First of all I want to look at his stats & attributes, they mean everything to a player. As an example, much people might say to any attribute ''feels like 64'' to an attribute that in fact to a player in game is 80. Well that is nonsense in my opinion because it is an exact rating, that exactly does what its programmed by the game and controlled by the gamer. The only way attributes can actually feel different is when the gamer is not using the controller in its best way or the player in game has special traits like 'the speed dribbler'.
I will give my conclusion of the player after I give my opinion based on the stats of Lens.
Weaker foot, skillmoves, traits, height:
-Weak foot. He does have a 4 star skilled weaker foot so you can shoot pretty accurate with both feet.
-Skill moves. Lens has four skill stars that will make almost every trick possible.
-Traits 'the speed dribbler'. Runs faster with the ball, that's just great.
-Height 176cm | 5'9. Tall players are stronger compared to shorter players in the latest FIFA edition (FIFA 13). Lens isn't very tall but it is not really important to a winger in my opinion. Though, he is not short, jumps a little and is a bit strong so that combination can be skillfull in some situations.
The exact stats of Lens his best abillities from 60 to 100 and my opinion next to it ;
-Volley's: 99. Really remarkable and a deadly weapon combined with reactions, agility and speed. Give Lens a decent cross ball and he will do something with it.
-Agillity: 96. Did you know agility is more practical than ever in the newest FIFA games ? In the beginning 'strength' was really important but now agility also is.
If you have Lens you can use this ability really good. Simply just run towards a strong or fast player and try to intercept the ball, Lens will surprise your opponent by getting the ball because of his good speed and agility much times. His agility also comes in handy when a you want to perform a bicycle kick and such like.
-Sprint speed: 93. Lens has a really powerful top/max/sprint speed. I think top speed is more important then acceleration to players that are speed maniacs because speed will stack really fast after the moment you just accelerated. The speed of Lens is wicked because his acceleration is 88 and his top speed is 93, he also has the '' speed dribbler'' trait that almost makes him invincible .
-Reactions: 90. Do you sometimes hate it when a player stands there and does nothing for a while? Well that can be due to reactions. The reactions of Lens are very good so you wont have this problem that much.
-Balance: 90. Just ok.
-Acceleration: 88. Quite strong, gets really fast to his top speed
-Shot power: 87. His shots are really powerfull and fast.
-Ball control: 87. Wont lose the bal easely.
-Dribbling: 87. He walks right trough your opponents defence !
-Long shots: 85. Lens scores a lot of goals because of this one combined with a variety of shooting abilities.
-Curve: 85. Does the job.
-Finishing: 85. Combined with al his shooting skills and especially his shot power I can only say it makes him dead fully in the box and out the box.
-Crossing: 85. Gives the ball in a very decent way to his team mate because of his good crossing, curve etc.
-Short passing: 85. Short passing, reactions and speed can make him a pain in the ass of your opponent
-Stamina: 80. Not spectaculair, but average.
-Strength: 78. This attribute in particular is a bit strong and not a so strong like Drogba or Vidic. But if you see his other physical powers, this bit of strength can make him un-stoppable in some situations.
-Penalties: 76. Not superbe, but ok. Any how, does it really matters that much ? You can use any of your other players to perform a penalty.
-Jumping: 75. This one is one of the sneakiest weapons of Lens. If you want to cross a ball with your left winger to the striker it can very often be inaccurate and reach the other side of the pitch. But if you have Lens in front of the right wing, Lens will often jump and gets the ball for you or he will jump and make a header, very nice.
And you can have your own sort of air-force when your Left winger is just a decent jumper like Lens and your striker an excellent header.
I have scored many, many goals because of that.
-Free kicks: 73. This isn't that good but you can use many other players to do the job.
-Positioning: 70. Not stunning on its self but the combination of his attributes will make it ok.
-Vision: 69. He isn't a playmaker, but his vision reaches a decent area though
-Heading: 63. The worst of the best attributes. But if you jump well and make yourself space it really can be allright.
Conclusion: His abilities are more then just useful, he is a physical beast. He doesnt cost you much money and is skillfull to for every sort of Ultimate team.
My personal rating of Lens is a 9,4.
Funny: If you read his name from right to left, you read 'snel'. Snel means fast in Dutch language and that is true, Lens is a comet in FIFA13 and in real matches!