THIAGO - TOTS

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Name Thiago Alcântara
Club club FC Bayern München
Nation nation Spain
League league Bundesliga
Skills 5
Weak Foot 3
Intl. Rep 3
Foot Right
Height 174cm | 5'9"
Weight 70
Revision TOTS
Def. WR Med
Att. WR Med
Added on 2020-04-24
Origin TOTSSF-Community
R.Face
B.Type Average
Age 29 years old
Pace
80
Acceleration
88
Sprint Speed
74
Shooting
83
Positioning
88
Finishing
77
Shot Power
85
Long Shots
88
Volleys
96
Penalties
84
Passing
92
Vision
93
Crossing
84
FK. Accuracy
83
Short Passing
97
Long Passing
94
Curve
92
Dribbling
97
Agility
98
Balance
94
Reactions
92
Ball Control
98
Dribbling
97
Composure
93
Defending
78
Interceptions
93
Heading Accuracy
61
Def. Awareness
75
Standing Tackle
75
Sliding Tackle
80
Physicality
76
Jumping
91
Stamina
90
Strength
71
Aggression
67
Physical
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0
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ST
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RW
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LW
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CF
90
RF
90
LF
90
CAM
92
CM
93
RM
91
LM
91
CDM
87
CB
79
LB
84
LWB
87
RB
84
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FUTBIN Player Review

TOTSSF Thiago

Day 1015 of lockdown: Round #2 of the TOTSSF Community Vote and we are dropping back a little deeper this time with a look at the Midfield Maestro Thiago Alcântara.  If you follow me on Twitter: @IVIaeday you will know that I have been struggling to replace Headliner Gini Wijnaldum in my squad.  Struggling is maybe not the word, but I have not been able to find a replacement that offers more box to box than the Liverpool man.  In Thiago, I was hoping I had found the solution to my problem; hoping he could both unlock opponents -1 depth backline, while providing defensive cover for my own defenders… a huge task!  I played Thiago in the CM role of the 4-4-2 with Balanced Player Instructions, while a SHADOW chemistry style would hopefully at the pace and defensive attributes required for the position.  Thiago was the Spanish mastermind in the following squad:
 

Overall

Rating: 9.2/10
Pace Rating: 9.5/10
Dribbling Rating: 9.9/10
Shooting Rating: 8.5/10
Passing Rating: 9.8/10
Physical Rating: 8.5/10
Defending Rating: 9/10

I don’t want to turn this review into a comparison between Headliner Wijnaldum and TOTSSF Thiago as many have not used Gini and would therefore be pointless.  But I do want to point out that Wijnaldum has transformed my midfield and is so key to my 4-4-2 success.  The goals and assists are one thing, but the defensive cover is also top tier.  I bring this up because I did not notice his absence in the 20 games I used Thiago, which is a huge compliment to this card.  If I am 100% honest I did notice a slight drop off in the attacking contributions from the middle of the park, but at the same time noted an improvement in both build-up play and defending.  Thiago caught my attention immediately with his pace; you can feel the 99 ACCELERATION coursing through this card as he takes off like a jet aircraft off of the flight deck.  Unfortunately, his cruising speed can feel slightly low, 84 SPRINT SPEED just not to the level of other players you come up against.  However, you can avoid the would be tackles of pace merchants with the absolutely ridiculous dribbling Thiago possess.  Never mind the 5 STAR SKILLS, just the left-stick dribbling alone can turn defenders inside out and leave them grasping at thin air. Loved, loved, loved the dribbling, cannot say it enough!
    

Linkability 

Linkability Rating: 4/5

I mean, at this point you can just use your entire special card Bayern squad to link Thiago in with ease.  Seriously, it just doesn’t end and we have not even had the Bundesliga TOTSSF, which will be littered with more options to fit Thiago in. Additionally, there is also a nice set of Spanish options available if you are looking for a different avenue… Butragueño and Raúl continue to be two of my most hated opponents.

End Game Strength

End Game Strength Rating: 4/5

I wanted to go with the 5/5 here if I am honest, but FUT Managers continue to tell me Gini is not quite good enough at this stage in FIFA (and they are probably right), and Thiago is at the exact same level, so he doesn’t quite make the cut either. However, I will say he is right on the line and definitely a useable option.  In the middle of the park, you can utilize the dribbling of Thiago to make a ton of space, utilize the explosive acceleration to abuse that space pulling defenders out of position, followed by pinpoint passing (97 SHORT PASSING & 94 LONG PASSING) to dismantle your opponent's backline. With all of these positives, I would say the only reason Thiago was a drop off in attacking presence was his Med/Med work rates left him less inclined to really press forward with my attacks.

Value/Coins & Good vs. Bad

Value/Coins Rating: 5/5
Good vs Bad Rating: 4.5/5

110k for this card! Are you joking, this is incredible value for coins.  The level of player you are getting has to be one of the best values going at this point.  So far I have pointed out the build-up success with this card, but he defends as well; 99 INTERCEPTIONS was noticeable and crucial in the success I had this weekend.  Thiago can break up play and immediately put you on the front foot with the assortment of tools in his locker.  I will say it again, insane value here. 

Really, only two negatives to discuss, but they do bring Thiago back down to Earth.  The shooting on this card is not great, and borderline dreadful on his left foot.  I would be lying if I didn’t say he cost me a few would-be goals had I been using a card with more offensive upside.  Even the goals he did score (as per the video) show the GK getting a hand to shots I would normally expect to fly into the back of the goal.  The second issue came in the form of Thiago’s strength, or lack thereof in the centre of the pitch.  Normally, the acceleration and dribbling kept opponents from getting close, but when they did, it was game over.  Finally, the 90 STAMINA can be challenged by the end of the match as a box to box all-action option.  If you are using him as an out and out CAM or CDM this would not be an issue.

