87 - Dries Mertens

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Name Dries Mertens
Club club Napoli
Nation nation Belgium
League league Serie A TIM
Skills 4
Weak Foot 4
Intl. Rep 3
Foot Right
Height 169cm | 5'7"
Weight 61
Revision Normal
Def. WR Low
Att. WR High
Added on 2018-09-19
Origin N\A
R.Face
Age 32 years old
Pace
89
Acceleration
93
Sprint Speed
85
Shooting
83
Positioning
87
Finishing
86
Shot Power
80
Long Shots
81
Volleys
70
Penalties
79
Passing
80
Vision
83
Crossing
77
FK. Accuracy
79
Short Passing
82
Long Passing
74
Curve
82
Dribbling
90
Agility
94
Balance
92
Reactions
88
Ball Control
89
Dribbling
91
Composure
81
Defending
34
Interceptions
36
Heading Accuracy
35
Marking
25
Standing Tackle
40
Sliding Tackle
40
Physicality
55
Jumping
60
Stamina
75
Strength
42
Aggression
59
Physical
Mental
Skill
Chem. Style
0
Base stats
In game stats
Seasonal Stats
35
Matches
16
Goals
10
Assists
0
O.Goal
1
Yellow
0
Red
12
Sub in
10
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ST
79
RW
87
LW
87
CF
86
RF
86
LF
86
CAM
86
CM
79
RM
85
LM
85
CDM
60
CB
46
LB
60
LWB
65
RB
60
RWB
65
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4.0
This Card is Incredible
By zbol, 08-10-2018

Mertens is a benefit to any team. With his incredible 89 pace and his 94 agility, he can slip in and out of defenders with ease. Combined with his 90 dribbling, getting into a one on one situation with any player will usually result in a positive outcome. 80% of the time, Mertens will beat the defender, unless the defender is Pique. Which brings me to my next point, Mertens's physicality and height. Mertens has so many positives that there must be a negative, which happens to be his height. Mertens small height of 5'7" results in him being on the recieving end of shoulder to shoulder challenges, where he ends up getting battered most of the time. Aerial challenges are a pain in the backside when Mertens is contesting a header against Peter Crouch, as he will never get to them. Aside from Mertens's lack of height and strength, he is a quick and speedy player that will beat anyone in a 1 on 1. Mertens also has a miraculous shot, scoring goals from 30 yards out like it's no ones business. Mertens is an incredible player and deserves to be in any team.

Speed

Agility

Shooting

Dribbling

Passing

Height

Physicality

Defending

Formation: 4321
Position: CM
Games: 42
GPG: 0.45
APG: 0.52
4.0
Overall
3.0
Value
4.5
GC
3.5
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (9/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (8/10)
Defending (4/10)
Physicality (5/10)
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5.0
The Perfect CAM....Striker?
By AnimusN7, 28-11-2018

There is a lot to talk about when someone mentions Mertens and the way he should be played. Usually, conversation involve sentences like these; "O noes, he smull, -NO Stenthg butt he fastt >:("

These usually don't answer anything and leave you with more questions than you had in the beginning.


So where should you play Mertens? Fam, I don't know. What I do know is that I play him as a striker. So....do I have issues..? Well besides the fact that I lost half of my fortune due to Black Friday and got fuck all, I'd say no....Mertens as a striker actually does work...and your formation as well as all the players around him have a huge impact on his performance. It's more about in what kind of situation you often find yourself when using Mertens. If these situations happen to be crossing situations i may advise you to stay away from Mertens as a striker as he is neither tall nor strong. His strength is something that is noticeable in-game....A LOT. According to EA, this bloke goess less to the gym than I do and that makes me feel good about myself. Often you will find Mertens falling...for no apparent reason and when I say no apparent reason I mean this guy gets thrown around like a wheel of Parmigiano Cheese during making. The easiest and most efficient way to utilize a Mertens striker is to play through the middle OR from the flank with low driven crosses and through balls. So any formation that is more centered should do the trick OR a 4-3-3 if you like low driven crosses and perfectly timed through balls.


I found out that using anything that involves a LM/RM can be tricky to master but once mastered, like I did (small ego boost), it can and will be...spicy (I just did the ok hand and kissed my fingers like I'm some sort of italian chef.). The reason I find this strong is because I am a guy who really loves through balls and is always searching for the cheekiest of angles.


Mertens -> Pass-Go to a winger -> Through ball to Mertens -> 1-on-1 -> Goal...as simple as that. Brb. I just noticed that Spotify is playing some weird ass donkey shit.


Okay, I'm back.


His shooting is something that really fascinated me, at least to some degree. He is really clinical from everywhere and even more so when you slap a Deadeye on him. What I did realise though is that Mertens has a weird tendency to smack the ball over the bar even when he is a few feet in front of the goal, therefore I recommend to pipe down when filling the shooting bar otherwise you'll be hitting the parking slots outside the stadium and probably be fined for illegal parking.


There is not much more to mention. His passing is very good and of course much better compared to the passing of your conventional strikers like Icardi, Immobile or Higuain. This of course can and probably will be crucial as he won't be giving anything away to the opposition because of an inaccurate pass (fuck you, Immobile!).


Same goes for his dribbling; it's in the 90ies. He is agile, fast, quick on the ball, can turn around easily and would probably leave me faster than my girlfriend did.


His Workrates of course are also ideal for a Striker, he will often make runs behind the enemy, so yeah.


Stamina isn't really an issue if he is used as a striker because strikers generally don't run as much in the game. CAM could be a problem but it really doesn't matter who your CAM is because CAM in FIFA 19 get really tired, so make sure you have someone to bring in when the 60th minute of the game hits.


To make it all short; He has proven to be a very good striker if used 'under the right conditions'. Of course, alternatively you can use him as a CAM, everything I just said also goes for CAM

so feel free to do whatever you please.


I'm naked.

Relatively Fast

Good Shooting/Very Accurate

Very Good Passing (Compared to other Strikers)

Very Agile and Quick at Passing/Dribbling/Shooting

Workrates for Stiker (High/Low)

Too Small

Too Weak.

Formation: 4231-2
Position: ST
Games: 130
GPG: 0.75
APG: 0.37
5.0
Overall
5.0
Value
4.0
GC
4.0
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (9/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (2/10)
Physicality (2/10)
5.0
Mertens The Magician
By arranbrady, 13-11-2018

Absolute beast for me, by far my best striker!


41 goals in 42 games with 15 assists he can do anything!


Pace - lightning quick he flys by defenders

Dribbling - Mertens turns on a dame and skins everyone

Passing - 15 assists in just over 40 games from my sole striker aint bad

Shooting - Honestly he can score from anywhere for me...1v1 with a keeper no problem, chips for days and finesse from anywhere

Strength - He is tiny so he gets pushed off the ball fairly easily at times

Headers: Don't count on him for winning crosses into the box as defenders tower over him

Formation: 433
Position: ST
Games: 42
GPG: 0.98
APG: 0.36
5.0
Overall
5.0
Value
4.5
GC
4.0
Stamina
Pace (10/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (2/10)
Physicality (5/10)
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