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Top 5 Strikers Under 5M EP 02.12.2015

Good day Managers,

Have around 5 Million EP and looking for a striker for your team? Here are 5 strikers we think you should consider getting with 5 Million EP.

(Please take note that all the price range will change due to Live Mode’s Player Boosting)


5. DIEGO COSTA S14 (+2)

In the 5th place we have Diego Costa Season 14, +2. This player has amazing physical stats, and it almost seems like he has no weakness. Let’s find out more about this player.

Price: 3.5M ~ 4M

Built: Height – 188CM

         Weight – 81KG

Hidden Traits: Diver

OVR Stats At Level 1: 81

Highest Stats (Level 20)

  • Aggression 107

  • Positioning 106

  • Shot power 104

  • Strength 104

  • Finishing 104

  • Balance 101

For about around 3.5M EP, this player seems like a really good bargain. His physical stats are really impressive, and paired with his amazing finishing he makes a decent striker. However he seems to have a problem with ball control. Yes he can bulldoze through defenders and win back possession as soon as he loses it, but his lack of ball control and dribbling skills make it really difficult to attack fluently with him. However if you like a player who is strong and good in front of goal, this is a good striker for you to have for a price below 5 Million EP.

Strengths

+ Able to regain possession after losing it

+ Very strong in physical battles

+ Solid finisher in front of goal

+ Can push off defenders while sprinting, especially when receiving through balls


Weaknesses

- Hard to dribble the ball with him

- Ball doesn’t seem to stick to his feet

- Lacks a bit of pace, making him difficult to through-pass to


SUMMARY

Overall, this player would work well if you use 2 strikers in your formation. Having another strong and preferably faster striker next to him would make him a good part of a dynamic duo. Putting him as a lone striker with nobody near him is not really a good idea. He loses the ball easily and when defenders group to defend him, he lacks the ball control and pace to do anything. And not to mention he is not really good at passing either


4. LUKAKU WC14 (+2)


Lukaku is quite a famous pick among not only regular players, but also among pro players. He has really impressive physical traits, and aside from being tall and tanky, he is also really fast. 

Price: 4M ~ 5M

Built: Height - 190CM

         Weight - 94KG

Hidden Traits: Tries to beat offside trap, Flair

OVR Stats At Level 1: 78

Highest Stats (Level 20)

  • Shot Power 106

  • Strength 104

  • Sprint 103

  • Finishing 100

This player is sometimes cheaper than Diego Costa, and arguably better. Dribbling is a lot easier for Lukaku. Despite mediocre stats all around, he is pretty good with keeping the ball and dribbling. The ball sticks to him when he runs. His hidden trait, Flair, makes him seemingly stronger than people might think. Players with the trait Flair tends to win 50/50 battles and tend to show more tenacity. His only set back is his finishing accuracy. Even with 100 finishing, scoring 1v1 battles and long shots is arguably harder on Lukaku. His shot power is amazing but accuracy, not so much.

Strengths

+ Very fast and strong, can just sprint past defenders

+ His height makes him good in the air

+ Good weight to make him tanky in dribbling and protecting the ball

+ Ball sticks to his feet


Weaknesses

- His shot accuracy is horrid, so it’s important for you to be really good at finishing

- His stamina is quite low, making him really slow end game


SUMMARY

From our experience with Lukaku, he’s a versatile striker that works as a lone forward or when paired with another striker. He can be the one who brings the ball forward and passes to another striker to score, or he can just do everything himself. But take note, his stamina is quite low, meaning he will need assistance and his accuracy in front of goal is also quite bad, making it difficult to rely on him to be clinical. Overall, he is a solid pick up for the price, and would make a great super sub.


3. SOLDADO 10U (+3)


Price: 4M ~ 5M

Built: Height – 179CM

         Weight – 81KG

Hidden Traits: Argues with Officials

OVR Stats At Level 1: 84

Highest Stats (Level 20)

  • Reaction 111

  • Finishing 106

  • Shot Power 106

  • Positioning 103

  • Sprint 103

  • Acceleration 103

Soldado might not have the impressive Physical traits or built as he lacks the height and enough weight to tank defenders, but that’s not really how you should play Soldado. He is not the kind of striker you just run straight with. He has just about everything needed as a striker. He’s like a cheaper version of Luis Suarez. He’s quite strong, very good at ball control, good at finishing and he has the pace. But the best part about him is his reaction. His high reaction makes him very quick to react to everything; passes, dribbling, interceptions. He’s a really balance striker that relies on tactical plays, a team player in other words.

