89 - Karim Benzema

Theme
Top 3 Chem
HUNTER (44%)
HUNTER (44%)
HAWK (19%)
BASIC (11%)
HUNTER (38%)
HUNTER (38%)
HAWK (19%)
BASIC (13%)
HUNTER (38%)
HUNTER (38%)
HAWK (19%)
BASIC (13%)
Red
0.00
0.00
0.00
Yellow
0.02
0.02
0.02
Assists
0.34
0.35
0.35
Goals
0.57
0.58
0.58
Games
2,788,125
891,819
891,819
Name Karim Benzema
Club club Real Madrid
Nation nation France
League league LaLiga Santander
Skills 4
Weak Foot 4
Intl. Rep 4
Foot Right
Height 185cm | 6'1"
Weight 81
Revision UCL LIVE
Def. WR Low
Att. WR Med
Added on 2018-11-09
Origin UCLLIVE
R.Face
Age 31 years old
Pace
81
Acceleration
81
Sprint Speed
81
Shooting
87
Positioning
93
Finishing
85
Shot Power
89
Long Shots
82
Volleys
85
Penalties
90
Passing
84
Vision
92
Crossing
82
FK. Accuracy
80
Short Passing
90
Long Passing
60
Curve
87
Dribbling
89
Agility
83
Balance
67
Reactions
91
Ball Control
93
Dribbling
89
Composure
86
Defending
54
Interceptions
37
Heading Accuracy
99
Marking
79
Standing Tackle
25
Sliding Tackle
20
Physicality
82
Jumping
76
Stamina
78
Strength
87
Aggression
71
Physical
Mental
Skill
Chem. Style
0
Base stats
In game stats
Seasonal Stats
8
Matches
6
Goals
1
Assists
0
O.Goal
0
Yellow
0
Red
0
Sub in
4
Sub out
3
Matches
0
Goals
1
Assists
0
Yellow
0
Red
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ST
89
RW
88
LW
88
CF
89
RF
89
LF
89
CAM
88
CM
80
RM
86
LM
86
CDM
66
CB
62
LB
64
LWB
67
RB
64
RWB
67
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4.5
Benzema? WOW!
By Orw20, 10-11-2018

When I first saw these cards I needed to have one. The card art is probably one of the best I've seen. I bought Benzema or 130,000 and it was worth every coin, when I first saw this card the first thing that came to my mind was "Why Benzema?". IRL I think Benzema is grossly overrated but for a special card that upgrades every stage Real gets to is 100% worth the coins. He is probably one of the most fun strikers that I have used this year, he has good physical, good shooting, he is tall and with a hunter which I use his pace is very decent. To me he is like the Lewandowski of La Liga.


Shooting:

Overall with the boost hunter gives shooting it's exceptional if he is around or in the 18 it's almost always a goal 9 times of 10 he will score. However his long shots are a bit iffy. A long finesse from outside the box will be just as good as any other striker but the driven shots tend to stray from the target if they are not timed.


Pace:

I like Benzema because he is hold up player that can also run if needed. I used harry kane earlier this year and he was great but when there was a chance for a through ball that would surely end up in a goal he couldn't get to it or he couldn't keep distance. Benzema with a hunter has 88 pace. That is enough pace this fifa, I also have a FUT Champs Lacazette and with a hawk he has 88 pace and is great. Benzema is very versatile with pace as he can play many roles on the attack.


Passing:

His passing is alright the long passes as his card would suggest are not good but everything else is fine. He scored 1 of 2 free kicks I took with him and is alright.


Dribbling:

It's pretty good but his agility is a bit low for some quick maneuvers and balance also.


Heading:

His heading of the ball is good without a jumping boost with 99 heading accuracy when he gets a header it has a good chance of going in.


Physical:

One tough BOI he has 83 strength which is enough to hold someone off. stamina is not that much of a problem if he is not running a lot and playing hold up.


Overall:

Great card highly recommend in 5 weekend league games he had 11 goals and then I switched to Div rivals and he has 8 games 15 goals now.

