Reviews

Santiago Arias - 81 - IF
4.0
Great gem to chem with lozano
By AllFletch, 05-02-2018

When I saw that there was in In-Form right back from PSV to pair with the In-Form Hirving Lozano I already had I was ecstatic. This meant I would be able to start Lozano at 10 chem rather than subbing him on and only getting the 6 that subs get. I was someone skeptical in Arias ability to preform since I was planning on using him in Div 1 and icons are are plentiful there. I was pleasantly surprised in Arias ability to defend and position himself in marking against counters. He impressed me the most with his ability to press forward and intercept passes before any real danger could take place. He is also noticeably strong in the the tackle whether it be standing or sliding. His pace is great with a shadow chemistry style ( only chem style I've tried on him) and his amazing stamina allows for a full 90 minute performance. Saying this he still struggles to catch up to players like C. Ronaldo who have great pace and physical. The place where he seems to lack the most is on the final third of the pitch. Arias crossing leaves more than plenty to be desired as it is pretty abysmal. However, his passing down the wing is impressive considering he has low vision, he can easily provide penetrating through balls down his side of the pitch. His short passing is very reliable, so passing on your own third is safe with him. His price as of this review is ~12k coins which in my honest opinion is a steal, not only because he's a must have if you're trying to link Lozano in squads but also because he preforms like a higher end full back on the defense.

Interceptions

Marking

Sliding / Stand tackles

Great link for Lozano

Discard price for an In-Form

Incredible stamina that allows 90 minute performance

Crossing is pretty horrid

Physical leaves a bit to be desired

Linking in most squads

Formation: 41212
Position: RB
Games: 17
GPG: 0.00
APG: 0.00
4.0
Overall
5.0
Value
3.0
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (3/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (7/10)
Defending (9/10)
Physicality (6/10)
4.5
What a delightful surprise!!
By nathanholmes1234, 13-02-2018

I have used pretty much all RB in this game worth trying, this guy really surprised me, i put an anchor card on him and although his strength seems low so are pretty much all other RB other than valencia! He has amazing dribbling he is like a winger a little wiggle with the left stick and he will easily go around players just like Lozano (reason i brought Arias) His passing is as good as any ones and so is his tackling Worth around 40k i'd say not 12k like i paid for him!! if you have Lozano this card is a must and even if you dont get him in he is OP!!

Pace

Agility

balance

stand tackle

link up play

None really, maybe strength but i have used him for 25 games and havent noticed it at all so i dont think it is an issue!

Formation: 4411
Position: RB
Games: 25
GPG: 0.04
APG: 0.12
4.5
Overall
5.0
Value
4.5
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (6/10)
Passing (9/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (9/10)
Physicality (7/10)
3.5
Green Links
By MikeGaitas, 05-02-2018

I bought him so I can get Lozano in the starting lineup and was a pleasant surprise to be honest!

He has decent pace to catch those ronaldos, has great stamina to run back and forward and he is good at tackles

Basically a good all around defender with decent passes to get great one twos or through balls down the line with Lozano


Pace

Stamina

Jumping

Tackles

Price

Shooting


Formation: 41212
Position: LB
Games: 5
GPG: 0.00
APG: 0.60
3.5
Overall
4.0
Value
3.0
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (4/10)
Passing (7/10)
Dribbling (7/10)
Defending (7/10)
Physicality (8/10)