Strengths

+ Very well-balanced in everything a striker needs

+ High reaction stat makes him feel really agile and quick

+ Ball sticks to his feet


Weaknesses

- Bad physical traits (low height and weight) might make him feel weak at times.

- Only 3 star skills, which is particularly bad for him as he relies on quick movements and agility


SUMMARY

We had a good experience using Soldado 10U +3. He’s consistent, strong, fast and good at finishing. A really good striker to pick up for this price. He works best when paired with other strikers to 1-2 with as his reaction is really good. Definitely a good pick up for any team.


2. DIRK KUYT 08E (+3)

Price: 5M

Built: Height – 184CM

         Weight – 83KG

Hidden Traits: Solid Player, Power Header

OVR Stats At Level 1: 81

Highest Stats (Level 20)

  • Stamina 109

  • Jump 105

  • Balance 104

  • Heading 108

  • Aggression 103

  • Finishing 104

Stamina, stamina, and more stamina. Not only can he run more than most players on the field, he’s also really useful while he runs. His Solid Player hidden trait must be one of the reasons why he feels so good to use. Despite lower acceleration (98) and sprint (99) compared to other strikers, Kuyt feels relatively fast. He is really strong when protecting the ball and his ball control, even only at (97), is really good. He always seem to be able to keep the ball when you expect him to lose it to the defenders. His good heading stats and the Power Header hidden trait makes him good to cross to as well. He feels like a more complete version of Soldado or Suarez. 

Strengths

+ Very well-balanced in everything a striker needs

+ High Stamina makes it feel like he’s always at his best

+ Ball sticks to his feet

+ Good finisher with his strong foot and head

+ 4 Star Skill Moves


Weaknesses

- Bad physical traits (low height and weight) might make him feel weak at times.


SUMMARY

A must try for most players. At only 5M EP, he is a real bargain and feels good to use throughout the whole game. He works best in both ST position and also CF position, as he can finish the ball well and can also help bringing the ball up from lower parts of the field. But don’t put him too far from the opponent’s goal (for example Winger Position) as his pace is quite low. Overall, a really Solid Striker. 


1. DIDIER DROGBA 07 (+2)

Price: 3M ~ 3.5M

Built: Height – 188CM

         Weight – 84KG

Hidden Traits: Diver, Finesse Shot, Target Forward, Power Header

OVR Stats At Level 1: 80

Highest Stats (Level 20)

  • Strength 109

  • Jump 105

  • Finishing 105

  • Heading 105

  • Aggression 103

From a glance through his stats, it’s hard to imagine why he’s at number 1 on this list, but knowing that it’s Didier Drogba might change your perception. He is as good in this game as he is (or was) in real life. This player is not only cheap in EP, but an extremely solid player. Although he might feel a bit slow and sluggish sometimes, but depending on how you play, this striker could just be your perfect striker below 5M EP. His ball control is average at best and he is not as agile as Kuyt or Soldado, but when you dribble and run with him it almost feels like the defenders are slowed them. He makes the defenders look slower and weaker due to his massive strength. He can protect the ball really well and his finishing is top class. 

Strengths

+ Very strong in protecting possession

+ High physical stats (weight and height) make defenders seem weaker

+ Ball sticks to his feet

+ Excellent finisher with his strong foot and head


Weaknesses

- His low pace might not suit your playstyle

- Stamina is quite low at level 20 (93)


SUMMARY

For us, he is the best striker below 5M EP. But as mentioned his nature might not suit everyone’s playstyle. He is slow, however when he dribbles it seems he can just run pass defenders with ease, and his finishing is really excellent with both head and feet. He is suitable to be paired with a faster striker who’s good at passing, or if you are confident in your dribbling skills, just put him up alone and just bulldoze through defenders when you get him the ball. 


There you go. We hope these suggestions manage to help you with your gameplay.  Stay tuned for more suggestions from us in the coming weeks!


FIFA Online 3 Operations Team