87 - Claude Makélélé

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Name Claude Makélélé
Club club Icons
Nation nation France
League league Icons
Skills 3
Weak Foot 3
Foot Right
Height 174cm | 5'9"
Weight 70
Revision Icon
Def. WR High
Att. WR Low
Added on 2018-09-19
Origin Medium
R.Face
DOB 18-02-1973
Pace
78
Acceleration
80
Sprint Speed
77
Shooting
47
Positioning
56
Finishing
41
Shot Power
59
Long Shots
50
Volleys
37
Penalties
39
Passing
77
Vision
82
Crossing
68
FK. Accuracy
35
Short Passing
87
Long Passing
81
Curve
45
Dribbling
77
Agility
83
Balance
87
Reactions
87
Ball Control
83
Dribbling
69
Composure
90
Defending
86
Interceptions
88
Heading Accuracy
55
Marking
89
Standing Tackle
91
Sliding Tackle
84
Physicality
85
Jumping
79
Stamina
88
Strength
84
Aggression
86
Physical
Mental
Skill
Chem. Style
0
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ST
64
RW
71
LW
71
CF
70
RF
70
LF
70
CAM
75
CM
80
RM
75
LM
75
CDM
86
CB
84
LB
83
LWB
83
RB
83
RWB
83
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5.0
Big (sort of) Mac
By Futbinsteve, 25-02-2019

I bought this Makelele for just over 500k, to replace my fabinho, and partnered him with kante in a 4-2-3-1. He is just like kante but stronger, taller and better at passing.

I involve my CDMs in attacking build up play quite a lot, and he is very good at it, his dribbling feels good as his agility is high and i did not notice his 69 dribbling affecting anything. His passing feels 90+, especially his long balls.

Obviously, he is a CDM so he stands out in defence. His interceptions are incredible and can easily push players off the ball with his relatively high strength and aggression despite his height, i don't even need a back 4 as nothing even gets through!

Shooting.....he's missed some sitters but thats not why he's in the team!. Only shoot with Makelele if it's literally an open net, otherwise set someone else up, because thats what he's good at.

He is a little small, especially with Kante alongside him, it can be an issue. He wins some headers but not enough to be honest. As said before, his height dosent seem to affect his strength however.

I used him with a shadow card so his pace is around 90 and it certainly feels that, i think you could get away with an anchor but i think his pace base needs improving.


Defending (interceptions)

Agility

Pace

Passing

Strength

Positioning in build up play

Height

Shooting

Formation: 4231
Position: CDM
Games: 76
GPG: 0.03
APG: 0.28
5.0
Overall
4.5
Value
4.5
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (2/10)
Passing (9/10)
Dribbling (8/10)
Defending (10/10)
Physicality (9/10)
Verified
4.5
Really is better than Kanté!!
By Jelletje125, 26-02-2019

Hi guys!

This is my first review and I decided to do it for Makélélé’s 87 rated card because he really deserves to be my first one. I’m sorry for my English, it isn’t my main language.

Before I start, I need to say that I played all games in Division Rivals and in the Weekend League. I am normally a gold 1 player.

I really recommend you using an anchor chem style on him, you could go for a shadow card to boost his pace some more but then you’ll miss the physical upgrade that he really needs (otherwise he is very similar to Kanté).

I tried multiple icon as well as non-icon CDM cards for the position I think I lack the most in this game. I have some defensive problems in my game in which Makélélé helped me a lot to solve the most of my problems. CDM card that I tried were Gattusso 85, Blanc 85, Rijkaard 90, Kanté base card and Ballack baby. None of these cards were (imo) as good as Makélélé is.

 

PACE (8.5/10)

With the anchor chemistry style, he’ll get 83 pace which feels a lot quicker in game (like 85/90 pace). That’s probably because he isn’t the biggest player in the game which isn’t a problem at all. The great part about Makélélé’s pace is that when he fails to tackle the ball, he is quick enough to run back at the opposing player and try again. That’s why I have absolutely no problems with his pace, but I thought a 10/10 was too much because it isn’t 99 pace.

 

SHOOTING (1/10)

This really is the statistic where he lacks the most. He just can’t shoot. He scored only 4 goals out of 231 games for me which were ( if I remember correctly ) sweaties or some weird corners he randomly scored with his head (and yes, I’m counting the heading statistic for shooting).

 

PASSING (7.5/10)

His passing play is more than enough for me. He can play high through balls to your wingers and some good through balls to your strikers. But don’t expect him to give De Bruyne like passes every time, he is just a CDM which is fantastic at winning the ball back for your team. But not to steer some sick balls through your opponent’s defense like De Bruyne can. Don’t even try to take free kicks with this guy because he just cannot do that, you’ll have to accept that. But he still has 26 assists for my club so it's OK.

 

DRIBBLING (7/10)

Because Makélélé is a CDM I really was surprised how much he can do with the ball. Yes, he only has 3-star skill moves (which wasn’t a problem for me) but he can dragback very quickly and his Cruyff turns are also great. He also has a very high composure statistic which really helped me out in some circumstances.

