FIFA 20: Leicester City player ratings predictions – Vardy, Maddison, Schmeichel, Praet & More
After losing their star centre back, how will Leicester set up under Brendan Rodgers on FIFA 20?
The Foxes look to bounce back next season and push for a place in Europe. The 2016 Premier League champions will look to stay in and around the top six picture putting pressure on the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United. Could they recreate that magical season again four years on?
Kasper Schmeichel (OVR 84 – 84)
The EPL winning goalkeeper kept Leicester in the game on the odd occasion this season and was overall fairly solid for the Foxes. However, no standout moments were provided by Kasper Schmeichel and it was not one of the best seasons he has had either. Don’t expect much change on FIFA 20.
Ricardo Pereira (OVR 81 – 82)
Brief spells of excellence from Ricardo Pereira engraved his name into the starting line-up for Leicester. However, a poor defensive season from the whole defence meant they finished the Premier League campaign with a lousy +3 goal difference. That may just check Ricardo from improving past 82.
Wes Morgan (OVR 75 – 75)
Veteran centre back Wes Morgan will probably fill in for any injured, or in this case, transferred players. Whilst Leicester have not yet replaced Maguire, Morgan may even start the season for the Foxes.
Jonny Evans (OVR 78 – 78)
Country: Northern Ireland
Former Manchester United man Jonny Evans had a very mediocre season. His experience in the Premier league meant he made fewer mistakes than he has done before. After completing his move from the West Bromwich Albion in 2018, Jonny Evans has fitted into his new side quite comfortably.
Ben Chilwell (OVR 76 – 80)
Position: LB, LWB
Promising youngster Ben Chilwell has earned himself a place in the England team after a series of mature performances. His domestic run was the best out of the starting defenders and the left back is deserving of an upgrade from 76 to 80 overall. If he continues to play the way he has been, he will be upgraded even further in the future, with a big move perhaps on the horizon.
Demarai Gray (OVR 76 – 76)
Position: LM, LW
Six years on since his professional debut for Leicester at 17, concerns for Demarai Gray is that he is heading down a similar path to Theo Walcott. His performances for the England U23s have been impressive, but he is yet to prove himself on the big stage of the Premier League.
Wilfred Ndidi (OVR 80 – 81)
Position: CDM, CM
Wilfred Ndidi ran the engine room for Leicester last season providing bursts of energy in the late on to push his team forward. Defensively, he has been great recording one of the highest amount of tackles this season. We believe this gives him validation for an upgrade from 80 to 81 overall at least.
Nampalys Mendy (OVR 74 -74)
Nampalys Mendy has had the impossible task of fulfilling N’Golo Kante’s boots with much difficulty. He has been fairly valuable this season providing a tackle success rate of 54%, although he has yet to score or assist at the King Power Stadium. Brendan Rodgers may look to off load the Frenchman, with a new central midfielder high up on the transfer shortlist.
Marc Albrighton (OVR 76 – 76)
Marc Albrighton’s ability to cross the ball has never failed him, yet again this season he provided threatening balls into the box from both sides of the pitch. However, he fails to take the headlines and little has changed since the 2016/17 season. Any change from
James Maddison (OVR 77 – 81)
Without a doubt James Maddison has been Leicester’s star man. The young playmaker has provided the Foxes with goals and assists this season and has led them to victory on more than the odd occasion. His confidence continued to grow, and that’s why his overall has increased to an 81 in our eyes.
Jamie Vardy (OVR 82 – 82)
Despite scoring 18 goals in the Premier league this season, his age may get the better of him over the course of next season and because of EA’s track record with older players, his rating is unlikely to get any higher in FIFA 20.
On the bench
Back up Goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic (OVR 73 – 73) is likely to remain Leicester’s second choice.
Ben Chilwell is dominating proceedings in the let back position, meaning Christian Fuchs (OVR 75 – 74) cannot get into the starting lineup. The Turkish centre back Caglar Soyuncu (OVR 75 – 75) will remain a back up for next season.
Ghanian Daniel Amartey (OVR 75 – 75) will look to push into the starting lineup next season, with his versatility starting to haemorrhage his development, falling behind youngster Hamza Choudhury (OVR 69 – 72) in the pecking order. Riyad Mahrez replacement Rachid Ghezzal (OVR 75 – 76) has not quite gone to plan but he has potential to reach those heights. Dennis Praet (OVR 77 – 77) starting on the bench, Praet will look to break into the first team this season.
Midfielder Matty James (OVR 73 – 73) struggled to get much playing time last season and looks set to leave the Midlands club. Returning from his spell at West Brom, Harvey Barnes (OVR 69 – 76) was given his opportunity last season, and is now pressing for a first team place. Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho (OVR 75 – 74) was below average last season only recording one league goal all season, and his rating should take a hit as a result. Ayoze Perez (OVR 76 – 77) the Spaniard will remain a back-up to the prolific Jamie Vardy, His time at Newcastle United showed he is more than capable of playing his attacking role. Expect him to be a super sub for the Foxes this season
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