Player Review: Future Star João Félix
Apologies for my inactivity – some stuff has been going on in my real life and I just didn’t have the time or energy to write any reviews. However, everything is going to be okay and I’m back at it. As they are a bit dated now, I’ll skip some of the previously promised reviews and jump to Future FUT Stars. Last year they shocked us by releasing this promo, and this year we were looking forward to it. The card I was most excited for? João Félix. I wasn’t able to try and snipe him during the release, so I waited until rewards to grab him so I could use him over the weekend.
I was planning to partake in the Weekend League, but yet again life got in the way. Instead, I had to make due with some rivals matches here and there. I did manage to scrape together 30 matches in which he put on an impressive performance, especially considering the fact that I first wasted him as LCAM before moving him to ST or CAM. He also had some serious competition in regards to scoring goals as I had him play next to or behind Cristiano Ronaldo TOTY.
- Positions played: CAM in 4231 and ST in 4222
- Chemistry Style: Hunter
- Games Played: 30
- Goals/Assists: 19/10
- Game mode: Rivals
Squad used in
Shooting & Passing
When I was playing him as LCAM it felt like he couldn’t contribute as much, and now I am noticing the same with Moments Hazard. Both of these cards performed so much better when moved to a central position like ST or CAM. My choice for the infamous Hunter chemistry style resulted in a 96 Shooting stat. This felt low, to be honest – if I wouldn’t have known his stats I would have guessed his shooting to be 98+. I was rarely let down when he popped up in front of goal and I’m sure if I had played him as CAM or ST for the whole 30 matches he would have scored a lot more. His passing was left untouched by my choice for the Hunter chemistry style and it was quite noticeable. As a ST he performed perfectly, but if you intend to play him as a CAM you’re better off with another chemistry card. Nevertheless I was more than happy with what he brought to the pitch in the shooting and passing department. And these aren’t even his best attributes…
- Shooting: 9.5/10
- Passing: 8.7/10
Pace & Dribbling
Because these were the best. If you can recall, in my review about Sané I said that he didn’t feel as fast as his pace statistic would let on. Well, Félix has the exact same stats with Hunter applied and he feels MUCH faster. Every time he was making a run in behind I went for the through ball, and time and time again he was gone. I can’t recall a single defender catching up with him. The first time I played him I passed him the ball and at that moment I felt something I hadn’t felt since FIFA 19: absolute control over the ball. The last card that gave me this feeling was Prime Moments Cruijff. I was flabbergasted and wildly excited at the same time. Was this the card that would bring me back what I had been craving all this time? The answer is no, but it is damn close. His scoop turns and McGeady Spins were just as I remember from my beloved Cruijff. I even tried an El Tornado volley with him, but that didn’t work.
- Pace: 9.7/10
- Dribbling: 9.8/10
Physical and Defending
Here I have nothing to complain about. He isn’t weak, but he isn’t strong either. His Stamina is more than enough, and all I can say about his heading is that he scored 2 headers and CR7 TOTY only scored 1. Do with that information what you like, but for me it means he is more than a decent header of the football. I can’t recall using him defensively, so I’ll leave that blank.
- Physical: 8.3/10
- Defending: N/A
This was a card I was waiting for ever since I used his gold at the start of the game. Luckily he didn’t let me down. What a joy he was to use and I am sure I’ll find a way to fit him back in my team. I really hope you try him out and please let me know if you do.
Value for coins:
He’s around 2m right now and I really think he is worth that. If you take a look at players in the 1.5-2.5m price range I only see a few cards that I think could compete with him: TOTGS Mbappé, Base Ronaldo and perhaps Lautaro Martinez FFS (which I will try out later this week).
I’m glad to be back and I hope you guys are as well,
FIFA 20 Reviews
|Gold De Bruyne||CAM||38||33||18||9|
|1IF Gabriel Jesus||ST||15||4||1||4.5|
|Flashback David Luiz||CB||40||0||1||9.1|
|Moments Bernardo Silva||CAM||20||8||20||9.2|
|TOTY De Jong||CDM/RM||20||3||7||9.5|
|Future Star João Félix||ST/CAM||30||19||10||9.5|
|Future Star Tonali||CDM||30||1||11||9.4|