Alexis Sanchez IF is amazing, and having used his rare gold card, I can safely say is much better. He is always a game changer for me and I'm enjoying using him very much. His goals so far are all very good, generally all outside the box or very good skill/dribble goals, and his pace assists him in doing so. His shot power is great and dribbling/ball control is fantastic. If need be, he can also pass the ball and assist teammates as I assisted quite a few with him. Never runs out of stamina and very aggressive to win balls back or to push off challenging defenders. If we was slightly stronger it would be helpful. and he won't be winning headers. I also didn't find his 3* weak foot a problem!
NOTE: I was unable to try/score any free kicks with Alexis Sanchez IF. I also change formation in-game to a 4-2-2-2 where he plays ST and then later in game moves to CAM.
- Top Speed
- Shot Power
- Long Shots
- Short Passing
- Ball Control
- 4* Skills
I have been wanting to try Sanchez out for a while and I decided to splash out the 393k coins(ps4) for him. I would play him in a 4-3-2-1 and sway him and Neymar when the game started so he would be striker. He feels much faster than his 87 pace, and his dribbling is phenomenal, the ball was glued to his feet when he got it. His finishing was great he scored some stunning long shots for me and in the box on his right was a goal 10/10 times. His aggression was HUGE, he would constantly strip the ball away from the other players defenders and he would also just bully his way through challenges. His jumping was also a pleasant surprise as he scored a few headers off of corners for me. My problems with him came from his weak foot. Low drivens on his left foot were non existent. He just couldn't finish with his left at all for me which was a huge bummer because of how good everything else was. Another issue I had was my insistence on keeping OTW Neymar in my team so I had to use Ozil to get Sanchez on full chem and that was annoying, so linking him for hybrids is hard. Overall I think Sanchez is an incredible card and that if you have the coins for him at least give him a shot. The weak foot was a deal breaker for me though because of how much he costs.
-Pace (He feels way faster than 87)
-Dribbling (Ball is glued to him)
-Passing (His passing was always good)
-Finishing in the box (right foot only)
-Long shots (Long shots with him were sooo good)
-Aggression( He wins a lot of balls back)
-Jumping/Heading (Although hes short he has good jumping and scored some headers)
-Weak foot (Could not score at all with his left for me)
-Price (Expensive especially when there are much cheaper alternatives like martial)
-Chemistry links make hybrids difficult (I was forced to use Ozil who I don't like)
This IF is a very considerable upgrade in shooting and passing. Nonetheless one could say it's not enough to justify the coins. People don't seem to understand the usability of such in forms, when it s only a slight improvement over the gold card. They put a hunter on IF Sanchez and say that it isn't worth it. Well, because putting hunter on him makes the gold card almost the same in shooting. The huge benefit of this card is that you don't have to use a hunter, you can use a hawk, or even architect, which makes his aggression ultra high, his strength very high, making him an overall useful player in the whole attacking field, not just in front of the net.
That's another thing people say, that his weak foot is bad in front of the net. But Sanchez is NOT a striker. He is an extremely versatile player with high stamina, dribbling, passing, shooting, physical. It would be a waste to use him as a finisher. With his H-H workrates on hawk or architect IF Sanchez is a bully, he constantly gets the ball (Kanté-style bumping into, pulling the damn hair of the opponent!!), dribbles a bit, then delivers an OP pass to my fast and sneaky striker. Again cause of the H-H workrate he is always there to finish as well, and if it's on his weak foot, then learn to dribble or pass, or shield, he can do it.all.
But even as a finisher, using hawk will improve his finishing as well, which is very dependent on the physical stats.
You can use hawk without the feeling that you should have used hunter = huge boost to physical = huge boost to versatility and finishing.
Even using hunter his passing is considerably improved.
90 rated IF for 400k, show me another
Is it really expensive? It is a very rare card, one the best investments. There are many other left wingers in the BPL, so the probability of him being in TOTW again soon is low. You could say, the many left wingers would make him less desirable, but the card is so freaking rare and useful that it will always be looked for. Mark my words, after black friday this card will go well over 500. High rated In forms deliver on the market pretty much like Icons.