84 - Faouzi Ghoulam

Theme
Top 3 Chem
ANCHOR (32%)
ANCHOR (32%)
SHADOW (20%)
BASIC (14%)
ANCHOR (30%)
ANCHOR (30%)
SHADOW (20%)
BASIC (16%)
ANCHOR (30%)
ANCHOR (30%)
SHADOW (20%)
BASIC (16%)
Red
0.00
0.00
0.00
Yellow
0.03
0.03
0.03
Assists
0.05
0.06
0.06
Goals
0.02
0.02
0.02
Games
3,168,471
870,694
870,694
Name Faouzi Ghoulam
Club club Napoli
Nation nation Algeria
League league Serie A TIM
Skills 3
Weak Foot 4
Intl. Rep 2
Foot Left
Height 184cm | 6'0"
Weight 80
Revision IF
Def. WR Med
Att. WR High
Added on 2018-12-12
Origin TOTW13
R.Face
Age 28 years old
Pace
80
Acceleration
73
Sprint Speed
85
Shooting
67
Positioning
72
Finishing
56
Shot Power
83
Long Shots
72
Volleys
54
Penalties
79
Passing
81
Vision
72
Crossing
89
FK. Accuracy
71
Short Passing
83
Long Passing
77
Curve
81
Dribbling
82
Agility
75
Balance
65
Reactions
83
Ball Control
84
Dribbling
83
Composure
78
Defending
81
Interceptions
78
Heading Accuracy
72
Marking
82
Standing Tackle
84
Sliding Tackle
83
Physicality
79
Jumping
75
Stamina
93
Strength
73
Aggression
76
Physical
Mental
Skill
Chem. Style
0
Base stats
In game stats
Seasonal Stats
5
Matches
0
Goals
0
Assists
0
O.Goal
2
Yellow
0
Red
2
Sub in
1
Sub out
Upcoming Matches
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SSC Napoli VS Hellas Verona (Serie A)
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FC Salzburg VS SSC Napoli (UEFA Champions League)
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Spal 2013 VS SSC Napoli (Serie A)
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SSC Napoli VS Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio (Serie A)
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AS Roma VS SSC Napoli (Serie A)
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SSC Napoli VS FC Salzburg (UEFA Champions League)
ST
74
RW
78
LW
78
CF
77
RF
77
LF
77
CAM
77
CM
80
RM
80
LM
80
CDM
81
CB
80
LB
83
LWB
84
RB
83
RWB
84
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5.0
IF Ghoulam
By penger1234, 14-12-2018

I had been waiting for this card for a while, having over 200+ games with his normal and UCL I did not know what to expect with this upgrade. For me he was simply outstanding, his passing helps create attacks, and his high defending and stamina means he is reliable for the whole game. Compared to his UCL and base versions, this card just feels different, now competing at the same level as Sandro/Telles/Robertson than he was before, where he felt like he was just missing something. He deals with pacey wingers and is often in the right place to help stop those timed finesse shots. His corners are insane, his good links with Koulibaly help, as the two simply combine to make corner kicks cause constant trouble. Simply a must buy and at under 50k is a steal!

  • Crossing
  • Stamina
  • Tackling
  • Build-up play
  • Positioning



  • Acceleration (Still not over 80, but Shadow makes a difference!)
  • Shooting (But not really relevant)
  • 3* skills
  • Difficult nation link


Formation: 4231
Position: LB
Games: 30
GPG: 0.10
APG: 0.40
5.0
Overall
5.0
Value
3.5
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (7/10)
Shooting (3/10)
Passing (9/10)
Dribbling (7/10)
Defending (10/10)
Physicality (8/10)
4.0
the cancelo left back
By Lolo2003, 15-12-2018

maaaaaaaan what a beast he is ghoulam is just something that could mess up the opponents attack guy if u give him an anchor chem style he will destroy anyone he has physical good defending and an acceptable pace and he has good passing and good with clearing balls he has koulibally in front of him and hamsik ucl live infront of him which helps hamsik at the defending because hamsik is slow so he can cover his back and he can do plays with the midfield specially when your Lb is if ghoulam and Rb is sif cancelo and ur center backs are koulibally and chilleni if you will have a wall on your defending line and I recommend using him in 4-1-2-1-2 (4) he will hel palot covering the wings.

