Bristol Rovers FIFA 23 ratings predictions with many set for upgrade after promotion

EA Sports are due to release their FIFA 23 player ratings shortly but how will Bristol Rovers fare?

Bristol Rovers had a rollercoaster 2021/22 campaign which saw them go from relegation candidates to promotion, which could anticipate an improvement in FIFA 23 ratings.

In the New Year, the Gas were 17th in League Two and promotion looked unlikely given their position, but in the most remarkable of circumstances, it was achieved within the last ten minutes of the regular season.

Joey Barton’s men went on a remarkable run of form and have accumulated a great number of points which has them up there with Liverpool and Manchester City.

Rovers finished in the third and final automatic promotion spot, pipping Northampton Town and whilst there were some obvious stars, it was a team effort.

A standout for Rovers was obviously Elliot Anderson who arrived from Newcastle United on Deadline Day in January and lit the place up.

He’s no longer at the club and has since returned to Newcastle United, where he has played in the Premier League.

There were others however like Antony Evans who satisfied the fans needs of a new contract after a stellar first campaign at the Memorial Stadium. Evans can expect a big upgrade given his involvement in Rovers’ promotion.

EA Sports’ is set to release FIFA 23, its final installment before its rebrand next year on Friday, September 30.

Ratings are due to come out when the game is released but based on form, things can change, though the Ultimate Team game mode is consistent and takes them from the day of release.

How will Rovers’ FIFA 23 player ratings look? Here are our player rating predictions.

Aaron Collins 66 (+2)

Sam Finley 66 (+2)

Paul Coutts 66 (+1)

Harry Anderson 65 (0)

Antony Evans 65 (+4)

James Belshaw 64 (+3)

Josh Grant 65 (+1)

Nick Anderton 63 (0)

Alfie Kilgour 63 (-2)

Anssi Jaakkola 63 (-3)

Trevor Clarke 62 (-2)

James Connolly 63 (+3)

Ryan Loft 63 (+1)

Luca Hoole 62 (+8)

Glenn Whelan 62 (0)

Zain Westbrooke 61 (-3)

Harvey Saunders 60 (+3)

Alex Rodman 60 (-4)

New signings

John Marquis 66 (0)

Luke McCormick 65 (0)

Jordan Rossiter 64 (-1)

James Gibbons 63 (0)

Lewis Gibson 63 (0)

Sylvester Jasper 63 (0)

Josh Coburn 62 (+3)

Bobby Thomas 61 (0)

Lewis Gordon 60 (+2)

*These ratings are not official and are based off of the opinion of BristolWorld’s football writer

There should be considerable changes to the ratings to make for a more accurate reflection on the team. Anssi Jaakkola was Rovers’ most highest rated player, mainly down to his representation in the Finland national team.

Jaakola didn’t play as much last season with James Belshaw the first choice goalkeeper so a rating decrease for the Finn and an increase for Belly should be expected.

Aaron Collins eventually came good as the Welshman found his shooting boots, which saw him end up as the top scorer for the Gas.

This season’s form won’t be considered but he was still equally as important last season as he was then and so he should be the highest rated player.

Antony Evans had a rating of 61 on the previous edition but his 22 goal contributions last year should see a significant increase.

Luca Hoole’s previous rating of 54 will surely see one of the biggest rises given his importance in the team now, both as a right-back and in his brief spell as a centre-back.

The Wales Under-21 international was part of a defence that was solid and recorded plenty of clean sheets and so he shouldn’t be one of the lowest ranked players.