FIFA 20: Predicting the top 20 highest-rated players in the Premier League

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The countdown is on for the highly-anticipated release of FIFA 20.

September 27 is when the latest edition of EA Sports' flagship game will hit shelves and gamers are expecting a lot of changes.

EA claim they've revolutionised the way penalties and free-kicks are taken on FIFA and improved the general gameplay.

FIFA Street has also been reintroduced and rebranded as 'Volta Mode', while Pro Clubs has been given a much-needed revamp.

But what FIFA fans are most interested in is the player ratings, which are due to be revealed over the coming weeks.

Last month we tried to predict the top 20 highest-rated players on FIFA 20 and now we've taken a look at the Premier League based on age and performances over the past year.

Players like Roberto Firmino, Raheem Sterling and Virgil van Dijk are due a boost, whereas David de Gea and David Silva could see their ratings drop slightly.

20 - EDERSON I MANCHESTER CITY

FIFA 19 RATING: 86

FIFA 20 PREDICTED RATING: 87

Ederson has played an integral role in City winning the last two Premier League titles with his consistency and distribution. A deserved ratings boost is coming his way.

19 - JAN VERTONGHEN I TOTTENHAM

FIFA 19 RATING: 87

FIFA 20 PREDICTED RATING: 87

Spurs possess arguably the best centre-back partnership in the Premier League with Vertonghen and Alderweireld. Consistently solid.

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18 - TOBY ALDERWEIRELD I TOTTENHAM

FIFA 19 RATING: 87

FIFA 20 PREDICTED RATING: 87

It's a mystery why no one tried harder to sign Alderweireld this summer considering he had a £25m release clause at Tottenham. They're lucky to have the 87-rated centre-back.

17 - ROBERTO FIRMINO I LIVERPOOL

FIFA 19 RATING: 86

FIFA 20 PREDICTED RATING: 87

Firmino may not score as many goals as other strikers, but his link-up play and work rate is unrivalled in the Premier League. Goodbye 86, hello 87.

16 - LEROY SANE I MANCHESTER CITY

FIFA 19 RATING: 86

FIFA 20 PREDICTED RATING: 87

From injuring his anterior cruciate ligament to missing out on a move to Bayern Munich, Sane has had a nightmare summer at City. Regardless, he's a world-class winger.

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15 - ALISSON I LIVERPOOL

FIFA 19 RATING: 87

FIFA 20 PREDICTED RATING: 88

Premier League Golden Glove, Champions League Golden Glove, Copa America Golden Glove. Alisson made history by winning all three last season, so an 88 rating is deserved.

14 - CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN I TOTTENHAM

FIFA 19 RATING: 88

FIFA 20 PREDICTED RATING: 88

Eriksen is another player who could easily have left Spurs this summer, but the Dane is staying put for the time being and he's their best midfield creator by far.

13 - DAVID SILVA I MANCHESTER CITY

FIFA 19 RATING: 89

FIFA 20 PREDICTED RATING: 88

Perhaps a bit harsh, but at the age of 33 Silva is no longer a guaranteed starter for City and not quite as good as he used to be. A small ratings decrease could be imminent.

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12 - PAUL POGBA I MANCHESTER UNITED

FIFA 19 RATING: 88

FIFA 20 PREDICTED RATING: 88

The only United player to make last season's PFA Premier League Team of the Year, Pogba can expect to hold his 88 rating on FIFA 20.

11 - BERNARDO SILVA I MANCHESTER CITY

FIFA 19 RATING: 84

FIFA 20 PREDICTED RATING: 88

Silva was outstanding for City last campaign and after winning the club's Player of the Season award, he deserves a hefty ratings increase on FIFA 20.

10 - SADIO MANE I LIVERPOOL

FIFA 19 RATING: 86

FIFA 20 PREDICTED RATING: 88

It's hard to argue against Mane being one of the best wingers in the world and last season the Senegalese won the Premier League Golden Boot on 22 goals. He's going to be unreal on FIFA 20.

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9 - RAHEEM STERLING I MANCHESTER CITY

FIFA 19 RATING: 87

FIFA 20 PREDICTED RATING: 88

At 24 years old Sterling is only going to get better at City, which is a frightening prospect. Another high goalscoring season should see him crack the 89/90 mark next year.

8 - N'GOLO KANTE I CHELSEA

FIFA 19 RATING: 89

FIFA 20 PREDICTED RATING: 89

'Indefatigable' best describes Kante's style of play at Chelsea and he's the best defensive midfielder on FIFA in our eyes.

7 - PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG I ARSENAL

FIFA 19 RATING: 88

FIFA 20 PREDICTED RATING: 89

Premier League Golden boot winner last season and the star of Arsenal's attack. Aubameyang will be a nightmare to play against on FIFA 20 with his pace.

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6 - SERGIO AGUERO I MANCHESTER CITY

FIFA 19 RATING: 89

FIFA 20 PREDICTED RATING: 89

Even at 31 years old and after eight years at City, Aguero remains one of best strikers in the Premier League. A true out-and-out goalscorer.

5 - MOHAMED SALAH I LIVERPOOL

FIFA 19 RATING: 88

FIFA 20 PREDICTED RATING: 89

Two Premier League Golden Boots in as many years should see Salah's FIFA rating rise from 88 to 89 - or maybe even more.

4 - HARRY KANE I TOTTENHAM

FIFA 19 RATING: 90

FIFA 20 PREDICTED RATING: 90

Kane has established himself as one of the best striker's in the world at Spurs and there's no doubt he deserves to retain his 90 rating from FIFA 19.

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3 - DAVID DE GEA I MANCHESTER UNITED

FIFA 19 RATING: 91

FIFA 20 PREDICTED RATING: 90

Last season was one to forget for De Gea, but he's made a bright start to this campaign and remains the best goalkeeper in the world. Down one from 91.

2 - VIRGIL VAN DIJK I LIVERPOOL

FIFA 19 RATING: 88

FIFA 20 PREDICTED RATING: 90

Champions League winner, Premier League runner-up and the best centre-back in the world right now. Van Dijk has the potential to go even higher than 90 on FIFA.

1 - KEVIN DE BRUYNE I MANCHESTER CITY

FIFA 19 RATING: 91

FIFA 20 PREDICTED RATING: 91

On his day De Bruyne is unplayable and City will be praying he can stay injury-free this season, because if he does, the Premier League is in trouble. A non-mover at 91 rated.

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