Budget Gem of Serie A

With every annual instalment of FIFA, the Serie A has always been an early go to for affordable great cards. FIFA 22 is no different. Through the abundance of packs that have been opened, coupled with a downgrade, Mertens has gone from 90k in FIFA 21 to a ridiculous 4k in FIFA 22. Despite the price discrepancy between the two cards, they're virtually identical in stats as well impact in-game.

Playing as the Middle CAM in a 4-2-3-1, Mertens as expected is very silky on the ball, even despite the overall clunkiness of FIFA 22. With the combination of his high agility, balance and dribbling, Mertens has the ability to squirm pass defenders and get himself in an optimal position to score. In terms of pace, he might not have the best top speed, but with a hunter, he's still very capable of beating defenders when making a run for goal. The passing was also surprisingly decent on the card, having the ability to lay the ball off to supporting attackers. The stand out attribute of the card however is his shooting. With how outrageous the goalkeepers seem to be in this game, Mertens still manages to bang in a slew of goals, and in numerous ways too. Either with power or the OP outside the box finesse shot, Mertens doesn't fail to score in any game he plays. The card however isn't perfect, having one major flaw. Physicality. Mertens as expected isn't one to out muscle defenders, but he makes up for this with his balance and agility. The one true concern lies in the card's stamina. In the latter minutes of the match, you can feel the card's performance significantly dip. Regardless, the upsides of the card outweigh this one issue. Overall Mertens has been a wonderful player to use and I recommend him to anyone yet to use him.


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  • Pace
  • Dribbling
  • Shooting
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Pace (8/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (7/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (5/10)
Physicality (5/10)
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