The greatest league on the planet. Will all love the Premier League as you never know what you’re going to get, which was typified by Leicester City winning the title last season. But a new season has dawned and is now fully in motion, so RealSport brings you the Top 10 Premier League players on FIFA 17, and how much it will cost you to get hold of them on Career Mode and Ultimate Team.
David de Gea (OVR 90)
It’s a surprising choice coming in at number one, with Manchester United number one David de Gea the best Premier League player in the game. The Spaniard is definitely in the argument for best goalkeeper in the world, but few would regard him as the best the league has to be offer. The Spaniard has 90 reflexes, 88 diving and 87 kicking on the game, making him the second-best goalkeeper behind Manuel Neuer. It will take a bid of around £80 million to dislodge the 25-year-old from Manchester United on Career Mode, where you will see the benefit of his 92 potential, and on Ultimate Team he will cost 140,000 coins regardless of console.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (OVR 90)
Joining De Gea at the top is his Manchester United teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Before this season he would have been a strong contender for best Premier League player after his move from Paris Saint-Germain, and although he hasn’t been a flop, there are slight signs that the 34-year-old is now on the decline. That said, the Swede still has 93 shot power, 93 strength and 93 volleys to his game, along with five traits and seven specialties At it stands he only has one year on his contract at Old Trafford, so he could be signed for free at the end of the season, or just £20 million in January in Career Mode. On Ultimate Team he will cost over 450,000 coins on PlayStation 4 and 420,000 on Xbox One.
Thibaut Courtois (OVR 89)
There is no arguing Thibaut Courtois’ potential, but not even Chelsea fans would say he is the third best player in the Premier League. That said, The Belgian number one is one of the most reliable goalkeepers in the league, and was part of a Chelsea side that kept six clean sheets in a row this season. The 24-year-old has 91 handling, 89 reflexes, 86 positioning as well as a potential of 93 on FIFA 17, which can be bought on career mode for around £70 million. He is just as expensive Ultimate Team buy, costing 83,000 coins on PS4 and 74,000 on XB1.
Mesut Ozil (OVR 89)
Now the top 10 starts to make sense with the in form Mesut Ozil coming in fourth. The German is now starting to add goals to his game with seven already this season, much to the dismay of Premier League defences. The 27-year-old attacking midfielder or left winger has 93 vision, 90 ball control and 89 short passing on the game, which will cost over £60 million on Career Mode to get hold of. As for Ultimate Team, the Arsenal playmaker will set you back 75,500 coins on PS4 and 66,000 on XB1.
Sergio Aguero (OVR 89)
Fifth place looks a bit low for a man who has raced to 100 Premier League goals, and there is no doubting that Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero is one of the best PL strikers we have ever seen. This is reflected in FIFA 17 with the Argentine holding 92-rated acceleration, 91 positioning and 90 finishing, which would cost near £80 million to sign on Career Mode. On Ultimate Team, you will need 485,000 coins to get him on PS4 and just the 431,000 on XB1.
Paul Pogba (OVR 88)
Another man who before he moved to the Premier League (or Manchester United in particular) you could say would be the best player in the division, but Paul Pogba’s return to Old Trafford has not been what was expected. Once again, he hasn’t been awful, picking up four goals, but the world record fee United paid for him has not been shown on the pitch. He is just 23 remember, and has barrels of talent, as shown by his sky-high potential of 94 on FIFA 17. The central, defensive or attacking midfielder has 91 stamina, 91 strength and 90 long shots in the game, with no outfield stat rated below 68 on the game. You’ll have to wait until January to sign him, but you’d still need something along the lines of £110 million to get your man. On Ultimate Team you are looking at somewhere in the region of 580,000 coins on either console.
Kevin de Bruyne (OVR 88)
On his form over the past 12 months, Kevin de Bruyne could have topped this list and few would have complained. The Belgian international has scored 13 goals and created 17 assists in his 18 months at Manchester City, proving how foolish Jose Mourinho was to let him go at Chelsea. On FIFA 17 the 25-year-old attacking, right or left midfielder has a superb potential of 91, to go with his 90 crossing, 88 vision and 88 reactions stats. He will cost around £85 million to secure on Career Mode, and 220,000 coins on PS4 Ultimate Team and 194,000 on XB1.
Eden Hazard (OVR 88)
Joing de Bruyne on 88 is his Belgium teammate Eden Hazard. The Chelsea man had a tough time of last year, but returned to form at the end of the season to score the crucial goal that denied Tottenham Hotspur the league title. He hasn’t looked back this season though, scoring seven goals already. The left or attacking midfielder has 93 acceleration, 92 agility and 90 balance on FIFA 17, with his potential rated at 90. To sign him, you’ll need at least £80 million in the bank on Career Mode, with the 25-year-old costing 220,000 Ultimate Team coins on PS4, and 188,000 on XB1.
Petr Cech (OVR 88)
Arguably the best goalkeeper the Premier League has ever seen, Petr Cech has four PL titles and a Champions League to his name. The former Czech Republic international has the record number of Premier League clean sheets, with more than 180 to his name. The Arsenal shot stopper has 90 handling, 85 positioning and 85 reflexes on FIFA 17, with the 34-year-old costing around £35 million on Career Mode. The former Chelsea man will er you back 31,000 Ultimate Team coins on PS4 and 28,000 on XB1.
Hugo Lloris (OVR 88)
Completing the list, we have Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who has perhaps been the best goalkeeper so far this season. The Frenchman has kept four clean sheets and made24 saves this campaign, and is one of the main reasons why they have lost just once all season. The 29-year-old has 90-rated reflexes, 87 diving and 87 handling on this year’s FIFA, and those stats will cost you around £55 million on Career Mode. As for Ultimate Team, the Spurs captain will set you back 45,00 coins on PS4 and just over 40,000 on XB1.
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