FIFA 20 Chemistry Styles list: which attributes are affected by every Chem Style

Explaining the all-important FUT 20 Chemistry Style modifiers and the best ways to use them.

FIFA Chemistry Styles are an easily-missed way to add huge improvements to your individual player ratings in FIFA 20 Ultimate Team, allowing you to tailor stat boosts from high Chemistry for each player as you wish.

As we also dicuss in our main FIFA 20 Chemistry guide, we can't emphasise their importance enough, with the stat-modifying add-ons able to increase specific attributes by up to fifteen points each, totalling a whopping 90 attribute points, rather than the standard 5 across the board.

With that in mind, we've put together a quick guide below helping you choose the best FIFA Chemistry Styles for each position but outlining a full Chemistry Styles list, so you know every attribute affected.

On this page:

FIFA Chemistry Styles explained - what are Chem Styles in FIFA 20 Ultimate Team and how do they work?

Effectively, Chemistry Styles work by increasing a set number of player attributes - like Sprint Speed or Crossing - which are categorised and shown under more general groups on player cards FUT, such as 'Shooting' or 'Pace'.

To get the added effect of the Chemistry Style attached to your player, that player will need to have an Individual Chemistry - shown on the bar under the player picture in one of the secondary FUT Squad views - of at least 5 out of 10. At 4 out of 10, the attributes will stay the same, and below that all attributes regardless of Chem Style will start to decrease. You can read more on how to increase Individual Chemistry in our main Chemistry guide.

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We attached a Finisher Chem Style to our Dominic Calvert-Lewin card - top right - to help make up for his weak finishing.

The downside is, it's not made explicitly clear which players and positions these Chem Styles actually suit, mainly due to those bundled stats like 'Shooting' not indicating which actual attributes within it - like Finishing or Long Shots - is increased by the Chemistry Style add-on. That means it's not clear, for example, whether you'd want the Sniper or Finisher Style on your Striker or your Centre Forward.

Below, we'll tackle that problem.


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FIFA 20 Chemistry Styles attributes list - which stats are affected?

We've broken down the tables below into Attacking, Midfield, Defensive and Goalkeeper Chemistry Styles, according to the stats they affect. Remember the total is always 90 attribute points if the player has a maximum Overall Chemistry - a hidden stat based on Team and Individual Chemistry (again, more on exactly how FIFA Chemistry is calculated in our other guide) - and note that the numbers in the tables below represent the maximum potential amount those attributes will improve by, again depending on that player's hidden Overall Chemistry.

And again, we explain exactly how much stats improve by when you have less than max chemistry in our FIFA 20 Chemistry guide.

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Also worth bearing in mind is that the Basic Chemistry Style, which is automatically applied to all players which don't come pre-loaded with a Chem Style of their own, doesn't increase every single stat when you hit the right amount of Chemistry.

Rather, it increases a set group of attributes by a smaller amount than the others, with a maximum 5-point increase in each of the following:

  • Basic Chemistry Style - Acceleration, Positioning, Finishing, Shot Power, Volleys, Penalties, Vision, Long Passing, Short Passing, Curve, Agility, Ball Control, Dribbling, Marking, Standing Tackle, Sliding Tackle, Jumping, and Strength by a small amount (max. 5 points each).

Likewise, you can also receive a penalty to your players attributes for having a low Individual Player Chemistry rating. In fact, at zero Chemistry, your player will receive a 25-point reduction to every attribute. This scales, depending on just how low your Chemistry rating is.

With that cleared up, let's dive into which Chemistry Style is best for which position in your FIFA 20 Ultimate Team.

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There are several Chemistry Styles suitable for each position, but some will be more applicable to your playstyle than others.

Attacking Chemistry Styles attributes list: Sniper, Finisher, Deadeye, Marksman, Hawk

Chemistry StyleAttributes Improved (Max.)Best for PositionCard Stats Improved
Sniper Positioning (10)
Finishing (15)
Volleys (10)
Penalties (15)
Agility (5)
Balance (10)
Reactions (5)
Ball Control (5)
Dribbling (15)
ST
CF
RW
LW
Shooting
Dribbling
Finisher Finishing (5)
Shot Power (15)
Long Shots (15)
Volleys (10)
Penalties (10)
Jumping (15)
Strength (10)
Aggression (10)
ST
CF
Shooting
Physical
Deadeye Positioning (10)
Finishing (15)
Shot Power (10)
Long Shots (5)
Penalties (5)
Vision (5)
Free Kick Acc. (10)
Long Passing (5)
Short Passing (15)
Curve (10)
CAM
CF
RW
LW
ST
Shooting
Passing
Marksman Positioning (10)
Finishing (5)
Shot Power (10)
Long Shots (10)
Volleys (10)
Penalties (5)
Agility (5)
Reactions (5)
Ball Control (5)
Dribbling (5)
Jumping (10)
Strength (5)
Aggression (5)
ST
CF
Shooting
Dribbling
Physical
Hawk Acceleration (10)
Sprint-Speed (5)
Positioning (10)
Finishing (5)
Shot Power (10)
Long Shots (10)
Volleys (10)
Penalties (5)
Jumping (10)
Strength (5)
Aggression (10)
ST
LW
RW
Pace
Shooting
Physical
Hunter Acceleration (15)
Sprint-Speed (10)
Positioning (15)
Finishing (10)
Shot Power (10)
Long Shots (5)
Volleys (10)
Penalties (15)
ST Pace
Shooting

