Kimmich FIFA 21 Upgrade Review

Kimmich has received a major update as well as his position has changed. Check out his FIFA 21 stats and find out if he could become one of the favorite players in the game. 

FIFA 21 Joshua Kimmich

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In real life, Kimmich's regular position has changed. He was moved from right back to center defensive midfielder and this is reflected in his FUT 21 card. His card overall rating has also been increased from 86 to 88. But is this enough to play as CDM?

There are no great changes in terms of speed, dribbling, or passing. But the first thing improved is his Defense stats, especially his Marking and Standing Tackle. Aggression has also received a decent +3 points upgrade. 

As well as Kanté, Kimmich is rated 88, but there is a trick behind this. Let's find out why. 

So speed may probably not seem good enough but it´s important to find out that Acceleration is not bad ( just -2 compared with Kanté ) If you compare with Kanté you find out that Kimmich has less Strength, Reactions and all his Defense Stats are lower than the French CDM. In fact, our FUTIcon THE WALL rating gives 82 to Kimmich and 88 to Kanté.

So why Kimmich rating has raised to 88 without major changes? Just because his Long Shots has received a huge update from 71 to 74 and this has increased his Shooting stats by 3.

So, Kimmich is not even close to Kanté when you are looking for a CDM midfielder with Defensive Skills. You could probably pair him with Kanté in a 2 CDM formation and that could be cool since Kimmich will provide excellent passing. A SHADOW chemistry will rise his FUTIcon THE WALL stat to 89 and will pair Kanté base defensive stats. 

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