EA Sports have been drip-feeding FIFA 17 players stats to fans with the next instalment of the popular football video game due for release on September 29.
The latest ratings for the upcoming edition have generated plenty of debate among not only gamers, but even top footballers, too.
Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has already taken to Twitter to express his disapproval of EA Sports’ decision to hand him a modest passing attribute of 59 out of 100.
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Whereas the Belgium international is dissatisfied with how the game developer has assessed his real-life skills, the Blues official YouTube account has published a video revealing how some of his Stamford Bridge colleagues react to their FIFA 17 ratings.
But prior to discovering their stats in the new game, Cesar Azpilicueta, Oscar and Victor Moses are asked to predict each other’s attributes – some of which are miles off the mark.
First up is Moses, whom Azpilicueta offers an 81 overall rating with 86 pace and dribbling, 72 passing, 49 dribbling, 90 physical and 72 shooting – though he suggests his finishing ability “depends on the day”.
Oscar then runs the rule over the Spanish defender, giving him 85 pace, 63 shooting, 68 passing, 75 dribbling and 89 defending for an overall stat of 83.
The Brazilian is the final Blue to be scrutinised, and receives 77 pace, 83 shooting, 80 passing and dribbling, 74 defence and 72 physical, which amounts to an 84 overall, courtesy of Moses.
The boffins in charge of FIFA 17’s player attributes seem to believe otherwise for all these predictions, though.
Moses is rated 77 overall, with all of his proposed stats being considerably lower than what Azpiliecuta predicted.
Azpilicueta gets an 84 overall ranking, but says he deserves to have more pace and physicality than the 79 and 77 stats EA Sports have given him.
Oscar falls one overall rating short of the 84 figured expected from Moses, but more notably, his card includes some abysmal stats including 43 defending and 46 physicality.
EA Sports usually do a decent job of determining player ratings, but one would think teammates who play alongside each other nearly every day would have the best idea of how one another should be rated.
Check out the video below.