FIFA 18 tips: Best possible teams in FUT 18 – Icons, Brazil, England, Germany, Argentina, Spain, more

By Matt Martin
13 October 2017 09:29 GMT

Constructing the best FUT team is not simply a case of picking out FIFA 18’s top players and hoping for the best.

There’s the formation to think about, as well as the all-important, and increasingly complex, chemistry system. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, then make sure you’ve read our FUT 18 chemistry guide before going any further.

What we’ve got below is a handy list of some team ideas to act as inspiration to get you started on the path to developing your own way of putting together a working set of players.

Here we’ve focused on grouping players of the same nationality together, concentrating our efforts on ten of the top contenders for the FIFA World Cup of 2018 in Russia.

If you’d like to see some ideas regarding teams constructed using individual leagues, we’ve mapped out the best Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A and La Liga teams.

Before we begin, and to make sure we’re all on the same page, here’s a key that details the positions and labels that we’ll be using across the extent of our FUT teams.

Follow this page all the way to its conclusion and you’ll find some bonus FUT lineup ideas that are a little more leftfield and, for most, more difficult to construct.


GK: Goalkeeper

Defensive positions
RB: Right back
LB: Left back
RWB: Right wing back
LWB: Left wing back
CB: Centre back

Midfield positions
RM: Right midfielder
LM: Left midfielder
CM: Central midfielder
CDM: Central defensive midfielder
CAM: Central attacking midfielder

Attacking positions
RF: Right forward
LF: Left forward
CF: Centre forward
RW: Right wing forward
LW: Left wing forward
ST: Striker

Without further ado, here are our choices regarding the best teams you can put together for ten of next year’s World Cup contenders.

Yes, we know we’ve included England as a World Cup ‘contender’…


Best FUT 18 England Team

Rating: 83
Chemistry: 100

Formation: 4-4-2

GK: Hart

LB: Rose
CB: Cahill
CB: Keane
RB: Walker

LM: Lallana
CM: Dele Alli
CM: Henderson
RM: Sterling

ST: Kane
ST: Sturridge

Best FUT 18 Germany Team

Rating: 87
Chemistry: 99

Formation: 4-3-3 (4)

GK: Neuer

LB: Schmelzer
CB: Hummels
CB: Boateng
RB: Kimmich

CM: Gundogan
CM: Kroos
CAM: Ozil

LW: Reus
ST: Muller
RW: Draxler


Best FUT 18 Brazilian Team

Rating: 86
Chemistry: 100

Formation: 4-3-3 (2)

GK: Ederson

LB: Marcelo
CB: Silva
CB: David Luiz
RB: Dani Alves

CDM: Casemiro
CM: Paulinho
CM: Rafinha

LW: Neymar
ST: Firmino
RW: Willian

Best FUT 18 Spain Team

Rating: 87
Chemistry: 100

Formation: 4-1-2-1-2 (2)

GK: De Gea

LB: Alba
CB: Ramos
CB: Pique
RB: Carvajal

CDM: Busquets

CM: David Silva
CM: Thiago

CAM: Isco

ST: Morata
ST: Diego Costa


Best FUT 18 French Team

Rating: 86
Chemistry: 100

Formation: 3-5-3

GK: Lloris

CB: Varane
CB: Koscielny
CB: Laporte

CDM: Matuidi
CDM: Kante
LM: Ribery
RM: Dembele

ST: Griezmann
ST: Benzema


Best FUT 18 Argentina Team

Rating: 86
Chemistry: 100

Formation: 3-4-1-2

GK: Rulli

CB: Garay
CB: Otamendi
CB: Mascherano

CM: Perez
CM: Pastore
LM: Gaitan
RM: Di Maria

CAM: Dybala

ST: Messi
ST: Higuain


Best FUT 18 Belgium Team

Rating: 87
Chemistry: 100

Formation: 3-4-1-2

GK: Courtois

CB: Vertonghen
CB: Alderweireld
CB: Kompany

LM: Hazard
CM: Dembele
CM: Nainggolan
RM: Carrasco

CAM: De Bruyne

ST: Lukaku
ST: Mertens


Best FUT 18 Italy Team

Rating: 86
Chemistry: 100

Formation: 4-5-1 (1)

GK: Buffon

LB: Criscito
CB: Bonucci
CB: Chiellini
RB: Florenzi

LM: Insigne
CM: Marchisio
CM: De Rossi
CM: Verratti
RM: Bernardeschi

ST: Belotti

FUT Portugal

Best FUT 18 Portugal Team

Rating: 83
Chemistry: 100

Formation: 4-3-3 (3)

GK: Patricio

LB: Eliseu
CB: Fonte
CB: Pepe
RB: Semedo

CDM: Carvalho
CDM: Pereira
CM: Adrien Silva

LW: Ronaldo
ST: Andre Silva
RW: Bernardo Silva


Best FUT 18 Uruguay Team

Rating: 82
Chemistry: 100

Formation: 4-4-2

GK: Muslera

LB: Ricca
CB: Gimenez
CB: Godin
RB: Pereira

LM: Laxalt
CM: Vecino
CM: Sanchez
RM: Lodeiro

ST: Suarez
ST: Cavani


Best FUT 18 Icons Team

FIFA 18’s FUT includes a number of ‘Icons’ cards that allow you to select and play greats from the history of football. All Icons card enjoy maximum chemistry ratings with other Icons, so there’s no need to worry about matching them up by nationality or which teams they’ve played for in the past.

Those maximum chemistry bonuses means that you can get away with playing a couple of players out of position and still enjoy the benefits of a 100 chemistry rating. In the following lineup, for instance, Pele is listed as a CAM when his card lists him as a CF. We can’t have a team without Pele, though….

Rating: 92
Chemistry: 100

Formation: 4-2-2-2

GK: Lev Yashin

LB: Roberto Carlos
CB: Paolo Maldini
CB: Alessandro Nesta
RB: Javier Zanetti

CDM: Ruud Gullit
CDM: Lothar Matthaus

CAM: Pele
CAM: Diego Maradona

ST: Ronaldo
ST Marco Van Basten

Best FUT 18 Team with 100 chemistry

Obtaining players card is no problem for you? If so, then you might want to look at putting together the very best team possible using current players and enjoying a 100 chemistry rating.

Here’s what we’ve come up with in this regard…

Rating: 90
Chemistry: 100

Formation: 4-3-3

GK: Neuer

LB: Marcelo
CB: Ramos
CB: Boateng
RB: Kimmich

CM: Modic
CM: Kroos
CM: Thiago

LW: Ronaldo
ST: Suarez
RW: Messi

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