Michy Batshuayi demanded that EA Sports improve his FIFA 18 rating after scoring a hattrick. They responded by making him the best player in the game.
Batshuayi learned that he would be rated 80 out of 100 in FIFA 18 – some would say generously.
The Belgian took exception to this however and sent out a video of himself holding his stats card and shaking his head, accompanied by the message “PLEASE EXPLAIN @EASPORTSFIFA”.
The response from EA? “Keep scoring goals and we’ll talk…”
Batshuayi ended the exchange with “Hahaha fair point but I’ve been doing this for quite a long time now… even longer than the last time your servers were OK.” Ouch.
That seemed to be the end of it until the striker scored a treble in the Blues 5-1 win over Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. With the strong display against inferior opposition under his belt, Batshuayi returned to Twitter
With his stock having risen, Batshuayi continued his dialogue with EA with “Can we talk now fam … ??”
EA, to their credit, jokingly responded with an updated card giving Batshuayi a 99 rating, which would make him the best player in FIFA 18.
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Even Batshuayi himself admitted that the 99 rating was overly generous as he responded with “Ahahah its too much now save it for later.”
The top-rated players in FIFA 18 are cover star Cristiano Ronaldo (94), Lionel Messi (93), Neymar (92), Suarez (92) and Neuer (92). The Chelsea player with the legitimately highest rating is Eden Hazard, who is the 8th highest rated player in FIFA 18 with a 90 rating.
FIFA 18 will be released in the UK on September 29.