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    FIFA 15: 10 Under Rated Teams

    Which Need Upgrading

    http://www.gamebasin.com/news/fifa-15-10-under-rated-teams-which-

    need-upgrading

    EachandeveryyeartheexcitementsurroundingthereleaseofanewFIFAgamewithallof its

    incrediblenewgraphicalflourishesandgameplayalterationsbothrevolutionaryandsubtleis

    matchedbytheintrigueinthenewsetofplayerratings,systematicallyrankingthebest(andworst)

    playersontheplanetbythenumbers.Oftenfansofthefootballingfranchisewilleagerlyexamine

    whatratingstheguysoveratEASportshavegiventoallthetopplayerslongbeforetheyactually

    sitdown

    and

    have

    an

    actual

    match.

    Equally

    as

    intriguing

    as

    the

    player

    ratings

    are

    what

    ratings

    the

    worldsgreatestteamshavebeengiven.Inmanywaysratingateam isevenmoredifficultthan

    ratingaplayer.Ofcoursetheindividualswithinateamareahugefactorbutthefactofthematter

    isthatteamscansometimesplaywithsynergyandoutdoexpectationsorflatlydisappoint.Itisthe

    joboftheguysatEAtoensurethateachteamisfairlyratedbasedonwhattheyhaveachievedin

    thepreviousseasonandthesigningstheyhavebeenabletomakeoverthesummerbreak.Now

    that FIFA 14 is nearing the end of its cycle and FIFA 15 is rapidly getting closer to its highly

    anticipatedreleasewecanmakesomesuggestionsaboutwhichsparinglyratedteamsshouldbe

    givenlongoverdueupgradesinthenextgame.Herearethe10teamswhoshouldbeupgraded:

    10. Bayern Munich 5 Stars

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    Att:82/Mid:83/Def:83TheircapitulationintheChampionsLeaguecanmakeiteasytoforget

    thatBayernMunichstillhadan incredible2013/14season.UnderthenewmanagementofPep

    GuardiolatheBavariangiantswontheFIFAClubWorldCup,UEFASuperCup,DFBPokalandmost

    importantlytheBundesliga.TheydidntjustwintheBundesligathough;Bayernbecamethefirst

    clubtoclinchtheleaguetitleinMarchwithanincrediblesevengamestoplay.Twodisappointing

    performances against RealMadrid are not enough to undo the success of last season. This

    dominanceoftheBundesligamustresultinBayernMunichbeingratedasoneofthebestteams

    inthegame,secondonlytoRealMadrid.MarioMandukiwasapotentstrikerinhisownright

    buttheadditionofRobertLewandowskifromBorussiaDortmundissuretogivetheBavariansan

    offensive boost, continuing the trend of Bayern draining their rivals of theirmajor stars. The

    performanceofGermanyintheWorldCupshouldalsohaveapositiveimpactonBayernsFIFA15

    rating. They may have lost Toni Kroos to Real Madrid butBastian Schweinsteiger,Philipp

    Lahm,ThomasMllerandMarioGtzeallhadexceptionaltournaments.

    9. Roma 4.5 Stars

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    Att:

    78

    /

    Mid:

    79

    /

    Def:

    77TheappointmentofformerLillemanagerRudiGarciahelpedto

    reviveRomafromadisappointingfewseasons.The2013/13seasonsawthecapitalssidefinisha

    disappointing6thplaceandlosingtofiercerivalsLaziointheCoppaItaliafinal.Thismeantthat

    forthesecondseasoninarowtheItaliansidehadmissedoutonEuropeanfootball.Itseemed

    likechangewasinevitableandunderthemanagementofGarciatheclubhavereturnedtotheir

    winningways.Lastseason they finishedsecond to Italiangiants Juventusandsowill finallybe

    returning to theChampionsLeaguenext season.With thecurrent squadofplayersatGarcias

    disposal,anyteamfacingRoma inEuropeorinSerieAnextseasonshouldbewary.TheWolves

    havetalentedplayers invirtuallyeveryareaofthepitch,withseasonedveteranFrancescoTotti

    captaininga lineupwhich includesthe likesofDanieleDeRossi,Maiconandthehighlytouted

    KevinStrootman.TheadditionofAshleyColewhowasreleasedbyChelseawillsurelyprovetobe

    extremelyusefulintheir2014/15campaignandshoulddefinitelyimprovethat77defensiverating.

    8. Liverpool 4.5 Stars

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    Att: 78 / Mid: 79 / Def: 79 Liverpools 2013/14 campaign may have ultimately ended in

    disappointmentbuttheystillcamewithinahairsbreadthofupsettingthefinancialsuperpowers

    of the league likeManchesterCityandChelseabywinningthatcovetedtitle.Thingsmayhave

    takenanosediveinthefinalfewgamesbutLiverpoolhavemostcertainlyproventhemselvesto

    bea5starcalibreteam.EvenwiththelossofLuisSurez,Liverpoolarestillworthyofmorethana

    78offensiverating.TheterrorizingtrioofSurez,SterlingandSturridgemayhavebeenbrokenup

    butthedynamicduowhichremainswillstillbemorethanenoughtogivemostdefencesproblems.

