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FIFA 21 Barcelona Ratings: Who Does Leo Messi Have to Work With

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FIFA 21 Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is the best player in FIFA 21 and, wait for this, he's also the best player in Barcelona. (Image credit: EA Sports)

FIFA 21's worldwide release is 24 hours away. We've gone over many different types of player ratings leading up to October 9 and we don't plan on stopping. We wanted to go big with the final drop prior to release and what's bigger in the past footballing decade than FC Barcelona? Let's see how their squad stacks up this year!

Lionel Messi staying for another season guaranteed that Barcelona will have the best player in every match they play. What about the Argentine's teammates at Camp Nou? Many have departed over the summer but that doesn't mean Barça are left with no firepower.

FIFA 21 Barcelona Ratings

Last season was arguably FC Barcelona's worst in over a decade and that is reflected in most players' FIFA 21 ratings. Even Messi lost a point from his FIFA 20 stats. That doesn't mean that the Catalan giants are left with a bunch of scrubs. No, sir! Here's what they're left with:

Goalkeepers

  • Marc-André ter Stegen - 90 OVR (FIFA 20: 90 OVR)
  • Norberto Neto - 82 OVR (FIFA 20: 82 OVR)

Defenders

  • Sergi Roberto - 83 OVR (FIFA 20: 82 OVR)
  • Jordi Alba - 86 OVR (FIFA 20: 87 OVR)
  • Sergiño Dest - 75 OVR (FIFA 20: 67 OVR)
  • Junior Firpo - 79 OVR (FIFA 20: 79 OVR)
  • Gerard Piqué - 86 OVR (FIFA 20: 88 OVR)
  • Clément Lenglet - 85 OVR (FIFA 20: 85 OVR)
  • Samuel Umtiti - 83 OVR (FIFA 20: 86 OVR)
  • Ronald Araújo - 67 OVR (FIFA 20: None)

Midfielders

  • Pedri - 72 OVR (FIFA 20: 72 OVR)
  • Sergio Busquets - 87 OVR (FIFA 20: 89 OVR)
  • Philippe Coutinho - 83 OVR (FIFA 20: 86 OVR)
  • Matheus Fernandes - 68 OVR (FIFA 20: 68 OVR)
  • Riqui Puig - 75 OVR (FIFA 20: 71 OVR)
  • Carles Aleñà - 74 OVR (FIFA 20: 76 OVR)
  • Frenkie de Jong - 85 OVR (FIFA 20: 85 OVR)
  • Miralem Pjanić - 85 OVR (FIFA 20: 86 OVR)

Forwards

  • Ansu Fati - 76 OVR (FIFA 20: 73 OVR)
  • Ousmane Dembélé - 83 OVR (FIFA 20: 84 OVR)
  • Francisco Trincão - 78 OVR (FIFA 20: 71 OVR)
  • Lionel Messi - 93 OVR (FIFA 20: 94 OVR)
  • Martin Braithwaite - 76 OVR (FIFA 20: 75 OVR)
  • Antoine Griezmann - 87 OVR (FIFA 20: 89 OVR)

As you can see for yourself, with the rare exception of a youngster here and there, most overall changes for Barcelona players are negative. Some vindicated, others not so much. One of the more curious decisions EA has made is to take away three OVR points from Philippe Coutinho who they themselves inducted into the FIFA 20 Bundesliga Team of the Season. Oh well, consistency is for dummies.

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