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.
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:
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
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