We are over halfway through the Premier League season, and every February, EA Sports roll out the winter upgrade and downgrade update for FIFA Ultimate Team. Today, EA Sports have revealed that the new winter update has been applied for the Premier League players, dubbed as “FUT 17 Ratings Refresh”.

Players will have their ratings permanently updated to more accurately reflect their growth or decline since the first ball was kicked at the start of the season in August. This isn’t your team of the week selection where in form players will be picked for a limited time. This is a permanent change to the base game cards.

Existing base game cards in your team will not change, and you will have to pack these new versions in order to see the change in player rating. However from now until the end of the FIFA 17 shelf cycle, these updated cards will be their permanent base game card.

In form team of the week versions, ones to watch and FUT champion reward cards however will be tweaked in some cases. For example, if have an in-form team of the week Dele Alli, because his base game card has increased by two overall ratings, his in form version will increase by two as well. The in form cards will only increase if the in form rating surpasses the rating of the permanent base card upgrade.

Here is a small recap of some of the most eye-catching upgrades.

Alexis Sanchez – The star man for Arsenal sees his rating increase from 87 to an 88 and his position has been changed from a LW to a ST. This makes Sanchez the 2nd highest rated standard ST in the Premier League for FUT17. With his role changed at Arsenal, Sanchez has become Arsenal’s main man up top and he has been prolific for them.

N’Golo Kante – Kante has been an absolute workhorse since he came to the Premier League. This Chelsea central midfielder has been pivotal to Chelsea’s success this season. His outstanding work rate has taken him from an 81 to an 83. If you ask me that’s not a high enough increase, but regardless, the increase is fully deserved.

Kante covered so much ground last season for Leicester that he was arguably the 11th and 12th man. He was a huge reason why Leicester miraculously won the league last season, and now he has installed that same work ethic into the Chelsea team. Chelsea are currently sitting 10 points clear at the top and Leicester are struggling at the bottom, coincidence? Kante could quite possibly be the best Midfielder in the Premier League.

Sadio Mane – The £34 Million signing from Southampton Sadio Mane, has been a real success at Liverpool this season. With the sheer pace and power this guy has, he has been a real threat and a huge focal point of Liverpool’s attacks this season. His outstanding performances for Liverpool this season grants Mane’s rating to increase from a 79 to an 82.

Danny Rose – Tottenham Hotspur’s left sided full-back Danny Rose has been a real asset to Mauricio Pochettino’s plans this season. He has adapted to a wing back position and a left back position. He has been at the heart of many Tottenham attacks but has also been vital to their solid defensive record this season. Rose has arguably been the best Left Back in the Premier League this season. His performances this season means that his rating has increased from an 80 to an 81

Here is the full list of the player upgrades for the Premier League in FUT17.

Eden Hazard – LW – Chelsea: 88 → 89

Alexis Sanchez – ST – Arsenal: 87 → 88

Coutinho – LW – Liverpool: 85 → 86

Diego Costa – ST – Chelsea: 85 → 86

Christian Eriksen – CAM – Tottenham Hotspur: 84 → 85

Harry Kane – ST – Tottenham Hotspur: 84 → 85

Joel Matip – CB – Liverpool: 82 → 83

N’Golo Kante – CM – Chelsea: 81 → 83

Adam Lallana – CM – Liverpool: 82 → 83

Ander Herrera – CM – Manchester United: 82 → 83

Roberto Firmino – ST – Liverpool: 82 → 83

Dele Alli – CAM – Tottenham Hotspur: 80 → 82

Virgil van Dijk – CB – Southampton: 79 → 82

Jordan Henderson – CDM – Liverpool: 80 → 82

Idrissa Gueye – CM – Everton: 76 → 82

Kasper Schemichel – GK – Leicester City: 81 → 82

Antonio Valencia – RB – Manchester United: 80 → 82

Kyle Walker – RB – Tottenham Hotspur: 81 → 82

Sadio Mane – RW – Liverpool: 79 → 82

Danny Rose – LB – Tottenham Hotspur: 80 → 81

Jermain Defoe – ST – Sunderland: 80 → 81

Héctor Bellerín – RB – Arsenal: 79 → 80

Marcos Alonso – LWB – Chelsea: 77 → 79

 

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

Here is the full list of all the player downgrades for the Premier League in FUT17

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

 

There is also a FAQ section for the FUT 17 ratings refresh page on the official EA Sports site.

 

FUT RATINGS REFRESH FAQ

  • Upgrades AND downgrades apply to new non-inform players found in packs. Non-IF players in your Club will not receive an upgrade or a downgrade.
  • If an upgraded player’s new OVR rating equals or surpasses his existing first in-form’s rating, his IFs will get an upgrade.
    • An exception is made for lower rated players with significant upgrades.
    • Does not apply to Movember or Ultimate Scream items.
  • If an upgraded player’s new OVR rating does not equal or surpass his existing in-form’s rating, his IFs will not get an upgrade.
    • However, if an upgraded player with an existing IF gets upgraded across Quality tiers (eg. Silver to Gold), his lower-quality IF will not get an upgrade. This preserves the in-form’s high value.
  • Downgrades to non-IF players will not affect their In-Forms or special items, should they have any.