EA Sports have revealed the top 100 rated stars of the upcoming FIFA 20 video game with a pair of Liverpool stars making the top 10 but unsurprisingly, a curious rating or two has sparked debate.
The ratings reveal has become a highly anticipated occasion for supporters of the franchise and general footballing fans alike as people get to see where their favourite players rank according to the video game manufacturer.
Once again, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi tops the leaderboard with a lofty 94 rating, one ahead of his longtime rival and fellow generational great Cristiano Ronaldo at 93.
PSG’s Brazilian superstar Neymar rounds out the top three with a 92 rating, while ex-Chelsea talisman and cover star Eden Hazard ties for fourth spot with Atletico’s shot stopper extraordinaire Jan Oblak on 91.
Three current Premier League stars comprise the top 10 with Liverpool duo Mohammed Salah and UEFA player of the year Virgil van Dijk (both 90) being usurped by Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne (91).
Real Madrid’s Luka Modric and Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen complete the top 10 coming in at 90 each.
The surprise omission you may have noticed comes in the form of France phenom Kylian Mbappe, who somewhat surprisingly has to settle for an 89 rating – one place outside of the top 10.
The first Premier League players next in line to not play for Man City or Liverpool are England’s recent hattrick hero Harry Kane along with David De Gea and N’Golo Kante. The trio are joined on an 89 rating by fellow EPL superstars Alisson Becker and Sergio Aguero.
For Gunners fans feeling left out, perennial goal getter Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang comes in as the top dog from the Emirates with an 88 rating – the same mark as household names: Sadio Mane, Ederson, Raheem Sterling, David Silva, Hugo Lloris, Christian Eriksen and Paul Pogba.
You can check out the full list of the top 100 rated stars here.
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