24 for 24: Chemistry Changes

24 for 24 is a series of 24 investing/trading highlights from FIFA 23, 1 posted each day over the course of September leading up to the FIFA 24 Ultimate Edition release on September 22nd. Reviewing these will help aspiring FIFA traders learn about the ins and outs of the FUT market and remind veterans of what they already know. Below is a list of the investments we have looked at already.

  1. Sniping Targets
  2. Peak Times
  3. OTW Golds
  4. TOTW 1
  5. Frenchies
  6. Double Dips
  7. Price Ranges
  8. Web App
  9. Shortfuts
  10. Chemistry Changes

EA made major changes to the chemistry system in FIFA 23. One of the biggest impacts from these updates was to the value of Icons; as they only contributed 2 increments of nation chemistry to your squad, it was difficult to incorporate them, particularly for Icons from less popular nations (base Kenny Dalglish was 1.1m on the day of full release in FIFA 22, and only 650k on the day of full release in FIFA 23).

For FC 24, Icons will now also contribute one increment of league chemistry to every league in your squad. If you have two Icons in your starting rotation, you will get two increments of league chemistry. This should increase the value of Icons throughout the cycle and make them better for trading, investing, and CBP. I will be eyeing them closely in week one for the Quick Sell Recovery Strat.