It’s not long now until the latest instalment of FIFA is released - but the FIFA 17 player ratings for all 20 Premier League clubs have already emerged on social media.
The Manchester Evening News and other publications have now posted up the ratings, and it’s safe to say there are a few players who can be forgiven if they felt a little unhappy with their marks.
Others, though, have been given ratings much higher than they deserve - we’re looking at you, Bastian Schweinsteiger.
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We’ve created a list of the top nine weirdest, craziest, unrealistic players ratings for Premier League players in FIFA 17.
Scroll down to see the list - and don’t forget to leave a comment with your thoughts at the bottom of this page.
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Hector Bellerin (77)
Hector Bellerin was named in the PFA Team of the Year last season but the likes of Branislav Ivanovic, Seamus Coleman, Nathaniel Clyne, Bacary Sagna, Kyle Walker and even Matteo Darmian (!) are all rated higher than the Arsenal right-back on FIFA 17.
Demarai Gray (69)
Okay, so Demarai Gray is still just a kid, but 69 still seems too low for a player with so much talent and potential.
The 20-year-old should at least be in the low 70s. Sixty-nine will look silly come the end of the season.
Christian Benteke (80)
"We're not signing Messi, he's a good player but not a player who is going to get the ball and make things happen.”
These were the words of Crystal Palace defender Damien Delaney following the arrival of his new teammate Christian ‘Bentekkers’ Benteke.
You’re not wrong, Damien. Eighty is a little generous for the Belgium international.
Joe Hart (85)
If Pep Guardiola worked at EA Sports HQ, Joe Hart would be lucky if he got anywhere near the 80s on FIFA 17.
The Manchester City and England goalkeeper is good - but 85 might flatter him a little bit.
Yaya Toure (86)
Yeah, three years ago maybe.
Yaya Toure can barely run these days, so 86 is miles wide of the mark.
Bastian Schweinsteiger (86)
On a similar note, here’s Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Pep Guardiola didn’t want the Germany international last summer and Jose Mourinho doesn’t want him 12 months later.
Eighty-six? You’re having a laugh.
Dele Alli (77)
Dele Alli was superb for Tottenham last season and deservedly won the PFA’s Young Player of the Year award, so why is he only rated 77 on FIFA 17?
Was it because of his performances for England at Euro 2016? At least that would explain his low mark.
Wayne Rooney (86)
Alright, EA, we get that Wayne Rooney used to be on the front cover of FIFA, but come on now.
The Manchester United captain has regressed significantly over the past few years - few United fans would shed tears if he was dropped from Mourinho’s starting line-up - and should probably be around the 82/83 mark these days.
Mesut Ozil (88)
Mesut Ozil is a fantastic footballer, but a rating of 88 seems a little high.
The Arsenal playmaker has a higher rating that Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, Toni Kroos and even Gareth Bale (!).
What do you make of the FIFA 17 player ratings? Have your say by leaving a comment below.