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.
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.
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
8. Sergio Ramos 86
9. Matthijs de Ligt 86
10. Mats Hummels 85
11. Raphael Varane 85
12. Thiago Silva 85
13. Stefan de Vrij 85
14. David Alaba 85
15. Joel Matip 84