As soon as I saw this card I just knew I had to get him, he fitted perfectly in to my team and his stats are incredible. His price of around a 100K is just way to low, I would have honestly paid up to 300K for him and after using him even more... I usually have less posession than my oppnent but with this De Rossi card that completely changed, if you have this man running on your side of the pich your opponent just can't get there! With his high defensive workrate he is always in the right place when you don't have possesion and if your opponent gets close he is absolutely screwed… De Rossi is fast enough to keep up or to come close and when he reaches his opponent he will either make him fly out of the stadium or get the ball with a perfect tackle. Do I need to explain 99? Well he will intercept every single ball that's kind of near. So if he got the ball off the opponent (wich will basically always happen) the choise is yours, will you give a pin point accurate short pass with his 99 short passing or will you give a perfect long ball with his 99 long pass? If you don't feel like passing the ball you can also go on a run with him, although he only has 76 dribbling in game you still can't stop him, with his decent pace and exceptional strenght you just run and there is not one player in this game that can bully him off the ball, no seriously not one! I've seen prime Vierra, tots Koulibaly and many more try but not one of them succeeded. I gotta say there's one negative about the card, after you just walked past some players for fun you are standing inside the box and have to shoot the ball in to the net. Well I can tell you that De Rossi can shoot the goalkeeper straight into the hospital but with his 67 finishing he might struggle to score every now and then… Is this a real problem? NO! There is a very easy solution for this! Just shoot from outside the box and you will score like 8 out of 10 shots no matter how far out you are, his 99 longshots combined with 99 shotpower just shouldn't be allowed and he 100% has the best longshots in the game. One of the best things about this card is that he will never let you down on imported moments due to his, yet again 99 composure. Sounds good right? Well I have one last pro for you: he can do this pretty much the whole game. 91 stamina is more than enough, only in extra time he might start to run out of steam a bit. Overall he might be the best CDM in the game and he will even get the job done at CM so should you get him for around 100K? YES!
- always in the right spot
- forward runs using his strenght
- Finishing but you don't need it with his longshots
The normal 83 rated card of this Legend survived the 23 man squad of my Serie A superteam (packed with Serie A TOTS' , TOTY Bonucci and 93 rated CEH Marchisio ) until very late in the game. Although not a starter at that point, I held enormous respect for this card and its contribution in the team. He was always solid and reliable as he is in real life. Now you can imagine that as soon as EA anounced his End of an Era SBC I just had to do it to reinstate this splendid foot soldier ( to quote Al Pacino ) back into the team, at the expense of a very underperforming, overhyped and hideously expensive CEH Marchisio. What I have noticed about all End Of an Era cards is that they truly feel different to other cards, much like Icons, they possess great "flair", are very idiosyncratic and very enjoyable to use unlike other cards. However, they lack in stamina and are a little too "soft" for Futchamps. They are cards to enjoy the game with but maybe lack the "cynicism" of many TOTS Meta cards at sweat games. The same CANNOT be said about this card, this card is very useful at the highest levels of FIFA. Every single attribute that made De Rossi's card special (such as tackling, energy, tenacity, strength, positioning and passing) is amplified to an extraordinary amount to create a card that is completely imposing and effective in the midfield. His pressence in the midfield renders the player absolutely safe and the number of attacks that are initiated from his feet is simply superb. despite making mistake after mistake in the midfield, you can fall back on him making everything good again. He spoils the user by how reliable he is. His ball control is exceptional which cancels out his rather mediocre dribbling. His ball control is so close that he comes out of very tight situations in the midfield with shot feints that you wouldn't think possible. Some say he is clunky, but I have to disagree. TOTS Matic is a lot clunkier despite being a very good card and his shooting is simply awful.TOTS Milinkovic-Savic feels clunkier and his is a MAJOR card. Despite that, my vote is with De Rossi whose shooting is out of this world......We are talking about 40 yard bangers guaranteed to be buried on upper corners of the net. De Rossi is by no means slouch in terms of outright speed but if you really want to exploit his speed I would suggest using a Hunter chem style, since anything other than that (like Hawk, engine etc.) will not make a really noticeable change in speed. I wouldn't use Catalyst or Shadow since his passing and defending stats are maxed out. Hunter will significantly improve his speed and his finishing inside the box which is his main weak point. Conclusion? A legend that should fit in the highest rated futchamps teams.
Marking, tackling, positioning, involvement, strength, otherworldly shooting, very close ball control, quality of passing, deep field playmaking.
Finishing inside the box, limited uses outside the CDM position. He is a MAJOR CDM and that's that. He is no TOTS Leon Goretzka.
anOk so after doing buffon EOE Sbc i was left with pure disappointment as he failed to save literally anything so i was skeptical about doing this one but not anymore, this guy is actually decent.
He can tackle crazy
He is absolute machine in midfield
can shoot crazy, he even scored a 2 goals in his first two games
amazing work rates
4* weak foot
CRAZY STRONG, The guy literally threw some player to protect the ball lol
feels heave when turning
that is probably due to his 78 dribbling but other than that he is good
Bit slow even after using hunter on him
I just love this card. He is effortless in everything that he does at the back. His passing is so accurate and with 91 stamina he is good to go for the full game. I have previously used IF Khederia and TOTS Torreria in this position. the former always runs out of energy and the latter has a height disadvantage (still fun to play though) De Rossi is like an amalgamation of everything that is good about these cards yet without the disadvantages.
De Rossi just destroys everything that comes close to him and dispatches the ball of so that you can attack. He has great shooting stats (apart from the finishing) but I haven't really had need of them because he starts so many attacks that are finished by those upfront. What I have noticed is my centre is much more solid and I am able to win the ball much easier than before.
Get this card and enjoy the joy of the destroyer.