Midfielders and Hybrid Chemistry Styles attributes list: Artist, Architect, Powerhouse, Maestro, Engine, Catalyst

Chemistry StyleAttributes Improved (Max.)Best for PositionCard Stats Improved
Artist Vision (15)
Crossing (5)
Long Passing (15)
Short Passing (10)
Curve (5)
Agility (5)
Balance (5)
Reactions (10)
Ball Control (5)
Dribbling (15)
CAM
CM
LM
RM
Dribbling
Passing
Architect Vision (10)
Crossing (15)
Free Kick Acc. (5)
Long Passing (15)
Short Passing (10)
Curve (5)
Jumping (5)
Strength (15)
Aggression (10)
CM
CAM
Physical
Passing
Powerhouse Vision (10)
Crossing (5)
Long Passing (10)
Short Passing (15)
Curve (10)
Interceptions (5)
Marking (10)
Standing Tackle (15)
Sliding Tackle (10)
CM, CDM Defending
Passing
Maestro Positioning (5)
Finishing (5)
Shot Power (10)
Long Shots (10)
Volleys (10)
Vision (5)
Free Kick Acc. (10)
Long Passing (5)
Short Passing (10)
Reactions (5)
Ball Control (5)
Dribbling (10)
CAM
CM
LM
RM
Dribbling
Shooting
Passing
Engine Acceleration (10)(
Sprint Speed (5)
Vision (5)
Crossing (5)
Free Kick Acc. (10)
Long Passing (5)
Short Passing (10)
Curve (5)
Agility (5)
Balance (10)
Reactions (5)
Ball Control (5)
Dribbling (10)
CAM
LM
RM
LW
RW
Pace
Dribbling
Passing
Catalyst Acceleration (15)
Sprint-Speed (10)
Vision (15)
Crossing (10)
Free Kick Acc. (10)
Long Passing (5)
Short Passing (10)
Curve (15)
CDM
CM
CAM
LM
RM
LW
RW
Pace
Passing

Defenders Chemistry Styles attributes list: Sentinel, Guardian, Gladiator, Backbone, Anchor, Shadow

Chemistry StyleAttributes Improved (Max.)Best for PositionCard Stats Improved
Sentinel Interceptions (5)
Heading (10)
Marking (15)
Standing Tackle (15)
Sliding Tackle (15)
Jumping (5)
Strength (15)
Aggression (10)
CDM
RB
LB
CB
Defending
Physical
Guardian Agility (5)
Balance (10)
Reactions (5)
Ball Control (5)
Dribbling (15)
Interceptions (10)
Heading (5)
Marking (15)
Standing Tackle (10)
Sliding Tackle (10)
LB
RB
LWB
RWB
Defending
Dribbling
Gladiator Positioning (15)
Finishing (5)
Shot Power (10)
Long Shots (5)
Interceptions (10)
Heading Accuracy (15)
Marking (5)
Standing Tackle (10)
Sliding Tackle (15)
CDM
LWB
RWB
Defending
Passing
Backbone Vision (5)
Crossing (5)
Long Passing (5)
Short Passing (10)
Curve (5)
Interceptions (5)
Heading Accuracy (5)
Marking (10)
Standing Tackle (10)
Sliding Tackle (10)
Jumping (5)
Strength (10)
Aggression (5)
CDM
CB
Defending
Shooting
Anchor Acceleration (10)
Sprint-Speed (5)
Interceptions (5)
Heading (10)
Marking (10)
Standing Tackle (10)
Sliding Tackle (10)
Jumping (10)
Strength (10)
Aggression (10)
LB
RB
LWB
RWB
CB
Pace
Defending
Physical
Shadow Acceleration (15)
Sprint-Speed (10)
Interceptions (10)
Heading (10)
Marking (15)
Standing Tackle (15)
Sliding Tackle (15)
LB
RB
LWB
RWB
Pace
Defending

Goalkeeper Chemistry Styles attributes list: Wall, Shield, Cat, Glove

Goalkeepers are slightly different from the other positions here, as EA Sports failed to release the specific info for Goalkeeper Chemistry Styles. Not to worry though, as we're used to being neglected, so here's some added advice on how to use the cards based on the info we do have:

Chemistry StyleAttributes ImprovedBest for PositionReasoning
Wall Diving
Handling
Kicking
GK Solid all-round option for the likes of David De Gea, with strong kicking helping you start counter attacks.
Shield Kicking
Reflexes
Speed
GK More of a sweeper-keeper specialism this, great for Manuel Neuer.
Cat Reflexes
Speed
Positioning
GK The is good for keepers with a strong control of their own box, but not much outside it, like Hugo Lloris.
Glove Diving
Handling
Positioning
GK A purely defensive specialism, Glove is best for traditional 'keepers like Thibaut Courtois or Gianluigi Buffon.

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