Manchester City players finally got upgraded on FIFA 18

Manchester City players finally got upgraded on FIFA 18

I had boycotted FIFA 18 for a few weeks until they would update – and more importantly, upgrade the Manchester City players. I was tired of seeing the obvious bias that FIFA have for clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid etc. who were given upgrades weekly, despite of performance and form.

 

It’s finally here though!



 

Upgrades

Ederson 83

Ball control: 32 (+2)

GK kicking: 85 (+3)

Long passing: 38 (+8)

Short passing: 45 (+30)

 

John Stones 80 (+1)

Aggression: 75 (+2)

Balance: 58 (+1)

Curve: 47 (+1)

Interceptions: 77 (+1)

Jumping: 73 (+1)

Long passing: 72 (+1)

Vision: 60 (+1)

Weak foot: 4* (+1)

 

Nicolas Otamendi 84 (+1)

Ball control: 65 (+1)

Long passing: 67 (+1)

Short passing: 72 (+1)

Standing tackle: 84 (+1)

Strength: 81 (+1)

 

Delph 78 (+1)

Marking: 65 (+2)

Standing tackle: 74 (+1)

 

Fernandinho 82

Composure: 74 (+1)

Free kick accuracy: 72 (+1)

Jumping: 73 (+1)

Short passing: 83 (+1)

Slide tackle: 78 (+1)

 

Kevin De Bruyne 89

Acceleration: 77 (+1)

Ball control: 88 (+1)

Composure: 86 (+2)

Long passing: 85 (+1)

Sprint speed: 76 (+1)

Vision: 91 (+1)

 

David Silva 88 (+1)

Free kick accuracy: 76 (+1)

Interceptions: 45 (+2)

Long passing: 81 (+2)

Positioning: 82 (+1)

Reactions: 85 (+1)

Sprint speed: 64 (-1)

Stamina: 79 (+1)

Standing tackle: 46 (+2)

 

Raheem Sterling 83 (+1)

Crossing: 74 (+1)

Finishing: 74 (+1)

Long shots: 68 (-2)

Reactions: 80 (+1)

Volleys: 63 (+4)

 

Leroy Sane 83 (+1)

Crossing: 77 (+1)

Finishing: 79 (+1)

Free kick accuracy: 68 (+6)

Positioning: 83 (+1)

Short passing: 76 (+1)

Shot power: 82 (+4)

Stamina: 81 (+1)

Vision: 72 (+3)

 

Gabriel Jesus 82 (+1)

Aggression: 57 (+1)

Dribbling: 86 (-1)

Heading accuracy: 69 (+3)

Positioning: 86 (+3)

Reactions: 83 (+1)

Short passing: 76 (+1)

Strength: 68 (+5)

Vision: 76 (+1)

Volleys: 70 (+3)

 

Downgrades

Ilkay Gundogan 85

Acceleration: 72 (-1)

Agility: 82 (-1)

Balance: 80 (-1)

Ball control: 87 (-1)

Dribbling: 86 (-1)

Sprint speed: 69 (-1)

Stamina: 69 (-2)

Strength: 73 (-1)

 

Bernardo Silva 84

Shot power: 71 (-1)

Sprint speed: 77 (-1)

Strength: 53 (-1)

Vision: 83 (-2)

 

Yaya Toure 83

Acceleration: 58 (-3)

Agility: 57 (-1)

Balance: 55 (-1)

Dribbling: 77 (-1)

Finishing: 77 (-5)

Positioning: 78 (-2)

Sliding tackle: 73 (-1)

Sprint speed: 62 (-2)

Stamina: 71 (-2)

Standing tackle: 78 (+1)

 

Claudio Bravo 80 (-2)

Agility: 63 (-1)

Balance: 62 (-2)

GK diving: 79 (-1)

GK kicking: 86 (-1)

GK positioning: 76 (-1)

GK reflexes: 79 (-2)

Reactions: 75 (-2)

Stamina: 41 (-3)

Strength: 69 (-1)



 

Extra mentions

Oleksandr Zinchenko 72

Interceptions: 68 (+2)

Marking: 54 (+3)

Standing tackle: 64 (+2)

 

Phil Foden 66 (+1)

Balance: 83 (+4)

Ball control: 66 (+1)

Crossing: 58 (+3)

Curve: 59 (+1)

Dribbling: 65 (+4)

Short passing: 66 (+1)

Strength: 31 (+1)

(and his potential went from 84 up to 87…)

 

Pablo Maffeo 74 (+2) – on loan at Girona

Ball control: 80 (+4)

Crossing: 75 (+2)

Curve: 71 (+1)

Dribbling: 77 (+4)

Interceptions: 68 (+6)

Jumping: 61 (+3)

Marking: 72 (+3)

Positioning: 66 (+2)

Reactions: 62 (+3)

Sliding tackle: 73 (+2)

Sprint speed: 85 (+1)

Stamina: 72 (+5)

Standing tackle: 75 (+2)

Strength: 65 (+10)

Vision: 63 (+3)

 

I expected Ederson to get more than just a passing upgrade, Sane is still only 3* skills, he should be 4* IMO. A lot of the upgrades are very minor, but it’s masked by a +1 overall to various players. Sneaky EA, very sneaky.