG
- Davinson Sánchez – Spurs
FIFA 22 will launch on September 27 for Ultimate Edition owners and on October 1 for everyone else.