Footballers and their Fifa ratings are big news around the time of the game’s yearly release, and it looks as though EA Sports has managed to annoy Michy Batshuayi two years running.
This time last year, the Belgian striker took against his 81 rating – with his passing rating (59) of particular annoyance to the 23-year-old.
Things got pretty heated.
But with a first season at Chelsea under his belt, and having scored the winning goal to seal the 2016/17 title for the Blues, perhaps Batshuayi might have earned a slightly higher rating?
An 82 or 83? Err… not exactly.
The striker has in fact dropped a point overall – just look at that face.
Batshuayi’s pace has gone down by four points and his dribbling by two, while his physicality has gone up by one point. Oh, and his passing stats are still just as dire.
A fair rating? He managed a brace in Chelsea’s opening Champions League group game this week.
Maybe next year, Michy.