Pulisic is most likely 65 rated

Welcome to the FIFA 17 American soccer lounge where you can discuss Major League Soccer and the United States Men’s National team.

This will be an active thread to discuss the current matches, news, tactics and squads of the USMNT and MLS . It also will be a place to ask for advice about the MLS, American players and teams in FUT.

Interesting. Kaka is an 82, Tim Howard 81, Giovinco 83, Fabian Johnson 79. Oddly enough Giovani dos Santos is still a 79 despite sitting on 14 goals and 11 assists in 25 games. I think he’s one of only 2 players to have at least 10 goals and 10 assists right now. He should be an 80 if not an 81. He clearly looks to be the future of this LA Galaxy team.

Pulisic is most likely 65 rated. If he was 67+ he likely would have made the career mode potential list. I do expect a H2H/CM bump pretty quickly. Sadly a 65 Pulisic is all we are likely to get on UT unless he has a great game in the Hex but we arent playing St. Vincent in that anymore so that probably wont happen.

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Any Americans. Gotta start with Dempsey, Howard, Cameron and build from there though. I’d say Dempsey hands down, after that probably Cameron or IF Johnson. Those utility players that play multiple positions…gotta love em.

With the new ratings the way they are, how many more golds do you think MLS will get? Will we lose some of the great silvers, or will we gain even more with a few guys in the 68 to 70 range getting a boost?

One of the most maddening players. May have more raw talent than any striker in the pool but has never put it altogether. I wonder if the work permit issue really hurt him psychologically. I know it would do that for me.

Idk if we’re going to gain that many golds this year. Not a lot of 73-74 players will be getting upgrades, many of them in our league are older and will stay put or get downgraded like Zusi. I’d be highly surprised if they made Molino gold. It would be deserved, but I don’t see it happening.

Never understood the rarity concern. I don’t care if they’re rare, nonrare, or whatever. If they have good stats and fill a need in my team, I’ll use them. Most of the good nonrare players will get IFs anyway. Look at Kamara and Feilhaber.

I’m really going to try to get over this in the coming year. Ozzie and Lodeiro being nonrare will make it necessary anyway. But honestly it’s dumb, so many great guys I don’t use because they’re 74 rated and nonrare, and I’ll pay 5x the coins for a guy who’s barely better because he’s shiny.

GDS is in the TotW, but fortunately he has an All Star so I won’t have to edit my collection. I think that’s a wrap for FIFA 16. Probably gonna sell it and preorder 17 over the weekend. I wish this would have been TotW 1 so we could have started out with this card. They must be releasing these games later and later because we’ve never had a TotW 53 in the past. There’s only 52 weeks in a year.

It’s a shame his club won’t show more faith in him in the league. This kid is big time. He hasnt disappointed yet. Ive never seen someone his age (especially with some of the lofty hopes and dream we’ve placed upon him) exceed every expectation like this. He deserves more than a 69, but if thats what they give him, I can live with that.

Can’t wait to build a MLS team for 17! Towards the end of 16 I had more fun playing with MLS/USA team than any other league. I felt more passion when playing and was not disappointed if I lost a match, but had more joy when I scored or won a match.

It’s definitely worth looking into a United defender

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It’s definitely worth looking into a United defender, given Mourinho has taken charge. Even under van Gaal they had a very good defensive record. However, it’s hard to say who will start. The safe bet is Shaw, he gives you assist potential and with that, bonus points potential for 1-0 wins.

As for Fonte, I’d wait to see how Southampton are under Puel – they got off to a terribad start last year, conceding 5 to Newcastle and Everton alone (that Everton game was a massacre). If you really want a Southampton defender, van Dijk is a higher goal threat for the same price.

Slightly biased but I think Austin or Long will be good value strikers at £6.5m (we’ll have to wait and see which one starts, Austin’s not played in 2016 due to injury).

In terms of premium strikers, Agüero is a must, much like the past two seasons (50 goals in 63 league appearances in that time). I wouldn’t even say he was that consistent in 2015/16, there were times where he went 3/4/5 games without scoring which isn’t ideal for the most expensive player in FPL. However, it’s always risky to not captain (let alone not pick) Agüero when City play against bottom half teams…I found this out the hard way by captaining Payet instead of Agüero when he notched 5 against Newcastle last season.

Finally sat down and spent a bit of time picking a first draft. I’m a little concerned about Spurs’ early fixtures and how they’ll perform given how many of their players went to the Euros…maybe I’ll switch Eriksen out for Firmino and then replace Sturridge with a different premium striker.

