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Michy Batshuayi tweets EA Sports over "weak" passing rating on FIFA 17

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The excitement around FIFA 17 is not only present amongst football fans, but also those who feature on the game.

In the build up to the phenomenon's latest instalment, creators EA Sports have teased gamers with the top 50 players and a number of more specific categories i.e. best dribblers and shooters.

Professional footballers have also featured heavily in promoting the game, which will release in Europe on September 29.

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Harry Kane was presented his 84-rated card by Copa 90, to which he somehow reacted in disappointment, while Adebayo Akinfenwa went crazy when YouTuber Spencer Owen revealed his 98 strength rating.

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has now become the latest to comment on his FIFA 17 ratings - and his reaction is absolutely brilliant.

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In the below tweet, the Belgian complained to EA directly about the fact they gave him a "weak" 59 passing rating on his Ultimate Team card.

A dialogue then ensued between Batshuayi and Footy Accumulators.

Are you listening, EA?

That wasn't the end for Batshuayi, though. In another tweet, the 22-year-old insisted EA were stalling the release of the FIFA 17 demo to change his passing rating.

Anyway, back to reality. It's been a satisfying start to life in the Premier League for Batshuayi, who has yet to start a game for Chelsea.

Four appearances from the bench has seen the Belgian yield one goal and one assist, which is a fine return considering he's played just 34 minutes.

Batshuayi knows he must improve and believes it will take time to adapt to the pace and physicality of English football.

Watford v Chelsea - Premier League

He told Sky Sports recently: "[Eden Hazard and Moussa Dembele] told me it was a very physical league, and it was one that was very competitive, where you could win and lose.

"I need to work at that, adapting my style of football to the style here. In the teams I've been at, I've been really well received.

"Here I've had a good reception but I think there's a lot of listening involved, you really do have to listen.

"There's a lot of big players and that's the difference from when I was in Marseille, and I have to try and learn from them."

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Starting every game from the bench so far doesn't seem to have knocked Batshuayi's confidence.

"I'm going to continue to work," he added, "to continue to play to the best of my ability, whether I'm on the pitch for one, two or five minutes, I'm going to give it my all, my maximum to contribute significantly.

"As you know, the more us strikers score, the more confidence we get. I feel more confident now."

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Frank Lampard
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