FIFA 18 Best CB, LB, RB - FIFA 18 Best Ultimate Team Defenders, Centre Backs, Left Right Backs

FIFA 18 Best CB, LB, RB - FIFA 18 Best Ultimate Team Defenders, Centre Backs, Left Right Backs

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In this FIFA 18 guide we’ll be detailing the best defenders in FIFA 18. This will include the best centre-backs in FIFA 18, the best left backs in FIFA 18, and the best right backs in FIFA 18. With a good defence key to success in FIFA 18, knowing which players are essential in your team, be it during Career mode or Ultimate Team. Read on for the best FIFA 18 CB, FIFA 18 LB, and FIFA 18 RB in FIFA 18.

For more on FIFA 18 that isn't about the best defenders, check out our FIFA 18 Guide Hub. It’s full of all the info you need to know about FIFA 18.

Best FIFA 18 Defenders - Career Mode and Ultimate Team Best Players

With defenders in FIFA 18 being split into three distinct groups (Centre-backs, Left backs, and Right backs) we’ve put together lists for the very best players you’ll find for each position in FIFA 18. Be warned that most of these players will carry a high price tag or be highly sought after in FIFA 18 Ultimate Team. We've got all the best CB in FIFA 18, the best LB in FIFA 18, and the best RB in FIFA 18.

Best CB in FIFA 18 - Centre-Backs

To be a good CB (Centre-back) in FIFA 18, players need to be strong, have high defending skill, and ideally have a good turn of pace. We’ve listed the highest rated FIFA 18 CB for you (worst to best - although worst in this case is still pretty great). Each player number represents their position within the ratings of all players in FIFA 18.

87. RAPHAËL VARANE (Real Madrid)

Overall Rating: 85

  • Pace: 79
  • Shooting: 45
  • Passing: 61
  • Dribbling: 65
  • Defending: 84
  • Physicality: 79

86. KAMIL GLIK (AS Monaco)

Overall Rating: 85

  • Pace: 56
  • Shooting: 32
  • Passing: 44
  • Dribbling: 55
  • Defending: 86
  • Physicality: 84

85. ANDREA BARZAGLI (Juventus)

Overall Rating: 85

  • Pace: 71
  • Shooting: 34
  • Passing: 57
  • Dribbling: 65
  • Defending: 88
  • Physicality: 73

84. VINCENT KOMPANY (Manchester City)

Overall Rating: 85

  • Pace: 63
  • Shooting: 54
  • Passing: 65
  • Dribbling: 65
  • Defending: 84
  • Physicality: 83

80. JAN VERTONGHEN (Tottenham Hotspur)

Overall Rating: 85

  • Pace: 67
  • Shooting: 65
  • Passing: 72
  • Dribbling: 70
  • Defending: 85
  • Physicality: 81

76. CÉSAR AZPILICUETA (Chelsea)

Overall Rating: 85

  • Pace: 79
  • Shooting: 55
  • Passing: 74
  • Dribbling: 74
  • Defending: 86
  • Physicality: 78

68. PEPE (Besiktas)

Overall Rating: 86

  • Pace: 68
  • Shooting: 50
  • Passing: 57
  • Dribbling: 61
  • Defending: 86
  • Physicality: 80

65. JAVI MARTINEZ (Bayern Munich)

Overall Rating: 86

  • Pace: 50
  • Shooting: 60
  • Passing: 69
  • Dribbling: 66
  • Defending: 86
  • Physicality: 80

62. SOKRATIS (Borussia Dortmund)

Overall Rating: 86

  • Pace: 78
  • Shooting: 52
  • Passing: 55
  • Dribbling: 61
  • Defending: 87
  • Physicality: 84

60. DAVID LUIZ (Chelsea)

Overall Rating: 86

  • Pace: 70
  • Shooting: 64
  • Passing: 74
  • Dribbling: 71
  • Defending: 84
  • Physicality: 81

57. TOBY ALDERWEIRELD (Tottenham Hotspur)

Overall Rating: 86

  • Pace: 66
  • Shooting: 58
  • Passing: 72
  • Dribbling: 66
  • Defending: 87
  • Physicality: 80