The problem, or at least my thought process in this situation was the fact that Bournemouth play attacking football – I have no idea how Southampton are going to shape up under Puel, both attacking wise and defensively.

That said, Wilson is more of a placeholder for a value rotation striker. 3-4-3 is generally my preferred formation, but after last season where there were very few consistent strikers and the abysmal Euros, I’m open to playing more defenders on a regular basis. Obviously we’ll have to see how the season pans out.

I’d like to see who else Burnley sign, mostly in midfield, before putting any stock into them. That said, he could be similar to Ings of two years ago. Ings and Austin were two incredibly good value strikers as they grabbed all of the goals in two failing sides.

I wonder if they’ll stick to 4-4-2 with Vokes and Gray like they did in the Championship, cause it seems Gray thrived off playing with another man up top.

This is where I’m at so far. I defiantly want the starting Saints striker, whether it’s Long/Austin whoever, 6.5 is great value. Not really sure what 5.5 mid to go for, have Fischer there at the minute but Tore or Feghouli could be a decent shout but it depends which gets the starting role.

I updated my draft. It appears Stoke are a bit of a forgotten team, but having looked at their squad, pretty much all of their players are cheap. Apparently they’ve bid £20m on Berahino, and while I don’t necessarily think he’s worth the coin, they really lacked a striker last season. For now I’ve put Bojan in as a placeholder. I’d love to keep Eriksen but I’m not sure how Spurs will fair early on.

I’d argue Spurs at home isn’t a terrible game. All four of their starting defenders played in the knockout stages of the Euros…and that was off the back of Spurs’ 2013901238129038912 game season last year. If Everton can grab someone like Mata or a non-fraud winger then I’m sold.

Initially I really wanted another £4.5m keeper + Hull’s Robertson who I rate as a player, but for now I think it’s sensible to take Jakupovic + a different £4.5m defender in order to save £0.5m for elsewhere (for example, the quality of forwards below £6.5m really drops off).

Mata would be a good way to save cash if he does go to Everton, 7.5 is good value. I like Tadic’s prospects as well but I’m not feeling a double up in attack, especially with the new manager, just yet.

At 5.5 the options I can see are Fischer, Gradel/Ibe and Tore/Feghouli. The West Ham one I’m interested in as its a cheap way to get into there team especially with Payets price and the lack of a top tier striker. Carroll did decent for them towards the end of last season but I don’t think I’d trust him all the time .

‘FIFA 17’ Killed ‘PES 2017’ Instead With How The Figures Represent The Games

While “Pro Soccer Evolution 2017” or simply known as “PES 2017” is an entirely different game from “FIFA 17,” it couldn’t be helped if fans and players will compare the two. What used to be a huge anticipation and expectations from the former happened to be the opposite.

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While “Pro Soccer Evolution 2017” or simply known as “PES 2017” is an entirely different game from “FIFA 17,” it couldn’t be helped if fans and players will compare the two. What used to be a huge anticipation and expectations from the former happened to be the opposite.

For licenses, from the beginning, “FIFA 17” always had the upper hand and they still do. There aren’t a lot of news about “PES 2017” getting its hands on any additional leagues and while not exactly a deal-breaker, those looking for serious variety of teams to try out need not to look anywhere else, but “FIFA 17.”

In terms of mode variety, “FIFA 17” still wins. Aside from the standard modes, which are both present with “FIFA 17” and “PES 2017,” the story mode for the former is a great addition, giving it a big advantage. While it isn’t exactly as fun to play and long enough to keep players hooked for extended hours, it does have a good story, which is a facelift for the career mode, which tends to be boring at times.

Both games are great, but “FIFA 17” seems to be the better buy as it offers more and is perfect for those looking for the most realistic futbol/soccer simulator.

FIFA 17: Top 10 Free-kick takers

It’s always useful to have a set-piece master in your side, regardless of what mode you are playing on FIFA 17. RealSport takes you through the Top 10.

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Whether you are playing Career Mode, Ultimate Team, Seasons or just a straight Kick-Off, it is always useful to have a star set-piece taker up your sleeve. They can be the difference between a loss and a draw, or snatching a victory in a tight game. RealSport takes you through the top 10 free-kick takers to give you the edge over your oppoenent.

