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FIFA 23 ratings: Top 100 predictions, upgrades & downgrades

The FIFA 23 ratings are set to be revealed in the coming months, but in the meantime, here are our top 100 predictions.



FIFA 23 player ratings

FIFA 23 is gearing up to be the biggest year of Ultimate Team to date, as players look to work the biggest names in world football into a single squad. Who will be the best players in this year’s game? These are our FIFA 23 rating predictions for the top 100.

We’re getting ever closer to the much-anticipated release of FIFA 23, the last game in the series to feature the FIFA branding on the box. It’s shaping up to be the biggest year to date, though, with plenty of new Icons and FUT Heroes coming to the game.

One of the biggest talking points in the leadup to any FIFA release is the player ratings, as the community hotly debates who will be the best stars in the game and what their stats should be.

This year is no exception, so although we’re still some ways off the full release, we’ve put together our predictions for the top 100 in the FIFA 23 ratings.

FIFA 23 logo in front of PSG stadium

When will the FIFA 23 ratings be revealed?

EA haven’t yet confirmed when the FIFA 23 ratings will be announced, but our money would be on sometime in September 2022.

In previous years, the top player ratings have been revealed a couple of weeks before the launch of the game, with the best 22 players in FIFA 22 dropping on September 13 ahead of the October 1 release date.

We’ll be sure to update this section as soon as we have more details.

Mbappe in FIFA 22

FIFA 23 ratings: Top 100 predictions

The 2021/22 season was full of stunning performers who we expect to be rewarded with big upgrades in FIFA 23. Likewise, those who took their foot off the gas and enjoyed slightly lackluster campaigns will have a few ratings knocked off.

Here are our predictions for the top 100 best-rated players in FIFA 23:

