KEVIN DE BRUYNE - TOTS

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Kevin De Bruyne FIFA 22 Career Mode
Name Kevin De Bruyne
Club club Manchester City
Nation nation Belgium
League league Premier League
Skills 4
Weak Foot 5
Intl. Rep 4
Foot Right
Height 181cm | 5'11"
Weight 70
Revision TOTS
Def. WR High
Att. WR High
Added on 2020-05-01
Origin TOTSSF-Ultimate
R.Face
B.Type Average
Age 30 years old
ID 192985
Club ID 10
League ID 13
Pace
92
Acceleration
93
Sprint Speed
92
Shooting
97
Positioning
99
Finishing
92
Shot Power
99
Long Shots
99
Volleys
92
Penalties
89
Passing
99
Vision
99
Crossing
99
FK. Accuracy
89
Short Passing
99
Long Passing
97
Curve
91
Dribbling
98
Agility
87
Balance
85
Reactions
99
Ball Control
99
Dribbling
96
Composure
99
Defending
90
Interceptions
90
Heading Accuracy
81
Def. Awareness
99
Standing Tackle
85
Sliding Tackle
75
Physicality
95
Jumping
76
Stamina
99
Strength
90
Aggression
92
Physical
Mental
Skill
Chem. Style
0
Base stats
In game stats
Seasonal Stats
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2
Matches
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0
Goals
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0
Assists
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0
O.Goal
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0
Yellow
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Red
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2
Sub in
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0
Sub out
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1
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0
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Upcoming Matches
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c Manchester City VS Wycombe Wanderers c (EFL Cup)
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c Chelsea FC VS Manchester City c (Premier League)
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c Paris Saint-Germain VS Manchester City c (UEFA Champions League)
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c Liverpool FC VS Manchester City c (Premier League)
ST
95
RW
97
LW
97
CF
97
RF
97
LF
97
CAM
97
CM
97
RM
97
LM
97
CDM
94
CB
89
LB
92
LWB
93
RB
92
RWB
93
FUTBIN Player Review

TOTSSF Kevin De Bruyne

I think Lockdown is over now… There is always that list of footballers not playing for the team you support that you want to hate, but you just can’t.  They are fantastic footballers, stay away from controversy, and just seem like sound individuals. For me, Kevin De Bruyne sits firmly on my list.  I could watch KDB play football for hours and often tune in to City matches just to see what he will do next.  Given the amazing standards he has created in real life, he was rightly presented with a 99 overall rated TOTSSF card.  But I had serious reservations purchasing and testing this version.  94 IF KDB was one of my favorite cards at the time it was released and then I was fortunate enough to get 95 IF Moments KDB as my red pick at the end of March.  Since then I have played only 37 matches with 95 KDB as the card is one of the biggest frauds I have used this year.  I have no idea why, but he is unbearably bad.  With this terrible experience in mind, I jumped into this review with heavy skepticism.  Using the ENGINE chemistry style I deployed KDB as the box to box CM in my 4-4-2 formation.  KDB aimed to win my allegiances back all weekend in the following squad: 
 

Overall

Rating: 9.5/10
Pace Rating: 9.5/10
Dribbling Rating: 9.5/10
Shooting Rating: 9/10
Passing Rating: 10/10
Physical Rating: 9.5/10
Defending Rating: 9/10

TOTSSF KDB is the Swiss Army Knife of FUT.  Beyond GK (although he couldn’t be worse than TOTSSF Alisson) you can play this card in literally any position.  I know a few FUT Managers who swear by KDB as a ST and I have tested him there in the past with good results, he has the Pace, Defending and Physical statistics to play anywhere in the backline, and then he has the qualities to cover any midfield positions.  However, at 2.4 million coins I feel like KDB needed to shine as a box to box, all-action, game-changing midfielder to justify the lofty price tag.  98 ACCELERATION & 97 SPRINT SPEED are 100% accurate off of the ball and just about there on the ball… which was my biggest issue with the 95 rated version along with the dribbling.  Thankfully, 92 AGILITY & 95 BALANCE has rescued TOTSSF KDB and made him the magician on the ball in-game that operates in real life.  While the early impressions were good, KDB had a lot of tests to pass before he received a quality grade for this weekend’s performance.

Linkability 

Linkability Rating: 4/5

The Premier League options are endless.  The Man City options are incredibly overpowered in attack.  But the Belgian options are just not there to link to the hybrids you have in mind.  The Ligue 1 options especially are way out of the current quality of players available… and the lack of a Belgian ICON option cannot bail you out if needed.

