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Alexis Sanchez Receives One Of The Biggest Downgrades In FIFA History With 82-Rating

Alexis Sanchez Receives One Of The Biggest Downgrades In FIFA History With 82-Rating

Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez has been handed one of the biggest downgrades in FIFA history following a disastrous 2018/19 campaign.

The Chilean struggled to make any sort of impact at Old Trafford following his move from Arsenal in 2018 - and scored just twice in 27 appearances last season before heading to Inter Milan on loan.

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As a result of his poor form, EA Sports have decided to give him a -5 downgrade on his previous 87-rated card in FIFA 19.

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Image: PA
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Image: FUTHead

Sanchez's 82-rated card in FIFA 20 also includes stat decreases in the pace, dribbling and passing department, while his overall shooting ability has also taken a dramatic hit.

This is the 30-year-old's lowest rated Ultimate Team rating since FIFA 11, where he was given a 80-rated card at Italian side Udinese.

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Many believe EA Sports are "harsh" to give him such a prolific downgrade.

"82? Well he deserves it based on his performance but -5 is too harsh in my opinion." said one FUThead user while another wrote: "83 would have been fair, -5 is hard to justify, even if he didn't play well."

Image: FUTHead
Image: FUTHead
Image: FUTHead
Image: FUTHead

In terms of other big downgrades in FIFA 20, Manchester United teammate Nemanja Matic has also received a -5 hit on his previous 86-rated card.

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, FC Augsburg defender Stephan Lichsteiner and VfB Stuttgart forward Mario Gomez have been handed the same fate.

Crystal Palace centre-back Gary Cahill is next on the list with a -4 downgrade, but that was expected.

Do you think Alexis Sanchez deserves such a big downgrade on the new game?

Let us know in the comments below.

Topics: Football, Football News, FIFA 20, FIFA 19, Alexis Sanchez

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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