Absolutely amazing! Let's be short, is a million coin (if you really have no fodder at all in your club) expensive to get a 5*5* French Barcelona king? It's not!
Dembele is the Ben Yedder of la Liga Santander. He's incredibly fast, agile, incredible dribbler, passes are not top? who cares? He don't need to pass, he just needs to shoot and it's an automatic score!
If Dembele was playing like this card in real life, Barcelona would be champion every year...
Pace: 99 Acc and 99 Sprint, what more do you want?
Shooting: Power shots are deadly, LS are pretty good as well. 5*WF is mental!
Passing: Stats are not maxed out but still pretty good
Dribbling: I never use skill moves and still, it's near to impossible to poke the ball away from him!
Phys: Low physical, Messi too, is it a problem in-game? Sometimes against the Mbabus and the Mendys but still, he's so agile that usually you're just too fast.
Def: leave him up top to keep the low stamina from bothering you at the end of the game.
I'm playing him in a full la Liga team at CF/ST position in a 442.
- Dembele RST
- Griezmann TOTS LST
- Moments Hazard LM
- SH Kubo RM
- FB Modric LCDM
- FB Vidal RCDM
- TOTS Reguilon LB
- TOTS RAMOS CB
- FB Militiao CB
- SH Mendy RB
I was playing a full Premier league team and switched back to a full la Liga one now and quite frankly, he's just so far above the Lucas, Firmino's, Fernandez of the world... He's a fun player and brings much needed hype at the end of the 2020 cycle!
- Absolute game changer! He's the type of players that instill fear in your opponent and rage quits will be there.
- I hate Ben Yedder now I have the counter weapon!
- Expensive? Comm'on, you had plenty of time to keep a lot of fodder right? Icon SBC was not enticing enough, was it?
Ousmane Dembele is a LEGEND of FIFA 20. It's hard to think of a team that didn't have his 84 card in it at some point this year. His pace and silky smooth dribbling, combined with his 5 star, 5 star made him a weapon for months at the start of the game.
As someone who loved his gold card, I was excited to see that he won the battle over Allan Saint-Maximin for the latest OP French player. Then, I checked out his SBC, and WHOA, was I surprised at the cost. I knew he would be expensive, but I wasn't thinking he would require around a million coins of value to add to my club. After my initial shock wore off, I decided to start the grind for him and get him unlocked. I can't take any players or FIFA Coins into FIFA 21, so I may as well submit anything and everything to get this card.
After doing all of that, getting him unlocked, and testing him out in 7 Weekend League matches, I can say the best way to sum up Dembele is amazing, BUT not perfect. He does everything you would expect him to do really well, but I would say he is very much a luxury item and not a necessity. If you are someone with a top tier team looking for just a little bit more from someone, then Dembele is your man. If you are someone with multiple gaps in your team, then the value would be better spent on other options.
In the 7 Weekend League matches I played, Dembele had 10 Goals and 5 Assists playing as my central CAM in a 4-2-3-1 with 94 Franck Ribery as the Striker. I used a Deadeye chem style on Dembele to nearly max out the main shooting stats.
DRIBBLING - Dembele is everything you can hope for in a speedy dribbler. The ball stays close to him, and he is able to utilize his 5 star skill moves at will. There are times he is nudged off of the ball a little too easily, but overall his dribbling is top notch.
ATTACKING - One of his biggest strengths was making runs off of the ball. I would bring my Striker outside of the box drawing a CB with him, and Dembele would make nice runs past my Striker into the box which created easy scoring chances.
FINISHING - The finishing for Dembele was a bit inconsistent. There were games where he was beyond dominant and buried every chance from every angle in the box, but there were also matches where he would shoot directly at the keeper. This was a bit frustrating from a card that is approximately a million coins of value. The biggest thing I can say about his finishing overall though is that he scored a goal in all 7 Weekend League matches. So, even with the bit of frustration, he did find a way to consistently score, and didn't disappear in matches. His 5 Star Weak Foot feels accurate, and his shot does really seem to have the 99 Shot Power when boosted. There were 2 occasions in the 7 matches where I did want to shoot with Dembele's right foot, but he made a weird animation to shoot with his left foot instead which cost a scoring chance.
PASSING - Dembele's passing is top notch. He was able to set up chances for others when they were available.
PACE - The 99 Acceleration and 98 Sprint Speed make Dembele feel rapid on the ball. For reference, he feels more like Neymar on the ball than Messi. Off the ball, Dembele seems to get to his area ahead of defenders.
