For dedicated FIFA fans, September is undoubtedly the most exciting month of the year.
The annual instalment of the hugely-popular video game franchise is always released late September, while the demo tends to come out a couple of weeks beforehand.
FIFA 19 hits the shelves on September 28 in the UK. The demo, meanwhile, is expected to be available from September 13.
It’s been reported that as many as 13 teams will be available to play with on the demo, although only nine clubs have been confirmed so far.
These include some of Europe’s heavyweights such as Real Madrid, Manchester United and Juventus.
This means that users who get their hands on the demo will be able to use Cristiano Ronaldo, the best player on the game with a 94 rating.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner features on the FIFA 19 cover in his new Juventus kit after leaving Real Madrid in the summer.
List of new five-star skill players 'leaked'
Ronaldo will, of course, have five stars for skills on this year’s version of the game. But which other players will have five-star skills?
So while the list is yet to be confirmed, it’s fair to assume that the following players will have five-star skills on FIFA 19.
New players with five-star skills…
Marcelo | Real Madrid
Philippe Coutinho | Barcelona
Kylian Mbappé | PSG
Zlatan Ibrahimovic | LA Galaxy
Memphis Depay | Lyon
Wilfried Zaha | Crystal Palace
Kingsley Coman | Bayern Munich
Federico Bernardeschi | Juventus
Jesús Manuel Corona | Porto
Vinicius Jr. | Real Madrid
Marcos Acuña | Sporting CP
Eljero Elia | Istanbul Basaksehir
Martin Odegaard | Vitesse
David Neres | Ajax
Xherdan Shaqiri | Liverpool
Some very interesting names on that list, including Martin Odegaard, Kylian Mbappe and Vinicius Jr.
Note that Xherdan Shaqiri also makes the list. You might have to find room for him in Liverpool’s starting line-up if you play as the Merseyside outfit.
The following players all had five stars for skills on FIFA 18, so expect most of them to have the same rating on the new version of the game, with the possible exception of, erm, Aiden McGeady.
Cristiano Ronaldo | Real Madrid
Neymar | PSG
Ricardo Quaresma | Besiktas
Ángel Di María | PSG
Paul Pogba | Man Utd
Thiago | Bayern Munich
Franck Ribéry | Bayern Munich
Nani | Sporting
Riyad Mahrez | Man City
Aiden McGeady | Sunderland
Hatem Ben Arfa | Rennes
By the way: where on earth is Lionel Messi?
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