The countdown to EA SPORTS FIFA 18 starts right here.

The newest installment of the world's biggest sports video game was unveiled to the world for the first time at EA Play over the weekend and we were lucky enough to get a hands-on experience two weeks earlier at a secret event inside Stamford Bridge.

There's no doubt that FIFA 17 was the biggest jump that the franchise had taken in a decade, with the additions of FIFA Ultimate Team Champions and 'The Journey' grabbing headlines and revolutionising the way that people play the virtual edition of the beautiful game.

An early glance suggests FIFA 18 is about building on the huge leaps made in FIFA 17, as opposed to reinventing the wheel all over again. This year, EA SPORTS are adding some polish to their crown.