Norwich are currently struggling at the bottom of the Premier League table and are sat on 18 points after 25 games.
The Canaries are rooted to the foot of the table and have only won four Premier League games all season – against Newcastle, Manchester City, Everton and Bournemouth.
They are seven points adrift of safety with 13 games left to play and are facing a possible relegation back down to the second tier. They also face four sides in the top 10 in their next four games – Liverpool, Wolves, Leicester and Sheffield United – which could place them in even worse position heading into the final nine games of the campaign.
However, Norwich have still had some impressive performers in their side on an individual basis in the Premier League. Every year, FIFA release updates around February time, handing out winter upgrades to players based on their performances during the season.
With that in mind, here are four Norwich players who could be in with a shot of getting one.
Aarons currently has a 72-rated card on FIFA 20, but was given an 85-rated Future Stars card on Ultimate Team. This shows that he is viewed as having plenty of potential by the game, but he has been a regular for Norwich in the Premier League at right-back.
He has impressed in a number of recent performances, including winning a penalty away to Tottenham last month with a darting run into the box from the right flank. His pace and energy down the right constantly offer Norwich an outlet to beat the press and create chances going forward, whilst Aarons is a solid defender in one-on-one situations going the other way.
He could be in with a shout of getting an upgrade to 75-rated.
At the start of the season, Cantwell was given a measly 68-rated card on FIFA. After just one goal and two assists in the Championship, I can see why they did that.
However, he has upped his game at Premier League level and is currently sat on six goals and two assists. This level of contribution in front of goal shows that he is deserving of an upgrade. He has found the back of the net against top 10 sides like Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton – showing that he can produce quality against the best teams in the division.
Like Aarons, we think he could get an upgrade to 75 or 76-rated due to his goalscoring exploits in the top-flight for the Canaries.
Buendia started the year with a fairly reasonable rating of 74 after his Championship season with the Canaries. However, he has – like Cantwell – adjusted well to life in the Premier League.
Only Kevin De Bruyne and Trent Alexander-Arnold have more assists to their name in the Premier League this season than Buendia – who has seven. This shows that he is one of the most creative players in the league and deserving of an upgrade to his card.
A rating of around 77 or 78 could be a nice boost for the Argentine playmaker.
He was handed a 72-rated card at the start of the season, but McLean has impressed on the whole in the top-flight.
McLean has averaged a solid WhoScored rating of 6.79 this season, with only Emi Buendia – of players to play five or more games – ahead of him for Norwich. This suggests that he has been one of the club’s most consistent performers this term. His hard work and graft in midfield may go unnoticed at times, but he has won 3.1 headers, 1.3 tackles and 1.1 interceptions per game in the Premier League.
If he does receive a boost to his card, we think it could go to 75 or 76.