DEFENDING - He puts in his work, but don't expect a lot
PHYSICAL - Just a hint weak, but generally not an issue. Doing scoop turns past defenders, he is able to slide right by.
STAMINA - This is my biggest frustration with the card. Playing Dembele as a central CAM in a 4-2-3-1, he is tired by the 70th minute and asking for a sub. There would be ways to mitigate this by changing instructions or positions, but it's more that I am just slightly frustrated that it's even an issue on a card that is close to a million coins of value at this stage of the game. It would have been nice for EA to bump the stamina from 85 to 90 on this card just to make it a non-issue.
LINKS - Dembele has some amazing link options to fit current options in the game. Some of the best are:
- Summer Heat Objective 93 Ferland Mendy (strong link)
- Summer Heat SBC 94 Franck Ribery
- TOTS/TOTY Frenkie De Jong (strong link)
- Real Madrid backline (Ramos - Varane - Militao)
OVERALL - Dembele is an amazing addition to any team, however with his SBC price, I would only recommend him to top tier teams looking for a bit more.
- Attributes - 5 Star Weak Foot - 5 Star Skill Moves
- Dribbling - Speedy dribbler who keeps the ball close to him
- Pace - Very rapid on and off the ball
- Consistent - Scored in every match played, did not disappear in matches
- Attack Positioning - Makes very nice runs off of the ball and has a nice first touch
- Links - Nice links to some of the best options in the game right now
- Stamina - Playing as a central CAM in a 4-2-3-1 he is tired around the 70 minute mark. There are certainly ways to get around it, but it is just overall a bit frustrating that a card of that value is asking for a sub when you may need him the most
- Inconsistent Shooting - At times he will bury every chance he has from anywhere in the box, and at times he will shoot the ball directly at the keeper from an area that should be a guaranteed goal.
- Animations - On two occasions in 7 matches, I have wanted him to shoot with his right foot, but Dembele will perform a weird animation in game so he can shoot with his left foot causing the chance to be missed.
Now I've heard a lot of talk about this SBC being overpriced but if you played your cards right, I actually think its more than fair. Instead of blowing all my fodder on shite prime icons/flashbacks/winterrefresh I used them on this man, and boy oh boy was it worth it. He has that magic dribbling, the likes of only Cruyff and Neymar can provide. He's fast, and has a very very consistent shot despite not having any of the shooting traits. He also has the "broken strength" meaning due to some hidden stat he can sometimes power through even the strongest of tackles. If you're looking for an endgame game changer, you came to the right place, as Dembele will probably tick all of your criteria boxes.
He scored a hat trick in his first game for me, and was always the star of every game that followed. Although he can work anywhere, I think he will be best utilized as a stay forward striker due to his relatively low stamina. I used the sniper chemstyle at striker, but a marksman or sniper could work just as well.
If you have some expendable fodder, what are you waiting for? If youre gonna use mostly coins, wait until squad battles rewards for a slight drop in price.
He will revolutionize your game, and for that you have my guarantee.
Thats for reading, and best of luck to you come rewards day <3
sublime off-ball movement
broken strength to power through tackles using power of bullshit
No finesse shot trait
passing isn't sublime, but f*ck it
1 Mil for an untradable
You can call me a mad man for completing this card, but oh boy, was it worth it. I have just about rinsed my club, but I have no regrets. He only cost me 120k to do. I play Ousmane as striker in a 4231, and from only 2 games, I can say that this guy is the best player I have ever used this Fifa. I used a Marksman to boost his strength and max out his dribbling and shooting, so that he was more capable as a striker. I would suggest a maestro or deadeye if you choose to play him cam, and all 3 chem styles would be the most beneficial to use if you choose to play Dembele on the wing.
Pace: Ousmane has 99 pace and it honestly feels like he has 99 pace. His acceleration is amazing, especially after fake shot boosts, making him able to get past defenders quite easily. If you play very fast paced and not possession based football, he will fit your team perfectly.
Shooting: Even though Ousmane has 92 finishing, I feel that at this stage of the game your striker needs 95+ finishing. I know that these are small margins, but this can be the difference between you securing a higher rank in you WL. with a marksman, dembele has 3 99 stats, with every shooting stat at least 92. His shooting is very accurate and he will score the majority of chances he gets. He has an amazing chip shot, (This is important as some player aren't able to do this *potm werner*), and his long shots are very good. He drew a lot of comparisons with Neymar for me in terms of shooting.
Passing: Dembele has great passing, obviously not his standout stat though. As a winger or cam, I would want to improve his passing so that the majority of the passing stats can reach the high 90s, but with Dembele as a striker there is no need to improve.
