This guy is so good as a CM it's unreal. To me it almost feels like playing with Kante but he's better on offense. They are slightly different with the defensive work rates but if you are controlling Kimmich on defense, he can run circles around the attacker and win the ball back with his agility and aggression. Going forward he almost feels like he should be a CAM card with his shooting ability. If I have a shot in or even near the box that's a high quality look, there is a good chance the ball is in the back of the net. I know some people are kept away from this card by his work rates but I didn't even think about them before I used the card and he is amazing. The only thing that held me back from giving his card a 5.0 was the fact that EA advertised him as a CDM when you probably shouldn't play him there unless you have another CDM next to him. Play this card at CM and you won't be disappointed.
- pace (good enough)
- weak foot
- ball winning
- defensive positioning (play him at CDM at your own risk)
- that's about it...