I bought this card wanting a strong tall physical striker that would atleast handle some defenders. I play along side Butragueno I prefer the 1 small fast striker and 1 big tall striker. Combo works well for me.
I was genuinely shocked I didn't expect him to be this good.
His jumping and headers always go in! From crosses to corners he will guarantee you goals.
Weak foot is good too for 3*
Anyone who likes tall strikers Cavani UCL LIVE is the one and he's a bargain at 250K
Make sure you stick a hunter Chem style on him.
Rivals: DIV 4
Weekend League: Gold 2 mostly
I love agile players (who doesn't?) and that's why my attack and midfield are usually composed out of players with high Pace and Dribbling. But these kind of players usually comes with a setbacks such as low height and low physicality. At one point, the 5 players that formed my attack had a high average of 90 PACE and 90 DRIBBLING, but low average of 70 PHYSICALITY and 173 cm height. So it is very fun to play with them, but they are lacking spine. They would dribble and run like crazy only to be pushed away and wobbles helplessly at the end. And it is very difficult to win headers too, which makes goals hard to come by after the new patch. So my quest for a new striker began.
I was looking for a taller striker with a good physicality, and a good heading and jumping stats, to offer a new dimension in my attack. So I narrowed down my research to strikers who have 90+ heading accuracy and jumping (without chem). And you know what, there are not many. Other than TOTY, Icons and Cristiano Ronaldo, only 4 players made the cut: Mauro Icardi, Falcao, Aduritz and Cavani. Cavani was the tallest (185 cm) , recently got his weak foot updated to 4 stars, had the most promising stats, great rise potential to his UCL live card and also a good link to my squad. I see mixed comments and reviews on this page, so I decided to give him a go myself and here is my verdict.
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: Engine
Used Position: ST
Instructions: Stay forward, Mixed Attack
78 acceleration and 80 sprint speed won't get you flying past defenders. But I have 4 other pacy players in my attack so I don't require him to do that. To me, he does not feel slow when running straight. His pace feels exactly 80, so I would rate him 8 for this part .
ATTACKING PROWESS: 9.5/10
Now, this is the most important part. His actual job, his only job. If i were to sum it up in one word: HE GETS THE JOB DONE.In total, he is the only player who has the best goals to games ratio in my team, albeit only after 30 games (34 goals, 7 assist). And he achieved this in a very strange manner. He is a player that would go missing for a match, and score hat-trick at the next. An invisible player for one half, a match winner that scores two at the very last minute. I see a lot of other user saying the same things, and I finally understand what they mean. This is a mixed bag for some players, because it can be frustrating when your only tall striker can't be found inside the penalty box when your wingers are about to whip that deadly cross. But again, he's banging them in when he feels like it, very efficient, and deadly. So this category gets an almost perfect score from me.
PASSING & DRIBBLING 7/10
At this point, some of you might be wondering why I use engine as a chem for a striker. Because it is the only chem that give 10 boost to his horrific 61 balance. Even with the boost, you can still clearly feels that he can't really stand his ground when goes shoulder to shoulder with a defender. Turning is also majorly affected by this, that most of the time, the ball would be taken away before you have a chance to release them. Passing is not spectacular either, and should be minimized to short pass and a through ball to an open space. Tight space between the defenders with a 50-50 chance? Long backpass to the keeper is always a better option.
Another important area for any striker, that 85 PHYSICALITY could be misleading. Because that overall is the total rating of his unbalanced 90 jumping, 94 stamina and 79 strength. Yes, 79 strength. Combined that with a 61 balance, you are in for a nightmare trying to hold-up the defenders.
In conclusion, Cavani is deadly and efficient but he is a mixed bag. I can see why users' opinions are divided, because this player is not for everyone. He does not have stand-out attributes that can be abused, nor does a brilliant all around stats to make him an all rounder. He also falls short in a few most important stats such as balance and strength. Despite all of this, however, he gets the goals for you. So if you're like me, who possesses a good pacy attackers but lacking a dimension in the final third, I would recommend him. If you can use him properly, and minimize the time that he has with the ball, he would come out of nowhere and surprise you with his killer instinct. And by march, he would most likely be upgraded to 93 and who knows, we might be in for a good surprise.
+ Striker Instinct for goals
+ Deadly and efficient
+ Amazing heading and jumping
+ Rise potential
- A bit weak
- Low balance (hard to turn)
- Goes missing at times
- Not the best passer
i'm good player- weekend league best record: elite2 - I bought him few weeks ago, and he is absolutely the most game changer of me this season, I got Best, Neymar, Hazard(93if), and so on but he is the greatest, double the physical of Lukaku and tripple the finishing and shooting of Best, absolutly CHEAT!!!! I Sniped him for 450K and honestly he worth more than 1M COINS!
Impossible Header Goals
PERFECT link with Neymar,Mbappe
I Can use only 1 of this card parralel!!!!!! NOTHINGG BAD!!
Always scores and assists. ALWAYS. 50 matches with this guy and feels amazing. Obviously he's not a dribbler or a pacer, It's more like Boca Junior's Palermo with long hair. If you don't know Palermo you should go and watch some videos, and If you do, you know what I mean.
I use 4 1 2 1 2 (2) in-game with Cavani and Saint-Maximin as strikers and Hazard as CAM. (Starting from 4-3-3) Right now 500k for him is still good He'll be upgraded after ManUd match and IMO PSG is going to reach at least Semifinals. If you didn't have the chance to pick Ibra Flashback, try this guy.
Marksman chemistry on him and will score even your mom.
His head has a magnet
4* Weak Foot
As he doesn't need to run a lot (receiving and scoring are his job) he can play up to 4 games 120'
He doesn't have two heads
I got him from my division rivals' untradeable rewards and I'm still kinda sad it wasn't Suarez. But I still decided to use him, and he is not necessarily my kind of player as he is really slow, and his dribbling is pretty bad, but the worst of all is his 3* weak foot. Other than that, if you like these type of strikers which can't do much more than heading and shooting with his right foot go ahead and use him. If he only had 4* skill moves he would be a beast.
Hell of a right foot inside the box
3* Weak foot
3* Skill moves
And dribbling once again cuz it's awful