pace

passing

defending (tackles)

dribble

shooting


Formation: 41212-2
Position: LB
Games: 10
GPG: 0.50
APG: 0.00
4.0
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (5/10)
Passing (9/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (10/10)
Physicality (8/10)
Verified
4.5
84 Ghoulam
By mdlibrandi, 07-02-2019

I bought Ghouam a while back because I didn't want to pay a crazy amount for Alex Sandro, and I felt 35,000 was good value for Ghoulam at the time (clearly considering he's now worth 50,000 when I'm writing this). I had been using 84 Kolarov who I liked a lot, but because the team I have them in is a 5-2-1-2 formation, the wingbacks do A LOT of running up and down the flanks so they can swing the ball into a big man in the middle (Mandzukic/Belotti/Zapata). All that running means their stamina drains very quickly, so Kolarov's 85 stamina rarely lasted through the game, but Ghoulam's 93 often does the job (at least does better).


Pace: I use a shadow on him, so 92 pace is pretty nice. There a bit of a discrepancy between his sprint speed and acceleration, but there is for Kolarov too, and I seem to prefer the better sprint speed than the better acceleration, because the wingbacks are often running at top speed. Generally, I don't think the discrepancy in Ghoulam is nearly as obvious as it is with Kolarov.


Shooting: I don't shoot too often with Ghoulam, so it's a bit hard to rate. If I do shoot with him, I have little expectations of him scoring. That said, because he does get into decent positions in the box occasionally, sometimes I'll just shoot hard at the keeper and hope he parries it into the middle so a striker can tap it in. If these were counted as assists, he would probably have more than twice the amount he currently has for me.


Passing: Ghoulam whips excellent balls into the box, either low and driven or high and lofted. He combines well on short buildup passes with midfielders as well. I wouldn't say he is any better or worse that Kolarov at either. There are two bonuses to using Ghoulam though. First, he has a better weak foot I've found, so he's capable of crossing with the right foot if you want to be a little unpredictable. The other benefit to Ghoulam is the giant throw in trait. Because I play with the fullbacks quite a bit near the lines, I often get throws high up the field. He can throw the ball well into the box, which I then use a big man to head down for someone else to finish. Every few games I score one of these throw in plays, but again Ghoulam fails to get assists for this.


Dribbling: Pretty comfortable on the ball, but nothing spectacular. I use him a lot to progress the ball up the field, but I don't try to do anything special with him. If he has the ball in the attacking third, he is either crossing, or laying it off to a creative midfielder to get the ball into the danger area or to shift play.


Defending: Very solid defender, tracking back well from a high wingback position to make plenty of tackles and interceptions even though his defensive work rate is only medium. He wins the ball high up the field as well if someone is trying to play out of the back, allowing me to counter quickly. Towards the end of the game as his stamina drains, he tracks back less and less though, and can easily get beaten for pace by wingers. To mitigate this late game risk, I play Manolas on Ghoulam's side, so I have a quick CB capable of defending out wide and tracking wingers if needed.


Physical: Although I just talked about how his stamina is somewhat letting me down, I can't ask for much more. He does a ton of work with his 93 stamina and ends up exhausted; I think it's more of a combination of the formation and my play style, because I doubt even 99 stamina would be enough. He is surprisingly strong as well, even though he only has 73 strength. Good at defending the near post on corners because his jumping isn't bad and he's 6'.


Overall, I don't really have any complaints about Ghoulam. I think he's a slight upgrade over Kolarov at LWB, mostly because of the stamina but also modestly better passing/dribbling, but I would take either if they were playing a traditional LB. He works hard and plays decent balls, and that's about all I can ask for out of a wingback. While writing this, he's about 5,000 cheaper than Alex Sandro, but because I have no problems with Ghoulam, I feel no need to change, because they look very comparable on paper. 50,000 is a bit expensive for a LWB/LB, but he's up there with Alex Sandro as one of the top LB's in Serie A.

Crossing

Giant throw in

Stamina/work rate

Napoli links

Finishing is questionable, but not really an issue for a LB

Difficult nation to link

Formation: 5212
Position: LWB
Games: 245
GPG: 0.02
APG: 0.12
4.5
Overall
4.5
Value
3.5
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (6/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (8/10)
Defending (8/10)
Physicality (9/10)
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