EA Sports has revealed the top 10 dribblers in the game – but there’s one very notable omission.
Liverpool’s Mo Salah, who is arguably one of the most dangerous players in the world with the ball at his feet, has failed to make the list.
The same goes for cover star Cristiano Ronaldo – although, in fairness, the Portuguese has shifted his game away from running at players and more into a predatory striker.
In fact, it’s Ronaldo’s arch rival, Leo Messi who gets the top spot – well deserved if you ask us.
Neymar is in second, while Eden Hazard comes third.
Here’s the top 10:
10. Dries Mertens
8. Douglas Costa
7. Lorenzo Insigne
6. Paulo Dybala
5. Luka Modrić
3. Eden Hazard
2. Neymar Jr
What are the biggest changes in FIFA 19 year?
There are a host of new gameplay features and tweaks set to arrive to this year’s game.
Here are the most important.
If you tap Circle or B just as your foot hits the ball, you massively increase the chance of striking it into the top corner.
It’s all about timing, so get it wrong and you’ll be punished with a scuffed shot.
Game plans have been introduced this year – which are set up before a match.
Here, you can set what tactics your team has depending on certain situations – such as if they’re 1-0 up or losing a match.
Once you have made the plans, simply assign to a D-pad press and you’re good to go.
Unlike last year, when it was hard to see if a tactical option had been executed, there’s now a clear toggle for on-the-fly instructions.
You’re also now able to adjust your team’s width and depth, as well as instruct your full backs what kind of runs to make in attack or your centre back to cover certain areas of the pitch.
There’s greater control over your team’s defensive style, too – with new settings: “pressure after possession loss,” “constant pressure,” “drop back,” “balanced,” and “pressure on heavy touch.”
A simple but welcome change.
One team will now have triangle icons, the other will have circles – so it’s easier to see who’s who.
EA has got everything from the Champions League logo including the commentary team, Derek Rae and Lee Dixon.
It’ll also have its own mode and the ability to create custom tournaments. Amazing.
This was slightly overshadowed by the Champions League announcement, but yes the Europa League will also be in FIFA 19.
Expect the full broadcast package, too.
Passing has been re-worked to feel more natural, while a active touch system allows better first touches from different parts of the body.
It also opens up the possibility of a feint attack – where, as the ball approaches, you can shift your weight one way, before going the other.
Stepovers, too, are reportedly easier to pull off and look more convincing – making it harder for your opponent to defend against.
Finally, 50/50 battles over a loose ball will now take into account more variables than last year – such as reaction time.