That time of year has come around again where EA Sports are going to release their new iteration of the FIFA franchise. With launch on October 1st, fans will be attempting to create their dream team on the games host popular mode Ultimate Team.
Each player is rated between 1-99 with this year’s highest rated player PSG forward Lionel Messi, rated 93.
Here are my predictions for what each Bristol City player will be rated in the upcoming game.
Daniel Bentley- 68
Starting with a contentious rating I think Dan Bentley will be downgraded from last year’s rating of 70. Do I believe he deserves it? No. The keeper one of the main reasons we’re still in the Championship with performances winning us points almost every week before Christmas. He has the mistake in him; shown in the early part of this this season. With with the teams overall poor performances last season it’s hard to improve individually when the team had such a downfall from previous campaigns.
Max O’Leary- 66
Having only played a handful of league matches last season, I think Max O’Leary will remain with his rating of 66. It will be interesting to see what nation he represents after call ups in the recent years for Ireland.
Zak Vyner- 67
Deserving of an upgrade due to his consistent showing last year in the first team; the main question will be what position Vyner will be given. After spending time at centre back, right back and in midfield last season.
Danny Simpson- 67
Never impressing most on the pitch during his time last season at Ashton Gate, Simpson will more than likely receive a downgrade. After rotating in the first few matches of the season with Vyner for the right back spot I feel a similar rating will be fair.
George Tanner- 66
New boy George Tanner statistically was one of the best defenders in the EFL last season. His move from the fourth tier to the championship highlights the fact. The youngster will more than likely receive a decent upgrade but will still be the lowest rated out of the clubs possible right backs.
Nathan Baker- 68
Almost harsh due to the lack of game time Baker received last season, playing only thrice; there is no way the big centre back will dodge rating decrease.
Tomas Kalas- 72
Last seasons club captain proved both at club level and on the international stage during the Euros that he is a very competent defender. His showing for the Czech Republic is realistically the main reason for his possible upgrade.
Rob Atkinson- 67
The biggest upgrade of the team I believe will be Rob Atkinson. increasing from 58 in last year’s game to a possible 67. Upgrades on large scales rarely happen on the game which is why I’ve stopped at 67. I’m not going for a higher rating due to this. However, do not be surprised if the increase is minimal.
Jay Dasilva- 70
Another player who’s been plagued by injuries throughout the last campaign the silver played well went on the pitch however extended periods of time out of the game more than realistically will create his rating decrease.
Cam Pring- 64
A slight increase should come Cam Pring’s way due to becoming a first team regular this season. However mixed fortunes of a slightly disappointing loan at Portsmouth and a season ending injury in January after his recall will have limited his stats upgrade.
Joe Williams- 68
Probably last season’s biggest disappointment, Joe Williams only played 60 minutes of league action for the Robins. Once again, he picked up an injury in August what you haven’t seen in play since. City fans add Nigel Pearson alike are still waiting to be able to see how good he can be.
Kasey Palmer- 66
Looking like a new man in the first few matches of Pearson’s reign, it’s been a fair awhile since we have seen the best of Kasey Palmer on a consistent basis. League minutes have been a minimum this year with a ratings decrease looking almost a certain.
Han-Noah Massengo- 68
currently playing at his level why is since joining the club, Massengo has seemed to have matured both physically and mentally since the arrival of Pearson. His upgrade reflects that fact, making him the joint highest rated midfielder the club has.
Matty James- 66
I feel Matty James rating will stay consistent to last season. He enjoyed his loan spell thoroughly last year of Coventry and has become one of the most important players in the Bristol City squad. However, he does have an underappreciated role on the pitch, meaning upgrades are harder to achieve.
Andy King- 67
A slight downgrade for the final summer signing this year. His move to Holland didn’t work out and has also been in and out of the starting 11 this season.
Tyreeq Bakinson- 68
easily the biggest breakout for a player last season Bakinson made his league debut for the club and never looked back. Becoming an influential midfielder during the game with an eye for a spectacular goal, anything but a considerable upgrade will be doing him harsh.
Callum O’Dowda- 67
Yet another player who missed so much of last season due to injury, a downgrade for O’Dowda seems the only realistic outcome.
Nahki Wells- 70
Despite being the clubs top goal scorer last season Wells barely made it into double digits in all competitions. His form change since from his loan at QPR to the move BS3 has been disappointing, and a decrease of rating runs parallel to the decrease of game time he receives.
Andi Weimann- 70
Having missed all but the first seven league games last season with injury fireman’s importance to the team was clearly shown has his speed, energy and attacking output has clearly improved the team in the final third this season. stop being sad having this so much last year a decrease seems likely.
Chris Martin- 65
Starting the season well last year alongside the aforementioned Weimann, Chris Martin season fizzled out with the injury to the Austrian before his own season was ended in January due to injury himself. he has scored more league goals this season then last already but I don’t believe that will save him from a downgrade.
Antione Semenyo- 64
Still yet to become a regular goal scorer, Semenyo’s importance on the team last season was obvious. Being the only output for both speed and ball progression he deserves an upgrade but with his lack of who real end product he has to be capped at 64.
With the injury situation last season, many youngsters were used throughout the season; with Alex Scott becoming a regular in the first team this year, these players may not feature on Ultimate Team, but just in case they do make the game, here are my predictions for their ratings.
Sam Bell- 58
Alex Scott- 60
Tommy Conway- 58
Saikou Janneh- 59
Sam Pearson- 56
Louis Britton- 55
Harvey Wiles-Richards 50