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FIFA FUT 22 chemistry: How loyalty, links & Chemistry Styles work

FIFA 22 Chemistry is a fundamental part of building a successful Ultimate Team, so here’s how all of the links, loyalty, and Chemistry Styles work.

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The art of building the best Ultimate Team relies heavily on having maximum chemistry among your squad of players. But how does it all work? We’ve got guides on links, loyalty, and chemistry styles in FIFA 22 right here.

There’s no doubt we all play FIFA Ultimate Team so we can take to the pitch using the very players in world football. When a Ronaldo or Mbappe walks out of a pack, the first reaction is to put them straight to work.

But to get the most out of your squad, you need to consider whether or not they fit in with your current XI’s chemistry. FIFA 22 is no different, so we’ve put together a guide of everything you need to know about FIFA 22 Chemistry.

What is FIFA 22 Chemistry?

FIFA 22 starter Team showing links

Put, the FIFA 22 Chemistry rating lets you know how well a player will perform on the pitch, based on where they’re playing and who they have around them.

The maximum FIFA 22 Chemistry for any team is 100, with each player having a rating out of 10. Those on full chemistry receive the maximum buffs to their stats, while anyone with a rating will see their effectiveness fall.

There are several factors that impact a player’s chemistry. These are their league and team, nationality, and position.

Screenshot of Ultimate Team squad

Once a player is in the correct position, FIFA 22 Chemistry comes from their links to other players in the team.

Each formation has a different layout for which positions are linked, but chemistry only comes from players who are close together in the formation.

For example, a striker position will never be linked to a goalkeeper, but a full-back sometimes links to a winger on the same flank.

Perfect links are rare, but they can be the secret to cramming multiple nations and leagues into a team.

A perfect link comes from two players who play for the same team and are from the same nation. An example would be Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan Bissaka from Manchester United, who are both English.

Green links don’t grant as much chemistry as perfect links but are far easier to pull off. They come from two linked players who share any two of the following attributes:

  • Club
  • League
  • Nation
Ultimate Team screenshot showing perfect links

These only grant a small amount of FIFA 22 Chemistry but can be topped up by links from other players. To earn an orange link, the two player’s must have one of the same attributes in common out of:

  • Club
  • League
  • Nation

Red links

Players with a red link share no common factors and will offer no chemistry bonus to each other.

However, maximum chemistry can still be achieved if strong or perfect links are achieved elsewhere.

What is Loyality in FIFA 22

Full Ultimate Team showing chemistry links

Players with loyalty receive an additional +1 bonus to their chemistry rating and make achieving the max chem slightly easier.

Loyalty is awarded to any player in your club who has played over 10 matches, either in the starting XI or off the bench.

Alternatively, every player earned through opening a pack automatically comes with the loyalty bonus, as they have never been used by another club.

Pep Guardiola in FIFA

Another way to earn some valuable bonus FIFA 22 Chemistry is through your choice of manager. Their links work the same as a player’s kink, only they don’t have an associated club – and it applies to every member of the starting XI.

It’s worth noting that consumables are available on the Transfer Market, which can change the league your manager grants FIFA 22 Chemistry to. For example, you could make Jurgen Klopp a Ligue 1 manager so that all German or Ligue 1 players receive a boost.

FIFA 22 Chemistry Styles

FIFA Chemistry Styles in Ultimate Team
FIFA 21 FUT Hub (In Menus)

The higher a player’s FIFA 22 Chemistry, the more significant the boost they receive to their in-game stats. This boost applies relatively even to all attributes, whether it be shooting or defending.

With FIFA 22 Chemistry Styles, you can focus the bonus on the stats you think are most vital to each player.

This could be to take players with poor pace and make them faster or make a player with already clinical finishing almost unplayable.

Check out the lists below to see every FIFA 22 Chemistry Style and which buffs they offer. It’s worth noting that while they are broken up by position, they can be applied to the player of your choice.

Goalkeeper Chemistry Styles

NameAbbreviationStats boostedIncrease
WallWALDiving, Handling, KickingDIV: 2, HAN: 2, KIC: 2
ShieldSLDKicking, Reflexes, SpeedKIC: 2, REF: 2, SPD: 2
CatCATReflexes, Speed, PositioningREF: 2, SPD: 2, POS: 2
GloveGLODiving, Handling, PositioningDIV: 2, HAN: 2, POS: 2

Defender Chemistry Styles

NameAbbreviationStats BoostedIncrease
SentinelSENDefending, PhysicalDEF: 3, PHY: 3
GuardianGRDDribbling, DefendingDRI: 3, DEF: 3
GladiatorGLAShooting, DefendingSHO: 3, DEF: 3
BackboneBACPassing, Defending, PhysicalPAS: 2, DEF: 2, PHY: 2
AnchorANCPace, Defending, PhysicalPAC: 2, DEF: 2, PHY: 2
ShadowSHAPace, DefendingPAC: 3, DEF: 3

Midfielder Chemistry Styles

NameAbbreviationStats Boosted Increase
ArtistARTPassing, DribblingPAS: 3, DRI: 3
ArchitectARCPassing, PhysicalPAS: 3, PHY: 3
PowerhousePWRPassing, DefendingPAS: 3, DEF: 3
MaestroMAEShooting, Passing, DribblingSHO: 2, PAS: 2, DRI: 2
EngineENGPace, Passing, DribblingPAC: 2, PAS: 2, DRI: 2
CatalystCTAPace, PassingPAC: 3, PAS: 3

Attacker Chemistry Styles

NameAbbreviationStats BoostedIncrease
SniperSNIShooting, DribblingSHO: 3, DRI: 3
DeadeyeEYEShooting, PassingSHO: 3, PAS: 3
HawkHWKPace, Shooting, PhysicalPAC: 2, SHO: 2, PHY: 2
MarksmanMRKShooting, Dribbling, PhysicalSHO: 2, DRI: 2, PHY: 2
FinisherFINShooting, PhysicalSHO: 3, PHY: 3
HunterHUNPace, ShootingPAC: 3, SHO: 3

That was our guide on everything you need to know about FIFA 22 Chemistry

For more on FIFA 22, check out our skills guide, as well as how to make the most out of the Web App.

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