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El Philosipho
By Amecii, 02-11-2021

Socrates has been a club legend in so many of my ultimate teams, and this year is no different. I play him at st or cam (alternate him and fekir based on the type of team I'm playing) in a 4-1-2-1-2 narrow.

At striker (yes he feels great at striker):

When at striker he feels great with his passing being amazing, he is big and can hold the ball up against most defenders, can score from about anywhere and can can create chances for the other striker since most defenders end up trying to close down on him leaving an open man in the box. His drawbacks at st can be that his agility isn't the greatest, and he falls a lot because of the balance and has to be played with his back to goal because he isn't the fastest, so he usually can't outpace centerbacks like kimpembe or varane.

At cam:

I alternate him sometimes and play him at cam because his passing is simply amazing. I love playing him with another fast striker because his crossing, long passing, short passing and everything is just amazing. His low pace and low agility and balance aren't an issue at cam because his passing range is absurd and can pass out of most tight situations. He can shoot from anywhere, and score from the tightest angles. He is big and can win most battles in the midfield.

Overall the card is great, his height can be used if you like spamming crosses, especially with the power header trait. The low agility is really annoying at times, but there are so many times where I feel like however I shoot the ball, it will end up in the back of the net. I love this card, and I might upgrade to his mid version soon. For 400-450k coins, it is a great value icon, plus he's brazilian so he's easy to link.

4 Star skills - Can create chances off the dribble

5 Star WF - Have had him for 2-3 weeks and still don't know which foot is his weak

Passing - Insane passing

Shooting - Literally hold the shoot button from anywhere and he will score

Power Header - Speaks for itself really

IQ - Just feels like a smart player who times his runs well

Poor balance, so falls a decent amount

Agility is a bit low

Isn't too fast, but isn't too slow

Formation: 41212-2
Position: ST
Games: 161
GPG: 0.77
APG: 0.48
Pace (7/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (6/10)
Defending (7/10)
Physicality (10/10)
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