Newcastle United's player ratings for EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Team, the successor to FIFA 23's Ultimate Team, have been revealed by the FANSDEFUT account on X:
Sandro Tonali, our recent arrival from AC Milan, comes out top of the pile with a rating of 86, an increase of two points on FIFA 23. The Italian has been given boosts in almost every department, with his pace going from 81 to 84, his shooting from 73 to 74, his dribbling from 79 to 81, his defending from 79 to 82, and his physical from 82 to 84.
At the other end of the scale, Lewis Hall, our final signing of the summer transfer window, has a rating of just 66 and is a "silver" card. Hall didn't even feature on FIFA 23's Ultimate Team mode, so we can't compare last year to this.
He did only have a 61 overall rating on FIFA 23's Career mode, though, with a potential of 79. Given his current overall rating has increased by five points following his breakthrough campaign at Stamford Bridge, it's safe to assume that his potential will have increased by a similar amount.
Elsewhere, Kieran Trippier has moved from 84 to 85 after being named in the 2022/23 PFA Team of the Year, while Nick Pope has jumped from 81 to 84 after keeping the equal highest number of clean sheets in the Premier League last season.
Bruno Guimarães has received the exact same boost from an 81 rating to an 84, while Sven Botman has climbed to an 83 from an 80 and looks like he could be a great pickup in the early game.
The biggest increase between the two EA Sports titles comes from Joelinton, though, who has jumped a mighty seven points from 75 to 82 after becoming a full Brazil international over the summer. He looks like he'll be a beast of a card, with his pace increasing from 76 to 78, his shooting from 67 to 71, his passing from 66 to 76 (!), his dribbling from 76 to 82, his defending from 67 to 81 (!!), and his physical from 84 to 88.
Callum Wilson has climbed from 79 to 82, Fabian Schär from 77 to 82, Alexander Isak from 80 to 81 (which seems harsh to us), and Miguel Almirón from 78 to 81. Harvey Barnes remains an 80 following his move from Leicester City, while Tino Livramento is just a 74 following an injury-hit campaign at Southampton last time out.
Dan Burn (77>79), Sean Longstaff (74>78), Joe Willock (75>78), Jacob Murphy (74>76), and Elliot Anderson (67>72) have all enjoyed upgrades, though Anthony Gordon remains a 75 and Matt Targett has been dropped to a 76 from a 77 due to his lack of first-team football.
To round things off, Jamaal Lascelles remains a 75, Emil Krafth drops to 73 from 74, and Javier Manquillo to 72 from 74. There's no sign of Martin Dúbravka, Mark Gillespie, Loris Karius, Paul Dummett, or Matt Ritchie on the image, but we'd expect them all to feature in the game and to have suffered decreases over the summer.
We can't recall having a Newcastle squad this good since David Ginola was on the cover wearing the famous grandad collar back in 1997!
EA Sports FC 24 is set for a global release on Friday the 29th of September across all major platforms and will have Isak on the cover of the "Ultimate Edition".