Reviews

Riyad Mahrez - 87 - SIF
4.5
Much more than A typical Skiller
By BARIEX, 21-11-2018

With his recent IF he became a very strong player (in both ways) and had a huge Physical upgrade that made his Stamina go from average into high with just one upgrade, the strenght has also improved a lot even though it seems not enough, it helps a lot when paired with such composure and balance, also his shooting now can be used to score Finesse shots using his improved finishing and very high curve, but this doesn't mean he is useless when it comes to shot power, he had also improved in passing especially short passes which makes him an even better playmaker, but nothing seems different with the long passes, the usual +1 in PACE was worth because he seems faster somehow and the 90 acceleration is a good match with his incredible dribbling, he is still as good with crossing, free kicks and penalties

One of the best PL players, prefect for skillers (5* skills and 4*WF), can be played as: RM, LM, RW, LW, ST, RF, CF, LF and CAM

  • Acceleration
  • Dribbling
  • Agility
  • Balance
  • Finishing
  • Passing
  • Curve
  • Stamina
  • Composure
  • 5*Skills
  • Strenght
  • Heading
Formation: 433
Position: ST
Games: 39
GPG: 0.74
APG: 0.33
4.5
Overall
4.0
Value
4.5
GC
4.0
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (9/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (5/10)
Physicality (6/10)
5.0
Insane
By zone2step, 08-12-2018

My favourite player so far in fifa 19, so good that I had to write a review for him. Once you get how to use him and abuse some skills, he's up there with some of the best non-icons in the game. He's able to shoot from anywhere, especially with timed finesse shots as he has the finesse shot trait. He seems to be much faster than his stats say, probably due to his 95 agility and 90 acceleration making turning with him rapid.


The best part about him is how fast he does everything. His card reminds me of Neymar, 5* skills and everything just feels fast.


If you're stuck between his 86 and 87, you should know it's definitely worth buying him over the 86 card, as he can play up to even 120 minutes now with 90 stamina.


NB: All games were in WL.

4* WF

5* Skills

High agility

Fast

Amazing dribbling

Great shooting

The smoothness of skills

Very weak, if a defender is allowed to touch him he'll lose possession.

Poor heading accuracy, can actually miss easy goals with his head.

Formation: 4231
Position: CAM
Games: 13
GPG: 0.69
APG: 0.77
5.0
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (10/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (3/10)
Physicality (5/10)
5.0
One of the best
By tronsgone, 02-12-2018

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
  • Acceleration
  • Passing
  • Crossing
  • Finishing


  • 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
Formation: 4321
Position: RF
Games: 43
GPG: 0.51
APG: 0.56
5.0
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (10/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (9/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (4/10)
Physicality (6/10)