• 87 - Dries Mertens

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    BASIC (28%)
    BASIC (28%)
    HAWK (14%)
    DEADEYE (14%)
    BASIC (22%)
    BASIC (22%)
    DEADEYE (15%)
    HAWK (15%)
    BASIC (22%)
    BASIC (22%)
    DEADEYE (15%)
    HAWK (15%)
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    0.00
    0.00
    0.00
    Yellow
    0.02
    0.02
    0.02
    Assists
    0.35
    0.36
    0.36
    Goals
    0.53
    0.54
    0.54
    Games
    22,304,264
    11,024,307
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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
    3
    Matches
    3
    Goals
    0
    Assists
    0
    O.Goal
    0
    Yellow
    0
    Red
    0
    Sub in
    2
    Sub out
    1
    Matches
    0
    Goals
    0
    Assists
    0
    Yellow
    0
    Red
    Upcoming Matches
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    US Lecce VS SSC Napoli (Serie A)
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    SSC Napoli VS Cagliari Calcio (Serie A)
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    SSC Napoli VS Brescia Calcio (Serie A)
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    KRC Genk VS SSC Napoli (UEFA Champions League)
    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)
    Verified
    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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