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Romelu Lukaku takes swipe at EA for “messing” with FIFA 21 ratings

Published: 11/Sep/2020 11:42

by David Purcell

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Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku has been dealt a huge blow in the FIFA 21 ratings, and has even taken a cheeky pop at EA SPORTS over the OVR his Ultimate Team card will have in the next game. 

The Belgian talisman enjoyed a great vein of form since signing for the club, managed by former Chelsea and Juventus manager Antonio Conte. After signing for the Milan club from Manchester United, Rom netted 23 goals in 36 appearances.

With such a fantastic return, he had really pushed on from the disappointment in front of goal during the end of his last Premier League stint.

On September 10, he was also named in the Top 100 players in FIFA 21, but his rating was a topic of conversation.

Lukaku in FIFA 20
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Lukaku was also an 85-rated player in FIFA 20, after being downgraded by two that year. He’s not improved since, apparently.

Lukaku FIFA 21 rating raises eyebrows

Just like last year, he’s had to settle for an 85 OVR. No upgrade.

Adding to his long list of EA SPORTS driven social media comments, the forward made his opinion known the following day.

He tweeted: “Let’s be honest FIFA just mess with the ratings so we players start complaining about the game and give them more publicity… I ain’t with this sh*t. I know what I do.”

Lukaku was just one of many players to have received an eyebrow-raising score for the game. For example, Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang getting just an 87 this time didn’t go down too well with supporters. Romelu was named in the top three strongest players in the title, though.

Previous gripes with EA

In the past, he’s hit out about ratings of special card, like FIFA 20’s Team of the Season So Far. There, he was omitted from the original Serie A lineup and later added as a promotional Squad Building challenge.

Based on performances, Lukaku will obviously be able to earn promo cards for performances next season. Scoring just as many as he did last term will be a good omen. Team of the Week is released regularly, not to mention the ample events in-game.

Though, he doesn’t seem to care at this point either way.

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FIFA 21 Team of the Year (TOTY) predictions: Haaland, Mbappe, Salah, Fernandes

Published: 6/Jan/2021 15:28

by Jacob Hale

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The FIFA 21 Team of the Year promo is fast approaching, and we’ve made our predictions for who we expect to be make the cut when it drops, presumably later in January.

2020 was a weird year for everyone, but football managed to overcome the issues blighting the world and, for the most part, put on a show after short delays, keeping fans entertained across the globe.

Some players broke out and made a name for themselves on the world stage, while others we expected great things from went on to exceed our high expectations with incredible performances.

So, who do we expect to make the list this year? Let’s take a look.

FIFA 21 Team of the Year predictions

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Expect to see a lot of Liverpool in this year’s TOTY packs.

Team of the Year is reserved only for the best and the best, and grants players huge in-game upgrades to their Ultimate Team cards.

You can check out our FIFA 21 TOTY hub for everything you need to know about the promo, but here’s who we predict to be making the cut:

  • GK: Alisson Becker – Liverpool
  • GK: Thibaut Courtois – Real Madrid
  • GK: Manuel Neuer – Bayern Munich
  • GK: Jan Oblak – Atletico Madrid
  • CB: Virgil Van Dijk – Liverpool
  • CB: Sergio Ramos – Real Madrid
  • LB: Alphonso Davies – Bayern Munich
  • LB: Andrew Robertson – Liverpool
  • RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold – Liverpool
  • RB/CDM: Joshua Kimmich – Bayern Munich
  • CM: Thiago – Liverpool
  • CM: Frenkie De Jong – Barcelona
  • CM: Jordan Henderson – Liverpool
  • CAM: Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City
  • CAM: Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United
  • CAM: Thomas Muller – Bayern Munich
  • RW: Lionel Messi – Barcelona
  • RW: Mohamed Salah – Liverpool
  • LW: Sadio Mane – Liverpool
  • LW: Neymar – PSG
  • LW: Heung Min-Son – Tottenham Hotspur
  • ST: Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus
  • ST: Karim Benzema – Real Madrid
  • ST: Harry Kane – Tottenham Hotspur
  • ST: Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund
  • ST: Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich
  • ST: Romelu Lukaku – Inter Milan
  • ST: Kylian Mbappe – PSG
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Bruno Fernandes has become a breakout star for Manchester United with a truly exceptional 2020.

So, those are our predictions for TOTY in FIFA 21. For the most part, a lot of the players pick themselves. Names like Ronaldo, Messi, Salah and Lewandowski are almost a guarantee for the promo, and would be shocking to not have them included.

Of course, we won’t know until they’re announced, but that should be coming any day now. FIFA 20 saw TOTY cards come out between January 6-14 and, based on that, we expect them to drop at a date around January 11-18.

Regardless of when they come out, we’ll keep you updated with all of the biggest news and updates, so be sure to follow us on Twitter at @UltimateTeamUK.