You really think his BAL should go up even higher? A 88 would be too much for him as he doesn't display that kind of strength. It's more a case of other players finding it very difficult, many fail, to push him aside or knock him down. In other words, fantastic balance. Giving him a 88 would Mikel so strong and far too dominant in physical challenges.
TECH - Mikel still lets them bobble too much for a 84 imo. Someone like Busquets is a lot better with his trapping and there should be good gap between the two. A 83 should allow you to do anything Mikel does in real life (also keep in mind he mostly receives easy passes and under little to no pressure).
DA - While he would need to show more impressive close control to warrant a higher value. He mostly moves at very low speeds and putting him on par with Anelka who keeps the ball closer to his feet, even at high speeds, would be unfair.
LPA - And personally I think a 85 is the max for now. A 86 is when you get to world-class border and he'll have to play more difficult passes, more long passes behind the defence right in a player's path than to long passes to sides for instance, and under more difficult circumstances before he sits on such a value.
And the way he plays is covered by the Anchor Man card alone really. Mikel just sits deep at all times, moving in between the CBs sometimes which the Anchor Man card makes him do. You can still catch Mikel sitting in front the defence when either Terry, Ivanovic/Bosingwa or Cole go forward and doesn't regularly move into the spaces they left behind.
I can agree with raising his SPS and LPS, wouldn't go higher than a 82 for both though if you ask me.
And I forgot to add, what do people think about adding Tactical Dribble. If the star does what I think it does, I think he's candidate for the star.
thor34 wrote:JUMP: 80/81/82. Digestible methionine and leap up to splice the header. From what I saw the half-length coat will easily to Angeleri.