Hakan Calhanoglu (FKA 93 – CRV 92)

It’s no secret that the Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder is one of the best set-piece specialists, and FIFA 17 have made the 80-rated Turk the best on the game. His free-kick accuracy comes in at 93, with curve just behind on 92. His shot power of 87 means he is still dangerous around the 30-yard mark. The 22-year-old, who can also play as a left or central midfielder, will cost you around £20 million on Career Mode, and considering his potential of 84, that could be money well spent. On FIFA Ultimate Team he should cost you upwards of 2,700 coins on PlayStation 4 and 1,900 coins on Xbox One.

Andrea Pirlo (FKA 93 – CRV 92)

Andrea Pirlo has been hitting in free-kicks for 20 years, and he’s still doing it in The States with New York City FC. The 82-rated central or defensive midfielder also has free-kick accuracy of 93 with curve 92, but his shot power of 75 only gives him use with 25 yards. The 37-year-old Italian has a long contract until 2023 (he will be 44!), but at his age it is very likely that he will retire at the end of the season. On Ultimate Team however, he can be yours from 1,900 and 2,500 on PS4 and XB1 respectively.

Dimitri Payet (FKA 91 – CRV 90)

Probably the best free-kick taker in the Premier League, we saw countless times for club and country last season Dimitri Payet torment goalkeepers from dead ball situations. West Ham’s left or attacking midfielder has been rewarded with stats of 91 free kick accuracy and 90 curve on FIFA 17, to go with his 86 rating. His shot power of 78 makes him very reliable from with 25 yards, but his Career Mode price of £40 million may scare you off. But you can secure the 29-year-old Frenchman on Ultimate Team for just over the 40,000 mark on both consoles.

Lionel Messi (FKA 90 – CRV 89)

He had to appear somewhere didn’t he? Lionel Messi may have been upset that his passing was less than Dimitri Payet’s, and is free kick attributes are a fraction lower too. The Barca right winger is now 29, but with 90-rated free kick accuracy and 89 curve going with his 93 overall, there is almost nothing he can’t do with the ball at his feet. His shot power of 83 means you will still have a chance with the Argentine from the 30-yard mark, but ability like his doesn’t come cheap. Despite only having two years remaining on his contract, Messi is still very difficult to sign in terms of finances and calibre. You need to be at a top, top club fighting for the title and in Europe, so you may be limited to just Bayern Munich and Manchester City. Only then will you be able to sign him for somewhere upwards of £80 million. As for Ultimate Team, it doesn’t get any easier, as you will need almost £1,000,000 coins on either console to sign the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

Mehmet Ekici (FKA 90 – CRV 88)

Not a name you would of heard of, but Turkey have another free-kick star in the form of Mehmet Ekici. The Trabzonspor attacking, central or defensive midfielder has 90 free-kick accuracy and 88 curve on FIFA 17, with 85 shot power. With a 77 overall rating, the 26-year-old is a cheaper option than many on this list, and with is contract up at the end of the season, you could sign him for less than £5 million. His Ultimate Team price is incredibly low, with Ekici costing just 700 coins on either console.

Duda (FKA 86 – CRV 91)

Another unknown quantity, Malaga’s Duda is another cheap option if you want a free-kick specialist. The 36-year-old attacking or right midfielder has 86 free kick accuracy and 91 curve, with 84 shot power. He may only be rated 72, but if you want an experienced head in the middle of the park to bring off the bench (his stamina is only 31), then Duda could be your man. The Portuguese is in the final year of his contract in La Liga, so you may think he is likely to retire, but you can still sign him. He will only cost you £100,000 in Career Mode, and 300 coins on PS4 Ultimate Team. He comes in slightly more expensive on XB1 at 1,000

Miralem Pjanic (FKA 91 – CRV 86)

Free-kick taking may not be the first thing you think of when talking about Juventus man Miralem Pjanic, but it one of his strongest attributes. He as 91 free kick accuracy and 86 curve on FIFA 17, which is a part of his 85 overall rating and 87 potential. The new Juventus central midfielder as a length contract at the Italian champions, and if you do wish to sign him in January, he is going to cost you around £45 million or more. The Bosnian isn’t much cheaper on Ultimate Team as you will be looking at a buy-it-now price of 43,000 on PS4 and 35,000 on XB1.

Zlatko Junuzovic (FKA 88 – CRV 89)

Only followers of German football will know anything of Zlatko Junuzovic, you plays as a central, attacking or left midfielder for Werder Bremen. The 79-rated Austrian has free kick accuracy of 88 and curve of 89, with shot power at 78. The 28-year-old is a more balanced ability to price option than others on this list, as he will only cost you around £8 million on Career Mode, and 750 coins on Ultimate Team, regardless of console.

