Football is a ruthless game.
While some players flourish and have long careers, others fall by the wayside or fail to reach their full potential.
But what would happen if you created a team full of flops in FIFA 17?
Would they spur each other on and finally come out their shells? Or would they fall flat?
YouTuber FNG decided to find out using Career Mode – with interesting results.
To conduct the experiment, he edited the players – putting their ratings back to the highest potential scores they had in earlier FIFAs.
Let’s take a look at the squad.
Goalkeeper Charles Itandje had an 89 potential rating in FIFA 09, while Micah Richards once had a 87 potential rating.
Elsewhere, Aly Cissokho, Marko Marin and Franco Di Santo are but a few of the more recognisable names who didn’t live up to their early promise.
So, how did they get on?
Well… very well, in fact.
In their first season, they went on to win the league.
But that’s not all.
Central defensive midfielder Fran Merida – the lowest-rated of all the players in the team – was the league’s top scorer with an incredible 24 league goals.
Then it’s on to season two – and the kids do it again.
Arsenal sit at the top of the table with an enormous 97 points.
They even go on to win the EFL Cup on penalties against London rivals Chelsea.
Arsenal’s Meddy Elito is named the league’s top scorer – with an impressive 21 goals.
And that man Merida puts in another wonderful display to end the campaign with 18.
So, there you have it.
Turns out the kids are all right.
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