Often when i look at Inform and special cards close to the players base gold card i scratch my head and wonder how people could pay so much, a few points here and there, how much do you actually notice in game?
This card changed my opinion on that.
Kante gold card is great, his custom body type and dribbling animation mean that we can essentially ignore the majority of dribbling stats as he will always just feel super agile, super close ball control and crazy balance.
Where this card just blows my mind in comparison to his gold is the passing and pace, i use a shadow on him and his is like a whippet, he feels smoother and faster than his base and his passing is so consistent now. I have his gold untradable and got this card more to 'see the difference' if any and prior to this card i often found he would win the ball but lose it in the next pass, especially y/triangle passes. This card feels like his passing is +10.
The base card is amazing, this card is amazing also just better. 1 more upgrade is incredible and if he got more than 1 you have got a TOTS Meta card that you wont want to get ride of in my opinion.
Defending (especially interceptions) Gold is just as good though imo atm
Passing feels like a big upgrade
Speed (with show)
Finesse shooting (power shots seem 'ok')
Strength, the only real downside i see as a cdm with shadow is if you want to run to create play another CM/CDM can win the ball (fabinho mainly i found)