RankPlayer nameTeamPositionUpgrade / DowngradeRating
#1Lionel MessiPSGRW-192
#2Kylian MbappePSGST+192
#3Robert LewandowskiBayern MunichST92
#4Cristiano RonaldoManchester UnitedST91
#5Kevin De BruyneManchester CityCM91
#6Karim BenzemaPSGST+291
#7Neymar JrPSGLW91
#8Jan OblakAtletico MadridGK91
#9Harry KaneSpursST90
#10Heung Min-SonSpursLM+190
#11Mohamed SalahLiverpoolRW+190
#12Sadio ManeLiverpoolLW+190
#13Manuel NeuerBayern MunichGK90
#14Marc-Andre Ter StegenBarcelonaGK90
#15Alisson BeckerLiverpoolGK+190
#16EdersonManchester CityGK+190
#17Erling HaalandManchester CityST+290
#18Virgil van DijkLiverpoolCB89
#19Joshua KimmichBayern MunichCDM89
#20Thibaut CourtoisReal MadridGK89
#21Gianluigi DonnarummaPSGGK-188
#22Luis SuarezAthletico MadridST88
#23N’Golo KanteChelseaCDM-288
#24Trent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpoolRB+188
#25Bruno FernandesManchester UnitedCAM88
#26Luka ModricReal MadridCM+188
#27Ruben DiasManchester CityCB+188
#28CasemiroReal MadridCDM-188
#30Joao CanceloManchester CityRB+288
#31Raheem SterlingManchester CityLW-187
#32Sergio RamosPSGCB-187
#33Leon GoretzkaBayern MunichCM87
#34Andrew RobertsonLiverpoolLB87
#35Thomas MullerBayern MunichCAM87
#36Frenkie De JongBarcelonaCM87
#37Romelu LukakuChelseaST-187
#38Marco VerrattiPSGCM87
#39Wojciech SzczesnyJuventusGK87
#40Toni KroosReal MadridCM-187
#41Bernardo SilvaManchester CityCAM+187
#42Ciro ImmobileLazioST87
#43Riyad MahrezManchester CityRW+187
#44Hugo LlorisSpursGK87
#45Keylor NavasPSGGK-286
#46Lautaro MartinezInter MilanST+186
#47Jadon SanchoManchester UnitedRM-186
#48Angel Di MariaPSGRW-186
#49Theo HernandezAC MilanLB+286
#51Paulo DybalaJuventusCF-186
#52Gerard MorenoVillarrealST86
#53Milan SkriniarInter MilanCB86
#54Marcos LlorenteAthletico MadridCM86
#55Samir HandanovicInter MilanGK86
#56Aymeric LaporteManchester CityCB86
#58Kalidou KoulibalyNapoliCB86
#59RodriManchester CityCDM86
#60Jordi AlbaBarcelonaLB86
#62Kingsley ComanBayern MunichLM86
#63Raphael VaraneManchester UnitedCB-185
#64Koen CasteelsWolfsburgGK-185
#65Alphonso DaviesBayern MunichLB+385
#66Jamie VardyLeicester CityST-185
#67Paul PogbaManchester UnitedCM-285
#68Serge GnabryBayern MunichRM85
#69Thiago SilvaChelseaCB85
#70Memphis DepayBarcelonaCF85
#71Ilkay GundoganManchester CityCM85
#72Stefan De VrijInter MilanCB85
#73Franck Yannick KessieAC MilanCDM+185
#74Achraf HakimiPSGRB85
#75Marco ReusBorussia DortmundCAM85
#76Wilfred NdidiLeicester CityCDM85
#77Sergio BusquetsBarcelonaCDM-185
#78Antonio RudigerChelseaCB+285
#79OyarzabalReal SociedadLW85
#80Kasper SchmeichelLeicester CityGK85
#81Phil Foden Manchester CityCAM+185
#82Sergej Milinkovic-SavicLazioCM85
#83Peter GulacsiRB LeipzigGK85
#84Kai HavertzChelseaCAM+185
#85Cristopher NkunkuRB LeipzigCF+485
#86Kyle WalkerManchester CityRB85
#87Wissam Ben YedderAS MonacoST+185
#88Matthijs De LigtJuventusCB85
#89Nabil FekirReal BetisCAM+185
#90Yann SommerBorussia M’gladbachGK85
#91Mike MaignanAC MilanGK+185
#92Matts HummelsBorussia DortmundCB-185
#93Roberto FirminoLiverpoolCF85
#94David AlabaReal MadridCB+185
#95Nicolo BarellaInter MilanCM+185
#96Leroy SaneBayern MunichRM85
#97Antoine GriezmannAtletico MadridST-184
#98Mason MountChelseaCAM+184
#99Marcus RashfordManchester UnitedLM-184
#100Pierre-Emerick AubameyangBarcelonaST-184

That’s right! We’re expecting a three-way tie at the top of the rankings between Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, and Robert Lewandowski. Messi had a difficult start to life in France, and was largely overshadowed by his young teammate Mbappe, but remains a special player on his day.

Meanwhile, Lewandowski registered yet another impressive season which should see him recognized among the game’s elite.

Of course, these are all just predictions until EA drops the final ratings. We’ll be updating this page regularly, so be sure to check back for the latest information.

In the meantime, take a look at everything we know about how to play FIFA 23 early with EA Play.

Image credits: EA Sports


FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team 3: Ginola, Rashford, Sane, more

The Shapeshifters promo followed TOTS as the next Ultimate Team promo in FIFA 22. Here’s a look at what to expect from the Team 3 squad.



Shapeshifters FIFA 22 promo

The Shapeshifters promo last seen in FIFA 20 has made its way to FIFA 22’s Ultimate Team mode following the Team of the Season.

Team of the Season is certainly one of the most popular promos of the year, but it surely isn’t the final promo for FIFA 22 players to enjoy. Luckily, there are still a few Ultimate Team promos to look forward to and Shapeshifters is one of them.

The Shapeshifters promo was a fan-favorite promo in FIFA 20, and after not featuring in FIFA 21, it has made a return to Ultimate Team in FIFA 22.

