Kingsley Coman, the Speed Demon
Formation IG: 433(2)
Position IG: LW
Chemistry Style: Maestro
Player instruction: Get in behind, Play wide, Stay forward
This year I find myself very comfortable with a specific system that his 433, specifically 433(2). in this system i like to have an aggressive cdm (i have allan) and two box-to-box midfielders (paulinho, who i sub in at minute 1 for chemistry, and goretzka) who have offensive presence, height and quality. I also like to have really pacey wingers who can either blitz or dribble through players to create space and opportunities for my central players or themselves. i dont score a lot with them but they contribute a lot to my playstyle so, even though they most likely score 10-15% of my goals, they are pivotal to my offensive manouvre.
If you play like that, Coman is your guy: he's blazing fast, he has amazing dribbling + 5*SM, he has good shooting and decent enough passing.
The best part about coman his is acceleration. sprint speed can be dodgy this year, but his bursts of pace in the first meters are outstanding, he can blitz pretty much everyone and he's super quick when he moves, absolutely top tier in this regard, no doubt about that.
he also has good positioning and makes solid runs down the wing, he seems to know well when to start a run behind the opponents or stay close to where the ball is being played. i think that has to be attributed to his somewhat conservative workrates combined with the player instructions i gave him. he has accurate long shots, especially finesses with that solid 84 curve. even if you dont nail the timing, if you take a shot not from an impossible angle you will have a dangerous shot at your opponent's goal which can results to a corner or a goal. surprisingly, he seems to finish a lot of 1v1, but his touch can be affected by low composure or just fifa bs when in the area in front of the gk.
the only major problems i have with him is his light physique and average weak foot.
his stamina has never been too much of a problem, i easily finish games with him still playing well on the 90th minute. also he does not have the best of passing, even though it's ok in general. he still does the job by do not play him like you would a hazard or a neymar. but that's part of why he costs a hell of a lot less than the both of them. they're definitely better than coman, but he's an amazing value for money player, i absolutely recommend him.
solid 8/10 for me
VALUE FOR MONEY
5*SM (fake rabona op!)
Curve and Finesse shots (inside and outside the area)
Usually lasts 90' without problems
Low composure may affect him in 1v1 or when pressured by opponent's defenders
I mixed my team up for a moment and sold bailey after packing Mane from my champs rewards.
After realising the hybrid sucked i went back to full Bundeslida and tried this card in place of Bailey (need all the ratings.)
Honestly after not liking Coman the last time i used him i was shocked because this time the card is a joy?
Pace - Properly Rapid. Feels like he has afterburners instead of feet.
Dribbling - I was shocked but his dribbling is much better than the card stat. 85 i expect good but he is great.
Passing + Shooting - These two stats don't set the world on fire but with his pace and dribbling they are more than enough to get the job done. A real threat.
Physical + Defending - I like my LM to help defend at times. I didn't expect it from this card but he did OK. Better than expected (still not the best but a nice surprise.)
Stamina - Even with his M/L workrates he gets tired. Though honestly he moves alot like a M/M or a H/M player for some reason.
Weak foot - Bailey had the left foot outside of the foot shot down. (from the wide mid this works well for me.) but with Coman you need the more traditional finesse.
This card can be a very strange card to use with it being an absolutely dreadful LM/LW/LF in my opinion due to a complete inability to deal with any RB he comes up against due to Coman having very lucklustre strength meaning that against any half decent RB such as Valencia for example with decent pace and strength above 70 he cannot do anything on the wing as he cannot beat them and also due to his passing not being great when it isnt boosted by a chemistry style (I used him on basic for the first 5 games). He is usable as a winger when used with a chemistry style such as an Architect which I used to help out his weaker passing and strength stats which made him able to an extent to be able to deal with good RB's but still was not worth 15k as a winger when there were plenty of better wingers out there even in the Bundesliga (specifically Leon Bailey and Serge Gnabry both being better options as an out and out winger with both being at least 7k cheaper at time of writing). In 10 games at LW in the above squad he scored 2 goals and got 2 assists.
Where Kingsley Coman actually shined was when I decided to give him another go this time at CAM when I switched to 4-1-2-1-2 (2) using custom tactics to try POTM Lucas at ST. Immediately my opinion of Coman changed to raving about the card due to his previous problems of not being able to beat players or pass both becoming non-issues with him being able to take on opposing midfields thanks to his 5* Skills actually being useful for me in central positions against opposing midfields (Especially against other 4-1-2-1-2 (2) players) and his passing was noticeably better with his through balls more often than not leading to a goal from one of my two strikers. His finishing and long shots were both excellent with him tucking away chances that neither POTM Lucas, IF Lozano,or Alassane Plea could score for me despite his stats indicating that he should not be able to, His pace was a huge asset on counter attacks with him often driving from deep to carve out chances from opposition attacks before humiliating defenders and tucking away a low driven into the bottom corner. The biggest surprise for me was easily his heading which he could score a surprising amount of headers despite being very weak and having 52 heading with him scoring headers that looked closer to Olivier Giroud than to Kingsley Coman. In the 38 games I used him at CAM he scored 25 Goals and got 21 Assists while easily outshining POTM Lucas Moura and my super-sub IF Lozano.
- Lightning Quick
- 5* Skills
- Long Shots
- Final Ball (Through Balls and Crosses)
- French, Bundesliga and Bayern Links
- Plays like an elite CAM (A bit like FUT Birthday Reus from FIFA 18)
- Short Passing
- General Inability to play in his natural position
- Dribbling did not feel 85 rating
- Stamina wasn't great
- 15k is quite pricey for this early in the game cycle