FIFA 18 Best CM, CAM, CDM, LM, RM - Best Ultimate Team Midfielders, Attacking, Right and Left - FIFA 18 Best Buys

FIFA 18 Best CM, CAM, CDM, LM, RM - Best Ultimate Team Midfielders, Attacking, Right and Left - FIFA 18 Best Buys

Best FIFA 18 players in this best 100 FIFA 18 players organised by FIFA 18 player ratings. FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Player Ratings, Best Strikers, Attackers, Defenders, Goalkeepers, Midfielders. ST, CF, LW, RW, CM, CAM, CDM, RM, LM, CB, RB, LB. Fastest Players and best free-kick takers revealed. Plus new FIFA 18 Upgrades.

In this FIFA 18 guide we’ll be detailing the best midfielders in FIFA 18. This will include the best central midfielders in FIFA 18, the best attacking midfielders in FIFA 18, the best Central Defensive Midfielders in FIFA 18, the best left midfielders in FIFA 18, and the best right midfielders in FIFA 18. Packing the centre of the pitch with top quality players in FIFA 18 will mean you have a better chance of controlling the game and are able to create chances further up the pitch. Read on the best FIFA 18 CM, FIFA 18 CAM, FIFA 18 CDM, FIFA 18 LM and FIFA 18 RM in FIFA 18 and Ultimate Team.

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Best FIFA 18 Midfielders - Career Mode and Ultimate Team

Here we’ll rundown the very best midfielders in FIFA 18, detailing the best FIFA 18 CM, the best FIFA 18 CAM, the best FIFA 18 LM, and the best FIFA 18 RM.

Best CM in FIFA 18 - Central Midfielders

CM (Central Midfielders) are the workhorses of your FIFA 18 team. With many being responsible for starting attacks and also getting back to break up counters, these players are essential if you want success in FIFA 18. Here we list the best FIFA 18 CM, ideal for your career or FIFA 18 Ultimate Team squad. These CM are listed in worst to best order, but none of these can be classed as anything but world class.

99. SAMI KHEDIRA (Juventus)

Overall Rating: 84

  • Pace: 64
  • Shooting: 74
  • Passing: 80
  • Dribbling: 76
  • Defending: 80
  • Physicality: 84

96. MARCO ASENSIO (Real Madrid)

Overall Rating: 84

  • Pace: 78
  • Shooting: 79
  • Passing: 83
  • Dribbling: 83
  • Defending: 39
  • Physicality: 61

91. CLAUDIO MARCHISIO (Juventus)

Overall Rating: 85

  • Pace: 78
  • Shooting: 72
  • Passing: 83
  • Dribbling: 84
  • Defending: 76
  • Physicality: 74

89. ILKAY GÜNDOĞAN (Manchester City)

Overall Rating: 85

  • Pace: 71
  • Shooting: 74
  • Passing: 83
  • Dribbling: 87
  • Defending: 64
  • Physicality: 71

75. MIRALEM PJANIĆ (Juventus)

Overall Rating: 85

  • Pace: 74
  • Shooting: 70
  • Passing: 86
  • Dribbling: 86
  • Defending: 67
  • Physicality: 69

55 . CESC FÀBREGAS (Chelsea)

Overall Rating: 86

  • Pace: 63
  • Shooting: 77
  • Passing: 88
  • Dribbling: 81
  • Defending: 60
  • Physicality: 64

54. ISCO (Real Madrid)

Overall Rating: 86

  • Pace: 71
  • Shooting: 83
  • Passing: 82
  • Dribbling: 89
  • Defending: 54
  • Physicality: 62

50. RADJA NAINGGOLAN (Roma)

Overall Rating: 86

  • Pace: 78
  • Shooting: 80
  • Passing: 78
  • Dribbling: 82
  • Defending: 81
  • Physicality: 83

45. ANDRES INIESTA (Barcelona)

Overall Rating: 87

  • Pace: 71
  • Shooting: 70
  • Passing: 87
  • Dribbling: 90
  • Defending: 58
  • Physicality: 58

44. IVAN RAKITIĆ (Barcelona)

Overall Rating: 87

  • Pace: 65
  • Shooting: 84
  • Passing: 86
  • Dribbling: 82
  • Defending: 60
  • Physicality: 66

41. MAREK HAMŠÍK (Napoli)

Overall Rating: 87

  • Pace: 74
  • Shooting: 80
  • Passing: 84
  • Dribbling: 84
  • Defending: 68
  • Physicality: 70

36. PAUL POGBA (Manchester United)

Overall Rating: 87

  • Pace: 74
  • Shooting: 79
  • Passing: 84
  • Dribbling: 84
  • Defending: 68
  • Physicality: 88

34. MARCO VERRATTI (PSG)

Overall Rating: 87

  • Pace: 65
  • Shooting: 59
  • Passing: 84
  • Dribbling: 89
  • Defending: 79
  • Physicality: 68

22. THIAGO (Bayern Munchen)

Overall Rating: 88

  • Pace: 72
  • Shooting: 75
  • Passing: 85
  • Dribbling: 90
  • Defending: 62
  • Physicality: 63

12. LUKA MODRIĆ (Real Madrid)

Overall Rating: 89

  • Pace: 73
  • Shooting: 75
  • Passing: 86
  • Dribbling: 89
  • Defending: 72
  • Physicality: 65

9. TONI KROOS (Real Madrid)

Overall Rating: 90

  • Pace: 50
  • Shooting: 81
  • Passing: 88
  • Dribbling: 81
  • Defending: 73
  • Physicality: 70

Best CAM in FIFA 18 - Central Attacking Midfielders

CAM (Central Attacking Midfielders) are some of the most important in your FIFA 18 team. The best CAM in FIFA 18 can unlock a defence with an inch-perfect pass or surge into the box and give defenders nightmares. The best CAM in FIFA 18 are ranked here from worst to best, but all of these players are superb.

