The football season is almost over – but don t despair: as far as the FIFA franchise is concerned, it s only just beginning, with FIFA 17 certain to be announced at E3 next month.
But rather than let Twitter decide, why not reward the undisputed English stars of this Premier League season – Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Jamie Vardy?
With Lionel Messi s deal as the face of FIFA still to be renewed, and given that EA has been experimenting over the past few years by having different cover stars for different territories, this wish could well be granted.
Personally, I endorse this, but suspect any return might be saved for the 20th anniversary of that game, in 2018.
This has been a real blind spot for the FIFA series, and probably has more to do with the governing body the game gets its name from than any sense of righteousness from EA Sports.
But it does seem pretty remarkable that the most realistic football video game omits a very real part of the game today, whether we like it or not.