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Ed. note: A reminder that these are the opinions of this author and this author alone; there are more than one way to evaluate and determine if a player item is right for you and your squad. His methodology may not work for you or be perfectly aligned with how you'd approach grading an item, but you're always welcome to do so yourself in the Futhead Reviews section.
I used Son in this team angled more towards hardcores/competitive Weekend Leaguers:
I've only used him for a handful of games, but here are my stats after these games:
Chemistry Style: Marksman
Just like his cards in previous years, Son is incredibly well-rounded. He can run, shoot, pass, dribble, and even bully other players. Some of his key stats include:
96 Acceleration and 95 Sprint Speed
94 Positioning, Finishing and Shot Power
97 Long Shots
79 Strength and 77 Aggression
Let's get into his item stats:
He's lightning. Just start running, and he'll get away from anyone. I've seen this guy outpace even the fastest fullbacks, and do so with ease. He's especially effective when he runs in a straight line, as on an all-out sprint, he's uncatchable. My suggestion would be to do the quick one-twos, and send him between defenders, or send him barrelling down the line.
God-tier. He can score with any kind of shot, from any angle, from any range. Finesse shots are deadly, long shots are amongst the best I've seen this year, and he's incredibly clinical inside the area. Literally perfect.
This is a strange one. In close- to medium-range passes, he's perfect. He can do all the link up play, all the crosses, and even most of the through balls. However, he's just not that great at long passing -- he can't ping it further than 30 yards, his long crosses are rarely on target, and his over the top through balls are often missplaced. However, if you play him as a striker, his passing is more than adequate.
He's a lot of fun to dribble with. Perfect ball control and dribbling, with a flawless first touch, as well as the 4-star skills, makes him a joy to use. He can weave in and out of defenders with ease, and he's incredibly hard to dispossess.
He can apply a lot of pressure to a backline, thanks to his pace and physicality, but don't expect him to win the ball back. His tackling is garbage, and he'll give the foul away more often than not. Stay away from using him at CM.
This surprised me. His height and build in-game make him seem a lot stronger than his stats would suggest. He can hold off most defenders, and he bullies the weaker fullbacks and midfielders with ease. His strength and aggression feel like they are in the high 80s, and that makes him a nightmare the handle. He holds his own while dribbling, and can push back on defenders for just long enough to get a shot away. Also, his jumping (coupled with his heading accuracy) makes him a menace in the air.
Weak Foot: 10/10
Had to mention this, since it is the game-changer. His five-star weak foot is the highlight of the item, and it makes him truly unstoppable. You can't read him, you can't contain him, and you can't do anything when he starts shooting. He's genuinely ridiculous.
Overall Rating: 10/10
Value for Coins: 10/10
This item was better than NIF CR7 for me. In fact, this item is better than almost any attacking minded item I've tried this year, with the exception of TOTS Firmino and Prime R9. He's incredibly effective, and a lot of fun to use. I would 100% recommend.