FIFA 15 Winter Upgrades Prediction – Players Shortlist

FIFA 15 Winter Upgrades Prediction - Players Shortlist

 
 
 

Everyone wants to know which players will be improved in FIFA 15. You will find a majority of them here… Here it is our players shortlist all with a good chance of being included in the FIFA 15 Winter Upgrades.

 
 

UPDATES

You can find the final list of FIFA 15 Winter Upgrades clicking here


 
 
 

FIFA 15 Winter Upgrades Introduction

 

When compared to other game modes the players in FIFA 15 Ultimate Team aren’t automatically updated throughout the season according to their appearances in real life. Some may receive In Form cards, but most players remain with the characteristics they were given at the start of the season. In Ultimate Team, upgrades are made through the release of new cards in determined periods: in Summer and in Winter Upgrades seasons. This last one happens in February and rewards the players who stood out the most along the first half of the season.

When a player is upgraded, the cards that start appearing in packs have got the new ratings and attributes according to their performances on the pitch in real life. This is different to what happens with the NIF cards, the IF cards released before the upgrades will be upgraded in the same way as those (but automatically) except if there’s already been a category change within the UP card attribution. To understand better how these cards work, please read our guide about Ultimate Team upgrades.

The community wants to know who are the players that will be upgraded and we are here to help them. We conducted an analysis for the amount of IF cards assigned to each player compared to the H2H rating improvements. We also combined these conclusions to the stats of several leagues in the current season to create a players shortlist with good chances to get an UP card. Remember that this is only a prediction. It doesn’t mean that these players will be upgraded. They have a good chance at being upgraded but it is not guaranteed.

 
 
 
 

FIFA 15 Winter Upgrades Prediction

 

In order to keep things simple, we will analyse only gold players and the best silver players. We will also split the players into two groups: the ones who have really good chances to be upgraded and the ones with decent chances.

 
 
 

PLAYERS WITH GOOD CHANCES

 
 
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ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE

Position: ST
League: Ligue 1
Club: Olympique Lyon
IF: 80 / 81
Prediction: 79 -> 82

If Lacazette doesn’t get a new card, no one will get. He is scoring one goal per match, which makes him the favourite to be in this shortlist. There is a huge speculation around his In Form cards.

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DAVID DE GEA

Position: GK
League: Barclays PL
Club: Manchester United
IF: 84 / 85
Prediction: 83 -> 84

De Gea has been the best Manchester United player this season. His two In Form cards give him an excellent chance to get upgraded.

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NICOLÁS OTAMENDI

Position: CB
League: League BBVA
Club: Valencia CF
IF: 81
Prediction: 80 -> 82

Manchester United are probably still thinking why they haven’t signed Otamendi. He is responsible for the good season Valencia are having in Liga BBVA.

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NALDO

Position: CB
League: Bundesliga
Club: VfL Wolfsburg
IF: 81 / 82
Prediction: 80 -> 83

The Wolfsburg’s Brazilian centre back is in form. He is playing very well and scoring lots of goals.

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STÉPHANE RUFFIER

Position: GK
League: Ligue 1
Club: Saint-Etienne
IF: 84
Prediction: 83 -> 84

If his club is still very close to PSG in the league and it is because of him. Ruffier was one of the players with biggest improvements in H2H, so it will be only natural if he gets an upgrade also in Ultimate Team.

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ERIC CHOUPO-MOTING

Position: LM
League: Bundesliga
Club: FC Schalke 04
IF: 78
Prediction: 76 -> 78

The number 13 of Schalke 04 scored in most of the matches, made several assists for his team mates and was elected four times the man of the match in Bundesliga. It should be enough to be upgraded in FIFA 15.

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YACINE BRAHIMI

Position: LW
League: Primeira League
Club: FC Porto
IF: 79
Prediction: 77 -> 79

Brahimi won the African Footballer of the Year 2014 award, beating popular names like Touré, Gervinho and Aubameyang. He has been the best player for his team in most of the matches.

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HARRY KANE

Position: ST
League: Barclays PL
Club: Tottenham
IF: 71
Prediction: 68 -> 74

Harry Kane is another player that everyone is talking about getting a winter upgrade. Let’s see if he reaches the gold level, making it impossible to improve his IF card, or if he will keep with a silver card.

