I did this guy, hoping to play him alongside IF Wijnaldum, on 8 chem linking to my Red IF Telles, and I was suprised. Just saying, I am no pro, but I hit elite 3 last weekend, arguably the worst weekend for me in terms of gameplay, but I played with him across the week in div 4, doing icon swaps. His stats off the bat already look insanely insane for an 84 card, but I was nervous whether he'd play to those stats.
Absolute baller. He definitely plays to his stats, if not, better. He absolutely bossed the midfield, with his defensive and physical stats, but also could playmake with his passing and control over the ball. Before him, I adored Sissoko. I genuinely thought that for the price, there could be nobody better than Sissoko - he played like a vieira for me, but my god Battaglia showed his class. I would 1000% recommend him if you can link em.
Play him a cdm/ cm in a 2 dm formation, but u could play him 41212 not too sure. Also, chem style is subjective. Id say shadow,engine,guardian,anchor but really u choose.
Pace - For a CDM with 83 Pace, jeez, thats rapid. He plays to those stats and is able to manoeuvre around the pitch.
Passing - Though 80, his long and short passing and vision are insane. Didn't misplace a pass.
Defending - absolute rock and a half. as good as some of the best, more defensive dm's. so clean in the tackle.
Shooting - He scored 7 from 8 games, as a cdm with med/high workrates. My god. Fine, i was in div 4, and shooting on this game is so trash, but he can really have a crack,
especially with that shot power.
Physicals - Exceptional stamina and aggression, contributing to his ability to break up the play.
Dribbling - Though his quite low agility and balance, which i didn't upgrade via chem style, he felt reallly good on the ball, the ball control, reactions, composure and dribbling on point.
Nothing. Ok, let me be nit-picky
Agility and Balance - i just said that he was class on the ball, but maybe if gameplay is diabolical or you're not into stocky cdm's, fine. i didn't use a
Strength - realistically, he feels really strong, helped by the agression. but he doesn't have that natural strength. but that really aint a problem at all. Its maybe because I'm used to a sissoko.
Best midfielder in the game? The answer may NOT surprise you. when i saw this card popping up i was instantly hyped. Altough he goes for 230k on futbin i completed the SBC for 40k-70k, which isn't a bad deal for this player.
I used inform Acuna (which I also wrote a review about), but couldn't link him with very much players, bruno fernandes was almost the only option. Acuna and Battaglia have a perfect link so they will live a long and happy live in my FUT 20 squad. I use him as a box-to-box CM in 41212 (narrow) with anchor chem style and he is AWESOME so far! he is really fast and has decent dribbling stats, which make it hard to stop him if he is on the go, and also he has amazing longshots! Not only is he a danger in the attack, he also does his defensive work very well. His pace together with his defending stats, physical and height make him very suitable for a CDM or even a CB (haven't tried him there). The skills (3*) and weak foot (4*) are also pretty nice, but sometimes he is in a position where a 4* skillmove would come out really helpfull and that's a shame. His passing stats (91 short and 89 long, 84 vision) combined with his weakfoot (4*) makes him a great passer, this also counters the EAids of off-target passing, which annoys me a little.
I would definitely recommend this midfield dominator and I hope this review was helpful
(the 0.50 scoring rate isn't trashtalk btw, that really happened)
-length, height and physical combination
-high/med workrates (not very game-changing)
-Acuna/Bruno Fernades links
-finishing (not that important)
-3* skillmoves (also not that important)
-number of linkabilities
-the league sbc's isn't very cheap and it takes time (2 days if you do a lot at school or in the evening like I did)
I am typically a FUT player who sticks to the PL as A) Im a big Liverpool supporter and B) its the league I'm most familiar with having watched all the matches. Well this year I decided to venture out and try to steer clear of the premier league and the "generic" FUT squads you come across all the time. Having played my first weekend league recently I was wanting to rejig my squad and decided to see if I would get good pack luck from doing a league SBC, but one where I'd still be happy even if that wasn't the case. I am extremely glad I did.... Battaglia is by far the best CM I have used in the whole game. I thoroughly enjoy using Veron and that is what lead me to doing Battaglia, thinking there wasn't a midfielder I would enjoy more in my sitting role of the 4-3-3(4) I utilize in game.... well Battaglia almost has better stats than my Veron who I've used in roughly 150 matches, in 25. He is scoring and assisting at a much higher rate than both SIF Bergwijn and POTM Gnabry, both of which are set to get in behind and cut inside. He is better in my opinion than some of the other solid CM/CDM's that I've used such as William Carvalho Scream, IF Kimmich and it pains me to say... but I believe he is better than Icon Gerrard from personal experience so far.
Box to Box, Stamina lasting the whole game
Surprisingly, playmaking and finishing
Links: I am fortunate that I enjoy using Icon Veron a lot (would also highly recommend) but if you're not wanting to link him to an icon and are trying to build a hybrid it leaves you very limited to IF Acuna.
Packs you receive in return are garbage, but the player himself is fantastic.