So i used Akanji with shadow and anchor. He's in my backline paired up with Alphonso Davies on LB and Schär on CB (soon to get Maldini). I can easily say that shadow is the best chem style for him. His aggression is still very strong and his defending is insane. He wins almost every tackle and is super fast with the shadow. I've had some trouble with defenders tackling from behind when the attacker goes past you but Akanji wins the tackle almost every time. If u pair him with Schar or another CB with good speed, passing, and dribbling you can play them a little higher up the court as akanji and schar both are super fast and will stick to your man almost never letting them through. The only problem i see is his balance. He is a little bit slow to recover from bad tackles so you have to be careful for that but his acceleration helps him if he needs to hunt an attacker.
Speed with shadow becuase he needs acceleration boost (my opinion)
Aggression and strength
defending all around
long and short range passing
size on the court
defensive tracking except to when it comes to crosses
defensive commitment and tracking when short crosses is played in the box
This guy was the only one who fit in my squad ( I had Schar player moments) and he is such a beast. His pace cannot be faulted and I must say only the likes of Mbappe could outpace him but Akanji would normally come in with a slide tackle to dispossess him at the last moment. His strength was matched by no-one whilst his defending was also on point. His height let him tower above everyone and he has scored plenty of goals from corners with his heading accuracy and jumping.
Faster than most defenders and always catches up with attackers
Strong in the air
Scores lots of headers
Quite hard to link but I had Schar so he fitted in well