There is a lot to be said about Philippe Coutinho. I deploy him at LCM in a 4-3-3(2) with a hunter chemistry style. So far, he has racked up 25 goals and 11 assists in 55 games. Because of this output, and many other reasons, I have come to the conclusion that he is the quintessential midfielder for this iteration of FIFA.
Why Coutinho? Philippe Coutinho is a good choice for a Mezzala because he is a very skillful player and his price is cost effective, provided that you purchase him before he starts accumulating IF's. He is Brazilian with 5* skills, so he is much more ideal for skillers and easier to link to the Premier League than other Bundesliga CAM options such as Marco Reus. Coutinho has H/M work rates so he will pull his weight defensively. Movement, positioning and technical abilities are excellent and close to Elite 1 standards, and most importantly he is a clinical finisher from both inside and outside the box.
Philippe Coutinho, being the new poster boy of Bayern Munich, possesses the potential and ability to accumulate 3 or 4 more IF cards over the course of this season. And with his current price sitting at around 220k, his OTW card can be purchased risk free.
There is an early opportunity to turn big profits through Coutinho. Given his strong start at Bayern, including a solid return of 2 goals and 2 assists in 6 games, there is much reason to be excited for his future, and his OTW card's market value, so stay tuned.
Technicals, pace, skills, links, work rates, could improve significantly in the future
Physicality, LW position