Lockdown not over for all… Well, they are definitely turning up the Heat with this Summer promo so far. We are barely a week into the madness and it is already feeling like the best promo we have had in a LONG time. For me, the Ivan Perišic SBC sums up everything that we have been asking for as a community all year, and really was a step in the right direction (if only for the sake that FIFA 21 is on the horizon). Right away I removed the Value for Coins rating for this review; because 130k for a 4 STAR SKILL, 5 STAR WEAK FOOT is beyond insane value. Everything about the card looked good on the surface and having been a huge fan of Storyline Perišic, I was hoping that this would just feel like that card… but on steroids. I initially tried Perišic as a ST at the top of my normal 4-4-2 to good effect. After 10 matches Perišic was at a goal and assist per game … an excellent return, but I just felt he could be better served in the attacking CM roll. On one hand, I was right. Perišic is a fantastic CM… but my goal totals immediately suffered and after a 3 match experiment, it was back to Perišic leading the line. In an attempt to boost this card even further I went with the Pace and Shooting of the HUNTER chemistry style and really felt it complimented this card perfectly. In the end, Perišic was the gliding gazelle all weekend in the following squad:
Not sure why I am getting one match a week where my opponent looks at my squad and backs out/or we lose connection. But again I need you to imagine that this is 20 matches after one was incorrectly counted without being played. Additionally, the 3 matches at CM resulted in 0 goals and 2 assists… not bad, but of course are slightly skewing the ST performance. 16 goals and 9 assists in 17 matches are good… and if you follow me on Twitter: @IVIaeday you will know he kept it going at about this pace over 30 matches. The first weapon that puts Perišic into the upper tier of players I was not expecting: PACE. “but he has 99 PACE how did you not expect that?” The taller body type has suffered significantly in FIFA 20, with CR7 being one of the few exceptions, and now Perišic. The north to south pace in this card is crazy… he just glides past defenders and when I called him a gazelle I meant it in the best way, he looks like a majestic beast out on the pitch. Until… you try to turn this Titanic. I still went for a 9.2/10 because there is a lot more to dribbling than just turning at speed, but Perišic is heavily lacking in that category.
Linkability Rating: 4/5
Just a carbon copy of the past 6 – 7 reviews here. These top tier squads have player after player after player that is useable… the league is always stacked full of useable options… but without one of the major nations, the hybrid options start to fade fast without ICONs. However, the list of Croatian players is growing… and a crazy upgrade to a Rakitic, Brozovic, or Lovren could really start to open up the additional leagues for hybrid options.
End Game Strength
End Game Strength Rating: 4.5/5
The reason I went for a 9.3/10 despite the higher category ratings come down to comparisons with previous reviews. Perišic is not really a ST. His shot is maybe the best I have used on both feet since Griezmann, and dare I say it, I think Perišic eclipses the French Prince. He finished EVERYTHING, from EVERYWHERE, with both feet, and regardless of pressure. However, the slower turning really took away from the potential chances he could have created. As a CM this card was a beast again and really took over the game from a defensive perspective, which really surprised me. Going forward I really missed the agility of other cards I have used and again lowered his creation rate. So finally, on the wing, this card could do a job… but there are loads of other options that could do the same. So I go with a 4.5/5 based on the fact that Perišic is so good at all positions, but amazing at none.
Good vs. Bad
Good vs Bad Rating: 5/5
Can this card be a little clunky on the turn? Yes. Were there moments where I found myself wishing I could just move back to a more FIFA 20 friendly card? Yes. Did this card rise to the occasion and lead me back into the Elite 3 mix? If you follow me on Twitter you would know the answer is again. Yes. We touched on blistering pace, on the suspect dribbling, on the tremendous shot, a bit on the quality defending, so we move on to the passing and physical. These are two categories that I find don’t pop up unless there is an issue. With Perišic there was absolutely none and the statistics speak for themselves. Everything from 90 SHORT PASSING, to 99 STAMINA, back to 95 CROSSING, and on to 86 STRENGTH allows Perišic to operate without hiccups that could derail a player. One word I would use for this card is reliability… and I really liked that I always knew what I was going to get with this card. He fights for the badge, and you cannot ask for anymore.
