JONATHAN BAMBA - TOTS

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Jonathan Bamba FIFA 21 Career Mode
Name Jonathan Bamba
Club club LOSC
Nation nation France
League league Ligue 1 Conforama
Skills 5
Weak Foot 4
Intl. Rep 1
Foot Right
Height 175cm | 5'9"
Weight 70
Revision TOTS
Def. WR High
Att. WR High
Added on 2021-05-28
Origin TOTS-Ligue1
R.Face
B.Type Average
Age 25 years old
Pace
99
Acceleration
99
Sprint Speed
99
Shooting
92
Positioning
94
Finishing
91
Shot Power
96
Long Shots
90
Volleys
85
Penalties
94
Passing
89
Vision
94
Crossing
84
FK. Accuracy
81
Short Passing
92
Long Passing
83
Curve
95
Dribbling
95
Agility
96
Balance
96
Reactions
89
Ball Control
96
Dribbling
96
Composure
90
Defending
50
Interceptions
44
Heading Accuracy
85
Def. Awareness
39
Standing Tackle
51
Sliding Tackle
53
Physicality
80
Jumping
88
Stamina
93
Strength
74
Aggression
77
Physical
Mental
Skill
Chem. Style
0
Base stats
In game stats
Seasonal Stats
ico
38
Matches
ico
6
Goals
ico
8
Assists
ico
0
O.Goal
ico
2
Yellow
ico
0
Red
ico
4
Sub in
ico
13
Sub out
ico
8
Matches
ico
1
Goals
ico
0
Assists
ico
1
Yellow
ico
0
Red
Upcoming Matches
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c AC Ajaccio VS LOSC Lille c (Coupe de France)
ST
92
RW
93
LW
93
CF
94
RF
94
LF
94
CAM
93
CM
87
RM
93
LM
93
CDM
72
CB
64
LB
72
LWB
75
RB
72
RWB
75
FUTBIN Player Review

TOTS Bamba Review

With being down to just one review per week moving forward it was important to take a look at a more affordable, potentially OP, sought after option from the latest Ligue 1 Team of the Season.  Thankfully, Jonathan Bamba ticked all of these boxes as the Frenchman was rewarded with a TOTS card for his contributions to the Lille Ligue 1 championship season.  Bamba has had a handful of different cards this FIFA and it is important to note that I have had some real experience with this man throughout the cycle.  Every time I was in the market for a left sided French option this year, it seemed like Bamba had just recently received an upgraded version to test.  The Headliner is the most recent addition to my squad, and one that did not last long after failed performances.  With that in mind, the only thing I could see looking at TOTS Bamba was a huge red flag written all over his statistics… I was expecting a fraud and like all of my card predictions, I was absolutely, unequivocally, wrong!  On a weekend where connection issues, dynamic events and extremely suspect opponent tactics plagued my experience… I deep down enjoyed myself, and Bamba played a key role in my entertainment. While I also reviewed Ben Yedder, Di Maria, Clauss & Aouar over on YouTube: MaeNine … it was Bamba that really led the way as the stand out performer in terms of both quality and value.  In the end, I tried Bamba as both a ST and RAM in my 4-2-2-2 formation in an attempt to see what suited him best… while the MARKSMAN chemistry style was a lot easier of a decision to make.  Bamba was the diamond in the rough all weekend in the following squad:


Starting Formation:


 
In-game Formation:
 


 

Overall

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

Lovely combination of statistics with this card that work together brilliantly in game.  The question with all of the new TOTS cards for me is always, “will they perform at or close to their listed statistics?”  Two of the key trends I have noticed are… 1) cards feeling slower than then labeled pace… 2) cards not having the Finishing and Shot Power that they should.  At a time when there are just so many 99 rated categories, it takes a really special card to actually perform better than the competition surrounding them.  For me, Bamba performed admirably and really showed a versatility that could come in handy for many FUT Managers.

Main Statistic - Dribbling

Shooting Rating: 9.5/10
Physical Rating: 9/10
Skills: *****
Traits: Flair
Height: 175cm | 5’9

I have mentioned this a few times in the past and this review provides yet another piece of evidence towards the fact that 5’9 strikers are my favorite in FIFA 21.  The size is perfect when looking for the combination of a quick, agile and then powerful dribbler.  With Bamba, this was the case as the 96 AGILITY & BALANCE made me feel like the ball was on a string and glued to his feet.  The 96 BALL CONTROL & DRIBBLING also meant that you could utilize Bamba’s very healthy dose of pace without ever feeling like he was out of control or unable to react to incoming defenders.  Maybe even better, the base 99 ACCELERATION & 99 SPRINT SPEED feel scary close to those numbers in game as Bamba can torch defenders for Pace. But of course, defenders will eventually lay a hand on you and with the size and Bamba’s relatively average 84 STRENGTH he was still able to hold off challenges and manage efforts towards goal consistently throughout the review.     

Main Statistic - 4 STAR WEAK FOOT

Shooting Rating: 9/10
Weak Foot: ****

9/10 might actually be a little bit low in the end, but a few misses across the 20 matches has me just playing this one on the cautious side.  One thing is certain though, there is nothing being held back when you look at the insane statistics with this card.  94 POSITIONING, 99 FINISHING, 99 SHOT POWER & 99 LONG SHOTS… It doesn’t get much more potent than this and Bamba filled the net during this review.  The first 10 matches at ST resulting in 7 goals and 10 assists, while the following 10 matches as a RAM ended with an even more impressive 7 goals and 4 assists.  Overall, a fantastic return from a card that scored some excellent goals across the review. 

