Sup guys, this is my first review on futbin so sorry if it doesn't read too smoothly
To start this of, take a look at his in-game stats. Amazing right? True. Except for his agility/balance his card is amazingly well rounded with 95(!) composure, 91 finishing, 85 strength, 91 sprint speed, 94 dribbling, etc,... So overall you expect an amazing playing card in-game right? Especially since the market is so high right now causing him to cost around 250.000 coins which isn't cheap for a untradeable card for the average player like me without millions of coins.
I used David Villa with a hunter, which for my play-style suits him the best, I need pace and perfect shooting stats. I understand most of you would like to boost the agility and balance with either a sniper or a marksman which is completely understandable. It's up to your play-style. For me, David Villa was a lone striker in a 4231.
The first thing that really stood out for me were his turns and shooting from anywhere, so basically his composure. This card has the strength to hold himself off from most defenders and makes turns, maintaining the ball, and being able to score from them that I have never experienced with ANY card expect for the odd Dalglish or Scream Agüero, Ronaldo, in Drafts.
His agility and balance were NEVER noticeable for me in any situations (notice I didn't boost them with a chem style), I think this is because of his 92+ stats in all the other dribbling stats.
Like you have probably already heard by now, his shots from inside the box have a 99% chance of going in with the right or left foot, normal shot, finesse shot, driven shot, any shot if not blocked by the annoying AI block's this game has. Outside the box his long shots are also amazing as far as this is possible for FUT20 (I find scoring long shots this fifa way too hard).
His passing was also perfect for a striker, I don't have too much to say about this. His short passing is as good as needed. For long passing I couldn't say anything about because I haven't had enough occasions where I needed him to provide long passes. Again, if you play him as a striker that's there to score you goals and be provided, not to provide I don't think this is necessary.
David Villa was amazingly quick for me with the perfect combination of his strength and aggression which sometimes made him able to literally run through/past a group of defenders. This is why a hunter suits my play-style as well, because I need my strikers to be as fast as possible when provided with a perfect through ball.
Overall I find this card the best card for me in this fifa thus far and just the most enjoyable as well. He is everything you expect from those stats and even a bit more. You can play him as a lone striker, a striker with a partner for playmaking and even a all out attacking CAM or CF if you wanted. Seeing there were no reviews out for him as of now I felt my duty to inform you about this amazing card.
If you have the coins, any 84 or 85+ undtradeables in your club you aren't using or you're just looking for fun I would 100% advice you to go for him before it's too late and you would regret it.
I have for a long time had difficulties finding a striker for my team. After trying out many different icons and other meta players, i have to say David Villa s on another level. The pace is perfect for a striker, alway mange to pull away from defenders cause of his strength, sometimes lose it cause of his balance, but thats a minor issue. His shooting is amazing with both feet, finishes everything. 4 star weak foot could be five star (which is what he deserves btw),. Also he is the only player i have used that can properly head the ball in this game, win most duels cause of his strengt and jumping. The passing is pretty straight forward, but after all he is a striker, the way i play i dont need him to be the best passer. The passing is alright, just not Hagi kind of good. 81 stamina also makes him work like kante in attack for 90 min, in extra time he is kind of dead tho.
4 star wf (feels like 5)
all dribbling, not balance
Headers, combined with the strength and jumping
Minor issues :
At times feel slow when he is told to shoot (could just be me)
As soon as this card released I was pretty sure that I will be doing this card at any cost. The sbc price may be a bit costly and vary around 230k to 270k but this card is worth all that price.
I play Villa in a 4-2-3-1 formation as a ST ahead of Messi who plays as a centre cam. I've applied Sniper Chem on Villa as per stats his agility and balance are low.
Pace: Villa might not be the fastest, but with 87 acceleration and 91 sprint speed he will out pace most of the defenders in the game. Only fast pace defenders like Varane, Eder Militiao RTTF etc will catch him. Hence he is quite fast and will beat the opposition defense line.
Shooting: Biggest pro of this card is his shooting. An absolute monster in front of goal. Shots inside the box are guaranteed goals with both feet. With 91 finishing and 86 shot power, Villa is expected to bang goals left, right and center. He positions himself very well and also tucks away penalties with ease.
Wonder why they reduced his weak foot to 4*
Passing: He can be used to make short passes and link up plays like 1-2s with players and he hardly misses those passes. Although his long passes weren't good enough and most of them didn't pick the correct man.
Dribbling: As per the stats his agility and balance were a bit low. However, I never found his agility to be a con but, Villa's balance seems to be the slightest of con in game. His balance is not great as well as its not bad also. He doesn't give the truck feeling and he's smooth on the ball with 4* skills..With 95 composure, 94 dribbling and 95 ball control he will get past defenders very easily.
Defending: Defensive stats aren't required tbh and he heads the ball well with 90 heading.
Physical: Villa shields the ball well with 85 strength and wins most of the headers with 86 jumping. Obviously he can't beat the tall defenders since he's only 5'9, but will win headers in midfield. He will last for full 90 minutes and the first half of extra time. Beyond that he gets tired.