Shooting


Heading


Physical

Long Shots - Driven


Long Pass


Agility and Balance

Formation: 433-4
Position: ST
Games: 8
GPG: 1.88
APG: 0.00
4.5
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
GC
4.0
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (9/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (7/10)
Defending (2/10)
Physicality (9/10)
Verified
4.0
87 Rated Benzema
By mdlibrandi, 01-02-2019

I typically like to play with a bigger striker next to Griezmann and 87 Aspas at CAM. I've tried Suarez, Diego Costa and Gerard Moreno in this spot and none of them have been great, but I find Benzema to be the best solution. He combines the best qualities of all of those strikers into one I find.


Pace: While not spectacular, with a hawk on him he is surprisingly quick; fast enough to beat some CBs in behind.


Shooting: Honestly the shooting I find to be the weakest part of his card. Even with a hawk on him he only has 87 finishing, however the 99 positioning means that he often gets into solid positions. This, combined with a nice 4 star weak foot means he has been able to score a modest 62 goals in 83 games in rivals and weekend league. I am able to overlook this though because of the other stats, particularly those below.


Passing: If you're looking for a big man to pass up front, Benzema is as good as it can get. I like getting the ball into Benzema so he can either lay it off to Griezmann to get shots off, or play the ball in behind for Aspas to run forward onto from CAM (50 assists in 83 games). Rarely misses a short pass. Crossing is solid enough to swing in a decent ball, however you'd ideally want to keep him centrally (to win those headers).


Dribbling: I'm not a big dribbler normally, as I rely on short quick passes, however because I rely on Benzema to do a lot of this up front, he has to control the ball a lot. His combination of reactions, ball control, and dribbling make him feel pretty smooth on the ball, particularly for someone who's 6'1".


Defending: He has 99 heading, and I don't think I can recall him missing the target with any of his headers. Very good on corners, both offensively and defensively. His actual defending is quite solid too despite a low work rate; seems to intercept a lot of passes for a striker.


Physical: With a hawk he has 90 strength which is very solid for a striker, especially when you consider he also has 84 pace with a hawk. Although his heading is incredible if he wins the ball, the relatively low jumping and aggression means that he doesn't always win the balls like you may think, however I'd still say he wins 75% of his aerial duels. 76 stamina has never been an issue for me.



Hopefully with future upgrades, he will get a decent shooting boost to make him more clinical. Further boosts to his physicality will go a long way, particularly to jumping/aggression so he can win even more headers to put in the back of the net. Considering Real Madrid have Ajax in the next round, you would think they would be able to win that tie so he can get another upgrade, but considering their season thus far, you never know. I think with just that one more upgrade he will be elite. I got him for 150,000 and he is probably worth it at that price, but not sure about the 87 rated card for 190,000+ (like it is when I'm writing this). However, with an upgrade he could be worth more than that, so of course it is a gambling investment.

Heading

Short passing/link up with second ST and/or CAM

Strength

Positioning

Jumping/Aggression on headers

Finishing is not elite like other strikers

Formation: 5212
Position: ST
Games: 83
GPG: 0.75
APG: 0.60
4.0
Overall
3.0
Value
4.0
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (7/10)
Shooting (7/10)
Passing (9/10)
Dribbling (8/10)
Defending (10/10)
Physicality (9/10)
2.0
Sorry Benzema
By hisashirockz, 10-02-2019

Rivals: DIV 4

Weekend League: Gold 2 mostly


Let me start by saying this, I don't normally give a bad rating to a card, or in general, make a judgement that a card is bad. And that is because for most of the time I don't play around much with a bad card. If it doesn't click in 2-3 games, I would sell the card, move on, and say that the card just did not suit my team or playstyle, instead of saying that it was bad. However, it is different with this Benzema UCL card because I actually clocked in more than 100 games with him. So I know what I'm writing about because I gave him enough chances and enough time. In that 100 games, I tried at least 4 different chemistry styles (hunter, finisher, maestro, marksman), tried various instructions, tried many formations, tried playing him as lone striker, as CAM, paired him up front, everything. Even worse, half of the games was in squad battles (on legendary) because most of the time I was experimenting with him, and it will dawn on you how bad 1 goal in every 4 games is when half of your games are in SB. I had the players to supply the ball around him too, there were Modric, Bale, Mbappe, Griezmann and lately, RTTF Kondogbia, Future Stars Aouar, Prime Nakata and RTTF Ben Yedder. It's not like he does not have a support system around him.


