FIFA 20 Ultimate Team: Every Chelsea Player’s FIFA 20 Rating Predicted

2018/19 is over and the next season is already on the horizon. With that will come ​the much-anticipated release of FIFA 20 and hours and hours of fun.

Considering Chelsea’s transfer ban, their squad is already pretty much set for next season and we can already make some very early predictions for the Blues’ FIFA rating’s next season.

Given how the players have performed of late and their mid-season ratings refresh, here’s how they are expected to be rated.


Ethan Ampadu

Ethan Ampadu

Position: Centre Back

FIFA 19 Rating: 63

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 69

Ethan Ampadu’s game time was mainly limited to Europa League appearances last season. However, Maurizio Sarri seemed to pick him over ​Chelsea’s official captain, ​Gary Cahill, more often than not.

Despite Ampadu’s limited game time, he largely remained solid at the back. He showed some potential, but most of the time did not play against the hardest of opposition. A 69 seems a fair rating for an up and comer.


Danny Drinkwater

Danny Drinkwater

Position: Midfielder

FIFA 19 Rating: 79

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 73

​Danny Drinkwater had an extremely uneventful season on the pitch, playing just 30 minutes in the Community Shield final and being named in the squad just one more time, against ​Derby in the EFL Cup. 

He made more of a name for himself off the pitch, by being charged with drink-driving in April. It is fair to say this is a season that Drinkwater wants to forget, and his FIFA rating will probably reflect that as well.


Mason Mount

Mason Mount

Position: Midfielder

FIFA 19: Rating 71

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 74

Mason Mount had a solid season on loan at Derby, and it seems as he might be recalled to Chelsea, especially if his manager at Derby Frank Lampard is given the gig at Stamford Bridge.

This small upgrade is only one step in Mount’s rise.


Willy Caballero

Willy Caballero

Position: Goalkeeper

FIFA 19 Rating: 75

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 74

Willy Caballero’s season will probably be remembered by most for being failed to be substituted on during the EFL Cup final. He had a fairly quiet season, by playing only once in the Premier League. 

Caballero has done nothing to receive an upgrade, but it would be harsh to give him much of a downgrade, given the positive results, when he played, including the crucial 2-0 victory against Tottenham.


Fikayo Tomori

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Position: Centre Back

FIFA 19 Rating: 66

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 74

Fikayo Tomori had a great season on loan at Derby and looks likely to be recalled to the Blues’ first team along with Mount.

However, EA needs to change his position as well as his rating, with the starlet currently listed as right back.


Davide Zappacosta

Davide Zappacosta

Position: Right Back

FIFA 19 Rating: 79

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 76

Davide Zappacosta was another player who was limited to cup competitions. He did not do much that impressed and it seems as though he is largely limited to a wing-back role, which Chelsea no longer require.

It looks as though Zappacosta could be one of few to leave Chelsea despite the transfer ban, and his reputation is going down, as well as his FIFA rating.


Reece James

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Position: Right Back

FIFA 19 Rating: 63

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 76

Reece James had a magnificent season on loan at ​Wigan, and was in FIFA’s Championship Team of the Season. 

It’s clear he will receive a significant upgrade and somewhere in the mid to high 70s seems only fair.


Emerson

Emerson Palmieri

Position: Left Back

FIFA 19 Rating: 76

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 79

Emerson had an inconsistent season at left back. He occasionally impressed and showed signs of promise, but then often made defensive errors, when he was out of position, that led to goals.

However, he seems to have now overtaken ​Marcos Alonso in the pecking order and probably deserves a slight upgrade to show for it.


Ross Barkley

Ross Barkley

Position: Midfielder

FIFA 19 Rating: 79

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 79

​Ross Barkley was another player that had his first full season as a Chelsea player. In the early stages of the season it seemed as though he was the goalscoring midfielder that Chelsea have lacked since Frank Lampard. His formed then dipped after New Year, and it never really recovered.

Disastrous moments like that clearance against ​Man City have been balanced by flickers of inspiration (see his free-kick against Malmo) but until Barkley improves his consistency, he is unlikely to be given an upgrade.


Kurt Zouma

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Position: Centre Back

FIFA 19 Rating: 78

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 79

Kurt Zouma had a much improved season at Everton, proving himself as one of the strongest defenders in the league, and surprisingly one of the fastest.

Will EA give him the strength and underrated sprint speed stats that he deserves?


Marcos Alonso

Marcos Alonso

Position: Left Back

FIFA 19 Rating: 82

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 80

​Marcos Alonso was heavily criticised by Chelsea fans throughout the season. He did have a position switch from wing back to full back, but this was his worst season in a Chelsea shirt, even losing his place to Emerson.

He is still a threat from set pieces and in general attacking play, but he should receive a minor downgrade, as he no longer is the best left back in the Premier League and does not carry the same threat as he used to.


Tammy Abraham

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Position: Striker

FIFA 19 Rating: 74

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 80

Tammy Abraham was the ​Championship’s second top scorer helping ​Aston Villa to promotion with 26 goals. Returning from loan, it looks as though Abraham could well be finally leading the line for the Blues next season.

