The Pacey Protector Evolution in EA FC 24 allows players to upgrade a defender who is known to be slow and give them a massive boost on their pace.

This upgrade can be completed by finishing a select set of objectives while this player is in your squad and is your active Evolutions.

If you do not know which player to evolve, look no further as we dive into the best options for the Pacey Protector Evolution in EA FC 24.

Best Pacey Protector Evolutions to Use in EA FC 24

The best Pacey Protector Evolutions to use in EA FC 24 are:

  • Joël Matip – 80 OVR (Liverpool & Cameron)
  • Giorgio Chiellini – 80 OVR (LAFC & Italy)
  • Victor Lindelöf – 80 OVR (Manchester United & Sweden)
  • Aritz Elustondo – 80 OVR (Real Sociedad & Spain)

Once fully upgraded, all of these evolutions have some really good in-game stats with a good balance of Pace, Passing, Dribbling, and Defending.

Let’s dive into their upgrade items so you can decide which one you want to pick up.

Joël Matip Pacey Protector Evolutions Upgraded Stats

  • Cost: 3,000 coins

Joël Matip is a great option if you want to build a Premier League team. The defender has decent pace and when equipped with a Shadow he will have 94 Sprint Speed.

His dribbling and passing coupled with his defensive stats make him a quality centre back.

Pacey Protector Evolution EA FC 24 Joel Matip

Giorgio Chiellini Pacey Protector Evolutions Upgraded Stats

  • Cost: 650 coins

Once upgraded, Chiellini becomes an excellent choice. His high physical and defensive stats are some of the best for players who fit these requirements.

Additionally, he comes with a solid 79 Pace. One drawback however is that he plays in the MLS, which is not often a popular squad building option

Pacey Protector Evolution EA FC 24 Chiellini

Victor Lindelöf Pacey Protector Evolutions Upgraded Stats

  • Cost: 950 coins

Victor Lindelöf is another good option if you are going down the Premier League route. Out of all the selections, he is the most well rounded.

He has 72+ in all of his face stats other than shooting, which is not really needed for a CB, anyways. His passing stats are some of the best on this list, so if you like to keep possession, the Swede might be the best bet.

Lindelof Evolution

Aritz Elustondo Pacey Protector Evolutions Upgraded Stats

  • Cost: 600 coins

Moving onto the La Liga, Elustondo is an optimal player to upgrade. The defender has excellent Pace, Defending and Physical.

With his 89 Short Passing, he would also be a great option for those who love to keep the ball.

Elustondo Evolution

EA FC 24: Pacey Protector Player Requirements & Challenges

Only players who meet the following criteria are eligible to be upgraded in the Pacey Protector Evolution:

  • OVR: Max. 80
  • Position: CB
  • Pace: Max. 65
  • Defending: Max. 84
  • Physical: Max. 84
  • Passing: Max. 75

Any player that matches all of these requirements can be used in this Evolution.

Evolution Requirements

To upgrade your chosen player, you will have to complete the following challenges:

  • Level 1
    • Win 2 Squad Battles (or RIvals/Champions) matches on min. Semi-Pro, using your active EVO player in game.
  • Level 2
    • Win 3 Squad Battles (or RIvals/Champions) matches by at least 2 goals on min. Semi-Pro, using your active EVO player in game.

At the end of each level and when they are fully upgraded, here is a full breakdown of their boosts:

StatLevel 1 UpgradesLevel 2 UpgradesTotal Upgrades
Overall+1+1+2
Pace+7+8+15
ShootingN/AN/AN/A
Passing+3+3+6
DribblingN/AN/AN/A
Defending+3N/A+3
PhysicalN/A+5+5
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