Cheap Beasts is a series of FIFA 17 career mode guides dedicated to finding you the best high potential cheap players in FIFA 17. You’ll see why you should buy them, how much to pay for them and how good they become in the future. I’m looking for guest authors, so if you’re interested in writing a Cheap Beasts article, get in touch!
Today’s Cheap Beast is Vaclav Cerny of Ajax. He starts at 69 OVR and has 86 potential, making him one of the highest potential young players in FIFA 17.
Unlike many cheap high potential wingers, he’s ready to go as soon as you buy him. You don’t need to wait for him to develop before his dribbling becomes useable and his speed increases, because he’s already got talent in buckets.
He starts with 87 acceleration and 84 sprint speed, so is absolutely rapid, and his 80 balance will make it easy to get past defenders.
His 77 dribbling is also very good, and it’ll almost certainly grow to the late 80s or early 90s thanks to his 86 potential. And unlike in FIFA 16 where he had 35 stamina, this year he’s got 64 stamina so can last much longer in-game.
Ajax want £2.4m for him, but you can get that down to around £2.1m. His wages are £5,300.
After three years of growth for me, his pace had grown very nicely to 92 acceleration and 87 sprint speed, just one point away from getting the Speedster speciality. His balance was 83 and had a ridiculous 99 agility, so he’ll have no trouble performing spectacular bicycle kicks.
His dribbling did indeed grown into the late 80s, sitting at 87. His ball control was also rated 87, so he’ll be able to quickly get the ball under control and set off on a run. Perhaps most surprisingly, his finishing grew 17 points from 66 to 83, making him deadly in front of goal.
Add to all that his decent long shots and good curve stat, meaning you shouldn’t be afraid to shoot from distance if the opportunity arises.
- His decent finishing means you can play him as a centre forward or attacking midfielder, just behind a striker. His pace and dribbling will get him into good positions, and his finishing will then get him the goals
- Because his physical stats are already good, you could train him and he would grow exceptionally well both in physical and technical stats
Here are his stats at the start of a career mode:
And here’s how he looks after three years of growth: