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FIFA 21: The Ten Biggest Downgrades We Have Seen So Far

FIFA 21: The Ten Biggest Downgrades We Have Seen So Far

EA Sports caused controversy on Thursday with the release of FIFA 21's top 100 players - with some world class players receiving huge downgrades.

According to the developer, the top 100 is comprised of familiar stars from the football world who have retained their position in the '100 Club'.

But it hasn't stopped them handing out some stat decreases and the man hit hardest is Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard.

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Hazard was a 91-rated player last season after sealing a £100 million transfer to Madrid from Chelsea.

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Image Credit: PA

But one goal all season and numerous injuries have seen him drop to an 88-rated.

Diego Godin has also seen his rating drop by three, going from an 88-rated to an 85-rated.

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Other players on the list include Manchester United pair Paul Pogba and David de Gea, as well as 2018 Ballon d'Or winner Luka Modric.

Check out the entire top ten below.

10. Paul Pogba (Manchester United & France)

FIFA 20 rating: 88

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FIFA 21 rating: 86

Overall downgrade: -2

9. Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich & Spain)

FIFA 20 rating: 87

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FIFA 20 rating: 85

Overall downgrade: -2

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8. Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona & France)

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FIFA 20 rating: 89

FIFA 21 rating: 87

Overall downgrade: -2

7. Gerard Pique (Barcelona & Spain)

FIFA 20 rating: 88

FIFA 21 rating: 86

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6. Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund & Germany)

FIFA 20 rating: 88

FIFA 21 rating: 85

Overall downgrade: -3

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5. David De Gea (Manchester United & Spain)

FIFA 20 rating: 89

FIFA 21 rating: 86

Overall downgrade: -3

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4. Luka Modric (Real Madrid & Croatia)

FIFA 20 rating: 90

FIFA 21 rating: 87

Overall downgrade: -3

3. Christian Eriksen (Inter Milan & Denmark)

FIFA 20 rating: 88

FIFA 21 rating: 85

Overall downgrade: -3

2. Diego Godin (Inter Milan & Uruguay)

FIFA 20 rating: 88

FIFA 21 rating: 85

Overall downgrade: -3

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1. Eden Hazard (Real Madrid & Belgium)

FIFA 20 rating: 91

FIFA 21 rating: 88

Overall downgrade: -3

In the overall ratings, Lionel Messi still leads the way as a 93-rated card.

Cristiano Ronaldo is one rating lower at 92, while Robert Lewandowski's fine season sees him a 91-rated.

Do you agree with the players who were downgraded?

Let us know in the comments below.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Football News, Eden Hazard, Football, EA Sports, FIFA 21, Christian Eriksen, Real Madrid

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