The world’s most popular console football game will hit the shelves on September 24, and FIFA fever is almost at breaking point, but some Liverpool supporters aren’t too happy with Philippe Coutinho’s overall rating.
Over the last year, since predecessor FIFA 16 was released, the Brazilian midfielder has cemented himself as one of the Premier League’s most exciting talents, and continues to weigh-in with some utterly breathtaking goals.
But despite Coutinho’s growing influence on the English game, EA Sports have decided to mark Coutinho at 85/100 – apparently some way short of how others view his talents.
To put it into context, Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is rated at 89, and Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla is 86. The game’s best players – Ronaldo and Messi – are rated at 94 and 93 respectively.
As you can probably imagine, it wasn’t too long before the unhappy lot let their feelings be known on social media:
Coutinho is 85 rated in FIFA 17 ? What a joke ?
— Luke (@DesignedByLuke) September 5, 2016
Coutinho gets an 85 rated card on FIFA, I think that's just abit low considering how he started this season
— Only LFC (@remainsLFC) September 6, 2016
Cazorla got a higher rating than Coutinho in Fifa 17? What is that?
— Josh (@LFCJosh23) September 6, 2016
How do you get 4 in forms and only get upgraded by 1 Coutinho should be an 86 at least FIFA 17 blows
— Glotinho (@globoygleesh) September 6, 2016
Coutinho on FIFA 17. ?
Are those stats fair? ? pic.twitter.com/pW6KWKdanC
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) September 6, 2016
How is Cazorla 86 and Coutinho 85 in FIFA 17? Smh
— S (@SakhoLad) September 5, 2016
Someone explain how Santi Cazorla is 86 rated and Coutinho only has 74 shooting in FIFA 17?
— Luke (@Bry5ie) September 5, 2016
Haha Coutinho still has his curly hair in FIFA 17
— ㅤㅤ (@ffsBellerin) August 26, 2016
Cazorla is rated higher than Coutinho on FIFA 17.pic.twitter.com/c4V7cU4nu0
— Baby (@SandisoCoutinho) September 6, 2016
When Fabregas and Cazorla have a higher rating on FIFA 17 than Coutinho. ? https://t.co/1F8km2WCD5
— Liam Wilson-Chapman (@LiamWC_97) September 5, 2016
74 Shooting for Coutinho on his FIFA 17 card is a joke, yes I know he has lots of pop shots but he certainly deserves better than 74 ?
— James Jones (@ItsJammmyy) September 5, 2016
What do you make of the reaction? Does Coutinho deserve a higher overall rating?