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Prime Gary Lineker Review
By davidchandler, 04-03-2020

I used Gary Lineker as the striker in a 4231 formation. For instructions, I have him on Stay Central, Get in Behind, Normal Interceptions, and Stay Forward.

Pace (9/10): He is quick enough to get away from defenders, although he doesn't quite have the scorching pace of TOTY Mane, Mbappe, etc.

Shooting (10/10): His finishing is next to perfect on his right foot and still very dependable and dangerous on his left. while his curve may not be that high, finesse shots with the right foot usually beat the keeper for pace.

Passing (8/10): His passing is very good in on the ground from a short distance, but I would try and use your central attacking midfielder to get it to the wingers or fullbacks down the flanks of the pitch.

Dribbling (8/10): He keeps the ball very close to his body and his first touch and shot quickness are a huge asset when finishing, the response time from hitting the shoot button to him shooting is the fastest I've played with.

Defending (3/10): He puts a fair amount of pressure on defenders while pressing, but at his out-in-out striker role he won't be tracking back much.

Physical (6/10): His strength and physicality is nothing to write home about, you'll find yourself using his dribbling and pace to get into dangerous positions more than his strength.

Formation: 4231
Position: ST
Games: 127
GPG: 1.02
APG: 0.35
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (8/10)
Defending (3/10)
Physicality (6/10)
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