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FIFA 18: 5 players you won't believe have a better skill rating than Leo Messi

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Former United player Nani is a surprising inclusion
Former Manchester United player Nani is a surprising inclusion

EA Sports has a funny way of giving ratings. They'll more often than not leave you scratching your head wondering what you just witnessed and keep you guessing about how they managed to get there.

While FIFA 18 has seen some fairly decent ratings based on prior performance of players, there have been some odd ratings handed out every now and then. One of the major areas of interest as of late has been that of a player's skill level. Recently, EA Sports has developed a skill move rating that bases its numbers on the level of advancement in a player's skill set. One would think that a player the quality of Leo Messi would easily be the best in this regard. But alas that is far from the case.

In fact, Messi only has 4-star skill moves in the game despite having a 93 rating. While the likes of Ronaldo and Neymar seem reasonable as leaders in this attribute, some of the other names will definitely shock you. Here are some of the best. Take your pick!

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#5 Juan Cuadrado - 82

Cuadrado's FIFA 18 card
Cuadrado's FIFA 18 card

Former Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado was definitely considered a pacy midfielder but his 5-star skill moves in FIFA 18 are a testament to the faith that the developers have in him. His run at Juventus has been impressive and with pace stats of 91 and dribbling 86, the Colombian is making significant strides in his FIFA 18 career.

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