After a relatively underwhelming campaign at Chelsea last season, the majority of FIFA fans would have expected Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic to receive a slight downgrade on this year’s edition of the world’s most popular football video game. But, surprisingly, there’s been no change to either of the Blues forwards’ respective ratings.
For the majority of last term, Havertz operated as either a false-nine or an attacking midfielder for Thomas Tuchel’s side. The Germany international featured 47 times for the west Londoners, directly contributing towards 20 goals. While nearly contributing towards a goal every other games is vaguely impressive, six came inside the space of five Premier League clashes. Four of which were against Burnley and Norwich City, both of whom were eventually relegated from the top-flight.
He showed potential at Chelsea, though there wasn’t much to show for it considering he was often relied upon as the club’s designated talisman. Nonetheless, Havertz has kept his 84 rating, but the breakdown of statistics shows for an interesting read.
The German, who has been labelled as an attacking midfielder again , received a minus one pace and plus one shooting, with all other face statistics remaining the same. Havertz’s weak foot and skill move star ratings are yet to be confirmed.
With regard to Pulisic , he looks to have been even luckier in escaping the drop. The United States international started 13 of Chelsea’s 38 Premier League fixtures last term, finding the net just six times. He has often only performed in brief moments, struggling to sustain a high-level of performance over the duration of a 50-60 game campaign.
But, he’s kept his 82 rating, receiving minus two pace and plus one shooting on his base statistics. It must be said that both Havertz and Pulisic are EA Sports ambassadors for FIFA 23. And, no ambassador as of yet – even Jack Grealish, to the surprise of some fans – has received a downgrade in rating.
Son Heung-Min (89) , Virgil van Dijk (90) and Kylian Mbappe (91) headlined the ambassador ratings release, with former Arsenal target Dusan Vlahovic climbing the ladder of ratings.