FIFA 18 Chelsea Rating Predictions – FUT 18 Chelsea Players Card Stats
FIFA 18 Chelsea Rating Predictions
A little over 3 months until FIFA 18. Here is my FIFA 18 Chelsea Rating Predictions. Every rating prediction article is updated when new signings are confirmed!
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These are predictions. Card rarity and Ratings are subject to change.
FIFA 18 Chelsea Goalkeepers
Thibaut Courtois – Chelsea/Belgium – (FIFA 17) 89 > 90 (FIFA 18)
Courtois played a huge part in Chelseas title winning season. It would be wrong not to upgrade him. He managed to keep 16 clean sheets in 36 games and only conceded 28 goals. While the Chelsea defence got stronger as the season went on, Courtois still had to make some very important saves.
While videos of very selective clips don’t show the full picture, the video above shows highlights from Courtois 16/17 Campaign.
FIFA 18 Chelsea Defenders
Marcos Alonso – Chelsea/Spain – (FIFA 17 Winter upgrade) 79 > 81 (FIFA 18)
A signing which was met with so much scepticism among the Chelsea fans. Why? Alonso was on loan at Sunderland in 2014 and was average at best. Could he really offer Chelsea anything? Anyone that was sceptical of this move has been proven seriously wrong. Marcos Alonso received a winter upgrade however I’d expect him to be upgraded further. It’s only been 1 season but he’s looking like the best Left-Back in the EPL.
While videos of very selective clips don’t show the full picture, the video above shows highlights from Alonsos 16/17 Campaign.
Cesar Azpilicueta – Chelsea/Spain – (FIFA 17) 84 > 85 (FIFA 18)
Azpilicueta could be 84/85 rated. He’ll change position from a Left-Back to Centre-Back as he played 29 games at CB in 16/17 season. The only downside with this card is that he’s 5’11 however his jumping makes up for what he lacks in height. Azpilicueta could be very expensive in FIFA 18.
While videos of very selective clips don’t show the full picture, the video above shows highlights from Azpilicueta’s 16/17 Campaign.
David Luiz – Chelsea/Brazil – (FIFA 17) 84 > 85 (FIFA 18)
I’d have to say that the 3 Centre-back formation allows David Luiz to be at his best. He’s able to be the aggressive in your face CB that we all know and love (some hate). He knows that both Cahill and Azpilicueta can cover for him should he mess up. His move was also met with scepticism as he can be outstanding but equally as bad at times. I believe that David Luiz will be 85 rated in FIFA 18 and will cost a fair chunk of coins in the opening months.
While videos of very selective clips don’t show the full picture, the video above shows highlights from Luiz’s 16/17 Campaign.
Gary Cahill – Chelsea/England – (FIFA 17) 83 > 83 (FIFA 18)
Gary Cahill had a shocking start to the season. He was labelled by many as the most error prone player in the premier league. You can see some of his worst below.
Gary Cahill. pic.twitter.com/TZHSntsv2m
— Conteholic (@Conteholic) September 26, 2016
As the season progressed his errors became less and less, it’s fairly obvious that the Cahill/Luiz partnership wasn’t going to work and that adding Azpilicueta into a defensive trio was the right decision. Cahill has done enough to warrant keeping his 83 rated card, despite his earlier mistakes.
Kurt Zouma – Chelsea/France – (FIFA 17) 80 > 79 (FIFA 18)
Zouma didn’t play too much in the 16/17 season and for that I expect his stats to slightly decline. He may stay 80 rated, however he really hasn’t been involved at Chelsea under Conte. I’m not going to bother with a highlights video as the only 16/17 video available is versus Peterborough in the FA Cup. That’s how little he played.
In-fact… that’s the highlight of his season. It got decent numbers on Twitter.
Nathan Ake – Bournemouth/Netherlands – (FIFA 17) 72 > 75 (FIFA 18)
Nathan Ake is a very promising talent and I was disappointed when he got recalled in January. It’s understandable why Conte would do that however it resulted in him warming the bench. Thankfully he’s gotten his permanent move to Bournemouth where we can watch him play week in week out.
Victor Moses – Chelsea/Nigeria – (FIFA 17 Winter Upgrade) 78 > 80 (FIFA 18)
Victor Moses has had a very good season. He’s a player that was used to playing both as a winger and a full back it’s no surprise that he embraced the RWB role. While he looks good, he’s certainly not the best full back in the prem and is quite often prone to defensive errors.
It’s no doubt that on the front foot, the threat that Moses can provide on his day is one any player should be scared of.
Ola Aina – Chelsea/England – (FIFA 17) 63 > 64 (FIFA 18)
Aina made three substitute appearances as a Right back but only played 25 minutes. I feel that any young low rated player that is developing well enough to make even the shortest of substitute appearances deserves a slight upgrade.
