Player Review

95 - TOTS SBC
5.0
Dries Mertens TOTS
By CescBaguettes, 16-06-2019

What a player. Since Mertens was a player I wanted in my end game team I decided to do the expensive SBC (I could do about 550k worth using untradeables). In his first div rivals game he got a hatrick and an assist no joke. Every goal that went in I was alike "Is that Mertens again!?" He makes such a difference in the team it is unbelievable. His dribbling in only arguably matched by high versions of Messi and TOTYs. The only shots he has missed for me are 30 yard long shots that you don't really expect to go in. A lot of people would tell you to pick up Gomez for 500k but for me the extra bit of height just makes the difference in his dribbling (the ball sticks to him more than a Gomez would and Merten's strides on the ball are more comfortable) as does his shooting. Mertens is a top tier player that feels like a 1.5+ mil player, would totally recommend him if you're a fan in real life or love smaller players.

  • Pace is electric. Extremely quick off the mark and has the sprint speed to avoid most players.
  • Shooting is unfaultable
  • Passing is great for a ST, his playmaking is good enough to be a CAM
  • Dribbling is unmatched by everyone bar Messi and a couple 2+ mil players
  • Stamina is perfect
  • Just a difference maker even if you have a top tier team
  • Defending is not great if you were hoping to play him at CB
  • Height can be an issue if you are the type of player that can only cross
  • Strength isn't great but you aren't using him right if you are relying on his strength
  • Price although he feels like a 1.5+ mil player (800k is still rather expensive to lock into an SBC)
Formation: 4231
Position: CAM
Games: 9
GPG: 1.22
APG: 0.67
5.0
Overall
4.0
Value
5.0
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (10/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (9/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (5/10)
Physicality (7/10)
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