Player Review

Anderson Talisca - 84 - IF
5.0
God amongs puny mortals
By R0bst3r, 13-10-2018

Hello there! Welcome to my review of God himself.


Being not too satisfied with my first iteration of my Italian/Brazilian starter team, I wanted to switch my weaker links out. Talisca blessed me with a golden opportunity. He would be my leading midfielder (bought for 40K) in my revamped team instead of Gómez. And boy, did he take control. I switch to a 4-3-2-1 formation, with him switching from his central CM spot to the LCM spot, where he pickes up a free playing role. Here he commands my team towards victory.


When his IF was released, he stood out for his complete package. 3 80+, 2 70+, and 1 60+ stat(s) made him an ideal midfielder in my eyes. Yes, he wasn't as fast as Gómez was, but I needed change. And change he brought. I am now a follower of His Holiness Anderson Talisca.


Pace:

A nice bump to 78 gave him just a little extra pace, always helpful in a game mode where the majority uses fast players. No, he isn't Adama fast, but he does get the job done with the tools he's got available to him.


Shooting:

Who needs an ICBM? Not Talisca, his destruction is more widespread and accurate. Who needs the Baikonur Cosmodrome? Not Talisca, he launches his own rockets. Who needs guns? Not Talisca, his feet are more deadly. Who needs shooting? Not Talisca, it's the shooting which needs Talisca. My goodness, he just bangs them in like it's nothing! Absolute bangers? No challenge. Ez fnishes? It's almost a joke. Weak foot shots? He doesn't have a weak foot. What's also impressive is his positioning when attacking. He's always available no matter how many players are back helping the defense. If there is a gap, Talisca will find it.


Passing:

Excellent, just excellent. Distributes the ball for his own enjoyment, as these puny mortals cannot match his skills. Short passes arrive flawlessly, long passes will reach their mark too, and crosses are his speciality. His shooting and passes do have more curves than your favourite curvy women. His free kicks should be great too, however I haven't gotten a proper free kick chance yet.


Dribbling:

His dribbling is smooth. For such a tall player he does have incredible ball control and dribbling abilities. His somewhat weaker balance is not too noticeable. His agility is noticeable, in a good way. He feels more agile than his card shows, adding another weapon to an already scary looking card.


Defending:

Nothing to complain about. It's as good as you could expect from this card. Nothing special, but he gets the job done. When tracking back I did feel confident in his defensive capabilities. He rewards this confidence with ball possession most of the time. His heading is indeed accurate as well.


Physical:

More of a secret weapon, his physical attributes are better than what they appear to be like. Stamina isn't the best (he will get exhausted at the match's conclusion), but his strength feels higher. He hardly loses his duels. His jumping ain't bad either! When jumping, this tall lad towers above the defense, heading in a couple of goals for me in the process. Don't underestimate his jumping, or you'll regret the moment the ball touches his head



I would suggest using a chemistry which increases his pace, as that is one of the weaker aspects of his game. Dribbling feels wonderful with a boost too, so I might suggest that too. That'll mean the Engine chemistry style. However the last one is up to personal preference. Because how can you get wrong with God himself, right?

  • Double 4* (his WF feels like 5*)
  • Finishing (long range, curve, you name it)
  • Positional awareness
  • His physical stats feel better than what they show


  • Stamina isn't the greatest
  • His price keeps rising



Formation: 433
Position: CM
Games: 16
GPG: 0.81
APG: 0.31
5.0
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
GC
4.0
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (9/10)
Defending (7/10)
Physicality (8/10)
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