Closing Words

In the end, I don’t think my Headliner Wijnaldum will be replaced just yet.  Thiago is the closest option I have used, but the hunt continues.  Sure, TOTY De Bruyne and cards of this nature could change my team completely, but I don’t have 2.5 million to be placed into my box to box CM.  I would love to hear what others are using as a decent value option for this position, I am always open to trying different things… before immediately reverting back to what I know (sad, but true).  In the end, I still give Thiago a huge recommendation for any FUT Managers using Bundesliga squads, looking for a fresh face in the midfield, or in need of improved build-up play … he is a wizard.  Cheers for reading.
 

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by IVIae, 30-04-2020

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4.0
finally thiago is usable!
By Jacquesadoodle, 24-04-2020

So today i decided to use Thiago in my WL just to test him out, and this is my conclusions after 30 games in an elite 3 finish.

he is pretty good value as he is only around 160k which for some of his stats is a steal.

He played cdm alongside birthday bakayoko, in a 4231 with a shadow chemstyle.

feeks really similar to PIM Pirlo but obviously a lot better value

pros are that: he intercepts alot (which is expected with 93 interceptions. His dribbling is unreal one of the best cards on the ball I've ever used and goes really well with 5* skills.

passing is also really good can pinpoint a pass from anywhere on the pitch to any distance like a prime xavi.

shooting is ok but nothing unexpected, can finish basic chances but can be a bit unreliable in front of goal.

pace is really good with shadow but is a bit unnecessary as he already has 88 acclereration. maybe use powerhouse or sentinel instead.

defending can seem a bit transparent at some points and messes up quite a few tackles, but can also make some good tackles and completely change the game controlling the midfield.

he feels very weak on the ball and can be pushed off quite easily by a player with high strength like Viera or other big midfielders.

Low aggresion also causes him not to get as stuck in to some tackles as he should.

Formation: 4231
Position: CDM
Games: 30
GPG: 0.23
APG: 0.53
4.0
Overall
4.5
Value
3.0
GC
4.5
Stamina
Pace (7/10)
Shooting (7/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (8/10)
Physicality (3/10)
4.0
Quality Card - Thiago is useable!
By crackingplurrsss, 30-04-2020

Thiago is genuinely a cracking plur after this recent upgrade. He is now 93 rated and has an extremely usable card, both in stats and links. Firstly, his links are great - there are plenty of bayern munich special cards you can strong link him with in different formations, Boateng FB, Goretzka Moments, Lewandowski headliner - even Alphonso Davies / Kimmich's Moments cards if you have them. He also offers nice soft links into la liga for example, links with ramos etc.


Primarily, i used Thiago as a holding midfielder. He is not played in a cdm role you may associate with Bakayoko/Kante because that does not suit his card, however he does sit the deepest of my midfielders and so he does take on lots of defensive responsibily (so maybe in esscense he is still a cdm?!). Thiago acts offensively as the pivot point of my attacks, patrolling the central third of the pitch. You can use his strong passing (92) to dish out passes through midfield or wider as he has the ability to do that. His dribbling is also really key for him in this role, he comes under pressure regularly under the ball but because of the 5* skills moves and insane dribbling/agility/balance he finds space around these players. Because he is not as involved in attacks his stats are not so impressive, but he will regularly pick up assists and can give you the odd goal. Defensively, he is still pretty good. I added an anchor to give him a boost in this department, more tackling and physical to help him out. He is not a 'destroyer' but he tackles pretty consistently when paired with another midfielder, in this case Goretzka moments.


He really fills in this vital role perfectly and that why i rate him so highly, when utilised well he can be so effective.

  • 5* skill moves
  • SO clean dribbling
  • Strong passing
  • Relatively well rounded card
  • Really good links
  • Cheap (102k at present time)
  • Intelligent high end player.
  • 3* weak foot can be problematic, but mostly he does not need to use it so this can be avoided.
  • Weakness on the ball - Thiago can beat players easily but if he is caught by them or cannot 'escape' he is likely to lose the ball
  • Slightly low defensive stats but they can be boosted.
Formation: 4312
Position: CDM
Games: 9
GPG: 0.22
APG: 0.22
4.0
Overall
4.5
Value
3.5
GC
4.0
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (7/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (8/10)
Physicality (7/10)
4.5
What a player!
By tips350, 30-04-2020

This is my first review so I apologise if I miss anything. I am a casual Div 3/4, Gold 1 player :)


I needed a CDM to link to my Kimmich player moments and Ramos player moments and this Thiago card slotted in perfectly. I play him as a balanced CDM in the 4-2-2-2 with a shadow (next to Ramos). For the price of just 110k I picked up this card and put him straight into my team for Weekend league. In my first game I came up against Prime Cruyff and TOTY Messi, and this guy outclassed them. He was everything I wanted him to be and more! He feels absolutely amazing on the ball and his passing is pinpoint. His shot isn't great, but he still scored a couple of goals. In the end, I finished 23/4 and got my first Elite finnish this year. Thiago played a huge role in that and controlled the game.

5* Skill moves

Dribbling

Passing

Pace (with a shadow)

Stamina

Workrates could be an issue (not for me)

Gets pushed of the ball quite easilly

Height (if you want a tall CDM)

Formation: 4222
Position: CDM
Games: 27
GPG: 0.11
APG: 0.37
4.5
Overall
5.0
Value
4.0
GC
4.5
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (7/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (8/10)
Physicality (7/10)
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