I recently decided to give Mbappe a try. I was using Messi (he's insanely good) but I really wanted to get Mbappe. I had to do a little downgrade on my fullbacks in order to get him. On the midfield I was already using Wijnaldum and I needed a CDM to play alongside with him on a 442. I needed a midfielder from Ligue 1 and french, in order to get the full chemistry and I found this cheap beast: Tchouaméni
I've been running mainly two different formations in-game, the 442 and 4231.
For me, either in the 442 or 4231, Tchouaméni plays the same role on both formations. I always like to play with two midfielders, one of them being more a box-to-box type and the other a more defensive player. Tchouaméni playing alongside with Wijnaldum, is simply a beast. On both formations, I used this guy on Stay Back and Cover Center and he does his job.
Tchouaméni is a beast in terms of defending, intercepts pretty much every ball and wins most of the physical battles, with 85 strength, 81 aggression and 81 interceptions. These are his key stats.
His passing is very good for 79 total, but he has 84 short passing and 83 long passing and he truly doesn't miss much. I personally love his long passing (he has the long passer trait).
11K for this beast is too cheap.
His dribbling is not bad, but with 79 agility sometimes he can feel a little heavy.
On a CDM, I don't really care about shooting, I just want the shooting not to be terrible and this guy has a pretty decent shooting for a CDM but of course not the best.
He's not the fastest player, with only 73 acceleration and 76 sprint speed, but in this game pace is not as important as in previous years.