Which player to take?

RexAnglo1066
3259 posts National Call-Up
edited February 12
So, I'm about to be offered the choice of El Shaawary, Yamaguchi, or Kalu, and I don't really know much about them.

Well, obviously I know about Shaawary from previous games, and he was my initial favourite as he is Italian and would fit my Serie A team...plus he's a LW, which I can use.

However, I then realised he plays in China, so he really won't be any use in my Premier League team, or my French team.

The other two I really don't know enough about in game.

I need some advice, please.

Who did you take?

Are they any good?

Do you regret your pick?

If so, why?

Interested to hear from you, guys.

Cheers.

Comments

  • Pxul_
    9410 posts League Winner
    edited February 12
    Whoever I pick will be a super sub, looking at El Sha at the best option of those 3 personally.

    However, if you completed the challenges for osimhen, kalu will strong link to him.
  • RexAnglo1066
    3259 posts National Call-Up
    Pxul_ wrote: »
    Whoever I pick will be a super sub, looking at El Sha at the best option of those 3 personally.

    However, if you completed the challenges for osimhen, kalu will strong link to him.

    Yeah, I was thinking more of a sub.

    But, I've already got plenty of Serie A subs and El Shaawary just feels limited with that CSL link.

    I'm not sure I'll fully complete the Oshimen card, so whether Kalu is as useful I'm not sure.

  • Pxul_
    9410 posts League Winner
    Just compared the IGs of these and Kalu looks better, just El Sha has the 5* skills.
  • Endlesswar1985
    176 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    Used kalu with ndidi for Oshimen. He was ok but i Dont use him anymore
  • RexAnglo1066
    3259 posts National Call-Up
    Pxul_ wrote: »
    Just compared the IGs of these and Kalu looks better, just El Sha has the 5* skills.

    Yes, Kalu is probably the most balanced...though it doesn't always translate into in game quality.
  • RexAnglo1066
    3259 posts National Call-Up
    edited February 12
    Used kalu with ndidi for Oshimen. He was ok but i Dont use him anymore

    Why?

    Was he just not very good, or not as good as what you already had?
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  • CustardHippo
    2876 posts Fans' Favourite
    El Sha has M/H work rate which put me off, looks a nice super sub or if you have like a CSL or Italian fitness team etc. I avoided him for the work rates and weak foot, but, can see why he would be popular for nostalgic reasons (I remember back to that silver card in 12...)

    Yamaguchi is a nice little link for Shoji / Tomiyasu or Kubo / Nakajima. I took him, sort of speedy little interception machine with decent passing. However has since gone into an SBC so... there goes that. To be honest with this one unless he was starting in your team or fitness side he wasnt making the bench (I have SBC Battaglia and McKennie, SBC Bazoer, so plenty of options). Used him for a few games, seemed quite nice but didnt really excel at any one thing... I took him for the links and as I seemingly have a ton of nice unique Japanese cards at the moment, but subsequently changed up my team to fit this Storyline Akanji in

    Kalu looks like the best option now I look back, regret not taking him. 4*4*, 98 acceleration and with a deadeye looks like a great little RF option especially alongside Osimhen - would have been a great link to help with those objectives (Futmas Simon - Osimhen - Kalu anyone..?) But having taken the Gelson Martins not long ago I gave this a miss, regrettably


    That all said, at this point in the game whoever is picked is only likely to be stored away for future objectives or to go in to an SBC - some will get usage but I assume a lot will be for subs.
  • RexAnglo1066
    3259 posts National Call-Up
    El Sha has M/H work rate which put me off, looks a nice super sub or if you have like a CSL or Italian fitness team etc. I avoided him for the work rates and weak foot, but, can see why he would be popular for nostalgic reasons (I remember back to that silver card in 12...)

    Yamaguchi is a nice little link for Shoji / Tomiyasu or Kubo / Nakajima. I took him, sort of speedy little interception machine with decent passing. However has since gone into an SBC so... there goes that. To be honest with this one unless he was starting in your team or fitness side he wasnt making the bench (I have SBC Battaglia and McKennie, SBC Bazoer, so plenty of options). Used him for a few games, seemed quite nice but didnt really excel at any one thing... I took him for the links and as I seemingly have a ton of nice unique Japanese cards at the moment, but subsequently changed up my team to fit this Storyline Akanji in

    Kalu looks like the best option now I look back, regret not taking him. 4*4*, 98 acceleration and with a deadeye looks like a great little RF option especially alongside Osimhen - would have been a great link to help with those objectives (Futmas Simon - Osimhen - Kalu anyone..?) But having taken the Gelson Martins not long ago I gave this a miss, regrettably


    That all said, at this point in the game whoever is picked is only likely to be stored away for future objectives or to go in to an SBC - some will get usage but I assume a lot will be for subs.

