Player Review

84 - Halloween
By PhoenixKenley, 01-11-2019

This guy is outrageous. Defensively he's fairly solid and is good at keeping possession, but the major factor is the outrageous shooting he has that is hidden behind that '80' on the front of the card.

To give background, I'm Div 5 online and play legendary offline. I've always played offline more but decided to have a crack at my first ever Champions Weekend League where I'm currently 9-5.

Overall Medel has played 25, scored 18, assisted 7 - a perfect contribution of 1 per game.

Straight in, and the main reason I bought his card. His 52 finishing (which brings his shooting start down to 80) is somewhat noticeable in the box. But with 98/99 in every other stat here, he is phenomenal outside the box. It's probably hindered me that I try to pass to him too often, but when he gets space his strike is vicious! I'm not saying he scores every single time, but 18 in 25 from a 'defensive midfielder' is impressive. Hes also nearly unstoppable at pens - you can confidently smash it top bins without it missing or the keeper being able to get a hand to it.

I'm massive on keeping possession, and his passing is solid. I combine him with Pjanic in a 3412. Pjanic holds to allow Medel to get forward within shooting range, so the two of them combine beautifully to keep the ball. He's also been great at turning and holding onto the ball under pressure.

Tackling-wise he's solid too. Despite his height, he's quite strong and able to win his fair share, though tackling has always been my weakest area (hence the need to keep possession so badly) so he's helped me there.

And lastly, he's under 30k which is ridiculous!

As I've said, I prefer to keep possession so I'm definitely not a pace whore. His speed isn't an issue for me - patient possession play means he has always been able to get back quickly enough to help with his share of the dirty work. Though he's not capable of streaming past opponwnts; he has to pass around them. He's not super fast, so if people rely on pace this may be the one area that let's you down.

The only lithe downside would be linking him in to a hybrid. I've always used a Serie A team (criminally underrated) so it's not a problem for me, but he may be hard for others of trying to hybrid him.

Formation: 3412
Position: CM
Games: 25
GPG: 0.72
APG: 0.28
Pace (5/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (9/10)
Dribbling (8/10)
Defending (8/10)
Physicality (10/10)
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