Van Dijk, Ramos, Dias, Varane, Matip: FIFA 23's highest-rated CBs predicted

FIFA 23 Top Rated Centra Backs Predicted

FIFA 23 is edging closer for the gaming world who love the football simulator, giving a chance to reset your accounts and start from scratch with new look teams and player ratings.

Whether that be your new Ultimate Team, quest to division one or the journey to Pro Clubs immortality with your friends, the new release is always eagerly anticipated.

Whether used throughout the year as a top centre-back or decided to be used as SBC fodder on Ultimate Team, those rated 84 and above will always have a use on the game.

The new player ratings are always discussed in depth, with gamers always disagreeing on some of the top players. Dexerto have predicted the top centre-backs in the new edition of the game, so let’s get into the top 15.

Unsurprisingly, Virgil van Dijk leads the way with the only defender reaching 90 potential. Given it’s hard to argue a case against him being the best in the world, this will likely happen.

He’s closely followed by Ruben Dias, who has been key to Manchester City’s dominance, being predicted at 89 rated whilst Marquinhos is next with an 88 rated card expected.

LEIPZIG, GERMANY – JULY 21: Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool looks on during the pre-season friendly match between RB Leipzig and Liverpool FC at Red Bull Arena on July 21, 2022 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Chelsea new boy Kalidou Koulibaly just misses out on a top three spot at 87 rated, before getting into a string of 86 rated players which includes, Milan Skriniar, Aymeric Laporte, Giorgio Chiellini, Sergio Ramos and Matthijs de Ligt.

After a disappointing season, Raphael Varane is expected to receive a downgrade and thus kicks off those predicted to be 85 rated with Mats Hummels, Thiago Silva, Stefan de Vrij and David Alaba.

Then completing the top 15 we have a whole host of 84 rated predictions to pick from, so whilst he isn’t alone in the rating, we thought we’d chuck Joel Matip into the conversation given his exploits with Liverpool.

Soccer Football – Carabao Cup Final – Chelsea v Liverpool – Wembley Stadium, London, Britain – February 27, 2022 Liverpool’s Joel Matip celebrates with the trophy after winning the Carabao Cup REUTERS/David Klein

Regularly considered as the best partner for Virgil van Dijk, it won’t come as a surprise to see him get a well-deserved upgrade. His top ability often gets unnoticed due to who he plays alongside and his amazing skill of making any task performed meme worthy, but his ability is up there with the world’s best.

Here’s the full list:

1. Virgil van Dijk 90

2. Ruben Dias 89

3. Marquinhos 88

4. Kalidou Koulibaly 87

5. Milan Skriniar 86

6. Aymeric Laporte 86

7. Giorgio Chiellini 86

Chiellini signs for LAFC.
Jun 29, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; LAFC defender Giorgio Chiellini poses with a jersey at an introductory press conference at Banc of California Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

8. Sergio Ramos 86

9. Matthijs de Ligt 86

10. Mats Hummels 85

11. Raphael Varane 85

12. Thiago Silva 85

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 06: Thiago Silva of Chelsea looks on during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Chelsea FC at Goodison Park on August 06, 2022 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

13. Stefan de Vrij 85

14. David Alaba 85

15. Joel Matip 84

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