With Messi arriving, and Kylian Mbappe perhaps on the way out – keep an eye on Neymar this season.
The Brazilian seems to be stuck on a 91 rating for recent seasons in the FIFA franchise, and if he can outshine his two teammates this year – he could see his rating climb on FIFA 22.
Neymar on FIFA 22
Neymar can have no complaints about holding onto his 91 rating for FIFA 22 – which is the same as Cristiano Ronaldo – and he will now look to see if he can topple teammate Lionel Messi as the season rolls on.
Neymar’s pace, dribbling and passing stay the same, with his defending improving +1 and physicality +4.
His shooting stat falls from 85 to 83, which could be crucial if players are considering him for their Ultimate Team.
He’s priced at close to 1 million coins currently, but once he starts to pick up in-form and promo items, that will drop.
There are a few different options when it comes to applying a Chemistry Style to Neymar…
Hunter – this is the most obvious choice, providing a +8 pace boost, giving Naymer perfect pace, and also giving a +7 shooting boost.
Deadeye – if you want to play Neymar in a deeper playmaker role, then this is the best chemistry style for you, giving a +7 passing boost and a +9 shooting boost.
Hawk – if you are looking for a more well-rounded attacker, a Hawk is perfect, providing a +7 shooting boost, +5 pace boost and a +5 physicality boost.
Engine – if you really want to maximise Neymar’s dribbling potential, then the Engine is great, boosting Neymar’s balance by 10, while providing a +5 pace boost and a +6 passing boost.
As far as Left Wingers go in FIFA 21, it’s difficult to find someone on the same level as Neymar – but if you can’t afford the price tag, here’s who you should consider.
Mane is perhaps the player who comes closest to Neymar in FIFA 22, but, he doesn’t have the five-star skill moves or five-star weak foot that Neymar possesses.
The Liverpool winger does, however, have excellent pace (94), dribbling (90) and shooting (85).
Sadio Mane is available for 42,000 coins on PlayStation and 43,500 coins on Xbox.
Eden Hazard’s unstoppable dribbles for Chelsea somewhat resemble Neymar, despite not reaching the same level with Real Madrid.
Although Hazard is not at the level of Neymar in FIFA 21, the winger’s stronger stats are his dribbling (92), pace (88) and passing (83) – similar to Neymar.
The Belgian is a bargain in FUT at just 35,000 coins on PlayStation and 33,500 on Xbox.
With no players in Ligue 1 anywhere near Neymar’s level – if you are looking at a Brazilian themed team – then perhaps Vinicius Jr is your man.
The Real Madrid man offers serious wheels with 95 pace and has superb 87 dribbling.
Five-star skills and a four-star weak foot means he is much like a mini-Neymar – and for a fratcion of the price at 10,000 coins on PlayStation and close to 6,000 on Xbox.
Neymar in Career Mode
The Brazillian has just signed a four-year contract at Paris Saint Germain, so he will come at a hefty price tag in FIFA 22 Career Mode!
Neymar is also 29 years of age, so is entering the latter stages of his career, which means there is no real room for growth, and the players’ decline is imminent in Career Mode.
Despite this, if you want to pay the HUGE fee, Neymar will be a fun player to use, or you can wait 2/3 seasons and try to pick him up for a smaller sum.
Neymar’s FIFA 21 cards
Neymar claimed three different cards on FIFA 21 Ultimate Team in an injury ridden season, and you could expect to see some similar items on FIFA 22.
First up, we have Neymar’s base card, which was one of the most expensive original items in FUT.
With five-star skill moves and a five-star weak foot, along with 94 dribbling, 91 pace, 86 passing and 85 shooting, this card was just incredible.
This TOTW 18 item was surprisingly the only in-form that Neymar received in FIFA 21.
EA boosted the Brazillian’s card nicely, with a +2 boost to shooting and passing, this card terrorised Weekend League defences.
Finally, we have Neymar’s outrageous Team of the Season card which included 99 dribbling, 97 pace, 95 passing and 94 shooting.
This card is STILL worth a whopping 6 million coins on PlayStation and 5.3 million coins on Xbox, which shows you just how overpowered this item is.