So is the defending stat important for a cm?

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Thinking of using Cams at cm. Ones with good strength and aggression as I feel this is all you need, thoughts?


  • Only1United
    1418 posts Play-Off Hero
    Depending on workrates
  • Retro_G
    33023 posts National Team Captain
    Boost it with a defensive chemistry style, you should be good.
  • Deviladvent
    431 posts Sunday League Hero
    very important for me but depending on the position . one of my favorites is 87 Keita , great for super sub hard to match in active team for full chem .

  • Izzy2K17
    14050 posts Has That Special Something
    Nope, I've faced Willian and Sanchez at CM and they defend just as well, if not better, than guys with 80+ defending
  • paul24878306
    5787 posts Big Money Move
    I've stopped looking really. even for CDMs, I look gor strength, aggression mainly, with interceptions a secondary consideration.
  • JaguarKillz
    1086 posts Professional
    My 3 man midfielder is Dendonker, Naingolan and Medel, wouldn't ever change it! Defending and stamina is a must for CM in the WL
  • JGCramp
    1389 posts Professional
    edited May 2017
    I'm not convinced defending stats/ratings are functionally relevant in game.
  • Mr_Matchup1
    6730 posts Big Money Move
    Only if the player has pace and stamina, defending stats don't mean anything if you can't get near your opponents
  • Sazzer98
    133 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    edited May 2017
    Defending stat means absolutely nothing, AI decides if you win the ball back or not. If he has high aggression and high strength then it's effective. Just ask yourself why does Rooney play soo well at cm and cdm?
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