let me just start off by saying that 1 month ago i bought this card as an "investment" cuz man united where going to the next stage was basically risk-free, but then when I sold my Eriksen to get sbc flashback Sturridge i had to drop him in since i had no cam and boy did I not regret it, the finesse shots he takes on are unreal, the attacking plays and runs he makes are amazing...... another reason y i wanted to write this review was because i opened his card on futbin and i didnt find any reviews on such an amazing card + i forgot to mention that he even has more goals and assists than my striker so ya i guess that gives u a background of how amazing he is.
this card is probably about 190k by now, but i just want to say that if u really know how to use this card hes going to be UNREAL
his first of all thinking of cons for Lingard it was hard getting them, but being completely honest the strength of this card could be better, his strength does let him down in a lot of his attacking runs
overall this card is amazing and I definitely recommend him to any of you guyz
After using Lingard last year and enjoying his card, I started this year by buying his normal gold card again as a fairly cheap option for a starter squad. However, having tried him at both CAM and CM, I settled on using him as a CM due to his ability to bomb forward into attack from midfield, but also get back quickly because of his high/high work rates. Although his defensive stats may not look the best on paper, they a certainly enough for me, regularly getting back into good defensive positions, making interceptions and breaking up attacks. His tackling isn't amazing but it definitely does the job. As I gained more coins, I upgraded his card, first to his normal CL card and then later to this live card. When this card came out I knew I had to get it asap and bought it while the price was still low, costing me around 85k. I knew this would work out a steal in the long term with United likely to progress in the CL and his card due for an upgrade. His standard gold card was already a decent cheap option. His CL card a little better still. This live card very good and since the upgrade to 86, very very good. If you're looking for a proper box to box cm who can score goals and provide assists, this card won't serve you wrong. His work rates mean he is all over the pitch, a proper work horse. His high stamina also means he can last all game. Because I originally used his first card as a CAM before changing to CM, I applied a deadeye chemistry to him. Since moving him to CM, I've stuck with deadeye chemistry purely because I know it works well and means he gets into good attacking positions and scores a lot of goals. Even after upgrading his card, I again applied a deadeye chemistry. He may play better with a different chemistry if you want to improve certain other stats for your play style, but for me I know that it works so no reason to change it. Other than his work rates, his best attributes are attacking positioning and shooting. He constantly pops up in the right place, running into space around the edge of the box, or in the box itself. His finesse shots from outside the box are amazing. If he gets a little bit of space to shoot around the edge of the box, it's a goal. Even powerful non finesse long shots are good, running on to the ball and smashing it in the top corner. Finishing in the box is also good and he gets the odd poached goal here and there. Passing is good too providing plenty of assists. I've played almost 200 games with this version and scored over 50 goals which I think is a good return for a CM. He's also provided over 60 assists, so all in all averages better than either a goal or an assist every other game. Some background as to the level of player I am - I play both offline and online, but he performs equally well in both. Offline, I only play squad battles on legendary mode. Online I play weekend league getting between gold 1 and silver 1 depending on how many games I have time to play. If I have time to play all 30 games I average around gold 2. As for division rivals, I'm division 5 and am close to being promoted but haven't yet due to rarely playing that mode.
Maybe strength and tackling, but they're enough for me. Doesn't win a lot of aerial duels.
Picked this lingard up for 150k and use him as cm alongside reus. I put a deadeye chem on him and he is incredible. He has brilliant finesse shots and he can shoot from either side as he as the outside of the foot finesse shot trait. I can't even notice the 3 star weak foot and he is always in a great position for attacking as well as making some great interceptions. As well as this he has 94 stamina so he won't stop running even after 120 minutes. I have played 20 games with him now an he has 31 goals and 38 assists. Also, his price will definitely rise before Manchester United's next round game so he should also be a good investment.
Finesse (Long shots)
Not much to put here, possibly can get shoved off the ball occasionally
How much can one guy offer to a team? Well actually, it's a lot. Jesse Lingard's PTG card is the gift that keeps on giving, and given the meteoric rise in form of the squad I can see it only getting better. I'll give you the low down on this character. I initially picked up Lingard to be one of my wide attacking mids in a 4-2-3-1 formation. I usually like to play my forwards out of their natural positions because i feel they're better suited elsewhere. For example up until recently I was using leroy sane as my striker, Mkhitarian as a winger and Zaha as a winger as well. This combo worked well and was extra useful for the utility I was afforded, my forwards can be moved around as I see fit in game and can really hurt opposition.
Enter Jesse Lingard. My forward line had experienced a massive shake up with the advent of flashback Pedro and then recently FUTMAS Rashford. I needed a winger with great technical ability and importantly a lot of stamina to help push in to the higher divisions. Running a premier league team I felt the pool of players that were affordable and effective were limited, it was going to be hard to get a decent improvement in player quality. I intially picked up Lingard in his base form for 80k, a solid investment I felt as Man Utd were a great chance to progress to the knockouts given their pool.
