This guy is very good. I used him in rivals div 4 and WL (14-2). I use him next to Essien mid icon who I packed from the mid icon sbc. He is the real deal and worth putting in a team for sure. I play 4231 and have him on stay back while I manually trigger his runs forward. This man is very clean in the box but also his turing is insane for a 6 ft 2 man. Don't hesitate and just get this beast from the season objectives.
Fast (I use him with a shadow)
So, this is my first review and the reason for that is because I feel like a lot of people will be looking at this card and wondering if he's the best option this season. IMO he really is, I got rid of baby Rijkaard to fit him into the team and I have not looked back. I play him with a backbone in a 4231 next to Pogba and let me tell you this guy is EVERYWHERE. This is obviously because of his HH WR, but coupled with the 99 stamina, this guy is an incredible box to box midfielder for any Serie A team or if you can fit him on 8 chem (which I am doing until the next round of this icon swaps). He averages an 8.6 for me, and he has been MOTM for me several times without scoring. He is just always there to intercept, make the pass, he is threatening from corners and crazy dribbling for a cdm/cb. I think if you are playing him in a defensive position like me(I play him as cdm on stay back), backbone is the one because I'm honestly not sure I have seen him get shoved off the ball yet, and I think if he ever did he would probably just break the other players' shins and take it back. He seems to intercept so many passes, it's like this guy is playing with stilts his legs are so long. Unless you are a fan of the other two players available for lvl15 this season or their teams, I think this guy is definitely the right choice. Super sub, starter, he just has the right stats for this game. I used him to get gold 3 this weekend with 4 losses (I don't play the rest) and usually play in div 3, although I am not in div 5 after doing the icon swaps objectives. I have used him for 32 games.
I also hope he has recovered or will recover soon from coronavirus.
-Pace for a cdm
-Great Dribbling and composure (for passing under pressure)
-decent links (FFS Odegaard, Serie A)
Literally none. His work rates are not a problem for me, just put him on stay back. He even has very decent shooting and has scored a couple for me.
This guy is outstanding. At first, I had my doubts about him, but he got me totally wrong. He is simply a monster at midfield, the definition of an all around player. He can do anything - Defensivly he wins most of the tackles, he intercepts passes and his height, strength and jumping allows him to win lots of aerial duals. He's been key in my midfield too, his passing are magnificent (with chem style of artist), and his dribbling skills makes him a very difficult player to strip the ball from. His High&High workrates allow him to be anywhere on the pitch, from my box to the opposition's. He scores, and quite alot for a midfield - His 90 positioning makes him available in dangerous areas in the opposition's box and score goals.
- He's free.
- Defence - Tackling, Interceptions.
- Physical - Strength, Stamina.
- Midfield - Passing, Dribbling.
- High&High workrates.
- Scores alot of goals, dangerous at corners.
- Only 3 star week foot and 2 star skills.
Having used both Baby Blanc and Thornsby, I don't think I felt any difference because of their body type. The only difference I felt was with the workrates where Blanc used to stay back a lot but Thornsby goes up but doesn't really help much in attack since his abilities are quite limited. I use him in Div Rivals 3 and I finished G1 with Moments Vidal alongside him. He had 5 assists in 20 games but I wasn't expecting much from him since his main duty was to protect the backline. His main features are tackling and bullying other players but he isn't agile like Kante or WR Cyprien. I'd play him alongside a CDM in a 4231 or any formation where he is partnered with a more agile CDM to complement his bullying and getting the ball back for the team.
For a free CDM in Serie A which already has a plethora of options in midfield, this is a great card.
- Body type like Baby Blanc
- Bullies other players and pushes them off the ball with ease
- Breaking the play in crucial areas