FUT 14 Chemistry Guide and FAQs


FUT 14 Chemistry Guide

What is Chemistry in FUT 14?

Chemistry is how well your players gel when playing together. Poor chemistry can be shown in real-life teams where high rated players do not perform or gel well as a team. Therefore high Chemistry is ESSENTIAL¬†when building your FUT 14 squad(s) in order to increase your player’s performance during a match and beat your opponent!

In this guide we will explain the components that affect Chemistry, how you obtain Chemistry Bonuses and the steps involved in building a team with optimal Chemistry.

The four key aspects that affect Chemistry:

1. Preferred Position
2. Nationality
3. League
4. Club

Please note: Nationality, League, and Club Chemistry is applied through links with your other players, so look to maintain your chosen Chemistry connection throughout your team.

FUT 14 Chemistry Guide - FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Getting Started

Getting Started:

The first step to building your FUT 14 squad with optimal Chemistry is deciding how your players will be linked (by Nationality, League and/or Club). This will help you in deciding which players to purchase before making sure they are positioned correctly.

Making sure your players are in the correct position:

When purchasing your players (or receiving them from packs) it is essential you make sure they’re playing in the correct position for your chosen formation. If you plan on using a player that you have received in a pack but their position does not fit into your desired formation, then you can purchase certain Position Change cards.

FUT 14 Chemistry Positions

As shown above you will know whether your player is playing in the correct position by looking at the round indicator on the field directly below them. Green indicates the correct position and you will receive the most Chemistry. Orange indicates a similar position such as a CM in a CAM and you will receive some Chemistry. Red indicates an incorrect position and you will receive no Chemistry.

Making sure your players are linked:

Bonus Chemistry will be applied when your players share the same Nationality, League or Team.

FUT 14 Player Chemistry Links

As you can see above this is indicated by the connecting lines between each player. Green lines indicate a full Chemistry Bonus, by sharing more than one common link with connected players. Orange lines represent a medium Chemistry Bonus, by sharing only one common link with connected players. Red lines indicate no Chemistry Bonus, by sharing no link with connected players.

Player Loyalty Bonus:

FUT 14 Loyalty Player Chemistry Bonus

Players can obtain an additional maximum of 1 Chemistry Bonus when they are loyal. Players found in packs purchased from the store automatically receive their Loyalty Bonus. Players purchased from the Transfer Market will need to play 10 games for your club to achieve Player Loyalty. Player loyalty is indicated by the green shield as shown above. Once players achieve their loyalty bonus they will remain loyal for as long as you keep them in your club.

Manager Bonus:

FUT 14 Manager Chemistry Bonus

The players that share a Nationality or League link with your manager get a Chemistry Bonus. The manager icon will display green on every player that receives this link. You can also now change your Manager’s assigned league by applying Manager League Items found in packs or in the Transfer Market.

I have a high star rating but low Chemistry Level, why is this?

The star rating is a representation of the overall rating of each player in your squad (calculated from the players in your starting line-up and subs bench). As we explained earlier, your Chemistry Level represents how well your players work together. You may have a team full of superstars in different Leagues, Nations and Clubs, but you will not receive favourable Chemistry bonuses!

Chemistry Styles:

Chemistry Styles add further depth to your squad and allow you to optimize selected player’s stats depending on your Chemistry Level.

We have explained exactly how Chemistry Styles work here.

You can also see what attribute boosts each Chemistry Style gives to a player here.

In conclusion:

Chemistry is essential to how well your team plays so make sure you follow the steps in this guide to obtain optimal Chemistry. Has this guide helped you? We’d appreciate you letting us know your thoughts in the comments section below. You can also chat live with other online FUTers in our FUT Chat feature. Plenty more detailed guides to come from us, so make sure you stay tuned!

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  • Bryan

    You recommend farming with the gold fitness player cards. What would be a max price to snap up the team gold fitness (+30) cards for right now? Obviously these will increase as well. Thanks!

    • UltimateTeamUK

      Hi Bryan, the market values change all the time – especially seeing as the EU will get access to FIFA point pack openings on the 27th September. If you can snap up some team gold fitness’s below the current market value (best time to buy is roughly 3am – 3pm UK) then this may be a good idea as they will likely be in higher demand when a huge increase in FUTers start playing the game. Hope this helps!

  • jase

    Finally an explanation that makes sense thank you very much

    • UltimateTeamUK

      No problem Jase, glad we can help! Plenty more to come from us so stay tuned!

  • Patrick

    I’ve been wondering for a while now, does Red lines between players matter, if the players are 9 or 10 chemestry.

    i made this team: http://www.futhead.com/14/squads/1261720/
    and you see a lot of red lines between my spanish players and my premier league players, do the play badly together when they are not connected? Hope you can help me :)

    • UltimateTeamUK

      Hi Patrick, nice team! Get a Spanish manager such as Martinez (with BPL league) and everyone except Vela will have 10 chem. Vela will also have 10 chem after 10 games due to the player loyalty bonus. To answer your question, the red lines don’t matter as long as your players have full chem, they are basically just indicators.

  • Alex

    If we sub a player does chemistry matter on fut 14?

    • Alex

      Like we sub him in to replace a player with full chemistry. Thanks a lot for your help!

      Great article btw

      • patrick

        no it doesn’t matter, the player you put on will be same Chemestry as the player you take out :)

        • tim c

          i heard they get the chem they should have if you had them at the start without sub in

          • Julian

            I notice the UltimateTeamUK Isn’t touching this (even though they answer all other questions) and no verified source of information exists literally anywhere on the Internet… What is the actual answer? If you sub a player on who is presumably off position, or a 1 on chemistry, does the team bonus go down? what happens to his Chemistry style? Like there no explanation for such a big question…

  • 7inline

    if I sub on a player from the bench will he still play like 9(10) chem? in different situations, like if the player coming off was on 6 chem, will the player subbed on have 9 chem? and if the player coming off has 9 chem will the player coming on have 9 chem? or will the player coming on only have 9 chem if he would’ve had 9 chem before starting the game?