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How to complete John Barnes Icon SBC in FIFA 21: cost, solutions

Published: 29/Dec/2020 4:16 Updated: 29/Dec/2020 5:02

by Isaac McIntyre

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EA SPORTS has dropped a trio of new ICON SBCs, including retired Liverpool superstar John Barnes, and we have all the info you’ll need to unlock the English winger’s 89-rated card cheaply. Here’s everything you need to know.

Before there was Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, there was John Barnes.

The English winger carved out his name in Watford before making the £900k transfer to Merseyside in 1987. There he made 407 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 108 goals and lifting the English first division trophy twice.

The star also won two FA Cups, and played nearly 100 games for England.

His legacy has translated into a fantastic looking 89-rated left-wing card, which is now available as an Icon SBC in FIFA 21. Here’s all the details on how to unlock the pacey English superstar, and add him to the ranks of your Ultimate Team.

John Barnes was given his first Icon cards in FIFA 20.
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John Barnes was given his first Icon cards in FIFA 20.

Barnes Icon SBC in-game stats

There’s only one way to describe Barnes’ 89-rated winger card: “Wow.” He’s an ICON, so of course, his stats are going to be pretty juicy, but the now 57-year-old’s historic player card is one of the best left-sided forwards available in FIFA 21 right now.

In fact, he even holds a candle to FIFA’s meta star, Neymar Jr.

The Brazilian beats Barnesy out on pace (by just one) and dribbling, but the Englishman has the PSG winger edged on shooting, defensive, and boasts 26 more physical to boot.

Barnes also has one thing Neymar doesn’t: Finesse Shot. This in-game flair can be the difference between a beautiful soaring goal, or a shot that pings the crossbar and Barnes certainly has it. That alone gives him the edge in Ultimate Team.

In-game stats for Barnes’ Prime Icon card in FIFA 21.
Screenshot via FUTBIN.
In-game stats for Barnes’ Prime Icon card in FIFA 21.

Barnes Icon SBC requirements & cost

The Englishman’s puzzle set has six SBCs to solve. These include challenges based around Barnes’ rising stardom in England in the early 1980s, as well as his legendary stint at Anfield, and his 79 appearances for England from ’83 to ’95.

To buy Barnes, you’re going to have to fork out a fair few coins. Xbox and PlayStation players are facing a 460k outlay, while Origin PC players will have to pay around 700k.

Here’s all the requirements for the Barnes ICON SBCs.

Born a Legend

  • Rare players: 11
  • Player level: Exactly Bronze
  • Team chemistry: Min. 50
  • Players in the squad: 11

Rising Star

  • Rare players: 11
  • Player level: Exactly Silver
  • Team chemistry: Min. 50
  • Players in the Squad: 11

Top-Notch

  • In-Form players: Min. 1
  • Squad rating: 82
  • Team chemistry: Min. 80
  • Players in the squad: 11

Digger

  • Players from Liverpool: Min 1
  • In-Form players: Min. 1
  • Squad rating: 84
  • Team chemistry: Min. 75
  • Players in the squad: 11

National Idol

  • Players from England: Min 1
  • In-Form players: Min. 1
  • Squad rating: 85
  • Team chemistry: Min. 70
  • Players in the squad: 11

League Finesse

  • Players from Premier League: Min 1
  • In-Form players: Min. 1
  • Squad rating: 86
  • Team chemistry: Min. 65
  • Players in the squad: 11

Barnes Icon SBC cheapest solutions

Born a Legend

John Barnes "Born a Legend" SBC solution.
FUTBIN
John Barnes “Born a Legend” SBC solution.

Rising Star

John Barnes "Rising Star" SBC solution.
FUTBIN
John Barnes “Rising Star” SBC solution.

Top-Notch

John Barnes "Top Notch" SBC solution.
FUTBIN
John Barnes “Top Notch” SBC solution.

Digger

John Barnes "Digger" SBC solution.
FUTBIN
John Barnes “Digger” SBC solution.

National Idol

John Barnes "National Idol" SBC solution.
FUTBIN
John Barnes “National Idol” SBC solution.

League Finesse

John Barnes "League Finesse" SBC solution.
FUTBIN
John Barnes “League Finesse” SBC solution.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest news updates, solutions, and more for ICON and other SBCs as EA puts them out. If you do unlock Barnes, send us a clip and let us know how he worked out!

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West Ham’s Declan Rice reveals his epic FIFA 21 Ultimate Team XI on TikTok

Published: 19/Jan/2021 12:41

by Jacob Hale

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West Ham’s star centre midfielder Declan Rice has taken to TikTok to show off his FIFA 21 Ultimate Team starting XI, and it’s stacked with top ICONs and Premier League peers.

In their downtime, many top football players like to take to their consoles to play FIFA, unable to get away from the pitch whether it’s online or in real life.

Rice has become a huge fan-favorite at West Ham in recent years, a holding midfielder that shows promise far beyond what the East London club is commonly associated with, and seems to have built his dream squad around him.

Many top Premier League stars have shown off their top-tier FUT teams in the past, with the likes of Diogo Jota revealing his team as arguably the best FIFA player in the league.

Declan Rice player of the year west ham
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Declan Rice has become a huge asset to West Ham.

While Rice is mainly known for his skills on the pitch, as one of the most sought-after players among top Premier League sides, he’s managed to put together a top team in FIFA 21 too.

Placing himself alongside some of the biggest legends of the game, here’s how Declan Rice’s FUT 21 team lines up:

  • GK: Edwin Van der Sar (89)
  • RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold (87)
  • CB: Kyle Walker (86)
  • CB: Virgil Van Dijk (90)
  • LB: Roberto Carlos (88)
  • CDM: Declan Rice (99)
  • CDM: Ruud Gullit (90)
  • CAM: Ronaldo (94)
  • CAM: Eusebio (91)
  • CAM: Pele (94)
  • ST: Neymar (91)
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While the team has a very high rating across the board, there are some somewhat unorthodox picks.

Walker at CB seems a bit rogue, and you won’t often see that in top teams, while you would normally expect to see Ronaldo occupying that striker spot that Rice currently plays Neymar in. In fact, Mbappe on the bench proves Rice might want to have a look at his formation so he can get the French starlet in.

That said, it’s still a valuable team and definitely capable of wiping out opponents with ease — though we’d have to see how Rice himself plays to really judge that.