If you’re one of the many players wondering what the best FIFA 22 chemistry styles to use are, don’t worry, we’ve got the answers right here for you.
In this guide, I’ll run through the best chemistry style for strikers, midfielders, defenders, and goalkeepers in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.
Chemistry styles are exceptionally popular and you’d be at a massive disadvantage if you’re not using them.
Some will cost more than others but that’s because they are valuable. They can get you wins and score your goals. Your average players will become better overall, just by spending a few hundred coins on a chemistry-style card.
It’s also worth mentioning that if your players link up perfectly to create either 10 individual chemistry or 100 overall team chemistry, then the equipped chemistry style card will further improve your player’s attribute points.
The attributes that receive boosts will depend on the chemistry card that you’ve equipped. You can find all of the in-depth stat details within the chemistry style description of every position.
All Chemistry Styles in FIFA 22 & Their Boost Points
In FIFA 22, there are a total of 23 chemistry styles. Eighteen (18) for field players and five (5) for goalkeepers. Each chemistry style will boost a unique combination of player abilities such as pace, dribbling, defending, and more.
To help you better understand the different chemistry styles and the unique abilities each chemistry style boosts, I’ve made a table that will explain everything without much confusion. This way, you can find the best chemistry styles in FIFA 22 for each player in your team.
|Chemistry Style Name||Ability Boost|
|Sniper||+3 SHO & +3 PHY|
|Finisher||+3 SHO & +3 DRI|
|Deadeye||+3 PAS & +3 SHO|
|Marksman||+2 DRI & +2 SHO & +2 PHY|
|Hawk||+2 PAC & +2 SHO & +2 PHY|
|Artist||+3 DRI & +3 PAS|
|Architect||+3 PHY & +3 PAS|
|Powerhouse||+3 PAS & +3 DEF|
|Maestro||+2 SHO & +2 PAS & +2 DRI|
|Engine||+2 PAC & +2 PAS & +2 DRI|
|Sentinel||+3 DEF & +3 PHY|
|Guardian||+3 DEF & +3 DRI|
|Gladiator||+3 DEF & +3 SHO|
|Backbone||+2 DEF & +2 PAS & +2 PHY|
|Anchor||+2 DEF & +2 PAC & +2 PHY|
|Hunter||+3 PAC & +3 SHO|
|Catalyst||+3 PAC & +3 PAS|
|Shadow||+3 DEF & +3 PAC|
|Wall (GK)||+2 DIV & +2 KIC|
|Shield (GK)||+2 KIC & +2 REF & +2 SPD|
|Cat (GK)||+2 REF & +2 POS & +2 SPD|
|Glove (GK)||+2 DIV & +2 POS & +2 HAN|
|GK Basic (GK)||Default|
Best Chemistry Style for Every Position in FIFA 22
When it comes to breaking down all of the chemistry styles and picking the best one for each position in FIFA 22, it can get quite confusing, especially since you have so many options to pick from. Below, from experience, research, and my own testing, I’ve outlined the best chemistry style for all player positions in FIFA 22.
Note: The chemistry style that you go for should heavily depend on the player that you’re looking to improve as opposed to the position. For example, you want to make your striker as quick and as great at shooting as possible. For that reason, no matter how quick or slow they are or how good their shooting stats are, going for the “Hunter” chemistry style is always a great idea.
If we take a player like Adama Traoré for example, it would be pretty pointless to go for “Engine” or “Catalyst” as his pace is already perfect. In that case, you should pick a chemistry style that will improve the player’s passing and shooting to make him a better and more rounded player.
Best Chemistry Style for a Goalkeeper (GK)
Best Style: Glove
Just because goalkeepers seem to be a whole lot better in FIFA 22 as opposed to any of the previous versions of the game, that doesn’t mean that we can’t make them better using one of the best FIFA 22 goalkeeper chemistry styles.
After some personal testing as well as research, I’ve found that reflexes, diving, handling, and positioning to be the most important attributes for a good goalkeeper – pace and kicking not so much.
For that reason, I believe that one of the best FIFA 22 GK chemistry styles is Glove, which will give you +2 POS, +2 HAN, +2 DIV – all crucially important boosts to the most important attributes of a goalkeeper.
This might come as a surprise but I actually believe that the best chem style for goalkeepers in FIFA 22 – aside from the Glove – is the Basic chemistry style card. It provides your player with a boost of +1 across the board, and since all other GK chemistry style cards give your GK a boost to either KIC (kicking) or SPE (speed), which I think are a waste.
Note: For 10/100 chemistry, the GK equipped with Glove will also see +15 Handling, +10 Diving, and +5 Positioning.
Best Chemistry Style for a Left Back (LB)
Best Style: Shadow
Your fullback defenders can be used for more than defending the wings from the opposing wingers. In modern-day football, it’s not rare to see the fullbacks acting as wingers and joining the attack.
