Inter Milan have had an incredible season which has seen them stop rivals Juventus from claiming a 10th successive Serie A title.
Strong performances saw the Nerazzurri storm their way to the trophy, losing just 3 games and picking up 91 points. It’s now time to assess how they will rate in FIFA 22.
We’re sure that Romelu Lukaku will be one of the game’s most deadly finishers, but how will the rest of their squad rank?
Samir Handanovic (88 → 88)
Captain, leader, and now title winner; Samir Handanovic.
The 6’4" goalkeeper has featured over 300 times for Inter since signing in 2012 but was yet to win an honour with the club. That changed last season when the Slovenian kept 15 clean sheets as Inter kept the best defensive record as they won the Serie A.
At the age of 36, it’s fair to say Handanovic won’t be as sharp in the future, but for now we feel the goalkeeper’s rating will remain at 88 overall.
Romelu Lukaku (85 → 88)
There is no stopping Romelu Lukaku at the minute.
The Belgian striker has helped himself to 24 goals on the way to Inter’s title success. Lukaku has also been a bright spark to Belgium in the Euros, scoring 4 times including a brace against Russia.
With that in mind, we feel that this really is Lukaku’s year and his ratings will reflect his talent as one of the best strikers in world football.
Milan Skriniar (85 → 86)
Milan Skriniar has been a dominant force for Inter this season.
The Slovakian centre back has bullied strikers and helped the Nerazzurri claim their first title in 12 years. Only 35 goals were conceded in a stellar campaign, seeing Skriniar’s side hold the best defensive record of anyone in the league.
A stunning volley to seal a 2-1 win against Poland could mean that we see a rise in the shooting stats of the defender.
Lautaro Martinez (84 → 86)
The partnership between Lautaro Martinez and Lukaku has been a joy to watch.
The physicality and speed from the Argentine has led him to his best goal total for the season and although he was less prolific towards the backend of the season, like Lukaku, he has shone on the international stages this summer.
The striker has helped Argentina to the Copa America final, scoring in the semi final against Colombia. We think that with the domestic and (possibly) international success this summer, Martinez will rise to an 86 overall.
Arturo Vidal (83 → 84)
Warrior, fighter and one of the most recognised hairstyles in Europe; Arturo Vidal.
When Arturo Vidal signed for Inter Milan from Barcelona last summer, many pundits thought he was heading into the twilight of his career. However, the Chilean proved to be one of the missing pieces for Conte’s side as they lifted the trophy.
When the next instalment of FIFA 22 is released, we’re sure that Vidal will roll back the years with an 84 overall.
Nicolo Barella (80 → 83)
Hardly a household name before the summer, Nicolo Barella has changed that with some stunning performances in the Euros.
The midfielder has been the engine room of Roberto Mancini’s Italy side and helped them to reach the final. His goal to break the deadlock against Belgium showed the world his prowess on the ball and composure to finish.
On top of this, the 9 assists from midfield for his club on their route to the title will surely mean a ratings rise in FIFA 22.
Alexis Sanchez (80 → 83)
When Alexis Sanchez left Manchester United, no one would have predicted he’d play an integral part in Serie A history.
Antonio Conte elected to use the injury-prone Chilean sparingly as an impact sub during the season. Although Sanchez still managed to score 7 goals throughout the season, including a brace in a 2-1 win against Parma.
The former Arsenal man has been deployed as a striker through the last campaign so we can expect a change in position for FIFA 22.
Ivan Perisic (82 → 82)
Still going strong at 32 years of age. Ivan Perisic is still one of the worlds most technical midfielders.
After coming back into the Inter Milan side after a seasons loan at Bayern Munich, Perisic had taken that winning mentality into Conte’s team. The midfielder scored twice during his countries Euro 2020 campaign but injury prevented Perisic from playing a part in Croatia’s defeat to Spain.
Although not his best scoring season, the character and presence that Perisic brings to Inter should be enough to see him keep his 82 overall.
Hakan Calhanoglu (79 → -82)
The derby della Madonnina will have added fire next season as Hakan Calhanoglu crossed the divide between clubs.
The Turkish playmaker joined up with Inter this summer after 4 years with rivals AC Milan. He is the first to do so since Antonio Cassano 9 years ago.
Calhanoglu assisted 10 goals through the course of Milan’s campaign, where the Rossoneri led the table for much of the season and we think his rating will rise to an 82 overall.
Alessandro Bastoni (76 → 80)
The 22-year-old has matured this season and made a name for himself in this title-winning squad. Bastoni also featured in every Champions League clash for the Nerazzuri.
The centre back has even deputised for national team captain Giorgio Chiellini during the Euros this summer, playing the full 90 minutes in Italy’s 1-0 win over Wales.
We expect FIFA to be reward Bastoni with a big ratings boost considering the name he has made for himself this season in Italy.