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FIFA Mobile Impact Players | Final Upgrades for 3/21

A disappointing week all round

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After a couple of weeks with some very big upgrades, we now have a poor week for potential upgrades and profit.

Sadly I got no upgrades exactly right last week, but hopefully I'm wrong with some this week and we get some surprises in the form of big upgrades.

Pedro Leon and Azmoun look like they could turn a profit once the upgrades are issued, but if EA release more Impact packs (guaranteeing 1 impact player for 1k FIFA Points) then it's possible that they will not be worth it and go for <10k.

Once each player has finished their match, I will update this post to show the upgrade that they will be getting, making it easier for you to decide who to invest in or sell.

As always, stats are taken from WhoScored, but as the Mexican league isn't covered by it, SofaScore will be used to check Ortíz's upgrade. The stats to look out for are Total Shots, Key Passes and Interceptions.


Manolo Gabbiadini (82 ST)

Southampton's new Italian striker has been in great form since joining, with 6 goals in 4 games so far, 4 in 3 in the league. Spurs should be his toughest test yet, as they aim to get into the CL again.

With an average of +7 in his 3 league games, Gabbiadini could be a very nice investment if he keeps playing well, and with Spurs' defence not exactly being solid, there's no reason he can't get a decent upgrade.

Plays: Spurs (A), Sunday 10:15am (ET)

Prediction: +5

Results: +1

What could have been a good game for Gabbiadini was sadly ended in the 32nd minute when he was forced off injured, with Southampton going on to lose the game 2-1. He did manage to have 1 Shot in that time, so he will be boosted to an 83 Overall.


Gary Medel (82 CB)

The Pitbull as he is known, faces tough opposition in Torino - Belotti in particular - in a game they need to win to keep up their push for European football.

Sadly, his game style does not suit Impact stats, as he has an average of just 6 over his last 5 games - ranging from 0 to 3. This means that his upgrade will most likely be very small and he will almost certainly be unprofitable.

Plays: Torino (A), Saturday 1:00pm (ET)

Prediction:+2

Result: +1

A very disappointing game all round for Medel and Inter Milan. The game ended 2-2, with Medel being subbed off after just 57 minutes. He only managed to make 1 Interception in that time, so will be boosted to an 83 Overall.


Pedro León (78 RM)

Probably this week's best chance of making profit on Impacts. Leon has been averaging at over +5 per match in his last 5 games, with 3 Key Passes per game. Eibar host Espanyol in a mid-table battle, with both teams hoping a win can boost them to try and reach the EL qualifier places. At home, I can see Leon doing very well, especially with Espanyol's defence being very leaky - conceding 11 in their last 6

Plays: Espanyol (H), Saturday 8:00am (ET)

Prediction: +6

Result: +9

A great performance from Leon helped Eibar hold Espanyol to a draw, with Leon grabbing the assist for their goal. He made a total of 1 Shot, 6 Key Passes and 2 Interceptions giving him an upgrade of +9, boosting him to 87 Overall.


Sardar Azmoun (77 ST)

Rostov's shock run last season, which saw them finish 2nd and qualify for the Champions League group stages ended with a narrow defeat to Manchester United on Thursday. Azmoun played most of that game, so I'm not sure how big his role will be on Sunday as Rostov like to rotate their strikers around.

If he plays then he should get a decent upgrade against a poor Krylya side who are fighting relegation.

Plays: Krylya Sovetov Samata (A), Sunday 7:00am (ET)

Prediction: +4

Result: +1

I suspected he might not play a big role in this game, and I was proven correct. Azmoun came off the bench in the 81st minute, as Rostov unsuccessfully tried to find a late winner, in their 0-0 draw against Krylya Sovetov Samara. He did manage to have 1 Shot, so will move to 78 Overall.


Celso Ortíz (75 CDM)

CDM's are always very difficult to predict upgrades for. Monterrey host Atlas in what should be a close game. Monterrey don't normally dominate matches, so I expect Atlas to fair bit of possession. This may give Ortíz a chance to make a few interceptions, as well as possibly making a couple of key passes. His upgrades have been fairly random (between 1 and 7) so whether he gets to elite or not remains to be seen.

Plays: Atlas (H), Saturday 9:00pm (ET)

Prediction: +4

Result: +0

Monterrey eased to a 2-0 win over Atlas to move up to 2nd place in the league. Sadly for us, Ortíz was only used as a late substitute - coming on in the 77th minute - and failed to make any impact, so he will remain his 75 rating.


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