FIFA 16 Players Rating Predicting - Chelsea

Editor: fifa16mall Time: 07/11/2015

It's no question that Chelsea is the best team in Premier League, and with the release of FIFA 16 coming up in September, you’d think their squad of players are going to be rather kindly rated when it comes to the latest version of Ultimate Team, right?

This article intends to look at each player poised to feature in the Chelsea squad next season – individually – and attempt to predict the rating they’ll be given by the FIFA game-gods. That’s taking into account performances from last season, and each player’s FUT card from last term.

 

Here we go then, from lowest to highest…

 

 

28. Andreas Christensen – 59

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 58

Having featured on FUT last season as a bronze player, Andreas Christensen can’t expect to get much higher a rating this term.

He featured for Chelsea’s youth team regularly in 2014/15, but isn’t ever going to be pushing for a first team place.

 

27. John Swift – 60

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 59

John Swift got some first team football out at Rotherham last season, but the Blues’ first team looks a long way away for this 20-year-old lad at the moment.

He’s in danger of being cast off soon. He should come in for a boost, but it’s never going to be enough for Chelsea.

 

26. Jamal Blackman – 63

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 58

As it stands (at the time this was published, Chelsea had still not replaced Petr Cech) Jamal Blackman is second in line for the goalkeeping spot at Chelsea. 

He’s 21 and still yet to make an appearance for the first team, so the question remains now – how long will he stick around for?

 

25. Todd Kane – 66

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 64

Sent out to Nottingham Forest on loan last season, Todd Kane had the chance to get amongst a higher-level first team squad. Though he didn’t really make his mark, appearing only 8 times in the Championship.

An improvement may come his way if he features on FUT once more, but he’s set to see the same fate as almost every other Chelsea youngster at the club.

 

24. Dominic Solanke – 67

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 61

This young lad is highly-rated among the Chelsea ranks. And it’s not hard to know why either.

Dominic Solanke hit 12 goals in 11 UEFA Youth League matches last season, and added another 13 goals in 19 Under-21 Premier League games. He should get a card in the mid-to-high 60’s, despite the fact he’s still only 17.

 

23. Nathaniel Chalobah – 69

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 68

He’s a regular for England’s Under-21’s, but Nathaniel Chalobah still can’t make his way into the Chelsea first team. The 20-year-old will likely find himself out on loan again next season, though he may finally be ready for the Premier League.

In terms of FUT, there’ll likely be little-to-no-change in his card rating.

 

22. Kenneth Omeruo – 69

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 69

Kenneth Omeruo played regularly at Middlesbrough in the first half of last season, but eventually found himself missing out in the later weeks of the campaign.

He hasn’t done enough to warrant much of a change in card.

 

21. Patrick Bamford – 70

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 65

Patrick Bamford made an impression at Middlesbrough though, firing 17 goals in the Championship last season. The trouble is, he’s returning to Chelsea to compete with Radamel Falcao, Diego Costa and Loic Remy for a starting place. 

He’s simply not going to get one. His card should be higher, but he’ll likely be representing another club by the time the game is released.

 

20. Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 70

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 56

Finally, we see a player that may actually be able to break into the Chelsea first team from the youth set up!

Ruben Loftus-Cheek emerged towards the back end of last season, though has already been criticised by Jose Mourinho. He should take the advice on board though and stick around.

In turn, we could see one of the biggest card jumps in the game for this young midfielder.

 

19. Marco Van Ginkel – 76

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 76

Marco van Ginkel’s spell at Chelsea has been completely taken over by injury, and the same thing happened to him out on loan at AC Milan last year.

The young Dutchman has been unable to get together any kind of momentum in recent years, and his card will reflect that.

 

18. Kurt Zouma – 77

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 74

Highly-rated defender Kurt Zouma looked very solid in his first full season at Chelsea, and even proved to Jose Mourinho that he was a capable task-master in the holding midfield role.

His performances last year will justify a boost to gold card status on FUT.

 

17. John Obi Mikel – 78

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 78

Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel is at risk of being sold over the course of the summer, knowing full well that he’s never going to be considered a first choice player at Chelsea again.

It’s been a stagnant few years for Mikel, who Chelsea fought tooth and nail to sign from the clutches of Manchester United in 2006.

 

16. Filipe Luis – 79

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 82

Filipe Luis’ move to Chelsea always did seem a little puzzling, even when it was happening last summer. 

The Brazilian must surely have known Cesar Azpilicueta was first pick for the left back slot, though he went through with the move anyway and stunted all the momentum he’d built up in his time at Atletico Madrid.

He made so little an impression last season that he’s set for a freefall on FUT next term.

 

15. Ramires – 80

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 81

Ramires has had a tough couple of seasons under Jose Mourinho, considering the Portuguese boss likes to play with a settled side and not tinker too much. Ramires isn’t first choice, so it’s worked against him.

