I'm an average Gold 1 player, never got Elite =/
So I don't have many coins, my best player is 89 Van der Sar from swaps and gold mertens.
Got him free in those untreadeble packs so I had to use him instead of 85 De Jong (shadow).
Put an Engine on him because I didn't want to spent so many coins on a Shadow card.
I thought he would lack in pace, but he does not. He is fast enough,
I play him alongside Allan 85 (shadow) in a 4-4-2 formation, NOT stay back on attack.
Allan plays naturally more defensive due to his work rates and Saul pushes foward with so much quality.
He can pass, dribble and most important: finish inside the box in those games with so few opportunities to score.
Saul is not a master in anything, but does everything pretty solid.
He really changed the way I play, becouse now I can shoot with a CM and this makes the game much less predictable.
Sorry about my english and cheers from Brazil.
Shooting (don't put stay back and he is going to score)
Passing (the wingers start running already when he gets the ball)
Defending (long legs to intercept the ball)
Strength (can bully small attackers but don't ever try to fight Sissoko)
Pace (he is no De Jong but with Allan as CM partner there's nothing to worry about)