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CB Rijkaard Review
By messineymarsuarez9, 12-10-2017

After using Rijkaard's CB card in FIFA 16 and CDM card in FIFA 17, I was really excited to try this version when I saw the massive stat boosts compared to his previous cards. Unfortunately, this card, much like Rijkaard's previous cards, was very disappointing.


The thing that stands out most about this card (and Rijkaard's previous cards) is how awkward and clumsy Rijkaard is on and off the ball. In this respect, this card fails to capture the elegance and grace of the real-life Frank Rijkaard. Even his passing, when you consider his stats, doesn't feel particularly crisp or accurate. His pace stats are very good, and he is certainly not slow in game, but the fact that quick changes of direction with Rijkaard are so difficult really lets him down. At 6'2" and with very good jumping and heading accuracy (even without a chemistry style), you would expect him to be dominant in the air, but this is not the case. He often struggles to win aerial duels against tall strikers.


Despite these significant weaknesses, this 88 CB Rijkaard has exceptional tackling ability, and is strong enough to bully just about anyone off the ball. 87 stamina is just about as good as it gets for a CB. It's certainly not a bad card, but considering the price, it was very disappointing for me personally, and I think there are much better alternatives in most leagues.

High Stamina

Strong


Clumsy

Struggles to Win Aerial Duels

Formation: 41212-2
Position: CB
Games: 16
GPG: 0.06
APG: 0.00
4.5
Overall
1.5
Value
3.5
GC
4.5
Stamina
Pace (7/10)
Shooting (6/10)
Passing (7/10)
Dribbling (6/10)
Defending (9/10)
Physicality (8/10)
4.5
Frank Rijkaard
By faraonq7, 16-11-2017

I bought this guy for 480k in the beginning of October. He is a game changer! I really like this card and even though he is 700k right now I'm not going to sell it.

His passing and dribbling skills are simply amazing. He will never make the wrong passes and will never give the ball to the opposition in silly situations.

You can even do the skill dribbling with him. He is a beast!

I've played around 150 games with anchor but after that I tried with Shadow and overall I think that Shadow is better on him. He won't be outpaced.

I'm just a regular Gold 1 player.

I saw that he is also used by Tass, Boras and some other pro players.

High Stamina

Strength

Passing

Dribbling

Composure

Pace (Especially with Shadow)


Balance

Formation: 4231-2
Position: CB
Games: 264
GPG: 0.00
APG: 0.00
4.5
Overall
4.0
Value
4.5
GC
4.5
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (7/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (8/10)
Defending (10/10)
Physicality (9/10)
5.0
This is THE CDM you have been looking for !
By MastaOfDisastaaa, 16-01-2018

If you have been looking for that perfect CDM to replace Bakayoko look no further, thats your man, at least until his prime version will be available.

What a card this is ...

And no, I do not start some 5atb formations and then pause the game for 2 minutes while I create new formation, I just use him on 7chem. Lets respect each other, not everyone got time to wait while we do this silly tricks re-creating formations to get that +2 chem to a player which doesnt matter in the end anyway ...

, 87 stamina, 88 strength

Ok, to the point - Rijkard on 7chem with engine chem is 88 rated at CDM but in game he certainly is more like 98 haha, just look at those figures - 87 stamina, 88 strength, all defensive stats between 86-88, 82 pace aaaaand , tadaaam - icing on the cake - 83 vision, 93 short passing, 87 long passing + 84 shot power/80 longshots and last but not least 90 composure !


This means basically he is very tall, very strong, perfect passer with 4*wf even better, longshots are very very good, already score twice in 10 games :) Composure excellent, stamina excellent and yes - best workrates for a CDM, absolutely loving M/M this year, just like our man Baka. This means he doesnt sit extremely deep, is always there supporting and keeping the whole midfield together and he basically acts like a defensive minded playmaker, connecting your defence and midfield. In every game he has the very highest amount of passes and contacts with the ball in my team, he dictates the tempo of the play.

While waiting for his Prime, this is best value for money you can get this year.


All those stats above I wrote for 7chem engine chem


Highly recommended !


PS. I have put I played 10 games in total as thats what I played at CDM, I used him previously as CB for many games, but did not like him as CB sold and bought back, as I got that second thought why not to try him as CDM on 7chem and yes, thats where he is meant to be played for sure !

  • tall, strong,superb stamina
  • great passing, 4*wf
  • v.good longshots
  • excellent defensive stats, excellent workrates, 90 composure !!!
  • at his price and at CDM absolutely nothing
  • if you want to use him as CB though he is lacking a bit of aggressiveness in my opinion, for CDM though it is perfect
Formation: 41212-2
Position: CDM
Games: 10
GPG: 0.20
APG: 0.30
5.0
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (8/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (7/10)
Defending (10/10)
Physicality (10/10)