FIFA 15: 20 Free Transfers You Need To Sign

Since a manager is as only as good as his signings, if he has no transfer budget to make any, it’s unlikely he’s going to be particularly successful with the just the previous manager’s favourites at his disposal. Particularly if those same players got the predecessor sacked. Click Here to buy cheap fifa 15 coins online at xtmmo.

But even with no money, when taking over a new club, a manager needs to put his own stamp on things, and there is good news for FIFA managers looking to do just that without the luxury of playing with a moneybags side where embarrassingly expensive signings are an inevitability.

The sacred Bosman ruling has changed the game of football for the sneakier, allowing players to talk to other clubs and engineer transfers without a fee six months before the deal at their current club expires. So with that in mind, it’s worthwhile looking through the list of players who are in the last year of their deals at the start of career mode. All are talented, and all should be considered genuinely good contenders to offer pre-contracts to in the January 2015 transfer window. And bear in mind, don’t go blowing all of your wage budget when you could have any of these lads a few months down the line.

So if you’re taking over a cash-strapped club or merely love a bargain these are the 20 best players you can pick up for absolutely nothing from the first January in your new game.

FIFA 15 Team Rankings: Our Top 5 Clubs At The Season’s Halfway Point Based On Current Form And Ratings

The European football season is a few matches past the halfway mark at this point of the year, and the transfer window is open. Almost all of the clubs (sorry, Dortmund) you’d expect to be at the top of each league are right it in, and form and injuries have had their effects on the title race.

The best teams have shown off their high-end talent and displayed consistency through the first half of the season, yet the competitions in England, Spain, and France remain as close as ever. EA updates the team and player ratings in FIFA 15 to reflect real-life performance, and this part of the season is as good as any to see who’s on top. Our top five clubs are listed below, a combination of the current Matchday ratings and opinion on how effective the teams are in-game:

1. Real Madrid

As is usually the case, the Spanish giants come in on top of the ratings. While Barcelona may have some more highly-rated players, the style Madrid plays and the speed of its attackers are simply very effective in FIFA. The 92-rated Ronaldo is the easiest player with which to beat defenses and score with in the game, and Bale is even faster on the other wing. Combine those two with the talented dribblers and passers in the midfield, and Madrid can cut opponents apart on the counter or pick out passes to unlock defenses. Right back and goalkeeper are arguably week spots, but Casillas still pulls off great saves and Ramos and Pepe are among the most effective combinations around.

2. Barcelona

While they’re not playing amazingly well in real life, Barcelona’s very highly rated team is quite effective in FIFA 15. The absurd attacking trio of Messi (95), Neymar (88) and Suarez (91) cannot be matched, but it can sometimes be difficult to get the team flowing. Playing as Barcelona always seems to make you play like Barcelona, and a high press passing game can be troublesome to pull off. If you instead take advantage of the attackers’ dribbling skills and pace, you’ll likely be able to beat any defense ahead of you. The midfield is highly rated as well, but it’s a bit slower and more pass-focused than Madrid’s–speed kills in FIFA 15, and that’s why Barcelona sits second.
3. Bayern Munich
The German champions are coasting through the Bundesliga right now, and one look at their roster shows why. The team is stacked from back to front, with the world’s best goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (90) backstopping an already dominating squad. Lewandowski can finish any chance, and he’s flanked by tricky speedsters Robben (90) and Ribery (88). Goetze (86) and Muller (86) can rotate into a number of positions as well, completing an absurdly gifted attacking band. With solid defenders and passers in Schweinsteiger and Alonso (or Lahm if he’s not at fullback) supporting them, this is an extremely difficult team to break down, and the attacking threat is always present.
4. Chelsea

Though they’re playing like the second or third best team in the world, the FIFA 15 ratings don’t quite get that form across. This is due in part to Mourinho’s focus on team effort and tactical efficiency, but there are of course some stand out stars. The 89-rated Eden Hazard is in scintillating form, and can easily beat players on the dribble with his speed in FIFA 15. Goal-scoring machine Diego Costa (87) will convert up top, and Fabregas’ (87, which should arguably be higher given his assist record) passing can launch the perfect attack. The very pacey Willian (82) can provide another outlet, and Matic locks the game down in midfield. Come at your opponents with pressure and speed and Cheslsea can score easily. Courtois (86) is very difficult to beat between the sticks, and a strong defense will help protect any lead you earn.

5. Juventus

Though not named in the same breath as the rest of Europe’s elite in the last few years, the current Juventus side is quite good. You might see more PSG or Manchester City playing online, but this team is better in the game on paper. The outrageously talented Pogba is now an 87 and can score, create, and defend in midfield, while Tevez is as effective as ever up top. Perhaps the world’s best all-around player Arturo Vidal (87) will make this side difficult to break down and can help the scoring. If there’s a weakness to this team it’s in its speed, but the same could be argued for City’s midfield and defense. Juventus may not immediately come to mind as a top team, but they’re currently leading Serie A and are rated well in FIFA 15.

 

FIFA 15’s Ultimate Team of the Year midfielders now available

FIFA 15’s Ultimate Team of the Year card releases continue today with the availability of a trio of dark blue midfielder cards. Time has now expired on the goalkeeper and defender cards that were available on Monday, so they should no longer be popping up in packs.

Those Team of the Year midfielders are, of course, Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta, Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria and Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos.

As with the ‘keeper and back four, these three FIFA 15 Ultimate Team of the Year cards will be around for two days: until 6pm UK time (10am Pacific US.)

Can you guess Gareth Bale’s FIFA 15 Ultimate Premier League Team?

