FIFA 19 player ratings: 40-31 - Upcomer
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How are you all doing? Good? That’s great to hear. I think I have something to make your day a little better though: new FIFA 19 player ratings. Fresh out the oven, EA has released its latest batch of FIFA 19 player ratings. In anticipation for their newest game, EA has been unveiling the ratings for the top 100 players in the game. Previously we covered 100 to 81, 80 to 61,  and 60 to 41. Today though we have the new player ratings for players 40 to 31.

Well let’s not waste any more time, below are the new FIFA 19 player ratings: 40-31.

FIFA 19 player ratings: 40-31

Just a reminder, the new FIFA 19 player ratings will start with the “lowest”-rated gold card, and move its way up to the best. It’s also worth noting that the new player ratings involve the player’s performance over the last calendar year.

40: Lorenzo Insigne

  • Club: Napoli
  • Nationality: Italian
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 85

39: Samir Handanovič

  • Club: Inter Milan
  • Nationality: Slovenian
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 87

38: Gonzalo Higuaín

  • Club: AC Milan
  • Nationality: Argentinian
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 90

37: Casemiro

  • Club: Real Madrid
  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 85

36: James Rodríguez

  • Club: Bayern Munich
  • Nationality: Colombian
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 86

35: Gianluigi Buffon

  • Club: Juventus, sorry this is still weird, PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN
  • Nationality: Italian
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 88

34: Christian Eriksen

  • Club: Tottenham Hotspur
  • Nationality: Danish
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 87

33: Paul Pogba

  • Club: Manchester United
  • Nationality: French
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 87

32: Sergio Busquets

  • Club: FC Barcelona
  • Nationality: Spanish
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 86

31: Gareth Bale

  • Club: Real Madrid
  • Nationality: Welsh
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 89

Overall Thoughts

In the last article, I was critical of most of the ratings given out to players. This article though, my mind has changed. I agree with pretty much all the cards, but some made me tilt my head.

The first being Lorenzo Insigne. No doubt he is an unbelievable talent who has the POTENTIAL to be a world class player. Notice the key word, potential? That’s still Insigne’s problem is that he still has the potential to be better than what he is. The reason I say that’s a problem is that he is now 26 (still very young) and he was supposed to be Italy’s next Totti or Del Piero. More often than not he plays great in the league but when his country calls upon him, it’s a different story. He’s developed over the last three years with Napoli, so an upgrade is deserved, but I don’t know if it should’ve been this high. For a player like him, a rating of 86 would be more than fair. He can still rise quickly to a 90 rating with an 86; just for me, 88 was a little too high.

The only other question mark I had was with Pogba, Busquets, and Bale. Now I know this is only a one-point upgrade for Pogba but given his performances for United weren’t the best last year, a downgrade would’ve been warranted. On the other hand, he was great for France at the World Cup, and they did win. For me, keeping him at his rating of 87 would have been fine, but I can understand a rating of 88. What I don’t understand is Busquets rated 88. He is often overlooked when it comes to great players in the game, and if this were two years, I would say 88 is perfect for him. But this isn’t two years ago, and while he still is performing at a high level, it’s not at the same level he’s used to playing at. 87 would also be the fair rating for him.

Now onto Gareth Bale. Now I have to be honest, this is is a head-scratcher for me. Do I think Bale is a great player? Yes. Do I agree with an 88 rating? I guess so. Last year he spent a lot of time sidelined with injuries, but he also put up incredible numbers when healthy. Also, remember THAT goal in the Champions League final? This one is tough because he is a great player, but we haven’t seen him at his best for some time. Again, I would’ve been okay with giving him an 87, but I guess given the performances, I can live with an 88.

What are your thoughts on this batch of FIFA 19 player ratings? Let us know down below in the comments. Please go easy on me. Also, be sure to check out our website for more FIFA 19 content and make sure you check back for the next installment of FIFA 19 player ratings.