Overall I am very happy I did him. As a United fan, the red card and expected link up with Martial and Rashford at the Theater makes it all the better (sorry Chelsea fans) Also, with FUT Birthday cards released, the season not continuing until probably July (when the game dies) I thought why not. I used Rashford on the left but he was way too weak, and I do not have a huge budget to spend on players like Neymar, plus I like 5-star skillers. So as far as a player, I had his lower-rated LW card, and for me, he was a great creator, with below-average finishing, nothing more, hence why I bought Rashford.
In 21 weekend league games and about 8 Division 2 Rivals games, here are his stats, before I dive into his specific abilities (POS: LAM)
29 Games = 12 goals, and 10 assists
Pace - His pace is very good, skips past most RB's except maybe Flashback Bellerin at the beginning of games, M'babu, but like always when you are coming up against a good defense, you have to dribble and finesse your way around it to create chances, and Sancho excels at this. I even switched him over to RAM and he dusted baby Roberto Carlos. But like most players, one CB might occasionally catch up to him on the break. If you have any RB's below 85 pace he will beat them, for example, his debut he came against Flashback Pizschek and devastated him - terrorized him on the wings and bagged a hat-trick.
Shooting - Probably his BEST stat. This is to me, the biggest improvement to his card. His curlers, and him cutting in off a counter-attack, and shooting near post and even across goal, most shots slam into the top corner. Extremely reliable in clutch moments - shooting out of nowhere can create goals when the rest of the team is struggling. However, his four-star weak foot AT TIMES feels closer to a 3-star. I had more success doing simple finesse shots with his left foot, rather than across goal left foot shots. His positioning in the box is also PHENOMENAL.
Passing - Another great improvement. Off the wing, cutting the ball back to a forward on top the penalty spot seems easier, and definitely creates more goals, especially against tough defenses. ALSO - I have future stars Daniel James on RAM, and on fast breaks, Sancho's double-tap "x" low crosses, are very OP. They seem to glide over very well to find a teammate, even on his left foot to create a goal. Way better than Rashford, Dembele, and Hazard. Short and long passing is also good, no problems with either. But some say long passing is an issue, they just aren't perfect all the time.
Dribbling - Another great stat. When the connection is good, and you know it's good, his on-ball responsiveness is AMAZING! Feels a lot like Neymar. When the connection is average, he feels great also, just sort of like Dembele, but his 5 star skills definitely help him in this arena as well, he is so hard to get off the ball when quickly switching directions to shrug off a defender. However, when the connection is scripted against you or just bad and you have to grind a game out when the connection is just overall slow, he seems to struggle to get by good RBs. I would say his dribble success rate when the connection is bad is about 2/5 - he just seems to get caught in the turf and collide with the defender and lose... but remember, ONLY when the connection is bad. His five-star skills also feel very silky as well, like any - I enjoy using skill moves occasionally in my play.
Defending - n/a
Physical - I would just put n/a because he is a LAM, HOWEVER, multiple times I was very surprised when RBs but MAINLY even top CB's like Juan Jesus, Diego Carlos, Zakaria, Carlos Alberto, Baby Ferdinand, and Flashback David Luiz three times... he would get tackled and then sort of stay in front of the defender and tussle with them, and then muscle them off the ball and continue the attack, outnumbering the opponent. This showed me how underrated his physicality is. His stamina is not an issue either.
SO - I am very happy I did him, especially with his 5-star skill moves, he is a threat to any defense. He is of course very sweaty, a fantastic dribbler. I have M'bappe as my main striker, in front of IF Ben Yedder, so you can imagine the number of assist opportunities Sancho has/will have - his dribbling and pace combine for a lethal and nifty playmaker off the left, and even when his great passing stats can split defenses when they get drawn to the forwards, defenders often forget how great Sancho's longshots and finishing are. Excited to continue using him!
- Shot Power
- Low Crossing
- FIVE STAR Skills
- Nimbleness in dribbling
- Relatively cheap SBC ( i saved about 100k using untradeables)
- Four-star weak foot finishing
- Ball control in poor connections
- Non-refundable (SBC)
sancho is just unbelivable he is the best player to get if you like lob through balls and pacy player and chips, i used him in WL and he won me most of my games and i noticed his postitioning is on point
Chips and low driven shots
Alot of easy Links
Sometimes get pushed off the ball easy
I'm not a huge skiller in fifa but this man changed that. Doing skills with him are so swift and clean and very very effective, I've been using him as a RAM in a 4231 and he is probably my favourite player that I've used this fifa. No regrets completing his SBC and I would recommend it if you have the money or untradables and are looking for a insane super sub or starting player.
Dribbling - very swift and can get past most players comfortably.
Shooting - at first I was a bit concerned because most of his other cards don't have the best shooting but this card is very very good at shooting even with a basic chem style
Pace - he can get past most players just with pace but it can be very inconsistent
Short passing - very rarely misses a pass over a 5-15 yard distance
Card design - nothing to say here very nice card design
Weak foot - feels like a 5 star weak foot but will sometimes miss a simple shot
Defending - quite surprising obviously not the worlds greatest but for a forward he can challenge a defender for the ball and sometimes win it back which is quite a nice part about him
Strength - will get bullied by players like VVD or Ferland Mendy but can get past them if you can dribble well
Long passing/crossing - I don't think he's put in more than 5 decent crosses for me.
Stamina - can last a full 90 minuets but would have to be subbed off in extra time.
Heading - sometimes can win a header but very rarely
After 21 games i have submitted Sancho into the Fut Birthday Sarr sbc. For me this card isnt anything special. His work rates are poor and lead to a lack of runs. I never got to grips with his card and he just didnt feel that special. He seemed to go missing constantly and when i did find him it was him hanging extra far wide. I play 3 width...
For others this card might be different gravy but for me hes bang average and im going back to using Fut Bday Simon.
His pace dribbling and passing are exceptional but shooting is poor. I think thats mainly down to shot power.
So I'm a massive skiller in FIFA. So when I saw this card was released I instantly thought I needed him, especially that I have a lot of Bundesliga players. However I was expecting better. There just is something quite not right with him. He was played in central CAM and LAM.
DRIBBLING: I will put dribbling here because I don't think it's good nor bad. Sometimes he feels really light on the ball and easily gets past players. Others feels clunky and gets tackled. 5/10
PACE: He feels very fast in game and can get past most fullbacks in the game. 9/10
SHOOTING: His shots are the best thing about this card. He consistently found the back of the net when I shot with him, especially the finesse shots (has trait). 9/10
PASSING: This is one of the worst things with this card. He consistently missed simple one twos and his long passing was dreadful. 3/10
PHYSICAL: This is a stat which heavily lets him down. Because he's so big in game and doesn't have good strength, he feels clunky and gets bullied. His stamina is OK, can last until 70th minute. 3/10