I was one of the first ones who completed him,I was waiting the whole day just for his sbc to come out.
It came out and I had to make a review on this card.
I played 3 rival games(div 2 rank 1) in total and all i have to say is that hes a beast.
Beast Pace, Beast Shoots, Beast Headers...for a non-skiller like me he is the perfect striker.
I tried out a lot of different Strikers like Embolo, Malen, Solskjaer etc. even though they all were good, theyre not on the same level as Daka.
He runs through the defenders like soap, they cant catch him and when hes through they all know hes gonna score,his shots are so powerful it could break the net,no keeper stands a chance against him.
The 3*sm doesnt really bother me,for me the most important thing is wf, I always liked Daka, I first discovered him when I watched a match of RB Salzburg,he scored two goals,since that he always was my first guy i bought in Career Mode. His TOTS last year was outstanding for me and this Card is one of the main reasons why I did his WW ,cause the stats are very similiar in June!
In the 3 rival games he scored 6 goals and made 3 assists.
-Good and clean finishing
-Shooting in general
-3*sm (wouldnt suggest for skillers)
Well, what can i say. I love him.
When i packed Winter Wildcard Soyuncu I instantly knew that i wanted to get the Daka card that was coming out in the swaps.
31 games, 43 goals and many tshabalala dances later, i can tell you that this cause is a beast.
I've used all sorts of strikers this year, Such as Mid Inzaghi, Ronaldo, Di Natale, Lauturo IF, Benzemas POTM & Flashback, Inaki Williams Record Breaker, Dalglish's baby. Ive tried all sorts. But none have come close to Daka.
His speed is crazy, he makes Usain Bolt look like a pensioner, and when it comes to beating defenders for pace he's simply the best. The 97 Pace combined with his physicals mean's he can not only beat defenders for pace but also shrug them off and then finish.
His finishing is insane, 9/10 Shots go in, I've score every sort of goal possible with him, and also multiple hattricks, what more do i need to say.
When it comes to dribbling its saucy, what he lacks in skill moves he makes up in agility, his left stick dribbling is insane and even with the lack of stills he still performs ball rolls and other skill moves he can do smoothly, thought i would like the 4*
The m/m workrates are a bit dodgy, sometimes he lacks behind on the counter attack but most of the time its not too much of a problem
Passings a bit meh but it'll do the job.
His strong links kinda suck other than Soyuncu but hes got plenty of good soft links in the prem.
So to sum it up, viva la dak dak
The fact hes not my husband
I chose Daka because I didn’t want to grind objectives and boy I’m happy I did. I’ve used many strikers this year including Mbappe and I can confidently say that Daka is well clear of all of them. I’m using a Hawk on him and I’ve got him up top with Joe Cole in a 4-3-1-2 and he bags goals like 11/12 Messi. At 10 chem he has 99 finishing, 98 shot power, and 96 long shots and it certainly feels that way. He finishes from absolutely any angle, if he’s in the box he’s scoring almost guaranteed. I’ve got 18 games on him, 10 in champs qualifying and 8 in Division 2 and 3. In those 18 games, he’s scored 37 goals. He’s strong on the ball, his dribbling feels very silky smooth, and he’s wonderful in the air. I’m not a skiller so I don’t notice the 3* WF at all. His stamina is 92 which means I don’t have to sub him off ever. Overall I would HIGHLY recommend this card if you can fit him into your team
Unreal finishing on both feet
Doesn’t get bullied off the ball
Great in the air
Don’t have to sub him off
Passing isn’t great
3* skills if you’re into that
Med/med workrates could be better
WinterWildcard Patson Daka is maybe the best supersub I've ever had. For a little context: I was always going to take both Daka, Günter and the 125k when all tokens are available. For me the 10x 85+ wasn't worth it. I had so many saved packs for this promo and I completed al WW-SBC's released, so I had to unlock those to. Another reason why I took Daka were his brilliant facecard stats. When I saw his WF got an upgrade to 4* it was a no brainer for me sinces I not a skiller at all, I hate people who do them and chain them because it' had nothing to do with football in my opinion (I know it's a game, but still). To explain the title : I've used him a few games as my starting ST and he went a little disappearing (it could be due to the team I used him, it was full of players I barely use), but every time I sub him on at HT he finds the back of the net a least once and often turns around the game on it head, he is the best impact sub I have ever had. I used him 18 times, scored 14 and assist one and almost all of them were as a sub. Now on to the review:
Workrates/height: Don't let the M/M workrates put dust in your eyes because for me it feels as a lie. Maybe it's because I use the 1-2's quite a lot or play with the 'making runs in behind'-intstructions, but I have no issues with all. I have used ST's with M/M workrates where it did hinder them in their playing abilities but with Daka it's no issue. His height being 183cm/6'0" is almost perfect for me because it makes them more allround in my opinion. I struggle with most ST under 175cm/5'9" because they are not able to head the ball when needed or are not strong enough to push of defenders most of the time and ST above say 190cm/6'3" are often to slow and do have a low agility or balance for my liking.