End Game Strength

End Game Strength Rating: 5/5

The reason I tune in to be entertained by KDB is his range and vision for passing; he literally sees the impossible, imagines the probable and executes the unthinkable.  Interestingly, I found this was the case in the passing with this card all weekend. The range of passing and execution with this card is a breath of fresh air.  Regardless of the type, range, or position of passes I attempted, KDB delivered the goods and really facilitated the transitions from defensive to middle to attacking third… and he does so with a flair and consistency that is surprisingly pleasing.   

Value/Coins & Good vs. Bad 

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

I wanted to be wowed, and I wanted KDB to bring a level of defensive cover and offensive contribution that justified the 2.4 million coin price tag... and I think he fell just short of those expectations.  Having used Prime Moments Matthäus for two weekend leagues I did not notice a substantial upgrade… let alone an upgrade of 700k.  I can’t deny that KDB blows Matthäus away in terms of passing, but then they split the Shooting (KDB) and Defending (Matthäus).  With a 5 STAR WEAK FOOT and near perfect shooting statistics, I thought KDB was going to wear out the netting this weekend… and while he did chip in at times, I found he missed a lot of the same opportunities that lower-rated options have missed in the past.  From a defending standpoint KDB does a job and tracks back well with his 99 STAMINA keeping the tank full all match, and in the end, he is more than capable in defense… but not nearly as reliable at being in the correct position to intercept the ball as Matthäus.  The 90 INTERCEPTIONS and 85 STANDING TACKLE were slightly underwhelming… and a SHADOW boost to solve these issues off of the ball takes away the AGILITY and BALANCE that made this card so effective on it.  

All that remains to discuss is the physicality of this card… and there is an issue in KDB’s 76 JUMPING, which joins 75 SLIDING TACKLE as the only non-80+ statistics with this card.  At 5’11 (181 cm) I thought that KDB would still be fine, and maybe having gone over the statistics before the review I was hyper-aware of the low rating… but I swear this card gets bullied in the air.  The comparison to TOTY de Jong was on display and really showed a difference in the two options.  But… that is it.  That is the only concern, and everything else is pure genius, so we still hit an easy 5/5 moving into the final words on this card.

Closing Words

Before we get out the pitchforks, I am not saying that KDB is not a fantastic card.  He is 99 rated… don’t forget … “we all saw that coming.”  And unlike Home Alone, this Kevin does not go missing and was a key contributor to my weekend league success for sure.  But I won’t apologize for saying that there are options, like Matthäus, who do as good of a job (and better in some areas), who are considerably cheaper and are easier to link in your squad.  KDB controlled my midfield all weekend, but he didn’t take over and dominate, and for the price and 99 rating I expected domination.  I was quite concerned that if this review went overly well that I might have some serious team decisions to make in order to keep him permanently.  But instead, I am happy to have used KDB and experienced the passing poetry, and now I will sell and move on going forward.  In the end… this card is class, just not the masterclass. Cheers for reading. 
 

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by IVIae, 11-06-2020

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By Bbcarter1, 05-05-2020

Off the back of my worst weekend league finish ever - 8 miserable wins in a row to leave me silver 1, an agonising 1 win from my 2 player picks on Thursday - I punted a few untradable rare golds into the Premier League Upgrade SBC and received my consolation, and then some, from EA. When the light blue waterfall of TOTS flares went on in the tunnel I was a little confused, having never seen them before. But when the Belgian flag came up I knew what was coming and I felt a wave of ecstasy pulse out from my chest as the card became visible and De Bruyne lurched on screen imitating a T-rex/velociraptor for some reason.


I had to try him out straight away so he went into my pretty average team alongside base Pogba and behind base Heung-Min Son and my red pick Martial from a couple weeks back. First game in rivals division 7 my opponent disconnected immediately, clearly intimidated by the Ginger genius. Second game De Bruyne got his debut goal, the first of many to come, by being first to a rebound and slotting it in. Didn’t get too much of a feel for him in this game because of an early rage quit but it was noticeable how much he was sprinting up and down the pitch, determined to be involved and it was a neat finish.


The third game is when he was truly unleashed. With only two minutes on the clock he pounced on a pass at the back, took one touch to get a sight of goal past the defender, then curled it into the top corner with a power finesse from outside the box. From that moment on, it was the Kevin show. He was everywhere on the pitch: intercepting passes and tackling in my half, then suddenly teleporting forward to receive (admittedly hopeful) through balls beyond the opponent’s defensive mids, contorting his runs to evade the opponent’s defenders and the laws of physics then distributing the ball effortlessly or pushing it between the back 2 to make a chance for himself. When play slowed, he found space on the edge of the box to take a punt from range. But to call them punts would be a disservice, so precisely targetted were his missiles. In the end, he scored 5 of my 6 goals, all of them works of art.


