I've had many players played at central striker this year, my road was from promes to mertens - son - dalghlish(87) - Best (90) - toty Mané - toty Mbappe, Cruyf 91 to many players in drafts etc.
But they all let me down at a few/some points, i never was 100% satisfied. Down my road i've realised many things, one of them is that your st has to have 5 star Wf to start with and later down my road i realised that how defending/dropback all players play this year your st has to have 5 star skills aswell, atleast.., at the level of elite 2/ elite 1 i think.
Because these reasons i always doubted between insane player stats like toty mbappe/mané or a player like cruyf who's good but lacks some high end stats. Every time i missed a chance this year it made me realise that i really dream about a R9. Problem with this guy is, is that he's just to many coins out of my league.
This Mbappe card is insane, no joke if i have to compare this card to any other card? RONALDO (94), because of his 5 star wf way better then his toty card (wich is insane but for on the side not st since his 4 star wf lag)
If i have to say the difference between the 2 (R9 and mbappe birthday) lets say R9 does has his glitchy benefit (like cr7 has), also R9 has a ''sliglty'' better finishing then this mbappe, but when i say slightly i really mean slightly!
But Mbappe also has his opposite benefits! in exchange you'll get a slighlty more agile/movable player to perform your skills and also this card is way quicker! when you perform a skill move this guy gets a insane speedboost after which give you that extra meter of space to easy finish or consider another move! Also this guys passing is way better then R9, gives great troughballs if needed. Also his speed helps chasing down/defending counters, instead of some one keeping on running and making my cv/cvm get out of possition this guy give his running player stress because of his catch-up speed and lets it pass to a other player.
My conclusion? i've had R9 (94) only in drafts and on my friends account for 1 Wl. But i tell you, save your coins from R9 (94) and spend it on this almost identical card wich gives your some coins to upgrade elsewhere. Far away best player i've used this year in my own squad and im 100% satisfied at all points.
Note: take it in consideration that i'm NOT a (consistent) top 100 player so it might feel different for more experienced players, i do got 29 wins this weekend my highest so far ever on fifa. before my best was 27 winst with less rage quits
Identical to R9 (94)
Cheaper then R9 (94)
Faster then R9 (94)
More agile/movible then R9 (94)
Way better assists then R9 (94)
Chasing down players when being countered
Less Glitchy then R9 (94) (and cr7)
'Slighlty! less finishing then R9 (94)