Jordan Pickford was immense against Sweden the other day – pulling off a handful of incredible saves.
Rightly so, EA Sports handed the keeper an upgrade – only it’s perhaps not as good as he deserved.
Don’t get us wrong, though, it’s still pretty substantial. I mean, take a look at these stats.
Pickford has seen huge leaps in diving, handling, kicking, reflexes , speed and positioning.
Handling has had one of the largest boosts – climbing from 79 to 85.
But it’s positioning that steals the show – up from 74 to 83.
Not that we’re surprised. Pickford seemed to be in the right place at the right time every time the Swedes attacked.
Still, at justy 82 rated, some would feel Pickford’s overall is too low, especially given the fact that higher-rated keepers, such as Manuel Neuer (92) and David De Gea (97 top card) both struggled for form at the World Cup.
Should the Englishman pull off another incredible performance against Croatia on Wednesday, EA Sports will have no choice but to give him another substantial boost.
Bring it home, lads.
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