FIFA 22: 7 Players Who Should Have Higher Base Ratings In The Next Game

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  • Posted on 08th Apr, 2022 17:50 PM

Fans are excited for FIFA 23 coming later in 2022, but which players should have an increased base rating?

p>When a new FIFA game is released, one of the most talked-about aspects outside of the new modes and gameplay mechanics is the players' ratings. Each year, without fail, the ratings generate a ton of controversy, as fans discuss and argue about which of their favorite players should be rated higher and which rival teams have been overvalued in their opinion. FIFA 23 will likely be released in September or October 2022, with a new wave of ratings for people to debate.

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One of the most interesting subjects regarding ratings is which players will be getting the most significant increases. There have been plenty of break-out stars around the world this season who have made a mockery of their initial FIFA 22 ratings and will almost certainly be getting a significant increase in the next game.

7 Aaron Ramsdale

It's easy to forget now, but many people were surprised when rumors and reports surfaced in the summer that Arsenal was interested in signing Aaron Ramsdale from Sheffield United. The English keeper had just been relegated for the second time in a row and had made a couple of costly errors during the 2020/2021 campaign.

However, since his move to Arsenal, Aaron Ramsdale has become a safe pair of hands between the posts, and his excellent distribution has been key to Arteta's philosophy of playing out from the back. Ramsdale's initial FIFA 22 base rating was 74, far below what he's likely to be rated in FIFA 23.

6 Gabriel Martinelli

Given how impressive some of Arsenal's young players have been this season, it's hard not to include another name from their team sheet. Although Saka and Smith-Rowe could have also filled this spot, Martinelli deserves the place for having an initial base rating of just 76 in FIFA 22, which could be increased by 5 or more points in the next game.

Martinelli's attacking threat is his most eye-catching feature, though he has a handful of other traits that often go unnoticed, such as his effectiveness during build-up play and defensive work rate.

5 Dušan Vlahović

It's not often that Europe's elite teams can secure a new starting striker in the January transfer window, but Italian side Juventus managed to pull it off by signing Serbian forward Dušan Vlahović from Fiorentina for a reported fee of €81.6 million.

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Vlahović turned heads with his performances during the first half of the 2021/2022 campaign, where he scored 17 goals in 21 games for Fiorentina in Serie A. After a slow start at his new side, Vlahović appears to be back to his best at Juventus, where he has scored 4 goals in 8 games in the Italian league. The striker's FIFA 23 rating will likely be a significant improvement from his initial 78 rating in FIFA 22.

4 Anthony Elanga

It's fair to say that Manchester United's season has been a major disappointment thus far. After adding Jaden Sancho, Raphaël Varane, and even Cristiano Ronaldo to a side that finished second in the league last season, United fans had reason to be hopeful that they could finally lift the Premier League trophy once more. However, their season has been nothing short of a disaster, with the side out of every cup competition and facing the prospect of not qualifying for the Champions League next season.

There has been one glimmer of light for the red devils, though, as academy player Anthony Elanga has recently broken into the first team. The Swedish winger is far from the finished article, but he is significantly better than his initial FIFA 22 rating of just 65 suggests.

3 Vinícius Júnior

At the start of the 2021/2022 season, there were serious question marks over whether Vinícius Júnior was good enough to be a starter for Real Madrid. The Brazilian winger has silenced his critics following his impressive record in front of goal thus far this season, which has seen him score 14 goals and get 9 assists in 28 La Liga games.

Vinícius Júnior began FIFA 22 with a respectable rating of 80, though this could easily jump up by 5 or more points, which would make the 21-year-old one of the best wingers in the game.

2 Conor Gallagher

Over the last couple of decades, Chelsea have been known to send numerous young players out on loan each summer. Although this development strategy has its perks, it has come under scrutiny in recent years as only a few of the loaned players have ever broken into the first team.

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However, Conor Gallagher looks set to join Mason Mount as an exception to this rule, as the talented midfielder is currently enjoying a fantastic season at Crystal Palace. The midfielder's work rate, goal-scoring threat, and passing accuracy have been fundamental to Palace's surprisingly solid season, and he certainly looks ready to make the step-up to Chelsea's first team. Gallagher's FIFA 23 rating could potentially reach the 80 mark, a significant improvement on his initial 74 rating in FIFA 22.

1 Jarrod Bowen

West Ham's superb form under David Moyes has continued into the 2021/2022 season, with the East London side currently sitting at the number 6 spot in the Premier League and their previous relegation worries a thing of the past.

Jarrod Bowen has been a stand-out player for the side, as the winger has been fundamental to his team's success with his impressive work rate, great movement around the box, and deadly finishing ability. Bowen was originally given a rating of 78 in FIFA 22, which was fair at the time, but now undersells his value to West Ham.

FIFA 22 is out now on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch (Legacy Edition)

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