To start, I am a Division 3 player. I often read these reviews and wonder if the information is true and valid for 'decent' players. I'm not the best FIFA player but not the worst however i have played FIFA for many years and have a good understanding most things FUT.
let's keep it simple, is he good? Well of course he is. He is an 87 rated defender who is 6'4 and has not only very high attributes in defending but his passing and dribbling game for a defender are great on the card. he is a EPL defender so naturally he is going to cost 3 x the value of similar players in different leagues (Godin IF for example)
In game he is much like his standard card, the difference is minimal IMO and i have used all of his cards. I do notice his workrates of M/M, this can be either a good or bad thing. At times he would randomly push up and try and win the ball which worked 60/40. The times it worked great but the times it didn't you have a nice gap for the opposing team. His defensive movement is ok but Sanchez is far Superior in terms of effective defensive contribution. (tackling and positioning)
there is no denying he is a great player in game but i can't help but think the combination of Meta info and general hype make people believe he is some kind of demon in defense. I have 2 teams and i find IF Godin with Anchor so much better overall.
So yea he is a great but for the price i'd say invest in a more solid CDM or CM personally as they can influence the game so much more in both attack and defense.
Medium work rate in defense
Defensive Positioning .