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Eleven footballers who received major upgrades in FIFA Ultimate Team

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EA Sports employ scouts around the world to provide ratings for their FIFA video games, but they don’t always get it right.

Take, for example, Dimitri Payet having a higher passing rating than Lionel Messi in FIFA 17.

EA Sports’ database stretches to 18,000 players. Plenty of those you’ve never even heard of.

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Of course, it’s easy for the gaming company to provide ratings for the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. But what about young players who haven’t ever tasted first-team football?

That’s where plenty of guesswork comes into play.

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Scouts clearly didn’t see the potential in Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi, who received a lowly rating of 55 in FIFA 16. Even his rating in this year’s version, 70, could be bumped up.

GiveMeSport has a look at 11 players who have received major rating increases in Ultimate Team over the years.

Alex Iwobi

FUT 16: 55
FUT 17: 70

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Riyad Mahrez

FUT 13: 58
FUT 17: 85

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Paul Pogba

FUT 12: 55
FUT 17: 88

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N’Golo Kante

FUT 15: 72
FUT 17: 81

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Francis Coquelin

FUT 11: 64
FUT 17: 81

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Morgan Schneiderlin

FUT 10: 61
FUT 17: 82

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Adam Lallana

FUT 10: 64
FUT 17: 82

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Dele Alli

FUT 14: 54
FUT 17: 80

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Vincent Janssen

FUT 16: 69
FUT 17: 78

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Yannick Bolasie

FUT 12: 66
FUT 17: 78

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Keylor Navas

FUT 12: 69
FUT 17: 85

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Paul Pogba
Alex Iwobi
Real Madrid
Football
Premier League
Adam Lallana
EA SPORTS FIFA
Manchester United
Arsenal
Morgan Schneiderlin

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