Player Review

João Cancelo - 89 - OTW
5.0
This Year's RB
By Reusinho, 09-10-2018

I recently switched my La Liga squad to a La Liga / Serie A hybrid and his name was calling out to me when I wanted to change up the defense. If you keep him on Stay Back While Attacking with a Sentinel chem style, he is easily the best defensive full back in the game. He was a massive upgrade to Carvajal who I had before, because Cancelo has pace, height, and great dribbling ability. Being 6'0" he will win just about every back post header and cross-field lob pass, so long as you keep him defensive. He is a great counter to the typical speedy wingers you play against like Sane and Mane since his pace is similar and he can contain them perfectly to the tee if they try to cross or cut inside. I bought him for 80K last week and with the way he is playing, this might've been the best bargain I get all year.

  • Pace- 90 pace is probably the best you can get with RB's this year when it comes to building a competitive squad.
  • Defending- Always is well positioned, and even has the pace to comeback if he is ever caught out.
  • Height- Out jumps just about every winger this year, seeing how Ronaldo is a striker this year.
  • Dribbling- his 4 star skills with 80+ dribbling is outstanding when it comes to receiving the ball from CB's, turning, maybe getting away from an opponent, and playing your attacker down teh line.
  • Passing- he will make just about every single pass you play to your forwards whether it's on the ground or in the air.
  • Physicality- great at shielding the ball and winning a 50/50 against most forwards and wingers
  • Stamina- only if you use attacking fullbacks will his stamina seem like an issue late game or in overtime, but since he's a OTW playing excellent football this season, stamina won't be an issue after an upgrade or two.
Formation: 41212-2
Position: RB
Games: 80
GPG: 0.03
APG: 0.14
5.0
Overall
4.5
Value
4.0
GC
4.0
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (5/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (9/10)
Defending (9/10)
Physicality (7/10)
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