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Alejandro Gómez FIFA 21 Career Mode
Name Alejandro Gómez
Club club Sevilla FC
Nation nation Argentina
League league LaLiga Santander
Skills 4
Weak Foot 4
Intl. Rep 3
Foot Right
Height 167cm | 5'6"
Weight 68
Revision What If
Def. WR Med
Att. WR High
Added on 2021-02-26
Origin Whatif
R.Face
B.Type Short & Lean-
Age 33 years old
Pace
94
Acceleration
98
Sprint Speed
90
Shooting
86
Positioning
89
Finishing
87
Shot Power
83
Long Shots
89
Volleys
80
Penalties
80
Passing
89
Vision
92
Crossing
88
FK. Accuracy
84
Short Passing
91
Long Passing
82
Curve
87
Dribbling
92
Agility
97
Balance
98
Reactions
91
Ball Control
91
Dribbling
92
Composure
90
Defending
43
Interceptions
44
Heading Accuracy
42
Def. Awareness
55
Standing Tackle
33
Sliding Tackle
37
Physicality
66
Jumping
84
Stamina
88
Strength
53
Aggression
67
Physical
Mental
Skill
Chem. Style
0
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RW
91
LW
91
CF
89
RF
89
LF
89
CAM
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CM
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RM
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CDM
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FUTBIN Player Review

What If Gomez Review

The What If promo has finally arrived amid all the speculation and predictions with an interesting concept, bright and shiny new design, and another live card category to add into the mix.  Upon release, there were a few cards that immediately grabbed my attention… but in the end, it just had to be Alejandro Gomez didn’t it.  Just one quick glance through the player build, work rates, players statistics and traits was a good indication that this card was going to produce in a big big way throughout this Weekend League… but looks can be deceiving and during the 20 matches, there was one surprise I was not expecting.  On the other hand, one aspect that was relatively clear was the benefits that a DEADEYE chemistry style would have on this card.  However, it was not before an area of concern arrived when choosing a position.  If you follow me on Twitter: @MaeNine_ (update Twitter name) or recently read my 4-2-2-2 Review you will know that I am starting to use this formation more and more this FIFA.  However, with Alejandro Gomez, there was not an out and out position that I really wanted him in with the 4-2-3-1 as a central CAM being the best option in my mind.  However, a small adjustment in the 4-2-2-2 ST Instructions to a FALSE 9 allowed Gomez space and freedom to operate to his full potential all weekend in the following squad:    


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Overall

Rating: 9/10
Pace Rating: 9/10
Dribbling Rating: 10/10
Shooting Rating: 9.5/10
Passing Rating: 9/10
Physical Rating: 7/10
Defending Rating: N/A

From a strictly attacking technique perspective, this card is a wonderful option.  In smooth gameplay, you are getting a quick, agile, responsive, and clinical option to set loose on your opponents.  The card was made for FIFA 21 and fits the meta to a tee.  In the central CAM role I have only come across one or two options who could challenge Gomez… with his countryman Moments Dybala still wearing the crown for me.  However, Gomez was not far off of Dybala’s abilities and production and that is honestly saying something in itself.  Gomez was the linchpin for my attack this Weekend League and getting him on the ball proved key to creating and finishing goals throughout what was a challenging weekend.       

Main Attribute – Dribbling

Dribbling Rating: 10/10
Height: 167cm | 5’6

It isn’t hard to pick out where Alejandro Gomez is on the pitch during a match… the bright blonde hair and miniature frame make him an easy to spot option.  With a smaller body type, 97 AGILITY & 98 BALANCE it is no surprise that Gomez can slingshot around the pitch in the dribble.  The perfect 90+ across the dribbling board is a lethal combination and makes simple movements such as fake shot turns/accelerations feel different from just about any other player.  The injection of pace coming from the 98 ACCELERATION is incredible and proved difficult to handle… yet the 90 SPRINT SPEED was not quite as superior… and at times was frustration as opponent's defenders seemed to reel Gomez back in when through on goal or dangerous areas.  Beyond that, this card is a weapon in possession and was key to my success throughout the weekend.

Main Attribute – Four */Four *

Shooting Rating: 9.5/10
Weak Foot: * * * *
Trait: Outside Foot Shot

Surprise! This card does not have a 4 STAR WEAK FOOT; maybe on paper that is what it says… but in reality, this card hits them with both feet just as pure and in fact at times I preferred his left foot.  97 FINISHING, 98 SHOT POWER & 94 LONG SHOTS feel fantastic with this card as the DEADEYE chemistry style certainly jives well with the base statistics and produces some clean, clinical & creative finishing.  The 21 goal return is a little lower than what I would have wanted to see, but it was not due to a lack of finishing ability, in fact it was his ability to consistently finish that made me say “What If” myself with this card and the lack of physical presence (which I will discuss shortly).    

Value/Coins & Good vs. Bad 

Value/Coins Rating: 4.5/5
Good vs Bad Rating: 4.5/5

I don’t want to get into a habit of comparing a card on the market to SBC cards completed.  When completing an SBC it makes sense to do this… but when dealing with a market card there are a lot of variables to consider.  However, in this case, I simply can not look at Alejandro Gomez without thinking about and comparing him to Moments Paulo Dybala.  While Dybala was a ridiculously low 220k… Gomez is currently sitting at a relatively stable 1.2 million coins.  In general, Dybala is currently the better card… both feel like their weak foot is stronger than advertised, and overall Dybala edges Gomez in every statistical category. However, we shouldn’t overlook that the What If cards are almost all guaranteed those +2 upgrades and would definitely take Gomez to similar levels for a million coins more.  

