As Fifa 17 nears, players will be wanting to know who the best players in the game are as they start new seasons of Fifa Ultimate Team, hoping to assemble the greatest possible team with the best possible chemistry to take on the world.

EA Sports has already revealed the Top 50 rated players in the game, and from that we've taken the top ten best-ranked defenders in the game and listed their stats for diving (DIV), handling (HAN), kicking (KIC), reflexes (REF), speed (SPD) and positioning (POS).

Manuel Neuer inevitably tops the list, followed by two Premier League stars in Manchester United's David De Gea and Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois. Tottenham's Hugo Lloris sits in fourth with Arsenal's Petr Cech making it five Premier League keepers in the top ten. Impressive.

For the top 10 midfielders, head here. For the top ten defenders, head here. For the top ten strikers, head here.

Here's the complete list with stats.

1. Manuel Neuer – 92 - Bayern Munich

DIV (89) HAN (90) KIC (95) REF (89) SPD (60) POS (91)

2. De Gea – 90 - Manchester United

DIV (88) HAN (85) KIC (87) REF (90) SPD (56) POS (85)

3. Thibaut Courtois – 89 - Chelsea

DIV (84) HAN (91) KIC (69) REF (89) SPD (49) POS (86)

4. Hugo Lloris – 88 - Tottenham Hotspur

DIV (87) HAN (87) KIC (68) REF (90) SPD (64) POS (82)

5. Gianluigi Buffon – 88 - Juventus

DIV (87) HAN (88) KIC (68) REF (84) SPD (46) POS (90)

6. Petr Cech - 88 - Arsenal

DIV (83) HAN (90) KIC (77) REF (85) SPD (49) POS (85)

7. Samir Handanovic – 87 - Inter Milan

DIV (86) HAN (89) KIC (69) REF (86) SPD (56) POS (86)

8. Jan Oblak – 87 - Atletico Madrid

DIV (83) HAN (90) KIC (77) REF (82) SPD (52) POS (87)

9. Bernd Leno – 86 - Bayer Leverkusen

DIV (85) HAN (86) KIC (80) REF (83) SPD (46) POS (86)

10. Keylor Navas – 85 - Real Madrid

DIV (87) HAN (82) KIC (72) REF (85) SPD (61) POS (80)

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