FIFA 23: Chelsea star Mason Mount brutally pranked over ratings

Mason Mount is consoled by his teammate

FIFA 23 has already taken the internet by storm as avid fans clammer for their first taste of the new game.

The blockbuster franchise, which has dominated the football gaming market for over two decades now, released its latest addition at the end of September.

The build-up to the release has been massive, with EA drip feeding fans and pro gamers alike statistics and gameplay hints.

FIFA 23 releases to fans

For the professional megastars that will dominate the game, it is always fun to see how they are rated and how they match-up to their contemporaries.

EA use a vast grouping of individual metrics to apply a rating to a player as they look to cover every single base and be as accurate as possible.

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However, with players always eager to find out the ratings, it does open the door for some witty skulduggery among teammates.

Mason Mount shown fake FIFA 23 card

Mason Mount was the victim of just such a prank as his Chelsea colleagues saw to it that he was shown a fake rating card, showing some frightfully underwhelming statistics.

Mount has become a mainstay in the Chelsea line-up and shown regular and impressive improvement in the famous blue shirt.

LEEDS, ENGLAND – AUGUST 21: Mason Mount of Chelsea in action during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Chelsea FC at Elland Road on August 21, 2022 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

So when the Englishman, who was being filmed for FIFA 23 promotional content, was ushered into a room where he was shown his card, to say he was a little unimpressed would be a gross understatement.

You can check out the brilliant moment in the clip below:

Video: Mason Mount pranked over FIFA 23 card

Poor Mason was on the brink of tears.

Thankfully, he was later shown his actual statistics which are impressive enough.

For now, fans will be ploughing hours into the new game as they test it to its absolute limits . As a result, you can be sure that any bug or glitch will find its way to Twitter in no time.

The game is always a bit of a controversial one with fans often complaining that EA simply don’t do enough to refine the actual gameplay.

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Only time will tell if the new version of the long-running franchise has managed to address some of those years-long grievances that fans so often bemoan.