New FIFA, new ratings. Find out each North-West club’s highest rated player and their best attribute.
How are ratings decided?
Every year EA Sports award all footballers on the game an overall rating out of 99 ahead of each new FIFA installment.
Player’s overall ratings is a summary based off their attributes, which are decided from real-life performances.
Every outfield player’s attributes are split into six sections which are pace, dribbling, shooting, passing, defending and physicality. Attributes are also given a rating out of 99, so the better a player is at passing the higher the passing would be, the same philosophy follows each attribute.
Nick Pope – 82 rated.
The six-foot seven keeper has achieved this rating after an impressive season for the Clarets, keeping 15 clean sheets last season. FIFA say his best attribute is his reflexes.
Bradley Dack – 74 rated
The Rovers star scored nine goals in 22 games in the Championship last season. Dack’s best attributes are his pace and dribbling.
Preston North End
Ben Pearson – 75 rated
The Lilywhites midfielder played a huge part in an Alex Neil side which just fell short off the playoffs last season. The midfielder’s best attribute is his physicality.
Sean McConville – 66 rated
The Stanley winger scored five league goals last season as his side avoided relegation on points per game last season. FIFA say his best attribute is his pace.
Chris Maxwell – 67 rated
The keeper is slowly becoming a fan favorite at Bloomfield Road after some impressive performances following his signing last January. His best attribute is his reflexes.
Perry Ng – 67 rated
The right back played a huge role in The Railwaymen’s promotion from League Two last season, scoring two and assisting five goals. FIFA say the defender’s best attribute is his pace.
Glenn Whelan – 68 rated
The experienced midfielder was a part of a Joey Barton side that missed out on play-off glory last season, losing to winners Wycombe in the semi-finals. Whelan’s best attribute is his defending.
Oliver Rathbone and Jimmy Ryan – 66 rated
Both midfielders have earned this rating after playing in a Dale side that avoided relegation last season. Ryan’s best attribute is his physicality while Rathbone’s is his pace.
Kal Naismith and Lee Evans – 69 rated
Both players were unfortunate as their side were relegated last season after receiving a points deduction following the club’s administration. Naismith’s best attribute is his pace and Evans’ is his passing and physicality.
Eoin Doyle – 66 rated
The Irishman is a new signing at Wanderers, joining after a successful spell at Swindon last season. Where his 26 goals helped win promotion from League Two while he also became the top scorer in the division. Doyle’s best attribute is his physicality.
Ben Pringle – 65 rated
The midfielder is one of many new signings under manager Derek Adams this season after joining on a free transfer. His best attribute is his passing and physicality.
David Wheater and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson – 64 rated
Due to the Latics not having a player over 65 rated, they are the only team on this list without a silver card. Wheater’s best attribute is his physicality while Borthwick-Jackson’s is his pace.
Tom Clarke and Bruno Andrade – 67 rated
The pair are two new big signings for the side, as they both dropped down from higher divisions to join the club, as Salford hope to push for promotion this season. Their best attributes are their physicality and pace respectively.
Jay Spearing – 67 rated
The former Liverpool prospect is a new signing for the recently relegated side, Spearing also comes down a division after leaving Blackpool this season. His best attribute is his physicality.