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The Story Behind Thomas Muller's Rating On FIFA And Why He 'Breaks The Formula'

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The Story Behind Thomas Muller's Rating On FIFA And Why He 'Breaks The Formula'

It was revealed last year that Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller had to have his FIFA ratings improved because "he wasn't good at anything."

Let us elaborate. So the man responsible for collecting and verifying the football data at EA Sports, Michael Mueller-Moehring, explained how Muller breaks the formula for working out a player's overall rating.

Normally, a team of 9000 data reviewers, which includes professional-level scouts and coaches, decide a rating.

The majority are made up of season-ticket holders who watch loads of games in person, who then provide feedback.

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Muller
Muller

But Thomas Muller's results were different, so Mueller-Moehring explained the situation. "A case is Thomas Muller, who isn't good at anything, really, apart from his positioning."

He always finds the right spot on the pitch, it's amazing. But he's not a great dribbler and he can't really strike the ball properly - his finishing is sometimes really, really off. Shot power is not his strength as well." He told ESPN..

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So if you rate Thomas Muller properly, he ends up with a rating that we say doesn't make sense. It's too low."

Muller
Muller

So, in short; EA Sports boosted his overall rating to reflect his standings in the game.

If you think Muller had it tough, then you'd be furious if you were Colombian centre-back Jherson Vergara, who has a shockingly poor shooting rating of 14 - the worst on the game.

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Of course, given he's a young and upcoming centre-back, his shooting isn't going to be up to scratch with Ronaldo or Messi's. And nobody expects it to.

But with an overall shooting grade of 14, calculated from grim stats such as 12 long shots, 14 volleys and 15 shot power, he will be raging I'm sure.

FIFA
FIFA

The 23-year old, who has been loaned out by Milan on four occasions, was the worst shooter on the game last year and again has the unwanted feat this time around.

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Poor lad. At least you haven't got 14 shooting, Thomas.

Topics: Football News, Football, Thomas Muller, Bayern Munich, FIFA 18

Jack Kenmare
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