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FIFA 18 Upgrades - All the Upgraded Players in the FIFA 18 Refresh

Find out which FIFA 18 players are the best in this countdown of the best 100 FIFA 18 players organised by FIFA 18 player ratings. FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Player Ratings, Best Strikers, Attackers, Defenders, Goalkeepers, Midfielders. ST, CF, LW, RW, CM, CAM, CDM, RM, LM, CB, RB, LB. Fastest Players and best free-kick takers revealed. Plus new FIFA 18 Upgrades.

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Each year EA refreshes the FIFA 18 player ratings with its FIFA 18 Upgrades. This year is no different, with hundreds of players getting boosts across the game. In this guide to FIFA 18 upgrades we list all the new player ratings and will update as and when EA publishes new updates. These are the new best players in FIFA 18. Current FIFA 18 winter upgrades include players from the Premier League and Serie A.

For more on FIFA 18 that isn't about upgraded players in the FIFA 18 winter upgrade, head on over to our FIFA 18 guide hub. It's full of useful info across all areas of the game, including FUT 18. Read on for more on the FIFA 18 Upgrades in the FIFA 18 winter refresh.

FIFA 18 Upgrades

EA has looked at the performances of players across all supported leagues in the game and issued upgrades to those who it believes are playing at a level higher than they were at the start of the season. In this guide we'll list the FIFA 18 upgrades, split into the major leagues.

While previous years saw players being downgraded alongside numerous player upgrades, this hasn't happened with FIFA 18's refresh. So, no matter how terrible a player has been in the 2017/2018 season, they will remain on the rating they started the season on.

What Cards are Affected by FIFA 18 Upgrades?

If you're hoping that your current crop of FIFA 18 FUT cards will receive upgrades with the FIFA 18 upgrades, sadly that won't happen. The upgraded player ratings will only apply to newly released player cards and to certain in-form cards. If a new player rating is higher than the rating on your in-form card, that in-form will be upgraded.

The one area in which old player cards will benefit is in upgrades made to Skill Move and Weak Foot stats. All versions of a card will get these upgrades, which is nice.

FIFA 18 Upgrades - Premier League Players

The FIFA 18 upgrades for Premier League players have resulted in three players reaching a rating of 91: De Gea, Hazard, and De Bruyne. Tottenham's Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen both reach a rating of 88.

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

FIFA 18 Upgrades - Serie A Players

FIFA 18's Winter Upgrades for Serie A players don't give us any 90+ rated players, but a few do get close. Paulo Dybala climbs to 80, while Handanovič makes it to 88. Big climbers include Milan Škriniar, who rose from 74-80, while Milan's Patrick Cutrone moves from 65-71.

  • Paulo Dybala - CAM - Juventus 88 → 89
  • Samir Handanovič - GK - Inter 87 → 88
  • Dries Mertens - CF - Napoli 86 → 87
  • Lorenzo Insigne - LW - Napoli 85 → 87
  • Miralem Pjanić - CM - Juventus 85 → 86
  • Ivan Perišić - LM - Inter 84 → 86
  • Mauro Icardi - ST - Inter 84 → 86
  • Medhi Benatia - CB - Juventus 84 → 85
  • Ciro Immobile - ST - Lazio 82 → 85
  • Mattia Perin - GK - Genoa 83 → 84
  • Stefan de Vrij - CB - Lazio 83 → 84
  • Andrea Consigli - GK - Sassuolo 82 → 83
  • Douglas Costa - LM - Juventus 82 → 83
  • Raúl Albiol - CB - Napoli 82 → 83
  • Juan Cuadrado - RM - Juventus 82 → 83
  • Sergej Milinković-Savić - CM - Lazio 80 → 83
  • Stephan El Shaarawy - LW - Roma 80 → 81
  • Allan - CM - Napoli 80 → 81
  • Aleksandar Kolarov - LB - Roma 79 → 81
  • Faouzi Ghoulam - LB - Napoli 79 → 80
  • Lucas Leiva - CDM - Lazio 79 → 80
  • Luis Alberto - CF - Lazio 77 → 80
  • Milan Škriniar - CB - Inter 74 → 80
  • Salvatore Sirigu - GK - Torino 79 → 80
  • Simone Verdi - RW - Bologna 78 → 79
  • Mattia Caldara - CB - Atalanta 76 → 78
  • Federico Chiesa - RW - Fiorentina 75 → 77
  • Lucas Torreira - CM - Sampdoria 75 → 77
  • Thomas Strakosha - GK - Lazio 74 → 77
  • Rômulo - RM - Hellas Verona 74 → 76
  • Federico Di Francesco - LW - Bologna 73 → 76
  • Antonín Barák - CM - Udinese 72 → 75
  • Nicolò Barella - CM - Cagliari 70 → 75
  • Patrick Cutrone - ST - Milan 65 → 71
  • Moise Kean - ST - Hellas Verona 64 → 70
  • Filippo Romagna - CM - Cagliari 63 → 68

We'll be sure to update this page with all the FIFA 18 upgrades to player ratings in the coming days.

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