FIFA 20 Future Stars Academy Daniel James card: Ratings, Positions, Objectives, Review, Upgrades, Analysis & more

The Welshman’s upgradable item is now live in FUT, here’s how to complete him.

by Matt Thomas

This FIFA 20 Future Stars item has to go down and one of the most popular in FUT this year.

For those of you who don’t know what we’re talking about, Manchester’s United’s Daniel James was given a Future Star Academy card and it’s taken the FIFA world by storm!

This is because, through objectives, you can unlock and then upgrade the Welshman’s item.

Keep reading to find out more.

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Daniel James Objectives

Here are all the Objectives you’ll need to complete in order to obtain, and then upgrade Daniel James’ 75-Rated Future Stars Academy card, all the way up to his full potential 86 rated card!

A Future Star: Assist 3 Goals using Premier League Players
Reward: 200XP & 75 OVR Future Stars Academy James

Made In Wales: Score 2 Goals using 75 OVR Future Stars Academy James
Reward: 200XP & One Rare Player Pack

A Red Devil in the Making: Assist 2 goals using 75 OVR Future Stars Academy James
Reward: 200XP & One Rare Player Pack

A Promising Start: Score using 75 OVR Future Stars Academy James in 3 separate matches.
Reward: 200XP & 80 OVR Future Stars Academy James

First Timer: Score a volley using 80 OVR Future Stars Academy James in Squad Battles on min Semi-Pro difficulty.
Reward: 200XP & One Rare Player Pack

They Call Him Fishy: Score a Chip Shot using 80 OVR Future Stars Academy James in Squad Battles on min Semi-Pro difficulty.
Reward: 200XP & One Rare Player Pack

Climbing the Ranks: Score a Low Driven Shot using 80 OVR Future Stars Academy James in 4 separate Squad Battles matches on min Professional difficulty.
Reward: 200XP & 82 OVR Future Stars Academy James

Classic Crosser: Assist 5 goals with a Cross using 82 OVR Future Stars Academy James in Squad Battles on min Professional difficulty.
Reward: 200XP & One Rare Player Pack

Dominant Dragon: Score 2 goals using 82 OVR Future Stars Academy James in 2 separate Squad Battles wins on min Legendary difficulty.
Reward: 200XP & One Rare Player Pack

Wonderful Winger: Score and assist using 82 OVR Future Stars Academy James in 8 separate Squad Battles wins on min World Class difficulty.
Reward: 200XP & One Rare Player Pack

Consistent Performer: Play 15 games with Daniel James in your starting lineup.
Reward: 200XP & One Rare Player Pack

OVERALL GROUP REWARD: 86 Future Stars Academy Daniel James

Daniel James In-Game Stats & Player Analysis

While there are 4 versions of the Future Stars Academy Dan James, the 75, 80, 82 and 86, I’m going to analyse the best version, the final group reward 86 version.

Without doubt, Daniel James will feel super quick in FUT, with 97 Acceleration, 97 Sprint Speed, 99 Agility and 95 Balance being majorly important stats this year.

A couple of downsides, however, do include his low 81 Reactions and 82 Ball Control, which may present slight issues when receiving passes and dribbling.

His shooting isn’t bad, with 84 Finishing and 96 Shot Power, however, he may be let down with only 78 Composure. 4* Skills and 4* Weak Foot are certainly positives to mention.

Daniel James would benefit massively from a Sniper chemistry style, to boost his Finishing, Dribbling, Composure, Ball Control and Reactions.

Daniel James Squad Links

Playing in the Premier League, there are a tonne of ways to link Daniel James into your squad, with a lot of great Manchester United links to utilise.

Up front, if you’re looking for a way to link the new Future Stars 90 Greenwood into your side, James makes for a nice link, with 85 Martial being another attacking option.

In the midfield, 88 Pogba is a solid option and also look to 82 Wan-Bissaka as a very meta RB option to strong link to the Welshman.

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Matt Thomas