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FIFA 21 Winter Refresh Predictions – FUT Rating Upgrades

With over half the football season now behind us, we can expect a brand new FIFA 21 Winter Refresh promo in the coming days. Find out more about these special cards and see our updated predictions below.

FIFA 21 Winter Upgrades - FUT Refresh

FIFA 21 Winter Refresh cards predominantly focus on upgrades, specifically for players who have outperformed their standard Ultimate Team ratings. These players are given new basic versions reflecting any improvements.

Last year EA SPORTS selected a total of 50 FUT players, mostly boosting their OVR (overall ratings) between +1 and +3. However, we wouldn't be surprised to see even more significant increases for lower rated players.

FIFA 20 Winter Refresh Promo FUT Cards
FIFA 20 Winter Refresh Promo FUT Cards

What's Included in the Winter Refresh Promotion?

Aside from the Winter Refresh promo team, users can also expect to see:

  • Standard FUT card upgrades (replacing their existing versions in packs)
  • New players added to the game
  • ICON Moments
  • Player SBCs
  • Themed Objectives

Do Winter Refresh Cards Affect In-Forms?

To put it simply - yes. In-form items are based on existing Ultimate Team cards, so if their original version increases, then so will any special items. However, this is only applicable if the rating increase warrants an upgrade.

For example - if a player has their OVR increased from 8485, and they have an existing in-form card at 86, this will not be upgraded. This is because an 85-rated player would only be given a +1 increase anyway.

The same would apply for a player who is boosted from 8182 - their in-form would be an 84 in both cases. Interestingly, if a player increased from 7981, we would expect their existing 82-rated in-form to go to an 84.

FIFA 21 Winter Upgrades Example (Phil Foden)
FIFA 21 Winter Upgrades Example (Phil Foden)

Do Standard Players in Your Club Automatically Get Upgraded?

No. Existing versions of non-in-form FUT cards will remain in your Ultimate Team club. However, they will be permanently removed from packs.

FIFA 21 Winter Upgrades Predictions

The following predictions were selected by YouTuber - Austor. You can see each player's Ultimate Team card stats by watching the video bellow.

  • 🇸🇳 GK: Édouard Mendy 79→82 (+3) (Chelsea)
  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 GK: Nick Pope 82→84 (+2) (Burnley)
  • 🇫🇷 LB: Theo Hernández 80→82 (+2) (AC Milan)
  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 RB: Tariq Lamptey 66→75 (+9) (Brighton & Hove Albion)
  • 🇩🇪 RB: Ridle Baku 72→77 (+5) (VfL Wolfsburg)
  • 🇺🇾 CB: Ronald Araujo 67→75 (+8) (FC Barcelona)
  • 🇧🇷 CB: Roger Ibañez 68→76 (+8) (Generic Capitale)
  • 🇫🇷 CB: Wesley Fofana 70→76 (+6) (Leicester City)
  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 CDM→CB: Eric Dier 78→82 (+4) (Tottenham Hotspur)
  • 🇫🇷 CB: Jules Koundé 79→82 (+3) (Sevilla FC)
  • 🇩🇪 LM→LWB: Robin Gosens 82→84 (+2) (Atalanta)
  • 🇩🇰 CDM: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg 80→83 (+3) (Tottenham Hotspur)
  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 CM: Curtis Jones 64→75 (+11) (Liverpool)
  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 CM: Jude Bellingham 69→75 (+6) (Borussia Dortmund)
  • 🇳🇱 CM: Ryan Gravenberch 70→76 (+6) (AFC Ajax)
  • 🇫🇷 CM: Eduardo Camavinga 76→80 (+4) (Stade Rennais)
  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 LW→LM: Jack Grealish 80→82 (+2) (Aston Villa)
  • 🇰🇷 LM: Son Heung-min 87→89 (+2) (Tottenham Hotspur)
  • 🇩🇪 RM: Serge Gnabry 85→87 (+2) (Bayern Munich)
  • 🇩🇪 CAM: Florian Wirtz 68→76 (+8) (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
  • 🇺🇸 CAM: Giovanni Reyna 68→76 (+8) (Borussia Dortmund)
  • 🇹🇷 LW→CAM: Hakan Çalhanoğlu 79→82 (+3) (AC Milan)
  • 🇩🇪 CAM: Thomas Müller 86→87 (+1) (Bayern Munich)
  • 🇵🇹 CAM: Bruno Fernandes 87→88 (+1) (Manchester United)
  • 🇳🇴 LW: Jens Petter Hauge 71→76 (+5) (AC Milan)
  • 🇪🇸 LW: Ansu Fati 76→80 (+4) (FC Barcelona)
  • 🇵🇹 LW: Diogo Jota 80→82 (+2) (Liverpool)
  • 🇧🇷 RW: Antony Matheus 78→81 (+3) (AFC Ajax)
  • 🇨🇴 CAM→RW: James Rodríguez 82→84 (+2) (Everton)
  • 🇪🇬 RW: Mohamed Salah 90→91 (+1) (Liverpool)
  • 🇵🇹 CF: João Félix 81→83 (+2) (Atlético Madrid)
  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 ST: Patrick Bamford 71→76 (+5) (Leeds United)
  • 🇫🇷 ST: Boulaye Dia 73→76 (+3) (Stade de Reims)
  • 🇮🇹 ST: Moise Kean 74→77 (+3) (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • 🇺🇾 ST: Darwin Núñez 72→78 (+6) (SL Benfica)
  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 ST: Dominic Calvert-Lewin 79→81 (+2) (Everton)
  • 🇵🇹 ST: André Silva 79→82 (+3) (Eintracht Frankfurt)
  • 🇩🇪 ST: Kevin Volland 81→83 (+2) (AS Monaco)
  • 🇸🇪 ST: Zlatan Ibrahimović 83→85 (+2) (AC Milan)
  • 🇦🇷 ST: Lautaro Martínez 84→85 (+1) (Inter Milan)
  • 🇳🇴 ST: Erling Haaland 84→87 (+3) (Borussia Dortmund)
  • 🇧🇪 ST: Romelu Lukaku 85→87 (+2) (Inter Milan)
  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 ST: Harry Kane 88→90 (+2) (Tottenham Hotspur)
  • 🇵🇱 ST: Robert Lewandowski 91→92 (+1) (Bayern Munich)

See the latest FIFA 21 TOTW 20 squad featuring some mega in-form cards. Also check out our Future Stars Team 2 predictions (coming Feb 12, 2021).

When Will the Ratings Refresh Happen in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team?

You can find the official FIFA 21 Winter Upgrades release date and time here.

Potential Upgrades & Winter Downgrades (With Stats)

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