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RB Micah Richards, 80
RB Pablo Zabaleta, 76
RB Nedum Onouha, 74
CB Vincent Kompany, 84
CB Kolo Toure, 83
CB Joleon Lescott, 80
CB Stefan Savic, 70
LB Gael Clichy, 80
LB Alexander Kolarov, 79
LB Wayne Bridge, 73
Oh man, EA Sports made some very big mistakes with Manchester City's defense. If anything, it was Manchester City's stone-wall defense that won them some very big games last season, so its somewhat ridiculous to see the entire defense rated so lowly.
Starting at right back, Micah Richards deserves to be rated at least 82, if not 83. He is the best right back in England right now, and improved greatly last season both defensively and offensively. Rating him at 80 is a crime.
Pablo Zabaleta and Nedum Onouha also need to have their ratings raised by two each. Pablo Zabaleta has proven to be a hard-working utlilty player at Manchester City, and regularly starts for Argentina.
Meanwhile, Onouha had a very successful loan at Sunderland, establishing himself as a first-choice center back while with the club.
Moving to left, practically the same errors exist. Gael Clichy also deserves to be rated either 82 or 83. For those who doubt his ability, I refer you to this excellent statistical breakdown of the best left backs in the EPL.
Have no doubt—Clichy is one of the best.
Kolarov's rating is fair, though I would've liked to have seen him at 80. Wayne Bridge may be getting old, but he's not that bad yet. A rating of 74-75 would've been fairer for the ex-England international.
Finally, we come to the center backs, who have always proven to be the most controversial when it comes to ratings. Manchester City aren't much of an exception unfortunately.
Last season, Kompany proved himself to be one of the best center backs in the league, building on the success he'd had in his first two seasons with City. Now he deserves at rating of at least 85, if not 86.
Kolo Toure's rating is strange, considering the fact that he spent the majority of the second half of the season suspended. 81-82 woud've been a fair rating. In his absence, Lescott has stepped up, and deserves a rating of 81 at least.
Last but not least, Savic had an impressive season with FK Partizan and had earned four caps for the Montenegrin national team before his move to Manchester City. He deserved a rating of 73-75, not 70.