Johannes Geis (FKA 86 – CRV 90)

A stalwart of the German youth set-up, Schalke defensive or central midfielder Johannes Geis has come through every German age group team from U16 to U21. With a 79 overall rating and 84 potential of FIFA 17 Career Mode, he may be a player you would consider anyway, but his free kick stats make him all the more tempting. His free-kick accuracy comes in at 86, with curve at 90 and shot power also at 90, meaning he can be dangerous even from 35 yards out. The 22-year-old will cost you around £17 million on Career Mode, but only 750 coins on XB1 Ultimate Team, and 900 on PS4.

Shunsuke Nakamura (FKA 88 – CRV 87)

Yes it’s him, no not the WWE NXT wrestler, but former Celtic star Shunsuke Nakamura. The former Japanese international is perhaps best remembered for curling home free-kicks against Manchester United, both home and away, the second of which sent The Bhoys through to the Champions League knockout stages for the first time. The 38-year-old has been at hometown club Yokohama F. Marinos since 2010, with his FIFA 17 rating now 73. The attacking or right midfielder has 88 free kick accuracy, 87 curve and 79 shot power on the game, still making him dangerous from set-pieces. Despite his contract running until 2021, he looks set to retire on Career Mode, but you can still sign him for 700 coins on Ultimate Team.

FIFA 17 Ultimate Scream event start time today

We told you earlier this week that a Halloween event for FIFA 17 could be coming very soon and now we’re very excited to see that EA has now confirmed this.

We’re not 100% sure but we think this is the first time in which EA has decided to put Halloween content into a main FIFA game on console. We already know what EA are doing for FIFA Mobile players but now on PS4 and Xbox One we are going to be getting the FIFA 17 ‘Ultimate Scream’ cards in a matter of hours.

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Some of you are asking us what time the FIFA 17 Halloween Ultimate Scream event starts today and we can give you a heads-up on this to say that it will be released at 6PM UK time.

This is the time that all FIFA events usually start and we fully expect EA to follow suit. We could even get a preview of FIFA 17 Ultimate Scream cards and SBCs at 3PM UK time today so look out for that.

We’ll be keeping track of everything that happens today as you know it’s going to be a massive event running throughout the weekend.

What are your expectations of the Ultimate Scream event for FUT 17? Give us your thoughts below!

FIFA 17 update 1.02 LIVE: Full patch notes for HUGE PS4, Xbox One gameplay update

FIFA 17 makes defenders more likely to attack, improves shooting and more in update 1.02 for PS4 and Xbox One. Check out the full patch notes from EA Sports.

FIFA 17 has been given its first major gameplay update on PS4 and Xbox One.

Version 1.02 makes defenders more likely to attack, improves ball physics, and fixes issues with players overrunning the ball.

Passing responsiveness when the ball is in the air has been tweaked, as has the general responsiveness of shooting.

According to EA Sports patch notes, version 1.02 also makes changes to Pro Clubs, Ultimate Team and Career Mode.

You can see the full list of FIFA 17 update 1.02 patch notes below:

Addressed the following in gameplay:

  • A situation where cancel was unresponsive after requesting a clearance.
  • A rare situation where the penalty shootout should have ended earlier.
  • Increased the CPU AI tendency to attack directly.
  • An issue where players sometimes overrun the ball after a skill move.
  • Increased the chance of error from ground crosses (triple tap).
  • Improvements to ball physics where shots off the goal posts lose too much speed.
  • Goalkeeper positioning for corner kicks.
  • Improvements made to player switching from corners and free kicks.
  • An issue where the player would control the ball instead of attempting a clearance.
  • Improvements to contested headers logic from corner kicks.
  • General fixes for player controlled celebrations.
  • Cut scene for contentious fouls can now be skipped.
  • Improved the general responsiveness of shooting.
  • Minor improvement to passing responsiveness when the ball is in the air.

In Pro Clubs, we:

  • Increased experience required for the higher overall ratings in Pro Clubs.
  • Addressed an issue where a player’s customised facial features did not display properly in game.

In Ultimate Team:

  • FUT Single Player difficulty no longer defaults to your CPU setting.
  • Addressed an issue where the player is forced to substitute an injured player in FUT online matches.
    Corrected the shooting and crossing text in custom tactics

In Career mode, we:

  • Addressed a situation where the CPU AI would frequently leave star players on the bench.

