Reviews

Kenny Dalglish - 90 - Icon
5.0
THE KING Kenny Dalglish
By aigel86, 06-10-2019

I was sceptical at first look at this card, especially considering his price. Within the price you can get a bunch of really good strikers. However, after the first WL I can firmly say that Kenny Dalglish the KING is above all of them, including CR 7. He is trully excellent and I am sure he will be vastly used in this FIFA. What makes him special is his incredible movement and clinical finishing with both feet. In details:


Pace: Not that fastest but his pace is very good. He easily beats all defenders.


Shooting: This is where he really shines. He can score from all angles using each foot, what is quite important in this FIFA. He is especially usable if you opponent parks the bus as he just constantly tries to find a space and when he does,he just smashes a ball into the net.


Passing: Nothing speciall but you can comfortably play possession football with him. I would not use him as a cm/cam as his long passing is not great.


Defence: He is really agressive and determined to get a ball back . He has scored for me a few goals just taking a ball from defenders.


Physical: Of course he is not a targetman, but it is not easy to take a ball from him.


In summary, one of the best strikers in the game, highly recommended (eats CR7 for breakfasst).



  • Movement
  • 5 weak woot
  • Clinical finish
  • Agile

Nothing

Formation: 352
Position: ST
Games: 16
GPG: 1.00
APG: 0.31
5.0
Overall
4.0
Value
5.0
GC
4.0
Stamina
Pace (5/10)
Shooting (5/10)
Passing (5/10)
Dribbling (5/10)
Defending (5/10)
Physicality (5/10)
5.0
King Kenny
By karleric, 13-02-2020

As a Liverpool fan and admirer of King Kenny Dalglish, I knew I had to try this card out at some point. The middle version seemed like a better deal since the small 150k price difference comes with better stats in almost every category, mainly passing and dribbling. Kenny is leading the line both in a 4231 and 4411 with Neymar right behind him. Playing with those two players are probably the most fun I’ve had in Fifa so far. 


Key stats and chemistry styling


Kenny comes with good stats all over the board. For the first time this year I actually went to the transfer market and bought a Hunter for him, because I was about to play him as a single striker I felt the need to max out his pace. The 80 vision and 85 short passing is just about enough for a striker, and with the lowest dribbling stats being 89, I don’t think they need boosting either. 


The thing about top tier strikers for me this year is that when they get the ball on their strong foot, in a good angle, with Piques auto blocking giraffe legs out of sight - chances are they will bury it. The key is to get a striker that consistently can find himself in these positions, and that’s why you’re paying 1.5M for Kenny Dalglish. The guy will make runs like nobody’s business, shoot rockets with either foot, and if he’s not first on the rebound he’s probably not on the pitch at all. 


Value for coins - discussion


The problem is not that Dalglish doesn’t finish like a 1.5M card should, but when you’re competing with the likes of middle Maradona, prime Socrates and middle Garrincha, various future stars and other promo cards - not to mention that you at the time of writing almost can get Messi, Neymar and van Dijk for the same price - you could argue that excellent finishing doesn’t cut it. When you get a top tier attacker you expect them to be excellent in more than one category. Sure he is fast and has some really good dribbling stats, but if you look past the finishing I felt that something was missing, something keeping him from being absolute top tier. He is fast, but lacks the bursting pace to beat defenders just by running past them like Mbappe or Traore. He has good passing, but he isn’t a playmaker like De Bruyne or Pirlo. He has good dribbling stats and feels great on the ball, but can’t turn defenders inside out and create space like Neymar. And of course he doesn’t have the physical presence or aerial threat like CR7. But when it comes to finishing and scoring goals, I couldn’t wish for more. 


Can you rely on Dalglish to win games for you? Yes and no. Yes in the meaning that he will score the bullshit goal in extra time, somehow find the small gap between the defenders legs and into the bottom corner. But at the same time, he needs a partner to feed him the scoring opportunities. A De Bruyne playing through balls from midfield, a striker partner to play the one-twos with, even a fast winger who can beat the defenders with pure pace and whip in a cross. If you play with a single striker like me, patient in build up and when the striker gets the ball he pretty much only has one job, to put it in the net, Dalglish is what you want. If you can justify the price tag and surround him with some half decent players, I would go for it anyway of the week. 


