FIFA 21 Reviews
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Used as a middle CB in a unique 5-3-2, Chris Basham provided solidity which was needed. The pace of the other two CBs either side of him helped him out but defensively, he was brilliant as well as being composed on the ball too, picking out key passes during the game.
- Extremely Cheap
- Great Tackling - stand tackling and interceptions in particular.
- He was able to pick out key passes in tense affairs.
- Was able to push forward slightly in the 5 at the back formation to help create chances leading to ,at times, a 4-1-3-2 with Basham at the base.
- Surprisingly good at defending direct one-on-ones
- There are better options out there, e.g. Aké, Gomez, Laporte
- On the counter attack can be left vulnerable.
- High agility players can cause problems.
Ok what the heck are these stats. Its is so fricking overpowered. He probably took adama traores leg. When you get on to FIFA, buy him now before his price goes up. He looks so overpowered and his special cards..... His flahback will be like 93 rated and have 97 pace. Oh god the new ben yedder, but a midfielder.
He was the first gold player I was using this year and like everybody else i was shocked by his pace. But if you know how to play him and believe me, you do not need pace in Fifa 21, he is just a goal machine.
Of course his pace
Let's keep it short and efficient. I think one guy at EA was just boring about the game and said: "let's create a monster".
First of all I have to say that I had his baby card with more than 1400 games. Then I bought this one but was not impressed at the beginning and sold him back. Few days later I sniped him at 3.4M and said to myself: Let's try him again.
WHAT A PLAYER. WHAT A MONSTER. Now with a better gameplay he became an absolute nightmare to my opponents...
Best reason to buy:
Because this guy will give you some fun in the game such as Neymar or R10 and helps you to really enjoy nice football and forget about all those guys playing with Kent / Adama / James
Because el pipe de oro is the only one you see on the pitch when you have this guy
Best way to play him:
Definitely as a CAM in 4231 or 41212
Give him the ball and don't hesitate to dribble with him, shoot from outside the box, and organize the game around the box
Best of him:
Finesse shoot... completely cracked
Best Chem style:
For me the best chem style to use with him is Hawk
If you have the budget and ask yourself what player you want to use for fun just go for him. Messi TOTY or Messi TOTSSF is not even close to the level of this beast.
The only CONS will be his 3* weak foot. If you play with him you can forget his right foot.
I recommend you to put the Argentinian National Anthem when you start playing with him...
- 3* weak foot... if he was 5* he would be the best player of the game
- Stamina ... You can see Maradona is not taking drugs because min 70" you must change him (We trust you Diego ... We trust you Diego Armando Maradona)
- Price. 3.6M is a bit expensive ... His price should be around 2.8M
You want a review, so I keep the backstory short: Pulled him in my first rivals reward, turns out good cards do exist in these. So after 107 matches he is still exciting but I have long stopped overusing my new toy and can rate him as a player in a system. I'm in Div4 and played one WL now with him, finishing at 17 wins.
He is phenomenal as a CAM and Striker and a very good winger as well, while he is definetely wasted on that position. Since I switched him according to the match situation between CAM, Striker and rarely Winger I gave him the more versatile Maestro over Hawk.
He is a brilliant passer 99% of the time but still sometimes does these weird passes that go right into the defender, every player seems to do randomly. His dribbling is as good as his stats show you. Give him a bit of space as a defender and you're in trouble. He is just really hard to catch again once he's broken free. However, he is not strong enough to muscle off any centre back and you should avoid most contact with defenders. That shouldn't be a huge problem with his ball control though.
And once you get yourself into a decent position he is clinical outside and inside the box, while his finishing with maestro was "just" very good and not outstanding. His 4* weak foot is more than enough inside the box, outside you should prefer his more consistent right foot, which wasn't a problem most of the time.
Overall he might just be the most versatile offensive player you could get. You want to make use of this by having him in a central role, being able to use all of his 9.5/10 strengths at once. He is always gonna be a mismatch there and your opponent has to take care of him all the time. And maybe you pair him with other top players, for example Messi and your opponent just can't cover both (or more) threats anymore.
So 10/10 Shooting, 10/10 Passing, 10/10 Dribbling. Well, speaking of Messi: I just added him to my team and he somehow broke the scale I used before. He is just something else. His movement and dribbling is even mure fluent and his finesse shots added an element to the game that wasn't there before. Therefore I have to deduct a point for Pele in these two areas. However, I only got Messi for 10 matches now, so this might be some early excitement playing into my rating.
So is he worth it? If you have the coins, sure. He obviously is a guy you get into your team to get the last possible percent out of this position. This comes at a cost for every of the best possible cards. From that perspective his price seems about right.
- Passing as good as FIFA allows it to be
- Superb power shots
- Really good inside the box
- Really good dribbler if given a tiny bit of space
- As pacey as it gets - Once he's gone, he's gone
- "Alright" Strength - Get's muscled off quickly by CBs and most Fullbacks once they touch him
- Quite small and therefore no aerial threat at all- Does have a suprisingly decent chance to win a header after goalkicks though
- Costs twice as much as Messi, while maybe even being a small downgrade