We have already had a play with the PC-version, but before the game arrives for the Xbox 360 and PS3, developer Electronic Arts has devised a pretty nifty new tool.

Adidas Live Season means that what happens to a player in the real world could affect their abilities in the FIFA 09 game.

So if they get injured or aren't on form, their abilities within the game will reflect this.

And Adidas Live Season will update weekly.

The new service will be available for Barclay’s Premier League, La Liga BBVA, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, Serie A and Mexican Primera Division for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PCs.