    ThemidfieldwiththeagingyetstillverytalentedStevenGerrardsupplyingthemoreyouthfullikes

    ofCoutinhoandJordanHendersonalsoprovedtobeextremelyeffectivelastseason.Ifyouwere

    goingtocriticiseoneaspectoftheLiverpoolsquaditwouldbetheirdefence.Theteamoperated

    onascoremorethanouropponentphilosophywhichmeantthattheyconcededmoregoalsthan

    thetopfiveteams,despitecomingsecond.ThelossofSurezmaynotbecripplingbutitmeans

    theywillhave to revise thisphilosophy.Theadditionof20millionsigningDejanLovren from

    Southamptonis

    most

    certainly

    astep

    in

    the

    right

    direction.

    7. Netherlands 4.5 Stars

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    Att:

    85

    /

    Mid:

    78

    /

    Def:

    74PriortotheWorldCuptheNetherlandswhowouldultimately

    finishamuchdeservedthirdwereratedasbeinglesslikelytowinbybookmakersthanEngland.

    EventhefanaticalDutchfanshadlowexpectationsfortheirsupposedlyimbalancedsquad.Asis

    reflectedintheFIFA14rating,itwaswidelybelievedthattheexceptionaloffensivemightofthe

    Dutchcouldntmakeupfortheirdefence.IftheWorldCuphasprovenanythingitstoexpectthe

    unexpected.Theymayhavestartedthetournamentwithanattackingmasterclass intheir51

    drubbingofSpainbutthroughoutthetournamentthepivotalaspectoftheDutchsidewastheir

    defence.RatherthanthepotentduoofArjenRobbenandRobinvanPersiedecimatingopponents,

    itwasthedefensiveunitwhichallowedtheDutchtoedgepasttheiropponentsincloselycontested

    games.ThefinalthreepivotalgamesofthetournamentfortheDutchwereallcleansheets.The

    Netherlandsprovedthat theirdefence isworth farmore thana74 ratingtheboostwhich it

    shouldreceiveinFIFA15willsurelytakethemuptotheloftyheightsofbeinga5starside.

    6. Southampton 4 Stars

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    Att:78/Mid:73/Def:71Southamptonhadaphenomenallastseasonwhichnotonlysawthem

    finisheighthbutalsohadtheSaintsplayingsomeofthemost fluid football inthe league.This

    superb footballhasmeantthatSouthamptonhaveeffectivelybecomethewateringholeofthe

    Premier Leagues bigger clubs, losing Dejan Lovren, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert all to

    Liverpool,CalumChambers toArsenalandLukeShaw toManchesterUnited.These loseshave

    unquestionablydamaged thequalityof Southamptons squadbut theyare stilldeservingof a

    higherratinginFIFA15.TheymayhavelostsometalentedplayersbutasitstandsSouthampton

    stillhaveplentyofquality,notleastdangerousforwardJayRodriguez.ThelossofShaw,Lovrenand

    Chamberswillsurelyhurttheirdefensiveeffortsbuttheyhaveretainedenoughqualityattheback

    tojustifymore than a 71defensive rating.Now that the Saints seem to be settledwith new

    chairmanRalphKrueger,theywillhopefullyreinvestsomeofthemoneytheyvemadeinthisactive

    transferwindowintosomenewstarstostrengthenthesquadandensuretheycanbuildonthe

    exceptionaldisplayoflastseason.

    5. Crystal Palace 3.5 Stars

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    Att:70 / Mid:70 / Def:68CrystalPalacewereoneofthebiggestsurprisesofthe2013/14

    season.TheEagleswereevaluatedasbeingtheonlyteamcertaintogodownbybookmakers.The

    onlypeoplewhobelievedthesoutheastLondonclubcouldremaininthetopflightweretheclubs

    amazingfanswhoplayednosmallpartintheclubsastoundingseason.NotonlydidtheEagles

    underthemasterfulmanagementofTonyPulismanagetoavoidrelegationbuttheydiditwith

    pointstospare,finishing in11thplace.TheratingsinFIFA15shouldreflectPalacesstatusasan

    established Premier League club no longer the leagueswhipping boys. The 3.5 star rating

    currentlyputsPalaceastheequalsofseveralChampionshipclubswhichquiteclearly isnotthe

    case.Inthelatterhalfoftheseasontheclubbuiltupareputationasateamnotoriouslyhardto

    takepointsfrom,particularlywhenplayingathome.ThefactthatPalacesdefencehasbeenlisted

    astheirweakestareaisrathersurprising.ThelikesofJoelWard,DeanMoxeyandDamienDelaney

    allplayedvaliantlyindefencewhilegrittydefensivemidfieldersMileJedinakandKagishoDikgacoi

    putfearintotheheartsofoppositionforwards.ThedefendingqualitiesofCrystalPalaceprovedto

    betheirstrongestquality(despitetheFIFA14rating)whiletheystruggledmoreontheoffensive

    end.TheadditionoftheexplosiveFraizerCampbellfromCardiffCityissuretohelptheEaglesgoal

    scoringwoes.

    4. Everton 4.5 Stars

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    Att:76/Mid:76/Def:77Evertonfansweredismayedwhentheannouncementwasmadethat

    DavidMoyeswouldbeendinghis11yeartenureattheclubforthevacantUnitedjob.TheToffees

    ultimatelyhadthelastlaughasRobertoMartnezguidedtheclubtoafifthplacefinishaheadof

    ManchesterUnited.Despitenothavingmadeanymajorsignings,Martnezhadthesquadfiringon

    all cylinders by utilising the loanmarket. Romelu Lukaku (on loan from Chelsea) finished as

    Evertonstopscorerwi