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FIFA 19: EA Sports have revealed the top 10 passers in this year’s game

You would be wise to pack your midfield with these wizards

This lot certainly have an eye for a pass.

The release of FIFA 19 is just days away. We can’t wait to get out there on the pitch.

In the buildup to the most-anticipated FIFA game in years, EA Sports have been teasing gamers with a number of different top 10 lists.


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Adebayo Akinfenwa unsurprisingly retained his position as the strongest player in FIFA

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Adebayo Akinfenwa unsurprisingly retained his position as the strongest player in FIFA

The top 10 best free-kick takers was the first to cause uproar amongst the FIFA community, with Cristiano Ronaldo failing to make the list.

We then had the mass debate over whether or not the top 10 fastest players was correct from EA. We think Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was treated harshly.

The strongest players in FIFA 19 have also been announced, with EA Sports now giving us the top 10 best passers in this year’s game.

10 Ivan Rakitic

The Croatian was one of the stars of the World Cup

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The Croatian was one of the stars of the World Cup

Rakitic has well and truly stepped up for Barcelona after the departures of Xavi and Andres Iniesta.

The Croatian midfielder was one of the best players at the World Cup in the summer, alongside Luka Modric forming a spellbinding central duo.

The Barca man fully justifies his 87 passing stat in FIFA 19 and there will be little room for complaint about his inclusion in the top 10 best passers.

9 Cesc Fabregas

His pace might make you wince, but his passing certainly won’t

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His pace might make you wince, but his passing certainly won’t

Fabregas is slowly falling out of favour at Chelsea, dropping further down the pecking order under Maurizio Sarri.

The Spaniard might be approaching the twilight zone of his career, however his passing ability still remains as one of the best in the league.

The 31-year-old boasts an impressive 88 rating for passing in this year’s game. He could definitely do a job for you if deployed alongside some more athletic midfielders.

8 Lionel Messi

Barcelona’s talisman was named the best free-kick taker in FIFA 19

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Barcelona’s talisman was named the best free-kick taker in FIFA 19

Messi already took top spot in the list of the best free-kick takers in this year’s game.

The talisman Argentine comes in as the eight best passer in FIFA 19. A tad harsh, if I’m honest.

The Barcelona man will make the perfect false 9 in any squad this season, with his 88 passing stat likely to come in handy with building attacks.

7 James Rodriguez

The Colombian is in his second-year of his two-year loan-spell at Bayern Munich

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The Colombian is in his second-year of his two-year loan-spell at Bayern Munich

Rodriguez just couldn’t find his feet at Real Madrid. He is however enjoying his spell with Bayern Munich.

The Colombian continues to star for his national team, impressing at the World Cup this summer.

Crucial to Rodriguez’s game is his precision and range of passing, which is reflected in his 88 passing stat in FIFA 19.

6 Parejo

The metronome Spaniard is one of the very best in La Liga

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The metronome Spaniard is one of the very best in La Liga

Parejo may not be blessed with blistering speed, with a cringe-worthy 48 for pace tarnishing what is an otherwise impressive card.

The Spaniard is one of La Liga’s smoothest operators, with his 88 passing showing the creative flair that he possesses.

The Valencia man is more than capable of filling a gap in any La Liga squad, just make sure he’s alongside some quicker midfielders to get the best out of him.

5 Koke

Those high/high work rates… oh my

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Those high/high work rates… oh my

Koke is one of the bright hopes of Spain’s future midfield. It’s easy to see why.

The Atletico Madrid man has seen his position change from a CM to a LM in FIFA 19, having been deployed out-wide by Diego Simeone for much of last season.

The Spaniard boasts a well-rounded card in this year’s game, with his 88 passing stat no doubt the standout feature.

We predict that Koke will be a far cheaper option than many of the other 85-rated players in La Liga.

4 Christian Eriksen

The Spurs man has been one of the Premier League’s most consistent players in recent seasons

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The Spurs man has been one of the Premier League’s most consistent players in recent seasons

Eriksen finally has the rating to reflect his outstanding form for Spurs in the past few seasons.

The effortless Dane comes in as the fourth best passer in FIFA 19, with his mouthwatering 89 passing stat stealing the show.

At least there’s one CAM from North London who manages to make the list. We noticed that a certain Mesut Ozil is missing. Is that harsh on the Arsenal man?

3 Toni Kroos

Robbie Williams’ No1 fan

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Robbie Williams’ No1 fan

Kroos has somehow remained 90 rated on FIFA 19, despite his card seeing some considerable upgrades from last year’s game.

Alongside his pace getting a hefty boost, the German’s passing has also been bumped up to a delicious-looking 89.

The Real Madrid man will no doubt be one of the most coveted central-midfielders in FIFA 19.

2 Luka Modric

The Croatian star finally has a rating worthy of his talents

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The Croatian star finally has a rating worthy of his talents

Modric is the name on everyone’s lips right now. His Player of the Tournament winning antics at the World Cup have got the world of football talking.

The Croatian talisman guided his country all the way to the final, with his play-making talents earning him widespread praise.

The Real Madrid midfielder has finally got an overall worthy of his ability, with his 91-rated card one of the very best in FIFA 19.

1 Kevin De Bruyne

It’s no surprise to see the Belgian at the top of the pile

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It’s no surprise to see the Belgian at the top of the pile

We aren’t exactly shocked to see De Bruyne take the top spot as the best passer in FIFA 19.

The Belgian was simply outstanding for Man City in their Premier League domination last season, unlocking defences for fun whenever he saw fit.

Pep Guardiola’s man has earned himself a ridiculous 92 rating for his passing, setting him apart from all of the competition.

How much is De Bruyne likely to be worth in Ultimate Team?


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