As a result of that, I believe that the most important stats for your left-back are DEF, PAC, and PAS. Some incredible left-backs that have the above-mentioned playstyle include Trent Alexander-Arnold or Jordi Alba.
Because of that, I believe that one of the best chem styles in FIFA 22 for your LB (provided they have good passing) is Shadow as that will give your player +3 PAC, +3 DEF. Now, if your LB lacks in the passing department, it’s definitely worth keeping your LBs pace the same but giving the player a boost to passing using the Powerhouse chemistry style. This chemistry style will boost your player by +3 PAS, +3 DEF.
Note: For 10/100 chemistry, the LB equipped with Shadow will also see +15 Sliding Tackle, +10 Acceleration, +10 Sprint Speed, +10 Interception, +10 Standing Tackle, +5 Heading Accuracy, and +5 Defensive Awareness.
Best Chemistry Style for a Right Back (RB)
Best Style: Shadow
In a similar fashion to the left-back, your right back holds a very similar role just on the opposite side of your defense. They can also run up and be part of your attack when necessary and defend the wing as needed from any attacking wingers and left-backs.
I believe that the best chemistry style for your right back is Shadow. Using Shadow, your player will see +3 PAC, +3 DEF boost to their pace and defending stats. Now, if your RB is already relatively quick, you want to make sure that you put an emphasis on their passing abilities by making use of the Powerhouse chemistry style instead. This chemistry style will boost your RB’s passing and defense by three points each.
Note: For 10/100 chemistry, the RB equipped with Shadow will also see +15 Sliding Tackle, +10 Acceleration, +10 Sprint Speed, +10 Interception, +10 Standing Tackle, +5 Heading Accuracy, and +5 Defensive Awareness.
Best Chemistry Style for a Center Back (CB)
Best Style: Shadow
As pace is the meta in FIFA 22, it is just as important for you to have fast strikers as it is to have fast center backs. For this reason, the best chemistry style for your CB’s, at least in my opinion, is Shadow, which will boost your player’s attributes by +3 PAC and +3 DEF.
Now, if you already have one of the fastest center backs in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, I’d suggest that you go for the Anchor, which will boost your player by +2 PHY, +2 DEF, +2 PAC.
Note: For 10/100 chemistry, your center back equipped with the Shadow chemistry style will see an improvement of +15 Sliding Tackle, +10 Sprint Speed, +10 Acceleration, +10 Standing Tackle, +10 Interception, +5 Heading Accuracy, and +5 Defensive Awareness.
Best Chemistry Style for a Central Defensive Midfielder (CDM)
Best Style: Backbone
Your center defensive midfielder is the glue between your midfield and defense. Most CDM players are playmakers and ball distributors as well as great defenders. For that reason, I believe that the Backbone chemistry style is best for CDM. It gives your player a +2 PAS, +2 DEF, and +2 PHY, which are crucial all abilities for a CDM.
Alternatively, if your CDM is naturally stronger, it’s worth going for the Powerhouse chemistry style as that particular card focuses more on the defensive and passing attributes of your player. Using the Powerhouse chemistry style, you’ll see a +3 DEF and +3 PAS boost to your player’s attributes.
Note: For 10/100 chemistry, when equipped with the Backbone chemistry style card, your center defensive midfielder will see a boost of +10 Vision, +10 Long Passing, +10 Interceptions, +10 Standing Tackle, +10 Jumping, +10 Aggression, +5 Defensive Awareness, +5 Sliding Tackle, and +5 Strenght.
Best Chemistry Style for a Center Midfielder (CM)
Best Style: Artist
The center midfielders are deemed as the engine of the team. They are responsible for not only transitioning the ball from defense to attack but also pass the ball to the right player at the right time.
As playmakers, your CM can best benefit from a boost in passing and dribbling, which is what you get by using the Artist chemistry style – +3 PAS and +3 DRI to be exact.
Alternatively, if you like to bring your CM upfield and not only pass to the strikers but also look for striking opportunities, then it’s worth adding in a boost to your player’s shooting. You can get a boost to that using the Maestro chemistry style. The boost you’ll see with the Maestro card +2 PAS, +2 SHO, +2 DRI.
Note: For 10/100 chemistry, when your CM is equipped with an Artist chemistry style, you’ll see a boost of +15 Long Passing, +15 Agility, +10 Vision, +10 Crossing, +10 Dribbling, +5 Free Kick Accuracy, +5 Curve, and +5 Reactions.
Best Chemistry Style for a Center Attacking Midfielder (CAM)
Best Style: Maestro
Your center attacking midfielder is for the attack what your CDM is for the defenders. He’s a crucial link between your midfield and your attackers. He’s the playmaker up front – the one responsible for not only passing the ball to your strikers but also taking advantage of opportunities and shooting where possible.
As a result of that, I believe that the best chemistry style for your CAM is Maestro, which will give your player a boost in passing, shooting, and dribbling by 2 points for each attribute.
