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In my second FIFA  Mobile Pre-Season Fifa 18 Comfort Trade coins Master Player review, we have a look at Manchester United’s tricky winger Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Unlike Fernando Torres and the CF position, Mkhitaryan and the RW spot is one that many people may already have filled with the likes of Team of the Season Lionel Messi, End of an Era Dirk Kuyt or Top Transfers Federico Bernardeschi. However , is it worth trading up your current RW to Mkhitaryan, if he plays anything like he does for Manchester United right now?

Let’s take a look at him in more detail, starting with his stats:

For people who used his 95-rated Attack Mode Master, he is roughly improved by 6 from each of those stats, with a bit extra added on to his defensive side.

He boasts an impressive 100 base pace which, when combined with his high dribbling and ball control stats, make him look like an excellent choice for the RW spot. However , he did feel quite sluggish at times when I used him. His Roulette was also very loose, which often led to your pet losing the ball to the keeper or defenders who were able to tackle him more easily.

His passing also looks very good on paper, with his short passing in particular standing out as a strong point. I will admit that his crossing as well was excellent for me as well some of the slightly more advanced chip passes and through balls that I made with him, but , in case anything, I was having to pass with the dog far more than I would have liked or even anticipated due to the positions he often ended up in due to their disappointing pace and somewhat poor golf ball control and Different roulette games.

My main concern with him was his or her shooting ‘only’ being 93 and finishing being 92. Even then, it felt far lower when I was using him, fut 18 coins as both his curling far post efforts and powerful shots past the keeper were often off target or easily saved, which obviously is problematic with such a high-profile player.


This is the team I used him in. Due to counters, We switched between 433 and 343, mainly using the Wing Attack or Basic style to maximise his potential involvement. Having previously used the upgraded TOTS Ousmane Dembélé for a few months, I had very high hopes for Mkhitaryan, whose stats loked to be upgraded on everything Dembélé had, minus a little pace.

I actually played a total of 25 games across Versus Attack Setting and League vs League tournaments to get used to him and see how good he was. His stats from all those games were as follows:

Goals: 44

Assists: 13

For a right winger, playing the majority of games in a Wing Attack formation, I was surprised at how little he was involved in a few of the games, and that he didn’t manage to get more goals and assists than he did. When I started using him or her, he was only involved in 2 attacks in the entirety of the first 6 games, along with my other new addition, End of an Era Frank Lampardtaking up the RW role on many occasions where I would have expected Mkhitaryan to be playing.


As a Dortmund fan, my feelings towards the Armenian attacker are kind of mixed, but when I saw he was one of the 100-rated Pre-Season players and a Right Winger -- a position I needed an upgrade in -- I had been always wanting to try and test him out. With his boosts associated with +1 Overall as well as +2 Ball Control to all being some of the best available, that only added to my anticipation of getting him in my team.

Let's go into a bit more detail, starting with the pace. With a boosted 116 pace, I got expecting him to be very fast and useful for outpacing defenders who tried to tackle the pup. However , I quickly felt that he had been fairly sluggish considering his stats. He struggled to outpace many opponents, and also was often caught by some defenders who wouldn't be considered ‘elite' or ‘end-game' quality, such as the 96 Global Tour Kostas Manolas, Top Exchanges Leonardo Bonucci or perhaps Team of the Year Gérard Piqué.

Well if he's not fast, surely he can shoot and finish? Again, the answer is negative. Unlike LvL Juan Mata, whose curling photos bent more than a banana, Mkhitaryan seemed incapable of finishing anything beyond a simple finish in a 1v1 or a very slight curl round the keeper. More often than not, his / her shots would either go straight at the keeper or go sailing wide of the far post together with indiscriminate reasoning. A large number of his goals do come from straight 1v1’s where he started centrally, and could put his particular excellent shot power to very good use. But that is probably the only positive I can make regarding his shooting which, for a Correct Winger in particular, isn't good.

As I mentioned earlier, one part of the game where the Armenian excelled has been his passing. Whether it was a short and simple pass, a long cross-field through ball or a cross from the touchline, he found her target almost every time. This did lead to a few extra objectives for my group, and assists for him which helped make up for his lack of finishing.

His dribbling a basketball seemed very difficult to judge. When he was good, he was very good, being able to weave in and out regarding defenders in a Messi-esque fashion. In terms of close control, he was outstanding one turn and then terrible the next with no way of determining which it would be beforehand. This seemed to have a knock-on effect on his Caillou, as it almost always resulted in him losing the ball due to them flicking the basketball too far ahead of your ex.

With him becoming sluggish, his strength was put to the test on many occasions. I wouldn't say he passed using flying colours, but he did win a fair share involving physical battles against tough opponents such as Carniball Thiago Silva and his fellow Pre-Season players Leighton Baines and Javier Mascherano.


I know how many people who obtained this Attack Mode Learn were very happy having him, but , his 100 Overall version simply isn’t worth getting in my opinion. Their very limited involvement that, when combined with their fairly mediocre goals/assists return, is very poor considering the cost to make him -- including the highly demanded Rank Up token.

His or her pace, dribbling along with finishing are not as good as his stats may suggest. He often felt sluggish in addition to struggled to get away from some of the ‘slower’ defenders such as Gerard Piqué, meaning he had very little chance against the more elite defenders that I came up against within the higher reaches connected with FIFA Champion.

The shooting is incredibly inconsistent and he missed a large amount of chances that I feel like he should have scored, or one of my other players would have finished.

Moreover, his or her dribbling and soccer ball control is very sporadic, especially considering he has 103 and 106 for those stats. I used to be expecting him to become one of the best players to run with, but that was far from true. His / her touch was sometimes very loose but then the very next attack he would be able to manage it and cut past defenders with ease as if he was a different player. His Roulette often went too far ahead of him which usually resulted in him losing the ball to a waiting defender.

The only fully positive attribute was his moving, which was excellent. His particular crossing was extremely accurate and his short passing was always on point.

But due to the very limited amount that passing influences games, that alone is not enough to create him worth the cost with opening packs plus grinding live events to try and obtain.

So , due to the limited period that the Pre-Season promo has remaining and even unless you have your heart set on getting Mkhitaryan, I would highly recommend looking elsewhere for a player to update to 100 Overall. The likes of the aforementioned 99-rated Dirt Kuyt, who is actually better in many stats, so getting a 99 Overall player, plus a different 100 Overall player with the +1 Overall boost to all would be far better than getting Mkhitaryan. Federico Bernardeschi, that is far easier to obtain, seems to be far more enjoyable to use in game based on what I have heard when talking to others who have your man.

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