I was doubting to make him because of the 3 star combo. However i decided to complete the sbc. First match: what the hell did i just do. Second match: what the hell did i just do. Third match: same. i was sad. really sad. what can i do to improve this shitty player?? Hunter chemistry maybe? guess what.... CHICHARRRRRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOO hat trick in hist 4th game. chemistry + get in behind + aggressive interceptions = unstoppable. that 99 acceleration, 92 sprint speed, 98 positioning, 96 finishing,91 shot power and 89 composure made him a nightmare for rivals inside the area
acceleration, finishing, shot power, positioning, composure, heading, jumping
3 star COMBO
This card has caused some real controversy recently. Everyone in the comments is at such a split decision on whether to the sbc or not. I took a gamble and did it think I have nothing to loose. This man has completely changed the game for me. I was close to giving up on FIFA this year because of the struggles of finding a striker that works for me. He is just an irritant to play against and I would absolutely hate to play against him. He scores so often for me and it's really helped me out with Div rivals and FUT Champs. His finishing is superb as is his positioning because he's always in the right place.
I'll keep this short and sweet but to settle the debate for this card, in my opinion it was absolutely worth it , i would fully recommend this card to anyone even if you only used him as a super sub. He may not work for others but for me he's been sensational and truly saved my interest in FIFA? this year.
Finishing - as i have previously stated, is fantastic.
Positioning - always in the right place
Heading - his jumping and heading are ridiculous
Dribbling - is pretty good, gets him into space to get a shot off
Pace - this is also good, but it doesn't matter too much in this FIFA
COMPOSURE - this kid doesn't have the strength but if he starts getting closed down just have shot! his composure is solid so he doesn't mess his shots up
3* weak foot - it's not all know it's not great, it is what it is just get him on his right foot
3* skills - i personally don't care that much about skills on a striker but others might see this as a down side to his game
Stamina - his stamina "stat" isn't great I must admit, however, for me he's fine as he plays the full 90 with no issues what so ever
Strength - he could do with spending some time in the gym, he's small and weak but just don't use him as a target man and you're fine.
I don't write many reviews on this platform, and I'm definitely not the best FIFA player out there, but for some players i think it's important to write one from my own experience. As the title says, think about this when you are planning to do this... It will cost you around 120k I believe, for that money, you have Kane, Lewandowski, Cavani, Almost Lukaku... But when i saw this card i wanted to do it right away. I didn't even look at his stats but i needed him. In the EPL, there are not many strikers like this... I play in a 41212(2) and i like my strikers to be quick, agile, and deadly in front of the goal. I play him together with Lucas potm and i must say, the pair is deadly. They make up for each other, Lucas' passing makes up for Chicha's "bad" passing, and Chicha makes up for Lucas' "bad" finishing. Don't expect chicha to be this world class player, his passing isn't ideal imo, his pace is good but imo i don't notice it as much as with Lucas. But his finishing is deadly, almost every attempt goes in, left foot right foot doesn't matter, his 3* wf is not noticeable in game, at all, he'll bang in goals with his left foot as well. But the most important thing are his finesses, best finesse player i've used so far this FIFA. When he's through on goal, don't be scared, he'll finish it. So my conclusion is, if you don't like to play with target players like Kane, Lukaku, Lewandowski and you want a quick striker to pair up with another quick striker or a target man, this is your guy. Like i said, don't rely on him to be the playmaker and to start the action, because that's not what he does. It took me 11 games to get his first assist, in a 41212(2) formation, that's quite bad... but in 11 games, he scored 24 goals so he makes up for his assists. But when you're used to him and you know how to use him, he's an absolute GOD. I watched Marshall89HD's review about this guy and changed the sniper chemstyle for the Deadeye chemstyle, to improve his finishing and shooting. The stamina isn't a real problem imo, because i put him on "stay forward" so he doesn't make much useless runs for me. I also play like "tiki - taka" football with a lot of short passes and one-two's and when the time is right, he will get in behind. Again, his passing is 70, not the best. The stats that convinced me the most were his finishing, composure, positioning and reactions, remarquable and very good for a striker like him, but now on to the more detailed reviews per stat!
Pace: His pace is good obviously, but not very noticeable in game. I think it's just because how this FIFA works. Pace isn't a key stat anymore, if you have 80-85 or 85-90, there isn't much difference i think. I do think that "balance" and "reactions" influence the pace, and for this card that isn't a problem. I'm not saying he's slow, he'll get past that last defender without any doubt, but it's not that he's a rocket that you can't catch up with
Shooting: SPECTACULAR, nothing else to say about this stat. He'll score everything, Rebounds, long shots, tap ins, headers, bycicle kicks, but the most important for this FIFA , finesse shots. He scores every finesse shot. I think from the 24 goals i've made with him, there were 14 finesse shots. 8 of them touched the inside of the post before going in, so he is sooooo accurate.
