How Ander Herrera became one of FIFA 17’s best midfielders
Ander Herrera may be one the top defensive midfielders in the Premiership, but on FIFA there was a time when he was anything but.
In fact, his first card back in FIFA 10 (below, left) had the Spaniard rated a mediocre 68.
Despite having decent pace and dribbling, his shooting was a sub par 58.
Things started to change for Herrera in FIFA 11 – which saw him achieve a series high speed rating of 80.
Dribbling and passing got a slight upgrade while shooting and defence leaped from 58 to 65 and 46 to 57 respectively.
Herrera was starting to make his mark.
Despite climbing four points to 79, the midfielder was arguably a worse player in FIFA 12 (left).
He was slower but his heading ability climbed from 38 to 41.
In FIFA 13 he took another hit in the speed department – dropping from 79 to 76.
However, he gained points in every other attribute apart from shooting – which plummeted from 65 to 59.
FIFA 14 (left) saw Herrera retain his pace and climb five points in dribbling – his first score in the 80s for that attribute.
Elsewhere, his shooting was slightly improved – but he was still far from deadly in front of goal.
In FIFA 15, the Manchester United had a huge jump in his physical rating – climbing from 45 to 65.
He would now not get pushed off the ball so easily.
For the first time in the series, Herrera scored in the 70s for shooting in FIFA 16 (left).
Dribbling was still a commanding 84 and passing a decent 79.
The latter attribute climbs once again in FIFA 17 – hitting the 80s for the first time in his FIFA career.
He’s also the strongest and most physical Herrera yet – with a decent 74 rating.
Shooting is up from 70 to 72, but – as was the case with his last few cards, he’s losing speed at an alarming rate.
We wonder what his FIFA 18 card will be like?
NOW CHECK OUT HERRERA IN ACTION ON FIFA 17 BELOW.