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FIFA 22 best midfielders: The best CAM, best CDM and best CMs in FIFA 22

Who are the top midfielders in FIFA 22?

The best FIFA Midfielders are an important part of your team, granting you the ability to cut through your opponent's attack and invade their side of the field.

Below we've listed FIFA 22's best midfielders - which includes the best FIFA CAM, the best FIFA CMD and the best CMS ranked in order of their overall rating.

Make sure you investigate the specifics, such as Tackling and Positioning for CDMs, to ensure you get exactly what you want out of each player.

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FIFA 22 official gameplay trailer

If you're interested in other positions, we have pages on the best FIFA 22 goalkeepers, best FIFA 22 defenders, best FIFA 22 strikers, and the best FIFA 22 wingers.

FIFA 22 best CAM - the best Central Attacking Midfielder in FIFA

FIFA 22 sees Bruno Fernades of Manchester United take the top spot for Central Attacking Midfielder, with Thomas Müller taking the second spot. The rest of the ranking for this game looks pretty different to FIFA 21 - Alejandro Gómez is now in sixth place, with Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Marcos Reus all sitting comfortably above him.

Below you can find the top 15 players for this position in FIFA 22:

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1Bruno FernadesManchester United88
2Thomas MüllerBayern Munich87
3Bernardo SilvaManchester City86
4David SilvaReal Sociedad85
5Marco ReusBorussia Dortmund 85
6Alejandro GómezSevilla85
7Nabil FekirReal Betis84
8Phil FodenManchester City84
9Kai HavertzChelsea84
10Luis AlbertoLatsium84
11Mason MountChelsea83
12MuniainAthletic Club83
13Tanguy NdombeleTottenham Hotspur82
14OscarShanghai SIPG82
15Lars StindlM'gladbach82

FIFA 22 best CDM - the best Defensive Midfielders in FIFA

When it comes to CDMs in FIFA 22, we see Casemiro switching places with N'Golo Kanté and Joshua Kimmich firmly keeping hold of that second place position. Sergio Busquets has also overtaken Fabinho and Jordan Henderson is climbing his way up the rankings.

Here are the top 15 CDMs in FIFA 22:

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1N'Golo KantéChelsea90
2Joshua KimmichBayern Munich89
3CasemiroReal Madrid89
4Sergio BusquetsBarcelona86
6RodriManchester City86
7Wilfred NdidiLeicester City85
8Franck Yannick KessiéMilan84
9Jordan HendersonLiverpool84
10Marcelo BrozovićInter Milan84
11FernandoSevilla FC84
13Axel WitselDortmund83
14Pierre-Emile HøjbjergTottenham Hotspur83
15FernandinhoManchester City83

FIFA 22 best CM - the best Central Midfielders in FIFA

The best CMS for FIFA 22 looks quite different to last year's game - Kevin De Bruyne has knocked Toni Kroos down to second place, while Leon Goretzka has jumped from a rating of 84 to 87. Thiago has also dropped down to tenth place, with players like Frenkie De Jong and Luka Modrić coming in above him.

Again, you can find the top CMs in FIFA 22 below:

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1Kevin De BruyneManchester City91
2Toni KroosReal Madrid88
3Leon GoretzkaBayern Munich87
4Luka ModrićReal Madrid87
5Frenkie De JongBarcelona87
6Paul PogbaManchester United87
7Marco VerrattiParis Saint-German87
8Marcos LlorenteAtlético Madrid86
12İlkay GündoğanManchester City85
13Sergej MilinkovićLazio85
14KokeAtlético Madrid85
15Nicolò BarellaInter Milan84

Stuck for who to make up your team? We have pages on FIFA 22 Wonderkids, the best FIFA 22 goalkeepers, best FIFA 22 defenders, best FIFA 22 strikers, best FIFA 22 wingers, and the best FIFA 22 midfielders. For FUT fans, we have guides to how Chemistry works and a full Chemistry Styles list, too.

Other things to know about picking the best FIFA Midfielders

As we hinted at above, picking midfielders in FIFA 22 involves exploring the finer details, with different factors becoming more or less important depending on the mode and formation you're playing.

Below you can find things to bear in mind:

  • For Career Mode, potential is important too - Some players have higher built-in potential for growth than others, and if you're planning on playing at least two seasons of Career Mode then it's going to have a major impact on your squad. It's also a great way to pick up a bargain, too, so if you're keen on finding some youngsters take the time to go over our detailed list of the best FIFA 22 potential wonderkids and young players, which includes some of the finest young midfielders in the game.
  • For Ultimate Team, remember you can use Chemistry Styles - Chemistry Styles, if you didn't know, add up to a whopping 90 points to your player's attributes, spread according to the Style you choose. You can read more on Chemistry in general in our guide to how FIFA Chemistry works, and likewise the best FIFA Chemistry Styles in our detailed guide to those, too.
  • Think about your style of play when looking at stats - We mentioned this briefly above, but certain midfielders will work better in certain formations and styles.

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