This was one of the most interesting reviews I have had in a while… and I feel it is ending that way as well. During the review, I struggled to find the right position for Perišic or at least questioned if playing him ST was the best option to reach Elite and thankfully he proved me wrong. But overall there are plenty of better options at ST for sure. As a CM he was capable but nowhere near the likes of Modric… and you wouldn’t really want him as a super sub. So where does that leave Perišic? … Still with only a 130k price tag. That is where this review began… and where I feel it has to end. There are maybe 5 – 10 cards that can compete with Perišic in terms of value for coins. If this review has accomplished anything it is this… I finally have my mind wrapped around what I want to advise with this card. My advice… You won’t regret it. It has taken me half an hour of sitting here to come up with that, and while it is not the best words of wisdom… I honestly think it sums up this card perfectly. At the very best you have found a game-changer… a ST who finishes everything… or that powerful CM you have wanted… or the LM that will replace Leroy Sane’s inconsistency for good. At the very worst, you overpaid 22k for a 94 rated fodder. Cheers for reading.
Ok so here it goes...He played lm in a 4-4-2 with 8 chem.Played 15 games with him in rivals (7 trying to get the ball to him as much as possible and the other 8 normal).I am a casual divison 5 gold 2 player. In the first 7 games I scored with him 13 goals and 8 assists.Not bad at all for a winger. In the other 8 games he got 6 goals and 5 assits.He cuts inside so well.
Speed-he feels so fast at the ball when he is at max speed.Like kent type of speed.The acceleration is nice too!
Passing-the passing is so good and the long ones are almost perfect
Shooting-His shots are the ben yedder type. Almost everything goes in
Dribbling- His dribbling is really good but sometimes he is hard to control.(Exemple: When you are in the box and try to find a nice place from where to shoot.
Stamina-He can go the full 120 minutes
He is pretty cheap and you can do him but you sbc fodder so easy.
Physical-His strength and aggression are not really good.
Ivan. I did him last night to start RW on 7 chem to link to Gattuso and Modric. I was going to get Messi gold there, but I’d rather do Perisic and put him on 7. I played him at CAM in a 4-2-3-1. His 5* weak foot makes this card nuts. I put a sniper on him. His pace was brilliant and he had plenty of pace as CAM. If you wanted to play him out wide he would benefit more from an engine. His shooting is perfect with a sniper but on basic he hits the post and skies it a lot. His passing is perfect. His dribbling is brilliant imo. He is very good at dribbling overall. His strength is brilliant, he won a few headers and he doesn’t stop running all game. I played him at LB to do Mendy and he was wonderful there. Stopping everyone that came down the line with his brute strength
Perisic is one of the best cards I've used in this fifa and I actually moved potm Ben Yedder to RM in 442 for him. I now use this Perisic up front with Haland and they score so many goals. I'm only in division 6 and am a gold 2 player so this review may not be of help to elite players. I've only used him in 8 games so far but he has 21 goals and 6 assists in those 8 games and is an absolute goal machine. He outscored Haland in these games who has a ridiculous goal to game ratio for me of around 260 goals in something around 180 games. His finishing was top tier on both feet due to the 5* weak foot and his long shots were very good as well. I only took a couple long shots with him and he scored one, which was a long range finess but his long shots are pretty good. He's also one of the best dribblers I've used in these fifa and I was playing 4 bars. Yes he's over 6 ft but his dribbling stats, especially balance and agility makes his dribbling unbelievable and he barely ever loses the ball, overall this card is just unbelievable and is way better than his price suggests. If you need a cheap super sub or even a starter, he is perfect. I use him on 8 chem and he's incredible. He is one of the most versatile players and can play anywhere in attack, CAM, ST, LAM, RAM, RW, LW, LM, RM, anywhere, with his 72 defending he might even be an average centre mid lol.
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