Passing: You can't expect from this card that he's god tier and is super accurate in everything, his worst stat is his passing. it's still 70, with 71 short passing I think, but when he's under pressure, it's noticeable that his passes aren't accurate. Like i said above (if you read the whole thing haha) he's the end station for me, if i dribbled past the defenders with potm lucas or IF Willian as a cam, than i can rely on chicha to give him the ball and finish it, but i won't let chicha set up the action and let him finish it himself.
Dribbling: Very doubtfull stat imo... his agility, reactions and composure are very important here. due to the fact that he has "only" 3star skill moves (for me personally) it's hard to get past a defender, all my other midfielders except futswap guilavogui have got 4+ stars skills. And i use "La Croqueta" a lot this year, so that's a negative point... He will get past defenders for sure with his agility, but not as much as my Willian, Lucas or pogba...
Defending: not relevant imo, his heading accuracy is very high imo, but i don't score headers at all, so it won't be correct to use this as a "pro"
physical: Pretty bad, no strength, no agression, stamina is allright but not amazing... it's not bad, he can play 90 minutes for sure, maybe even the first half of extra time, but a lot will depend on the player instructions. if you have get in behind, and help defending yeah, he'll be tired after 70 minutes for sure. but when you put him on stay forward and stay central, he'll be able to play until minute 105 i think...
The cons are for me the 3* skills, the 3* wf isn't a problem for me YET, i dindn't notice yet that he missed quite a lot with his left foot, i was in fact suprised that he banged in so many goals with left, from quite a long distance. Another con is his passing for sure, that's the biggest key "con" imo... i like to play fast build up with tiki taka and one two's, and Chicha is able to do that, but sometimes just not very accurate. In the beginning it's frustrating for sure, but when you are used to him and to play with him, you learn how to use him and he'll become one of the deadliest strikers you've used so far.
at first i was very skeptical to submit nearly 100k worth of cards to get a card with such average stats. but because i am a manchester united fan and i loved watching him play i just had to do the sbc and hell it was worth it. i use him next to potm hazard and ucl live sterling in either a 433 or 433(5) als a center forward. yeah, a guy with 70 passing at center forward and he feels just right. because of his poacher speciality and his Tries To Beat Defensive Line trait he is always at the right place to receive crosses in the air as well as on the ground. those skills also give him the ability to be at the right place in midfield to receive the ball from the defense and send it ahead to your players on the wing, especially if you love a fast built up or counter play.
finishing in combination with positioning
jumping (makes him feel taller than arnautovic who i used before him)
dribbling: in german we would say he "schlängelt" himself behind the defenders which means he is able to curl around opponents just like a snake
strength: only if your want to dribble with him from midfield till goal line
height: if the defender is close he wins the 1 on 1, but he knows how to get away from defenders
3 star weak foot
When I first saw the stats on the card I wasn't sure it was worth it. 87 pace, 85 shooting and 85 dribbling look very nice but that 66 physical with 73 stamina and 59 strength made me have second thoughts. In the end I decided to complete his SBC and I am glad I did. In-game he just feels so much better than the stats suggest.
Pace: He is fast, his card says 87 pace but that is a lie. For the first games I used him with basic chem style and he simply felt faster than 87. I applied hunter chem which boosts his pace to 95 and he is ridiculously fast. He is His pace stil feels faster than 95 and thats saying a lot.
Shooting: Oh boy where do I start. Hist best shooting stat is without a doubt his attacking position, its simply the best I've seen so far, better than Kane and better than Agüero. He will always find the perfect spot or can open the perfect chance for a through ball. He loses his marking defender with incredible ease. Not only is his att. position good but his finishing is also top notch. He will easily get 1v1 chances with the keeper and he will simply not miss out on the chance to score. Shooting is definitely better than the card stat suggests.
Dribbling: Not only is he fast and a good shooter, he's also very quick with the ball. He feels so fluid and agile handling the ball which makes him harder to tackle. Despite only 3* skill moves heel flicks and faints are so OP with him due to his speed and agility.
Passing: Not a strong stat but is is quite decent. Using him as a poacher or target man you won't use much of his passing but its still decent when needed.
Heading: His heading is very accurate and is seriously good at jumping but due to his height he won't win most of heading chances. When he gets a cross without a defender marking him he will certainly not miss with his head.
Physical: This one I couldn't really understand. Card says 66 which is pretty low. We can see 73 stamina and 59 strength which is simply too low for an 87 rated striker. But in-game, you can see that that is simply a big lie. When I first got him I expected I would ned to sub him about around the 70th minute but so far I've never had to do so. This guy can run for the whole match (maybe not extra time). His strength made me think he would lose the ball as soon as a defender got near him but that simply doesn't happen, he can hold the ball very well for 59 strength.
Overall I can say that he was well worth the price of the SBC. It seemed that this year we weren't getting an overpowered Mexican like Lozano was last year but we did and his name is Chicharito.
