When I saw there would be be a TOTS Ibra I was in dreamland, then I saw his price... GUYS, this card is Ibra at a fraction of the price. So far for me he has been absolutely outstanding I cannot believe how well he's worked. You simply cannot beat this guy in the air. Corners result in goals 90% of the time and even free kicks chipped in from 40/45 yards he tends to nod over the keeper's head more times than not. Four games in and already seven goals and three assists on Weekend League. I play him in a 4-4-2 up front with Owen (balance/agility - engine chem favoured) with a little and large feel to the strike force and it's the GOAT. 99 strength, 97 heaing and 87 jumping for someone who is 6'5" should be illegal. Only downside is the 52 aggression but it's a very small factor. Hunter chem moves his finishing and att. positioning to 95 while his 97 pace is always handy, albeit a little clunky due to 72 balance but that's what Owen is there for.
Stamina (not massive con)
Balance (not massive con because Owen)
As soon as i saw this card i knew i had to try him, regarding the meta, crosses are OP as well as corner kicks so 1,96 cm, 97 heading and 82 jumping seemed good enough. As well as many people i don't have 1.6 mill coins to have 95 rated Ibra so i would consider him a poor's man Ibrahimovic, saving the differences he is a deadly striker inside the box. I used a hunter chem on him to boost his speed in a 4-2-3-1 formation obviously as a striker. It takes a few games to get used to him but i think is worth it, he is only 40k atm and i managed to score with him ( only in WL games) 17 goals and 3 assists in 26 matches. He will be always on the first post to recieve the corner kick, trust me he won't miss the chance, he even wins the aerial duels against beasts like VVD and Varane TOTY. Don't expect much from him in terms of movility, is not that bad for his height but i would try to pass the ball as quick as possible because with 90 short passing he helps to build play and maybe create a goal chance. His strenght is awesome, holds easily the ball and his stamina lasts all game. He doesn't feel that pacy but if he makes a good run he will hold off the defenders. Try not to longshot, he is very good near the box.
- short passes
I've never written a player review before, but had to get something written for Abraham. I am not a good FIFA player (usually slide up and down Division 5/6 and leave my son to use my account for FUT Champs). If I do a skill move it is usually accidental, and I rely heavily on slow build up play and then either cross or work it into the box. Paired with 89 Kane or particularly FB Sturridge, Abraham is just awesome. He has seen me into Division 4, from 39 games scoring 45 goals and 15 assists; play him and you just always feel like he is going to score. Play a corner to the near post - he's heading it in (unless he hits the post/bar). Square ball across the box to him - in it goes. Cross he is on the end of, head or foot, goal bound. Rebounds - he is there. Run straight at goal, brush aside defender, score. He has become my talisman, I even bought Lingard's UCL Live just so I could get Abraham on 10 chem in my EPL team, though off chem or as a sub he still scores. All this for less than 40K, and I ditched 89 Aguero. I run a 4-1-3-2 formation.
Don't expect super skill moves or blistering dribbles and turns (he is probably OK but I can't do them with players who are supposed to be able to anyway), he doesn't go off on long runs, and don't try passing beyond the player next to him too often (although he is very good at short pass through balls and one twos) but, honestly, just try him.
Pace (once he builds up speed)
Rarely runs on
Long passes go astray
Skill moves/dribbling (if you like that kind of thing)
Balance (only really an issue if he is being hustled, in space he turns and shoots just fine)