First of all, you can skip all these about squad building and reasoning for title if you just want to read the review.
For a hard to link player like this, it means two things:
- You'll have to use hyperlink or greenlink players, plus icons(any swaps will do)
2. No room for upgrades
BUT, you do get the benefit of using a cheap ass but meta team, so i'll recommend you to buy this setup
under two conditions:
1.You have your Icon(swaps) to connect the players with your own squad
2.You have a small amount of coins(or you're afraid of the market crashing everyday and want to keep coins
Alright, with that essay out of the way, now let's get down to the details of this machine, first i want to address the
elephant in the room, can this random ea boosted card really can somehow compare to CR7. Back when i was using CR7,
I couldn't figure out why he's so special, with specials cards being released week in week out CR7's stats ain't that op
anymore, but i have thought about Composure and reactions is two stats that almost every promo cards doesn't have green
stats on, so with this in mind i decided to try out Borja.
Pace: Good enough, and combined with good agility and dribbling, it's easy to burst away from big defenders or slow
reacting opponents(which a lot of big ST can't do).
Dribbling:Very good, i know that ppl look at that 3*SM and goes not meta enough, but hear me out, i love doing berba spins,
scoop turns etc. but with a ST and the current Meta good tight space dribbiling seems more important. Slap a engine on
and his 94 agility and ball control will do the job nicely.
Shooting: With base stats like those, it's hard to imagine anything other than godly
Defending: No one cares, anyone can defend even with a mertens at cdm, let alone a 6 foot don, but with that low workrates
he won't be as aggressive as others do
Passing: Surprisingly good, but the curve really is a huge letdown, I would even go as far to say that is one of the only cons
with this card(alongside 3*sm)
Physical: Brother, 94 strength, go bully some akes, lenglets, militaos. And the 82 stamina certainly ain't perfect but does the
job for a ST. (Even with second half Team press enabled).
All in all, can this guy actually compare with CR7, the answer is yes in terms of Value for coins wise and you don't care about
No being able to upgrade this team.
This is simply put a CR7 with 3*SM and a hard to link league(hence the price)
Big W: Dribbling
Small W: Pace
Big L: Linking
Ability to upgrade the team further and keep him
First Of All, I have to say what a great player Borja is. He Feels Very Fast On the Ball and He is also Strong And Smooth. He has High agility And Balance Which Makes Him So Nice on the ball.
Pace - With a Hunter, He has 97 pace. Combined with his high strength and Balance, Once He starts Running Its Very Hard To get The Ball Off Him
Shooting - With Those Stats, his Shooting Is Extremely Effective Whether you're Close to the net or Far away. He has a 4* weak foot, although it feels better in-game
Passing - Not as bad as the stats suggest. Obviously, He won't be able to ping 90yd balls across the pitch but he can get a pass off to a teammate most of the time
Dribbling - One of his best stats is his dribbling. He has 88 dribbling, of which his best stats are composure (94) and reactions (94). He feels silky smooth on the ball. A slight downside is 3* Skills but you can still use ball rolls and drawbacks and he can do those
Defending - He's Not a defender, but as a result of his high strength, he can bully opponents off the ball in a press. He does miss some tackles you'd expect him to make
Physical - Borja is extremely strong, but he does lack a little in aggression. 84 Jumping is average, but as he is very tall and has 99 Heading Accuracy he is a force on corners.
- Dribbling (especially composure and Reactions_
- Pace (With a Hunter)
- 3* Skill Moves
- Hard to Link
I was searching for a decent striker under 100k, I start with 4-5-1 with Blanc and Seedorf CAM so Borja in ST has 10 chemistry. I use sniper on him. He's unbelievably good, 4* WF seems 5, insane shot, good agility+strength make him a real beast. In his card you can really feel that OP stats as 89 Agility+81 Balance, 97 Positioning+91 Finishing + 95 Shot Power, 94 Reactions, 94 Strength
3* Skill (not too much a con, with that Strength you just destroy the opponent)
Where do I start? This card is one of, if not the best striker I've ever used. On this Fifa, I have used CR7 normal card, and Borja easily outplays him. Of course, there is the main issue of links, but if you can lock him in with icons or use players such as Hinestrasa or Cabrera he is a definite candidate for best striker in the game. For me, he played very similarly to Tevez's flashback from last year. He has it all, pace, finishing, dribbling, passing and obviously insane physical.
- Pace - with an engine his pace is flawless
- Shooting - finishes every shot inside the box
- Dribbling - easily wriggles himself out of tight spaces and with his pace and strength no one can touch him
- Passing - surprisingly his passes are pinpoint, especially his through balls.
- Strength - the beauty of this card is the fact he can hold the ball like a rottweiler, nobody wins it off Borja.
- Weak foot - he can finish no problem on both feet.
- Defending - obviously, it isn't a big deal for a striker but once or twice he hasn't made tackles you'd expect most strikers to.
- Skills - I'm not a skiller so it didn't bother me, but I could see how only 3-star skills could be a problem for some.