FIFA 22 Ultimate Team best midfielders: Cheap & meta players

Andrew Highton
Best midfielders Ultimate Team

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team has been out for some time, but players are still toiling away trying to build their perfect squad. Here are the best FIFA 22 Ultimate Team midfielders you can buy, as well as some quality cheap and meta options.

Picking an Ultimate Team can be a huge decision for many FIFA players as they want to try and create one chemistry-rich team that they can stick with for ages. At the same time, others will chop and change the game’s best players to test everyone out.

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In either scenario, having the best players in each position can genuinely make an unbeatable Ultimate Team.

We’ve put together our list of the best of the best FIFA 22 Ultimate Team midfielders you’ll need.

Best midfielders in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team

Kante FIFA 22

The midfield is arguably the most important area of the pitch – where many matches are won and lost.

In the middle of the park, you need players that can fill in for marauding full-backs, have the presence to help out defenders at corners, and even make those lung-bursting runs forward to pick up some goals.

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When a position is so important, it makes sense to fill it with the best-rated players you possibly can. Based on EA’s official ratings, these are the best non-Icon midfielders you can buy in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.

Player NameClubPositionRatingAverage Price
Luka Modric (TOTS)Real MadridCM97700,000
Joshua Kimmich (TOTS)Bayern MunichCDM97502,000
Jorginho (TOTY)ChelseaCM97373,000
Pedri (TOTS)BarcelonaCM961.2 million
Jude Bellingham (TOTS)Borussia DortmundCM961.9 million
Kevin De Bruyne (TOTS)Manchester CityCM96625,000
Sadio Mane (RTTF)LiverpoolCAM961.4 million
N’Golo Kante (TOTY)ChelseaCDM961.8 million
Sandro Tonali (TOTS)A.C MilanCDM95325,000
Florian Wirtz (TOTS)Bayer LeverkusenCAM95270,000

Best meta midfielders in FUT 22

fifa 22 ultimate team best midfielders

There are many players with tasty overalls to consider, but not all of them fit the mold of an “Ultimate Team.”

On the other hand, a handful with modest ratings fit the game’s meta perfectly, which is reflected in their value.

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The many special cards that have joined the roster since launch have also shaken up the meta and become staples of thousands of teams. You’ll likely see these OP cards popping up in FUT Champions teams up and down the land.

Now that FUT 22 has been around for months, here are the best meta midfielders.

Player NameClubPositionVersionRatingAverage Price
Jude BellinghamBorussia DortmundCMTOTS961.95 million
N’Golo Kante ChelseaCDMTOTY961.81 million
CoutinhoAston VillaCAMFantasy FUT941.78 million
Sadio ManeLiverpoolCAMRTTF941.45 million
Lucas PaquetaLyonCAMTOTS941.5 million
PedriBarcelonaCMTOTS961.26 million
Abedi PeleN/ACAMFUT Captain94960,000
Aurelien TchouameniAS MonacoCDMTOTS94715,000
Luka ModricReal MadridCMTOTS97690,000
Kevin De BruyneManchester CityCMTOTS96625,000

Best cheap midfielders in FUT 22

Mason Mount in FIFA 22

We won’t lie, some of these players will be extremely expensive, considering they are the best FIFA 22 Ultimate midfielders.

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So until you can rack up some coins or pray to the heavens that you get some pack luck on your side, you’ll need some cheaper alternatives in the meantime.

Luckily, after the boom at the beginning of the year, the market has been kind to buyers. There are plenty of solid options that would have set you back 20-50k before, that are now selling for a fraction of the price.

Here are the best cheap midfielders you should buy in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.

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Player NameClubPositionRatingAverage Price
Phil FodenManchester CityCAM843,400
Kai HavertzChelseaCAM842,900
Georginio WijnaldumPSGCM843,800
Youri TielemansLeicester CityCM843,100
Nabil FekirReal BetisCAM843,900
Axel Witsel Borussia DortmundCDM831,400
Federico ValverdeReal MadridCM832,500
AllanEvertonCDM831,700
Mason MountChelseaCAM831,300
Rodrigo De PaulAtletico MadridCM821,000
Tanguy NdombeleLyonCAM82750
Idrissa GueyePSGCDM82750

It’s important to note that while FIFA 22 considers LMs and RMs as midfielders we’ve only included central midfielders for this particular guide. If you want to check out the best wide players in FIFA 22, we’ve also made a best wingers guide.


For more FIFA 22 Ultimate Team guides, be sure to check our similar lists of the best goalkeepers, full-backs, defenders, and strikers.

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