So I packed Alba in the guaranteed La Liga TOTS pack. Originally I was disappointed as I have TOTY Marcelo there, however when I got a red card with Marcelo, i decided to use Alba as he fit in my team. He was amazing. Although the pace difference is only 7 it feels like a massive difference compared to Marcelo. I also feel like Alba offers more in attack. Due to his size, agility and balance he flies past players and enables me to cross it to TOTS Lukaku. His 98 crossing is incredible, it pretty much always hits Lukaku dead on, and even if it doesn't it usually ends up with a player making a late run. His 86 finishing also means that if you don't have an opportunity to cross or pass, he is perfectly capable of scoring himself. After playing 5 games with Alba in div 2 i decided to sell Marcelo and stick with Alba. Due to his pace you can attack more with him as he quickly gets back. His defending is very good. due to his size and low centre of gravity he is very good at getting the ball of players. Overall definitely recommend to anyone looking for a LB. The reason i put the value for money at 3 stars is i got him in a pack, so am worried he seems so good as i got him for effectively 20k
Can get beat to headers occasionally
After selling Roberto and switching TOTS Ramos from RCB to LCB there was no doubt Alba was the choice. Being bored of the typical stay back and competitive defense stance, I decided to utilize this guy's passing, shooting ability. Amazes me how much of a difference in the attack he can make with the overlapping runs with pinpoint passes and crosses to my attackers in shooting position. Shooting wise he gets in good positions and can finish pretty well so don't be afraid to shoot when the opportunity is there if you are in the box. Defending wise is solid, and he tracks back nicely with the pace to defend. Just make sure you let him go back to the defending position. With a decent jump, can win headers occasionally but can be suspect with the back/front post crosses due to the height. Overall, one of the best LB's in the game hands down.
- Close Shooting
When i was checking Liga BBVA tots prices i saw Alba's price and i was shocked because his price was really low than what i expected so i bought him.I never did any reviews on any player but this guy really impressed me.His attacking positioning and support was amazing.Whenever he had the chance he scored every chance he got.Been playing FUT since FUT12 and he is the best lb i ever played with.His pace is literally amazing you can just feel his stats.His dribbling is so smooth and his low crosses is the real key at least 6-7 assists of him was with low crosses.Most people might say his strength is his weakness but i never felt that it was such a big weakness.His defending was also good but what impressed me with this card is its contribution to attack.Don't doubt just buy this card.
You will not believe it until you try it... Jordi Alba in centre midfield is incredible. Yes he plays on 2 Chem but that does not affect him at all. Before completing this review i played 8 games, 5 as LB & 5 as CM. At left back he done nothing and i felt he was to weak in some situations, however as a CM he scored 5 in 3 and had 3 assists. This card is incredible cm.
I would not have found out about this because i packed Luis TOTS and i didnt have a midfielder, so Alba filled the void.
Doesn't stop running
Passing is below par
I was very hopeful that I took this card. Everybody loved it. When I tried, I could not get the same results. When he was defending, he did a really bad performance. He often left his side. Physical capacity is too low. Cant push, cant head, cant get the ball. It was frustration to me. I sold this card and got the tots filipe luis. I'm verry happy with him.