Chelsea TV have recorded a new video in which three players tried to guess each other’s stats in the viral video game.
This week, striker Michy Batshuayi has attracted attention on social media for speaking out against his passing stats in the computer game.
The three Chelsea players involved in the video were Oscar, Cesar Azpilicueta and Victor Moses.
The team mates had no trouble joking with each other about their skills on the pitch.
The most telling moment in the video is when Azpilicueta gives Oscar a 74 in defending but his actual rating is a 43. Cesar is Oscar’s teammate and sees him play almost every day. While 43 may be about average for an attacking midfielder in FIFA’s grand rating scheme, it’s obvious that Oscar’s teammates rate him rather highly in real life. Thus this is where the disconnect between real life skills and video game ratings occurs.
There’s also a big discrepancy between physical rating that Oscar gives Moses and rating EA gives him. In their minds, they are being honest, but it’s just not in sync with EA’s system of ratings. It’s very interesting to see the video game data world and the real football world collide like this. Each entity will think the other is off-base, when in reality perhaps they are both correct.
Enjoy the video below.