When I first saw that he was in the TOTW I was excited to try him out as I really enjoyed his regular card, and boy did he not disappoint. He was amazing he felt fast and agile for a center back, great defending and good strength and had the ability to hold off both fast and strong strikers. The only thing about the card that was a bit frustrating was his medium/medium work rates, I found that he would run up the pitch a bit too often leaving my defence vulnerable.
So, I bought this card just before entering WL, and I must say, hands down the best CB I've used so far in the game. He hasn't got the height as other CB's, but put an ancor on him and he gets 96 jumping which makes up for the height. His pace is just insane, and combined with the pretty good strength he is a great match for every attacker out there. His passing and dribbling are very good for a CB - more like a CDM or CM, and he rarily makes mistakes. I tried him as CDM with 7 chem, but that didn't work out that well due to his workrates, but as a CB there hasn't been a single problem. If you haven't tried him, I would definitely recommend trying him out, and for 35k, you haven''t got much to lose.
- Pure insanity
He's a greta fit for shutting down all the quick strikers being sent through the back line. His speed is noticeable in game and so is his dribbling. His only bad point is when he got beat for a header but it was by CR7 so i'll give him some slack on that one.
Nathan Ake is a straight up upgrade from Bakayoko. I start out in a 5-2-2-1 and switch to a 4-2-3-1 in game. He plays along side Icon Petit and together I feel very secure in defense. Perhaps his best attribute are his interceptions. He wins headers, he's strong, and makes fantastic tackles. He's also very agile, which is hard to find in a CB/CDM and it makes tackling strikers and CAM's so much easier. His work rates don't effect him at all if you put 'Stay back while attacking' instructions on him. He's simply the best CDM in the premier league, if not the game not counting TOTY Kante or Icons. On top of all that he has pace. His passing isn't amazing but he hardly puts a foot wrong when passing.
Passing (kind of)
Dribbling (for a CB/CDM)
The cheap Ruud Gullit is the perfect example of the box-to-box medium, since by containing the rival
achieving the robberies of the ball he is in charge of initiating the attack, currently he is
my backbone in the team everything works through him.
His speed, his pass and dribble make him a perfect attacker has already scored a goal
of very good manufacturing as well as given an assistance and two key passes.
As for defense, he is a true war dog, he fights all the balls and he has good
reading of game managing to intercept several of the enemy passes both head and foot
simply indisputable holder and praying that he pull out a SIF
- pass long
- original position to want to use it from cdm
- six chemistry if you start from cdm
- force the change of the squad if you want me to start with 10 chemistry (I started with 5-3-2 and change 4 1 2 1 2)
- without stamina at the end of the match