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Ultimate Team Chemistry Guide: 2 Easiest Techniques for 100% Chemistry

by Craig ColeNovember 25, 2011

In this, the second, part to our Ultimate Team Chemistry Guide we’ll go through the two easiest ways to create an Ultimate Team with 100% chemistry.

Previously we learned the effects of Ultimate Team Chemistry and why it’s so important for winning matches.  We also learned each of the individual factors that go towards making up your overall Ultimate Team Chemistry in FIFA 12.

So here goes:

The 2 Easiest Techniques to create a 100% Chemistry Ultimate Team

1.  Pick A Team Based on Nationality.

As mentioned in part one of our FIFA 12 Ultimate Team Chemistry Guide, players increase the team chemistry if they link up with other players of the same nationality so one of the easiest ways to get a 100% Chemistry Ultimate Team is to choose a squad of players that all come from the same nation.  Popular nationalities include:

  • Brazilian
  • Spanish
  • English
  • Italian

Be prepared to pay a premium for players from popular nations.

If you’re looking to create a 100% Chemistry Team on a budget, look to less popular nations that still contain some quality players such as:

  • Argentinean
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Portuguese

Below is my current Brazilian Team.

FIFA 12 Ultimate Team Gold Brazil

2.  Pick A Team Based on League.

As with nationalities, the exact same principal applies to leagues.  Players who link up with other players that play in the league increase Ultimate Team Chemistry.  Therefore, again, it makes sense that picking a squad of players that all play for the same league is an easy way to achieve an Ultimate Team with 100% team chemistry.

As with Nationalities, again be prepared to pay over the odds for good players in the more popular leagues, such as:

  • Barclays Premier League
  • Spanish BBVA
  • Italian Serie A

If you’re looking to build a team based on league on the cheap, again choose a less popular league.  Great Ultimate Teams can be created from the following leagues using a lot less coins:

  • German Bundesliga
  • French Ligue 1
  • Portuguese Premiera Liga
  • Russian Premier League

When building teams from less popular leagues you’ll also have the added bonus that a lot of the players will have the same nationality giving an additional boost to Ultimate Team Chemistry.

If you’re planning on building a couple of teams, then plan ahead!  As you can see below, I was able to use a number of my Brazilian players in my Serie A team.  Being able to use the same players in both teams dramatically reduces the cost of both teams.

FIFA 12 Ultimate Team Gold Serie A

Other 100% Ultimate Team Considerations

Once you’ve decided to focus on building an Ultimate Team from either the same nation or the same league there are still another couple of factors to consider to make sure you get that Team Chemistry up to 100%.  Unfortunately, nationality or league aren’t enough on their own.

Player Formation

Choosing a formation is an important decision because it can have a large bearing on how much you’ll have to pay in order to get your 100% Ultimate Team Chemistry.  As an indication 4-1-2-1-2 formation cards can sell for anywhere between 6,000 to 12,000 coins!

Once you’ve decided on a formation, do your research.  If you’ve chosen a popular one, make sure you know how much formation cards are selling for before you search for players to make sure you don’t pay over the odds for a player in your preferred formation.

Players in the right formation can also give a nice, healthy boost to their team chemistry.  You can still get away with 2 or 3 players out of formation however and still achieve 100% Ultimate Team Chemistry taking into account other factors.

Player Position

Players playing in their preferred positions increase Ultimate Team Chemistry.  The more players you can get into their preferred positions the better.  The odd CF playing ST or CM playing CDM won’t make too much of a difference but it all helps.  The more players playing in their correct positions allows you to get away with more players playing out of formation.


Get yourself a good Gold manager with your preferred formation!  (You can use Gold managers in Bronze and Silver teams!)  Try to choose one with the same nationality as the majority of players in your team.  This will be straight forward for your Ultimate Team base on nationality but you might have a decision to make on your Ultimate Team based on league.

A good manager with the right formation and nationality can boost your chemistry up by as much as 20 points!  They’re by far the cheapest way to boost your Ultimate Team Chemistry!


  • Choose the nation or league you want to base your team around.
  • Try to pick players in your preferred formation and their preferred position – remember you’ll be able to get away with a few out of position or formation.
  • Get a good Manager that matches your formation with the same nationality as the majority of your players.
  • A good tip is to buy your cheaper players with the correct formation and position.  This will allow you to buy you’re more expensive players a lot cheaper buy choosing one with an unpopular formation or position and still be able to achieve 100% Team Chemistry.

Not satisfied with teams from the same nation or league?  Next up we’ll be discussing how to build hybrid teams and how to link your favourite players together.

Have you built a team based on Nationality or League?  Share it with us in the comments!

