FIFA 21: How to complete Icon John Barnes SBC – Requirements and solutions

English winger John Barnes is one of three new Icons available in FUT.

On December 28, EA Sports released three new Icon Squad Building Challenges for FIFA 21. Former Liverpool winger John Barnes was one of the new additions to Football Ultimate Team, and FIFA players can acquire his new player item upon full completion of a SBC. However, because this is an Icon player item, it won’t be cheap to complete.

How to complete the Icon Barnes SBC

In order to fully complete this Squad Building Challenge, FIFA users will have to construct six different lineups. Each lineup will have a unique set of requirements.

With that said, let’s go over the requirements for each of the eight parts for this challenge for John Barnes:

Born Legend

  • Starting players – 11
  • Rare Players – Exactly 11
  • Player Quality – Exactly Bronze
  • Team Chemistry – Min. 50
  • Reward – Small Silver Players Pack

Rising Star

  • Starting players – 11
  • Rare Players – Exactly 11
  • Player Quality – Exactly Silver
  • Team Chemistry – Min. 50
  • Reward – Jumbo Silver Pack

Top-notch

  • Starting players – 11
  • Team of the Week or FUT Champions players – Min. 1
  • Team Overall Rating – Min. 82
  • Team Chemistry – Min. 80
  • Reward – Gold Players Pack

Digger

  • Starting players – 11
  • Liverpool players – Min. 1
  • Team of the Week or FUT Champions players – Min. 1
  • Team Overall Rating – Min. 84
  • Team Chemistry – Min. 75
  • Reward – Small Prime Gold Players Pack

National Idol

  • Starting players – 11
  • England players – Min. 1
  • Team of the Week or FUT Champions players – Min. 1
  • Team Overall Rating – Min. 85
  • Team Chemistry – Min. 70
  • Reward – Premium Electrum Players Pack

League Finesse

  • Starting players – 11
  • Premier League Players – Min. 1
  • Team of the Week or FUT Champions players – Min. 1
  • Team Overall Rating – Min. 86
  • Team Chemistry – Min. 65
  • Reward – Small Rare Gold Players Pack

As far as solutions go, you shouldn’t have too much trouble with the Born Legend and Rising Star parts. Because those two parts don’t require any Gold players, the cost should be anywhere between 3,000-4,000 for the former, and around 5,000-6,000 Coins for the latter. Or, you could just use any Bronze or Silver player items that are lying around in your collection.

As far as the other parts go, here are some solution options should you run into any trouble:

Top-notch

  • LF: Liverpool LW Diego Jota (80 OVR)
  • ST: Chelsea GK Kepa (82 OVR)
  • RF: Arsenal RM Nicholas Pepe (82 OVR)
  • LCM: Wolves CM Ruben Neves (82 OVR)
  • MCM: Tottenham Hotspur CM Giovani Lo Celso (82 OVR)
  • RCM: Arsenal CAM Mesut Ozil (82 OVR)
  • LB: Manchester United LB Luke Shaw (81 OVR)
  • LCB: TOTW Everton CB Michael Keane (82 OVR)
  • RCB: Bayern Munich CB Jerome Boateng (82 OVR)
  • RB: Leverkusen RB Lars Bender (82 OVR)
  • GK: Newcastle United GK Martin Dubravka (83 OVR)

Digger

  • ST: Arsenal ST Alexandre Lacazette (83 OVR)
  • LW: Newcastle United GK Martin Dubravka (83 OVR)
  • RW: Manchester United RW Riyad Mahrez (85 OVR)
  • LCM: Sevilla FC CDM Fernando Reges (83 OVR)
  • MCM: Liverpool CM Thiago (85 OVR)
  • RCM: Manchester City CDM Rodrigo (85 OVR)
  • LB: Sevilla FC LB Marcos Acuna (83 OVR)
  • LCB: Sevilla FC CB Diego Carlos (83 OVR)
  • RCB: TOTW Everton CB Yerry Mina (82 OVR)
  • RB: Chelsea RB Azpilicueta (84 OVR)
  • GK: Levante UD GK Aitor Fernandez (83 OVR)

National Idol

  • ST: Tottenham Hotspur ST Harry Kane (88 OVR)
  • LM: SL Benfica LM Rafa (83 OVR)
  • RM: SL Benfica RM Pizzi (84 OVR)
  • LCM: Wolves CM Ruben Neves (82 OVR)
  • RCM: Wolves CM Joao Moutinho (83 OVR)
  • CDM: Leicester City CDM Wilfried Ndidi (84 OVR)
  • LB: SL Benfica LB Grimaldo (84 OVR)
  • LCB: Levante UD GK Aitor Fernandez (83 OVR)
  • RCB: TOTW Everton CB Yerry Mina (82 OVR)
  • RB: SL Benfica CB Jan Vertonghen (83 OVR)
  • GK: Liverpool GK Alisson (90 OVR)

League Finesse

  • LST: Levante UD GK Aitor Fernandez (83 OVR)
  • RST: Manchester City RW Bernardo Silva (87 OVR)
  • LM: SL Benfica LM Rafa (83 OVR)
  • RM: SL Benfica RM Pizzi (84 OVR)
  • LCDM: TOTW Valencia CF CM Carlos Soler Barragan (84 OVR)
  • RCDM: Real Madrid CDM Casemiro (89 OVR)
  • LB: SL Benfica LB Grimaldo (84 OVR)
  • LCB: Valencia CF CB Gabriel Paulista (82 OVR)
  • RCB: FC Barcelona CB Samuel Umtiti (83 OVR)
  • RB: SL Benfica CB Jan Vertonghen (83 OVR)
  • GK: Atletico de Madrid GK Jan Oblak (91 OVR)

Cards via FUTBIN. This challenge will expire on February 12, 2021.

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