Packed him in my starter packs and plugged him in as a ST in 4321 and CCAM in 4231. Very quick on the ball, agile in tight spaces and making cuts with outstanding runs. He's been very good on the counter getting behind defenders and the 4* skills are especially important this year with manual defending. He's a good finisher for this stage in the game. I bought Jesus (always a favorite) but thought he was disappointing compared to prior years. Pricey at the moment but all good players (especially PL) are going to be inflated the first month. Overall really loved the card. If you can't afford KDB or Eriksen (or don't love Eriksen's pace) then I think Lucas is the best PL CAM imho.
Pace. Just hugely important this year especially with counterattacks and through balls being more OP.
Skills. A 4* or above is a huge advantage especially early because so many players are uncomfortable manual defending.
Shooting. For the beginning of the game his finishing is pretty good at a cheaper price than most OP PL attackers.
Agility. He's drawn a lot of fouls weaving around defenders coupled with sloppy defending with many players not adjusting from AI defending yet.
Links. PL and Brazil always nice.
His passing is just Ok for a CAM but just fine if you play him at ST. I used Deadeye and personally not a big deal.
Low strength but it has not been a huge problem so far, his agility lets you work around tight defenders and draw fouls.
Absolutely insane, this guy is basically acheampong with steroids. He can play in any attacking position you want him to and will BANG it in the net. 4 star skills - he can cruyff turn and then BANG - the ball's in the net. His 92 pace gets past any defender and with his 4 star weak foot - BANG - it's in the net again. Oh, but his physicality is 66 so won't he get destroyed by 10 foot defenders? NO, nobody can touch him, even if you lay a hand on this beast you will regret it. Why? Becuase he will BANG it in the net before you know it.
- Excellent pace
- Great dribbling
- Clinical finishing
- Decent passing (not out of this world but good)
- Will actually win some headers
- Will get pushed off ball easily (but his dribbling makes up for it)
- Not much else
I was lucky enough to pack him UT before i even got the game in the app pre-release so i built my team round him and i haven't been disappointed. I've played him through the middle and out wide on either side (currently off the left) and he's been quality in all those positions. You need to slap Deadeye on him but then he's just a machine. He has 95 acceleration so that gets him away from pretty much everyone and then 97 positioning and finishing so he's great in the box, passing at 87 short and 86 vision is pretty impressive and with 93 agility and 92 balance he really suits the meta this year. Lack of curve means finesse isn't hugely effective but eveything else is great especially with the 4star WF. I've found he's scored for fun wherever i've put him and has been consistently brilliant with L1 dribbling and ball rolls getting him away from markers.
agility and balance
I saw Lucas was hyped so I tried him too. Now I almost played 100 games with him as a striker. Sometimes alone, sometimes with Vardy as an additional striker. He destroyes every defense, no matter who plays. VVD, Ramos, Militao...nobody can beat Lucas Moura.
Is pace is phenomenal. Only a few defenders can win a sprint against him.
His shooting makes every GK get mad and cry. He made a lot of people quit. He can also shoot from outside of the box, but inside he is more effective.
His passings arent bad. They arent perfect but they are enough to assist a run of Vardy or somebody else.
If you are a good player, he is able to win a dribbling against the best defender, dont mess with this little boy.
But if you play him, you notice that his runs towards the goal and his runs into space are out of this world.
His headers are so bad, he is not able to head inside an empty goal from a distance of 2m!!
And his physical at crosses doesnt come up against any defender.
Amazing player my favorite player in this game he has saved me on many wins. At first i got him for a supersub but now i think im going to take Auba out and start lucas. In one game i was up 5-2 at half in a rival match i brought him in and he scored 4 and assisted 1 i ended up winning 10-2. Another game i was loosing 5-2 at half brought him in for Auba and he scored 5 and i ended up winning 7-5. Pair him up with Son
Pace, shooting, passing, everything really he is a perfect player for me.
His headers are the only bad thing about him.