100. BERNARDO SILVA (Manchester City)

Overall Rating: 84

  • Pace: 81
  • Shooting: 72
  • Passing: 81
  • Dribbling: 89
  • Defending: 45
  • Physicality: 61

93. DELE ALLI (Tottenham Hotspur)

Overall Rating: 84

  • Pace: 76
  • Shooting: 80
  • Passing: 77
  • Dribbling: 82
  • Defending: 64
  • Physicality: 78

58. JAMES RODRIGUEZ (Bayern Munchen)

Overall Rating: 86

  • Pace: 76
  • Shooting: 85
  • Passing: 85
  • Dribbling: 83
  • Defending: 40
  • Physicality: 68

43. DAVID SILVA (Manchester City)

Overall Rating: 87

  • Pace: 68
  • Shooting: 72
  • Passing: 87
  • Dribbling: 87
  • Defending: 38
  • Physicality: 61

40. CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN (Tottenham Hotspur)

Overall Rating: 87

  • Pace: 75
  • Shooting: 78
  • Passing: 88
  • Dribbling: 84
  • Defending: 47
  • Physicality: 63

32. MESUT ÖZIL (Arsenal)

Overall Rating: 88

  • Pace: 71
  • Shooting: 74
  • Passing: 87
  • Dribbling: 86
  • Defending: 24
  • Physicality: 58

21. PAULO DYBALA (Juventus)

Overall Rating: 88

  • Pace: 86
  • Shooting: 85
  • Passing: 81
  • Dribbling: 91
  • Defending: 24
  • Physicality: 67

15. KEVIN DE BRUYNE (Manchester City)

Overall Rating: 89

  • Pace: 75
  • Shooting: 84
  • Passing: 88
  • Dribbling: 85
  • Defending: 45
  • Physicality: 75

Best CDM in FIFA 18 - Central Defensive Midfielders

CDM (Central Defensive Midfielders) are often the unsung heroes of your FIFA 18 team. Taking up a position just in front of the backline, the CDM acts as the first line of defense when an attack breaks down in the centre of the pitch. A good CDM will protect the defenders and also launch attacks by feeding the midfield or attackers. Here are the best CDM you need in your FIFA 18 Ultimate Team.

72. BLAISE MATUIDI (Juventus)

Overall Rating: 85

  • Pace: 78
  • Shooting: 67
  • Passing: 77
  • Dribbling: 76
  • Defending: 82
  • Physicality: 84

71. CASEMIRO (Real Madrid)

Overall Rating: 85

  • Pace: 62
  • Shooting: 68
  • Passing: 74
  • Dribbling: 72
  • Defending: 84
  • Physicality: 86

59. SERGIO BUSQUETS (Barcelona)

Overall Rating: 86

  • Pace: 40
  • Shooting: 59
  • Passing: 79
  • Dribbling: 74
  • Defending: 82
  • Physicality: 81

39. ARTURO VIDAL (Bayern Munchen)

Overall Rating: 87

  • Pace: 75
  • Shooting: 81
  • Passing: 80
  • Dribbling: 79
  • Defending: 83
  • Physicality: 84

35. N'GOLO KANTÉ (Chelsea)

Overall Rating: 87

  • Pace: 81
  • Shooting: 66
  • Passing: 75
  • Dribbling: 80
  • Defending: 81
  • Physicality: 84

Best LM in FIFA 18 - Left Midfielders

LM (Left Midfielders) can help dictate play down the wing in FIFA 18 or be used to cut into the center and attack the goal. Depending on your formation, LM could be used in more traditional LW positions, especially if you’re playing with an attacking LB. Here are the best LM in FIFA 18, and for use in FIFA 18 Ultimate Team.

82. YANNICK CARRASCO (Atlético de Madrid)

Overall Rating: 85

  • Pace: 88
  • Shooting: 79
  • Passing: 78
  • Dribbling: 87
  • Defending: 29
  • Physicality: 63

64. MARCO REUS (Borussia Dortmund)

Overall Rating: 86

  • Pace: 88
  • Shooting: 87
  • Passing: 84
  • Dribbling: 85
  • Defending: 39
  • Physicality: 64

61. FRANCK RIBÉRY (Bayern Munich)

Overall Rating: 86

  • Pace: 82
  • Shooting: 76
  • Passing: 83
  • Dribbling: 89
  • Defending: 25
  • Physicality: 58

14. ALEXIS SÁNCHEZ (Arsenal)

Overall Rating: 89

  • Pace: 86
  • Shooting: 84
  • Passing: 80
  • Dribbling: 89
  • Defending: 40
  • Physicality: 78

Best RM in FIFA 18 - Right Midfielders

Just like the LM, RM (Right Midfielders) can operate down the right of the pitch in numerous roles. Depending on your formation, RM could be used in more traditional RW positions, with the RB given the freedom to take more of a RM position. Here are the best RM in FIFA 18, and for use in FIFA 18 Ultimate Team.

83. HENRIKH MKHITARYAN (Manchester United)

Overall Rating: 85

  • Pace:86
  • Shooting: 79
  • Passing: 80
  • Dribbling: 86
  • Defending: 54
  • Physicality: 70

24. ARJEN ROBBEN (Bayern Munchen)

Overall Rating: 88

  • Pace: 86
  • Shooting: 86
  • Passing: 81
  • Dribbling: 90
  • Defending: 32
  • Physicality: 63

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