Player Review

92 - TOTS
Alphonso the All-rounder
By ryanluvsye, 17-05-2020

For the thousandth time this FIFA, a player with 99 PACE hits the shelves in the form of Alphonso Davies. As I needed a soft link to FB Witsel I decided to pick this guy up to play either LB or CM in a 41212(2). I'm basing this review off of using him with a Sentinel chemistry style.

PACE - For obvious reasons, his pace is instantly going to be a pro. There are plenty of players who reach 99 pace with the help of a Chemistry style, but Alphonso feels like a genuine 99 paced card, on the same level as FFS James or Headliners Traore. For this reason, he is ideal for carrying the play down the line as well as jetting back to stop any counter-attacking moves. He won't be outpaced.

PASSING - Although he's got 71 long passing, Alphonso has great playmaking skills. He's great for 1-2 passing plays, and can also play weaved through balls beautifully to open up your wingers or strikers. My only issue is that only at certain times do you notice the 71 long passing coming in to play, usually when trying to make cross-pitch passes, but even then it's only at certain times.

DRIBBLING - With 3 of the 4 main dribbling stats being over 90, his left stick dribbling feels snappy and smooth, perfect for weaving through defenders and causing hiccups in the defence. His reactions could be a little higher, however, as (although I haven't noticed it), I've heard that it does affect some aspects of his defending too.

DEFENDING - Coming into the final stretch of FIFA 20, his defending stats aren't anything crazy. His 82 interceptions were most noticeable for me, as when the ball moved by him, I didn't feel him latching onto it as players such as Kante do. However, his 96 stand tackle and fairly decent Def Awareness allow him to guard the wings without too much trouble. His tackles feel decent, but not convincing, probably due to his aggression.

PHYSICALITY - His strength and aggression aren't high enough to push players stronger players off the ball, but it's enough to make sure that he himself doesn't get pushed off the ball. 93 stamina suits the CM role perfectly, as he'll be able to go a whole game into extra time and finish still with around 1/3 of the bar left.

4* SM, 4* WF - Nothing much to say about this, it's just a nice thing to have on a LB / CM.

SHOOTING - His 74 finishing felt more like 50 when I played him at CM. His shot power is pretty bad, as well as his volleys, as should be expected with his bang average shooting stats. However, this shouldn't matter on a CM or LB at all, as there's a reason why you have different attackers in a team. He still has more finishing than FUTMAS Costa and almost the same as FB Costa, however, which I'm still bamboozled about.

Formation: 41212-2
Position: CM
Games: 16
GPG: 0.00
APG: 0.44
Pace (10/10)
Shooting (4/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (9/10)
Defending (9/10)
Physicality (7/10)
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