Visual changes include:

  • Added new components of the 2016/17 Premier League broadcast package.
  • Updated team kits, banners and flags for Velez Sarsfield and Tigre.
  • The goalkeeper now correctly celebrates after catching the final penalty in a shootout.
  • Addressed an issue where the selected kit isn’t the one used in-game.
  • Addressed frame-rate issue during pre-match skill game.
  • Addressed an issue where the fog from a player’s breath was detached from their position.
  • General overlay fixes.

FIFA 17 is out now on Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

The annual football game, which was the subject of a number of retail discounts, features a brand new story-based game mode called The Journey.

The Journey sees players assume the role of Alex Hunter, who experiences all the highs and lows of being a professional football player.

FIFA 17 also contains the popular FIFA Ultimate Team mode, in which users build a team by opening card packs and selecting players with the best chemistry.

There’s also the Be a Pro modes for outfield players and goalkeepers, as well as online cups, women’s international tournaments, skill games and Career mode.

Is EA Access a Good Deal?

So is EA Access a good deal? Should Xbox One owners rush to their console to pick up a subscription to play Electronic Arts’ selection of games for $4.99?

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EA Access has a lot of extras that sound great if you’re looking for a new loyalty program, that blanket 10% off digital video games will definitely save subscribers some money if they’re big fans of Electronic Arts’ video games. Users who purchase a brand new Electronic Arts Xbox One title a month will break even on that first game, saving $6 off a $60 purchase. Of course, users will need to buy new games at full price every month to really make this perk of EA Access alone worth $4.99 a month. It’s also worth noting that potential EA Access subscribers should consider what getting access to Electronic Arts’ games five days early is worth to them.

One issue worth noting is EA’s sudden about face with adding all games. For a while every game that it released came to EA Access. Additionally, they were all eligible for the purchase discount. Titanfall 2 shattered that tradition. It won’t be available through EA Access for trial. Worse, discounts won’t apply to it either. That’s definitely a step in the wrong direction.

Deals and loyalty stuff aside, EA Access is all about making digital video game rentals more palatable. I’m sure that Electronic Arts is petting that EA Access is a gateway drug, that people who subscribe will slowly begin to appreciate the convenience of digital game downloads. Forget spending a lot of money to buy a physical copy that you’ll sell in a few months time anyway, just purchase a subscription and download the games you want to play.

Is EA Access Worth Buying?

Whether EA Access is worth subscribing to depends on how users answer a few questions.

Do you play games made by Electronic Arts often? Yes, than that’s a point towards getting the service. Are you fine with games disappearing if you stop paying? No, then don’t get the service. The biggest question you have to consider is whether you trust Electronic Arts to add more games to The Vault on an ongoing basis. The service launched in 2014 with a pretty slim roster of games. It’s blossomed since then, proving Electronic Arts is committed to keeping the service alive and enticing.

EA Access is worth buying, even if you just want to try out a game for a single month. $4.99 is a small price to pay for easy access to great sports titles and games that haven’t come out yet.

FIFA 17’s ultimate Ultimate Team will cost you £508.31 in real money

Ronaldo. Suarez. Messi. Iniesta. It’s surely FIFA 17’s ultimate Ultimate Team – but if you want to piece it together with real cash, you’re looking at forking out north of £500.

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Ultimate Team is FIFA’s best mode and, for the uninitiated, sees you earn coins by playing matches – and your teams for said matches are made up of players acquired as Panini/Topps-style cards. You can earn these cards by spending those coins on blind packs, or using the in-game eBay style transfer market. The latter is the fastest way to build your dream team but, as demonstrated by the above numbers, also the priciest.

Coins can be scored by winning matches, selling cards, or spending real moolah, and when it comes to acquiring the best player in the game – Cristiano Ronaldo – it’ll cost you well into three figures (and a whole lot of wheeling and dealing just to amass the necessary in-game currency).

I pieced together GR+’s dream Ultimate Team below, using players’ current average transfer values. In order to do so, I placed a value of a highly specific £0.00015219047 (stay with me!) on each coin in the PS4 version of ‘FUT’. That’s based on someone purchasing seven packs of gold cards, to a value of 7,500 coins per pack (so 52,500 total), for £7.99.

There’s a heavy Spanish focus, to guarantee maximum chemistry, and no place for wingers Neymar or Gareth Bale (whose stats don’t quite match those of Ronaldo or Messi) or Paul Pogba – the best central midfielder in the game, but a poor match for the rest of the side according to Ultimate Team’s algorithms. If you want them you’ll need to splash out the equivalent of £77.47 for Bale, £79.14 for Neymar, and a whopping £152.20 for Pogba.

