I was very lucky to pack this man hours after he was released, and while I was so excited to play with him, I still had my doubts given how some high rated players perform in this game. But Phillips was different, he is exceptional. I’ve only played a few games with him but he is undoubtably a fantastic endgame card, if you are a Leeds fan or you have the coins to get this man, GET HIM. You won’t regret it. His defending stats are already fantastic, as is his dribbling and passing, he feels so smooth on the ball and at 5”10 he is the perfect height for this game. I would advise playing him as either a CDM or CM, either is perfect as he really is a very well-round player.
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- Exceptional defending
- Dribbling and passing are fantastic
- Shooting and pace are very good
- Stamina, this guy just doesn’t get tired!
- Absolutely nothing, amazing player
So previously I had heard a lot of good things about KP's league sbc card but hadn't bothered to take a look at it until early last week. I immediately knew if he was guaranteed a TOTS that this could be one of the best CDM's on the game and oh was I right! As soon as his card dropped into packs I did everything I could to add him to my squad and it was easy to chem him due to my FB Rooney card.
This card is an all around amazing player that can literally play in every position on the pitch. I've played 40 games with him so far and he's been the stand out star through out this weekend league. Although he has a stocky build his agility and balance don't make him feel as heavy in game. He has great pace for a CDM, great shooting stats, amazing passing, fantastic dribbling and the defensive + physical stats speak volumes. The chem style you give him is really based on what position you want him to play whether its CDM, CAM, CF, ST, RW, LW or CB he can do it all! (His best are CM, CDM)
- Pace is great for a CDM
Only con i'd say is 3* WF but if you get a shot off that right foot its a guaranteed goal!
This card can play pretty much anywhere on the pitch and do it superbly. I play him as a get-forward CDM in a 4231 formation and to maximize all his skills. He has no problem hitting a 50-yard through ball, splitting-hair pass to my wingers. He's always in the right position to intercept the ball or bail out your other defenders when they get beat. I am always surprised by his deep runs from midfield to get into the box and score. Also has scored from freekicks with his 99 shot power and 90 FK. Only cons is that he plays in the EFL Championship and harder to link. Otherwise, he's a complete player and you won't be disappointed if you have him.
Wow, wow, wow - what can you say about a card like this? As a Leeds fan who already had 600 games with the 84 version of this Phillips, I'd hoped EA would make his TOTS good enough to use for the rest of the year - and boy, did they deliver. When the EFL TOTS came out I couldn't believe how OP they'd made this card, but as I was saving my packs for EPL TOTS, I had to wait a week before I could bring him into the team.
Let me say, it was well and truly worth the wait. Alongside Moments Goretzka in a 5212, he bullied everyone around him - I had Gullit and Vieria last year and he compared to them, he's that damn good. At one point he even tackled two guys at once!
The biggest drawback with his 84 was his inability to get forward, but this card's boosts to shooting and dribbling well and truly fixes that. Obviously his skill moves and weak foot leave a lot to be desired, but they really are his only flaws.
I know the price tag is huge, but the perfect link to Ben White (who I will also write a review on and who is also fantastic) makes it pretty easy to fit him into your team - and both of them are absolutely outstanding. I started my weekend league at 21-3 with these two absolute beasts being among my best players (unfortunately ran into a guy who went 30-0 which derailed my dreams of Elite 1 after that, haha).
So yes, get this card if you can. Regardless of what formation you play he can be a bruising CDM, or a box-to-box CM. Either way, he's magic, you know...
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