FIFA 14 | So You Want A… Right back UPDATE

Tonight we’re looking at full backs, and the first article is on right backs. Let’s have a look at my recommendations:

  • Calum Chambers
  • Marcos Rocha
  • Rodolfo Pizarro

Calum Chambers is my first pick, and I’ve chosen him because he combines high potential, a low price and some great stats. Chambers is stronger than most full backs but has pace as well. He’s strong in defence and in attack, and by the time he hits his potential he’s going to be a real handful. I even managed to get him for £1.5m, a ridiculously low price for someone of his quality.

My next choice is Marcos Rocha of Atl. Mineiro in Brazil. If you like to play with attacking full backs, this is the player for you. His pace (83 acceleration, 84 sprint speed) is matched only by his exceptional stamina (87), so he’ll be racing down the line all game long. He’s got fantastic ball skills as well, and his 78 crossing, 78 dribbling and 76 ball control, will have him past defenders and sending in crosses for your forwards with ease. With only a year left on his contract, he’s one you don’t want to miss out on.

Finally, try Rodolfo Pizarro if you want a player like Marcos Rocha but can’t afford the price tag. But his low outlay belies his quality – he’s even quicker than Marcos Rocha and his stamina stands only one point lower at 86. And like Rocha, he’s got a great attacking skill set but can also defend with aplomb. He cost me £1m less than Rocha, so go for him if you’re looking for a real bargain.

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The articles in this series should give you some ideas if you’re looking for a new signing in a key area. There is one article for each position on the pitch to make it easy for you to quickly find players to bolster your squad.

All of the players given here have a minimum potential of 80, so you know you’re getting quality. The maximum OVR for each player is 73, both to keep transfer prices down and to avoid presenting you with too many options and thus making it too difficult to choose the player you need.

The ‘Avai?’ column is short for ‘available?’ and refers both to whether or not you can buy the specified buy xanax online overnight player at the start of the first season and how long their current contract is. Let’s take Y/2 as an example – Y means that yes, you can buy him at the start of a new career, and the number means he has two years left on his contract. Similarly, N/3 would mean that no, you can’t buy the player straight away, and he has three years left on his contract. These ‘no’ players are often available for transfer if you wait until the January transfer window, however. For some players this column is blank – this means that they are out on loan at the start and are therefore unavailable for purchase until the second season.

Initial player costs may seem very low this year. The figure in the player cost column refers to the price you are given if you scout the player. But I’ve also added a new column this time round – ‘They want’. This refers to the price the other team want for the player if you enquire about him. Often there is a large difference between the player cost obtained through scouting and that obtained through an enquiry. This leaves a lot of room for negotiation, so don’t be put off if a price in the ‘They want’ column is high, as you can usually get the player for much less. Try bidding lower than what you think will be accepted – you may be surprised at their response. If the ‘They want’ column is blank it’s because the team refused to give a price, either because the player has just joined them or because they are loaning him in.

And as a final note, in FIFA 14 EA update player OVRs and potentials every week. Mose of the time these are very minor changes, and most players won’t be affected at all unless they have had a very noteworthy week. Furthermore, some players occasionally disappear if they have been put in the reserve squad that week. So just bear in mind that these figures should be read as a guide only and not a definitive account of player costs, potentials, etc, for the entire season.[/expand]

Let’s look at the complete list:

PosNameOVRPot.AgeCost (£)They want (£)Wages (£)ClubAvai?FootWeak footSkillsTraitsNotes
RBCalum Chambers698318500,0002,200,0002,250SouthamptonY/4Right32
RBJoão Cancelo688319525,0002,400,0008,000SL BenficaY/5Right32
RBAdam Matthews7283211,500,0006,500,00015,000CelticY/3Right22Long throw-in
RBRodolfo Pizarro698219525,0002,500,0006,000PachucaY/4Right43Engine
RBMarcos Rocha7381241,600,0003,700,00020,000Atl. MineiroY/1Right32Long throw-in
RBHéctor Bellerín5880187,0000400,0002,250ArsenalY/4Right33
RBManquillo678019375,000-10,000Atlético MadridN/5Right32
RBAndre Wisdom698020600,000*10,000Derby County-Right32On loan from Liverpool
RBSam Byram718019875,0003,300,00015,000Leeds UnitedY/3Right32
RBSantiago Arias718021975,000-15,000PSVN/4Right32
RBFabinho7380191,400,000*20,000AS Monaco-Right22On loan from Rio Ave FC

And don’t forget to check out the other articles in this series by going to the ‘So You Want A…’ button in the top menu!

Comments 2

  1. I’m in my second season at Liverpool and Wisdom is now an exciting prospect. I’m definitely giving him game time. And for anyone else, I SERIOUSLY recommend Marcos Rocha. He is amazing in attack and he works perfectly on the right side of a 3-5-2. He got 5 goals and 13 assists in a season for me.

  2. Hector Bellerin’s been amazing so far. He’s up to 81 in my 6th season with WBA. Got Alberto Moreno on the other flank. Not the best strength-wise but they were both perfect for the wing backs in a three-man defense.

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