Best Defenders of FIFA 18 - Top 10 Defenders Ratings Released
With the release of the FIFA 18 demo, fans of the popular gaming franchisee are drooling over the expensively assembled attacking talent in clubs like Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United. What is going under the radar, for now, is the importance of a solid defence manned by defenders capable of dealing with the threat posed by the tricky attacking lineups of these sides.
Scoring goals may be the most important part of football but with a leaky defence at the back, FIFA players might find themselves in a situation similar to that of Liverpool, where scoring goals comes easy, but stopping them from going in at the other end is next to impossible. The importance of a strong foundation at the base of the team cannot be understated, especially in FIFA where games can turn in an instant, and holding on to leads is a gruelling affair.
In order to make players' lives easier ahead of the release of the game on September 29, we have compiled a list of the best defenders on FIFA 18 which will surely come in handy once the game is released and FUT leagues are in full flow.
10) Toby Alderweireld
The 28-year-old Belgian was part of one of the stingiest defences in Europe last season, helping Tottenham Hotspur to a second-place finish behind eventual winners Chelsea. The centre-back has formed a commanding partnership with fellow Belgian Jan Vertonghen at the heart of defence and is the leader at the back for Spurs.
In FIFA 18, Alderweireld has seen his overall rating rise by one point, which now sees him rated at 86 in the game, making him the 10th best defender in the latest instalment. The Belgian might not be the fastest player in the game with a speed rating of 66 but he is certainly impressive as a defender with an 87 rating.
9) Gerard Pique
Barcelona were in need of a leader after Carles Puyol's retirement and those shoes have been capably filled by Gerard Pique who has established himself as one of the best centre-backs in world football. The 30-year-old is a libero in the true sense of the word and forms a silk and steel partnership with Sergio Ramos at the heart of the Spanish team's defence.
In FIFA 18, the Cule receives a one-point upgrade over his FIFA 17 ratings, which saw him finish with an overall rating of 87. His defending rating is a remarkable 86 while physicality (76) and passing (69) are also respectable for a centre-back. In addition to this, Pique also receives a two-star skill rating which is unusual for a defender.