Player Review

Rúben Santos Gato Alves Dias - 94 - TOTS
5.0
He eats strikers for lunch
By kehee, 01-05-2021

As I packed TOTS Ederson and had to somehow link Renato Sanches with my PL/Icon Squad, Ruben Dias TOTS was the perfect fit. I am sick and tired of the fullback meta, and prefer to have someone physical as CB who simply destroys strikers with clean tackles. And let me tell you, that's exactly what Ruben Dias does! I am currently playing a 442 with 7 depth, and always seek to actively defend with my CBs, tackle manually and intercept balls. If you're about that playstyle as well, Ruben Dias your guy. He plays true to his stats, his pace is great with a shadow, his defending is all 99s, and his body type and physical stats make him a monster ingame. If you press tackle when he is close to the ball, he wins it, no questions asked. Funny thing is, I noticed some attackers simply collapsed to the ground when he tackled them, no foul given. That happened a lot for me in FIFA 20 with Flashback Boateng, but in FIFA 21 this didn't seem like a thing anymore - except for Ruben Dias now.


Other than that, his positioning and reactions are nice as well. In 10 games, he didn't get caught out of position so far, and he tends to autoblock a lot as soon as he is anywhere near the ball. He even got 2 Man of the match performances, which I never had for a defender before. I hope I get him in my reds, and I can only recommend you try out this beast as well!

  1. Pace, no problems catching up to 95+ pace attackers
  2. Transitioning if you control him, he shifts in front of attackers and destroys them
  3. Standing and sliding tackles both really clean
  4. Bodies even strong attackers
  5. Easily wins headers
  1. Although Ruben is class, Gold Varane will probably still do the job for a lot less coins
Formation: 442
Position: CB
Games: 10
GPG: 0.00
APG: 0.00
5.0
Overall
4.0
Value
5.0
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (5/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (7/10)
Defending (10/10)
Physicality (10/10)
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