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Previewing Sunday's Chelsea/Norwich match through the lens of FIFA 14

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Apparently, EA Sports does not think highly of David Luiz.

Is that Bert and Ernie or is it Stephan El Shaarawy and Willian playing FIFA 14?
Is that Bert and Ernie or is it Stephan El Shaarawy and Willian playing FIFA 14?
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The latest installment of EA Sports' video game football franchise (no, not Madden, the other football) was released last week, and we at WAGNH HQ couldn't resist an opportunity to have a bit of fun.

Not wanting to wait until the actual match is played on Sunday morning to find out the result, we loaded up FIFA 14 into the Playstation, and in the process, slipped the surly bonds of time and space, and took a glimpse into the future.

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A few high low, erm, maybe just "lights" -

  • In terms of tactical analysis, on a scale of one through ten, with one being a video session with Spurs manager Ted Lasso and ten being Graham's weekly masterpieces, this sits comfortably at a negative eleventy billion.
  • After André Schürrle puts Chelsea on top early with a one-timed left footed strike, Martin Tyler and Alan Smith start to talk about how Samuel Eto'o has yet to score for Chelsea (of course, his avatar went on to score a brace).  I'm not sure if that was a coincidence or if the game is somehow updated in real time to account for what happens out here in the real world.  If it's the former, that's a pretty amazing coincidence, and if it's the latter, well done EA Sports.
  • I'm not sure what the programmers have against David Luiz, but he did not look like the geezer we all know and love.  His avatar was primarily responsible for the two goals scored by the Canaries.
  • We'll likely have lineup graphics in the future, but I for one, was chuffed to see the Bison make an appearance, even if it was only virtual reality.
  • It was a pretty ugly match, but three fake points is three fake points, and we'll take it.

Depending on reader response, we might make these FIFA videos a regular thing, so be sure to let us know if you like them, and if you have any comments or suggestions for improvements, we'll be sure to pass it along to our video editor, FonzieGamingHD.