Value/Coins & Good vs. Bad 

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

As I said, we wanted a TOTS version that would be in a more affordable range and man am I ever happy we settled on Bamba.  A revelation compared to his previous cards and for 500k as of this writing, I am not at all afraid to say that I think he is a steal.  I would love a red Bamba in this week's rewards… of course, I wouldn’t say no to Neymar, Mbappe or Ben Yedder… but in the ‘more likely to happen’ category I would say that Bamba would rank really high on my list.  Especially with the addition of Euro cards on the horizon, I would say that Bamba could continue to be that ‘left sided French player’ that I have needed in the past… and in this case, he can not only fill a role but contribute at a high level. 

This is becoming a trend.  Cards with not many/if any weaknesses, but zero stand out qualities to really take them above and beyond other options.  Bamba will not blow the doors off of a game and win it single handedly … but at the same time if you watch the video of his goal contributions you will see that he is no slouch in the finishing department and he scored some crucial goals throughout the review.  With 92 SHORT PASSING, 84 CROSSING & 83 LONG PASSING the wing play was also superb and much like TOTS Mason Mount I just felt like I got a bit more contribution from the wing with Bamba operating as a RAM.  True, you can hide a slightly weaker option in these positions… but when they are performing and contributing as Bamba did, the overall quality of everything you do in attack can only move in a positive direction.

Closing Words

Maybe not a card that you will have high on your ‘to purchase list’… and like I say Bamba has been an afterthought for me throughout the year and filled gaps moving forward.  However, this card isn’t just a placeholder and can truly contribute to the overall quality of most squads.  While the 500k price tag probably has more to do with the improved 5 STAR SKILLS. than anything… it is worth doubling down on the fact that this card was worth every coin in my opinion.  He might not have his name up in bright and shiny lights like some of the other Ligue 1 options… but he truly was a shining star across my Weekend League.  While I don’t think there are many, “I have to try Bamba” FUT Managers out there… There are certainly going to be moments when a left sided French or Ligue 1 player will complete your squads… and for those moments I say, Better Make It Bamba.  Hoping you are safe and well.  Cheers for reading.

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by IVIae, 02-06-2021

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5.0
Bamba is goated for the price
By joelh04, 31-05-2021

Managed to pack him very luckily in 2nd upgrade pack and immeadialtey tried him out in rivals at ST in 41212121212. as i has swapped him out for FB Atal the most noticeable difference right away was the strengh. his shot was also lethal as long as it was the right foot. the 5 star upgrade was also calm.

Everything tbh, he was just so good: quick, fairly strong, great shot on him, passed well. thats all u need from an attacker

obviously his average body means his dribbling isnt as good as someone like neymar or coutinho but his stats arent lying and he still fells great

maybe the weak foot but it is still 4 star

Formation: 41212-2
Position: ST
Games: 4
GPG: 1.75
APG: 0.50
5.0
Overall
4.5
Value
4.5
GC
4.0
Stamina
Pace (10/10)
Shooting (9/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (9/10)
Defending (5/10)
Physicality (7/10)
4.5
bambinho
By killmeta, 01-06-2021

He is honestly a really good card fantastic pace great dribbling and good shooting he is also very good with the 5* skill moves i did a review on my yt channel if you want a more in depth look https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp5fagvhpao

  • Pace
  • Dribbling
  • Shooting
  • Pace
  • Links
  • No finesse shot trait
Formation: 41212-2
Position: ST
Games: 2
GPG: 2.50
APG: 0.50
4.5
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
GC
4.5
Stamina
Pace (10/10)
Shooting (9/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (5/10)
Physicality (8/10)
5.0
A la la la la la BAMBA
By thedjbob, 07-06-2021

I looked at the stats and wondered what the fraud factor would be. There just didn't seem to be any. He was not crazy unaffordable (600k at time of purchase) and had good links being French and Ligue 1. I mean there had to be a catch, right?


NOPE.


He played right ST in a 4222 for me in WL and his tally was 42 goals and 20 assists. Yeah, you read that right. It's hard to explain just how unstoppable he was. I used a hunter and the 99 pace is real. The shooting stats are real. The strength/dribbling combo is real. I mean this guy is the whole package for an affordable price. Goated card dynamic too. Yeah, if you really wanted to nitpick - that 4* WF had its moments where he hit the post. He doesn't have unique animations so he doesn't have the BS factor that an Mbappe or Neymar does after they get tackled.


But he's got the pace, he's got the 5* skills, he's got the shooting and dribbling. You really can't go wrong here.

  • Pace
  • Shooting
  • 5* skills
  • Dribbling
  • Strength
  • Passing
  • Need I say more?
  • GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY
  • No unique animations
  • 4* WF is an issue once in a blue moon
  • I can't have him play ever position
Formation: 4222
Position: ST
Games: 30
GPG: 1.40
APG: 0.67
5.0
Overall
5.0
Value
4.5
GC
4.5
Stamina
Pace (10/10)
Shooting (9/10)
Passing (9/10)
Dribbling (9/10)
Defending (5/10)
Physicality (8/10)
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