I'd used the base Mahrez card earlier in the game and he was fun but flawed when I used him. He'd be a good skiller but there'd be no end product (unlike Sane and Son who get into space and finish a move off) and his stamina would make him no use by 70 mins. But then I got this IF on the cheap and gave him a go - and he is up there as one of the best players on the game.
The space this card creates when he's on the ball is unreal. His dribbling and ball control mean you can do the clumsiest skill moves and still pull teams apart with ease. I'm not one of those skillers as I prefer to pass around a team but with this card, you can't help it! His acceleration is perfect in this FIFA and he just moves through the gears so quickly that defenders can't handle it.
His crossing is exceptional, he's got finesse shot trait which is meta on this game - he's the perfect forward. Play him on the wing or as CAM and he'll cause damage, PLUS he's got 90 stamina which means he lasts a whole 120 minutes.
He's not Ronaldo level good, but if I'm comparing him to other players I've used this season, he's as good as POTM Auba & POTM Hazard and definitely better than Hazard's base card.
- Ball control
- He's not strong, but that doesn't really come up that often as you can normally use his ball control and tricks to keep a good distance
- He can't defend so don't expect him to be winning balls up front that often