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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 12 September, 2018, 10:53am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 12 September, 2018, 11:04am

As the anticipation builds for the arrival of Fifa 19 later in the month, the player ratings for the new season are being released.

While EA Sports are slowly announcing the top 50 highest ranked players in the game, the top 10 players from the Chinese Super League have leaked.

The CSL, which is newly included for this year, is led by former Barcelona and Brazil midfielder Paulinho.

The Guanzghou Evergrande man’s 85 rating is comfortably the highest in the league but the top 10 is populated by players with ratings over 80.

There’s no place for Ezequiel Lavezzi, Javier Mascherano or Alexandre Pato, while Alex Teixera also misses out as does last season’s top scorer Eran Zahavi.

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Top 10 Chinese Super League player ratings

1. Paulinho (Guangzhou Evergrande) – 85

2. Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang) – 83

3. Anderson Talisca (Guangzhou Evergrande) – 82

4. Oscar (Shanghai SIPG) – 82

5. Jonathan Viera (Beijing Guoan) – 82

6. Nico Gaitan (Dalian Yifang) – 82

7. Cedric Bakambu (Beijing Guoan) – 82

8. Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan) – 81

9. Anthony Modeste (Tianjin Quanjian) – 81

10. Hulk (Shanghai SIPG) – 81

The top 10 are all some way behind the top 10 for the English Premier League – led by Kevin de Bruyne, Eden Hazard and David de Gea, all on 91 – and the top two players in the game – Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who both have a 94 rating according to the leaks.

Reaction on Sina Sports was mixed, with one user calling the top 10 ranking “debatable”.

The official ratings will be confirmed by EA Sports on Wednesday ahead of the game’s release on September 26.

The Chinese Super League features for the first time in this edition of the long-running series.