I am an average FIFA player. I qualify to weekend league off and on. I got lucky with a couple of SBC pack pulls and ended up with 2m+ in the bank. I wanted to give icons a shot as I'd previously used IF Werner, SBC Cavani or loan versions of Hernandez and van Basten. They were all good, I never quite moved up a level. So I thought the Lunar New Year is a good time to buy and went shopping. I bought Larsson 87 and Crespo 85.
After a couple of days of futchamps I can say that Crespo is unbelievable. He is easily the best striker I've played with, better than prime Hernandez even. With all of my earlier strikers, the trend was they'd have a GPM of 0.6-0.8 and an APM around 0.3-0.4. With Crespo, don't worry about the assists, 'cause little Valdanito here don't care about no sweaty pass. He just storms the defence and smashes them in. Easily the best 400k I spent on FIFA 18.
Only that his prime card hasn't released yet.
Vertonghen stops everything and I mean everything, when someone shoots the ball Vertonghen extends his beautiful Belgian legs and stops the shot and when he is on full chem he might even crack a little longshot against your sweaty opponent.
-Really good at defending in general.
-Great on the ball
-Easy to link, great club and nation
-He has a perfect height
-He plays like Puyol and Bailly on crack
-Rating deserves to be higher
-Pace maybe, if you like sweaty defenders like Bailly
-Price, he is quite expensive for a defender but 60k is really good for this card
As the title also says Aubameyang is a great finisher but I would expect to be a game changer from a 88 rated player.
I used him in this squad: https://www.futbin.com/18/squad/3065844 alongside Reus and Robben only in division 1-2 and weekend league.
His finishing is really very great. When he was able to ran behind the defenders I was sure that he will score.
I mostly scored low driven shots and headers with him.
However against good and pacey defenders like Boateng, Ramos etc. I was struggling to score with him.
He is only good if you are able to run behind the defenders - expect no more from him.
Of course his pace is really good however his stamina is low so you have to do the runs carefully or he will become slowish after minute 70th.
His dribbling was awful for me I was not able to break through the opponents defense. He can not dribble and do skill moves well. Sometimes I felt like he changes directions like a bus.
His passing is average.
His shooting and positioning is really good but I think he would be better with H attacking WR. Sometimes he did not want to run.
His physical attributes are OK. I was able to score some headers with him and he was only pushed off the ball rarely.
All in all I would rather use him as a super sub after minute 60-70th. He can destroy slowish, tired defense but I do not suggest him to use in starting XI as he sturggles against good full stamina defenders.
After 49 games and a struggling in WL with him I decided to rebuild my team around Neymar - that was the best decision I have made since FUT 18 launch - but that is another story.
At first, I didn't understand why this card is worth 200 K because lots of his stats are pieces of craps. But I had some spare money and decided to try it on. He was SURPRISINGLY god damn good in the game. Although he only has 68 strength and 77 balance, he acts like a piece of hard rock in the game, probably because of his huge model. The most shiny point of this card is his positioning. With 99 positioning after adding chemistry, he gets to the right position on his own, and waits for passes in the exact position that can assure a goal. This is astounding because everytime he is at the place where there is no defenders. As a result, he doesn't even need super speed or super stength or even skill moves to get rid of the defending line. When I get pass thru to him, he can always get his job done. I feel like as a CAM, he is way better than James Rodriguez for Bundesliga team. Although he can't score some astonishing long shots like James, he is always at the right position in front of the goalkeeper waiting to score, just like a thief or a proacher. His high/high workrate is also helpful because sometimes he can be an extra hand to defend, which is nothing bad. He is such a good card and you guys should definitely check him out! You won't regret.
There I was, chugging along at the start of another Weekend League, hoping to scrape to my usual 18 wins - but after yet another rubbish start, I decided to get Rijkaard's loan card and goodness me, he is the absolute truth. I finished my 20 games with him and immediately did his full SBC, which I had just barely enough coins to do.
I went from 18 wins to 23 with him in my squad (and had three penalty shootout losses too) and honestly, he has completely revamped how I play. He does so much defensive work that in a 4-1-2-1-2 (2) at CDM that instead of telling my two CMs to either stay back or be balanced, I set them to get forward without any dramas at all.
I put Catalyst on him because when you already have 90 defending and strength, you really don't need any more - put he was the kickstarter for many of my attacks with his runs and passes, and the killer of many, many more of my opponent's. His balance stat is extremely low but at no point did I notice that in the slightest.
I don't know about his shooting because he hardly ever gets into a position for one, but has set up a handful of goals with some nice long balls - he's not a silky dribbler but he's not in my squad to glide through my opponent's midfield.
Positioning, outstanding. Tackling, outstanding. Interceptions, outstanding. I have mainly used Vidal in that role and also tried 85 Blanc, TOTGS Kimmich, Goretzka, SIF Mooy and others and nobody even comes remotely close - I'm a free to play player so I'll never have enough coins for Gullit or Vieira or Petit. But as we move through February and close to people having their end-game squads, to 600k or so it took to do this SBC seemed like an absolute bargain, especially as he's going for twice that on the market right now.
In short, he helped me, a pretty bad player, be slightly less bad. He's great, get him.
Tackling, defending, pornstache, haircut, positioning, passing, strength