Dribbling: Jesus Christ. Being 5ft10 you wouldn't expect him to be as responsive as smaller players but the ball sticks to Dembele like glue. Because of his lean build, he is much more agile on the ball His first touch is immense (unlike the SH Diaby) and his left stick dribbling is one of the best. With 87 reactions I was somewhat concerned, but with the chemistry style, this is boosted to 92. As mentioned earlier his fake shot and scoop turns around the turns are incredible. He is honestly one of the best dribblers in this game and is on par with Messi.
Defending: N/A. Nah i'm joking but his defence is nothing special, but the AI will probably manage to help you out with it being so op when defending. He isn't that aggressive so int very eager to win the ball back high up the pitch unlike other players I have used.
Physical: Being 5ft 10 means that Dembele can somewhat deal with centre backs because he is simply taller. He will obviously still get thrown off the ball (I still have no idea why they added that animation where your player dives to the ground every time a defender body checks him) as that is part of the game. However, 85 stamina at this stage of the game is quite low, hence why I didn't want to play him as a cam. My cam, who is Jadon Sancho, still gets subbed off most games and he has 98 stamina, so I don't think dembele will last more than 70 mins at cam and still be as effective as earlier in the game. Even with conservative interceptions and put on stay forward he will lose stamina quite quickly. However, if you don't try, you will never know, so maybe he might prove wrong. Heading in this game is still a joke, but he has 81 jumping so he can somewhat contest in the air, but not against tall players.
Being 5*5* is a massive reason as to why this card is amazing. It makes him so much more unpredictable as his left is as good as his right. I am not an avid skiller, so I value a 5* wf higher than 5* sm, but for you skillers, he can do your reverse flip flaps or whatever you do.
High/Medium are great for striker as he will be willing to make runs but will still track back a little to cover on defence.
Similar Card: A very similar card dropped a few days ago, as in Ribery. Both can play in the middle, on the wing and up top. Both French, 5*5*, and both meta cards.
This is the donwside; The price. Yes he is a million coins to do but he is, in my opinion, worth it, especially if you have fodder. If you are looking to spend a million coins I would advise not to as there are many alternatives who are tradable (Tots Richarlison to name a few). Spending a million coins on an untradeable player, no matter who it is, can be a risk if you end up not liking the player as much (THIS IS VERY UNLIKELY AS HE IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST CARDS IN THE GAME). I would only complete it in this scenario if you absolutely love this guy. Anyway, the majority of you should have fodder so you can get this card done for free or spend a bit of coins.
Stay safe guys and try to stay calm when playing Fut Champs?????
- Extremely responsive dribbling
- too many pros
- Stamina is an issue if played in midfield
- Maybe reactions, but because the other dribbling stats are so good, this doesn't show as much.
- 1 million coins lol
I used him in 4-2-3-1 and played him as the central CAM. He is one of the silkiest and smoothest players I have every played with. His elasticos are so effective and don't affect his balance at all. He comes out of all skills very efficiently like he is a natural skiller. Even if you do not do skill moves, his attack positioning and off the ball movement is fantastic. Though, I noticed that sometimes he opened up to the wing, and I usually don;t like CAMs who play like wingers, however, his recovery speed is so good that he gives me so many options up top.
? PACE- He is one of the fastest players I have used this year. He can outpace Varane, Kimpembe and Eder Militao.
SHOOTING- Out of this World. That is all I can say.I'd say his shooting is better than TOTS Messi. He can shoot with both feet obviously and buries everything whether it is inside the box or outside. What I mean to say is, he is extremely consistent.
DRIBBLING- No comments. He feels like TOTSSF Neymar on the ball, I am not going to lie. He is by far the best dribbler I have played with. Better than Giovinco, Bruno Fernandes, Rafa, Messi, Mbappe, and I can go on and on. Trust me he is an elite level dribbler.
PHYSICAL- I know his stamina is pretty less at 85, but trust me his work rates help out his stamina. He doesn't push far back like Bruno Fernandes or Firmino. He is very efficient with his stamina. He lasts around 75 to 80 minutes, around then I suggest you to keep a super sub CAM. In my case, I am currently using 94 Bruno or 96 Di Maria off the bench.
5 WF, 5 SM
85 stam- but he will last AT LEAST 75 to 80 minutes
When they put dembele in the votes i already knew hes gonna win that, he fits into my team perfectly and i looked forward to get him.
im doing most of the SH cards with the 82-88 and 81+, using also high rated players from rewards.
