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28 Dec 2020

FIFA 21 ICONs: John Barnes SBC - Cheapest Solutions, Player Review, Expiry Date, Rewards & more

There's plenty of ICON content to feast your eyes on tonight.

John Barnes joins Fernando Hierro and Fernando Torres as one of the latest ICONs to join the Squad Building Challenge lineup.

Here is what you need to know.

John Barnes SBC Information

It's a prime John Barnes that is up for grab here.

Let's find out what EA are asking for in return for the Liverpool legend!

Start & Expiry Date

Start Date: Monday, December 28 - 6pm GMT

Expiry Date: Monday, January 18 - 6pm GMT

Requirements

He may be a Prime ICON, but Barnes is still *just* 89-rated.

Six squads is the ask from EA. The requirements are as follows:

Born Legend

  • Rare Players: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Bronze
  • Team Chemistry: Minimum 50
  • Reward: One Small Silver Players Pack

Rising Star

  • Rare Players: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Silver
  • Team Chemistry: Minimum 50
  • Reward: One Jumbo Silver Pack

Top-notch

  • TOTW OR FUT Champions Players: Minimum One
  • Squad Rating: Minimum 82
  • Team Chemistry: Minimum 80
  • Reward: One Gold Players Pack

Digger

  • Liverpool Players: Minimum One
  • TOTW OR FUT Champions Players: Minimum One
  • Squad Rating: Minimum 84
  • Team Chemistry: Minimum 75
  • Reward: One Small Prime Gold Players Pack

National Idol

  • English Players: Minimum One
  • TOTW OR FUT Champions Players: Minimum One
  • Squad Rating: Minimum 85
  • Reward: One Prime Electrum Players Pack

League Finesse

  • Premier League Players: Minimum One
  • TOTW OR FUT Champions Players: Minimum One
  • Squad Rating: Minimum 86
  • Team Chemistry: Minimum 65
  • Reward: One Small Rare Gold Players Pack

Estimated Costs

At the time of writing, the estimated costs for this SBC are as follows:

  • PlayStation: 450k
  • Xbox: 470k

Player Review

Seeing as John Barnes was already available prior to this SBC, we'll refrain from covering his stats as they aren't new.

However, we will help you to make a decision on whether this SBC provides more value than the transfer market version of the former Liverpool man.

Currently, John Barnes is available for 490k on PlayStation and 450k on Xbox.

So it's a saving of between 20-40k to take the untradeable, but is it worth the risk?

If you're desperate for a winger and you know that Barnes will work in your setup, then the SBC version probably makes sense.

But if you're looking for a super-sub or you're unsure on whether or not Barnes is your man, then opt for the tradeable version. Whilst it's more expensive, it provides far less risk.

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