DEFENDING (10/10)

This really is the statistic where Makélélé is so good for me. Since I have some problems in my defensive play, I really could use a nightmare for my opponents kinda player at my CDM position. With the anchor chemistry style, he can slide tackle (94), he can stand tackle (99) and he will make a lot of sick interceptions (93) for you. Because of his 99 marking (when using the anchor chemistry style) he won’t let the opposing player a moment alone unless you move him wrong. He really defends like god would do and like I said before: when he fails to win the ball back, he is quick enough to run back at the opposing player to give it a second try (he never needs 3 try’s).  

 

DEFENDING (10/10)

This really is the statistic where Makélélé is so good for me. Since I have some problems in my defensive play, I really could use a nightmare for my opponents kinda player at my CDM position. With the anchor chemistry style, he can slide tackle (94), he can stand tackle (99) and he will make a lot of sick interceptions (93) for you. Because of his 99 marking ( when using the anchor chemistry style ) he won’t let the opposing player a moment alone unless you move him wrong. He really defends like god would do and like I said before: when he fails to win the ball back, he is quick enough to run back at the opposing player to give it a second try ( he never needs 3 try’s ).  


PHYSICAL (9/10)

Everything that I have mentioned before really looks like Kanté. But the physicality statistic is why I definitely prefer Makélélé over Kanté. The stat that needs a chemistry style upgrade the most on Makélélé’s card is definitely physicality stat. He’ll get with an anchor chem style 89 jumping, 88 stamina ( cannot be upgraded with anchor ), 89 strength and 96 aggression which is fantastic for me. Because Makélélé is taller than Kanté and he has a way better jumping stat than Kanté he is able to win headers ( Kanté never won headers for me ). Of course, he won’t win from the likes of CR7 or FB Zlatan, but he still wins a lot. With his 89 strength he is also able to push opposing attackers away from the ball. All in all: I really was surprised by Makélélé’s physicality. His stamina was good, he lasts 90 min long but if recommend subbing him off when you going to play extra time.

 

Claude Makélélé is elsewhere on the pitch collecting balls for you to start an attack. He’s defensive positioning is phenomenal due to his LOW/HIGH workrates. Sometimes he makes weird attacking runs even if I tell him to stay back while attacking. His 3-star skills and his 3-star WF was no problemo for me.

PROS:


  • Defensive positioning
  • Composure
  • Stamina ( for the first 90 min )
  • Suprisingly good dribbling
  • Physicality
  • Pace

CONS:


  • He sometimes makes weird attacking runs even if I tell him to stay back while attacking
  • 3-star SM 3-star WF could be a problem for you ( it wasn’t for me )
  • Shooting
  • Stamina runs low during extra time
Formation: 4231
Position: CDM
Games: 231
GPG: 0.02
APG: 0.11
4.5
Overall
4.5
Value
4.5
GC
4.0
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (1/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (7/10)
Defending (10/10)
Physicality (9/10)
3.5
Good card BUT... deadly flaw.
By wickeywoo123, 03-07-2019

Ok so I get really annoyed at the kick off goals and 45th minutes, 90th minutes, rebounds, deflections etc. that happen all the time so I really try to incorporate a nice quality defence into my next concept squad. I end up with Marcelo, Varane, 86 Izzo, 90 Lafont at gk and 86 cancelo.


However CDM is the main part so I am choosing between Keane, Makelele (Suprise: I went with him), and Gattuso. I went with Makelele because I compared their stats and really makelele just has the right qualities to fit the meta this year of a kante-esque player so i buy him for 300,000 coins.


Deadly Flaw


>>> However I thought for the first 10 or so games it was my fault but no, he definetely has a weird quirk. I use 4312, 41212 and 4231 and in all the formations i played him in on stay back while attacking no matter what instructions or tactics I always seemed to find him on the attack WAY too far up the pitch, and a few times this cost me wins more than enough times for me to include this in the review...


Now you might think this is just me but no I have seen the same thing happen watching many reviews of him on youtube. I think he could be very good alonside another very good CDM to cover his back when he goes on these random adventures but for 300,000 im going to be honest there are MUCH BETTER TOTS PLAYERS TO BE BOUGHT OUT THERE!


Makelele just seems to love going on road trips to visit your striker or attacking midfielder for a quick chat whilst your on the attack.

  • Defending (Quite class although small guy so small legs so sometimes he will stretch out, miss and the opponent will go past you)
  • Passing (Nothing special it just wasnt a con just average passing)
  • Icon ( Obviously good chemistry but icons just seem to have some hidden stat or something making them better than other players its weird but im sure some people understand this)
  • Physical [ Ok dont misunderstand this, the stats are good but look at the old reviews for this dude im sure its a pro but no this late games he gets bullied by all the full tots teams these days really its not good enough to compete to dont expect the agression to just make him strong, hes not going to be muscling many people)
  • Pace - Yeah just wasn't feeling it to be honest, its decent pace hes not slow but it doesnt feel particually fast, fast enough to tackle a midfielder but wingers will just speed by him if you dont position him right to intercept.
  • Cost - 300k...... This is futbin. Go look at the people you can get for 300k....
Formation: 41212-2
Position: CDM
Games: 43
GPG: 0.12
APG: 0.30
3.5
Overall
2.5
Value
2.5
GC
4.0
Stamina
Pace (6/10)
Shooting (2/10)
Passing (7/10)
Dribbling (6/10)
Defending (8/10)
Physicality (6/10)
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