FIFA 20 have dropped their ratings for the top 100 players in the game, generating the usual mass discussion online about how wrong EA have got it.
The ratings for the 12 revealed Real Madrid players have proven to be particularly controversial, considering just how poor a 2018/19 season Los Blancos endured, with much outcry all over social media.
Raphael Varane was downgraded to an 85, much to the bewilderment of Twitter users.
Varane has been done over on the FIFA 20 rating 😅— BeagleCG (@BeagleCG) September 9, 2019
Fifa really gave Alba, Hummels, Alderweireld and Laporte a higher rating than Varane. What a joke.— Pgs. (@PgsMadridista_) September 9, 2019
Hahaha Varane is 85 rated and Alderweireld is 87 rated in fifa 20. What are they smoking at EA headquarters?? Unreal— #INDIGO (@ikonicfcb75) September 9, 2019
Full backs Dani Carvajal and Marcelo were also rated 85, although this time many felt they were overrated on the game, having been part of a poor Real Madrid defence last season, particularly in comparison to others such as Andy Robertson and Clement Lenglet.
Lenglet is the new Busquets: He hasn't extravagant hairstyles, nor does have marketing in his name and that's why players like Marcelo, Carvajal or Modrić, with the ridiculous season that they've done, are ahead of him on the list of 55 best players by FIFA. A shame. pic.twitter.com/BRYs3yVOlC— Barcelona Worldwide (@BarcaWorldwide) September 5, 2019
The biggest joke out of the FIFA 20 ratings is that Marcelo got better physics than Robertson— Albin Hedén (@AlbinHeden) September 9, 2019
Elsewhere, there was much confusion surrounding James Rodriguez's 55 pace...
Someone said James got 55 pace on Fifa this year lmaooooooooooo— DP. (@dphdofficial) September 9, 2019
James Rodríguez com 55 de pace kakakakakakakakaka fifa doing fifa things— Diogo (@diogoag27) September 9, 2019
EA did James so wrong in FIFA 20 smh they really gave my mans 55 pace— 🏟 (@aomelhor710) September 10, 2019
when you think that life's unfair just think about firmino who won UCL & Copa america in the same calendar year and has yet received same rating as isco in FIFA 20— Adi (@LunaticLionel) September 9, 2019
There were some mixed feelings regarding Karim Benzema's 87 ranking...
FIFA and their ratings can go to hell, Karim Benzema deserves a much higher rating.— srealmadridusu (@Sanaaisreal) September 9, 2019
Mertens and Benzema is rated higher than Firminho in Fifa 20????? What a joke!!!!— Mr. Adebayo (@rapheal_daniel) September 9, 2019
...while Thibaut Courtois' 88 rating was considered far too generous by many.
Why is Courtois rated 88 on FIFA 20? Should be like 25 rating max— Blakito (@DJBlakito) September 10, 2019
I support Madrid neh but eish...should Courtois really be an 88 on FIFA after the season he just had— kamo_mega (@KamogeloMasege) September 9, 2019
Pace was again a topic of interest, this time regarding Toni Kroos' downgrade to 45 in the category.
Why is nobody talking about kroos’ 45 pace lmaooo fifa is finished— Marcus🇰🇷 (@Delecopter) September 9, 2019
Please, on what premise is Luca Modric rated higher than Paul Pogba in FIFA?— nwanna (@tobenna0eze) September 10, 2019
Once again fifa go on reputation instead of actual good footballing talent with the ratings. How is Modric 90? How is Fernandinho rated higher than Fabinho? How is Firmino same rating as Lacazette? And how is he only 4* skills. How is Mane same rating as Sterling? Son’s card is🔥— Kieran Sunnar (@Sunnarez001) September 9, 2019
Miss me with this Neymar defending.— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) September 9, 2019
The boy can’t stay fit for even close to a full season. He’s just as likely to be out partying than he is to be on the pitch. Availability is important.
Meanwhile Hazard is getting 16 & 15 in the PL alone, and FIFA can’t upgrade him 1 point.