before I start I want to tell you that this is my first review ever so please excuse if I miss some important information. I packed him 3 Weeks ago in my rivals rewards and I was very happy because its the first Icon I have ever packed. Since then I played 147 matches in WL and Rivals (Elite and Div 1 (mostly Div 1)) with him. I use shadow and play him next to Varane, Kimpembe or Marquinhos.
Puyol safed me so many times but he let me also many times down:
The problem with Puyol ist not his pace in first place, its the combination of his pace and hight. Why? Because many people abuse long through balls and if my opponent has a tall and fast striker
(like Ronaldo or FB Benzema) he can easily win the ball and then use his pace to "escape" from Puyol. I never had problems with shorter players because Puyol pushed them away.
His passes were decent. Nothing special.
I never had a problem with his dribbling because if Puyol touches you, you will lose the ball and also get injured :D. Just kiding. His dribbling was ok but if you play on bad connection he then turns like a truck and will have many problems with high dribbling players like Vini Jr. or Messi.
Carles is a monster. Like a said before. If he touches you, you will lose the ball. He safed me so many times in the 90th minute were other players couldn get the ball of your opponents feet.
Same with deffending. He is an animal and pushes everyone away.
All in all if you play FIFA for fun, if you are from spain or a Fan of Barcelona I would recomend him because he is fun to use. If you want to play on a high level like Weekend League or Elite Rivals you will lose many games because of his pace. (mainly because of the trough balls)