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5.0
90 Icon Swap Roy Keane ( 15 Tokens)
By Mafadox, 19-11-2019

Player Review


Roy Keane 90


In my squad, I needed an Icon to slot in to the box-to-box midfield role, whether it be an attacking style CDM in a 4-2-3-1, a RCM in the 4-1-2-1-2(2) or a box to box CM in the 3-5-2. The two options presented by EA in the form of Icon swaps were 89 Gerard, or 90 Keane. During the first season of Icon Swaps, I picked up 88 Nesta (who now isn't needed in my team, or the preferred choice over 25k CB options) so my options were further limited. If I'm being totally honest, I'm not sure that Gerard could possibly be better than Keane, aside from his pace. I've made an odd decision in the chemistry style I've used on Roy Keane, applying a Deadeye for more precise short passing, better long passing through the vision stat and most importantly +15 finishing and + 10 on an abysmal 65 shot power stat. This allows him to finish chances in and around the box, which my 86 IF Wijnaldum, who previously played the same role in my side, often struggled to. After using this chemistry style I see no reason to change, he moves quickly over short distances, makes strong tackles, and has the strength and aggression to hold his position in midfield. I highly doubt I will be changing him out until TOTS unless some insane content gets dropped. I highly recommend this card for the 15 Token price point over any other option if you need a box to box midfielder. I'm certain he would be a crazy CDM with the right chem style, either a shadow or engine most likely.

Positioning

Composure

Passing

Tackling

Interceptions

Strength

Aggression

Stamina

Pace

2* Skills


Formation: 41212-2
Position: CM
Games: 11
GPG: 0.27
APG: 0.36
5.0
Overall
5.0
Value
4.5
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (7/10)
Shooting (8/10)
Passing (9/10)
Dribbling (8/10)
Defending (10/10)
Physicality (10/10)
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