As finesse shots are extremely effective at the launch of FIFA 22, we explain how to score more often thanks to this technique. Indeed, while many players complain about the effectiveness of goalkeepers on box shots, finesse shots from a distance are clearly too effective at the start of the season. We therefore explain how to achieve them and even which players are to be favored to score more often.
Finesse shots have often been OP in FIFA, with a few games where they were clearly too strong. If FIFA 19 is remembered, this type of shot was already relatively effective on FIFA 21. However, nothing really seems similar to what we currently see in the game, both in current-gen and next-gen. gen.
Indeed, while goalkeepers have become much stronger on close-range shots, sometimes making impossible saves, they are really ineffective on long-range finesse shots. It's even sometimes comical to see how goalkeepers throw themselves at this kind of shots outside the box.
To perform a finesse shot, you must use (on the basic controls), your fire button B (Xbox) or Square (PS) and simultaneously the RB button (Xbox) or R1 (PlayStation). This combination will give your ball spin, often allowing you to lob the keeper.
But to score more often, we recommend the following:
- Prefer a player with the “Smooth Shot” characteristic
- A player with a high level of Shot Power and Long Shots (above 80+)
- Position your player aside, parallel to the goal, before shooting
- To put a better angle on your shot, it is possible to shoot on the corners of the penalty area instead
This technique of playing with distance shots in finesse allows you to:
- Take advantage of particularly OP shots at the launch of FIFA 22
- To use very effective but cheaper cards on the market
- To counter very defensive "park the bus" tactics by forcing the opponent out of the penalty area
So if for many, the Meta is to use players with a lot of speed up front, the balance of goalkeepers makes this perspective less interesting. Conversely, slower players are often shunned by FIFA fans, however, some should now gain in value if finesse shots remain as effective.
We will note among the players respecting the criteria listed above, these examples:
Eden Hazard, the Belgian Real Madrid player has several advantages. First of all, it has the finesse shooting trait with excellent shooting stats. Also, the map is mobile and versatile, playable in MOC. In addition, he plays in a good league with very good links. Finally, the strong link with Ferland Mendy makes the card desirable and linkable at high level with a totally different formation around these players.
Harry Kane, the excellent British player clearly does not have a card to match the player in real life despite his 90 overall rating this year. Still, it's probably one of the best maps in FIFA 22 using the finesse shot meta. With 5 weak foot stars, incredible marksmanship ratings, and very smooth animation, Kane is a cheap card (considering the overall rating level) but formidable in the right hands. We recommend the Spurs player in 10 behind two attackers, to distribute the game in front but also to be able to step back and shoot from distance.
Riyad Mahrez, the Manchester City winger is often a somewhat forgotten card by FUT players. While Premier League fans prefer fast cards like Salah or even Moura, Mahrez is a great option for finesse shots. With again the Finesse Shot characteristic, 4 weak foot stars and good stats, the City player is a card to watch. Between, the strong bond with Walker is also a plus.
Lorenzo Insigne, the Napoli player is on the contrary a relatively Meta card at the start of the game. Fast and mobile, the latter is mainly limited by his difficult links outside of Serie A. On the other hand, with an excellent shot from a distance, the trait Finesse shooting and a possible strong connection to Spinazzola, Insigne is clearly a good option.
Obviously, cards like Dybala, Lewandowski or even Son are excellent in this configuration but they are also playable in a more traditional way.
So much for our guide to scoring goals more easily via finesse shots in the FUT mode of FIFA 22. Once again, our guide mainly offers examples and leads to help you design your own team to get started on FUT this year. Do not hesitate to consult our FIFA portal to discover all the DCE solutions as well as advice for investing, creating your starter team but also following the news and TOTWs of the game.