I played 20 WL games with him and Jesus IF as striker, he scored 36 goals and got 17 assists aswell. He's like a running fridge with also 92 agility. If you like Jesus IF, you'll love this guy.... the only thing which is different is that Antonio has 88 strength. The only con is that he only has 79 stamina. But overall, he's one of the best striker in the game.
Just a running fridge
At first, when the SBC went up, I was skeptical on the quality of the player for the price. An 84-rated squad for an 83-rated player? But, keep in mind that special SBC players tend to be much, much better than their overall rating. In this case, this is very true. His base stats make him an 84 on zero chemistry. As of the time of this SBC, he is the 2nd highest total base stats or total in-game stats of any PL ST (POTM Salah being 1st). Get him to full chemistry on Basic and he's an 88. On Hunter, a 90.
Hunter chemistry gives him 99 speed AND acceleration... Along with 98 positioning, 90 finishing and 92 shot power... Combine that with 86 Dribbling and 84 Physicality... He can control the ball and keep from being bumped off the ball while finding his shot. Scored 4 goals in his debut with my club (Squad Battles on World Class). Good luck playing against him in Weekend League!
PACE!!! - 99 Speed and 99 Acceleration with Hunter chemistry style.
Positioning - He gets himself in the right place at the right time.
Excellent Dribbling and Physicality for a striker. Makes it difficult to dispossess him or bump him off his shot.
Untradeable SBC reward
Alright so when I first saw this SBC available, I thought it wasn't going to be that significant. A striker with 80 shooting? Eh...High/High workrates... Didn't seem interesting. Then I decided to look up his ING stats and boy was I surprised. He's an Aerial threat, strong AF, and fast? Plus 86 Dribbling? At what was approximately 70k? I was intrigued. Disclaimer: I never played with his Gold card.
I decided to purchase him and replace G. Jesus with him and boy was I excited. Every game he would score or assist or just annihilate the opposition. I can't tell you how many times I came back into a game and won it because I played a random through ball and he pushed off a defender (right as the defender was going to try to intercept it) and then he was through on goal. And boy does he not miss. He smashes it every time and the keepers cant seem to figure how to stop him. His positioning is always great despite the work rates, the most I've seen him do is come to the midway line, but never past it. He always makes great runs for you to provide a through ball for and he will muscle off 90% of defenders and leave them in the dust. I've played 52 games with him and scored 70 and assisted 32 with the Hunter chemistry style. The only thing I think that isn't true about this card is his agility. He feels less smooth than you'd expect with coming out of skill moves or change of direction. Im not saying he can't perform everything well, im just saying he's not exceptional at that, so dont expect him to be agile like a mertens or a jesus.
-Heading (He doesn't always jump to his full potential, but when he does, hes most likely to get a head on it. With his heading accuracy, he is lethal)
-Dribbling (not over powered, but still very good for a striker)
-4 star skill moves
-Weak foot (Not a fan of his weak foot finesse shots, but his weak foot is great for low driven or power shots)
-Passing (able to assist, as well as create build up play)
-Positioning (even if he's not involved in the play, he's always perfectly positioned for a run or a rebound from the keeper)
-Could be a tiny tiny bit more agile, but still not REALLY a con.
i played him ST in 4-1-2-1-2(2) along with Sane potm and Pogba in my last 20 weekendleague Games. I replaced Kluivert for him because he is much cheaper with nearly as good stats and he did pretty good ( i finished 29-11)
Sometimes his Shooting
This guy is incredible! I used him as a striker in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Salah (POTM), Del Piero(92) and Luis Hernandez(90) behind. And he was perfect! In 20 games he scored 29 goals and made 22 assists.
I used him as a target player, first I thought he would be a bit too short (5,9'), but with 86 jumping and 88 strength he was a real beast!
I used Luis Hernandez(90) before and he was great but I think Antonio is doing the same job!
Shooting! His driven finishings are amazing!
Dribbling a bit off...