Best EA FC 24 Ultimate Team starter squads: 10k, 20k & 50k budgets

Aryan Singh
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Your early days in EA FC 24 Ultimate Team journey are usually spent with starter squads. These teams help you compete on a budget while also laying the foundation to build a better team. So, here are our picks for the best starter squads in EA FC 24 Ultimate Team.



You can create your dream teams and recruit some of football’s biggest stars in EA FC 24 Ultimate Team, ranging from the fastest players in the world to the cream of the crop. While there’s no shortage of top talents to add to your squad, putting together a decent team when you’re short on coins can be frustrating.

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This is what makes a starter squad important, as it helps create a competitive team on a tight budget. There are plenty of solid starter squads to be made, based on your budget which can range from 10k to 50k.

Here are our picks for the best starter squads in EA FC 24 Ultimate Team.

Best EA FC 24 Ultimate Team starter squads

The inflation in the EA FC 24 transfer market during the early access period has settled down, and we’ve picked the three best starter squads for different budget options including 10k, 20k, and 50k coins.

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EA FC 24 Ultimate Team: Best 10k starter squad

If you’re limited to 10k coins, we recommend turning to the Premier League for your EA FC 24 Ultimate Team. The English top flight has no shortage of talent, and thankfully, the transfer market can’t price them all out.

This leaves us with some bargain buys, including the likes of Thiago Silva, Dejan Kulusevski, and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. The end result is a balanced XI with a solid defense, an energetic midfield, and trickery down the wings.

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You can trade players in EA FC 24 to get coins.

EA FC 24 Ultimate Team: Best 20k starter squad

With double the funds, your EA FC 24 Ultimate Team can receive quite the glow-up. For this one, we upgraded our Premier League team.

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Up top, you’ve got a formidable strike partnership with Arnaut Danjuma and Alexander Isak. The duo is supported by Lucas Paqueta’s vision and plenty of industry from Joelinton. At the back is a resolute defence featuring Rico Henry who can be an absolute beast at left back.

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Good Pace and Dribbling stats are important for forward players in EA FC 24 Ultimate Team.

EA FC 24 Ultimate Team: Best 50k starter squad

After gathering 50k coins, you can recruit some top talents. For this EA FC 24 Ultimate Team, we headed to La Liga and put together a really exciting team.

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The final XI comprises a solid back four, a silky midfield, and an agile front three loaded with pace. The attacking threat comes from either flank with solid fullback and winger duos. The midfield is virtually press-resistant, especially if you’re good at left-stick dribbling. To top it off, you’ve got a flair-packed front three who can conjure up plenty of goals.

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You can improve the base stats of some players in EA FC 24 Ultimate Team with Evolutions.

Those were our picks for the best starter squads in EA FC 24 Ultimate Team. We’ll be sure to update the squads as better options emerge and the meta evolves.

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About The Author

Aryan is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel who specializes in EA Sports FC and single-player titles. He gathered experience in various fields of journalism before joining CharlieIntel in August 2023. When he isn't busy with another playthrough of Fallout: New Vegas, Aryan can be found stressing over football. You can contact him at [email protected].