i dont know where to start this card is simply broken. I have never made a review for a card but this one was worthy for me to share amongst the futbin community. Vardy is 3* 3* combo which would seem like should be on the cons list but skilling is overrated in this game and his weekfoot is just as amazing as any other striker ive played with. I believe ive score 20 goals in less than 10 games so his goal to game ratio is insane. He is all over the pitch with his stamina and his high high work rates. He seems to always be in the right place at the right time. I've yet to play with a striker in this game where a through pass consistently works. This guy gets through like knife cutting butter because of his 99 aggression. I've played with OTW salah, and i havent been able to get through balls as effectively as i do with Vardy. This card reminds me of TOTS aubmayeng from FIFA 16 where the game was more pace oriented and speed strikers killed. This guy is a must have.
- speed speed speed
- work rates actually benefit this card because of aggression and stamina
- ball control
- shooting (both feet)
- only con i noticed was that there was a 3-4 game stretch where he would get injured and the injury would slow him down a lot.
- also seems to fall randomly by running into players on the pitch lol... i guess he can be a bit to aggressive sometimes
- could be a bit stronger but still strong enough to shield the ball or shrug off some of the weaker defenders (might have issues against boatengs and other powerful cb's but they probably wont catch him anyways)
- a bit expensive right now he should drop to around 300-330k. Although he is worth the 400k he is going for right now with new TOTS cards coming out i do see him dropping about 50-60k in price.
First of i wanna start saying i'm no "pro" player but i get every fut champ to either gold 1 or elite 3 so i keep myself better than average Fifa level player.
And Vardy is pretty easy player to use, he makes good runs and hes fast as hell, he finishes amazingly inside the box with his right foot, pretty ok with his left one too. So i can only imagine how good he can be for those bad players who for example aren't best using skills or doing those insane fast 1 2 passes what pro's do including me who does all the time. But in case you're that kinda player then Vardy isn't your guy.
Hes ball control and dribbling feels pretty bad, he takes mostly too long touches specially on tight spaces and his passing is ok but not on that "elite" level. I play 4-3-2-1 formation and as that form doesn't have cam its very important for me that st is good at passing and on simple holding the ball as my playing style is mostly to play through st and then my lf and rf who are TOTY Sane and 92ovr Salah who are insanely quick so if i have some good passer as st its super easy to pass them through, with Vardy i had big trouble doing that and it messed up my game big time.
So if you keep yourself as better than average fifa player and want to try to get that Elite level on fut champ, this man ain't gonna help you with that. But in case you're not that good player and lets say you try to get Gold 3 on fut champ then this is your kinda player.
Pace of course
Attack Pos, makes good runs.
Finishing & Shot power, deadly combo.
Aggression, won't stop pressing defenders and that's good, got couple break away's thanks to his good pressing.
Short passes & Vision
3* Skills and WF
Long passes, HORRIBLE
Ball Control & Dribbling
Strength, not that bad but gets pushed off ball pretty easily.
Agility, now this is interesting one as Vardy has 87 agility which is pretty good but its still felt little bit too "clunky".
Long Shots, did try only like twice outside the box and both of those shots went way wide so haven't even tried since.
I'm going to keep this review simple and to the point.
He's VERY fast!
Clinical but long shots are mediocre. (Driven finishes work all the time)
Right foot: anywhere inside and on the edge of the box will either put the ball in the back of the net or bounce off the keeper due to how powerful his shots are.
Left foot: Don't rely on it, but its one of the better 3* weak foots in the game.
Dribbling: Good enough for a striker as fast as him. He's definitely agile enough to twist and turn inside the box.
Passing: Lays off one-two's with relative ease. Average to be frank.
Physical: He's not strong, don't rely on his strength. However, with his 99 aggression, 96 reactions and 97 pace, he somehow gets the ball back 50% of the time even after a defender makes a clean tackle.
3* skill moves: Its not ideal. However, adding roulettes, ball rolls, drag backs, etc. will make him a very fun striker to use.
I do not want to overhype up how good this card is, because I've only played 5 games with him. But these matches have been in both good and bad gameplay with him being the same player every game.
P.S. Do not play him as a lone striker, he's 100% at his best in a 2 striker formation.
I was lucky enough to pack him from the TOTS Community SBC.
Should you pay 420k for him? If you're focussing on a PL build and want his card now...don't hesitate, he's worth the possible 50-100k loss.
As good as a 3* weak foot gets
Possibly Dribbling in some situations
I've never written a review before, but had to with this card. I pulled him in the community tots sbc. I have a decent squad but I'm only an ok player (Online division 4, WL a couple times and got 11-18 wins). To compare, my baby Ronaldo from icon sbc scores at a .79 rate. This Vardy is a goal-a-game player for me through 30 matches, 25 of which were weekend league (where he scored 23 goals.)
I've used a lot of strikers in this game, including R9, SBC Cavani, Lukaku, IF Mertens and SBC Cristiano. Vardy just finishes better than all of them. His speed is obviously his top asset, but he wins a lot of battles with his aggression and can score with ease inside or outside the box. His vision is really underrated and he picks up regular assists too. The speed combined with stamina and aggression means he wins a lot of balls high up the pitch and then can distribute well and get behind the defense.
I put a marksman on him to improve his dribbling, but something that gets his strength up even more might be useful to.
This player is just a lot of fun to play with and bags goals for win. I normally struggle to qualify for Weekend League and I did it in one-shot (plus got Callejon!) with this card. BUY HIM!
Loved the normal Vardy, didn't get a chance to do his FUTMas card. Absolute unreal finishing and dribbling. Barely notice the weak foot. He has saved my arse in so many games, he definitely does the business. Dirbbling inside the box, makes him untouchable. I have him paired with prime Henry and he out does him, the guy is costs 1.5 mill and a 400K card makes him look useless.
Pace Pace Pace
Ability to win headers
Strength could be better, but can hold his own
Passing - sometimes might fail to pass to the correct player