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.
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