I used him in a 442 as the right cm and he was awesome.
Really liked his strength combined with his dribbling!
While defending, you gotta rely on his strength and the 60 something stand tackle.
Passing and shooting was both very good, first I tried him on basic and i felt like he needed some boost for the long passing stat.
So I applied an engine chem style to him and that did fix everything.
Overall I'm really impressed by the way he plays as a cm. Thought I'd give it a try because I needed a cm next to Goretzka and it really worked out! Bender was a little slow for the weekend league in my opinion. But if I think I need a more defensive minded player I switch him in for Volland.
+shooting, inside or ouside the box, both amazing
+passing, with an engine to boost long passing very precise
-pace, I think that he's fast enough, but maybe he could be a bit quicker
-defending, as a cm I thought he would be shit because of that defending but it was alright. could be better!