In the end, I still went with a 4.5/5 rating for Value for Coins due to the fact that Gomez is a fantastic operator in the center of the pitch.  The 13 assists in 20 matches is an indicator of just how well the responsive dribbling, quick acceleration & phenomenal passing statistics blend together.  99 VISION, 99 SHORT PASSING & 82 LONG PASSING with an incredibly reliable weak foot meant that every passing option was on the table.  Realistically there is only really one complaint with this card, but it is a big one.  As a smaller card with 53 STRENGTH, we all knew this was coming… but I just didn’t think it would impact my weekend so drastically.  Yes, Gomez does a LOT right across 90 minutes and was a big part of my success. However, the more wins I tallied equaled stronger opponents… which equaled more suffocating pressing and deeper and deeper drop back… then mix in some slower gameplay at points throughout the weekend… and Gomez honestly turned into a shell of himself.  Without the ability to wriggle through tight areas it meant more and more defenders laying a glove on the Argentine, which meant more and more frustrating possession loss.  While I don’t 100% just blame the card, it was clear that Gomez could not handle those physical encounters and led to struggles in those must-win matches late in Weekend League. 

Closing Words

While Barcelona kept Sevilla at bay, it is highly unlikely that they will fall short of the 6 goals needed to see this card become a 92 rated wizard.  This card truly is wizardly on the ball and you can bamboozle would-be tacklers with the slightest shift of his body and injection of pace.  But in the end, it was the Shooting that was so unexpected and if you watch some of the video it is abundantly clear just how pure you can strike them on both feet when given the space.  I realize the strength was a big negative and it is why a card with so much upside is still only a 9/10 overall and you have to accept this downfall when purchasing.  In the end, this card is a brilliant CAM or FALSE 9 striker and not much else for me. While I see some suggesting he is a decent winger, I just feel like the physical battles and defensive responsibilities are beyond this card… which is a luxury item in the end that can create pure sorcery on the ball, but not always willing to fight for the badge.  Hoping you are safe and well.  Cheers for reading.    

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by IVIae, 02-03-2021

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4.5
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By Abdullah381, 28-02-2021

Ever since I completed his RTTF card in FIFA 20, I have fallen in love with every Papu Gomez card, I have tried his IF and TOTGS this FIFA and they were my favorite cards. I wanted to try this card out but given his price range, I thought l would have to wait until TOTS. However, l completed the 5*85+ SBC and got this beautiful man. I was in complete Shock. But anyways let's get to the review. I used this Squad https://www.futbin.com/21/squad/6553835 in Div 1. I played the 4-2-31 in-game with papu as the striker and Dybala as the CAM. All l have to say is that he's honestly fantastic. I used a hawk chem style to get all the important stats up, and he was amazing. His pace is insane, his shooting feels better than the stats say, ut the best part of the card by FAR was the driblling. It genuinely felt better than IF neymar's, he was super silky on the ball and even his long shots were something else. I played 10 matches with him and he got 17 goals and 7 assists. And his Attacking AI is one of the best in the game

Matches played: 10

Goals:17

Assists: 7

  • Pace is amazing
  • Shooting is insane
  • Dribbling feels better than Neymar's
  • His Attacking runs were amazing
  • PPrice
  • Linkability ig?
  • Nothing else
Formation: 4231
Position: ST
Games: 10
GPG: 1.70
APG: 0.70
4.5
Overall
4.5
Value
5.0
GC
4.5
Stamina
Pace (10/10)
Shooting (9/10)
Passing (9/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (1/10)
Physicality (1/10)
4.5
Personal use of Papu Gomez
By SklzFC, 01-03-2021

I got lucky enough to get Papu Gomez what if out of my third 81+ pick, I made a new team with him and used him for my last 7 games of weekend league, I'm a gold 3-2 player so I'm not great at the game. I originally had a deadeye on him for the first 4 games I played and he only scored 2 goals and got no assists, I was worrying that the card was going to not be my style of card. then I switched to a hunter and oh my he is good, 11 in 3 games and 1 assist. He easily out paced everyone and I don't think he missed a single shot including a 35 yard finesse, he felt so good on the ball, and with his pace he will probably be one of the best card I will use all year. if he gets upgraded he will be one of the best attackers in la Liga if he is not all ready. he you are considering getting this card I will 100% recommend it. everything about his card is good when he has a hunter applied, when he didn't players with like 75 pace were outpacing him.

shooting

pace ( with a hunter)

dribbling

4*4*

one of the first players to utilize outside the foot shot i've seen this year

his pace was inconsistent without a hunter,

strength maybe, but you ddon'treally need it with him

Formation: 352
Position: ST
Games: 7
GPG: 1.86
APG: 0.14
4.5
Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (5/10)
Physicality (7/10)
5.0
papu gomez. a club legend
By EAworker143680, 17-03-2021

so i have already done a review on his totgs card. he was a game changer. but were here again for another review. so i got him out of the most recent party bag. obviously i was gassed because i had used his old cards already and they had taken my breath away. also had his tots card last year which was frighteningly insane.


sooo, into the stats. he finally has st usable shooting. very all around and very average.


pace- faster than mbappe. probably faster than elon musks rockets. you cant see him till he stops. hes unbelievably fast.


dribbling- no doubt hes the best dribbler in the game. all 90s in them. 97 agility and 98 balance speaks for itself. he can weave through everyone's varane and mendy like they are blocks of ice. and then once your past them they are stood there wondering how they are gonna catch up with this mini beast. and then the balls in the net straight after.


passing-unbelievable for only 89. never misses a pass


88 stamina- pretty good


pace

dribbling

passing

stamina

4*4*

price

there is nothing wrong with this card. thats how good he is

Formation: 41212-2
Position: ST
Games: 45
GPG: 1.84
APG: 0.47
5.0
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
GC
4.5
Stamina
Pace (10/10)
Shooting (9/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (5/10)
Physicality (8/10)
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