I used him as CDM in 4-2-3-1 and partnered him with Kondogbia. He was absolutely awesome for me. He wins nerarly every ball that he can and feels very fast. His physicality is also awesome and with his good shooting and height he scored a lot of goals for me too. He is just the perfect partner for Kondogbia, because both of them can change positions, so in one attack kondogbia takes the more offensive part and in the next Rabiot does it and Kondogbia stays behind, they just help each other out really good!
-3 Start Weakfoot
-3 Star Skills
I don't really know why this player is so underrated. At first I thought he'll be a chemistry bitch between Kimpembe, Meunier and Mbappe, but when it came to play him, I was really amazed. His offensive stats feel like they are better than the card shows. His shots are like they are on high 80's, every pass is 100% accurate, works great in defensive playstyle which i prefer, in corner kicks any defender, including VVD can't stand a chance when Rabiot is going on the ball. You just can't. But as any player, he has a few cons. At first, don't try to shoot inside the box with him, I promise you, he'll waste 50% of your chances. His shots from his right leg are very poor and only timed finishing can save you from kicking the ball to Mars. Sometimes he get's knocked off the ball from out of nowhere. 3* skills are pretty good, but in my playstyle he'd be better with 4*. Overall, this boi amazed me and i think i won't kick him out of my team for a long long time. 3,5k coins is a questionable price for a player of that quality.
Pace (good for b2b)
Longshots (oh boi)
Aerial Threat in Corners
Sometimes gets knocked off the ball
Already played 100 games with Rabiot as CDM paired with KOndogbia, and scored 13 goals with 20 asist, but received another 20-30 goals because of his lack of concentration in certain moments of the match.
He is a very solid midfielder in defense an attack, but his positioning in the field is not the best for a CDM and his defense workrate makes him feel useless when you have not selected him during the play, basically he lets everyone in the rival team go past him, terrible.
It changes a lot when you have him selected, he is strong and those big legs intercept and tackle very well.
His pasing stats look good but the reality is that you cant rely on him 100% to get all pases into a team mate, sometimes he misses a simple 2 yard pas and then counter attack and goal.
To be fair with Rabiot, he is a good CDM but ONLY if you pair him with Kondogbia or players of the same style.
Pace - feels slow even with Shadow
Dribbling - i will better dont get further with this