The best FIFA Midfielders are essential for building a strong side, especially in Ultimate Team, where they often provide the most amount of links to other players.

Here on this page, we'll be listing FIFA 18's best midfielders - which includes the best FIFA CAM, the best FIFA CDM, and the best CMs, too, ranked in order of their overall rating.

Be sure to take also look at the specifics depending on what you want out of them, like Tackling and Positioning for CDMs, or Stamina for box-to-box Central Midfielders.

Finally, it's worth noting that the FIFA 18 ratings refresh has taken place, tweaking a large amount of player ratings across the board. We've noted the new ratings, where applicable, in a new column on the right of the tables. For the full list, head over to our dedicated FIFA 18 ratings refresh and winter upgrades page.

For other stats-based guides, it's worth taking a look at our list of the highest potential FIFA 18 wonderkids, plus we have pages on the best Goalkeepers, best Defenders, the best Wingers and best Strikers in the game, too.

FIFA 18 best CAM - the best Central Attacking Midfielders in FIFA

Without further ado then, let's dive in!


FIFA 18 best Attacking Midfielders (CAM)

RankPlayerClubOverall RatingPost-update Rating
1 Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City 89 91
2 Paulo Dybala Juventus 88 89
3 Mesut Özil Arsenal 88 -
4 Christian Eriksen Tottenham Hotspur 87 88
5 David Silva Manchester City 87 88
6 James Rodriguez Bayern München 86 -
7 Dele Alli Tottenham Hotspur 84 -
8 Marco Asensio Real Madrid 84 -
9 Wesley Sneijder Nice 83 -
10 Borja Valero Inter Milan 83 -

FIFA 18 best CDM - the best Defensive Midfielders in FIFA

FIFA 18 best Defensivwe Midfielders (CDM)

RankPlayerClubOverall RatingPost-update Rating
1 N'golo Kanté Chelsea 87 88
2 Arturo Vidal Bayern München 87 -
3 Sergio Busquets FC Barcelona 86 -
4 Casemiro Real Madrid 85 -
5 Blaise Matuidi Juventus 85 -
6 Casemiro Real Madrid 85 -
7 Daniele De Rossi Roma 83 -
8 Lucas Biglia AC Milan 83 -
9 Morgan Schneiderlin Everton 83 -
10 Nemanja Matic Manchester United 83 84

FIFA 18 best CM - the best Central Midfielders in FIFA

FIFA 18 best Centre Mids (CM)

RankPlayerClubOverall RatingPost-update Rating
1Toni KroosReal Madrid90-
2Luka ModrićReal Madrid89-
3ThiagoBayern München88-
4Marco VerrattiParis Saint-Germain87-
5Paul PogbaManchester United8788
6Marek HamšíkNapoli87-
7Ivan RakitićFC Barcelona87-
8Andres IniestaFC Barcelona87-
9Radja NainggolanRoma86-
10IscoReal Madrid86-

Looking for more on FIFA 18? We've gathered all our individual guides together in our main FIFA 18 tips and guide hub, and if you're playing the game's campaign-like story mode, we have a full Journey: Hunter Returns walkthrough. There are also lists of FIFA 18 wonderkids and the best young players, FIFA 18 player ratings, the best strikers, best wingers, best midfielders, best defenders and best goalkeepers. Elsewhere, we have details on five star skillers and skill moves listed, how to score free kicks, penalties and set pieces, and the FIFA 18 best players by position. Fan of Ultimate Team? we look at FIFA 18 Chemistry explained, the new January 2018 and original OTW Ones to Watch cards, along with best Chemistry Styles for each position, and finally how to earn FIFA Coins quickly and for free.

Other things to know about picking the best FIFA Midfielders

As we alluded to above, there are a few additional things to bear in mind when choosing your midfield players in FIFA 18, with slightly different factors becoming more or less important depending on the mode and formation you're playing.

  • For Career Mode, potential is important too - Some players have higher built-in potential for growth than others, and if you're planning on playing at least two seasons of Career Mode then it's going to have a major impact on your squad. It's also a great way to pick up a bargain, too, so if you're keen on finding some youngsters take the time to go over our detailed list of the best FIFA 18 potential wonderkids and young players, whcih includes some of the finest young midfielders in the game.
  • For Ultimate Team, remember you can use Chemistry Styles - Chemistry Styles, if you didn't know, add up to a whopping 90 points to your player's attributes, spread according to the Style you choose. For CDMs it works much the same as centre backs, with the Backbone and Anchor styles some of the most popular for pure defenders, while Anchor and Gladiator give you something else, like Long Shots, to play with. For CAMs and CMs it works just the same, with the Style dependent on how you want to use the player. You can read more on Chemistry in general in our guide to how FIFA Chemistry works, and likewise the best FIFA 18 Chemistry Styles in our detailed guide to those, too.
  • Think about your style of play when looking at stats - We mentioned this briefly above, but certain midfielders will work better in certain formations and styles. If you're a fan of Tiki-Taka then players like Iniesta, Silva, and Verratti are well-suited, whilst more dynamic, phsyical, end-to-end stuff might make the likes of Pogba, Kante, and De Bruyne more useful.

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