Other Ultimate Team Examples:

Silver Bundesliga Team

FIFA 12 Ultimate Team Silver Bundes

Liga Adelante Ultimate Team

(A Silver or Gold Manager would boost this team to 100% Chemistry no bother.)

FIFA 12 Ultimate Team Bronze Adelante

Craig Cole
Founder of, Evertonian *groan*, entrepreneur. I'm a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment which I put to good use in the Ultimate Team market. ;)
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  • November 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Nice post, I find that Nationality is easiest to get high chemistry, I have had most luck with this!

  • Joey
    January 2, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    I’m pretty new to UT and it seems that my player’s contracts have run out, how do i get contracts?


  • Nicolas
    February 27, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I went with a brazilian team, and it was quite easy to build up a very competitive squad for little money.. However, I felt it was time for change, so I’m now building a Argentine squad, which is even cheaper (although I use Brazilian defenders, because I find Argentinas defenders too slow)..

    The problem that I am incountering is that there is very few managers for Argentine squads, which makes it very hard to find a manager with the right formation.

    I want to add to your blog, that you said that you normally only have 2 managers (one for team talk and one for formation), I don’t quite know what the team talk does, but what I do know is that it is benificial to keep more “contract managers” in the club as these add up.. For example if you got 3 gold managers stored in the club, then you get a 9 percent bonus on contracts.. So I’ve got loads of “contract” managers.

  • Gurkan
    March 19, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Thanks for the information. Especially about the managers effect. A question: Is the chemistry personal or teamwise? I mean, Team A: Total Team Chemistry = 90. Aguero, personal Chemistry in this team = 6. and, Team B: Total Team Chemistry = 90 again. But, Aguero, personal Chemistry in that team = 8.

    Will Aguero play better in Team B, or will they be same since the team chemistries are equal?

  • Dan
    April 7, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Is it better to have a team of average players (83 rating ) and have a chemistry of 100% or to have a team with many highly rated players ( 88 ) and a low chemistry?

    • April 8, 2012 at 9:53 am

      I’d much prefer to have 83 rated players and 100% chemistry. Your team will defend better as a unit and your players will take up much better positions and make better runs going forward.

      If you have 88 rated players but low chemistry your going to have to work so much harder with those players because you’re not going to have options available to you when attacking and defensively players will be out of position.

      If you want to play attractive, passing football choose high chemistry. (then win games to get more coins and eventually have both ;))

  • Help!
    April 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    I have an all Brazilian team which is rather decent with most players around 80-85. After seeing similar teams online, I saw that many people had 2 Brazilians from different leagues with a dark, green line.. like Marcelo and Lucio. I have the same players in the right formation and position but only get a yellow line. Some of them get a bright, green line when they are in the same league but I have none with a dark, green line. What’s wrong?

    • April 10, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      Hi, have you got a link to your team and I’ll take a look?

    • Conan
      April 14, 2012 at 12:24 am

      It’s changed now, that’s why you will be confused. After the UT update, Dark Green no longer exists. It’ll be BRIGHT GREEN for perfect formation + position + connection with other players. But if they’re in either 1. The wrong formation, 2. The wrong postion or 3. Don’t link with other players next to them. The Boot/Formation/Link Line will now be ORANGE not Dark Green. Hope this helped

  • Conan
    April 14, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Right, so i’ve previously done a La Liga down the left, BPL down the middle and a Serie A team down the right. My LCM in a 433 was Kaka, CM was Nasri and RCM was Robinho. Minus the fact that Nasri had NO connection at all, the two brazilians never passed to Nasri and always missed him out when passing in midfield. From what i can remember they did anyway. Is this right? If i’m playing him in the right formation + position, but no connection, does that mean they’re basically useless? I’ve wanted to do a hybrid team for a long time but theres always ONE player i can’t find to connect up with and don’t want the risk of him basically being useless.

  • Aamir
    July 1, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Mr Craig Cole, can i have two ut teams . If yes, how?

    • Kez
      July 25, 2012 at 9:04 am

      hi aamir you can have two teams. you need to go on squad selector and create new squad. let me no if it works and good luck fellow ut player!!!

  • Kez
    July 25, 2012 at 9:02 am

    hello everyone i have a really great bit of advice for the players who want to score many goals in a match. get the 3-5-2 formation. the reason is your opponents defence will mark the CAM and one of your strikers. the other one will be left alone for you to play a through ball (chipped or ground pass) and score your 1 on 1. it is important for your strikers to have pace so they get away when they are unmarked. i score many goals this way and an example of a team which i use is a full france team with strikers remy and benzema who both are very fast and have a lethal finish. it is only about 9000 coins for both of them aswell. reply to this message if it works!!!!

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