Initally my impressions of Lingard weren't that great, he NEEDS a hunter or catalyst to be highly competitive, I opted with hunter to give my shooting a boost. I stuck with Lingard for a while to get used to him and then a few weeks later, BOOM, upgrade time for the boys as United progress in the Champions league. Moving up to an 86 rated gave a significant boost to his card and I believe he is an elite winger behind only the likes of the super heavies like Hazard, Salah but easily on par with recent informs like Felipe Anderson and Mahrez.
With that in mind here's a breakdown on his abilities IMO:
Pace: 95 (with hunter). Very useful, 98 acceleration is the key stat here, being able to get quickly to 92 speed. You will get caught in extended foot races with pacey defenders but over the first 20 - 30 yards you're safe as houses. 9/10
Dribbling: 88. With 90 for both agility and balance he feels very nimble and responsive, very important for when you want to try and take on a player. 86 for all other stats except composure which is a cool 88, so reassuring to know he wont bottle chances often. I can feel the difference between him and a player with high 90s for ball control and dribbling but i never felt it was holding me back. He glides calmly over the pitch and it wasn't often I couldn't wiggle my way out of trouble. 4 star skills is the essential for attackers and you have that in the arsenal as well. 8/10
Shooting: 90 (with hunter). Very surprising in a good way, provided you keep in on that right peg. My Lingard plays on the left to allow him to cut in and affect play that way. His finesse is superb (but everyone's is when you green time that business). And his high shot power is very useful. Particularly since this card has long and short range shots in his locker, you're opponent will be worried about you going from distance or faking and driving in to the box, this utility makes him unpredictable(ish) and frankly its his second best feature. The 97 attack positioning is also a key stat that means that he's going to find space like its no one's business and make really industrious runs. 9/10
Defending: 60. Looks average and feels average. You will find he does come back to nick the odd ball thanks to his High/High work-rates. Aggression useful for pinching the ball as well. Not awful, but more or less irrelevant. 5/10
Passing: 82. Fine, basically his passing is just fine. He has great vision which lets you get passes off quickly after collecting the ball and 84 short passing will do the job most of the time. It does mean that you cant pull off risky passes often that you might need to get that final link up on goal, so play a high percentage passing game like the classic one-two with your playmakers and you'll be fine. The reason I play him on the left is also down to his average crossing. 79 is not ideal and whilst it will help occasionally in a pinch I would be more inclined to either work the ball to the by line or cut in to shoot. 7/10
Physical: 74. Don't be fooled my friends because this hides his best single stat on this card. Otherwise poor strength and jumping are overshadowed by his 94 stamina. With wingers you need high stamina, especially if they start from deeper in the field to burst forward. A big reason he can be so effective for me is as a LAM he sits in the space between the midfield and defensive line where he is able to collect the ball and move towards the defence rather than sitting on the defensive line like an out and out winger would. He needs to cover more ground over the course of the match and this stamina means he does it all game long. As previously mentioned, higher than average aggression at 79 means that he will hold off the softer full backs and thats a massive positive. 8/10
Summary: What you get for your money is a card that can essentially do everything well. A jack of all trades. The guy will run all game for you and is going to be the guy who sneaks past the back line in the 88th and slots a finesse for you. And for that he's worth every coin. Better yet, if you need to switch things up let him drive up the middle as a CAM and cause havoc with his passing and shooting range. I can certainly see merit in throwing a catalyst on him for a CAM role and that would probably be the best bet for you in this situation.
And the best part of this whole review. Given the current form of United there is a great chance they can beat PSG and an upgrade to an 87 rated card is going to make his seriously threatening. I can definitely see him getting boosts to his weaker areas to make him the perfect attacker.
- Physicality (minus stamina)
- Average Passing ability
- 3 Star weak foot
Jesse Lingard has been a savior in terms of BPL CAMs out there. TOTS Eriksen from FUT18 was my favorite CAM, and I will say Lingard is on his way (maybe one more upgrade) from being indispensable to my team. For around 130k coins, you can have someone in your midfield who is a great distributor of the ball and can also score timed finesse from the top of the box.
I definitely like his H/H workrate and 94 stamina. It allows him to be a burner in the midfield and occasionally come back for a key tackle. When compared to UEL Mkhitaryan, I prefer Lingard's agility and balance over the taller Mkhitaryan. He always seems to make a key run in the midfield and is agile enough for me to get through the one or two CDMs and open up 2 or 3 v. 1 situations with my striker POTM Aubameyang and the opponent's backline. He just feels smooth on the ball at all times.
He isn't the strongest, but pair him up with a decent CM/LM/RM (OTW Fred, CAM Wijnaldum, Richarlison, Lucas) and it's easy to avoid getting caught with your pants down because he will make the right run to get away from the defender.
Right now after 40 matches, he's averaging over 21 assists and 12 goals. Not bad when my Aubameyang is pulling in close to 1 goal per game in front of him. Use Artist Chem to make him your assist king
- Great value for BPL CAM
- Pace, Passing, Dribbing, Shooting all 80+ is perfect for CAM
- Smooth on the ball
- H/H Workrate + 94 stamina is good all game long
- Wish he had 4* weak foot and he would be perfect. 3* he misses some shots
- Semi-weak on the ball, but agile enough to get around CDMs and defenders