FIFA 20 Winter Refresh: La Liga Winter Upgrades Predictions & Release Dates

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With Ratings Refresh on the horizon in FIFA 20 Ultimate Team, it’s time to look at some La Liga players that may be receiving some upgrades in FUT.

This week, we take a look at La Liga, with a tonne of high rated cards, as well as some younger breakthrough talents.


To find out how these Winter Upgrades work in FUT, you should check out our Ratings Refresh Info and Predictions article, which covers everything from potential release dates to how upgrades work in FUT.

Read More: FIFA 20 Ultimate Team: Ratings Refresh, Winter Upgrades Release Date, How they Work and Early Predictions

La Liga Ratings Refresh Predictions

A very interesting selection is likely for the La Liga Ratings Refresh this year, with a number of players from Real Madrid due for an upgrade, along with some younger talents receiving upgrades, such as Martin Odegaard, Federico Valverde and Rodrygo.

Casemiro - 87 > 88 (+1)

A standout performer so far this year for Real Madrid, and is currently the 2nd highest rated performer of the season on, behind Lionel Messi.

Karim Benzema - 87 > 88 (+1)

The 32-year-old has had a fantastic start to the season, with 12 goals in 18 games, with 7 MOTM awards, meaning an upgrade is very likely.

Raphael Varane - 85 > 86 (+1)

With 2 IFs and a Headliner card, I can definitely see Varane being upgraded, an 85 doesn’t seem to do him justice this year.


Clement Lenglet - 85 > 86 (+1)

Having kept Samuel Umtiti out of the Barcelona team, it seems fair that Clement Lenglet gets a boost in rating to match his fellow French teammate.

Frenkie De Jong - 85 > 86 (+1)

Having received a TOTY item, it seems likely that Frenkie will receive an upgrade to his base card, so an 86 seems very likely.

Saul - 85 > 86 (+1)

Saul has been a solid performer for Atletico so far this season, as shown with his new Headliners card. I’d expect a small upgrade thanks to his fine form so far this season.

Arthur - 84 > 85 (+1) 

Arthur has been slowly breaking into the Barcelona midfield this season and has been a solid performer when included, so I can see a small boost to an 85.

Nabil Fekir - 84 > 85 (+1)

One of the top 5 performers in La Liga this season according to WhoScored, Fekir has 6 MOTM awards and should be receiving an upgrade this Winter.

Santi Cazorla - 82 > 84 (+2)

Santi Cazorla has been incredible for Villarreal this season, picking up 7 goals and 4 assists as the playmaker in the team. A +2 upgrade is very likely.

Mikel Oyarzabal - 82 > 84 (+2)

The Sociedad winger has had a very strong start to the season, picking up 7 goals and 4 assists in 20 appearances, a decent return for the 22-year-old, meaning an upgrade should be happening.


Thomas Partey - 82 > 83 (+1) has Partey down as an 83 rated card currently, so he could be in line to receive an upgrade.

Iker Muniain - 82 > 83 (+1)

A solid performer so far this season for Bilbao with 4 goals, SoFifa has Muniain tipped to get a +1 upgrade this Winter.

Gerard Moreno - 81 > 83 (+2)

Villarreal’s top scorer this season, with 8 goals and 3 MOTM awards, Gerard Moreno should get an upgrade and a potential RM position change.

Martin Odegaard - 78 > 82 (+4)

The Norwegian has been brilliant for Sociedad so far in his breakthrough season, earning 4 goals, 5 assists and 3 MOTM awards so far, and should be set for a big upgrade and a CAM position change.

Raul Garcia - 80 > 82 (+2)

The 33-year-old has been Bilbao’s star man this season, netting 6 goals and 2 MOTM awards from midfield, and should be due an upgrade.

Karl Toko-Ekambi - 79 > 82 (+3)

With an In-Form and POTM item so far this season, Toko-Ekambi could be in store for an upgrade this Ratings Refresh.

Ferland Mendy - 80 > 81 (+1)

One of FUT’s most popular cards, Ferland Mendy looks set to receive a small upgrade having broken into and established a spot in the Real Madrid first team.


Federico Valverde - 77 > 81 (+4)

The Uruguayan midfielder should receive a healthy upgrade this year, having established himself in the Madrid first team, and has contributed 2 goals and 3 assists so far this season.

Rodrygo - 76 > 80 (+4)

The young Brazilian prodigy should receive an upgrade of a few ratings this winter after putting in some good performances.

Chimy Avila - 75 > 80 (+5)

With 9 goals and 5 MOTM awards, Osasuna’s main man should be set for a large upgrade during this years’ Ratings Refresh.

Renan Lodi - 77 > 80 (+3)

The 21-year-old Brazilian has staked his claim to the LB spot for Atletico Madrid this season, bagging 1 goal, 2 assists and a MOTM award, and looks set to receive a good upgrade.

Ferran Torres - 75 > 79 (+4)

The 19-year-old has been having a great season for Valencia on the right-hand side, netting 6 goals and 4 assists in all competitions, and should be set for a nice +4 upgrade.

Unai Simon - 73 > 79 (+6)

The young Bilbao keeper has been a standout this season, having already received 2 MOTM awards for big performances away at Real Madrid and Villarreal.

Expected Release Date for Ratings Refresh

Last year, we saw La Liga upgrades released around February 22nd. I’d expect a similar release date this year, depending on how EA structure their promos.



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Written ByMatt Thomas@MattFUTTrading