So I packed an untradeable Quag 96 TOTS from the guaranteed SBC and decided to partner him up with Correa. At first I played quag behind him and Correa as my lone ST initially but Correa seemed very poor up there. I switched him to my center CAM in a 4-2-3-1 with EOEA Robben on the left, Prime Dinho on the right and Quag upfront.
This small change made a HUGE difference.
Because Correa already has pretty well rounded stats he was able to excel as a playmaker as well as a clinical finisher. This review will be broken down in attribute form.
His pace isn't as blistering as it seems, and i think that stems from his body type. He is a tall figure who takes long strides. If you play a clean through ball you definetly can get away from players but you won't be outrunning players on 1v1's very often cause he does not have explosive accelaration.
Very mixed feelings in this department. On one hand his ball control is phenominal. You do not have to worry about heavy first touches. But its the dribbling that will probably frustrate most players who do not understand the movement mechanics of the game. In a way you have to know how to use tall/strong/low balance players in a way that it does not make them lose the ball often. Correa can dribble down the line, or in a straight line pretty well, but he's not going to doing silky dribbles in between multiple players. His skill moves do help but because he lacks the balance aspect you have to know when to time the skill moves as they feel a little slower to execute than most players.
Overall he's decent in most areas of dribbling, just do not expect someone explosive who's going to be beating players left and right.
Clinical. I did not feel low composure when he had his chances. Because he was playing CAM he was always playing 1-2's and getting in behind defenders, and scoring often. I've only used him in Div 1 rivals and he does well even when pressured by players with God squads. Shoots inside the box were pretty consistent, but outside seemed a bit dodgy at times. He's a high goal producing CAM
His passing is really good. Can play quick passing football, and make those crucial passes when you need them. I personally used the ENGINE chem style to boost his passing and dribbling. Has the versatility to play out wide because his crossing is pretty good as well.
He will beat short players like Kante but will get beat by most taller opposition due to his lack of heading and jumping. I have yet to score with a header with him and if you look at his stats you won't be surprised by this.
His strength is a big asset. He's the kind of player who you can pass it to him and hold the ball til you are ready to make your next move. On shoulder to shoulder challenges he does well to hold off opposition unless its your Van Dijks or other big meta defenders. His stamina will last most of the game at CAM, but he'll be gassed out by 90 min.
I would go as far as saying this card is like a cheap Cristiano Ronaldo minus the heading. He's got good pace, decent dribbling abilities as long as you're not relying on always cutting in, good strength for hold up play and shoulder to shoulder, good passing ability, and pretty clinical in the box. For his current price of 185K he's worth the value in coins.
DRIBBLING (just don't expect fast and fluid)
SHOOTING in the box more than anything
DRIBBLING for people who like to skill or take players on. He's not the one for you
This is my first ever player review on FIFA and I've been a pretty consistent FUT player for the past few years. I got Correa in my Fut champions rewards as one of my player picks and i decided to use him and look past his jumping and composure. Truth is I have been amazed by his performance. I decided to put an engine on him to boost his pace and dribbling because I thought his shooting was good as it is and there's really not much point trying to improve his jumping, it's gonna be awful no matter what. With an engine he does wonders as my central CAM in a 3 cam formation. I thought he wouldn't be a pacey player even with 99 Speed, that's just the way FIFA works *sigh* so I thought he would be good as a central CAM and i was right. His dribbling is amazing and his strength means he's difficult to displace off the ball. His finesse shots feel amazing if it doesn't go in then it grazes the bar. He is super fun to play with, with 4* skills and weak foot he is very usable and good workrates for his position. I have prime Kluivert as a ST playing in front of him so if I do someone to get a header in I have him. Instead Correa sits at the edge of the box waiting for a cross for a beautiful volley or to flawlessly control the ball and put a finesse to the top corner, bravo. I will say he is a hard to link player unless you have another argentino from seria A or you just have a seria A team, I have him with 8 chem between neymar and figo but he still does an amazing job. I have thought to try him with a marksman to have a bigger boost in strength or a sniper to increase his composure. He does not need a passing boost to be a great passer but trust me, he is. In div 2 he has already shined so can't wait to try him out in this coming WL. Definitely a fun player to try out nearing the end of FIFA 19!
Amazing ball control
Strength makes a difference
Shooting so good it doesn't need an upgrade
Not rapid but his strength and speed make him unstoppable
Hard to link
Can't abuse the crossing meta due to poor jumping
Thought I would try Correa to link up Lisandro Lopez TOTS. He looks terrific with an engine at CAM and his height was a huge bonus. He dominated the first couple of games with his physical presence, and won some headers based on height alone. The next couple of games, I couldn't even find the man on the pitch! His height and strength are a big bonus at times with hold up play, but trying to skillfully get around defenders can be difficult. He's about what you would expect from a 200k card, nothing special but not awful.