85 - eMOTM
Amazing supersub
By Brunno, 02-03-2018

Being Portuguese, when I started playing Fifa 18 my first squad was 100% Portuguese players. Manuel Fernandes 1st IF was my CM/CAM in a 4-5-1 formation. I've dropped that squad a long time ago and sold my original card. Until I found this newer version a couple of days ago. This guy a a beast! He's very hard to pair in a traditional, league-based squad. You could try pairing him up with Farfan IF, which is a great card too, but you'd still need someone else to give him higher chemistry.

However, he works great as a sub. His stats are overall very high, even with Basic style. Physically strong, fast, great dribbles (4-stars), great shooting capabilities (4-stars weak foot), great passing and good at defending and stealing the ball from the opponent. As a sub you can put him anywhere on the field and he'll do great. I see him as a Futmas Meunier.

With Basic style, and a sub chemistry level of 5, he's got 94 shot power and 92 long shots! With the right chemistry style adapted to your play style and the position you like to sub him into, he's a beast and a game changer! Just be careful not to overshoot the goal. He often hits the top bar and goes in.

I kind of followed this guy since he was a teenager, as I worked with his sister and she was always telling us stories, to the moment he started playing in Benfica's main squad, so I was super happy to bump into this MOTM card. I guess people still haven't seen its potential as a supersub.

Amazing price too!

Great balance, ball control, dribbling and composure

Amazing shot power and long shots (with 4-starts weak foot)

Good sub in any position, excels in the front as CAM or ST.

Difficult league and nationality to pair with others.

Formation: 451
Position: LM
Games: 20
GPG: 0.50
APG: 0.30
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (9/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (8/10)
Defending (7/10)
Physicality (8/10)