I know that its very popular to hate on players that use the BPL 'SWEAT' teams as they are called, so I wanted to launch a defence of people that use these types of players - including myself - a regular elite WL achiever and division 1 player.
I really don't get why everyone hates people playing that have Shaw, Smalling, Bailly, Walker, Kante, Martial, Musa etc. I have all of these in my squad (except Musa & Kante)- why? Because they are some of the best, most effective and best value players on the game.
Firstly, this is bound to be the most popular team as the majority of the people on this forum are english, so the BPL is going to be their favourite league and also the one where they have the most knowledge of.
Secondly, what you guys have to remember is, not all people have infinite coins where they can spend money on legends. Those people that have a go at 'sweat' players still have pacy players in their team. I bet everyone that criticises these types of teams still have really quick defenders and players with 85+ pace up front. So it is hypocritical to criticise people that have the same team structure, but have to do it in a much smaller budget.
I play 4-4-2 and play attacking passing football. I pass it out from the back at goal kicks, and generally pass and move the whole way through, using my team. I don't park the bus or resort to negative time wasting tactics. However, If i face people that do this, then I just accept it as part of the game and as a genuine strategy that people are within their rights to implement.
Instead of moaning about these negative merchants, just focus on how you get beat them. After all, playing against someone that employs PTB means that you will certainly have much more of the ball than them and therefore have more opportunities to create chances.
As I have said before, players' pace, along with players' strength, are 2 of the only elements of the game that cannot be controlled by the player. It therefore makes sense to have players that can naturally move quickly as it is so much more easier to attack and defend. Everyone that plays the game has fast players - get over it.
I just wanted to outline my thoughts on this as I feel that people dont appreciate that the BPL SWEAT teams are just a practical way of building a competitive team consisting of good, cheap premier league players.
Also, if a player is OP on the game, then you can't blame for someone for using players that are effective and efficient on the game. Sure, blame EA for making them overrated, but if there is a really great defender (Smalling) available for 20k, and you don't play the markets game to make coins, then it surely makes sense to use him?
Can you see how my points are valid?