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17 Feb 2021

How to unlock FIFA 21 Academy Wesley Fofana

The Future Stars promotion is drawing towards a close, but EA has another couple of tricks up their sleeve.

Leicester City star Wesley Fofana has joined the Academy Objectives, and here is everything that you need to know.

Academy Fofana Objectives Information

Fans have been calling for his inclusion all week, and it's finally happened.

He won't come easily though, as you'll have to earn the right to add him to your club.

Start & Expiry Date

  • Start Date: Wednesday, February 17 - 6pm GMT
  • Expiry Date: Tuesday, March 16 - 6pm GMT

How to Unlock

If you've seen either Academy Reinier or Academy Marc Cucurella, then these objectives shouldn't come as a huge surprise to you.

You'll have to work your way through no fewer than 12 objectives to earn the final, 86-rated version of the French centre back.

  • A Future Star: Score 4 goals using French players
  • Objective Reward: 200 XP & 78 OVR Fofana
  • Man From Marseille: Assist 2 goals using 78 OVR Future Stars Fofana
  • Objective Reward: One 75+ Rare Player & 200 XP
  • Saint-Etienne Shield: Win 3 matches with 78 OVR Future Stars Fofana and min. 4 French players in your starting squad
  • Objective Reward: One 75+ Rare Player & 200 XP
  • A Promising Start: Concede no more than 1 goal in 4 separate matches with 78 OVR Future Stars Fofana in your starting squad to earn the 82 OVR Future Stars Fofana
  • Objective Reward: 200 XP
  • Stepping Up: Score 3 goals using 82 OVR Future Stars Fofana
  • Objective Reward: One 75+ Rare Player & 200 XP
  • Managing in Midfield: Assist 4 goals using 82 OVR Future Stars Fofana in the Live FUT Friendly: Managerial Masterpiece
  • Objective Reward: One 75+ Rare Player & 200 XP
  • Climbing the Ranks: Assist using 82 OVR Future Stars Fofana in 6 separate matches in the Live FUT Friendly: Managerial Masterpiece, to earn the 84 OVR Future Stars Fofana
  • Objective Reward: 200 XP
  • Leicester Lineup: Win 6 matches in the Live FUT Friendly: Managerial Masterpiece with 84 OVR Future Stars Fofana in your starting squad
  • Objective Reward: One 75+ Rare Player & 200 XP
  • Premier Proof: Score 8 goals using Premier League players in the Live FUT Friendly: Managerial Masterpiece with 84 OVR Future Stars Fofana in your starting squad
  • Objective Reward: One 75+ Rare Player & 200 XP
  • French Fox: Assist 3 goals using 84 OVR Future Stars Fofana in the Live FUT Friendly: Managerial Masterpiece
  • Objective Reward: One 75+ Rare Player & 200 XP
  • Finding Fofana: Score in 16 separate matches using French players in the Live FUT Friendly: Managerial Masterpiece with 84 OVR Future Stars Fofana in your starting squad
  • Objective Reward: One 75+ Rare Player & 200 XP
  • Consistent Performer: Play 25 games with Fofana in your starting squad
  • Objective Reward: 200 XP

COMPLETION REWARD: One 86-rated Future Stars Wesley Fofana

Player Review

So is this Academy Wesley Fofana worth grafting for? Let's take a look.

He's got some stiff competition, both in terms of his league and his country, but the final Fofana card (86 OVR) can mix it with the best of them.

Pace merchants will be slightly disappointed to see that Fofana falls short of the 80 OVR that makes Joe Gomez so popular, but with 79-rated pace, the Foxes man is hardly slow.

86 defending and 86 physicality leaves Fofana towards the top end of the Premier League's centre backs in terms of outright defending ability, whilst 79-rated passing and 77-rated dribbling is handy if you like to play out from the back with your defence.

He's not as good as he may have been had EA stuck him into an SBC that would set you back 200/300k, but let's not forget that this card is available without investing a single coin. So you can't ask for much more.

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GRIND - The 86-rated card looks like it could be a valuable Premier League asset

In terms of whether he's worth the grind, it all depends on what your current back four is looking like.

For the time it takes to complete, we'd run with the cracked 83 OVR Joe Gomez - who is available for under 10k coins - and let's be honest, most of you have Raphael Varane next to him, who is undefeated on the centre back front this year.

If you need a replacement Premier League or French centre back to bolster your squad then you won't be disappointed with Fofana, but he's not going to make those elite teams any better either.

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