EA Sports revealed the ratings for the upcoming FIFA 21 game. With 26 days remaining for the game’s release, the ratings have not gone down well with fans who have pointed out several flaws with it.
Lionel Messi is the highest-rated player on FIFA 21 with a rating of 92. Juventus ace Cristiano Ronaldo not far behind with a 92 rating. Treble winner Robert Lewandowski, who had the best campaign of his career, is the third highest-rated player with 91.
While the fans lauded the top three, the trouble starts a grade lower. Several fans noted how Arsenal captain Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang was downgraded despite having a stellar campaign which included a FA Cup triumph and a second-place finish in the Premier League golden boot race. The fans noted that Robert Firmino held the same rating of 87 despite only netting 7 goals out of which only one was scored at Anfield.
Firmino and Aubameyang have the same rating (87) on FIFA 21 pic.twitter.com/CVeKfFLXap
— Sam.🎯 #FreePartey (@afcsxmuel) September 10, 2020
Confirmed: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang FIFA 21 rating — 87. [@EASPORTSFIFA]
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) September 10, 2020
Aubameyang, Fifa 20 vs Fifa 21
— Riggers (@UniqueRiggers) September 10, 2020
How on earth does Kane have a higher rating than Aubameyang in FIFA 21 when he's been outscored twice on the wing
— Michael (@SaucyyPepe) September 10, 2020
So Aubameyang whos scored 20+ goals since 15/16 season is rated in Fifa 21 LOWER than Kane and Sterling (out scored both) and the same as Fernandes (pen merch), Son (11 goals) and Firmino (9 goals)😶🤬
Clueless … pic.twitter.com/5nXHmelVnw
— Joe Hawkins (@joehawkins_afc) September 10, 2020
Moreover, it did not please the fans that Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson and Manchester United’s Paul Pogba shared the same rating of 86.
Pogba the same rating as Henderson. pic.twitter.com/PEdKodqndg
— Faizan 🇳🇬 (@faiznutd) September 10, 2020
— Uncle Chu #StopSouthernKadunakillings (@chubiei) September 10, 2020
Just seen Pogba & Henderson have the same #FIFARatings 🤣 what an absolute disrespect! PES is better anyway! 🤷🏾♂️
— Rants (@rantsnbants) September 10, 2020
Pogba same rating as Henderson and downgraded 2… pic.twitter.com/5293XGoEhp
— 🌊™️ (@RealistGlizzy) September 10, 2020
Henderson is the same rating as Pogba, EA do know ball pic.twitter.com/YJnLsLuCXk
— ً (@TheImmortalKop) September 10, 2020
Just so Liverpool fans know
Pogba had his worst season as an individual last season while Henderson had his best pic.twitter.com/qNvdkZL74r
— AM9 x MR10 x MG11 (@utddukz) September 10, 2020
Serge Gnabry’s electrifying pace did not reflect in his FIFA 21 rating after he was only awarded 82 in the pace section of the card. The same thing was noted with Jadon Sancho as well who was given 83 in the pace department.
Gnabry: 82 PAC
Sancho: 83 PAC
Havertz: 84 PAC
— The Boi 🇳🇬🇨🇦 (@ChuBoi) September 10, 2020
— Joel ⁹⁹⁹ (@JoelAusRastatt) September 10, 2020
Zirkzee is so furious about the Gnabry rating he even spelt his name wrong😭 pic.twitter.com/XQOo1jo3HE
— PhonzyV⚡Treble Winners (@PhonzyV) September 10, 2020
-bangs 39 g/a in all competitions
-goal and assist vs barca
-6 goals vs London teams
-brace in CL semi final including a screamer
— 𝐄𝐫𝐜𝐢 (@ercifcb) September 10, 2020
— Hodge (@_LHodge) September 10, 2020
Fifa punishing Man utd and Bayern for being a pes club. Since when did Immobile become faster than Gnabry and Sancho pic.twitter.com/JBWVEmSMGB
— Donald (@Mara_donald9) September 10, 2020
Another one of Bayern’s treble winner was not shown justice according to fans. Thiago saw a massive downgrade of 85 from 87 despite having a brilliant campaign at the heart of the pitch.
Henderson same rating as Pogba and one higher than Thiago.. EA have got us by the balls and they know it. No one is switching to PES with it's gameplay stuck in 2009. They spit in our face every year and we'll carry on buying. This is the devil in the form of a games developer
— Pøgba Senior (@TheSaItIsHere) September 10, 2020
Who on earth watched 12 months worth of football and came to the conclusion that Aubameyang, Werner & Thiago all deserved to be downgraded? FIFA is such a finished game.
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) September 10, 2020
Thiago Alcantara & Georginio Wijnaldum have the same rating on FIFA 21. You read that right.
— 𝐀𝐅𝐂 𝐀𝐉𝐀𝐗 💎 (@TheEuropeanLad) September 10, 2020
How am I gonna tell my kids that in FIFA 21 , Thiago was rated as Liverpool's 3rd best midfielder
— pastor dax (@DaX_Utd) September 10, 2020
— Josh (@FPLCuIe) September 10, 2020
Koeman probably refers fifa 21 ratings to buy players😂 ,no other reason for him to buy wjinaldum instead of thiago😂
— Siddharth (@Sidhu_2160) September 10, 2020
FIFA 21 botches up big time according to fans
Despite asserting his status as one of the best left-backs in the world with his mind-boggling pace and ability, Alphonso Davies is not off the list of the game’s top twenty full-backs.
Having a brilliant debut campaign for Inter Milan, Romelu Lukaku did not see an upgrade in his FIFA 21 rating and still remains at 85 after a two-point deduction last year.
Breaking the Bundesliga’s assist record, Thomas Muller too does not see an upgrade in his rating.
Check out the top 100 ratings for FIFA 21 right here
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