Yes, FIFA is a video game franchise, and should therefore be classed as recreational, but let's not pretend it isn't very serious. Being good at FIFA is incredibly important, whether battling it out for bragging rights with your mates, nudging your Ultimate Team up another division online, or smashing in the goals as your favourite team in career mode. Few of us are good at football - we might think we are, but we're not actually - but we all at least have a shot at excelling on the virtual pitch.
This year's instalment has introduced more new features than most, including a renewed emphasis on strength and physicality, various new ways of striking the ball, an overhaul of the set piece system, and - of course - 'The Journey'. There's even a whole new penalty system, which we'll also cover. It's horrible, but don't panic - you'll get there in the end.
By now, you'll be itching to jump in and learn how to master one of the most popular games of the year; so without further ado, here are ten tips to ensure that you thrive at FIFA 17.