FIFA 18: 80 of the top 100 highest-rated players now revealed

EA Sports has hit the accelerator on its top 100 highest-rated players in FIFA 18 revelation process, giving fans a look at players 60-21.

Gamers looking forward to the release of FIFA 18 on Friday, Sept. 29, only the top 20 players in the game remain unknown thanks to EA Sports.

For fans and gamers unfamiliar with player ratings, the overall rating is what these rankings are compiled by. The overall ratings are a combination of individual skill ratings which include Defending, Dribbling, Pace, Passing, Physical and Shooting for forwards, midfields and defenders, while keepers are rated for Diving, Handling, Kicking, Position, Reflexes and Speed.

Players No. 81 – No. 100

Players No. 61 – No. 80

Following are players No. 60 – No. 21 ranked by overall rating, followed by the club the footballer takes the pitch for in the game and their individual overall rating.

60. David Luiz, Chelsea – 86
59. Sergio Busquets, FC Barcelona – 86
58. James Rodríguez, Bayern München – 86
57. Toby Alderweireld, Tottenham Hotspur – 86
56. Karim Benzema, Real Madrid – 86
55. Cesc Fàbregas, Chelsea – 86
54. Isco, Real Madrid – 86
53. Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur – 86
52. Alex Sandro, Juventus – 86
51. Phillippe Coutinho, Liverpool – 86
50. Radja Nainggolan, Roma – 86
49. Dries Mertens, Napoli – 86
48. Romelu Lukaku, Manchester United – 86
47. Thomas Müller, Bayern München – 86
46. Samir Handanovič, Inter – 87
45. Andres Iniesta, FC Barcelona – 87
44. Ivan Rakatić, FC Barcelona – 87
43. David Silva, Manchester City – 87
42. Gerard Piqué, FC Barcelona – 87
41. Marek Hamšík, Napoli – 87
40. Christian Eriksen, Tottenham Hotspur – 87
39. Arturo Vidal, Bayern München – 87
38. Marcelo, Real Madrid – 87
37. Edinson Cavani, Paris Saint-Germain – 87
36. Paul Pogba, Manchester United – 87
35. N’Golo Kanté, Chelsea – 87
34. Marco Verratti, Paris Saint-Germain – 87
33. Jérôme Boateng, Bayern München – 88
32. Mesut Özil, Arsenal – 88
31. Jan Oblak, Atlético de Madrid – 88
30. Zlatan Ibrahimović, Manchester United – 88
29. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Borussia Dortmund – 88
28. Hugo Lloris, Tottenham Hotspur – 88
27. Diego Godín, Atlético de Madrid – 88
26. Mats Hummels, Bayern München – 88
25. Thiago Silva, Paris Saint-Germain – 88
24. Arjen Robben, Bayern München – 88
23. Leonardo Bonucci, Milan – 88
22. Thiago, Bayern München – 88
21. Paulo Dybala, Juventus – 88

Boateng, Handanovič and Lloris bring the total of keepers revealed to nine, and create new individual skill rating highs in many categories. Lloris now leads the position group in Diving (88), Reflexes (90) and Speed (65). Oblak is now the top-rated keeper in Handles (90) and matches Handanovič’s Position rating (87). Marc-André Ter Stegen keeps his Kick high with an 87 rating in that skill.

Among the main players, two individual skills now have high water marks. Iniesta is the new best ball-handler with a 90 Dribbling while Eriksen and Fàbregas are the game’s new best distributors with 88 Passing marks.

Three other players match previous highs. Kane matches Marco Reus’ 87 Shooting. Andrea Barzgali has met his match in Defending as Boateng carries the same rating in that skill. Pogba’s 88 Physical is identical to Diego Costa’s. In the Pace category, Jordi Alba and Sadio Mané still dominate that skill with 93 ratings.

With 4/5 of the top 100 now revealed, the anticipation for the rest of the list has never been higher. It’s fair to say that the debate over which players will occupy the final 20 spots could be heavy, and EA Sports will soon answer those questions.