I'm sorry for the cheeky title there but I just could not help myself, he has a BOMB in his name and that more or less represents the way he plays on the pitch. In both good and bad way. Good, because he has all the stats and the potential to blast off and be a game changer in one game, and bad because he can blow up some good play due to the other stats in the opposite spectrum. But overall, he is a surprisingly fun player to use on the pitch, and has saved my team more times than not. I made two changes to my last weekend league team by bringing 89 IF Mbappe and Limbombe on both wings, and it is safe to say that Limbombe made more impact to my team than mbappe with 18 goals and 15 assist in 20 games. And the best part is that I never used him as a ST or CAM in any of my formations.
Let me show you an interesting fact about this card. This card has the strangest stats I have ever seen in FUT because some of the attributes are either super good or super bad. For example, he has 97 shot power, 99 agility, 99 crossing and 99 jumping, but on the other hand, 77 finishing, 62 vision, 75 reactions and 38 heading accuracy. So he will blast a shot but also will miss it sometimes. He will win most of the headers but will misplace it. He will be lightning quick, but takes a split second to react to a spilled ball. But overall, believe it or not, he has 30 more base stats and 75 more total In game stats compared to 93 UCL Neymar. And out of all LM/LW/LF in Ligue 1, Limbombe ranks 2nd in base stats only below TOTY Neymar. But as usual, stats does not prove anything, so lets take a look at the detailed analysis below.
I grade each respective categories based on the base/game stats, and how well they perform relative to that expectation. So, if a person has a 70 pace stats, and his run feels like 70, I would give him the same grade to that category, which is 7. And I would scale the grade up and down based on how they out-perform / under-perform their own stats.
Chem used: Sniper.
Used Position: LM, LW, LCM
Not much to say about this. He is LIGHTNING FAST. 92 acceleration and 95 sprint speed with 99 agility and 91 balance. You got one uber quick player to breeze past defenders.
ATTACKING PROWESS: 9.5/10
I know that 83 base stats on shooting, combined with some low positioning, finishing, and composure do not look appealing to some. But with the right chem (either sniper, deadeye or maestro), you can significantly boost those attributes easily to above 90 and combined with 5 star weak foot, he will be banging in goals from EVERYWHERE. His 97 shot power guarantees you a rocket every time. I have had literally every type of goals in the 20 games that I played with him. Outside the box, through on goal, heading goal, volley, you name it. He does misses some one on one and easy header too, but when he is in your team he will keep creating chances for you and I think that is very important.
PASSING & DRIBBLING 9/10
Now, 99 agility, 96 balance, 90 ball control and 98 dribbling (with sniper) combined with 4 star skill move and this guy is toying around with the ball like its his. The only thing dragging the overall dribbling is his slightly lower reaction and you can feel it too slightly in the game. When nothing is happening around him, he will execute all skill moves and dribbles like crazy, but any spilled ball, 50-50 battles, and any tackles or body checks made by the defender will caused him to feel a bit heavier, and I believe that is due to his reaction (and composure too maybe). The passing is also a mixed bag, because he has a 99 crossing with 91 curve but below average 82 short passing and 62 vision. I actually did not really have any trouble with his passing, as reflected in the high return of 15 assist in 20 games. But I do notice that he will misplace a few straightforward cross to an open striker if he is being put under pressure. And again, I believe that is due to the lower vision and might be composure too. But overall, he is better than what the stats say, so 9 combined rating for both.
DEFENDING & PHYSICALITY 8/10
This is quite a tricky part too because 64 strength and 70 agression won't be good enough to some people. And it is true that he gets shrugged off and wobbles pretty easily, but he has all the necessary speed and dribbling skills required to avoid being in that position. Afterall Neymar has 49 strength and 56 aggression. Some of you might say that the DEF part is not important, but for me I play with three in the back sometimes and instruct my winger to come back on defence to act as a makeshift left back and he honestly performs magnificently in that position. His 95 stamina is definitely a big big plus. He will run tirelessly up and down that flank, or wherever you want him to run. Overall, for a base stats of 60 DEF and 76 PHY, I am more than satisfied with how he performs on the pitch.
I completed the SBC for a net of 60k after all the profits from the pack and I should say it was a bargain for his quality. As I mentioned in the beginning, he does have some unwanted stats in his attributes that will bring his overall play slightly down a bit, but he has stats that easily overwrite those minor flaws. He is slightly hard to link unless you have a belgian / ligue 1 team or hybrid. As for me, my squad is a hybrid of 4 leagues and I play him with 8 chem but still it does not stop him from making impact to my team. The SBC is expired already, but if you completed him, and has him lying around unused, I suggest you to give him a second try even with a lower chem. It took me 2,3 games to fully appreciate his contribution.
I completed his SBC as I had enough untradeables and I am so happy i completed this SBC. I didn't even know there was such a guy until this SBC came out. I wasn't expecting him to start and kept him on the bench but in the times you need him, he shows up. Has a lot of pace. I use him with a finisher chemistry style. He has even convinced me to make a team around him. Having played 75 games for me, he has scored 49 and bagged 54 assists. His crossing is really good. I play him in a 4-3-2-1 formation with Falcao UEL and Thauvin SBC and he gets crosses perfectly set for them.
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