As soon as I saw this SBC I knew I wanted to do it. Not because I'm a Lazio fan or anything -l just love big, tall midfielders like him in this game and it's the first Europa League live card you can obtain, and a reasonable upgrade. Additionally, Lazio seem to be doing well in the group stages, so he's almost guaranteed an upgrade, which makes it even better. And that for 150K - if he would get a 87 rated in form, it would be much more expensive, and you get 100K back in value of packs, which is great. Throughout all the games I've used him in (all in Weekend League, as a RCM in the 4312 formation), I've used the Shadow chemistry style.
Pace (7/10) - It's only 70 if we have to believe what the card suggests, but he doesn't feel slow at all. I've got a chemistry style that boosts this so that is most likely why, but he's got long legs and can cover distance at solid pace. I'm not going to say he feels like he has 90 pace, but around 75-80 for sure.
Shooting (9/10) - For a center midfielder his shooting is fantastic. I was most impressed by his shot power and long distance shooting; 85 & 82 respectively isn't even THAT amazing, but he's scored some absolute wondergoals for me. But inside the box he is good as well, find yourself one on one against the goal keeper and he most likely will put them away. His finesse shots are also surprisingly good, despite having (only) 79 curve.
Passing (10/10) - In my personal opinion the most relevant card stat for a midfielder. His passing is great, even though the overall is only 82, he's got the 3 most relevant stats all up at 87, which makes him a brilliant passer of the game with either foot. He plays throughballs like a champ and lifts sublime passes over defences for my attackers to get towards.
Dribbling (8/10) - His actual ball control and dribbling is really good, but that's pretty much it. His reactions could be a little bit better, I'm not saying they're not good enough but they could be higher. His agility and balance is lacking because he is such a tall guy and you notice that, he doesn't feel agile at all and is really slow on the turn. Agility and Balance are hard to boost through chemistry styles, which is why I view it as a bit of a problem.
Defending (8/10) - Obviously boosted by the chemistry style, but his defending is really good. He will intercept the ball for you with his tall body whenever you need it and his tackling is really great. I could even recommend you playing him as a central defender, although that would be a waste of his offensive capabilities.
Physical (10/10) - 6''3 inches tall, 86 stamina, and 89 strength. Could you wish for much more? I don't think so. He can run all game, only really gets tired in extra time and is incredibly strong, you will not ever push him off the ball. He's fantastic at heading too, scoring quite a few headers from corners with his great jumping and heading accuracy. His agression isn't really notable, but definitely acceptable.
Other pro's of this card include his combination of 4 star skills and 4 star weak foot, although pulling off skills is a little bit more difficult due to his low agility/balance combination. His weak foot actually feels like a 5 star, I don't think I've misplayed a pass or missed a big chance with his weak foot. And if I haven't mentioned it enough, his height, a big tall player which is going to be great for your midfield.
I'm really happy I've finished this SBC and I recommend anyone this card. It's going to get upgraded and thus it will become even better than it is now. A cheap Ruud Gullit, essentially.
- Shooting from anywhere
- Actual dribbling
- 4 star / 4 star combination
- Potential upgrades and boosts
- Agility & Balance
- Price? (Even though it isn't that bad for what you get)
This is the first time I've felt the need to go out of my way to leave a review for a player on Futbin - that should tell you all you need to know!
We all know Savic is a meta player...but I'm still surprised at how good this card is in game! Savic plays great for me in a 4-3-3(4). His positioning is incredible and always finds himself in the right place. Also has great short/long passing which help you retain possession and ping through balls to your attackers. His current record is 10 games played/11 goals scored - due to his ability to hit long shots and win the majority of near post corners. DO NOT be put off by his pace - he does not feel like a 70 pace player in game.
Also worth noting that he has got MOTM in almost every game since I've had him - and I play with icons and meta/high rated players across the board!
Passing / Positioning / Scoring headers from corners (espesh near post) / Work Rate / Potential for rating boost
The SBC is quite expensive - luckily had some good untradeables I could use, and made some money back from the packs - definitely worth it
Savic is a man of insane HEFT and his performance in game is a real testament to that.
With 9 goals in 11 games playing fut champs savic proved his worth and his enormous amount HEFT and STATURE.
