did this card on Friday when it got out to use it in my weekend league team.
I played him in a 442 on 8 chem alongside 94 Zidane. Previously I used 74 SS Diallo, who I am a big fan of.
Overall, I was not impressed by Chalobah. He did an allright job - no major blunders - but most of the time he was pretty unnoticeable.
One major problem are his workrates. Medium medium is not optimal for a CM in the 442, and since Zidane also has M/M, my midfield felt considerably less active.
PACE: This is one of his strengths, he is quite quick and you can easily pass most CMs when making a run for it.
SHOOTING: N/A. He did not score a goal, but did not miss any big chances either.
His stats look okay though, so I'm sure he'll be able to score some tap ins.
PASSING: Also good. You'll notice that its not 99, but as long as you don't try anything too risky, the pass will probably arrive.
Definitely clear of players like Flashback Kante.
DRIBBLING: His other strength. He turns nicely and his ball control is good. Don't expect him to feel like Neymar, but for a CM / CDM its sufficient.
DEFENDING: Could be better. I feel like he was often out of position and missed easy tackles. He is not a liability, but other players are definitely more precise in their defensive play.
Given that his stats look insane with a shadow, I expected more.
PHYSICAL: I'm not sure what he is lacking here, but he got bullied quite a lot. He'll win some tackles, but he does not have the physical presence of players like Fofana.
Also, is stamina is quite low.
Chem style: I used SHADOW, which should be the best option for a CDM. At CM, ENGINE should also work very well.
If you have the time and want to work towards something I would recommend you to do him, he's not bad and will be fun for a couple of games.
I, however, will be going back to 74 Diallo, as he suits my team and playstyle better. Chabolah will probably end up as fodder sooner or later.
- Card Design
- Work rates
- Physical presence of the pitch
- Often unnoticeable