I dont know what people thought when they so that the SBC is 1M.. 5 5 french player, amazing league and green link to free LB mendy...
got him and played 10 games with him, using him as a LCAM in 4231, he is legit a beast.
the 5 5 is nuts this year, hes shooting is not the normal shot of players, its like hes shooting low driven without you shooting low driven, played against 5 ter stegens and i usually struggling to score against and dembele puts the ball in the net everytime.
he stamina is 85, not bad but not good, he can play 90 easily and everyone have a super fast and good sub.
a lot of people saying his strength is low, its true but he is so quick and fast on the ball the defenders cant keep up with him.
if he fits into your team, grind the upgrades SBC that i mention. the 82-88 is so good and dont cost a lot (i did it with only non rares that i have in my club).
again, 1m is a lot, but i think hes worth it.
I completed this Dembele to replace Summer Heat Jovic as one of my 2 strikers in my 4-2-2-2, so I was afraid that as a ST he wouldn't have that brilliant shooting that Jovich has, added that to being next to 94 Summer Heat Bruno Fernandes which at first I was afraid that his 87 finishing wasn't good enough for a striker (which he crearly feels as an over 90 finishing player).
It only took 5 minutes for this Dembele to score an outsanding goal, which was already starting to show his capabilities. After a few matches you can really notice the perfection of his dribble and his incredible shot, which I think is even better than Jovic's.
Some really key aspects that I find about this card is how hard is it to defend him. Not only because of his 5* WF but also because of how precise his movements are with the ball. He feels extremely responsive and al the 5* skills that he can do are executed really smooth and quickly.
Talking about his shooting, I think that he has a finishing which is similar to Nazario's even though his base card stat is 92. This is extremelly good and even more if you use it as a striker.
I don't know exactly why but this card is extremely fun to use, maybe because of te combination of his tremendous dribbling with his exquisit shooting, that make this card capable of making some sick goals every time you reach goal.
Related to the price, I think that is a fair enough price knowing that at this point of the game everybody could have gathered enough players to even complete him for free, having also the option of farming some players from SBCs upgrades.
A big part of his SBCs an be farmed from +84 double upgrade and 85 to 92 player pack SBCs (at the date he was released)
The lack of outside foot shot (not really a con but still it would be even more meta for him to have it)
Injury prone trait
Good luck facing this guy, sending condolences and kisses to everyone.
And for all of those who complain about him being one million coins, I'm a hundred percent sure you have enough fodder to bring the price at least to 700k. You are getting a top 10 card in the game, perfect meta, lean, 5*5*, perfect shooting with marksman, he would be more than 1.5 million in the market.
I'm not putting the obvious pros here, everyone know which are those
Stamina, but in striker he's fine
So, I was pretty hyped for this card... His gold card was really sick in the early stages of the game, i was sure that his summer heat card will be insane! First of all, i've played him in the cam position in a 4-2-3-1 for 10 games and he's insane there.. super responsive, probably one of the best dribblers in the game! I've used summer heat ribery as well as fut birthday maximin, compared to them this guy is better... Trust me he's a bit expensive but you'll not regret doing him, he's a game changer, an absolute monster! I would say go for him, don't listen to these cry babies, who will tell u he's overpriced and blah blah without using him in game
Off the ball movement
Strength(not a problem if you use him in the wings)
Stamina(recommend stay forward instructions on him)
I know most of you will be like "Hes way too expensive, f**k EA you greedy devils" but you know what: hes so so so worth it! We're at a point in the game where the game won't last that much longer and all you have left is having fun and that's the one thing this card will bring you: pure fun. He is so agile, so fast, his shooting is perfect and due to the 5* WF he bangs them in with both feet. Before I did him myself I played against this guy and he simply flew through my defense without even the slightest chance of being scratched by my defenders. I mean yeah, Saint Maximin Birthday, Neymar, TOTS Yedder, Mbappe, Atal all do a great job and are so damn overpowered, but Ousmane Dembele REALLY levitates your game to the next level!
For the Chemistry Style simply give him the Marksman and you will maximize his shooting + dribbling (not that he needs it, but hey we'll take it). His runs are crazy and with his speed theres nothing your opponent can do, once youre through. Unfortunately hes missing the important traits, but that would just have been the cherry on top.You can use him anywhere in your offense, but I suggest to play him as a centre CAM in the 4-2-3-1
All in all a beast whom I can't really compare anyone to! If you have the coins/the fodder why not do him and have a little bit of fun before we dive into FIFA21?
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5*5*, pace, shooting, dribbling, movement without the ball
Strength, stamina maybe