“Attack wins you games; defense wins you leagues” – Sir Alex Ferguson.
Defenders usually get overlooked at many cases in watching the game, but any good FIFA player knows the last thing to overlook when playing a game is the defense of your team. The absence of a good defender hurts more than the presence of a good one when you are playing FIFA.
The given list is a predicted version of the rating. We will provide you with the official ratings and ranking once EA Sports makes them available to us.
So, here’s a list of the top 10 defenders in FIFA 17:
Chris Smalling – Manchester United/England -82
Following a harsh red card against Manchester City, England international Chris Smalling has seen an unforeseen improvement in his game. Since then, Chris Smalling has proved to be one of the finest center backs in the English Premier League. Smalling, nick-named ‘Mike’ after Louis Van Gaal mistook the England No.12 for midfielder Michael Carrick, has been a key-player in a season that saw Man United top the defense table in the Premier League with only 35 goals conceded in 38 matches with 18 clean sheets.
Former Fulham defender Chris Smalling is representing the Three Lions in Euro 2016 at France. The England centre-back, however, might have to fight for a place in the starting XI under Jose Mourinho with Ivory Coast centre-back Eric Bertrand Bailly joining Manchester United ahead of season 2016/17.