FIFA 19 Player Ratings: World's best XI according to ratings
Every year we wait for EA's latest edition in what seems like a never-ending football bonanza. FIFA 19 is almost upon us and in the past one week, EA have revealed the overall ratings for our favourite players for this years' edition. With the World Cup having recently concluded there have been a lot of movers and shakers in the FIFA stakes.
For the first time in the long history of the game, this is the first time that both Ronaldo and Messi have the same rating, a whopping 94. The world's best XI is often a contentious issue, but if these ratings are anything to go by, it's a pretty straightforward team.
Here they are:
David De Gea (Manchester United, GK): 91
United fans rejoice! Their number 1 is finally the World's number 1. With a massive 91 rating and stats such as 94 reflexes, it will take a pretty special effort to beat him in goal. Much tougher than it was at the World Cup at least.
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid, RCB): 91
Real Madrid and Spain captain Sergio Ramos is the best defender in the world (Liverpool fans and Dejan Lovren will beg to differ) and his ratings have proved it yet again. An absolute beast to play with.
Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid, CB): 90
Off the back of an impressive season with Atletico, winning the Europa League and the Super Cup, Godin is back amongst the best. He will be difficult to get by and a threat from set pieces.
Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus, LCB): 89
If your ideal defence doesn't include an Italian who is a Juventus defender you don't know football. FIFA agrees with me. That 91 defence means you are not getting past him.
Neymar (PSG, RM): 92
A pacey dribbler who can score goals. Also known as Neymar in FIFA language. Have fun bamboozling unsuspecting strangers in your Ultimate team match ups.
Kevin De Bruyne (Man City, CM): 91
He can pass, he can dribble, he can shoot and defend. He is also the best outfield player in the Premier League according to many. Thanks a lot, Guardiola!
Luka Modric (Real Madrid, CM): 91
Currently, the best player in Europe and prospective Ballon d'Or winner. The midfielder to rule them all. Croatia's captain fantastic.
Eden Hazard (Chelsea, LM): 91
Just look at that pace and dribbling. Money back from EA if you can't go past a player with Eden in your team.
Lionel Messi (Barcelona, RS): 94
The man, the myth, the legend. 96 dribbling, I repeat, 96 dribbling. The opponent might as well play without a defender.
Luis Suarez (Barcelona, CF): 91
If those shooting, dribbling and physical stats don't get you excited for him as an ideal striker. Well. *sigh*
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus, LS): 94
FIFA's poster boy who gave them a huge headache by moving to Juventus after they kicked off their marketing based on his goal against the Old Lady. They seemed to let it slip though, making him the most overpowered of them all. Pace, shooting, dribbling and physicality, might as well start a goal down when playing against him.