This guy is an amazing b2b on fifa 21 i have to say. His ability to defend and quickly go into a counter attack is fantastic. i am playing him with bruno fernandes at cdm so 2 amazing b2b's. Its fair to say that he will definitely be in my team until tots because he is amazing. I'll start with the cons. hes 6'1 with High and average+ body type and only 84 agility and 82 balance. he isn't going to be the most amazing on the ball and is going to feel stiff is what you think. but omg he is not stiff. off the ball he is vvd, he's huge and makes tackles. but on the ball he doesn't feel stiff at all and feels quite nice (btw im using basic not even an engine chem style or anything). He isn't the fastest but that doesn't really matter much because he is a cdm/cm. He's crazy strong and physical of course. His passing is perfect, (exactly what you'd expect from 96 short passing) and his shooting is MENTAL, this guy rattled the wood work so many times when i used him and honestly wow. what a card. his week foot doesn't matter. as long as the shots on target and not pointing at the gk its going in. Only proper con is that he is like 400k i believe but honestly hes worth it.
Stamina, aggression and all round physicality, general defending, dribbling except he can be a bit eh from time to time. Passing is fantastic and shooting is on point. 4* 4*. links are amazing
Price, agility and balance. maybe body type but i don't mind it
My squad is mostly untradeable, and I only have two tradeable players in my entire club (gold VVD and gold Courtois). Therefore, my squad is very set in stone, and it's rare that good players are available to improve this team. So when Curtis Jones showed up in the SBCs, I was delighted that I could finally upgrade my standard gold Wijnaldum. Unfortunately, I had to use Wijnaldum in the SBC, so after 300+ glorious games, I finally had to let my dear Gini go. Jones had better be worth it.
So I use Jones in this squad (https://www.futbin.com/21/squad/6147776), and in-game I play 4-3-3 (2) with Jones as the RCM, and also play a 5-3-2 with Jones as the CM. I have the Guardian chem style on him, and I have him on stay back whilst attacking in both formations.
First thing I notice is how big he looks in game. It's probably just his hair style, but he looks like he's 6ft4", and his physical stats help him feel that tall as well. He bodies most midfielders off the ball, and wins many headers in the air, something which adds a lot to my team already.
I didn't touch Jones' passing stats with a chem style, but I had Powerhouse on Wijnaldum, which gave him better passing stats than Jones, but Jones' passing definitely feels a lot better than Gini's.
With a guardian trait, Jones' ability to hold onto the ball is just brilliant. I'm not really one to use skills, but left-stick dribbling with this guy feels so satisfying.
In this team, I play Rijkaard at CDM in the 433, and CB in the 532,but somehow, Jones' defending feels just as good as Rijkaard's. He seems to always be in position to intercept the pass, and covers the opposition really well. His interceptions and defensive awareness stats do not do justice to how he feels in-game.
I do like to get him forward, although with the stay back instructions, I only want him to get forward when I tell him to. However, this doesn't stop him from taking up really ideal positions for a good forward pass to him. I feel his 85 attack positioning is a lie; it feels like a 95-99. He is always in an amazing position to receive the ball.
He's scored two goals for me by getting into the box and shooting across the keeper. I've tried a few long shots with him, and whilst they feel decent, I haven't been able to score any from range with him yet.
Overall, I do feel like this is the perfect upgrade to my long-serving player in Wijnaldum, whom I packed within the first week of FIFA. Only thing is that my VVD goes down to 8 chem, but I hadn't noticed VVD getting much worse or anything. I have a feeling I'll be using Jones right up to TOTS. I'd definitely recommend.
Brilliant at holding onto the ball with left-stick dribbling
Takes up brilliant positions when team is in possession of the ball
Great defensive positioning
Wins the ball back for me A LOT
Looks and feels big and strong in-game
For how I use this player in game, he hasn't really got a major weakness, but if I had to give him one, it'd be his stamina. I know it's 90, but as he's perpetual motion in-game, his stamina does tend to run down in the final 15 mins of a match.
Never written a review but once I played with this card I knew I needed to. I've used headliners Goretzka for 200+ games and this card is genuinely worlds ahead. In my team, he is used as a more attacking center mid but with his high-high work rates he does his fair share on defense as well. I know it is rather cliche, and I can't point to a singular stat on the card that justifies it, but he is always in the right place at the right time. Both his interceptions and attacking runs are sensational. The only downside to the card is because of the high-high work rates he often runs low on stamina towards the last 10 minutes-ish of the game. If you have the fodder I 100% recommend the card!
- Long Shots
- Agility (Feels better than stats)
- Passing (Both long and short)
- Attacking positioning
As a Liverpool fan, this was a great chance to add a Liverpool player to my squad. I had no doubts about completing the sbc, even if it costed my precious Ansu Fati POTM, who I played nearly 500 matches with. Now, when we come to the point about Curtis Jones, he is a literal beast in the midfield and even can be used as winger-CAM's. His price is fair for his stats, but not makeable for everyone. He can literally be an ST or a CB with the right chem style. I advise you to do this SBC if you can. It doesn't matter if he is 8 or 10 chem, he plays like a mini Gullit both in size and as a card.