Conclusion


What do you get when you buy Dalglish? Let me put it like this. Have you ever played with a striker, and everytime he shoots the ball you think: ”Wow, that was actually a nice shot”? When you cut inside and go for the finesse shot, he decides to perform some kind of low driven curled shot that goes just inside the far post? Or when you are absolutely certain the defender will block it and yet it somehow finds the back of the net? He is simply flawless when it comes to finishing. 5 star weak foot, outside foot shot trait, no clunkiness in bad gameplay. He is definitely a must try this year. 


Finishing

Strength

Formation: 4231
Position: ST
Games: 173
GPG: 0.76
APG: 0.46
5.0
Overall
4.5
Value
4.5
GC
4.0
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (9/10)
Defending (5/10)
Physicality (7/10)
5.0
My favourite player this year
By FinniPooh, 22-10-2019

I'm a Division 2-3 player, finishing gold 1 close to elite in WL most of the times. I already tried lots of expensive strikers in Fifa 20 like Baby Maradona, Middle Cruyff, Baby R9, Del Piero and so on and I have to say that Kenny Dalglish performed way better than any of these players. What makes him special is the ability to keep posession even when getting tackled by top tier defenders and the ability to score with both feet from pretty much every angle. In many situations I randomly shot at the goal because there was noone else in position and i expected to just lose the ball otherwise and King Kenny just managed to slot the ball into the back of the net. Overall he performs outstanding for me and isn't gonna leave my team anytime soon.

  • 5* Weak foot
  • Shooting
  • Agility and Ball control
  • Pace (feels quicker than 87)
  • Balance - He stays on his feet and manages to keep the ball so many times after getting tackled


Nothing that really comes to my mind. Long passing is an issue statwise but he doesn't really play long through balls for me as a striker.

Formation: 41212-2
Position: ST
Games: 83
GPG: 1.17
APG: 0.49
5.0
Overall
4.0
Value
5.0
GC
4.0
Stamina
Pace (5/10)
Shooting (5/10)
Passing (5/10)
Dribbling (5/10)
Defending (5/10)
Physicality (5/10)
5.0
King
By Bigblackoxfam1, 09-11-2019

Wow, he is everything i hoped he would be, just insane i spent 2.1mill on him and i could not be happier with him. In a 2 st formation he is one of the best. He started to carry me in weekend league and rivals, any tough game he would be the one to pull me through. If anyone is a liverpool fan and is thinking about trying him out, please try him, he is that good.


-11 out of 13 games i played were in the weekend league, he was so good i just had to write something about him to encourage people to try him

His runs and positioning is crazy, he is always there to tap it in or to lay up a goal. His strength, wtf, he was easily able to hold off vvd, koulibaly. Although on the face of the card his passing is only 79, very solid passing you could play him as a cam, but i'd 100% recommend st. Shooting... i don't even need to talk about it, simply amazing shot

Stamina in extra time is not the best

Formation: 41212-2
Position: ST
Games: 13
GPG: 1.31
APG: 0.54
5.0
Overall
4.5
Value
5.0
GC
4.0
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (1/10)
Physicality (8/10)
4.5
THE MONSTER OF SCOTTLAND
By Jorretje, 20-05-2020

Hello this is my review about this little Scottman. First of all, I choosed him in the icon swaps over Bergkamp. The reason I didn't picked Bergkamp is because of his low pace + agility balance combo. Plus I like it when a striker/cam has 5 star weakfoot. I play him in a 4-2-3-1 as a striker with the instruction 'Get in behind' and 4-4-2 as striker with get in behind, with Neymar as cam and striker. Compared with Cristiano, I think the most of you didn't choose him because of his low physhics and not the best shot stats, Kenny is better. That's because Kenny is a better baller.

  • 5 star weak foot
  • Icon traits
  • Shoots like a meteor
  • Fast and agile
  • Stamina
  • Maybe not 5 star skills
  • Average passing
Formation: 4231
Position: ST
Games: 6
GPG: 1.33
APG: 1.00
4.5
Overall
4.0
Value
5.0
GC
3.0
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (7/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (5/10)
Physicality (4/10)