Sheesh!! My guy is insane.
I have used his 86 rttf for a very long time and when i saw this guy in the FOF team i was screaming without the s.
Pace: 10/10 Of course his pace is a 10/10. If you slap a shadow on him he will have 99 pace and you can really feel that. For me he can control most of the midfield alone because he can cover a lot of the important places.
Shooting: 6/10 His shooting isn't anything special but i expect it to be since he is playing as a cdm. He will of course score if you are 1v1 with the keeper since he does have 83 finishing but he won't score any crazy bangers.
Passing: 8,5/10 His passing is decent, it's everything you really want from a cdm/cm. He can make some really nice long passes (both in the air and on the ground) even though his stats doesn't show anything special.
Dribbling: 6/10 When Denis is on the ball most of the game he feels really nice of course not really crazy dribbling but he feels decent. Though at the end of the game if he is tired he can feel very very clunky on the ball.
Defending: 10/10 Of course his defending is flawless and i wouldn't expect or accept anything else. With a shadow he will get max in all of his defending stats except for his heading acc. When doing a slide tackle he will get the ball so many times also because of his height.
Physical: 10/10 The height + his 95 strength makes him a big beast on the pitch. I don't think he has been pushed away from the ball by anyone yet. He is really really strong!
This card is really really good the entire game even though he only has 88 stamina but that is apparently enough for him most of the time.
I really think this is the best cdm for such a cheap price and even though you have a lot of money and you could buy Goretzka i would still but Zakaria and spend the money on another position.
You guys should really give this card a try if you have the money and he fits your team.
Dribbling (most of the game)
Dribbling at endgame
This guy is insane. The people not treating this guy a 5 are div 5. I'm div 1, and this guy is cracked I promise you. I haven't had a presence in the misfields like him since I sold vieira. He blows up counter attack after counter attack. Your player wins the tackle, guess who's there? Interception? Guess who it is... He is literally everywhere on the pitch. I can't recommend him enough, he is insane. If you did the mbabu or lazzari sbc trust me you need this guy. He can do it all. Great passer as well. He can even bang home shots if given the opportunity. If you used this guy to start the year you know. Only other card that tackles like him is vieira.
Zakaria plays in my team, paired with Pirlo, at 433-4, left cm with an order to stay behind and he is incredibly good
With shadow 99 and he catches up with all TOTS with 99 speed
93 Shot Power looks good, but in 7 matches he had about 5 chances in the penalty area and did not score anything, Pirlo scores much better with an 81 finish
Passing 8.5 / 10
He passes very well, does not make mistakes in short passes and even makes good through passes.
Dribbling 7.5 / 10
Sure, you won't dribble for him, but he works well with the ball and is surprisingly agile for his height.
Defining 9.5 / 10
I would give a solid 10, but the medium in defense does not allow me to do this. Sometimes he just doesn't go on the defensive.
It's not even about jumping, 88 stamina is enough for 90 minutes only without pressing and connecting to the attack
So this is not the best cdm in the Bundesliga, it is clear that Kimmich and Goretzka will be better, but they are also more expensive.
And in this price category, comparing with Can (which I reviewed), the last if Kimmich and the headliner of Goretzk, Zakaria will be better (but also more expensive, it did not work out objectively)
I can recommend Denis if you need a fast cb
with an excellent link (please don't) or cdm without connections to the attack
I buy him for 240k
Damn hes good. Fortunately managed to pack him tradeable and I am gassed to say the least, however I don't want to sell him - he's easily a 250k card already and he goes for the small price of just 100k rn. Sadly obviously he lacks a country that is likely to do well in the competition and therefore the chances of him getting an upgrade are very low but say he somehow does get 3 wins then you're looking at an easy 400k worth card (probs will sell for less but I'd say he is a 400k worth card) as he is absolutely rapid, good at defending, physical. I would recommend him as a cdm over cm, and possibly a cb if you want. Very solid card who can really do anything you want except do agile dribbling down the pitch, but he even has a bullet of a shot on him. TBH he may be worse then some tots cards but if you want a fairly cheap and INSANE cdm/cb in your team from the Bundesliga then I would easily recommend Zakaria. Short review because I think its simple - hes amazing, but not perfect - he will do the job of a 250k card without a doubt.
Stand and slide tackles
Agility and balance
M/M work rates
Jumping and heading accuracy