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PAULO DYBALA

Position: CF
League: Serie A
Club: Palermo
IF: –
Prediction: 70 -> 74

Dybala doesn’t have any IF card yet but he is playing well since the start of the season. In Serie A, only Tévez has scored more goals than him.

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NABIL FÉKIR

Position: CAM
League: Ligue 1
Club: Olympique Lyon
IF: 73
Prediction: 70 -> 76

This young player is one of the surprises of this season. He is one of the reasons for his clubs league leadership.

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KEVIN DE BRUYNE

Position: CAM
League: Bundesliga
Club: VfL Wolfsburg
IF: 82
Prediction: 81 -> 82

Naldo is not the only player in form in his team, which is in the second place in Bundesliga. De Bruyne is making lots of assists, which may be enough to get an improvement.

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DIMITRI PAYET

Position: LM
League: Ligue 1
Club: Marseille
IF: 80
Prediction: 78 -> 79

Payet is seen as one of the favourites to get a new card, thanks to the many goals scored and assists he has made this season in French Ligue 1.

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JUAN BERNAT

Position: LB
League: Bundesliga
Club: FC Bayern
IF: 73
Prediction: 71 -> 76

Bernat has been another good surprise, earning a place in the all powerful Bayern FC and playing in all Champions League matches.

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LEE NGUYEN

Position: CM
League: MLS
Club: New England
IF: –
Prediction: 71 -> 74

Nguyen hasn’t been an amazing player. He does not even have an In Form card. However, there are lot of FIFA 15 gamers in USA and this may be a good reason to give him an upgrade.

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ANDERSON TALISCA

Position: CAM
League: Primeira Liga
Club: SL Benfica
IF: 73
Prediction: 71 -> 74

It is his first season in Europe and Talisca is playing really well. Thanks to that, he was called up to the Brazilian national team for the first time ever. He is the number two in the Portuguese league top goalscorers list.

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PLAYERS WITH DECENT CHANCES

 
 
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CARLOS TÉVEZ

Position: ST
League: Serie A
Club: Juventus
IF: 86 / 87
Prediction: 85 -> 86

Can you imagine how good a new card of Tévez could be ? Even with two IF cards, it is not guaranteed that he will be upgraded because he already has a high rating.

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PAUL POGBA

Position: CM
League: Serie A
Club: Juventus
IF: 84 / 85
Prediction: 83 -> 85

Pogba is not a promise any more. He will be one of the best players in the world, for sure. If he doesn’t get an upgrade now, he will get it in the Summer.

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ALEXIS SÁNCHEZ

Position: RW
League: Barclays PL
Club: Arsenal
IF: 85 / 86
Prediction: 84 -> 86

Every year, one popular BPL player gets a good upgrade. It is like a rule. Two years ago it was Bale, last year it was Hazard and this year Sánchez is the favourite for this spot.

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ANTOINE GRIEZMANN

Position: LW
League: League BBVA
Club: Atlético de Madrid
IF: 83 / 84
Prediction: 82 -> 84

The young French star scores more than one goal for every two matches and has been important in the Spanish champions campaign. If he gets an upgrade, his position may be changed.

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IVAN PERISIC

Position: LM
League: Bundesliga
Club: VfL Wolfsburg
IF: 80 / 81
Prediction: 78 -> 79

Perisic is more and more important to his team. Will his top performances this season be enough to get an upgrade ?

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GYLFI SIGUROSSON

Position: CAM
League: Barclays PL
Club: Swansea
IF: 79
Prediction: 77 -> 78

In the communities opinion, this is one of the players more underrated. The way he is playing is a good way to prove it.

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DIEGO COSTA

Position: ST
League: Barclays PL
Club: Chelsea
IF: 86 / 87
Prediction: 85 -> 86

In each three goals of the Barclays PL leader, one is scored by this striker. He seems to have a slight advantage over Sergio Aguero, another player with hot feet.

