After packing Bale, Lukaku and IF Reus in my rewards (yes, I'm flexing), I decided to do some major upgrades to my squad. CB pairing was easy. Ramos and Varane, but I wasn't sure who to use on the left; Alba or Marcelo
I read a couple of reviews saying Marcelo is more dependable going forward, but a risk at the back.
After playing a full weekend league with him, I can confidently say that is utter shash!
He was incredible at the back. Sure, his work rates sometimes pulled him out of position, and his pace vs. The quicker players like MBappe was sometimes evident, BUT, he always tecovered. If I didn't know any better, I'd argue his tackling and reactions were in the high 80s/low 90s. His pace feels around 85, and his ball control, crossing and general passing do not disappoint at all.
I was also surprised at seeing his strength after checking his card. He feels like his strength is definitely in the high 80s, rather than the 78 it claims to be.
Fair to say, I won't be trying out anyone else. Gonna stick with this dude until I pull Roberto Carlos.
Excellent on the ball
Great range of passing
Crossing is on point
Despite being slow, most times he'll catch up with the opposition player.
Not as fast as other full backs
Best LB in the game after mendy future star card. Just put shadow on him, you ll feel the magic. im big barca fan i have so much confusion between who to choose jordi alba or marcela. first of all he is a game player & meta player. he is everywhere, when you take corner with him if the opp taking quick counter attack he chasing the stricker & bend the knee.
Dribbling, First Touch, Ball Control, he turns very quick you can use your left stick as a right stick if you have marcelo. Decent Cross Status. Great Stamina
Pace. NO problem if your playing with shadow he ll be god
I got Marcelo after trying Mendy, Alaba and Alex Sandro. I needed him to link up with Ramos. I was afraid of his low pace but with shadow you won't even notice it. His defending could be better but it is enough to stop players like Salah, Bale etc. What I absolutely love about him is his dribling and his 5* skill. It is so much fun to play with him!! And if you are afraid of his Low/High WR, I can tell you that with "stay at the back" instruction I don't have any problems with this. His passing is also very good and I even take most of the corners with him because his crossing is very good and he is small so I don't miss him in the 18-yard box. And about his shooting. Well, it is not his best atribute but you don't get him in shooting position too often.
So if you need a decent LB to link-up with Ramos/Varane, go and get Marcelo. He is absolutely worth it and with him in the squad, you will enjoy the game, because it is fun to play with him!
Defending (with Shadow)
5* skills + 4* WF
Green link to Ramos or Varane
Pace (can be fixed with Shadow)
Low/High WR (just put an "stay at the back while attacking" instruction on him)