Chelsea vs. Cardiff City: Peering through the FIFA 14 crystal ball

Jamie McDonald

EA Sports and FIFA 14 continue to sully the good name of David Luiz.

If you missed our initial foray into looking through the crystal ball that is FIFA 14, we started asking a video game what it thinks about Chelsea's upcoming fixtures. FIFA 14 (and our video editor, FonzieGamingHD) graciously responded with a video of the match. While extremely low on the tactical analysis scale, it is extremely high medium on the fun scale.

We made a best-guess accounting of your responses from Steve's weekly article where he asks the WAGNH community to select their favoured squad for the upcoming match, and then handed our lineup card to fake Mourinho.

Some match lights (not quite highlights, not quite lowlights) -

  • The Cardiff City lads definitely ate their Wheaties this morning, as they absolutely stormed out of the gate.  After Kim Bo-Kyung strips David Luiz' avatar of the ball inside Chelsea's box, he manages to set Peter Odemwingie up for a left footed volley near on the far post.  Alan Smith then chimes in with "that's not easy."  Thanks for that Alan, genius insights, as always.
  • Oscar's great start to the season has not gone unnoticed by the pixelated broadcasters, as they take the time to mention how good he's looked early on in the campaign.  EA Sports vendetta against David Luiz aside, they do a phenomenal job of somehow imputing what goes on out here in the real world and making it part of the video game.  The broadcasters also make some cheeky comments about Mourinho just before the match starts, I got a chuckle out of that.
  • Speaking of EA Sports having it out for David Luiz, his avatar also slips and falls after clearing an Odemwingie cross in the 33rd minute.  No doubt EA Sports will blame it on the muddy pitch, but we're on to them.  Ramires' avatar also smashes the ball into the virtual rear end of a woefully out of position Luiz right before the whistle at the end of the first half.
  • Fernando Torres' avatar looks like he picked up a knock in the 55th minute, but he was fortunately able to walk it off.
  • Oscar's avatar had multiple scissor kicks that just missed reaching the back of the net.  Pretty cool looking.
  • In the world of FIFA 14, it makes total sense to sub on Mikel (1 Premier League goal) for Frank Lampard (142 Premier League goals) when you're looking for a late winner.  The fake talking heads will surely have a field day lambasting fake Mourinho for this.
  • Gloomy weather, gloomy result.  Fortunately, I expect things to be much brighter this afternoon out here in the real world.
As always, if you have any comments or suggestions about these videos, we'll be sure to pass it along to our video editor, FonzieGamingHD.

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