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FIFA 20 ratings winter refresh: Upgrade predictions



Winter (Refresh) is coming.

That’s right, EA Sports is set to roll out the latest upgrades for FIFA 20 with some of the games biggest stars in line for yet another ratings bump.

To mark the end of the January transfer window, EA Sports reassess the Ultimate Team ratings dished out when the game was first launched.

The ‘Winter Refresh’ patch update will seek to correct some ratings that now look out of date based on each player’s real-life form. However, the Refresh will not include any downgrades for players.


EA Sports have already released new player ratings based on transfers that occurred in January, which means Steven Bergwijn will be registered to Tottenham and Bruno Fernandes at Manchester United.

The update is expected to land at about 6pm UK time on February 14, providing the process follows a similar pattern to last year.

Remember, upgrades will only apply to basic items in Ultimate Team, with in-form cards only set for a boost if the new rating surpasses the existing in-form rating. 

EA Sports have not confirmed a full list of which players will be increased, but educated predictions can be made. So we did just that.

Predicted player upgrades

Player Club New Rating Upgrade
Erling Haaland​ Borussia Dortmund 78 +5
Fiyako Tomori Chelsea 76 +4
Daniel James Man Utd 76 +4
Gabriel Martinelli Arsenal 72 +4
Mason Greenwood​ Man Utd 70 +3
Roberto Firmino Liverpool 88 +2
Sadio Mane Liverpool 90 +2
Trent Alexander-Arnold​ Liverpool 85 +2
Lucas Moura Tottenham  85 +2
Jamie Vardy​ Leicester 84 +2
Tammy Abraham Chelsea 78 +2
Mason Mount Chelsea 77 +2
Matteo Guendouzi Arsenal 77 +2
Sergio Aguero Man City 90 +1
Virgil van Dijk Liverpool 91 +1
Alisson Liverpool 90 +1
Raheem Sterling Man City 89 +1
Raphael Varane Real Madrid 86 +1
Andrew Robertson Liverpool 86 +1
Romelu Lukaku Inter Mlan 86 +1
Paulo Gazzaniga Tottenham 76 +1
Takumi Minamoto Liverpool  76 +1
Kieran Tierney Arsenal 77 +1
Phil Foden Man City 77 +1
Scott McTominay Man Utd 78 +1
Dayot Upamecano RB Leipzig 78 +1


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