Having used both Baby Blanc and Thornsby, I don't think I felt any difference because of their body type. The only difference I felt was with the workrates where Blanc used to stay back a lot but Thornsby goes up but doesn't really help much in attack since his abilities are quite limited. I use him in Div Rivals 3 and I finished G1 with Moments Vidal alongside him. He had 5 assists in 20 games but I wasn't expecting much from him since his main duty was to protect the backline. His main features are tackling and bullying other players but he isn't agile like Kante or WR Cyprien. I'd play him alongside a CDM in a 4231 or any formation where he is partnered with a more agile CDM to complement his bullying and getting the ball back for the team.
For a free CDM in Serie A which already has a plethora of options in midfield, this is a great card.
- Body type like Baby Blanc
- Bullies other players and pushes them off the ball with ease
- Breaking the play in crucial areas