Season 3 has started with intent, our new signing MBappé up top, flanked by Son, Depay, and Insigne, I’m hoping our goal scoring prowess proves to be our deadly weapon, and helps us through tough matches where we may concede.
So far so good, as shown below, MBappé’s goal scoring record so far is 13 goals in 19 games, with Insigne also clocking in with 10 goals, and Son scoring regularly too.
One downside to having the worlds best CF in your squad, is that in every single match the CPU uses the ‘Tight Marking’ tactic on him, meaning he’s always pounced on by 2 defenders at least as soon as the ball goes anywhere near him, makes it very difficult to dribble or use Kylian’s biggest asset, pace, so most of his goals have been give and go’s around the last defender, on the occasion the opponents do give him some space, he is deadly at weaving and jinking and using powerful bursts to get in behind defences.
Those goals have kept us firmly in the title chase, with us, Arsenal, and Liverpool all chasing leaders Chelsea, Man City, Champions for the last 2 seasons have fallen behind and lie in 5th place.
Our UCL campaign is also going well, having progressed through our group as winners, with qualification guaranteed with one game left to play, we await our opponents in the KO stage, and look to avenge last years exit at the hands of Juventus.
Reaching Champions League latter stages and challenging for domestic titles is key to keeping, and attracting players like MBappé and Insigne.
I’d like to get 5 seasons in on this ‘exploratory’ ML campaign, and with the pace you can get through seasons on PES, it should be quite easy to get at least 5 in, before taking a footy gaming break before the expected release of new games later in the year.
On that note, news of PES22, which will debut in Unreal Engine, have been scarce, with barely a mention in the media about it, Konami pulled out of E3, and there have been no leaks whatsoever, however, this surfaced on the PSN store late last night:
I haven’t had chance to test it yet, but by all apparent means, its a very early network test for PES 22, as the info on this ‘game’ directs back to the Konami WEPES website.
A quick scour of social media doesn’t sound very promising though:
It looks as if they have ported across the textures and models from the PES Mobile game and are using it purely to test the crossover play and stability of the online servers, let’s hope so as if PES22 looks anything like this, it will bankrupt Konami, they will be a laughing stock.
As usual, will finish up with a selection of goals from the last few play sessions.