    Thanks, mate, that has helped.

    I agree that whichever I take he's likely only a sub.

    Still, I'd like to take the best.

    I think I'll take Kalu, based on your advice.
  • VENPATT
    231 posts Sunday League Hero
    Kalu is beast...19 games 19 goals 18 assists..all in DR
  • CustardHippo
    2876 posts Fans' Favourite
    El Sha has M/H work rate which put me off, looks a nice super sub or if you have like a CSL or Italian fitness team etc. I avoided him for the work rates and weak foot, but, can see why he would be popular for nostalgic reasons (I remember back to that silver card in 12...)

    Yamaguchi is a nice little link for Shoji / Tomiyasu or Kubo / Nakajima. I took him, sort of speedy little interception machine with decent passing. However has since gone into an SBC so... there goes that. To be honest with this one unless he was starting in your team or fitness side he wasnt making the bench (I have SBC Battaglia and McKennie, SBC Bazoer, so plenty of options). Used him for a few games, seemed quite nice but didnt really excel at any one thing... I took him for the links and as I seemingly have a ton of nice unique Japanese cards at the moment, but subsequently changed up my team to fit this Storyline Akanji in

    Kalu looks like the best option now I look back, regret not taking him. 4*4*, 98 acceleration and with a deadeye looks like a great little RF option especially alongside Osimhen - would have been a great link to help with those objectives (Futmas Simon - Osimhen - Kalu anyone..?) But having taken the Gelson Martins not long ago I gave this a miss, regrettably


    That all said, at this point in the game whoever is picked is only likely to be stored away for future objectives or to go in to an SBC - some will get usage but I assume a lot will be for subs.

    Thanks, mate, that has helped.

    I agree that whichever I take he's likely only a sub.

    Still, I'd like to take the best.

    I think I'll take Kalu, based on your advice.

    Wish I had done the same but I didn't see Osimhen coming and got there before that point. Looks a great little RF and for the first owner objectives, Osimhen grind, potential future objectives he could be a helpful little player. Others on here have said he is quite good, but as mentioned likely super sub or stored away for now.
  • RexAnglo1066
    3259 posts National Call-Up
    Used kalu with ndidi for Oshimen. He was ok but i Dont use him anymore

    Why?
    El Sha has M/H work rate which put me off, looks a nice super sub or if you have like a CSL or Italian fitness team etc. I avoided him for the work rates and weak foot, but, can see why he would be popular for nostalgic reasons (I remember back to that silver card in 12...)

    Yamaguchi is a nice little link for Shoji / Tomiyasu or Kubo / Nakajima. I took him, sort of speedy little interception machine with decent passing. However has since gone into an SBC so... there goes that. To be honest with this one unless he was starting in your team or fitness side he wasnt making the bench (I have SBC Battaglia and McKennie, SBC Bazoer, so plenty of options). Used him for a few games, seemed quite nice but didnt really excel at any one thing... I took him for the links and as I seemingly have a ton of nice unique Japanese cards at the moment, but subsequently changed up my team to fit this Storyline Akanji in

    Kalu looks like the best option now I look back, regret not taking him. 4*4*, 98 acceleration and with a deadeye looks like a great little RF option especially alongside Osimhen - would have been a great link to help with those objectives (Futmas Simon - Osimhen - Kalu anyone..?) But having taken the Gelson Martins not long ago I gave this a miss, regrettably


    That all said, at this point in the game whoever is picked is only likely to be stored away for future objectives or to go in to an SBC - some will get usage but I assume a lot will be for subs.

    Thanks, mate, that has helped.

    I agree that whichever I take he's likely only a sub.

    Still, I'd like to take the best.

    I think I'll take Kalu, based on your advice.

    Wish I had done the same but I didn't see Osimhen coming and got there before that point. Looks a great little RF and for the first owner objectives, Osimhen grind, potential future objectives he could be a helpful little player. Others on here have said he is quite good, but as mentioned likely super sub or stored away for now.

    It's not like any of them are going to become the lynchpin of my team or anything.

    Just figured it's at least worth seeing what others had experienced.

    Seems Kalu is the best bet.
  • RexAnglo1066
    3259 posts National Call-Up
    VENPATT wrote: »
    Kalu is beast...19 games 19 goals 18 assists..all in DR

    That's pretty decent, isn't it?

    I think I'm going to take Kalu.
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