FIFA 18 Chelsea Midfielders
Eden Hazard – Chelsea/Belgium – (FIFA 17 Winter Upgrade) 89 > 90 (FIFA 18)
The relationship between Hazard and Mourinho is a complicated one and was often used as an excuse for Hazards average 15/16 season. Conte had to “rebuild” Hazard. There was no doubt in anyone’s mind about just how good Hazard was and he quickly returned to form.
FIFA 18 will probably bring the highest rated base card Hazard has ever had in FIFA. Should he manage to get various IF’s and eventually a TOTS, you’re probably looking at a 99 Rated Blue Hazard.
Charly Musonda – Chelsea/Belgium – (FIFA 17) 77 > 76 (FIFA 18)
Musonda is only 20 year old so there’s a lot to come from him yet. After his promising first season at Real Betis on loan, his 2nd one was cut short after only 8 woeful performances. He’ll most likely be loaned out during this summer window too. He’s just another talent on the Chelsea loan merry go round.
Cesc Fabregas – Chelsea/Spain – (FIFA 17) 86 > 85 (FIFA 18)
Cesc Fabregas is quality, there’s no doubting that however I can’t see any stats on his card that’d justify being 86 rated. He has been very important to Chelsea, coming off the bench and changing games.
Makes you wonder, why isn’t he starting? If starting would he perhaps be less effective?
N’golo Kante – Chelsea/France – (FIFA 17 Winter Upgrade) 83 > 85 (FIFA 18)
If the trend continues and Kante gets better and better and better… we will see some really great cards over the coming years. Regardless of Kante’s rating, he’ll almost always be one of the stronger cards available in FIFA.
While defensive players don’t get the credit/coverage they deserve, Kante’s ability is recognised by most.
Nemanja Matic – Chelsea/Serbia – (FIFA 17) 84 > 85 (FIFA 18)
Matic is often overlooked in both FIFA and in real life. When he plays along side Kante he’s allowed a little bit of freedom and that changes up his game slightly. When I read Manchester United fans saying that he’d be a bad signing, I couldn’t believe it.
I’m looking forward to seeing how he performs in the 17/18 season. If he does get a slight pace upgrade, he’ll be extra tasty in FIFA 18.
Nathaniel Chalobah – Chelsea/England – (FIFA 17) 68 > 71 (FIFA 18)
Chalobah is a weird one. He’s now 22 and during the 16/17 season only averaged around 15 minutes of game-time each game for 10 games (as a sub). If I’m being honest, I think a loan or permanent move is needed to kick start his career.
Ruben Loftus Cheek – Chelsea/England – (FIFA 17) 68 > 69 (FIFA 18)
RLC only made 6 substitute appearances and totalled 31 minutes in game time. That’s not enough for a 21 year old England prospect. It’s looking likely that he will be de-boer’s first signing as Crystal Palace manager though, so he might get some game-time there.
Willian – Chelsea/Brazil – (FIFA 17) 85 > 85 (FIFA 18)
Willian is in a similar boat to Fabregas. Conte just seems to prefer Pedro. Willian has played in 34 games this season, starting only 16. He’s been good enough to keep his 85 Rating. If he started 35 games, we’d probably be having a different discussion.
A great set piece taker and skillful dribbler. Hopefully his FIFA 18 card feels less clunky than FIFA 17.
Pedro – Chelsea/Spain – (FIFA 17) 83 > 84 (FIFA 18)
Pedro has excelled under Conte. He’s able to play all over the park and it has been evident this season, even filling in at RWB in some situations. It’s not really a desirable FUT 18 Card, maybe if he was CAM but unfortunately he wont be.
FIFA 18 Chelsea Strikers
Diego Costa (Rumoured to move) – Chelsea/Spain – (FIFA 17 Winter Upgrade) 86 > 87 (FIFA 18)
Now rumoured to move on loan to Athletico Madrid despite their transfer ban. The Conte/Costa situation has me slightly baffled, he’s a quality striker. However I understand that Conte will be looking to mould this team to his philosophies.
There’s no doubt he’s a goalscorer. I also really enjoy him on FUT, I’ll use him in FIFA 18 no matter which team he moves to. Even the Chinese Super League, I believe that it’ll be in FIFA 18.
Michy Batshuayi – Chelsea/Belgium – (FIFA 17) 81 > 81 (FIFA 18)
I expected Batshuayi to be involved more when I first learned about this signing. While he did score the goal that won Chelsea the title, his season as a whole was very quiet and I’d even argue that his inform was somewhat undeserved.
Hopefully we see a lot more from him in the 17/18 season. It’s hard to say who will be Chelsea’s go to Striker at the moment.