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FIFA 23 Ultimate Team: Best budget Ligue 1 players

FIFA 23 is now finally here! The game is available to play on a 10- hour trial via EA access from the 27th of September.


Those who have pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition of the game can then start playing the full game from the 27th of September, whilst the full game is out for those who buy the standard edition from the 30th of September.

One of the biggest selling points of the FIFA franchise is, of course, Ultimate Team. This is a game mode within FIFA that allows players to create their ultimate team, hence the name, through buying players on the transfer market within the game, earning them through objectives or buying packs with either FIFA points or in-game coins.

Best budget Ligue 1 players on FIFA Ultimate Team

The key to having a successful Ultimate Team throughout the game cycle generally starts with an effective budget team.

The Ligue 1is one of the most popular leagues to build your starter team with, due to the number of quality players across the division.

And now, ahead of the full launch of FIFA 23, 101 highlighted the best cheap Ligue 1players on Ultimate Team this year.

Jonathan David (ST – 79)

There are not too may decent strikers in Ligue 1 to start the game this year.

But the best option is Jonathan David. He is decent pace (83), average shooting and good physical stats, including 86 jumping.

What makes David so good, though, is that he has a five-star weak foot, a trait that gives any player a big boost.

Martin Terrier (LW – 81)

Terrier is a decent winger to have for the first few weeks of the game cycle.

His 85 pace and 81 shooting are very nice, as is his high/medium work rates. The only drawback with Terrier is his three-star weak foot and three-star skill moves.

Junya Ito (RW – 79)

On the opposite flank, Ito comes in with 89 pace as well as four-star, four-star.

This will make him a usable option early in the game, even if his shooting (71) and passing (73), is pretty average.

Dimitri Payet (CAM – 82)

Payet is an excellent early-game CAM, provided you put a chemistry style on him that will boost his 70 pace.

Apart from being a bit slow, though, Payet has good shooting and great passing, with 87 vision a standout stat.

He also has four-star, four-star and high/medium work rates.

Carlos Soler (CM - 83)

Soler is an excellent box-to-box option and is somewhat surprisingly coming in at less than 2k currently.

The Spaniard has 80 pace, 77 shooting, 83 passing, 80 dribbling, 71 defending and 72 physical, making him a superb pick up. He also has 84 stamina.

Seko Fofana (CM – 81)

Fofana is another well-rounded CM you should look to pick up early on.

He is somewhat lacking in the offensive department. But his 83 short passing and 80 dribbling is still decent.

Where Fofana really shines, though, is in the defensive side of his game. Sitting at 6′1 with 91 stamina, 87 strength and high/high work rates, he is sure to help you dominate the midfield battle.

Nicolas Tagliafico (LB – 81)

Tagliafico is an extremely well-rounded full-back. Granted he has just 80 pace, but if you stick an anchor on him, he should be fine for the first month of the game. He also has medium/high work rates, so he shouldn’t be caught out up the pitch too often anyway.

Elsewhere, the Argentine has 80 defending and 80 physical, which is fairly high for a low-rated full-back.

Jonathan Clauss (RB – 80)

The final player you should look to pick up is Clauss. Clauss has 84 pace and good passing for a full-back.

He falls down somewhat in the defensive department, but if you stick a sentinel chemistry style on him to boost his defensive awareness, that should help.


Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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