The latest FIFA Ultimate Team Challenge in FIFA 15 tasks players with recreating Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale’s Ultimate Premier League Team.

By choosing from one of three formations and using any of the Gold-Rated Ultimate Team Players, you must build your own Ultimate Team in an attempt to second guess Bale.

The closer you get to matching Gareth Bale’s team the greater your chances of winning. Each team you submit will be given feedback in the form of a clue to help you get a little closer to the correct team.

If more than one person guesses Bale’s team the winner will be chosen at random.

The winner will receive two tickets to a home game of your favourite Premier League team.

‘FIFA 15: Ultimate Team’ Guide – How to Win Without Paying Real Money

FIFA 15: Ultimate Team [Free] can be a bit of a doozy to jump into if you’re just looking for a fun soccer game to play, admittedly. There’s a lot going on, and the game isn’t up-front from the very beginning about all the factors in play. Thankfully, it’s possible to do well at this game and be competitive without spending money, especially since pretty much everything can be accomplished through earning the soft currency. Here’s some tips and strategies to get the most out of FIFA 15: Ultimate Team without spending any money.
Ultimate Team is a misnomer
The first trick to FIFA 15: Ultimate Team is in the name. You might think this is about building the best team possible and then wrecking the world with them. Not so fast, my friend. The game will give you some solid players to build a competent squad early on, but it takes its time to introduce the contracts feature, which makes players a ticking time bomb and a resource to be managed.

Each match you play counts down the number of contracts on a player, and then they’re unusable unless or until you use a contract consumable on them. As such, using your silver and gold players early on is a pathway to the doom of your wallet. As such, your goal needs to not be to build the ultimate team in that you’re building the best team in the universe, but that you’re building the ultimate team for the task ahead of you.

Win with the worst team you can contend with.

Quite simply, you want to run out there with not the best squad, but the squad that fits the lowest classification for as long as possible. This means using bronze players while they’re cheap and effective. In general, based on the difficulty level, you can play well below the computer’s team rating. Novice difficulty is playing soccer against an elementary school team. Amateur is only really slightly better. The AI only really starts picking up in competence once you get to Semi-Pro, and I recommend playing on that whenever possible at least. But whenever you have an easier match? Run out the scrubs and reserves! The higher the difficulty, the less gap you have depending on your skills.

Top-flight, 4 star or above teams, start to get to the point where they’re so physically dominant that unless you’re a FIFA expert, you’re probably going to get manhandled by them if you run a weaker squad out, no matter what. They’ll win more 50/50 balls, get more corners, breakaways, everything, to the point that it’s ridiculous. It will take some feel to know how bad of a team you can roll out there, but you’ll start to get a hang of it. But use your best team as a limited supply of bullets that you only bring out in the most important circumstances. Bronze players are cheap and replaceable, if you can win with them you can save a lot of coins.

Use multiple squads and the squad builder.

Thankfully, you don’t have to build your team every single time you take on a match for different quality opponents. You can have multiple squads, and I generally like to have a squad with just bronze players, silver and bronze players, and then a gold-quality team. You can use the team builder to make this process a lot easier, but I generally recommend going in and playing around with the roster additionally beyond that. You might want to switch around your bench and reserves so that you’re not wasting contracts on players just sitting around. As well, I recommend playing around with different formations.

Sometimes you might get a squad with a higher rating and/or chemistry if you build it to different formations. If you’re a junkie of the sport, you’ll know what each means, but if you’re a more casual fan, I’d say to go with the formation that makes for the strongest team. As well, while it may come at a chemistry deficit, sometimes it’s worth switching out weak players at a specific position with stronger players who, are, say, midfielders, but don’t play CAM position. In general, I’d say that you ideally want to run the most physically capable squad out there.

Remember, you can’t buy coins, so everything is earnable through playing

Don’t spend your coins all willy-nilly, as the only way to get them is to play matches and sell items. It helps keep the economy of the game in order since you can’t directly just effortlessly buy coins and wreck the transfer market. If you’re smart and handle your money wisely, you can buy more valuable card packs instead of spending money on dinky lower-tier packs. And remember: every card pack (the exception being that limited-time RED pack) can be bought with coins.

So don’t be afraid to grind coins with bad teams if you ever find yourself short. You get coins even from losses, so every match has a reward – but optimizing your rewards is key. There are many objectives where the reward is fewer coins than it would cost to buy the item that would trigger the objective’s reward. If you complete it naturally, then that’s fine and dandy. If not, then, you can get small rewards easily.

With your good teams, avoid playing matches without a greater reward.

Quick games, team of the week matches, these can be fun, but confer no greater rewards. Spend your time in seasons and tournaments. Online play is an especially egregious risk. Remember that you’re going to be going up against people on cellular and wi-fi connections that aren’t always stable, and your connection can have issues! These games are incredibly risky to play, even though there are rewards to be had.

Additionally, the people who are playing in these matches are generally way too good, so unless you’re extremely competent at FIFA, I’d just stay away. Tournaments can be risky as you don’t win the prize unless you win the whole thing, but they can often have extremely valuable prizes.

The transfer market is a great way to earn and save money.

Exactly what it says on the tin. Packs come with a lot of players and items. Many them are worthless and disposable, but it’s often quite possible to profit off of packs. You can do so by selling items and players you don’t need from your club, which even for low-level bronze players, is an option. After all, there’s times when someone’s gonna want low-level filler, and if you can pick up a cheap option, hey, good for you. Silver and gold players will often go for a lot more, but you can nab some real bargains.