He was almost too good in games to come. He feels like he was transported from an earlier, arcadier Fifa: maybe Fifa 14. It’s becoming difficult to use the players around him, who now feel drunkenly sluggish. If you’re lucky enough to get a hold of this card, you won’t be disappointed. And if you’re somehow sitting there with a couple million coins, sell your team and buy this guy. He could be the only player on the pitch and you’d still win half your games.



Pace - Probably the fastest player I’ve used

Dribbling - Physics-defyingly agile. As responsive to your thumb movements as your fingernails

Shooting - Press O to score. Scored every kind of goal with him: low driven, finesse, long shots, tap-ins. No complaints

Defending - Good tackles and interceptions. Reflexes, agility and pace along with High/High workrates mean he’s always back in time to put pressure on the opponent in your own half

150 stamina


Missed a couple interceptions he should have reached

Once you get this guy, you’ve completed the game. Now you have to go back to the real world


Formation: 41212-2
Position: CAM
Games: 6
GPG: 1.50
APG: 0.00
5.0
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (10/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (9/10)
Physicality (10/10)
5.0
Outstanding
By randomguy223, 06-05-2020

Superb, packed him untradeable and turned my team around, can defend, attack, and his shot, if not blocked by a defender, will 100% go in. Only reason he doesn't have more goals and assists are because people quit right after seeing him.

Everything

Shooting,

Defense,

Passing

Dribbling

N/A

Formation: 451
Position: CM
Games: 24
GPG: 0.83
APG: 0.58
5.0
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (10/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (10/10)
Physicality (10/10)
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5.0
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By ingloriousbasta, 09-06-2020

My luck this season has been generally incredible, highlighted by somehow pulling KDB tradeable from one of the 100 packs I saved for EPL TOTSSF. This left me with a big decision to make: sell him for 3.5 mill and rebuild the entire squad, or keep him and experience what it's like to play with one of the best cards in the game. I'm not the greatest at FIFA nor usually the luckiest with packs, so I figured I'd take this one and only chance to try out a best-in-class player.


My review below is broken into two phases. In the first phase I needed a CAM, so that's where I played him, but I can tell you now that to really unlock the magic of this card you need to shift him further back on the pitch. I played him at CDM in the 2nd phase.


First Phase (CAM, 4-2-3-1)

It's impossible not to notice his pace and shot power. KDB scores two goals on his debut and guides me to a best-ever finish in WL (Gold 2). Every chance I create for him, he puts away.


The problem is: it's not that easy to create chances for him. His pace is incredible, but his agility and acceleration are not. My two other CAMs, birthday Ozil and PIM Laudrup from swaps, are much better at snaking past opposition defenders. I find that I'm using him more to bust a gut up and down the pitch, tracking back, harrying, winning the ball and then carrying it back to the opposition box, which gives me the idea to shift him into an aggressive box-to-box role.


Second Phase (CDM, 4-2-3-1)

In the time before KDB, I played with both CDMs on Stay Back and would trigger their runs manually. I found that was the only way of getting enough security through the middle against the overused 4-1-2-1-2.


However, I decided to push De Brunye into one of these CDM slots and changed his instructions to Get Forward. This proved to be the best decision I've made this year in FIFA.


I discovered that what ties all of KDB's attributes together is his neverending STAMINA. The guy is literally everywhere. When the opponent looks to play a long ball over the top, I close him down with KDB, confident in the knowledge that the AI will bring him back to my box before any of the opposition's supporting attackers due in part to his high defensive work rate. If your Neymars, Mbappes, or Ben Yedders manage to get past him, KDB is able to make up the yards due to his exceptional pace. But the reason this card is absolutely elite is after winning the ball back, he can carry it halfway across the pitch, shield, lay off to an attacker, and stay involved with forward play.


He is a complete, perfect, central midfielder. He simply does not tire. Give him attacking and defensive responsibilities and watch as he does the job of two or three normal players.


Never-ending stamina

Finishing from distance

5* weak foot



Dribbling is not good enough to beat decent defenders at this stage of the game

Formation: 4231-2
Position: CDM
Games: 350
GPG: 0.43
APG: 0.40
5.0
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (10/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (7/10)
Defending (10/10)
Physicality (10/10)
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