His pace is his biggest strength, and by being given a Championship Team of the Season card, it is almost certain that Abraham receives a significant upgrade.


Callum Hudson-Odoi

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Position: Winger/Attacking Midfielder

FIFA 19 Rating: 68

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 80

The biggest upgrade in the group. Callum Hudson-Odoi is Chelsea’s crown prince, adored by the fans and seen as the heir to Eden Hazard’s throne. 

Since his mid-season refresh, where he was upgraded to 71, he is actually a very underrated player to use, given his four-star skill moves. 

He definitely deserves an upgrade and 80 may seem generous, but he will almost certainly be a regular star next season, and this rating can only improve in the future.


Ruben Loftus-Cheek

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Positon: Midfielder

FIFA 19 Rating: 77

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 81

​Ruben Loftus-Cheek is another Chelsea academy graduate who enjoyed a successful season, despite it being hindered by injury. Before his fitness issues, the England star had displaced ​Matteo Kovacic, in Sarri’s preferred midfield three.

Loftus-Cheek’s patience has finally paid off at Chelsea and his rating should improve to go with it.


Andreas Christensen

Andreas Christensen

Position: Centre Back

FIFA 19: Rating 82

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 81

Andreas Christensen rarely featured in Premier League matches, before ​Antonio Rüdiger got injured. He was rather average when he played, not doing anything special. However, nor did he make many notable mistakes.

He did not do enough to receive an upgrade, but his limited game-time may unfortunately mean that he will receive a downgrade.


Christian Pulisic

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Position: Winger/attacking midfielder

FIFA 19 Rating: 78

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 81

​Chelsea’s new £60m man, Christian Pulisic, comes with lots of potential, but his 2018/19 season has been full of injuries.

Given his large transfer fee and potential, it seems as though he might get an upgrade.


Antonio Rüdiger

Antonio Ruediger

Position: Centre Back

FIFA 19: 81

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 81

Antonio Rüdiger, like most Chelsea players, was inconsistent. He was at times imperious at the back, but often was humiliated in big games. Keeping the same rating for him, seems the most plausible.


Olivier Giroud

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Positon: Striker

FIFA 19 Rating: 82

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 82

​Olivier Giroud rarely started in Premier League matches. However, he was excellent in the Europa League, scoring 11 goals and helping Chelsea win the competition.  

He cannot be given a downgrade surely, but his age and the fact that he was limited in the Premier League means he also probably cannot improve.


Willian

Willian

Position: Winger

FIFA 19 Rating: 84

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 82

​Willian was disappointing throughout the season and it seems as though he would be sold if not for the transfer ban. His best performances came against lower league sides, such as Sheffield United in the FA Cup, but he failed to impress in big matches.

He was often reduced to the role of impact sub in the latter stages of Sarri’s reign, which is also probably the best way to use him in FIFA, as his pace and tricks can help late on. 


Pedro

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Position: Winger

FIFA 19 Rating: 82

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 83

​Pedro may not have had his best season, but he was solid throughout and has recovered his starting position from Willian. He may be past his prime, but his solid contribution to the team and 13 goals, should get him the upgrade he deserves.


Jorginho

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Position: Midfielder

FIFA 19 Rating: 84

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 84

Jorginho is arguably the most hated player right now by the Chelsea fans. It may be harsh to give him a downgrade as he has not done anything terribly wrong, but his addiction to sideways passing in an unremarkable campaign means an upgrade is unlikely at best.


David Luiz

David Luiz

Position: Midfielder

FIFA 19 Rating: 83

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 84

​David Luiz has probably had his best season in a back four at Stamford Bridge. Yes, he has been the occasional liability, but he has become much more disciplined and his passing range is as good as its been.

He has improved throughout the season and is now one of Chelsea’s most experienced players, and probably deserves the slight upgrade.


Kepa Arrizabalaga

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Position: Goalkeeper 

FIFA 19 Rating: 83

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 85

The world’s most expensive goalkeeper is probably known best for the drama in the EFL Cup final. However, he has proved that the doubters wrong, by saving helping Chelsea win two penalty shoot-outs. He also finished with 14 clean sheets in the Premier League, and has ousted ​David de Gea as Spain’s number one.

Despite his tantrum, Kepa has proven to be a solid signing, with only room to improve and his FIFA rating should reflect that.


Cesar Azpilicueta

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Position: Right Back/Centre Back/Left Back

FIFA 19 Rating: 86

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 85

Mr Consistent, Mr Versatile, Dave, Azpi or whatever you want to call him, ​Cesar Azpilicueta has again been a rock for Chelsea. He is now the club’s playing captain and with Cahill departing, it seems as he will be official captain as well.

However, he is no longer the same threat as he used to be going forward.


N’golo Kante

Ngolo Kante

Positon: Midfielder

FIFA 19 Rating: 89

Predicted FIFA 20 Rating: 90

​N’golo Kante has undergone a position switch this season. Despite the criticism, he has adapted to his new role and is still one of the best defensive midfielders in the world, if not the very best. He still has enough energy to run up and down the pitching, making it seem as though Chelsea have two Kantes. 

He has scored four goals this season, which is his personal best, and played the final of the Europa League injured. Kante deserves an upgrade as much as anybody. 

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