It's fair to say Ireland aren't a whole lot of fun to play with in FIFA 20. Seamus Coleman is our highest rated player in the game at 79 OVR, with Matt Doherty and Shane Duffy both on 78. Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick, Ciaran Clark, James McCarthy, and Darren Randolp were the only other players to be given gold cards.
Thankfully, that is no longer the case.
EA Sports have announced their 'winter refresh' in Ultimate Team, which sees a number of players given a ratings boost based on their real life performances so far this season. A number of Premier League players feature, but a certain Sheffield United pair were the ones to catch our eye.
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Both Enda Stevens and John Egan have received a big boost, moving up to 77-overall. Both players had only been rated at 74 up to this point.
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Stevens' pace and dribbling have both been boosted by five points, while Egan's defending has jumped by four points.
This is a just reward for two players who have been in stunning form up to this point in the campaign. Stevens has played every minute in the Premier League this season, while Egan has missed only one match due to suspension.
Sheffield United currently sit in fifth position and could claim one of the most unlikely Champions League berths in recent memory.