His appearances last season were mostly from the bench, and his rating on FUT next year may take a slight slump as a result. But he’ll still be a popular buy given his pace and work-rates.

 

14. Loic Remy – 80

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 80

Loic Remy’s big club move came last summer, and while it could have gone better individually on the pitch for him, he picked up a Premier League title medal and the Capital One Cup. Not too shabby.

He showed he could score goals from a reserve role, but his job may be a little tougher next year. Expect a similar rating.

 

13. Juan Cuadrado – 81

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 83

After his move to the Bridge in January, Juan Cuadrado became a hella-popular buy for Premier League FUT players. But on the pitch and in reality, it really hasn’t worked out for him at all.

Cuadrado should be expecting a substantial drop in rating after an underwhelming campaign in the Premier League.

 

 

12. Gary Cahill – 81

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 81

Gary Cahill and John Terry have forged an excellent defensive partnership for the Blues over the last few years, but Cahill looked a little shaky individually at times in 2014/15.

Still, given the solidity of the team and their overall success, Cahill contributed well enough. But he may not get a ratings bump just yet.

 

 

11. Branislav Ivanovic – 82

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 81

Branislav Ivanovic is arguably the best right back in the country at the moment. He brings the brutality and toughness of a centre half to his role and is as uncompromising as they come. He scores important goals too.

So he deserves an Ultimate Team boost ahead of next season’s game. He’s a massively important part of Chelsea’s team.

 

 

10. Cesar Azpilicueta – 82

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 81 (Updated card)

You can say the same for Cesar Azpilicueta, actually. 

The Spaniard is ever so consistent – even while he’s not in his natural position – and he’s one of the best defenders in the country generally. ‘Dave’ deserves a ratings-rise too.

 

9. Oscar – 82

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 84

While the Chelsea forwards around him flourished, last season Oscar failed to deliver for the most part. His form was questionable, and he was often disposed by Jose Mourinho in favour of others.

His rating of 84 will be a little unrealistic ahead of next season, even while Chelsea swept all before them.

 

8. Willian – 82

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 82

Willian is a steady and talented attacker, quite capable of producing the magic needed to unlock a stubborn defence. Unfortunately he didn’t really produce it often enough last season, scoring only 4 goals and making 5 assists in all competitions.

His rating should stay at a similar level for the new FIFA release.

 

7. Nemanja Matic – 84

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 83 (Updated card)

Nemanja Matic is as good a defensive midfielder as there is in Europe at the moment. He proved so crucial to Chelsea at times last season and is a main reason why they retained the best defence in the land.

He received a FUT card boost in the winter, but will get another for the new game surely.

 

6. John Terry – 84

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 83

John Terry, as ever, led Chelsea to their success of last season. The man still seems to be at his peak despite the fact he’s hit his mid-30’s, and he’s all set to carry on after penning a new one-year deal recently.

His FUT rating could improve once more.

 

5. Radamel Falcao – 84

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 88

Chelsea have taken their chances and brought in Radamel Falcao, after Manchester United passed up their option to sign him. 

It was the Colombian’s off-pace performances in red that made United’s minds up, and it’ll be the reason he gets a major cut in his FUT rating for FIFA 16. 

Though, if there’s a man who can get the best out of him now, you’d have to think it’s Jose Mourinho.

 

 

4. Cesc Fabregas – 85

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 85 (Updated card)

Cesc Fabregas received an upgraded card in the winter after a superlative start to his career at Chelsea. 

Though his productivity tailed off in the second half of the season, the Spaniard is still such a critical part of this side. He should stay at the same level as his recent upgrade for the new game, with an 85 rating.

 

 

3. Thibaut Courtois – 86

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 86

Young Belgian Thibaut Courtois is already one of the world’s best goalkeepers. He is so assured in his game and showed exactly why Mourinho chose to go with him over Petr Cech in goal.

The spotlight is firmly on the former Atletico man now though, in the wake of Cech’s sale to Arsenal. 86 still seems at around his level.

 

2. Diego Costa – 86

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 86 (Updated card)

Diego Costa is a true handful. He is the perfect striker for the way Chelsea play and his first season in England was fantastic. 

The Brazilian-turned-Spanish international received a winter upgrade within FUT, but given his struggles with injury in the second half of last season he may not be able to improve upon it. 86 is still bloomin’ good, though.

 

 

1. Eden Hazard – 89

FIFA 15 FUT Rating – 88

After being voted the best player in the country by his peers, Eden Hazard is now the actual real deal. His ability to twist and turn on the ball bamboozles defenders, and he’s added more goals to his game too.

Hazard was the most important player to Chelsea’s title win last season. It was the Belgian who so often came up with the goods to turn nothing into a point, or one point into three. 

FIFA may recognise this by giving his already inflated rating another boost to 89 – and solidifying his status as the best player in the FUT PL overall.

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