Used in a squad that gets changed in game to 4-2-3-1 with Okazaki swapping with Lallana and playing the central CAM Role. Has decent pace for a CB so can easily move up and down the pitch if required, although I tend to set tactics to stay back while attacking. He has also got decent dribbling for a centre-back so he can be used to carry the ball out of your defensive half and the CDM's who are set to stay back while attacking are there to support him and get back if he loses the ball, especially Bakayoko. For me, he easily bullies defenders off the ball. His high physical stats allow him to do this. Due to his height he also wins a lot of aerial duels whether defending a corner or a long ball put into the box. His height also makes him a great presence for me at my attacking corners. Has scored a few goals for me from corners as he has fairly good hiding accuracy. His strength is amazing for me, never seems to lose a 1on1 duel and he is always where I need him. Has scored about 10-11 goals for me in about 20 games. Most from penalties even though his stats aren't great he seems really good at taking penalties. Most of his goals come from corners but he has also scored two 30 yard stunners for me.
Passing: Can miss a few easy passes that he really should be missing but its not too serious an issue.
The guy is an absolute beast. Definately my favourite CB I've tried in this game, and I've tried the likes of Chiellini and Boateng as well.
I partnered him up with Bailly and both are amazing, but Van Dijk stands out more.
I had him in the earlier in the game with another record, but because I don't know that anymore I just use the current record.
I used him with the Anchor chem style.
His Pace feels faster than 73, probably because of anchor. He can catch up with most of the attackers
His Passing is good enough, sometimes he gives a bad pass but haven't had much problems with it
His Defending is outstanding. Standing tackle, sliding tackle, interceptions, clearances, blocks; You name it and he can do it. Also in difficult situations it doesn't seem like a problem to him.
And then his Physical. Oh boy. He denies almost every attack by pushing opponents away like it's nothing. I'm not only talking about Insigne when i say this, also players with a decent amount of strength can be knocked of the ball easily. 76 stamina is fine When he has above 90/95 condition, he can stay the whole 90 mins on the pitch.
His Heading and Jumping are really good. Wins almost every header because of the combination of being 6'3'' and having 90 heading and 89 jumping (with anchor applied). He scored some headers for me as well.
His Workrates didn't bother me at all. I was a bit afraid of that H/M that he would get up the pitch too high, but in-game it felt like H/H or M/H. He is getting to the CDM-line at max, and is back when you need him there. I personally liked that because it makes the passing easier, but i would understand it if you don't like that.
I would highly recommend trying him out if you haven't already done that, and pairing him up with someone fast like Bailly or Manolas, who are my 2nd and 3rd favourite CB's.
Thanks for reading, and have a nice day.
Heading / Jumping
Has an awesome-looking ponytail
Workrates (depends on how you play)