After investing in la liga players in October for the league SBC, I found myself raging repeatedly at the EA twitter page waiting for this SBC to be released. Finally the day came yesterday and I was particularly underwhelmed by the choice of player at the outset. I had been hoping for a Vinicius Jnr. to be one of the player pick rewards, however that was not to be. High defensive work rate of Cordoba made Hernandez the obvious choice.
Like a lot of other la liga strikers this season, they have all been very good in some areas. Futmas Inaki for pace, Moments Morales for dribbling & POTM Suarez for finishing. However on use so far, Hernandez feels well rounded. His finishing is tidy, his dribbling is fine and certainly feels comparable with a 4* skill player, pace is electric and does not need boosting and if a Marksman card is applied there is a notable physical boost.
I had been playing this player in a 4-2--3-1 with get in behind. Messi, Modric and Perisic in behind all on full chem, meaning through balls and service is not an issue. Have to say was really impressed. For an 85r card in January, this was certainly one of the better ones. Accelerates away from defenders for fun, good with chip shots and drives across keepers, curve is a bit low, but overall not an issue. Composure is the one stat I wish was slightly higher, but overall this card is fun to use.
Is this card worth the 250k required to complete the league sbc? Probably not. But Hernandez is meta, fun, fast and filthy in the box. If you can get some good returns in the packs then you could have a very tidy payer for good value.
- Acceleration - Insane breaks away from defenders.
- Agility / Balance / Reactions - All high and noticeably strong in game.
- Finishing & Positioning - lethal. Should have got this guy to finish Game of Thrones.
- Expensive SBC that will only really represent value if you can pack something really good, from below value packs for the level of investment required - although if you can hold the trigger, open on Headliners Friday and you might have some luck!
- Composure is a little low.