When Freddy Mercury wrote the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody, I can't help but believe he had a premonition about this card in the future. I am a fairly casual FIFA player since FIFA 13, I haven't had the luxury of using all of the best players in the game (outside of loan cards) but I have used my fair share of TOTS cards (please see the squad link provided) and I can't stress this enough. This card is the best card I have ever used in any FIFA. Ever.
Liverpool's golden boy is back and he is going out with a bang. This guy just scores for fun. It literally does not matter how you shoot it. Finesse? Goal. Power? Goal. Volley? Goal. Header? Goal. Left peg, right peg? Goal. Goal. It is literally easier to score then it is to miss with this card. I have never used a card that has had such an immediate impact in my team. And I am a noob at this game, I can't do many skill moves, but it literally does not matter with this guy, just hit shoot and it's going in whether its 40 yards out or 4 yards out. I played 3 games with him before writing this review and I genuinely scored 4 of my top 5 goals ever in those 3 games. Not only does he score goals though, he scores worldies. Twice the keeper was literally left flat footed as he watched El Niño sail one past him into the top bins. His shot power is immense and he is pretty much breaking the back of the net with every goal.
I ran him with a marksman chem style which maxed out all his shooting stats (except penalties) as well as topping up his dribbling and physical stats taking him to a 98 points per position striker. His pace was not a concern for me, because once you play that through ball he has already reached top speed and is cruising past defenders. His strength also ensures that he is not bullied off the ball easily. His passing was a little underwhelming for me, which I could've potentially fixed with a different chem style, but as I said earlier, there is no need to even worry about passing, just get into space and hit shoot. His stamina was not a concern to me at all. Obviously if I had a preference I would like to be high 80s, low 90s, but due to his work rate and perfect attack positioning, he is able to conserve his energy throughout the game and remain relatively fresh in the back end of the match. If/when Torres gets an icon in the future, I can see it being very similar to this, so when you think about it that way, for around 75k assuming you have to buy all players, it's truly of incredible value.
The craziest thing about all of this is that I am not even playing him on full chem. He is currently playing on 8 chem in my La Liga/Eredivisie hybrid. Honestly a little scared that the card will just break if I get it to 10 chem.
TL;DR: You should get this card, 100%. No questions asked.
- Shooting 11/10
- Dribbling 10/10
- Pace 8.5/10
- Heading/Physical 10/10
- Passing 7/10. Can barely call this a con, but trying to show that I am fairly reviewing this.