- Thiago Silva mocked his rating on EA Sports FC for the next match
- His rating dropped and he joked that developers don’t want football
- Chelsea experienced a wave of poor ratings after finishing 12th last season
Thiago Silva couldn’t help but jibe at EA Sports FC’s expense after they gave him a rating he didn’t agree with for their next match.
The Chelsea defender joked that developers must “watch football with their eyes closed” when told about his rating, which has fallen.
EA Sports FC, the successor to the FIFA game series, releases on September 29 and EA reveals different player ratings.
Silva was given a rating of 84, a drop of two that puts him level with Reece James and just two behind Chelsea’s highest-rated star Christopher Nkunku.
“They don’t watch football, they watch matches like this (with their eyes closed),” he said, covering his eyes with a mask. video on the Premier League YouTube channel.
Thiago Silva mocked his EA Sports FC rating, joking that developers must watch football with their eyes closed!
The Brazilian defender received a rating of 84, down two from FIFA 23 and tied with Reece James.
When asked if he would change any of the individual attribute ratings assigned to him, he replied: “Not really.
“I think offensively I can obviously improve because I didn’t score a single goal last year.
“This year I think I can improve my attack because defensively I am good.”
Ahead of release, various player ratings were apparently leaked. It looks like Cristiano Ronaldo is set to hit his lowest rating in 16 years at 86, while Lionel Messi will enter the game as one of the best in the world with a rating of 90.
The match revealed his Chelsea ratings on Wednesday ahead of the new season – and summer signing Christopher Nkunku leads the way with an 86-rated card.
Raheem Sterling, who was dropped by England, was reduced from 86 to 83 in total.
Cole Palmer will only be a 66-rated silver card despite his £42m summer move to the Blues
EA Sports has officially revealed Chelsea’s player ratings and the club has been experiencing poor ratings following their 12th place finish in the Premier League last season.
Raheem Sterling was reduced from 86 to 83. Only he, Nkunku, Silva, James, Enzo Fernandez, Ben Chilwell and Moises Caicedo have ratings above 80.
Expensive signings Romeo Lavia and Cole Palmer are stuck with money cards, the former with a 73 rating and the latter with a 66 rating.