As if playing for Newcastle isn't enough to deal with, one player had a major concern - his ratings on FIFA 18!
EA sports has answered the prayers of Newcastle United midfielder Isaac Hayden after giving him a rating of 71 on FIFA 18.
The game which comes out at the end of this month, sees the 22-year-old improve his rating from 66 on FIFA 17 to 71 on this year’s game.
The central midfielder has appealed to the better nature of those at EA to improve his rating after being rated just 55 on FIFA 16.
Florian Lejeune is the highest rated Toon player on FIFA 18 coming it at 79 with Henri Saivet and Jonjo Shelvey coming in at 77 each. The Magpies’ most expensive summer signing, Jacob Murphy, comes in at just 68.
Hayden’s midfielder partner Mikel Merino, who has impressed supporters, is rated at just 74.