Remember a year ago when we came together to express outrage at the ratings given to Leicester City’s players in FIFA 18? Well, it’s that time again.
This year should probably be marked by the many improvements given to the Foxes, but it’s more fun to complain about the things that still aren’t right. For example, Jamie Vardy, the man who once again scored 20 Premier League goals last season, is rated at a meager 82 overall. At 31-years-old, it appears Vardy will forever be underrated in FIFA lore.
Elsewhere, Kasper Schmeichel was rated the best player on the team with an overall of 84. While this is a fairly good rating, some will feel his World Cup heroics should have resulted in something a bit higher.
Vardy’s 82 is tied for second on the team with his English World Cup counterpart Harry Maguire. The rating of 82 for Slabhead is a significant improvement from the 75 he started last season with, but still seems low given just how well he played with both Leicester City and the Three Lions.
Surprisingly, the next best ratings on the team belong to Ricardo Pereira and Vicente Iborra, both of whom sit at 81 overall. While we can’t really complain about either of those, we will happily complain about how Wilfred Ndidi, the man who has led the Premier League in tackles since his arrival, is behind them at just 80 overall.
One of the other notable patterns in the ratings is the close grouping of City’s younger stars. Demarai Gray, Ben Chilwell, and Filip Benkovic each sit at 76 overall, while Kelechi Iheanacho, Çağlar Söyüncü, James Maddison, and Daniel Amartey are rated as 75’s.
Demarai Gray’s rating marks a two-point improvement from the start of last season, and Ben Chilwell’s is a hearty six points better than it was when FIFA 18 was first released. The biggest improvement, however, belongs to Fousseni Diabaté who started last season at a lowly 60 overall, but has climbed all the way up to a 71.
In case anybody was wondering, former Fox Riyad Mahrez would be the highest rated member of the squad if he was still around, as he is now an 85 overall.
The rest of the squad is rated as follows:
Adrien Silva - 79
Jonny Evans - 78
Shinji Okazaki - 76
Marc Albrighton - 76
Rachid Ghezzal - 75
Christian Fuchs - 75
Wes Morgan - 75
Nampalys Mendy - 74
Yohan Benalouane - 74 (no, really)
Danny Simpson - 74
Matty James - 73
Eldin Jakupovic - 73
Danny Ward - 72
Bartosz Kapustka - 71 (he’s still alive?)
Andy King - 71 (but a 99 in our hearts)
Hamza Choudhury - 69
Sam Hughes - 65
Callum Elder - 65
Darnell Johnson - 60