So you love EA Sports FIFA 19 and the Bundesliga, but you're not sure which players to draft into your Ultimate Team? Worry not - help is at hand... and EA Sports have teamed up to run the rule over the Bundesliga stars with the best ratings on the game. Each week, starting 21 October 2018, we'll present the top 10 in each of the following categories...


The men you don't want to see standing in front of your goal as a defender... Those deadly finishers. But who's the most clinical when it comes to snapping up chances?


A defender's kryptonite: the men whose goals do all the talking. Find out the top 10 by clicking play on the video below.

Sprint speed

The players you want running at and in behind opposition defences with their blistering speed. Find out the top 10 by clicking play on the video below, featuring some perhaps surprising names...


The men tasked with keeping out the goals, as well as scoring them when they get a rare chance.


Your last line of defence: stops goals and marshals the troops.

Free-kick takers

There aren't many better views in football than a free-kick arcing past the goalkeeper into the top corner of the net. These Bundesliga stars are the ones you want to have standing over the ball at any time.


Adept at defending and attacking, strong on the ball, creative and capable of scoring - these are the boys that can make your side tick.


The players with the biggest engines - the ones who will always last the course.

With his wand of a left foot, Leverkusen's Leon Bailey could bring a little magic to your team. © gettyimages / Thomas Starke/Bongarts


No matter what position they might line up in, doesn't everyone love a cultured left boot?

Shot power

Who you want shooting at your opponent's goal rather than your own.


The players who can be relied upon to keep close tabs on the opposition.


The speedsters with the fastest gear changes in the business.

If inverted wingers are your thing, you can't go wrong with Bayern's Arjen Robben. © gettyimages / Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts


One of the most difficult techniques in the game, but when done well the results can be spectacular.


Laser-guided balls into the danger zone, testing deliveries from out wide - these players know how to wreak havoc in the opposition penalty box.

Penalty takers

Match-winners with nerves of steel and unmatched composure. Every team needs at least one.

Sliding tackles

Sometimes a last-ditch tackle is all that stands between victory and defeat. Which player should you most trust to get you out of trouble with a sliding tackle?

Not much gets past Schalke's Naldo. He's got a rocket of a shot, too! © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA / Alex Grimm

Long shot

The right blend of vision, technique, accuracy and power can produce some sensational goals.


Eye-of-the-needle passes, creativity in abundance - these are the players that can change games in the blink of an eye.

Long passing

The players who might have been quarter-backs in another life.


Whether at the back, in midfield or up front, every team needs a bit of muscle.

How about RB Leipzig midfielder Emil Forsberg for set-piece duties? © gettyimages / Grimm

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