We have been waiting for this one for a while. With the January transfer window now nothing but a distant memory, we have been eagerly anticipating the FIFA 19 ratings update from EA Sports. Every year a number of players are given upgraded ratings on their FIFA Ultimate Team items based upon their real life form.
The ratings will be released on a league by league basis, with this batch of Premier League players the first to be revealed. Feast your eyes on these beauties:
FIFA 19 Ratings Update
23 @premierleague players have now had their ratings updated as part of Winter Refresh! If they have applicable in-forms, those will be automatically updated later in the day. Read the FAQ for more info on upgrades 👉 https://t.co/spoDHLE1hg pic.twitter.com/VJ8tH9NeD6
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) February 15, 2019
The first names that jump out at your are Liverpool duo Virgil van Dijk and Alisson. Both have been in incredible form this season, helping to solve the defensive issues that have long plagued Jurgen Klopp's side. They have now been rewarded for their play, with van Dijk's overall rating going from 85 to 88, while the Brazilian's jumps up two points to 87 OVR.
Left back Andy Robertson has also been given an upgrade, moving from 81 to 83 OVR. Elsewhere, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has gone up one point to 88 OVR, with Toby Alderwiereld going up two to 87 OVR.
The performances of our own Matt Doherty have not gone unnoticed, as he now sports a gold card with a 77 overall rating. Harry Kane has joined the exclusive 90 OVR club, with Heung Min Son moving up one point to 85 overall.
Manchester United duo Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford have been rewarded for their recent run of form also, now sporting ratings of 84 and 82 respectively.
There is also some good news if you have an in-form version of any of these players. If the in-form item sports an identical or lower rating that the upgraded player, your player will be given a ratings boost to reflect its superiority.
The new upgraded player items are available in packs now.