This guy got into my team when I saw a chance to replace my felipe anderson whose otw was too expensive in my eyes. Sold him and finished coutinho for around 60k coins.
Let me tell you that guy is a bargain. Playing him in my mixed squad which ingame goes to a 4-1-2-1-2 narrow. Coutinho is playing CAM and was instantly incredible for me. In his first game he scored 2 and assisted 3 in a close 5:4 victory (division rivals div 2). I have to get somewhat used to the squad but I am already in love with this card.
I tried several ChemStyles and in my opinion best for him is hunter. Shooting boost and speed make him an incredible threat inside and outside the box.
Since I have gotten him I played 15 Matches, in which he scored 13 goals and assisted on 17. And thats where I see him at his best, Assists. Its incredible how good those passes are.
when you are going for quick counter attacks this guy is incredible. He gets the ball exactly where you need it. Pair him with quick and deadly strikers to get the most of him.
I would have to guess how many more passes coutinho put inside when all I had to do was lay off the ball to the side for an easy tap in. His assist totals could be double like that easy.
His downside tho is the stamina. 82 sounds good, but Im using my CAM alot. And then this is just that tiny bit that misses. I am subbing him off 7/10 Matches around the 75 Minute. Mostly in close games I take him off, so I can put in a supersub to close out.
His Ballcontrol is amazing you can use this to your advantage and keep hold while your striker get into position.
Not the strongest of players, so if you are looking for a player how does not get bullied of the ball, dont go for him.
All in all:
For me he is the best CAM I could have, no doubt about that. For a Striker or winger he is a bit too slow for me, but thats not what I need him for.