The first batch of FIFA 22 ratings were released last week – and they have caused plenty of debate amongst fans.
They also released the highest rated women’s footballers, with Vivianne Miedema, Lucy Bronze and Wendie Renard topping the list at 92 overall.
There has been, as is traditional, a number of disagreements between fans. One of the major surprises came in the pace department, as it was revealed that 38-year-old defender Pepe had received a pace boost of an incredible +14 for FIFA 22.
Major Twitter account discusses ratings
A prominent FIFA-based Twitter account – @FUT22News – has given their opinion on a number of ratings that don’t make sense.
The account believes that 89-rated Fernandes should have been upgraded by more than one overall after playing a vital role in United‘s second-placed finish in the Premier League and run to the Europa League final.
Meanwhile, they argue that Ronaldo should not have been downgraded from a 92 to a 91 overall forward, and expressed disappointment that Greenwood has – it appears – only been pushed up to a 78 overall.
The account also doesn’t understand why Liverpool pair Mohamed Salah (90 to 89) and Fabinho (87 to 86) have both been downgraded, and that Reds midfielder Thiago received an upgrade.
In addition, they also question the pace boost of 14 given to Pepe – making him faster than Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk. That is as well as the fact that Champions League-winning Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen is only rated at 80 overall.
In fairness, when tweeting the top 22 ratings, EA wrote: “Let the debates begin”. That’s exactly what has happened.
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