I'll introduce myself first. I'm playing between 2250 and 2350 skill rating with an average of 24 wins in the Weekend League. I decided to change my team around and buy Vidic! So far I've played around 50 games with him and throughout this review, I will give you guys my opinion about him!
At first, I used Varane, but since I like to play with different (not so meta) players, I decided to go for the Serbian God. The only difference I've noticed so far is that Varane is a little bit faster. But because Vidic his strength and defending is so good, I'm fine with him lacking some pace sometimes. I do recommend a faster CB next to him, like Joe Gomez, Walker, Kounde RTTF etc. As I said before, his strength and defending is so good, a lot of people are using the fake shot speeds boost or stepovers which lets you glitch through or past defenders, but with Vidic this is not the case. Because of his strength and how big he is he will just bully players that do these skills. I've always had a hard time playing against CR7, but since I'm rocking Vidic at CB it is a lot easier to deal with him!
Obviously, Vidic does have some cons too, which you will read under this review part. I can't deny that he is a little clunky with the ball on his feet and he doesn't have the best passing, but what do you expect from a CB with this type of body and beastly presence. Also, I do have the problem he is never on the first post with corners, which do make it a bit harder to score corners, but this might be, because of Paulinho who is always standing there.
I hope this review will help you decide whether you will buy him or not! I'd give him a go for sure.
Goodluck in Champs.
Pro 1: His physical, by far his most dominant stat. Just perfection. There is absolutely no way you are walking through him.
Pro 2: His sliding and standing tackles, magnificent. Every sliding and tackle will win you the ball back.
Pro 3: His heading ability (offensive and defensive) is very good. Scored 6 times with him by selecting him manual on corners.
Pro 4: His movement without the ball feels very agile and fast.
Pro 5: His stamina is very good, never gets tired.
Pro 6: His autoblocks are ridiculous, I know this should be fixed by EA and every defender does it, but believe me Vidic his autoblocks are out of this world.
Con 1: Passing is not the best.
Con 2: Does need a little bit of time to control the ball.
Con 3: Might feel a bit clunky with the ball on his feet.