You might ask me, why all the troubles? Simple. He is untradeable. So trust me when I say that there is no other people who want this card to be good more than I do, just because I can't sell him. I packed him untradeable when he was first released as an 86 rated. I was pretty happy, and since the card most likely will get updated overtime due to Real's chance of progressing, I thought might as well fit him into my team somehow.The card design is awesome, the stats was good and it could go up to at least 88, or best, 90. What could go wrong, right? Everything. Let me give a complete part-by-part analysis below.



PACE 8/10

Don't be surprised, but his pace is actually his only salvageable attributes. 79 is not good in FUT standard by any means, but it is the least surprising one during the match. You get what you see. He is not fast, and he is not slow. He is.....79. I used to put hunter on him and the pace also went up accordingly, although not spectacularly. Hence, the 8 final rating for pace.


ATTACKING PROWESS 4/10

This is actually the most disappointing part of this card in terms of expectations. Because I would have overlooked all the other flaws if he is banging them in constantly. But he is not. I checked his shooting stats so many times just to make sure that I didn't misread anything because this guy misses BIG TIME. He basically only score goals that my centre backs would not miss were they in the same position (like tap-ins). But any other simple situation that you would expect a striker to finish like one-on-one for example, he would miss them spectacularly, almost as if on purpose. I lost count on how many times I go back and watch a replay just to make sure it was not my shooting direction or power that was causing it. And it's very weird because he has an almost perfect shooting stats with hunter and finisher, but none worked. Don't even get me started on positioning. 90 positioning is a lie. This guy won't get into space or get in behind the defender even when instructed. He won't even drag back to get into a tap-in position when my wingers is inside the penalty box. And the most misleading stats of all time: 99 heading accuracy. Sure, the 74 jumping isn't great. But boost that jumping to 84 with chemistry, combined with his more than average 185 cm height and 99 heading, you would expect him to be banging crosses and corners right? Wrong, wrong, wrong. Out of the 26 goals I scored with him, his head only contributed to a few of them.


PASSING & PHYSICALITY 3/10

If the attacking prowess is the one that let you down the most, these two are the most disappointing in literal sense. Why do I put these two together? Because they are crucial in hold up play. And I love hold up play in fifa. I used to play with harry kane (he is still in my fitness squad right now) and for me he is the best striker for this kind of play and he thrives in that position (298 goals and 110 assist in 388 games). Benzema has better passing and dribbling, though slightly less physicality compared to kane, so I decided to have him perform the same role. Boy, worst decision ever. He passes like an amateur most of the time and gets pushed away by everyone. Literally, EVERYONE. That "shield the ball" button DOES NOT work on this guy. Maestro and marksman does not do anything to improve that part. Thats why passing and physicality scores the lowest in my verdict.


DRIBBLING 6/10

This stat is also misleading because 85 does not tell the whole story. Low agility and balance make him so clunky and heavy to turn. But I give this one a barely passing mark just because it is sort of what you expect from Benzema, although it is still disappointing.


In conclusion, I have 240k striker laying around in my club that does not fit anywhere. Weirdly enough, I still refuse to give up and will continue to give him further chances, just because I have no other options and I see the other reviews are actually saying good things about him. But in the meantime, although i feel sorry for him, he has been poor for my team.

+ slightly above average pace

+ strong shooting power

+ slick card design

+ potential

- inconsistent

- can't finish for his life

- weak

- can't dribble

- bad passing

Formation: 4231
Position: ST
Games: 105
GPG: 0.25
APG: 0.16
2.0
Overall
1.0
Value
1.0
GC
2.0
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (5/10)
Passing (3/10)
Dribbling (6/10)
Defending (5/10)
Physicality (3/10)
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