These five players most deserve a big rating upgrade in FIFA 23 after receiving some of the worst ratings in FIFA 22.
The FIFA 22 cycle is coming to an end and players are turning their attention to FIFA 23. As the release window for the new game approaches, fans are eagerly awaiting the reveal of the player ratings.
Each year, player ratings cause quite a stir as fans of the franchise discuss which ratings EA has perfected and which ratings have fallen short of the mark. Of course, player ratings affect all modes of FIFA 23, but they usually have the biggest impact on the incredibly popular Ultimate Team mode.
Using FIFA 22 ratings, here are five players who most deserve an upgrade in FIFA 23.
While Ramsdale certainly deserves an upgrade after his successful season at Arsenal, it’s easy to see why EA Sports chose to give it a 74 rating in FIFA 22. Not only was Ramsdale unproven in the hard-fought Premier League, but with Bernd Leno as Arsenal’s first-choice keeper, Ramsdale was seen as the goalkeeper of the future.
All that changed, of course, when Ramsdale secured first place, scoring 34 Premier League games and 12 clean sheets for Arsenal in his debut season for the club, earning him a greatly improved FIFA 23 rating.
A really disappointing 2021/2022 season was expected for Torino, but instead a hugely positive season awaited the club. The Italian side finished tenth in Serie A, thanks largely to an outstanding performance from defender Bremer.
Bremer started FIFA 22 as a 76-rated player and has since won Serie A Defender of the Year and a high-profile move to Juventus. There’s no central defender who deserves a FIFA 23 upgrade more than Bremer.
Jonathan Clauss may be a defender in FIFA 22, but his playing style as an attacking full-back earned him some TOTW items and a well-deserved spot in the Ligue 1 TOTS. Much like Bremer, Claus was the reason his Lens side were surpassed in 2021/2022 with a seventh place finish.
Clauss has since moved to Marseille, where RWB will look to improve on the five goals and 11 assists from the previous season.
Allan Saint Maximin
One look at a Newcastle game and it’s clear why Saint-Maximin deserves to break into the 80s in FIFA 23. The winger is a magician with the ball at his feet and is simply a nightmare for opposing defenders.
His pace and dribbles are stunning to behold and even with huge investment pouring into the club and attracting world-class players, Newcastle have stated that Saint-Maximin is not for sale.
His goals and assists may have been meager but we must bear in mind that last season he played for a Newcastle side that narrowly avoided relegation. With a rejuvenated roster, expect Saint-Maximin to shine as he continues to prove that a 79 rating in FIFA 23 would be too low.
Before Florian Wirtz succumbed to a cruciate ligament rupture that ended his season in March 2022, he looked like one of the best players in the Bundesliga. Admittedly, the midfielder is only 19 and a 78 Elo is pretty impressive, but considering his impact at Leverkusen, Wirtz is worth a FIFA 23 upgrade.
Wirtz made 17 direct goals in 24 Bundesliga games for Leverkusen. If his development continues along this path, expect Wirtz to confirm an improved FIFA 23 rating.
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