FIFA 18 best players by position(Reprinted)

FIFA 18's best players are arguably the main reason plenty of fans will hop into the latest edition of the game, with all-new player ratings always being a huge draw.

This year, we've separated our rankings into a list of FIFA 18's best players by postion, which you'll find here in this guide, and a separate piece listing FIFA 18 player ratings for the top 50 best players Overall.
Best Goalkeepers in FIFA 18
Goalkeepers are of course the most important players on the pitch and that opinion has nothing to do with my own not-so-illustrious past as a 'keeper myself.
There aren't too many surprises here, although some might argue David de Gea deserves to run Manuel Neuer a little closer for that top spot, whilst the legendary Gianluigi Buffon continues to hold his own amongst the greatest in the world.
Rank Player ClubOverall Rating
1Manuel NeuerBayern Munich92
2David De GeaManchester United90
3Gianluigi BuffonJuventus89
4Thibaut CourtoisChelsea89
5Hugo LlorisTottenham Hotspur88
6Jan OblakAtlético Madrid88
7Samir HandanovičInter Milan87
8Petr ČechArsenal86
9Stéphane RuffierAS Saint-Étienne85
10Marc-André ter StegenFC Barcelona85

Best Defenders in FIFA 18

With FIFA 18 being such an end-to-end affair, having a set of strong, fast, reliable defenders is becoming increasingly important. Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld and, amazingly, Chelsea's David Luiz are the only Premier League defenders in the game's top ten (sneaking in alongside Alex Sandro of Juventus, with the left back also on 86), which is a little dissapointing but probably a fair reflection of the league's general standard in recent times.
RankPlayerClubOverall Rating
1Sergio RamosReal Madrid90
2Giorgio ChielliniJuventus89
3Mats HummelsBayern Munich88
4Diego GodínAtlético Madrid88
5Thiago SilvaParis Saint-Germain88
6Jérôme BoatengBayern Munich88
7Gerard PiquéFC Barcelona87
8MarceloReal Madrid87
9Toby AlderweireldTottenham Hotspur86
10David LuizChelsea86

Best Midfielders in FIFA 18

This year, just the one midfielder breaks into the top ten, although that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of world class players in the middle of the park. In fact, there's an abundance - particularly of the creative variety - giving you a range of options for assembling your 2012 Barcelona-rivalling midfield.

Perhaps the bigest surprise here is Paul Pogba's fairly moderate 87 rating, behind Bayern Munich's Thiago - who's a great player, but we'll leave you to tear that decision apart yourselves. Inisesta, Rakitic, Silva, and Hamsik all equal the likes of Pogba and Kanté on 87, which is worth noting. Oh, and interestingly Paulo Dybala is listed as a CAM, rather than a CF or Striker, so bear that in mind when checking out the lists of forwards just below.

RankPlayerClubOverall Rating
1Toni KroosReal Madrid90
2Luka ModrićReal Madrid89
3Kevin De BruyneManchester City89
4Paulo DybalaJuventus88
5ThiagoBayern München88
6Mesut ÖzilArsenal88
7Marco VerrattiParis Saint-Germain87
8N'golo KantéChelsea87
9Paul PogbaManchester United87
10Arturo VidalBayern München87

Best Wingers in FIFA 18

Alright, time to get down to the business end of attackers, starting with wingers. The main talking point, as always, is the endless Messi vs. Ronaldo debate. Ronaldo gets the nod this time - we're sure that has nothing to do with the fact his face is all over the game (although he has won just about everything in the past few years).

Good wide men are as essential as ever this year, and are pretty rare. They also come out as the highest-rated overall bracket too, so this list in particular is one to keep an eye on:

RankPlayerClubOverall Rating
1Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid94
2Lionel MessiFC Barcelona93
3NeymarParis Saint-Germain92
4Eden HazardChelsea90
5Alexis SánchezArsenal89
6Gareth BaleReal Madrid89
7Arjen RobbenBayern München88
8Frank RibéryBayern München86
9Marco ReusBorussia Dortmund86
10Angel Dí MariaParis Saint-Germain85
Best Strikers in FIFA 18
Finally, we've assembled a list of the best Strikers in FIFA 18 and their respective ratings. Barcelona's Suárez takes top spot, amid some strong competition from the likes of Bayern's Lewandowski after another incredible season in the Bundesliga. Expect Griezmann and Aubameyang to both continue to be strong choices this year thanks to some blistering pace, too, while Ibrahimovic, Lukaku and and Cavani are great bets for those who prefer pace on the wings and a strong header in the middle to get on the end of crosses.

Bear in mind that as well as Strikers this includes Centre Forwards, such as Thomas Müller, who don't always fit into the standard Striker role.
RankPlayerClubOverall Rating
1Luis SuárezFC Barcelona92
2Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich91
3Gonzalo HiguaínJuventus90
4Sergio AgüeroManchester City89
5Antoine GriezmannAtlético De Madrid88
6Pierre-Emerick AubameyangBorussia Dortmund88
7Zlatan IbrahimovićManchester United88
8Edinson CavaniParis Saint-Germain87
9Thomas MüllerBayern München86
10Romelu LukakuManchester United86