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Strongest players revealed? Seven things you might have missed in the new FIFA 20 trailer

By Harry Edwards

Published: 16:57, 6 September 2019

We are getting closer to the launch of FIFA 20.

Set to be released worldwide on September 27th, or 24th for those with early access, the anticipation is growing.

To keep the hype going ahead of the launch, EA Sports have released a new trailer called ‘The Bunker’ focusing on player ratings.

Here are several details only the most eagle-eyed viewers will have picked up on.

1. ICON Kaka

The video opens with a shot of Brazilian legend Kaka entering a bunker before his face is scanned. While the scan appears, we get a glimpse of Kaka’s Ultimate Team card, a 91-rated CAM which boasts 92 dribbling and 90 pace.

Could this be the former AC Milan midfielder’s Prime ICON card?

It appears so as towards the end of the video, EA Sports so kindly provide us with all three of Kaka’s ICON options, from 87-rated to 91-rated.

2. Jesse Lingard’s rating

Focus switches to Jesse Lingard testing his shooting by volleying balls at targets as they drop from the ceiling.

After a few shots, the video flashes to a screen showing Lingard’s rating being calculated from the tests.

The Manchester United and England midfielder is revealed to be 82-rated, with 83 dribbling his best attribute.

This means Lingard has the same overall rating as in FIFA 19, his physical and defending scores up while pace and dribbling declined.

3. Raheem Sterling’s upgrade

Up next is Raheem Sterling, whose pace rating is assessed by a speedometer, clocking in at 93 to make it his highest-rated attribute for FIFA 20.

All of which adds up to the overall total of 88, an upgrade of three from his initial FIFA 19 card, and fully deserved after the season he had with Manchester City.

4. VOLTA tease with Joao Felix

EA Sports then offer a tease of the new VOLTA game mode, which will allow fans to take football to the streets.

But it is only a tease, with the next section focussing on Joao Felix, who is testing his dribbling skills.

Showing close control of the ball as well as quick footwork, Felix is revealed to have five-star skill moves for FIFA 20 and what appears to be 80 dribbling.

The Portuguese 19-year-old also appears to have been handed an overall rating of 80.

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5. Vinicius Jr gets his rating

After a shot sends the bunker crazy with glitches, there is the briefest of moments where Vinicius Jr’s overall rating is revealed to be 79.

This is an increase of two from his initial 77-rated FIFA 19 card.

6. Ones to watch reveals Hazard’s rating

The glitches also reveal six Ones to Watch cards, including Joao Felix. The Atletico Madrid summer signing is joined by fellow La Liga stars Eden Hazard, with a rating of 91 and 83-rated Luka Jovic.

Premier League players involved include a 78-rated Joelington, fresh off his Newcastle United move, 79-rated Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka and West Ham United’s 83-rated Sebastien Haller.

They are also joined by Borussia Dortmund winger Thorgan Hazard, shown to have an overall rating of 82.

7. Top 10 strongest players

Blink and you’ll miss the moment at the end of the video where EA Sports ‘leak’ the top 10 strongest players for FIFA 20.

Adebayo Akinfenwa is, unsurprisingly, top of the list; the Wycombe Wanderers striker, who has a clothing label called Beast Mode, is known for his insane strength.

He is followed by Aston Villa forward Wesley, Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, new Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku and Uche Ikpeazu of Hearts to complete the top five.

Niklas Sule, Obbi Oulare, Tomas Petrasek, Issa Marega and Alberto Cerri make up to the top 10.