Player Review

James Rodríguez - 89 - IF
4.5
James Rodriguez (The Sniper)
By WasabiPapi, 24-10-2018

What can I say about this card... He has single handedly won me majority of my games and gets me out of not so favorable odds. I am a HUGE James fan and has always had him on my FUT since Fifa 15. Most people will see a RW with 74 pace and instantly look past it. However, in FUT 19 slower players are actually usable and can be ABSOLUTELY deadly if used correctly. I start him at RW in the 4-2-4 with the Shadow chemistry and change my formation to the 4-2-2-2 with him as my right cam. With a shadow he goes up to 85 pace or something so he can keep up with the build up play easily. I set him the stay forward and stay on the edge of the box with conservative interceptions. His Left foot is a straight WONDERWAND! Practically any Green timed finesse shot from the top right, just outside of the penalty area is cash at the far post. I usually never have a stamina issue with him because I only sprint while I am defending so I can preserve as much juice as I can for late equalizers/game winners. Dribbling is tight and can shake good defenders. I usually only have trouble going against Walker, Bellerin, etc. and will have to pass it off. Through passes and crosses are also on target given you have the right timing/power. Free kicks are also great, right behind Toni Kroos for me. I understand this card is not for every pace hog out there, but he is always drifting to the right spot to drill a screamer as long as your patient.

(Ive included what my squad looks like in game)

Longshots

Curve

Dribbling

Free Kicks

Passing


Pace isnt the best

Stamina

Jumping

Agression


Formation: 4222
Position: CAM
Games: 53
GPG: 0.92
APG: 0.30
4.5
Overall
4.0
Value
4.5
GC
3.0
Stamina
Pace (7/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (9/10)
Dribbling (9/10)
Defending (5/10)
Physicality (6/10)
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