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CRISTIANO RONALDO

Position: LW
League: League BBVA
Club: Real Madrid
IF: 93 / 94 / (99)
Prediction: 92 -> 93

It is an unlikely upgrade but, if EA were coherent, they would have to do it. The only reason why the current best player in the world isn’t as well rated as Messi is because he is not on the cover of the game.

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Remember that these are only predictions. They are based in solid elements but this is not a final list. You probably agree with a few ones and disagree with another ones. Share with us who do you think should be improved in the FIFA 15 Winter upgrades.

 

Note
This list is sorted by the chances of getting an UP card.

 
 
 
 
 
 

177 COMMENTS

  1. Am I better off selling my players before the upgrades come out . I have 6 sif godin and sif lacazette got them all a while ago cheap enough what should I do. Not sure if there will be a crash after the upgrades come out . Please help

  2. I have SIF Sanchez, Sif Lacazette, Sif clichy, SIF Isco, and IF Payet. What would be your best estimate of when to sell them for most profit? Thanks

  3. How good would you say De Bruyne’s chances are, I got his SIF in a pack the other day and I’m super excited to see that upgrade happen

  4. Don’t you think De Gea will get more than a minor 1 boost?

    He’s been by far the best keeper in the Premiership this year, probably 2nd best keeper in the world to Neuer. I’d be surprised if he didn’t get an 85 minimum upgrade?

  5. Comprei o Sanchez IF e o Griezmann IF há alguns dias, vc acha q devo esperar o upgrade para vendê-los ou vendo agora?

  6. Hi Rodrigo
    Do you think Felipe Melo will get an upgrade? I tried the method where you put an IF player in your team and look at the ingame stats and I had SIF Kevin de Bruyne and IF Felipe Melo and it said De Bruyne was 86 rated while his SIF is 83 at this moment and also Felipe Melo was 83 rated while his IF is 82 now. Do you think it is possible that they both will get upgraded? I’m on PS3 by the way.
    Thanks

  7. Hi this might seen like a daft question and maybe I’ve interpreted it wrong, but when the players get upgraded will the ones in my squad be upgraded or not? I have a few informs and players like Sanchez/di maria/aguero who might get an upgrade, will I have to sell them to buy the upgraded version? Thanks

  8. What do you think about Depay’s chances of getting an upgrade? You didn’t mention him, is that because EA isn’t interested in smaller leagues?

  9. So, if you would estimate the price of SIF Naldo when it is released on PS4 how much would he be? Right now, he is 593k on PS4

  10. Will man of the match cards get upgraded? I know youv probs answered this before , but iv got motm bony , coutinho and erikson and im worried if they get a upgrade which i believe they deserve ,the card with loose value? That are your thoughts on this?

  11. What about zlatko junuzovic? He’s one of the most important player from Werder Bremen. He’s playing a great season. And check out bis freekicks 😉

  12. Heey Rodrigo,

    What do you think about naldo will he get an upgrade 100% or not and wich price should he go for.
    I’ve read you’re article and I think he is my best option to invest in.

    Greetings Wesley.

  13. So you’re telling me that Talisca,Perisic,Ronaldo…. Will get Upgraded but MEMPHIS DEPAY Won’t…. (Fu*k LOGIC!!!)

  14. do you think prices of players not upgraded will fall? also how long do you expect upgraded players price to stay high for?

    Thanks.

  15. Hey, in your opinion, do you think I could make some profit if I bought Isco’s SIF now and sold him after he gets a possible upgrade? Thanks!

  16. Hello! What do you think the chances are that De Gea and Sanchez will get upgraded? I have both their SIF’ and I was wondering, should I sell them now or after the upgrade?

  17. Is it almost certain de bryune will get a upgrade because I bought his sif for like 50k dearer in a bid

  18. Hi, I have Lacazette second inform card and I was just wondering if I should keep him for the upgrades or should sell him now for 800k as he has gone down for 1 million. I’m happy either way bought him for 160k, thanks

  19. Hey Rodrigo. Do you think that Christian Eriksen might get an upgrade? He has been playing immensely well for Tottenham, and have saved them numerously times with really important goals.