The third Shapeshifters team is now live, which means you can grab the players in packs right now! Check out all 11 players in Team 3 below, along with the squads from the last two weeks.

Shapeshifters cards FIFA 22

FIFA 22 FUT Shapeshifters Team 3

The third FUT Shapeshifters team is live in-game right now, with 11 players included in the third squad of this promotion.

This week, we’re getting six Hero cards featuring players like Ginola and Ljungberg, while major stars of current-day football also get cards too with Rashford and Sane receiving upgrades.

Here’s the full list of players found in FIFA 22’s FUT Shapeshifters Team 3:

  • David Ginola (Hero) ST
  • Mario Gomez (Hero) CB
  • Freddie Ljungberg (Hero) CAM
  • Fernando Morientes (Hero) CAM
  • Lars Ricken (Hero) RM
  • Franck Ribery (Salernitana) LW
  • Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) CAM
  • Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich) CF
  • Ernesto Valverde (Real Madrid) RWB
  • Felipe (Atletico Madrid) CDM
  • Marc Cucurella (Brighton) LWB

Ultimate Team Shapeshifters explained

The Shapeshifters promo is a fan favorite due to its unique tendency to have top players in unconventional positions. This promo takes players out of their standard position and allows you to build a squad with more options at your disposal.

This drastic change opens the door to new squad-building possibilities. These special cards received rating boosts, SM/WF upgrades, and position changes, which makes Shapeshifters a top-tier promo.

Throughout the Shapeshifters promo, players will be able to earn Summer Swaps Tokens that they can later exchange for valuable rewards. Summer Swaps Tokens rewards include Shapeshifters Kimpembe and several Shapeshifters player picks.

FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team 1

TOTS was always going to be a difficult act to follow, but EA have certainly delivered an incredible promo with some stellar players on offer. Lionel Messi, Heung Min Son, and Youcef Atal will be highly sought-after players.

  • Alphonso Davies – LB ST
  • Lionel Messi – RW CF
  • Youcef Atal – RB CM
  • Heung Min Son – LM ST
  • Eden Hazard – LW CAM
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – ST LW
  • Leonardo Spinazzola – LWB CDM
  • Pierre Kalulu – RB CB
  • Jeremiah St. Juste – CB RW
  • Héctor Bellerín – RB LB
  • Nordi Mukiele – RWB CB
  • Jack Grealish – LW CAM
  • Andrew Robertson – LB CDM
  • Everton – LM ST

Anderson and Carrasco are both available via SBC, while Thuram is expected to join them as an SBC reward throughout the promo.

Meanwhile, Wolfsburg’s Gerhardt and Arsenal’s Pepe are available via Objective.

  • Yannick Carrasco – LM CAM or LM RW (SBC)
  • Felipe Anderson – LM RW (SBC)
  • Marcus Thuram – LM ST (SBC)
  • Samuel Grandsir – LM ST (OBJ)
  • Yannick Gerhardt – CM LWB (OBJ)
  • Nicolas Pepe – RM ST (OBJ)

FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team 2

One look at the Shapeshifters Team 2 players and there is plenty of reason to be excited with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo included. It seems Ferland Mendy eludes Ultimate Team fans once again, but there’s always the next FIFA 22 promo to look forward to.

Take a look at the players involved in Shapeshifters Team 2:

  • Cristiano Ronaldo – ST LW
  • Marcelo – LB ST
  • Sergio Ramos – CB ST
  • Timo Werner – ST RF
  • Adama Traore – RW CF
  • Stephan El Shaarawy – LW CAM
  • Silas – RM CF
  • Jesus Corona – RM CM
  • Kieran Tierney – LB CB
  • Emre Can – CM CB
  • Roberto Pereyra – CM LWB
  • Thiago Mendes – CDM RB
  • Marko Arnautovic – ST CB
  • Daley Blind – CB CDM
  • Raphael Guerreiro – LB CM or RB (SBC)
  • Emerson – RB CM (OBJ)
  • Thomas Delaney – CDM CB (OBJ)
  • Hirving Lozano – RW ST (SBC)

Shapeshifters Team 2 is looking equally as strong as Team 1. Ultimate Team fans should be excited to receive a promo that includes Ronaldo and Messi so soon after TOTS. Marcelo and Ronaldo are the two most sought-after cards, but Ramos isn’t too far behind.

