Since FIFA 19 is about to release, it’s high time we should start figuring out which players EA could have considered to be on top-of-the-line. Not to forget, EA has been disappointing us for a long time with its ratings, which are primarily based on reputation instead of skills, and if you’re a fan of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Paris Saint German, you must be aware of how EA plays the rating game. For instance, Kylian Mbappe gained 6 points from FIFA 17 to FIFA 18; mainly, due to his reputation and his transfer to Paris Saint German for extreme money. Respectively, after analyzing all the facts and figures, we have shortlisted Top 5 Overrated Players EA is going to feature in FIFA 19.
Let’s have a look!
- Luis Suarez
- Raheem Sterling
- Paul Pogba
- Manuel Neuer
- Lionel Messi
Undoubtedly, Luiz Suarez is one of the finest players who has often been featured in headlines. However, the headlines were not always effective. His Football career has been a quick race, following to many incidents, but they all diminished with his incredible performances.
The Uruguayan has played 110 games for Ajax and Liverpool and subsequently scored 81 and 69 goals. That’s some rare stuff, but here comes a curve when he allied with Barcelona where he played 110 games and was only able to score 130 goals. This is unbelievable, and following to that, the goal return ratio continued to fall and then 2018 arrives and we find his legs are working not as good as they used to be couple of years ago.
Therefore, his career seems to be on a declining scale, and respectively EA should reconsider his rating and lower it down from 92 to somewhat below 88 or 89.
It is true Raheem has exceptional speed potential, but this has been much exaggerated for the last 5 years. During his journey for Liverpool, his potential got uncovered and received much media attention. Since then, Raheem moved to Manchester City following the fame, which actually lowered his improvement rate.
Moreover, it’s just recently he has improved his game, and likewise he might add few more goals to his game, but still he’s got much room for improvement. He is good but not the best among all the major Premier League wingers like Wilfried Zaha, Eden Hazard, Sadio Mane, and Leroy Sane. Additionally, his WC performance was admirable but it could’ve been much better if he had taken better decisions.
Therefore, in the light of his past performances, he should not be rated above 85 in the EA FIFA 19.
The Manchester United start Paul Pogba has undoubtedly helped France win 2018 FIFA World Cup, but still he is one of the most overrated players. After the recent performances, his rating seems to jump from 88 to 90 or maybe 91; however, considering his inconsistency in the recent season, he should be rated around 85.
He is similar to Mario Balotelli, and can even outplay anyone on his day, but that day does not come very often. Basically, he is the perfect example of many footballers who are just after money, fame, and Instagram. He is sometimes extraordinary but he is found to be ineffective when compared with center midfield teammates Kevin De Bruyne, Luka Modric, N’Golo Kante, and Christian Eriksen. He has all the aspects of being the best but his inconsistency remains prevalent.
Manuel Neuer has indeed been the best goal keeper for the last 5 years, but as of now his performances have declined to a larger extent. The primary reasons behind his downfall are the terrible mistakes he made for the Bayern Munich and Germany. Also, he was undramatic throughout the FIFA 18 Word Cup in which he played 3 games and could only win 1 for his team; therefore, he is no more the best goalkeeper and his rating should be lowered in EA FIFA 19.
Yes, it is happening. The status of being among the best players of the world is gradually diminishing for Lionel Messi. He surely had a great time with Barcelona, for which he scored 34 goals in 36 matches. This is an incredible play and worth all the appreciation, but it is observed that Messi had hardly been effective for the national team, Argentina. He consistently showed up for Barcelona but when it comes to Argentina, he rarely repeats his performances.
Therefore, in FIFA 19 his rating should not be higher than 90 because it would be unfair to other effective players like Mohammad Salah and Kylian Mbappe who are currently in a good position to replace the title of greatest players of the world.