FIFA 21, FUT and the value of collective

FIFA 21, FUT and the value of collective

Chemistry value is the essential element of FIFA 21 FUT (FIFA Ultimate Team) mode. Indeed, if beginner players focus on the cards, the Chemistry level will be the key factor in the creation and evolution of your dream team. Thus, it is the value that will prevent you from really using everything and anything in card but which will also be a direct representation of the good construction of your eleven.



Do not hesitate to consult our various FUT guides for more information on the Ultimate Team mode of FIFA 21.

How does Chemistry Value work in FUT?

The collective on FUT more or less corresponds to the level of synergy between the different players of a formation. Thus, in order to have a good level of collective in your team, it must have the following elements:

  • Players playing in their main position
  • Specific synergies between nearby players (connected by a link)

The individual collective (at the level of the player) therefore begins with his position. If an attacker is placed in midfield, he should see his collective level drop, thus limiting his values.

Note that it is possible to use FUT items to change the position of your player. However, each change leads to the loss of this element, causing a relatively high cost (several thousand credits) especially at the start of the season. In addition, the possible positions are limited, a MG will not be able to pass BU via a permanent change of position. On the other hand, it is possible during the game to move a player to limit the penalty linked to his position.



But the collective value will also evolve if the links between the players are positive. To obtain a positive link, both players must have:

  • Of the same nationality
  • Play in the same club
  • Or evolve in the same league

The value of global collective will therefore be composed of the total of the collectives of each player. A score lower than 80 (out of 100) indicates that players are badly placed or that the links are too often red.

Again, there are exceptions with Icon cards. These can be linked with any card in the game. Thus, the link will be at least yellow with an Icon card, allowing much more flexibility within your FUT formation.

You can find more information about Icon cards in our player card guide, as well as the list of Icon cards in our dedicated article.

The collective, what importance on FUT in FIFA 21?

As in previous editions, the Chemistry value is the most important element of FIFA 21 FUT mode. Indeed, a bad score will decrease the value of your cards and thus reduce your work of optimizing your players to nothing.

  • FIFA 21, FUT and the value of collective
    Although several players are not in their primary position, the overall chemistry of this team is 100 thanks to nation synergies. Also note the Icon card which allows links with all the cards.

We notice on the example above, that players from several different leagues cohabit without problem (yellow link) because of the same nationality. That's why a good card on FUT is also rated because of its country. The more the country has good players across different leagues, the easier it will be to use players from that nation.



Also note that a bad level of collective will reduce the effectiveness of a style consumable. If your player's chemistry level is lower than 6, the addition will be completely cancelled...

Therefore, it is essential to focus on the value of collective rather than spending hours buying and farming new player cards.

Advice to improve the collective

Since the collective is obtained by placing the players in their real position (unless you make a change) and according to the different synergies between the cards, it is best to follow the following advice:

  • Promote FUT teams made up of players from the 5 major European leagues or major nations on FIFA 21
  • Use link-limiting formations on your maps where synergy is difficult
  • Anticipate your future eleven according to your current cards for the collective

Also note that it is possible to improve the collective score via coach's choice if he shares the same nationality or championship as the majority of the players. But it is also possible to win collectively via loyalty score : as soon as a player has participated in 10 matches within the club, his individual collective score will be increased by one point.



If at first glance, the value of collective seems to be a brake on the creativity of teams in the FUT mode of FIFA 21, the latter quickly becomes an excellent exercise for players. Thus, you will learn to quickly master it, both for your teams and for the realization of DCE. Do not hesitate to consult our various guides for FUT as well as our solutions to DCE on our FIFA 21 portal.

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