This card is absolutely phenomenal so I wonder what it'll be like if he had a 2+ boost.
For anyone interested I have done a full YT review on this card, channel is called KhalilPlays.
Anyway back to this card. Coquelin is one of the most well rounded and needed midfielders so far this year.
Being French and being in La Liga creates some really nice linkability options and means that you've got a bunch of hybrids you can make.
Now onto his stats:
Pace - 7/10 - It's not elite, its not slow but with a shadow this becomes more than usable, but I have rated based on the base stats of the card, with that shadow his pace is great and he moves around the pitch very quickly.
Shooting - 5/10 - This is not the highlight of the card so it doesn't matter to me so much that this is not so good, he can shoot if needs must but isn't made for this. Overall just meh on this stat.
Passing - 8.5/10 - His passing range and capability is great, especially given I played him at the base of the midfield he was absolutely fantastic for short link up play, long balls, through balls, little chip passes he could do it all. A really nice all around clean set of passing animations and capabilities.
Dribbling - 8/10 - This is surprisingly good. He can move very quickly with the ball and his manoeuvrability around the midfield is fantastic. Having that blend of aggressiveness and then technical capability is something that brings tears to the eyes, tears of joy.
Defending - 9/10 - Brilliant in every part of this except heading. His positioning feels sensational, he follows the plays perfectly, cuts passing lanes well and gets stuck in quickly where you need him to. All in all I loved this overall part of the card. Tackling is also really strong so there's not as much bouncing back to the opponent; he usually wins the ball and crunches the opposition too.
Physical - 9/10 - This is by far the best part of this card. His aggression is so high and its so good to be able to dominate in midfield. Even against bigger players he plays like a dominant force. his stamina is a little lower than I'd like hence he doesn't get the 10/10 on this one.
Only negative I could find is that he is slightly small and his heading is poor but you can't have it all eh?
Other than that he is great in every department you need a good CDM to be great at.
- High aggression
- Clean tackling
- Very good dribbling
- Amazing range of passing
- Decent pace
- Good reading of the play and cutting passing lanes
- His height and heading