The latest edition of the FIFA series is nearing its release and fans have been eagerly awaiting to see how their club’s players will be rated, with the ratings being discovered as the release date nears.

After failing to secure promotion to the Premier League last season, Derby County have embarked on the new Championship season. And despite their strong performance last season, some of the Rams’ players have been arguably rated harshly.

Here’s how the top five Derby County players are rated (via Futwiz):

1. Curtis Davies (CB) – Rating: 74

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Centre-back Curtis Davies comes in as the joint highest rated player at Derby County despite his limited involvement over the course of last season through an Achilles tendon injury. His highest stat is his defending, which sits at 75, with his physicality overall just below at 71.

2. Graeme Shinnie (CDM) – Rating: 74

Summer signing Graeme Shinnie is tied with Davies at a rating of 74 having made the move to Pride Park earlier this summer. Having joined under Frank Lampard, the 28-year-old has made only three appearances under Philip Cocu. Shinnie’s best rating is his physicality at 79, while his pace is 79 and defending is 71.

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3. Tom Lawrence (LM) – Rating: 73

Tom Lawrence is one of Derby County’s more well-rounded attackers in terms of his FIFA Rating. While his highest stat is his pace at 74, he has ratings of 73, 71 and 70 in his dribbling, shooting and passing respectively.

4. Tom Huddlestone (CDM) – Rating: 72

Huddlestone has featured heavily since the arrival of Philip Cocu, playing in every minute of Championship football over the course of the club’s poor start to the campaign. Excluding his pace of just 40, The experienced midfielder is well-rounded, with 75 passing his highest stat.

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5. Richard Keogh (CB), Martyn Waghorn (ST), Jack Marriott (ST), Scott Malone (LB), Matt Clarke (CB) and Jamie Paterson (LM) – Rating: 71

A number of players are tied on a rating of 71. Strikers Martyn Waghorn and Jack Marriott share a 71 rating as the two highest-rated strikers at the club, while defenders Richard Keogh, Matt Clarke and Scott Malone also share the rating, with loanee Jamie Paterson also at 71.

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