3* weak foot
Everyone keeps talking about he isn't worth it, and that Aguero and Aubameyang are better, but I feel most of these people haven't actually USED him, just looked at his card. He took a bit of getting used to, but he is a quality striker and a great target forward.
Pace: Honestly not as quick as I would have hoped, might be better with a hunter(I use finisher). His acceleration is good as his card suggests, but Varanes and other center backs run him down fairly well. Good enough for breakaway goals though.
Shooting: Sharp and clinical. Long shots aren't too great, but with Finisher chem they are up to 86 which is more than enough. Very good at turning and shooting. Heading is fantastic. Scores from a lot of crosses and near post corners. Almost like a small Harry Kane with more speed in the box.
Dribbling: 3* skills are always a let down, but his close control and dribbling is pretty good. Not as agile as I would have hoped, but good enough for a lone striker.
Passing: Passing is not great as you might guess. As a lone striker in 4231 he also needs to create, and at times his passing has not been stellar. He can still play nice through balls and make quick 1-2s but not quite a maestro.
Defending: Low defending workrates, doesn't really try. I prefer it though because he has low stamina.
Physical: Suprise suprise. Chicharito out jumps everyone. Machine in the air. Still can't beat tall centerbacks all the time but his jumping allows him to be a great option on corners and breakaways. His strength is not very good however, and with his small body his is pushed off quite easily by big backs. His stamina is fine. People are overeacting about stmaina, he's a striker with low defending workrate, and you don't even notice it.
Not the quickest
Really short review about Flasback Hernandez.
So here we go. Hernandez is very fast, strong enough, clinical and a very good dribbler, you can score so easily with him, drive shot or finesse, just very solid. He has 3 Stars Week Food and 3 Star Skill Moves, which could be an issue. His pace, positioning and dribbling is outsanding and also his shooting is very good.
Chicarito is actually about 90k on Ps4, if you like fast players, who outpace the defenders with really good shooting get him.
If you search a player that hold up your game or for heading and jumping, Hernandez isn´t for you.
3 Star Skill Moves
3 Star Week Food
Heading and Jumping
Strenght ( if you like to hold up the game, otherwise it isn´t really an issue)
Oke this card is really beast. for about 130k you get a striker with a good finish and dribbel. I used deadeye on him for boosting his passing. First I thought this card was only fun but i was impressed about how fast he was and that dribbel is really good. I was also impressed by his strength. if you have the coins it is really worth it. his stamina is ok its 73 but for a striker is good enough.
- Passing (put deadeye on him)
When I logged on and Saw that there was a new Flashback Chicha my United obsession took over me and I had to do it selling part of my team just to afford this guy, I eventually did him and after a few team changed I was ready to use him. In the first 10 games for me he bagged 15 goals with 5 assists. Brilliant Return if I say so myself. Next 10 Games 22 with 7, slowing down but still clinical. By the 46th game. 29 goals 15 assists (44 G/A) Still very good. But in them final games while ever game or so he scored a good goal or got a class assist I noticed his 2 features that bring the card value down SO MUCH
First being his WF, I thought when I got this Chicha I could overcome his WF, reason why is because my Favorite player this FIFA is my Dybala who also has 3* so I though whats the harm, you just can't shoot on that foot simple as
Second being his inability to outpace defenders, his pace when holding the ball shocks me as he is very face and quick off the mark with the ball but off the ball which shocked me even more he was slower. Every time I kicked it over the top with my GK which I do a lot he could get the ball for the life of him, even IF Batshuayi who I super sub for him gets that ball and he has less pace and is much taller. It's such a weird thing
Overall I'd say it's a good card but these two things hurt the card so much, so if you're someone who can't look passed these stats I'd say if you did do him, don't put yourself through the trouble.
Sorry Castro x
Pace on the Ball
Pace Off the Ball
Long Shots (Not really need for a ST though)
I have a team 4411 with Sanchez, David Silva, Sterling, and IF Arnautavic, i had Bobby Firmino in ST but he was just Too slow, I had 50k lying around from Div rivals rewards and sold Firmino and thought why not? He is incredible. In 112 games he scored 128 goals and had 73 assists.
Being involved: He is always in the right place to tap it in, or do a cheeky timed finesse top right.
Shooting: For some reason his finesse shots are broken, he has the finesse trait but has 73 curve, doesn't matter, scores from everywhere, through ball from Arnautavic, burst through defensive line, bang GOAL.
Dribbling: What can i say, the agility is key, with his balance, and composure he has the the ball tucked nicely into his feet.
Arial threat: he will always pop up with a headed goal once in a while, his jumping is kind of useless with his height and strength, but his heading accuracy is on point.
Passing: short pass ok, long pass well...Ahem
Strength: not good can get shoved of the ball.
Weak foot: Not 3* feels like 2*.
Stamina: he's like Messi shows when the time is right, but you may find it a problem.