Newcastle United have gone through a Jekyll & Hyde start to the Premier League season. Starting with a set of disappointing losses to Tottenham and Huddersfield, the Magpies bounced back with a 3-0 pummelling of West Ham, followed up by a highly professional 1-0 win over Swansea.
Four months removed from their coronation as second tier champions, the Toon currently sit 10th in the top flight. Not bad, considering the club's frustrating summer transfer window. New signings Mikel Merino and Joselu already look like smart additions, but you have to wonder how far Newcastle could go had Rafa Benitez been given the funds to pursue targets like Pepe Reina and Lucas Perez.
With constant speculation over Rafa's future and the ever-looming threat of Mike Ashley's meddling ways, 2017/18 promises to be another chaotic campaign for their Magpies, but how have recent happenings shaped their fortunes in FIFA 18? It's time to take a look.
Newcastle's player ratings have already been revealed ahead of the game's September 29th release date. They're always a subject of debate between supporters, and as usual, there's plenty to disagree with among this season's numbers...