Player Review

85 - Rare
Mertens is good at this stage!
By Cashinga, 15-10-2020

Dries Mertens, what a player he is. I use him as a CAM in a 4-2-3-1 and he has been making runs and scoring them goals. But, if you really want a playmaker and longshotter like Kevin de Bruyne, Mertens isn’t the right player. You wanna use mertens to make them runs behind the striker to finesse it bottom corner or top bins. He does drop back a lot to pick up the ball and play it around which makes it really nice to give the ball to him. With mertens you will also be able to turn real quick to get away from defenders/cdm’s. And just slide it into the striker or the winger to continue the attack. 

  • Acceleration
  • Shooting, especially with his right. Sometimes he tends to miss with his left but not a lot.
  • Dropping back from the CAM position to get the ball.
  • Playmaking is decent enough.
  • Workrates, High/Low
  • In like 30 games I haven't really had the chance to try his longshots so I dont know tbh.
  • A bit small against defenders, but if you use the fast fake-shot he tends to just swerve through defenders and get in front of goal.
  • Headers, just because he is small.
  • His stamina, after 75min he goes into the orange bar. This is just because he is in the CAM position. Im sure he will be fine at striker.
Formation: 4231
Position: CAM
Games: 32
GPG: 1.13
APG: 0.66
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (8/10)
Passing (7/10)
Dribbling (9/10)
Defending (2/10)
Physicality (4/10)
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