Which players will receive the biggest ratings downgrades in FIFA 21?

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Using the latest live database from FIFA 20, Goal looks at which players are set to receive big drops in their overall scores in FIFA 21

  1. Who will get downgraded in FIFA 20?
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    Who will get downgraded in FIFA 20?

    Eden Hazard is expected to decrease from 91 overall but has still retained that high rating throughout FIFA 20's many online seasons ratings refreshes.

  2. David Luiz - Arsenal - 83>81
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    David Luiz - Arsenal - 83>81

    David Luiz turns 34 during the season and is no longer the player he was when he was younger.

    Arsenal fans have not been convinced of his performances since he joined from Chelsea and although he still remains popular in FIFA, he is set for a downgrade in his overall score.

  3. John Stones - Man City - 83>81
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    John Stones - Man City - 83>81

    Injury hampered John Stones' 2019-20, but even when he played, the England defender no longer looked like the player Pep Guardiola hoped he could become.

    Once the world's second most expensive defender, Stones could be surplus to requirements at City this year and his FIFA 21 rating will reflect his backup status.

  4. Mesut Ozil - Arsenal - 85>83
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    Mesut Ozil - Arsenal - 85>83

    Mesut Ozil was once regarded as one of the best players in the world. Those days are long gone as subsequent Arsenal managers have chosen to overlook him.

    The 31-year-old is determined to prove his worth, but that will not be in FIFA 21, where he is set for another drop in ratings.

  5. Philippe Coutinho - Barcelona - 86>84
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    Philippe Coutinho - Barcelona - 86>84

    Philippe Coutinho won the Champions League in 2020 and even scored twice in the quarter-final. Even that will not be enough to allow him to keep his high rating in FIFA 21.

    Barcelona's former record signing could be on the move again this summer, but will need to find a team willing to pay his huge wages.

  6. Jan Vertonghen - Benfica - 87>85
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    Jan Vertonghen - Benfica - 87>85

    Jan Vertonghen's decline this season saw him leave Tottenham for a different top-flight club. But where Christian Eriksen left for Inter, Vertonghen was only able to find a new club in Portugal.

    He has seen his overall rating drop by two points in FIFA and after moving to Benfica, could see it decline even further when FIFA 21 is released.

  7. David de Gea - Man Utd - 90>88
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    David de Gea - Man Utd - 90>88

    Once regarded as the world's best goalkeeper, David de Gea has had a loss in form recently and this will be reflected in his FIFA 21 ratings.

    Many Manchester United fans believe that he is not even the club's best goalkeeper, with Dean Henderson returning from his loan spell at Sheffield United.

  8. Giorgio Chiellini - Juventus - 90>88
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    Giorgio Chiellini - Juventus - 90>88

    Giorgio Chiellini turned 36 in August so it is no surprise that the Juventus defender is no longer ranked above 90 in FIFA.

    He played just four Serie A games in 2019-20 and Matthijs de Ligt looks to be his long-term successor in the black and white strip.

  9. Luka Modric - Real Madrid - 91>89
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    Luka Modric - Real Madrid - 91>89

    Luka Modric won the Ballon d'Or in 2018 ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and has been rated over 90 ever since.

    In FIFA 21, this is likely to change as the Croatian midfielder has failed to keep up the level of performance needed to be considered one of the world's true elite.

  10. James Rodriguez - Real Madrid - 87>84
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    James Rodriguez - Real Madrid - 87>84

    A disappointing loan spell at Bayern Munich was followed by another disappointing season back at Real Madrid for James Rodrguez.

    The former World Cup Golden Boot winner could find himself rated under 85 in FIFA for the first time since FIFA 14.

  11. Edinson Cavani - Unattached - 89>86
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    Edinson Cavani - Unattached - 89>86

    In the 2020 Champions League final against Bayern Munich when they were chasing a late goal, Paris Saint-Germain sent on Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting.

    Edinson Cavani had played for PSG in earlier stages of the competition, but the club's record scorer was released over a month earlier after scoring just seven goals all season.

  12. Diego Godin - Inter - 90>87
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    Diego Godin - Inter - 90>87

    Despite Inter having an impressive season where they finished just a point behind Juventus and reached the Europa League final, veteran defender Diego Godin looks set to lose his high rating in FIFA 21.

    The former Atletico Madrid defender will turn 35 during this season and has seen his overall stats decrease in the game.

  13. Jesse Lingard - Man Utd - 82>78
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    Jesse Lingard - Man Utd - 82>78

    Jesse Lingard almost went a whole season without scoring or assisting a Premier League goal. Then, in the last game, he scored into an empty net in stoppage time against Leicester.

    After making absolutely no impact in 2019-20, the Manchester United midfielder will receive a huge downgrade in FIFA 21.