Already used and loved his gold card and was delighted to pack this upgrade, yet for only a +1 difference in rating I have been seriously impressed. I honestly challenge anyone to find a better value for money midfielder on this game. I play a 4-3-3 which means my LCM and RCM have crucial roles as box-to-box midfielders and he delivers in spades. He has an excellent knack of making the right runs and finding himself in space in the attacking third, often getting on the end of moves he has initiated. He can find a killer pass or breeze past challenges and is lethal off either foot on the edge of the box. His defensive stats also are very tidy for an attacking player and useful when it comes to winning the ball high up the pitch and keeping pressure on your opponent.
16 goals + 7 assists from 28 WL games drove me to Gold 1 and is a phenomenal return for a CM. I don't think there is a more complete attacking midfielder within a 10th of his price range, I absolutely love him.
* Excellent movement off the ball and positioning, he is so good at making runs into the box and getting on the end of passing moves
* Finishing from the edge of the box, his shot power and long shots mean he's deadly when given space
* Ball control under pressure is impressive and he is very good at keeping possession and manouevring past players
* Passing- regularly sets off counters or finds a quick through ball under pressure
* Defending and physical stats aren't quite up there but he is perfectly capable of getting a tackle in and winning the ball back as a CM/CAM
This card is definitely one of the best attacking midfielders in the game, including icons. He's always in the perfect position in every attack, either to finesse it from the edge of the bog or to power a shot to the top corner or get an assist.
A card this good should never have been this cheap, and I really do suggest you invest in it right away. Being from a lower-level league (Liga NOS) he's extremely cheap but still easily linked. Being from the Portuguese league, he can link to the Bolasie and Gedson Fernandes RTTF cards and the Battaglia SBC card and many other great cards. He's also Portuguese, a nation with a lot of decent and amazing caliber players including Ronaldo, Eusebio, William Carvalho (Scream), Semedo, Renato Sanches and so many more. There's just a lot of opportunities to link him into your squad.
Scores or assists in any attack he's involved in. He's a beast.
Burns through all midfielders
Headers and Jumping
One of those cards that are better than his stats (way better)
Interceptions (always blocks off passes between CBs and CDMs)
Speed at end of games
This Bruno Fernandes review is going to be slightly different from the others as I play him as a ST. And this card is an absolute machine! Shooting, Pace, Dribbling this card has everything and he is worth 17k. I play him with a hawk which boosts the required stats to godly level. I play him with Lewa, and their combo is insane, yes they don't have any chemistry since they're from different nations and leagues but as players they compliment each other. Lewandowski lacks only in his pace as he is quite slow and is quite heavy. Bruno Fernandes with a hawk is so quick, yes it says only 85 pace, but in game since he's soo light on his feet and soo agile.His passing and pace really hurts defenses on the counter, his 92 positioning puts him in areas in front of goal where the defenders and even the goalie cant reach. He makes for a superb corner taker and his threaded balls are crazy, it splits defenses. His shooting makes him the dream player. With hawk, his shooting pushes to 90, but in game it feels way better. His 99 shot power makes you unleash a cannon whenever you shoot, don't let that 83 finishing mislead you because its much better when you try him out. The best part of his shooting is his ability to squeeze the ball past the goalkeeper in tight spaces and angles. His 93 stamina makes him a key player during the final third of a match when defenders are tired, his ability to breeze past defenders becomes much more effective. His defensive work is quite on point as well, he has the ability to win the ball upfront and can change defense into attack very quickly.He's a complete game changer as he's too quick on the counter and his finishing I have to say is one of the finest around. What I have to say really hurts him is his strength. He can get away from defenders but when he's getting challenged physically, he usually loses out and his shot goes off when he shoots with a challenge on him. But like I said, I dot get affected by this as when it comes too strength, Lewa is one of the strongest strikers around, he can win the ball in the air, steal it from players, out muscle them and set up Bruno for a guaranteed rocket through the net.
Pace : 9.5
Recommended Players to link with:
Any player who can support him physically
He currently goes for 17k on Xbox and PS4 and 18.25k on PC. With his base card somewhere around 11k, the upgrade is definitely worth it.
All stats mentioned here are with the Hawk chem style
99 Shot Power
Really light, feels like a breeze
Great Free Kick, Corner and Penalty taker
Really light so gets pushed around easily
Hard league links (Few good players in the league)
I've decided to try him out after playing his tots card last year, i felt amazing playing his ToTS, so when this card was out i knew that i have try this one.
This year i played with his base card few matches at the begining of october and in these matches he felt heavy and slow, and tbh i was scared this card will have same problems, but i gave him a try and he surprised me in very positive meaning!
I've put Maestro on him to bump his agility and dribbling a bit then played 5 matches in which he scored 4 goals and assisted 5 times, but numbers are only numbers, in game he gives a really big change, before him i used alot of players like Harit PoTM, Alejandro Gomez and much much more but none of those players gave me even close experience to him.
His pace is sufficient to his position. Combining 80 pace with 4*SM is enough to center cam in 4231.
He surprised me alot with his finishing in which i dind't put any hope, but when he first time got ball on 13 meter and had 2 defenders in front, i decided to shoot, he scored amazing finesse goal in right net far away from ter Stegens hand. Additionaly he got outside foot shot so you don't have to worry about difficult situations in the box when he can shot only outside foot.
He got good dribbling but not amazing, flair makes him feel bit lighter but still his movement is not perfect.
This is probably the best thing about this card, he passes accurate and strong, he have very good vision ig and even when he's back to pass destination.
I skipped def and phy becouse we clearly can see this in the card and we mostly don't use these stats to play on cam.
+ Very good long shots
+ Great passing
+ Free kicks
- balance and dribbling overall