FIFA 16 Ultimate Team is monstrously addictive. One part FIFA to another part sticker collection, gradually nurturing your team through the loot gained by winning matches is a ridiculously moreish formula. Sure, you’ll start off with next to nothing, but if money were no object, you’d want your starting eleven to look something like this:
In goal: Manuel Neuer (90)
Ratings of over 85 are pretty rare in FIFA. A 90 rating is almost unheard of, and that’s why Manuel Neuer is the best keeper you can lay your hands on in FIFA, with shot-stopping skills guaranteed to make your opponents throw down their pads in frustration. You’re looking at around 100,000 coins to add him to your gang.
In defence: Dani Alves (84), Thiago Silva (88), Sergio Ramos (87) and Marcelo (82)
With this solid back four, you’re looking at a cumulative rating of 342/400, and they’re a pacey bunch too. If you’ve got the coins, these guys should make you significantly harder to break down, but be prepared to lay down the best part of 250,000 coins to make this your first choice line-up though.
In midfield: Arjen Robben (90), Andres Iniesta (88), Paul Pogba (86) and Eden Hazard (89)
They’re all great passers, designed to carve open the opposition with enough pace and dribbling ability to put the frighteners on any slow centre backs you decide to run at. You’re looking at over 500,000 coins for this dream line-up, so get saving.
In attack: Lionel Messi (94) and Luis Suarez (90)
In all seriousness, the threat of Messi and Suarez shouldn’t really need an explanation: both are quick, natural goalscorers with a knack for getting into the best positions, and they can both run rings around slow defenders. Messi alone usually goes for well over 1,000,000 coins.
Of course, you’ll need to play about with chemistry to make the perfect team, but none of these players will let you down, no matter who they’re playing alongside.