For more FIFA news, check out our guide to FIFA 23 including everything you need to know about the upcoming game.

Image Credit: EA Sports

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FIFA 23 Serie A ratings: Every team’s best players predictions

The Serie A will bring some of the world’s best players to FIFA 23, so we’ve predicted who will have the highest rating for each club.



FIFA 23 Serie A player rating predictions

New arrivals have made the Serie A an exciting league to keep an eye on in FIFA 23’s Ultimate Team. From Juventus to both divides of Milan, here are our predictions for the top Serie A ratings in FIFA 23, as well as every team’s best players.

With each iteration of FIFA, EA updates player ratings based on their performances in the previous season, and FIFA 23 will be no exception. Seria A fans received a title race for the ages during the 2021/2022 season as both Milan sides looked to conquer Italy.

When it comes to Serie A player ratings in Ultimate Team, you can expect the top performers to receive major rating boosts. However, don’t forget that new transfers are making their way to Italy over the summer and some major stars cannot be overlooked.

Who will be the best players in the Serie A? We’ve put together our predictions for the top 10 highest-rated Serie A players in FIFA 23, and highlighted the best players from each club.

Theo Hernandez dribbling the ball in FIFA 22

FIFA 23 Serie A top 10 player rating predictions

PlayerClubUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Ciro ImmobileLazio+188
Milan SkriniarInter Milan+187
Romelu LukakuInter Milan-187
Theo HernandezA.C Milan+286
Wojciech SzczesnyJuventus-186
Kalidou KoulibalyNapoli86
Lautaro MartinezInter Milan+186
Paul PogbaJuventus-186
Sergej Milinkovic-SavicLazio+186
Mike MaignanA.C Milan+286

There are some incredible storylines that should make for some great Serie A Ultimate Team squads in FIFA 22. Superstars Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku are returning to their former clubs after time in the Premier League.

Given how both of these players failed to meet expectations, their ratings are expected to drop in FIFA 23. While new faces will make their way to Serie A, some top players will be departing including Chiellini, Insigne, Kessie, and possibly more.

Fortunately, top performers from the previous season are ready to step in to fill the void in Ultimate Team. Mike Maignan won the goalkeeper of the year award last season so there’s no denying that he’s deserving of a rating increase.

Milan Skriniar was a brick wall for Inter Milan last season and will surely receive a rating increase whether he stays with Inter Milan or moves on to PSG as rumors suggest. Koulibaly is another that could depart Serie A, but if he stays at Napoli he’ll continue to be one of the best defenders in the league.

Lautaro Martinez and Lukaku Inter Milan

FIFA 23 Serie A rating predictions: Every team’s best players

The top 10 player ratings list is dominated by Italy’s elite, but the Serie A has some hidden gems across clubs outside of the top six. EA will dish out some interesting upgrades and downgrades across the league. FIFA 23 will take into account the top performers of last season as well as the duds that failed to meet expectations.

