Wow, now that's an upgrade! 87 positioning, 99 shot power, and 80 long shots, the rest of the shooting stats are trash but I was still impressed. I've seen some nice goals from this guy this year in real life, so it makes some sense they gave him a nice shooting upgrade. I've been looking into him as a potential N'zonzi replacement ( who I actually don't use him anymore). So basically all I really expect out of him is to hold down the middle with his height, defending and strength while still being able to distribute the ball forward. Anything more is a bonus! N'Zonzi was always great for me last year, and I love having those French connections!
Anyone else get a chance to try him out yet? What are your thoughts?
Finally got a chance to try him out last night in these two squads, but only played a few matches -this is my main squad, just swapped PTG Saul for kondogbia, I swap him over to LCM at the beginning but finally can get Alessandrini full chem again!https://easports.com/fifa/ultimate-team/web-app/?showoffId=gfAKQWlVLzO:FFA18XBO
Full French side is super fun for SBs, nif 84 fekir is immense!https://easports.com/fifa/ultimate-team/web-app/?showoffId=irVDvPxJLzR:FFA18XBO
I'm still going to need a few more matches to determine if he is a viable option to replace N'Zonzi. I used artist first on him and then tried anchor, immediately went back to artist lol. Felt a decent difference between the two, artist just makes him a better box to box cm, combed with his technical dribbling trait.