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84 - Europa MOTM
4.5
Pleasantly surprised!!
By alexreidy13, 17-02-2019

I did not expect much of Barkley as it was only in my eyes, a small upgrade on my previous player of Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Europa league), however I was pleasantly surprised. I used Barkley as a CDM (I know hear me out) in a 4-2-3-1 in game alongside Fabinho. Now some of you may be skeptical about using Barkley as a CDM but I can assure you he is more than up to the task. When using a Sentinel chemistry style Barkley wins nigh-on everything in the air and aside from the multiple flashback Ibrahimovic's I came up against almost no one could out muscle him. Defending-wise Barkley is a bit shaky with any sliding challenges but is perfectly competent in standing tackles and rarely lets anything past him. despite being placed in a defensive position, Barkley managed to contribute his fair share of goals and assists as well managing to score 8 and assist 12 in just 31 division rivals matches (mixture of division 3 and 4). My only gripe about Barkley would possibly be his Stamina. I was applying a squad fitness after every second match and by the 60th minute in the second match Barkley would be extremely tired.

Height

Strength

Passing (both long and short)

Long shots

Finishing

Weak foot


Stamina - without question

Sliding tackles

Formation: 4231
Position: CDM
Games: 31
GPG: 0.26
APG: 0.39
4.5
Overall
5.0
Value
4.0
GC
3.0
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (7/10)
Passing (9/10)
Dribbling (8/10)
Defending (6/10)
Physicality (8/10)
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