The stats are not great, his rating is not the best, his work rates are not better either but he definitely does his job! I find this card to be surprisingly good defensively. I am not using my LB/RB in attack and i instruct them to stay back while attacking so i will not review his attacking capabilities just his defensive qualities. As i mentioned above this guy does the job he is asked to do. He is a fast, tall, strong LB with good balance in game. Of course he ain't the best left back in the game as he is shadowed by the kinds of sandro, alba, alaba and marcelo but for 12K he is the best option you have out there.
Jumping/ Heading Accuracy
I am currently playing with a full PL team. I played him in a 4-2-3-1 formation. My instruction for my fullbacks are to stay back while attacking to avoid getting hit on counter attack. I used the ANCHOR chem style on him. I had high expectations of him but he kind of let me down. Options for the left back spot are limited in the PL but in my opinion, Robertson is a better choice. His pace is decent, strength is good and he has some good aerial skills because of his length. There is a big downside to Mendy, his agility. When you play an opponent who likes change directions very fast with his winger, Mendy isn’t your go to man. It feels like your turning a bus on a slippery road, which is such a same because the rest of his stats are quite good and he only costs you around 3k. I tried using a chem style to boost his agility up but it just doesn’t feel like it is changing much. Also, I stated noticing Mendy getting caught being to far up field when losing possession. However, with his 86 crossing he can do some damage when going up field. I suggest using him in a formation with 5 defenders at LWB.
- Medium defending combined with high attacking workrates