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FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Chemistry Guide – Tips To Build Perfect Squad
In FIFA Ultimate Team, having a strong line-up or your skill alone will not win you games. There are other things which can alter the outcome of the game; chemistry and fitness is a couple of things you should keep in mind.
FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Chemistry
Chemistry can be described as the relation between a player and his club or his position. Ideally, you need to have a higher chemistry to encourage the player’s performance.
The Significance of Chemistry
Like I have mentioned above, in order to win, you cannot only rely on your skill or your team’s strong line-up. Think of the chemistry in this manner: a weak team with great chemistry can easily score wins than a great team with weak chemistry.
Yes, there definitely are two different kinds of chemistries: chemistry of the player and chemistry of a team. You simply cannot neglect the importance of both kinds of chemistries since both of these are equally important.
The primary difference between Player Chemistry and Team Chemistry is that the PC is calculated on a scale of zero to ten and TC is calculated on a scale of zero to hundred.
While building your team, you should pay attention to the Player Chemistry and as a result, you will attain a higher Team Chemistry. However, do note that PC is not the only thing that determines the TC.
Factors like Managers for the bench and positioning also affect the chemistry. Therefore, it’s possible for a team to have different chemistry in different matches. The last important bit to note here is that the chemistry also alters the player’s attributes to some extent.
Now that we know all about chemistry, let’s talk about a few things which can alter the PC of a player. In order to improve PC of a player, make sure to follow these tips:
- Let him play on his natural position
- Team him up with players having same nationality or clubs
- Team him up with managers having some nationality or clubs
- Assign him to a club with which he has played more than ten matches
- Assign him to a new club to let him develop affiliations
Natural Position of a Player
When we talk about the natural position of a player; it can be seen displayed on his player card. In addition to his natural position, a player can also play in a number of other positions which can be either similar to different from his natural position.
Ideally, you need to make sure that a player plays on his natural position to boost the chemistry. For instance, if you place Claudio Bravo in any other position except Goalkeeper, his chemistry will get affected drastically.
Tip: If you have a player not playing on his natural position, you can improve things to some extent by using a Player Modifier Card.
Relationships with Other Squad Members
Coming to the relationship with other players, you need to select two players with either same nationality or club. When two players are allotted positions in a team, their chemistry is determined by connections:
- Dead Link: This connection occurs when two players are from different nationalities, clubs, and leagues
- Weak: This connection occurs when two players have same nationalities and different leagues or clubs
- Strong: This connection occurs when two players have same nationalities and league, but different clubs
- Hyper: This connection occurs when two players have same nationalities and league, and club
Needless to say, but players should keep in mind all the weak points that a player can have in a team. If possible, try and go for players with at least same nationalities and leagues.
Relationship with Managers
Similar to squad members, the nationality and league of managers also play a key role in determining the chemistry of a player.
Note: The nationalities and leagues of players and managers are displayed on their cards.
Another technical aspect to keep in mind here is that you don’t always have to match the nationality or league of your manager to the majority of your players.
For instance, if around 8 of your players already have a chemistry of 9-10 because they are from the same league, it is a better decision to opt for a manager whose league matches the remaining three players.
And like in the case of player position, you can apply a League Modifier Card if your manager and players do not have same league.
The last thing that I’m going to discuss is the club loyalty. To get a better chemistry from a player, you need to place him either in a new club so that he develops his chemistry over time or place him in a club with which he has played at least 10 or more games.
How to Calculate Chemistry
First off, you need to know that the chemistry value that is used in the game is calculated by combining both Player Chemistry and Team Chemistry. Here’s how the game calculates the chemistry:
Overall Chemistry = (Player Chemistry x 0.75) + (Team Chemistry x 0.25)
Keeping this formula in mind, you can get an idea of how the game calculates the chemistry. Coming to the Team Chemistry, it is determined by adding all Players’ Chemistry values:
Team Chemistry = PC1 + PC2 + PC3 + … PC11
In case you’re thinking that by using this formula, one can even reach the value of 110 which exceeds the Overall Chemistry value; do note that anything above 100 is considered as 100 in the game.
Coming to Player Chemistry, there is a simple formula to calculate it and it revolves around everything we discussed above:
Player Chemistry = Positioning/Linking + Manager Loyalty + Club Loyalty
Like in the case of Team Chemistry, you will often reach a value which will exceed 10. Once again, do note that anything above 10 will be considered as 10 in the game.
How Substitutes Affect Chemistry
If you have read the guide above, you will notice that there was hardly any mention of substitutes. The formula provided above only took eleven main players into considerations and not substitutes. It is true that until substitutes are called into the game, their Player Chemistry does not affect the overall chemistry of the team.
The question that arises is when a substitute is called into the game, then what? Contrary to what most people believe, when a substitute is called into the game, he acquires the Player Chemistry of the player who left the field.
In this way, the overall chemistry of the team is not disturbed at all. Understand it this way: after a match commences, the chemistry is locked up and NOTHING changes it, at all!
Now, if you’re a smart player, you can use this to your advantage if you have a player who isn’t good enough, but adds to the overall chemistry of your squad. Once the chemistry value has been locked in, call in the substitute and the chemistry will not change by any value.
An Introduction to Chemistry Styles
Chemistry Styles are basically Consumable Cards which can be applied to a player to alter their style of playing by modifying his attributes. One of the most important things to note here is that these cards do not alter the chemistry value in any way.
The only thing that these cards are capable of doing is allowing players to choose which attributes get affected by chemistry. Do note that a Chemistry Style can be only used once and its effects last until a new Chemistry Style is applied to that player.
Another interesting thing to note here is that once a player is traded, his active Chemistry Style also gets traded with him.