The best out-of-position players in Ultimate Team

New in FIFA 23 Out Of Position is Ultimate Team’s latest promotion offering star names for players to add to their teams. The promotion brings new positions for select players with updated stats, as well as changes to favored foot, weak foot stats, and an updated skill move rating out of five. New stars are released in packs throughout the year Fifa cycle, but players can also collect them through Squad Building Challenges and Objectives.

The highest rated player is Mohamed Salah whose new Out Of Position card is rated 92 but more importantly he is now a striker. The Egyptian’s normal card is rated 90 but being a right winger, Salah only fits into some of the the best training in FIFA 23. All of the Liverpool star’s top six stats have been improved, including having 92 pace and 91 shooting before even adding a style of chemistry. As a major upgrade, the card is currently by far the most expensive on the transfer market for this promotion.


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The same Premier League stars in different positions

Premier League stars are once again heavily featured in the promotion, with several players having major position changes that make them much more desirable. New card Chelsea and England right-back Reece James can now play in right midfield, on the right or even as a striker, which given his pace could come in handy for many Ultimate teams. A lot of top rated premier league players FIFA 23 now have promo cards available including Joao Cancelo. The Manchester City defender’s Out Of Position card is very different from his base version who can play as a central midfielder, defensive midfielder or even a right-back. However, it is Ivan Perisic whose card is the most interesting, with four options available after using a position change card. The Spurs midfielder can be switched to play as a right midfielder or winger, but also as a right-back and attacking midfielder. Perisic is another card with incredible pace and stats that matches many other defenders in FIFA 23 making him a great alternative for Premier League teams at right-back.

Away from the English top flight, Federico Chiesa is an excellent choice for all Ultimate teams based around Serie A. Chiesa is one of the fastest players FIFA 23 and this promo card has a pace stat of 93, with the Juventus man being a solid card and a great option for those looking to get an Out of Position player on the cheap. While others need luck picking them up in packs or spending lots of coins in the transfer market, the Italian is available as a Squad Building Challenge with few requirements. The card is an upgrade from an 84 to 87 rating and saw Chiesa move up to a right wing position. Englishman Ross Barkley who now plies his trade in France with Nice is also available to pick up with an SBC.

As in the previous promotion, Rulebreakers, most cards can be used in certain configurations. Several players have had drastic position changes, including speedy defenders Theo Hernandez from AC Milan and Isaak Toure from Marseille, who can now both play as forwards. In FIFA 23 players can also be earned by completing in-game objectives. Callum Hudson-Odoi and Samuel Chukwueze are both currently available via objectives with the Chelsea man on loan, another whose stats translate into a strong defender.

Out Of Position cards are a welcome addition to Ultimate Team and players can expect to see more throughout the year. This opens the possibility for some of the best players in the world to be able to play in different positions alongside the new chemistry system in FIFA 23. Once again, it’s the Premier League stars leading the way as the best Out Of Position players available in FIFA 23 with Salah a game-changing card.

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    The next in the annual installments of EA’s FIFA franchise, FIFA 23 returns as the latest entry in the franchise under the association’s name. The 2023 entry will bring back Ultimate FUT features and will feature cross-play for many modes except Co-op modes. Additionally, Fifa 23 uses a new system engine called “HyperMotion2”, which analyzes data from real football matches to create a wide range of in-game player animations to create a more realistic experience. In addition to these features, FIFA 23 will include both World Cup modes for men and women. This entry also includes women’s club football, starting with two real teams and adding more as the game’s seasons progress. Sam Kerr will also be the first female athlete to appear on a FIFA cover. After FIFA 23, EA Sports will continue its football matches under the new name “EA Sports FC”.

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