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FIFA 22 worst ratings: 5 players who need an upgrade in FIFA 23

In preparation for FIFA 23, we’re looking back at the five worst FIFA 22 ratings to highlight who is most deserving of an upgrade.

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These five players are most deserving of a major rating upgrade in FIFA 23 after receiving some of the worst ratings in FIFA 22.

FIFA 22’s cycle is slowly coming to an end with players setting their sights on FIFA 23. As the release window for the new game approaches, fans are eagerly anticipating the reveal of player ratings.

Each year, player ratings generate a ton of buzz as fans of the franchise discuss which ratings EA perfected, and which ratings fell short of the mark. Of course, player ratings impact all of FIFA 23’s modes, but they usually have the biggest impact on the incredibly popular Ultimate Team mode.

Using FIFA 22 ratings, here are five players who are most deserving of an upgrade in FIFA 23.

Aaron Ramsdale

While Ramsdale is certainly deserving of an upgrade following his successful season at Arsenal, it’s easy to understand why EA Sports opted for a rating of 74 in FIFA 22. Not only was Ramsdale unproven in the competitive Premier League, but with Bernd Leno as Arsenal’s first-choice keeper, Ramsdale was viewed as a goalkeeper for the future.

Of course, all that changed as Ramsdale earned the number one spot and tallied 34 Premier League appearances and 12 clean sheets for Arsenal in his debut season for the club, which makes him deserving of a much-improved rating in FIFA 23.

Bremer

Torino was expected to have a truly disappointing 2021/2022 season, but an extremely positive campaign awaited the club instead. The Italian side managed a tenth-place finish in Serie A and this was mostly thanks to the stellar displays from defender Bremer.

Bremer began FIFA 22 as a 76-rated player and has since earned a Serie A defender of the year award, as well as a high-profile move to Juventus. There isn’t a center-back who is more deserving of a FIFA 23 upgrade than Bremer.

Jonathan Clauss

Jonathan Clauss may be a defender in FIFA 22, but his style of play as an attacking fullback earned him a few TOTW items and a well-deserved spot on the Ligue 1 TOTS. Much like Bremer, Claus was the reason his Lens side overachieved in 2021/2022 with a seventh-place finish.

Clauss has since moved to Marseille where the RWB will look to improve on his five goals and eleven assists totaled in the previous campaign.

Allan Saint-Maximin

One glance at a Newcastle match and it’s clear to see why Saint-Maximin is deserving of breaking 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 to handle.

His pace and dribbling are breathtaking to watch and even with major investment coming into the club and attracting world-class players, Newcastle stated that Saint-Maximin is not for sale.

His goals and assists tally may have been low, but we must remember that he played on a Newcastle side that narrowly avoided relegation last season. With a rejuvenated squad, expect Saint-Maximin to shine as he continues to prove that a rating of 79 would be too low in FIFA 23.

Florian Wirtz

Before succumbing to a cruciate ligament injury that ended his season in March 2022, Florian Wirtz looked like one of the best players in the Bundesliga. Granted the midfielder is only 19 years old and a rating of 78 is quite impressive, but given his impact at Leverkusen, Wirtz is worthy of a FIFA 23 upgrade.

Wirtz accumulated 17 direct goal contributions in 24 Bundesliga games for Leverkusen. If his development continues on this trajectory, expect Wirtz to validate an improved FIFA 23 rating.


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