Pogba, De Bruyne and Kane get boost in FIFA FUT 18 ratings refresh

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A total of 60 players saw their ratings go up in the video game with the first upgrade after the January transfer window

EA Sports' winter upgrades of FIFA 18 players has finally begun, as the list of Premier League players given an overall rating upgrade was announced on Friday.

Paul Pogba, Kevin De Bruyne and Harry Kane were among the 60 players in the English top flight to see their ratings improve after a strong first half of the season.

Despite being dropped from Manchester United's starting XI in recent weeks and seeing a debate over his best position conducted in the media, Pogba has still impressed enough to earn a one point increase in his overall rating, taking him from 87 to 88. The France international is not the only United star to see his rating go up, as David de Gea, Anthony Martial and Nemanja Matic each went up by one, while Marcus Rashford, Phil Jones, Jesse Lingard and Ashley Young had a two-point increase.

Playing a starring role for Premier League leaders Manchester City this season, De Bruyne has gone from 89 up to 91, while team-mates David Silva, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Otamendi are among several of Pep Guardiola's key men to have also gone up to add even more strength to their squad.

The top flight's top scorer with 23 goals from 26 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur, Kane is now rated 88 overall, two more than his previous rating, and sees team-mates Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen go up too.

But it's not just English football's biggest performers who have benefited from the upgrade this month. Leicester City star Harry Maguire, apparently wanted by Man City, has gone up by four, James Tarkowski of Burnley enjoyed an increase of five and West Bromwich Albion's Ahmed Hegazi is now seven points better off. 

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The full list of FIFA 18 Premier League upgrades


David De Gea - GK - Manchester United - 90 → 91
Eden Hazard - LW - Chelsea - 90 → 91
Kevin De Bruyne - CAM - Manchester City 89 → 91
N'Golo Kante - CDM - Chelsea - 87 → 88
Christian Eriksen - CAM - Tottenham Hotspur - 87 → 88
Paul Pogba - CM - Manchester United - 87 → 88
David Silva - CAM - Manchester City - 87 → 89
Harry Kane - ST - Tottenham Hotspur - 86 → 88
César Azpilicueta - CB - Chelsea - 85 → 86
Alvaro Morata - ST - Chelsea - 84 → 85
Nicolas Otamendi - CB - Manchester City - 83 → 85
Mohamed Salah - RW - Liverpool - 83 → 85
Nemanja Matic - CDM - Manchester United - 83 → 84
Kyle Walker - RB - Manchester City - 83 → 84
Roberto Firmino - ST - Liverpool 83 → 84
Ederson - GK - Manchester City - 83 → 84
Riyad Mahrez- RM - Leicester City - 83 → 84
Raheem Sterling - RW - Manchester City - 82 → 84
Leroy Sane - LW - Manchester City 82 → 84
Anthony Martial - LM - Manchester United - 82 → 83
Heung Min Son - LM - Tottenham Hotspur - 82 → 83
Gabriel Jesus - ST - Manchester City - 81 → 83
Marcus Rashford - LM - Manchester United - 79 → 81
Fernandinho - CDM - Manchester City - 82 → 85
Wilfried Zaha - RM - Crystal Palace - 81 → 82
Marcos Alonso - LWB - Chelsea - 81 → 82
Andreas Christensen - CB - Chelsea - 81 → 82
Sead Kolašinac - LWB - Arsenal 80 - → 81
John Stones - CB - Manchester City - 79 → 80
Phil Jones - CB - Manchester United - 79 → 81
Cenk Tosun - ST - Everton - 78 → 80
Jesse Lingard - CAM - Manchester United - 78 → 80
Ben Davies - LB - Tottenham Hotspur - 78 → 80
Aaron Mooy - CM - Huddersfield Town - 77 → 78
Eric Choupo-Moting- LM - Stoke City - 77 → 78
Jordan Pickford - GK - Everton - 77 → 79
Jürgen Locadia - ST - Brighton & Hove Albion - 76 → 77
Arthur Masuaku - LWB - West Ham United - 75 → 76
Andrew Roberton - LB - Liverpool 75 → 76
Christian Atsu - LM - Newcastle United - 75 → 76
Nathan Aké - CB - Bournemouth - 75 → 77
Ashley Young - LB - Manchester United - 75 → 77
Harry Maguire - CB - Leicester City - 75 → 79
Demarai Gray - LM - Leicester City - 74 → 75
Laurent Depoitre - ST - Huddersfield Town - 74 → 75
Alex Iwobi - LM - Arsenal - 74 → 76
Chris Wood - ST - Burnley - 74 → 76
Christopher Schindler - CB - Huddersfield Town - 73 → 75
Jamaal Lascelles - CB - Newcastle United - 73 → 76
Richarlison - LW - Watford - 73 → 76
Jóhann Gudmundsson - RM - Burnley - 73 → 76 
James Tarkowski - CB - Burnley - 73 → 78
Harry Winks - CM - Tottenham Hotspur - 72 → 75
Moritz Bauer - RB - Stoke City - 70 → 75
Ruben Loftus-Cheek - CAM - Crystal Palace - 69 → 74
Ahmed Hegazi - CB - West Bromwich Albion - 68 → 75
Nick Pope - GK - Burnley - 68 → 75
Dominic Calvert-Lewin - ST - Everton - 65 → 71
Alexander Sørloth - ST - Crystal Palace - 69 → 71
Guido Carrillo - ST - Southampton - 74 → 75

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