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Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba feature in the top 10.

The top 11 highest-rated Premier League players on FIFA 17

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Excitement for the release of FIFA 17 is building with the online leaks of player ratings.

The popular football game arrives on September 29 but players ratings are already appearing on social media.

It’s always fun to see how EA Sports have evaluated the biggest stars in the game.

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The ratings prompt much debate among fans, who are either ecstatic or wish their players would receive a bump. But the fans are not the only ones who pay attention - Leicester City star Jamie Vardy bemoaned his defensive rating in FIFA 16.

And they say it’s just a game.

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Ahead of the game’s launch, we’ve analysed the top 11 Premier League players based on their FIFA 17 ratings.

1. David de Gea - 91

De Gea’s status as arguably the best goalkeeper in England is underlined in FIFA. The Manchester United shot-stopper might even be the best in the game; his 91 ratings tops Manuel Neuer’s 90 rating in FIFA 16.

Leicester City v Manchester United - The FA Community Shield

2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - 90

The Swede has arrived in England with a bang, scoring three times in two competitive appearances. Ibrahimovic will no doubt be one of the most fun players on FIFA to use, especially with that ridiculous shot power.

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3. Sergio Aguero - 89

It was always going to be interesting to see how EA answered the Aguero vs. Ibrahimovic debate, and now we have our answer.

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3. Eden Hazard - 89

Despite a troubled 2015-16 season, Hazard is considered the joint third-best player in the Premier League. If he can return to the level that saw him receive Player of the Year honours in 2014-15, then the Chelsea man could be even higher in next year’s edition.

Chelsea v West Ham United - Premier League

3. Thibaut Courtois - 89

Hazard’s teammate shares his rating of 89. For a goalkeeper with bags of potential, this feels right.

West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea - Premier League

6. Kevin de Bruyne - 88

The Manchester City winger enjoyed a fine debut season at the Etihad, helping fire the Citizens to the Champions League semi-final. With Pep Guardiola now on board, the hope is for the Belgian to take it to another level this season.

Manchester City FC v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: Second Leg

6. Mesut Ozil - 88

Arsenal’s magician joins De Bruyne with a rating of 88. Just imagine how good the German would be if he played with Sergio Aguero, instead of Olivier Giroud…

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8. David Silva - 87

The third and final City player in the top 10 is Silva.

His rating is down from last year’s 88 but you’re still doing well if you have the Spaniard in your Ultimate Team.

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8. Cesc Fabregas - 87

Though Cesc Fabregas is yet to start a Premier League game under Antonio Conte, he proved that he is still among the best players in England with an influential performance from the bench in the 2-1 win against Watford.

Chelsea v Leicester City - Premier League

8. Paul Pogba - 87

The world’s most expensive player in history finds himself in the high 80’s on FIFA 17. His rating could definitely receive a boost before the game’s release as he settles into life back in Manchester.

Manchester United v Southampton - Premier League

8. Petr Cech - 87

Arsenal’s last line of defence joins Ozil in the top 10. Aged 34, he’s actually up on his rating in FIFA 16, which was 85. Cech will probably have to play like a 90-rated goalkeeper if the Gunners are to have a chance of winning the Premier League.

A.F.C. Bournemouth v Arsenal - Premier League

Man United's FIFA 17 XI

Man City's FIFA 17 XI

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