With this in mind, we’ve made our predictions for every Serie A club’s top three players in FIFA 23:


Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Duvan Zapata83
Ruslan Malinovsky+182
Mario Pasalic+482


Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Marko Arnautovic81
Roberto Soriano+179
Riccardo Orsolini+177


Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Emanuele Valeri75
Leonardo Sernicola73
Matteo Bianchetti72


Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Szymon Zurkowski+373
Petar Stojanovic+273
Andrea Pinamonti+573


Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Lucas Torreira+181
Nicolas Gonzalez+279
Cristiano Biraghi+278

Hellas Verona

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Antonin Barak+280
Giovanni Simeone+378
Adrien Tameze+176

Inter Milan

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Milan Skriniar+187
Romelu Lukaku-187
Lautaro Martinez+186


Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Paul Pogba-186
Wojciech Szczesny-186
Juan Cuadrado+184


Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Ciro Immobile+188
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic+186
Luis Alberto84


Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Gianluca Frabotta+273

A.C. Milan

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Mike Maignan+286
Theo Hernandez+286
Fikayo Tomori+382


Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Alessio Cragno-180
Leonardo Mancuso+274
Giulio Donati+173


Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Kalidou Koulibaly86
Fabian +183
Victor Osimhen+282


Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Lorenzo Pellegrini+182
Leonardo Spinazzola-182
Tammy Abraham+381


Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Franck Ribery-180
Luigi Sepe77
Federico Fazio+176


Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Antonio Candreva79
Francesco Caputo+179
Emil Audero 78


Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Domenico Berardi+284
Andrea Consigli81
Maxime Lopez+378


Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Daniele Verde+276
Ivan Provedel+175
Giulio Maggiore+273


Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Andrea Belotti-180
Sasa Lukic+277
Armando Izzo-178


Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Gerard Deulofeu+180
Roberto Pereyra80
Marco Silvestri79

EA are yet to reveal the official ratings for Serie A players in FIFA 23. We’ll be sure to update this page with the latest information when ratings are revealed.

For more on FIFA 23 ratings, be sure to check our predictions for Premier League ratings in FIFA 23’s Ultimate Team.

Image credits: EA Sports / Serie A

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How to complete FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Volland SBC

Ultimate Team players can secure a German defender from Ligue 1 by completing the Volland Shapeshifters SBC in FIFA 22.



Volland FIFA 22 Shapeshifters SBC

A unique card is available with the Kevin Volland Shapeshifters SBC in FIFA 22’s Ultimate Team mode. Here’s how to secure the defender and complete the SBC with the cheapest solution.

The FIFA 22 Shapeshifters promo has already delivered some incredible cards with the likes of Ronaldo and Messi involved in the promo. In addition, an exciting Team 3 will hit Ultimate Team on July 1.

Although you may be busy attempting to secure as many FIFA 22 Summer Swaps Tokens as possible, you’ll want to take a minute to analyze if Shapeshifters Volland can integrate into your squad.

Here’s how to complete the FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Volland SBC, along with the cheapest solutions.

FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Kevin Volland SBC stats

Volland SBC stats FIFA 22

Volland has transformed from a lethal striker into a brick wall of a defender during the Shapeshifters promo. His Defending stats including Standing Tackle and Interceptions are all within the 90s.

Pace is not an issue for Volland as he maintains his speed as an attacker now playing in a defensive role. Volland will no doubt feel like an incredibly smooth CB on the ball thanks to his impressive Dribbling stats that include 85 Ball Control, 95 Composure, and 89 Balance.

How to complete FIFA 22 Volland Shapeshifters SBC

Ligue 1 FIFA 22

Players will need to give up one squad to complete this SBC: Kevin Volland. With a value of around 87,000 coins, Volland is very affordable and he can fit into Bundesliga or Ligue in FIFA 22.

You can check out the cheapest solution below.

Kevin Volland requirements

  • # of players from Germany: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 55

Kevin Volland solution – Cost: 87,000 coins

Kevin Volland SBC solution

The Kevin Volland Shapeshifters SBC will be available for one week as it expires on July 7. Volland should be within reach for many Ultimate Team players given his affordable price.

He isn’t a game-changing CB by any means but he’s a solid option with tons of pace and excellent ball-moving ability at the back. In addition, you don’t need to submit a TOTS card as an SBC requirement, which is a major benefit.

For more FIFA content, check out our guide to Ultimate Team in FIFA 23 including a breakdown of new features & expected changes.

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