The best FIFA Wingers are where a lot of the magic - and rage - starts to take place. With pacey forwards tricky to contain this year they're as important as ever, and feature several of the highest-rated players in the game altogether this year, too.

Here on this page, we'll be listing FIFA 18's best wingers - which includes the best FIFA LW, the best FIFA RW, and the best LM and RMs, 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, beyond the obvious points of Dribbling, Acceleration and Sprint Speed, and think about Crossing and Long Passing if you prefer to hit the big man in the middle, and Long Shots if you're keen on cutting inside and striking from range.

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 Midfielders and best Strikers in the game, too.

FIFA 18 best LW - the best Left Wingers in FIFA

Without further ado then, let's dive in!


FIFA 18 best Left Wingers (LW)

RankPlayerClubOverall RatingPost-update Rating
1 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 94 -
2 Neymar Paris Saint-Germain 92 -
3 Eden Hazard Chelsea 90 91
4 Philippe Coutinho Liverpool 86 -
5 Lorenzo Insigne Napoli 85 87
6 Sadio Mané Liverpool 84 -
7 Demitri Payet Marseilles 84 -
8 Julian Draxler Paris Saint-Germain 84 -
9 Nani Lazio 83 -
10 Deulofeu FC Barcelona 82 -

FIFA 18 best RW - the best Right Wingers in FIFA

FIFA 18 best Right Wingers (RW)

RankPlayerClubOverall RatingPost-update Rating
1 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona 93 -
2 Gareth Bale Real Madrid 89 -
3 Ángel Di Maria PSG 85 -
4 Willian Chelsea 84 -
5 Pedro Chelsea 84 -
6 José Callejón Napoli 83 -
7 Salah Liverpool 83 85
8 Carlos Vela Real Sociedad 82 -
9 Suso AC Milan 82 -
10 Sterling Man City 82 84

FIFA 18 best LM - the best Left Mids in FIFA

FIFA 18 best Left Mids (LM)

RankPlayerClubOverall RatingPost-update Rating
1 Alexis Sánchez Arsenal 89 -
2 Franck Ribéry Bayern Munich 86 -
3 Marco Reus Borussia Dortmund 86 -
4 Yannick Carrasco Atlético De Madrid 85 -
5 Perisic Inter Milan 84 86
6 Gaitan Atlético De Madrid 83 -
7 Vitolo UD Las Palmas 83 -
8 Lemar AS Monaco 83 -
9 Nasri Antalyaspor 82 -
10 Arnautovic West Ham United 82 -

FIFA 18 best RM - the best Right Mids in FIFA

FIFA 18 best Right Mids (RM)

RankPlayerClubOverall RatingPost-update Rating
1Arjen RobbenBayern München88-
2Henrikh MkhitaryanManchester United85-
3Bernardo SilvaManchester City84-
5MahrezLeicester City8384
6DembéléFC Barcelona83-
7MarlosShakhtar Donetsk82-
9ShaquiriStoke City82-
10BellarabiBayer 04 Leverkusen82-

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 Wingers

As we alluded to above, there are a few additional things to bear in mind when choosing your wide 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 wide players 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 Wingers and Wide Midfielders it works much the same, although you may want to put more well-rounded Styles on your LM and RM, compared to the more offensive one's you'd take if you were running a LW and RW.
  • Think about your style of play when looking at stats - We mentioned this briefly above, but certain wingers will work better in certain formations and styles. Pace in general is obviously extra-useful if you play a more direct, counter-attacking style, whilst you might want to focus more on Crossing, Short Passing, and even Tackling if you're using more central or reserved LMs and RMs.

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