FIFA 16: Predicting Every West Ham Player's Rating

New manager, new signings - How might they stack up in FIFA 16?

There are two certainties in life: Death & buying the latest annual installment of FIFA. This is usually followed by having a comprehensive look through the ratings of your team to find out who's been criminally underrated by some EA Sports employee who clearly knows nothing about football and then finding out about the best rated players on the game, as if you support a sub-5-star team like West Ham, they won't be playing for you. Going into the 2015-16 season, West Ham appear to be shaping up quite well. The club have made some exciting signings of established players in the form of Dimitri Payet, Angelo Ogbonna & Pedro Obiang, which are a far cry from the likes of Savio Nsereko, Benni McCarthy & Kieran Dyer of yesteryear. Whilst Diafra Sakho, Aaron Cresswell & Cheikh Kouyate all had superb debut seasons for the Hammers and will likely be the most improved West Ham players when it comes to their FUT rating. All this means that you might actually want to keep a West Ham player in your Ultimate team for reasons other than some weird form of sentimental club loyalty, but rather the fact they're actually a good player. The brilliant and complex algorithm used to predict these players ratings (if you can keep up) is as follows: FIFA15 FUT rating +/- real life form = Predicted FIFA16 FUT rating Got that? Then let's get started as we run through the predicted standard ratings for West Ham players in FUT for FIFA16 (brackets indicate last seasons FUT rating)

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