Ben Yedder's POTM card is certainly not cheap, he is around 650K from scratch. He cost me about 400K using cards in my club. I think the value for money is average, his OTW is around 100K less and is 2 ratings lower. It's not a bargain nor is it a rip-off.
I imagine the player that he will be compared to most is Mbappe as they occupy the same position from the same League and same nation. Mbappe is about 100K more but is a tradeable card. However, I prefer Ben Yedder due to his WF and agility, despite Mbappe having a greater physical presence, better stamina and 5* skills. It really comes down to preference, Ben Yedder is a more agile player whereas Mbappe is a more direct, powerful one. Furthermore, you may have a large amount of SBC fodder to use, just as I did.
For me, Ben Yedder is the perfect player for scoring goals in the box. Anytime he gets the ball in the area I feel a goal is coming, he is so agile and his ability to twist and turn onto either foot is exceptional and is why I like him so much. He is a massive improvement on POTM Aubameyang, who was my previous ST. He was clunky and inconsistent for me.
Pace - with a hunter this guy is rapid. Not Mbappe speed, but certainly enough to get in behind and bag some goals, his acceleration in close situations in the box is perfect
Shooting - His shooting is broken, 95% of the time he shoots in the box it smashes the back of the net.
Dribbling - insanely agile and very well balanced, fits the meta perfectly. able to weave in and out of defenders, sends Scream Pique back to Shakira
Passing - 87 vision and 87 short passing are more than enough for a striker, and he can link up play between the wingers and with a CAM very well, and even slot some through balls to them.
Physicality - this guy is weak. If he gets caught out whilst turning CBs then he will get muscled without problem
Stamina - 74 is enough to get through 90 mins with Stay Forward and Balanced attack for me, but extra time is a struggle. Best to bring super sub on to be honest!
So, as I had a wide variety of players in my club, I decided to complete his SBC. I used to love Ben Yedder since FIFA16 when he played in Toulouse in France. I've used his gold, 85 TOTW and his 86 TOTW this year, and I've got to say that Ben Yedder is a mad lad! His 88 Player Of The Month is unbelievable! I've been using him in a 4-2-3-1 (first variation) formation, as a Striker (ST) and he has scored many goals for my club. He's been very good in the Weekend League (I'm a Gold2 player) and he has also made lots of assists. Having a look on to his stats, Wissam Ben Yedder has 89 PACE which is enough for him to be a world class Striker for any team. His pace might not seem ''enough'' to some, as it's lower than 90, but believe me, his pace is very good. He is rapid. That's probably because of his great Agility and Balance (94,95). His shooting is extreme. 95 Finishing pays off, so does his 87 Shot Power. His Long Shots are good, even though they're 74 rated. Passing... Absolute maestro! Ben Yedder rarely makes bad passes. The only time he'd do that is when you're trying to make a pretty long pass, in which he might cost you the ball. Overall, his passing stats are monsterous in game. Now, dribbling. As I mentioned, my man's RAPID. Absolute machine. His close dribbling is overpowered! He has 88 Composure, 87 Reactions, and 94 Balance, so he rarely loses the ball while dribbling. As Defending is kind of irrelevant, we move on to his Physical stats. His Jumping is a great combination with his Heading Accuracy, (as on every card), and he really feels like he can score headers. One con is obviously his Stamina which is 74, but despite being 74 he can still make it till the end. Anyway, he has got 4* Skill Moves and 5* Weak Foot that are very very good for an attacker. Summing up, his stats are EXTREME! He can also link with lots of players, as he is French and plays in the Ligue 1 Conforama (French League). In terms of his Price, he comes o at 630-650K which is a lot obviously, but he is WORTH IT.
Rapid and very Agile
5* Weak Foot and 4* Skill Moves
Great Shooting Stats (amazing Finishing)
Architect in terms of Passing
Decent at Headers and at Aerial Duels
Very easy to link
Outside the foot 'trait'
Long Passing (72)
Long Shots (not that much of a con but he ends up hitting the woodwork sometimes) (74)
First of all, i've used his OTW 86 and it was OK not great. I packed some high rated players in the upgrade packs, so i thought why not. I had a shitty WL so far going 9-7.
I picked up POTM Yedder for around 250K + untradebles. It was the best decision ever! I've won the next 11 games and lost only 2. Scoring 18 goals and assisting 10.
I played Yedder on top with Garrincha as my ST in a 4-2-2-2.
Yedders movement is amazing. His runs are the best. Always getting in behind and turns like a spinner. His 5 star WF and high finishing makes him deadly and unpredictable. i've noticed that everything feels different from his 86. Sometimes a +2 is a minimal upgrade but this is amazing. It is the best ST i've used so far. I think he is good in a 2 st playstyle but can easily play as a lone striker.
His stamina is just fine as a ST. It is a little bit on the downside ofcourse. His strenght is not that great either, but he turns quick and is 99 out of the 100 times fast enough to avoid physical battles.
I really recommend this card for every squad. Unless you are playing against me, then please don't use him.
- Bal controll/Dribbling
- 5* WF/ 4* Skills
- Best ST i've used
so I completed ben yedder for something like 100k, that is the best player i played with, maybe mbappe a bit better than him, lets do it short, he is fat, in the right place at the right time, finishes all,
he is a beast, agility and balance are insane, 5 star weak foot that improve him to be a dream for every fifa player, also for top 100.
- 4 star 5 star
- agility & balance
- short & lean body
- finishes everything
- passing good enough
thats all, almost not cons
I went on a pack binge a couple of weeks ago after totally bombing on WL. I was fortunate to get a lot of great cards and could afford to reconstruct my team. Ben Yedder has been crushing me constantly in WL and I needed to try him out. He cost me only 200 k because of the binge. I would not have done it otherwise. Too much money IMHO for a player like him, even though he's OP
I played with him now both online as well as offline and have tried him in different positions (ST/CF/ST/CAM mostly). I played 4-3-3 (5), 4-4-1-1, 4-1-2-1-2 narrow as well as 4-2-2-2. He seems most free to roam when he's alone upfront. I tried linking him with Suarez in a 2 ST formations as well as with Icon Kluivert but not successfully. I'm thinking of selling a couple of players and go OP with regular Mbape just to see what he's about when perfect chemistry.
Now. Do I rate him? So so. I don't necessarily rate pacey strikers in a CF role and rather use a Suarez type in that position. However, Ben Yedder is extremely god and lethal when given space. However, If you play pacey CB's like Van Dijk against players that actually can play he vanishes pretty much. But given one second around the box and its a 90% probability that he scores. His long shooting ability not the best so it's usually a finesse shot.
Dribbling, Quickness, Short passing, Finishing
STAMINA - dies around 65 minutes. (I have him set on stay forward...as little defensive help as possible)
Physicality - gets bullied