Firstly, regardless of my review, I advise you to try this card out because he may potentially be the key player for your squad very unexpectedly. I bought Hazard on my way from Elite 3 to Elite 2 this WL just to check him out and although I am not exactly sure what role he played, the man has got some serious skills.
He is fast, he is agile, he can pass, he can body defenders. Most importantly he EXPLOITS the CAM spaces during opponent's defensive AI runs so effectively, I will show the audacity of titling him the apprentice Raumdeuter. With an Engine CS, Hazard plays like a seriously upgraded version of his Freeze card. I am talking serious upgrades though. In the team, he was partnered with TOTS De Bruyne, TOTS CR7, and Prime Puskás, and he met the ball more than any of these names I mentioned, either to go score, or assists these big fellas upfront. As a reference, think of Hazard as a fuse between Messi's 95 TOTGS card and De Bruyne's positioning at CAM spots. His short passing feels more like a 91 with regards to accuracy and velocity, and his finesse shots come off beautifully. His attacking AI is well balanced, over committing ONLY when you instruct so or press L1.
The only issue I have had was his reactions being a little low, often resulting in him initiating chasing opponents with some delay. Nevertheless, this card will definitely get upgraded as Belgium is one of the favourites to win the Euros and by any chance should this card be 93 or above, I fear he will be a headache to play against...
- Pace ++
- Acceleration ++
- Agility ++
- Finding Running Space and Passing Spots +++
- Raumdeuter +++
- Physicality in the box --
- Reactions --