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FIFA 18: A timely reminder that Kevin De Bruyne only has a 4* weak foot

Man City's midfielder needs a much deserved upgrade at the soonest possible opportunity

Kevin De Bruyne is in the form of his life right now.

But one part of his game that has gone slightly under the radar this season is his left foot.

The Belgian rifled in a left-footed shot in City’s hammering of Spurs on Saturday afternoon, a month after his same foot decided the match against Leicester, where he fired a thunderous shot from outside the area left Kasper Schmeichel with no chance as City went away the 2-0 winners.


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Manchester City ace Kevin De Bruyne has been in inspired form for the Citizens this season

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Manchester City ace Kevin De Bruyne has been in inspired form for the Citizens this season

You’d think then that with a left-foot capable of such brilliance De Bruyne has a five-star weak foot in FIFA 18, right?

Well, you’d be wrong.

In fact, as Futbin data reveals, the Belgian has had his weak foot downgraded from five stars to four over the years.

The Belgian had a five-star weak foot in FIFA 16

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The Belgian had a five-star weak foot in FIFA 16

Back in FIFA 16, De Bruyne was rated at 86 – and boasted a deadly combination of four-star skills and a five-star weak foot.

Come FIFA 17, the 88-rated player saw the latter knocked down to four – much to the dismay of fans.

One wrote on Futhead: “Under weak foot it should just say: None. It’s unbelievable he only has 4 stars.”

Another said: “+2 overall -1 weak foot. WHAT ON EARTH IS GOING ON???”

De Bruyne went up two ratings but lost a star from his weak foot last year

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De Bruyne went up two ratings but lost a star from his weak foot last year

Sadly, things haven’t got better this year, with the Belgian still sporting a weaker left foot – despite his overall rating increasing from 88 to 89.

Unsurprisingly, fans are shocked.

“How does he not have 5* weak foot? This guy’s left foot is better than 80% of the leagues players strong foot!” wrote one fan.

“No 5 star weak foot? What?” said another.

The Belgian still only has a four-star weak foot – much to the dismay of fans

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The Belgian still only has a four-star weak foot – much to the dismay of fans

Maybe EA will take notice and give De Bruyne the upgrade many think he deserves?

Remember, the Ratings Refresh period takes place early next year – which will see players’ scores change depending on real-world form.

That could be the Belgian’s best chance.

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