First thing first, i choose Socrates to play as a CAM on my squad because i love Brazil and i love a tall and strong typical of CAM. For a long term use (around 3 months), i gotta say that Socrates is beast! but not the best!
His main pro is "Passing", he can pass the ball so accurate! (short pass, long pass, through pass, etc).
His second pro is "Shooting" he is also clinical finisher! his right/left foot are all amazing and his long shot is out of the world!
His third pro is his "Physical" he is tall and strong, he can win header many times, he can even defend the corner because of his height. Also he has a very good stamina for a cam (85)
His fourth pro is his "Pace" as a CAM and for a big guy like him, his pace is quite good enough.
But, his main negative is his "balance" that can make me mad so many times! really!
He often loss the ball while he's trying to drible the opponent or the opponent is getting close to him. His body start to bouncy so easy and then loss the ball. His strength is nonsense to keep the ball because of his low balance that makes him looks weak!
So, i can tell that his negatives are :
his dribbling and his defending
Medium/Low workrates makes him too lazy to help his team while defend. His tackle also not really good. (because he is a CAM, not a CM)
Yeah, okay, the conclusion is :
He is one of the best CAM i ever use in FIFA (previous : KDB, Firmino, Ibrahimovic, Arnautovic, Ronaldinho, Rui Costa, Okocha, and so on)
if you are the typical player that like to have a tall and strong CAM, more passing than dribbling, Socrates is suits for you!
- Passing ( His main Pro)
- Price (not so expensive IMO)
- Balance (His main negative)
- Dribbling (Feels heavy)
- Defending (But sometimes he can help defend the corner by his height)