Now when we go deeper for the stats:
84 pace is amazing for a CDM or CM. With a shadow, he can be a brick wall for your midfield.
85 shooting is just perfect. FYI, Werner also has 85 shooting. Curtis is a midfield player, and 85 shooting is a great stat because you won't fear shooting with him. Also, he has 4 Weak-foot, which is an addition to it.
I am not going to go into details, just perfect and he can pass anything you want if you do it correctly.
84 dribbling might be seen as not too much, but ingame he keeps the ball very well and can be used to make skill moves in narrow places.
DEFENDING & PHYSICALITY:
81 defense and 86 physicality. 90 Stamina is a very key aspect and he hardly gets tired. 81 defense can be improved with a shadow but it is still very good without the chem styles. 86 physicality for a midfield player is insane and there is no need for improvement on it. As cons for physicality, he can be a bit weak against Sissoko and similar players, but well who doesn't right :/ ?
Fast both in defense and attack
Defending is class for a CM
Very good links
4 Star 4 Star
A lethal finisher in critical positions.
Now overpriced but expensive, not makeable for everyone.
Sometimes, physicality is not enough, but not a critical amount.
So, basically I was waiting for a future stars Gravenberch to be release and he never did, so when this Curtis Jones card showed up, I just knew it would be a good investment, and my not very audacious gut feeling was correct, what a monster. I put a hunter on and use him as a box to box midfielder that joins the attack next to gold Wijnaldum, who stays back. He does just about everything at a good level, and somethings he does at an elite level, overall the major strength of this card is that it doesnt have any weaknesses. A jack of all trades that has fantastic links and is one of the best box to box midfielders in the game, so this is type of card that will fit your team in the long term, which makes his value rise even more.
I only played with him in the weekend league and he racked up 18 goal contributions in 26 games while also playing defense at a very high level, was very pleased with his production. If you dont do him, you might regreat it, BUT IF YOU DO HIM, YOU WON'T REGREAT IT.
Pace- Very fast for a midfielder, can get in behind like a striker, drift out to the wings or run back on defense without ever looking out of place, gets around the field quickly. I would give him a 10/10 if he had 87 pace or more, but honestly its still amazing for a midfielder.
Shooting- I used him with a hunter and honestly his shooting is good enough to play upfront, thats how great it is. Im not a long shot guy so I didnt test that, but looking at his stats for sure he would deliver as well as anyone in those situations. The 4 star week foot feels good, I never felt I had to worry about what foot I was shooting with. Very solid, consistent, accurate and powerful shots, probably also thanks to his 84 composure.
Passing- His passing is perfect, even his crosses felt solid. Has fantastic range, so if one of your strikers or wingers is making a run, you can deliver some crazy accurate long range passes with him, or just tiki taka your way into the box.
Dribbling- Great dribbling for a 6'1 player, doesn't feel clunky, but also doesn't feel like a Dembele or a Neymar. More than good enough for a midfielder, he can create his own chances with the 4 star skills, which is awesome, makes him very versatile. So even though its not elite, its good, wont ever cause you problems.
Defense- Like I said, I use him with a Hunter, but even with only his base 81 def and go foward instructions, he wasn't slacking on the defensive end. His mobility, strenght and size partnered with the high/high workrates make him a very hard opponent to go around, as his standing tackles feel great, his interceptions are surprisingly good, and his positioning was very good considering his instructions. Overall his defense is very good for a box to box midfielder, but I would imagine it would be even better with a shadow and stay back instructions. I think his pace, agility and size are the key factors that make him feel so good defensively.
Physical- Because of his size, his 82 strength feel more like 85 strength, he can shield the ball very well and body most players on the pitch. His jumping allows you to win most of aerial battles in the midfield, but dont expect him to be a threat in the box, CBs will still beat him in the air so he shouldn't be your primary target from corners or crosses. That being said, his jumping is still fantastic defensively.
Links- CM, English, Premier League, Liverpool. What more do I need to say? You can link him with a lot of META players, like Rashford, Mane, Gomez, Walker, etc. This means he is easy to plug in your team, even in the long term. As your team evolve and you move pieces around, it will still be easy to keep him around on 10 chem.
Price- Not expensive at all. Considering this card was released when the 81+ repeatable sbc was active, fodder was abundant. Personally I did him for around 50k, which is nothing for the player you are getting. Even for his 400k pricetag I think he is worth it tbh.
His stamina isn't as good as it looks, he was always the player that was the most tired in my team, so I usually sub him out around the 65/75th minute.
90 stam looks fantastic but since I play him has a very agressive box to box midfielder, he runs a lot of miles during the match, an absolute worker that will recover the ball one minute and score in the next. Unfortunately this means he can only deliver at his fullest potential for around 70 minutes, so have a good supersub ready to come on around that mark. If you play him as a stay back midfielder he can probably handle de 90 minutes, but that would be a waste, even when not playing the full match this guy is a difference maker, a catalyst on both ends.
