EA Sports have finally started their long-awaited countdown of the 100 best players in FIFA 19 ahead of the new release on September 28  The gaming giant has started a tradition of drip-feeding player ratings to the waiting public in order to heighten anticipation ahead of a launch, and this year is no exception  Football fans have got their first look at a host of stars who will be among the elite performers in the latest edition, with the 100-81 best players announced today  Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio and Manchester City ace Raheem Sterling are two of the stand-out names in the first batch of player cards, with both ranked 85  Fans will be pleased to see the Spanish star’s strong all-round statistics reflect his all-action nature on the pitch, with dribbling and shooting his greatest strengths  Asensio is joined by a trio of rivals from Atletico Madrid in the first release, with Koke, Filipe Luis and Diego Costa all making the cut  Meanwhile, Sterling’s speed has been on display for all to see over the past few seasons in the Premier League and the England international is rewarded with a blistering 93 pace rating  Liverpool supporters will be delighted to see three of their squad included in the first batch of top-ranked players as Alisson, Fabinho and Virgil van Dijk all pick up 85 ratings In addition to the release of the top 100 best players, EA Sports have also been revealing new Icons who will feature in FIFA 19  Manchester United are prominent with the likes of George Best, Roy Keane and Ruud van Nistelrooy making an appearance  Ultimate Team gamers will also be able to get their hands on Premier League legends Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard while Gary Lineker, Raul and Hristo Stoichkov have also been created  EA Sports will continue their countdown of the top 100 stars in the lead up to launch day, but who will be the highest-rated player in the game?