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5 players who are better in FIFA than in real life

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 08:   Manchester City player Yaya Toure reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Hull City at Etihad Stadium on April 8, 2017 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Yaya Toure is rated higher than the likes of Kante and Herrera

FIFA ratings can cause massive debates within friend groups, or even between professionals themselves. Some believe players should be rated just that little bit higher than the game has them listed as. But there are also occasions where we all think someone is a bit too highly rated in the game in comparison to their real life ability.

Also read: Top rated player of each FIFA edition

Here we will run through five players that could do with being brought down a notch in the game.


#5 Yaya Toure – 84

There is no doubt Yaya Toure in his day was a quality player. A Rolls Royce of a midfielder if ever there was one. Sometimes his work rate could leave a lot to be desired but he made up for it with an amazing eye for a pass and a knack for finding the back of the net more often than some top level strikers could dream of doing, just look at his 24 goals in 2013/14 as proof.

But recent times have been less kind to Yaya. The arrival of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City saw him in a state of exile after a spat with his agent and he was even left out of Manchester City’s Champions League squad in the first half of the season.

He’s since returned to the squad and has put in some decent performances but probably not enough to justify his 84 rating when you consider that players like N’Golo Kante (83) Moussa Dembele (82) and Ander Herrera (83) are all rated lower than the 33-year-old former Ivorian international.

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Conor's writing has featured on websites such as The Sport Bible, The Continental Zone and local newspapers. He's worked for the past 5 years at Scottish club Hibernian FC's official online TV service as a commentator/pundit.
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