Now, if your CAM is naturally good at shooting, you can go for the Artist chemistry style, which puts an emphasis on your player’s passing and dribbling abilities. Using the Artist chemistry style, your player will see a boost of +3 points in both passing and dribbling.
Note: For 10/100 chemistry, your Maestro CAM will see a boost of +10 Shot Power, +10 Long Shots, +10 Free Kick Accuracy, +10 Long Passing, +10 Reactions, +10 Dribbling, +5 Volleys, +5 Vision, and +5 Short Passing.
Best Chemistry Style for a Right Midfielder (RM)
Best Style: Engine
Your wingers (or in this case, right midfielders) are of crucial importance for achieving a successful outcome at the end of each game. They are responsible for running down the wing, opening the play, and even crossing the ball into the box for all the other players to try and get it in the back of the net.
Based on that, I believe that every winger should be quick, great at dribbling, and passing. For that reason, the best chemistry style in FIFA 22 for your right midfielder is Engine, which gives your player +2 PAS, +2 PAC, and +2 DRI.
If your player is already pretty decent at dribbling, you can go for the Catalyst chemistry style, which puts an emphasis on pace and passing by adding on +3 points to each of the attributes.
Note: For 10/100 chemistry, your Engine RM will get a boost of +10 Crossing, +10 Curve, +10 Balance, +10 Dribbling, +5 Acceleration, +5 Sprint Speed, +5 Vision, +5 Long Passing, +5 Short Passing, and +5 Agility.
Best Chemistry Style for a Left Midfielder (LM)
Best Style: Engine
In a similar fashion to the right midfield, left midfielders could massively benefit from extra dribbling, pace, and passing. For that reason, my go-to chemistry style for LM’s is Engine.
In case your LM is already pretty good at dribbling, and you want them to be quicker and better at passing, then I’d suggest that you go for the Catalyst chemistry style card.
Note: For 10/100 chemistry, your Engine left midfielder will see a boost of +10 Crossing, +10 Balance, +10 Curve, +10 Dribbling, +5 Acceleration, +5 Vision +5 Sprint Speed, +5 Long Passing, +5 Agility, and +5 Short Passing.
Best Chemistry Style for a Center Forward (CF)
Best Style: Finisher/Hunter
The CF of your team is responsible for finishing every attacking opportunity with a goal in the back of the net. To do that, the ideal CF needs to be strong, quick, and great at shooting on target every time. The chemistry style that I’d recommend for the perfect CF is Finisher, which will give your player +3 SHO and +3 DRI. It’s the best chemistry style if your player already has plenty of pace.
If he could do with a little bit more pace, then it’s worth going for the Hawk, which will give your CF a +2 SHO, +2 PAC, and +2 PHY boost to his attribute points.
If you want to make your center forward a whole lot more lethal in attack, then going for the “Hunter” chemistry style would also be a great idea. This chemistry style will boost your player’s pace and shooting by three points each. Whether your CF lacks those or you simply want to make the player even quicker and deadlier on the ball, then using “Hunter” is your best bet.
Note: For 10/100 chemistry, your Finisher CF will see a boost of +15 Finishing, +10 Shot Power, +15 Dribbling, +10 Volleys, +10 Agility, +5 Positioning, +5 Balance, and +5 Penalties.
Best Chemistry Style for a Striker (ST)
Best Style: Finisher/Hunter
And last but not least, we have the striker position. Your striker should be fast, great at shooting, and physically strong so that he can’t be taken out easily by the defenders. The only chemistry style that gives all of these attributes a boost is the Hawk. Using the Hawk chemistry styles, your ST will be attributed with +2 SHO, +2 PAC, and +2 PHY.
Another very popular option for strikers is the “Hunter” chemistry style. This chemistry style will boost your player’s pace and shooting by three points for each. Which chemistry style you end up using will solely depend on the type of play that you’re playing with. If they lack pace and shooting, the hunter would be a great choice to bring those crucial stats up.
Now, if you already have one of the fastest strikers on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, it’s worth solidifying his shooting and dribbling attributes to ensure that he’s able to dribble past every defender and nail every opportunity at the back of the net. The chemistry style for the job here is Finisher, which will give your player +3 SHO and +3 DRI.
Note: For 10/100 chemistry, your Finisher ST will get a boost of +10 Shot Power, +15 Finishing, +15 Dribbling, +10 Agility, +10 Volleys, +5 Positioning, +5 Balance, and +5 Penalties.
Now that you know which chemistry styles are best for each position, it’s time for you to save up some coins and focus on investing a fair chunk of money in the best chemistry styles for all of your main, if not all players that you use.
Remember that chemistry style cards are particularly useful amongst more budget teams, so they will definitely be of great benefit if you can afford them. It’s also worth mentioning that your players will see a great boost in their abilities if the chemistry style cards are used within a team that has maximum chemistry.