The latest edition of Electronic Arts’ long-running video game series FIFA is just around the corner — FIFA 19 comes out two weeks from tomorrow, September 28 — and that means that the latest player ratings are dropping, and this is apparently important to many people (including some of the players themselves).
So, here are the ratings for all the Chelsea players, arranged into a neat little 4-3-3 starting lineup, as Sarri likes.
In addition to the starting 11, we have a 12-man bench and two players who didn’t fit into the lineup builder, Charly Musonda Jr (rated 75, the lowest at Chelsea) and Marco van Ginkel (rated 79). Musonda in real life is with Vitesse in the Eredivisie and Van Ginkel is out for the season with his latest knee injury, but apparently they’re part of the squad in the game.
All of Chelsea’s players get gold colored cards, befitting their status of 75 rated or higher.
According to the FIFA’s geniuses, Eden Hazard is our best player (and at 91, the sixth best in the world). N’Golo Kanté follows at 89 (16th overall) and Dave gets some proper recognition in third place with 86 (although that’s only good for 74th overall in the game). Those three are the only Chelsea players in the top 100.
Apparently, Hazard’s 91 and Azpilicueta’s 86 are 1-point improvements on last season, while Kanté’s 89 is a 2-point bump. That he’s not rated 99 should immediately invalidate this game.
Here’s the full list of ratings:
84: Jorginho, Willian, Fàbregas
83: Kovačić, Arrizabalaga, Morata, David Luiz
82: Christensen, Alonso, Giroud, Pedro
81: Rüdiger, Cahill
79: Zappacosta, Van Ginkel, Barkley, Drinkwater
76: Emerson, Caballero