This is my first review ever so please don't judge me! Roberto Firmino fits my team perfectly, so when I saw he was in a vote I knew that if he won I had to get him. He did, so I picked him up right as the sbc was released. I saw many people calling him overpriced, and noticed many people seeming disappointed in his stats. I think people were disappointed because they wanted good defending stats based off of his scream to use him as a cdm, but that's not what they got. However, I needed a striker, so I couldn't care less about his defending. Ok, now I'm going to break down his stats and how I (an elite 3 player) feel about him in game. Also, I've played 28 games with him, use an engine, and play him at striker in a 4231 with only instructions being stay forward on defense.
Pace (9/10): Obviously, he's no Mbappe, Mane, Adama, etc. in terms of pace, HOWEVER with an engine I'd actually even consider him to be fast, so not even close to it being a liability. He can run by defenders when he needs to, and is not going to be easy to catch up to.
Shooting (10/10): The. Man. Does. Not. Miss. Obviously, 5* WF is huge. The man is so unpredictable in the box, he creates his own shots and finishes them with ease. With an engine, shooting obviously isn't boosted, and that has not been an issue at all through almost 30 games. Also, one more thing I'd add to this is that HIS FINESSE SHOTS ARE INSANE. A bad habit of mine is that I shoot waaaay more finesse shots than I should. Because of this, I'm usually very picky about having the finesse trait, and prefer it for my attackers usually. However, he has the best finesse shots for a card without the trait that I've ever used. His shooting truly is amazing. In 28 games, he has scored 28, which is really good for me considering I score with all of my attackers evenly, so usually none of them are even close to averaging a goal a game.
Passing (10/10): Bobby has great passing. In 28 games, he has 16 assists, which I say is good for a striker. His passing is definitely good enough to play him at cam, and with 5* WF it's definitely great. Honestly, most tots and newer cards have great passing, there's not much difference between any of them.
Dribbling (9/10): 5* SM makes dribbling very fun. His body type and slightly below average agility and balance could make him not the most agile dribbler in the game, but with engine, it is not something to worry about at all. Definitely don't let his dribbling stray you away from this card, it is not a problem at all. Also something that I love about his dribbling is his ability to retain the ball through a tackle. I'm not sure if it's due to his balance, good physical, or whatever, but I'll put that trait in this section because it makes his dribbling seem even better.
Defending (9/10): The only reason this isn't 10/10 is because a lot of you wanted to play him at cdm, but unfortunately as you already know he does not have the facilities for that. However, for a striker, his defending is brilliant, in the sense that he literally will just win the ball back if he ever loses it. I've actually scored multiple goals so far this WL off of Bobby taking the ball from the opponent's CB in his own box and either assisting a goal from there or putting it in himself. His defensive presence in the opponent's backfield is very noticeable, so especially for any of you guys who like to team press, he is the man for you.
Physical (10/10): Firmino's physical is fantastic. Stamina is never an issue, which is always nice, and his strength and aggression, as mentioned in the dribbling and defending sections, allow him to win 50/50s and keep possession for your team.
OVERALL: If you have the fodder/coins/linkability, complete him. Without a doubt. The man has no weaknesses. 5* 5*. Perfect shooting. Perfect passing. Perfect physical. Good pace. Good dribbling. Very useful in team press.
For those of you used to playing with 99 agility and 99 balance on a 5'8 player, Firmino is not that. However, his dribbling is undoubtedly useable, and definitely not a liability.
I completed Bobby Firmino as soon as I could as i had a lot of sbc fodder in my club, for example TOTS Immobile and TOTS Luis Alberto, and I was very happy when I started using him, his finishing was very good and he was clinical in a lot of situations (i would recommend using him as a striker), his pace felt good but not like the speed of Adama Traore but i didn't expect that (it did the job), his weak foot upgrade is very useful and it allows him to be versatile in many adept attacking scenarios. His composure is also very good and the runs he makes off the ball allows him to get a headstart over defenders which is key in this game. Personally as an average Fifa player I don't use skill moves all that much, however Firmino seemed to be able to execute him with ease; if you have players in your club I would definitely recommend completing this card.
Pace (good for a player that is 5ft11)
Maybe Agility and Balance but that would be fine with an engine chemistry style- which is what i used and he was fine
I have to admit that when I first looked at Summer Heat Firmino, I was a bit dissapointed. After comparing his stats with Bruno Fernandes' (94 rated), I was hesitant to complete him. However, as a Liverpool fan, I absolutely HAD to try him out for myself -and I don't regret doing the SBC at all.
First and foremost, the main feature Firmino contributes to the team is his presence. Thanks to his High/High workrates, he became the heart an soul of the team, not only leading every attack but also sometimes helping out in defense. He seems to be everywhere, and he doesn't get tired due to his 97 stamina.
I applied engine to boost, apart from the pace (which seemed a bit lacking at this stage of the game), his agility/balance. The result was that it was almost impossible to dispossess him. Another more obvious attribute was his shooting: outstanding, even from outside the box.
Last but not least, he helped me to exploit Dalglish, Perisic and Saint Maximin to the fullest. The attacks were so much explosive than when Firmino wasn't in the team, which helped my other players truly reach their full potential.
To conclude, Bobby is the best CAM/Second striker I've used this year, and so much fun to play with. He can pretty much do anything: skills, shooting with both feet, holding the ball, leading counter-attacks, assisting other players, even defending on ocassion. That's why I believe he is the missing piece many players are looking for to complete their teams.
- Outstanding shooting.
- Composure and dribbling.
- Brilliant passing.
- 5*5* combo, which makes him super fun to play with.
- Pace could be better but it's not a problem at all. With engine it's more than enough.
As a Liverpool Fan, I of course voted for Firmino, he fits in my team perfectly, and every card of his this year has had something missing, this one is the ideal attacking midfielder. I did him within the first ten minutes that he came out, I was going to wait until using him in my actual team, but as i quickly noticed he was phenomenal even in a sub par team. I played him as a striker in a 4-3-1-2 for the first 8 or so matches, in Divison 4, his numbers were great considering my only purpose in those games was to score or assist with Bruno. When i switched to a 4-2-3-1 was when i enjoyed the best form of Bobby. Playing behind the striker, he consistently bagged and assisted. The 5* weak foot upgrade is very noticeable as it seemed he couldn't miss.
My only issue with him is that he didn't feel like he had 5* skills, its a problem i have put down to agility, it feels more like 4* for whatever reason, but choose to look past that, like i did and you have one hell of a player.
- Passing: HIs passing range was excellent, nearly always finding a man.
- Dribbling: I can always rely on him to beat a man, i scored a few pretty impressive skill goals with him.
- Pace: As I used a hunter, pace was not an issue, he had no issue with beating most defenders to the ball, I recall him running rings around TOTS Ramos.
- Finishing: Arguably his best attribute, he scored 98% of the shots he took, it's hard to remember him missing.
- Defending: My sole issue with the card, i was really hoping for a 84+ defending Bobby, to top his scream card off, but somehow he has less defending than Bruno.
I don't understand the hate, the card seems to be fairly priced and plays really well in game if he suits your play style.. I play him as a cam with an engine chem style and free roam instructions ( in a 4-2-3-1) , 15 games so far and he seems pretty solid... The thing with this card is that he's good at passing/shooting/dribbling but lacks that WOW element in every area.. i did him because of the brazil links as he fits nicely in my team
If i have to compare this card i would say he's lot similar to prime kaka card(the one from icon swaps), if u enjoyed using kaka you will definitely enjoy him
5* skill moves
5* weak foot
Defending ( would've been nice if he had defensive stats like his scream card)