Bobby is an animal at CM. I play him at CDM for a 4231 alongside Guardiola. I have pep on drop between defenders with Bobby on get forward. He's just everywhere when it comes to closing down attacks or getting the ball and moving it up field. Playing him in this position I don't expect him to grab goals or many assists but he pops up on the edge of the box for a long shot or drives from deep when a player is on drop back. He plays in the "Pirlo" role of creating from deep and often drags my opponent out when Bobby starts finding efforts getting close from long range.
I've used baby Seedorf, De Bruyne, Kante all in a similar position and none of them compare to Bobby.
Shooting (to an extent)
He does on occasion miss the absolute sitter but then so does every card.
Height (I like big dominating players in the middle of the park so he's a tad under size)
Ok im doing this because its time to say bye to him and Henry 90 to buy a new squad (i always do that, is not because his performance). This card is brilliant and i would use him over Gullit or Vieira, why? because i think for 2M or 3M coins the best investment is an attacker, then prob a Midfielder (always looking for a balance).
This guy is one of the few choices i have to satisfy all what im looking. ATM in my team i need a player who can work as CM and CAM or even LM or RM.
I start with 4-1-2-1-2 Firmino as CM.
If i need to play agressive i switch to 4-2-2-2 Firmino as CAM or ST (only him can do this role), other players only works as CAM (Pogba, De Bruyne and no one else, only icons like Seedorf).
If im winning or i need to play wide open i switch to 4-2-3-1 Firminho as CAM.
Do you see? In my formation i have a CDM and other CM more defensive. I need a CM who can attack and build better than mi 2 others but my biggest problem with other players is when i switch i cant use them as CAM or LM RM ST... Like Allan, Kante, and others (Pogba is god as CAM).
This guy is well rounded in every aspect, i would keep it if i have more coins or i would buy him if his price drop to 500 550k max, at this moment because of my new team. Probbably im gonna get him back. But at this momment i need his coins to buy George Best 88.
So if you are looking for this guy, yes, he is great in all aspects.
WARNING: At begining this guy was dogsh1t because i keep him with the Hunter Chem style, and his main position is CM, then if i need, i switch him as CAM or ST (he works perfect, a little bit slow but his definition is like Sonaldo). So, the most important is boost his defense and strenght, when i put him Anchor he was a BEAST.
- Well rounded.
- He is the only player (on 700k) who can play as good as his MAIN position as CM or ST. When i am losing and i use him as ST on 4-2-2-2 he scores a lot with Sonaldo as partner.
- Stamina OP.
- Shooting brilliant as Sonaldo.
- He is not big as Pogba who can masters all the field.
- His price is fine but i would give him a 10/10 if he was less than 600k.
- Not that fast if you use him as ST but still great as ST, his shoot is very similar to Son.
The middle version of Gullit costs way too much for normal people. So if you are normar, try out the best cdm in the game, Bobby. Personally i use him as my LDM with go forward and IF Doucoure on sit back. His stats for me are 5 games, 7 goals and 5 assists. Also his standing tackles, interceptions and overall Work Rate is insane. He is everywhere on the field and is magnificent. I use a Maestro on him, but a shadow on him would be amazing as well
First let me say that this card is certainly the best box-to-box midfielder in the Premier League and the best non-icon CM of the game. I played him RCM in 4-1-2-1-2 (2) and as a CDM in 4-2-3-1 with Allan alongside him, both playing cover center and Allan stay back while attacking.
Games played: 48 (Divisional Rivals DIV4 and WL Gold 3)
Pace 9.2/10: not his real strength or weakness, his pace is already great. I choose to apply the Shadow chem style to boost his runs towards attackers more effectively. 96 acceleration and 90 sprint speed in the midfield with 95 stamina is a perfect combination to last all game.
Shooting 9.0/10: How about a striker playing midfielder? With H/H work rates, he was always at the box to finish the plays. In 4-1-2-1-2 (2) formation, his presence at the area is more notable as i played him right CM with Allan CDM and Pogba as left CM. He outperformed Pogba in every aspect of the game.
Passing 8.3/10: He's no Pirlo, but had decent performances passing the ball. With great dribbling stats, he feels agile and strong to build-up plays. I didn't push him too much in this aspect as i always tried through balls with De Bruyne playing CAM.
Dribbling: 8.8/10: For a box-to-box players, it's hard to get great agility and balance in the same player. His high composure also helped him to finish the plays while VVD and others was sniffing his neck. His lateral movements to find little spaces is something to improve (very similar to MID Seedorf and MID Matthaus). I don't recomend Engine chem style because you need to boost his defense to play him CM/CDM.
Defending 9.0/10: Yes, he can easily play defense. He's no Sissoko or Kante that steals the ball without pressing any buttons, but he has precise tackles when aimed properly. 86 interceptions, 88 defensive awareness and 88 standing tackle with Shadow chem style are the best possible stats for a non-icon CM (no other player combine offense and defense like it).
Physical 8.5/10: 95 stamina is one of his best stats. Pair him with Allan or Kante and you can easily play three games in a row without applying fitness consumables in your midflield. I didn't feel his strength was good enough to defend like Sissoko. However, 80 strength is more than enough to build plays while under pressure.
Rating: 9.2/10 (only gonna take him out of the team for Gullit, Matthaus or Zidane).
Value for coins: 10/10
Game changer: 10/10
Can't play goalkepper
I always like Firmino on fifa's, i had his normal card since the web app, so of course when this card got released i had to sell everything to try him out. I first used him as a striker next to auba in a 442, and he was a very solid st , he was what i wanted from the second striker and maybe even a little more; he would be able to come deep pick up the ball and play it. Some good runs, but normally i had to trigger them. His shooting, I've used a engine since I've had him and i do stick by that, but his shooting, i get into some great positions with him, but he does seem to hit the post and even drag it wide when i think he should be burying it. I then used him in a 41212 as a right cm, and straight away you can tell that it is the position he fits best. He was simply amazing there attacking and defensively. Would press attackers really well, hold off other midfielders and make some great overlapping runs. And his passing, wow, i was very impressed, really good nothing else to say about it. This is from only fut champs and rivals
Solid in a lot of positions
Pace, i only say that because he can feel a little slow if your playing him high up the pitch, but if your playing him as a cm ignore this con