42. GERARD PIQUÉ (Barcelona)

Overall Rating: 87

  • Pace: 65
  • Shooting: 61
  • Passing: 69
  • Dribbling: 66
  • Defending: 86
  • Physicality: 76

33. JÉRÔME BOATENG (Bayern Munchen)

Overall Rating: 88

  • Pace: 75
  • Shooting: 50
  • Passing: 72
  • Dribbling: 68
  • Defending: 88
  • Physicality: 84

27. DIEGO GODÍN (Atlético De Madrid)

Overall Rating: 88

  • Pace: 65
  • Shooting: 48
  • Passing: 65
  • Dribbling: 64
  • Defending: 88
  • Physicality: 78

26. MATS HUMMELS (Bayern Munchen)

Overall Rating: 88

  • Pace: 64
  • Shooting: 58
  • Passing: 75
  • Dribbling: 72
  • Defending: 89
  • Physicality: 76

25. THIAGO SILVA (PSG)

Overall Rating: 88

  • Pace: 72
  • Shooting: 56
  • Passing: 73
  • Dribbling: 74
  • Defending: 88
  • Physicality: 79

23. LEONARDO BONUCCI (Milan)

Overall Rating: 88

  • Pace: 68
  • Shooting: 54
  • Passing: 70
  • Dribbling: 71
  • Defending: 87
  • Physicality: 81

16. GIORGIO CHIELLINI (Juventus)

Overall Rating: 89

  • Pace: 74
  • Shooting: 46
  • Passing: 56
  • Dribbling: 60
  • Defending: 90
  • Physicality: 85

7. SERGIO RAMOS (Real Madrid)

Overall Rating: 90

  • Pace: 76
  • Shooting: 63
  • Passing: 71
  • Dribbling: 72
  • Defending: 88
  • Physicality: 83

Best RB in FIFA 18 - Right Backs

RB (Right backs) need to be fast, and these days possess great passing skills and be able to dribble up the wing. It’s a lot to ask for, and of course a bit of defending skill comes in handy too! As above, we’ve listed the best RB in FIFA 18 for you, from worst to best - but all of these would make great additions to your team or FIFA 18 Ultimate Team squad.

97. DANI ALVES (Paris Saint-Germain)

Overall Rating: 84

  • Pace: 82
  • Shooting: 68
  • Passing: 81
  • Dribbling: 84
  • Defending: 77
  • Physicality: 66

Best LB in FIFA 18 - Left Backs

As with RB, LB need to be fast, be able to deliver a great cross or pass, and good enough to break up an attack. As key players in both the offensive and defensive side of the game, getting the best LBs you can afford is well worth it when building a FIFA 18 Ultimate Team squad. As above, players are listed from worst to best.

78. FILIPE LUÍS (Atletico De Madrid)

Overall Rating: 85

  • Pace: 79
  • Shooting: 62
  • Passing: 77
  • Dribbling: 78
  • Defending: 82
  • Physicality: 79

74. JORDI ALBA (Barcelona)

Overall Rating: 85

  • Pace: 93
  • Shooting: 69
  • Passing: 75
  • Dribbling: 82
  • Defending: 81
  • Physicality: 72

69. MIRANDA (Inter)

Overall Rating: 86

  • Pace: 71
  • Shooting: 49
  • Passing: 60
  • Dribbling: 68
  • Defending: 88
  • Physicality: 77

67. DAVID ALABA (Bayern Munich)

Overall Rating: 86

  • Pace: 86
  • Shooting: 73
  • Passing: 81
  • Dribbling: 80
  • Defending: 82
  • Physicality: 74

52. ALEX SANDRO (Juventus)

Overall Rating: 86

  • Pace: 86
  • Shooting: 65
  • Passing: 77
  • Dribbling: 81
  • Defending: 81
  • Physicality: 84

38. MARCELO (Real Madrid)

Overall Rating: 87

  • Pace: 78
  • Shooting: 69
  • Passing: 80
  • Dribbling: 85
  • Defending: 82
  • Physicality: 79

Elsewhere we’ve got guides to the best players in FIFA 18, the best young players in FIFA 18, the best hidden gems in FIFA 18, and how to defend or score lots of goals in FIFA 18.

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