He charges through defenders like a bull and promptly places the ball in the back of the net with the force and power of a WWII USSR tank.
Though his speed seems low his strength and size mean that defenders catching up to him will still have to deal with his HEFTY arms before obtaining the ball.
His passing, defending and dribbling are all top tier and make this card all the more worth it.
All this paired with 4* 4* and high stamina make the perfect midfielder for a Serie A squad, that is sure to upgrade in the coming weeks.
-shot power and finishing (long shots)
When you see this card you know this player have something special, for me its the best prototype of box to box player, he is strong, tall and a technical player.
I use him as CAM and he offer me a top quality performance, scoring 9 goals in 9 games, but the perfect position of this guy is the CM position playing the Box to Box role, he can stole a ball on your box and finish the play scoring a stunner in the rival box..
This player is not fast, but he makes up for it with his pysicality, his shooting is an abuse he can score a longshot outta nowhere because of his high rating in shoot power and in longshot, another great thing of this card is that is a beast in heading crosses, he is an aereal threat for your rival and you can´t keep and eye on him because he would connect a header to the net.
The other top characteristic of this player is the pysicality, he is a strong player and its too dificult to stole him the ball, he is a monster in terms of defense, he is like a octopus, he stole all the balls who pass arround him.
I totally recomend to do this SBC because is worth every coin, its an absolute gamechanger, and with Kante he would do a deadly defensive duo so hard to overpass, another reason to do this is t card is that Lazio is already qualify to the next round of Uefa Europa League so this card will improve his stats
Ps:Sorry for my bad english
4 stars of weak foot and skills
The man is sensational!
I discovered his best position by complete accident.
Did his SBC and placed him into the squad linked. He initially was placed upfront because in game i use to switch to a 4-3-3 so he was just there for chemistry reasons. One game i forgot to switch the formation at the start and he played upfront with werner as a target man, since then I haven't looked back! I didn't like him as a CDM, i didnt like him at CAM, he was good at CM but as a target man he outshines most of the strikers of used this year. I would recommend anyone and everyone to give this a try and play him up top with a faster striker. In the recent weekend league i finished Gold 1 and it was majorly down to him being able to provide some power and height. He's scored just over 70 goals for me in just under 80 games which is more than enough for me, plus with 40 odd assists he's contributing to at least a goal every game!
With his card at least getting 1 or 2 upgrades he is only going to get better. Yes, there will be better target men when TOTY hits but that's towards the end of the Fifa year and this guy is doing wonders NOW.
Shooting - it's great, anywhere with in 25 yards and he is a danger to the opponent. He's got the shot power, the finishing, the composure, the positioning and the long shots!
Dribbling - fantastic! - His agility is garbage but the ball control and dribbling stat make up for it. Like I've said I play him as a target man so i don't use him to take people on but his close control and the way he backs into the defenders makes him a real sturggle to get the ball off. Plus 4* skills means you can get yourself that extra yard of space you can't get with a player like Higuaín and Lukaku..
Strength - The kid's on the juice, he's so powerful!
Heading - great jumping and heading, lump a long ball up to him and let him nod it on to his striking partner. His near post corner headers are disgusting, there's not a lot opponents can do to stop them.
Passing - This is the one? thing that sets him aside from all other target players i've used. Him and Lewandowski are the best target men i've used so far this year, the reason Savic is better is purely down to his ability to pass the ball. He's strong enough to hold off opponents, he's tall enough to win headers, he's good enough on the ball, when he gets that yard of space he can lay it off with both feet easily enough, sometimes he even switches out to the wingers effortlessly.
Agility - He's not Messi! his agility seens non existent and this is an issue because his balance isn't great either, but it's all about how you play with him. Don't expect him to take the ball and run through a team because he's a unit. Use him to his best abilities, strength, ball control and passing.
Pace - This isn't really a con because as a midfielder 70 pace is spot on. As a target man like how I use him myself his pace is fine. But I think we'd all prefer that pace stat to be higher and thankfully when his card upgrades it will get better.
I've run out of cons but one thing i really don't get, why isn't this guy 5* skills? Have EA seems him play? he's the Serbian Pogba, If anything i rate him more because Pogba is massively overrated.