  20. Hi!
    I have around 80k to invest and would be thankful if you could mention a technique or trading method. Or any players to invest in. Any help is appreciated

  21. So, I am sitting on a few Lacazette sif, why is this a bad idea, and why is it a bad idea to buy more before the upgrade ,,, please??

  22. What is with Casemiro, Tello, Danilo, Jackson Martinez And Oliver Torres and what the hell is that for a TOTW without Ricardo Quaresma

  23. Upgraded cards should go up in price ,,, cash in, sell when prices start to fall… If pogba is already 2 mil and only rated 85:
    , how much more can one lay for perhaps an 86? Will his price either way ever come back down to 500k ?? If nit how much value do u think the over all market will decrease?

  24. Further, I think that with all this new upgraded players coming to market on Feb 13, there is a good chance that high rated players (reus, lewandovisk, sanchez, etc) will drop in price, right? What is your take on that?

  25. HEY Rodrigo i have read meaby all the comment and thx for the time that you share with us…i want to ask for those players which we have in our clubs like sanches isco james rodrigues pogba or other who have chance to be upgraded ….for us who we have them in our pack will they be upgradet automaticaly example sanches from 84 to 86 … in our clubs after upgradet they will be 84 or 86 ,,,,will they upgraded and in our squad or we must to sell them and to bay other ( example sanches ) players who have been upgrades…..sory am not from england and i dont speak english well and meaby you have explained this but i didnt understand….thx for your time 🙂

  26. Check out the seasonal player statistics on http://www.whoscored.com/Statistics
    and compare which of those players get much better overall grades than their current fifa overall value.
    This list confirms DeBruyne and Choupo-M. as very likely upgrade candidates.

    Other examples: Hilton ranks #33 with an overall grade 7.61 (in that same ranking Thiago Silva is #41 with a score of 7.54. My prediction: upgrade of his IF from 79 to 81. (similar for Djilobodji btw).

    btw: Perisic and Griezmann very unlikely to get upgrades. They had a couple of good matches but their seasonal stats don’t justify that.

  27. Prezado Rodrigo! Certas cartas Ifs já sofrem um intenso aumento apenas pela expeculação de o jogador vir a receber o Upgrade. Acontece que muitos estão procurando essas cartas e quem vende está elevendo os preços. Um exemplo interessante é o Naldo CB, SIF, custava cerca de duas semanas atrás 62k. Hoje, segunda, dia 02/02, está saindo por mais de 250k. Muitos estão comprando essas cartas e ficando com elas na espera do Upgrade (logo, sua oferta no mercado está baixa, e o preço em constante elevação). Quando o Upgrade acontecer, muitos irão listar essas cartas à preços exorbitantes. Será o melhor momento pra vender? Ou o mercado, ao ter um número alto de cartas à venda, irá puxar o preço pra baixo? Pela experiência do ano anterior, quando sairam os UPGRADES, qual é o melhor momento pra vender o IFs. O exemplo que dei é meu. Para facilitar o raciocínio, descartada a possibilidade dele não sair no UPgrade, qual o melhor momento pra vender, agora na curva de elevação do preço ou quando sair o UP e a carta ter seu stats alterado?

    • Olá Fábio.
      A pergunta é boa mas infelizmente este é verdadeiramente o primeiro ano em que isto acontece (se acontecer, pois não foi oficialmente confirmado).
      O ano passado os IF também tiveram upgrade mas ninguém sabia disso antecipadamente. Só se soube quando a EA os aumentou.
      O meu conselho é para que vá vendo o preço todos os dias. Assim que vir que está a baixar venda. Mesmo que seja antes dos upgrades. É que para muitos jogadores a bolha de especulação é tão absurdamente grande que mesmo que eles venham a receber um upgrade, o seu preço irá ser inferior ao que é agora.

  28. Will DeAndre Yedlin Seattle card increase as his Spurs card is only in packs now? Also will Nadja Nainggolan be upgraded?

  29. What’s up rodrigo I know this was already asked but didn’t seem to get a response and I to am curious about whether or not you think lahm or vidal will get an upgrade based on your opinion of course I won’t hold it against you if your wrong haha. Thanks mate

  30. I got Perisic’s IF 80 card for 17k as I was expecting him to get an upgrade.

    Kept it stored on my transfer list for 199k with Buy it Now of 200k and someoone actually paid it.

