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.

In order to keep things simple, we will analyse only gold players and the best silver players with good chances.

ALEXANDRE LACAZETTEFIFA-15-4-130x150  FIFA 15 Players Shortlist Prediction

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.

DAVID DE GEAFIFA-15-4-130x150  FIFA 15 Players Shortlist Prediction

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.

NICOLÁS OTAMENDIFIFA-15-4-130x150  FIFA 15 Players Shortlist Prediction

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.

NALDOFIFA-15-4-130x150  FIFA 15 Players Shortlist Prediction

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.

STÉPHANE RUFFIERFIFA-15-4-130x150  FIFA 15 Players Shortlist Prediction

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.

ERIC CHOUPO-MOTINGFIFA-15-4-130x150  FIFA 15 Players Shortlist Prediction

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.

YACINE BRAHIMIFIFA-15-4-130x150  FIFA 15 Players Shortlist Prediction

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.

HARRY KANE

FIFA-15-4-130x150  FIFA 15 Players Shortlist Prediction

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.

PAULO DYBALAFIFA-15-4-130x150  FIFA 15 Players Shortlist Prediction

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.

NABIL FÉKIRFIFA-15-4-130x150  FIFA 15 Players Shortlist Prediction

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.

KEVIN DE BRUYNEFIFA-15-4-130x150  FIFA 15 Players Shortlist Prediction

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.

DIMITRI PAYETFIFA-15-4-130x150  FIFA 15 Players Shortlist Prediction

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.

JUAN BERNATFIFA-15-4-130x150  FIFA 15 Players Shortlist Prediction

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.

LEE NGUYENFIFA-15-4-130x150  FIFA 15 Players Shortlist Prediction

Position: CM
League: MLS
Club: New England
IF: –
Prediction: 78 -> 79

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.

Position: CAM

FIFA-15-4-130x150  FIFA 15 Players Shortlist Prediction 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.