Pace (97): Do I have to say more? With it's 96 acceleration and 98 sprintspeed it's almost maxed out already. The boy is lightning quick and as soon he's running in behind there is no CB going to catch him unless it's somebody using a Hakimi or Davies at CB (or when they stay behind when you counter attack from a corner for example).
Shooting (90): His shooting is brilliant, absolutely brilliant! I cannot think of a ST with better finishing (94) than this man, now I have to admit I've only used the loan version of Mbappé in Friendlies but for me Daka is more clinical. His 93 postioning is combined with the aforementioned pace is incredible. He's always looking for that run in behind and with some midfielders with a solid long pass, he is going to be a real threat.
Dribbling (89): His dribbling is absolutely fine. As I said before I can imagine, when you're a skiller, his 3* could be a minor downfall, but for me it's fine. With his 96 agility, 90 balance and 90 reactions he's quick to react on certian passes or when you have to glide past a defender. His 85 composure is great too, he's doens't bottle chance because of a lack of it.
Heading (94): Of course defending is not important for a ST. The one stat that falls under defending that could be imporant is heading accuracy. I have not many scoring oppertunities with Daka to score a header, so it is hard to say if it is any good. What I can tell is that his heading from a goal kick is great. When I have a goal kick I boot it up the pitch for the ST to head it back to the midfielders or my wingers. I often notice with players with low heading accuracy the headed ball misses some power and is sometimes headed into the feet of an opponent. So on that occasion I've no complaints on the Zambian wonderkid.
Physical (81): For a player that is as quick as is Daka it's great. There are not much players in this game I can think of who are as quick as him with similar or better physical stats. His jumping (95) is great for crosses and heading goal kicks back to the midfield. With a stamina of 92 he can last all game long, even with extra time. His 78 strength and 73 aggression good. He is able to push defenders off of him and by the time they try to bully him of his gone with the wind. When he is in a tight battle with a defender like Kimpembe or Upamecano he will lose the ball.
Passing (70): His passing is nothing special at all. This is maybe his biggest downfall (if you are like me and doesn't spam skills all the time). His 81 short pass is fine for doing 1-2's and such but don't try him as a winger or CAM because his passing is simply not good enough to play there. I cross the ball quite a lot and sometimes he was the man to cross because he was driven outside by a defender but he kicks it across the backline.
When i saw this card, like everyone I thought he was going to be game changing, after using him i couldn't be more wrong. His stats reminded me of Record Breaker Inaki Williams; a card which i love, but on steroids. Unfortunately he doesn't live up to my expectations, not even close.
Daka was supposed to replace Son as my second striker in a 41212(2) with Ronaldo playing alongside him, but he just doesn't cut it: 5 games 1 goal and 2 assist, in current div 2 (ended last season elite 1900 skill rating). Daka just doesn't score from the places Son scores from or doesn't make the runs Son makes, which is what i expected from looking at his stats.
Don't get me wrong I don't hate this card, his dribbling for example feels quick and responsive and his physical is more than enough, but if you want a striker who is going to carry your games Daka isn't it, and your tokens are better spent somewhere else
- Dribbling feels great
- Underwhelming finishing
- Doesn't make enough quality runs, maybe because of Mid/Mid workrates