Note that all prices refer to UK Pounds Sterling, as US Dollar prices within FUT vary.

Here’s the GR+ ultimate Ultimate Team in full – with each player’s in-game currency cost, along with the real life equivalent.

GK: David De Gea (Manchester United, 90) – 129,000 / £19.63
RB: Sergi Roberto (Barcelona, 83) – 18,500 / £2.82
CB: Gerard Pique (Barcelona, 86) – 18,750 / £2.85
CB: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid, 89) – 141,000 / £21.46
LB: Marcelo (Real Madrid, 86) – 38,750 / £5.89
CM: Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona, 87) – 45,000 / £6.85
CM: Andres Iniesta (Barcelona, 88) – 69,000 / £10.50
CM: Luka Modric (Real Madrid, 89) – 94,000 / £14.30
RW: Lionel Messi (Barcelona, 93) – 940,000 / £143.06
ST: Luis Suarez (Barcelona, 92) – 548,000 / £83.40
LW: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, 94) – 1,300,000 / £197.85
That’s a grand total of: £508.31. So if you want to put together the dream Ultimate Team, best book in another few night shifts…

Want to know how these guys handle in-game? Be sure to check out our FIFA 17 review.

FIFA 17 is out now on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.

Jason Manford is completely useless at FIFA 17 – swears in frustration after passing to nobody

We’ve all got that one mate who’s completely useless at FIFA 17 . They’ll give it a go, but you definitely held back in your 5-0 victory – in fact, you were bored.

After appearing on Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit , it has emerged that Jason Manford is THAT guy.

In the video above, the Mancunian comedian was playing as Manchester City and appeared to be having a few teething problems.

To make matters worse, Manford was pitted against Sam Pamphilon – a man who hates computer games.

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The game is paused on more than one occasion as Manford tries to get his controller configuration sorted.

But it doesn’t help. The contestant gets hold of the ball and simply passes it two yards out of play for a throw in.

FIFA 17: EA Sports reveals players ranked 31-50 in upcoming game, leaks key player stats

IT’S official.

EA Sports’ tease for the upcoming FIFA 17 release has gone up another gear with the players ranked 50-31 in the game released, while a group of high profile stars have revealed their ratings after a playful promo where they guess their ratings before grading their own colleagues.

With dozens of leaks emerging in recent weeks tipping what players would be scored, gamers now have some firmer confirmation about some of their favourite players.

For example, Premier League fans now know Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez comes in with an 87, alongside Manchester City’s David Silva, while Euro 2016 sensation Dimitri Payet is a point behind.

Alexis Sanchez.

David Silva.

The official release comes after a promotional tease featuring the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Marco Reus, David Luiz, Patrice Evra, Gianluigi Buffon, James Rodriguez, Manuel Neuer and Thomas Muller, amongst others.

“I don’t think I’ve actually ever seen Harry Kane defend, so he’s going to have to be in the minuses,” quipped Alli as he assesses his teammates’ value.

Bayern Munich players.

Manchester United’s young stars.

Spurs starlets.

Dimitri Payet.

“As you can see the hairline is struggling a bit, so colour that in,” Kane retorts as he looks at the midfielder’s player card.

Buffon’s verdict?

“I should be higher, because I’m the oldest, and we should respect the elderly.”

FULL LIST, 31-50

50. Blaise Matuidi (CDM 86)

49. Marcelo (LB 86)

48. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ST 86)

47. Dimitri Payet (LM 86)

46. Arjen Robben (RM 87)

45. James Rodríguez (CAM 87)

44. David Silva (LM 87)

43. Karim Benzema (ST 87)

42. Arturo Vidal (CM 87)

41. Sergio Busquets (CDM 87)

40. Samir Handanovič (GK 87)

39. Mats Hummels (CB 87)

38. Thomas Müller (CF 87)

37. Angel Di María (RW 87)

36. Alexis Sánchez (LW 87)

35. Ivan Rakitić (CM 87)

34. Jan Oblak (GK 87)

33. Leonardo Bonucci (CB 87)

32. David Alaba (LB 87)

31. Hugo Lloris (GK 88)

Hugo Lloris.

WHAT WE ALSO KNOW

Jerome Boateng: 90

Manuel Neuer: 92

Harry Kane: 84

Dele Alli: 80

Layvin Kurzawa: 81

David Luiz: 84

Gianluigi Buffon: 88

Paulo Dybala: 85

Patrice Evra: 82

Giorgio Chiellini: 88

Marco Reus: 88