Things have not been going well for Cristiano Ronaldo lately.
The struggling Real Madrid ace has endured one of the worst La Liga seasons of his career – netting just one in the last eight games.
But it could get a lot worse for the FIFA 18 cover star – especially if his form doesn’t drastically improve.
The EA Sports Ratings Refresh happens at the start of next year – February, to be exact – and sees player’s form dictate their ratings on FIFA 18.
If a player is performing well, they’ll be in line for a boost. If they’re struggling, their ratings take a knock – which is bad news for the misfiring Los Blancos star.
The updated ratings will apply to new base items that are found in packs, while some existing In-Form versions of select players will be automatically updated, too.
Ronaldo is currently one of the best players in the game – with a 94 rating. But already, there are some stats that are coming under scrutiny.
The Portuguese boasts 90 pace, yet lost a footrace against veteran Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran a few days back.
His shooting and awareness are below par, too. He’s scored from just one of his 55 shots on goal – the worst conversation rate of any goalscorer in Europe.
The 32-year-old’s passing accuracy is at 79%, so his current rating of 82 in that attribute seems generous.
Dare we say it, but he looks like a player who’s lacking confidence.
EA Sports use these stats, figures and performances to calculate whether a player is in line for a Ratings Refresh – so unless Ronaldo starts improving, he could well find himself in the firing line.
Whether or not his contract with EA Sports prohibits his rating to get downgraded – he is the cover star after all – is a mystery. But even his biggest fans would argue he’s been especially poor.
Let’s hope Ronaldo ups his game before it’s too late.
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