The 12 best FIFA 18 right-backs you should sign in Ultimate Team

From the full-back with a four-star skill rating to rock-solid bargains, Phillip Ekuwem picks the best FIFA 18 buys in a tricky position

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FIFA 18 Ultimate Team features a ton of quality alternatives for players in nearly every position spanning across Europe’s top five leagues, but there’s a dearth of quality right-backs. Most in the game have average stats, but here are a dozen exceptional right-backs who would be perfect additions to your FUT.

Note: The gold market is on a low right now, so some of these prices may rise in the near future, particularly due to league and country-specific Squad Building Challenges.

Dani Carvajal

Potential cost: 5k

Carvajal is an integral part of Real Madrid’s squad, as evidenced by Los Blancos’ struggles following the Spaniard’s absence for a short period. The key role he plays for Real Madrid in real life has seen him become the highest-rated right-back in La Liga, and luckily for you he doesn’t cost nearly as much as his Premier League counterparts.

His 83 crossing stats will allow you to utilise tall and strong strikers up front to devastating effect. Meanwhile, his defending stats, coupled with lung-busting stamina, gives Carvajal a strong defensive workrate.

Lukasz Piszczek

Potential cost: 1.2k

Piszczek is the highest-rated Bundesliga right-back in FIFA 18 - and with good reason, considering he’s a difficult man to get past in real life and also a competent player going forward.

Equipped with 81 defending and 80 physicality, the Polish defender can get most wingers off the ball. A Shadow Chemistry style would give his defending - along with his 79 pace - a significant boost, allowing you to maximise his crossing ability.

Dani Alves

Potential cost: 3.1k

Dani Alves is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world – and that reputation follows him in FIFA 18.

The Brazil international is like Marcelo minus the four-star skill rating, bragging immense pace, sublime dribbling ability and midfielder-esque passing. The only downside to Alves is his severe lack of physicality, which is only rated at 66.

If your play is primarily centred on attacking, though – and let's be honest, whose isn't? – Alves is your guy.

Hector Bellerin

Potential cost: 8k

Bellerin is one of three right-backs every Premier League Ultimate Team should have. Only two players in the entire game are faster than the Spaniard (Jonathan Biabiany and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang), so you can expect to catch up with most players easily and make key interceptions.

With Bellerin’s strength rated at 62, though, you’d be better off using standing tackles to steal the ball from players as opposed to spamming L2.