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FIFA 18: 23 Premier League players have just had their FIFA ratings upgraded

Ratings Refresh is now underway - with Harry Kane and Mo Salah leading the charge

The first wave of FIFA 18 players to have their ratings upgraded have been released by EA Sports.

Among the Premier League stars to receive boosts in the FIFA 18 Ratings Refresh include Liverpool hero Mo Salah and Spurs’ striker Harry Kane.

Kane jumps a massive two points from 86 to 88 – with his shooting rising from 87 to 89.

Salah and Kane lead the charge in the first wave of upgraded players

Salah and Kane lead the charge in the first wave of upgraded players

Salah, meanwhile, who was unlucky to not get a spot in the Team of the Year, jumps from 83 to 85 – with shooting boosted from 73 to 77.

Other notable upgrades include City keeper Ederson who climbs from 83 to 84 – and Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard – who both jump one point.

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Earlier in the week, EA Sports confirmed hundreds of players will have their FIFA 18 ratings permanently changed to reflect their real-life form.

The Vancouver-based developer employs a team of data collectors who have been keeping a close eye on some of the world’s biggest stars.

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Of course, any change in rating will affect the player price – ultimately causing instability in the market.

Players who see their ratings slashed will likely fall in price, while those with increased scores will see their values soar.