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.

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.

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

Riyad Mahrez

FUT 13: 58
FUT 17: 85

Paul Pogba

FUT 12: 55
FUT 17: 88

N’Golo Kante

FUT 15: 72
FUT 17: 81

Francis Coquelin

FUT 11: 64
FUT 17: 81

Morgan Schneiderlin

FUT 10: 61
FUT 17: 82

Adam Lallana

FUT 10: 64
FUT 17: 82

Dele Alli

FUT 14: 54
FUT 17: 80

Vincent Janssen

FUT 16: 69
FUT 17: 78

Yannick Bolasie

FUT 12: 66
FUT 17: 78

Keylor Navas

FUT 12: 69
FUT 17: 85

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Paul Pogba
Alex Iwobi
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Adam Lallana
Manchester United
Morgan Schneiderlin

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