I was lucky enough to pack him in the SBC. One word. WALL. This man in absolutely insane. You don't even have to control him and he makes the cleanest, craziest tackles I have seen from any defender in FIFA. He is honestly the best CB on the game, don't even look at his pace as a con. Him and TOTY Ramos in the back would be impossible to get through.
* Decent Pace
* Impossible to get through
* Passing is unreal
TOTS Gerard Pique was a card that I had my eye on for a while, but I could never quite fit him into the squad while keeping everyone on 10 chem. Once the La Liga TOTS released, I found my opportunity! In a back line with 90 DDG in goal, TOTS Filipe Luis at LB, TOTS Sergi Roberto at RB, and 90 Ramos as his CB partner, Pique is an absolute wall. I would suggest pairing him with a more athletic CB and outside back, as he takes a little while to reach top speed which can allow faster strikers to get by him. However, if an opposing player comes within ~5 feet of him, it's game over. This man doesn't miss a tackle, standing or sliding. HIs 6'4" frame allows him to reach around the attacker and poke the ball away cleanly every time. He's a beast in the air, especially clearing corners. The most surprising aspect is his passing and dribbling. The man is a maestro on the ball, especially for someone his size, and can win the ball, control it, and find a pass, short or 30 yards downfield no problem.
Individual Stats w/ Shadow Chem Style
Pace: 72 (83 with Shadow) His top speed is excellent, can get back and make huge tackles without hesitation, the only problem is going from standing to full speed takes time, his acceleration is not the greatest. 7/10
Shooting: 74 Honestly I haven't taken a shot with Pique that wasn't a header but in terms of his finishing on corners he is very dangerous and reliable on corners. If you can find his head he will at least force a good save from the keeper. 6/10
Passing: 85 Second best stat on this card after defending, Pique is the perfect ball-playing CB. Can make short or long passes without difficulty, and if you're looking for a defender that can tackle opponents and immediately start a counter with a splitting 15-20 yard pass, Pique is your man. 10/10
Dribbling: 80 His dribbling is excellent for a CB, can keep his composure under pressure. He's made the occasional foray forward and can keep the ball close while sprinting, but I wouldn't suggest going too far with it. At the very least he won't ruin a great defensive play by taking a 20 yard touch and allowing the attacker to tackle it right back. 8/10
Defending: 94 (99 with Shadow) His defending is exquisite, won't miss a tackle. He's also very accurate with his tackling, which is good because some of the other massive CBs like Sule seem to be so clunky and uncoordinated and give away a ton of fouls. Pique feels more like a larger Azpi in terms of his tackling. His heading is incredible, able to win almost every ball in the air, interceptions are very good. Overall incredible out-and-out defender. 9/10
Physical: 86 This stat seems about right, he won't manhandle attackers like Boateng will but with his size and ability he can push all but the strongest attackers off the ball. Decent stamina that will last 90 minutes as long as you don't send him forward on every attack. 8/10
His biggest pros have to be his passing and defending, he just feels so easy to control in-game.
The only cons of this wonderful card are his acceleration and maybe his balance, he's tripped over the grass monsters a few times
I packed pique in the untradable tots sbc. Wh.en I first start using him as a cb alongside with blanc and alba, he feels stubborn and always gets out of position. Then I get on to youtube, watched a review and I decided to put him at cdm instead. Him alongside with rijkkkard as the cdm combo in a 4231 is absolutely unbelievable. At first I think it wouldn't work since both cdm are also quite tall and stubborn. Instead pique is simply a rock at the cdm. He intercepts the ball easily by using the L2, the opponent would simply fly away. His passing is unbelievable as well. 99 short passing and 98 long passing is justified. He plays accurate long ball towards wingers both on air and on ground. He definitely worth giving a try. He is simply greatness and to be honest, I expected nothing from him at the start. Run an anchor to boost his pace slightly or engine since his defensive stats is already amazing. Also, try to run him alongside a cdm to cover his lack of pace. I am a pacewhore personally using players like Lozano, martial, icon Hernandez and tots giovinco, but I still found pique as the best cdm I have tried this year alongside with rijkkard. (can't afford Vieira or gullit). I played him for two daily knockout tournament run for tots callejon and hoillett, I lost one in the final and won the other one
positioning is amazing for me (stay back while attacking)
Ball distribution as a cdm (surprised me most)
A bit heavy to dribble try to avoid just pass the ball away when ball is intercepted
Only work in a 2 cdm formation eg 4231
Stamina, but I don't see it a problem, maybe sub in bakayoko from 70 mins onward
He is beast. I changed my squad just to make him in there. He is taking ball from opponent out of nowhere. This player can tackle almost everyone and take almost every ball. TOTS Pique is also very good at heading from short corners ;) He can pass very well.
I gave up Boateng for him and i am really NOT disappointed ;)
whole player ^^