FIFA 18 Ratings Analysis: Defenders

theScore's Gianluca Nesci takes a deep dive into the ratings from the newly released FIFA 18 video game.

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Defender Club Rating
Sergio Ramos Real Madrid 90
Giorgio Chiellini Juventus 89
Leonardo Bonucci AC Milan 88
Thiago Silva Paris Saint-Germain 88
Mats Hummels Bayern Munich 88
Diego Godin Atletico Madrid 88
Jerome Boateng Bayern Munich 88
Marcelo Real Madrid 87
Gerard Pique Barcelona 87
Alex Sandro Juventus 86

"Sergio Ramos? He's the best defender in the world."

Leonardo Bonucci clearly isn't the only one who thinks so.

The AC Milan centre-back anointed his Spanish peer as the world's premier player in his position this past summer, and the FIFA 18 ratings reflect that claim; Ramos stands atop the heap, barely edging Bonucci's compatriot and former Juventus teammate, Giorgio Chiellini.

An injury-plagued 2017 sees Jerome Boateng take the biggest hit from last year's edition, though the imposing defender's well-rounded skill set, alongside that of countryman Mats Hummels, still makes Bayern Munich's backline a daunting unit to break down.

Further down the list, the retirement of longtime kingpin Philipp Lahm makes room for Real Madrid's afro-clad star to assume the mantle as the game's best full-back; Marcelo, who plays with the attacking flair of a No. 10, is well worth his rating, while fellow Brazilian left-back Alex Sandro isn't far behind after a marvellous season dominating the flank for Juventus.

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FIFA 18 Ratings Analysis: Defenders
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