Twenty-four players have been added to the top 100 ratings for FIFA 20

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The clock is ticking for EA Sports to announce some of the biggest player ratings for FIFA 20.

Even if you're not interested in the latest game in the series, the chances are you're fascinated to see how such a big institution will organise the best players in the world.

It's a pretty daunting task to overtly decide which players are better than the others, not just in their overall rating but also in series of specific in-game statistics.

A few leaks have been teased already with Lionel Messi apparently set to over-take Cristiano Ronaldo, while Shkodran Mustafi could miraculously be rated higher than Joel Matip.

However, to sharpen the blurred line between fact and fiction in the build-up, EA have now confirmed the 100 players who will be the highest-rated in the game.

The wait for FIFA 20 ratings

And while that doesn't help us in finding out how the 100 will ordered and their specific overall ratings, gamers have began to identify which players have dropped out.

It's been counted that 24 players who were in top 100 for FIFA 19 have now exited, including the likes of Gareth Bale and Alexis Sanchez, and the exhaustive list can be viewed here.

However, we've now decided to turn that calculation on its head: finding out which 24 players have replaced them and have been deemed good enough to rise into the top 100.

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24 players enter the top 100

So, without further ado, here is our breakdown of the players who have been given a promotion:

1. Bernardo Silva | Manchester City

Won the Premier League, Carabao Cup, FA Cup, UEFA Nations League and Community Shield. Need we say anymore about this mercurial forward?

Liverpool v Man City - FA Community Shield

2. Angel di Maria | Paris Saint-Germain

Perhaps one of the most surprising inclusions in the top 100, but Di Maria recently enjoyed one of his finest seasons in France and looks to have leapfrogged one of the heavily downgraded players.

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3. Alexandre Lacazette | Arsenal

Nineteen goals and 13 assists solidified Lacazette as one of the Premier League's most formidable strikers last season.

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4. Heung-min Son | Tottenham Hotspur

On the back of his finest season with Spurs, where he helped guide them to a Champions League final, it only made sense that EA tipped their hat to the South Korean.

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5. Allan | Napoli

The Brazilian has established himself as one of the finest midfielders in Serie A and was linked with a move to Manchester City during the January transfer window.

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6. Bruno Fernandes | Sporting Lisbon

We can feel this upgrade jabbing into the heart of Manchester United fans around the world and a place in the top 100 is fully justified after no less than 31 goals last season.

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7. Frenkie de Jong | Barcelona

One of numerous players from Ajax's squad last season to be given a boost and his latest rating will reflect exactly why Barcelona paid big bucks for his services.

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8. Fernandinho | Manchester City

It's perhaps more note-worthy that the general in Pep Guardiola's midfield wasn't in last year's top 100 as opposed to the fact he's joined it this year.

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9. Alejandro Gomez | Atalanta

Arguably the star man in Atalanta's phenomenal 2018-19 season, the Argentine has been given a FIFA upgrade just as his team has made the step up to the Champions League.

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10. Rodri | Manchester City

An obvious move for EA after the Spaniard thrived at Atletico Madrid and settled hand-in-glove at the Etihad Stadium.

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11. Saul | Atletico Madrid

Potentially another profiter of some of the downgrades this year, but Saul has continued to prove himself as one of Atletico's most dangerous players from midfield.

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12. Axel Witsel | Borussia Dortmund

What a turnaround for Witsel. After his career had somewhat stagnated in Russia and China, the Belgian has become an integral part of an ever-improving Borussia Dortmund outfit.

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13. Hakim Ziyech | Ajax

It was a serious coup for Ajax to hold on to one of their most important players from last season and he has duly been rewarded by football's biggest video game franchise.

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14. Toby Alderweireld | Tottenham

A potentially controversial choice in the top 100, but the Belgian continues to be an absolute rock at the back for Tottenham and was invaluable during their Champions League run.

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15. Dani Carvajal | Real Madrid

Another divisive decision after Real Madrid's poor 2018-19 season, but Carvajal remains one of the best right-backs in world football.

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16. Matthijs de Ligt | Juventus

An absolute colossus at the back for Ajax and the Netherlands last year, one of the best defenders in the world and now plying his trade at Juventus. A complete and utter no-brainer.

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17. Jose Gimenez | Atletico Madrid

A defender who continues to come on leaps and bounds in the Spanish capital and now the main man at the back for a Diego Godin-less Atletico.

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18. Aymeric Laporte | Manchester City

Making 51 appearances in a team managed by Guardiola is no small feat in one campaign and the Frenchman is undoubtedly the best defender at the Premier League's most dominant club.

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19. Marquinhos | Paris Saint-Germain

This decision kind of makes us shrug out shoulders. The 25-year-old has recently won the Copa America, but it feels like more players have fallen further than he has necessarily risen.

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20. Andrew Robertson | Liverpool

Yes, yes and yes. Arguably the best left-back in the world, Robertson has been an absolute revolution for Liverpool and bagged himself the Champions League trophy this year.

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21. Milan Skriniar | Inter Milan

One of the most underrated defenders going and don't be surprised to see transfer rumours linking him with some of Europe's biggest sides.

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22. Niklas Sule | Bayern Munich

Try telling players like Sule that Bayern are on the slide. The ever-improving centre-back will be crucial if the Bavarians enjoy any success in the Champions League this season.

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23. Gianlugi Donnarumma | AC Milan

Although the Italian goalkeeper isn't as vogue as he once was, he continues to be an absolute stalwart for AC Milan and collected 13 clean sheets during the 2018/19 campaign.

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24. Wojciech Szczesny | Juventus

The jury is still out for some English football fans, but it's hard to deny that Szczesny is starting to fill Gianluigi Buffon's boots more than ever and deserves his place in the top 100.

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