Ultimate Teamers rejoice! FIFA 17 announce ratings refresh

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Makers of the video game have announced alterations - both good and bad - to stand-out players from the 2016-17 season

EA Sports have announced the immediate upgrade – and downgrade – of selected players in their popular video game FIFA 17.

FIFA 17 Ultimate Team of the Week

Outstanding players across all of the top leagues, including Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga, will be rewarded with a stats upgrade across the next 10 days, starting with the Premier League.

Fans of the franchise debate long and hard regarding the original ratings awarded to players upon the game's annual release, with the latest tweaking of numbers intended to clear up inconsistencies between in-game ratings and players' real-life performances.

N'Golo Kante, for example, a key cog in Leicester's Premier League title-winning campaign last season and now doing the same at Chelsea, moves up a full two points overall to match his importance and consistency.

N'Golo Kante upgrade

Elsewhere, some players were not so lucky, with Leicester's porous defending this term seeing captain Wes Morgan and centre-back partner Robert Huth moving down a full two points each.

See below for the full lists.

Upgrades:

Alvaro Negredo - ST - Middlesborough: 80 → 81 
Wilfried Zaha - RM - Crystal Palace: 79 → 80
Nordin  Amrabat RM Watford:  79 → 80 
Heung Min Son - LM - Tottenham Hotspur:  79 → 80 
Victor Wanyama - CDM - Tottenham Hotspur:  78 → 79 
Divock Origi - ST - Liverpool:  78 → 79
Marcos Alonso Mendoza - LWB - Chelsea:  77 → 79 
Victor Moses - RWB - Chelsea:  77 → 78 
Michail Antonio - RM - West Ham United:  76 → 78 
Tom Heaton - GK - Burnley:  76 → 78 
Troy Deeney - ST - Watford:  76 → 78
Marcus Rashford - ST - Manchester United:  76 → 77 
Robert  Snodgrass - RM - Hull City:  75 → 77 
Mohamed Elneny - CDM - Arsenal:  74 → 77 
Kelechi Iheanacho - ST - Manchester City:  74 → 76
Jordan Pickford - GK - Sunderland:  73 → 76 
Darren Randolph - GK - West Ham United:  74 → 75 
Matt Phillips - RM - West Bromwich Albion:  74 → 75 
Oriol Romeu Vidal - CDM - Southampton:  74 → 75
Harry Arter - CM - Bournemouth:  74 → 75
Viktor Fischer - LW - Middlesbrough:  74 → 75
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg - CM - Southampton:  74 → 75
Danny Simpson - RB - Leicester City:  74 → 75
Alex Iwobi - LM - Arsenal:  70 → 74 
Harry Winks - CM - Tottenham Hotspur:  64 → 70
Joel Castro Pereira - GK - Manchester United:  57 → 67
Tom Davies - CM - Everton: 58 → 64 

FIFA 17 Premier League upgrades

Downgrades:

Nicolas Otamendi - CB - Manchester City: 85 ← 84
Steve Mandanda - GK - Crystal Palace: 85 ← 84
Bastian Schweinsteiger - CM - Manchester United: 83 ← 82
Claudio Bravo - GK - Manchester City: 85 ← 83
John Terry - CB - Chelsea: 84 ← 82
Robert Huth - CB - Leicester City: 80 ← 78
Wes Morgan - CB - Leicester City: 79 ← 77
Lazar Markovic - RM - Hull City: 78 ← 76
Oumar Niasse - ST - Hull City: 77 ← 75
John O'Shea - CB - Sunderland: 76 ← 74
Stephen Ireland - CAM - Stoke City: 76 ← 74
Evandro Goebel - CM - Hull City: 76 ← 74
Bakary Sako - LM - Crystal Palace: 75 ← 72
Gerhard Tremmel - GK - Swansea City: 75 ← 71

Upgrades AND downgrades apply to new non-inform players found in packs. Non-IF players already in gamers' clubs will not receive an upgrade or a downgrade.

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