I bought him as I was looking at his price and found a snipe. Thank god that I did. He was so good I have used him for a couple of fut champs games and his shooting, Amazing, Passing, Amazing, Pace amazing Dribbling Amazing Physical meh. He has been absolutely insane for me his only problem was his pysical but. that not too important.
close range shooting
dribbling (reactions good with sniper)
First things first: if you're hesitating about buying him because people are bashing on his card, I say go ahead and buy him because he performs like he should. With that out of the way, the position, league and nation combination alone gives him bonus points. Frankly the selection of LMs, apart from 3-4 players, in the PL is poor. The selection of solid, solid meta players that is. And you can't get more meta than Anderson. Felipe's got pace for days, used to well... outrun defenders, which he does. Of course, you cant go wrong with picking him for his dribbling. It's smooth yet sticky. He can perform most of the skills and the balance makes him a solid player. However, what I like the most is his attacking capability. He his so reliable in front of goal. He shoots missiles, he can even make them curve and he can place them in any corner. People seem to forget that he even has the finesse trait. And one other thing I notice is that his positioning is on par. If it weren't for defenders intercepting then he'd be right in front of goal 100% of the time and will surely score. His AI is very smart. Other than that he has great stamina and is decently aggressive, which improves his hold up play. The strength is a bit on the low side, but I recommend using marksman. You not only improve his shooting and dribbling, but also his physicality. His pace and especially passing don't need more improvement, as he his able to place the ball anywhere he likes. To sum it up, Anderson is a prolific scorer, who fits very well into the current meta. His quirks such as finesse shot, high aggression being able to play with most of the chem styles make him a memorable player on the pitch. And him being Brazilian, playing LM he his the next best option after Neymar and Ronaldinho.
Sticky, silky dribbling
Finesse trait + 86 curve
For context, I've pulled this card out of the guaranteed Community TOTSSF, which on paper was the one of the best pulls possible. Still, I haven't spent any significant amount of coins on this player so I won't go into the value debate here. I'll just stick to the field.
I've heard left and right that the player was "broken" or not performing according to what the card says. This is, if not false, a huge overstatement. Felipe Anderson is very quick, his dribbling is extremely precise and he makes very frequent touches on the ball which makes him very hard to defend. Also his passing felt just right and most of his shots were amazingly well curved and placed. Maybe with a 92 TOTS card people expect the ball to land in the net at every single shot but I've already used Messi this year and even him doesn't net all of his shots.
The only real downsides I have witnessed are the weak foot that didn't always feel like a solid 4 and the strength that I'm used to on the other wing from Bergwijn. All in all though, Felipe Anderson is a very very good card that translates well into the game. If the community doesn't like him, it could be an opportunity to try him out at discount and see for yourself.
Dribbling : the close control is incredible, Felipe Anderson makes a LOT of touches on the ball even at full speed. Even if he misses a skill move you are very likely to keep possession.
Pace : He gets in behind, straight to the goal, nothing to worry about
Shooting : great curve balls, very smooth. Normal shots also good but I expected to score a bit more at the front post, with power when coming from an angle.
Strength : Don't imagine winning the shoulder vs shoulder but plan on not losing the ball from the contact
Weak foot : it's not a 5 and sometimes it shows.
I packed this guy from a 100k pack on the first day of tots, and put him straight in my team. I switch him in-game to CAM (with a deadeye) and he is absolutely fantastic. His dribbling and passing are exceptional and he can finish anything. Would definitely recommend.
Just like everyone else, when I saw this card I couldn't wait to try it even though he wasn't deserved. However,
After using him for 25 games, I can say that he's not worth 900k coins at all.
Pace - Yes he's obviously fast
Shooting - problems start here, not sure if it's 90 shooting or 09. He would miss 2 to 3 1v1s per game.
His finnese shots are also terrible.
Passing - his passing is okay for a 92 tots card.
Dribbling - His dribbling stats are what made me buy him. Yet, they are also what made me sell him.
I mean yes he has 96 agility but somehow he feels like a normal card. Like 81 or 82 agility.
Defending - Nice for a winger but not needed.
Physicality - with 67 strength, even my 3 years old son can beat him when it comes to shoulder to shoulder situation.
Defending (for a winger)
Value, value, value