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Everton midfielder James McCarthy and Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker battle for possession in their English Premier League game, 8 December. Reuters

If the new FIFA 16 has successfully deprived you of your sleep and social life, you have no idea the kind of impact the new and improved Ultimate Team mode can have on your life. We have been stuck to it ever since its release and there's no way we can get out of the addictive black magic that is the new FIFA.

Those who have been a part of the Ultimate Team mode before this would know that it's next to impossible to get good deals on players in the first few weeks. But that's where a little smart spending and player-choosing abilities come into contention. Your ultimate goal, however, is to build a solid team.

And in case you think creating a solid team in the first few weeks is tougher than the SATs, here's a guide to direct you towards players who carry the required statistics to get you started. You can thank us later.

FIFA 16 Ultimate Team: Top 8 Value-For-Money Players

Andres Guardado – 80 Overall – This little Mexican can play almost anywhere on the field. The PSV Eindhoven man's FUT 16 card shows 83 Pace and 83 Dribbling, apart from 88 Stamina and 82 Short Passing. You can grab him for a little over 800 Coins.

Fernando Llorente – 80 Overall – The Sevilla man may have left his better days behind, but he's an absolute bargain considering FIFA 16 Ultimate Team. You may not be that impressed by his stats, but the ones like 91 Strength, 82 Finishing and 80 Reactions will surely make a few heads turn. You can get him for some 700 Coins.

Maicon Marques – 76 Overall – Lokomotiv Moscow's talented Brazilian is all about bringing a bit of pace into the mix. If not anything, his 85 Agility, 93 Pace and 72 Physical should be good enough for your team. The man is available for 750 Coins.

Daley Blind – 80 Overall – The Netherlands may not have qualified for the Euro 2016 in France, but don't let that fool you, if you are considering the Manchester United defender. Daley, son of Danny, shows some good numbers: 84 Reactions, 80 Interceptions and 92 Stamina, and can be obtained for a little more than 700 Coins.

Filip Djordjevic – 80 Overall – Italian side Lazio has always been known for hard-hitting players, and 28-year-old Djordjevic is just another example of that. The Serbian striker is a real bargain when considering his stats in FIFA 16's Ultimate Team. For starters, the guy shows 85 Finishing, 90 Strength and 89 Jumping, and is available for 750 Coins.

Frank Lampard – 79 Overall – The ex-Chelsea man is one of the true legends of the game, and is currently playing for American side New York City FC. Even though the Englishman is past his prime, he's still a big deal when considering him for your team. Lampard shows 75 Dribbling, 82 Shooting and 71 Physical that's more than good enough. Frankie doesn't come cheap though, so prepare to shell out some 900 Coins.

James McCarthy – 80 Overall – Pulling in McCarthy into your team is one of the smartest moves you can think of. The Republic of Ireland midfielder, who plays for English side Everton, shows an impressive 81 Physical, 91 Stamina and 78 Defending, and can be obtained for a little over 400 Coins.

Vincent Enyeama – 81 Overall – If you are building a solid team, the one thing you need to think over and over again is the goalkeeping position. However, if you are done thinking and it now hurts your brain, let us direct you to French club Lille's Nigerian goalie Vincent Enyeama. The guy shows 90 Reflexes, 78 Diving and 80 Handling, and is available for 900 coins.

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