Wednesday 18 October 2017

EA Sports revealed some Fifa 18 stats, but first asked the players to rate themselves

Did anyone get the rating they wanted?

Dele Alli ponders his Fifa 18 rating
Dele Alli ponders his Fifa 18 rating

By Max McLean

EA Sports’ Fifa ratings have become a modern source of contention among players at the top level of football.

So before they unveiled some crucial numbers behind the 2018 version of the game, EA Sports asked some of the world’s best what they thought their rating should be.

It’s safe to say not all of them will be pleased.

First off, players such as Arjen Robben and Dele Alli were asked to read comments made in their direction.

And while most of them were mean, they couldn’t give Cristiano Ronaldo a harsh one, could they?

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Cristiano Ronaldo reads someone's opinion of him

When it came down to the player ratings, there was a real mix of approaches.

Paris St Germain forward Angel Di Maria, perhaps jokingly, guessed 93, but received an 84, while Tottenham’s Alli went for 85 or 86, but “nowhere lower though” – his 84 might sting.

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Fifa 18 player ratings

Meanwhile Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski’s guess of 90 was one shy of the 91 he was given, and his team mate Robben got his rating spot on: 88.

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Fifa 18 player ratings

As for Ronaldo? It looks like all will be revealed… just not yet.

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