I am typically a FUT player who sticks to the PL as A) Im a big Liverpool supporter and B) its the league I'm most familiar with having watched all the matches. Well this year I decided to venture out and try to steer clear of the premier league and the "generic" FUT squads you come across all the time. Having played my first weekend league recently I was wanting to rejig my squad and decided to see if I would get good pack luck from doing a league SBC, but one where I'd still be happy even if that wasn't the case. I am extremely glad I did.... Battaglia is by far the best CM I have used in the whole game. I thoroughly enjoy using Veron and that is what lead me to doing Battaglia, thinking there wasn't a midfielder I would enjoy more in my sitting role of the 4-3-3(4) I utilize in game.... well Battaglia almost has better stats than my Veron who I've used in roughly 150 matches, in 25. He is scoring and assisting at a much higher rate than both SIF Bergwijn and POTM Gnabry, both of which are set to get in behind and cut inside. He is better in my opinion than some of the other solid CM/CDM's that I've used such as William Carvalho Scream, IF Kimmich and it pains me to say... but I believe he is better than Icon Gerrard from personal experience so far.
Box to Box, Stamina lasting the whole game
Surprisingly, playmaking and finishing
Links: I am fortunate that I enjoy using Icon Veron a lot (would also highly recommend) but if you're not wanting to link him to an icon and are trying to build a hybrid it leaves you very limited to IF Acuna.
Packs you receive in return are garbage, but the player himself is fantastic.