Sergio Ramos
Legendary Real Madrid and Spain defender, Sergio Ramos.Getty Images

We are just a few weeks from the release of Fifa 18, and players will already be looking for the best players in the game as they eye online dominance in the upcoming seasons of Fifa Ultimate Team.

EA Sports has revealed the Top 100 rated players in the game, and from that we've assembled a top 10 list of the best-ranked defenders in Fifa 18.

Below you will find the cream of the crop when it comes to back-line saviours, all ranked from 1-10, alongside each player's stats for pace (PAC), shooting (SHO), passing (PAS), dribbling (DRI), defending (DEF) and physicality (PHY).

Real Madrid veteran Sergio Ramos tops the list, with Juventus' Georgio Chiellini, AC Milan's Leonardo Bonucci, and PSG's Thiago Silva not far behind. Marcelo, Alex Sandro, and Gerard Piqué, also oust some of the Fifa mainstays of previous years, but Mats Hummels, Diego Godin, and Jérôme Boateng retain their top ten status.

We have also rounded-up the top ten goalkeepers here, the top ten midfielders here, and the top ten strikers here.

Fifa 18 launches on 29 September on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC.

1) Sergio Ramos - Real Madrid
Overall Rating: 90

PAC (76) SHO (63) PAS (71) DRI (72) DEF (88) PHY (83)

2) Giorgio Chiellini - Juventus
Overall Rating: 89

PAC (74) SHO (46) PAS (56) DRI (60) DEF (90) PHY (85)

3) Leonardo Bonucci - AC Milan
Overall Rating: 88

PAC (68) SHO (54) PAS (70) DRI (71) DEF (87) PHY (81)

4) Thiago Silva - Paris Saint-Germain
Overall Rating: 88

PAC (72) SHO (56) PAS (73) DRI (74) DEF (88) PHY (79)

5) Mats Hummels - Bayern Munch
Overall Rating: 88

PAC (64) SHO (58) PAS (75) DRI (72) DEF (89) PHY (76)

6) Diego Godín - Atletico Madrid
Overall Rating: 88

PAC (65) SHO (48) PAS (65) DRI (64) DEF (88) PHY (78)

7) Jérôme Boateng - Bayern Munich
Overall Rating: 88

PAC (75) SHO (50) PAS (72) DRI (68) DEF (88) PHY (84)

8) Marcelo - Real Madrid
Overall Rating: 87

PAC (78) SHO (69) PAS (80) DRI (85) DEF (82) PHY (79)

9) Gerard Piqué - Barcelona
Overall Rating: 87

PAC (65) SHO (61) PAS (69) DRI (66) DEF (86) PHY (76)

10) Alex Sandro - Juventus
Overall Rating: 86

PAC (86) SHO (65) PAS (77) DRI (81) DEF (81) PHY (84)