‘FIFA 22’: The best midfielders in Career Mode – NME.com

FIFA 22 is out now and the updated Career Mode is looking like a great place to spend some time if you aren’t completely in thrall to The Other Mode. If you want to find success over multiple seasons and build a dynasty to remember, though, then you need players in the heart of your team who can be relied upon for creativity, defensive strength, and longevity – and that’s why you need to find the best midfielders.

We’ve scoured the nascent FIFA 22 database to find midfield players who are either young or in their prime – so nobody who might retire imminently – and have enough future potential to become a club legend, whether you’re taking over at somewhere like Anfield or Old Trafford, or perhaps building your own club from scratch.

FIFA Ultimate Team – Best midfielders. Credit: EA
FIFA Ultimate Team – Best midfielders. Credit: EA

Frenkie de Jong
Club: Barcelona
Age: 24
Current Rating: 87
Potential Rating: 92

Poor old Frenkie. We imagine he is not exactly loving life in Barcelona these days. He joined a team where he could fight for titles in the Cruyff tradition by fashioning chances for Lionel Messi, and instead he’s fighting for relevance in a disjointed Koeman disaster lining up opportunities for Luuk de Jong. Kind FIFA 22