Our FIFA 19 player ratings

FIFA 19 comes out on 28 September and the player ratings have come out so let's take a look at the Newcastle player ratings and whether they're fair ratings and what it could mean for anyone wanting to do a career save with us. The difference between their FIFA 18 and FIFA 19 ratings are based on their ratings when FIFA 18 was released last September.

Rob Elliot - 68 (-1 from FIFA 18)

Rob Elliot was hit and miss last season but an injury just before new year and then Martin Dubravka's form means he could well have played his final game for the club and most people doing careers with us will probably be transfer listing the Ireland international, who turned 32 in April. Whilst his kicking is questionable, he also had some superb games before his latest injury.

Ciaran Clark - 76 (same as FIFA 18)

Judging by the fact that Florian Lejeune won't be injured at the start of your career, you'll probably want to sell Ciaran Clark or make him a back up left-back as Lascelles and Lejeune will be your first choice centre-back pairing and for obvious reasons, won't be able to sell Federico Fernandez or Fabian Schar. I think Clark's rating is probably a fair one considering his two years with us so far but he'll probably get tired of not playing and want a move away within a year of your career save starting.

Paul Dummett - 74 (+3 from FIFA 18)

I'm guessing the main reason Paul Dummett is only rated as a 74 is because of his lack of attacking threat. A lot of fans thought the Championship was his level until he showed superb form after returning from injury just after Christmas but to be fair, he probably wouldn't be Premier League quality without Rafa Benitez's management. If his main position was at centre-back, I think he would be rated higher as EA wouldn't really focus on his inability to get forward. You could decide to sign a new left back and have Dummett as back up in your first summer of your career.

Ki Sung-yueng - 76 (-2 from FIFA 18)

It's probably harsh to see Ki Sung-yueng drop two ratings considering his stats weren't too bad last season, even if Swansea did get relegated and he'll turn 30 in January. If you decide not to have a transfer window in the first summer of your career, you'll probably want him and Jonjo Shelvey to reform their partnership that helped Swansea their best ever Premier League finish in 2014/15 (good job Mohamed Diame's rating isn't much lower).

Fabian Schar - 75 (same as FIFA 18)

Considering Fabian Schar was part of a Deportivo defence that conceded on average two goals a game as they were relegated from La Liga last season (the Switzerland international also picking up ten bookings and a further two at the World Cup), his rating probably isn't a surprise although he did play a part in helping the Swiss draw against Brazil.

Jamaal Lascelles - 78 (+5 from FIFA 18)

Jamaal Lascelles was our lowest rated senior centre back on FIFA 18 but as he showed amazing form through out the season (when he didn't have to play through the pain barrier), his rating increased throughout game updates and although he will probably get better, you can argue he should've been given a slightly higher rating.

Jacob Murphy - 72 (+4 from FIFA 18)

Jacob Murphy's rating may have increased quite highly from FIFA 18 but I feel like he deserves a better rating. This is a lad you will want to develop during your career.

Jonjo Shelvey - 78 (+1 from FIFA 18)

You could argue that Jonjo Shelvey deserves a higher rating after his form in the second half of last season but maybe it's his disappointing first half that prevents that. Never the less, he has unsurprisingly been given a better rating by EA this year.

Salomon Rondon - 77 (-3 from FIFA 18)

Salomon Rondon's rating drop is probably down to his lack of goals last season. But he is still a decent striker to have for your career mode and if he does bang in the goals for you, you'll probably want to make the move permanent, to be fair, you may be able to get him for free as at the start of the career, he'l