Trent vs James vs Cancelo: The winner across every FIFA 23 in-game attribute

Trent vs James vs Cancelo: The winner across every FIFA 23 in-game attribute

Football can bring us so many endless debates.

Some have been discussed for decades, like wondering who is the best between some of football’s all-time greats, while others take two current top stars from the same position and argue about who is better.

A popular discussion the past few years has been at right-back.

Currently, the Premier League is blessed with some serious talent in the position and comparisons are often made between Trent Alexander-Arnold, Reece James and Joao Cancelo.

It’s a debate where you can make a strong argument for either of the three, but EA Sports’ yearly FIFA ratings are an easy way to quickly compare elements of their abilities.

So, let’s take a look at how the three match up in terms of their respective ratings for each gameplay stat in the new FIFA 23 game.

Trent vs James vs Cancelo: The winner across every FIFA 23 in-game attribute
Trent vs James vs Cancelo: The winner across every FIFA 23 in-game attribute

Trent vs James vs Cancelo in FIFA 23

In-Game Physical

Acceleration: Cancelo – 86, James – 79, Trent – 76

Agility: Cancelo – 79, James – 75, Trent – 73

Balance: James – 88, Cancelo – 78, Trent – 73

Jumping: James – 75, Cancelo – 72, Trent – 66

Reactions: Cancelo – 85, Trent – 83, James – 81

Sprint Speed: Cancelo – 84, James – 83, Trent – 76 

Trent vs James vs Cancelo: The winner across every FIFA 23 in-game attribute
Trent vs James vs Cancelo: The winner across every FIFA 23 in-game attribute

Stamina: Cancelo: – 91, Trent – 89, James – 83

Strength: James – 85, Trent – 66, Cancelo – 62

In-Game Skill

Ball Control: Cancelo – 87, Trent – 86, James – 81

Crossing: Trent – 92, Cancelo and James – 88

Curve: Trent and Cancelo – 87, James – 82

Defensive Awareness: Cancelo and James – 81, Trent – 79

Dribbling: Cancelo – 86, James – 83, Trent – 78

Finishing: Cancelo – 69, James – 66, Trent – 62

Free-Kick Accuracy: Trent – 85, James – 76, Cancelo – 69

Heading: Cancelo – 72, James – 71, Trent – 69

Long Passing: Trent – 91, Cancelo – 79, James – 78

Long Shots: Cancelo – 79, Trent – 75, James – 69

Penalties: Trent – 55, Cancelo and James – 52

Short Passing: Cancelo – 88, Trent – 87, James – 82

Shot Power: James – 83, Trent – 82, Cancelo – 80

Sliding Tackle: Trent and James – 80, Cancelo 79

Standing Tackle: Cancelo – 84, Trent and James – 83

Volleys: Trent – 63, Cancelo and James – 62

Trent Alexander-Arnold in action for Liverpool
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 27: Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool in action during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield on August 27, 2022 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

In-Game Mental

Aggression: Cancelo – 76, James – 74, Trent – 71

Composure: Cancelo – 86, Trent and James – 82

Interceptions: Trent – 83, Cancelo – 82, James – 78

Positioning: Cancelo – 81, Trent – 78, James – 77

Vision: Trent – 90, Cancelo – 85, James – 80

Final Scores: Cancelo – 18, Trent – 9, James – 5

Cancelo bests Trent & James in FIFA 23

It seems that EA Sports believe Manchester City’s Cancelo is the better of the three right-backs.

Cancelo in action for Man City
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 19: Joao Cancelo of Manchester City celebrates after scoring their sides second goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James Park on December 19, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Some stats are incredibly close, with just one or two points separating the players on some categories, but overall Cancelo won double the amount of categories than Trent did in second place.

The debate is ongoing between fans and it’s likely to never reach a conclusion, but EA Sports have weighed in quite largely in favour of the Portuguese star.

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