    Crazy, though I seen today his Buy it Now has gone from 80k to 120k in a few hours so something must be going on.

    • Hahaha both of those players were mentioned in the article did you not bother reading it and just scroll straight to the comments section?

        • His personal thoughts were in the article he explained why he thought they would get an upgrade lol they were even in the high chance category lol so hearing 90 percent wasn’t new information. He only answers questions for an hour every day save his time for people with real questions that can help the rest of us. And I’m not your PAL…..BUD

        • Lol i know you need to be nice because you want people coming back to your site but that was a stupid question you put tones of time into doing these articles and get asked questions that are already answered in them. Perhaps if you didn’t spend time answering stupid questions you wouldn’t be answering questions 5 hours a day. Which btw is 35 a week 140 a month 1680 a year. For those of you bad at math that’s 70 days a year which I assume would be doubled when you add how long it takes to write the articles and how long you play the actual game. So you spend almost 5 months solid playing fifa and doing fifa related things every year? I have to say man that’s the saddest most pathetic thing I’ve ever heard from a 40 something year old. Don’t you have kids to raise or a wife to have sex with? Get a life man. When I’m your age if I’m that into a video game I’m going to kill myself. Some legacy your leaving behind lmao.

          • don’t you thing he needs a job? Probably he is sitting in house spending more time with his kids and happily having sex on any time on any day he wants, of course he is playing fifa, spending time in this site to answer and write articles by the way he is making money in this. In my view, he has better lifetime with his family at the same he is earning more than a normal job would pay.

  31. Hi help please i have got 15m coins but I can’t get ronaldo as he gets sold in seconds, but any idea when can i get him ? Or when will he be back in stock???
    Thanks

  32. What about Neymar? Despite the fact that he has 2 inform cards, in the opinion of many specialists, he’s the second best winger in La Liga right now and surely deserves a rating higher than 86, right?

  33. I bought Sanchez for 800k, now it costs 3.2m
    Should I sell now and get 2.4m profit or wait for the upgrade and have a risk of getting double profit or no profit.

  34. Cuadrado will join to chelsea.he will get new card what happend to his blp card price?he is worth now maybe 23k.

  35. Is there going to be a part 2 to this article or are those the only predictions your making?

    Do all the upgrades come out the same day or will be stretched out over a few? If so how many days? I know it hasn’t been announced but what did they do last year for a reference point?

    • These ones are the more obvious of the most popular players. I will not make predictions for bronze and less popular silver players, so this will be the only predictions I will make.
      It should be announced at February 13. Not longer than that.

      • So all the upgrades will be announced the same day and be available in packs the same day? Your answer wasn’t very clear lol. And I understand not doing silver and bronze but doesn’t seem to be alot of gold predictions. Does lahm vidal thiago Silva Zieler piszczek or even caceres have a chance?I’m just most people visiting your site are panicking about loosing value on current players they have or missing out on money making opportunities any addition information about players you could provide would be much appreciated. Thanks.

        • Hi Matt.
          Sorry if I was clear enough but you can find all the details in this guide:
          EA Sports don’t release them all at once. The usual expectation is for the biggest part of the update to be made in mid-February, may be around 13th of February. After this date there’s at least one other batch of releases.
          Q: When were the upgraded players made available back on FIFA 14?
          A: The first big batch of releases occurred on February 14th, 15 days after the first batch of player transfers. After that, there was a new update on March 6th.

          We don’t have any details about players that will get an upgrade.

          • Oh sorry must of missed that bit,thanks. And I know you don’t have the list of players that’ll be upgraded or anything but in your opinion do you think there is a decent chance lahm vidal or caceres will recieve an upgrade?

            And one more question and I’ll leave you alone lol what is the deal with different release dates for upgrades. Is the first batch usually golds and the 2nd bronze and silver or will it all be random? Based on your past experience of course in previous fifa’s

          • I think none of these players will get an upgrade, but the one with more chances is Cáceres.
            According to the previous years, the first batch is much bigger but both have bronze and top gold players.

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