This is one of my first review, so i'm sorry if this isn't a good review... i tried him CDM in 4-2-3-1 with kante, and he seems as a small Bruno Fernandes Potm 92.
Obviously is not as good as bruno but his defending and physical are very good, decent pace and fantastic passing, decent shoot but the dribbling isn't very good, is decent but not good as the other stats.
Links with all premier and liverpool players
Maybe the price ? as i said is not overpriced but is expensive and not for everyone
Despite other claims of him being too clunky and a rip off, I love this card. It is an expensive sbc but I say its well worth the money because he outperforms anyother cm I have used. He scores all the time (weak foot or not) and his finishing and shooting from range feels quite good even unboosted. He's quite fast yet strong at the same time and is constantly outmuscling players of the likes of Kyle Walker. HIs passing is very smooth and constantly through balls it through their entire team. I first tried playing him unsupported as a CM but around the 65th minute, his stamina would be very low. After a formation change, and giving him some help in the midfield, his stamina picked up and could now last me the entire 90 minutes. While I do find claims of him being slow and clunky with the ball, and his body type not being all that; I do find to be somewhat true, but he performed quite well for me. His dribbling was not as bad as they say it is, and you have to realise that you weren't getting Neymar with Gullit stats.
- Very Strong
- Surprisingly good shooting (unboosted)
- Amazing passes
- Great Defending
- 4* 4*
- Great Nation and League links
- Stamina sometimes
- A bit clunky
- Dribbling a bit poor
At this stage of the game, a lot of midfielders fall utterly short of Curtis' aboiloity. This man coming into my team with the likes of 87 baby eto'o or flashback Robben is a match made in heaven. First and foremost, I can only say how sorry I am that you did'nt complete this card. Curtis has played over 100 games for me and he NEVER let me down once. Jones is the archetype of the complete fifa 21 midfield maestro: crisp short passing and accurate long passing, powerful shooting, the ability to fight for both ball and badge, and a great set of defending skills of which the standing tackle comes first. Overall, Curtis Jones is some sort of SUPER GLUE that both anchors your team and provides a great link from defense to attack.
English midfield complete maestro
Long range and short range passing
Shooting inside the box
Rock solid defending skills
4 star 4 star
Haven't done a futbin review before but I had to share light on this card. Been playing in D1 since October with base wijnaldum and base bruno as my CMs, using a team with most prem players doesn't give you many options in a B2B, they're expensive. After missing out on FF Firmino and POTM Bruno, I needed a pl B2B player and this card is it. He's a future starts and usually, the community is sketchy about them because they lack the animations and real game stats to back up their written states. But this guy is different, he's a crazy passer with 4* 4*, High/High work rates, 6'1 height which gives him a presence in the midfield, and his physicality is wow. I gave him the guardian chem style to max out his dribbling and defending. I'll go to his breakdowns now.
He isnt a speed demon obviously but he can chase a man down. I didn't give him any pace attributed chem style and he always chased down the players down the middle. Wide players are usually pacey so don't expect him to catch players like Lozano. Give him a shadow and I'm sure he'd catch anyone.
He's a CM, so I'd assume long shots and positioning are what you'd want to know about his shooting. He has good long shots and the shot power really comes in clutch. He makes intelligent runs, breaking lines forward as a real B2B CM should. His finishing is decent but if you put power in that shot, the gk gonna be shaking.
This guy is an O.G. passer. Curtis Pirlo even. through balls, long passes, and short passes are too easy for this guy, too easy. 93 vision 96 short passing and 88 long passing. Unless you already have a crazy passer, I'm sure he'll be the best passer on your team. His crossing is also okay but his midfield playmaking is the highlight of this card.
SURPRISINGLY, he isn't as clunky as I expected. 4* skills and 84 agility really helping this guy, I gave him guardian to max out his balance, ball control, and dribbling. I see my b2b as a dm who can really contribute to the attack. Kante moves well but he does not move as well as this card. This guy sat down varane and toty vvd. If you really know how to dribble, you will enjoy his Gullit-type physique in the midfield. He has poor reactions, so far this is the only issue I've come across with him, His reactions aren't as sharp as the likes of mbappe and messi who have crazy reactions, you have to be reactive when using him, so he wont be caught slacking.
Another highlight in this card. Give him a shadow and he can deffs play CB. I slide tackle a lot in the midfield with him, he's a good marker and interceptor, 6'1 with long legs, high defensive work rate, defending stats, and agility. He's winning the ball 9/10 times.
He can jump, he is strong, he has 91 aggression and 90 stamina. what else needs to be said?
Overall, I wouldn't do this card unless you need him in your pl/English team. Other leagues have good b2b options that are cheaper and tradeable. Still, a very good B2B I must admit
- crazy passer
- fast for a b2b/dm
- 4* wf, 4* sm
- long shots, positioning, high attacking wr
- high defensive wr/stats
- immense physical presence
- pl/english links
- his dribbling isn't meta
- poor reactions