FIFA 16 ratings update: Chelsea & Tottenham kids among 12 most improved players

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It’s that time of year again! EA Sports’ first batch of FIFA 16 updates are out.

Here are the 12 most improved players. Warning – there is no Jamie Vardy or Riyhad Mahrez!

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12. Jack Butland
Club: Stoke City
Position: GK
Old overall: 74 New overall: 79

The Stoke stopper has been outstanding this season and deserves his ratings boost.

11. Achille Emana
Club: Gimnastic de Tarragona
Position: CAM
Old overall: 70 New overall: 75

Thirty-three and still improving? Not sure EA Sports have got this one right.

10. Raul Albentosa
Club: Malaga
Position: CB
Old overall: 69 New overall: 74

The 27-year-old is on loan from Derby County. FIFA reckon Derby’s loss is Malaga’s game.

9. Dele Alli
Club: Tottenham Hotspur
Position: CM
Old overall: 67 New overall: 72

Tottenham’s teenage prodigy is still criminally underrated in our eyes. Only 72? Come on!

Dele Alli

8. Hamary Traore
Club: Stade de Reims
Position: RB
Old overall: 69 New overall: 75

The previously unknown defender has started 22 of Reims’ 25 games in Ligue 1 this term.

7. Romain Saïss
Club: Angers
Position: CDM
Old overall: 67 New overall: 73

Angers are the surprise package in France this season and Saiss has started 24 league games.

6. Jozabed
Club: Rayo Vallecano
Position: CM
Old overall: 66 New overall: 72

The 24-year-old playmaker is making a name for himself with eight goals in 20 La Liga matches.

5. Takumi Minamino
Club: Red Bull Salzburg
Position: RM
Old overall: 64 New overall: 70

EA Sports reckon the Japanese winger’s best attributes are his acceleration and his agility.

4. Famara Diedhiou
Club: Clermont Foot
Position: ST
Old overall:63 New overall: 69

The striker, on loan from Sochaux, has used his strength and finishing to bag 23 in 40 for Clermont.

Famara Diedhiou

3. Andres Andrade
Club: Club America
Position: RM
Old overall: 64 New overall: 71

Andrade has gone up by a rating of seven after becoming a key figure for Mexican side Club America.

2. David Junca
Club: SD Eibar
Old overall:62 New overall: 70

The 22-year-old full-back is the second-biggest mover of the first batch of updates.

1. Kenedy
Club: Chelsea
Position: LM
Old overall: 62 New overall: 72

Chelsea’s young Brazilian forward is the most improved player on FIFA 16 so far this winter. Quite what he has done in his one Premier League start to warrant such an increase, we’re not so sure.

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More Stories Achille Emana Andres Andrade Clermont Foot Club America David Junca Dele Alli Eibar Famara Diedhious Gimnastic Hamary Traore Jack Butland Jozabed Kenedy Malaga Raul Albentosa Rayo Vallecano Red Bull Salzburg Romain Saïss Takumi Minamino