- Ball control
- League (Meiji Yasuda)
- Long Passes
WOW! I've done this SBC and he is absolutly magic. He scores from any angel and dribbles like a king. He plays almost like Messi. I whould say he is one of the greatest strikers in the game!
4 star skills and 4 star weakfoot
Hard to link
I used the Flashback David Villa last year and he was amazing, so I was excited to see his End of Era card come out. This card is an absolute game changer that could stay with you until the end of the game. Not only is he a goal scorer he also assists. He has given my team numerous opportunities to score. His finishing is top class. If you can give him a 1 on 1 chance he will most likely score. Not only is his shooting amazing so is his dribbling is incredible as well. The ball control Is incredible as well. His first touch is almost always perfect. Last but not least is his heading. If you have wingers crossing in the ball into the box and David Villa is in there as well he will most likely score.
All'inizio non l'avevo visto di buon occhio visto il prezzo ma avendo i giocatori ho speso solo 50k per fare questa sfida. L'ho messo in coppia con Rush 89 e loro due sono la coppia migliore di questo gioco, ogni volta che tirano è praticamente gol certo, dal lato assist da il suo contributo ma a passaggi ho visto molto di meglio, il fisico pecca un po' e anche l'agilità quindi vi consiglio un cecchino. In 10 partite mi ha fatto la bellezza di 9 gol e 7 assist! Ovviamente provato per ora solo in Division Rivals in divisione 4 (ma per lui le divisioni non contano che ci mette sempre la sua firma). Per me è consigliatissimo
Hey guys, this is my first Review so be nice :D
So this guy is an absolute beast, honestly. I have now played 52 Games with Villa (most of them with a rather bad team to get my Spwa Icon players) and he has scored 61 Goals and has 23 assists so far!
As soon as the SBC came out there was no doubt that he'll be in my team. No regrets at all! I've used some top top strikers including the likes of Griezmann OTW and Son. Villa is easily compareable to those. A minor downside is the league and that you won't get him on full chem as easy as other strikers. I solved that "problem" by getting Guardiola in my squad and using a spanish LB as there are plenty good LBs.
Leading to Villa ingame! As I've said he's an absoulute beast. Every shot, and I literally mean every single shot inside the box is goal. No matter if it's with his right or with his left foot.
With his 90 pace he'll easily run past most of the defenders. Only the likes of Van Dijk or a really fast defender (77+ Pace) will catch up. His dribbling, although he "only" has 77 agility and 80 balance wasn't an issue at all. He controls the ball very fast and it's quiet hard to get it off him once he dribbles. This combined with his 84 PHY is just deadly and makes it really hard to stop him.
His 81 short passing (86 with an enginge slapped on him) is definately another plus for this card (23 assists might speak for itself).
Although I've tried really really hard to find a downside to this card I can't. To all those who missed to do this SBC: I feel sorry for you
To those who did him: Congrats! You own one of the most op cards in the game. He'll definitely stay in my starting 11 for a loooong time!
Great finishing (in and outside the box)
Hard to get the ball off him (dribbling + PHY combined)
only around 200k - compared to other top strikers an absolute bargain
There are no real cons on this one
League (maybe, but as he's spanish it's rather easy to link him up)
I was slightly concerned about doing him because of his low agility and balance as they seem to be the key meta attributes this year, it turns out his end game dribbling stats compensate for this quite extensively.
His finishing is unrivaled from any player I've used this year he can finish everything in the box and has a mean finesse shot
Also has blistering pace and a nice 4 star 4 star combo
Lost his 5 star weak foot
Agility and Balance would make him God tier
Chem style: sniper
Position: striker in a 4-2-3-1 and 4-3-3(4)
- Feels very fast in game able to break through defensive lines and once he’s through rarely gets caught
- Very handy dribbler able to create space for himself to shoot in the box and get around opposition players very neatly, not on the level of your Messi/Neymar’s but certainly very capable on the ball
- If this man gets a chance you just know it’s going into the back of the net, inside the box he is the most clinical finisher I have used this year, and his long shots are a big threat. He also scored a few headers for me from corners this weekend league which just adds to the multitude of ways you can score with this card
- Able to make one-two passes and link up with the other attackers nicely
- Feels very strong on the ball and I sensed the opposition were struggling to take the ball from him when running beside him, and combined with his pace he was able to bully them off of him and either shoot or break into space
- This card is truly brilliant in most facets of the game. He’s not the quickest, the strongest or the best dribbler, and there may be some top end cards with better at shooting than him, but David Villa is not far behind the best at all of those things making him one of the most complete and well rounded players currently available in FIFA 20
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David Villa has changed FIFA for me. As of late i haven't been enjoying the gameplay but this card has changed everything. He is a phenomenal player who's made even the toughest gameplay fun again.
David Villa feels like an Insigne-like player, absolutely insane, excuse the pun.
Every time this man shoots it goes in.
For my play-style I would like a bit more acuracy in his passing as I focus on build up play, but for others it should be alright.
Once again there are similarities to Insigne's style but this card transcends that. Hands down the best dribbler in the game.
Has quite a bit of physical and has a scrappy feel.
Can't complain. 5 star weakfoot would be nice though.