Say what you want about these birthday cards and their unrealistic stats boosts, but some of them are really good. I was lucky to pack him in my untreatable rival rewards and after all I wasn't convinced by looking at the card. I started with him as left back and he wasn't bad there but the magic happened when I switched him to CDM. I am playing 4-2-3-1 and as left back he was ok at defense and close to incredible at offense but then i put him next to Roy Keane at CDM and he was the complete midfielder. I decided to boost his passing and his defense with a powerhouse and then he just worked his magic. His speed is like a Kante with shadow and with his 99 interception there is no pass getting through. His 95 stamina makes him run all 120 minutes if necessary and his ability to stop counter attacks thanks to his speed is to die for. And this is just his ability off the ball, and he is even better with the ball. He can take it in his own penalty area and sprint through your opponents like they are 10 year old boys. Thanks to his 91 finishing he just buries everything. You maybe feel like I just say all the positives and leave out the negatives but try him, he really is this good. If you could design your own player, he would of course be a bit taller and a bit stronger, but thanks to his 99 head accuracy he wins over most regular sized striker and midfielders. Can't recommend him enough
Transport of the ball
3 star week foot
Mo Salah, running down the wing!
I'm playing 352 to bring a little enjoyment to the end of Fifa 19. This card is absolute perfection for the formation. Not a single flaw.
With backbone chem style, this card is 92 rated along the entire left wing, from LB to LW. He will be all over the pitch, and he performs from goal post to goal post.
Compare this card to 92 rated Roberto Carlos, a fifth of the price. Just slightly weaker in defense, blows him away in the middle and attack. Even compared to TOTS Marcelo, also significantly cheaper. Marcelo looks better on paper, but there's something about Salah's agility and pace that I don't think Marcelo would match.
Until Alex Telles TOTS, there was nothing that compared. Definitely will have to try that card out.
EVERYTHING. There is no con to this card played as a true LM.
Stamina for days, most importantly. Runs well past 90 minutes. Scores very important goals in the end of games when others are winded.
I was very excited when this card came out to try him out in my 4-1-2-1-2 narrow formation. People that are familiar with it know that full backs attack quite aggressively in this formation even on balanced settings. I've had UCL Florenzi run down the other wing for quite some time so I know what it's like to have an attacking full back and I was excited to replace my defensive Alex Sandro with an attacking minded Salah.
To start off the only chemistry styles you should be using are Sentinel and Backbone. Personally I shoot more with Salah than I cross so I went with Sentinel to fully boost his defending. He does the job well: Has the pace to keep up with fast wingers, decent strength to hold off attackers, wins a fair amount of aerial duels and just an overall solid full back not factoring in the attacking prowess he brings, which is unmatched by almost any full back. You'd be looking at TOTS Marcelo or Prime Moments Roberto Carlos and even then I'd make a case for Salah being the better attacking LB out of the three, mostly because of his high finishing in combination with excellent dribbling and passing stats.
However, I do have to say that defensively I think there are many better options out there. If you are playing with wingers or just value defending more than attacking from your full backs you should not be considering getting this card. After using both 86 Alex Sandro and LB Salah for a lot of games now I'd argue 86 Sandro is perhaps even better defensively than Salah. If you're looking for liverpool links and want a defensive LB you should get an IF Robertson.
To sum it up this really is a niche card to have more options for those of us who attack aggressively with our full backs. Those who do will get some real enjoyment out of this card, but those who don't shouldn't be considering ever getting LB Salah.
Attacking unmatched by any full back
Decent defending with the right chemistry style
Perfect for formations where the full backs cover the entire wing
Low defending stats for a 300k 90 rated LB