It’s that time of year were people who play FIFA start to get excited about what ratings their favourite West Ham players will get.
After West Ham’s disappointing 2019/20 season, it might have been expected that many of the players at the club may have had a downgrade in their overall rating. Unfortunately, that seems to be the case for a few Hammers.
Notable players on the way down:
Jack Wilshere -2 (78-76)
For Wilshere, the 2019/20 campaign was yet another one ruined. by injury, and now his FIFA rating has taken a hit. The Englishman was once one of the best players on FIFA for anyone who played career mode as his potential was crazy.
Andriy Yarmolenko -1 (78-77)
The Ukrainian may feel hard done by as he had a decent campaign for the Hammers and produced when he was fit. Yarmolenko was, however, missing for a lot of the season due to a bad injury he picked up against Bournemouth in 2019.
The rating for Yarmolenko may have to be readdressed if he continues his early-season form. Yarmolenko has been on fire in the League Cup, and it could be worth double-checking his overall rating.
Issa Diop -1 (78-77)
The French defender had a great first year for West Ham but suffered from second season syndrome as he had an inconsistent campaign. This inconsistency has seen his FIFA rating drop by one overall.
Diop is still young, however, and has plenty of time to regain his form and become the monster we know he can be.
Notable players on the up:
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Jarrod Bowen +2 (75-77)
The January signing from Hull City has impressed since joining the Hammers. No doubt his best performance coming against Wolves on Sunday. Bowen scored two goals to help West Ham to their first Premier League win of the season.
If Bowen reaches his target of double digits in terms of goals then it will be likely he will receive a few bumps across the season.
Declan Rice +1 (78-79)
The academy star had another brilliant season for the Hammers. Rice was the marshall ahead of the defence, and without him, West Ham could very well have faced relegation from the Premier League.
Rice was so impressive that big clubs have started to take an interest in him. Manchester City and Chelsea have been linked with moves for Rice, with the Blues most likely to make a move.
Ryan Fredericks +1 (75-76)
After an inconsistent season last year, Fredericks has received a surprising boost to his FIFA rating. The pacey full-back can produce great performances but is also fallible to an awful game.
Fredericks did suffer a nasty injury last season, so his rating could have been based on his early 2020/21 season form. This form has been a lot better for Fredericks, although he was forced off with a hamstring injury against Wolves.
Aaron Cresswell & Arthur Masuaku +1 (76-77)
In what be the most surprising turn of events in West Ham fans eyes, but both of the clubs left-backs have received a bump to their overall. Cresswell and Masuaku both had inconsistent seasons which he’s fans wanting a new left-back to be signed to replace them.
Cresswell’s start to the season has been less than impressive, but he did show some good signs against Wolves. Masuaku has been an early-season hero in many people’s eyes for his performances so far and is probably more deserving of his upgrade.
Whole team ratings:
This is according to futbin.com
Fabianski 81, Randolph 75, Martin 66, Trott 61.
Cresswell 77, Masuaku 77, Diop 77, Ogbonna 77, Balbuena 76, Fredericks 76, Cardoso 66, Johnson 62, Alese 56, Akinola 55.
Anderson 81, Soucek 81, Rice 79, Fornals 79, Lanzini 78, Bowen 77, Yarmolenko 77, Snodgrass 77, Wilshere 76, Noble 75, Cullen 71, Silva 67, Coventry 59, Dju 58, Rosa 57.
Haller 81, Antonio 78, Holland 64, Afolayan 58.